Runner

Author: Carl Deuker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618735054
Release Date: 2007-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk. Reprint.

The Big Book of Team Coaching Games Quick Effective Activities to Energize Motivate and Guide Your Team to Success

Author: Mary Scannell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813013
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The fun and effective way to BOOST ENGAGEMENT and PRODUCTIVITY Teams that enjoy working together operate on a whole different energy level than teams that don't. They break down silos. They build stronger relationships. They retain what they have learned. And THEY DRIVE RESULTS. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games provides the structure and games you need to build and manage powerful teams. Packed with dozens of physical and verbal activities, it leads you step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals--and have fun while they’re doing it! Nothing can stop the momentum of a team that wants to get things done. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games is the ideal playbook for making sure your teams contribute more than their share to the bottom line.

Numbersense How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage

Author: Kaiser Fung
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071799676
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Genre: Mathematics

How to make simple sense of complex statistics--from the author of Numbers Rule Your World We live in a world of Big Data--and it's getting bigger every day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it--whether we realize it or not. Where do you send your child for the best education? Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data. The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it. From world leaders to average citizens, everyone is prone to making critical decisions based on poor data interpretations. In Numbersense, expert statistician Kaiser Fung explains when you should accept the conclusions of the Big Data "experts"--and when you should say, "Wait . . . what?" He delves deeply into a wide range of topics, offering the answers to important questions, such as: How does the college ranking system really work? Can an obesity measure solve America's biggest healthcare crisis? Should you trust current unemployment data issued by the government? How do you improve your fantasy sports team? Should you worry about businesses that track your data? Don't take for granted statements made in the media, by our leaders, or even by your best friend. We're on information overload today, and there's a lot of bad information out there. Numbersense gives you the insight into how Big Data interpretation works--and how it too often doesn't work. You won't come away with the skills of a professional statistician. But you will have a keen understanding of the data traps even the best statisticians can fall into, and you'll trust the mental alarm that goes off in your head when something just doesn't seem to add up. Praise for Numbersense "Numbersense correctly puts the emphasis not on the size of big data, but on the analysis of it. Lots of fun stories, plenty of lessons learned—in short, a great way to acquire your own sense of numbers!" Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics and President’s Distinguished Professor of IT and Management, Babson College "Kaiser’s accessible business book will blow your mind like no other. You’ll be smarter, and you won’t even realize it. Buy. It. Now." Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google, and author, Web Analytics 2.0 "Each story in Numbersense goes deep into what you have to think about before you trust the numbers. Kaiser Fung ably demonstrates that it takes skill and resourcefulness to make the numbers confess their meaning." John Sall, Executive Vice President, SAS Institute "Kaiser Fung breaks the bad news—a ton more data is no panacea—but then has got your back, revealing the pitfalls of analysis with stimulating stories from the front lines of business, politics, health care, government, and education. The remedy isn’t an advanced degree, nor is it common sense. You need Numbersense." Eric Siegel, founder, Predictive Analytics World, and author, Predictive Analytics "I laughed my way through this superb-useful-fun book and learned and relearned a lot. Highly recommended!" Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence

Loyalty 3 0 How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification

Author: Rajat Paharia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071813389
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn the secret to using big data and gamification to motivate, engage, and engender true loyalty among your customers, employees, and partners As our lives move online and nearly everything we do is being mediated by technology, all of our activity is generating reams of data – we are all “walking data generators.” Loyalty 3.0 reveals how to combine this “big data” with the latest understanding of human motivation to power gamification - the data-driven motivational techniques used by game designers to stimulate engagement, participation, and activity. With this potent combination, businesses now have a powerful engine for creating true loyalty among their customers, employees, and partners, and for generating a sustainable competitive advantage in their markets. Loyalty 3.0 is a book that will redefine how you think about loyalty, and will open your eyes to the power of data to engage and motivate anyone, anywhere. Rajat Paharia created the gamification industry in 2007 as the founder and Chief Product Officer at Bunchball, which has been recognized as an industry leader and innovator by Fast Company, TechCrunch, MSNBC, Forbes, and many others. Prior to Bunchball, Rajat worked at the intersection of technology, design, and user experience at world-renowned design firm IDEO.

AARP The Other Talk A Guide to Talking with Your Adult Children about the Rest of Your Life

Author: Tim Prosch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071829670
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Silver Living Now Book Award • Silver National Mature Media Award • APEX Award • Washington Post Book of the Month • Wealth and Money Management Award • Bronze Independent Publisher Book Award • Foreword INDIEFAB Book of the Year Honorable Mention A one-of-a-kind practical guide to making the tough decisions parents and their adult children inevitably face It was a rite of passage for you to have the Talk with your kids about the beginning of life (as in the birds and the bees). As you get older, you need to have the Other Talk—about the later years of life. And you need to have it now, not after a crisis hits. The Other Talk helps you take control of your life so when the time comes, your kids can make decisions based on what you want. This groundbreaking guide provides the practical advice and inspiration you need to have open, honest discussions about subjects that can be difficult to talk about. Unlike other books that help adult children who are suddenly thrust into a decision-making role, The Other Talk gives you the tools to develop a strong partnership with your kids to plan for the rest of your life. Who will manage your finances and how will you budget for unknown needs? Where can your children find important documents they will need to help? Where will you live if you need assistance? What type of medical treatments do you want—and not want—and who will advocate for your needs? The Other Talk helps you address and answer these and other questions in a calm, measured way—freeing you up to enjoy your life and your family.

The Essentials of Business Etiquette How to Greet Eat and Tweet Your Way to Success

Author: Barbara Pachter
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811279
Release Date: 2013-08-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The Definitive Guide to Professional Behavior Whether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time--it's all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation--all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format. "If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" -- MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace." -- JOSEPH A. BARONE, PharmD, FCCP, Acting Dean and Professor II, Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy "The pragmatic advice Barbara offers is sure to meaningfully help people be more confident and effective in multiple business situations." -- ELIZABETH WALKER, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Campbell Soup Company “Readable, well-organized . . . presents practical, sound advice on the most common situations involving business etiquette: communication, body language, dress, dining, telephone, and cell phone use, making presentations, job interviewing, and many other essentials. Recommended. All business collections and readership levels.” -- CHOICE

Crucial Accountability Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations Broken Commitments and Bad Behavior Second Edition Paperback

Author: Kerry Patterson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071829311
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Hold anyone accountable. Master performance discussions. Get RESULTS. Broken promises, missed deadlines, poor behavior--they don't just make others' lives miserable; they can sap up to 50 percent of organizational performance and account for the vast majority of divorces. Crucial Accountability offers the tools for improving relationships in the workplace and in life and for resolving all these problems--permanently. PRAISE FOR CRUCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY: "Revolutionary ideas ... opportunities for breakthrough ..." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People "Unleash the true potential of a relationship or organization and move it to the next level." -- Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager "The most recommended and most effective resource in my library." -- Stacey Allerton Firth, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford of Canada "Brilliant strategies for those difficult discussions at home and in the workplace." -- Soledad O’Brien, CNN news anchor and producer "This book is the real deal.... Read it, underline it, learn from it. It's a gem." -- Mike Murray, VP Human Resources and Administration (retired), Microsoft

Manager s Guide to Mobile Learning

Author: Brenda J. Enders
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811484
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The ultimate guide to spearheading a mobile learning program! Covers everything from the basics to working with developers and gaining stakeholder support Manager's Guide to Mobile Learning offers managers an overview of how to create, implement, and successfully use mobile learning platforms. Written specifically for today’s busy manager, Briefcase Books feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step by step through everyday workplace situations. Proven tactics for creating, implementing, and successfully using mobile learning platforms Clear definitions of key management terms and concepts Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Examples of successful management Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques Brenda J. Enders is a consultant, trainer, public speaker, and author in the field of mobile learning. She is the President and Chief Learning Strategist of Enders Consulting, LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri based company.

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

Author: Jay Payleitner
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736937573
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Religion

"God, please help me...another game of Candy Land..." Quite a few dads spend time with their kids. However, many have no clue what their kids really need. Enter author Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of five, who's also struggled with how to build up his children's lives. His 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad combines straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges men will appreciate: a full year's worth of focused, doable ideas--one per week, if desired uncomplicated ways to be an example, like "kiss your wife in the kitchen" tough, frank advice, like "throw away your porn" And, refreshingly... NO exhaustive (and exhausting) lists of "things you should do" NO criticism of dads for being men and acting like men Dads will feel respected and empowered, and gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their kids. Great gift or men's group resource!

A Bucket of Ashes

Author: Patricia Burford Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425218732
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

When a dark secret from her past is exposed and the body of her last remaining brother, who was wanted for murder, is found, governess Nell Sweeney must enter the criminal underworld to find the truth, while dealing with rumors that she might be carrying her employer's child. Original.

A Casebook on Contract

Author: Andrew Burrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781782251446
Release Date: 2013-06-21
Genre: Law

This is the fourth, fully updated, edition of Professor Burrows' casebook, offering law students the ideal way to discover and understand contract law through reading highlights from the leading cases. Designed to be used in conjunction with a contract law textbook, this book covers the undergraduate contract law course in a series of clearly presented and carefully structured chapters. The author provides an expert introduction to each topic and his succinct notes and questions seek to guide students to a proper understanding of the cases. The relevant statutes are also set out along with a principled analysis of them. In addition to cross-references to further discussion in the leading textbooks, an innovative feature is the summary of leading academic articles in each chapter. The book is designed not to overwhelm students by its length but covers all aspects of the law of contract most commonly found in the undergraduate curriculum. Praise for previous editions: "Excellent update. Continues to be the best Text, Cases and Materials volume out there.?? Jeremias Prassl, St John's College, Oxford "The most up-to-date text. Student friendly?Excellent coverage of the case law.?? Dr Benjamin Andoh, Southampton Solent University, Law School "An outstanding casebook: concise extracts that capture all relevant aspects, clear and helpful comments, and up-to-date and well-selected suggestions for further reading.?? Florian Wagner Von Papp, University College London "Probably the best and most straightforward text, with very good commentary and overview of further reading'' Ewan McGaughey, King's College, London "?simply excellent, as it has case comments and insightful questions?to work out tutorial problems Burrows is essential." Anca Chirita, Durham Law School "Clear, comprehensive, incisive and up-to-date." Professor Joshua Getzler, St Hugh's College, Oxford

52 Steps to Murder

Author: Steve Demaree
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1974040216
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Genre:

Two homicide detectives, who detest exercise in any form, get to a crime scene only to find they have to climb fifty-two steps to get to the house's front porch, and a few more steps to get to where the victim is found. Over the next several days they check and recheck all of the evidence and get a lot more exercise before they find out who murdered the victim. And all this time someone is playing cat-and-mouse games with them. The book contains laugh-out-loud humor, interesting characters, and a tough mystery to solve.

A Changed Man

Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061859779
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

What is charismatic Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow to think when a rough-looking young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of Maslow's human rights foundation and declares that he wants to "save guys like me from becoming guys like me"? As Vincent gradually turns into the sort of person who might actually be able to do this, he also transforms those around him: Meyer Maslow, who fears heroism has become a desk job; the foundation's dedicated fund-raiser, Bonnie Kalen, an appealingly vulnerable divorced single mother; and even Bonnie's teenage son. Francine Prose's A Changed Man is a darkly comic and masterfully inventive novel that poses essential questions about human nature, morality, and the capacity for personal reinvention.