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Show Me the Money: How to Determine ROI in People, Projects, and Programs

From IT to HR, from boardroom to shop floor, increased accountability for achieving high-value results for new initiatives is increasing in every organization and department. Now the world’s leading experts on ROI distill their years of experience and research into proven step-by-step tools for determining the value of any project before, during, and after implementation. Jack and Patti Phillips even show how to measure and place value on intangible qualities like leadership, creativity, customer loyalty, employee engagement, and more. Show Me the Money provides a comprehensive system that enables business leaders, analysts, and consultants to make the case for their projects and get buy-in at the beginning, refine them during development, and communicate the ultimate results to all stakeholders once the projects are completed. Easy to read and fortified with case studies, checklists, tips, and tools, Show Me the Money clarifies and resolves the mystery surrounding the allocation of monetary values.

Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights

A renowned cognitive psychologist reveals the science behind achieving breakthrough discoveries, allowing readers to confidently solve problems, improve decision-making, and achieve success. Insights-like Darwin's understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick's breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA-can change the world. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed-or what blocks them. In Seeing What Others Don't, Gary Klein unravels the mystery. Klein is a keen observer of people in their natural settings-scientists, businesspeople, firefighters, police officers, soldiers, family members, friends, himself-and uses a marvelous variety of stories to illuminate his research into what insights are and how they happen. What, for example, enabled Harry Markopolos to put the finger on Bernie Madoff? How did Dr. Michael Gottlieb make the connections between different patients that allowed him to publish the first announcement of the AIDS epidemic? How did Martin Chalfie come up with a million-dollar idea (and a Nobel Prize) for a natural flashlight that enabled researchers to look inside living organisms to watch biological processes in action? Klein also dissects impediments to insight, such as when organizations claim to value employee creativity and to encourage breakthroughs but in reality block disruptive ideas and prioritize avoidance of mistakes. Or when information technology systems are "dumb by design" and block potential discoveries. Both scientifically sophisticated and fun to read, Seeing What Others Don't shows that insight is not just a "eureka!" moment but a whole new way of understanding.

Pluralist Economics
Pluralist Economics Sented by Luis

This book is an authoritative and accessible guide to the pluralist movement threatening to revolutionize mainstream economics. Leading figures in the field explain why pluralism is a required virtue in economics, how it came to be blocked and what it means for the way we think about, research and teach economics. The first part of the book looks at how neoclassical economics gained its stranglehold, particularly in the United States, and how the social and intellectual underpinnings of economics have enabled it to maintain this in the face of inconsistent evidence from the real world. This is then contrasted with different approaches to pluralism. Pluralist Economics then goes on to address the array of arguments for establishing pluralism, showing how economics came to function as a concealed ideology and not as a science, and how value-free economics is an illusion. Finally, it addresses the practical problems presented by this different way of doing economics.

Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself

“Self-loathing is a dark land studded with booby traps. Fumbling through its dark underbrush, we cannot see what our trouble actually is: that we are mistaken about ourselves. That we were told lies long ago that we, in love and loyalty and fear, believed. Will we believe ourselves to death?” —from Unworthy As someone who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, Anneli Rufus knows only too well how the world looks through the eyes of those who are not comfortable in their own skin. In Unworthy, Rufus boldly explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies. Drawing on extensive research, enlightening interviews, and her own poignant experiences, Rufus considers the question: What personal, societal, biological, and historical factors coalesced to spark this secret epidemic, and what can be done to put a stop to it? She reveals the underlying sources of low self-esteem and leads us through strategies for positive change.

Tumor-Associated Antigens: Identification, Characterization, and Clinical Applications

The first comprehensive and most recent overview of the topic, this ready reference and handbook reviews current knowledge of TAAs, their subclasses, and pinpoints their application areas in medicine. In addition, it emphasizes target identification procedures, the need for an accurate and thorough analysis of the function of TAAs, and the validation of those in clinical settings. The whole is rounded off with an overview of currently approved therapeutic antibodies. The result is a must-have for biologists and oncologists in science, clinics and industry.

Hospital Pre-registration Pharmacist Training (Tomorrow's Pharmacist)

Hospital Pre-registration Pharmacist Training provides a practical explanation for undergraduates and pre-registration trainees on what to expect from a hospital pre-registration training programme. Comprised of tips, hints, past experiences and anecdotes from the authors in their roles as pre-registration tutors, this accessible book provides encouragement and guidance throughout the pre-registration process. Many areas are covered, including: getting to know your workplace, your tutor and team; looking for your first job; preparing for the registration exam; making the transition from student to professional; finding specialist placements. The fourth title in the Tomorrow's Pharmacists series, Hospital Pre-registration Pharmacist Training will be a valuable resource for pharmacy undergraduate students, hospital pre-registration trainees and hospital pre-registration tutors. Also available in this series: The Pre-registration Interview, Registration Exam Questions and MCQs in Pharmaceutical Calculations ."

Economic Indicators For Dummies

Everything you need to easily get a handle on economicindicators In today's volatile, often troubling economic landscape, thereare myriad statistics and reports that paint an economic picturethat can sometimes resemble a work by Jackson Pollock. Thesecomplex and often-conflicting reports could vex even the savviestinvestor. Economic Indicators For Dummies explains how tointerpret and use key global economic indicators to make solidinvestments, aid in business planning, and help develop informeddecisions. In plain English, it breaks down the complex languageand statistics to help you make sense of this criticalinformation. You'll discover how to interpret economic data within thecontext of other sometimes-conflicting reports and statistics, anduse the information to make profitable decisions. You'll understandthe meaning of such data as employment indices and housing andconstruction stats and how they affect stocks, bonds, commoditiesand international markets . . . and how you can use thesestatistics to make investment decisions as well as plan strategicgoals for business growth. Economic Indicators For Dummiesbreaks down dozens of statistics and patterns to give you a betterunderstanding of how various sources of data and information can beused. Breaks down jargon and statistical concepts Covers how to use publicly available economic indicators tobetter position your portfolio, improve returns, and make sensible,long-range business plans Discusses the reliability and timeliness of the collected data,while helping investors prioritize the flow of economic informationto avoid information overload Whether you're an investor, economics student, or businessprofessional involved in making key strategic decisions for yourcompany, Economic Indicators For Dummies has youcovered.

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory

Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ‘the beginning’ and concluding with ‘the end’, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms, Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works – so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, whilst Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literary laughter. Each chapter ends with a narrative guide to further reading and the book also includes a glossary and bibliography. The fourth edition has been revised to incorporate two timely new chapters on animals and the environment. A breath of fresh air in a field that can often seem dry and dauntingly theoretical, this book will open the reader’s eyes to the exhilarating possibilities of both reading and studying literature.

Islam and English Law: Rights, Responsibilities and the Place of Shari'a

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams triggered a storm of protest when he suggested that some accommodation between British law and Islam's shari'a law was 'inevitable'. His foundational lecture introduced a series of public discussions on Islam and English Law at the Royal Courts of Justice and the Temple Church in London. This volume combines developed versions of these discussions with new contributions. Theologians, lawyers and sociologists look back on developments since the Archbishop spoke, and forwards along trajectories opened by the historic lecture. The contributors provide and advocate a forward-looking dialogue, asking how the rights of all citizens are honoured and their responsibilities met. Twenty specialists explore the evolution of English law, the implications of islam, shari'a and jihad, and the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights, family law and freedom of speech. This book is for anyone interested in the interaction between religion and secular society.

An Introduction to EU Competition Law

Succinct and concise, this textbook covers all the procedural and substantive aspects of EU competition law. It explores primary and secondary law through the prism of ECJ case law. Abuse of a dominant position and merger control are discussed and a separate chapter on cartels ensures the student receives the broadest possible perspective on the subject. In addition, the book's consistent structure aids understanding: section summaries underline key principles, questions reinforce learning and essay discussion topics encourage further exploration. By setting out the economic principles which underpin the subject, the author allows the student to engage with the complexity of competition law with confidence. Integrated examples and an uncluttered writing style make this required reading for all students of the subject.

Supplanting the Postmodern: An Anthology of Writings on the Arts and Culture of the Early 21st Century

For more than a decade now a steadily growing chorus of voices has announced that the 'postmodern' literature, art, thought and culture of the late 20th century have come to an end. At the same time as this, the early years of the 21st century have seen a stream of critical formulations proclaiming a successor to postmodernism. Intriguing and exciting new terms such as 'remodernism', 'performatism', 'hypermodernism', 'automodernism”, 'renewalism', 'altermodernism', 'digimodernism' and 'metamodernism' have been coined, proposed and debated as terms for what comes after the postmodern. Supplanting the Postmodern is the first anthology to collect the key writings in these debates in one place. The book is divided into two parts: the first, 'The Sense of an Ending', presents a range of positions in the debate around the demise of the postmodern; the second, 'Coming to Terms with the New', presents representative writings from the new '–isms' mentioned above. Each of the entries is prefaced by a brief introduction by the editors, in which they outline its central ideas, point out the similarities and/or differences from other positions found in the anthology, and suggest possible strengths and limitations to the insights presented in each piece.

Online Social Networking (Hot Topics)

Each title in this series presents a thorough and carefully balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding each topic, objectively exploring important political, social, cultural, economic, moral, historical, and environmental issues, and enabling students to gain a clear understanding of what affects them, their peers, and their community.

Antigone, Interrupted
Antigone, Interrupted Sented by Luis

Sophocles' Antigone is a touchstone in democratic, feminist and legal theory, and possibly the most commented upon play in the history of philosophy and political theory. Bonnie Honig's rereading of it therefore involves intervening in a host of literatures and unsettling many of their governing assumptions. Exploring the power of Antigone in a variety of political, cultural, and theoretical settings, Honig identifies the 'Antigone-effect' - which moves those who enlist Antigone for their politics from activism into lamentation. She argues that Antigone's own lamentations can be seen not just as signs of dissidence but rather as markers of a rival world view with its own sovereignty and vitality. Honig argues that the play does not offer simply a model for resistance politics or 'equal dignity in death', but a more positive politics of counter-sovereignty and solidarity which emphasizes equality in life.

Presidents, Parties, and Prime Ministers: How the Separation of Powers Affects Party Organization and Behavior

This book provides a framework for analyzing the impact of the separation of powers on party politics. Conventional political science wisdom assumes that democracy is impossible without political parties, because parties fulfill all the key functions of democratic governance. They nominate candidates, coordinate campaigns, aggregate interests, formulate and implement policy, and manage government power. When scholars first asserted the essential connection between parties and democracy, most of the world's democracies were parliamentary. Yet by the dawn of the twenty-first century, most democracies had directly elected presidents. Given this, if parties are truly critical to democracy, then a systematic understanding of how the separation of powers shapes parties is long overdue. David J. Samuels and Matthew S. Shugart provide a theoretical framework for analyzing variation in the relationships among presidents, parties, and prime ministers across the world's democracies, revealing the important ways that the separation of powers alters party organization and behavior - thereby changing the nature of democratic representation and accountability.

The Modern Law of Contract 5/E

The Modern Law of Contract builds on the success of the popular Principles of Contract Law. This new edition has been greatly expanded and thoroughly revised,with the analysis of contract law centred on solid examination of case law and statute. Taking account of a variety of theoretical approaches economic, sociological and empirical the book combines meticulous examination of authorities and commentary with a modern and contextual approach. European material is also included from incorporation of relevant European Directives such as electronic and 'distance' contracts to the proposals for a 'European Law of Contract' produced by the Lando Commission. Recent case law has been analysed in detail and includes the House of Lords' decisions in Alfred McAlpine Construction Ltd v Panatown Ltd (privity); Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge (No 2) (undue influence); Farley v Skinner (non-pecuniary damages); and Attorney General v Blake (restitutionary damages for breach). The range of material covered, combined with an accessible style, means that this book will meet the needs of all undergraduate contract courses, enabling students to gain a profound understanding of this pivotal field. It will also be useful for students studying contract law as part of another discipline.

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom

In Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom, Mary P. Nichols argues for the centrality of the idea of freedom in Thucydides' thought. Through her close reading of his History of the Peloponnesian War, she explores the manifestations of this theme. Cities and individuals in Thucydides' history take freedom as their goal, whether they claim to possess it and want to maintain it or whether they desire to attain it for themselves or others. Freedom is the goal of both antagonists in the Peloponnesian War, Sparta and Athens, although in different ways. One of the fullest expressions of freedom can be seen in the rhetoric of Thucydides’ Pericles, especially in his famous funeral oration. More than simply documenting the struggle for freedom, however, Thucydides himself is taking freedom as his cause. On the one hand, he demonstrates that freedom makes possible human excellence, including courage, self-restraint, deliberation, and judgment, which support freedom in turn. On the other hand, the pursuit of freedom, in one’s own regime and in the world at large, clashes with interests and material necessity, and indeed the very passions required for its support. Thucydides’ work, which he himself considered a possession for all time, therefore speaks very much to our time, encouraging the defense of freedom while warning of the limits and dangers in doing so. The powerful must defend freedom, Thucydides teaches, but beware that the cost not become freedom itself.

The Mahasiddha and His Idiot Servant

John Perks was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's butler, attendant, and personal secretary for seven years. This is a book about their personal relationship--a book Trungpa Rinpoche asked the author to write. ________ Quotes about the book: "Ven. Seonaidh Perks played a crucial role in the creation of many of the Vidyadhara's institutions and his story of their mutual dance is hilarious, wild, shocking, and poignant. This book is a rare thing." Douglas Penick, author of "Gesar of Ling," Wisdom Publications. "It is the first intimate and authoritative account of Chogyam Trungpa, arguably the most important spiritual teacher in America's last century..." Kidder Smith, Professor of Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

Handbook of Drug Screening (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Building upon the foundation of basics discussed in the previous edition, the Second Edition provides a more in-depth look at the latest methods and technologies of advanced drug screening, an essential function of drug discovery. With extensively updated content and 21 new chapters, this text examines: quality and efficiency of drug target validation and potential drug compound selection reducing assay costs and improvement in assay technology data quality improvement trends in drug discovery how drug screening can minimize adverse drug effects recent advancements, including: high content screening; protein-protein interactions; high-throughput crystallization; lead optimization; chemoinformatics and microfluidics technologies; target validation by genomics, proteomics, and siRNA; structure-based drug design; automation; and medicinal chemistry

The Politics of Aesthetics (Bloomsbury Revelations)

The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancière reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible. Presented as a set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Rancière's work to date, ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age. Available now in the Bloomsbury Classics series 10 years after its original publication, The Politics of Aesthetics includes an afterword by Slavoj Zizek, an interview for the English edition, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

Reality, Religion, and Passion: Indian and Western Approaches in Hans-Georg

The problem of radical doubt has threatened the commitment to ultimate truth in many cultures and periods. In Reality, Religion, and Passion, Jessica Frazier compares two thinkers who sought to restore philosophy's passion for truth in cultures threatened by the dispassion of radical doubt. In these complementary but divergent philosophies from Europe and India, each grounded in a transcendental metaphysics that sees consciousness as the basis of reality, two different ethics of vitality and passion take shape. Frazier shows how Heidegger's heir, Hans-Georg Gadamer, uses metaphysical insights borrowed from Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, and Heidegger as the ground for an ethics of 'play' which casts a uniquely positive light on the finitude and flux of the postmodern world-view. Complementing this continental European position, the work of Rupa Gosvami, a poet-theologian of early modern India develops a similar analysis of phenomenal reality into a philosophy not of play, but of passion. From Gadamer's philosophers and poets, to Gosvami's amorous goddess Radha, both visions see salvation in a renewed passion for truth. This journey toward a viable philosophy of life touches on a range of debates in Western philosophy and Indian religion, including the nature of philosophical and religious truths, the perceived goals of philosophy, the history of emotion in reason and religion, and the development of phenomenological accounts of subjectivity. It establishes a model for comparative philosophical methodology, and aims to contribute to a multicultural history of religious and philosophical reasoning. Above all, this book addresses Badiou's challenge to rediscover 'the passion of the real' and Heidegger's injunction to all thinkers to 'seek the word that is able to call one to faith.'

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