Business & Investing

PFI and Construction Contracts

Examines contracts in the construction industry in relation to the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), such as what distinguishes construction in a PFI environment from a traditional contract. The author analyses the key elements of the construction sub-contract and interface between contractor and operator. The author, David Hickman, is a Partner with a leading international law firm and has worked on many PFI projects. Contents: Construction issues on PFI projects: output specification, project company's solution, design and construction standards, warranties, government regulations, timescales, lifecycle costs, interface between construction/operational phase, design development, performance payment system.

Outliers: The Story of Success

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

Out of the Box Thinking for Successful Managers

During the author’s decades of experience consulting in the corporate world and teaching management theory at the university level, he has often questioned many modern-day management practices. For example, why do so many companies have evaluation and reward systems that force employees to compete against each other while these same organizations preach the gospel of cooperation and teamwork? Why do companies continue to downsize when this practice has proven antithetical to long-term success?

Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives

Organization Theory offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of organizations and organizing processes. It encourages an even-handed appreciation of the different perspectives contributing to our knowledge of organizations and challenges readers to broaden their intellectual reach.

How the Stock Market Works: A Beginner's Guide to Investment

Now more than ever, people are being affected by the fluctuations in the global economy and by financial uncertainty – with major impacts on their savings, portfolios and pensions. Fully updated for this fifth edition, How the Stock Market Works tells investors what is being traded and how, who does what with whom, and how to evaluate a particular share or bond in light of rival claims from critics and admirers.

Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies

Reach your customers with the latest Facebook marketing strategies. Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a detailed resource for businesses, brands, and people who are interested in promoting themselves, their goods, and their services on Facebook. Fully updated to cover new Facebook features, this new Third Edition includes guidance on Graph Search, the updated News Feed design, cover photo rules, advertising changes, updated mobile apps, and more. Examples and case studies illustrate best practices, and the book provides step-by-step guidance on creating a successful Facebook marketing campaign, from setting up a fan page to analyzing results.

Oral Sex for Every Body: Giving and Receiving for Men and Women

With clear and direct language, Oral Sex for Every Body is a practical, uninhibited guide to making your sexual relations more imaginative and pleasurable. Oral sex has many variations (as many for her as for him), and you’ll find all of them in this book. Let yourself be carried along and learn to enjoy invigorating oral sex, passionate cunnilingus, or an unforgettable sixty-nine. Let it free your imagination, forget about your fears, and prepare to surprise your lover as you never have before.

Oooooh Say It Again: Mastering the Fine Art of Verbal Seduction and Aural Sex

Oooooh ... Say it Again: Mastering the Fine Art of Verbal Seduction and Aural Sex can be described as one part self-help in the area of verbal seduction skills; one part social commentary about America's judgmental and often times, hypocritical, attitudes about kinky sex and casual, promiscuous sex; and one part detailed examples of erotically explicit dialogue that author Alan Roger Currie has used in his real-life verbal seduction experiences with women. Readers will enjoy Currie's no-holds-barred writing style and entertaining, enlightening, and honest advice and wisdom.

New Theory on Leadership Management Science

‘New Theory on Leadership Management Science’ uses multidisciplinary systems to comprehensively study leadership management. From philosophical, sociological, cultural, historical, management and marketing perspectives, it studies leadership management during the process of combining theory and practice from the beginnings of human consumption, including household consumption and financing, and national macroscopic control and management. In terms of methodology, the book follows fundamental philosophical, economic, sociological and management principles.

Modeling and Pricing Of Swaps For Financial and Energy Markets with Stochastic Volatilities

Modeling and Pricing of Swaps for Financial and Energy Markets with Stochastic Volatilities is devoted to the modeling and pricing of various kinds of swaps, such as those for variance, volatility, covariance, correlation, for financial and energy markets with different stochastic volatilities, which include CIR process, regime-switching, delayed, mean-reverting, multi-factor, fractional, Levy-based, semi-Markov and COGARCH(1,1). One of the main methods used in this book is change of time method.

Matting, Bussmann - Self Publishing in Deutschland 2014

Wie denken Self Publisher? Wie alt sind sie, worauf legen Sie beim Veroffentlichen besonderen Wert? Was ist ihnen bei der Wahl eines Dienstleisters wichtig? Wieviel verdienen sie, und wieviel geben sie fur welche Drittleistungen aus? Was motiviert Autoren, dieses neue Veroffentlichungsmodell zu nutzen, was erwarten sie davon, und was erhalten sie tatsachlich? Was denken Autoren uber Verlage, was erwarten sie von Verlagen? Die 2014 zum zweiten Mal durchgefuhrte Studie beantwortet all diese Fragen und mehr.

20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Proceedings

As a concept, Concurrent Engineering (CE) initiates processes with the goal of improving product quality, production efficiency and overall customer satisfaction. Services are becoming increasingly important to the economy, with more than 60% of the GDP in Japan, the USA, Germany and Russia deriving from service-based activities. The definition of a product has evolved from the manufacturing and supplying of goods only, to providing goods with added value, to eventually promoting a complete service business solution, with support from introduction into service and from operations to decommissioning.

 

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