Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy

By Ellen Mutari, Deborah M. Figart

Just yet one more Hand tells a narrative that staff far and wide can relate to: an that promised a pretty good and strong livelihood is being reworked through aggressive pressures, inflicting staff to lose their fiscal footing. What looked like a superb task at some point turns into a foul activity the subsequent. Incorporating the genuine reviews of on line casino staff, the e-book demonstrates the problems for neighborhood groups which are development new casinos within the hopes of luring travelers. neighborhood groups putting all their chips on casinos as an financial improvement procedure face more and more lengthy odds.

Life tales of person employees in Atlantic urban are explored within the context of the heritage of town and the now-global gaming undefined. With increasingly more casinos competing for purchasers, staff are feeling the brunt of cost-cutting measures, together with the wholesale closure of a few casinos. whereas long-time staff are combating opposed to concessions and salary stagnation, more youthful employees juggle a number of part-time and seasonal jobs at a number of casinos. coverage makers hoping to offset those traits are attempting to rebrand Atlantic urban for a more youthful, hipper, and extra well-to-do purchasers utilizing public-private partnerships. regrettably, scant cognizance is being paid to the middle factor in fiscal development—the want for sustainable livelihoods and significant paintings. the following, Ellen Mutari and Deborah Figart discover the realities of the and the lives and demanding situations the staff inside of it are dealing with.

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Team Rodent : How Disney Devours the World

By Carl Hiaasen

"Disney is so reliable at being sturdy that it manifests an evil; so uniformly effective and courteous, so dependably fresh and conscientious, so unfailingly exciting that it really is unreal, and for that reason is an agent of natural wickedness. . . . Disney is not within the company of exploiting Nature quite a bit as striving to enhance upon it, always fine-tuning God's work."
--from group RODENT

TEAM RODENT
How Disney Devours America

"Revulsion is sweet. Revulsion is fit. every one folks has limits, unarticulated obstacles of style and tolerance, and occasionally we omit the place they're. Peep Land is right here to remind us; a hard and fast compass element in which we will govern our deepest habit. simply because being grossed out is key to the human adventure; and not using a perceived depravity, we might don't have anything opposed to which to gauge the improvement or decline of tradition; our paintings, our track, our cinema, our books. with out sleaze, the yardstick shrinks at either ends. workforce Rodent does not think in sleaze, even though, nor in outdated revulsion. sq. within the center is the place it desires us all to be, in charge shoppers with predictable attitudes. The message, by no means acknowledged yet avuncularly implied, is that America's values should replicate these of the Walt Disney corporation, and never the opposite direction around."

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Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth

By Mika Brzezinski

Why are ladies so usually missed and underpaid? In Knowing Your Value, the prequel to her new e-book Grow Your Value, bestselling writer Mika Brzezinski takes an in-depth examine how ladies this present day in achieving their deserved popularity and monetary worth.

Prompted through her personal adventure as co-host of Morning Joe, Mika interviewed a few admired girls throughout a variety of industries on their adventure relocating up of their fields. Mika stocks the astonishing tales of such energy gamers as presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, comic Susie Essman, author and director Nora Ephron, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, tv character pleasure Behar, etc. Mika additionally will get sincere solutions from the likes of Donny Deutsch, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, and others approximately why ladies are paid much less, and what pitfalls girls face — and play into.

Knowing Your Value blends own tales with the newest learn on why many girls don’t negotiate their repayment, why negotiating aggressively often backfires, the genuine the explanation why the gender salary hole persists, and what should be performed approximately it.

Written in Mika’s brutally sincere, humorous, and self-deprecating type, Knowing Your Value is a crucial ebook for pro ladies of all ages.

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

By Jim Collins

The Challenge:
Built to Last, the defining administration learn of the nineties, confirmed how nice businesses overcome time and the way long term sustained functionality might be engineered into the DNA of an firm from the verybeginning.

But what concerning the corporation that isn't born with nice DNA? How can sturdy businesses, mediocre businesses, even undesirable businesses in attaining enduring greatness?

The research:
For years, this query preyed at the brain of Jim Collins. Are there businesses that defy gravity and convert long term mediocrity or worse into long term superiority? And if this is the case, what are the common distinguishing features that reason an organization to move from reliable to great?

The Standards:
Using tricky benchmarks, Collins and his learn staff pointed out a suite of elite businesses that made the jump to nice effects and sustained these effects for a minimum of fifteen years. How nice? After the bounce, the good-to-great businesses generated cumulative inventory returns that beat the overall inventory industry by means of a typical of 7 occasions in fifteen years, greater than two times the implications added through a composite index of the world's maximum businesses, together with Coca-Cola, Intel, normal electrical, and Merck.

The Comparisons:
The study workforce contrasted the good-to-great businesses with a gently chosen set of comparability businesses that did not take the plunge from reliable to nice. What was once assorted? Why did one set of businesses turn into actually nice performers whereas the opposite set remained simply good?

Over 5 years, the staff analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight businesses within the research. After sifting via mountains of information and hundreds of thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his team came across the most important determinants of greatness -- why a few businesses take the plunge and others don't.

The Findings:
The findings of the great to nice examine will shock many readers and make clear nearly each sector of administration procedure and perform. The findings include:

  • Level five Leaders: The study group used to be stunned to find the kind of management required to accomplish greatness.
  • The Hedgehog idea: (Simplicity in the 3 Circles): to move from stable to nice calls for transcending the curse of competence.
  • A tradition of self-discipline: in case you mix a tradition of self-discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the paranormal alchemy of serious effects. know-how Accelerators: Good-to-great businesses imagine another way concerning the function of know-how.
  • The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: those that release radical swap courses and wrenching restructurings will very likely fail to make the leap.

“Some of the major suggestions discerned within the study,” reviews Jim Collins, "fly within the face of our sleek company tradition and may, rather frankly, disillusioned a few people.”

Perhaps, yet who can come up with the money for to disregard those findings?

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cold Calling (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))

By Keith Rosen

Does this sound ordinary? "If i'll get in entrance of the possibility, the remainder of the marketing procedure turns into more straightforward. it truly is simply entering into entrance of them that is the challenge." as a matter of fact so much chilly calling efforts are doomed from the beginning. Salespeople lose revenues now not because of a scarcity of attempt yet simply because they lack a prospecting method they're ok with and will belief to generate larger, constant effects.

while you are prospecting a similar means you've been for the final a number of years (including the, "calling to envision in, contact base or follow-up" procedure) or have not been prospecting in any respect, you are easily making it more straightforward on your festival to remove the recent company you're operating so demanding to earn. So, in the event you like to promote yet hate (or do not like) to prospect, this booklet is your chance to maximise your chilly calling capability and develop your source of revenue via studying the right way to get in entrance of the best clients in much less time and create larger promoting possibilities with out the terror, strain or nervousness linked to chilly calling.

Keith will convey you ways to:
. make the most of the 7 steps to a permission-based chilly calling dialog so you would not have to push your presentation and desire there is a healthy.
. Create successful voice mail messages that would make certain extra go back calls.
. advance your MVP (Most necessary Proposition) that separates you out of your pageant.
. Craft the Compelling purposes that may inspire a prospect to talk with you.
. hinder and defuse preliminary objections resembling, "I'm no longer interested,"We have no cash now" or "Call me again later."
. layout your personal step by step prospecting and follow-up method that runs on autopilot and is aligned along with your promoting philosophy, strengths, ambitions and typical abilities instead of taking the wide-spread, "One dimension suits all" approach.
. advance the best questions and discover new promoting possibilities in seconds for you to cease squandering precious time at the fallacious clients.

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Funny Money

By Mark Singer

From esteemed New Yorker author Mark Singer comes this cautionary story of the Penn sq. financial institution, the oil and fuel dealer in an Oklahoma urban shopping center whose cave in in 1982 staggered America’s banking undefined. Recounting the total incredible tale and its colourful characters, Singer makes brilliantly (and hilariously) transparent what truly occurred and why it needed to occur in boom-time Oklahoma. Nowhere else did funds circulate in relatively an identical spontaneous type. “[A] story of fantastic verve” (New York Times), humorous funds involves existence via Singer's vibrant prose and keeps to resonate in ultra-modern tradition of company corruption.

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Quantitative Marketing and Marketing Management

By Adamantios Diamantopoulos, Wolfgang Fritz, Lutz Hildebrandt

A wide assessment of quantitative methods in marketing
Quantitative advertising and marketing has been gaining value over the last decade. this can be indicated through the turning out to be variety of version- and method-oriented reviews released in prime journals in addition to by means of the numerous winning purposes of quantitative methods in pricing, advertisements, new product making plans, and marketplace segmentation judgements. moreover, industry study has sincerely benefitted from employing complex quantitative versions and techniques in practice.

Some 60 researchers - between them world wide prime students - supply a large evaluation of quantitative methods in advertising and marketing. They not just spotlight various mathematical and methodological views, but additionally display the relevance and useful effects of utilising quantitative techniques to advertising and marketing difficulties.

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

By Chris McChesney, Jim Huling

An insightful new booklet from the multimillion-copy bestselling writer Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey association in accordance with their paintings with thousands of staff and massive businesses to unveil the fundamental disciplines confirmed to assist companies and participants discover their most crucial goals.

Do you take into accout the final significant initiative you suspect die on your association? Did it move down with a noisy crash? Or was once it slowly and quietly suffocated by means of different competing priorities?

by the point it ultimately disappeared, it’s most likely not anyone even noticed.

What occurred? The “whirlwind” of pressing job required to maintain issues operating day by day wolfed forever and effort you had to put money into executing your technique for the next day to come! The four Disciplines of Execution can swap all that forever.

The four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is an easy, repeatable, and confirmed formulation for executing in your most crucial strategic priorities in the course of the whirlwind. via following The four Disciplines:

• targeting the Wildly Important

• performing on Lead Measures

• conserving a Compelling Scoreboard

• making a Cadence of Accountability

leaders can produce step forward effects, even if executing the tactic calls for an important swap in habit from their teams.

4DX isn't concept. it's a confirmed set of practices which have been validated and sophisticated by way of enormous quantities of corporations and millions of groups over decades. whilst an organization or anyone adheres to those disciplines, they in achieving extraordinary results—regardless of the objective. 4DX represents a brand new frame of mind and dealing that's necessary to thriving in today’s aggressive weather. easily placed, this can be one ebook that no enterprise chief can manage to pay for to overlook.

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Big Data Computing

Due to marketplace forces and technological evolution, vast info computing is constructing at an expanding expense. a large choice of novel techniques and instruments have emerged to take on the demanding situations of huge information, growing either extra possibilities and extra demanding situations for college kids and execs within the box of knowledge computation and research.

Presenting a mixture of circumstances and conception, Big information Computing discusses the technical and useful concerns on the topic of great information in clever details administration. Emphasizing the adoption and diffusion of massive information instruments and applied sciences in undefined, the ebook introduces a extensive variety of huge info strategies, instruments, and methods. It covers a variety of learn, and offers comparisons among state of the art ways.

Comprised of 5 sections, the booklet focuses on:

  • What titanic info is and why it's important
  • Semantic technologies
  • Tools and methods
  • Business and fiscal perspectives
  • Big info functions throughout industries

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Wealth Diaries - An Entrepreneur's World

By Dorry Kordahi, Stewart Laughton

How does an obese Australian come to a decision sooner or later he's going to arrive the top element on the earth, Mt Everest? How do you pass from failing tuition and beginning a enterprise on your mom and dad' shed, to turn into one in every of Australia's prime marketers? How do you cross from now not making your college rugby team's first fifteen to develop into Australian rugby royalty and one among Australia's such a lot proficient public speakers?

Wealth Diaries - An Entrepreneur's international offers you insights from intimate conferences with marketers and is a needs to for somebody attracted to changing into extra profitable in company and in existence. This ebook will display what wealth skill to those marketers and the way you could receive it too.

* Stephen Bock - Everest summiteer and 'Elite Performer' on the Ray White team
* Gary Denton - Co-founder of Marble, five consecutive years at the BRW speedy lists and a BRW great spot to paintings 2012
* Nick Farr-Jones - Former Wallaby and Rugby Union international Cup captain and Director at Taurus cash administration
* Jamie Jackson - founding father of Australia's top inner most procuring membership OzSale and Ernst & younger Entrepreneur of the 12 months finalist
* Dorry Kordahi - Co-founder of DKM Blue, BRW younger wealthy checklist and writer of energy to behave
* Tony Lattouf - Co-founder of Hairhouse Warehouse, one in all BRW's so much profitable deepest company of the yr 2011
* Andrew Morello - Winner of The Apprentice Australia and Head of commercial improvement at Yellow Brick highway
* Gary Ng - leader Empowerment Officer of E-Web advertising, one in every of BRW's quick a hundred businesses
* Paul Siderovski - Founder and dealing with Director of SiDCOR Chartered Accountants
* Ash Aryal, Anish Aryal and Diane Villavieja - Co-owners of QuantumLinx, a BRW's quick Starter 2011 and 2012

Wealth Diaries - An Entrepreneur's international is a must-read for beginning and increasing your desires, figuring out what you're keen on to do and going for it.

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