People talk a lot about how the world of business has changed; how
markets today are not just regional or national, but global; how fastevolving
telecommunications technology has dramatically cranked
up the speed of doing business; and how employees are seeking more
meaningful work along with a voice in the decisions that affect
them. It’s true, the world of business has changed. More than ever before,
this means that managers must also change to meet these new
If you were asked to define the term project, what words would come to mind? Time? Resources (or lack of)?
One-of-a-kind effort? Deliverables or products? Complex? No authority over other groups? Budget?
A project is a unique effort to introduce or produce a new product or service conforming to certain
specifications and applicable standards. This effort is completed within the project parameters including fixed
time, cost, human resources, and asset limits.
I think all of us have to work under a lot more pressure nowadays that at anytime in history.
Expectations are higher than ever before and the need to do ”more” with ”less” is a given. Our family
lives are also frantic. Add all of this together and it can caused us to be stressed and more anxious.
In this textbook, you’ll be given information, techniques and strategies to manage your stress levels. We
may not be able to control the events that happen to us but we can certainly manage the meaning and the
impact that they have upon us....
The software, and knowledge industry in general, has been on a blazing growth path
in the last few decades and especially so in India. As the size of organizations grew
rapidly, so did the need for managers to manage a growing business and growing
teams. As a result, most managers in the software industry today started out as
techies, including me. I was lucky to have learned from some of the best managers,
but also some not so great ones. Regardless, there is a lot of catching up that new
managers need to do...
This book is about the conservation of genetic diversity of wild plants in situ in
their natural surroundings, primarily in existing protected areas but also outside
conventional protected areas. A lot of effort has been dedicated to conserving plant
biodiversity, but most of this has focused on rare plant communities or individual
species threatened with extinction.
Many experts from the field of IT Service Management have assisted in putting
together this first edition of The Guide to IT Service Management Volume I. Without
these authors, who have done a lot of work to formulate their knowledge and insights
and put them down on paper, a book like this would not be possible. I owe these
authors my gratitude. The names of the authors are mentioned in their respective contributions,
but you can be assured that many more were involved in the writing and
evaluating of the final texts....
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Information Systems have played an increasingly visible role over the past several years in improving
the competitiveness of business. They are more than just tools for handling repetitive tasks; they will
guide and advance all of a company’s daily activities. Integrated Management Software is today very
often a key source of significant competitive advantage.
Chapter 10S - Acceptance sampling. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Explain the purpose of acceptance sampling, compare and contrast single- and multiple-sampling plans, describe what an operating characteristic curve does, determine the average outgoing quality of inspected lots.
Chapter 14: Material requirements planning (MRP) & ERP. In this chapter students will be able to: Develop a product structure; build a gross requirements plan; build a net requirements plan; determine lot sizes for lot-for-lot, EOQ, and PPB; describe MRP II; describe closed-loop MRP; describe ERP.
The .NET platform is the foundation upon which the next generation of software
will be built. Microsoft has invested a lot of capital in its development, and
is putting its considerable weight behind its adoption as a new standard. A long
list of Microsoft partners have also announced support for .NET tools and components—
you can check http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/partners for a current
list of vendors who have .NET offerings.
The .NET platform is much more than a new language, software development
kit (SDK), or even an operating system.
The global economy has been developing rapidly and gaining many achievements which have a lot
of motivating influences on the wealth of many countries in the recent decades. However, there still
remain a number of difficult problems that need proper solutions brought in by the governments.
Financial crisis is not out of the case. For many years now, financial crisis is deemed to offend so
many countries and people including economists, brokers, bankers, policy makers, and so on.
There are a lot of books about designing and buildingWeb pages, so thank you for picking up this one.
Why do I think it is different?Well, theWeb has been around for quite a few years now, and during its life
several technologies have been introduced to help you create Web pages, some of which have lasted,
others of which have disappeared. Indeed, even enduring technologies such as HTML have had features
added and removed over the years.
Welcome to Cloud Computing For Dummies. You can’t read a technology
journal or blog — or even your local newspaper — without coming
upon a reference to cloud computing. While there’s been a lot of debate
about what cloud computing is and where it’s headed, no one has doubts
that it is real.
Over the years, I’ve written two thick books on options trading
that have a combined page count over 1,500. I write a weekly
advisory newsletter, as well as a daily fax service. So what, you
may wonder, do I have left to write about on the topic of options
With this book, my goal is not necessarily to cover a lot of in-
novative new ground, but to present material in a new way that
will enhance the ability of traders to master a variety of option
trading techniques and become more successful at incorporat-...
One of the consequences of raising children in this world is that they
make you think a lot more about the future. Because of the storms
brewing in China, the future our children now face appears to be, at
best, highly uncertain. At worst, it could be one that the philosopher
Thomas Hobbes might describe as “nasty” and “brutish”—if no
The Strategic Learning concept presented in this book owes a
lot to the two great learning laboratories that have shaped
The first was my two decades as a CEO. These years infused in
me a strong sense of pragmatism. Life in the trenches, I discovered,
is always messy. So the most important question to ask about any
business idea is simply, Does it work? In these pages, I’ve tried to
capture some of the ideas that do work, so that my colleagues in
business leadership may benefit from them....
What does it mean to promote yourself? Is the promotion game worth spending your energy on?
Employees often get locked into playing the corporate game where someone else sets the speed of the
treadmill and dictates how fast to run. Conversely, playing the promotional game can be a lot of fun
because you control the speed of the treadmill and determine what promotional plays to use to move
yourself up the corporate ladder. If you play the game right, you’ll come out a winner and get promoted
along the way....
Theory and Policy
Paul R. Krugman
University of California, Berkeley
BAD GUY NOTICE: I only scanned this book to help my fellow students. If you like the book, go buy it. However, if you can't afford it, or you're simply too tired to go to the library every time you need to read it or copy pages from it, then don't complain about the quality.
Dear Mr Krugman, dear Mr Obstfeld, I honestly advise you to offer us a downloadable PDF-Version of your book.
Short selling is un-American. It is done by rogues, thieves, and especially
pessimists, who are, of course, the worst of the lot. It is a terrible, terrible
thing and must be stopped in our lifetime. We should halt it, restrict it, or
at the very least revile those who make it their vocation.
The above sentiments are sadly not imaginary or rare. Rather, they
genuinely reflect much of the investing public’s view of short selling.