The use of a formal Rapid-Start Program is an effective way to ensure quick
results. A Rapid-Start Program is a project management technique that maps
various actions, audits and initiatives to be completed in the first 100 to 120
days. A Rapid-Start Program includes specific strategic and tactical initiatives,
including initial audit fieldwork that should be occurring simultaneously. The
plan includes projected target dates and milestones to measure progress, identify
issues and make adjustments as needed.
The third edition of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students will be
welcome by all students new to academic writing in English-medium colleges and universities.
The book is carefully set out to guide students step by step through the maze of assignment
types, writing conventions and mysterious vocabulary they will ﬁnd when entering higher
There are a number of studies on the development of leadership skills. From the
review of the literature, there are 11 most commonly identified skills that are
characteristic of strong leaders. These skills include: Understanding the needs and
characteristics of the post; Communicating; Knowing and using the resources of the
group; Planning; Controlling group performance; Setting the example; Sharing leadership;
Counseling; Evaluating; Effective teaching; and Representing the group. These skills will
be discussed and selected in the following survey. ...
Risk management is an evolving discipline. Several organizations have sought to provide
assistance and thought leadership through the development of risk management frameworks and
guidance. Much, if not most, of this guidance is focused on traditional operating companies and
does not contemplate the externally managed structure of investment companies. As a result,
while the guidance these organizations have provided is sound, it typically does not focus on
the unique issues faced by funds and their boards of directors.
Finally, the analysis of national sanctioning regimes carried out by the Commission, along
with the Committees of Supervisors (now transformed into European Supervisory
Authorities) has shown a number of divergences and weaknesses which may have a negative
impact on the proper application of EU legislation, the effectiveness of financial supervision,
and ultimately on competition, stability and integrity of financial markets and consumer
Imagine the opposite. For simplicity assume that A is the one the captives do not
buy. It should be clear that the shoppers will not buy any good that captive do not buy
so the retailer will not sell A at all. But one can always lower the price of A to such
level that it is still above the marginal cost and the captives buy both goods, a strategy
that increases prot. In terms of Figure 1 B is the only good sold if the price point is in
region B. For any point in this region the retailer can x the price of...
Flows into bond funds worldwide increased significantly to €169 billion in the first quarter of 2012,
the largest quarterly bond inflow ever recorded, after registering €49 billion of net inflows in the
fourth quarter. Bond funds reported €86 billion of net inflows in the United States, up from €51 billion
in the previous quarter. In Europe net inflows totaled €49 billion during the first quarter, marking a
sharp turnaround compared to the net outflows of €11 billion recorded in the previous quarter.
The independent variable in the present study was media presentation mode, being
single mode (sound only) and double mode (sound and text). The dependent variables
were learners’ English listening comprehension and cognitive load. There were two
tests in the present study. The first test, for examining the participants' listening
comprehension, was given immediately after concluding the ubiquitous learning
activity. The second test was given to the ...
Only a few studies consider the increased ventilation rate
associated with active modes. One study  showed that
the minute ventilation rate (product of the breathing rate and
the volume of air per breath) of cyclists was on average
twice that of car commuters (an increase from 12 L min-1
24 L min-1
) and two studies [21, 23] suggest 31 L min-1
40-60 L min-1
for cyclists, respectively. No studies could be
found specifically in relation to the exposure of commuters
who run to work, though one would expect these to be
comparable or higher than those of...
The purpose of your meeting is to resolve conflicts so that they won’t recur. Make your position clear: You
are meeting because you respect the work of the department, you understand the priority of work, and you
want to help. Communicating your desire to work with the manager and not against the goals of his or her
department will enlist much more cooperation.
Example: One project manager was under a great deal of pressure to complete the last phase of a project. He
was already behind schedule, and his boss was applying pressure to finish it up.
Know what nonprofit car provider organizations exist in your
community, help to spread the word, and support the expansion
of their work. While insurance companies and car dealers charge
high rates to low-wage workers, nonprofit car providers are leading
the way in changing the marketplace to reduce the impact of
unfair business practices. These providers also help families
improve their credit ratings and develop banking relationships.
Notwithstanding some important steps forward, however, as we return once again
to Jackson Hole I think we would all agree that, for much of the world, the task of
economic recovery and repair remains far from complete. In many countries, including
the United States and most other advanced industrial nations, growth during the past year
has been too slow and joblessness remains too high. Financial conditions are generally
much improved, but bank credit remains tight; moreover, much of the work of
implementing financial reform lies ahead of us.
What makes LSI better than the competition in its specific market niche? None of the current competitors
are capable of combining LSI’s content with technology to create compelling e-learning courseware in under
The e-learning market will undergo significant price competition. In LSI’s market niche, however, given
also the leadership position that it enjoys, price competition is expected to be less aggressive.
The general e-learning market is highly fragmented with no single competitor accounting for a dominant
market share, and competition is intense.
Using these assessment factors, a business may decide that it can allow devices like Segways
in its facilities, but cannot allow the use of golf cars in the same facility. It is likely that many
businesses will allow the use of Segways® generally, although some may decide to exclude
them during their busiest hours or on particular shopping days when pedestrian traffic is
particularly dense. Businesses are encouraged to develop written policies specifying when
other power-driven mobility devices will be permitted on their premises and to communicate
those policies to the public.
There are a variety of project management
methodologies in existence, such as PRINCE (Project
in Controlled Environment), which in turn may be
supported by an ever increasing range of project
management tools, such as Project Manager
Workbench (PMW) and MS-Project. The precise
requirements of project management methodologies
vary and frequently methodologies may be
customised to meet the specific needs of an
Gaining effective control of a corporation enables the controlling owner to
determine how profits are shared among shareholders. Although the minority
shareholders are entitled to the cash flow rights corresponding to their share investments,
they face the uncertainty that the entrenched controlling owner may opportunistically
deprive them of their rights. The effects of entrenchment by the controlling shareholder
include outright expropriation, i.e., the controlling shareholder benefits from self-dealing
transactions in which profits are transferred to other companies he/she controls.
Nitrogen contamination may come from a variety of
sources: municipal sewage, animal manure, atmospheric
deposition, biological N ﬁxation, soil organic N, and/or
nitrogen fertilizers. The consequences of contamination in
a speciﬁc water body will depend upon the amount of
contamination from all sources and characteristics of the
receiving waters. Shallow rivers, wetlands, lakes, and
reservoirs, have some capacity to remove nitrogen by
It is not possible to produce an adequate aesthetic theory by considering aesthetic experiences
and aesthetic objects as if they belonged to entirely independent domains.
This is true first of all
because qualities such as beauty and ugliness inhere in aesthetic objects only to the extent that
they stand in certain specific relations, both causal and intentional, to experiencing subjects (a
thesis which does not amount to the claim that aesthetic qualities are `merely subjective').
The purpose of this paper is to add definitions of HGFs in terms of value added and
productivity, and analyze how much the different types of HGFs contribute to employment
growth, economic growth, productivity growth and sales growth, if the same firms are included
among HGFs irrespective of definition, and whether firm age and size influence the likelihood
of a firm being a HGF when different definitions are applied.
We thus apply four different growth indicators: growth in employment, sales, value added
These omissions are not a minor issue. Far too much NATO and member government reporting focuses
almost exclusively on the fighting and kinetic developments. The Taliban, however, is not fighting the
same war as NATO/ISAF. It is seeking to expand its political and economic influence, not to defeat
NATO/ISAF and Afghan forces in open battle.
The Taliban and other Islamist fighters are also fighting a war of political attrition in an effort to outlast
NATO/ISAF presence, force out given countries and NGOs, and push the Afghan people into a belief they
must deal with the Taliban.