As the only text of its kind, this book is engaging, funny, filled with examples, and never talks down to the student. It is perfect for homeschoolers, but every student, young or old, will benefit from it. Indeed, a student familiar with its contents will be fully prepared to see through the fallacies of the introductory economics texts used at the college level.
Automated R e a s o n i n g techniques applied to the p r o b l e m of natural language correctness allow the d e s i g n of flexible training aids for the t e a c h i n g of foreign languages. The approach involves important advantages for both the student and the teacher by d e t e c t i n g possible errors and pointing out their reasons. Explanations may be given on four d i s t i n c t levels, thus offering differently instructive error messages according to the needs of the student.
Chapter 6 "Corporate-level strategy: Creating value through diversification". After studying this chapter, you should have a good understanding of: The reasons for the failure of many diversification efforts, how managers can create value through diversification initiatives, how corporations can use related diversification to achieve synergistic benefits through economies of scope and market power.
Because of the simple fact that high school standards and quality vary widely, colleges look to standardized
tests to level the playing ﬁeld for all students. Unlike the SAT, the aim of the ACT is to test what you have
learned in high school. It is not an “aptitude” test, as the SAT claims to be, nor is it an intelligence test. So if
you have taken challenging courses in high school, you have already set the foundation to do well on the ACT.
Number puzzles, spatial/visual puzzles, cryptograms, Sudoku, Kokuro, logic puzzles, and word games like Frame Games are all a great way to teach math and problem-solving skills to elementary and middle school students. In these two new collections, puzzle master Terry Stickels provides puzzles and brain games that range from simple to challenging and are organized by grade level and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content areas. Each book offers over 300 brain games that will help students learn core math concepts and develop critical thinking skills.
In general, speech coding is a procedure to represent a digitized speech signal using
as few bits as possible, maintaining at the same time a reasonable level of speech
quality. A not so popular name having the same meaning is speech compression.
Speech coding has matured to the point where it now constitutes an important application
area of signal processing. Due to the increasing demand for speech communication,
speech coding technology has received augmenting levels of interest from
the research, standardization, and business communities....
The term "efficient" firm is widely used in economics. For example, an efficient firm is the one producing at Marginal Cost = Marginal Revenue. However, in finance, an "efficient" firm has no specific meaning. We hear efficient market but not efficient firm. Primarily because of two reasons. First, efficiency or MC=MR is difficult to estimate in finance. Second, so what if the firm is efficient? Why should an investor care? Economic theory never told us anything about what will happen next. Maybe a firm is efficient right now will not be in the future.
Most of us spend a good part of our days either reading or writing, so it is
surprising that the psychological study of these processes is a relative late
comer. The investigation of learning processes began with memorizing lists
of nonsense syllables and running rats down mazes, not with what we do
everyday—reading all kinds of things. The study of thinking started with
puzzles of various kinds, not with the kind of inferences that are made in
reading. The reason is, of course, obvious: Investigators were put off by the
daunting complexity of studying discourse comprehension.
We utilize a longitudinal survey of registrants for the Graduate Management Admissions Test
(GMAT) to estimate the economic returns to an MBA. The GMAT exam, an admissions requirement
for most MBA programs, is similar to the SAT for undergraduates without the competition from
the ACT. The survey, sponsored by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), was
administered in four waves, beginning in 1990 and ending in 1998.
14 In addition, survey responses
were linked to GMAC’s registration and test data, which includes personal background information
and GMAT scores.
No matter what export markets and outlets you target, in this day and age you must be
visible to consumers online. Having your own website is valuable whether you are
selling your products directly from your own site or just linking your website to the sites
where your products are available for purchase. (E.g. your distributor, retail shops or
catalogs that carry your products.) If you do not have the capacity to sell products from
your own website, concentrate on a few good web pages that tell your products’ stories
using compelling pictures.
The document crafted by Quigley and Lord contained two sections, a philosophical
justification titled “General Principles,” followed by a list of prohibitions titled “Working
Principles.” The first section of the original Production Code was later titled “Reasons
Supporting the Code.” The document that later became known as “the Code” was a
summary of the original prepared at the direction of Will H. Hays, because, said Lord, “in
the abbreviated form it was a more workable and convenient set of instructions.
Two questions are addressed: why cinema technology was
introduced in the mid-1890s rather than earlier or later; and why cinema-
going became popular only with a lag – a decade after the technology
was available. Both issues can potentially be affected by changes in
supply or changes in demand.
These issues are worthwhile to examine, because they can help us
get insight into how new consumer goods and services emerge, how the
process works by which certain new goods become successful and are
widely adopted while others will disappear and are forgotten forever.
High distribution uniformity and low application rate, at
frequent irrigation cycles, provide maximum control and
monitoring of the wetted and aerated soil profile, which is
essential for the shallow root system of the lettuce.
Low application rate (3-5 mm/h): allows optimal absorption
of water into the soil with no run-off, even on slopes.
Low droplet impact: preserves soil structure and prevents
crust formation to allow perfect germination and development.
Women all over the world need to maintain a reasonable level of self esteem, the higher the level of self esteem a woman has the better she will be able to focus and get about her business on a day to day basis. Self esteem in a woman can cause major problems if the level of her self esteem gets too low. Many factors can contribute to a woman having low self esteem, many of which come from either an abusive relationship or simply a bad relationship. You must realize though that not all women who suffer from low...
At the open burning sites, some metals were present at
concentrations over one hundred times typical background levels
for soils, including lead, a highly toxic metal. High levels of other
toxic metals, including cadmium and antimony, were also present.
Numerous classes of organic chemicals were also present in one or
more of the samples, including many halogenated (chlorinated or
brominated) chemicals. Many of the compounds identified are
intentionally used in electronic devices.
Energy efficiency is a key area for competitiveness. The Commission will reinforce its
cooperation with Member States on the implementation of the energy efficiency directive, the
energy labelling and ecodesign legislation. Implementing the strategy for Key Enabling
Technologies will also be a key lever of competitiveness. The Commission will deepen its
work to help SMEs facing the challenge of financing and implement the Action Plan for
We know that sales results are activity driven. In an inside sales or prospecting initiative the focus is often on the
number of dials, number of connects, number of proposals, etc. Although this strategy allows us to keep salespeople
busy, it does not always put qualified prospects into the pipeline.
Genuine prospecting requires that salespeople do more than just talk to a decision-maker. They have to make some
headway into the relationship. They need to do some telling and some listening. They need to advance the sales
process or determine that no advancement is reasonable right now.
Typically, Business Angels take minority stakes; according to the study, only 5% of the BA financed
companies have majority participations of Business Angels. Slightly more than 50% received
financing at or before creation. Almost one third received support 3 years after creation - this
means that Business Angels do not only finance companies in the seed and start-up, but also in
the expansion phase.
Table 2 below shows the attributes of companies with Business Angel or/and VC support.
In order to validate our design for FeedTree, we have de-
veloped a software prototype which follows the design
outlined in Section 4. The ftproxy daemon serves as
an intermediary for conventional RSS client software;
an HTTP request for a given RSS feed is satisﬁed by
ftproxy, which constructs a new ad-hoc RSS document
from recent FeedTree messages received for that feed.
When subscribing to a new RSS feed, the proxy ﬁrst
checks to see if that feed is already being published
In their classic account, Tim Dyson and Mick Moore linked women's autonomy to
demographic regimes in south Asia. As they describe the north Indian demographic regime, it involves
relatively high levels of fertility and infant mortality, relatively early age at marriage (which is almost
universal in north India), and relatively large gender gaps in health indicators.