By Kean Turner
A true story Set in Halifax , West Yorkshire, England, the story begins in 1972 with the main character aged 6 years old. This true story is an enchanting tale of hope and chaos, where dreams and reality run parallel. With the power of a childs imagination the main character escapes reality wherever he can as his stable family life comes crashing down around him. His parents separate and he begins to rely on his imagination to make sense of a warring adult world. His over active imagination becomes his best friend as he flirts between reality and make believe, a place that offers protection from a crazy adult world of plastic teeth, indian brandy, smoking and girls that want to smother him in kisses. As easy as it is to make friends as it is to dream, he encounters other children that have their own way of getting by in the 1970s. One particular encounter teaches him a beautiful lesson, a lesson that stays with him throughout his life. . . . . the importance of laughter and of not taking life too serious. Will he be able to take the innocence and lessons learned as a child into his adult world as adversity knocks on his door in the form of cancer? Not once, but twice, first his mother is diagnosed with breast cancer and then his own introduction to testicular cancer. Witnessing a host of new emotions, he begins to rely on his oldest friends for support, his imagination and sense of humour. Eye opening and brutally honest . . . . . . . . this truly is an inspirational laugh out loud book of hope.
By Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe
Learn to tap into your inner Bard Write a Play–and Get It Performed, authored by two prize-winning professionals, is designed for you, the would-be writers. Whether writing for the specific needs of an amateur drama group, community event, political campaign or simply for personal or professional development, you will learn the creative principles of scripts, characters, plot, structure and dialogue. Authors Lesley Bown and Ann Gawthorpe explain staging and stage directions as well as give tips on how to write for a variety of different situations. Features one-, five-, and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Offers instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors many years of experience Enables you to track your progress with tests in the book and online Connects you to extra online articles for a richer understanding of writing a play Endorsed and supported by NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association), and designed specifically to address the needs of community theatre Covers not just the creative building blocks of playwriting but also how to target the play towards the needs of the actors involved
By Joelle K. Jay
An esteemed executive coach shows managers and leaders how they can achieve personal and professional successâ€•and leave a mark on the world.• Includes a foreword by internationally renowned executive coach Howard Morgan, cofounder and managing partner of the Leadership Research Institute and the author of The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching• Provides exercises and worksheetsâ€•original versions of the same tools and techniques used by top executive coaches to help leaders succeed in their roles and for their organizations• Offers vivid examples and quotes from real leaders based on over 100 interviews with top leaders in some of the nations biggest, most admired companies• Includes reference notes for every chapter
By Ace McCloud
Are you tired of losing? Do you wish you knew what to do in those critical situations? Whether you want to (1) blow the competition out of the water, (2) boost your confidence, or just (3) start winning more often, this book will get you there. Do you find it hard to think of yourself as a winner? Even successful athletes can struggle with blows to their self-confidence. Learn proven strategies that can help you confidently make the right decisions when it counts! Develop winning habits that are proven to succeed. Discover the empowering force of good habits, proper training and positive affirmations to compete well when the time comes. Fuel your competitive passion. Organize your life for peak competitive performance . Learn how to identify and remove negative influences and replace them with positive alternatives. Discover how to eliminate negative self talk and program your mind to expect success. What Will You Learn About Competitive Strategies? How to be calm and relaxed in key situations.How to use the excitement of competition to help you perform better.Powerful mental strategies for keeping your head in the game at all times.The proper way to use goal-setting.How to model the tactics of the experts. You Will Also Discover: The key strategies that all winners have in common.How to compete effectively under all types of different circumstances.How to train properly for competition.How to make a masterful plan of action for peak performance success. Are you ready to start feeling the joy of victory on a consistent basis? In the following pages you will learn how to identify and remove hindrances that may stand in your way and how to stride into each challenge with confidence and a strong desire to compete at your highest level. Increase your confidence, skills and winning percentages! Give yourself the competitive advantage: Buy It Now!
By Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone, Yuri van Geest
Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 Growth, Innovation, and Leadership Book of the Year In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of companyâ€•the Exponential Organizationâ€•that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology. An ExO can eliminate the incremental, linear way traditional companies get bigger, leveraging assets like community, big data, algorithms, and new technology into achieving performance benchmarks ten times better than its peers. Three luminaries of the business worldâ€•Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, and Mike Maloneâ€•have researched this phenomenon and documented ten characteristics of Exponential Organizations. Here, in EXPONENTIAL ORGANIZATIONS, they walk the reader through how any company, from a startup to a multi-national, can become an ExO, streamline its performance, and grow to the next level. Chosen by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, to be one of Bloombergs Best Books of 2015
From Brand: Physica
Founded in 1991, the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig Halle was the first and only research institute in the Hermann von Helm holtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF) to be exclusively dedicated to environmental research. Nowadays environmental research calls for interdisciplinary and applied approaches. At the UFZ, landscape based research and environmental medicine are combined within interdisci plinary research topics with social sciences and ecological economics. Economic and sociological environmental research at the UFZ is geared towards the model of sustainable development. Research is currently fo cused at a local and a regional level. In order to ensure the transferability of regional solutions, work is pursued against the background and in awareness of global ecological interrelations as well as national and international con ditions. In July 1998, the UFZs Department of Ecological Economics and Envi ronmental Sociology organised an international UFZ Summer School in Leipzig, Germany, dedicated to “Ecological Economics and Regional Sustainability – New Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Research?” Its focus was on the scientific exchange of ideas and experience related to regional sus tainable development. The papers concentrated on innovative approaches towards bridging the gap between the natural and the social sciences in ap plied research projects.
By Thomas Plummer
Noted industry founder, consultant and personal training expert Thomas Plummer puts his 26 years of experience into this all-encompassing resource on the business side of fitness. In sixteen chapters Plummer identifies five core topics that are crucial for those beginning a new fitness business or looking to build an existing business. In logical, easy-to-understand and apply language, Plummer covers such critical subjects as levels of maturity, building renewals and member retention, price structures, financial problem solving, reports and profit centers, business plans and strategic planning, as well as working with accountants, building premium programs, and much, much more. Large format with nearly 400 pages of information!
By Bassem R. Mahafza
Developed from the author’s graduate-level courses, the first edition of this book filled the need for a comprehensive, self-contained, and hands-on treatment of radar systems analysis and design. It quickly became a bestseller and was widely adopted by many professors. The second edition built on this successful format by rearranging and updating topics and code.Reorganized, expanded, and updated, Radar Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB®, Third Edition continues to help graduate students and engineers understand the many issues involved in radar systems design and analysis. Each chapter includes the mathematical and analytical coverage necessary for obtaining a solid understanding of radar theory. Additionally, MATLAB functions/programs in each chapter further enhance comprehension of the theory and provide a source for establishing radar system design requirements.Incorporating feedback from professors and practicing engineers, the third edition of this bestselling text reflects the state of the art in the field and restructures the material to be more convenient for course use. It includes several new topics and many new end-of-chapter problems. This edition also takes advantage of the new features in the latest version of MATLAB. Updated MATLAB code is available for download on the book’s CRC Press web page.