A comprehensive, up-to-date examination of the most important theory, concepts, methodological approaches, and applications in the burgeoning field of judgment and decision making (JDM) Emphasizes the growth of JDM applications with chapters devoted to medical decision making, decision making and the law, consumer behavior, and more Addresses controversial topics from multiple perspectives – such as choice from description versus choice from experience – and contrasts between empirical methodologies employed in behavioral economics and psychology Brings together a multi-disciplinary group of contributors from across the social sciences, including psychology, economics, marketing, finance, public policy, sociology, and philosophy 2 Volumes
This book provides a new approach to the understanding of economic policy reform by placing it in the context of the perennial conflict between the two historical social forces of economic globalization and economic nationalism and examines successive attempts over the last half century to change the roles of state and market in the management of the Indian economy.
Winner of the 2003 Financial Times Germany/getAbstract Business & Finance Book Award Leading Geeks challenges the conventional wisdom that leadership methods are universal and gives executives and managers the understanding they need to manage and lead the technologists on whom they have become so dependent. This much-needed book? written in nontechnical language by Paul Glen, a highly acclaimed management consultant? gives clear directions on how to effectively lead these brilliant yet notoriously resistant-to-being-managed knowledge workers. Glen not only provides proven management strategies but also background on why traditional approaches often don't work with geeks. Leading Geeks describes the beliefs and behavior of geeks, their group dynamics, and the unique nature of technical work. It also offers a unique twelve-part model that explains how knowledge workers deliver value to an organization.
The most detailed, comprehensive coverage of CWSP-205 exam objectives CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide offers comprehensive preparation for the CWSP-205 exam. Fully updated to align with the new 2015 exam, this guide covers all exam objectives and gives you access to the Sybex interactive online learning system so you can go into the test fully confident in your skills. Coverage includes WLAN discovery, intrusion and attack, 802.11 protocol analysis, wireless intrusion prevention system implementation, Layer 2 and 3 VPN over 802.11 networks, managed endpoint security systems, and more. Content new to this edition features discussions about BYOD and guest access, as well as detailed and insightful guidance on troubleshooting. With more than double the coverage of the “official” exam guide, plus access to interactive learning tools, this book is your ultimate solution for CWSP-205 exam prep. The CWSP is the leading vendor-neutral security certification administered for IT professionals, developed for those working with and securing wireless networks. As an advanced certification, the CWSP requires rigorous preparation – and this book provides more coverage and expert insight than any other source. Learn the ins and outs of advanced network security Study 100 percent of CWSP-205 objectives Test your understanding with two complete practice exams Gauge your level of preparedness with a pre-test assessment The CWSP is a springboard for more advanced certifications, and the premier qualification employers look for in the field. If you’ve already earned the CWTS and the CWNA, it’s time to take your career to the next level. CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide is your ideal companion for effective, efficient CWSP-205 preparation.
Globalization and the Environment critically explores the actors, politics and processes that govern the relationship between globalization and the environment. Taking key aspects of globalisation in turn – trade, production and finance – the book highlights the relations of power at work that determine whether globalization is managed in a sustainable way and on whose behalf. Each chapter looks in turn at the political ecology of these central pillars of the global economy, reviewing evidence of its impact on diverse ecologies and societies, its governance – the political structures, institutions and policy making processes in place to manage this relationship – and finally efforts to contest and challenge these prevailing approaches. The book makes sense of the relationship between globalisation and the environment using a range of theoretical tools from different disciplines. This helps to place the debate about the compatibility between globalisation and sustainability in an explicitly political and historical context in which it is possible to appreciate the ‘nature’ of interests and power relations that privilege some ways of responding to environmental problems over others in a context of globalisation.
This authoritative book examines British policy in the Middle East, focusing on how Britain’s response to 9/11 – particularly the decision to join the US invasion of Iraq – has affected its role and relations in the region. Establishes what was ‘new’ about the New Labour approach and policies towards the Middle East and what changed as a result of 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’ Analyses in detail how the Blair government handled the Iraq crisis, invasion and fallout, including developments in relations with Iran Documents Britain’s ‘niche’ role in the Middle East peace process. Argues that arms sales, trade and finance bind Britain to the Arab Gulf states Traces Britain ’s involvement in US–regional security arrangements
The guide to making money the Warren Buffett way The book that presents the same fundamentals that Warren Buffet used to turn an initial $105,000 investment into a $40 billion fortune in a way the general reader can apply, Building A Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love is a succinct, logical, and straightforward guide to financial success. Highlighting one simple message: that Warren Buffett successfully invests in great businesses with strong fundamentals, it argues that these fundamentals can be replicated in a small business to yield outstanding results. Offering a solution for people wanting to start a business to provide additional income in today's uncertain economy, and designed to help entrepreneurs build fundamentally sound, small businesses using Warren Buffett's business investment perspective, the book covers: An overview of Warren Buffett's investment methodology and how it applies to small businesses The details of the Buffett investment criteria—a consumer monopoly, strong earnings, low long term debt, and high ROE with the ability to reinvest earnings—and the application of these fundamentals to both start-up and existing small businesses An approach to building a small business that applies the well respected principles of Warren Buffett, the book presents an exciting new look at the steps to success that have been proven trustworthy by one of the richest men in the world.
This volume celebrates the work and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world's foremost pediatricians, by bringing together contributions from researchers and clinicians whose own pioneering work has been inspired by Brazelton's foundations in the field of child development. Includes contributions from experts influenced by the work of Brazelton from a wide range of fields, including pediatrics, psychology, nursing, early childhood education, occupational therapy, and public policy Provides an overview of the field of child development, from the explosion of infant research in the 1960s to contemporary studies Outlines the achievements and influence of T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world's foremost pediatricians, and his lasting influence in continuing research, practice, and public policy
From the New York Times bestselling author Ben Mezrich comes Seven Wonders, a globe-trotting thriller in the vein of The DaVinci Code - rife with historic secrets, conspiracies, intrigue, and a whole lot of adventure. When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady is murdered, it's up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. His search leads him on a far-flung journey - from Brazil, India, Peru, and beyond - as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that has been concealed for centuries. With the help of scientist Sloane Costa, they discover a conspiracy to hide a roadmap to the Garden of Eden - and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture. With a heart-pounding pace and panoramic backdrops, Seven Wonders is an electrifying read, and will be the first in a trilogy.
This book explores the origins, extent and implications of this revival in the fortunes of private landlordism. It presents an in-depth, scholarly analysis of private landlords, the rationales for and ways in which governments have sought to revitalise investment in residential lettings, and their success in doing so. It also assesses the extent to which landlordism has been transformed in recent years and the lessons for policy that can be learned from this experience. The book draws on the extensive research into private landlords conducted by the authors over the past two decades. This includes projects funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the predecessor departments to the Department for Communities and Local Government, Scottish Homes, and the Economic and Social Research Council. It fills a major gap in the literature about an important actor in housing provision and the built environment. Most of the recent work on private landlords has been published as research reports and there is a lack of book length scholarly study aimed at an academic rather than a policy audience.
The CPM Silver Yearbook 2OO7 Investors buy silver as a financial asset. It is seen as a hedge against economic, financial, and political upheaval. Many investors view silver as a companion to gold, while some investors prefer it to gold, due to its more volatile price behavior. In addition to all of these monetary and financial roles, silver is also an industrial commodity critical to photography, high-definition imaging, modern battery technology and electronics, engineering, chemical processes, and more. To truly understand the full range of silver's applications, as well as its sources and the centuries worth of metal held in jewelry, silverware, and bullion form, you need information that only The CPM Silver Yearbook 2007 can provide. CPM Group is the world's premier precious metals and commodities research and consulting company. Now, with The CPM Silver Yearbook 2007, Wall Street's top commodity research firm provides you with authoritative reference data, analysis, and yearly projections for one of the world's most important precious metals. This invaluable resource contains a wealth of information for investors and traders who need to make fully informed investment decisions with regard to this commodity. Topics discussed range from the supply and demand fundamentals of silver to emerging trading and investment opportunities for this commodity. Filled with in-depth insight and proven advice, The CPM Silver Yearbook 2007 contains all the information you need to succeed in this market.
Group coaching is rapidly becoming the preferred coaching option for businesses and individuals. Effective Group Coaching is a practical, resource rich, hands-on guide for the group coaching facilitator in one of the fastest growing new disciplines. Organizations, community groups and individuals are discovering that group coaching is an exciting and sustainable model and process for learning and growth. Written for internal and external coaches, HR professionals, trainers and facilitators wanting to expand their work into this area, this book provides tested methodologies and tools and tips. Both new and seasoned coaches will find the book a practical roadmap and go-to guide when designing, implementing and marketing their own group coaching programs. Case studies highlight how group coaching programs are being delivered globally through corporate and public prgrams, virtually and in person. Also, the author's dedicated web site offers resources and articles available for downloading.
The third edition of this classic in the field is completely updated and revised with approximately 30% new content so as to include the latest developments. The handbook and ready reference comprehensively covers nuclear and radiochemistry in a well-structured and readily accessible manner, dealing with the theory and fundamentals in the first half, followed by chapters devoted to such specific topics as nuclear energy and reactors, radiotracers, and radionuclides in the life sciences. The result is a valuable resource for both newcomers as well as established scientists in the field.
Save almost 25% on this two-book set from Bruce Schneier covering issues of social trust and security This set includes two books from security expert Bruce Schneier, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive and Carry On: Sounds Advice from Schneier on Security. In Liars and Outliers, Schneier covers the topic of trust in society and how issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. Insightful and entertaining, the weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust and how trust facilitates and stabilizes society. Carry On features more than 140 articles by Schneier, including more than twenty unpublished articles, covering such security issues as crime and terrorism, human security, privacy and surveillance, the psychology of security, security and technology, travel and security, and more. A two-book set from a renowned author, technologist, and security expert Covers such current topics as the Internet as surveillance state, Chinese cyberattackes, privacy and social networking, aviation security, and more Ideal for IT professionals, security and networking engineers, hackers, consultants, and technology vendors Together, these two books offer deep and practical insight into a wide range of security topics for professionals in technology fields, as well as anyone interested in the larger philosophical issues of security.