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Tony  Griffiths Corporate Catalyst. A Chronicle of the (Mis)Management of Canadian Business from a Veteran Insider zxz re life in a different world from
An inside look at the real business world In Corporate Catalyst, Tony Griffiths gives readers a ringside seat on the many boardroom and corporate battles that he both fought and witnessed through the nearly six decades of his productive and colorful career. Among other stories, Griffiths replays his two stints as the CEO of Canada's darling of the telecom industry, Mitel Corporation. The first was in the late 1980s, a time when he helped staunch the flow of red ink and returned the company to profitability. The second was in the early 1990s, when he steered the company through its majority ownership by British Telecom and then its sale to Schroder Ventures. As Griffiths relates it, he had to learn how to deal with the bureaucratic style of the former and the power-hungry moves of the latter. Corporate Catalyst includes the author's blow-by-blow account of what went on inside Confederation Life in the 1980s and early 1990s—a story that should have prevented the failure of the likes of Lehman Brothers in the recent Great Recession. Griffiths, who had his hands full at the time with challenges at Mitel, also sat on Confed's board. He tried to warn Confederation Life's executives and his fellow board members of the financial dangers the company was facing. No one but a few other board members would listen-and even they did not do so consistently. The fall of Confed Life became one of the largest failures of a major finance company in corporate history. Griffiths takes the reader on a dramatic tour of the trickery, betrayal, and politicking that the world of business seems to attract. He introduces readers to the biggest and boldest names in Canadian business, including Jake Moore of Brascan, Robert Campeau of Campeau Corporation, Terry Mathews of Mitel, Ted Rogers of Rogers Communications, Conrad Black of Hollinger, Adam Zimmerman of Noranda, Pat Burns of Confederation Life, and Christopher Ondaatje of The Ondaatje Corporation. In the book's many cautionary tales, Griffiths warns against mixing the roles of governance and management and shows the marked tendency of executives to take up residence far from reality when times get tough. «We don't listen. We don't plan. We don't act,» he wrote in frustration to the board and management of Confederation Life after months of trying to get someone to address the financial mess they were in. Full of hard-won wisdom, Corporate Catalyst is a must-read for anyone working in business or interested in what the business world is really like.
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Rajiv  Rajendra The Handbook of Global Corporate Treasury zxz re life in a different world from
A complete guide to operating a corporate treasury from a global perspective For CFOs and treasurers looking to re-align their treasuries with the growth of the global firm, bankers who seek to maximize the value they create for clients, treasury and finance firm employees, and even finance students, this book provides an easy-to-read approach to this exciting and increasingly complex world. It includes a toolkit that gives practitioners a reference point that they can adapt immediately for use in their firms, providing a low-cost, high-efficiency advisory solution they previously lacked. Offers a uniquely global perspective unlike most books on the subject, which tend to focus on the US market Incorporates a bottom-up, segmented approach that uses fundamental building blocks to form a comprehensive overview of corporate treasury Includes a toolkit that provides a ready foundation for learning based on checklists, templates, and scorecards that can be adapted and customized to the needs of an individual firm Written by an author with more than 13 years working in different aspects of corporate and institutional banking, from capital markets to transaction services Written by an author who has spent many years working The Handbook of Global Corporate Treasury serves as a ready reference for anyone interested in the nuances and practicalities of the complex world of corporate treasury.
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Bowen M. English World 1. Teacher`s Guide zxz re life in a different world from
English World is a 10-level course designed for children learning English as a first foreign language. Children begin at the first stages of language learning and progress year by year towards a high level of competency in written and spoken English. In the lower levels, grammar and vocabulary are introduced at a steady pace and then practised and recycled systematically. This approach is designed to give all learners, whether they have daily exposure to English or not, a sound knowledge of structures and meaning, and the ability to use language actively from the start. The methodology of the course encourages communication in the classroom, backed up by a wide variety of practice exercises to reinforce reading and writing skills. It aims to give learners confidence in speaking natural English fluently and in writing with accuracy and appropriately for the purpose. The course offers not only essential activities in the key language skills but also includes practice of study skills which assist children in developing their proficiency as individual learners. Teachers will find this course practical and useable because: • the methodology is clear and easy to follow • teaching materials are provided so that extensive preparation is not required • step by step guidance is given for every lesson • built-in flexibility makes the course appropriate for a variety of different teaching situations • grammar is presented clearly and taught actively to build confidence and develop accuracy • classroom activities, including songs, games and rhymes, are designed to engage children whilst developing their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
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Laurel  Miller Cheese For Dummies zxz re life in a different world from
An accessible guide to selecting, cooking with, and making cheese From a pungent Gorgonzola to the creamiest Brie, the world of cheese involves a vocabulary of taste second only to wine. With the rise of artisanal cheeses, this once humble food made from curdled milk is now haute cuisine. And to make the new world of cheese less intimidating, Laurel Miller and Thalassa Skinner have created a handy primer to selecting cheese, pairing cheese with wine, cooking with cheese, and making cheese. In Cheese For Dummies, everyday cheese lovers will learn how to become true cheese connoisseurs. Not only will readers get a look at how different cheeses are made around the world, in Cheese For Dummies, they'll develop enough of a palate to discern which cheese is right for them. Explains how to assemble the perfect cheese plate Includes recipes for cooking with cheese Details how to make five cheeses, including Mozzarella, Chevre, and Ricotta Supplemented with a 16-page photo insert With artisanal and imported cheeses now common to mainstream grocery stores, the everyday cheese lover needs more than simply his nose to make the best choice. Offering wise (and delicious!) advice on every page, Cheese For Dummies is a guide for anyone interested in making every mealtime with cheese a special occasion.
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Postcards of Lost Royals zxz re life in a different world from
This enchanting, unique collection of postcards recovers an old world swept away and forgotten over the decades. The lost royals captured here have not been misplaced or gone missing - what has been lost is the very foundation of their royalty. Collected here are royal figures from around the world who lost their titles and were displaced as a result of World War I and other early twentieth-century political movements. The royal houses of Europe, Africa, and Asia once ruled a continent and held dominions beyond the seas. Today, just ten monarchs still reign in Europe, and those with only limited powers. Captured in these distinctive postcards held in the collection of the Bodleian Library are these lost emperors, kings and queens, czars and czarinas, princes and princess, and grand dukes and duchesses, who were left behind by the sweep of history. Featuring monarchs from the Balkans to the Iberian Peninsula, from Ethiopia to Korea, these portraits include members of the Russian imperial family, and royals from Romania, Bulgaria, and Germany, among others. But this is more than just a picture book; it provides a narrative snapshot of world history - alongside each postcard is an intriguing mini-biography of the pictured royal that provides a gripping account of his or her story. Reminiscent of a forgotten era of glamour, grace, and regal power, POSTCARDS OF LOST ROYALS brings history to life and distills the essence of a long-vanished world of royalty.
999 RUR
Frances  Hesselbein My Life in Leadership. The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way zxz re life in a different world from
In a clear and compelling voice, Frances Hesselbein delivers key leadership lessons. Tracing her own development as a leader, she narrates the critical moments that shaped her personally and professionally: from her childhood in Pennsylvania, to moving up from Girl Scout troop leader to Girl Scout CEO, to founding and leading the Leader to Leader Institute, to her friendships and experiences with some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of our time. Each chapter includes an inspirational story, a key lesson and how to apply it to daily life.
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Tom  Watson CauseWired. Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World zxz re life in a different world from
Now in paperback, an eye-opening guide to the massive societal impact of online social networks For today's super-wired, always-on, live-life-in-public young Americans, the causes they support define who they are. Societal aspirations have so permeated the «net native» population that causes have become like musical tastes. CauseWired illustrates wired causes in action, bringing real-world stories to readers. Tracks the massive societal impact on causes of online social networks-from blogs, to video, to the rise of social networks Reveals the extraordinary influence of online social networks-in raising money for charity, in changing the political climate and electing candidates, and in raising consciousness for causes From Facebook causes and campaigns on MySpace, to a raft of new startups and innovative projects like Kiva, Change.org and DonorsChoose, this immensely relevant book delivers actionable research and recommendations to help readers launch their own successful wired social campaigns.
1036.41 RUR
Donald Kraybill B. The Amish Way. Patient Faith in a Perilous World zxz re life in a different world from
A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.
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Burt Bacharach: A Life In Song zxz re life in a different world from
"A Life In A Song" is a celebration of the life and career of legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. Filmed at London's Royal Festival Hall, it features on stage conversations between Burt Bacharach and Michael Grade about many different aspects of his years in music. These discussions are interspersed with performances of many of his best loved songs by a line-up of great performers including: Alfie Boe, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Shaun Escoffery, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Hayward, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Myula and Joss Stone. The evening culminates in a medley of some of his most famous movie songs performed by Burt Bacharach and his band and a performance of "That's What Friends Are For" featuring the entire evening's cast. Содержание: 01. Introduction By Michael Grade 02. Walk On By - Feat. Rebecca Ferguson 03. Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Feat. Laura Mvula 04. What The Worlds Needs Now - Feat. Justin Hayward 05. I Say A Little Prayer - Feat. Rebecca Ferguson 06. The Windows Of The World - Feat. Michael Kiwanuka 07. I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor 08. In Between The Heartaches- Feat. Joss Stone 09. (They Long To Be) Close To You - Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor 10. Anyone Who Had A Heart - Feat. Josie James 11. If I Could Go Back - Feat. Alfie Boe 12. Movie Medley: The Look Of Love/ Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) / What's New Pussycat / The World Is A Circle / The April Fools / Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head / (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance / Making Love / Wives And Lovers / Alfie - Feat. The Burt Bacharach Band 13. A House Is Not A Home - Feat. Shaun Escoffery 14. That's What Friends Are For - Feat. Ensemble 15. Be Aware - Feat. Josie James (Bonus Track) 16. Waiting For Charlie - Feat. Donna Taylor (Bonus Track) 17. God Give Me Strength - Feat. John Pagano (Bonus Track)
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Sebastian  Bergmann Real-World Solutions for Developing High-Quality PHP Frameworks and Applications zxz re life in a different world from
Learn to develop high-quality applications and frameworks in PHP Packed with in-depth information and step-by-step guidance, this book escorts you through the process of creating, maintaining and extending sustainable software of high quality with PHP. World-renowned PHP experts present real-world case studies for developing high-quality applications and frameworks in PHP that can easily be adapted to changing business requirements. . They offer different approaches to solving typical development and quality assurance problems that every developer needs to know and master. Details the process for creating high-quality PHP frameworks and applications that can easily be adapted to changing business requirements Covers the planning, execution, and automation of tests for the different layers and tiers of a Web application Demonstrates how to establish a successful development process Shares real-world case studies from well-known companies and their PHP experts With this book, you’ll learn to develop high-quality PHP frameworks and applications that can easily be maintained with reasonable cost and effort.
2750.93 RUR
Mark  Grand Java Enterprise Design Patterns. Patterns in Java zxz re life in a different world from
A how-to guide for Java programmers who want to use design patterns when developing real-world enterprise applications This practical book explores the subject of design patterns, or patterns that occur in the design phase of a project's life cycle. With an emphasis on Java for the enterprise, Mark Grand guides Java programmers on how to apply traditional and new patterns when designing a large enterprise application. The author clearly explains how existing patterns work with the new enterprise design patterns and demonstrates through case studies how to use design patterns in the real world. Features include over 50 design patterns, each mapped out by UML, plus an overview of UML 1.4 and how it fits in with the different phases of a project's life cycle.
3056.66 RUR
Kate  Burton Confidence For Dummies zxz re life in a different world from
Build up your confidence levels and become more effective in all areas of your life Self-confidence is more than just a feeling inside – it's an indispensable ingredient for success in life. Written by two of the most sought-after executive coaches in the world, Confidence For Dummies, 2nd Edition arms you with proven tools and techniques for overcoming insecurity and social inhibitions, and for learning how to think and behave with more confidence at work, socially, and even in love. Know where you stand – gauge your confidence level, identify which aspects of your life need confidence-building, and find out what's keeping you stuck in place Get on track – tailor a personal programme for creating the new super-confident you that you want to present to the world Find your focus – find out how to let go of perfectionism and unrealistic expectations Project self-confidence – broadcast your new-found confidence to the world and connect more easily with others Open the book and find: What confidence is and where it comes from How to connect confidently through social media Top tips to prepare you for a presentation or job interview Advice for approaching romantic relationships with confidence How to say 'No' with confidence Ways to recover quickly from any setback Learn to: Recognise your strengths and believe in your ability Develop your confidence both personally and professionally Get the results you want, whatever the situation
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The Last Don zxz re life in a different world from

The Last Don

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The Last Don zxz re life in a different world from
In a corrupt world where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, one man has power over them all The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest - a masterful saga of the last great American crime family, the Clericuzios, and their powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who in his old age is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. But as he strives to establish his heirs in legitimate society, secrets from his family's past spark a vicious and bloody war between cousins ...
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Eric Shibuya Y. Demobilizing Irregular Forces zxz re life in a different world from
From Afghanistan and Sierra Leone to East Timor, the aftermath of any armed conflict presents a complex set of challenges. Whatever political agreements may have been reached, conflicts are often at risk of reigniting, and the fates of their former participants remain uncertain. Armed groups may not be easily dissuaded from pursuing belligerent activities which they see as both profitable and understandable behaviour. In the face of these difficulties, the process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) attempts to convince combatants to relinquish their weapons and return to civilian life. It is a crucial first step towards lasting peace. Demobilizing Militias is the first comprehensive introduction to DDR in the contemporary world. Examining regions as varied as Africa, Asia and Central America, it guides readers through the different stages of the DDR process as well as assessing competing perspectives surrounding its implementation. Attentive to the problems faced by practitioners, Eric Shibuya argues against a 'one size fits all' approach, emphasizing the importance of social and psychological contexts in fostering the trust that is necessary for DDR to succeed. Accessible and incisive, it will be an ideal resource for students of politics, security and conflict studies, as well as anyone interested in the dynamics of peacebuilding today.
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Twilight of Romanovs. Photographic Odyssey Across Imperial Russia zxz re life in a different world from
The lives of the tsars and their subjects from 1855 to 1918, told through rare archival photographs The Russian Empire was among the most mysterious of the world's great powers, profoundly torn between a rural population living almost medieval lives and industrial and social change in the cities. The tsar's gigantic realm struggled with the advent of modernity and with its own internal contradictions between Asia and Europe, faith and science, different ethnic groups, and the divergent interests of the aristocracy, the middle classes, the urban workers, and the rural poor: a continent of contradictions from abject poverty to fairy-tale wealth captured by authors from Tolstoy to Chekhov, from Gogol to Gorky. Twilight of the Romanovs opens a door into the world of pre-revolutionary Russia using original photographs taken during the last decades of Romanov rule. They include remarkable color images created using an early three-color-plate technique that brings the remote past to life. Our companions on this journey include the Scottish photographer William Carrick, Americans George Kennan and Murray Howe, the German-Russian Carl Bulla, Sergey Produkin-Gorsky, and the writers Leonid Andreyev and Anton Chekhov, together with many anonymous others. These photographs are snapshots of a vanished world, yet they reveal a surprising continuity: despite the subsequent revolution, faces, buildings, and landscapes still resonate with those who see them a century and more later. 360 illustrations, 114 in color
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Dream Theater: Images and Words: Live in Tokyo / 5 Years in a Live Time (2 DVD) zxz re life in a different world from
Disc 1: Images And Words: Live In Tokyo: Dream Theater's Riveting Live Performance Captured In Tokyo, Japan, During Their 1993 "Music In Progress" World Tour. Plus: Music Videos, Interviews, And Behind-The-Scenes Tour Footage And The Making Of The Images And Words Album. Includes: Live Performances: 1. Under A Glass Moon2. Wait For Sleep3. Surrounded4. Ytse Jam5. To Live Forever6. Take The Time7. Pull Me Under Video Clips 1. Pull Me Under2. Take The Time3. Another Day Disc 2: 5 Years In A Livetime A Collection Of Definitive Moments From Five Years In The Life Of Dream Theater From (1994- 1998). Includes: - Footage From The "Unplugged" Fan Club Show In Rotterdam, June 1998- Footage From The "Uncovered" Fan Club Show At Ronnie Scott's In London, January 1995- Live And Behind-The-Scenes Footage From The 1994/1995 "Waking Up The World" Tour And The 1997/1998 "Touring Into Infinity" World Tour- Dream Theater In The Studio During The "Awake" And "Falling Into Infinity" Sessions Music Videos: 1. Lie2. The Silent Man3. Hollow Years
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