Know Your Chances

Understanding Health Statistics

Author: Steven Woloshin,Lisa M. Schwartz,H. Gilbert Welch M.D., M.P.H.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520942028

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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Every day we are bombarded by television ads, public service announcements, and media reports warning of dire risks to our health and offering solutions to help us lower those risks. But many of these messages are incomplete, misleading, or exaggerated, leaving the average person misinformed and confused. Know Your Chances is a lively, accessible, and carefully researched book that can help consumers sort through this daily barrage by teaching them how to interpret the numbers behind the messages. In clear and simple steps, the authors—all of them staff physicians at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont—take the mystery out of medical statistics. By learning to understand the medical statistics and knowing what questions to ask, readers will be able to see through the hype and find out what—if any—credible information remains. The book's easy-to-understand charts will help ordinary people put their health concerns into perspective.This short, reader-friendly volume will foster communication between patients and doctors and provide the basic critical-thinking skills necessary for navigating today's confusing health landscape.

Know Your Limits - Then Ignore Them

Author: John Mason

Publisher: Insight International, Inc.

ISBN: 9781890900120

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Know Your Limits-Then Ignore Them contains 101 "Nuggets of Truth" to help you break through barriers, reach new heights and live your dreams.

Probability For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470043639

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems Increase your chances of acing that probability exam -- or winning at the casino! Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability -- and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success! Discover how to * Conquer combinations and permutations * Understand probability models from binomial to exponential * Make good decisions using probability * Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games

Know Your Fans

Using Word-of-Mouth Marketing to Sell Your Products

Author: Barry Libert,Jon Spector

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131375338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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This Element is an excerpt from We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business (ISBN: 9780132244794) by Barry Libert and Jon Spector. Available in print and digital formats. Put crowdsource marketing to work--and magnify the impact of your marketing efforts with the authenticity and power of real customers! Procter & Gamble is in the business of turning out consumer products by the barrelful. But the company has another, very different line of business. It offers the services of hundreds of thousands of moms and teenagers as word-of-mouth marketers--for its own product divisions and other organizations as well.

Pregnancy Decisions: Know Your Options

Author: Kaz Cooke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857970801

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 35

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Trouble getting pregnant? Horrified that you're pregnant? Wondering if or when to try and get pregnant? Find out your options for each scenario with practical, non-judgemental and friendly info from Kaz Cooke. With expert input and quotes from real women, this ebook is based on combined info from the bestselling books Women's Stuff ('Pregnancy Thoughts & Decisions' chapter) and Up the Duff: The Real Guide to Pregnancy ('Fertility Troubles' and 'Assisted Conception' sections).

How to Outthink, Outmaneuver, and Outperform Your Competitors

Lessons from the Masters of Strategy

Author: Norton Paley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466565411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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Supplying you with a firm grasp of the roots of strategy, How to Outthink, Outmaneuver, and Outperform Your Competitors: Lessons from the Masters of Strategy explains how to develop the skills and strategies needed to compete in today’s volatile marketplace. It interweaves the classic works of the masters of strategy, such as Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, Mao Tse-tung, Niccolo Machiavelli, Frederick the Great, Napoleon, and other renowned strategists. The collective insights of these legendary strategists span 2,500 of combative history and have survived meticulous analysis by scholars. Applied to current competitive business conditions, their time-tested rules and guidelines will prepare you to deal with such issues as: preventing competitors from disrupting your overall growth plans, protecting yourself from a rival’s take-over strategies, and strengthening long-term customer relationships. Whether you operate as a multinational firm maneuvering for position in a global arena, or a regional business fighting an everyday battle for survival, the foundational principles provided can reinforce your understanding and practice of strategy. The book defines the historical origins of strategy and supplies timeless insight into how successful leaders have implemented comprehensive strategy plans. It also explains how to: Maneuver out of risky competitive situations and into renewed market opportunities Establish a defensible position in a hotly-contested market Apply competitive business techniques to outperform your rivals Align competitive strategies with your organization’s culture Personalize a leadership style to maximize performance from your staff The book includes three special features: Strategy Diagnostic Tool—A structured system to help you assess your firm’s competitiveness before committing valuable resources. Appraising Internal and External Conditions—A comprehensive checklist to analyze those key factors that can determine the success of your business plan. Strategy Action Plan—A tested format that includes step-by-step guidelines to develop a personalized business plan. The lessons gleaned from military history and strategy can be indispensable in the everyday management of your people and resources. By tapping into the universal logic and historic lessons of strategy, you will fortify your ability to think like a master strategist and add greater precision to your decision-making—thereby allowing you to outthink, outmaneuver, and outperform your competition.

Myths About Doing Business in China

Author: H. Chee,C. West

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230508863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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China is rapidly becoming an economic superpower, yet has a very different business culture that is often misunderstood outside of China. This can result in costly financial and strategic errors. This book confronts the myths about China and Chinese business practice and gives the reader a clear understanding of the culture and how to engage with it successfully.

Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Twelve Steps To A Healthier Life

Author: Barbara Boughton,Dr. Michael Stefanek, PhD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281283

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 182

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Develop your anticancer strategy Knowledge is power. Knowing your cancer risk is your best weapon against cancer. Co-published with the American Cancer Society, Reduce Your Cancer Risk: Twelve Steps to a Healthier Life will help you assess your risk based on your family history, genetics, and environment, and help you make a comprehensive action plan to lower your chances of getting cancer. With an anticancer strategy in place, youíll help to protect yourself against cancer and live a healthier, happier life. Reduce Your Cancer Risk includes the most up-to-date information on: Personal risk assessment Lifestyle changes Preventive health strategies Genetic counseling Preventive anti-cancer medications

The Theory of Poker

Author: David Sklansky

Publisher: Two Plus Two Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781880685006

Category: Games

Page: 301

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Discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold 'em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing. Many of today's top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don't, and most serious players wear the covers off their copies. This is the best book ever written on poker.


The Art of Asking

Wie ich aufhörte, mir Sorgen zu machen, und lernte, mir helfen zu lassen

Author: Amanda Palmer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732513289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business

Six Strategic Principles for Managers

Author: Mark R. McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199920796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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More than two millennia ago the famous Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote the classic work on military strategy, The Art of War. Now, in a new edition of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business, Mark McNeilly shows how Sun Tzu's strategic principles can be applied to twenty-first century business. Here are two books in one: McNeilly's synthesis of Sun Tzu's ideas into six strategic principles for the business executive, plus the text of Samuel B. Griffith's popular translation of The Art of War. McNeilly explains how to gain market share without inciting competitive retaliation, how to attack competitors' weak points, and how to maximize market information for competitive advantage. He demonstrates the value of speed and preparation in throwing the competition off-balance, employing strategy to beat the competition, and the need for character in leaders. Lastly, McNeilly presents a practical method to put Sun Tzu's principles into practice. By using modern examples throughout the book from Google, Zappos, Amazon, Dyson, Aflac, Singapore Airlines, Best Buy, the NFL, Tata Motors, Starbucks, and many others, he illustrates how, by following the wisdom of history's most respected strategist, executives can avoid the pitfalls of management fads and achieve lasting competitive advantage.

Sun Tzu - The Art of War

Strategies for competition

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: GOODmood

ISBN: 8862775814

Category: Self-Help

Page: 115

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Written in China in the 4th century BC, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, is undoubtedly one of the oldest collections of military technique advice and at the same time, the most well recognized and the most extraordinary strategic treatise in the world. In this e-book you will find the full version of what has definitely been the most consulted manual by military leaders and politicians of all kinds and continents over the centuries. Prestigious schools of management and personal development use this treatise as their reference textbook and industry and finance managers still consult it today, finding an inexhaustible source of inspiration and meditation within its pages. But what is it that makes a work written about 2,500 years ago so special, so incredibly fascinating and still so relevant? Some of its features and curiosities are still undoubtedly surprising due to their logic and modernity but its fame stems from its ability to let one analyse and interpret the book at various levels and apply its meaning to all professions and personalities. The Art of War is not only a strategic manual on war and on the techniques for being successful in battle. In this text, there is a deeper and more intimate path, which deals with the emotional sphere and more precisely with the management of personal conflicts in a proactive way which leads to personal growth. You will notice that if more closely examined, war, clashes and competition, which apparently seem to relate only to the military world, also relate to the inner and personal dynamic which is shared by each of us. For this reason, the instructions contained in the Art of War should be taken as essential rules of deep wisdom as they are applicable to any aspect of reality. This e-book The Art of War enhances the value of the text and it provides the reader with a direct, easy, and very appealing version of Sun Tzu’s work. The audiobook is also available.

Chinese Leadership

Author: Barbara Xiaoyu Wang,Harold Chee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230321461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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With the accelerating integration of China into the global economy, there is a thirst to understand how Chinese managers like to lead and how Chinese employees like to be managed. There is no doubt that China can be a difficult and risky market for foreign businesses. The authors show managers how to succeed when doing business in China.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Virgo (Super Horoscopes 2012)

Author: Margarete Beim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101516909

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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In an uncertain world, knowing the future couldn't hurt. Every day, people look to their horoscopes for answers big and small. Super Horoscopes supply the answers they seek, in the most comprehensive day-to-day predictions on the market. With special sections on the history and uses of astrology, these updated books will show readers exactly what the future holds for them. Each sign includes: ? Detailed yearly and daily forecasts ? Rising signs and rising times ? Lucky numbers ? Cusp born and cusp dates ? Signs of the zodiac ? Character analysis ? Love, romance, and marriage compatibility guide ? Moon tables ? Planting and fishing guides ? Influence of the moon and planets ? Famous personalities ? November and December 2011 daily forecasts repeated ? Special overview of 2011 thru 2020

A Guide for Using a Wrinkle in Time in the Classroom

Author: John Carratello,Patty Carratello

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557344035

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Literature units with sample lesson plans, vocabulary lists, quizzes, hands-on projects, cooperative learning activities, cross-curriculum connections, and book report ideas.

Children at War

Author: Peter W. Singer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101970057

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Children at War is the first comprehensive book to examine the growing and global use of children as soldiers. P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in twenty-first-century warfare, explores how a new strategy of war, utilized by armies and warlords alike, has targeted children, seeking to turn them into soldiers and terrorists. Singer writes about how the first American serviceman killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan—a Green Beret—was shot by a fourteen-year-old Afghan boy; how suspected militants detained by U.S. forces in Iraq included more than one hundred children under the age of seventeen; and how hundreds who were taken hostage in Thailand were held captive by the rebel "God's Army," led by twelve-year-old twins. Interweaving the voices of child soldiers throughout the book, Singer looks at the ways these children are recruited, abducted, trained, and finally sent off to fight in war-torn hot spots, from Colombia and the Sudan to Kashmir and Sierra Leone. He writes about children who have been indoctrinated to fight U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan; of Iraqui boys between the ages of ten and fifteen who had been trained in military arms and tactics to become Saddam Hussein's Ashbal Saddam (Lion Cubs); of young refugees from Pakistani madrassahs who were recruited to help bring the Taliban to power in the Afghan civil war. The author, National Security Fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World, explores how this phenomenon has come about, and how social disruptions and failures of development in modern Third World nations have led to greater global conflict and an instability that has spawned a new pool of recruits. He writes about how technology has made today's weapons smaller and lighter and therefore easier for children to carry and handle; how one billion people in the world live in developing countries where civil war is part of everyday life; and how some children—without food, clothing, or family—have volunteered as soldiers as their only way to survive. Finally, Singer makes clear how the U.S. government and the international community must face this new reality of modern warfare, how those who benefit from the recruitment of children as soldiers must be held accountable, how Western militaries must be prepared to face children in battle, and how rehabilitation programs can undo this horrific phenomenon and turn child soldiers back into children.

Your Medical Mind

How to Decide What Is Right for You

Author: Jerome Groopman,Pamela Hartzband MD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101547820

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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An entirely new way to make the best medical decisions. Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides—whether our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting experts, confusing statistics, or testimonials on the Internet. Now Doctors Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a “medical mind,” a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatments. Are you a minimalist or a maximalist, a believer or a doubter, do you look for natural healing or the latest technology? The authors weave vivid narratives of real patients with insights from recent research to demonstrate the power of the medical mind. After reading this groundbreaking book, you will know how to arrive at choices that serve you best.

A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation

Author: Patricia A. Champ,Kevin J. Boyle,Thomas Capnor Brown,Thomas C. Brown

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402014457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation is unique in its clear descriptions of the most commonly used nonmarket valuation techniques and their implementation. Individuals working for government agencies, attorneys involved with natural resource damage assessments, graduate students, and others will appreciate the non-technical and practical tone of this book. The first section of the book provides the context and theoretical foundation of nonmarket valuation, along with practical data issues. The middle two sections of the Primer describe the major stated and revealed nonmarket valuation techniques. For each technique, the steps involved in implementation are laid out and described. Both practitioners of nonmarket valuation and those who are new to the field will come away from these methods chapters with a thorough understanding of how to design, implement, and analyze a nonmarket valuation study. The concluding section takes stock of the usefulness of nonmarket valuation, highlighting chapters on benefit transfer, the role of nonmarket valuation in real decisions about natural resources, and where nonmarket valuation is headed in the future. As a companion to A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation, a website has been developed, http://www.fs.fed.us/nonmarketprimerdata/. This website includes downloadable datasets for each of the techniques described in the Primer, as well as links to published journal articles and reports based on the data. The website also provides an opportunity for students to estimate models using the data.