This book has a defined objective…to emulate the framing of questions that are often asked in business quizzes these days. There are over 30 sections from automobiles, advertising, businessmen, FMCG to publications, management terms, quality control, management quotes. A special section for visual questions that are part of almost every business quiz these days has also been included. The book will serve not just as a stepping stone for people who are interested in business quizzing but will prove to be an ideal compendium for all aspirants searching for admission to professional colleges or career options in banking, insurance, defence, railways, state & central government services, besides many other top tier professions. #v&spublishers
This edited collection considers how conditional welfare policies and services are implemented and experienced by a diverse range of welfare service users across a range of UK policy domains including social security, homelessness, migration and criminal justice. The book showcases the insights and findings of a series of distinct, independent studies undertaken by early career researchers associated with the ESRC funded Welfare Conditionality project. Each chapter presents a new empirical analysis of data generated in fieldwork conducted with practitioners charged with interpreting and delivering policy and welfare service users who are at the sharp end of welfare services shaped by behavioural conditionality.
Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, Captain Honor Harrington has been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there´s a catch. She must assume command of a ´´squadron´´ of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom´s commerce.
Leopold Kerney was one of the most influential diplomats of twentieth-century Irish history. This book presents the first comprehensive biography of Kerney´s career in its entirety from his recruitment to the diplomatic service to his time in France, Spain, Argentina, and Chile. Barry Whelan?s work provides fascinating new perceptions of Irish diplomatic history at seminal periods of the twentieth century, including the War of Independence, the Irish Civil War, the Anglo-Irish Economic War, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II, from an eyewitness to those events. Drawing on over a decade of archival research in repositories in France, Germany, Britain, Spain, and Ireland, as well as through unique and unrestricted access to Kerney´s private papers, Whelan successfully challenges previously published analyses of Kerney´s work and debunks many of the perceived controversies surrounding his career.Ireland´s Revolutionary Diplomatbrings to life Kerney´s connections with leading Irish figures from the revolutionary generation including Michael Collins, Ernest Blythe, George Gavan Duffy, Desmond FitzGerald, Arthur Griffith, and Seán T. O?Kelly, as well as his diplomatic colleagues in the service. More importantly, the book illuminates the decades-long friendship Kerney enjoyed with Éamon de Valera?the most important Irish political figure of the twentieth century?and shows how the ´´Chief´´ trusted and rewarded his friend throughout their long association. The book offers a fresh understanding of the Department of External Affairs and critically assesses the roles of Joseph Walshe, secretary of the department, as well as Colonel Dan Bryan, director of G2 (Irish Army Military Intelligence), who both conspired to destroy Kerney´s reputation and career during and after World War II. Whelan sheds new light on other events in Kerney´s career, such as his confidential reports from fascist Spain that exposed General Francisco Franco´s crimes against his people. Whelan challenges other events previously seen by some historians as controversial, including Kerney?s major role in the Frank Ryan case, his contact with senior Nazi figures, especially Dr. Edmund Veesenmayer and German military intelligence, and his libel case against an acclaimed Irish historian Professor Desmond Williams. This book offers new observations on how Nazi Germany tried to utilize Kerney, unsuccessfully, as a liaison between the Irish government and Hitler?s regime. Captured German documents reveal the extent of this secret plan to alter Irish neutrality during World War II, which concerned both Adolf Hitler and the leading Nazis of his regime.
Success in today´s IT environment requires you to view your career as a business endeavor. In this book, you´ll learn how to become an entrepreneur, driving your career in the direction of your choosing. You´ll learn how to build your software development career step by step, following the same path that you would follow if you were building, marketing, and selling a product. After all, your skills themselves are a product. The choices you make about which technologies to focus on and which business domains to master have at least as much impact on your success as your technical knowledge itself--don´t let those choices be accidental. We´ll walk through all aspects of the decision-making process, so you can ensure that you´re investing your time and energy in the right areas. You´ll develop a structured plan for keeping your mind engaged and your skills fresh. You´ll learn how to assess your skills in terms of where they fit on the value chain, driving you away from commodity skills and toward those that are in high demand. Through a mix of high-level, thought-provoking essays and tactical ´´Act on It´´ sections, you will come away with concrete plans you can put into action immediately. You´ll also get a chance to read the perspectives of several highly successful members of our industry from a variety of career paths. As with any product or service, if nobody knows what you´re selling, nobody will buy. We´ll walk through the often-neglected world of marketing, and you´ll create a plan to market yourself both inside your company and to the industry in general.Above all, you´ll see how you can set the direction of your career, leading to a more fulfilling and remarkable professional life.
A delightful collection of interviews with the beloved Julia Child--´´The French Chef,´´ author, and television personality who revolutionized home cooking in 20th century America This delightful collection of interviews with ´´The French Chef´´ Julia Child traces her life from her first stab at a writing career fresh out of college; to D.C., Sri Lanka, and Kunming where she worked for the Office of Strategic Services (now the CIA); to Paris where she and her husband Paul, then a member of the State Department, lived after World War II, and where Child attended the famous cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. From there, Child catapulted to fame--first with the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 1961 and the launch of her home cooking show, ´´The French Chef´´ in 1963. In this volume of carefully selected interviews, Child´s charm, guile, and no-nonsense advice are on full, irresistibly delicious display. Includes an Introduction from Helen Rosner, food critic for the New Yorker.
This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how one family built bridges across today´s great divides-and how our stories hold the power to heal. Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California´s anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ activist he has unlikely origins-a conservative Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas. His mother, Anne, was raised in rural Louisiana and contracted polio when she was two years old. She endured brutal surgeries, as well as braces and crutches for life, and was told that she would never have children or a family. Willfully defying expectations, she found salvation in an unlikely faith, raised three rough-and-rowdy boys, and escaped the abuse and violence of two questionably devised Mormon marriages before finding love and an improbable career in the U.S. civil service. By the time Lance came out to his mother at age twenty-one, he was a blue-state young man studying the arts instead of going on his Mormon mission. She derided his sexuality as a sinful choice and was terrified for his future. It may seem like theirs was a house destined to be divided, and at times it was. This story shines light on what it took to remain a family despite such division-a journey that stretched from the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to the woodsheds of East Texas. In the end, the rifts that have split a nation couldn´t end this relationship that defined and inspired their remarkable lives. Mama´s Boy is their story. It´s a story of the noble quest for a plane higher than politics-a story of family, foundations, turmoil, tragedy, elation, and love. It is a story needed now more than ever.
When it was first published in 1989, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was an almost instant bestseller--and quickly became a permanent part of the cultural lexicon. With over 25 million copies sold worldwide in over 40 languages since its first publication, this book continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both their personal and professional lives. This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. It has had an undeniable impact for the past 25 years--and will no doubt continue to be influential for many more. ENDORSEMENTS ´´Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.´´ --Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human ´´The 7 Habits encompass timeless principles that can help guide any company toward success.´´ --Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc. ´´There are very few business books that are essential reading for anyone who wants to make a difference. This is one of the great ones.´´ --Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception ´´No person lasts forever, but books and ideas can endure. Stephen R. Covey´s life is done, but his work is not. It continues, right here in this book as alive today as when first written.´´ --Jim Collins ´´Twenty-five years after it first appeared, the wisdom of The 7 Habits is more relevant than ever. On an individual level people are burning out, and on a collective level we are burning up the planet. So Dr. Covey´s emphasis on self-renewal, and his understanding that leadership and creativity require us to tap into our own physical, mental, and spiritual resources, are exactly what we need now.´´ --Arianna Huffington
Set in the second half of the eighteenth century, Barry Lyndon is the fictional autobiography of an adventurer and rogue whom the reader is led to distrust from the very beginning. Born into the petty Irish gentry, and outmanoeuvred in his first love-affair, a ruined Barry joins the British army. After service in Germany he deserts and, after a brief spell as a spy, pursues the career of a gambler in the dissolute clubs and courts of Europe. In a determined effort to enter fashionable society he marries a titled heiress but finds he has met his match. First published in 1844, Barry Lyndon is Thackeray´s earliest substantial novel and in some ways his most original, reflecting his views of the true art of fiction: to represent a subject, however unpleasant, with accuracy and wit, and not to moralize. The text is that of George Sainsbury´s 1908 Oxford edition which restores passages cut when the novel was revised in 1856. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World´s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford´s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Validate your AWS skills. This is your opportunity to take the next step in your career by expanding and validating your skills on the AWS cloud. AWS has been the frontrunner in cloud computing products and services, and the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide for the Associate exam will get you fully prepared through expert content, and real-world knowledge, key exam essentials, chapter review questions, access to Sybex´s interactive online learning environment, and much more. This official study guide, written by AWS experts, covers exam concepts, and provides key review on exam topics, including: Mapping Multi-Tier Architectures to AWS Services, such as web/app servers, firewalls, caches and load balancers Understanding managed RDBMS through AWS RDS (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres, Aurora) Understanding Loose Coupling and Stateless Systems Comparing Different Consistency Models in AWS Services Understanding how AWS CloudFront can make your application more cost efficient, faster and secure Implementing Route tables, Access Control Lists, Firewalls, NAT, and DNS Applying AWS Security Features along with traditional Information and Application Security Using Compute, Networking, Storage, and Database AWS services Architecting Large Scale Distributed Systems Understanding of Elasticity and Scalability Concepts Understanding of Network Technologies Relating to AWS Deploying and Managing Services with tools such as CloudFormation, OpsWorks and Elastic Beanstalk. Learn from the AWS subject-matter experts, review with proven study tools, and apply real-world scenarios. If you are looking to take the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, this guide is what you need for comprehensive content and robust study tools that will help you gain the edge on exam day and throughout your career.