The author shares personal thoughts on different aspects of first line manager (FLM) role within the organization. This book offers honest and open overview of personal FLM experience. It’s based on real stories and situations and shares some advices for those who is in this job and/or interested in being a first line manager. It is a practical handbook made to encourage people managers to apply creative approach in managing their teams.
The textbook "The History of Russian Surgery: Selected Pages" corresponds to the basic educational programs of federal state educational standards of higher professional education. The purpose of the new textbook is to help students understand the special role of the history of Russian surgery and to highlight the importance of Russian scientific priorities in the development of medicine as a science. The textbook was prepared on the basis of archival materials and biographies of famous Russian scientists: "Russia's first surgeon" N.I. Pirogov, surgeons V.A. Basov, V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky (Archbishop Luka), Academic B.V. Petrovsky, V.P. Demikhov, as well as an experimental surgeon and Nobel laureate I.P. Pavlov. It contains many examples of their extraordinary hard work, commitment and brilliant mastery, based on a true love of the profession. The textbook is recommended for students of higher educational institutions enrolled in the extended group of specialisations "Healthcare and Medical Science".
It is shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute's Management Book of the Year award 2012. What's a rookie manager to do? Faced with new responsibilities, and in need of quick, dependable guidance, novice managers can't afford to learn by trial and error. The «First-Time Manager» is the answer, dispensing the bottom-line wisdom they need to succeed. A true management classic, the book covers essential topics such as hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, managing time, dealing with superiors, and much more. Written in an inviting and accessible style, the revised sixth edition includes new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing oneself as a leader. Packed with immediately usable insight on everything from building a team environment to conducting performance appraisals, «The First-Time Manager» remains the ultimate guide for anyone starting his or her career in management.
In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, he also wished to see firsthand the source of the Western ideas he believed were corrupting Russia. Over the course of his journey he visited a number of major cities, including Berlin, Paris, London, Florence, Milan, and Vienna. His impressions on what he saw, Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, were first published in the February 1863 issue of Vremya (Time), the periodical he edited.
In June 1862, Dostoevsky left Petersburg on his first excursion to Western Europe. Ostensibly making the trip to consult Western specialists about his epilepsy, he also wished to see firsthand the source of the Western ideas he believed were corrupting Russia. Over the course of his journey he visited a number of major cities, including Berlin, Paris, London, Florence, Milan, and Vienna. His impressions on what he saw, "Winter Notes On Summer Impressions", were first published in the February 1863 issue of Vremya (Time), the periodical he edited.
Sentenced to death for advocating socialism in 1849, Dostoevsky served a commuted sentence of four years of hard labor. The account he wrote afterward (sometimes translated as The House of the Dead) is filled with vivid details of brutal punishments, shocking conditions, and the psychological effects of the loss of freedom and hope, but also of the feuds and betrayals, the moments of comedy, and the acts of kindness he observed. As a nobleman and a political prisoner, Dostoevsky was despised by most of his fellow convicts, and his first-person narrator--a nobleman who has killed his wife--experiences a similar struggle to adapt. He also undergoes a transformation over the course of his ordeal, as he discovers that even among the most debased criminals there are strong and beautiful souls. Notes from a Dead House reveals the prison as a tragedy both for the inmates and for Russia. It endures as a monumental meditation on freedom.
'The best thing is to do nothing! Better conscious inertia! So, long live the underground!' Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of hose own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoyevsky's groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter irony, he describes his refusal to become a worker in the 'anthill' of society and his gradual withdrawal to an existence 'underground'. The seemingly ordinary world of St Petersburg takes on a nightmarish quality in the The Double when a government clerk encounters a man who looks exactly like him - his double perhaps, or possibly the darker side of his own personality. Like Notes from Underground, this is a masterly tragi-comic study of human consciousousness. Ronald Wilks's extraordinary new translation is accompanied here by an introduction by Robert Louis Jackson discussing these pivotal works in the context of Dostoyevsky's life and times. This edition also contains a chronology, bibliography, table of ranks and notes on each work. 'Notes from Underground, with its mood of intellectual irony and alienation, can be seen as the first modern novel . . . That sense of the meaninglessness of existence that runs through much of twentieth-century writing - from Conrad and Kafka, to Beckett and beyond - starts in Dostoyevsky's work.' Malcolm Bradbury
The 900-day siege of Leningrad (1941-44) was one of the turning points of the Second World War. It slowed down the German advance into Russia and became a national symbol of survival and resistance. An estimated one million civilians died, most of them from cold and starvation. Lydia Ginzburg, a respected literary scholar (who meanwhile wrote prose 'for the desk drawer' through seven decades of Soviet rule), survived. Using her own using notes and sketches she wrote during the siege, along with conversations and impressions collected over the years, she distilled the collective experience of life under siege. Through painful depiction of the harrowing conditions of that period, Ginzburg created a paean to the dignity, vitality and resilience of the human spirit. This original translation by Alan Myers has been revised and annotated by Emily van Buskirk. This edition includes 'A Story of Pity and Cruelty', a recently discovered documentary narrative translated into English for the first time by Angela Livingstone.
Six full practice tests with tips and training for the 2015 revised Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools. First for Schools Trainer offers six practice tests for the revised Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools exam combined with easy-to-follow guidance and exam tips. The first two tests are fully guided with advice on how to tackle each paper. Extra practice activities, informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus, a bank of real candidates' exam papers, focus on areas where students typically need most help. This edition contains teachers notes and a full answer key. Audio for the listening and speaking test activities is available online for download. Audio CDs featuring the listening material are also available, separately.
Even in its incomplete form The Love of The Last Tycoon has achieved a reputation as the best novel about Hollywood. When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940 he had written seventeen of thirty projected episodes. In 1941 the 'unfinished novel' was published in a text for general readers by Edmund Wilson under the title The Last Tycoon. For more than fifty years this edition, which is not true to the original work in progress, has been the only one available. This critical edition of The Love of The Last Tycoon, first published in 1994, utilises Fitzgerald's manuscript drafts, revised typescipts, and working notes to establish the first authoritative text of the work. The volume includes a detailed history of the gestation, composition, and publication of the novel; full textual apparatus with editorial notes; fascimiles of the drafts; and explanatory notes on topical allusions and historical references for contemporary readers. The reconstruction of Fitzgerald's plan for the thirteen unwritten episodes is particularly useful. F. Scott Fitzgerald's incomplete masterpiece is restored its 1940 state, and thus made fully accessible to a cross-section of readers.
В книге «Иран и революция» рассказывается о непростом моменте в жизни Ирана,– рождении и первых годах Исламской республики Иран. В.М.Виноградов был назначен в 1977 году Чрезвычайным и Полномочным Послом СССР в Иране и оставался на этом посту вплоть до 1982г. В книге повествуется о правлении шаха Мохаммеда Реза Пехлеви, дворцовых церемониях, борьбе за власть, духовенстве, атаках на посольство СССР и ирано-иракском конфликте. Книга полезна любому, кто интересуется тем, как вершится история и происходят великие революции. Iran and Revolution. Notes of the Soviet Ambassador 1977-1982 By V.M.Vinogradov V.M.Vinogradov worked as the USSR Ambassador in one of the most dramatic periods of the Iran history – two last years of the Pahlavi dynasty and three first years of Islamic Republic. In his 700 pages book he gives a chronicle of Iran’s Revolution with the analysis of the main acting forces and their motivation. The reader can find the portraits and detailed characteristics of Iran’s last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the leader of Iran’s Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini and tens of the key persons from both sides. All of them Ambassador V.M. Vinogradov knew personally and met many times. As the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Tehran he also shows the life and activity of Foreign Embassies during the Revolution. The interaction between USA and the USSR – world superpowers of that time is presented. It is a new insight into the history and diplomacy of that period.
More than a year ago John Bryan began his underground paper Open City in the front room of a small two story house that he rented. Then the paper moved to an apartment in front, then to a place in the business district of Melrose Ave. Yet a shadow hangs. A helluva big gloomy one. The circulation rises but the advertising is not coming in like it should. Across in the better part of town stands the L.A.Free Press which has become established. And runs the ads. Bryan created his own enemy by first working for the L.A.Free Press and bringing their circulation from 16000 to more than three times that. It's like building up the National Army and then joining the Revolutionaries. Of course, the battle isn't simply Open City vs. Free Press. If you've read Open City, you know that the battle is larger than that. Open City takes on the big boys, the biggest boys, and there are some big ones coming down the center of the street, now, and real ugly big shits they are, too. It's more fun and more dangerous working for Open City, perhaps the liveliest rag in the U.S. But fun and danger hardly put margarine on the toast or fed the cat. You give up toast and end up eating the cat.Формат: 13 см х 19,5 см.