So you want to be a programmer? Or maybe you just want to be able to make your computer do what YOU want for a change? Maybe you enjoy the challenge of identifying a problem and solving it. If programming intrigues you for whatever reason, Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies is like having a starter programming library all in one handy, if beefy, book. In this practical guide, you’ll find out about compiling, algorithms, best practices, debugging your programs, and much more. The concepts are illustrated in several different programming languages, so you’ll get a feel for the variety of languages and the needs they fill. Seven minibooks cover: Getting started Programming basics Data structures Algorithms Web programming Programming language syntax Applications Beginning Programming All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies shows you how to decide what you want your program to do, turn your instructions into “machine language” that the computer understands, use programming best practices, explore the “how” and “why” of data structuring, and more. You’ll even get a look into various applications like database management, bioinformatics, computer security, and artificial intelligence. Soon you’ll realize that – wow! You’re a programmer! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Essential insights on the various aspects of financial derivatives If you want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation, Financial Derivatives is the book for you. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolb and James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how you can prudently use them within the context of your underlying business activities. Financial Derivatives introduces you to the wide range of markets for financial derivatives. This invaluable guide offers a broad overview of the different types of derivatives-futures, options, swaps, and structured products-while focusing on the principles that determine market prices. This comprehensive resource also provides a thorough introduction to financial derivatives and their importance to risk management in a corporate setting. Filled with helpful tables and charts, Financial Derivatives offers a wealth of knowledge on futures, options, swaps, financial engineering, and structured products. Discusses what derivatives are and how you can prudently implement them within the context of your underlying business activities Provides thorough coverage of financial derivatives and their role in risk management Explores financial derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation This informative guide will help you unlock the incredible potential of financial derivatives.
Understanding how to cool down, slow down, and engage the naturally occurring conflicts among team members is critical to the ultimate success of a team. With this book, your team and its members will gain a deeper understanding of how conflict emerges and how to respond in ways that will leverage conflicts to their advantage. Team members will learn the importance of establishing a safe team climate, agreeing on processes to guide interactions, and use of constructive communication skills in order to develop a conflict competent team. As the authors say, conflict is not to be avoided, but embraced and explored. This often results in new, previously unimagined opportunities, solutions and results. The authors include stories, interviews, and examples that provide entertaining and thought provoking insights. They dedicate one chapter to techniques and processes for addressing team conflict that has gone awry. Runde and Flanagan also include useful tips and tools for assessing your team?s current state of conflict competence and suggestions for addressing the challenges of today?s virtual and geographically dispersed teams.
This is supposed to be the age of instant and constant communication, right? And if you have a business, belong to an organization, or have a cause you want to promote, a great-looking flyer or brochure can say a lot. If you have Microsoft Office Professional, Small Business, or Ultimate on your PC, you already have a great communication tool hidden inside—Publisher 2007. Use it to promote your organization with newsletters, cards, and brochures. This book gets you started with Publisher basics so you can start communicating with your public. Chances are you’re not planning to become a Publisher guru; you just want to use Publisher to get some things done. Then Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 For Dummies is just the book for you! It has just what you need to know to Understand design basics and plan a page Set up a flyer or publication and place text and pictures where they work best Use various Publisher templates Incorporate images and files from other programs Build Web sites with Publisher Prepare your creations for printing or posting online Whether you’re selling a product or service, getting the word out about a not-for-profit organization, or helping out your church, synagogue, or school, Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 For Dummies makes it easy.
Get a Life focuses on raising self-awareness and finding proactive ways to improve your life. Guides you through six key areas of your life: Career, Mind/Body, Finance, Relationships, Fun and Contribution. Features text case studies and challenge points all designed to help you get to the heart of what it is that motivates you and what you wish to achieve. Challenges you to reflect upon the way you think and behave and provides strategies for implementing changes. «Get a Life adds new and compelling dimensions to the idea of personal effectiveness both at work and at home. It balances some 'killer app' personal productivity tools alongside tremendous insights to manage your life goals and excellent advice on physical and mental well-being to achieve a winning performance-indispensable.» —Mike Dunlop, HR Mananger, Sun Microsystems
Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit with a counterintuitive approach to starting your own venture or taking your career to the next level Start Before You’re Ready offers entrepreneurs an inspiring new roadmap to success – one that runs against nearly everything you’ve ever been taught about business. Author Mick Spencer is living proof that success doesn’t always rest down the traditional path of formal education and deep pockets. At the age of 22, with nothing to his name, he founded ONTHEGO Custom Apparel (www.otgcustom.com), a customised apparel and uniform company. Since then he has built a worldwide network of movers and shakers and raised millions in venture capital. His company is now a multi-million-dollar player on the international stage, disrupting the slow-moving industry with a modern blend of technological disruptions and social responsibility. In this book, he presents a solid case that analysis paralysis and endless ‘preparation’ won’t get you anywhere – you have to take that leap and do what you really want to do. Indeed, start before you’re ready. Spencer challenges you to get outside your comfort zone and, although intimidating, his approach forces you to learn ‘on the go’ and focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t. Engrossing personal anecdotes coach you through the frustrations and challenges, while vital tools and clear strategies give you a concrete plan for making every day count, many of which have been taught to Mick by billionaires, global CEO’s and highly sought after founders. Chart your own path to success – even without a university degree or financial assets Focus on what you can do right now to achieve your goals Master self-reliance, overcome adversity and discover your true purpose Learn positive habits and build confidence to overcome challenges Starting your own venture or pushing the boundaries in your career is always a leap of faith. It’s saying ‘yes’ before figuring out how to deliver. It’s moments of self-doubt followed by fiery adventurousness and courageous optimism. You are at once inspired, vulnerable, motivated and proud – and you are capable of extraordinary things. Start Before You’re Ready equips you with the inspiration and practical advice you need to succeed in today’s entrepreneurial environment.
Open the books on accounting with this friendly guide Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease—minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more. Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers—without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit—and everything in between—it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers. Get the scoop on accounting basics and standards Read and understand financial statements with ease Report income and expenses for public or private sectors Create great financials and boost your bottom line If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!
A guide to creating joyful success in work and in life What the world needs is more showoffs. Showing off is a good thing. Showing off is a mindset. Showing off is about living life and doing work in a way that creates joy, jazz, and a kick in our lives and in the lives of those around us. This is a business book for almost everyone–from executives and managers to receptionists and sales clerks. Here’s the key: success is an inside job. After 26 years of studying and working with top performers, Joe Calloway shares the key factors in creating success–without pulling any punches. Work Like You’re Showing Off! isn’t for sissies; it’s a tough, realistic approach to getting the most out of life by giving more to others. This book proves that not only is «working like you’re showing off» the smartest way to get ahead in a career, it’s also the most joyful and rewarding way to live.Work Like You're Showing Off! the absolute keys to personal and professional success including: Never be as good as you're going to be What you think of me is none of my business Expect to connect Get back inside the box Grand stupidity and absurd bravery What have you done for me next?
The profit principle is the only secret to good business you'll ever need to know. Success in business has little to do with investment capital, a business plan or office space. Success comes from applying the four-part profit principle. Discover how you can turn what you know into what you do, and launch a successful, sustainable venture without spending (or borrowing) a cent. It’s a process that's simpler than you think and already within reach. Most books on starting a business don't extend further than the practicalities: plans, finance, accounting, equipment and so on. There are so many books on this topic, and their advice is often similar and predictable; rarely do they offer a new perspective or directions for a smarter approach. The motivational books that also serve this market may read well, but they often lack the substance on which to base sound business decisions and actions. If you want to run your own business and don't already, stop and ask yourself why not? The Profit Principle is a modern classic that will revolutionise your thinking on what it takes to succeed and inspire you to get started.
Reframe «wealth management» to achieve sustainable success in financial services You've Been Framed™ is a step-by-step guide for achieving ultimate profitability and sustainability for your financial advisory firm. Whether you're a savvy entrepreneur ready to dominate your competitors, or a more experienced advisor moving toward selling your practice, this guide will help you proactively reframe your business. You'll learn how to grow your pipeline of prospects, win the next generation of clients, and deepen your business so it can thrive without you—leaving you free to pursue what matters to you. Build your business on a holistic foundation of wealth management and assemble the team that will take you to the top as you develop a whole new perspective from which to offer your services. Transform your role from «directive advisor» to «trusted advocate.» Completely shift the paradigm, and make yourself the de facto solution to your clients' wealth management issues. Whether it's the firm with which you're affiliated or the types of products and services you offer, you've been «framed.» As a wealth management advisor, your clients have little understanding of what you do or why you do it. Even your team may have the wrong idea. This book helps you clarify and demonstrate the value of your knowledge and skills, so you can frame your work on your own terms. Build and showcase your enterprise value Renew client relationships and attract new demographics Become a leader with proven team-building tools Shift your role from advisor to advocate If you haven't effectively led discussions to co-create what your business stands for—and what differentiates it from competitors—you're losing talent, prospects, and business. You've Been Framed™ gives you the perspective you need to thrive in the new financial environment, and achieve sustainable success.
A hard-hitting look at achieving financial freedom by avoiding excessive borrowing and spending If you don't actively resist America's culture of debt, you'll end up precisely where the government, banks, and big business want you to be: indentured servitude. The mistakes people make with their money are basic, and avoidable, and unless you understand what they are, you're probably going to repeat them. What you need is someone who can shed light on the obstacles we face and show you how to avoid getting tripped up by them. Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere shows how society is rigged to take as much of your wealth as possible, and simple ways you can resist. It investigates, explains, and offers advice for all those who have fallen into debt, taken a second mortgage, been trapped by credit cards, or found themselves unable to get ahead. Discusses what you can do to stop the destructive cycle of borrowing and spending Illustrates the four major tenets of getting money right Highlights how to avoid the many ways that government, banks, and big business try to trap you with debt To secure your financial future, you must break the dangerous cycle of borrowing and spending, and learn how to guard your wealth against corporate ploys. Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere leads you down the only proven path to financial freedom.
Win the recruiting race with the ultimate analyst's guide to the interview The Complete, Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking is the aspiring investment banker's guide to acing the interview and beginning your journey to the top. By merging a 'study guide' to the field with a forecast of the interview, this book helps you prepare for both content and structure; you'll brush up on important topics while getting a preview of the questions your interviewers are likely to ask. Covering financial statements, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, the discussion provides the answers to common technical questions while refreshing your understanding of the core technical analyses behind core models and analyses. Each chapter includes a list of the questions you will almost certainly be asked—along with the answers that interviewers want to hear—from the basic Q&A to the advanced technical analyses and case studies. This guide will reinforce your knowledge and give you the confidence to handle anything they can throw at you. You will receive an expert synopsis of the major points you need to know, to ensure your understanding and ability to handle the multitude of questions in each area. Double-check your conceptual grasp of core finance topics Plan your responses to common technical and analysis questions Understand how to analyze and solve technical analyses and cases Gain insight into what interviewers want to hear from potential hires Become the candidate they can't turn away You've positioned yourself as a competitive candidate, and the right job right now can chart your entire career's trajectory. Now you just have to win the recruiting race. The Complete, Technical Interview Guide to Investment Banking is the ultimate preparation guide to getting the job you want.
Boosting Self-Esteem for Dummies Learn to: Leave behind negative modes of thinking Understand the psychology of self-esteem Use a variety of effective techniques to build self-esteem for a happier and healthier life Give yourself a boost with cognitive behavioural therapy Cognitive behavioural therapists Rethink your self-image and be comfortable in your own skin Fact: even individuals who radiate confidence on the outside can still have low self-esteem. Whether you're someone who puts on a front or a shy, retiring type who frets about what other people think, this practical guide can help you to conquer insecurities, get assertive and let your inner strength shine through. So what are you waiting for? Understand the theories – get to grips with what self-esteem means and how it affects your outlook Be honest with yourself – acknowledge your best bits (and your limitations) and identify the positive effects of your thoughts and actions Discover boosting techniques – banish feelings of inadequacy by indulging in exercises and hobbies that exhilarate you Give other people a break – understand when a compliment is a compliment and take criticism constructively Go all-out – reassess your day-to-day priorities and map out what you really want from life Open the book and find: Strategies for getting to the bottom of the real you Effective ways to record fluctuating moods and feelings CBT techniques for stimulating self-encouragement Advice on dealing with counter-productive comparisons Guidance on tackling social phobias, body dysmorphia and eating disorders Tips on maintaining self-discipline How to foster better relationships at home and at work
The bestselling guide to building a knockout Web site, newly updated An effective Web site is the key to success for every venture from class reunions to major corporations. And since Web technology changes rapidly, Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is fully updated for the cutting-edge tools and trends. If you need to build and maintain a Web site, even if your experience is severely limited, this book makes it easy and fun. You'll learn to plan, design, create, launch, and maintain your site using the most up-to-date tools. A quality Web presence is essential in today's marketplace, and many individuals charged with creating one are unaware of the challenges This guide gives novice Web designers the tools and know-how to plan, design, and build effective Web sites Provides a nuts-and-bolts guide to site-building, including coverage of HTML, WYSIWYG construction software, CSS, and navigation plans Shows how to spruce up your site with topnotch graphics, video, and great content Guides you through getting your site online, promoting it, and even making money from it Building a Web Site For Dummies, 4th Edition is the tool every first-time Web designer needs to build a professional-looking site.
This pocketbook will guide you through the wonderful country with its honest people. It contains small and useful phrasebook will teach you what to get at the restaurants, how to deal with Russians and get directions. You will also find travel tips, world cup calendar and a lot more for a safe experience in Russia.