As the speedy development of modern society, people start to attach more importance to higher education. Thus, it becomes crucial to understand how the higher educational institution should perform to attract more outstanding students. The main objective of this research is to find out the determination of students' satisfaction in higher learning. In order to complete this research, the "competitive advantage" theory from strategy management is introduced to analyze this question. Competitive advantage is a concept that often inspires in strategists a form of idol worship, a desire to imitate the strategies that make the most successful companies successful. We could also use this theory to measure the attractiveness of colleges and students' satisfaction in terms of its key factors.
There is no sport with fans more loyal or passionate about their teams than football. Each game is a celebrated event with huge audiences and massive TV ratings, and, of course, the Super Bowl has become a national event just shy of an official holiday. In short, we are a country obsessed with football and that obsession begins when we're kids. Accompanied by iconic photos, Top Ten Lists to chew on and debate, and a Top 40-style Timeline of Key Moments, this comprehensive collection uses the Big Game as a lense through which we view the biggest stars, the greatest dynasties, and the classic moments that have come to feel larger than life. From Joe Namath to Joe Montana, the Steel Curtain to The Greatest Show on Turf, and Lombardi to Belichick, here is a book for every young football fan.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. In this paperback edition, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
From the Ground Up is the journey of real estate magnate Dan Hoffler, a person from a very modest family, a kid with average grades and a big smile who succeeded in business on the force of personality and a strong belief in himself. Hoffler’s story is rife with lessons on finding success, coping with controversy and how to enjoy life. He is a world traveler and big game hunter who tells of his harrowing pursuit of polar bears, rhinos, and mountain sheep in some of the most remote and dangerous regions in the world. Famous politicians, successful business leaders and sports stars—the people who populate his world—offer insight into the man who rose from modest beginnings to become a titan of industry.
Support teachers with more effective instructional leadership Leading for Professional Learning offers field-tested guidance to help school leaders more effectively support teachers’ professional development. Leadership is crucial to professional learning, providing the necessary systems and structures that enable teachers to improve their own practice and in turn, improve student learning. With an illustrative case study, this book provides invaluable guidance, packed with practical tools, processes, and expert advice. Because each school differs in terms of strengths and needs, this book steers away from prescriptivism and shows you how to construct a support plan tailored to your unique context. Specific teaching and leadership frameworks guide you through the process of examination, discovery, and execution, equipping you with the necessary tools and insight you need to make positive changes for your teachers – and ultimately, your students. A must-read resource for principals, administrators, and other school and district leadership, this book helps you set your school on the path to continuous improvement. Determine your school’s professional learning needs Leverage existing support structures for the greatest effect Understand the role of leadership in sponsoring and following up on professional learning Ensure intentional changes in teacher practice and student learning Empowering teachers to improve their craft goes beyond merely offering opportunity; it requires collaboration with teachers every step of the way, a deep understanding of how best to support professional learning, a clear set of goals for both individual sessions and an overarching mission, and the necessary technical and relational support required to see these opportunities through. Written by experts from the University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, Leading for Professional Learning provides real-world advice that has been proven effective in school districts across the nation.
Joint exhibition stands, shared between several companies, have become more popular at international trade fairs. Participating in a fair together brings many benefits to the co-exhibitors, such as reduced costs and shared responsibility. However, there are also challenges, for example, with the communication processes between the co-exhibitors. The more parties involved, the more careful coordination the whole process requires. This guide is compiled in order to help any party involved in a joint fair participation process. The guide covers the whole process from the planning phase all the way through to the final evaluation of the event providing hints and concrete examples along the way. The guide is based on a research, where the methodology consisted of a case study, observation and interviews.
Praise for Pattern, Price & Time Second Edition «Jim's breadth of knowledge spans futures, Forex, stocks, Gann, charting, price patterns, and the list goes on and on. He is a valued contributor to the TraderPlanet.com community and this book further demonstrates his unwavering commitment to educating traders to help them become more successful.» —Lane J. Mendelsohn, Publisher, TraderPlanet.com «James Hyerczyk provides an illuminating guide to the fascinating world of Gann Theory and the combined analysis of price, pattern, and time. This book is very interesting from both a historical and practical technical perspective.» —Dan Blystone, Editor, TradersLog.com «I have known James Hyerczyk since 1991. I have always valued W. D. Gann's methods. Reading Jim's book, Pattern, Price & Time, Second Edition is a good way to get started in learning the concepts of Gann's methodology. I highly recommend this book.» –Michael Popilchak, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Sweet Futures Division of Rosenthal Collins Group LLC «Hunting out good opportunities involves good tracking. Jim has taken his vast experience with Gann's proven technical analysis, to show the savvy investor the foot prints in the snow to find those successful trades. As the Chief Investment Officer of LaSalle St. Securities, I have found over the last thirty-five years that good technical analysis is invaluable.» —Jay C. Carstensen, Chief Investment Officer, LaSalle St. Securities, LLC
Praise for Sheldon Jacobs «Sheldon Jacobs is a level-headed gentleman who is a cross between Albert Einstein, the Dalai Lama, and Vanguard founder Jack Bogle and who had a solid record editing and publishing The No-Load Fund Investor financial newsletter for over a quarter-century.» —MarketWatch «King of no-loads.» —Investor's Business Daily «Dean of the no-load fund watchers.» —USA Today «Among financial experts who are able to think with a small investor's perspective, no one is more level-headed than Sheldon Jacobs.» —Bottom Line/Personal In July of 1993, Sheldon Jacobs was one of five nationally recognized mutual fund advisors chosen by The New York Times for a mutual fund portfolio competition. The portfolio that he selected produced the highest return of all contestants for almost seven years, and the Times quarterly publication of this contest helped him become one of the best-known mutual fund advisorsin America. Investing without Wall Street shows investors how to achieve the greatest wealth with the least effort. It details the five essentials that even a kid could master and shows that they are all you need to be a successful investor. With this knowledge, the average investor can invest on his or her own and make $252,000 more than a person investing the same way who shares his or her profits with professionals. This book will teach you how.
Reinforcement and Systemic Machine Learning for Decision Making There are always difficulties in making machines that learn from experience. Complete information is not always available—or it becomes available in bits and pieces over a period of time. With respect to systemic learning, there is a need to understand the impact of decisions and actions on a system over that period of time. This book takes a holistic approach to addressing that need and presents a new paradigm—creating new learning applications and, ultimately, more intelligent machines. The first book of its kind in this new and growing field, Reinforcement and Systemic Machine Learning for Decision Making focuses on the specialized research area of machine learning and systemic machine learning. It addresses reinforcement learning and its applications, incremental machine learning, repetitive failure-correction mechanisms, and multiperspective decision making. Chapters include: Introduction to Reinforcement and Systemic Machine Learning Fundamentals of Whole-System, Systemic, and Multiperspective Machine Learning Systemic Machine Learning and Model Inference and Information Integration Adaptive Learning Incremental Learning and Knowledge Representation Knowledge Augmentation: A Machine Learning Perspective Building a Learning System With the potential of this paradigm to become one of the more utilized in its field, professionals in the area of machine and systemic learning will find this book to be a valuable resource.
On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies. Later made into an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Huston, the book tells a story that captured the nation's attention: a working-class American's rise to become a cardinal of the Catholic Church. The daily trials and triumphs of Stephen Fermoyle, from the working-class suburbs of Boston, drive him to become first a parish priest, then secretary to a cardinal, later a bishop, and finally a wearer of the Red Hat. An essential work of American fiction that is newly relevant with the ordination of New York's Timothy Dolan as cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson's novel is back in print by popular demand.
The increasing integration of economies and societies around the world, decreasing product life cycle and volatile market are the biggest challenges for the organizations. These factors become more crucial in project based organizations due to their different structure and approach hence traditional business approaches are no more adequate for the project based organizations. This book, therefore, introduces a new perspective on innovation and learning in project based organizations. The book addresses the issues from the practitioners as well as academic researcher''s point of view. Concepts of project based innovation and learning are discussed with the help of a case study for better understanding and to give a practitioner''s approach. This book is an essential reading for professionals and management students in project based innovation and learning area.
Do more motivated students become better English learners? Are there different types of motivation? If so, which types of motivation work better for a more successful learning of English? In this book, the answers to such questions are sought through a study conducted in a military setting at the Turkish Military Academy. The findings of any study on motivation could be quite intricate; so are the findings of the present study.
Velocity 2.0: Paint, Pixels, & Profitability is the second book from retail automotive industry expert, entrepreneur and former dealer, Dale Pollak. The book picks up where Dale's Velocity: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line leaves off, revealing new ROI-based management metrics and processes dealers can use to operate more efficient and profitable used vehicle departments. The book flows from the recognition that today s used vehicle marketplace is more challenging and volatile than it s ever been a tough reality driven by the power of the Internet and a troubled economy. Velocity 2.0 offers a playbook of best practices and processes to help dealers become more successful.
Most people want to be successful in life. And of course, everyone wants to be happy. When it comes to the pursuit of success and happiness, most people assume the same formula: if you work hard, you will become successful, and once you become successful, then you'll be happy. The only problem is that a decade of cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology has proven that this formula is backwards. Success does not beget happiness. Based on the largest study ever conducted on happiness and human potential (a survey conducted by the author of more than 1,600 students), Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor shares seven core principles of positive psychology that each one of us can use to improve our performance, grow our careers, and gain a competitive edge at work. He reveals how happiness actually fuels success and performance, not the other way around. Why? Because when we are happier and more positive we are more engaged, creative, resilient to stress, and productive. "The Happiness Advantage" will appeal to anyone who wants practical advice on how to become happier and also more successful.
The Visual Investor, Second Edition breaks down technical analysis into terms that are accessible to even individual investors. Aimed at the typical investor–such as the average CNBC viewer–this book shows investors how to follow the ups and downs of stock prices by visually comparing the charts, without using formulas or having a necessarily advanced understanding of technical analysis math and jargon. Murphy covers all the fundamentals, from chart types and market indicators to sector analysis and global investing, providing examples and easy-to-read charts so that any reader can become a skilled visual investor.