Profit from Property is the must-have guide for anyone who wants to make money out of property development. Expert author Philip Thomas will show you step by step how to develop property the smart way—from purchasing the best development opportunity, to financing the development, through to completion and disposal of the property. His fool-proof system will have you buying, managing, developing and selling property like an expert, whether you're a first-time developer or an experienced investor wanting to make more out of your portfolio. Inside you’ll discover: money-making strategies for residential, commercial and industrial properties handy tips and case studies that will save you time, cash and stress a proven development model that you can start using immediately with results how to become a successful property developer without a huge amount of cash behind you. The best time to get into property is now. Read this book today and start profiting from property tomorrow!
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.
A practical approach for leaders to guide their congregations to become more externally focused The Externally Focused Quest: Becoming the Best Church for the Community is designed for church leaders who want to transform their churches to become less internally focused and more oriented to the world around them. The book includes the clear guidelines on the ten changes congregations must adopt to become truly outwardly focused. This book is not about getting all churches to have an annual day of community service as a tactic but changing the core of who they are and how they see themselves as a part of their community. Outlines the ten changes needed for church leaders to transform their churches Presents a highly practical approach that shows leaders how to become more externally focused without having to give up programs that serve members A new volume in the popular Leadership Network Series This book reveals what it takes to make the major shift from an internal to external focus and how that affects church leadership.
Successfully implement a blended learning program with this step-by-step guide! The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of Our Future is the practical companion to Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Through real-world implementation exercises it will help you get the most out of the text. From understanding the basics of blended learning to fine-tuning your current program, this workbook gives you hands-on practice that will expand your knowledge base and help you develop a plan for your own classroom or school to create a student-centered education design that personalizes for all students. Key points drawn from over 50 case studies illustrate what works, what doesn't, and how to build a successful blended-learning program. This workbook's organizational structure allows you to jump in at any point to access field-tested exercises that will deepen your understanding of the design process. Blended learning is inspiring K–12 educators with an improved student experience that includes the best of face-to-face and online learning formats to personalize learning and deepen engagement. This workbook provides hands-on training exercises that help you design and implement an effective program with practical guidance from the experts. You will: Examine case studies that illustrate blended learning Solidify your understanding of effective blended-learning design Complete illustrative exercises to further your implementation expertise Evaluate the many paths blended learning can take, and implement what works best for your students Blended learning is a proven, highly rewarding learning strategy. However, the success of your program relies on proper design and implementation. As a companion to Blended this hands-on workbook helps you reap the benefits and strengthen your expertise.
An intriguing look at the full range of value methods brought together for the first time The biggest block to success in the stock market is unconscious investing, or following the crowd without asking the right questions such as: «What is it really worth?» Even more fundamental is: «What rate of return can I confidently expect to get?» Without having the methods to answer these questions is like trying to sail a boat without a rudder. The Conscious Investor covers each of the main methods used to calculate value or return in the stock market, along with descriptions of how and when to use them, as well as their strengths and weaknesses. Interspersed throughout the methods are the timeless investment principles of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. The book: Includes balance sheet methods, dividend discount methods, discounted cash flow methods, price ratio methods, and many others Explains the significance of viewing real value as a combination of a stock's price or market value and its intrinsic value Comes with free access to key functions in the author's Conscious Investor software The Conscious Investor is indispensable reading for everyone with an interest in investing in the stock market, from novices to experienced professionals. Using this book as your guide, you'll quickly discover what it takes to be a conscious investor and gain more confidence in knowing what and when to buy, when to hold, and when to sell.
THE THREE SCARY STORIES BOOKS COME TOGETHER IN THIS PAPERBACK BOX SET TO FORM A TIMELESS COLLECTION OF CHILLINGLY SCARY TALES AND LEGENDS. Folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. The paperback books in this box set feature Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories books. Read if you dare! Includes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories, and Scary Stories 3.
The Learning Annex Presents Small Business Basics If you're a small business owner, you probably dedicate the majority of your time to the day-to-day activities that keep your company up and running. After all, why should you have to worry about taxes or other financial issues when you can hire someone else to handle them? The answer is simple: you, not your accountant or financial advisor, run the business. And if you truly want to be successful, you need to understand how your actions in business today can affect your bottom line tomorrow. If you want to make more tax-efficient financial decisions for your business, The Learning Annex Presents Small Business Basics can show you how. This accessible guide provides useful and authoritative advice that will help you save time and money throughout the year. Topics discussed include: * Organizing your business–from S Corporations and C Corporations to Sole Proprietorships and Limited Liability Companies * Income and losses–from business operations to the sale of business property * Business deductions and credits–from home office deductions and advertising expenses to rent and retirement plans As a small business owner, each decision you make is important. With The Learning Annex Presents Small Business Basics as your guide, you'll quickly discover how to make tax-savvy decisions that will improve your overall business.
The book you need to make better business decisions, faster The One Thing to Win at the Game of Business is the entrepreneur’s bible with everything you need to invest in your own entrepreneurial education. Based on author Creel Price’s own experience launching a small business for just $10,000 and then selling it a decade later for over $100 million, the book is based on one core business truth: that Decisionship, the ability to make better, faster decisions without the angst, is key to success. Systematically explaining the Decisionship methodology that Price has used with great success, the book outlines a visual model that brings together three distinct “sights”—foresight, insight, and hindsight—at the heart of the decision making process. Taken together, these perspectives enable you to quickly and easily process your options from every angle and make smarter choices more quickly. Presents a three-step process for making better business decisions Teaches you the one thing you need to know to build a more productive, more profitable company Explains the keys to building a closer-knit, more productive, and highly-motivated team Innovative, practical advice from a proven business expert, The One Thing to Win at the Game of Business is the ultimate business shortcut—the single thing that you must understand about entrepreneurship in order to get ahead.
Have you ever been led by someone who cared for you like family, and dared you to achieve more than you ever thought possible for yourself, your organization, and even society? Award-winning author of Hostage at the Table, George Kohlrieser, along with his co-authors Susan Goldsworthy and Duncan Coombe, explain how becoming a secure base leader releases extraordinary potential in others. Part of the Warren Bennis leadership series Care to Dare shows you how to become a Secure Base Leader so that you release your followers from the fears that get in the way of their performance. It shows you how you can unleash astonishing potential by building the trust, delivering the change, and inspiring the focus that underpins sustainable high performance. From extensive interviews with executives from all over the world, as well as from surveys with more than a thousand executives, the book reveals the nine characteristics that Secure Base Leaders display on a daily basis. The research shows that a primary difference between a successful leader and a failed leader is the presence or absence of secure bases in his or her life. Care to Dare will take you on a journey where you will discover your own secure bases, past and present, and determine how you can be a secure base for other people in your life at work and at home.
How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better We are living in a world of incredible challenge and changes, and for both the entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur alike, this also means it is a world of ample opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of e-commerce and social media, there are now, today, more markets, tools, and opportunities for entrepreneurs than ever before. Even better: we are now also living in a world more predisposed to entrepreneurial solutions than ever, and we need those solutions—not just to create the Next Big Thing, but to solve the Next Big Problem. Every issue that individuals, communities, and nations face offers the entrepreneur the chance to make a difference. For anyone ready to embark on a mission to solve problems, create communities, build businesses, tap technology, and think entrepreneurially, this new world is teeming with opportunities for success. Uses real-life examples to explain the full extent of today's global entrepreneurial revolution and its vital importance for our future Explains where the emerging markets are and how to tap into them to achieve success Offers insights on the global entrepreneurial revolution, the future of financing, the rise of the self-employed army, the transformation of innovation, and the view from the «bottom of the pyramid» Learn how the worlds' best entrepreneurs are starting profitable businesses, innovating, or creating organizations to alleviate social needs across the globe. Planet Entrepreneur teaches how anyone can develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better. This is the Era of the Entrepreneur.
How to become a trusted resource for consumers in a society of constant manipulation People decide who to trust, what advice to heed, and which individuals to forge personal or transactional relationships with based on a simple metric of believability. Success, in turn, comes from understanding one basic principle: how to be more trusted. Likeonomics offers a new vision of a world beyond Facebook where personal relationships, likeability, brutal honesty, extreme simplicity, and basic humanity are behind everything from multi-million dollar mergers to record-breaking product sales. There is a real ROI to likeability, and exactly how big it is will amaze you. Likeonomics provides real-world case studies of brands and individuals that have used these principles to become wildly successful, including: An iconic technology brand that awakened a revolution among their employees by standing for something bigger than their products A Portuguese singer who used YouTube to rack up more than 30 million views and launch her professional career. A regional team of financial advisors that went from being last in the nation among 176 branches to first, and stayed there for 13 of the next 15 years A tiny professional sports talent agent who achieved the impossible by landing the #1 drafted player in the NFL draft as a client through the power of relationships Author Rohit Bhargava is a founding member of the world's largest group of social media strategists at Ogilvy, where he has led marketing strategy for clients including Intel, Pepsi, Lenovo, Seiko, Unilever, and dozens of other large companies With Likeonomics as a guide, readers will get unconventional advice on how to stand out in a good way, avoid the hype and strategic traps of social media, and appeal to customers in a way that secures your company as a trusted and believable resource.
From Canada's best-selling real esate author, Don R. Campbell, and his team. From rental properties to business offices, more and more Canadians buying real estate are unwittingly setting themselves up for problems. Real estate investments and their corresponding tax policies are complicated–without knowing the tax rules, investors will see how quickly seemingly viable investments can become financial disasters. 81 Financial and Tax Tips for the Canadian Real Estate Investor offers practical advice on successfully navigating the tax implications of property ownership, including tips on a) deductions from income; b) preparing for an audit; and c) leveraging professional help. Filled with insights and Canadian-specific tips, there's no other book like it on the market.
Praise for Competing for Capital «An indispensable guide for investor relations and communication counselors alike. With more individual investors in the market than ever before, this book makes navigating the new regulatory playing field much more possible–and makes clear the path to victory.» –Michael W. Robinson Director, Levick Strategic Communications; Former Director of Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Director of Media Relations, NASD «More than simply writing a textbook on IR, Bruce Marcus shares his wealth of experience and critical viewpoint with those seeking to understand a fast-changing profession.» –June Filingeri President of Comm-Partners LLC, Investor Relations Consultant, and Educator «Bruce Marcus puts some solid ground under the shifting landscape of being an investor relations professional. A must-read primer for public companies.» –Robert C. Roeper Managing Director, VIMAC Ventures, LLC «As the song lyrics go, 'everything old is new again,' but this time with a vengeance. Disclosure has always been the touchstone of securities laws, but now more disclosure is required on a real-time basis with heightened accountability. Competing for Capital is a must-read for those in the securities industry, providing insights into securities markets, the information age and technology, and their impact on the job of investor relations professionals. Investors come in all shapes and sizes from around the globe, and investor relations personnel have their work cut out for them to provide clear, comprehensible, and comprehensive information, accessible to the novice and sophisticate alike. Competing for Capital shows them the way.» –Donna L. Brooks, Esq. Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP «Competing for Capital puts our recent turbulent financial marketplace in context, provides solid information for both new and experienced investor relations practitioners, and offers insights into the future of IR–all in Bruce Marcus's easy-reading style.» –Dixie Watterson IR consultant, Communica Partners «Competing for Capital aptly illustrates how investor relations has become a major corporate responsibility in generating trust, and how the profession must realize now more than ever that the needs of investors have changed because of technology, regulation, and globalization.» –Mark Kollar Managing Director, Cubitt Jacobs & Prosek
Win the mental game before you ever step out on the field Commonsense Leadership is the playbook for leaders who want to win. From rallying the team to hitting it out of the park, every leader needs to understand the mental game. It's what separates winners from survivors, and champions from second place—it's what gives your team the edge, and the strength to forge ahead through adversity. This book shows you how to boost performance with tips and advice gathered over 45 years of working with major corporations and world-class athletes. Whether your team battles on the field or in the boardroom, the mental component is a critical factor in determining outcomes—and left neglected, can become the number-one driving force behind failure. A winning team must be highly skilled, but they must also be resilient, motivated, attentive, and ready to charge the field. Skills can be taught, but the mental factor comes from the environment and the leadership. This book shows you how to boost performance, with real-world solutions for instilling that razor-sharp mental edge. Emerge from setbacks stronger and more agile Learn to thrive on stress and play on the emotional edge Build a culture and environment that fosters motivation Adopt practical strategies for leading your team to win When equal opponents are matched, winning ultimately comes down to mindset. Although sports analogies are ubiquitous in corporate leadership, the mental development aspect is too often ignored—but those who play the mental game and play it well have an unmistakable edge. Commonsense Leadership reveals the secrets to motivation and performance, with practical techniques for building a winning team.
Michael Allen's e-Learning Library Most e-learning that is produced for classroom training is created using instructional models that were introduced more than thirty years ago. To update design solutions for today's online learners, Michael Allen's e- Learning Library offers a review of the basics of instructional design and then lifts the lid on some common misconceptions that arise from what people think they know about ISD. Michael Allen's e- Learning Library is designed to help use time and resources effectively and to build the best e-learning experiences possible. Filled with illustrative examples, the book is pragmatic and contains easy-to-apply solutions. Successful e-Learning Interface is the third book in the Michael Allen's e-Learning Library series. Using this hands-on resource will maximize your CEO impact—connect, empower, and orchestrate. You will understand how to connect with your learners, how to empower learners to make the most of e-learning's capabilities, and how to orchestrate learning events. Praise for Michael Allen's e-Learning Library «Once again Michael Allen has zeroed in on a critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of e-learning development. This book sheds light on the importance of learner interface design, and offers readers clear guidelines for designing interfaces that support the learner and increase impact. It will be a valuable asset for any e-learning developer who is committed to producing truly world-class e-learning.» —David Holcombe, president and CEO, The eLearning Guild and publisher, Learning Solutions Magazine «With this easy-to-apply and practical book, Michael Allen raises the bar on creating exceptional e-learning experiences.» —Lance Dublin, CEO and chief solution architect, Dublin Consulting «Michael Allen continues to be a strong voice in the e-learning industry. The topics addressed in this book are especially timely, helping the creators of training appeal to a new generation of learners while addressing the concerns of more mature learning audiences.» —Jennifer Hofmann, president, InSync Training and author, The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide and Tailored Learning: Designing The Blend That Fits