Mathematics: A Complete Introduction
By Hugh Neill, Trevor Johnson
Maths does not have to be difficult. This book, complete with exercises and answers, forms a course which will take you from beginner or intermediate level to being a confident mathematician. This book includes: simple step-by-step explanations, to help you grasp new topics or those that have previously confused you; practice questions throughout, to help you embed your learning and improve your confidence; and end of chapter summaries, to help you remember the key points you've learned - all in one great-value book, so you don't need any separate workbooks or coursebooks.Chapters include: number; angles; fractions; two-dimensional shapes; decimals; statisticsl directed numbers; graphs; measurement; perimeter and area; algebraic expressions; approximations; equations; percentages; formulae; circles; probability; three-dimensional shapes; ratio and proportion; pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry; indices and standard form.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Complete Introduction series from Teach Yourself is the ultimate one-stop guide for anyone wanting a comprehensive and accessible entry point into subjects as diverse as philosophy, mathematics, psychology, Shakespeare and practical electronics. Loved by students and perfect for general readers who simply want to learn more about the world around them, these books are your first choice for discovering something new.
Motivating People In A Week
By Sue Stockdale, Clive Steeper
Sunday: What's in it for me?Monday: Step into their worldTuesday: Motivation vs inspirationWednesday: Taking the wider perspectiveThursday: When the going gets toughFriday: Reward and recognitionSaturday: Reviewing progress
Media Studies: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
By Joanne Hollows
Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.
Mindfulness At Work In A Week
By Clara Seeger
Mindfulness is more than a buzzword. It is a vital skill to help you survive and get ahead in your career. Executive coach and business trainer Dr Seeger has been practising and teaching mindfulness since before it was fashionable, and in this short, accessible book she shares a lifetime of hard-earned wisdom and practical advice.This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, Mindfulness at Work In A Week is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Learn to focus your attention and overcome the multi-tasking myth- Monday: Use mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to prevent and overcome stress- Tuesday: Discover how mindfulness can optimise your productivity- Wednesday: Use mindfulness to overcome the brain's negativity bias and make the workplace happier for yourself and your colleagues- Thursday: Regulate your emotions and improve your self-control- Friday: Use mindfulness to create new mental maps which will promote insight and creativity- Saturday: Understand how using mindfulness can strengthen relationships with your teamABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
Market Research In A Week
By Judy Bartkowiak
Market Research just got easierEvery day in business we make decisions. To reduce the risk associated with making these decisions, it's essential to understand your consumer and your market, and this is why we conduct market research. Decisions are not taken in a vacuum; there are competitive products and services in your marketplace, which means that consumers can choose whether or not to buy your product. Some decisions are high risk such as launching a new product, changing the packaging of an existing product, making a price change, changing the creative direction or strategy of the advertising or selling into new markets. How will your consumers react to the decisions you make and how will your competitors respond? This book takes you through the market research process from initial problem identification through research design, consideration of alternative methodologies, briefing an agency, questionnaire design and approval, to managing the project, analysis and presentation of results.Whether you use an outside research agency or your own market research or consumer insight department, spending a week to understand the process will give you unique skills which will ensure that you get the research results you need that will address the marketing questions you have.Each of the seven chapters in Market Research In A Week covers a different aspect:- Sunday: Market research and project design- Monday: The research brief and research proposal- Tuesday: Qualitative market research- Wednesday: Quantitative market research- Thursday: Questionnaire and topic guide design- Friday: Research analysis- Saturday: Report writing and presentation skills
Marketing Plans In A Week
By Ros Jay, John Sealey
Marketing planning just got easierNothing can bring a business greater rewards than getting its marketing right. If you have formed a company, it is vital to market your products or services and to make consumers aware of your business. It doesn't matter how good your products or services are if your marketplace doesn't understand what it is you do, why that is going to be of value to them and why they should buy from you and not the competition. Well-thought-out marketing approaches, attached to a good marketing plan, can be the key to your success. Great marketing will grab people's attention, bringing you more customers, more sales and more profits.The way you market your company's brand, products and services can mean the difference between you or your competitor getting the sale. Having a good marketing plan in place and enabled will not only unlock huge potential for your business but also help you run your enterprise more smoothly and effectively.This book will give you the information and skills you need to develop a sound marketing plan. In a week you will learn how to draw up the kind of plan that not only will impress the bank but can be used as your guide to delivering market awarenessand to attracting, winning and keeping sales opportunities.Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, this is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: What is a marketing plan?- Monday: Asking questions- Tuesday: Researching the answers- Wednesday: The objectives- Thursday: Converting objects into action plans- Friday: Putting the plan together- Saturday: Using the marketing plan
Managing Your Boss In A Week
By Sandi Mann
Managing your boss just got easierHaving a good working relationship with the person in charge is crucial to enjoying a positive and fulfilling work life. All of the problems created by difficult relationships can be avoided, in many cases, by simply learning the skills to successfully 'manage' your boss. Most of us think that it is the other way around - that the boss manages us - but the astute employee knows that it works both ways.If you understand how your boss operates, the inner working of their brain and their personality, you are far better able to meet their needs as an employee. And an employee who meets the needs and expectations of their boss will be a popular employee indeed!This book guides you through the process of managing your boss so as to ensure that you are ideally placed to become their favourite employee. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, this is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: What kind of animal is the 'boss'?- Monday: What type of boss do you have?- Tuesday: Using the psychological contract to manage your boss- Wednesday: How to impress your boss- Thursday: Getting more from your boss- Friday: Dealing with the boss from hell- Saturday: Common problems with managing the boss
Marketing In A Week
By Eric Davies
Great marketing just got easierMarketing is about the relationship between an organization and its marketplace, and in particular its customers and potential customers. Customers are the lifeblood of a business; without customers a business has no future. In order to succeed and make a profit, a business must therefore aim to identify and satisfy the needs of its customers. The purpose of marketing is to help the business achieve these aims. In this book you will learn, in a week, about the nature and techniques of successful marketing and how it can improve business performance.Today's business world is highly competitive and changing fast, and marketing, as a body of knowledge and best practice, must respond to these changes. However, there is one fundamental fact about marketing that remains constant: it is that, to become successful and remain successful, an organization must be better at meeting customers' needs than the competition.Each of the seven chapters in Marketing In A Week covers a different aspect:- Sunday: What is marketing?- Monday: Marketing and the customer- Tuesday: Marketing information and marketing research- Wednesday: Strategic marketing- Thursday: The marketing mix - product and price- Friday: The marketing mix - place- Saturday: The marketing mix - promotion
Managing Stress At Work In A Week
By Stephen Evans-Howe
Managing stress just got easierThis book is written for managers as a simple, practical guide to the principles and techniques for managing stress at work. It looks at stress from an organizational perspective as well as highlighting practical steps individual managers can take to enable them to gain competitive advantage through effective management of their most valuable asset - their people. Even if you have no direct line-management responsibilities now, you can use what you have learnt to influence decision-makers,perhaps even your own line manager, to better manage stress in the workplace.This book will help you understand what stress is, why we get stressed and some of its physiological and psychological symptoms. You will learn about some of the background research into the psychology of stress and consider a variety of theories and models. More importantly, with this simple guidance, practical techniques and some relevant examples you will be able to create a challenging and supportive environment where people know what is expected, work hard, avoid burnout and make a real impact in your organization. As well as managing the stress of others at work, you will also find some useful tips and suggestions that you can adopt to take personal charge of your own stress levels, allowing you to relax, keep healthy and stay on top.Each of the seven chapters in Managing Stress In A Week covers a different aspect of stress:- Sunday: What is stress?- Monday: Understanding stress - some basic psychological and physiological aspects- Tuesday: Job roles, responsibility and level of control- Wednesday: Workload, work pressure and work environment- Thursday: Behaviours, conflict and support- Friday: Change management- Saturday: Personal responsibility and actions
Managing Yourself In A Week
By Martin Manser
Managing yourself just got easierOne of the most important aspects of being a manager is being able to manage yourself and the first step to doing this effectively is becoming aware of yourself and evaluating your strengths and weaknesses. In Managing Yourself In A Week you will learn about good time management and organization skills including planning and setting priorities, dealing with time wasters, and practical steps on maintaining a diary and to-do lists. You will explore techniques such as managing your mind and learn about the power of positive thinking in developing strategies and making good decisions. You will learn about managing emotions, increasing confidence, dealing with nerves, motivating yourself and building strong relationships by applying good listening skills. The final chapter, on managing stress, looks at what produces stress in you and discusses ways of dealing with its consequences. Managing Yourself in a Week gives handy guidelines that will enable you to take a grip on yourself and re-evaluate your way of working and your priorities in life. It is a quick and reliable guide to the basics of self-management in the world of work.Over this week-long course you will cover:- Sunday: Know yourself well- Monday: Manage your focus clearly- Tuesday: Manage your time effectively- Wednesday: Manage your mind decisively- Thursday: Manage your emotions carefully - Friday: Manage your relationships successfully- Saturday: Manage stress thoroughly
MBA In A Week
By Alan Finn
MBA In A Week is a simple and straightforward way to get the edge in business, giving you everything you really need to know in just seven short chapters. Every day it focuses on one area of MBA study, from global business, finance and accounting, to strategy, marketing and operations management.This book distils the most practical business insights of an MBA into easy-to-digest bite-sized chunks, giving you a basic knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to read it in a week or in a single sitting, MBA In A Week is your fastest route to success:- Sunday: Global business pressures and change- Monday: Finance, economics and accounting- Tuesday: Entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility- Wednesday: Strategy and marketing- Thursday: Operations management - Friday: Organizational behaviour and human resources management- Saturday: Research and change managementABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
Mindfulness Made Easy
By Martha Langley
Mindful meditation has been around for thousands of years, and is used by top therapists as a highly effective way of overcoming anxiety, depression and a number of other emotional difficulties. It has also caught the popular imagination as a wonderful way of living in the moment and increasing one's enjoyment of life.If you are suffering from low moods, feeling anxious, or just want to learn an amazing technique for gaining control of your mind and feelings, this book is a clear and approachable introduction to the power of mindfulness.The most straightforward guide available, it gives practical step-by-step instructions on how to integrate mindful thinking into your daily life using a variety of different exercises, and shows how to use mindfulness to overcome almost anything, from depression and anxiety to over-eating and relationship difficulties.Discover how to be mindful in your daily life, and find a new, more peaceful path to walk every day.
Master Basic Plumbing And Central Heating
By Roy Treloar
This guide to the basics of plumbing and central heating is designed for complete amateurs, and written by one of the most experienced plumbing tutors in the country.Whether you are attempting projects such as installing a new bathroom or plumbing in a new dishwasher, or just need to understand enough to do essential repairs and fixes, this is the book for you. It includes step-by-step guides to sorting out the most common plumbing problems, and comprehensive coverage of the key tasks, all based on a straightforward introduction to the layout of your house and water system. In addition, it has plenty of illustrations, a full glossary, a whole chapter on how and who to call for help, a guide to the necessary toolkit and a list of the top ten plumbing emergencies.