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Uncommon Sense

By Mark Homer
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Mark Homer
How would you like to succeed in business and master investment by profiting in untapped areas that the masses know nothing about? Uncommon Sense guides you to unique, little-known and commonly misunderstood strategies that generate lasting revenue and sustained results by going against the tide.In this book you'll discover:- How to asses real value, understand the hidden motives of the media and see through hype.- Real business investing models such as hybriding and super-specialisation which will enable you to invest securely and profitably.- Understand the popular misonceptions, schemes, traps and truths which part you from your money - and learn how to defend yourself against them and secure lasting wealth.Essential reading for investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, Uncommon Sense provides a balanced, insightful and inspiring toolkit for making smart decisions in investing and business.
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Up With The Lark

By Joan Bomford
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Joan Bomford
'An evocative portrait of a forgotten period of Britain's farming history... is an ode both to the soil, and those who have worked it alongside her' Daily TelegraphJoan Bomford wanted to be a farmer so much she always wore a tie like her dad. She ran away from school whenever she could to help him. As an 8 year-old she was the first person in the family to drive a tractor. No job was ever too tough for her. Now aged 83, she's still as active, still driving tractors, still feeding the farm's beef cattle and horses, and still giving riding lessons.This is her account of a lifelong love-affair with the land and the people who work on it. With the warmth and wit of a born story teller, she tells us what it's been like to live through an era of enormous change, her love of animals kindled by her father's shire horses who did all the heavy work until machinery took over. Up With The Lark is not only the portrait of a forgotten era, but also the story of one woman's overwhelming desire to do the thing she cared about more than anything else - being Farmer Joan.
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Understanding And Interpreting Accounts In A Week

By Roger Mason
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Roger Mason
Understanding accounts just got easierThere has never been a time when managers have been more exposed to financial statements than they are today. Even if you are a non-financial manager, you will often be involved in budgeting and regular financial reporting. You are expected to understand the accounts put in front of you and to contribute to the analysis and interpretation of the figures. It is important that you understand the principles of analysing and interpreting accounts. You will then be able to deal with questionsabout the performance of your business and your customers' businesses. Understanding and Interpreting Accounts In A Week is written for managers who need to answer these questions. By setting aside a little time each day for a week, you will greatly increase your understanding of accounts and how to interpret them.- Sunday: The right approach- Monday: An introduction to accounts- Tuesday: The profit and loss account or income statement- Wednesday: The balance sheet or statement of financial position- Thursday: Using ratios to interpret accounts - Friday: Cash flow statement and group accounts- Saturday: The reports
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Understanding And Interpreting Accounts In A Week

By Roger Mason
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Roger Mason
The book will explain the contents of a set of accounts, particularly published statutory accounts. It will explain how to get behind the figures, use them constructively and understand their significance. It will systematically work through a set of accounts and show how the figures should be used and interpreted.Sunday: The Right ApproachMonday: Introduction to published accountsTuesday: Income statementWednesday: Statement of Financial PositionThursday: The remainder of a set of accountsFriday: Cash and investment ratiosSaturday: In-depth work with public accounts
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Understand Tax for Small Businesses: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

By Sarah Deeks
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Sarah Deeks
The recession and the change of government have seen many changes in the British tax system which affect small businesses. Fully updated for the 2013 tax year and beyond, this trusted and bestselling guide will help you steer your small business through the bureucratic hoops. Tax matters for small businesses, because they must pay it correctly in order to stay legal, and they must pay it efficiently in order to stay competitive. This book, written by a chartered accountant who has helped small businesses for twenty years, helps you to do both.
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Understand Tax for Small Businesses: Teach Yourself

By Sarah Deeks
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Sarah Deeks
The recession and the change of government have seen many changes in the British tax system which affect small businesses. Fully updated for the 2013 tax year and beyond, this trusted and bestselling guide will help you steer your small business through the bureucratic hoops. Tax matters for small businesses, because they must pay it correctly in order to stay legal, and they must pay it efficiently in order to stay competitive. This book, written by a chartered accountant who has helped small businesses for twenty years, helps you to do both.
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Understand Science: Teach Yourself

By Jon Evans
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Jon Evans
Science is a vast subject and our understanding of the way the world works is growing all the time. No book could hope to include everythingt that science has discovered, but this book includes all of the essential facts about all the really key areas. Broken down into short, easy-to-digest sections it covers everything from evolution and cell biology to star formation and plate tectonics. Including sections on what technology may allow us to do in the future, and even looking at when science has gone bad, Understand Science will change the way you see the world around you.
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Understanding Physics: Flash

By Jim Breithaupt
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Jim Breithaupt
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Understanding Physics is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all the basics, from atoms and molecules to forces, energy and quantum theory. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Understanding Physics is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.understand matter and energy explore key physicists grasp essential theoriesapply your knowledgefeel confident with physics
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Use Your Head

By Dr Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman
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Dr Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman
What makes us tick?Why do we feel happy, sad or anxious? Does our IQ affect how successful we are at work?Why are we attracted to some people and not to others?Can our personalities influence how long we live?How much should we trust our decision-making skills?Learn to think like a psychologist with the Freeman brothers as they uncover the secrets of the mind. Find out why younger siblings have a reputation for being rebellious; what facial symmetry has to do with sexual attractiveness; and why the power of intuition is often vastly overrated. Packed with key insights, fascinating facts and entertaining anecdotes, Use Your Head is essential reading.
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Understand Statistics: Teach Yourself

By Alan Graham
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Alan Graham
Do you want to better understand the statistics you hear everyday - and recognise if you're being misled? Here is a straightforward introduction to the principles of this vital field of mathematics. Assuming minimal knowledge and using examples from a wide variety of everyday contexts, this book makes even complex concepts and techniques easy to grasp.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Understand Electronics: Teach Yourself

    By Malcolm Plant
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    Malcolm Plant
    Understand Electronics will enable you to grasp the fundamental concepts of electronics as well as the more complex principles. Offering support and clarity throughout, this book covers everything from voltage, dividers and resisors to logic gates and Boolean algebra. You will gain a solid understanding and feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of electronics.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    The Upside of the Downturn

    By Geoff Colvin
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    Geoff Colvin
    Never waste a crisis - the current recession is a turning point into a new economic world, a world full of opportunity for those who understand what's happening, why it's happening, and what it means for them. Some businesses - and some people - will emerge from this downturn stronger and more dominant than when it started. Others will weaken and fade. It all depends on critical choices they make right now. Geoff Colvin, one of world's most respected business journalists, says even the scariest recession has an upside. The best managers know that conventional thinking won't help them win in these tough times. They're taking smart, practical steps that will not only keep them strong, but will also distance them from the pack for years to come. The dozens of top-performing leaders Colvin interviewed reject the common view that slashing costs and firing employees is all that matters. They see the recession as a rich opportunity to restructure, reinvent and reimagine their businesses and lay the groundwork for future growth. Written in Colvin's characteristic reader-friendly style, The Upside of the Downturn shows how anyone - from small business owner to global conglomerate CEO - can benefit from his ten solidly grounded strategies. He shows how to find opportunities that will increase your company's competitiveness and build its long-term value. For example: reset priorities. Easy to say, harder to do. Pursuing the lofty goals set in good times can be disastrous now; re-evaluate people and steal some good ones. Mass layoffs are a tempting way to cut costs, but great companies often find smarter alternatives. And if your competitors are unwise enough to fire their best people, grab them; keep investing in the core. Trim the fat from your budgets but not the muscle. The best companies actually increase some spending in a recession, funding the areas that make them unique and valuable; and, price with courage. Many companies assume they must - yet the long-term damage often outweighs the short-term boost. Colvin shows how these strategies really work, using examples of major companies that have applied them with inspiring results and discovered those hidden gems of opportunity and those elusive 'green shoots' of recovery.
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    Up Is Not the Only Way

    By Beverly Kaye
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    Beverly Kaye
    This classic shows how to forge the link between organizational strategic planning and individual career planning and development. Along with practical tips, action items, cases, and exercises, Beverly Kaye provides detailed guidelines and techniques for helping employees target suitable career goals, devise action plans, acquire appropriate skills, and develop evaluation procedures that will satisfy organizational needs. New features in this edition include communication strategies, techniques for recognizing talent in diversity, and a new approach to mentoring. Beverly Kaye is president of Career Systems International in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her cutting-edge management and career development programs are used by Fortune 500 companies globally. A prolific writer and popular lecturer, Kaye is coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, a Wall Street Journal best-seller that provides strategies for retaining knowledge workers, and of the classic Designing Career Development Systems. Kaye has received numerous honors and awards, including the National Best Practice Award from the American Society for Training and Development for her work with Chevron, Bechtel, Dow Corning, and First USA. Find out more about Beverly Kay's management and career development programs at www.careersystemsintl.com.
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