Description : Learn from an anthology of contributing authors and experts who share, step-by-step, how to justify and manage the ROI for the BR Approach. The book covers the business's perspective and the technology perspective. Authors represent the healthcare industry, financial services experience, state and federal government experience, and senior practitioners spanning many industries. This book accomplishes the following: 1) It is for managers and decision-makers who make things happen in their organization. 2) It addresses BRs as a leverage for agility, compliance, and corporate intelligence, as a key mechanism for engineering the business itself. 3) It is not meant to be read cover-to-cover. Business people will focus on section 2. Technical people will focus on section 3. 4) Together, the sections provide a step-by-step management approach that crosses business and IT barriers. 5) Real case studies are written by real people in well-respected corporations, government agencies, consultancies, and software vendors. 6) Leading technology is highlighted. 7) Present the possibilities that BR Approach can achieve for both business and IT
Description : Whether you want to start a new business, or improve or diversify an existing operation, this unique text collects for the first time essential information on the demand for high-value foods, their production, marketing and quality management. Aiming to raise awareness of opportunities in high-value foods and ingredients in ACP countries, the handbook also highlights routes to access different types of value chains for these products. Clearly laid out, with helpful summaries and ‘tips for success’, this comprehensive publication presents numerous real-life case studies to inspire entrepreneurs to improve their production and profitability.
Description : Running and Clicking examines how Future Narratives push against the confines of their medium: Studying Future Narratives in movies, interactive films, and other electronic media that allow for nodes, this volume demonstrates how the dividing line between film and game is progressively dissolved. Focused on traditional mass media, transitional media, and new media, it also touches on transmedial storytelling and virtual reality and offers a discussion of the political power of the imaginary and the twilight of Future Narratives in the post-human hegemony of the simulated real.
Description : Make your learning organization truly indispensable. If you’re planting the seeds of improved organizational and individual effectiveness, you are a true learning leader. You know better than anyone that learning is an evolution, not a singular event. But what if your organization isn’t on the same page? Or worse, what if you find that your efforts are the first to go when there’s a change in the C-suite, or when budget cuts loom? Learning for the Long Run tackles sustainability concerns head-on. Discover seven proven practices businesses use to ensure continuity in learning and development. Original case studies from the public and private sector put these practices into action, while self-assessments and job aids show you how to attain a sustainable mindset. Explore how FlightSafety International leveraged its measurement capabilities to drive results and improve its avionics safety system. How the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College built and bent its change capabilities to prepare the next generation of Army officers, amid labor shortages and complex global threats. How the Tennessee Department of Human Resources led an award-winning shift to transform a tenure-based environment into a performance-driven learning culture. And more. In Learning for the Long Run, innovative change leader Holly Burkett demystifies how to earn credibility and grow the learning function into a mature enterprise that will weather today’s frequent business disruptions. Now’s the time to build lasting organizational value and resist the temptation of the quick fix.
Description : In lively and engaging language, this book describes our dependence on freight transport and its vulnerability to diminishing supplies and high prices of oil. Ships, trucks, and trains are the backbone of civilization, hauling the goods that fulfill our every need and desire. Their powerful, highly-efficient diesel combustion engines are exquisitely fine-tuned to burn petroleum-based diesel fuel. These engines and the fuels that fire them have been among the most transformative yet disruptive technologies on the planet. Although this transportation revolution has allowed many of us to fill our homes with global goods even a past emperor would envy, our era of abundance, and the freight transport system in particular, is predicated on the affordability and high energy density of a single fuel, oil. This book explores alternatives to this finite resource including other liquid fuels, truck and locomotive batteries and utility-scale energy storage technology, and various forms of renewable electricity to support electrified transport. Transportation also must adapt to other challenges: Threats from climate change, financial busts, supply-chain failure, and transportation infrastructure decay. Robert Hirsch, who wrote the “Peaking of World Oil Production” report for the U.S. Department of Energy in 2005, said that planning for peak world production must start at least 10, if not 20 years ahead of time. What little planning exists focuses mainly on how to accommodate 30 percent more economic growth while averting climate change, ignoring the possibility that we are at, or near, the end of growth. Taken for granted, the modern transportation system will not endure forever. The time is now to take a realistic and critical look at the choices ahead, and how the future of transportation may unfold.
Description : Details Jeff Galloway's walk/run training methods including the new "magic mile" time trial, fat-burning techniques, and adjustments in the weekly schedule to prevent injuries and improve performance.
Description : With 100% of what you need to know about Adobe Acrobat and PDF, this critically acclaimed, authoritative reference has now been completely updated and enhanced to cover the powerful new release of Adobe Acrobat.
Description : The former governor recounts his gubernatorial years, discussing his decision not to seek a second term, frustration with internal corruption in the two-party system, suspicions about the September 11 attacks, and views on the war in Iraq.
Description : Introduces the features of Adobe Acrobat, looks at its reader and exchange components, and explains how the Portable Document Format works
Description : For the populations of the developing economies – the vast majority of humanity – the present century offers the prospect of emulating Western standards of living. This hope is combined with increasing awareness of the environmental consequences of the very process of global industrialisation itself. This book explores the interactions between economic development and the physical environment in four regions of the developing world: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The contributors focus on the 'Anthropocene': our present era, in which humanity's influence on the physical environment has begun to mark the geological record. Economic Development and Environmental History in the Anthropocene examines environmental changes at global level and human responses to environmental opportunities and constraints on more local and regional scales, themes which have been insufficiently studied to date. This volume fills this gap in the literature by combining historical, economic and geographical perspectives to consider the implications of the Anthropocene for economic development in Asia and Africa.