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81. Developing & Administering an Early Childhood Center
by Dorothy June Sciarra, Anne Dorsey
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Asin: 0766839265
Catlog: Book (2002-07-11)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 258533
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Drawing on the authors combined experiences, Developing and Administering an Early Child Care Center, 5E presents the basic philosophies and interpersonal aspects of directing and administering an early childhood center. The book bases its chapters on major aspects of developing and administering a program for young children, addressing the core issues while giving consideration to the experiences of those in the field.The chapters are written to read and follow with ease, and provide many features and activities that engage readers in active learning. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for Anyone Starting a Day Care Center
I'm in the middle of opening a day care center and this book was great. It contained alot of useful information and I constantly referenced the manual throughout the process. It contained all the forms that you will need from hiring, registration to immunizations. It is a must have. ... Read more

82. The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy : An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
by PietraRivoli
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Asin: 0471648493
Catlog: Book (2005-02-25)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy takes the reader on a fascinating, around-the-world journey to reveal the economic and political lessons from the life story of a simple t-shirt. Over five years, business professor Pietra Rivoli traveled from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory to a used clothing market in Africa, to investigate compelling questions about the politics, economics, ethics, and history of modern business and globalization. Using the story of the t-shirt to illustrate the major issues of the globalization debate, this uniquely entertaining business book offers a surprising, enlightening, and balanced look at one of the major topics of our time. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable and unique
A unique and well-written book of international economics for anyone. No hard edges or hard opinions cloud this book's ingenious premise. From someone who has read many books on business and econ, this one is not only feel good but brilliant. Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars great book on globalization
An entertaining and insightful read on how the global economy really works for people. the author tackles the serious issues about globalization by exploring the life of her t-shirt, but she also is a great writer who can take the complex and make it both understanding and entertaining. bravo!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Historical Tour of Industry Issues
I'm from the apparel industry - not fiber, yarn, textile or retail which in the US are separate industries - but apparel, the cutting and sewing and shipping of clothing. Ironically, a week before reading this book, I was given a passionate and amazing talk by an executive from one of the non-apparel companies profiled in this book. When he was done, I told him his business plan, which he detailed, could not have been written by an academic or a consultant, but only by a warrior in the supply chain. Well, this book could not have been written by a warrior, but only by an academic. In its description of the travels of a shirt, it bears close resemblance to a similar story written several years back in the NYTimes magazine. Having said that, this book rocks. Its great. Its a tutorial of how the apparel industry chases the low cost needle from country to country. And it is extremely current. I learned a lot about cotton, yarn, textiles, trade, lobbying, England - but nothing new about apparel, per se. So to me, everyone will learn something new from this book. It is unfortunate the author did not interview Kevin Burke of the American Apparel and Footwear Association. She seems to imply that the AAMA just disappeared. It did not. Kevin is a key player in the "Alphabet Army" the author describes as centered in Washington. Still, as I read the book, I learned the history of one of the members of our organization (, a highly successful cotton organization called PCCA. And I saw many names of people I knew first hand. There is so much history to the apparel supply chain I simply did not know - and now I understand it much better. As for my own bias of the divergent sides one takes on trade, I found myself leaning side to side like an old hill billy watching wrestling on TV as I squirmed in response to one sides rhetoric and the others B.S. Its well written. I like to think I'm a good industry writer, but I could not have done what Dr. Rivoli has achieved. Its a great yarn, maybe a little too heavy on the sweatshop, dogma and labor aspects of the issue, but then again, its written by an academic. I'm still waiting after 15 years of touring apparel factories all around the world to find an actual sweatshop. The only one I've ever seen was on a PBS documentary shot in New York of a horrifying factory there. Apparel chases the low cost needle. As Wal-Mart told me personally last decade, "when a US apparel contractor can make a dozen golf shirts at the same quality and price as we're getting from Cambodia, we'll buy them". Apparel chases the low cost needle. China is the world's apparel plant floor. Wal-Mart is the world's retail floor. Reality rules, and it is so inevitable it hurts. Are there any questions?

5-0 out of 5 stars Rags become Riches.
An entertaining read on global economics -- instructive economic history that delves into economic theories. The author shares her insights as cotton is cultivated in Texas, woven in China, sold in Florida, and eventually winds up in vendors' stalls in Tanzania, with numerous other stops in between.The T-shirt's journey demonstrates a need for full or better access to markets as the moving force of capitalism, and encourages further discussion on the political methods used (or to be used) to achieve that access. ... Read more

by Eva Essa, Eva L., Phd Essa
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-17)
Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
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Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 4E offers readers an updated, research-based understanding of early brain development, emergent curriculum with the Reggio Emilia approach, and early childhood programming in developmentally appropriate practice in addition to evaluating the essentials of early childhood education. Sound theoretical rationales for early childhood education are clearly presented and exemplified by actual experiences of teachers who work with children and provide a realistic framework for students to build upon.Key terms highlighted in the text are defined in the margin for easy reference. Web site links that contain relevant information to chapter topics are also included. ... Read more

84. ERP:Making It Happen: The Implementers' Guide to Success with Enterprise Resource Planning
by Thomas F.Wallace, Michael H.Kremzar
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Asin: 0471392014
Catlog: Book (2001-07-27)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Follow the "Proven Path" to successful implementation of enterprise resource planning

Effective forecasting, planning, and scheduling is fundamental to productivity–and ERP is a fundamental way to achieve it. Properly implementing ERP will give you a competitive advantage and help you run your business more effectively, efficiently, and responsively. This guide is structured to support all the people involved in ERP implementation–from the CEO and others in the executive suite to the people doing the detailed implementation work in sales, marketing, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, finance, and elsewhere.

This book is not primarily about computers and software. Rather, its focus is on people–and how to provide them with superior decision-making processes for customer order fulfillment, supply chain management, financial planning, e-commerce, asset management, and more. This comprehensive guide can be used as a selective reference for those, like top management, who need only specific pieces of information, or as a virtual checklist for those who can use detailed guidance every step of the way. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete focus on what's important: processes and management
If you're exploring an enterprise-wide solution, even if it isn't an ERP package, or are planning an implementation after the software has already been selected this book will prove invaluable. Unlike other books about ERP (and e-business and enterprise application integration for that matter), this one is focused on the business processes and what it takes to prepare for and manage the implementation.

Of course, while much of this book applies at a high level to any enterprise application, it is all about ERP. The authors take great pains to avoid talking about software, which in itself is refreshing. They also skillfully guide you through a panorama of key issues, including what ERP is and how it fits into the overall scheme of business value and competitiveness. However, the best part of this book is their implementation strategy, which explores how an ERP package is going to require changes at the business process level, how to break down the implementation into manageable stages. In this respect the book is a combination of a management overview of ERP, organizational change strategies, and project management approach to implementation.

The key areas addressed by this book reflect reality. For example, all of the major challenges that you're likely to face are addressed. The critical success factors, such as training, preparing the organization for the system (from a people perspective), and the way the implementation phases are sequenced can either be learned from this book, or learned the hard way (which is sure to include schedule and cost overruns at best and a disaster at worst). In particular, the process-oriented approach that is reiterated throughout the book needs to be heeded. This is the essence of any ERP package, and it will change your organization. This book gives good advice on how to effect the shift from discrete jobs and procedures to a workflow.

In addition to this excellent book I highly recommend two other resources: (1) "Scorecard System For World Class Enterprise Resource Management" by Travis Anderegg, which is a unique book/online survey combination you can use to evaluate the alignment of your ERP system to business processes, and (2) "Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Systems, Life Cycle, Electronic Commerce, and Risk" by Daniel Edmund O'Leary. O'Leary's book completely complements this one and fills in a few gaps. ... Read more

85. Business Law : Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment
by Daniel Davidson, Brenda Knowles, Lynn Forsythe
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Asin: 0324153635
Catlog: Book (2003-06-09)
Publisher: South-Western College/West
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Business Law: Principles and Cases in the Legal Environment offers students a readable, rigorous, and practical introduction to the real-world of business law. Students receive not only a thorough explanation of the legal and regulatory issues affecting businesses, but also have the opportunity to apply what they learn to real business situations. All chapters contain outlines, summaries, margin notes, and comprehensive question and problem material. The majority of cases and examples are current, condensed, and presented in the language of the court.An interesting feature includes a 'thread case', applying practical applications to a hypothetical business. ... Read more

86. The Legal and E-Commerce Environment Today : Business in its Ethical, Regulatory and International Setting
by Roger LeRoy Miller, Frank B. Cross
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Asin: 0324270577
Catlog: Book (2004-01-30)
Publisher: South-Western College/West
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This book is specifically designed as a business oriented legal environment text.The basic philosophy behind the book allows for a look and feel of texts students are more familiar with (social science books) as opposed to an overly legal looking text. ... Read more

87. Encyclopedia of Leadership
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-19)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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"Not just for reference, this is an essential learning resource for libraries and the personal collections of modern leaders. Narratives, examples, photographs, and illustrations illuminate the ideas and concepts being examined, making the set readable, attention-grabbing, and unordinary. Readers can explore leadership theories and practices, and examine the effects of leadership. More volumes are promised in this source that brings interest and excitement to a subject overlooked by the consultants, CEOs, and coaches whose earlier works captured a small view of leadership subject matter. Summing Up: Highly recommended for all collections."

"Because there really is nothing available like this encyclopedia, it is a must buy for academic libraries. Extremely well done, with good quality print and illustrations, this work should become an important resource for active citizens as well as for managers and scholars.”
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"Because of its breadth, ease of navigation, high level of scholarship, clear writing, and practical format, this model encyclopedia should help establish leadership as a normative field of study. Highly recommended.”
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"SAGE has, again, been the first to hit the market with a major reference in a rapidly growing field of the social sciences. Virtually every academic and large public library will need the Encyclopedia of Leadership.

“The enormous demands on leadership in today’s world-the rise of militant followings; the struggle of long-suppressed people to rise to leadership positions; the heightened demand for moral, principled leadership--all these dynamic forces contribute to making this encyclopedia timely--and timeless.”
--From the Foreword by James MacGregor Burns, Williams College, author of Leadership and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award

"As the field of leadership studies expands, and the list of important authors and concepts grows, the time is at hand for a comprehensive encyclopedia of leadership. This collection will be welcomed by all who want to understand this important and complex field."
--Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet (2001) and Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership (1995)

"In 1975 a wag declared that the concept of leadership should be abandoned. It was not, of course. The 300 contributors to the Encyclopedia of Leadership are leaders among the many thousands of scholars responsible for the health and vast breadth of leadership studies. They show us that leadership plays an important, increasingly integral role today in fields ranging from world politics to community development."
--Bernard M. Bass, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Center for Leadership Studies, School of Management, Binghamton University and author of Transformational Leadership: Industrial, Military and Educational Impact (1998) and Leadership and Performance beyond Expectations (1985)

"This new Encyclopedia provides leaders with the historical perspective and a vision of the tenuous future so essential if leaders of the future are to redefine leadership on their own terms, with their own people."
--Frances Hesselbein, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Drucker Foundation) and coeditor of On Creativity, Innovation, and Renewal: A Leader to Leader Guide (2002) and Leading Beyond the Walls (1999)

From the earliest times people have been entranced by stories about leaders-about Greek city state rulers, Roman consuls, Chinese emperors, religious potentates, military conquerors, and politicians. Perhaps more importantly, leadership is a challenge and an opportunity facing millions of people in their professional and personal lives.

The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time everything that is known and truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience.

Developed by the award-winning editorial team at Berkshire Publishing Group, the Encyclopedia includes hundreds of articles, written by 400 leading scholars and experts from 17 countries, exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. Over a third of the work-some 500,000 words-is devoted to biographical essays and to case studies focused on leaders (and their followers). Articles and sidebars show leadership in action-in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Questions the Encyclopedia of Leadership will answer:

- What is a leader?
- What is a great leader?
- How does someone become a leader?
- What are the types of leadership?
- How can leadership theories help us understand contemporary situations?
- How can I be a good (and maybe great) leader?

The Encyclopedia of Leadership is an unprecedented learning resource. Scholars, students, professionals, and active citizens will turn to the Encyclopedia for guidance on the theory and practice of leadership, for the stories of great leaders, and for the tools and knowledge they need to lead in the 21st century.

Key Features

- Four volumes
- 400 substantive articles, ranging in length from 1000-6000 words
- 200 photographs and other illustrations
- 250 sidebars drawn from public records, newspaper accounts, memoirs, and ethnography

Article categories

- Biographies
- Case studies
- Followers and followership
- Gender issues
- Leadership in different disciplines
- Leadership in different domains
- Leadership styles
- Personality characteristics
- Situational factors
- Theories and concepts

The Encyclopedia of Leadership will be a vital tool for librarians with collections in business, management, history, politics, communication, psychology, and a host of other disciplines. Students and teachers in courses ranging from history to psychology, anthropology, and law will also find this an invaluable reference. In addition, there are nearly 900 leadership programs in American post-secondary institutions and a growing number of efforts to develop leadership in high schools. There are leadership studies majors and minors, as well as certificate and Ph.D. programs, in the United States, Belgium, U.K., Japan, and elsewhere.

Editorial Board

Laurien Alexandre, Antioch University
Bruce Avolio, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Martin Chemers, University of California, Santa Cruz
Kisuk Cho, Ewha Womans University
Joanne Ciulla, University of Richmond
David Collinson, Lancaster University, UK
Yiannis Gabriel, Imperial College, London
Zachary Green, Alexander Institute and University of Maryland
Keith Grint, Oxford University
Michael Hogg, University of Queensland
Jerry Hunt, Texas Tech University
Barbara Kellerman, Harvard University
Jean Lipman-Blumen, Claremont Graduate University
Larraine Matusak, LarCon Associates
Ronald Riggio, Claremont McKenna College
Jürgen Weibler, Fernuniversitat Hagen

Contributors Include

Warren Bennis (Management)
John Chandler (Higher Education)
Cynthia Cherrey (International Leadership Association)
Bob Edgerton (Mau Mau Rebellion)
Gene Gallagher (Religion)
Betty Glad (Camp David Accords and Tyrannical Leadership)
Louis Gould (Woodrow Wilson and Lyndon Johnson)
Allen Guttmann (Modern Olympics Movement and Women's Movement)
Ronald Heifetz (Adaptive Work)
Dale Irvin (Ann Lee)
David Malone (Billy Graham)
Martin Marty (Martin Luther)
Kenneth Ruscio (Trust)
Robert Solomon (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Robert Sternberg (Intelligence and Tacit Knowledge)
Fay Vincent (Sports Industry)
Gary Yukl (Influence Tactics and Group Performance)

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88. Crystal Reports 10 : The Complete Reference (Complete Reference Series)
by George K Peck
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Asin: 0072231661
Catlog: Book (2004-06-18)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Sales Rank: 10205
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Produce winning presentations and reports with expert advice from this definitive guide. Discover vital tips on how to best utilize Crystal Reports’ features to analyze data, and build professional, complex, and effective reports. Find the entire spectrum of user knowledge—from advice for new users on how to develop, design, and build a simple report, to in-depth information on complex features such as Crystal Server Pages and integrating Crystal Reports into Visual Basic.NET programs. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Book Review
I have to say I'm disappointed in this book. Normally I don't buy McGraw-Hill "Complete Reference" books because generally I find them lacking sufficient detail and depth to do any real programming. I bought this book because there aren't an abundance of Crystal 10 books out yet and because Crystal Reports documentation is notoriously bad, but this book has lived up to my McGraw-Hill "Complete Reference" expectations. I find the book lacks sufficient detail and code samples to be of any real use for integrating Crystal Reports into an application. Specifically, I'm working with Part II, Crystal Reports 10 on the Web. ... Read more

89. Algebra Success In 20 Minutes a Day
by Learning Express, Learning Express Editors
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Asin: 1576852768
Catlog: Book (2000-01-01)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 23571
Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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This volume picks up where Practical Math Success leaves off by getting into greater detail on algebra.There are hundreds of practice exercises without a lot of theory or math jargon that provide essential practice in solving algebra problems, especially word problems.Also, learners will discover the practical applicability of algebra skills to real-world (and real work) problems. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for anyone taking a tough Algebra course!
I took Algebra over the summer and before taking the class I read this book. It helped me alot. This book gets down to the facts and helps you understand them with practice and examples. For me this book was better than a teacher teaching me Algebra. It was great and helped me alot. I think this should be a required material for all algebra classes; it is better than any textbook. I am taking Geometry next year and I am soon to order Geometry Success in 20 Minutes a Day!

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost 5 stars
This is indeed a good algebra primer, though not without its failings. First the positive. The authors avoid the use of math jargon and long winded explanations that many other academic types use primarily for self-aggrandizement purposes. There are plenty of practice problems, and the lessons are laid out in a logical order. Now the negative. Some of the more difficult concepts are given little attention, while the very simple are given far too much attention. Also, the book should have been edited more closely (there are several typos and at least one repeated paragraph, but these errors are, for the most part, easily recognizable). I have found that books written by teachers are quite often rubberstamped by the people checking for accuracy, but this book avoids one of the worst failings of teacher/authors--the apparent practice of an author simply handing class notes to a publisher, believing their work is infallible. The authors of this book obviously put much thought into this work, and have succeeded admirably. Oh, by the way, "...In 20 Minutes A Day" means absolutely nothing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I am planning to go to College as a mature student in Spring and really and truly needed to fully understand Algebra. Well this book is perfect. Step by Step. If you don't understand Algebra after studying this book, you really weren't paying attention.

That and it's actually enjoyable. I also bought learn Geometry in 20 minutes a day. And I also feel the same way about that book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Saves alot of time and money
This book along with practical algebra have helped me become a great math student.

5-0 out of 5 stars written from a students perspective
stumbled on this book in a book store after searching for a book for my brother. he just cannot understand the concept well enough because the text he uses in school is written in a fashion that assumes you know some stuff i think a good book is written when an author explains to you like a "dummy" that helps alot i know that because i'm a math tutor. i have spent 6 hours reviewing the style of this book and it really impresses me of how simple and understanding can an author make algebra. I dont quiet remember if there were any big emphasis on exponentials which i think are important, but if i over look this i stand correction. Any way great book it has taught me alot of easier way to do problems. its also great for those who have taken algebra years ago and need a brush up. GO GET IT I'M SERIOUS ... Read more

90. Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership
by Bernard M. Bass
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Asin: 0029015006
Catlog: Book (1990-07-23)
Publisher: Free Press
Sales Rank: 30603
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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For seventeen years and through two editions, this Handbook has been the indispensable "bible" for every serious student of leadership. This third edition reflects the growth and changes in the study of leadership since the 1981 edition. There have been shifts in both content and method. Senior managers, for example, have become an increasing subject of inquiry. Distinctly separate fields of inquiry, such as political science and psychology, have been joined in this edition to build a broader appreciation of the phenomenon of leadership. Throughout the Handbook, the contributions from cognitive social psychology and the social, political, communications, and administrative sciences have been expanded.

As in the second edition, Bernard Bass begins with a consideration of the definitions and concepts used, and a brief review of some of the better-known theories. Professor Bass then focuses on the personal traits, tendencies, attributes, and values of leaders and the knowledge, intellectual competence, and technical skills required for leadership. Next, he looks at leaders' socioemotional talents, interpersonal competencies, and the differences in these characteristics in leaders who are imbued with ideologies, especially authoritarianism, Machiavellianism, and self-aggrandizement. A fuller examination of the values, needs, and satisfactions of leaders follows, and singled out for special attention are competitiveness and the preferences for taking risks. In his chapters on personal characteristics, Bass examines the esteem that others generally accord to leaders as a consequence of the leaders' personalities. The more general examination of the personal factors associated with leadership has been extensively reorganized and expanded, and increased attention has been paid to knowledge, information, and intellectual ability, as well as to power and political tactics.

The many developments in theory and research about charisma since 1974 have now made possible an entire chapter devoted to charismatic and inspirational leadership. Bass argues that a new paradigm of leadership -- transformational leadership -- has arisen that makes possible the inclusion of a much wider range of phenomena than when theory and modeling are limited to reinforcement strategies.

Studies of women increased dramatically during the 1980s. Accordingly, Chapter 32 on women and leadership has been considerably expanded over the chapter in the second edition. Completely new to this edition are studies by European and Japanese investigators on the accelerating internationalization of management.

Finally, a glossary has been included in this edition to assist specialists in a particular academic discipline who may be unfamiliar with terms used in other fields. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for all serious scholars of leadership
I have found the "Handbook" to be most useful. I disagree with my Swedish friend above about the book. In fact below is a snippet from THE journal of leadership about the book. According Schriesheim, Scandura, Gardiner and Lankau (1993) the Handbook is "the outstanding foundation source for information on leadership theory and research" (p. 104). Schriesheim et al. state further that the handbook is "the source which scholars should consult first in attempting to understand any of the subsidiary topics...subsumed under the general rubric of 'leadership theory and research'" (p. 108).

Reference: Schriesheim, C. A., Scandura, T. A., Gardiner, C. C., & Lankau, M. J. (1993). Book Review: Bass & Stogdill's handbook of leadership: Theory, research & managerial applications by Bernard Bass. Leadership Quarterly 4(1), 103-113.

4-0 out of 5 stars A classic, comprehensive work
Bass presents a thorough, but brief synopsis of the findings in leadership research. His chapter on stress and leadership ignores the positive effects stress has on leader behavior and its relationship to subordinates.

1-0 out of 5 stars Social science back 60 years?
This text displays a plethora of simplistic, presumptuous and shallow typologies purporting to explain what is a leader and why it has to be so. Without any concern for contemporary social studies the author tells us about what inborn qualities signifies a female leader, why there are fewer black leaders than white ones ("scientifically proven" low cognitive ability according to the author, pp. 740-741), and the litany goes on. It is baffling that this stuff is still available in the book market as anything else than obscure reminiscences of American social science in a time we rather forget about.

5-0 out of 5 stars A most in Leadership learning and training
Its multiple models presentation, allows a better approach and understanding. Teaching at our university system, and helping organizations, this book is a fundamental reference for help. ... Read more

91. The Moral Imperative of School Leadership
by Michael Fullan
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Asin: 0761938737
Catlog: Book (2003-03-12)
Publisher: Corwin Press
Sales Rank: 108857
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Foreword by John I. Goodlad

"Fullan shows how moral leadership can reinvent the principalship and bring about large-scale school improvement. This is a masterfully crafted and accessible book by North America's foremost expert on change."
Thomas J. Sergiovanni, Lillian Radford Professor of Education
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

"Fullan challenges all who work in education to rethink the critical role of the principal as school leader in the current era of accountability.  With clarity and insight, he offers a series of strategies to reshape the culture and context of leadership in schools to create learning communities where both students and teachers can excel."
Paul D. Houston, Executive Director
American Association of School Administrators

"Once again, the writing of Michael Fullan is a tour de force. The Moral Imperative of School Leadership is a must read for those who want to make a difference!"
Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director
National Association of Secondary School Principals

The time has come to change the context of school leadership!

The role of the principal is pivotal to systemic school change. This is the fundamental message in Michael Fullan's new book, The Moral Imperative of School Leadership, which extends the discussion that began in his earlier publication, What’s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship? The author examines the moral purpose of school leadership and its critical role in "changing the context" in which the role is embedded. In this bold step forward, Fullan calls for principals to become agents as well as beneficiaries of the processes of school change. In an effort to make the position more rewarding and exciting, he shifts the principal’s role from one of a site-based superman or superwoman, and recasts it as one in which principals figure prominently both within their school and within the larger school system that surrounds them.

Concepts explored in-depth include:

  • Why "changing the context" should be the main agenda for the principalship
  • Why barriers to the principalship exist
  • Why the principal should be seen as the COO (chief operating officer) of a school
  • Why the role of the principal should figure more prominently within the system
  • What individuals and the system can do to transform school leadership to a powerful new force

The challenge, and moral imperative, for today's principal is to lead system transformations to resolve the top-down/bottom-up dilemma that exists in systemic change. To end the exodus from the principalship, and for great school leaders to evolve in large numbers, the time to redefine the position is now!

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fullan a True Guru on School Leadership
Fullan does an excellent job of organizing school leadership into achievable levels of success. He starts with making a difference within individuals, then the school/district, followed by making a difference regionally and finally the greatest impact on school leadership and the society as a whole. Fullan discusses barriers to these accomplishments and challenges, and portrays the principalship as the key to this moral imperative.

This book serves as an outstanding resource to any leader that is trying to bring about large-scale improvement in their organization. It is the school leaders role to change the context within schools and Fullan outlines a process to do just that. ... Read more

92. CPS Examination Review for Office Systems and Administration (4th Edition)
by Betty L. Schroeder, Diane Routhier Graf
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93. Law and Ethics in the Business Environment
by Terry Halbert, Elaine Ingulli
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-24)
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The unique flexibility of this text makes this an excellent supplement to any standard business law and legal environment text, or as the primary text for an advanced ethics or issues-oriented course. Introducing issues via specific legal cases, it provides balanced, in-depth coverage of controversial and timely topics in the areas of law and ethics within the business environment. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Supplement
This book provides an excellent supplement to a regular college business law text by exposing real world dilemmas, and how they were handled by the courts. Can be used to generate discussion on ethical responsibilities, sexual harassment, and some aspects of agency law. ... Read more

94. Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns (Wiley Trading)
by Thomas N.Bulkowski
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Praise for the encyclopedia of chart patterns "A great achievement that fills a void for everyone who uses charts. Bulkowski has taken an intelligent and thoughtful approach to producing a practical guide to evaluating chart formations." —Perry Kaufman Author of Trading Systems and Methods, Third Edition "Not since Edwards and Magee has someone put together so comprehensive an assemblage of market behavior expressed graphically. That you also get a solid statistical assessment of the results of these chart formations is an unexpected and invaluable bonus. No chartist should be without this book." Interim Editor, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities "Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns is a book I have wanted to see published for many years. It brings together the patterns found in many diverse charting methods and adds the valuable dimension of performance statistics, trading tactics, and behavioral characteristics of each pattern. It is a valuable contribution to existing literature on charting and should be considered an indispensable reference by any serious chart trader." —Edward D. Dobson President, Traders Press, Inc. "Having worn out my 1948 first edition of Edwards and Magee’s Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, I thought I knew a lot about chart patterns. Thomas Bulkowski’s Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns showed me how much more there is to learn. Meticulously researched, complete, and insightful, the Encyclopedia has earned a permanent place on my trading desk as a highly valued resource." —Thomas A. Bierovic Manager, Strategy Testing & Development, Omegs Reserch, Inc. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Mark Twain said it best
There are many flaws to this book & most of them Bulkowski admits. The first is the sample is cherry picked based on fundamentals which TB never gives out. The second is that while TB is obviously familiar with stats (he mentions the terms freq distribution & population enough that at least a passing idea of them is true) he dwells on the sample of 500 stocks over 5 years and gives us a population of X. Well that's a bit bogus as most PATTERNS take longer than a day to create (forget this hanging man thing, it's minor) so if you average out the span of a pattern creation, which is the true size of a sample not the one day of data, that he is using. Finally this books data was from only one market, a baby bull market, whether the stats quoted would hold up in a bear or a mature bull is questionable. I for sure wouldn't be able to extrapolate that based on what's given.

I'd recommend the source instead, Edwards & Magee, Technical Analysis of Stock Trends & for those interested in indicators/gann/elliott waves, Connie Browns Aerodynamic Trading.

On the plus side, it is very complete though the kook-sounding review about trendlines and support has a point; a lot of TB's work could have been done with Fib Retracement levels. Still if you are really into patterns you cannot pass it by though realize it's a starter in your analysis not a complete foundation. The 'Sample Trade' section is a real waste; there is not enough information other than pattern formation for you to do your own analysis. If you read the Identifcation section and the first summary paragraph you probably have gotten all you need out of the 46 chapters and saved yourself a lot of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Regarding inaccurate statistics
I don't even know Mr. Bulkowski, but I felt compelled to write this review. One particular reviewer points out a few apparent discrepancies in this 672 page volume of research. It does not matter whether you are an author or have been published in trading-related magazines.

The reviewer sarcastically poses that since the "rectangle bottom" stats on page 659 portray a zero faulure rate, that traders can get rich and never lose money!

If you truly read the entire text, including Mr. Bulkowski's opening remarks that define his fresh statistical-analysis approach, then everything falls into place.

Furthermore, the author addresses the "zero loss stat" for the rectangle formation on pages 440 and 444. He states that the "sample size" was small for this pattern and said: "Let me emphasize that because I did not find any failures of rectangle patterns with upside breakouts does not mean there are none."

This is a good and comprehensive book with a very fresh statistical approach for analyzing classic (and newer) bar chart formations. There is a wealth of information addressing each of the many patterns. It is offered up to the reader as copious amounts of quantified data that any trader/investor can draw from to incorporate into his or her own trading.

I too am an author, and I trade stocks full-time for a living. This book is a great resource and fits in the top 15 T.A. books of which I own roughly 300.

Yeah, he called a "dogi" a "hanging man." To me that doesn't detract from the other 671 pages.

Buy it, read it and use it!

2-0 out of 5 stars method of trading successfully
is not found here. Wordy beyond tears. Could have easily been 100 pages instead of 600. A mere pretender to the classic by Magee and Edwards.

Tedium must be the Bulkowski philosophy. I really felt he did little to clarify any technical view what-so-ever. Every page is an endurance test of what's his point and where to find it. It promises theme, but delivers anecdotes.

Loaded with questionable statistics, methodology and wordiness any reasonable trader can only come away with a feeling that this book was written for the sole purpose of making the author a buck.

What this book lacks in originality it makes up for in a scholarly pomp. Perfect for a non traders library.

The patterns are previous, The tactics non profit. This would be the last book in my trading library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very indepth and good use of statistics
As a trader myself I am always on the lookout for books and materials that do not tout get rich quick strategies. Mr. Bulkowski takes a very methodical and usefull approach in collecting many common and some exotic chart formations and then documenting how identify, trade, and ultimately reveal their statistical performances. One feature I found pricesless was the visual index in which you can match a formation visually and then figure out what it is called to read more about it. I highly recommend this book for people who are looking for a excellent chart formation book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Source of Information
This book definitely serves it's purpose. I'm not sure how anyone could give it less than 5 stars. Of those who rated it lower, they seem to want someone to give them "The Holy Grail". With 43 chart patterns, it would have been impossible for Mr. Bulkowski to study the effects of support/resistance lines, low-cap vs. blue chip, etc. lest he end up with an 8,000 page tome. He assumes that each individual reader will be able to take the information given, and create their own testing to suit their individual needs. Impossible to put down once you start reading it. ... Read more

95. Mortgage Encyclopedia: An Authoritative Guide to Mortgage Programs, Practices, Prices and Pitfalls
by JackGuttentag
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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A one-stop reference for in-depth explanations of mortgage topics

With the creation of so many new, complex mortgage programs, it's difficult for consumers --not to mention real estate agents, attorneys, closing agents, and mortgage brokers--to keep track of them all. Written by nationally syndicated real estate columnist Jack Guttentag, The Mortgage Encyclopedia helps readers understand the various mortgage terms, features, and options by offering clear, precise explanations. The alphabetical organization of terms makes it easy to quickly find information on any topic, from FHA, Investor, and No-PMI Loans to Origination Fee and Rate Float. Each entry includes not just a description of the term, but also relevant advice for consumers, such as answers to the questions "Is this loan right for me?" and "Can I negotiate this fee?"

  • Guides readers through the bewildering array of new mortgage programs
  • Features definitions and explanations of common mortgage, escrow, and closing fees and arcane mortgage terminology

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96. Bank Management
by Timothy W. Koch, S. Scott MacDonald
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Catlog: Book (2002-08-07)
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The management and regulatory environment of commercial banks has seen rapid change in recent years.This modern introduction to commercial bank management is the most current in the market and reflects changes during the last year that competing books do not.Excellent and complete coverage focuses on bank management problems now and in the 21st Century in a way that helps students apply financial concepts to a variety of credit, investment, and funding decisions. ... Read more

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This is likely the worst textbook I have come accross in my finance career. The writing is extremely dry and the authors do not make an effort to summarize anything. They love narrating long concepts and mixing it with dull examples that make you completely lost. The concepts in each chapter are repeated twice for absolutely no reason. This sucker will make you fall asleep as fast as NyQuill - without the good relaxing feeling.

5-0 out of 5 stars Got exactly what I wanted!
Great Service, prompt shipment, the book was in excellent condition!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book motivated my carreer as a banker
Professor Koch's book is excellent. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in banking. The book is great to read if you don't know much about the industry or if you are an expert. I studied with Professor Koch at USC at the undergrad level and decided to go into banking thanks to his class and book. The book covers liquidity management, credit management, capital management, asset and liability management (focus on interest rate risk management), balance sheet analysis and other interestig topics. I've worked in several areas of commercial banks in Ecuador, namely credit, treasury, asset and liability management and finance. The book has always come in handy. I've also used it to teach at the University level down here.
It is especially interesting how every chapter is related in some way to the ALCO (Asset and Liability Management Commitee).
The cases are also very interesting. In Ecuador we recently had a liquidity crunch in the banking system. I was very much surprised to find an anylisis of a case very similar to what was happening down here in the book. The case was on the Contintental Illinois bank failure.
In other words, I think this book is a must for anyone interested in the industry.

2-0 out of 5 stars Revised Opinion - AVOID
This is an update of a prior review I wrote of this book, I changed my mind. I hadn't read the entire book but had been impressed with what I had read. The book does cover many aspects of commercial banking including regulations, capital and liquidity management, things of most interst to me as an analyst. However, a significant problem is that many of the examples used appear to be incorrect. For instance, the text often does not match the accompanying exhibits or tables. Perhaps the book was not edited well during an update to a new edition, and either the text or the exhibit/table was updated but not both (ie, in numerous cases they disagree). Whatever the reason, the numerous typographical errors made the book difficult to read, especially in a "self-study" situation. I'm looking elsewhere for a better guide.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book- seeking more like it in banking/other industries
I am an investment adviser seeking comprehensive texts on various industries. I am only on Chapter 3 but so far this book is a great read. I am learning a lot about banking regulation and how to analyze banks. If anyone has any suggestions for similar authoritative books covering such industries as insurance, real estate, or banking, please write to me at ... Read more

97. Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual (Estimator's Man-Hour Library)
by John S. Page
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In addition to the solid estimating data this manual has provided for years, this new edition is expanded and updated to include installation of pneumatic mechanical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems. ... Read more

98. Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases
by O. C. Ferrell, John Fraedrich, Linda Ferrell
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
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As the core of undergraduate and graduate courses or as a supplement to other books, Business Ethics remains the established resource for accessible and up-to-date coverage of applied ethics. The Fifth Edition integrates details of actual business decisions and real-world cases, with pedagogical aids to promote critical-thinking skills.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A handy handbook for ethical decision making
Excellent. A practical book written by academics. Many books on ethics are hard to read because of the intellectual gymnastics required. Those written by consultants and journalists are often of the cookbook type and artificial. This book is therefore not only usefulfor students but also for businessmen and consultants. This book focuses on decision making within a clearly defined framework with good definitions of the concepts used. It also includes a very good description of relevant laws in the USA. I did not realise that laws regulate so many ethical business issues. For example " The Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organisations" provide a very good framework to any company that wants to act ethically. Business ethics as defined in the book does not include obeying the law, which I think is correct. Each chapter starts with a practical but imagined case. Many of the cases deal with breaking the law or not. For example "analyse the ethical implication of a woman having to decide whether to go to bed with her boss as that is the condition be puts on her being promoted". Or " what are the ethical implications of dumping toxic substances in the river if you can get away with it by bribing the inspector". One of the principles of the book is that it does not prescribe any solutions. I think that this is pushed too far in many of these cases. I see no point in analysing the ethical implications of breaking the law. My recommendation is to eliminate all of these cases or rewrite them. However, the 15 actual legal cases are useful. They show how difficult it can be to determine what is an ethical and what is a legal issue. The subject of moral philosophies is covered in 16 pages. The authors correctly state that it is impossible to deal with this subject in any depth. The risk with this chapter is that the simplifications made are so extreme that the reader may think he has understood the essence of this topic. That is however very far from reality. These criticisms should however not discourage potential buyers of the book. Overall it is very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent graduate level textbook
I have used this text twice in the past as a text for a graduate level course in business ethics at a university in Southern California. I will be using it again this fall and winter. I find that it has a good discussion of theory salted with good real life examples. The long cases are a little dated now, three years after publication, but still are very illustrative. (Some still have "action" occurring even now in the real world.) Within each chapter are an "Ethical Dilemma" (short case) and "A Real-Life Situation" (two-to-three page case) that help to stimulate discussion and to employ principles learned so far in the text. My students have indicated that they like this text. Obviously I do as well! ... Read more

99. Dynamic Social Studies for Elementary Classrooms (7th Edition)
by George W. Maxim
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This major revision of a very popular book asks future teachers to look upon their pupils as “young social scientists”—and to engage their natural spirit of wonder by using subject matter to teach problem solving, critical thinking, and the skills of real-world inquiry. The book's sound research base informs without overwhelming; its wealth of examples and strategies never become just a “cookbook.” And, because no single instructional method can achieve all of the goals of elementary social studies curricula, this book proposes that it is good teaching—teaching that is flexible and varied—that will assist young “political scientists, historians, and geographers” to become informed, rational, and responsive citizens.Themed units encompass general instructional considerations and planning for instruction, and organize coverage as it “happens” in the classroom—taking future teachers from general concepts to specifics of instruction, and emphasizing the importance of their pupils' natural inquisitiveness.For future elementary school teachers. ... Read more

100. The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations (Examples & Explanations Series)
by Joseph W. Glannon
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5-0 out of 5 stars My professor loved it!
I bought this book, but I happened to be lucky enough to have a wonderful torts professor so that I never even opened it. However, with that said, I still had experience with this book. My teacher used the examples from it constantly in class to help us understand torts, and it was wonderful. My professor openly advocates this book and many of my classmates swore by it. I do think it could use a little help on the negligence section, but if your torts professor was as horrible as some of my fellow 1Ls, then I highly recommend you purchase this book as a supplement to quiz yourself and make sure you've got those prima facie cases down pat, inside and out.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good, but could use improvement
This book does a very good job of covering intentional torts and the law of negligence. The section in the newest edition on exam writing is also very good. It could, however, include a chapter or two on products liability and other torts typically covered in first-year torts i.e. defamation, misrepresentation etc. I recommend, but not as highly as I'd recommend Glannon on Civil Procedure.

1-0 out of 5 stars AVOID THIS TREATISE
I strongly recommend against buying this book. A lot of the material covered in a first year Torts class is not covered in this book; a few examples are false imprisonment, defamation, and invasion of privacy. In addition, this book has MISTAKES in it regarding the law; one example is it does not specify the standard of care owed by a physician in a medical malpractice case correctly. Of course it does not even have a separate section dealing with duty owed by professionals...

Instead of this book, I would strongly recommend Understanding Torts by Diamond (Lexis) or the Law of Torts by Dobbs (West).

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Money
Generally, the Examples and Explanations series are thorough and helpful. However, this particular book falls short. There are 7 intentional torts; yet, this book only covers assault and battery. Additionally, only 2 privileges are covered -- self-defense and consent. I didn't bother looking at how the book covered negligence. Unless your Torts I class provides a survey of the material, especially the intentional torts, do NOT buy this book if you want extensive treatment of torts concepts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Initially Puzzled But Ultimately Pleased
I was expecting a book about small pastries (I LOVE pastries!), with perhaps lots of lush, full-color photos of tasty raspberry-jam-filled confections (I LOVE raspberry jam!). But, to my initial disappointment, I instead found a book explaining some kind of legal rigmarole about suing people for damaging persons or property. Despite its dry, abstract subject matter, this book actually turned out to be an extremely gripping read. (I devoured it all in one sitting, staying up all night because I just had to know how it ended.) Even if you're only interested in opening your own little patisserie and spreading joy to people through your talent with filo dough, I highly recommend this book anyway: After all, you never know when a customer might slip and fall in your shop. ... Read more

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