The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning
Author: Douglas B. Reeves
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.
David Baltimore's Life in Science
Author: Shane Crotty
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A revealing portrait of one of the most important scientists of the last century reveals David Baltimore's groundbreaking work in molecular biology and, most recently, his search for an AIDS vaccine, as well as his involvement in the anti-war movement and his Nobel Prize.
A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business And Market Cycle
Author: Joseph H. Ellis
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
Economic and stock market cycles affect companies in every industry. Unfortunately, a confusing array of anecdotal and conflicting indicators often renders it impossible for managers and investors to see where the economy is heading in time to take corrective action. Now, a 35-year Wall Street veteran unveils a new forecasting method to help managers and investors understand and predict the economic cycles that control their businesses and financial fates. In Ahead of the Curve, Joseph H. Ellis argues that the problem with current forecasting models lies not in the data, but rather in the lack of a clear framework for putting the data in context and reading it correctly. The book explains critical economic indicators in nontechnical language, identifies and documents the recurring cause-and-effect relationships that consistently predict turning points in the economy, and provides the tools managers and investors need to position themselves ahead of cyclical upturns and downturns. Economic events are not as random and unpredictable as they seem. This book helps readers recognize and react to signs of change that their rivals don't see—and win a sizeable competitive advantage. Joseph H. Ellis was a partner at Goldman Sachs and was ranked for 18 consecutive years by Institutional Investor magazine as Wall Street's No.1 retail industry analyst.
Inside the Baseball Revolution
Author: Brian Kenny
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
MLB Network host and commentator Brian Kenny uses stories from baseball's present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic, even when directly contradicted by evidence.
Two Years at Harvard Business School
Author: Philip Delves Broughton
Category: Business & Economics
Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicanery of leveraging and the unlikely pleasures of accounting, to the antics of the "booze luge" and other, less savory trappings of student culture. Published during the one hundredth anniversary of Harvard Business School, this is the unflinching truth about life in the trenches of an iconic American institution.
An Intimate Conversation with Women in the Second Half of Life
Author: Bonnie B. Matheson
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
"Ahead of the Curve" is a cheerful and informative book, inspiring both single and married women to enjoy life and not complain about what cannot be changed. It encourages women to make the last part of their lives the best part by being positive and happy-a personal choice that everyone has the power to make "Ahead of the Curve" will help you to: Stop dwelling on your own problems; help someone else Avoid slash, burn, and poison remedies Be grateful every single day Do something you have always wanted to do Have fun and appreciate your freedom Take a lover if that will make you happy Revel in your hard-won wisdom. Enjoy! About the Author Bonnie B. Matheson was the executive director of the Institute for New Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. She founded Childbirth Solutions, Inc. (an information website for pregnant women) and later Acquired Wireless Ltd.(an ISP) She is a life coach and inspirational speaker. After she was divorced several years ago, she began to write and speak about women (and men) in the second half of life while juggling other interests, including her five children and twelve grandchildren.
Corporate Strategies that Address Climate Change
Author: Andrew J. Hoffman
Publisher: Diane Publishing Company
Category: Business & Economics
A compilation of the experience & best practices of large corp. that have developed & implemented strategies to address climate change. Based on a 31-co. survey, 6 in-depth case studies, & a review of the lit. Describes the development & implementation of climate-related strategies. Primarily a ¿how to¿ manual for other co. interested in developing similar strategies. Will also be of value to investors & analysts in evaluating the effectiveness of co. strategies for managing climate risk & capturing climate-related competitive advantage. Offers policymakers insight into corp. views on greenhouse gas reg¿n., gov¿t. assistance for technology advancement, & other policy issues. Considers the global context of climate change & related market transformation. Illustrations.
Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management
Author: K. Green,P. Groenewegen,P.S. Hofman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
The debate on sustainable production often ends in discussions on the feasibility of far-reaching changes in relation to the competitiveness of companies. Industry itself and policy-makers tend to back away from engaging in profound processes of industrial transformation. Examples of companies who have voluntarily moved beyond what is seen as 'reasonable' and 'feasible' can overcome this deadlock. This book collects a fine sample of companies who have taken up their responsibility in this respect. To quote the editors of this book: "They are cases that might provide other firms and policy-makers with ideas for innovative environmental responses that are outside the slowly rising trend of improvement that we are currently observing: in short, the cases are of firms and ideas that are ahead of the curve". The editors and many of the authors of this volume are members of the Greening of Industry Network and have been debating with one another for years. Founded in 1991, the Greening of Industry Network comprises over 1500 individuals representing academia, business, public interest, labor and government from more than 50 countries. Participants work together to build policies and strategies toward creating a sustainable future through many vehicles -- coordinating research efforts, publications, planning and participating in workshops, public forums and conferences. To provide benefit to broader society, the Network stimulates public dialogue and brings together academic researchers from many disciplines with other stakeholders who traditionally do not work together in coalitions.
Shaping New Solutions to Environment Problems
Author: Robert E. Taylor
Category: Environmental protection
Ahead of the Curve
Author: Karol Jakubowicz
Publisher: Council of Europe
Category: Political Science
The "rags to riches" story of Karol Jakubowicz's involvement in the work of the Council of Europe took him from the role of an awestruck newcomer from Poland in 1990 to that of the Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (2005-06). Along the way, he was elected, delegated by the Steering Committee, and invited by the Council of Europe Secretariat to serve in a number of other capacities. In all of them, he contributed a wide variety of papers, reports and studies to assist the steering committee and other bodies in collecting information and formulating ideas in the general field of freedom of expression, creation of free and democratic media systems (including the issue of public service media), regulation of transfrontier television, the adjustment of Council of Europe human rights standards to the conditions of the information society, and the development of broadcasting legislation in Council of Europe member states. The present collection of these papers and reports is published in the conviction that they retain their value and relevance. It provides the additional benefit of offering a glimpse of the work preceding the formulation of Committee of Ministers recommendations and declarations, as well as resolutions of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
Preparing the Church for Post-Postmodernism
Author: Daniel Fusco
Publisher: Tate Publishing
American Christians are obsessed with postmodernism. Books on the topic proliferate as Christians struggle to find their place and make a stand within the postmodern movement. There is a problem however. Postmodernist philosophy is on its way out. A new worldview is already taking root. Philosophers and pundits call the emerging worldview the Integral worldview. In this timely book, Fusco explores the new Integral worldview and what the church must do to stay Ahead of the Curve and be effective in the coming decades. 'Daniel Fusco writes a first-person report of what the future will be like for the American church as it engages an ever-changing cultural milieu. The insights in this book will help you prepare for future ministry in cultural settings more and more removed from any Christian context.' Dr. Jeff Iorg President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 'Daniel Fusco is an intellectual with both theological and philosophical underpinnings that enable him to address the future wisely while being courteous towards the past. Furthermore, he is a practitioner who lives genuinely among the people of one of America's most post-postmodern contexts. Daniel personally embodies the integrity and the integration he writes about, and for which this nascent world longs.' Linda Bergquist, Author, Church Turned Inside Out: A Guide for Designers, Refiners and Re-Aligners
Nine Simple Ways to Create Wealth by Spotting Stock Trends
Author: Hilary Kramer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
The most important edge you can develop in becoming a smart investor is knowing how to spot an emerging trend before the pundits are advertising it and everyone jumps on board. As global investment specialist and popular AOL Finance Editor and Money Coach Hilary Kramer knows, picking the stocks that are hot today doesn't give you that edge -- it just makes you part of the pack. Instead you need to learn how to get ahead of the curve, discovering the trends that will lead you to the best up-and-coming companies well before others are on to them. You don't need elaborate calculations or a degree in finance to discover great investment opportunities. As Kramer reveals in this fascinating and indispensable book, the clues are all around you, hiding in plain sight -- you just have to learn the secrets of spotting them as you go about your everyday life. Offering a wealth of specific examples from her own wildly successful investing career, Kramer divulges the remarkably effective techniques she uses to spot trends: nine powerful yet simple methods for discovering trend indicators all around you. Who would have thought that, in the days of the Atkins diet anti-carb craze, a company called Panera Bread -- now a booming chain -- would be a great investment? Hilary Kramer knew it would be. How did she know, way ahead of the crowd, that Embraer, an aircraft manufacturer located in Brazil, of all places, was becoming a market leader and had great growth potential? She knew how to spot the trend. As she shows, if you follow her simple methods, you, too, will be able to: • Identify reliable market trends early • Spot other, secondary, trends that will be sparked by more obvious trends • Discover the clues in everyday life that will lead you to great growth companies • Evaluate which companies among the competition are the best investments • Recognize when a trend is peaking and it's time to sell Armed with her time-tested techniques, your own eyes and ears become your most reliable and powerful resources for market-beating wealth creation, not only today but for the rest of your life.
UN Ideas and Global Challenges
Author: Louis Emmerij,Richard Jolly,Thomas George Weiss,Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Political Science
Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy ideas coming from UN organizations and scholars in relation to such critical issues as decolonization, sustainable development, structural adjustment, basic needs, human rights, women, world employment, the transition of the Eastern bloc, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and global governance. The authors find that, in many instances, UN ideas about how to tackle problems of global import were sound and far-sighted, although they often fell on the deaf ears of powerful member states until it was apparent that a different approach was needed. The authors also identify important areas where the UN has not stood constructively at the fore.
Staying Ahead of the Curve
Author: George Soros,Byron Wien,Krisztina Koenen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
This interview offers insight into the little-known personal and professional life of the reknown investor who is also a major philanthropist, describing his early family life, his years as a "Guru in Training," and the founding of The Quantum Fund
A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking
Author: Steven J. Stowell,Stephanie S. Mead
Category: Critical thinking
This book is for anyone who wants to be on track, in control, and prepared for the future. Through real life experiences, illustrated examples, and straightforward activities and tools, this book will enlighted readers; cause them to think, plan and act more strategically at the individual level and on the front lines of work.
The Secret Library
Author: Charlotte Stein,Maxine Marsh,Kay Jaybee
Publisher: Xcite Book
Ahead of the Curve by Charlotte Stein When Judy Myers is offered a relaxing vacation to get away from her latest heartbreak, she can’t say no. A cruise on her brother’s yacht sounds like heaven...until she realises her brother’s best friend has been invited along for the ride. Steven Stark is big, he’s loud, and he’s obviously not interested in the plump, plain little sister he used to tease unmercifully. In fact, he’s still quite happy to tease her – until she turns the tables on him. Now Steven can’t seem to keep his thoughts, or his hands, to himself. And worse, Judy’s not sure she can resist the attraction she’s kept buried for so many years. Being trapped on a boat isn’t the best place to be, when you’re suddenly thrown a hunky curveball. It Takes a Thief by Maxine Marsh Robin is a feisty retired car thief who now makes a legitimate living recovering stolen luxury vehicles. She’s looking to impress her newest client, a very wealthy and very powerful Miami executive, until she realises that the man who stole his car is her ex-flame and partner in crime, Jessie. Jessie’s the best in the business, and has been holding a grudge ever since she left him a year ago when he wouldn’t agree to go straight. Even while dealing with unresolved feelings and an attraction that burns hotter than oil, Robin is determined to track down the car that’s come in between her and her old lover, and to prove once and for all that she’s the better thief. Digging Deep by Kay Jaybee As site supervisor on an archaeological dig, in the grounds of the Ancient Roman city of Lepti Minus in Tunisia, Dr Beth Andrew’s hands are well and truly full. Her first foreign excavation, which she co-runs with the American archaeologist Dr Harrison Harris, gets off to a shaky start due to the jealous interference of Harris’s ex, and an overzealous student... Love and lust really can cloud even the cleverest person’s judgement!
Author: Anthony P. Lees
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Anthony Lees, the author of KEEPING AHEAD OF THE CURVE, was born in Cheshire, England. He emigrated to the United States with his wife, Ann, and their three children, aged eleven, thirteen and fourteen, in 1980. The first part of the book describes the author's pre-war childhood, World War II and its aftermath, his marriage and the birth of their children, up to the point when they decided to emigrate to the USA. It answers the question "Why did they do it?" The second part of the book goes back in time and describes the circumstances and life experiences of the author's immediate ancestors, starting with his great-grandfather, John Lees, who was born in Oldham, Lancashire, in 1822. The author follows the history of his family, and that of his wife's, through two centuries of incredible change. In the mid-nineteenth century Great Britain was at the height of her power, with a world-wide empire and a pre-eminent currency, the gold sovereign. By the time the author and his family emigrated to the USA, the British Empire had all but disappeared and the British gold sovereign had been replaced in international trade by the American dollar. The third part of the book brings the story of the author's life up to date. It describes his experiences since arriving in the USA and the career/life decisions taken by him and his family. It answers the question "Did they do the right thing?"