The Journey To Predictable Profit
Author: Shannon Byrne Susko
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Category: Business & Economics
The Metronome Effect will guide you on your journey to predictable profit. It will ensure the habituation that excellence is derived from is engrained in your organization. Every leader is empowered to set their metric beat to make sure the company is doing everything it needs to do to grow their profit. This book draws on the wisdom of some of the best business minds of our time, as well as the author’s own experiences as a serial entrepreneur, to create a methodology that shows you a practical step-by-step process; how to rhythmically integrate all the crucial parts of your business. Every leader has a metronome—find yours and discover the path to predictable profit. Shannon Byrne Susko has more than twenty years of experience building and leading high-growth technology companies in the financial services industry. She co-founded, served as Chief Executive Officer, and led the sale of two companies in less than six years: Subserveo, Inc. and Paradata Systems Inc. She was recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2000, and was awarded the Sarah Kirke Award for Canada’s Leading Women Entrepreneurs in 2006. She currently serves as a corporate director, as well as a leadership coach, helping CEOs and top executives in a variety of industries keep their companies on the path to growth and predictable profit. www.metronome-effect.com “The perfect ‘execution’ book to complement Scaling Up.” Verne Harnish Founder, Gazelles & EO; Author, Scaling Up (Fall 2014), Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits “Shannon is a first rate Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, and Business Coach. Through observation of her in each role, directly and through the experience of others working closely with Shannon, the credibility she brings to The Journey to Predictable Profit in a huge asset to fellow Entrepreneurs and Business leaders. Enjoy this book and apply the lessons within.” Keith Cupp President, Gazelles International Coaching Association “An excellent, simple, and proven system to reach strategic clarity and grow your business.” Kaihan Krippendorff Author, Outthink the Competition; CEO, Outthinker
255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs
Author: Edward Rosenfeld
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Blow Your Mindfulness An encyclopedia for the curious and courageous, The Book of Highs catalogs the hundreds of ways humans can alter consciousness, minus drugs and alcohol. Drawn from cultures around the world, here are positive techniques—Self-Hypnosis, Alterations of Breathing, Fervent Prayer, Spinning. And here are “negative” techniques—Self-Flagellation, Sleep Deprivation, Fire Walking. Methods derived from religious and mystic traditions—Transcendental Meditation, Tea Ceremony, Tantric Sex. Methods that use devices, from the domestic Metronome Watching, to the state-of-the-art Brain-Wave Biofeedback, Electrodermal Activity (EDA), Ganzfeld Effect, and Psychedelic Bathtub. Whether you’re looking for a life-changing adventure—like Skydiving—or something to do every day, just to change things up—like Zen Morning Laugh—The Book of Highs will get you there.
Author: Oliver Langmead
Publisher: Unsung Stories
You and I, we wear our wounds. I wear my scars, you wear your tattoos, and we don't forget who we are.' It is for the entities known as Sleepwalkers to cross the doors between dreams, and hunt the nightmares that haunt sleeping minds. Theirs is a world of impossible vistas, where reason is banished and only the imagination holds sway: the connected worlds that all sleeping minds inhabit, and the doors that lead between. But tonight, one Sleepwalker has gone rogue. Abandoning her sworn oath to protect the dreamscapes, she has devoted herself to another cause, threatening to unleash a nightmare older than man. The only chance of stopping her lies with a man named Manderlay. Once a feted musician, William Manderlay is living his twilight years in an Edinburgh care home, riddled with arthritis and filled with a longing for his youth, for the open seas, and for the lost use of his hands and the violin he has always treasured. For too long now, Manderlay's nights have been coloured by dark, corrupted dreams: dreams of leprous men in landscapes plucked from his memory, of dark figures seeking him on city streets. His comrades in the retirement home believe Manderlay is giving in to age and senility - but the truth is much worse. For in dreams, maps are made from music – and it just might be that one of William Manderlay's forgotten compositions holds the key to unleashing the nightmare that holds the world of dreams in balance. The Sleepwalkers are zoning in on him. He might be their saviour, or his music might be their damnation... From the acclaimed author of Dark Star comes a literary fantasy like no other.
The Constitution, Majority Rule, and the Tempo of American Politics
Author: Greg Weiner
Publisher: American Political Thought (Un
Examines the significance of time in James Madison's theory of majority rule. Madison worried that the drive for instant political gratification might lead to an inflamed majority that would not rule reasonably. His philosophy--that the natural power of time will defuse passions--is incompatible with the current political ethos that values quick decision-making.
On Tempo, Culture, And The Pace Of Life
Author: Robert N. Levine
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Social Science
In this engaging and spirited book, eminent social psychologist Robert Levine asks us to explore a dimension of our experience that we take for granted—our perception of time. When we travel to a different country, or even a different city in the United States, we assume that a certain amount of cultural adjustment will be required, whether it's getting used to new food or negotiating a foreign language, adapting to a different standard of living or another currency. In fact, what contributes most to our sense of disorientation is having to adapt to another culture's sense of time.Levine, who has devoted his career to studying time and the pace of life, takes us on an enchanting tour of time through the ages and around the world. As he recounts his unique experiences with humor and deep insight, we travel with him to Brazil, where to be three hours late is perfectly acceptable, and to Japan, where he finds a sense of the long-term that is unheard of in the West. We visit communities in the United States and find that population size affects the pace of life—and even the pace of walking. We travel back in time to ancient Greece to examine early clocks and sundials, then move forward through the centuries to the beginnings of ”clock time” during the Industrial Revolution. We learn that there are places in the world today where people still live according to ”nature time,” the rhythm of the sun and the seasons, and ”event time,” the structuring of time around happenings(when you want to make a late appointment in Burundi, you say, ”I'll see you when the cows come in”).Levine raises some fascinating questions. How do we use our time? Are we being ruled by the clock? What is this doing to our cities? To our relationships? To our own bodies and psyches? Are there decisions we have made without conscious choice? Alternative tempos we might prefer? Perhaps, Levine argues, our goal should be to try to live in a ”multitemporal” society, one in which we learn to move back and forth among nature time, event time, and clock time. In other words, each of us must chart our own geography of time. If we can do that, we will have achieved temporal prosperity.
Professional Music Production
Author: David Nahmani
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Record, arrange, mix, produce, and polish your audio files with this best-selling, Apple-certified guide to Logic Pro X 10.4. Veteran producer and composer David Nahmani uses step-bystep, project-based instructions and straightforward explanations to teach everything from basic music creation to sophisticated production techniques. Using the book’s downloadable lesson files and Logic Pro X, you’ll begin making music in the first lesson. From there, learn to record audio and MIDI data, create and edit sequences, and master mixing and automation techniques such as submixing with track stacks. Create both acoustic and electronic virtual drum performances using Drummer tracks with Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. Use Logic Pro X MIDI FX and Smart Controls to control software synthesizers from a MIDI controller or an iPad. Harness the power of Smart Tempo to make sure all recordings, imported audio files, and samples play in time. Flex Time allows you to precisely edit the timing of notes inside an audio recording, and you’ll explore Flex Pitch to correct the pitch of a vocal recording. Finally, you mix, automate, and master the song, using plug-ins to process only selected sections or entire tracks, giving your audio creations the final polish needed to achieve a professional sound. Downloadable lesson and media files allow you to perform the hands-on exercises. Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks. Accessible writing style puts an expert instructor at your side Ample illustrations help you master techniques fast. Lesson goals and time estimates help you plan your time. Chapter review questions summarize what you’ve learned and help you prepare for the Apple certification exam.
Record, Edit, Mix, and Master with the Free Audio Editor
Author: Carla Schroder
Publisher: No Starch Press
The Book of Audacity is the definitive guide to Audacity, the powerful, free, cross-platform audio editor. Audacity allows anyone to transform their Windows, Mac, or Linux computer into a powerful recording studio. The Book of Audacity is the perfect book for bands on a budget, solo artists, audiophiles, and anyone who wants to learn more about digital audio. Musician and podcaster Carla Schroder will guide you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that will demystify that geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity. You’ll learn how to: –Record podcasts, interviews, and live performances –Be your own backing band or chorus –Edit, splice, mix, and master multitrack recordings –Create super high-fidelity and surround-sound recordings –Digitize your vinyl or tape collection and clean up noise, hisses, and clicks –Create custom ringtones and sweet special effects In addition, you’ll learn how to choose and use digital audio hardware like mics and preamps, and tune your computer for flawless audio performance. You’ll also find out how to package your work for digital distribution, whether you want to share a podcast through iTunes or sell your own CDs. Become your own producer with The Book of Audacity. The fun starts now.
The Strategic Execution System That Ensures Your Strategy Is Not a Wild-Ass-Guess!
Author: Shannon Susko
Every company needs a 3HAG--a 3 Year Highly Achievable Goal! The 3HAG WAY is a prescriptive framework that takes the guessing out of your strategy and ensures that you and your whole team are confident in where you are going. It breaks your strategy down into a clear and simple picture--so clear and simple that the whole team will be able to see where the company is going and where it will end up in three years' time. This strategic clarity will align, engage, and empower your team to make confident decisions in order to achieve your 3HAG. You'll find step-by-step instructions to gut out your first 3HAG while building the confidence required to execute with speed toward your goals. The core purpose of this book is to have a significant impact on CEOs, leaders, and their companies and enable them to confidently realize their goals more quickly than they thought possible. And by achieving these goals they will positively impact their families and their communities. Whether you run a team of four, forty or 40,000, the tools and framework in this book will help you articulate your company's strategy in simple terms and create a Strategic Execution System that works. We're going to take each step of the strategy and break it down for you so that you know exactly how to take these steps and why they're critical to achieving your goal.
17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life
Author: Kevin N. Lawrence
Category: Business & Economics
Here's the hard truth about leadership: it either forces you to get stronger or it slowly destroys your life. There is no in-between. Kevin Lawrence has discovered seventeen habits that allow any leader to transcend the perils of success and keep achieving--habits that have already helped hundreds of CEOs and executives become stronger and more resilient. Obsessed with understanding why successful people crash and burn, Lawrence has studied and tested virtually every leadership theory known to humankind in his two decades as a business advisor. His straight-talk advice in Your Oxygen Mask First will surprise and propel even the most seasoned leaders as he cuts through the platitudes and jargon to share the best tools he has found to ensure your survival, no matter how high you fly.
The Missing Manual
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Whether you're a professional musician or a mere novice, Apple's GarageBand software has everything you need to produce commercial-quality recordings entirely on your own. Just imagine how many thousands of singers and instrumentalists remain undiscovered because they lack the capability to produce viable demos. Well, no more. Now there's no need to assemble a backup band or book time at a professional studio--GarageBand has it covered. And GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual gives you the know-how you need to make it all happen. It's an authoritative, witty guide to constructing digital recordings with GarageBand. Written by the master of the Missing Manual series, and a musician himself, David Pogue, this top-selling book shows you how to maximize the program's entire set of tools. Pre-recorded loops, sampled sounds, live recordings--they're all explained in easy-to-understand language. It also shows you how to apply professional-sounding effects like reverb or chorusing, and then export the finished product to iTunes, where you can download your work to an iPod, export it as an MP3, or burn it onto CDs. Now revised to reflect GarageBand's latest features, this book's second edition also addresses how to: use GarageBand's eight-track capabilities display music notation in real time enhance timing and pitch for better quality recordings change the tempo and key of recorded instruments tune guitars with GarageBand before recording So if you're chasing a dream or just having fun, GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual is the only resource you need to make the finest musical recordings possible.
Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck V. Bell
Author: Paul A. Lombardo
Publisher: JHU Press
Looks at the case Buck v. Bell, covering the events of the trial and the 1927 Supreme Court case which upheld Virginia's compulsory sterilization of "feebleminded" individuals.
Author: IOANNIS ANASTASSAKIS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Here's yet another book that should be in every serious classical and flamenco guitarist's library; this time, Ioannis Anastassakis (The Art of Rasguedo) eliminatesthe guesswork on how to practice and perform the tremolo technique. The book addresses over 70 different approaches and methods to practice the tremolo with unprecedented advice from some of the greatest classical and flamenco guitaristsincluding: Andres Segovia, John Williams, Sharon Isbin, Christopher Parkening, Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, David Russell, Narciso Yepes, Stanley Yates, Stepan Rak, Juan Serrano, Manolo Sanlucar, Manolo Franco, Jose AntonioRodriguez, Paco Serrano, and many more
What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm
Author: Verne Harnish
Category: Business & Economics
What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous "Mastering a One Page Strategic Plan" process that has been a best-selling article on the web to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet. Included is an instructive chapter co-authored by Rich Russakoff, revealing winning tactics to get banks to finance your business. Lastly, there are case studies demonstrating the validity of Harnish's practical approaches.
Author: Gregg Thompson
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.
Fitness Walking for Lifelong Health and Energy
Author: Danny Dreyer,Katherine Dreyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
From the authors of the bestselling ChiRunning comes a revolutionary program that blends the health benefits of walking with the core principles of T’ai Chi to deliver maximum physical, mental, and spiritual fitness. The low-impact health benefits of walking have made it one of the most popular forms of daily exercise. Yet few people experience all the benefits that walking can offer. In ChiWalking, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, teach the walking technique they created that transforms walking from a mundane means of locomotion into an intensely rewarding practice that enhances mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Similar to Pilates, yoga, and T’ai Chi, ChiWalking emphasizes body alignment and mindfulness while strengthening the core muscles of the body. The five mindful steps of the ChiWalking program will get anyone, regardless of age or athletic ability, into great shape from head to toe, inside and out. 1. Get aligned. Develop great posture and better balance. 2. Engage your core. Make back and knee pain disappear. 3. Create balance. Walk faster, farther, and with less effort. 4. Make a choice. Choose from a menu of twelve great walks such as the Cardio Walk, the Energizing Walk, or the Walking Meditation, to keep your exercise program fresh. 5. Move forward. Make walking any distance a mindful, enjoyable experience, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned walker.
Author: Troy Nelson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Guitar Educational). From the former editor of Guitar One magazine, here is a daily dose of vitamins to keep your chops fine tuned! Musical styles include rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, and funk. Techniques taught include alternate picking, arpeggios, sweep picking, string skipping, legato, string bending, and rhythm guitar. These exercises will increase speed, and improve dexterity and pick- and fret-hand accuracy. The accompanying CD includes all 365 workout licks plus play-along grooves in every style at eight different metronome settings.
A Practical Guide to Coaching Your Team for Greater Results and Happier People
Author: Dave Baney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Whether you're an executive officer, a department manager, or a shift supervisor, you have a clear understanding of your team members' top accountabilities. Without clear communication, your team may not share that understanding. They may have entirely different views on their job responsibilities and even why they're getting paid. This disconnect between managerial and staff opinions can devastate productivity, performance, and team morale. In The 3 x 5 Coach, market strategist and leadership expert Dave Baney offers a simple, direct solution to this problem. Baney's effective methodology helps supervisors and employees quickly agree on key job accountabilities while establishing objective systems for evaluating employee performance and growth. Simply put, everyone will know why they're getting paid and what they must do to continue to meet and exceed their job requirements. Baney's effective coaching system encourages collaboration between supervisors and staff. His methodology and tools are simple enough to use immediately and robust enough to scale up as your company or department evolves. You already hold employees accountable for their actions-now you can align their expectations with your own. It all starts with a blank 3 x 5 card.
A Story of Loss and Gain
Author: Portia de Rossi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Although there was a certain glamour to anorexics, I didn't want to be one. I just wanted to excel in dieting. And weighing in at 80 pounds on 300 calories a day, I was the best little dieter there ever was." In scalding prose, Portia de Rossi reveals the pain and illness that haunted her for decades. She alternately starved herself and binged, putting her life in danger and lying to herself and everyone around her about the depth of her illness. From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to health and happiness, ultimately falling head over heels in love with Ellen DeGeneres. In this remarkable and landmark book, she tells a story that inspires hope and nourishes the spirit.
Author: Adobe Creative Team
Publisher: Adobe Press
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Audition CC Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons (and one bonus lesson on www.peachpit.com) that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, go to www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-bystep instructions, and the project files forthe students.” Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Rocky Mountain Training
Author: I. P. Pavlov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Accessible exposition of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist's landmark work in experimental psychology. This translation was authorized by the author himself and remains the best introduction to his work. 18 figures.