Make Money Quilting [EPUB]

Make Money Quilting [EPUB]
Make Money Quilting by Sylvia Ann Landman
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781581153996 | 1.67MB

This thorough, no-nonsense business guide helps quilters master the tricky transition from hobby to a profitable, state-of-the-art quilting business. Written by a veteran quilt business expert, this book provides budding quiltmakers with a versatile approach to making money off their creative passion. Whether the goal is general quilting or consulting, writing magazine articles, book publishing, or teaching, this guide lays out a clear plan on how to get there-from the legal groundwork of getting started to the finer points of generating publicity and networking in the wholesale industry.

Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette [EPUB]

Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette [EPUB]
Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette by Rosanne J Thomas
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780814437919 | 0.49MB

Blending different generations, genders, and cultures brings energy and fresh perspectives to the workplace. But the flip side is an environment ripe for confusion and social blunders. Mix in increasingly open-plan workplaces and constant connectivity, and the chance that we?ll unintentionally annoy or offend others increases exponentially.

Exactly what are the rules these days? Is it acceptable to text your boss at home? What is the polite way to ask a colleague to take a distracting conversation behind closed doors? What about the use of smartphones in meetings? Merging classic rules of behavior with new realities of modern business, Excuse Me spotlights dozens of puzzling situations, with suggestions for bridging divides. The book untangles the nuances of:

  • Meeting etiquette
  • Interview expectations
  • Proper office attire
  • Electronic manners
  • Privacy in tight spaces
  • Eye contact and nonverbal cues
  • Small talk
  • Business dining
  • Social media use
  • Working remotely and flexibly
  • And more.

While the youngest employees might seem unruly, the oldest can seem rigid. Good manners create an atmosphere of respect, and smooth the way for everyone to succeed.

You Get What You Pitch For: Control Any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want In Life [EPUB]

You Get What You Pitch For: Control Any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want In Life [EPUB]
You Get What You Pitch For: Control Any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want In Life by Tim Vandehey, Anthony Sullivan
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780738220062 | 1.68MB

TV's most popular pitchman reveals the secrets of pitching to get what you want in virtually any situation.

Anthony "Sully" Sullivan went from selling car washers in rainy Welsh street markets to selling to audiences of millions around the world as the face of OxiClean. How did he do it?

Convincing people to give you what you want is an art form that takes charisma and confidence. But no great pitchman achieves success based on those quali­ties alone. The good ones make themselves great with practice and discipline, mastering a series of skills that Sullivan dubs the ten "Pitch Powers." These are essen­tial techniques he's learned in more than twenty-five years "on the joint" (that's pitchman-speak for the area where you're selling).

For the first time ever, Sullivan reveals the secrets behind his seemingly superhuman ability to persuade others--even if they start out regarding you with sus­picion or even hostility. Do it right and you'll change minds, open doors, get opportunities, turn adversar­ies into allies, make more money, and gain the kind of confidence that makes other people want to know you.

From the first Pitch Power ("Know Your Acceptable Outcomes") to the last ("Finish with Confidence")--with invaluable strategies along the way on using your flubs to get a laugh, how to deal with push-back, and more--Sullivan reveals that pitching is all about engaging a person face-to-face and eye-to-eye so they feel like you're speaking directly to them, even if there are fifty other people in the room. It's turning a crowd of strangers with their arms folded into a legion of fans ready to say "yes" enthusiastically to whatever you propose, what Anthony Sullivan calls fierce agree­ment. It's the power to get the job, get the girl (or guy), get the part, make money, get better service, advance your career--do just about anything you want to do.

Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People [EPUB]

Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People [EPUB]
Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People by Alan Willett
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780814437605 | 0.92MB

The control-freak, the narcissist, the slacker, the cynic... Difficult people are the worst part of a manager’s job.

Whether it comes from direct reports or people above, outbursts, irrational demands, griping, and other disruptions need to be dealt with—and it’s your responsibility to do it. Leading the Unleadable turns this dreaded chore into a straight forward process that gently, yet effectively, improves behaviors. Written by an insider in the tech industry, where personality issues routinely wreck projects, the book reveals a core truth: most people actually want to contribute results, not cause headaches.

Once you realize the potential for change, the book’s simple steps, examples, and scripts explain how to right even the most hopeless situations. You’ll learn how to:

  • Master the necessary mindset
  • Explain the problem calmly in a short feedback session
  • Get a commitment to change, and follow up
  • Coach others to replicate the process
  • Develop the situational awareness required to spot trouble even earlier in the future

Every manager has “problem people.” What sets great managers apart is how they turn them into productive team players. Prepare to transform the troublesome into the tremendous.

How Innovation Really Works: Using the Trillion-Dollar R&D Fix to Drive Growth [EPUB]

How Innovation Really Works: Using the Trillion-Dollar R&D Fix to Drive Growth [EPUB]
How Innovation Really Works: Using the Trillion-Dollar R&D Fix to Drive Growth by Anne Marie Knott
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781259860935 | 17.89MB

Are you spending too much on R&D? Too little? Is your innovation program successful? And how do you measure that success?

Your company is spending millions on R&D every year, but despite your best efforts, that R&D isn’t driving growth. If you’re like 95% of firms, you aren’t investing the right amount, and the productivity of your R&D has fallen dramatically over the past several years. That’s because there hasn’t been a universal, uniform, and reliable measure of R&D―until now.

First introduced in Anne Marie Knott’s influential Harvard Business Review article, RQTM (Research Quotient) is a revolutionary new tool that measures a company’s R&D capability―its ability to convert investment in R&D into products and services people want to buy or to reduce the cost of producing these. RQ not only tells companies how “smart” they are, it provides a guide for how much they should invest in R&D to ensure that investment will increase revenues, profits, and market value.

Armed with insights from her experience as an R&D project manager, 20 years of academic research, and two National Science Foundation grants, Knott devised RQ and used the measure to test common innovation prescriptions across the full spectrum of U.S. companies engaged in R&D. The results are nothing short of game-changing.

In this essential guide, you will learn:

  • how to use RQ to determine which R&D investments are most likely to drive growth―using the hard data you already have to better utilize the innovation tools you’re already using
  • the 7 misconceptions about innovation trends―and how to avoid the ones that don’t work
  • how investors can achieve 9x returns in the market and help companies in the process
  • why corporate―and GDP―growth has stalled and how to restore it without R&D tax credits

This book promises to do for innovation and R&D what TQM did for manufacturing and what Sabremetrics did for baseball. It’ll show you How Innovation Really Works―with measurable results you can count on.

Technical Analysis Explained: The Successful Investor's Guide to Spotting Investment Trends and Turning Points, 5th Edition [EPUB]

Technical Analysis Explained: The Successful Investor's Guide to Spotting Investment Trends and Turning Points, 5th Edition [EPUB]
Technical Analysis Explained: The Successful Investor's Guide to Spotting Investment Trends and Turning Points, 5th Edition by Martin J Pring
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780071825177 | 32.5MB

The guide technicians turn to for answers--tuned up to provide an advantage in today's global economy

The face of investing has significantly changed in the 30 years since this book's first publication, but one essential component of the markets has not--human behavior. Whether you're trading cornerstone commodities or innovative investment products, observing how investors responded to past events through technical analysis is your key to forecasting when to buy and sell in the future. This fully updated fifth edition shows you how to maximize your profits in today's complex markets by tailoring your application of this powerful tool.

Tens of thousands of individual and professional investors have used the guidance in this book to grow their wealth by understanding, interpreting, and forecasting significant moves in both individual stocks and entire markets. This new edition streamlines its time-honored, profit-driven approach, while updating every chapter with new examples, tables, charts, and comments that reflect the real-world situations you encounter in everyday trading. Required reading among many professionals, this authoritative resource now features:

  • Brand-new chapters that analyze and explain secular trends with unique technical indicators that measure investor confidence, as well as an introduction to Pring's new Special K indicator
  • Expanded coverage on the profit-making opportunities ETFs create in international markets, sectors, and commodities
  • Practical advice for avoiding false, contratrend signals that may arise in short-term time spans
  • Additional material on price patterns, candlestick charts, relative strength, momentum, sentiment indicators, and global stock markets

Properly reading and balancing the variety of indicators used in technical analysis is an art, and no other book better illustrates the repeatable steps you need to take to master it.

When used with patience and discipline, Technical Analysis Explained, Fifth Edition, will make you a better decision maker and increase your chances of greater profits.

The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work [EPUB]

The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work [EPUB]
The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work by Nathan Williams
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781579657581 | 70.19MB

In The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, author Nathan Williams introduces readers to 40 creative business owners around the globe, offering an inspiring, in-depth look behind the scenes of their lives and their companies. Pairing insightful interviews with striking images of these men and women and their workspaces, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur makes business personal.

The book profiles both budding and experienced entrepreneurs across a broad range of industries (from fashion designers to hoteliers) in cities across the globe (from Copenhagen to Dubai). Readers will learn how today’s industry leaders handle both their successes and failures, achieve work-life balance, find motivation in the face of adversity, and so much more.

From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes [EPUB]

From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes [EPUB]
From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes by Martin Meadows
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781976283314 | 0.37MB

Discover Everyday Habits and Exercises to Overcome Failure and Achieve Success

How many times did you fail and gave up out of frustration or discouragement? How often does failure ruin your resolve and send you back to square one, only to fail over and over again, with little hope anything will ever change?

Written by bestselling author Martin Meadows, From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures Into Successes reveals what failure really is and how to deal with it in a constructive way that will help you achieve success.

The author has suffered through multiple failures in his own life. He spent several years launching one failing business after another. He struggled to change his physique, despite doing all the right things as preached by the experts. For a long time, his social life barely existed because he struggled with crippling shyness. In the book, he shares his vast experience of how he turned failure into a friend and finally achieved the success he had failed to reach for years.

Here's just a taste of what you'll learn from the book:

  • A different way of thinking about failure. Applying this mental shift will change your perception of what failure and success are and fine-tune your brain to automatically convert obstacles into wins.
  • 7 types of failure and how to handle them - including failure due to self-sabotage, fear, unrealistic expectations, self-licensing, and more. Each chapter talks about a different source of failure and comes with tips on how to overcome it and prevent it in the future, along with valuable exercises you can perform to better understand the discussed concepts.
  • 5 rules and exercises to develop and maintain a success-friendly mindset. Discover 5 principles the author follows in his life to ensure that even with failures, he will eventually reach success with every goal to which he sets his mind.
  • A 5-step process to cope with failure and bounce back. If you're struggling to recover from failure, this strategy will offer you step-by-step instructions on how to process the failure and restart your efforts.
  • 3 master strategies to build strength to keep going. Discover three fundamental techniques that will help you build mental resilience and determination.
  • 4 reasons to give up. Contrary to what many self-help authors say, sometimes it's better to give up than keep trying. Learn when and why it's better to drop your objective and dedicate your resources to another goal.
  • 10 empowering stories of people who faced insurmountable obstacles, yet turned their struggles into immense successes. Learn from real-world examples from all walks of life.

Failure is a fact of life. You can get angry at it or befriend it and use it as a tool to change your life. The choice is yours. If you'd rather take the constructive approach so you can eventually win, buy the book now, study it, and apply the teachings in your own life. You, too, can develop mental resilience and turn failures into successes!

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenge [EPUB]

Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenge [EPUB]
Grow Wherever You Work: Straight Talk to Help with Your Toughest Challenges by Joanna Barsh
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260026467 | 1.56MB

Powerful, unvarnished advice for growing through the work challenges all aspiring leaders face

The business world is full of catchphrases: follow your passion; think positive; be authentic; suck it up; take risks; network. All well-intentioned, but let’s be honest. This inch-deep advice just isn’t very helpful. How do real people succeed in the real world of work? That’s the question bestselling author Joanna Barsh sets out to answer―not by asking motivational gurus or well-established CEOs but by diving into the trenches with today’s boldest, brightest, up-and-coming leaders.

Distilling the stories of important work challenges from more than 200 rising leaders in 120 companies, this hands-on guide helps you grow through the challenges you face―not despite them. You’ll learn how to:

  • Handle rising pressure and recover from colossal mistakes
  • Bounce back from poor performance reviews and use them to up your game
  • Get people on board with you and your mission
  • Deal with office villains like a superhero
  • Take uncomfortable risks and dare to challenge
  • Grow when everything is falling apart around you
  • Know when it’s time to find another position

Packed with raw experiences and on-the-job coping strategies from a rich diversity of voices―immigrants and first-generation Americans; blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; Ivy League alums and high school grads; and parents, some of whom are single―from all industries, this book offers the kind of nuts-and-bolts, real-world insights you won’t find anywhere else. Using these proven strategies, you can accelerate your growth with every new challenge. Best of all, you’ll be able to take the lead in your own career and build a future that works for you.

This is how ordinary people turn challenges into extraordinary opportunities for action―and how you can Grow Wherever You Work.

PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Revised and Updated) [PDF]

PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Revised and Updated) [EPUB]
PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Revised and Updated) by Chip Conley
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119434924 | 4.79MB

Proven principles for sustainable success, with new leadership insight

PEAK is the popular, transformative guide to doing business better, written by a seasoned entrepreneur/CEO who has disrupted his favorite industry not once, but twice. Author Chip Conley, founder and former CEO of one of the world’s largest boutique hotel companies, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs at a time when his company was in dire need. And years later, when the young founders of Airbnb asked him to help turn their start-up home sharing company into a world-class hospitality giant, Conley once again used the principles he’d developed in PEAK. In the decade since this book's first edition, Conley's PEAK strategy has been developed on six continents in organizations in virtually every industry. The author’s foundational premise is that great leaders become amateur psychologists by understanding the unique needs of three key relationships—with employees, customers, and investors—and this message has resonated with every kind of leader and company including some of the world’s best-known, from Apple to Facebook. Avid users of PEAK have found that the principles create greater loyalty and differentiation with their key stakeholders. This new second edition includes in-depth examples of real-world PEAK companies, including the author’s own at Airbnb, and exclusive PEAK leadership practices that will take you—and your company's performance—to new heights.

Whether you're at a startup or a Fortune 500 company, at a for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental organization, this book can help you and your people reach potential you never realized you had.

  • Understand how Maslow's hierarchy makes for winning business practices
  • Learn how PEAK drove some of today's top businesses to success
  • Help employees reach their full potential—and beyond
  • Transform the customer experience and keep investors happy

The PEAK framework succeeds because it elevates the business from the inside out. These same principles apply in the boardroom, the breakroom, and your living room at home, and have proven to be the foundation of healthy, fulfilled lives. Even if you think you're doing great, you could always be doing better—and PEAK gives you a roadmap to the next level.

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