Description : Take Charge of the Relationship That Matters Most to Your Career Your most important work relationship is with your boss. You need it to go well. But even the best bosses can be hard to read, and some seem downright inscrutable. Your boss isn’t going to change for you—don’t waste your time trying. The solution lies in figuring out what makes your boss tick and adapting your own work style to make the relationship better. But how do you do that? In this pragmatic and accessible guide, top executive coach Steve Arneson shows how to find the answers to fifteen essential questions that will help you understand your boss’s leadership style, goals, motivations, work relationships, and how he or she sees you. Vivid real-world examples demonstrate Arneson’s advice in action and show clearly how this process can be used to gain a more meaningful, productive, and enjoyable work life.
Description : Have you set aside your half written book, because of self-doubt, worry, procrastination or fear? If any of the above obstacles have created roadblocks in your writing journey, I want to share with you 7 simple steps that will help you finish your book. In this conversational style book, you'll find action steps that will take you beyond frustration, to reach the finish line in a matter of weeks. Finish Your Book, will help you understand a step-by-step process to break down barriers of procrastination, fear and self-limiting beliefs to unlock the story burning inside you. Finish Your Book, inspires your passion for your story and helps you gain momentum to finish your book(even a manuscript 10 years in the making) so you can share your words with the world. Finish Your Book, will connect you with a new level of self-compassion that will help you forgive mistakes, write your authentic story and express the fullness of who you and your gifts onto the page. There's a Story inside you, just waiting to be written. No more worrying. No more procrastinating. No more waiting. It’s your turn to stop letting worry and fear hold you back from your writing dreams so you can finish your book! Get your copy today!
Description : “Building upon his previous empirical critiques, Tom Slee explains how ‘sharing economy’ companies have used feel-good rhetoric to mask illiberal and irresponsible business models.” —Chris Jay Hoofnagle, lecturer in residence; faculty director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology “The Sharing Economy frames its critics as Luddites, bureaucrats and rent-seekers, but Tom Slee is none of these. A thoughtful technologist, Slee paints a well-researched picture of companies that have built up massive market valuations by externalizing their costs and sidestepping regulations designed to protect consumers. This book is clear-eyed and important.” —Sue Gardner, former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation “Tom Slee's essential new book shows that the sharing economy has very little to do with sharing. Slee uses wit, clarity, and facts to demolish the self-serving mythologies of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and figure out what Uber, Amazon and their kind are really up to.” —Henry Farrell, co-chair, Social Science Research Council's Digital Culture Initiative; professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University “In this lucid and rigorous book, Tom Slee dismantles the facade of the sharing economy, revealing hidden and often troubling truths about companies like Uber and Airbnb. If you want to understand how internet businesses really operate, What’s Yours Is Mine is the place to start.” —Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows and The Glass Cage “In a field crowded with tech-utopian blowhards and app-happy snake oil salesmen, Tom Slee stands apart. His laser-sharp insights about the real impact of popular start-ups on our livelihoods and communities are the perfect antidote to sharing economy hype. What’s Yours Is Mine is required reading for anyone interested in technology and economic justice.” —Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the “old order”—and they’ve succeeded in effecting the “biggest change in the American workforce in over a century,” according to former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. But this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economy damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make fortunes by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk. Drawing on original empirical research, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality.
Description : A renowned chiropractor shares his holistic and practical back pain treatment plan, revealing his good posture, body balance, and nutrition secrets. Back pain is an epidemic in this country affecting 80% of the population and costing billions of dollars. It’s the number two reason people miss work right behind colds and flu. The western world tends to treat the symptoms of back pain and not the cause. Why is it underdeveloped countries that don’t have this problem when clearly they have poorer health facilities? Traveling in Haiti and other third world countries, Dr. Dabbs has come across by mistake a secret that the western world has forgotten about. He found out after treating hundreds of Haitians and other underdeveloped patients in hospitals and mountain towns that even if they were eighty or ninety years old they had very little back pain and arthritis, and great movement in their joints. Combine this secret with twenty-three years in practice of treating back pain, he and his staff of physical therapists, MDs, trainers and chiropractors have come up with some amazing facts that most doctors get wrong about back pain. This is Why Your Back Hurts is an easy-to-read and understand book that tells the secret Dr. Dabbs has found that will astound you and give you hope that you too can live without back pain.
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Description : The ultimate source for beginning professionals, working professionals looking to make a change, and entrepreneurs wanting to go out on their own, this friendly guide details every business aspect of commercial graphic design, including how to: • Create a portfolio • Make initial contacts • Develop a financial plan • Set up an office • Acquire supplies and equipment • Price your own work • Market on the Web • Nurture a growing freelance business • And much more In a market-by-market survey, the author devotes entire chapters to selling one’s work within every venue, including magazines, ad agencies, book publishers, greeting card companies, small business, and Web sites. This is the most useful book on the market for honing the business skills of freelance illustrators and graphic designers. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
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