Learn to Earn

A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and

Author: Peter Lynch,John Rothchild

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain the basic principles of the stock market and business in an investing guide that will enlighten and entertain anyone who is high-school age or older. Many investors, including some with substantial portfolios, have only the sketchiest idea of how the stock market works. The reason, say Lynch and Rothchild, is that the basics of investing—the fundamentals of our economic system and what they have to do with the stock market—aren’t taught in school. At a time when individuals have to make important decisions about saving for college and 401(k) retirement funds, this failure to provide a basic education in investing can have tragic consequences. For those who know what to look for, investment opportunities are everywhere. The average high-school student is familiar with Nike, Reebok, McDonald’s, the Gap, and the Body Shop. Nearly every teenager in America drinks Coke or Pepsi, but only a very few own shares in either company or even understand how to buy them. Every student studies American history, but few realize that our country was settled by European colonists financed by public companies in England and Holland—and the basic principles behind public companies haven’t changed in more than three hundred years. In Learn to Earn, Lynch and Rothchild explain in a style accessible to anyone who is high-school age or older how to read a stock table in the daily newspaper, how to understand a company annual report, and why everyone should pay attention to the stock market. They explain not only how to invest, but also how to think like an investor.

PUE

A Comprehensive Examination of the Metric

Author: Amer Society of Heating

Publisher: Ashrae

ISBN: 9781936504602

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 78

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"Simplifies the absorption and use of the PUE metric and allows executives to gain understanding of the concepts surrounding PUE, while providing application knowledge and resources to those implementing and reporting data center metrics"--

The Automatic Millionaire

A Powerful One-step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Author: David Bach

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141019921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The breakthrough financial plan America has been waiting for, from the financial coach who has already helped millions of people live and finish rich--with close to 700,000 books in print.

Data Center Handbook

Author: Hwaiyu Geng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118436636

Category: Computers

Page: 720

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Data Center Handbook provides the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing and managing mission critical, energy efficient data centers. • The most comprehensive single source guide ever published in this field, with 36 chapters and over 350 illustrations written by 50 world class authors • Offers disaster management techniques and lessons learned from 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and 2012 Superstorm Sandy • Discusses international standards and requirements, with contributions from experts in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Japan, Korea, and China

Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad

Author: Krystal A. Sital

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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An eloquent new Caribbean literary voice reveals the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family. There, in a lush landscape of fire-petaled immortelle trees and vast plantations of coffee and cocoa, where the three hills along the southern coast act as guardians against hurricanes, Krystal A. Sital grew up idolizing her grandfather, a wealthy Hindu landowner. Years later, to escape crime and economic stagnation on the island, the family resettled in New Jersey, where Krystal’s mother works as a nanny, and the warmth of Trinidad seems a pretty yet distant memory. But when her grandfather lapses into a coma after a fall at home, the women he has terrorized for decades begin to speak, and a brutal past comes to light. In the lyrical patois of her mother and grandmother, Krystal learns the long-held secrets of their family’s past, and what it took for her foremothers to survive and find strength in themselves. The relief of sharing their stories draws the three women closer, the music of their voices and care for one another easing the pain of memory. Violence, a rigid ethnic and racial caste system, and a tolerance of domestic abuse—the harsh legacies of plantation slavery—permeate the history of Trinidad. On the island’s plantations, in its growing cities, and in the family’s new home in America, Secrets We Kept tells a story of ambition and cruelty, endurance and love, and most of all, the bonds among women and between generations that help them find peace with the past.

The Car Hacker's Handbook

A Guide for the Penetration Tester

Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to: –Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle –Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals –Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems –Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems –Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems –Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques –Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker’s Handbook your first stop.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Author: Travis Bradberry,Jean Greaves

Publisher: TalentSmart

ISBN: 0974320625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Presents a step-by-step guide for increasing emotional intelligence through four core principles: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationsip management.

My Fight / Your Fight

Author: Ronda Rousey,Maria Burns Ortiz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941393268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The undefeated UFC champion and Hollywood star charts her difficult journey to fame, revealing her tragic childhood, her secrets behind her achievements, and her experiences as pioneering woman athlete.

Extreme Ownership

Author: Jocko Willink

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 1760558923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD An updated edition of the blockbuster leadership book that took America and the world by storm. In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. Extreme Ownership explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif's formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory. Take Extreme Ownership. Lead and win.

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP

The Next Internet

Author: Jean-Philippe Vasseur,Adam Dunkels

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0123751667

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet explains why the Internet Protocol (IP) has become the protocol of choice for smart object networks. IP has successfully demonstrated the ability to interconnect billions of digital systems on the global Internet and in private IP networks. Once smart objects can be easily interconnected, a whole new class of smart object systems can begin to evolve. The book discusses how IP-based smart object networks are being designed and deployed. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 demonstrates why the IP architecture is well suited to smart object networks, in contrast to non-IP based sensor network or other proprietary systems that interconnect to IP networks (e.g. the public Internet of private IP networks) via hard-to-manage and expensive multi-protocol translation gateways that scale poorly. Part 2 examines protocols and algorithms, including smart objects and the low power link layers technologies used in these networks. Part 3 describes the following smart object network applications: smart grid, industrial automation, smart cities and urban networks, home automation, building automation, structural health monitoring, and container tracking. Shows in detail how connecting smart objects impacts our lives with practical implementation examples and case studies Provides an in depth understanding of the technological and architectural aspects underlying smart objects technology Offers an in-depth examination of relevant IP protocols to build large scale smart object networks in support of a myriad of new services

Web-Scale Data Management for the Cloud

Author: Wolfgang Lehner,Kai-Uwe Sattler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461468566

Category: Computers

Page: 193

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The efficient management of a consistent and integrated database is a central task in modern IT and highly relevant for science and industry. Hardly any critical enterprise solution comes without any functionality for managing data in its different forms. Web-Scale Data Management for the Cloud addresses fundamental challenges posed by the need and desire to provide database functionality in the context of the Database as a Service (DBaaS) paradigm for database outsourcing. This book also discusses the motivation of the new paradigm of cloud computing, and its impact to data outsourcing and service-oriented computing in data-intensive applications. Techniques with respect to the support in the current cloud environments, major challenges, and future trends are covered in the last section of this book. A survey addressing the techniques and special requirements for building database services are provided in this book as well.

IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction

Author: Scott Vetter,Shivaji D Bhosale,Alexandre Bicas Caldeira,Bartłomiej Grabowski,Chuck Graham,Alexander D Hames,Volker Haug,Marc-Eric Kahle,Cesar Diniz Maciel,Manjunath N Mangalur,Monica Sanchez,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 073845379X

Category: Computers

Page: 84

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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication describes the adapter-based virtualization capabilities that are being deployed in high-end IBM POWER7+TM processor-based servers. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) is a virtualization technology on IBM Power Systems servers. SR-IOV allows multiple logical partitions (LPARs) to share a PCIe adapter with little or no run time involvement of a hypervisor or other virtualization intermediary. SR-IOV does not replace the existing virtualization capabilities that are offered as part of the IBM PowerVM® offerings. Rather, SR-IOV compliments them with additional capabilities. This paper describes many aspects of the SR-IOV technology, including: A comparison of SR-IOV with standard virtualization technology Overall benefits of SR-IOV Architectural overview of SR-IOV Planning requirements SR-IOV deployment models that use standard I/O virtualization Configuring the adapter for dedicated or shared modes Tips for maintaining and troubleshooting your system Scenarios for configuring your system This paper is directed to clients, IBM Business Partners, and system administrators who are involved with planning, deploying, configuring, and maintaining key virtualization technologies.

Administering Data Centers

Servers, Storage, and Voice over IP

Author: Kailash Jayaswal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471783358

Category: Computers

Page: 632

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"This book covers a wide spectrum of topics relevant to implementing and managing a modern data center. The chapters are comprehensive and the flow of concepts is easy to understand." -Cisco reviewer Gain a practical knowledge of data center concepts To create a well-designed data center (including storage and network architecture, VoIP implementation, and server consolidation) you must understand a variety of key concepts and technologies. This book explains those factors in a way that smoothes the path to implementation and management. Whether you need an introduction to the technologies, a refresher course for IT managers and data center personnel, or an additional resource for advanced study, you'll find these guidelines and solutions provide a solid foundation for building reliable designs and secure data center policies. * Understand the common causes and high costs of service outages * Learn how to measure high availability and achieve maximum levels * Design a data center using optimum physical, environmental, and technological elements * Explore a modular design for cabling, Points of Distribution, and WAN connections from ISPs * See what must be considered when consolidating data center resources * Expand your knowledge of best practices and security * Create a data center environment that is user- and manager-friendly * Learn how high availability, clustering, and disaster recovery solutions can be deployed to protect critical information * Find out how to use a single network infrastructure for IP data, voice, and storage

Flesh and Blood

A Novel

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429937559

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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This novel follows the Stassos family through four generations, as it is touched by ambition, love, violence, and the transforming effects of time.

The Coroner's Lunch

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616959916

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Laos, 1978: Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old medical doctor, has unwillingly been appointed the national coroner of the new socialist Laos. His lab is underfunded, his boss is incompetent, and his support staff is quirky, to say the least. But Siri’s sense of humor gets him through his often frustrating days. When the body of the wife of a prominent politician comes through his morgue, Siri has reason to suspect the woman has been murdered. To get to the truth, Siri and his team face government secrets, spying neighbors, victim hauntings, Hmong shamans, botched romances, and other deadly dangers. Somehow, Siri must figure out a way to balance the will of the party and the will of the dead.

Database Development and Management

Author: Lee Chao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003348

Category: Computers

Page: 607

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Today's database professionals must understand how to apply database systems to business processes and how to develop database systems for both business intelligence and Web-based applications. Database Development and Management explains all aspects of database design, access, implementation, application development, and management, as well as data analysis for business intelligence. This self-contained text gives students hands-on projects required for professionally developing and managing databases. It provides detailed instruction via an easy-to-follow, step-by-step case-based approach. Following an introduction to database components, the book uses case studies to illustrate the modeling process, covers table structures and normalization, and analyzes the transformation of a data model to a relational database. It explains the use of SQL in managing database objects and in querying databases, then discusses Transact-SQL and the views, indexes, and cursors that bridge databases and their applications. The book examines three major data-accessing techniques, and then shows how to develop sophisticated applications based upon the material included in previous chapters. It explores the use of databases in network environments, and details the multiple tasks handled by database administrators (DBAs). The text also discusses the OnLine Analytical Processing (OLAP) system, data warehousing, and other analysis tools that support business intelligence and decision making. It concludes with a review of data mining.

The Image Mission

Author: J. L. Burch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792361114

Category: Science

Page: 506

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Written for both experimentalists and theorists in the field of magnetospheric physics, the papers collected in this volume offer detailed descriptions of the imaging instruments on board the Image (Imager for Magneto-to-Aurora Global Exploration) spacecraft, and of the innovative modeling and image inversion techniques that will be employed in the interpretation of the data. Also included are chapters on the Image science objectives, the spacecraft design and capabilities, science and mission operations, and processing and distribution of Image's non-proprietary data products.

Scrum

A Revolutionary Approach to Building Teams, Beating Deadlines and Boosting Productivity

Author: Jeff Sutherland

Publisher: Random House Business Books

ISBN: 9781847941107

Category: Project management

Page: 248

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The definitive account of the Scrum methodology from its co-creator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland. Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. In this major new book its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates âe" and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere. Take the FBI attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with so many software projects the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over $400 million.Then the FBI turned to Scrum, and just over a year later unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff. And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with. Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed. Filled with practical examples drawn from all types and organisation it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management âe" and show you how to get things done however everyday or ambitious, however small or large your organisation.

The Connected Company

Author: Dave Gray,Thomas Vander Wal

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449336655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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The future of work is already here. Customers are adopting disruptive technologies faster than your company can adapt. When your customers are delighted, they can amplify your message in ways that were never before possible. But when your company’s performance runs short of what you’ve promised, customers can seize control of your brand message, spreading their disappointment and frustration faster than you can keep up. To keep pace with today’s connected customers, your company must become a connected company. That means deeply engaging with workers, partners, and customers, changing how work is done, how you measure success, and how performance is rewarded. It requires a new way of thinking about your company: less like a machine to be controlled, and more like a complex, dynamic system that can learn and adapt over time. Connected companies have the advantage, because they learn and move faster than their competitors. While others work in isolation, they link into rich networks of possibility and expand their influence. Connected companies around the world are aggressively acquiring customers and disrupting the competition. In The Connected Company, we examine what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it works. And we show you how your company can use the same principles to adapt—and thrive—in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.