An introduction to share investing—and whether it's right for you The ASX investor education team has been providing the essentials about share investing for over 30 years. The latest edition of Starting Out in Shares the ASX Way is your one-stop resource to understanding what shares are—and how to buy and sell them. Inside, you'll have the pros and cons of shares over other investments explained. Many people don't know how the sharemarket actually works—the ASX team takes you through this. In easy to understand language, they will cover the process of investing including: effective ways to manage a portfolio, tried-and-tested stock selection methods, how to set yourself up for share investment, how to analyse shares and their prices and much more. If you want to explore the opportunities of share investing, you've come to the right place. Serves as a resource for those looking for more information before getting started in the sharemarket Fully updated with the latest information for 2015 A glossary of ASX sharemarket terms is provided at the back of the book If you're a would-be or beginner investor looking for trusted information on how to begin buying and selling shares on the Australian market, Starting Out in Shares the ASX Way will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to succeed.
The new edition of Dyslexia is written for parents of dyslexic children and the professionals who work with them, and provides information on the role parents can play in supporting their dyslexic child. This updated edition contains new material and up-to-date discussions of current research and programs. Empowers parents by providing them with strategies for dealing with a wide range of concerns including dyspraxia and dyscalculia New sections cover post-school issues, the emotional needs of young people with dyslexia and information on how parents can help at home Features information on some of the more popular interventions for dyslexia, and critical evaluations of ‘alternative treatments’ Includes first–hand accounts of parents’ hopes, successes and setbacks, and extensive lists of organizations and resources
Inspire performance and prove your leadership impact Prove It! is the executive guide to improving organisational performance through the practice of evidence-based leadership. More than ever before, the world is demanding transparency and accountability from organisational leaders, and there is a growing push to hold leaders responsible for the performance of their organisation. Many executives panic at the thought of what transparency might reveal and how they might be held accountable, but others relish the opportunity to showcase their organisation's performance. The difference is in the leadership methodology. The best leaders already know how their organisation is performing, and that it has improved during their tenure – and they can prove it because they practise evidence-based leadership. This book offers a clear blueprint for building on your existing skills and performance management systems to build a truly high performance organisation. Just three personal leadership habits and three organisation-wide habits can transform your organisation into the powerhouse you know it can be. With a simple methodology and a focus on practical results, this book can help you: Set a strategic direction that really does inspire organisational excellence Gain a true picture of your organisation's performance Master the habits that help you lead a high-performance culture Improve your organisation objectively, measurably and quickly If an organisation can only be as good as its leadership, it's reasonable to place the burden of performance responsibility on those who make the decisions. A leader's job is to inspire, motivate and guide, and those who do it well are already raising the bar. Prove It! gives you a practical model for measurable, real-world results, starting today.
"Michael Masterson has personally helped more people achieve financial independence than anyone else I know. He has been a valuable mentor in my own life. Michael's credentials go far beyond the fact that he is an extremely successful businessman. (There are thousands of those.) He has a unique gift for discerning—and explaining in easily accessible terms—what it really takes to succeed. Automatic Wealth for Grads will give any young person a tremendous headstart for achieving their financial and professional goals at a very young age." —Justin Ford, author of Seeds of Wealth: An Incredible Wealth-Building Plan for Your Children and Editor of Main Street Millionaire «Only time will tell whether you will have the guts and honor to follow Masterson's masterful plan. Good luck!» —From the foreword by Mark Skousen, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, 2004-05 and Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management, Grantham University Organized around proven wealth-creating principles, this invaluable guide reveals powerful techniques and strategies that have personally worked for Michael Masterson as well as for the many people he's helped become wealthy and successful. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Automatic Wealth for Grads will show you how to: Choose a great career, get your first job, and rise to the top of your field Continuously increase your income on a fast-track basis, and get the biggest raises of your life Profit from the real estate market—even in today's uncertain market Start or gain equity in a business that will provide an automatic future income stream Invest in the stock market, save money on taxes, make purchases that appreciate, reduce your credit costs, and achieve financial independence while you are still young enough to enjoy your money
Learning a new language is a fun and challenging feat for students at every level. Perfect for those just starting out or returning to Spanish after time away, Spanish Essentials For Dummies focuses on core concepts taught (and tested on!) in a typical introductory Spanish course. From adjectives and adverbs to understanding tenses and asking questions, students will skip the suffering and score high marks at exam time with the help of Spanish Essentials For Dummies. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical Spanish concepts as they help students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back to the classroom who just want to be brush up on the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.
Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector—from leading nonprofit law expert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws due to their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimate threat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, which usually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not «legalese,» Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance for those interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advice for leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changes in laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annual information return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and current IRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information in easy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax, and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information on virtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofit organization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status to tips for successful management practices.
The secrets to reclaiming your personal life and enriching your professional life—for the overstretched, overworked, and overanxious With the boundaries between professional and private life increasingly blurred by mobile technology, most people are simply finding it tougher to enjoy life either at home or at work. For those looking for a way out of the frustrating maze of daily life, bestselling author and respected communications coach Kate Burton offers the keys to achieving, in both one's professional and private life, a renewed sense of ownership, possibility, and meaning. In Live Life, Love Work, she poses such essential questions as «Whose Life Is It Anyway?» before offering readers an inspiring «Brave Action for Change.» Each step outlined in the book is linked to a discussion of one's physical, mental, inner, or spiritual world Other books by Burton: Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies and Building Confidence For Dummies Burton delivers custom-built corporate workshops and seminars for that boost motivation, self-awareness, communication, and health For those interested in enriching both their personal and work life, Live Life, Love Work offers practical, insightful tips on how.
Clinical trials have revolutionized the way disease is prevented, detected and treated, and early death avoided, and they continue to be an expanding area of research. They are central to the work of pharmaceutical companies, and there are many academic and public sector organizations that conduct trials on a wide variety of interventions, including drugs, devices, surgical techniques, and changes in behaviour and lifestyle. A Concise Guide to Clinical Trials provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of the design, conduct and analysis of trials. It requires no prior knowledge on the subject as the important concepts are introduced throughout. There are chapters that distinguish between the different types of trials, and an introduction to systematic reviews, health-related quality of life and health economic evaluation. The book also covers the ethical and legal requirements in setting up a clinical trial due to an increase in governance responsibilities and regulations. This practical guidebook is ideal for busy clinicians and other health professionals who do not have enough time to attend courses or search through extensive textbooks. It will help anyone involved in undertaking clinical research, or those reading about trials. The book is aimed at: Those wishing to learn about clinical trials for the first time, or as a quick reference guide, for example as part of a taught course on clinical trials Health professionals who wish to conduct their own trials, or participate in other people’s studies People who work in pharmaceutical companies, grant funding organisations, or regulatory agencies
The experts from the Dragons' Den show entrepreneurs how to match their product or service with the right business model It takes much more to start a successful business than just a great idea for a new product or service. As contestants on the show regularly find out the hard way, the wrong business model can sink even the best new idea. In The Dragons' Den Guide to Real-World Business Models, potential entrepreneurs and small business owners will learn how to turn their product or service idea into a profitable business in the real world. These days, you have to be creative not just in what you sell, but in how you sell it. Your business model has to take advantage of the technology and constant connectivity that pervades modern life. The Dragons' Den Guide to Real-World Business Models shows entrepreneurs how to pick the right business model, integrate it with the Internet, and launch quickly. And for those who don't yet have a business idea, the book offers great advice on coming up with one. Features practical, applicable advice for entrepreneurs who need to find a profitable, effective business model for their idea Ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs who don't want to repeat the same mistakes they see on the Dragons' Den each week Written by John Vyge, a business plan analyst who advises entrepreneurs and investors on how to create winning business concepts If you have a great idea for a new business but don't know where to start or how to get your business off the ground, The Dragons' Den Guide to Real-World Business Models is the perfect gateway to small business success.
How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life-based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired, it's «softwired» by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships. Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by Dr. Arden include: Brain-Based Therapy-Adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and Director of Training in Mental Health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.
Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from diagnosable depression (bbc.co.uk) – that’s approximately 12 million people. Depression takes multiple forms, including seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research by the BBC claims that up to 75% of sufferers are not receiving any form of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggests that self-help is often a preferred course of action. Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practical methods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression for those readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who want to know more about the illness before they seek professional medical guidance, or for those who are just curious about depression and what it means. Overcoming Depression For Dummies: Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists and provides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercises and ways to implement positive psychology methods Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, to help make those vital first steps towards a happier life Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety of prescription medication and complementary therapies available, including their effectiveness and side effects Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking for straightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parents of those suffering from depression wanting to better understand the condition and find out how they can help.
Much has been written about leaders and leadership. Journal articles, blogs and books try to home in on the essence of an effective leader. While there is common agreement that a executive's performance can make or break company, defining that essence of effective leadership remains the Holy Grail for those who find themselves at the top, for those who are responsible for carrying out the strategies and dictates of their managers, and for the shareholders who want to see commitment, action and positive financial return. Breaking the Leadership Mold is designed to help senior executives and managers respond to the challenges of today and shed the vestiges of days gone by. In so doing they will better lead and enable their staff, and create a work environment that is healthy, engaging, productive and sustainable. Based on the author's extensive research and 35 years' experience in working with local, national and international companies, Breaking the Leadership Mold offers 20 principles-such as Principle #10: Recognize How Executive Team Dynamics Promote Mediocrity and Principle #14: Get Other Executives On Board (or Out of the Way)–that when implemented will ensure that not only is there effective communication throughout the organization, from top to bottom and bottom to top, but also that employees and executives alike contribute to their full potential. The net result – the organization wins on every measure. The 20 principles are built on the pillars of case studies, experience and research. Effective leadership is an absolute in any business environment, but becomes even more critical in times when businesses face unprecedented challenges and need to be nimble and responsive to change. Breaking the Mold has proven strategies to empower, unite and galvanize managers and employees – and their organization – to enable them to prosper and adapt in a swift-changing environment.
A best-selling guide from British business start-up expert Colin Barrow covering everything budding entrepreneurs need to know to get their business up and running. Whether you are just starting out, planning a new venture, setting up at home or extending a current business online, this book is all you need to succeed. In addition to straightforward advice on all the business basics, this new and improved third edition will include fresh content covering the fundamental changes in the UK economy, up-to-date tax and VAT advice, guidance on finance and funding in the new era of British banking and setting up online to help readers make the move from employee to successful entrepreneur. Starting a Business For Dummies, 3rd Edition features new and updated content on: Finding funding and business support in challenging times Trimming costs, increasing margins and budgeting for beginners Setting-up a home based business Starting-up online, or creating an online presence for an existing business Spotting financial cycles and preparing for economic ups and downs Using the latest technology efficiently and profitably Entering new markets, finding new products, diversification, forming partnerships and going global