Paul West, a young Englishman, arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like They do eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. They don't wash their armpits with garlic soap. Going on strike really is the second national participation sport after petanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories. In his first novel, Stephen Clarke gives a laugh-out-loud account of the pleasures and perils of being a Brit in France. Less quaint than "A Year in Provence", less chocolatey than "Chocolat", "A Year in the Merde" will tell you how to get served by the grumpiest Parisian waiter; how to make perfect vinaigrette every time; how to make amour - not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside
What to do to set our world right again? The author posits that it's less about getting it "right" and more about standing back long enough, to "see" together what at the core of our global noise is agitating and demanding our attention. Getting at the root of these disturbances, we can move past the posturing and the grabs for power, and get serious about preserving the inalienable "Rights of Life" (that is, liberty, meaning, dignity, and realization of potential) that all world peoples possess. We can create conditions within which the ideals of equality, justice, and peace can progressively be made real in our world.Creating such conditions is possible, in proportion to our will to re-position, to get out front, and to implant the less divisive "sensibilities of soul" into the heart of our global politic, and into the very soil of our nations. Approaching our historical dilemmas through the lens of these sensibilities (identified in the book), and convening our United Nations around their demands, our recycling and projections of fear can be calmed.There is indeed a way to get beyond the politics of "right" and to turn the tide on problems that remain stubbornly resistant to clinical, religious, and military intervention.100% of proceeds go to Tashinga Women Trust, an apolitical, independent, economic initiative for women in Zimbabwe....
Release your potential and get better exam results Do you panic at the thought of exams? Do you think you're just not the academic type? No matter how old you are, exams can be stressful—but they don't need to be. This essential guide provides expert tips on how to change your mindset, improve how you learn and revise, control your anxiety, and get good marks—whether you're studying at school, college, or university, or to advance your career. In Passing Exams For Dummies, you'll get hands-on, expert help to find out what motivates you and how you learn best; make your brain more receptive to incoming information and cope with exam pressure and anxiety; improve your reading style and condense your notes using visual mapping techniques; learn association techniques using memory pegs; use visualization to mentally and physically rehearse passing your exams; and more. Fully updated to reflect new research in how the brain thinks, learns, and remembers Information on the key role that astrocytes play in learning and the five key principles for rapid learning (attention, sensory input, solid effort, emotion and time sequence) that get these astrocytes engaged more quickly Reworking of terminology used in the model of the mind to bring the book fully up to date and simplify the content If you're preparing for a school, college, university, or career-related exam, Passing Exams For Dummies has you covered.
Attempting to better themselves—learn new skills, break bad habits, realize their potential—people read books, attend seminars, take training courses. And companies pitch in too, spending billions of dollars every year on professional development programs aimed at helping their employees become more effective. But in spite of what people sincerely believe are their best efforts, all too often their behavior doesn’t change. The fact that it seems to be so hard to make new learning stick is an endless source of frustration for both individuals and organizations. For years Ken Blanchard has been troubled by the gap between what people know—all the good advice they’ve digested intellectually—and what they actually do. In this new book he and his coauthors, Paul J. Meyer and Dick Ruhe, use the fable format Blanchard made famous to lay out a straightforward method for learning more, learning better, and making sure you actually use what you learn. This engaging story identifies three key reasons people don’t make the leap from knowing to doing and then moves on to the solution. It teaches you how to avoid information overload by learning “less more, not more less.” You’ll find out how to adjust your brain’s filtering system to learn many, many times more than ever before, ignite your creativity and resourcefulness with Green Light Thinking, master what you’ve learned using spaced repetition, and more. At last, an answer to the question, “Why don’t I do what I know I should do?” Read this book and you will!
Minimally invasive surgeries are becoming common all over the world and are more relevant to the rural patients because of the shorter hospital stay, less pain and quicker recovery. However the problem is the high cost of the equipment and disposables and the steep learning curve. In India 30% or the rural patients do not get surgeries due to financial constraints and 16% of those who do have surgical procedures are pushed below poverty line. We describe our 25 years of experience in making laparoscopic and other minimally invasive surgeries available to the rural population in India. Diagnostic camp models, deferred payment and insurance models that were successful and the details of carrying out minimally invasive surgeries are described. Single incision gas less laparoscopic surgeries is an ideal solution for rural surgeons because it is simple to learn, the equipment sturdy and needs very little maintenance and is easy to cleaning & sterilize. Many modifications of equipment to reduce costs are described.Surgeons in more than 15 rural hospitals have learnt and are practicing these techniques
Simplify and streamline your way to a winning legacy The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit is a hybrid handbook and toolkit with over 100 lean practice solutions and a wealth of practical tools for senior financial managers of small, midsized and large companies. This book outlines the mindset of paradigm shifters relevant to future-ready finance teams, and contains guidelines on how to become an effective change leader. Guidance from world leading expert David Parmenter provides the insight and tools you need to reach your true leadership potential and achieve more for your organization. Packed with templates and checklists, this book helps you adhere to the best practices in reporting, forecasting, KPIs, planning, strategy, and technology. The companion website—a complete toolbox for positive, entrenched change—gives you access to additional resources that reinforce The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit strategy. This new second edition has been updated to reflect the latest practices and technology to streamline your workflow and get more done in less time—without sacrificing quality or accuracy. As an all-in-one resource for the CFO role, this book provides a clear, practical strategy for demonstrating your value to your organization. Selling and leading change effectively Get more accurate information from your KPIs Attracting, recruiting and retaining talented staff Invest in and implement new essential tools Investing wisely in 21st century technologies Report the month-end within three days, implement quarterly rolling forecasting, complete the annual plan in two weeks or less, and bring your firm into the 21st century with key tools that get the job done. Be the CFO that your organization needs and the leader that your teams deserve. The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit gives you everything you need to achieve more by doing less.
In Simple Matters, Erin Boyle shares her philosophy of small-space living and conscious consumption—values she developed living with her husband in a 240-square foot apartment for three years. Simple Matters embraces the notion that "living small" is beneficial and accessible to all of us—whether we're renting a tiny apartment or puchasing a three-story house. Simple Matters is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply is not only more sustainable, but more practical and purposeful. Filled with personal essays, recipes, DIY projects and helpful advice on how to be inventive with a tight space, Erin shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more in exchange. More free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, more things of beauty.
Now, this is a subject on which I flatter myself I really am au fait. The gentleman who, when I was young, bathed me at wisdom's font for nine guineas a term-no extras-used to say he never knew a boy who could do less work in more time; and I remember my
Life can be complicated and we all have the tendency to make it even more complicated. If only we could remember that life is lived only one slice at a time we wouldn't get chocked up with trying to swallow the whole block of life. However, the more we plan the more screwed up our lives become. The famous "To-Do-Lists" will be the undoing of us all. Just like the mice in our house, learn to enjoy the cheese, one slice at a time.
Most people have never been taught how to work. We are committed to our job and want to be good at what we do. We are neither lazy nor unwilling. But we do not always work effectively - we work hard but not always smart. To increase performance many people believe they need to do more. We spend less time with our loved ones, neglect our health and put our passions and hobbies on the back burner. And we end up frustrated, out of control and stressed. Work Smarter: Live Better will transform your life: - learn simple and practical tools to be in control at work - learn how to gain an extra two hours per day - and learn how to make room for what is important to you! This journey will challenge your way of thinking about work. You will learn how to work smarter and more importantly, live better.
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