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Bridging the Cultural GapPacked with cases, cultural awareness scales, communication style tests and practical tips, this guide will help anyone - of any nationality - to become a better communicator. Whether you're planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, this book will ensure that your cultural awareness antennae are well tuned. 
Business Plans HandbookA collection of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Plans are from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries, with company names and addresses changed. Also includes a business plan template, two fictional business plans, a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary; and an updated bibliography. 
Business Solutions on DemandBased partly on IBM's own transformation, and partly on the transformations that IBM has helped its clients to achieve, this groundbreaking book shows how companies can increase sales and improve margins by introducing a range of solutions. Drawing on IBM's extensive experience of working with clients all over the world, the book is packed with examples from a diverse range of industries. 
Corporate Finance HandbookThis jargon-free handbook provides a practical guide to the intricacies of corporate finance in a form that is easily accessible to hard-pressed CEOs and their boardroom colleagues, and is particularly relevant to middle-market UK companies. It is then supported by a concise directory of corporate finance service suppliers. 
Customer Management ScorecardWith contributions from 25 international experts, in-depth cases and drawing on the leading edge research findings, this book is the most comprehensive source of data ever published on customer management global practice. 
Encyclopedia of Career DevelopmentWith over 300 articles, the Encyclopedia of Career Development is the premier reference tool for research on career-related topics. Covering a broad range of themes, the contributions represent original material written by internationally-renowned scholars that view career development from a number of different dimensions. This multidisciplinary resource examines career-related issues from psychological, sociological, educational, counseling, organizational behavior, and human resource management perspectives. 
Encyclopedia of Small BusinessThis convenient and exhaustive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more. 
Global Logistics and Distribution PlanningTaking a truly international perspective, this book outlines the current situation in global logistics and distribution, and provides a wealth of useful ideas and practical information on all the current and future trends in logistics and distribution. 
Healthy Organization: A Revolutionary Approach to People and ManagementReveals that the unhealthy features of both large and small organizations all stem from the same source, namely the lack of true decision-making accountability (DMA), and introduces a new approach to leadership development. 
How to Prepare a Business PlanThis title explains the whole process of developing a business plan in everyday terms, covering: writing the plan; producing cash-flow forecasts; planning the borrowing; and expanding the business. The author introduces several small businesses as case studies, analyzing their business plans, monitoring their progress and discussing their problems. 
Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking SkillsDescribes how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse. Offers real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises. 
Learning Maps and Memory SkillsA valuable note-taking technique that can improve memory, save time, and help with creative thinking. This revised second edition is packed with exercises that can help monitor progress in both learning maps and memory training. 
Managing Business Risk: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your BusinessThis second edition of a practical guide to potential areas of risk within a business is filled with expert advice from existing and new contributors including leading consultants, lawyers, regulatory authorities and risk management specialists. Managing Business Risks brings you up to date with the latest thinking and techniques for managing risk in a structured and integrated way. 
Secure Online Business HandbookPractical guide for managers in developing and implementing appropriate strategies for online risk management. Contributions draw on a wide range of expertise and know-how, both in IT and in other disciplines such as the law, insurance, accounting and consulting. 
Strategic Business PlanningOutlines a proven business planning system which will help any organization to develop a lasting business plan. Enables the reader to link company purpose, business goals, strategy, performance targets and an action program into one framework. Based on work with some 80 businesses in Europe, North America and Asia. 
Sustainable EnterpriseAims to assist those running or advising organizations of all types and sizes in understanding the business case for sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Tackles the subject from many different perspectives; offering advice and guidance in preparing and implementing programs and policies appropriate for the different contexts in which businesses operate. 
Understanding Facilitation: Theory and PrinciplesIntroduction to the development and practice of facilitation skills. Provides a critical synthesis of established and current theory. 
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College Blue BookGuide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs. 
Scholarships, Fellowships and LoansProvides more than 4,200 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Includes a section on federal financial aid that features a quick summary of programs sponsored by the federal government. Also includes a state-by-state listing of agencies that users can contact in their home state. 
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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. 
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: EvolutionCovers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution. 
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: ExtinctionThis new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers. 
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Acronyms, Initialisms, and Abbreviations DictionaryProvides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included 
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American DecadesCovers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999. Each decade is covered, with a chronology of world events and a general overview of the decade. Within each topic, alphabetically arranged entries discuss historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories. 
Atlas of the Civil WarThis atlas describes the Civil War in five chronological sections, each of which frames the war as both a military conflict and a substantial social force that shaped the United States. In addition to substantial coverage of the war's multiple military theaters, this atlas also devotes substantial attention to nonmilitary elements of the struggle. Maps of population, economic development, elections, transportation networks, and patterns of enlistment accompany the text articles to better illuminate the war's social impact. 
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Historical Atlas of the Islamic WorldAmong the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world. 
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Encyclopedia of Everyday LawFills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Articles include brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies that include print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations. 
Encyclopedia of the American ConstitutionContains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court. 
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Favorite Children's Authors and IllustratorsFrom 19th-century poet Edward Lear to contemporary stars such as Newbery Honor author Jack Gantos, this series provides child-friendly essays about popular storytellers in large type, and includes a list of selected works, quotes, abundant photos, and sources for further reading. Hours of delighted browsing and successful investigation await! The eight-volume set by Tradition Press includes interesting short biographies on the storytellers most familiar to today's young readers. In addition to photographs and book cover images, profiles include interesting facts, quotes about and from the subject, a selected bibliography of the person's work and suggestions for further study, including both print and online resources. 
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Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and NutritionCovers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly. 
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African American AlmanacThe African American Almanac provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture. It includes a chronology, primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, and hundreds of brief biographies, photographs, maps, and statistical charts. 
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Cities of the WorldA compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included. 
Geo-Data: The World Geographical EncyclopediaEntries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail using a consistent set of rubrics. Every entry features a physical relief map designed to illuminate the text of the entry. A World Rankings appendix includes dozens of tables ranking major features of the Earth, such as largest river by length and volume, tallest mountains by continent, and deepest oceans. Includes a glossary of geographical and geological terms.