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The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami Shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, environmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods
A must-read for anyone who makes business decisions that have a major financial impact. As the recent collapse on Wall Street shows, we are often ill-equipped to deal with uncertainty and risk. Yet every day we base our personal and business plans on uncertainties, whether they be next month’s sales, next year’s costs, or tomorrow’s stock price. In The Flaw of Averages, Sam Savageknown for his creative exposition of difficult subjects describes common avoidable mistakes in assessing risk in the face of uncertainty. Along the way, he shows why plans based on average assumptions are wrong, on average, in areas as diverse as healthcare, accounting, the War on Terror, and climate change. In his chapter on Sex and the Central Limit Theorem, he bravely grasps the literary third rail of gender differences. Instead of statistical jargon, Savage presents complex concepts in plain English. In addition, a tightly integrated web site contains numerous animations and simulations to further connect the seat of the reader’s intellect to the seat of their pants. The Flaw of Averages typically results when someone plugs a single number into a spreadsheet to represent an uncertain future quantity. Savage finishes the book with a discussion of the emerging field of Probability Management, which cures this problem though a new technology that can pack thousands of numbers into a single spreadsheet cell. Praise for The Flaw of Averages “Statistical uncertainties are pervasive in decisions we make every day in business, government, and our personal lives. Sam Savage’s lively and engaging book gives any interested reader the insight and the tools to deal effectively with those uncertainties. I highly recommend The Flaw of Averages.” —William J. Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense “Enterprise analysis under uncertainty has long been an academic ideal. . . . In this profound and entertaining book, Professor Savage shows how to make all this practical, practicable, and comprehensible.” —Harry Markowitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics
The-Electric Light Orchestra, led by one of rock's most iconic songwriters and producers Jeff Lynne, are'one of the most successful British bands of the seventies and eighties with global sales in excess Of 50 million albums. In September 2014, Jeff Lynne's ELO headlined BBC Radio 2's "Festival In A Day" in London's famous Hyde Park; It waf the first time in almost 30 years that the band had performed oh a festival stage ana" they delivered a stunning show The. 50,000 tickets for the event had sold out in a matter of minutes and the fans'sang along to hit after.hit performed by Jeff Lynne and the band accompanied by the BBC Concert. Orchestra. Also on this disc is the feature length " documentary "Mr Blue Sky - The Story Of Jeff Lynne & ELO" which explores Jeff's career from his ;early days " with The. Idle Race and The Move, through ELO's spectacular success and on to The Traveling Wilburys and his prolific and highly successful work as a producer.Track List:01. All Over The World 02. Evil Woman 03. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 04. Showdown 05. Livin' Thing 06. Strange Magic 07. 10538 Overture 08. Can't Get It Out Of My Head 09. Sweet Talkin' Woman10. Turn To Stone11. Steppin' Out 12. Handle With Care13. Don't Bring Me Down 14. Rock 'n' Roll Is King15. Telephone Line 16. Mr Blue Sky 17. Roll Over Beethoven
DVD: Stevie Ray Vaughn predicted that Jeff Healey would "revolutionize the way the guitar can be played" - and the rest was history! A collective "Rock-umentary" of rare footage, interviews, intimate behind the scenes moments, un-seen live performances from around the World spanning the 18 year career of the Jeff Healey Band, including collaborations and jams with the likes of: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Keith Richards, Sheila E, Clarence Clemons (Bruce Springsteen), Paul Shaffer, Dave Edmonds and select music videos including the never before released video "I Tried". A journey that started out as a humble Canadian Blues-Rock trio and ended with Grammy Nominations, Juno Awards, Platinum Records and Global Stardom.
What investors can do to protect their investments in the next phase of the ongoing global economic collapse The United States is heading toward an unavoidable financial catastrophe that will paralyze the markets and the overall economy in ways never before seen. Some call this impending economic catastrophe a double-dip recession, others a financial Armageddon. Regardless of what it's called, it is too late to stop it. Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy is a look at how we got here, how the crisis is unfolding, and how it will end with a stock market crash in 2012, if not sooner. Takes you through the unraveling of the collapse, starting with a wave of sovereign debt defaults in Europe Predicts a stock market decline of two to three thousand points, a run on banks resulting in a major bank crisis, and rampant inflation Provides investment strategies, including alternative investments such as timber, farm land, and oil Offers a detailed proposal to get the United States out of the crisis Debts, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy is a must-read, play-by-play account of the worldwide depression that is likely to unfold in the coming years.
Praise for Exceptional Selling «Thull's leading-edge thinking makes this book extraordinary. This straightforward guide to communicating across all cultures with credibility and respect will give you a significant competitive advantage in a complex and crowded global marketplace.» —Guenter Lauber, Vice President, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., EA Systems «Exceptional Selling may be one of the most important books written on sales and marketing communications for high stakes sales. It shows you how to stand apart from your competition, communicate with great clarity, and position your solution as the most compelling choice for the long term.» —Rob Mancuso, Senior Vice President, Investors Financial Services Corp. «Thull has taken consultative and collaborative sales to new heights. The knowledge in this book is priceless. The trust and respect created by the diagnostic process is a must-have for success here in Asia and around the globe. It enables us to differentiate ourselves early and achieve long-lasting success.» —Tay Chong Siew, Major Customer Director, North Asia, BOC Gases «Having achieved exceptional success by working with Thull and implementing the strategy and process in his first two books, I'm astounded that his leading-edge thinking is captured in yet more detail in another brilliant book. The conversation examples of his powerful diagnostic approach will bring even greater success to our organization. Truly exceptional!» —Alberto Chacin, Director of On Demand Services LAD, Oracle USA «Exceptional Selling is a dramatic departure from the vast majority of sales books. It scares me to see all the ways in which we can self-sabotage our sales opportunities-but that's only chapter one. Throughout the book, Thull describes compelling examples of how to succeed in a cluttered marketplace.» —Steven Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Ceridian Corporation «Thull has again extended the concepts and thinking he developed in The Prime Solution and Mastering the Complex Sale. This is an essential read for anyone working to understand his customers in a complex world.» —Wayne Hutchinson, Vice President of SalesMarketing and Consulting, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
A professional musician guides serious hobbyists through Pro Tool Pro Tools puts professional recording and music production software in the hands of anyone with the appropriate hardware and the knowledge to use it. Musician and recording engineer Jeff Strong guides you through the latest version of this complex program, offering twice the content of the official guide at a lower price. Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and getting your music to the masses. The latest version of Pro Tools offers a whole range of new possibilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts guide explains everything you need to know to take full advantage of it Written by a professional musician and recording engineer who has authored two previous editions of this book as well as Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies Eight minibooks cover recording basics, getting started with Pro Tools, recording audio, editing audio, managing MIDI, mixing, mastering, and distributing your music Explains how to configure your computer and attach hardware, proper microphone settings, steps for getting your music to sound the way you want, tips on putting your tracks together professionally, and much more If making music is your passion, Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition is exactly what you need to start sharing your sounds with the world.
Praise for EconAmerica «If you live in the real world, this book is a must-read. It is packed withusable insights into the future, the global economy, and what you and yourcompany need to know to be competitive now and in the future. Jeff Thredgold makes the dismal science a fun adventure to prepare you for not only what is coming, but how to take advantage of the great opportunities ahead.» –Terry L. Brocksyndicated columnist, marketing coach, www.TerryBrock.com «In this insightful and practical book, Jeff Thredgold proves that 'interesting economist' isn't an oxymoron. Jeff takes the mystery out of economics and makes it easy to understand. If you want to know what's really going on in the American economy and the impact it has on your quality of living, read this book.» –Mark Sanbornspeaker and bestselling author of The Fred Factor andYou Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader «With all the economic gloom and doom thrust upon us by the mediaand politicians, through econAmerica, Jeff Thredgold is a fresh breath ofeconomic hope–something that we all so desperately need today.» –Ed RigsbeePresident of Rigsbee Research and author of PartnerShift «This account of history, economic data, and humanbehavior makes a compelling statement about how the Americaneconomy will prevail as globalization evolves.» –Hazel J. PankeyDirector, Conference Programs, Industrial Asset Management Council «You continue to amaze us with your outstanding ability to present economic information in terms that everyone can understand, while also making it extremely interesting.» –JOE BELEW President, Consumer Bankers Association
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