Archive | December 2012

Strategy Theory and Practice

Lecturers – save time by clicking here to request an e-inspection copy of this textbook – no waiting for the post to arrive! Written by a team of leading academics, this groundbreaking new text is an invaluable guide to the core elements of strategy courses, that will challenge conventional thinking about the field. Key features: – Provides a coherent and engaging overview of the established ‘classics’ of strategy, while taking an innovative approach to contemporary issues such as power and politics, ethics, branding, globalisation, collaboration, and the global financial crisis. – A unique critical perspective that encourages you to reflect on the strategy process and strategic decision-making. – Packed with learning features, including a wealth of international case studies and accompanying discussion questions. – A website offering a full Instructors’ Manual, video cases, podcasts and full-text journal articles. Read the authors’ research paper ‘Re-Framing Strategy: Power, Politics and Accounting’ in which they make the case for a critically informed approach to studying strategy in the special issue of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (Vol 23, Issue 5) Praise for Strategy: Theory and Practice “Finally, something different in a strategy text! This new volume provides a broad view of strategy covering the conventional as well as less mainstream alternatives like the growing strategy-as-practice perspective. It also does a great job of providing balanced critiques of the existing orthodoxy and provides explicit connections to some of the more accessible academic articles providing more depth to the arguments presented. All in all, it is an excellent break from the unfortunate tendency to make strategy a narrow economic enterprise in a world that is far more complex and social than that. Strategy: Theory and Practice is a welcome addition to the available texts on strategy” – Nelson Phillips, Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behaviour Co-Editor, Journal of Management Inquiry “A super and overdue book. It embraces the central importance of organization theory and, especially, the play of power and politics both inside and outside the organization. This erudite, almost polemical book promises to redraw how we approach the study of strategy – and not before time!” – Royston Greenwood, Associate Dean, School of Business, University of Alberta “It explains where strategy originates from and how contemporary ideas and practices facilitate or constrain decision-making and action. In particular, this book illuminates the role of power and politics in strategy – an issue that has been overlooked in most textbooks in this area. Enjoyable and inspiring reading for students, researchers and practitioners” – Eero Vaara, Professor of Management and Organization Dean of Research Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki “The authors have managed to produce a unique and admirable combination of critical external engagement with ‘strategy’, understood as a complex object of organizational and political construction, and a useable insiders text book rich in illustrative cases. As such it is essential reading for academics, students and practitioners – all of whom will discover how theory and practice are more intertwined than they ever imagined” – Michael Power, Professor of Accounting, London School of Economics and Political Science
Since picking up Strategy Theory and Practice, I can’t seem to stop reading it!…I love her style of writing and more importantly you will identify with her struggle. I would recommend this book to all.
Strategy Theory and Practice By Martin Kornberger
I loved Strategy Theory and Practice, All in all a truly engaging read that I would not hesitate to recommend.
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An Orgasm or More a Day 365 Ways to a Mind blowing Deliciously

An Orgasm or More a Day 365 Ways to a Mind blowing Deliciously By Rebecca Swanner
The definitive guide to a daily orgasm! There is nothing quite like having a sheet-gripping, earth-shattering, body-rocking orgasm–and having one every day is even better. An Orgasm – or More – a Day is an indispensable guide to having at least one satisfying and powerful orgasm each day that will leave you trembling for more. Divided into daily entries, you’ll learn tips, tricks, and orgasmic techniques sure to bring you (or a partner!) to their knees in sexual rapture. From tickling the erogenous zones and self-play to using vibrating toys and perfecting tongue-swirling oral skills, this “hands-on” manual helps you discover how to have toe-curling, back-scratching, red-hot orgasms–every day of the week!
Good An Orgasm or More a Day 365 Ways to a Mind blowing Deliciously. Made you think and examine your own reality. wrote the book with the intention of having you start to suspect what was really going on about halfway through. It really has the feeling of inevitability but you are so ensconced by the story and characters that you truly want to know for sure exactly what has happened. The book also ends in a satisfactory way, not dragging on but giving you solid closure at the same time. I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys
one that I could not put down. I was late for a lot of appointments and stayed up late because I had to finish just one more chapter. I would highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read Mr. Quick’s next novel.

The Spy That Never Lies

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING—BUT SOMETIMES CAMERAS DON’T TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH!College student Jake Martins is in trouble, and the Hardys volunteer to help out. Securitech, the firm where Jake works, is wiring the city to catch wrongdoers. But to pass one of his courses, Jake may have to reveal some secret information, and now he’s in a bind.When security cameras keep going off-line and more criminal activity gets city officials up in arms, Jake is the main suspect. Someone’s cracking the codes in the system—and it’s up to the Hardys to get the criminals in focus!
The Spy That Never Lies started out very good but dragged on forever. The ending left me little disappointed. I think a good book.
The Spy That Never Lies By Franklin W. Dixon
I loved The Spy That Never Lies, All in all a truly engaging read that I would not hesitate to recommend.

Jake Drake Bully Buster

Jake recounts his second grade introduction to Link Baxter, SuperBully, who becomes his class project partner, with surprising results.When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu’s Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast! Why? Because Jake was kind of smart and not a tattletale, and he had no big brother to protect him. He was a perfect bully magnet.     But everything changed the year Jake was in second grade. That’s when SuperBully Link Baxter moved to town. Jake had his hands full just trying to survive, until class project time. Who did the teacher assign to be Link’s partner? You guessed it.     Jake has to use all his smarts — and his heart as well — to turn himself from Jake Drake, Bully Magnet, to Jake Drake, Bully Buster.
If you feel that you are not communicating well with your significant other I highly recommend Jake Drake Bully Buster. It is an easy read and is very addictive.
Jake Drake Bully Buster By Andrew Clements
Jake Drake Bully Buster a good read. It is really different. It causes you to think about the concepts presented. I enjoyed the book.

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental

Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental By unknown
When care of younger patients raises thorny legal questions, you need answers you can trust: that’s why this book belongs on every clinician’s reference shelf. Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health is a timely and authoritative source that covers issues ranging from child custody to litigation concerns as it walks clinicians through the often-confusing field of depositions and courtroom testimony.The book expands on the 2002 volume Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry winner of the 2003 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, to meet pressing twenty-first-century concerns, from telepsychiatry to the Internet, while continuing to cover basic issues, such as forensic evaluation, psychological screening, and the interviewing of children for suspected sexual abuse, that are important to both new and experienced practitioners. Many of its chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as child custody; juvenile law; abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases; transcultural, transracial, and gay/lesbian parenting and adoption; and the reliability and suggestibility of children’s statements. It also includes significant material not found in the previous volume: ? Two chapters on special education offer an introduction to screening instruments and help practitioners determine a child’s potential need for special education programs and services.? A chapter on cultural competence helps readers improve the accuracy and responsiveness of forensic evaluations and minimize the chance of an unjust outcome resulting from misguided expert opinion.? The section on youth violence features three new chapters — Taxonomy and Neurobiology of Aggression, Prevention of School Violence, and Juvenile Stalkers — plus a newly written chapter on assessment of violence risk, offering guidance on how to confront problems such as bullying and initiate effective family interventions.? A chapter on psychiatric malpractice and professional liability addresses these legal concerns with an eye toward cases involving minors.? A chapter on psychological autopsy covers evaluation of the circumstances surrounding pediatric suicides, describing various types of equivocal deaths and discussing legal issues such as admissibility of the autopsy in court.? A newly written chapter on the Internet expands the previous book’s focus on child pornography to help practitioners deal with issues ranging from online threats to emotional and legal consequences of interactions in cyberspace. This is a valuable reference not only for practitioners in psychiatry and the mental health field but also for attorneys and judges. It opens up a field that may be too often avoided and helps professionals make their way through legal thickets with confidence.
I went into Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental But when I got far enough in the first episode, I found out it wasn’t. Currently, only the first episode is out and it left on a cliffhanger! I am addicted to it! I highly recommend it! Hope you like it!
Intriguing story. A Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental I found hard to put down. The ending was disappointing as I was expecting some climax or epiphany that never happened.