Sunday, August 29, 2010

Modeling Financial Markets

Limitations in today's software packages for financial modeling system development can threaten the viability of any system--not to mention the firm using that system. Modeling Financial Markets is the first book to take financial professionals beyond those limitations to introduce safer, more sophisticated modeling methods. It contains dozens of techniques for financial modeling in code that minimize or avoid current software deficiencies, and addresses the crucial crossover stage in which prototypes are converted to fully coded models.

Modern English Grammer

The book is designed for the students of the senior courses of the University faculties of foreign languages and Teachers' Training Colleges. The aim of the book is therefore to lead the students to a scientific understanding of new assumptions and views of language as system, keeping abreast of the latest findings set forth in the progressive development of grammatical theory by Soviet and foreign scholars in recent times.

Economic Development Through Entrepreneurship

Despite a wealth of efforts that examine separately the role entrepreneurs and universities play in economic development, no systematic effort has been made to examine the role universities play in promoting economic development through entrepreneurship. This book fills that gap, focusing on policy aspects of government - university partnerships with a discussion both of best practices and problematic strategies.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

How To Price Your Product for Maximal Profits

How To Price Your Product for Maximal Profits

How do you know if you have chosen
the perfect price for your product or service?

Pricing is risky for any business, but it's even more so for the online small business owner. Your anxious-to-please competitor is only a click away...

Are you leaving money on the table?

Or, even worse, is your price turning away potential customers?

How do you know if that new product or service that you are developing (or are planning to sell) has a reasonably-sized, interested target group? In other words, are there enough people who will pay enough money?...
  • If no, you'll never build a profitable income stream.
  • If yes, what's the perfect price that maximizes that stream?
Do you have the perfect pricing strategy to reflect the current marketing conditions?

How do you know... how do you know for sure... that you have the right price?

Perfect pricing answers all of the above questions. "Make Your Price Sell!, The Masters Course" provides the information and strategies you need to determine the "Perfect Price." The course covers background pricing theory, key business models, target market profiling, the importance of the perceived value of your product or service, and much more... exactly what you need to make a profitable pricing decision.

Expand Your Business With The Perfect Marketing Strategy

Learn and apply the basics of how to design the perfect marketing strategy that works best for your type of business.
Marketing is defined as the management process which helps in identifying and satisfying customers’ needs — profitably and efficiently. It encompasses market research, pricing, promotion, distribution, selling, customer care, and much more.
This page will show you how to plan and implement your marketing strategy. It covers:
  • Objectives of all marketing.
  • Reviewing your market.
  • Creating a marketing strategy.
Marketing objectives
Every marketing activity you undertake should help you to achieve at least one of the four results below.
You retain your existing customers, provided they contribute to your profitability.
  • A poor retention rate means you have to spend heavily on promotion and sales, to replace the customers you have lost.
Your customers make larger purchases.
  • Replacing two $2,000 orders with a single order for $4,000 improves your profitability, as you halve the cost of selling and admin.
Your customers purchase more products from your range.
  • It is generally much easier, and therefore more profitable, to make an additional sale to an existing customer than to make a first sale to a new customer.
You win new customers.
  • Identify your best customers and target new customers with similar profiles.

Banks' Loan Loss Reserves

BW online has a commentary about how banks adjust their loan-loss estimates to manage earnings.
Last year the banks had an easy way to juice their profits. All they had to do was allocate a little less money to loan-loss reserves -- the money they set aside to cover bad debt. As the economy has improved and defaults have slowed, many decided they didn't need as much in reserve as they did in 2003, and presto, their earnings per share would rise a few cents.

Do a little digging, and the current numbers don't look so great. Detroit's Comerica Inc. (CMA ) had one of the largest drops in its loan-loss reserves relative to total assets, according to a study of large banks' fourth-quarter earnings done by SNL for BusinessWeek. Not only did Comerica fail to add money in the fourth quarter, it also extracted $21 million from the pot. That gave it an extra $98 million in income, or 57 cents a share, that it didn't have last year. The bank beat analysts' earnings estimates by 10 cents. Comerica Chief Credit Officer Dale Greene says muted loan growth, coupled with major improvement in credit quality, justify the move.

Beyond Photoshop

* The only book available that shows how to use Photoshop in conjunction with Illustrator, Poser, Painter, Cinema4D, and ZBrush to create sophisticated, high quality digital art
* Packed with stunning full color images from one of the world's most talented digital artists to inspire you to push your own creativity further than you ever thought possible
* Showcased projects cover techniques using vector graphics, digital painting, and 3D

Vsat Networks

VSAT Networks: Second Edition covers all the important issues involved with the installation of VSAT systems.Since the first edition was published, the VSAT market has continued to expand steadily. VSAT technologies have advanced, prompting an increase in the take-up of VSAT services.

Excel For Accountants

Accounting professionals learn how to get the information they need fast with this guide to Excel features that manipulate and sort financial data. Comprehensive but concise chapters explain how to automate the entry of common business formulas; how to use pivot tables to extract details; how to develop inventory, depreciation, and financial summaries; and how to set up other standard financial calculations.

Excel 2007 Dashboards & Reports For Dummies

* Unleash the power of Excel as a business intelligence tool
* Create dashboards that communicate and get noticed
* Think about your data in a new way
* Present data more effectively and increase the value of your reports
* Create dynamic labels that support visualization
* Represent time and seasonal trending
* Group and bucket data
* Display and measure values versus goals
* Implement macro-charged reporting

Financial Derivatives

Financial derivatives–financial instruments whose value depends on other basic instruments, such as stocks or bonds–are one of the most important financial innovations of the last century. While they are unsurpassed as tools for speculation, financial derivatives have also emerged as important risk-management tools in the corporate world. If you want to understand derivatives without getting bogged down by the mathematics surrounding their pricing and valuation, Financial Derivatives, Third Edition is the book for you. Through in-depth insights gleaned from years of financial experience, Robert Kolb and James Overdahl clearly explain what derivatives are and how you can prudently use them within the context of your underlying business activities.

Financial Analysis Tools and Techniques: A Guide for Managers

In a business systems context, this essential book explains how to:

  • Interpret financial statements
  • Develop financial projections
  • Evaluate business investment decisions
  • Assess the implications of financing choices
  • Derive the value of a business or security
  • Understand the role of analysis in creating shareholder value

Financial Systems, Corporate Investment in Innovation, and Venture Capital

The conditions for successful manufacturing have changed considerably in recent years. New technologies such as information technology and biotechnology are considered important players in eradicating poverty in developing countries, but the risky nature of projects based on new technologies forces firms to raise investment capital by means other than conventional capital markets. This book examines the role of venture capital institutions in financing technology-based ventures both in developed and developing countries. It also explores that part of venture capital activity which is hitherto vastly under-researched; namely the ability of venture capital institutions to render a whole host of value-added support functions.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Power of Business Process Improvement

Every business process in every organization can be made better, more efficient, more flexible and more adaptable to changing needs. Business process improvement (BPI) can drive substantial bottom-line increases, ultimately accelerating the revenue cycle.

Time Management for Dummies

When Bubbles Burst: Surviving the Financial Fallout

These are some of the questions that John Calverly adresses in the extremely timely and topical new book. He helps everyone understand what's going on, how policy impinges on it, what investors can do and what is likely to happen.

Marketing Management: Text and Cases

Step-by-step guidelines for successful marketing management!Designed for college- and graduate-level marketing students, Marketing Management: Text and Cases is also a valuable resource for anyone trying to market a product or service.

Introduction to Quantitative Finance

This text offers an accessible yet rigorous development of many of the fields of mathematics necessary for success in investment and quantitative finance, covering topics applicable to portfolio theory, investment banking, option pricing, investment, and insurance risk management.

The Dictionary of Mythology

This book includes myths, heroes, places and legends from all five continents, and from the different cultures and peoples found there. It has appeal to all general knowledge and crossword enthusiasts, and those who enjoy complete reference libraries. It can be read for enjoyment as well as extensively for reference. It is a serious player in its field, both by its content and extent.

The Photoshop CS5 Pocket Guide

In this handy new Pocket Guide, Photoshop expert Brie Gyncild introduces readers to the powerful features in Photoshop CS5, including new features like content-aware fill, HDR Pro, Bristle effects, Mixer Brush, and Puppet Warp. The book covers everything from navigating the interface and making basic edits to working with images in Camera Raw, making image corrections, and applying effects. There are chapters on merging photos, printing, and preparing images for the Web, as well as on organizing images in Bridge and automating tasks.

FaceBook the Missing Manual 2010

Facebook’s popularity is skyrocketing, drawing more than 400 million people to this combination online village green, personal website creator, and souped-up address book. But one thing you won’t get when signing up is a printed manual. Enter Facebook: The Missing Manual, Second Edition — the witty, authoritative guide you need, now revised and updated to include all of Facebook’s latest features.

Pencil Sketching 2Nd

The bestselling classic updated and revised for a new generation..

Friday, August 20, 2010

Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Guide

Commercial pharmacovigilance is the science of collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medications, biological products, herbalism and traditional medicines with a view to identifying new information about hazards associated with medicines and preventing harm to patients. Pharmacovigilance is particularly concerned with adverse drug reactions. This text complements current legislation and guidance and provides practical advice about achieving an appropriate system of pharmacovigilance.

This guide was primarily developed for UK Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs). It will also be of great interest to pharmacovigilance consultants. The use of third-party service providers for pharmacovigilance activities is quite common, particularly for smaller organisations which do not have in-house pharmacovigilance expertise. The guide references European legislation and guidance and so should be applicable across Europe.

The MHRA has identified a need for writing and publishing a guide to Good Pharmacovigilance Practice.

Clinical Trials:Practical Guide design, analysis & Reporting

This book is a friendly jargon buster, which aims to demystify clinical trials. It is divided into five sections: fundamentals of trial design, alternative trial designs, basics of statistical analysis, special trial issues in data analysis, and reporting of trials. Using simple language the book explains with illustrations of numerous trial examples, the conceptual and methodological issues that occur at all stages of clinical trial covering trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting. The book is an educational and approachable reference in a difficult area of medicine where clinicians often feel uncertain and this material helps them review, appraise and publish trials and clinical evidence. The audience for the book includes physicians, statisticians, pharmacists, medical students, clinical researchers, medical writers, data managers, study co-ordinators, pharmaceutical sales representatives, and financial (medical) analysts.

From the Author
The book was edited by Dr Duolao Wang, a lecturer from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Medical Statistics Unit, and Dr Ameet Bakhai, a Cardiologist based at Barnet General and Royal Free Hospitals, in London.
The book is aimed at physicians, statisticians, pharmacists, medical students, clinical researchers, medical writers, data managers, study co-ordinators, pharmaceutical sales representatives, and financial (medical) analysts. It aims to equip readers with an understanding of the basics of clinical trials as well as the critical insight into how to review, publish and evaluate clinical trial evidence.

Clinical trials form the backbone of evidence-based medicine, and appreciating clinical trial methods allows readers to critique, design and report clinical trials. The book is a jargon-busting guide characterised by short, easy-to-read chapters with trial examples, serving an essential reading for anyone involved in planning, conducting, analysing and reporting clinical research.

Within it's first month the book has sold over 10,000 copies. It is currently being reviewed as text for an MSc programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is being reviewed as educational material by medical journals, senior clinicans and investment bankers.

u.s history cookbook

Serve up a heaping lesson of history with delicious recipes from our nation’s past–– from the pilgrims’ first feast to today’s high-tech, low-fat fare
Who knew history could be so delicious? In The U.S. History Cookbook, you’ll discover how Americans have lived and dined over the centuries. This scrumptious survey of periods and events in U.S. history mixes together a delectable batter of food timelines, kid-friendly recipes, and fun food facts throughout each chapter, including such fascinating tidbits as: Sunday was baked bean day in many colonial family homes; pioneers took advantage of the rough trails to churn milk into butter; the Girl Scouts first started selling cookies in the 1930s to save money for summer camp; and so much more!

Kids will have a great time learning about the past while they cook up easy and yummy recipes, including:

Cornmeal Blueberry Mush, a favorite dish of the Native Americans of the Northeast
King Cake, the traditional cake served at the Mardi Gras Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana
Amazing Country Scrambled Eggs, an essential part of any hearty pioneer breakfast
Cocoanut Pudding, a favorite dessert of travelers riding the transcontinental railroad in the 1870s
Baked Macaroni ’N’ Cheese, a popular and inexpensive dish enjoyed during the Depression
The U.S. History Cookbook also includes information on cooking tools and skills, with important rules for kitchen safety and clean up.

Medical Physiology (Medical Physiology (Rhoades)) By Rodney A. Rhoades PhD & George A. Tanner (Author)

  • Indiana Univ., Indianapolis. Textbook provides an introduction to medical physiology for medical students and students in allied health sciences. Includes more than 100 revised illustrations, 39 new case studies, clinical focus boxes highlighting clinical aspects and applications, and review questions in USMLE format. Previous edition: c1995. Softcover. DNLM: Physiology.   

How to Make Women Laugh

It aims to provide you with a systematic and fool-proof approach to fully unleash your potential to make women laugh and fall in love with you. Of course, by the time you can do that youll have had tons of fun and become a more attractive. Those are the secondary gains.Part one of this book gives you an overview as well as the right humor mentality before you start delving into the techniques.

How To Make Someone Love You Forever In 90 Minutes

Time to stop being too shy to meet someone, wondering why a promising first date wound up going nowhere, or realizing too late that it happened with the wrong person anyway. Nicholas Boothman has a much better way. 

Improve Your IELTS Listening and Speaking

"Improve your IELTS Skills" is aimed at students between bands 4.5 and 7.5. The series has three preparation courses, Academic Reading, Academic Writing, and Listening and Speaking. The courses develop language, skills and test techniques to help students achieve a higher IELTS score.   

Mastering Visual Basic

In a journey that spans 50 books, hundreds of ideas, and over a century in time, 50 Psychology Classics looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. Deeper awareness in these areas can lead us to self-knowledge, a better understanding of human nature, improved relationships, and increased effectiveness—in short, to make a real difference to your life.  

Reader's Digest - September 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Yoga Conditioning for Athletes

Gaiam's Yoga Conditioning for Athletes DVD is designed specifically for athletes interested in using yoga to cross-train. This yoga program also builds endurance, improves focus and strengthens key muscles used in many sports, from golf to football. Taught by Rodney Yee.

Medical ebooks

 You can get all kind of Medical E-books from here

Financial Crises

Numerous crises rocked the world financial sector in the 1990s: the Asian bubble burst; Argentina and Brazil suffered currency crises; and the post-Soviet economy bottomed out in Russia. Here a distinguished group of economists and policy analysts draw lessons from attempts to recover from these and other financial crises of recent history. Potential hazards facing the world economy in the twenty-first century are also discussed along with approaches that could help to prevent them.

Marine Bioprocess Engineering

This book contains full papers of both oral and poster presentations of the international symposium 'Marine Bioprocess Engineering' which was held in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 1998. The symposium focused on the bioprocessing of marine natural products....

Sound on Sound - August 2010

Porsche Car Modeling In Cinema 4D

The tutorial contains 26 sections in total:
01 - General Introduction to Cinema 4D -26 min
02 - setting up references -22 min
03 - The global shape of the car -27 min
04 - Improving the global shape -32 min
05 - creating the hood -35 min
06 - creating the door -23 min
07 - creating the door -23 min
08 - creating the front window -31 min
09 - creating a car tire part 1 -21 min
10 - creating a car tire part 2 -22 min
11 - bonus - lighting a car tire -20 min
12 - Giving the car depth -37 min
13 - Adding detail to the front -28 min
14 - Creating the rear vents -31 min
15 - Adding detail to the back -23 min
16 - Splitting the front and rear -19 min
17 - creating the lights -38 min
18 - creating the Interior -36 min
19 - creating the Interior -18 min
20 - creating the logo -30 min
21 - the last details -31 min
22 - finetuning the shape -29 min
23 - creating the car material -31 min
24 - the final touch -26 min
25 - bonus - adding stripes to the car -10 min
26 - bonus - creating a compositing image -33 min

Adobe Photoshop Advanced Artistry II

The course is designed to showcase cutting-edge creative techniques in many artistic disciplines such as digital imaging, color correction and manipulation, photo retouching, advanced production techniques and other popular graphic effects. This practical step-by-step tutorial by certified

Street Logos

Graffiti art is constantly changing. Fresh coats of paint and newly pasted posters appear overnight in cities across the world. New artists, new ideas, and new tactics displace faded images in a perpetual process of renewal and metamorphosis. From Los Angeles to Barcelona, Stockholm to Tokyo, Melbourne to Milan, wall spaces are a breeding ground for graphic and typographic forms as artists unleash their daily creations.

Scott Ainslie - Robert Johnson's Guitar Technique

Few guitarists truly deserve to be called legends, and Robert Johnson (Robert Johnson) - one of them. The brilliant blues singer , he has a decisive influence on everyone who has ever once heard him singing and playing . In this tutorial, video instructor Scott Ainslie (Scott Ainslie) will show you the acoustic blues of Robert Johnson and his technique on the example of seven classics master . The lessons are accompanied by play-along- track, as well as many tips and tricks that will allow you to practice more efficiently.
Track List:
Come On In My Kitchen
Cross Road Blues
Drunken Hearted Man
Kindhearted Woman Blues
Ramblin 'On My Mind
Sweet Home Chicago
Walkin 'Blues

The Great Book of Mind Teasers and Mind Puzzlers

This book consists of 75 utterly original and totally tantalizing brain teasers from master puzzler George J. Summers. He brings out fascinating challenges in situations as common as a game of tic-tac-toe or tennis, or as strange as a land of habitual Truth tellers and Liars. These puzzles and teasers are constructed with clues, helpful solution and detailed answers that show you step-by-step how a teaser or a puzzle is unravelled

Toronto Notes for Medical Students

This year, the Toronto Notes package includes:

-A concise textbook with in depth coverage of 29 chapters as listed in the concise TOC at the end of this document
-Extensive updating of amterial, including up-to-date Evidence Based meidcine reviews
-A new and improved teaching program for ECG iterpretation (included on the CD)
-A re-designed PDA version with a user-friendly interface for quick reference on the wards (both Palm and Pocket PC versions)
-A high quality Colour Atlas cross-referenced with the text (included on the CD)
-Exam preparation tools and lots of practice questions
-A 300-page pocket reference guide, highlighting common clinical management scenarios and helpful tips on clerkship basics (perfect to carry on the wards)

Issues in Monetary Policy

Since the Bank of England was made independent in 1997, the conduct of monetary policy has been relatively uncontroversial. The debates between Keyneisans, monetarists and supporters of fixed exchange rate mechanisms now appear very distant. Despite the apparent consensus there are many issues related to the conduct of monetary policy that are not yet settled and which will soon come to the fore.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers Magazine delivers smart advice and delicious recipes that can help you succeed with your weight loss program and feel great about yourself. In every issue, real people share the tips that worked for them. Find the support and motivation you need to reach your weight loss goals within the pages of Weight Watchers Magazine.
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Women's Health

Women's Health - it's good to be You! Focusing on what you can do, right now, to improve your life

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Last Airbender

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village.

The Expendables

Barney Ross leads the “Expendables”, a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life – or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul.

Amateur Photographer

Betty Edwards - Drawing On The Right Side of The Brain

If you have ever wanted to learn to draw, but felt that you had no talent and could probably never learn...this video is for you! The seven lessons in this 1 hour 57 minute video, presented by noted author and educator, Dr. Betty Edwards, will teach you the basic skills of drawing and will enhance your capacity for creativity. The video is based on her best-selling book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, so the methods are a culmination of her more than twenty years of research and teaching experience, during which she has helped literally hundreds of thousands of individuals learn to draw.

The Sarcomere and Skeletal Muscle Disease

The gene, and its protein product, in a serious inherited muscle disease was first identified in the case of Duchenne muscular dystrophy some twenty years ago. Dystrophin turned out to be a sarcolemmal protein. This was somewhat of a surprise because many had harboured the view up until then that most muscle diseases, if not all, might be due to defects in the sarcomere itself. After all this was the site of muscle contraction. However many other muscular dystrophies have subsequently been shown to be due to defects in various other sarcolemma-associated proteins. The structure of the sarcomere itself has been studied and known for many years.2 But only in more recent times has the role of its structural and contractile proteins been detailed in specific muscle diseases. The cytoskeleton is held together by filamentous proteins, such as a-actinin and desmin, and the microtubular protein tubulin. Other proteins are nebulin and telethonin and the elastic element titin. Finally there are the contractile proteins troponin, tropomyosin, actin and myosin. Here experts in the field describe a variety of diseases

Software Engineering Techniques Design for Quality

The aim of software engineering is to find methods for developing high quality software products at a reasonable cost. As more and more computers are being used in areas in which a malfunction of the system can be a source of serious losses or disturbances to the functioning of the society, the quality of software becomes a more and more critical factor of business success, human security, and safety. Examples of such application areas are enterprise management, public administration, and social insurance or post delivery services. The quality of services offered to the society depends on the quality of software systems that support the functioning of the respective public or private organizations (service providers).

Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of this unique engineering reference book covers the past, present, and future of mechanisms and mechanical devices. Among the thousands of proven mechanisms illustrated and described are many suitable for recycling into new mechanical, electromechanical, or mechatronic products and systems. Overviews of robotics, rapid prototyping, MEMS, and nanotechnology will get you up-to-speed on these cutting-edge technologies. Easy-to-read tutorial chapters on the basics of mechanisms and motion control will introduce those subjects to you or refresh your knowledge of them.

Foundation Flash CS5 For Designers

What you?ll learn

* The ins and outs of the Flash CS5 interface
* How to use all of Flash CS5?s essential features, such as text, graphics, and animation
* How to use video and sound effectively in Flash
* How to create a mobile application
* The fundamentals of Flash CS5?s new animation and timeline features
* The basics of ActionScript 3.0
* How to populate a Flash movie with dynamic data such as XML.
The SuburbsThe Suburbs

Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology Neural Lipids

Biochemistry and molecular biology of neural lipids: General Aspects.- Advances in lipid analysis/lipidomics.- Metabolism and enzymology of Glycerolipids.- Metabolism and enzymology of Sphingolipids.- Metabolism and enzymology of Cholesterol and steroids.- In vivo metabolic studies.- Lipid metabolism in brain development and aging.- Cellular and Subcellular localization of neural lipids.- Nuclear lipids and their signaling functions.- Mitochondrial lipids.- Synaptic Junctions.- Lipid rafts.- Myelin.- Growth Cones.- Functions of Neural Lipids.- Lipid mediators:general aspects.- Choline and ethanolamine phosphoglycerides.- Phosophoinositides.-..