CEO of Parkwood Corp, chairman and CEO of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Foundation, Morton Mandel has reached great success in both his financial and personal life. In his book It's All About Who... Morton talks about his humble beginnings from working a summer job for his uncle in the wholesale auto parts business, to owning that same business with his brothers in July 1940. Though Morton joined the Army in World War II and left the business world behind him, it wasn't until after the war Morton and his brothers took a hard look at why their business was struggling to turn a major profit. Morton and his brothers realized that in an over-saturated market you have to come up with a different solution to attract customers; that sometimes business owners need to take a step back to see what their customers really need. What they learned propelled them into the future to live richer lives both monetarily and in the quality of life. Now Morton shares what he has learned about what a CEO is worth and how to hire and maintain "A employees". AMA is a world-class leadership development provider in more than 40 countries worldwide. Our training is internationally recognized by nine professional associations and the majority of the Fortune 500 companies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Summers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/amai/000295/bk_amai_000295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The release of Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) Service Pack 2 opens up the world of ASP.NET 2.0 to MCMS developers. Written by the masters of MCMS, this book shows you how to use the new features of ASP.NET 2.0 that everyone is talking about in your MCMS development. You will first learn how to install and configure MCMS SP2. There are two approaches to setting up a development environment for SP2: an upgrade from a previous SP1a installation or starting from scratch and building a fresh installation including SP2. Of course, both approaches are covered. You will become familiar with the MCMS Service Pack 2 development environment, and create custom Visual Studio 2005 templates to overcome some of the issues which are present with the templates shipped with MCMS SP2. After that, its time to look at some of the most exciting features of ASP.NET 2.0, and how you can make use of them in MCMS: master pages, site navigation, themes, and the membership provider model. One of the coolest features introduced with ASP.NET 2.0 is master pages, which allow developers to enforce common layout and behaviour across pages within an application. You will learn about the benefits of using master pages and see a step-by-step guide for implementing them in your MCMS applications, where they become master templates! ASP.NET 2.0 introduces a whole new way of implementing site navigation, driven by site maps. By programmatically adding channels and postings to a site map you will see how to smoothly integrate these controls to any MCMS site. To customize the look of your site, we will see how a common look and feel can be applied efficiently to a MCMS site by using ASP.NET 2.0 themes. An essential customization required for themes to work correctly in an MCMS site is a must-read feature of this chapter. MCMS has its own role based authorization and user management system which cannot be extended. However, the new ASP.NET 2.0 Membership Provider Model and the shipped controls can be used within MCMS applications to improve the implementation of Forms Authentication and provide a more elegant solution for authenticating against an external store. A collection of tips and tricks round off the book, including using the Provider Model design pattern to ease migration to Office SharePoint Portal Server.
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Corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions will welcome this official guide that shows how to establish and maintain a successful virtual presence in 'Second Life.' Written with the full support of Linden Lab, this is the perfect resource for organizations entering 'Second Life.' Topics discussed include the technical and social issues of participating in 'Second Life,' including integrating corporate culture into 'Second Life,' in-world marketing techniques, selecting a solution provider, and how to conduct real-world business in 'Second Life.' Plus, you'll get hands-on solutions, smart tactics, and practical techniques, such as setting up useful meeting spaces and planning and moderating events. The book is filled with actual case studies of how top organizations have leveraged 'Second Life' and offers analysis of their SL presence.
A growing, aging population; the rise to epidemic proportions of various chronic diseases; competing, often overlapping medical technologies; and of course, skyrocketing costs compounded by waste and inefficiency - these are just a few of the multifarious challenges currently facing healthcare delivery. An unexpected source of solutions is being imported from the manufacturing sector: lean thinking. Lean Principles for Healthcare presents a conceptual framework, management principles, and practical tools for professionals tasked with designing and implementing modern, streamlined healthcare systems or overhauling faulty ones. Focusing on core components such as knowledge management, e-health, patient-centeredness, and collaborative care, chapters illustrate lean concepts in action across specialties (as diverse as nursing, urology, and emergency care) and around the globe. Extended case examples show health systems responding to consumer needs and provider realities with equal efficiency and effectiveness, and improved quality and patient outcomes. Further, contributors tackle the gamut of technological, medical, cultural, and business issues, among them: Initiatives of service-oriented architecture towards performance improvement Adapted lean thinking for emergency departments Lean thinking in dementia care through smart assistive technology Supporting preventive healthcare with persuasive services Value stream mapping for lean healthcare A technology mediated solution to reduce healthcare disparities Geared toward both how lean ideas can be carried out and how they are being used successfully in the real world, Lean Principles for Healthcare not only brings expert knowledge to healthcare managers and health services researchers but to all who have an interest in superior healthcare delivery.
In recent time a new trend can be recognized on the Internet in general and especially in learning environments by moving away from monolithic one-provider-fits-all to a combinatorial mixing pieces-together approach. Mashing-up stands for the re-use, re-combination, and re-organisation of small software artifacts of clearly defined functionality (so-called widgets). Subsequently, mashed-up learning systems describe the idea of highly customizable environments shifting substantial personalization possibilities from administrators to the end-users (learners). This shift has significant impacts on efficient data communication strategies of learning management systems. This book presents a technical solution for an inter-widget communication in mash-up personal learning environments, enabling the possibility of different data send and receive strategies, such as, cross-domain push/pull mechanisms or user-centered notification settings and, thus, enabling to model learner workflows in distributed environments. It explains the technical background of the widget concept and why inter-widget communication is beneficial, especially in the area of e-learning. The outcome of this book are new methods and corresponding open-source prototype software artifacts. A proof-of-concept pedagogical use-case of a lifelong learner validates the approach.
The SaaS deployment is the installation to delivery of software services in cloud computing infrastructure. SaaS deployment is initiated by a cloud service provider via a user requesting process, which is generally automated. SaaS is a combination of different type of components, application component, integration component, business component, and storage component. Component placement problem (CPP) concerns with finding the optimum set of VMs on which SaaS components can be placed such that all user requirements should be satisfied and maximizes the profit of the SaaS providers. In CPP, the solution of the problem is subject to a set of resource and SLA constraints. The CPP is presented as a linear programming problem. The CPP has been proven by researchers as an NP-complete, hence the Genetic Algorithm approach has been used to produce sub optimal solution
Third Eye Awakening is the ultimate guide that will take you on an exploration of light, the eternal light that illuminates everything and makes us happy, grateful, pious, and more humane. The third eye, the source of this light, rests in your mind. It has immense power. It is the provider of the intuitive abilities. It strengthens your sixth sense and gives you psychic powers. It is present in everyone, and this audiobook will teach you the secrets to opening and activating your third eye chakra. Meditation is the solution for most of the problems we face today. It connects us to our inner and higher selves. This audiobook will walk you through, step-by-step, and will teach you everything that you need to know about opening your third eye and how you can use it effectively through meditation. Listen and learn: What the third eye is and how to open it How to awaken your higher self through guided meditation About the power and benefits of opening the third eye How to gain wisdom and clarity from your divine self How to feel more relaxed and centered How to connect you to your intuition About the procedure to balance your chakras How to help in clearing your body of negative energy Guidance to heal affected chakras and realign your entire chakra system About the power of visualization And so much more! Get your copy of Third Eye Awakening today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113330/bk_acx0_113330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies have become increasingly popular as a collaboration solution for organizations. A large reason for this is the seamless integration of its features into the Office desktop tools. However, many developers have yet to take advantage of this platform and the power it holds to solve problems in the workplace. Our book will take a practical problem/solution approach to common business challenges. The goal is not just to provide the reader with some interesting code samples, but for them to see the Microsoft collaboration platform as a set of services and our examples as patterns in how they can be combined. The book's solutions will focus on using Visual Studio Tools for Office to build the user interface layer. The exciting thing about extending the Office desktop tools is that business users already know how to use them. This will increase user adoption and even quicken development time. The book's solutions will interact with SharePoint as a service provider taking advantage of its many collaboration features including document repositories, collaboration sites, and search. The solutions in the book will be presented as business challenges of a fictional company. By presenting our examples within a context, our readers will find it easier to relate to challenges and the value of our solutions. This book is unique because it starts with challenges that end users deal with everyday when using the Microsoft collaboration platform to support business processes. It is about building applications that apply the benefits of the Office desktop interface with the richness of SharePoint's collaboration features.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. UDEX provides Product Data Quality (PDQ) solutions. UDEX provides software and services that enable the global retail industry to continuously manage accurate product information throughout the supply chain. On November 20, 2006, GXS, provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, announced that it has acquired UDEX. The UDEX acquisition builds on GXS'' current offerings in data synchronization, enabling GXS to validate and certify the accuracy of product and packaging data that is exchanged between trading partners. GXS plans to make the UDEX solution for product data quality a component of its Data Pool Manager solution for creating and supporting country data pools. The solution will be known as UDEX, A GXS Service. GXS'' data synchronization solutions are part of the GXS Trading Grid platform, a global B2B e-commerce and integration platform that supports the creation and adoption of on-demand supply chain management solutions.
Over the last years, social networking sites have matured while gaining major importance both in personal and professional settings. This work was motivated by two observations. Firstly, sites such as Facebook are used for diverse purposes and to reach contacts from various areas of life. At the same time, data submitted to these sites is increasing in volume and sensitivity. This prompts adapting one's online appearance and conduct depending on the current context, which is referred to as social identity management. While some social network sites offer means to manage the visibility of personal attributes within the site, it has become necessary to embrace a global perspective on the user's identity management on the social web, hence making it provider-independent. This is due to the second observation: Nowadays, instead of one, a multitude of social networking sites is used due to their diversity in features, topics of interest and differing user bases. Beyond, more than one service should be used to avoid the disadvantages of being dependent on a single provider. Unfortunately, the simultaneous use of multiple services of the social web leads to the redundant representations of one's identity data and contacts, thereby possibly leading to inconsistent social identity management.To tackle these issues, this dissertation thesis proposes a solution that allows conducting social identity management in a consistent and provider-independent manner. To facilitate this, requirements to such a solution are analyzed from a user perspective. Subsequently, user identity models are built based on common and proposed concepts and notions found in social networking sites. Based on this, the proposed solution is presented both in broad and refined levels of detail. It is evaluated by analyzing the fulfillment of necessary preconditions by current social networking sites and through a prototypical implementation.
Consider a pay TV provider serving countless users, who concurrently want to watch a live transmission of a soccer world championship. How can the provider restrict access to authorized users? Conventional access control systems, where users are supposed to log in and authenticate themselves, will likely be overloaded. This book introduces Electronic Subscriptions as a practicable solution for addressing the mentioned problem by using cryptographic primitives. It provides a solid theoretical background and gives practical solutions for such scenarios. Several questions are investigated, among others: How to ensure that only legitimate users are addressed? How to limit the validity of authorizations (e.g. year, month etc.)? How to revoke authorized users?