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Mad as Hell TIMES BOOKS
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"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Those words, spoken by an unhinged anchorman named Howard Beale, "the mad prophet of the airwaves," took America by storm in 1976, when Network became a sensation. With a superb cast (including Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, and Robert Duvall) directed by Sidney Lumet, the film won four Academy Awards and indelibly shaped how we think about corporate and media power. In Mad As Hell, Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times recounts the surprising and dramatic story of how Network made it to the screen. Such a movie rarely gets made any more - one man's vision of the world, independent of studio testing or market research. And that man was Paddy Chayefsky, the tough, driven, Oscar-winning screenwriter whose vision - outlandish for its time - is all too real today. Itzkoff uses interviews with the cast and crew, as well as Chayefsky's notes, letters, and drafts to re-create the action in front of and behind the camera at a time of swirling cultural turmoil. The result is a riveting account that enriches our appreciation of this prophetic and still-startling film. Itzkoff also speaks with today's leading broadcasters and filmmakers to assess Network's lasting impact on television and popular culture. They testify to the enduring genius of Paddy Chayefsky, who foresaw the future and whose life offers an unforgettable lesson about the true cost of self-expression.
Building Self-Confidence with Encouraging Words Total Recall Publications Inc
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Self-Help / Personal Growth / Parenting Words can be deadly weapons or protective layers of love. They can bruise and batter a person, no matter how old, in the heart and spirit just like physical blows can cause damage to the outside of the body. Because these bruises to the spirit are not readily apparent, many think that the damage is easily repaired. However, while verbal abuse may be long forgotten or dismissed by the offender, the words and memory are lodged in the cells and memory of the child or person who was emotionally assaulted. The fear of rejection stops many very talented and skilled people from achieving their full potential in life. They become paralyzed by frustration, guilt and discouragement, hoping and praying that someone will have the key to open the potential that is being held captive in their mind. Building Self Confidence With Encouraging Words will unlock your potential and open the door of success, happiness and more nurturing relationships! You will learn: How to ask for what you want How your core belief system came to be Why self-confidence is a learned skill How to use positive self-talk Why positive action follows positive thought How to correct others in a supportive way Why communication is more than just words How to set boundaries and build respectful relationships How to appreciate and acknowledge success Grab a cup of tea and enjoy the next few minutes discovering ideas and tips that will bring an abundance of meaningful experiences and relationships into your life. Many of the suggestions and exercises are written for parents to use in building stronger relationships with their child. They have been tested in years of parent education. Parents and caring adults will make sacrifices of time, treasure, and talent to insure happiness and well being for children, but will not do the same for themselves! They will persevere in a course of action if they can see that the end result will be a stronger, more confident child. Sometimes they forget that the most effective teaching method is to model behavior. Do it for them and their future. Start your journey today Build your self-confidence and become all that you were meant to be! Author Judy H. Wright Judy is a parent educator, family coach, and personal historian who has written more than 20 books, hundreds of articles and speaks internationally on family issues, including end of life. She works with Head Start organizations and child care resource centers. The symbol of the artichoke has great meaning for Judy in her teaching and writing. As she works with families, she sees that frequently only the outer edges are exposed and they can be prickly and sometimes bitter to the taste. But, as you expose the artichoke and people to warmth, caring, and time, gradually the leaves begin to open and expose the real treasure-the heart. The artichoke also became a teaching lesson when Judy, with her young family, moved into military housing in California to find Artichokes in their yard. Given that it takes two years for the vegetable to flower, the original gardener never got to see the seeds of her labor. Many times, our actions and reactions in life are felt by people we will never meet, but we plant the seeds of kindness anyway
Under the Duvet Penguin
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'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances, hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are adored by millions around the world
Wanna Cook? Myrmidon Books
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"I am not in danger ...I am the danger." With those words, Breaking Bad's Walter White solidified himself as TV's greatest antihero. Wanna Cook? explores the most critically lauded series on television with analyses of the individual episodes and ongoing storylines. From details like stark settings, intricate camerawork, and jarring music to the larger themes, including the roles of violence, place, self-change, legal ethics, and fan reactions, this companion book is perfect for those diehards who have watched the Emmy Award - winning series multiple times as well as for new viewers. Wanna Cook? elucidates without spoiling, and illuminates without nit-picking. A must have for any fan's collection. Excerpt. (c) Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. From Wanna Cook's Episode Guide 1.01 Pilot/Breaking Bad Original air date: January 20, 2008 Written and directed by: Vince Gilligan "I prefer to see [chemistry] as the study of change ...that's all of life, right? It's the constant, it's the cycle. It's solution - dissolution, just over and over and over. It is growth, then decay, then - transformation! It is fascinating, really." - Walter White We meet Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and Walt's family. Walt is poleaxed by some tragic news. With nothing to lose, Walt decides to try to make one big score, and damn the consequences. For that, however, he needs the help of Jesse Pinkman, a former student of Walt's turned loser meth cook and drug dealer. From the moment you see those khakis float down out of a perfectly blue desert sky, you know that you're watching a show like nothing else on television. The hard beauty and stillness of the American Southwest is shattered by a wildly careening RV driven by a pasty white guy with a developing paunch wearing only a gas mask and tighty-whities. What the hell? Like all pilots, this one is primarily exposition, but unlike most, the exposition is beautifully handled as the simple background of Walter's life. The use of a long flashback as the body of the episode works well, in no small part due to Bryan Cranston's brilliant performance in the opening, which gives us a Walter White so obviously, desperately out of his element that we immediately wonder how this guy wound up pantsless in the desert and apparently determined to commit suicide-by-cop. After the opening credits, the audience is taken on an intimate tour of Walt's life. Again, Cranston sells it perfectly. The viewer is presented with a middle-aged man facing the back half of his life from the perspective of an early brilliance and promise that has somehow imploded into a barely-making-ends-meet existence as a high school chemistry teacher. He has to work a lousy second job to support his pregnant wife and disabled teenage son and still can't afford to buy a hot water heater. Executive producer and series creator Vince Gilligan, along with the cast and crew (Gilligan & Co.), take the audience through this day in the life of Walt, and it's just one little humiliation after another. The only time Walt's eyes sparkle in the first half of the episode is when he is giving his introductory lecture to his chemistry class. Here Walt transcends his lower-middle-class life in an almost poetic outpouring of passion for this incredible science. Of course, even that brief joy is crushed by the arrogant insolence of the archetypal high school jackass who stays just far enough inside the line that Walt can't do a damn thing about him. So this is Walt and his life, as sad sack as you can get, with no real prospects of improvement, a brother-in-law who thinks he's a wuss, and a wife who doesn't even pay attention during birthday sex. Until everything changes. The sociologist and criminologist Lonnie Athens would likely classify Walt's cancer diagnosis as the beginning of a "dramatic self change," brought on by something so traumatic that a person's self - the very thoughts, ideas, and ways of understanding and interacting with the world - is shattered, or "fragmented," and in order to survive, the person must begin to replace that old self, those old ideas, with an entirely new worldview. (Athens and his theories are discussed much more fully in the previous essay, but since we warned you not to read that if you don't want to risk spoilage, the basic - and spoiler-free - parts are mentioned here.) Breaking Bad gives us this fragmentation beautifully. Note how from the viewer's perspective Walt is upside down as he is moved into the MRI machine, a motif smoothly repeated in the next scene with Walt's reflection in the top of the doctor's desk. Most discombobulating of all, however, is the consultation with the doctor. At first totally voiceless behind the tinnitus-like ambient soundtrack and faceless except for his chin and lips, the doctor and the news he is imparting are made unreal, out of place, and alien. As for Walt, in an exquisite touch of emotional realism, all he can focus on is the mustard stain on the doctor's lab coat. How many of us, confronted with such tragic news, have likewise found our attention focused, randomly, illogically, on some similar mundanity of life? It is from this shattered self that Walt begins to operate and things that would have been completely out of the question for pre-cancer Walt are now actual possibilities - things like finding a big score before he dies by making and selling pure crystal meth. Remember that Walt is a truly brilliant chemist, and knows full well what crystal meth is and what it does to people who use it. He may not know exactly what he's getting into, but he knows what he is doing. Enter Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul, best known previously for his role on Big Love), a skinny white-boy gangster wannabe, who under the name "Cap'n Cook" makes a living cooking and selling meth. He's also an ex-student of Walt's, and after being recognized by his former teacher during a drug bust, Walt has all the leverage he needs to coerce Jesse into helping him. Why does he need him? Because, as Walt says, "you know the business, and I know the chemistry." Symbolizing just how far beyond his old life Walt is moving, he and Jesse park their battered RV/meth lab in the desert outside of Albuquerque, far from the city and any signs of human life. All that is there is a rough dirt road and a "cow house" in the distance. The desert is a place without memory, a place outside of things, where secrets can be kept, and meth can be cooked. This is where Walt lives now. It is in this desert space that Walt becomes a killer, albeit in self defense. Ironically, the one thing that Walt views as holding the keys to the secret of life - chemistry - becomes the means to end lives. Walt, a father, teacher, and an integral part of an extended family - in other words, an agent of life and growth - has now become a meth cook, using chemical weapons to kill his enemies. Walter White has become an agent of death. The transformation is just beginning, but already Skyler (Anna Gunn, previously known for her roles on The Practice and Deadwood) is having some trouble recognizing her husband: "Walt? Is that you?" LAB NOTES Highlight: Jesse to Walt: "Man, some straight like you - giant stick up his ass all of a sudden at age what? Sixty? He's just going to break bad?" Did You Notice: This episode has the first (but not the last!) appearance of Walt's excuse that he's doing everything for his family. There's an award on the wall in Walt's house commemorating his contributions to work that was awarded the Nobel Prize back in 1985. The man's not a slouch when it comes to chemistry, so what's happened since then? At Walt's surprise birthday party, Walt is very awkward when he handles Hank's gun. Speaking of Hank (Dean Norris, whose other roles were in the TV series Medium, and the movies Total Recall, and Little Miss Sunshine), he waits until the school bus has left the neighborhood before ordering his team into the meth lab, showing what a good and careful cop he is. Maybe it's just us, but J.P. Wynne High School (where Walt teaches chemistry) seems to have the most well-equipped high school chemistry lab in the country. As Walt receives his diagnosis, the doctor's voice and all other sounds are drowned out by a kind of numbing ringing, signifying a kind of psychic overload that prevents Walt from being fully engaged with the external world. This effect will be used again several times throughout the series. Walt literally launders his money to dry it out, foreshadowing what's to come. Shooting Up: Thanks to John Toll, who served as cinematographer for the first season of Breaking Bad, the show has one of the most distinctive opening shots ever. Just watch those empty khaki pants flutter across a clear sky. Breaking Bad loves certain camera angles and this section is where we'll point out some of the shots that make the show stand out. Look at that taped non-confession Walt makes for his family when he thinks the cops are coming for him. We're used to watching recordings of characters - shows are filmed (or taped), but here, we're watching him recording himself on tape. Who's the real Walt? Title: Many pilot episodes share the name with the title of the show and Breaking Bad's pilot is no exception. Vince Gilligan, who grew up in Farmville, Virginia, has stated that "breaking bad" is a Southernism for going off the straight and narrow. When you bend a stick until it breaks, the stick usually breaks cleanly. But sometimes, sticks (and men) break bad. You can wind up in the hospital with a splinter in your eye, or you can wind up in Walter White's world. Either way, it's no kind of good. Interesting Facts: Show creator Vince Gilligan's early educational experience was at J. P. Wynne Campus School in Farmville, Virginia. He recycled the name for the high school in Breaking Bad. SPECIAL INGREDIENTS What Is Crystal Meth, Anyway? While there is some evidence that methamphetamine can be found naturally in several species of acacia plants, commercial meth making involves chemistry, not agriculture. The history of the drug dates back to 1893 when Japanese chemist Nagai Nagayoshi first synthesized the substance from ephedrine. The name "methamphetamine...
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People Martino Fine Books
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2014 Reprint of 1937 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" is a bare-faced satire on the worldwide bestseller book, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People." It is also a self-help book, but it tackles the issue from the other side. Irving always considered that Dale Carnegie was all wrong when he encouraged people to smile and be optimistic. His philosophy is totally different. For Irving, great life achievements can be made by those who live negatively. In this book you will find advice on how to lose friends and make people hate you so that you will be more productive and successful in your life. It is the only book that has ever been written to help people dissolve their human relationships in favor of having a better life! According to Irving, some of us are born with ability to make others peeved, but most of us aren't. Originally published in 1937, "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" is a tongue-in-cheek primer by Irving Tressler on how to achieve more free time and peace by having few, if any, friends and acquaintances. "Some of us are born with ability to make others peeved, but most of us aren't. We flounder about making empty, vapid, pleasing remarks and before we know it we have another 'friend' and have invited him to lunch some day."
Somebody Should Have Told Us! CCB Publishing
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What if peace of mind, beautiful feelings, little or no stress, wonderful, healthy relationships and greater effectiveness, were right at your fingertips, and you held the key but didn't realize it or didn't know how to use it? That is what "Somebody Should Have Told Us!" This book is about how we all have a state of perfect mental health and wisdom inside us that can only be covered up by our own thinking, and how our use of our power of thought creates the "reality" we see, out of which we then think, feel and act. Here are ten simple but profound truths for living well, arising from three spiritual facts that, once grasped or truly realized, can transform one's life. This book has the ability to spawn insights that change the lives of those who come to understand the simple, yet profound wisdom contained in this book. In fact, it already has. This book is the essence of self-help, in that it points people inside themselves for all answers. It shows people how to access their own essence whenever they need to. It shows people how they create their experience of life moment to moment. The book is written in an easy-to-understand manner with many stories of how people's lives have changed. When we were growing up nobody told us what this book points to, but somebody should have told us! And it's never too late. About the Author: Jack Pransky, Ph.D. is founder/director of the Center for Inside-Out Understanding. He authored the books, Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond, Parenting from the Heart, Prevention from the Inside-Out; Prevention: The Critical Need and co-authored Healthy Thinking/ Feeling/Doing from the Inside-Out prevention curriculum for middle school students. Pransky has worked in the field of prevention since 1968 in a wide variety of capacities and now provides consultation, training, counseling and coaching from the inside-out, throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is also cofounder/director of the nonprofit consulting organization, Prevention Unlimited, which created the Spirituality of Prevention Conference. In 2001 his book, Modello received the Martin Luther King Storyteller's Award for the book best exemplifying King's vision of "the beloved community," and in 2004 Jack won the Vermont Prevention Pioneer's Award. Jack can be contacted through his website at www.healthrealize.com.
1. Blue Suede Shoes 2. I'm Counting On You 3. I Got A Woman 4. One-sided Love Affair 5. I Love You Because 6. Just Because 7. Tutti Frutti 8. Trying To Get To You 9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) 10. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin') 11. Blue Moon 12. Money Honey 101. Rip It Up 102. Love Me 103. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again 104. Long Tall Sally 105. First In Line 106. Paralyzed 107. So Glad You're Mine 108. Old Shep 109. Ready Teddy 110. Anyplace Is Paradise 111. How's The World Treating You 112. How Do You Think I Feel 201. Mean Woman Blues 202. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 203. Loving You 204. Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do! 205. Lonesome Cowboy 206. Hot Dog 207. (Let's Have A) Party 208. Blueberry Hill 209. True Love 210. Don't Leave Me Now 211. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You 212. I Need You So 213. Tell Me Why 301. Santa Claus Is Back In Town 302. White Christmas 303. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus L 304. I'll Be Home For Christmas 305. Blue Christmas 306. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) 307. O Little Town Of Bethlehem 308. Silent Night 309. (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) 310. I Believe 311. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 312. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) 401. Hound Dog 402. Loving You 403. All Shook Up 404. Heartbreak Hotel 405. Jailhouse Rock 406. Love Me 407. Too Much 408. Don't Be Cruel 409. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 410. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 411. Love Me Tender 412. Treat Me Nice 413. Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be) 414. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You 501. King Creole 502. As Long As I Have You 503. Hard Headed Woman 504. Trouble 505. Dixieland Rock 506. Don't Ask Me Why 507. Lover Doll 508. Crawfish 509. Young Dreams 510. Steadfast, Loyal And True 511. New Orleans 512. Danny 601. That's All Right 602. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 603. Mystery Train 604. Playing For Keeps 605. Poor Boy 606. My Baby Left Me 607. I Was The One 608. Shake, Rattle And Roll 609. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 610. You're A Heartbreaker 611. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 612. Let Me 701. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 702. Young And Beautiful 703. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care 704. Milk Cow Blues Boogie 705. Baby, Let's Play House 706. Good Rockin' Tonight 707. Is It So Strange 708. We're Gonna Move 709. I Want To Be Free 710. I Forgot To Remember To Forget 711. Don't Leave Me Now 712. Harbor Lights 801. I Need Your Love Tonight 802. Don't 803. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck 804. My Wish Came True 805. I Got Stung 806. One Night 807. A Big Hunk O' Love 808. I Beg Of You 809. (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I 810. Doncha' Think It's Time 901. Make Me Know It 902. Fever 903. The Girl Of My Best Friend 904. I Will Be Home Again 905. Dirty, Dirty Feeling 906. Thrill Of Your Love 907. Soldier Boy 908. Such A Night 909. It Feels So Right 910. The Girl Next Door Went A'walking 911. Like A Baby 912. Reconsider Baby 1001. Tonight Is So Right For Love 1002. What's She Really Like 1003. Frankfort Special 1004. Wooden Heart 1005. G.i. Blues 1006. Pocketful Of Rainbows 1007. Shoppin' Around 1008. Big Boots 1009. Didja' Ever 1010. Blue Suede Shoes 1011. Doin' The Best I Can 1012. Tonight's All Right For Love 1101. His Hand In Mine 1102. I'm Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs 1103. In My Father's House 1104. Milky White Way 1105. Known Only To Him 1106. I Believe In The Man In The Sky 1107. Joshua Fit The Battle 1108. He Knows Just What I Need 1109. Swing Down Sweet Chariot 1110. Mansion Over The Hilltop 1111. If We Never Meet Again 1112. Working On The Building 1201. There's Always Me 1202. Give Me The Right 1203. It's A Sin 1204. Sentimental Me 1205. Starting Today 1206. Gently 1207. I'm Coming Home 1208. In Your Arms 1209. Put The Blame On Me 1210. Judy 1211. I Want You With Me 1212. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell 1301. Blue Hawaii 1302. Almost Always True 1303. Aloha Oe 1304. No More 1305. Can't Help Falling In Love 1306. Rock-a-hula Baby 1307. Moonlight Swim 1308. Ku-u-i-po 1309. Ito Eats 1310. Slicin' Sand 1311. Hawaiian Sunset 1312. Beach Boy Blues 1313. Island Of Love 1314. Hawaiian Wedding Song 1401. Kiss Me Quick 1402. Just For Old Time Sake 1403. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow 1404. (Such An) Easy Question 1405. Steppin' Out Of Line 1406. I'm Yours 1407. Something Blue 1408. Suspicion 1409. I Feel That I've Known You Forever 1410. Night Rider 1411. Fountain Of Love 1412. That's Someone You Never Forget 1501. Girls! Girls! Girls! 1502. I Don't Wanna Be Tied 1503. Where Do You Come From 1504. I Don't Want To 1505. We'll Be Together 1506. A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You 1507. Earth Boy 1508. Return To Sender 1509. Because Of Love 1510. Thanks To The Rolling Sea 1511. Song Of The Shrimp 1512. The Walls Have Ears 1513. We're Coming In Loaded 1601. Beyond The Bend 1602. Relax 1603. Take Me To The Fair 1604. They Remind Me Too Much Of You 1605. One Broken Heart For Sale 1606. I'm Falling In Love Tonight 1607. Cotton Candy Land 1608. A World Of Our Own 1609. How Would You Like To Be 1610. Happy Ending 1701. It's Now Or Never 1702. Stuck On You 1703. Fame And Fortune 1704. I Gotta Know 1705. Surrender 1706. I Feel So Bad 1707. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1708. (Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame 1709. Little Sister 1710. Good Luck Charm 1711. Anything That's Part Of You 1712. She's Not You 1801. Fun In Acapulco 1802. Vino, Dinero Y Amor 1803. Mexico 1804. El Toro 1805. Marguerita 1806. The Bullfighter Was A Lady 1807. (There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car 1808. I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here 1809. Bossa Nova Baby 1810. You Can't Say No In Acapulco 1811. Guadalajara 1812. Love Me Tonight 1813. Slowly But Surely 1901. Kissin' Cousins (No. 2) 1902. Smokey Mountain Boy 1903. There's Gold In The Mountains 1904. One Boy, Two Little Girls 1905. Catchin' On Fast 1906. Tender Feeling 1907. Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You) 1908. Barefoot Ballad 1909. Once Is Enough 1910. Kissin' Cousins 1911. Echoes Of Love 1912. (It's A) Long Lonely Highway 2001. Roustabout 2002. Little Egypt 2003. Poison Ivy League 2004. Hard Knocks 2005. It's A Wonderful World 2006. Big Love, Big Heartache 2007. One Track Heart 2008. It's Carnival Time 2009. Carny Town 2010. There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon 2011. Wheels On My Heels 2101. Girl Happy 2102. Spring Fever 2103. Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce 2104. Startin' Tonight 2105. Wolf Call 2106. Do Not Disturb 2107. Cross My Heart And Hope To Die 2108. The Meanest Girl In Town 2109. Do The Clam 2110. Puppet On A String 2111. I've Got To Find My Baby 2112. You'll Be Gone 2201. Your Cheatin' Heart 2202. Summer Kisses, Winter Tears 2203. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 2204. In My Way 2205. Tomorrow Night 2206. Memphis Tennessee 2207. For The Millionth And The Last Time 2208. Forget Me Never 2209. Sound Advice 2210. Santa Lucia (From Viva Las Vegas) 2211. I Met Her Today 2212. When It Rains, It Really Pours 2301. Harem Holiday 2302. My Desert Serenade 2303. Go East, Young Man 2304. Mirage 2305. Kismet 2306. Shake That Tambourine 2307. Hey Little Girl 2308. Golden Coins 2309. So Close, Yet So Far (From Paradise) 2310. Animal Instinct 2311. Wisdom Of The Ages 2401. Frankie And Johnny 2402. Come Along 2403. Petunia, The Gardener's Daughter 2404. Chesay 2405. What Every Woman Lives For 2406. Look Out, Broadway 2407. Beginner's Luck 2408. Down By The Riverside / When The Saints Go March 2409. Down By The Riverside 2410. When The Saints Go Marching In 2411. Shout It Out 2412. Hard Luck 2413. Please Don't Stop Loving Me 2414. Everybody Come Aboard 2501. Paradise, Hawaiian Style 2502. Queenie Wahine's Papaya 2503. Scratch My Back 2504. Drums Of The Islands 2505. Datin' 2506. A Dog's Life 2507. House Of Sand 2508. Stop Where You Are 2509. This Is My Heaven 2510. Sand Castles 2601. Stop, Look And Listen 2602. Adam And Evil 2603. All That I Am 2604. Never Say Yes 2605. Am I Ready 2606. Beach Shack 2607. Spinout 2608. Smorgasbord 2609. I'll Be Back 2610. Tomorrow Is A Long Time 2611. Down In The Alley 2612. I'll Remember You 2701. How Great Thou Art 2702. In The Garden 2703. Somebody Bigger Than You And I 2704. Farther Along 2705. Stand By Me 2706. Without Him 2707. So High 2708. Where Could I Go But To The Lord 2709. By And By 2710. If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side 2711. Run On 2712. Where No One Stands Alone 2713. Crying In The Chapel 2714. We Call On Him 2715. You'll Never Walk Alone 2801. Double Trouble 2802. Baby, If You'll Give Me All Of Your Love 2803. Could I Fall In Love 2804. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) 2805. City By Night 2806. Old Macdonald 2807. I Love Only One Girl 2808. There Is So Much World To See 2809. It Won't Be Long 2810. Never Ending 2811. Blue River 2812. What Now, What Next, Where To 2901. Guitar Man 2902. Clambake 2903. Who Needs Money? 2904. A House That Has Everything 2905. Confidence 2906. Hey, Hey, Hey 2907. You Don't Know Me 2908. The Girl I Never Loved 2909. How Can You Lose What You Never Had 2910. Big Boss Man 2911. Singing Tree 2912. Just Call Me Lonesome 2913. Hi-heel Sneakers 3001. Love Letters 3002. Witchcraft 3003. It Hurts Me 3004. What'd I Say 3005. Please Don't Drag That String Around 3006. Indescribably Blue 3007. (You're The) Devil In Disguise 3008. Lonely Man 3009. A Mess Of Blues 3010. Ask Me 3011. Ain't That Loving You Baby 3012. Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello 3013. Wild In The Country 3014. Viva Las Vegas 3101. Speedway 3102. There Ain't Nothing Like A Song 3103. Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby 3104. Who Are You? (Who Am I?) 3105. He's Your Uncle Not Your Dad 3106. Let Yourself Go 3107. Your Groovy Self 3108. Five Sleepy Heads 3109. Western Union 3110. Mine 3111. Goin' Home 3112. Suppose 3201. Flaming Star 3202. Wonderful World 3203. Night Life 3204. All I Needed Was The Rain 3205. Too Much Monkey Business 3206. The Yellow Rose Of Texas / The Eyes Of Texas 3207. The Yellow Rose Of Texas 3208. The Eyes Of Texas 3209. She's A Machine 3210. Do The Vega 3211. Tiger Man 3212. Britches 3213. A Cane And A High Starched Collar 3301. Medley: Trouble / Guitar Man 3302. Trouble 3303. Guitar Man 3304. Medley: Lawdy, Miss Clawdy / Baby, What You Want 3305. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy 3306. Baby, What You Want Me To Do 3307. Heartbreak Hotel 3308. Hound Dog 3309. All Shook Up 3310. Can't Help Falling In Love 3311. Jailhouse Rock 3312. Love Me Tender 3313. Medley: Where Could I Go But To The Lord / Up Ab 3314. Where Could I Go But To The Lord 3315. Up Above My Head 3316. Saved 3317. Medley: Blue Christmas / One Night 3318. Blue Christmas 3319. One Night 3320. Memories 3321. Medley: Nothingville / Big Boss Man / Guitar Man 3322. Nothingville 3323. Big Boss Man 3324. Guitar Man 3325. Little Egypt 3326. Trouble 3327. Guitar Man 3328. If I Can Dream 3401. Wearin' That Loved On Look 3402. Only The Strong Survive 3403. I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You I 3404. Long Black Limousine 3405. It Keeps Right On A-hurtin' 3406. I'm Movin' On 3407. Power Of My Love 3408. Gentle On My Mind 3409. After Loving You 3410. True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 3411. Any Day Now 3412. In The Ghetto 3413. Suspicious Minds 3414. Don't Cry Daddy 3415. Kentucky Rain 3416. Mama Liked The Roses 3501. Blue Suede Shoes 3502. Johnny B. Goode 3503. All Shook Up 3504. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3505. Hound Dog 3506. I Can't Stop Loving You 3507. My Babe 3508. Medley: Mystery Train / Tiger Man 3509. Mystery Train 3510. Tiger Man 3511. Words 3512. In The Ghetto 3513. Suspicious Minds 3514. Can't Help Falling In Love 3515. Inherit The Wind 3516. This Is The Story 3517. Stranger In My Own Home Town 3518. A Little Bit Of Green 3519. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind 3520. Do You Know Who I Am 3521. From A Jack To A King 3522. The Fair's Moving On 3523. You'll Think Of Me 3524. Without Love (There Is Nothing) 3601. Stay Away, Joe 3602. If I'm A Fool (For Loving You) 3603. Let's Be Friends 3604. Let's Forget About The Stars 3605. Mama 3606. I'll Be There 3607. Almost 3608. Change Of Habit 3609. Have A Happy 3610. Dainty Little Moonbeams 3611. Girls! Girls! Girls! Finale 3612. Plantation Rock 3613. Let Us Pray 3614. Who Am I? 3701. See See Rider 3702. Release Me 3703. Sweet Caroline 3704. Runaway 3705. The Wonder Of You 3706. Polk Salad Annie 3707. Yesterday 3708. Proud Mary 3709. Walk A Mile In My Shoes 3710. Let It Be Me 3801. Almost In Love 3802. Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On) 3803. Edge Of Reality 3804. My Little Friend 3805. A Little Less Conversation 3806. Rubberneckin' 3807. Clean Up Your Own Backyard 3808. U.s. Male 3809. Charro! 3810. Stay Away 3811. Dominick 3812. Signs Of The Zodiak 3813. Swing Down Sweet Chariot 3901. I Just Can't Help Believin' 3902. Twenty Days And Twenty Nights 3903. How The Web Was Woven 3904. Patch It Up 3905. Mary In The Morning 3906. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 3907. You've Lost That Loving Feeling 3908. I've Lost You 3909. Just Pretend 3910. Stranger In The Crowd 3911. The Next Step Is Love 3912. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3913. I've Lost You 3914. Patch It Up 4001. Snowbird 4002. Tomorrow Never Comes 4003. Little Cabin On The Hill 4004. Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On 4005. Funny How Time Slips Away 4006. I Really Don't Want To Know 4007. There Goes My Everything 4008. It's Your Baby, You Rock It 4009. The Fool 4010. Faded Love 4011. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water 4012. Make The World Go Away 4101. Love Letters 4102. When I'm Over You 4103. If I Were You 4104. Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It 4105. Got My Mojo Working 4106. Keep Your Hands Off Of It 4107. Heart Of Rome 4108. Only Believe 4109. This Is Our Dance 4110. Cindy, Cindy 4111. I'll Never Know 4112. It Ain't No Big Thing (But It's Growing) 4113. Life 4114. The Sound Of Your Cry 4115. Where Did They Go, Lord 4116. Rags To Riches 4201. C'mon Everybody 4202. Angel 4203. Easy Come, Easy Go 4204. A Whistling Tune 4205. Follow That Dream 4206. King Of The Whole Wide World 4207. I'll Take Love 4208. I'm Not The Marrying Kind 4209. This Is Living 4210. Today, Tomorrow And Forever 4211. The Lady Loves Me 4212. Sing You Children 4301. I Got Lucky 4302. What A Wonderful Life 4303. I Need Somebody To Lean On 4304. Yoga Is As Yoga Does 4305. Riding The Rainbow 4306. Fools Fall In Love 4307. The Love Machine 4308. Home Is Where The Heart Is 4309. You Gotta Stop 4310. If You Think I Don't Need You 4311. You're The Boss 4312. Come What May 4401. O Come, All Ye Faithful 4402. The First Noel 4403. On A Snowy Christmas Night 4404. Winter Wonderland 4405. The Wonderful World Of Christmas 4406. It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You) 4407. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day 4408. If I Get Home On Christmas Day 4409. Holly Leaves And Christmas Trees 4410. Merry Christmas Baby 4411. Silver Bells 4412. If Every Day Was Like Christmas 4501. Help Me Make It Through The Night 4502. Miracle Of The Rosary 4503. Hey Jude 4504. Put Your Hand In The Hand 4505. Until It's Time For You To Go 4506. We Can Make The Morning 4507. Early Mornin' Rain 4508. Sylvia 4509. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) 4510. I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago 4511. I'm Leavin' 4512. It's Only Love 4513. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 4601. He Touched Me 4602. I've Got Confidence 4603. Amazing Grace 4604. Seeing Is Believing 4605. He Is My Everything 4606. Bosom Of Abraham 4607. An Evening Prayer 4608. Lead Me, Guide Me 4609. There Is No God But God 4610. A Thing Called Love 4611. I, John 4612. Reach Out To Jesus 4701. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme Fro 4702. That's All Right 4703. Proud Mary 4704. Never Been To Spain 4705. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me 4706. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 4707. Polk Salad Annie 4708. Love Me 4709. All Shook Up 4710. Heartbreak Hotel 4711. Medley: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be C 4712. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear 4713. Don't Be Cruel 4714. Love Me Tender 4715. The Impossible Dream (The Quest) 4716. Introductions By Elvis 4717. Hound Dog 4718. Suspicious Minds 4719. For The Good Times 4720. American Trilogy 4721. Funny How Time Slips Away 4722. I Can't Stop Loving You 4723. Can't Help Falling In Love 4724. End Theme (Orchestra) 4801. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme Fro 4802. See See Rider 4803. Burning Love 4804. Something 4805. You Gave Me A Mountain 4806. Steamroller Blues 4807. My Way 4808. Love Me 4809. Johnny B. Goode 4810. It's Over 4811. Blue Suede Shoes 4812. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 4813. I Can't Stop Loving You 4814. Hound Dog 4815. What Now My Love 4816. Fever 4817. Welcome To My World 4818. Suspicious Minds 4819. Introductions By Elvis 4820. I'll Remember You 4821. Medley 4822. Long Tall Sally 4823. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 4824. An American Trilogy 4825. A Big Hunk O' Love 4826. Can't Help Falling In Love 4827. Blue Hawaii 4828. Ku-u-i-po 4829. No More 4830. Hawaiian Wedding Song 4831. Early Morning Rain 4901. Fool 4902. Where Do I Go From Here 4903. Love Me, Love The Life I Lead 4904. It's Still Here 4905. It's Impossible 4906. (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me 4907. Padre 4908. I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen 4909. I Will Be True 4910. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 4911. Separate Ways 4912. For The Good Times 4913. Burning Love 4914. Always On My Mind 4915. It's A Matter Of Time 4916. American Trilogy 5001. Raised On Rock 5002. Are You Sincere 5003. Find Out What's Happening 5004. I Miss You 5005. Girl Of Mine 5006. For Ol' Times Sake 5007. If You Don't Come Back 5008. Just A Little Bit 5009. Sweet Angeline 5010. Three Corn Patches 5011. Take Good Care Of Her 5012. Loving Arms 5013. I Got A Feelin' In My Body 5014. If That Isn't Love 5015. She Wears My Ring 5016. I've Got A Thing About You Baby 5017. My Boy 5018. Spanish Eyes 5019. Talk About The Good Times 5020. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 5101. See See Rider 5102. I Got A Woman 5103. Love Me 5104. Trying To Get To You 5105. Medley 5106. Long Tall Sally 5107. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 5108. Mama Don't Dance 5109. Flip, Flop And Fly 5110. Jailhouse Rock 5111. Hound Dog 5112. Why Me Lord 5113. How Great Thou Art 5114. Medley 5115. Blueberry Hill 5116. I Can't Stop Loving You 5117. Help Me 5118. An American Trilogy 5119. Let Me Be There 5120. My Baby Left Me 5121. Lawdy Miss Clawdy 5122. Can't Help Falling In Love 5123. Closing-vamp 5201. Promised Land 5202. There's A Honky Tonk Angel (Who Will Take Me Bac 5203. Help Me 5204. Mr. Songman 5205. Love Song Of The Year 5206. It's Midnight 5207. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming 5208. If You Talk In Your Sleep 5209. Thinking About You 5210. You Asked Me To 5211. T-r-o-u-b-l-e 5212. And I Love You So 5213. Susan When She Tried 5214. Woman Without Love 5215. Shake A Hand 5216. Pieces Of My Life 5217. Fairytale 5218. I Can Help 5219. Bringin' It Back 5220. Green, Green Grass Of Home 5301. Hurt 5302. Never Again 5303. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain 5304. Danny Boy 5305. The Last Farewell 5306. For The Heart 5307. Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall 5308. Solitaire 5309. Love Coming Down 5310. I'll Never Fall In Love Again 5401. Unchained Melody 5402. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 5403. Little Darlin' 5404. He'll Have To Go 5405. Let Me Be There 5406. Way Down 5407. Pledging My Love 5408. Moody Blue 5409. She Thinks I Still Care 5410. It's Easy For You 5501. My Happiness 5502. That's When Your Heartaches Begin 5503. I'll Never Stand In Your Way 5504. It Wouldn't Be The Same Without You 5505. Blue Moon Of Kentucky 5506. Tomorrow Night 5507. Fool, Fool, Fool 5508. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone 5509. Tweedlee Dee 5510. Maybellene 5511. When It Rains, It Really Pours 5512. One Night (Of Sin) 5513. Loving You 5514. Treat Me Nice 5515. King Creole 5516. Ain't That Loving You Baby 5517. I Asked The Lord 5518. Earth Angel 5519. I'm Beginning To Forget You 5520. Mona Lisa 5601. Stuck On You 5602. Fame And Fortune 5603. Witchcraft / Love Me Tender 5604. Witchcraft 5605. Love Me Tender 5606. Lonely Man 5607. Today, Tomorrow And Forever 5608. I'm A Roustabout 5609. If I Loved You 5610. Tennessee Waltz 5611. What Now My Love 5612. Show Me Thy Ways, O Lord 5613. Oh How I Love Jesus 5614. Hide Thou Me 5615. Write To Me From Naples 5616. My Heart Cries For You 5617. Dark Moon 5618. Beyond The Reef 5619. Suppose 5620. It Hurts Me 5621. Let Yourself Go 5622. This Time / I Can't Stop Loving You (Informal Re 5623. This Time 5624. I Can't Stop Loving You 5625. Are You Lonesome Tonight? 5701. A Hundred Years From Now 5702. Faded Love 5703. Ghost Riders In The Sky 5704. Alla En El Rancho Grande 5705. Froggy Went A Courtin' 5706. Little Sister / Get Back 5707. Little Sister 5708. Get Back 5709. Something 5710. Lady Madonna 5711. I Shall Be Released 5712. My Way 5713. I'll Be Home On Christmas Day 5714. Tiger Man 5715. She Thinks I Still Care 5716. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 5717. The Twelfth Of Never 5718. You're The Reason I'm Living 5719. Softly As I Leave You 5720. America The Beautiful
Consolations of Philosophy Penguin
Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.
Manage Your Time to Reduce Your Stress Walker & Co
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A self-improvement guru's inspiring and effective tips for gaining control of our Herculean workloads and overbooked personal lives. How often do you think to yourself, So much to do and so little time? I n the sympathetic and insightful style of "The Procrastinator's Handbook," Rita Emmett offers help for those of us with too much to do. T he key is not time management but "stuff" management--taking control of all those tasks to do, people to see, commitments and obligations to fulfill. Mismanagement of all that "to-do" stuff is what leads to stress. We often have little control over the demands made upon us, yet we can control our response. T hat's where the management of stress must start. Emmett combines quick, easy-to-digest tips and infectious good humor to give readers positive ways to handle stress and their overly busy lives, first by understanding how stress impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health. She shows us how to cut down on distractions and interruptions that sap our concentration and energy, be more organized and streamline our duties, ask for help and be more selective about what we choose to do, and clarify our values and prioritize activities based on what is important. Spending time doing things that are incongruent with your values, striving for perfection, being overly competitive, and job insecurity are some of the reasons people feel overburdened and overwhelmed. Emmett draws on the stories of many people who have participated in her seminars, and readers will not only identify with their problems but can find common ground in the strategies that have worked for them.
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This book is primarily a practical reference book for professional XSLT developers. It assumes no previous knowledge of the language, and many developers have used it as their first introduction to XSLT; however, it is not structured as a tutorial, and there are other books on XSLT that provide a gentler approach for beginners. The book does assume a basic knowledge of XML, HTML, and the architecture of the Web, and it is written for experienced programmers. There's no assumption that you know any particular language such as Java or Visual Basic, just that you recognize the concepts that all programming languages have in common. The book is suitable both for XSLT 1.0 users upgrading to XSLT 2.0, and for newcomers to XSLT. The book is also equally suitable whether you work in the Java or .NET world. As befits a reference book, a key aim is that the coverage should be comprehensive and authoritative. It is designed to give you all the details, not just an overview of the 20 percent of the language that most people use 80 percent of the time. It's designed so that you will keep coming back to the book whenever you encounter new and challenging programming tasks, not as a book that you skim quickly and then leave on the shelf. If you like detail, you will enjoy this book; if not, you probably won't. But as well as giving the detail, this book aims to explain the concepts, in some depth. It's therefore a book for people who not only want to use the language but who also want to understand it at a deep level. The book aims to tell you everything you need to know about the XSLT 2.0 language. It gives equal weight to the things that are new in XSLT 2.0 and the things that were already present in version 1.0. The book is about the language, not about specific products. However, there are appendices about Saxon (the author's own implementation of XSLT 2.0), about the Altova XSLT 2.0 implementation, and about the Java and Microsoft APIs for controlling XSLT transformations, which will no doubt be upgraded to handle XSLT 2.0 as well as 1.0. A third XSLT 2.0 processor, Gestalt, was released shortly before the book went to press, too late to describe it in any detail. But the experience of XSLT 1.0 is that there has been a very high level of interoperability between different XSLT processors, and if you can use one of them, then you can use them all. In the previous edition we split XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 into separate volumes. The idea was that some readers might be interested in XPath alone. However, many bought the XSLT 2.0 book without its XPath companion and were left confused as a result; so this time, the material is back together. The XPath reference information is in self-contained chapters, so it should still be accessible when you use XPath in contexts other than XSLT. The book does not cover XSL Formatting Objects, a big subject in its own right. Nor does it cover XML Schemas in any detail. If you want to use these important technologies in conjunction with XSLT, there are other books that do them justice. This book contains twenty chapters and eight appendixes (the last of which is a glossary) organized into four parts. The following section outlines what you can find in each part, chapter, and appendix. Part I: Foundations: The first part of the book covers essential concepts. You should read these before you start coding. If you ignore this advice, as most people do, then you read them when you get to that trough of despair when you find it impossible to make the language do anything but the most trivial tasks. XSLT is different from other languages, and to make it work for you, you need to understand how it was designed to be used. Chapter 1: XSLT in Context: This chapter explains how XSLT fits into the big picture: how the language came into being and how it sits alongside other technologies. It also has a few simple coding examples to keep you alert. Chapter 2: The XSLT Processing Model: This is about the architecture of an XSLT processor: the inputs, the outputs, and the data model. Understanding the data model is perhaps the most important thing that distinguishes an XSLT expert from an amateur; it may seem like information that you can't use immediately, but it's knowledge that will stop you making a lot of stupid mistakes. Chapter 3: Stylesheet Structure: XSLT development is about writing stylesheets, and this chapter takes a bird's eye view of what stylesheets look like. It explains the key concepts of rule-based programming using templates, and explains how to undertake programming-in-the-large by structuring your application using modules and pipelines. Chapter 4: Stylesheets and Schemas: A key innovation in XSLT 2.0 is that stylesheets can take advantage of knowledge about the structure of your input and output documents, provided in the form of an XML Schema. This chapter provides a quick overview of XML Schema to describe its impact on XSLT development. Not everyone uses schemas, and you can skip this chapter if you fall into that category. Chapter 5: The Type System: XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 offer strong typing as an alternative to the weak typing approach of the 1.0 languages. This means that you can declare the types of your variables, functions, and parameters, and use this information to get early warning of programming errors. This chapter explains the data types available and the mechanisms for creating user-defined types. Part II: XSLT and XPath Reference: This section of the book contains reference material, organized in the hope that you can easily find what you need when you need it. It's not designed for sequential reading, though you might well want to leaf through the pages to discover what's there. Chapter 6: XSLT Elements: This monster chapter lists all the XSLT elements you can use in a stylesheet, in alphabetical order, giving detailed rules for the syntax and semantics of each element, advice on usage, and examples. This is probably the part of the book you will use most frequently as you become an expert XSLT user. It's a "no stone unturned" approach, based on the belief that as a professional developer you need to know what happens when the going gets tough, not just when the wind is in your direction. Chapter 7: XPath Fundamentals: This chapter explains the basics of XPath: the low-level constructs such as literals, variables, and function calls. It also explains the context rules, which describe how the evaluation of XPath expressions depends on the XSLT processing context in which they appear. Chapter 8: XPath: Operators on Items: XPath offers the usual range of operators for performing arithmetic, boolean comparison, and the like. However, these don't always behave exactly as you would expect, so it's worth reading this chapter to see what's available and how it differs from the last language that you used. Chapter 9: XPath: Path Expressions: Path expressions are what make XPath special; they enable you to navigate around the structure of an XML document. This chapter explains the syntax of path expressions, the 13 axes that you can use to locate the nodes that you need, and associated operators such as union, intersection, and difference. Chapter 10: XPath: Sequence Expressions: Unlike XPath 1.0, in version 2.0 all values are sequences (singletons are just a special case). Some of the most important operators in XPath 2.0 are those that manipulate sequences, notably the "for" expression, which translates one sequence into another by applying a mapping. Chapter 11: XPath: Type Expressions: The type system was explained in Chapter 5; this chapter explains the operations that you can use to take advantage of types. This includes the "cast" operation which is used to convert values from one type to another.A big part of this chapter is devoted to the detailed rules for how these conversions are done. Chapter 12: XSLT Patterns: This chapter returns from XPath to a subject that's specific to XSLT. Patterns are used to define template rules, the essence of XSLT's rule-based programming approach. The reason for explaining them now is that the syntax and semantics of patterns depends strongly on the corresponding rules for XPath expressions. Chapter 13: The Function Library: XPath 2.0 includes a library of functions that can be called from any XPath expression; XSLT 2.0 extends this with some additional functions that are available only when XPath is used within XSLT. The library has grown immensely since XPath 1.0. This chapter provides a single alphabetical reference for all these functions. Chapter 14: Regular Expressions: Processing of text is an area where XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 are much more powerful than version 1.0, and this is largely through the use of constructs that exploit regular expressions. If you're familiar with regexes from languages such as Perl, this chapter tells you how XPath regular expressions differ. If you're new to the subject, it explains it from first principles. Chapter 15: Serialization: Serialization in XSLT means the ability to generate a textual XML document from the tree structure that's manipulated by a stylesheet. This isn't part of XSLT processing proper, so (following W3C's lead) it's separated it into its own chapter. You can control serialization from the stylesheet using an declaration, but many products also allow you to control it directly via an API. Part III: Exploitation: The final section of the book is advice and guidance on how to take advantage of XSLT to write real applications. It's intended to make you not just a competent XSLT coder, but a competent designer too. The best way of learning is by studying the work of others, so the emphasis here is on practical case studies. Chapter 16: Extensibility: This chapter describes the "hooks" provided in the XSLT specification to allow vendors and users to plug in extra functionality. The way this works will vary from one implementation to another, so we can't cover all possibilities, but one important aspect that the chapter does cover is how to use such extensions and still keep your code portable. Chapter 17: Stylesheet Design Patterns: This chapter explores a number of design and coding patterns for XSLT programming, starting with the simplest "fill-in-the-blanks" stylesheet, and extending to the full use of recursive programming in the functional programming style, which is needed to tackle problems of any computational complexity. This provides an opportunity to explain the thinking behind functional programming and the change in mindset needed to take full advantage of this style of development. Chapter 18: Case Study: XMLSpec: XSLT is often used for rendering documents, so where better to look for a case study than the stylesheets used by the W3C to render the XML and XSLT specifications, and others in the same family, for display on the web? The resulting stylesheets are typical of those you will find in any publishing organization that uses XML to develop a series of documents with a compatible look-and-feel. Chapter 19: Case Study: A Family Tree: Displaying a family tree is another typical XSLT application. This example with semi-structured data-a mixture of fairly complex data and narrative text-that can be presented in many different ways for different audiences. It also shows how to tackle another typical XSLT problem, conversion of the data into XML from a legacy text-based format. As it happens, this uses nearly all the important new XSLT 2.0 features in one short stylesheet. But another aim of this chapter is to show a collection of stylesheets doing different jobs as part of a complete application. Chapter 20: Case Study: Knight's Tour: Finding a route around a chessboard where a knight visits every square without ever retracing its steps might sound a fairly esoteric application for XSLT, but it's a good way of showing how even the most complex of algorithms are within the capabilities of the language. You may not need to tackle this particular problem, but if you want to construct an SVG diagram showing progress against your project plan, then the problems won't be that dissimilar. Part IV: Appendices: A ppendix A: XPath 2.0 Syntax Summary: Collects the XPath grammar rules and operator precedences into one place for ease of reference. Appendix B: Error Codes: A list of all the error codes defined in the XSLT and XPath language specifications, with brief explanations to help you understand what's gone wrong. Appendix C: Backward Compatibility: The list of things you need to look out for when converting applications from XSLT 1.0. Appendix D: Microsoft XSLT Processors: Although the two Microsoft XSLT processors don't yet support XSLT 2.0, we thought many readers would find it useful to have a quick summary here of the main objects and methods used in their APIs. Appendix E: JAXP: the Java API for XML Processing: JAXP is an interface rather than a product. Again, it doesn't have explicit support yet for XSLT 2.0, but Java programmers will often be using it in XSLT 2.0 projects, so the book includes an overview of the classes and methods available. Appendix F: Saxon: At the time of writing Saxon (developed by the author of this book) provides the most comprehensive implementation of XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0, so its interfaces and extensions are covered in some detail. Appendix G: Altova: Altova, the developers of XML Spy, have an XSLT 2.0 processor that can be used either as part of the development environment or as a freestanding component. This appendix gives details of its interfaces. Appendix H: Glossary Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Shadow of the Sun Penguin
'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning
Check Up from the Neck Up Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
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DISCOVER AND UNLOCK THE POWER OF YOUR TRUE SELFOverviewThis book has been designed to encourage and expand your thinking.If reading it promotes you to go out and take action; awesome. If you take your thoughts to a dinner conversation; fantastic! If you just set aside some quiet time to read and contemplate; enjoy! The intention is for people to enter and interact with this book through whatever means, level and pace they feel comfortable.The purpose of this book is not to tell you how things are, how much you should be earning, what you should be striving for, what balance life should have or what you should value and in what quantity. From my experience, I have learned that nobody likes to be "should" on.The sole aim of this resource is for you to raise your level of mindfulness around how you are living your life. This is a book for self reflection NOT self help. Answers for questions that are raised will not appear upside down at the back of the book. Exploring what arises for you as you read is up to you.Are there tips and pointers to help you along the way? Sure, but relying on someone else to guide this thought journey will only leave you frustrated. Only YOU can determine if the choices you are making are helping or hindering you. Life has the potential to be magical or miserable and you have the wand in your hand. What is it that you will create for yourself?Formula for SuccessHow well do you truly know yourself? Your level of self awareness about who you are and what you stand for provides great personal insight. How you feel in a particular situation will determine your level of engagement in that event and consequently help or hinder you achieve what you desire. Event by event, day to day and as a natural progression-through your life.This book will not provide neatly packaged absolute answers for your life. I have, in fact, worked hard to abstain from a self help genre and ensure neat answers don't happen!The intention is to promote a sense of mindfulness to help you better understand how the way you see and interact with the world directly impacts your life. With an enhanced understanding of this connection I believe you will be more educated about your mind's habits providing openness to its routines. These are the routines that generate your decisions, direct your journey and ultimately determine your destination.Awareness of your mind's habits and how these habits impact on the way you interrelate with the world enables a creation as opposed to a reaction to life. A greater sense of mindfulness allows for new perspectives and approaches to be considered and attempted. This ensures a larger behavioral toolbox is accessed to gain the most effective outcomes for situations and scenarios you encounter.
Globalization & its Discontents Penguin
Our world is changing. Globalization is not working. It is hurting those it was meant to help. And now, the tide is turning
Management - The Essence of the Craft Campus Verlag GmbH
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Author's Preface to the English Edition 2010 In this book I am presenting a new kind of management for a new kind of world. It is my concept of right and good management for functioning organizations in functioning societies of exceeding complexity. The need for such a concept arises because conventional management - by which, basically, I mean the US-type management theory and practice now applied worldwide - has come to its very limits as it is unable to deal with the consequences of its own success. The result of its tremendous achievements is a world of inextricably interrelated dynamic systems which are incomprehensibly complex. This has largely been ignored by the dominating US management approach because it was never designed for such conditions. It now fails exactly for this reason, thereby causing the present crisis. I have actually been predicting this for years in many of my publications, including the German version of this book which was first published in 2005. The fact that success almost inevitably breeds its own failure is often overlooked, although it is well known in many fields and in particular in those that accept complexity explicitly as their research subject such as biology or ecology. Albert Einstein already remarked that one cannot solve problems with the same methods which produced them. Failure to manage complexity as the major cause of the worldcrisis What, at present, a majority - at least in the West - considers to be a mere financial crisis can probably be much better understood if it is looked at from an altogether different perspective: the failure to understand and manage complexity. Business and society seem to be undergoing one of the most fundamental transformations in history. Only on the surface, and only if perceived in conventional categories, do present changes appear to be financial and economic in nature. What is happening might better be understood as an Old World dying because a New World is being born. There will hardly be any bridges back to the old state of affairs. Perhaps the most practical premise to navigate by is that whatever can change will change. If so, we are witnessing no less than the almost complete collapse of the formerly so efficient US management approach, which was developed mainly in the context of business administration and taught in business schools as the ultimate wisdom with regard to the running of corporations in a world where its premises applied to an ever lesser degree. Its realities have already been changing for quite some time but this went largely unnoticed because most people tend to see only the old familiar patterns in the new realities. We are experiencing in particular the failure of the US-type of corporate governance and the kind of top management which is dominated almost exclusively by financial variables only. We see the collapse of the shareholder value approach, which due to its short term profit orientation is largely ignoring the customer and is hostile to future-oriented investing and innovating, thereby systematically misdirecting the allocation of societal resources. The failure of the US-approach is, among other aspects, the consequence of mistaking financial investment for real investment, thereby undermining the former strengths of the US-economy, of confusing mountains of bad debts with sustainable wealth, and of failing to distinguish between healthy and pathological growth. Ironically, what collapsed first was the financial system which appeared to be the most highly developed and sophisticated system ever designed. It was believed to be free of systemic risk by most experts and run by the world's most excellent executives educated in what were thought to be the best universities and business schools worldwide. However, complex systems have properties and laws of their own. Their driving forces - if systematically ignored - make them inevitably go out of control. Such systems are incomputable and unpredictable in principle and incomprehensible to the conventionally educated mind. They are non-linear, self-dynamic and continuously self-changing and self-restructuring in unforeseeable ways. They are largely self-organizing and self-regulating. Nevertheless, they can be - up to a degree - controlled and regulated albeit only by a fundamentally different kind of thinking, a new approach for managing complexity and by applying the right methods and tools which are the subject of this book and its companion volumes. Reliable Functioning by Wholistic Management Systems Economic and financial measures on the macro level alone will hardly cure the crisis. What it takes on the level of societal institutions is a new way of functioning which is described in my six volume series Management: Mastering Complexity in which I present my Malik Wholistic General Management Systems. This first volume contains an overview of the system as a whole whereas the other five volumes will describe the constitutive parts of the system. The second volume "Corporate Policy and Governance: How Organizations Self-Organize", was published in 2008 in German and will be available in English soon. The third volume on strategy is still due in 2010. The remaining three volumes will be dedicated to the new structure for functioning complex organizations, their appropriate culture and the kind of executives who have to be able to understand and master complexity. Together these six volumes will contain the essence of the most comprehensive General Management System worldwide. To the best of my knowledge my Wholistic General Management Systems are globally the only ones explicitly designed to ensure reliable functioning under conditions of exceedingly high and dynamic complexity. For this reason and because my Management Systems are universally applicable conventional business administration plays a limited role in my book. For practical reasons, however, I am going to illustrate the application of my systems mainly in the context of the business enterprise. Familiar concepts and terms are left unchanged wherever possible in order to avoid confusion for the practitioner whereas their meaning and most contents are new and different. The important new knowledge for mastering complex systems does not come from economics or business administration but from what I call the Complexity Sciences, i.e. Systemics, Bionics and Cybernetics, which can also be called the Sciences of Functioning. For the term "Functioning" I often use the synonym "Right and Good Management" as opposed to wrong and bad management. By this I want to point to the need to understand management as a true profession with its own standards of craftsmanship as indicated in the subtitle of this book. If the institutions of today's and more so of tomorrow's societies are supposed to function, management needs to liberate itself from fashions and fads and has to become a profession of the same status as for example the profession of the surgeon, the aircraft pilot or the lawyer all of which have as a matter of course their standards of professionalism. The foundation for a profession of effective management for functioning institutions is to be found in my earlier book Managing Performing Living. My General Management Systems - with the support of the experts of my own organization - have been developed, tested and implemented in numerous cases over more than 30 years in all sorts of institutions in business and non-business areas mostly in Europe and particularly in the German speaking world including their worldwide subsidiaries. What works in the complexities of these areas will almost certainly work worldwide. Having discussed the structure, functioning principles and effects of my systems with tens of thousands of executives of all levels I have strong arguments that there is only one kind of management that works effectively, namely Right and Good Management as I present it in my books, and that it is - contrary to mainstream thinking - universally valid and culturally invariant. Fashionable arbitrariness which so often characterizes management should not be given any place in what is one of the most important social functions. In most respects my Wholistic Management Systems for Functioning are the opposite of what is taught in most business schools. That they will have to change fundamentally as a consequence of the global crisis is hesitatingly becoming apparent to some - among them also a few leading ivy league schools. But it might be a long and hard way for them to recover from the fallacies of their own teachings and partly from the application of wrong management to themselves. At the same time, however, if they manage to change radically and fast it is one of the greatest opportunities for them to show effective leadership in the service of a functioning society in times of great change. Fredmund Malik St. Gallen, January 2010 Introduction "The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it." Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), physician Our increasingly complex world cannot function without management, and it can hardly function without precise management. This is true for all kinds of societal institutions, be it commercial enterprises or other organizations. The purpose of this book is to help their managers and employees fulfill their demanding occupational tasks in a professional manner. In the midst of a jumble of doctrines, ideologies, and true innovations, this book will provide the overview required to distinguish right from wrong and useful from useless. These distinctions are indispensable for meeting both individual and shared responsibilities at each stage of a professional career. They are also crucial for successful and productive interaction. This book is a compact compendium for right and good management - for general management - in that it provides the necessary overview of what it entails. In the following volumes of this series, each of the elements of right and good management will be described in greater detail, including both theoretical content and recommended implementation approaches. Interested readers will be able to familiarize themselves with the tools and practices of the craft, along with numerous practical examples. As such, the present book is a prelude to a practical, comprehensive guide to what the management craft and managerial professionalism must entail. Sound general management is not about doing something new, modern, or fashionable. What matters is that it is right, that it works, and that it helps practitioners fulfill their tasks to the best of their abilities. The subject of this book - and of the rest of my publications - is not the "management thinking of today". Rather, all my books are practical guides to effectiveness. They point out my personal opinions on different matters, which are often not in sync with mainstream thinking. Management. The Essence of the Craft continues, enlarges upon, and complements my book Managing Performing Living. While the latter deals with the conduct and actions of the individual manager, the present book goes much further in that it deals with the institution as a whole - with system-oriented general management. The book contains a series of propositions which, compared to mainstream thinking, may be regarded as provocative, unusual, and frequently even wrong - at least initially. In this book, and the books to follow, I am putting my arguments forward for discussion. Central Propositions 1.Management is society's most important function. The functioning of society depends on management. Only management turns resources into results. 2.Management can largely be acquired by learning. It is a profession and a craft. It follows the same rules of professionalism that are known and have proven useful in other professions. Talents are useful but not essential. 3.The only kind of management a person needs to learn is right and good management. Right and good management is universal, invariant, and independent of culture. It is equally valid for all kinds of organizations and all countries. There is no need for international, multicultural, or global management. All effective institutions function in the same way. They employ the same functional principles. 4.Apparent differences are not related to management but to the nature of the different tasks to be fulfilled in different organizations. 5.Not everyone can manage just any organization. This is not due to management skills but to the difference in operational tasks. 6.All managers in all organizations and across all hierarchy levels need the same kind of management skills. Not all, however, need them in the same degree of comprehensiveness and detail. Disregarding this principle leads to a lack of orientation and direction, which, in turn, means the end of communication and function. 7.In my view, most of the management ideas prevailing over the past fifteen years or so are false, misleading, and harmful. This is true in particular for anything related to the doctrine of shareholder value and its consequences - such as value-increasing strategies and a way of thinking that focuses predominantly on financial aspects. The stakeholder approach is equally wrong. 8.The economic difficulties of our time, which I believe will inevitably deepen, are largely due to factors other than political errors. They are results of misguided management, of faulty and poor management. As a result, the question as to what right and good management is gains all the more importance. A Word on the Terms Used In management - as opposed to other, more advanced and mature disciplines of learning - there is no such thing as uniform or common parlance. Quite to the contrary: most authors attempt to impress readers by inventing their own terms and slogans. This is a roadblock to progress and to acquiring management skills. For this book, I essentially draw on the terms used in the St. Gallen Management Model, the first and so far only wholistic, system-driven management model, as well as on the linguistic usage of Peter F. Drucker, the doyen of management theory. As far as cybernetics and system sciences are concerned, I draw on the terms used by Stafford Beer, the originator of management cybernetics, and my own book Strategie des Managements komplexer Systeme ["Strategy for the Management of Complex Systems"]. 1.The terms "company", "organization", and "institution" are largely used in the same sense. Certain variances in meaning relate to the degree of generality, or the special limitation to a segment of society. The most general terms are "institution" and "organization". They refer to all organizations existing in a society, no matter what kind or legal form. The term "company", in essence, belongs to the business sector. Whenever no specific pointers are provided, it will be clear from the context what I mean when using each of these terms. The term most frequently used in this book is "company" and other terms related to it, such as "corporate policy". The statements made will generally be applicable to all kinds of institutions. Depending on the field of usage, the terms might need to be adapted somewhat, as in "educational policy" or "health policy". 2.The term "management" itself can be understood in several ways: Firstly, as a function that exists in any kind of organization and is indispensable for its functioning. This is the so-called functional dimension of management. It is neither linked to specific persons nor to organizational elements. This function is not perceptible to our senses. It is incorporated in certain actions taken by individuals and in this way its impact is perceived. Secondly, the term "management" can be understood to be the sum of the legal and/or organizational authorities in an institution. Examples include the executive board of a private company, the executive committee of a public company, a national government, or a university's board of directors. This is referred to as the institutional dimension, and it also includes expanded boards of managers, group management, management circles, or partners' conferences. As far as mandatory and/or higher-level authorities are concerned, the respective responsibilities, rights, obligations, and accountabilities are governed by laws, articles of incorporation, or statutes. Those of other organizational entities are determined by common sense and habits. Thirdly, management can be understood to include the persons that belong to the institutional authorities mentioned. This is the personal dimension of management. In particular the terms "top management" and "top manager" frequently carry that meaning. 3.I use the term "management" in the same meaning as its German equivalent "Führung". Both terms mean the same. In all my German-language publications, I use the two terms synonymously. By contrast, the terms "management" and "leadership" do not mean the same. 4.In the chapter on structure, the term "organization" carries two different meanings: the first, as mentioned above, is what we refer to when we speak of an institution being an organization; the second is what we mean when we speak of an institution having an organization. Which one of the two meanings applies should be clear from the particular context.
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