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JavaScript in easy steps
JavaScript in easy steps
JavaScript in easy steps by Mike McGrath. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 45 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular by Nathan Murray, Felipe Coury, et al.. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Classroom Library Grade 4-5: Guinea Dog; Guardian of Gahoole Series; Superfudge; Double Fudge; Babysitters Club; Ramona the Pest; Encyclopedia; Goosebumps; Animal Ark Series
Classroom Library Grade 4-5: Guinea Dog; Guardian of Gahoole Series; Superfudge; Double Fudge; Babysitters Club; Ramona the Pest; Encyclopedia; Goosebumps; Animal Ark Series
Classroom Library Grade 4-5: Guinea Dog; Guardian of Gahoole Series; Superfudge; Double Fudge; Babysitters Club; Ramona the Pest; Encyclopedia; Goosebumps; Animal Ark Series by Quentin Blake, Judy Blume, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter)
Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter)
Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter) by J.K. Rowling and J. K. Rowling. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 2549 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter I La Cambra Secreta
Harry Potter I La Cambra Secreta
Harry Potter I La Cambra Secreta by J.K. Rowling. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Mike Boris, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 2651 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
O Casamento
O Casamento
O Casamento by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 30 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Nicholas Sparks 1st Edition 6-title Collection
Nicholas Sparks 1st Edition 6-title Collection
Nicholas Sparks 1st Edition 6-title Collection by Nicholas Sparks. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Blood and Smoke
Blood and Smoke
Blood and Smoke by Stephen King and Simon & Schuster Audio. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 84 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Un rostro en la multitud
Un rostro en la multitud
Un rostro en la multitud by Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Your House Will Pay: A Novel
Your House Will Pay: A Novel by Steph Cha. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 74 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Stephen King Omnibus
Stephen King Omnibus
Stephen King Omnibus by Stephen King. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Programming WebSphere MQ with JAVA
Programming WebSphere MQ with JAVA
Programming WebSphere MQ with JAVA by Kunal Jaggi. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python Programming
Python Programming
Python Programming by irfan turk and Ibrahim Celikkale. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action
ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action
ASP.NET MVC 4 in Action by Jeffrey Palermo , Jimmy Bogard , et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
AngularJS y Apache Cordova: Del ni idea al ¡soy un maestro! (Spanish Edition)
AngularJS y Apache Cordova: Del ni idea al ¡soy un maestro! (Spanish Edition)
Creo que el libro está bien enfocado y que toca palos realmente interesantes, pasando por el detalle de las instalaciones de node, bower, gulp... la creación de tareas con gulp, la realización de un mock para emular la llamada a un servicio...
Todo esto está bien para tener un conocimiento básico de la integración de todas estas herramientas y de cómo realizar una aplicación en angular 1.X pero no esperéis convertiros en maestros con el libro.
Al margen de algunas erratas (no se especifica en algunos puntos la declaración de variables necesarias y la instalación de algunos paquetes) que se pueden resolver por uno mismo, el libro está bien.
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular 4
ng-book: The Complete Guide to Angular 4
Das Buch ist gut. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Tutorials oder Büchern, in die ich reingeshcnuppert habe, bekommt man nicht einen haufen Quellcode hingeworfen und kaum Erklärungen dazu. Der Auto geht auf alles genau ein und baut Schritt für Schritt Wissen auf.Die Beispiele sind nachvollziehbar. Das Buch ist sehr aktuell und wird kontinuierlich angepasst.
Einen Stern Abzug gibts dafür, dass in der Druckversion ein Kapitel weggelassen wurde:
"Note: because of page restrictions, the Typescript chapter has been removed and is available as free PDF when you download the exampel code"
Das ist absolut nicht einzusehen. Zumal das mit das wichtigste Kapitel im Buch ist.
Hätte ich PDF gewollt, hätte ich mir das auch so gekauft.
Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
We don't need more leadership books that inspire and instruct and give principles, at least I don't think so. Leadership principles are good to know and learn from, but you really don't know what leadership looks like and feels like until you do it. And leadership will be different based on who you are, who you're leading, and what you're situation is. I say it like this: you can't swim by reading books and going to conferences and watching videos about swimming. Leadership is like swimming; you learn to lead by leading.

This book gives you the insider look into the mind and heart of what a leader actually goes through in her/his thoughts and feelings. That's where the hard work of leadership really happens. Yes, it's a mental game, as they say about tennis or other competitive sports. You may not have the identical reactions and anxiety described in the book. So it is not universal. Knowing the specifics of how the author has experienced anxiety as a part of leading and as a part of being human, is so very helpful to know how to manage the weight and load of leadership that is indeed so intangible.

I'm believing that this book will help a good number of leaders to not burn out and to stay on the path of health and wellness and effectiveness for a lifetime of good healthy impact for those s/he leads.
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School
Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School
Who says a business book can't be entertaining? Whether you are an entrepreneur trying to get your business off the ground, an executive in a business that needs a boost or a worker bee looking to make work more fun, this book is for you.

Richard Branson is the Leonardo da Vinci of business. His unquenchable curiosity combined with contagious extroversion is the alchemy behind the 400+ successful businesses he has created. This book, consisting of 76 short essays and articles, documents the lessons he has learned. Numerous examples, most drawn from real-life experiences with people at his Virgin Group companies, are a roadmap for others in business to turbocharge their own success.

Branson's "Like a Virgin" reveals just what a huge gap exists in modern business school curriculum. Do they teach these things like this?

- A CEO needs "a certain generosity of spirit."
- "You have to protect your people."
- "You must be fearless."
- "Business favors people who, when they see a problem or injustice, try to do something about it."
- "Leaders have empathy ... for people who are affected by the business's operations."
- Show generous praise for employees caught doing something right: amp it up!
- Think big. Build small.
- "The sky is no longer the limit."
- Be very tolerant of mistakes. Move on. Give employees second chances (he did so even with a thief!)

Business should be fun. Employees are co-entrepreneurs and enthusiastic brand ambassadors. Challenge. Celebrate. Keep splitting the company into smaller businesses as it grows to avoid bureaucracy and empower employees.

There is no identifiable progression of thought to the sequence of these articles. Although each is excellent in its own right, it is difficult to identify the article's subject from the table of contents. The articles are not numbered making it a bit troublesome to reference any particlar one or to build a concordance (cross-reference) to include in, say, an Amazon review. If it were possible to deduct a half-star from the rating, this would be the reason to do so.

Some articles are thoughtful essays and others are extended responses to questions he has received from people via email and social media. Topics include how to plan a startup to maximize chances for success; how to write a compelling business plan; perfecting your pitch; raising money; dealing with customer complaints; motivating employees; dealing with partners; failure; the art of delegation; when to step aside; environmental stewardship; the war on drugs; earning customer trust; and marketing, sales and advertising.

Branson's writing style is conversational, succinct, personal and tempered by real world situations involving employees, partners, vendors and customers. His charisma seeps out of the page. His advice is very practical and for the most part consists of ideas that anyone can immediately put into practice with some modification for circumstances.

Imagine, a business book that is a "page turner." Enjoy! Five stars!

PS. Read the Foreword to the book to better understand the title of this review :)
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford (Photobiographies)
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford (Photobiographies)
Henry Ford was one of those youngsters who was fascinated by anything that ticked. He was simply obsessed by the mechanical workings of pocket watches or windup toys and his brothers and sisters had to be on the lookout or he would have them apart trying to figure out how they worked. There was one thing that separated him from most in that he "usually could put them back together again." The obsession with anything mechanical never waned. Not long after his mother was lost in childbirth, a devastating loss for such a young man, twelve-year-old Henry spotted "A steam engine [that] was traveling along the road under its own power." This amazing sight was more than enough to capture his imagination for a lifetime.

Later, when he invented his quadricycle, people simply considered him to be an odd duck and called him "Crazy Henry." He was far from crazy and many others were amazed by his talents. He was having trouble breaking into the automobile industry, but while others were experimenting with an electrical "horseless carriage," he was experimenting with a gas-powered vehicle. When this was pointed out to Thomas Edison, a lifetime friendship was born when he shouted out, "Young man, that's the thing: you have it. Keep at it . . . Your car is self-contained--it carries its own power plant--no fire, no boiler, no smoke and no steam. You have the thing. Keep at it." And that he did.

In this book you will get a glimpse at the life of a man who was determined that the automobile would shift from being a "luxury item for the well-to-do to a necessity for the average American." You'll learn about his family life, the formation of his company, the manufacture of the Model T, the creation of the innovative assembly line, how he shared his good fortune with his employees (the $5.00 day), you'll learn about his "Peace Ship," his brief political career, his commitment to the "broader community," his pacifism, his biases, and much more. Did you know that he hired African American during "a time of great racial discrimination?"

This is an excellent photobiography of Henry Ford, a man who "believed in equal opportunity" long before it was popular. It will not take long for the reader to become totally immersed in this excellent biography. There are numerous photographs, many that I've never seen, that simply speak for themselves. The amazing advances in technology began with the likes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, two close friends who challenged each other with their work. This biography not only gives an overview of Henry's "automobile" life, but also gives the reader a feel for his personality. In the back of the book is an index and additional recommended book and web site resources to explore.

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