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Failing in the Field

By Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel
  • ISBN Code: : 140088361X
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Business & Economics
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A revealing look at the common causes of failures in randomized control experiments during field reseach—and how to avoid them All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science departments, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. While much has been gained from the successes of randomized controlled trials, stories of failed projects often do not get told. In Failing in the Field, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel delve into the common causes of failure in field research, so that researchers might avoid similar pitfalls in future work. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, this book delves into failed projects and helps guide practitioners as they embark on their research. From experimental design and implementation to analysis and partnership agreements, Karlan and Appel show that there are important lessons to be learned from failures at every stage. They describe five common categories of failures, review six case studies in detail, and conclude with some reflections on best (and worst) practices for designing and running field projects, with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials. There is much to be gained from investigating what has previously not worked, from misunderstandings by staff to errors in data collection. Cracking open the taboo subject of the stumbles that can take place in the implementation of research studies, Failing in the Field is a valuable "how-not-to" handbook for conducting fieldwork and running randomized controlled trials in development settings.

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An inside look at how companies and executives rise and fall,with important lessons for all aspiring entrepreneurs The Good Fail is part business story, part guiltypleasure, exploring Richard Keith Latman's very public missteps andthe painful lessons he learned as a result, presented to fellowentrepreneurs, in his own words, for the first time. Written in alively, conversational style, the book answers questions manycomputer industry veterans have been asking for more than a decadeabout what went wrong at Microworkz, the failed former free PCenterprise. Chronicling Latman's long roller-coaster journey back andoffering pointed advice about effective business development,negotiating, human resource management, and leadership, whichLatman has successfully applied at his latest ventures, iMagicLaband Latman Interactive, the book is an important set of insightsfor entrepreneurs everywhere. Offers 19 practical lessons learned, which can help put otherentrepreneurs on the path to success faster Includes invaluable insight into how to overcome even the worstpublic business failures Provides a behind-the-scenes look from the ultimate insider atan important time in computer industry history Presents a case study of how personal and business lives cannegatively impact each other Microworkz's failure can be your success. The Good Failprovides both important insights into how to start a business thatwill reap rewards, and warnings about how to avoid goingastray.

West of Here

By Jonathan Evison
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Book Code : 9781616201241
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
  • Pdf File: west-of-here.pdf

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At the foot of the Elwha River, the muddy outpost of Port Bonita is about to boom, fueled by a ragtag band of dizzyingly disparate men and women unified only in their visions of a more prosperous future. A failed accountant by the name of Ethan Thornburgh has just arrived in Port Bonita to reclaim the woman he loves and start a family. Ethans obsession with a brighter future impels the damming of the mighty Elwha to harness its power and put Port Bonita on the map. More than a century later, his great-great grandson, a middle manager at a failing fish- packing plant, is destined to oversee the undoing of that vision, as the great Thornburgh dam is marked for demolition, having blocked the very lifeline that could have sustained the town. West of Here is a grand and playful odyssey, a multilayered saga of destiny and greed, adventure and passion, that chronicles the life of one small town, turning Americas history into myth, and myth into a nations shared experience.

Essentials of Intellectual Property

By Alexander I. Poltorak,Paul J. Lerner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0471273295
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: essentials-of-intellectual-property.pdf

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ESSENTIALS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-worldexamples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concisepaperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking,strategies, developments, and technologies in intellectualproperty. "Alexander Poltorak and Paul Lerner have written the definitiveprimer on intellectual property for business professionals.Thorough in its coverage and understandable in its delivery,Essentials of Intellectual Property provides not only anoutstanding summary of intellectual property basics, but a usefuland sensible strategy for using intellectual property to the bestneeds of a business. Poltorak and Lerner have combined theirin-depth knowledge of patent law with their savvy business skillsto yield an indispensable reference for the businessprofessional." —Jeffrey L. Brandt, Patent Attorney, Former Senior VicePresident and Intellectual Property & Licensing Counsel,priceline.com "Alex Poltorak and Paul Lerner have pulled off a mighty featwith Essentials of Intellectual Property. They have crafted a workthat is clear for the beginning practitioner while nuanced andsophisticated for the savvy tech transfer and IP managementveteran. Lively and often witty writing is a treat not often foundin tomes on what can be a dry subject. With Essentials ofIntellectual Property, the practitioner has a new literary tool fortying IP strategy to the business reality of tomorrow." —Edward Kahn, Founder and President, EKMS, Inc., Cambridge,MA "This critically important new volume of work not only providesthe professional with a greater knowledge of this vast subject, butalso the novice with a better understanding and appreciation forthe results of their creative abilities." —Lawrence J. Udell, Executive Director, California InventionCenter, Professor of New Ventures and Entrepreneurship The Wiley Essentials Series—because the businessworld is always changing...and so should you.

Creativity, Inc.

By Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0307361195
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: creativity-inc.pdf

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From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. • Do not assume that general agreement will lead to change—it takes substantial energy to move a group, even when all are on board.

Healing the Shame That Binds You

By John Bradshaw
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0757399436
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 555
  • Pdf File: healing-the-shame-that-binds-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In an emotionally revealing way John Bradshaw shows us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies, addictions and the drive to super-achieve. The result is a breakdown in the family system and our inability to go forward with our lives. We are bound by our shame. Drawing from his 22 years of experience as a counselor, Bradshaw offers us the techniques to heal this shame. Using affirmations, visualizations, "inner voice" and "feeling" work plus guided meditations and other useful healing techniques, he realeases the shame that binds us to the past. This important book breaks new ground in the core issues of societal and personal breakdown, offering techniques of recovery vital to all of us.

The Psychology of Money

By Morgan Housel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harriman House Limited
  • Book Code : 085719769X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: the-psychology-of-money.pdf

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Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money—investing, personal finance, and business decisions—is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.

Dear Girls

By Ali Wong
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0525508848
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 792
  • Pdf File: dear-girls.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad. “Knife-sharp . . . a genuine pleasure.”—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Variety • Chicago Tribune • Glamour • New York In her hit Netflix comedy special Baby Cobra, an eight-month pregnant Ali Wong resonated so strongly that she even became a popular Halloween costume. Wong told the world her remarkably unfiltered thoughts on marriage, sex, Asian culture, working women, and why you never see new mom comics on stage but you sure see plenty of new dads. The sharp insights and humor are even more personal in this completely original collection. She shares the wisdom she’s learned from a life in comedy and reveals stories from her life off stage, including the brutal single life in New York (i.e. the inevitable confrontation with erectile dysfunction), reconnecting with her roots (and drinking snake blood) in Vietnam, tales of being a wild child growing up in San Francisco, and parenting war stories. Though addressed to her daughters, Ali Wong’s letters are absurdly funny, surprisingly moving, and enlightening (and gross) for all. Praise for Dear Girls “Fierce, feminist, and packed with funny anecdotes.”—Entertainment Weekly “[Wong] spins a volume whose pages simultaneously shock and satisfy. . . . Dear Girls is not so much a real-talk handbook as it is a myth-puncturing manifesto.”—Vogue “[A] refreshing, hilarious, and honest account of making a career in a male-dominated field, dating, being a mom, growing up, and so much more…Yes, this book is addressed to Wong’s daughters, but every reader will find nuggets of wisdom and inspiration and, most important, something to laugh at.”—Bustle

Fmos Guide To Running Your Own Business

By Ruth Sunderland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448136873
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: fmos-guide-to-running-your-own-business.pdf

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This one-stop handbook covers everything you need to know: starting out; making your business special; people; enterprise for beginners; marketing; cash management; finance; innovation; export know-how; risks and rewards; avoiding the pitfalls and moving on.Packed with case studies from an enormous variety of businesses, this book draws extensively on the stories of successful entrepreneurs from Financial Mail's unique Enterprise Awards programme, It also covers the issues that everyone with their own business should and must consider, from how to get paid promptly (and what to do if not) to advertising, personnel, the business implications of the euro and how to get investment for future growth.

The 10X Rule

By Grant Cardone
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118064089
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: the-10x-rule.pdf

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Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams! While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams. The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of "Massive Action," allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results. Learn the "Estimation of Effort" calculation to ensure you exceed your targets Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity Discover the time management myth Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed Know the exact formula to solve problems Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.

Fail Fast, Fail Often

By Ryan Babineaux,John Krumboltz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698146549
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: fail-fast-fail-often.pdf

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"Bold, bossy and bracing, Fail Fast, Fail Often is like a 200-page shot of B12, meant to energize the listless job seeker." —New York Times What if your biggest mistake is that you never make mistakes? Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz, psychologists, career counselors, and creators of the popular Stanford University course “Fail Fast, Fail Often,” have come to a compelling conclusion: happy and successful people tend to spend less time planning and more time acting. They get out into the world, try new things, and make mistakes, and in doing so, they benefit from unexpected experiences and opportunities. Drawing on the authors’ research in human development and innovation, Fail Fast, Fail Often shows readers how to allow their enthusiasm to guide them, to act boldly, and to leverage their strengths—even if they are terrified of failure.

Care of the Acutely Ill Adult

By Fiona Creed,Christine Spiers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019252707X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: care-of-the-acutely-ill-adult.pdf

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This key textbook equips all nurses with the knowledge and skills required to care for the deteriorating patient in the clinical environment. The book emphasises the importance of systematic assessment, interpretation of clinical signs of deterioration, and the need to escalate the patient in a timely manner. Using a unique system-based approach, each chapter contains structured learning outcomes and concludes with a competence-based skills assessment to perfect the reader's practice skills. These skills are recommended as essential for every nurse in an acute area and key to successful practice. Restructured for ease of use, this new edition has been fully updated to match current guidelines, with new chapters on pain management and the ethics and ceilings of treatment. Written by senior nurses, this key textbook uses real life case studies to link knowledge to practice and is essential reading for all nurses working in acute care settings and undertaking study in the field.