Dealing with Losers

The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Author: Michael J. Trebilcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199370656

Category: Law

Page: 216

View: 6171

Whenever governments change policies there will typically be losers. These losers will have made investments of one kind or another predicated on, or even deliberately by, the pre-reform set of policies. Very few policy changes make everybody better off, but rather re-allocate social benefits and costs in different ways. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with policy changes is ubiquitous across the policy landscape. This book explores both normative and positive rationales for transition cost mitigation strategies.

Pricks, Losers and Well Poisoners

Positive Strategies for Dealing with Negative People

Author: Steven Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473191283

Category: Personnel management

Page: 128

View: 3799

"Dr Steven Saunders outlines positive strategies for dealing with workplace negativity. Real life stories bring good management practices live with the best possible outcome and without any costly law suits or payouts" -- Publisher description.

The Psychology of Behaviour at Work

The Individual in the Organization

Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135422885

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

View: 9877

This superb introduction to the field of organizational psychology and organizational behaviour builds on the foundation of the highly successful first edition to provide up-to-date explanations of all the key topics in a clear, coherent and accessible style. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and examples as well as end-of-chapter summaries and concluding remarks. Topic sections on key research studies, as well as applied aspects such as human resources applications and cross-cultural issues, lead the reader through the complexities of the theory to its practical application. The Psychology of Behaviour at Work covers all major topics in the field, from vocational choice, personality, attitudes, motivation and stress, to cooperation, learning, training, group dynamics, decision making and leadership. Further sections introduce corporate culture and climate, as well as organisational structure, change and development, and a final section outlines predictions not only for the future study of organizational psychology, but of the future of work itself. As with the first edition, The Psychology of Behaviour at Work will prove to be an invaluable resource for psychology students on work and organizational psychology courses, business students on organizational behaviour courses, and human resources managers eager to expand their knowledge of this fascinating field.

No Is Short for Next Opportunity

How Top Sales Professionals Think

Author: Martin Limbeck

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630472840

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7783

“This outstanding book goes straight to the heart of successful selling, showing you how to develop unshakable self-confidence in every sales situation” (Brian Tracy, author of Ultimate Sales Success). “A no does not mean that you should give up,” argues sales maven Martin Limbeck. “On the contrary, a no means you should keep at it.” Selling is easy if you can offer the lowest price or a top brand that everyone wants. But what if you don’t? What if the client says no? In sales, rejection comes with the territory. You will hear no, and you will hear it frequently. It’s normal. What’s important is what you do with that no . . . The right attitude toward selling is your key to success. Passion, pride, and perseverance are your most important assets. No Is Short for Next Opportunity will inspire you to develop the proper mindset for selling and to seal more deals. “This book is not an option for anyone who has ever heard the word “no”—buy it and read it today and start getting ‘yes’ tomorrow.” —Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Little Red Book of Selling “This book will keep you going and growing throughout your career. I recommend it.” —Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader “This book is bigger than sales. It’s a book about lifelong success. Your success.” —Randy Gage, author of the New York Times–bestseller Risky Is the New Safe “Read Martin Limbeck’s book and you will learn how to get past the no and realize your true potential.” —Ron Karr, author of Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way “Compelling, complete, and courageous, this book will show you how to sell successfully to others and how to overcome the objections of even your most important client—you. I got new ideas and a new sense of hope from the very first page!” —Monica Wofford, CSP, CEO, Contagious Companies Inc. and author of Make Difficult People Disappear

Reforming the Global Financial Architecture

Issues and Proposals

Author: Yılmaz Akyüz

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842771556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 3069

Instability has become global and systemic. Strengthening international institutions and arrangements is essential if the threat of crises is to be reduced. This book's proposals for alternative measures draw on economic thinking while also addressing the concerns of developing countries.

MCSE Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Administration Study Guide

Exam 70-216

Author: Paul E. Robichaux

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782152838

Category: Computers

Page: 763

View: 2143

Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 70-216, Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure. This study guide provides: In-depth coverage of every exam objective--all the information you need Practical information on managing a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Hundreds of challenging review questions, in the book and on the CD Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine, electronic flashcards, and simulation software Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including: DNS in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure DHCP in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Remote access in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Network protocols in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure WINS in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure IP routing in a Windows 2000 network infrastructure Certificate Services Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Winnie Davis

Daughter of the Lost Cause

Author: Heath Hardage Lee

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612346383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 6261

Varina Anne ôWinnieö Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, WinnieÆs birth was hailed as a blessing by war-weary Southerners. They felt her arrival was a good omen signifying future victory. But after the ConfederacyÆs ultimate defeat in the Civil War, Winnie would spend her early life as a genteel refugee and a European expatriate abroad. After returning to the South from German boarding school, Winnie was christened the ôDaughter of the Confederacyö in 1886. This role was bestowed upon her by a Southern culture trying to sublimate its war losses. Particularly idolized by Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie became an icon of the Lost Cause, eclipsing even her father Jefferson in popularity. Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Her controversial engagement in 1890 to a Northerner lawyer whose grandfather was a famous abolitionist, and her later move to work as a writer in New York City, shocked her friends, family, and the Southern groups who worshipped her. Faced with the pressures of a community who violently rejected the match, Winnie desperately attempted to reconcile her prominent Old South history with her personal desire for tolerance and acceptance of her personal choices.

Dealing with Retirement Risks

Author: Frank Armstrong III,Paul B. Brown

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132487160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 5503

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Save Your Retirement: What to Do If You Haven’t Saved Enough or If Your Investments Were Devastated by the Market Meltdown (9780137029006) by Frank Armstrong III and Paul B. Brown. Available in print and digital formats. You can’t afford to eliminate retirement risk completely: here’s how to control and manage it. Given how difficult it might seem to balance risk, you can be forgiven for thinking that the 2008 market meltdown justifies playing it ultra-safe and keeping your money in something like CDs. But you can’t if you want to stay ahead of inflation and have any real (after inflation) return....

Dealing with a Lay Off

What to Expect When You Are No Longer Expected

Author: Martha I. Finney

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132142939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 8

View: 2991

This Element is an excerpt from Rebound: A Proven Plan for Starting Over After Job Loss (ISBN: 9780137021147) by Martha Finney. Available in print and digital formats. Get your head and heart together after you’re laid off: what you’ll feel and how to handle it. You’ve been barreling at top speed for years. Working long hours, taking your Blackberry on vacations, even sacrificing your health. It’s exhilarating. Then it stops. Done. Finito. Sorry. Sign this. Get out. You’re laid off. But your heart and mind still surge forward at full speed. Not much can prepare you for the sudden, slamming stop.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8081

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Department for Work and Pensions

Dealing with the Complexity of the Benefits System

Author: Great Britain. National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0102936153

Category: Political Science

Page: 73

View: 788

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and its agencies, are responsible for administering around 40 social security benefits to the value of around £100 billion a year. Many of these benefits are linked together; hence some customers are in receipt of more than one benefit. The need for equity and fairness in interpreting legislation, is a cause of complexity. Incentives (e.g. to work) and rewards (e.g. for an individual's savings) have been built into procedures. Problems are caused by the interface between DWP benefits and tax credits (which are administered by HM Revenue and Customs); and by the constant flow of major and minor legislative and administrative changes. Simplified procedures would enable both staff and customers to understand the system better, and to avoid duplication of effort. There would also be less scope for benefits fraud (estimated at £2.6 billion in 2004-05). This NAO report also highlights the need for improved communication with customers and better use of new technology.

Winners and Losers

Author: Steven Arnett

Publisher: Steven Arnett

ISBN: 1311949534

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 6875

Set in a small southern Michigan city in the early 1990s, Winners and Losers is a rollicking dark comedy starring Tom Slotrak, a young man who wins the jackpot in the Michigan Lottery and the crazy and (sometimes) adventures he has afterwards. He learns the hard way that money can’t buy happiness but that it sure can lead to some very funny and bizarre experiences! At the beginning of the story, Tom is 26 but feels older because he’s bored with his life and feels rootless. He’s engaged to Erica Wonders: She’s smart and good looking and doesn’t treat him too badly, but Tom is bored with the relationship and doesn’t really love her anymore. He’s thinking about how he might be able to break off the engagement without all hell breaking loose. Though Tom is engaged to Erica, when he’s at work he has a hard time keeping his mind and his eyes off clerk and administrative assistant Lena Coffee. Sexy, flirty, and funny, Lena is Tom’s fantasy woman. Rumor has it that she has a boyfriend in a motorcycle gang, but she is just flirty enough and just nice enough to Tom for him to believe it’s not quite impossible that he and Lena could hook up. They end up having a secret affair. However, Tom gets laid off from his job as an accountant at Allied Nuclear Corporation after a plant closing. He soon runs out of money and tries to find a new job but without much luck—eventually having to settle for shoveling manure for minimum wage at Meadowlark Farms. Erica is fed up with him, and it seems as if he’ll soon hit rock bottom. He’s down to his last $17, and even though he knows he shouldn’t, he buys a ticket for the Michigan Lottery at Joe’s Gas Mart. He barely makes the effort to check his ticket again the winning number when it’s announced on TV, but when he does, the seemingly impossible happens: His ticket matches the winning number! Erica is absolutely thrilled, but Tom isn’t as happy as might be expected after such a turn of good fortune. With Tom tagging along, Erica goes on a giant spending spree. When he’s not shopping with Erica, everybody on planet Earth, it seems, tries to hit him up for money. The fortune has made Tom’s alienation from Erica worse, and he ends up breaking off the engagement. The end of his engagement makes him much sadder than he ever would have imagined, but he at least hopes it will be the beginning of a new life for him. Before he even has a chance to think about what he’ll do in the future, though, Lena calls him to tell him her boyfriend found out about their affair and is threatening to kill Tom, so he decides to leave town with hardly a moment’s notice. Now that he has so much money, he doesn’t necessarily think that’s such a bad thing, and he makes his way to Florida after an adventure at a hillbilly bar in Tennessee. Tom ends up in Key West and thinks he’ll like it there, but he gets a shock when he goes to an ATM and is refused a withdrawal. Before long, he learns that Erica has sued him claiming the winning ticket really belonged to her and that a judge in Michigan has frozen his bank accounts! Broke again, Tom must again go out and look for a job. He hires in as a salesman at Florida Guano, where he meets secretary/receptionist Honey Sweetwater. All she seems to do at the office is work on her nails and looked bored. Tom soon finds, however, that she has pretty, mischievous eyes and a great sense of humor. Before long, the two of them are going out together and having a great time. Tom’s career at Florida Guano skids to a halt pretty quickly, but Tom and Honey have quite an adventure when they are invited to the Gothic mansion of Mr. Fabulous, the mysterious billionaire owner of Florida Guano. Finally, the case of Wonders vs. Slotrak goes on trial, and Tom returns to Michigan. A legal battle to end all battles ensues, and Tom knows that the whole rest of his life. Will he end up rich and living a dream with Honey or will he end up right back where he was after he lost his job at Allied Nuclear?

Season for Love

Author: Velvet Carter

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146034474X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9252

Is this love at last? Lark Randolph is ready to give up on men…especially after her last disastrous relationship! A business trip to Italy with designer Dash Migilio is the kind of getaway the Manhattan fashion tycoon really needs. As they explore Italy's vast countryside, dining in romantic cafés, the sinfully seductive younger millionaire awakens a desire that tempts Lark to cross the line from business…into pleasure. Dash has admired the beautiful businesswoman from afar. And now the charming Italian is reveling in the passionate side of his boss that he has just discovered. But once back in New York, it's business as usual—until a ruthless adversary threatens everything Lark has worked for. With both their futures on the line, can Dash convince her to take a chance on him—and them—before it's too late?

What Winners Know and Losers Fail to Recognize

A Practical Guide That Tells What You Need to Know Before the New Year Begins

Author: Paris Bennett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595228941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

View: 5516

"WHAT WINNERS KNOW AND LOSERS FAIL TO RECOGNIZE" IS A NUMEROLOGY SPECIALTY... Numerology is the science of names and numbers. Names and numbers are visible allegorical symbols or telling signs that are used to conceal and reveal character, talent and the orderliness of human experiences. Hence, Numerology is a system that recognizes the biblical message which states that there is a time for all things from the development of your character to the expression of your unique God given gifts. Everything under the sun indeed has a place, a purpose and a time to be born, and to know when to do what is absolutely priceless. So just how can you obtain this invaluable information? This wisdom can be realized through the addition of the month and day of your birth date, combined with the four digit total of the year that you are about to begin. The result of this summation is called your PERSONAL YEAR CYCLE, and it is this which reflects the potential progress to be made throughout the upcoming year. In short, what winners know and losers fail to recognize is that timing is everything and everything is timed according to their personal year cycle.


Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426688

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 9417

Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved—from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted—isn't ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care. Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Losers And Winners On The Unknown Road To An Unpredictable Destiny

Author: Joseph Lowe III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462858460

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 76

View: 4485

This is a book that will help both winners and losers. Winners and Losers will teach something to virtually 100% of everyone who reads it. The same percentage should fi nd it entertaining. The book discusses many life-changing events that oft en greet us as we travel the unknown road. The road may be short or long. No one knows the length of his/her road. However, the one thing that is certain is that everyone travels the unknown road that ends with an unpredictable desti ny. On the road you may meet thugs, hoodlums, rogues, rapists, murderers, dead-beat dads and other undesirables. You may also meet good Samaritans, philanthropists, near-perfect people and other pleasant people on the unknown road to an unpredictable desti ny. Death of family members and friends may wreak your life while on the road. Sickness and disease may show up unannounced and hang around briefl y or set up residence unti l death takes their place. Everyone is a racist, sexist, and possesses characteristi cs of ageism. If anyone denies this, then he/she is also a liar because there are degrees of racism falling between 1% and 99%. No one is 0% racist or 100% racist. Think about it.

Winners and Losers of the Information Revolution

Psychosocial Change and Its Discontents

Author: Bernard Carl Rosen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275962777

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 8845

Examines how massive social change over the past few decades has created a new set of winners and losers.