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By Linda Venis
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Millions of people dream of writing a screenplay but don't know how to begin, or are already working on a script but are stuck and need some targeted advice. Or maybe they have a great script, but no clue about how to navigate the choppy waters of show business. Enter Cut To The Chase, written by professional writers who teach in UCLA Extension Writers' Programme, whose alumni's many credits include Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl; Twilight; and the Academy Award nominated Letters from Iwo Juima. From learning how to identify story ideas that make a good movie to opening career doors and keeping them open, this authoritative, comprehensive, and entertaining book, edited by Writers' Program Director Linda Venis, will be the film-writing bible for decades to come. "A well-organized soup-to-nuts manual for aspiring Nora Ephrons and Charlie Kaufmans, from the faculty of a notable screenwriting program. . . . A readable writer's how-to that goes down smoothly
AuthorLinda Venis BindingPaperback
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AuthorLarry R. Williams BindingHardcover
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By Larry Swedroe
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Active managers persistently lag the returns of benchmarks and index funds that track them, with the excuses for underperformance recycled every year. This comprehensive book is the antidote for the active managers’ siren song. If you understand the benefits of indexing, or systematic investing, it will reinforce your commitment while increasing your knowledge. If you don’t yet believe, Swedroe and Berkin provide a compelling case that you’re playing the loser’s game of active management. Alpha, or outperformance against appropriate risk-adjusted benchmarks, is shrinking as it gets converted into beta, or factor exposures. They demonstrate that even for the most talented managers, their ability to add value is waning because: the amount of alpha available is declining; it must be split among an increasing amount of investment dollars; and the competition is getting tougher. In this greatly expanded second edition, Swedroe and Berkin show you how to develop an investment plan that focuses on what risks to take, and how much of them, as well as how to build a diversified portfolio. They present a list of vehicles to consider when implementing your plan and provide guidance on the care and maintenance of your portfolio. As a bonus they add appendices that will make you a more informed and, therefore, better investor. This makes The Incredible Shrinking Alpha a complete guide to successful investment strategy.
AuthorLarry Swedroe BindingPaperback
9780470583548
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By Larry Pesavento
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Gartley patterns are based on the work of H.M. Gartley, a prominent technical analyst best known for a particular retracement pattern that bears his name. In recent years, Gartley patterns-which reflect the underlying psychology of fear and greed in the markets-have received renewed interest. This definitive guide skillfully explains how to utilize the proven methods of H.M. Gartley to capture consistent profits in the financial markets. Page by page, you'll become familiar with Gartley's original work, how his patterns can be adapted to today's fast moving markets, and what it takes to make them work for you. Examines how to identify and profit from the most powerful formation in the financial markets Discusses the similarities, differences and the superiority of the Gartley Pattern compared to classical chart patterns including Elliott Wave Shows how to apply filters to Gartley patterns to improve the probability of your trading opportunities, as well as specific rules where to enter and exit positions Gartley's pattern is based on a unique market position where most traders refuse to participate due to fear. This book reveals how you can overcome this fear, and how to profit from the most consistent and reliable pattern in the financial markets.
AuthorLarry Pesavento BindingHardcover
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By Christina Leitner
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Making textiles from paper is not a new phenomenon but currently the versatility and unusual properties of this fascinating material are being rediscovered by a whole new generation of textile artists. This book presents the reader first with a brief history of paper textiles, and then proceeds to discuss the properties of paper fibres, and how to use them. It includes projects which guide the user through knitting and crocheting, and knotting techniques. These are followed by projects using plaiting and twisting methods including basketmaking, and finally the paper fibres are used for weaving and decorating stitching. The book ends with an international survey of some of the world's leading paper textile artists. All in all this book provides a complete guide to this most fascinating subject. It should be a must on the bookshelves of everyone who is interested in textiles whether they are makers or not.
AuthorChristina Leitner BindingHardcover
MONEYBALL ART OF WINNING AN UNFAIR GAME (PB)
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By Michael Lewis
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." — Forbes Moneyball  is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
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ASK FOR IT
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By Linda Babcock,Sara Laschever
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In their groundbreaking book,  Women Don’t Ask ,  Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever uncovered a startling fact: even women who negotiate brilliantly on behalf of others often falter when it comes to asking for themselves. Now they’ve developed the action plan that women all over the country requested—a guide to negotiation that starts  before  you get to the bargaining table. Ask for It   explains why it’s essential to ask   (men do it all the time) and teaches you how to ask effectively, in ways that feel comfortable to you as a woman. Whether you currently avoid negotiating like the plague or consider yourself hard-charging and fearless, Babcock and Laschever’s compelling stories of real women will help you recognize how much  more  you deserve whether it’s a raise, that overdue promotion, an exciting new assignment, or even extra help around the house. Their four-phase program, backed by years of research, will show you how to identify what you’re really worth, maximize your bargaining power, develop the best strategy for your situation, and manage the reactions and emotions that may arise—on both sides. Guided step-by-step, you’ll learn how to draw on the special strengths you bring to the negotiating table to reach agreements that benefit everyone involved. This collaborative, problem-solving approach will propel you to new places both professionally and personally—and open doors you thought were closed. Because if you never hear no, you’re not asking enough.
Author Linda Babcock,Sara Laschever BindingHardcover
THE ESSAYS OF WARREN BUFFETT LESSONS FOR CORPORATE AMERICA
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By Warren E. Buffett,Lawrence A. Cunningham
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The year 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett's leadership, a milestone worth commemorating. The tenure sets a record for chief executive not only in duration but in value creation and philosophizing. The fourth edition of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America celebrates its twentieth anniversary. As the book Buffett autographs most, its popularity and longevity attest to the widespread appetite for this unique compilation of Buffett's thoughts that is at once comprehensive, non-repetitive, and digestible. New and experienced readers alike will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Warren's best writings. The fourth edition's new material includes: Warren's 50th anniversary retrospective, in what Bill Gates called Warren's best letter ever, on conglomerates and Berkshire's future without Buffett; Charlie Munger's 50th anniversary essay on ''The Berkshire System''; Warren's definitive defense of Berkshire's no-dividend practice; and Warren's best advice on investing, whether in apartments, farms, or businesses. Warren Buffett is the Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway, a $70+ billion holding company engaged in a variety of businesses. Lawrence Cunningham is a Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School.
AuthorWarren E. Buffett,Lawrence A. Cunningham BindingPaperback
THE ESSAYS OF WARREN BUFFETT
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By Lawrence A. Cunningham,Warren E. Buffett
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The fifth edition of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America continues a 25-year tradition of collating Warren Buffett's philosophy in a historic collaboration between Mr. Buffett and Prof. Lawrence Cunningham. As the book Buffett autographs most, its popularity and longevity attest to the widespread appetite for this unique compilation of Mr. Buffett's thoughts that is at once comprehensive, non-repetitive, and digestible. New and experienced readers alike will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Mr. Buffett's best writings."Larry Cunningham has done a great job at collating our philosophy."-Warren Buffett "Larry Cunningham takes Buffett's brilliant letters to a still-higher level by organizing them into single-subject chapters. The book begins, moreover, with an excellent introduction by Larry."-Carol Loomis "The book on Buffett-a superb job."-Forbes "Extraordinary-full of wisdom, humor, and common sense."-Money "A classic on value investing and the definitive source on Buffett.""-Financial Times Lawrence Cunningham is a Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Warren Buffett is the Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway, a $500 billion holding company engaged in a variety of businesses.
AuthorLawrence A. Cunningham,Warren E. Buffett BindingPaperback
25th ANNIVERSARY OF LUNCH WITH THE FT A SECOND HELPING
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By Lionel Barber
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Lunch with the financial times has been a permanent fixture in the financial times for almost 25 years, featuring presidents, film stars, musical icons and business leaders from around the world. The column is now as well-established institution which has reinvigorated the art of conversation in the convivial, intimate environment of a long boozy lunch. On its 25th anniversary, lunch with the financial times: a second helping will showcase the most entertaining, incisive and fascinating interviews from the past five years Including those with Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Richard Branson, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigel far age, Eric cantona and Zoella, illustrated in full colour with James Ferguson's famous portraits. Lionel Barber  is editor of the FT, assuming the post in 2005 after serving in Washington, Brussels and New York as a foreign correspondent and senior editor. He has lectured widely on US foreign policy and Europe and interviewed many world leaders. He is chairman of the Tate and a member of the board of Trustees of Carnegie Corporation.
AuthorLionel Barber BindingHardcover
DEEP LEARNING
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By Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville, Francis Bach
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An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives. "Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject." -Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.
AuthorIan Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville, Francis Bach BindingHardcover
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By Larry P. Ritzman,Lee J. Krajewski
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Larry P. Ritzman  is the Thomas J. Galena, Jr. Professor in Operations and Strategic Management at Boston College. He previously served at The Ohio State University for twenty-three years, where he acted as department chairperson and received several awards for both teaching and research. He received his doctorate at Michigan State University, having had prior industrial experience at the Babcock and Wilcox Company. Over the years, he has been privileged to teach and learn more about operations management with numerous students at all levels-undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctorate. Particularly active in the Decision Sciences Institute, Larry has served as Council Coordinator, Publications Committee Chair, Track Chair, Vice President, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Doctoral Consortium Coordinator, and President. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute in 1987 and earned the Distinguished Service Award in 1996. He has received three best-paper awards. He is a frequent reviewer, discussant, and session chair for several other professional organizations. Larry's areas of particular expertise are operations strategy, production and inventory systems, forecasting, multistage manufacturing, disaggregation, scheduling, and layout. An active researcher, Larry's publications have appeared in such journals as  Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Harvard Business Review,  and  Management Science.  He has served in various editorial capacities for several journals. Lee J. Krajewski  is the William R. and F. Cassie Daley Professor of Manufacturing Strategy at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Lee was a faculty member at The Ohio State University, where he received the University Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Business Outstanding Faculty Research Award. He initiated the Center for Excellence in Manufacturing Management and served as its director for four years. In addition, he received the National President's Award and the National Award of Merit of the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He served as President Elect of the Decision Sciences Institute and was elected a Fellow of the Institute in 1988.  
AuthorLarry P. Ritzman,Lee J. Krajewski BindingPaperback
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