?This book looks at aging through research on Drosophila, the fruit fly that is one of the most widely used model organisms in bio gerontology. Work in model organisms can expand the theoretical knowledge of aging: it yields valuable insight into the molecular and cellular processes that underlie aging process, and it can perhaps provide new therapeutic targets for the treatment of age-related disorders in humans. Drosophila models have been developed for a large variety of aging-related processes and diseases, and this book provides readers with an overview of current research on the use of the Drosophila model to understand the genetic, molecular and physiological mechanisms that underlie the aging process. Themes of health span, life extension and longevity-associated genes emerge in this collation of international research on Drosophila that is of relevance to geriatrics and gerontology, animal genetics and genomics, and biomedicine. This fascinating, illustrated book will be of interest to a wide audience, ranging from academic researchers to the general reader.
A short read with 21 of the most important lessons from the relationship of Ruth and Boaz. The book has valuable lessons for men and women. The values they operated with in their day are still very much needed in the relationships of today. This read will challenge you to evaluate the way you date and enter into relationships.
Who are the most innovative and creative business leaders of all time? Names such as Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla and Bill Gates usually come to mind, but Kingpin proposes an alternative. What if the most innovative and creative entrepreneurs operate on the fringe of business culture, outside the generally accepted confines of corporate organisation and governance? Despite the immoral, destructive and violent culture of the illicit drug trade, drug Kingpins are - first and foremost - entrepreneurs and risk managers. As pioneers of the underworld, they face unique challenges arising from the illegal nature of their trade. Their unpredictable and inherently risky world provides a wealth of diverse business challenges rarely encountered by mainstream business leaders. Thus they provide us with lessons that we can learn from no one else. The most successful Kingpins are visionary leaders who survive by implementing effective business strategies and policies. By suspending our judgement of the drug dealer and focusing on the Kingpin, we open our minds to their pioneering spirit.
Lessons From The Journey: From The Valley To Mountaintop is a Christian inspirational book where the author shares personal situations to help readers cope and triumph over tough times. The author warmly relates her own struggles in a four phase journey metaphor: The Valley, The Wilderness, The Ascent and The Mountaintop. With titles like You Are Allowed One Meltdown and The Process Is The Profit, the reader is sure to walk away with the tools needed meet and conquer the challenge.
Agrarian Development in Peasant Economies: Some Lessons from Kenya examines agrarian development in peasant, agricultural economies by focusing on Kenya and the lessons that can be learned from its experience. Topics covered include the beginnings of rural progress in Kenya; post-war agricultural policies and developments; the agrarian revolution; and the economics of peasant agriculture. Problems associated with agrarian reform are also discussed. This volume is comprised of seven chapters and begins with a historical background on Kenyas peasant agriculture, paying particular attention to the governments initiatives aimed at increasing agricultural production and controlling soil erosion. The next chapter deals with the countrys agricultural policies after World War II, including the implementation of a ten-year development plan and introduction of incentives to improve farming. Subsequent chapters look at the agrarian revolution in Kenya; certain features of peasant agriculture, including indigenous farming systems; the economics of the farm and the agricultural sector; and the policies pursued by the government to achieve agrarian development. The final chapter considers some of the issues affecting agrarian reform, including smallholding and rights of ownership and financing of rural development, in part by taxation. This monograph will be of interest to farmers and agriculturists as well as agricultural and economic policymakers.
Nigel James, road pastor for Third Day, gives insight into the touring life of one of the top Christian rock bands--the excitement, the homesickness, the relentless schedule, the challenge to stay committed to God´s purpose while on the road. Nigel gives a real look at some of the trials that they face. Just because they´re members of a rock band on the road doesn´t make them exempt from the realities of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000346de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Combining the latest branding research with a diverse range of powerful case examples, this book reveals the cutting edge techniques of value co-creation, personalisation and customer engagement employed by sports leading brands. Based on the transferable lessons that emanate from these practices, Brand Fans explores and illuminates how firms can cultivate connected fans and lifelong advocates, while building brand equity exponentially in the process. This is a book that will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike, as well as anyone fascinated by modern marketing, consumer relationships and branding. Aaron C.T. Smith is a Professor at RMIT University, Australia. His research investigates psychological, organisational and policy change in business, sport, health, religion and society. Aaron has authored 17 books, over 100 academic articles, and consulted to more than 120 organisations on these issues. Constantino Stavros is an Associate Professor of Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. One of Australias leading media commentators on communication and branding matters, he is also the Editor-in-Chief of Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal . His research interests lie predominantly at the intersection of consumption and technology. Kate Westberg is an Associate Professor of Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. Her research focuses primarily on the areas of sport marketing and sponsorship, branding, social marketing and behavioural change. Previously, Kate worked in a range of marketing roles in both the commercial and non-profit sectors in Canada and Australia.
A self-help audiobook like no other. From the author of the best-selling Hard Time, and seen on Locked Up Abroad, Shaun Attwood took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and then a millionaire day trader during the dot-com bubble. But Shaun became greedy and lost sight of what was important. He threw raves and distributed Ecstasy grossing $25 million. Before being convicted of money laundering and drug dealing, he served 26 months in the infamous jail system run by the notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Lessons from a Drug Lord is his account of the time Shaun spent submerged in a nightmarish world of drugs and gangs, insect infested cells with food unfit for animals and the lessons he learned from his choices. His teachings will force you to re-examine your life and what is truly important. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Geoffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001286de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But thats easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference-many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example: How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory? How does making predictions now help us learn in the future? How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students? Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students. JAMES M. LANG is director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of On Course: A Week- by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty as well as a monthly column for The Chronicle of Higher Education . His website is www.jamesmlang.com.
What makes a winner - in business or in sport? Why do some people consistently break sales targets, cross the line first or hammer the ball in the net with pinpoint accuracy? Natural talent and disciplined training are vital. But with two equally matched professionals, something else makes the difference that provides that extra, champion factor: the mind. Mind Games looks into the mental processes of sporting stars, identifying the attitudes and approaches that enable them to achieve peak performance, every time, and applies them specifically to the world of business. What are the key mental characteristics that make some people come out on top? How do winners channel adrenalin into controlled power while losers choke? What do sportsmen and women mean when they talk about the inner game, being in the zone or being in the now? What is it that coaches do to realise the potential they see? What are the lessons that business winners need to learn from sports superstars? Mind Games has the full involvement of over 30 sporting household names, including Sven-Goran Eriksson, Matthew Pinsent, Clive Woodward, Nick Faldo, Jonny Wilkinson. The authors draw on extensive first-hand experiences of acknowledged sporting champions across a range of sports, identifying personal techniques proven to have worked under the pressure of top-level competition. They also draw on the expertise of professional coaches and psychologists who have worked with sportsmen and women. Jeff Grout is an adviser, commentator and columnist on the subjects of motivation, peak performance, people management, teamwork, recruitment and retention. He is also business manager to Sir Clive Woodward OBE, the former England Rugby Coach. Sarah Perrin is a freelance journalist and writer, contributing regularly to business and professional magazines. She is co-author of Kickstart Your Career and Recruiting Excellence , and author of The Guardian Careers Guide to Accountancy . She is also a qualified NLP practitioner, a technique increasingly used by sporting champions.