Mortal Lessons:Notes on the Art of Surgery Richard Selzer
The project management profession is rapidly growing industry with over 75K accredited PM professionals and the goal of Project Management for Mere Mortals (video product) is to present information on important project management topics in an easily accessible, common-sense manner. This video course will cover the mechanics of project management while giving the viewer valuable information on how to work successfully with a project team and deal with organizational politics. All topics are hands-on and each lesson can stand on its own, for those who want navigate to the content of choice. There are very few ´´smart´´ introductory project management books aimed at professionals and none that tie content to PM software. Product Description For anyone who wants to master project management-from novices to experienced PMs who want to successfully run more complex projects. Looking for a better way to master today´s rapidly changing programming technologies? Want expert help, but don´t have the time or energy to read a book? Can´t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world´s leading technology experts. LiveLessons are three-to-four hour video courses, on DVD with a book supplement, that are organized into bite-sized, self-contained lessons-you´ll learn key skills in as little as fifteen minutes! Each lesson begins with well-defined learning objectives and ends with comprehensive summaries, which help you track your progress. Follow along as your instructor shows how to get results in today´s top development environments. In this LiveLesson-which contains 7+ hours of hands-on video training-top project management trainer Claudia Baca makes real-world project management simpler and easier than ever before. Project Management for Mere Mortals® is a comprehensive video training course that teaches key techniques, using a live case study that covers all five process groups of project management: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, and closing. Learn at your own pace and get practical, common-sense help with scoping, scheduling, budgeting, organizing work, building teams, setting quality goals, identifying risks, coping with politics, controlling changes, baselining, ending projects, and much more! Features + Benefits This is a hands-on project management video with real examples and techniques that work. Teaches the basics of project management, the role of project manager and how PMBOK fits in. Helps viewer understand the basics of building a team and balancing team dynamics. Describes how to create project plans, schedules, and budgets. Takes the viewer into advanced skills such as estimating, cost budgeting, baselining, and change control. Preface v About the Author ix Session 1: Setting the Project Management Context 1Session 2: You´ve Been Assigned a Project! 5Session 3: How Big Is This Project? 9Session 4: Creating Product Requirements 13Session 5: Laying Out the Work 17Session 6: The Art of Estimating 23Session 7: Quality-How Good Does It Have to Be? 37Session 8: Communication-What Do You Think about My Project? 45Session 9: Risk-What Should You Worry About? 63Session 10: Creating the Schedule 71Session 11: Budgeting-How Much? 81Session 12: The Rhythm of Project Execution 87Session 13: Keeping the Project on Track 89Session 14: Controlling Changes 91Session 15: Success!-Closing the Project 97Session 16: Building Effective Teams 101Session 17: Working Project Politics 103 The project management profession is rapidly growing industry with over 75K accredited PM professionals and this video product presents information on important project management topics in an easily accessible, common-sense manner. It is a hands-on project management video with real examples and techniques that work.
The ancient Greeks were explorers in many ways. They traveled to new places, creating colonies in strange lands far from their original homes. They were survivors. They were honorable thieves. They used their cunning to explore the frontiers of philosophy and they wrested from the chaos of the surrounding wilderness the building blocks of civilization. Though the Greeks were late to the game of writing, what they wrote became an important part of our world´s heritage. Greek heroes taught us many lessons, from Homer´s poetry about war and a warrior´s return home to the tales of Cadmus, Jason, Herakles and even Oedipus. The myths of Greek heroes give us a glimpse beyond the edge of history, into the lives of very real people. How much of their tales are true, we may never know. But this book will present their tales in a new light, hopefully making their experiences a bit more real and perhaps shining a light on what may have really happened behind the distortions of time and generations of misunderstanding. This audiobook is broken into four parts. The first will explore Greek heroes, what they were like and what they accomplished. The second part of the book will tackle Greek religion; the gods and goddesses which establish the backdrop against which Greek legends were formed. In the third part of the book, we take a close look at the myths of Greek monsters. And finally, in the fourth part, we explore the possible meaning behind the literal words of Greek mythology. Early in the written history of ancient Greece, we have the great Athenian lawgiver, Solon. He attempted to tame the unruly beast within the heart of each Greek hero. They were selfish, each and every one of them. But they also had a code of honor that helped them reign in their selfishness. Listen to this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086109/bk_acx0_086109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The haunting conclusion of a magnificent fantasy trilogy, which began with Damiano and continued with Damiano´s Lute. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura, and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego. Accompanied by the rakish Gaspare and an ancient black dragon, Damiano´s beloved Saara embarks on a quest to rescue Raphael. Their odyssey leads them to a shattering confrontation with the Father of Lies and a transcendent reckoning with destiny. Blending humor, pathos, adventure and romance, the two previous volumes in R.A.MacAvoy´s trilogy have evoked admiration and praise from writers and readers. Raphael fulfills the promise of the trilogy to forge a magnificent, moving saga you will never forget. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Tecosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005368/bk_adbl_005368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Angel Erotica This title contains sexual content unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18. Anael is determined to rescue her friend, Destiny, from the asylum at any cost, even if it means sharing the man that has just entered her life. The rescue proves more exciting than she had planned. Unfortunately, her new friends may not be as true as they seem. She may come across some tough lessons in her mortal life, lessons that may soon bring more trouble her way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marascha Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015716/bk_acx0_015716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scientific Proofs of Another Life:A Series of Essays Comprising Unique Lessons of Daily Life, Written by Eminent Persons After Passing From Mortal to Spirit Life (Classic Reprint) Rose Levere
What One Man Said to Another is, on one level, a series of extended conversations between friends. On another, it is a spoken autobiography of Richard Selzer, respected surgeon and writer, as recorded by New York artist and writer Peter Josyph. In this audio we learn firsthand of Selzer´s life as a surgeon in an isolated village in Korea in the early 1950s; the unforgettable evening when he saved the life of author John Cheever; his agonizing courtroom experience during a malpractice suit; the ostracism of colleagues as he trained himself, every night for eight years, to become a writer; and his encounters with notable personalities, such as Orson Welles, John Houseman, Richard Ellmann, Josef Albers, and even one of ´´Charlie´s Angels´´. The sparkling wit, profound insight, and unique poetic vision that characterize works such as Raising the Dead, Taking the World in for Repairs, Mortal Lessons, and all of Selzer´s writing are present in every one of these lively conversations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raymond Todd and Peter Josyph. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001493/bk_blak_001493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pursuing Your Purpose: How to Discover God´s Revelation for Your Life We are each born naked into mortality, totally dependent on parents and others to provide for our basic needs. From that first, air-splitting cry until the day we lay our physical bodies down, we march a path, winding our way through uncertainty, unforeseen challenges, and all that life has to throw at us. It is not an easy task, but it can be as rewarding as you want it to be. There are few gifts bestowed to man at infancy, and none greater than the right to choose. The exercising of our ´free agency´ is a fundamental principle of life. It governs our day to day existence: where we go and who we become...but do we have a destiny. Is there a plan for each of us, a journey laid out by our Creator that we should walk? The answer to that oft posed question is - yes! God may not care what you wear or even the job you choose for yourself, but He is concerned about how you nurture your soul with the decisions that you make. There are lessons to be learned through this mortal sojourn; some through hardships and others through life experiences. However, you are not alone. The still, small voice that whispers to your heart and mind is God´s way of prompting you with help and assurance. It is a conscience, a moral guide to bless your life with direction. Through the inspiring words of writer Carl Mathis discover how to hear, and then recognize that divine direction. We all have a purpose, discovering yours is part of life´s many gems. Listen to this insightful, uplifting book today and awaken your soul to self-discovery, fulfilment, and ultimate joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Parker Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124198/bk_acx0_124198_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Romantic Comedy about Greek Gods... When the god of wine and ecstasy, Dionysus, callously dumps his latest conquest, the mortal Ariadne, the goddess Hera has had enough. She robs Dionysus of his memory to teach him a lesson in humility. Ariadne is deeply hurt after Dionysus dismisses their night of passion as ´´just sex´´ and doesn´t want to see her anymore. When she finds him bloodied and beaten and suffering from amnesia, she quickly forms a plan to get back at him. As she pretends to be his fiancee, Ariadne makes Dionysus believe he loves her. But the longer the charade continues, the more difficult it becomes to really see who teaches whom a lesson. And what if Dionysus gains his memory back? Will there be hell to pay for her deception, or can a mortal woman truly win a god´s love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric G. Dove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011874/bk_acx0_011874_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rainey, the unicorn, is a prince who has been banished, for centuries, by the warlock, Hazard. He can never return home unless Emma solves more riddles than Kodak. Hazard´s Lieutenant reveals his secret weakness. The fable ends with a surprise twist which will delight listeners young and old. While written for children, this fairy tale is sophisticated enough to appeal to adults as well. Queens, warlocks, faeries, elves, unicorns, handmaidens, scary henchmen and one small mortal girl child, in an enchanted forest. The rhetorical owl and naughty elf provide much laughter. This parable offers many subtle lessons. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carin Gilfry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011464/bk_acx0_011464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.