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The Vision of Rumi Revealing the Masnavi, Persia's Great Masterpiece

The Vision of Rumi Revealing the Masnavi, Persia's Great Masterpiece

Author: Alan Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The Masnavi is the six-volume masterpiece created by one of the world's greatest poetic geniuses, Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). It is perhaps the single most influential piece of mystical writing ever conceived. Though the Persian poet Rumi is now hugely popular in the West, his most famous oeuvre still remains enigmatic. Alan Williams here offers a novel approach to reading and understanding this great jewel of world literature. Recognizing that all medieval and modern attempts to 'explain' the Masnavi have been based on an examination of its teachings, Williams shows that those who have tried to find the key to its message in its separate themes have had little success. He argues that the work can only be fully comprehended if the 'meaning' of the text is understood to lie in the poetry itself, in the language. The closely woven tapestry cannot be unwoven into prosaic explanation without losing the whole. The visionary poetic metaphors and devices are not the container for the teachings: they are the teachings. This revelatory unlocking enables Rumi's voice and purpose to become fully transparent.

Moss Side, Manchester 1950S/1960S Nostalgic Memories

Moss Side, Manchester 1950S/1960S Nostalgic Memories

Author: Alan Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2019

Higher Computing Science New Edition Study Guide

Higher Computing Science New Edition Study Guide

Author: Alan Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2019

The 31 Practices Release the power of your organisation's values every day

The 31 Practices Release the power of your organisation's values every day

Author: Alan Williams, Alison Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Every company has its own values and brand which it wants its customers and clients to engage with and develop loyalty to. At the same time, research shows that 70% of customers' brand perception is determined by their experience with the company's employees. Moreover, 41% of customers are loyal because of good employee attitude. This book shows how companies can translate their values and brand into the daily practices and behaviour of their employees, especially those who must deal directly with customers. Drawing its principles from psychology, sociology, philosophy, neuroscience, and leadership, the 31 Practices method has been successfully adopted by large and small companies around the world and has been responsible for significantly enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Brightred Study Guide National 5 Computing Science New Edition

Brightred Study Guide National 5 Computing Science New Edition

Author: Alan Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/10/2017

The 31 Practices: Release the Power of Your Values Superhero

The 31 Practices: Release the Power of Your Values Superhero

Author: Alan Williams, Steve Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2016

Do you want a life with a clear purpose? Do you want to be happy and less stressed? Do you want to be the best you can be? For most of us, Yes is an easy answer, but to do this is more of a challenge. This book provides a powerful and personal framework to help you find your own superhero and to be the best version of yourself.It all starts with your core personal values, giving a foundation for the way you want to behave. Values are like a moral compass, guiding us when we face choice and uncertainty. When our behaviour is not aligned with our values, we feel stressed. But when our hearts, minds and bodies are aligned, then we find great personal power. Part workbook, part guidebook, My 31 Practices will help you to identify the right values for your life and then translate them into day-to-day behaviour.

Steel Structures Design for Lateral and Vertical Forces, Second Edition

Steel Structures Design for Lateral and Vertical Forces, Second Edition

Author: Alan Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2016

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Thoroughly Updated Guide to the Design of Steel Structures This comprehensive resource offers practical coverage of steel structures design and clearly explains the provisions of the 2015 International Building Code, the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 7-10, and the American Institute of Steel Construction AISC 360-10 and AISC 341-10. Steel Structures Design for Lateral and Vertical Forces, Second Edition, features start-to-finish engineering strategies that encompass the entire range of steel building materials, members, and loads. All techniques strictly conform to the latest codes and specifications. A brand new chapter on the design of steel structures for lateral loads explains design techniques and innovations in concentrically and eccentrically braced frames and moment frames. Throughout, design examples, including step-by-step solutions, and end-of-chapter problems using both ASD and LRFD methods demonstrate real-world applications and illustrate how code requirements apply to both lateral and vertical forces. This up-to-date Second Edition covers: * Steel Buildings and Design Criteria * Design Loads

Drafting Agreements for the Digital Media Industry

Drafting Agreements for the Digital Media Industry

Author: Alan Williams, Duncan Calow, Andrew Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

Now in its second edition, this work contains a collection of sample agreements, presenting annotated contracts from the digital media sector in typical formats used by the industry. It includes agreements for wireless apps, digital downloads, user generated content, social networks, and cloud content. The work goes beyond traditional precedents by giving practical, business-minded commentary and background information to assist both readers intending to draft theirown documents and those looking for hands-on guidance when reviewing standard form documents received from other parties. Its commercially-grounded approach will be of value to business affairs teams, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the digital media space as well as legal professionals working inprivate practice or in-house. Its primary jurisdictional focus is the UK but its scope is international with extensive comparative law comments and practical cross-border guidance for our connected online world. This sector-specialist guide is now supported by an accompanying website with agreements available to download and edit, as well as additional supporting material in the text itself .

Drafting Agreements for the Digital Media Industry

Drafting Agreements for the Digital Media Industry

Author: Alan Williams, Duncan Calow, Andrew Lee Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2016

Now in its second edition, this work contains a collection of sample agreements, presenting annotated contracts from the digital media sector in typical formats used by the industry. It includes agreements for wireless apps, digital downloads, user generated content, social networks, and cloud content. The work goes beyond traditional precedents by giving practical, business-minded commentary and background information to assist both readers intending to draft theirown documents and those looking for hands-on guidance when reviewing standard form documents received from other parties. Its commercially-grounded approach will be of value to business affairs teams, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the digital media space as well as legal professionals working inprivate practice or in-house. Its primary jurisdictional focus is the UK but its scope is international with extensive comparative law comments and practical cross-border guidance for our connected online world. This sector-specialist guide is now supported by an accompanying website with agreements available to download and edit, as well as additional supporting material in the text itself .

The Daylight Thief

The Daylight Thief

Author: Alan Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2015

As the second half of the 19th Century dawns, Jack Follows, a Nottingham-born son of a shoemaker, yearns to drag himself out of the torpor of his lower-class life. A sensuous encounter with irresistible aristocrat Freda Deverick and the chance discovery of his artistic talent seem to present him with a life line out. But as his infatuation descends into obsession, Jack sets off on an ill-fated twenty-year quest through Victorian England over which all his achievements will slowly begin to unravel. A century later Simon Smith's life has hit rock bottom. By chance he discovers Jack's meticulously kept journal. As parallels between their lives emerge he is compelled to embark on his own quest in search of Jack, Freda and a personal redemption that could only be written by the past. Inspired by actual events, The Daylight Thief is the debut novel from author Alan Williams, which lays bare the thin line between hope and obsession. Absorbing, tender and wry, it is tumultuous journey through time and the human condition that proves that our dreams are never out of reach.

National 4 Computing Science Study Guide

National 4 Computing Science Study Guide

Author: Alan Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2015

101 Creative Strategies

101 Creative Strategies

Author: Alan Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2014

101 CREATIVE STRATEGIES are thought and action tactics to creatively aid your discovery of solutions. Begin with thought tactics to consider focus, direction and strategy. Some action tactics will manifest themselves directly as a result of the thought tactics. Other actions will be determined from action tactics themselves. The sequence of the CREATIVE STRATEGIES is not important. Pick any of the 101 tactics and begin. Strategize to maximize your outcome. Change your tactics and you will change your results!

21 Brainstorming Techniques That Work

21 Brainstorming Techniques That Work

Author: Alan Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2014

Brainstorming is the act of stimulating creative thinking and developing new ideas. 21 BRAINSTORMING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK will provide direction, focus and the process to creative solutions. These techniques offer a variety of approaches for individuals, small groups and even large group settings. Get ready to discover solutions!

Ignite Imagination

Ignite Imagination

Author: Alan Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2014

Creativity simply is the mental process of generating new ideas or concepts. Any idea, process or product is a result of creativity. IGNITE IMAGINATION is designed to spark the creative process. As you practice and apply the principles in this book, you will unlock the power of your imagination, light the flame of creativity and unleash your creative potential. Get the companion audio download album, IGNITE IMAGINATION: AUDIO EXAMPLES for all of the interactive audio exercises.

John Kirby and His Orchestra: Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm

John Kirby and His Orchestra: Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm

Author: Alan Williams Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2012

One for the Road!

One for the Road!

Author: Alan Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2010