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How do you find a job that makes you happy - one that fits with your morals, makes you feel good about going to work, and isn't just about making money? If you care about using your time at work to make a positive impact on the world this book can set you on the right path, whether you are just starting out or looking to switch careers. It will help you get to know yourself better, work out what motivates you and identify the best steps towards a more satisfying work life. Throughout you will find questions to ask yourself, real life examples, infographics and case studies. There's no simple formula for finding work that you love but The Ethical Careers Guide will inspire you to embrace the challenge and help you on the journey.
Six Sigma is not new, it's simply a new name for a set of principles and tools that have been developed over the last 100 years that are at the heart of being a world class manufactuirng engineer. Principles that are based on the laws of physics and Mathematics to guarantee process knowledge and improvement. Principles that seem to have been forgotten or over looked in the modern world but that can give all Manufacturing Engineers the tools to fix any technical problem, these are must have approaches. Its a book therefore for anyone who wants to use Six Sigma and be a world Class Engineer..
What's it like to start a revolution? How do you build the biggest tech company in the world? And why do you walk away from it all? Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft. Together he and Bill Gates turned an idea - writing software - into a company and then an entire industry. This is the story of how it came about: two young mavericks who turned technology on its head, the bitter battles as each tried to stamp his vision on the future and the ruthless brilliance and fierce commitment.
';The entire conversation took five minutes. When it was over, Bill and I looked at each other. It was one thing to talk about writing a language for a microprocessor and another to get the job done.If we'd been older or known better, Bill and I might have been put off by the task in front of us. But we were young and green enough to believe that we just might pull it off.' Paul Allen, best known as the cofounder of Microsoft, has left his mark on numerous fields, from aviation and science to rock ';n' roll, professional sports, and philanthropy. His passions and curiosity have transformed the way we live. In 2007 and again in 2008,Timenamed him one of the hundred most influential people in the world. It all started on a snowy day in December 1974, when he was twenty-one years old. After buying the new issue ofPopular Electronicsin Harvard Square, Allen ran to show it to his best friend from Seattle, Bill Gates, then a Harvard undergrad. The magazine's cover story featured the Altair 8800, the first true personal computer; Allen knew that he and Gates had the skills to code a programming language for it. When Gates agreed to collaborate on BASIC for the Altair, one of the most influential partnerships in the digital era was up and running. While much has been written about Microsoft's early years, Allen has never before told the story from his point of view. Nor has he previously talked about the details of his complex relationship with Gates or his behind-closed-doors perspective on how a struggling start-up became the most powerful technology company in the world.Idea Manis the candid and long-awaited memoir of an intensely private person, a tale of triumphant highs and terrifying lows.
Meet the Owls Crime Squad. The firm that became notorious for pulling off the most audacious invasions and legendary battles no matter how the odds were stacked. What they lacked in organisation they made up for in sheer ferocity. Always up for it and never prepared to give any ground, they caused mayhem up and down the country, both on and off the terraces.For the first time, Paul Allen and Douglas Naylor piece together their years together in one of the most feared firms since the '70s. This is an electrifying and intelligent account of the legendary decades when the Owls Crime Squad dominated casual violence. It is an uncompromising look at football culture and the violence that surrounds it.The names have been changed to protect the innocent...and the guilty!
Companies face major challenges as they seek to flourish in competitive global markets, fuelled by developments in technology, from the Internet to grid computing and Web services. In this environment, service orientation - aligning business processes to the changing demands of customers - is emerging as a highly effective approach to increasing efficiency. In this book, Paul Allen provides an accessible guide to service orientation, showing how it works and highlighting the benefits it can deliver. The book provides an integrated approach: after covering the basics of service orientation, he discusses key issues such as business agility, designing quality-of-service infrastructure, implementing service-level agreements, and cultural factors. He provides roadmaps, definitions, templates, techniques, process patterns and checklists to help you realize service orientation. These resources are reinforced with detailed case studies, from the transport and banking sectors. Packed with valuable insights, the book will be essential reading for CIOs, IT architects and senior developers. IT facing business executives will also benefit from understanding how software services can enable their business strategies. Paul Allen is a principal business-IT strategist at CA and is widely recognized for his innovative work in component-based development (CBD), business-IT alignment and service-oriented architecture. With over thirty years experience of large-scale business systems, he is an established author whose previous book was the critically acclaimed Realizing e-Business with Components. Sam Higgins is now with Forrester Research Inc.; formerly he managed the Innovation and Planning Unit of Queensland Transport's Information Services Branch. Paul McRae is the application architect in the Innovation and Planning Unit of Queensland Transport's Information Services Branch. Hermann Schlamann is a senior architect in the architecture group of Credit Suisse.
In this book, Paul Allen and Douglas Naylor recount their years together in one of the most feared hooligan firms since the 1970s. This is an electrifying and intelligent account of the legendary decades when owls Crime Squad dominated casual violence. It is an uncompromising look at football culture and the violence that surrounds it.
Do you belong to an amateur theatre group wanting to 'do an Ayckbourn'? Are you the Artistic Director of a professional theatre seeking to slot an Ayckbourn into next season? Are you a fan of Ayckbourn's work and would love a handy reference book? A Pocket Guide to Alan Ayckbourn's Plays will tell you all you need to know and more: All plays in chronological order with an alphabetical index A complete listing of male and female characters in each play A plot breakdown for each play Useful hints on production Details of where to apply for permission to perform Details of where to get the music where applicable Publication details An introduction to his life and work Alan Ayckbourn has written over 60 plays for adults and more than a dozen for children. Even his most ardent fan is unlikely to know them all. This handy guide will give you all the information you need to decide which is the right one for you to produce. Or if you simply want a reference book to recall your favourite plays or read about the ones you've missed, then this is the book for you.
Now in paperback, the hugely acclaimed, authorised biography of Britain's most popular playwright Alan Ayckbourn is Britain's most popular playwright and its most private. He has won numerous awards for his plays and has worked with some of theatre's most celebrated names, yet he spends most of his time away from the limelight in a Yorkshire seaside town not writing at all but running a small repertory theatre. This is a portrait of a man who - from Relatively Speaking in 1965 to his double play House and Garden at the National Theatre in 2000 - has chronicled human behaviour, our aspirations and insecurities, while shaping the theatrical experience of millions. Mr Allen's book makes me want to start reading the entire Ayckbourn canon over again...splendid stuff Hugh Leonard, Sunday Independent Paul Allen has come up with a wise, well-informed book that not only persuades us of Ayckbourn's genius but also helps to explain this complex, driven man Michael Billington, Country Life Lucid, meticulously researched ...this impressively detailed account benefits from Paul Allen's rich inside knowledge of theatre Terry Eagleton, Times Literary Supplement Thorough and enjoyable Christopher Hirst, Independent
This intriguing book argues that the sixteenth-century treaties King Philip III forged with Spain's most powerful enemies were not intended to ensure a permanent peace. Instead, the author shows, Philip's plan was to lull his foes, thereby enabling Spain to regain its strength after fifty years of incessant and expensive warfare. Ending the truce and resuming war with the Dutch, the English, and the French were all a part of the grand strategy.
This ground-breaking book distills the experience of the author in dealing with problems in industry that can be solved by using the SELECT Perspective. A pragmatic component-based approach for the development of enterprise systems, the SELECT Perspective comprises a unique blend of techniques, architecture, and process. Enterprise software development presents challenges of sheer scale and complexity that continue to accelerate at a terrific pace. Businesses are becoming increasingly adaptive and are calling for software that is more and more flexible. Component technology holds the promise of solving these problems, but there are some complications. For example, many organizations continue to struggle with the challenge of integrating their legacy systems with the newer technology. The approach in this book offers a streamlined set of modeling techniques based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML); uses a serviced-based architecture that provides an overall design philosophy for reusable software that addresses the needs of the business, not the technology; and is a clearly defined software process that provides guidance on how to employ the knowledge base of available techniques.