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'I didn't have a burning desire to make a product for mums. I didn't have a burning desire to make a product at all. My moti-vation was to be the master of my own destiny, to work for my-self rather than 'the man.' If someone told me before I started my business that my cofounder would bail, that I'd be on the brink of bankruptcy and that I'd get into a jumbled mess with my investors-all while raising four daughters-would I still have done it? Hell yeah. But that's because I'm a loud and feisty Aussie chick. If you're reading this, you probably have some guts too. Believe me, I was never supposed to be an entrepreneur. I was just another thirty-something full-time corporate cog, wife and mother who didn't know a damn thing about business. But I knew in my bones that aden + anais, a boutique swaddle company my friend and I thought up on the floor of my baby's nursery, would be successful. And, would you look at that, I was right. I'm here to tell you, that you do have what it takes to start a business, change careers, be successful-and maybe even tell your micromanaging boss to go shove it. I succeeded, despite all the odds and curveballs thrown my way, and you can too. You don't need an MBA, you just need an idea you believe in, the ability to work your arse off and a desire to learn more. So get ready to check your doubts at the door and jump in.
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, TENTH EDITION offers a practical, visually appealing approach to information systems development. The integrated Video Learning Sessions available via CourseMate will increase engagement and improve student understanding of the course material. Throughout the book, real-world case studies emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. Numerous projects, assignments, and end-of-chapter exercises, accessible only in CourseMate, provide hands-on practice. The new Tenth Edition will help prepare students for success in today's intensely competitive business world. CourseMate includes an integrated e-book, interactive activities and quizzes as well as the brand new Engagement Tracker feature. In addition, CourseMate is the only place to gain access to the SCR case study.
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. This bestselling on-the-job reference and test preparation guide has been fully revised for the new 2019 CompTIA A+ exam objectives This fully revised and updated resource offers complete coverage of the latest release of CompTIA A+ exams 220-1001 & 220-1002. You'll find learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams with ease, this definitive guide also serves as an essential on-the-job IT reference. Covers all exam topics, including how to: *Work with CPUs, RAM, BIOS, motherboards, power supplies, and other personal computer components*Install, configure, and maintain hard drives*Manage input devices and removable media*Set up, upgrade, and maintain all versions of Windows*Troubleshoot and fix computer problems*Install printers and other peripherals*Configure and secure mobile devices*Connect to the Internet*Set up wired and wireless networks*Protect your personal computer and your network*Implement virtualization and cloud-based technologies Online content includes: *Practice exams for 1001 & 1002*More than one hour of free video training*TotalSim simulations of performance-based questions*Mike Meyers' favorite PC tools and utilities
Like a paper version of your funniest friend, this pocket-sized volume provides an honest look at the newfangled stresses of life in the digital age, while also offering commonsense reassurance that everything's going to work out fine. Probably. Maybe. Definitely. Gifts for millennials who eat avocado toast while snapping selfies Knock Knock books: edgy AF! Jacketed hardcover; 3.75 x 5 inches; 112 pages Written by Knock Knock and illustrated by Gemma Correll
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Set up a comprehensive, well-organized small business financial management system using QuickBooks 2009 and the expert advice packed inside this official guide. Filled with practical information, this book explains how to perform essential business tasks and customize QuickBooks for your needs. Track finances, manage payroll, process invoices, monitor inventory, manage sales and expenses, and much more. Run your small business with confidence--regardless of your industry or growth level-using the real-world tips, techniques, and shortcuts in this authoritative guide to QuickBooks 2009.Configure and customize QuickBooks for your businessEnter transactions quickly and accuratelyKeep customer, vendor, and employee information all in one placeManage accounts payable and receivableManage customers and vendorsMonitor inventoryTrack employee hours and manage payrollReconcile bank accountsSet up and manage budgetsCreate standard or customized business reportsAnalyze business performance
A new edition of the #1 text in the human computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, the Fifth Edition of Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design, and ubiquitous computing. New to the fifth edition: a chapter on data at scale, which covers developments in the emerging fields of 'human data interaction' and data analytics. The chapter demonstrates the many ways organizations manipulate, analyze, and act upon the masses of data being collected with regards to human digital and physical behaviors, the environment, and society at large. Revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a cross-disciplinary, practical, and process-oriented, state-of-the-art introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied. Explains how to use design and evaluation techniques for developing successful interactive technologies Demonstrates, through many examples, the cognitive, social and affective issues that underpin the design of these technologies Provides thought-provoking design dilemmas and interviews with expert designers and researchers Uses a strong pedagogical format to foster understanding and enjoyment An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities, and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers.
The recent activism film Just Do It (2011) had a message: 'Get off your arse and change the world'. But, as Michael Norton here implores, no-one has to be that energetic. Click2Change advocates sitting back and changing the world from computers, iPads and iPhones. Click2Change offers a wide range of world-changing thing to do on the internet: such as becoming an e-activist or recycling unwanted stuff. With plenty of ideas, information and lots of websites to access, readers will be able to make their mark on the world with a click of the mouse.
ETHICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 3e, International Edition is a highly anticipated revision that will help readers understand the legal, ethical, and societal implications of information technology. The third edition offers updated and newsworthy coverage of issues such as file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risks, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and ethics of IT corporations. This book offers an excellent foundation in ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals.
'Engaging, fact-filled and profoundly illuminating. It's inspiring to read - and it should help make the world a lot better.' Cass Sunstein, author of Nudge The rise of social media has sent our social instincts into overdrive, and the impact of our networks has never been greater. But what if we could reclaim the positive power that influences our decisions, to behave better and be happier? In this groundbreaking book, Sanders and Hume build on the incredible findings of their own cutting-edge research from their work at the world's first Nudge Unit, as well as illuminating case studies from experts around the world, to show how small changes in our environments can have a huge impact on where our instincts lead us. At a time when our trust in each other is being destroyed on a global scale, it's never been more important to understand what motivates us and how to use our predictable behaviours to drive positive change. From helping us to run more cohesive organizations, to building important relationships and connections that matter, this is an essential roadmap back to our better social selves.
What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new sites and applications with clean, readable code. Fully updated to cover Laravel 5.7, the latest release, the second edition of this practical guide provides the definitive introduction to one of today's most popular web frameworks. Matt Stauffer--a leading teacher and developer in the Laravel community--delivers a high-level overview and concrete examples to help experienced PHP web developers get started with Laravel right away. By the time you reach the last page, you should feel comfortable writing an entire application in Laravel from scratch.
The Business Analysts completely dissolves the perception that the IT industry dictates to businesses what IT systems they will use and dispels the myth that business users and IT technicians are from different planets. It suggests how to create an environment in which everybody works together in an exciting and refreshing way – a paradigm shift in the way business analysis projects are done.
The IT industry has to move to a point where it realises that the users of IT systems and the technical personnel are both equally responsible for getting the system to work. The users of the IT system should be an integral part of the team when the system is being put together. This, unfortunately, is not the norm within the industry. It is the business analyst’s responsibility, among others, to make sure that communication flows freely between all the parties involved.
This book gives the business analyst the tools and techniques to find out what the business users of IT systems really need and to guide the project to meet those needs.
This practical guide will teach you how to take the best possible photo in any situation imaginable with clear step-by-step guidance from expert photographer, Tom Ang. Full of essential advice, hints, and tips, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything gives you straightforward instructions on what equipment you will need, the best approach for each subject, how to compose your shot and find the right light, and how to frame your shot effectively. Checklists offer you guidance on getting results and "tricks of the trade" show you how to turn a good picture into a great one. From still-life to sports photography, cityscapes and landscapes, and tackling children's parties to capturing the magic of seasonal celebrations, How to Photograph Absolutely Everything is the essential guide to improving your digital photography skills and getting the most out of your camera.
A remastered classic deserves a remastered guide--this very special update to the official Dark Souls game guide brings everything there is to know about the world of Lordran together in one place. We've expanded every part of our original Dark Souls guide to take advantage of many thousands of hours of play since the game's original release.
We never get an instruction manual about how money works. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and never deal with it. In Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown Up, Sam Beckbessinger tells it to you straight: how to take control of your money to take control of your life. In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, you will learn: - How to trick your dumb brain into saving more, without giving up fun - How to make a bona fide grownup budget - Why you need to forget what you've learned about credit - How to negotiate a raise - Why buying a house (probably) won't make you rich - The one super-simple investment you need With heplful exercises, informative illustrations (also: kittens) and straightforward advice, this book doesn't shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you'd had at 25, but is never too late to read.
The gripping inside story of the race to build conversationally capable computers Chat with the author: ask your Alexa device to `open the voice computing book' __________________ The next great technological disruption is coming. The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build the last, best computer that the world will ever need. They know that whoever successfully creates it will revolutionise our relationship with technology - and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it conversational AI. Computers that can speak and think like humans do may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are rapidly moving towards reality. In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, Amazon and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution. He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society: handing untold new powers to businesses, upending traditional notions of privacy, revolutionising access to information, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness. And he even tries to understand the significance of the revolution firsthand - by building a chatbot version of his terminally ill father. Vlahos's research leads him to one fundamental question: What happens when our computers become as articulate, compassionate, and creative as we are? __________________ `Brilliant and essential . . . You'll find insights and meaning on every page, and you'll keep turning them. This book is dynamite.' NICHOLAS THOMPSON, editor-in-chief of Wired `Conversational AI is a genuine paradigm shift in our experience with technology. Vlahos brings the whole story to life . . . A thoughtful and enjoyable read.' TOM GRUBER, co-creator of Siri `The baton of disruption has been passed from the smart phone to voice, and Vlahos helps make sense of this tectonic shift.' SCOTT GALLOWAY, author of The Four `Voice computing is revolutionising the way we interact with our devices. Talk to Me offers a road map showing how we got to this point and the opportunities and risks that lie ahead.' MARTIN FORD, author of The Rise of the Robots `James Vlahos has written an excellent book on how voice computing has become more and more of a growing presence in our everyday world.' RAY KURZWEIL, author of The Singularity Is Near
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.
A Classic Console - 40 Years in the Making! - The classic Atari 2600 console has captured the hearts of gamers of all ages. This retrospective celebrates many of its greatest games. Travel back in time when a joystick and a single button were the only things needed for endless hours of fun! Relive the Nostalgia - Includes original box art, full-color screenshots, classic advertisements, and more! Covers Over 65 Classic Games - Includes Adventure, Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, and Yars' Revenge! The Console - A look back at the history of the Atari 2600 in all its glory - all 40 years! Plus Much More! - Packed with fun facts, tips and tricks, and details on how to play the games!
Loved by instructors for its visual and flexible way to build computer skills, the Illustrated Series is ideal for teaching Microsoft Office 2010 to both computer rookies and hotshots. Each two-page spread focuses on a single skill, making information easy to follow and absorb. Large, full-color illustrations represent how the students' screen should look. Concise text introduces the basic principles of the lesson and integrates a case study for further application.
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