Flying Without a Net

Flying Without a Net

Confronted by omnipresent threats of job loss and change, even the brightest among us are anxious. Packed with practical advice and inspiring stories, "Flying Without a Net" explains how to draw strength from vulnerability.

Author: Thomas DeLong

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422162293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 257

View: 692

Confronted by omnipresent threats of job loss and change, even the brightest among us are anxious. Packed with practical advice and inspiring stories, "Flying Without a Net" explains how to draw strength from vulnerability.
Categories: Business & Economics

Flying Without a Net a True Story of a Boy Who Runs Off with Cirque Du Soleil

Flying Without a Net   a True Story of a Boy Who Runs Off with Cirque Du Soleil

Statistics predicted that Vital would be dead or in jail by the age of eighteen due to gang related violence and circumstance.

Author: Vital Germaine

Publisher: Ink & Quill Publishers

ISBN: 1936525852

Category: Acrobats

Page: 224

View: 347

Statistics predicted that Vital would be dead or in jail by the age of eighteen due to gang related violence and circumstance. Instead, as a little boy he took life by the reins, overcame insurmountable challenges, and achieved his dream in a land far from the country of his birth.
Categories: Acrobats

Flying Lessons

Flying Lessons

The Flying Wallendas know the importance of consequences and they live by
that principle in their practice routines. This group of trapeze artists performs
without a net. They have performed some of their most dangerous stunts two
hundred ...

Author: Gregg Steinberg

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418568856

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 569

Flying Lessons shows parents how to enhance their child's mental game using targeted activities, which were developed over 15 years of working with children. These exercises teach values such as setting and achieving goals, team building, fair play, and personal responsibility. This book equips kids with the same techniques being taught to adults by executive or life coaches. These are the skills and techniques parents want their children to learn in a fun, non-threatening and effective way. The lasting impact of the author's approach is that children respond like champions in every aspect of their day-and for the rest of their lives. Chapters include: Talk Yourself Into Greatness Direct Your Own Mental Movies Act Like a Star Carbon Copy Greatness Fill Your Mind with Moments of Gold Pen a Babe of a Nickname
Categories: Family & Relationships

WITHOUT A NET

WITHOUT A NET

They taught me to fly, soar; that one can write “by the seat of his pants.” As long
as love and caprice are free to ... All of which led me to his collection The Daring
Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. How's that for kismet? Sometime back then, I ...

Author: JACK BEACH

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781418474522

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 436

Willing to take a risk? These are risky tales that celebrate the fragile, stubborn human animal: no matter what shape he takes, relationships he forms--the color of his mind. He is on contradictory flights towards love (wherever he may find it), confrontations with loss, and his search for home. He must also be packed for sudden stopovers in North Africa or "Big Easy" to check out the scenes there. Don't expect consistency. These stories leap like fleas from slapstick-farce in "The Five Dancing Brothers" through horror in "Neighboring" and "The Rats," past a Saroyanesque caper ("No Sabbaticals in Tinseltown") and gay-world hustle ("Close Shave.") to end in the dream-reality of "House of Children." You will meet some unusual folks: Big Tex from Peoria, Branka the Gypsy, the Brainert Boys, the Can Man, and Azzi's Wife. Maybe they will remind you of someone--maybe you. Two volumes of Jack Beach's poetry have been published by 1 at Books Library: THE THREE MILE BRIDGE: Across Pensacola Bay on a Span of Poems, and THE GRAND TOUR: A Steamer Trunk of Travel Poems. WITHOUT A NET is his first prose work in print.
Categories: Fiction

Flying Funny

Flying Funny

theater as “flying without a net.” 2 Some show titles were The Vietnam Follies (
1966); The Lyndon Frolics: Great Fables from the Great Society (1967); The Race
Riot Review (1967); The Future Lies Just Ahead: The Watergate Story (1972); ...

Author: Dudley Riggs

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452954530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 426

Dudley Riggs didn’t have to run away from home to join the circus. Home was the circus. Son of the acclaimed aerial flyers Riggs and Riggs, he made his circus debut as a polar prince parading in a wagon pulled by a polar bear. At the age of five, he graduated to a risqué vaudeville act during the circus off- season; at eight, he outgrew his cutes (and his child stardom) and joined his high-flying parents on the trapeze. Eventually he had to learn to “fly funny” because he grew too tall to fly straight. In one way or another, Riggs has been flying ever since. The rest, as they say, is history. And what a story it is. In Flying Funny, Riggs shares many highs and lows while describing circus life and the evolution of America’s popular entertainment during the twentieth century. From his early life in circus and vaudeville to his creation of the Brave New Workshop, we see how his show business experience and instincts helped him create in Minneapolis what became the “next wave” in American entertainment—improvisation. As a young man, Riggs lost everything in a tornado, got an education on the fly, and sailed with the All American circus to post–war Japan. On a slow boat home and restless about his future, he developed the idea of Word Jazz—creating a script on stage as it is being performed—and shortly after he opened the Instant Theater in New York. Later, he moved to Minneapolis where he founded the Brave New Workshop, launching the careers of comic greats such as Penn and Teller, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Louie Anderson, Peter Tolan, Pat Proft, Nancy Steen, Liz Winstead, Al Franken and many others. Today, the Brave New Workshop thrives as the longest running improvisational theater in America. From flying funny on the trapeze to theater without a net, Dudley Riggs’s story is filled with hearty laughs and eyebrow-raising insights. With a wry sense of humor and infectious warmth, he shares the exhilaration of flying whether through the air or on the stage.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life

I'm scheduled to fly to Boulder City for Dad's second attempt at chemo, but
receive a last-minute call from the women's ... the trapeze flying was only
supposed to be a metaphor for the type of flying-without—a-net hotshot that
entrepreneurs are ...

Author: Karen Karbo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781582344454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 474

A fascinating portrait of a father-daughter relationship explains how the author, a freelance writer and reluctant caregiver, set out to take care of her father, a retired industrial designer and card-caring member of the NRA, after he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Husband Is The Past Tense Of Daddy And Other Dispatches From The Front Lines Of Motherhood

Husband Is The Past Tense Of Daddy And Other Dispatches From The Front Lines Of Motherhood

IN my household we call it flying without a net . I remember when that figure of
speech was born . One day my husband took the baby over to the bed , laid him
down atop the beige bedspread , and proceeded to strip off his diaper . He
hoisted ...

Author: Teryl Zarnow

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: PSU:000017041560

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 743

The author offers a humorous look at the rewards and challenges of raising a family, and describes how parenthood changes one's life
Categories: Social Science

The Art of Film Acting

The Art of Film Acting

The enjoyment I get out of acting is the risk factor—that feeling of flying without a
net. Michael Douglas How Sight Reading Works Alicia arrives at her audition
without being “prepared.” Her normal habit on the night before an audition is to ...

Author: Jeremiah Comey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136047213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 682

This guide for actors and directors develops a valid method for training performers to act from their core--whether they are cold reading, auditioning, or performing for film or television. This book teaches actors how to achieve and respond to believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate to one another and to the circumstances. Exercises, including script examples, throughout the book give readers an easy resource for practicing the principles outlined. The Art of Film Acting applies a classic stage acting method (Stanislavsky) to the more intimate medium of performing before a camera, teaching readers to experience an emotion rather than to indicate it.
Categories: Performing Arts

My Years as Prime Minister

My Years as Prime Minister

... closely to the written text, since many of my best speeches have come when I'
ve been inspired by a historic occasion to speak passionately without any notes,
but the content of this one was too important for me to risk flying without a net.

Author: Jean Chretien

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307368720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 672

My Years as Prime Minister is Jean Chrétien’s own story, told with insight and humour, of his ten years at 24 Sussex Drive as Canada’s twentieth prime minister. By the time he left office, Jean Chrétien had been in politics for forty years – and his experience is evident on every page of his important, engaging memoir. Chrétien loves to tell a good tale – and he does so here in the same honest, plain-spoken style of Straight from the Heart, his earlier bestselling account of his years as a Cabinet minister. He gives us a self-portrait of a working prime minister – the passionate Canadian renowned for finishing every speech with Vive le Canada! Chrétien knows how government works, and his political instincts are sharp. Through the decade 1993 to 2003 we watch as he wins three majority elections as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Finding the country in a dreadful state, dangerously in debt and bitterly divided, he describes how his government wiped out the deficit in just four years, helped to defeat the separatists in the cliffhanger Quebec referendum, passed the Clarity Act, and set out to fulfill the economic and social promises his party made in its famous Red Books. He reveals how and why he kept the country out of the war in Iraq – a defining moment for many Canadians; led Team Canada on whirlwind trade missions around the world; and participated in a host of major international summits. Along with his astute comments on politics and government, he gives candid portraits of a broad cast of characters. Over a beer, Tony Blair confides his hesitation about taking Britain into the Iraq War; in the corridors of the United Nations, Bill Clinton offers to speak to Quebecers on behalf of Canadian unity; while at home, Chrétien reveals the events leading up to the departure of his finance minister, Paul Martin. He recounts the dramatic night in which his quick-thinking wife, Aline, saved him from an assassination attempt at 24 Sussex Drive; and, with lively humour, he describes how he and Clinton successfully escaped from their own bodyguards – to the consternation of all. Even in the highest office in the land, Jean Chrétien never lost his connection with ordinary Canadians. He is as warm and funny in his recollections as in person, at once combative and cool-headed, a man full of vitality and charm. Above all, from start to finish, his love for his country and his passion to keep it united run clear and deep. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Homefront

Homefront

In short, they were flying without a net. At first the problem didn't seem to be too
serious. In the middle of the night there was little air traffic; pilots could usually
navigate aircrafts manually and land without the benefit of a controller's
instructions.

Author: John Milius

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345528421

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 336

View: 531

HOME IS WHERE THE WAR IS America may be reeling from endless recessions and crippling oil wars, but hack reporter Ben Walker never expected to see his homeland invaded and occupied by a reunified Korea—now a formidable world power under Kim Jong-il’s dictator son. The enemy’s massive cyberattack is followed by the detonation of an electromagnetic pulse that destroys technology across the United States. Communications, weapons, and defense systems are rendered useless; thousands perish as vehicles suddenly lose power and passenger jets plummet to the ground. Fleeing the chaos of Los Angeles, Walker discovers that although America’s military has been scattered, its fighting spirit remains. Walker joins the soldiers as they head east across the desert, battling Korean patrols—and soon finds his own mission. Walker reinvents himself as the Voice of Freedom, broadcasting information and enemy positions to civilian Resistance cells via guerrilla radio. But Walker’s broadcasts have also reached the ears of the enemy. Korea dispatches its deadliest warrior to hunt the Voice of Freedom and crush the ever-growing Resistance before it can mount a new war for American liberty. From the Paperback edition.
Categories: Games & Activities

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

When you lead students in creative activities, at least at first, you feel like you are
a trapeze artist flying without a net. There are many reasons for this, including the
fact that there are not a lot of models to follow and that teachers are unsure how ...

Author: Scott Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199911110

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 756

It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that access, nurture, and develop students' potential for musical expression. Example after example illustrates each principle in a variety of music teaching and technology scenarios. Watson also includes practical ideas for technology-based creative music activities, locating lesson plans and other resources, and assessing creative work. The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency. Additionally, it includes a valuable section of resources with tips for setting up a computer music workstation, a plain-language description of how digital audio works, and a music education technology glossary. Most of the activities described can be carried out by novice users with free or low-cost music applications. The book also features a comprehensive companion website with dozens of audio and video examples as well as many downloadable worksheets, rubrics, and activity files. Visit the companion website at www.oup.com/us/musicalcreativity.
Categories: Music

Fever

Fever

And the second Allen turned his hand over to the frumpy workingwoman who
was to manicure his nails, he was flying without a net: “Sometimes my nails get
so long,” he told his sparse live studio audience, “when I make a fist, I slash my
wrist.

Author: Peter Richmond

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466818804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 251

The first major biography of the legendary singer—an enthralling account of a charismatic artist moving through the greatest, most glamorous era of American music "I learned courage from Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, and Mr. Cary Grant." So said Peggy Lee, the North Dakota girl who sang like she'd just stepped out of Harlem. Einstein adored her; Duke Ellington dubbed her "the Queen." With her platinum cool and inimitable whisper she sold twenty million records, made more money than Mickey Mantle, and along with pals Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby presided over music's greatest generation. Yet beneath the diamonds she was still Norma Delores Egstrom, insecure and always looking for acceptance. Drawing on exclusive interviews and new information, Peter Richmond delivers a complex, compelling portrait of an artist and an era that begins with a girl plagued by loss, her father's alcoholism, and her stepmother's abuse. One day she gets on a train hoping her music will lead her someplace better. It does—to a new town and a new name; to cities and clubs where a gallery of brilliant innovators are ushering in a brand-new beat; to four marriages, a daughter, Broadway, Vegas, and finally Hollywood. Richmond traces how Peggy rose, right along with jazz itself, becoming an unstoppable hit-maker ("Fever," "Mañana," "Is That All There Is?"). We see not only how this unforgettable star changed the rhythms of music, but also how—with her drive to create, compose, and perform—she became an artist whose style influenced k.d. lang, Nora Jones, and Diana Krall. Fever brings the lady alive again—and makes her swing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map

Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map

But anyone who spends a lifetime building up a retirement nest egg and does not
take the time to check up on it once in a while to make sure all systems are go is
indeed flying without a net and tempting late. Imagine getting in your car day ...

Author: Ed Slott

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307493563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 194

This is the same diagnostic system I use with my own clients and with the financial advisors I train. So, going through it will be like having me sitting beside you, whispering in your ear, guiding you every step of the way.” –from Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map Corporate pensions are disappearing. Social Security is in trouble. And the sizable postwar generation is reaching retirement age. With the futures of millions of Americans at stake, Ed Slott, the country’s foremost retirement planning advisor, now offers expert advice on weathering the perfect storm of financial instability that looms on the horizon. Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map, Slott’s most essential and accessible book yet, provides clear step-by-step directions through the highways and byways of IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and other major accounts. In five helpfully focused sections, Slott combines crucial facts with interactive checklists and questionnaires (those he uses with his own clients) to teach investors and beneficiaries alike the best way to save and to maximize an inheritance. Inside you’ll discover • My Account Inventory: an overview of every retirement savings account you own, whether you’re thirty or sixty-five–from what it is and where it is to who gets it and how, plus where to put important data for easy access and where to store your essential documents (hint: not in a safe-deposit box) • The Account Owner’s Care Solution: how to properly fill out retirement account beneficiary forms so that whatever amount of money is left in your account after you’ve fully enjoyed retirement will go to whomever you choose and not to relatives who suddenly pop up out of nowhere • The Account Beneficiary’s Care Solution: what to do when you inherit so that you won’t lose any of the tax benefits and other opportunities your benefactor has created for you, or make a mistake that could wipe out an inherited fortune that took years to build up • The Special Issues Care Solution: how to handle the out-of-the-box issues that could affect you or your beneficiaries (e.g., life events such as divorce or incapacity; tax issues for unmarried partners; decisions about trusts) • The Follow-up Care Solution: how to keep your planning on track and make adjustments when circumstances change, and how to determine whether your professional retirement advisor is really up to the task of preserving and protecting your money • Plus: the most up-to-date information on tax laws, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006, which provides major new retirement incentives that you can take advantage of Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map is an indispensable planning solution that is sure to become the standard how-to on a complex subject that is becoming relevant to more people every day. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Business & Economics

Teaching by Heart

Teaching by Heart

He notes that, as teachers, we often focus more on our inadequacies and missteps than on our strengths and unique talents. He explains why this is so by dissecting and analyzing his own experiences--using himself as a case study.

Author: Thomas J. DeLong

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781633698536

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 475

The best teachers are leaders, and the best leaders are teachers. Teaching by Heart summarizes the author's key insights gained from more than forty years of teaching and managing. It illustrates how teachers can both lift people up and let them down. It proposes that the best teachers are also leaders, and the best leaders are also teachers. In examining how to lead and teach, renowned Harvard Business School professor Thomas J. DeLong takes the reader inside his own head and heart. He notes that, as teachers, we often focus more on our inadequacies and missteps than on our strengths and unique talents. He explains why this is so by dissecting and analyzing his own experiences--using himself as a case study. The book's goal is to help readers learn about the intricacies of teaching and managing, and to impart lessons about how teachers can create a unique teaching atmosphere. To do this, the author analyzes the process of creating a curriculum, preparing for an eighty-minute class, managing the fifteen minutes before class begins, and evaluating the nature of the teaching experience after the session concludes. Along the way, he connects specific classroom behaviors with leadership issues--in organizations, in teams, and in personal relationships. He also asks--and answers--some provocative questions, such as: What happens on multiple levels when I teach or lead--with me, students, or professionals? What am I thinking and feeling as I process what students are thinking and feeling? How are my internal conversations affecting how I teach and lead? How do I manage my biases, including having "favorite" students? To what extent can I use teaching methods in the arena of management? Throughout Teaching by Heart, DeLong discusses why empathy and authenticity matter. When teachers embrace this mindset, students have the opportunity to have a unique learning experience. Teachers and managers will learn how to create moments of transformation for students. Whether you're a university professor, a student, a business leader, or just someone fascinated by teaching, this book will instruct, entertain, and--hopefully--inspire.
Categories: Education

Nikon D7100 For Dummies

Nikon D7100 For Dummies

Julie Adair King. But even in manual mode, you're never really flying without a
net: The camera assists you by displaying the exposure meter, explained next.
Reading. (And. Adjusting). the. Meter. To help you determine whether your
exposure ...

Author: Julie Adair King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118530405

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 557

A must-have, full-color guide to the Nikon D7100 The Nikon D7100 is an ideal camera for beginning photographers who may lack structured photography training but are still eager and determined to take great photos. And that?s where this fun-and-friendly guide comes in handy! Packed with more than 300 full-color photos, this introductory guide begins by helping you get a feel for the camera, get comfortable shooting in auto mode, managing playback options, and handle basic troubleshooting strategies. Veteran author Julie Adair King walks you through the D7100's features and encourages you to take creative control so that you can start capturing stunning pictures immediately. Packs in more than 300 full-color photos that exemplify the basic photo skills needed to get great shots Shares a wealth of information from one of the most popular digital photography authors Walks you through adjusting manual settings to get better results from exposure, lighting, focus, and color Contains an entire chapter on video mode Explains how to send images to a computer for organizing, editing, and sharing Nikon D7100 For Dummies helps you get a grasp on your camera's controls so you can start taking memorable photos today!
Categories: Photography

The James Brown Reader

The James Brown Reader

Brown's vocals are flying without a net and not every track wins, but “That's My
Desire,” “I Need Your Key,” “The Man in the Glass,” “Every Day I Have the Blues,”
and “For Once in My Life” are well worth the price of admission. King 1095: It's a ...

Author: Nelson George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637346

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 838

Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.
Categories: Music

Unlucky for Some

Unlucky for Some

He had been on a course, but now he was flying without a net, and that was a bit
scary. He gave himself what he hoped was an appropriate injection of insulin,
and went downstairs. Breakfast was always in Grace's kitchen-diner; he ate his ...

Author: Jill McGown

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345476573

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 752

Selected by The Times (London) as one of the twentieth century’s “100 Masters of Crime,” Jill McGown writes mystery-suspense novels with plots that defy second-guessing. In Unlucky for Some, her thirteenth book featuring Detective Chief Inspectors Lloyd and Hill, the quiet life of an English town scarcely conceals the deadly menace lurking around dark corners and within the human mind. Michael Waterman is a self-made millionaire. His casinos and nightclubs ensure a constant flow of cash, and Waterman knows what he needs to do to keep it that way. So far, it seems, he has stayed on the right side of the law. Certainly, no one seriously suspects him of murdering bingo player Wilma Fenton, who was struck down while walking home with a purse crammed full of winnings. Her murder looks like an ordinary mugging except for one oddity: The killer had left Wilma’s money neatly fanned out across her body. The motive behind the bafflingly violent act dogs Lloyd and Hill– now married and the harried parents of a two-year-old daughter. The stakes are raised with a second murder, modeled on the first . . . and then a third. A cold-blooded killer is challenging not only the police but the one witness to the first slaying: England’s premier expert on serial crime, well-known journalist and TV personality, Tony Baker. It has now become a twisted game of madness and logic–in which failure to outwit the murderer means more senseless deaths. In this astonishing Lloyd and Hill novel, Jill McGown’s storytelling genius will captivate longtime fans as well as first-time readers. Unlucky for Some is lucky for all admirers of virtuoso suspense writing. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Fiction

Tipping Sacred Cows

Tipping Sacred Cows

20 In Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success, Tom
DeLong shows leaders how to convert vulnerability and anxiety into strength. As
part of his book, he diagnoses the way a love for excellence can stop people from
 ...

Author: Jake Breeden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118431924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 981

Strategies for overcoming the "sacred cows" that hold people back at work We all know the "sacred cows" at work?the conventional wisdom to try your best, work well with others, and produce excellent work. But these cherished nuggets of advice, in practice, have a dark side that can lead to career-limiting unintended consequences. Based on Jake Breeden's experience coaching thousands of leaders in 27 countries, and the latest scientific research in behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, Tipping Sacred Cows reveals how to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as virtues at work, and how to lead with fewer self-imposed limitations and greater results. Identifies the seven most common sacred cows at work, including balance that turns bland, creativity that conceals narcissism, and passion that becomes obsession Offers simple steps for recognizing and overcoming the potentially career-limiting effects of each of the most common sacred cows Written by Jake Breeden, a faculty member at Duke University's Corporate Education program, rated by Businessweek and The Financial Times as #1 in the world Tipping Sacred Cows shines a light on the hidden traps that lie between good intentions and great results, clearing a path so leaders can finally realize their full potential at work. Take this quick 21-question survey to find out which of the seven sacred cows are standing in your way at work.
Categories: Business & Economics

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi 450D For Dummies

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi 450D For Dummies

Even in these advanced exposure modes, the camera provides you with enough
feedback that you're never truly flying without a net. Between the incamera
support and the information in this chapter, you can easily master aperture,
shutter ...

Author: Julie Adair King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118052631

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 371

If you’re as excited as we are about the Rebel XSi/450D, you probably can’t wait to start shooting. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies will show you how to make every shot count! Even if you’re new to digital SLR cameras or are unfamiliar with general photography terms and techniques, this handy guide will show you how to feel comfortable with the controls and start taking beautiful photographs. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard the words aperture, white balance, or ISO. You’ll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, and using the all-important Quality setting! You’ll learn everything about the lenses, from how to choose the ones you need to how to handle them. You’ll finally know how to push just the right buttons to achieve the results that you desire. In a snap, you will find out how to unleash your creativity by manipulating exposure and lighting. You will find out how to: Control picture quality Adjust resolution for image quality and size Shoot in automatic and manual modes Review photos using Playback Mode and the histogram, delete unwanted photos, and protect valuable photos from accidental deletion Manipulate exposure, color, focus, and lighting Download, organize, archive, print, and share photos with family and friends Complete with lists of ten fast photo-editing tricks and ten special-purpose features to explore on a rainy day, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of your new Canon digital SLR camera.
Categories: Photography

Going Pro

Going Pro

I'm flying without a net. Thirty years and counting. The more I thought about
trashing it, the more vital it seemed. What better way of educating you than to
stand before you naked, saying "Here — this is my life in the music business.
Here's how ...

Author:

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0793595940

Category: Music

Page: 194

View: 722

(Musicians Institute Press). This handy guide provides everything you need to know to go pro, including information about personal managers, music attorneys, business managers and booking agents, record companies, A&R, publishing, songwriting, demo tapes and press kits, self-promotion, and much more. A must for all musicians!
Categories: Music