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Make It Stick
by Peter C. Brown

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 14, 2014

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Drawing on cognitive psychology and other fields, Make It Stick offers techniques for becoming more productive learners, and cautions against study habits and practice routines that turn out to be counterproductive. The book speaks to students, teachers, trainers, athletes, and all those interested in lifelong learning and self-improvement.
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

July 31, 2014

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<b>The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"</b><br /><br />Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, <i>A Mind for Numbers</i> offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.<br />  <br /> In <i>A Mind for Numbers</i>, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!
The Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test:...
by Robert J. Cunnings

Language

English

Pages

90

Publication Date

January 14, 2014

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Welcome to the Official DLAB Training Manual: Study Guide and Practice Test. Inside this DLAB study guide, you will find everything you need to increase your overall DLAB Score. <br /><br /><b>Act Now and enjoy this Introductory Price but soon it will double!</b> <br /><br />Easy to read, this Study Guide gives you a comprehensive understanding of the DLAB test and breaks down each section of the Exam. Follow its directions and utilize the example questions to help build the necessary knowledge to increase your DLAB score.<br /><br />Finally, test your DLAB knowledge with this fully comprehensive DLAB Practice Test. Gain experience on what to expect on the official DLAB Test with this complete practice exam. Furthermore, the answer key to this Practice Test gives you a full explanation to each answer.<br /><br />With this Study Guide and Practice Test, you will have everything necessary to pass the DLAB and earn the score you need to advance in the Military's language program.
5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems: 1,800+ Practice Problems in ...
by Manhattan Prep

Language

English

Pages

1057

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<b>Manhattan Prep's best-selling <i>5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems</i> has been updated to include an online companion of lessons from Interact® for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform. In addition, the book now includes new mixed timed sets, a cheat sheet of key math rules, and micro drills to test individual skills. The heart of the book is over 1,800 practice problems covering every topic tested on the GRE, making it an essential resource for students at any level.</b><br /><br />Developed by our expert instructors, the problems in this book are sensibly grouped into practice sets and mirror those found on the GRE in content, form, and style. Students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice while easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications help cement their understanding of the concepts tested on the GRE. In addition, students can take their practice to the next level with learning modules from Interact® for GRE, our revolutionary interactive, on-demand learning platform.
How to Master Public Speaking: Gain public speaking confidence, d...
by Peter Andrei

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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<p><strong>No more public speaking anxiety - only bullet-proof confidence.</strong> <br /></p><p>No more blunders - only suave, compelling, persuasive speech. No more scattered clapping - only thundering applause. No more sleeping audiences - only attentive, engaged, and captivated ones. With this new book, you are now guaranteed to instantly (& easily) master speaking. Read more…<br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem:</strong> <br /></p><p>Weak (or even average) public speaking skills hurt you. They stagnate your career. They limit your potential. They fill you with anxiety before every presentation. They make you feel ignored, sidelined, and disrespected. They make you feel like you aren’t heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here’s the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p>You deserve to communicate your brilliant ideas with ease. You deserve to lead, to advance, and to transform people with your words. You deserve to present your ideas with eloquence. You don’t deserve to be held back by weak communication skills your entire life. <br /></p><p><strong>I was there. I understand you:</strong> <br /></p><p>I remember when fear paralyzed me every time I stood up in front of a crowd. I understand what it's like to wonder "is my speech good enough?" Nobody should have to second-guess their ideas. And I care that your ideas are heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here’s why you can trust me:</strong> <br /></p><p>I coached hundreds of competitive public speakers. I won national speech competitions. I received a seal of special distinction from the National Speech and Debate League. I was the State Champion. I won 27 awards as a competitive public speaker. <br /></p><p><strong>With this new book, you will:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li>Learn how to instantly and painlessly defeat public speaking anxiety.<br /></li><li>Discover proven & simple secrets to speak with bullet-proof confidence. <br /></li><li>Never fear a speech, meeting, or presentation again. <br /></li><li>Discover 297 proven public speaking techniques guaranteed to captivate your audience. <br /></li><li>Master the advanced, expert techniques used by the world's best speakers. <br /></li><li>Become better than 99% of other people at public speaking. <br /></li><li>Learn a step-by-step framework to speak with easy eloquence, persuasive power, and cool confidence. <br /></li><li>Master speech writing, delivery, vocal techniques, body language, rhetoric, and content.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of exclusive bonuses FREE:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li><strong></strong>Free: The Public Speaking Essential Skills video course by the author. <br /></li><li>Free: A personal email training with the author after you read. <br /></li><li>Free: The Art of Public Speaking (PDF), by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>Free: Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton. <br /></li><li>Free: The Training of a Public Speaker, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Successful Methods of Public Speaking, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Phrases for Public Speakers, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: A 29-page book summary, which includes every chapter. <br /></li><li>Free: A 219 point speech-checklist. <br /></li><li>Free: A technique reminder sheet. <br /></li><li>Free: A 208-question self-assessment to identify improvements. <br /></li><li>Free: A PDF of parts of the book to share with friends. <br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here’s what you should do: </strong><br /></p><p>Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a life-time of public speaking anxiety and weak communication skills. And that will cost you much more than this book. <br /></p><p><strong>If you’re not ready to buy:</strong> <br /></p><p>Go hit that “look inside” button. Check out the table of contents to see the exact methods and public speaking secrets I will teach you.<br /></p><p><em>This public speaking book / communication book is like Ted Talks, by Chris Anderson, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Rhetoric.</em><br /></p>
127 Home-Based Job & Business Ideas: Best Places to Find Jobs to ...
by Gundi Gabrielle

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

August 26, 2019

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<h1><strong>Do you <em><u>NEED A JOB</u></em> right now?</strong> Ideally, with flexible hours, working from home?<br /></h1><p><br /></p><h1>Or are you <em><strong><u>dying to get out of the corporate grind</u>, </strong>yearning </em>to build a business around something deeply <em>fulfilling</em> - and from the comfort of your home?<br /></h1><h1><br /></h1><h1>Maybe you are a new Mom and <strong><em>would love to remain a stay-at-home Mom</em></strong>, but money is getting tight and bills are piling up? </h1><p><br /></p><h3><em>Whatever your situation may be:</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book will introduce you to an abundance of <strong>legitimate home-based job and business options</strong> to either <strong><u><em>get cash quickly</em></u></strong> when you need it...<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Or <strong>build long term income streams <u><em>that you enjoy</em></u></strong> and that allow you to finally <em>#ClaimYourFREEDOM</em><sup>® </sup>and leave that dreary 9-5 job once and for all.</h3><p><br /></p><h2><strong>PART 1</strong> starts with the <u><em><strong>Best Places to Find Jobs to Work from Home</strong></em></u> grouped by skill and experience level:</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Basic Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Intermediate Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>PRO Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>College Degree Required</em></h3></li></ul><h3>This is followed by a number of <strong><em>flexible job options in your local area</em></strong> as well as <u><strong><em>how and where to find jobs fast.</em></strong></u></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Next, you'll find several innovative ways to <em><strong>monetize your home and car</strong></em> <em>(and no - not just Uber & AirBnB....).</em></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Then we get to the first list of <u><strong>Top Home-Based Business Opportunities</strong></u>, some <strong>with significant income potential - <em>even on a part time basis</em></strong>.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>PART 2 </strong>lists more <strong>home-based job and business ideas </strong><em>grouped by</em><strong><em> </em><u><em>your interests, passions and hobbies</em></u>:</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Pets</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Travel (local)</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Arts & Crafts</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Writing</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Photo + Video</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Fashion</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Cooking</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Health & Wellness</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Gardening</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Kids</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Video Games</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Medical</em></h3></li></ul><h2>Are you ready to <em>change your life</em> today?<br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>Then let this <em><u><strong>FUN 2-HOUR READ</strong></u></em> take you on a journey through a multitude of online job and business options that you probably never knew of - and even more fun homebased business opportunities for the long term.</h3><p><br /></p><h2>Scroll up to the TOP + hit the BUY BUTTON.</h2><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
Official GRE Super Power Pack, Second Edition
by Educational Testing Servi...

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

April 07, 2017

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<p><strong>Save money and get total official GRE® test preparation with this 3-book bundle from the test maker!</strong></p><br /><br /><p>This Power Pack includes three Official Guides:</p><br /><br /><p>- <em>The Official Guide to the GRE, 3rd edition</em></p><br /><br /><p>- <em>Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Questions, Volume 1, Second Edition</em></p><br /><br /><p>- <em>Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Questions, Volume 1, Second Edition</em></p><br /><br /><p>This <em>Official GRE® Super Power Pack 2017 Edition</em> provides key information and the practice you need to do your best on the GRE General Test. For less than what you would pay for each book separately, the bundle packages <em>The Official</em> <em>Guide to the GRE® General Test, 3rd Edition</em>; <em>Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1</em>; and <em>Official Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions, Volume 1</em>. This essential resource features four, complete, real GRE tests, hundreds of authentic GRE practice questions with answers and explanations, descriptions of every question type, with valuable question-answering tips and test-taking strategies to use in your GRE test preparation.</p><br /><br /><p>Only ETS can show you exactly what to expect on the test. So for in-depth GRE test preparation and intensive practice at a money-saving price, this bundle is your best choice!</p><br /><br /><p><strong>The Official GRE® Super Power Pack offers:<br /><br /></strong>• Significant savings over purchasing each book separately<br /><br />• Everything you need to know about the test, direct from the test maker<br /><br />• 4 complete, real GRE tests – 2 in the book and 2 online<br /><br />• 600 real practice exam questions, many with detailed answer explanations<br /><br />• The test maker’s own tips for answering each question type<br /><br />• Scored sample Analytical Writing essay responses and reader commentary<br /><br />• Access to GRE POWERPREP® Online<br /><br />• eBook content that is fully accessible for individuals with disabilities</p><br /><br /><p></p>
Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<br /><p>Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they’re “the most important invention since the internet.” It’s hard to tell who’s right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>You’ll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders. No coding or math needed!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We’ll help you decide for yourself.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>What's inside:</p><br /><br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><br /><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><br /><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><br /><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><br /><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><br /><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (dlt)</li><br /><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li><br /></ul><br /><br /><br /><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><br /><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><br /><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><br /><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><br /><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><br /><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure’s blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon’s AWS offering)</li><br /><li>Blockchain’s use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)<br /></li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><br /><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><br /><li>ICOs’ status as securities</li><br /><li>The SEC’s STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><br /><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><br /><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><br /><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><br /><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><br /><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><br /><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><br /><li>Facebook and WhatsApp’s upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><br /><li>Currency tokenization and China’s efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><br /><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><br /><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><br /><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><br /><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li><br /></ul><br />
Do the Work: The Official Unrepentant, Ass-Kicking, No-Kidding, C...
by Gary John Bishop

Language

English

Pages

135

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<p><strong>Based on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>Unfu*k Yourself</em> comes an all new book of prompts, questions, and exercises, giving you the tools to intentionally commit to finally unfu*king your life.</strong><br /><br />In <em>Unfu*k Yourself</em>, Gary John Bishop inspired people to put his words into action to transform their fu*king lives. Through seven paradigm shifting assertions such as: “I am wired to win,” “I embrace the uncertainty” and “I expect nothing and accept everything,” Bishop helped millions of readers to move past their self-imposed limitations.<br /><br />Still, Bishop knows it’s hard to go from reading the book, feeling inspired, and then actually doing the necessary work. That’s where <em>Do the Work</em> comes in: it’s the kick in the ass you need to get moving and create the life you want. The workbook drills down into three categories — self, people, and purpose — to help you identify and remedy the challenges that frustrate and often cripple us. </p><p>Filled with entirely new material, including personalized prompts and exercises with ample lined space to journal and process, <em>Do the Work</em> expands the lessons in <em>Unfu*k Yourself</em>, giving you the tools to intentionally commit to taking on your life. </p><p>“This is a personal workshop for your brain, a legit resource where you can work your life out, what matters to you, what’s going to make the biggest difference and empower you to act in ways that make some palpable change to the direction your life is currently taking.”</p><p>The truth will set you free, right? So what are you waiting for?</p>
Speak With No Fear: Go from a nervous, nauseated, and sweaty spea...
by Mike Acker

Language

English

Pages

183

Publication Date

May 22, 2019

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<h3><strong>$2.99 on Kindle</strong> for a limited time to celebrate <strong>my new book, 'Write To Speak'!</strong><br /></h3><br /><p><strong></strong>When you think of <strong>public speaking</strong>, do you get nervous, <strong>anxious</strong>, or even sweaty? </p><p>Would you prefer never to give a presentation? </p><p>Do you want to gain <strong>confidence</strong> in your communication and beyond?<strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>This book can help you. </strong>You don’t have to be afraid any longer. You don’t have to let communication anxiety keep you from your goals. While my upcoming book will give advanced strategies to master the game of speaking, this book allows you to get in the game and get started.</p><p>Through this book <strong>you will learn 7 strategies</strong> you can begin today. These strategies will give you a new perspective, they will prepare you, and they will give you actions to practice. As you implement these strategies, your fear will begin to fade. </p><p>It can easily seem like everyone is a gifted speaker when you watch TED talks or compare yourself to skilled co-workers giving presentations. Don't get caught up in the costly comparison trap. Instead, take action to improve your ability and to overcome your fear.</p><p>If you struggle in speaking, then first realize that you are not alone. Public Speaking is the #1 fear in America. <strong>You are not alone.</strong></p><p>Millions of people are terrified at the prospect of going up on stage and addressing a crowd even more than they’re afraid of death. Moreover, it’s an unavoidable experience  if you want to succeed in this world.  Maybe it’s a business presentation for your career path, a speech in school, or a toast at your best friend’s wedding. Fear of speaking grips you. However, it doesn’t have to. Not anymore. </p><p>Full of relatable anecdotes, executable tips, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this book promises to teach you 7 proven strategies to help you find your inner presenter. <strong>Don’t wait any longer.</strong> Today is the day you take charge of your anxiety, calm your nerves, and – most importantly – speak with no fear.</p><hr><p>Some encouragement from author and communications coach, Mike Acker:</p><hr><p><strong>Where you are is not where you have to be.</strong></p><p>This sentence is included in my introduction. Do you believe it? Do you believe in yourself? At least some part of you does. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here! Let’s build on this belief. Take a moment and whisper the immortal words from the classic story, The Little Engine That Could, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.”</p><p>Are you struggling? Do you find yourself dwelling on negative thoughts? “It’s not going to work for me.” “I’m just not a good speaker.” “I’m an introvert. I just can’t.” “I’ve tried in the past, and it didn’t work.”</p><p>If you are struggling to believe, will you begin to suspend disbelief? </p><p>I encourage you to read this book as a believer, not as a skeptic. Education will often teach you to think critically. Keep that mindset for work and academics. When it comes to improving your communication, you need to read this receptively. Trade in any negativity for positivity. Think well of yourself. Believe in yourself. Then invest in yourself by applying this book.</p><p>Act on these strategies and set yourself up for success in speaking, in your career, and in your life:</p><p><strong>THE SEVEN STRATEGIES </strong><br />1.    Uncover & Clean the Wound<br />2.    Imagine the Worst<br />3.    You Be You <br />4.    Speak to One<br />5.    It’s Not About You<br />6.    Channel The Power<br />7.    Be in the Moment</p><p><br /></p>

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