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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Thi...
by , Ola Rosling

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<p>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</p><p><b>“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But <i>Factfulness</i> does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” <i>—</i>Melinda Gates</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>"<i>Factfulness</i> by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama</b><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>Factfulnes</i>s: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. </b></p><p>When asked simple questions about global trends—<i>what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school</i>—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.</p><p>In <i>Factfulness</i>, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers <b>a radical new explanation of why this happens</b>. They reveal <b>the ten instincts that distort our perspective</b>—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of <i>us</i> and <i>them</i>) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). </p><p>Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases.</p><p><b>It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think.</b> That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. </p><p>Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, <b><i>Factfulness </i>is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. </b></p><p>---</p><p>“This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance…Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.</p>
Learn To Think in Systems: Use System Archetypes to Understand, M...
by Albert Rutherford

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 21, 2019

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<h2>Would you like to <b>have better solutions to your problems? </b> Struggling to understand why things went wrong when you did everything right? </h2><br /><i>Learn to Think in Systems</i> can help you with these problems. <br /><br />Systems surround us and we might not even be aware of it. <u>Your household is a system. The bakery on the corner is a system. Your class at school, your department at work, and your weekend soccer team made of wholehearted dads is a system too. </u> You are a vital part of more complex systems like your country, the economy, or the world; learn about their changing nature, and find optimal solutions to problems related to them. <br /><br />The world is more connected than ever thanks to innovations like telephone, television, computers, and internet. The way we sense reality changed significantly. Using conventional thinking to understand the world as it functions today is not enough. We need to know the elements of systems thinking to see beyond simple cause-effect connections. This book will help you to find strategic solutions to every complex, modern problem.<br /><br /><i> Learn To Think in Systems </i> focuses on the nine fundamental system archetypes; our mental models related to them, and the step-by-step implication methods to fix them. <u>Learn to use systems archetypes to solve your problems at work, in your business, in your relationship, and social connections. </u> <br /><br />See through the motivations and understand the drives of contemporary politics, economics, and education. Widen your perspective, <b>think critically, analyze deeply, clear your vision, be more logical and rational</b> just by applying systems thinking. <br /><br /><h2>Think differently and get different results. </h2><br />•Learn the language of systems thinking.<br />•<b>Apply the best systems thinking ideas, models, and frameworks in your cognitive and decision-making process. </b><br />•Learn to understand, design, and find solutions to the main system problems called ‘archetypes.’<br /><br />Complexity, organizational pathways, and networks gain more and more importance in our interconnected world. <i> Learn To Think in Systems </i> gives you real-life examples to make the adoption process of this type of thinking smooth. <br /><br /><b>Define your problems more accurately, find better, long-lasting solutions to your problems, learn to create strategic plans using systems diagrams, and understand your place and power over the world. </b>
Excel Formulas and Functions: For Complete Beginners, Step-By-Ste...
by William B. Skates

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English

Pages

96

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<h1>Do you want to become an expert at Excel Formulas?</h1><h2><u>You have come to the right place! </u></h2><h3>In This Book You Will Learn:</h3><ul><li><b>The fundamentals of Excel Formulas and Functions.</b></li> <li>The difference between Absolute and Relative Cell References</li> <li><b>What are comparison formulas</b></li> <li>What are Excel Operators</li> <b><li>How to use text formulas</li></b> <li>And more! </ul><p>Do you struggle with Excel Formulas and Functions and want to learn more about how they work? If so, this is the book you've been looking for. Wether it be learning how to use VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP or simply comparing two columns with a formula, the goal of this book is to provide you with an illustrated step-by-step guide that will help you learn more about Excel Formulas and Functions and the tech stuff that comes with it.Each of the chapters has examples to make the process of creating your own formulas as simple as possible. This book is not only to be used by beginners but also intermediates as a referencing tool when needed. </p><h2><u>Become an Expert in 20 Chapters</u></h2><br /><ul><br /><li>Chapter 1: What are Formulas and Functions?</li><br /><li>Chapter 2: Text Formulas</li><br /><li>Chapter 3: Comparison Formulas</li><br /><li>Chapter 4: Operators</li><br /><li>Chapter 5: Absolute vs. Relative Cell References</li><br /><li>Chapter 6: SUM </li><br /><li>Chapter 7: IF</li><br /><li>Chapter 8: AND</li><br /><li>Chapter 9: LEN</li><br /><li>Chapter 10: OR</li><br /><li>Chapter 11: NOT</li><br /><li>Chapter 12: XOR</li><br /><li>Chapter 13: SUMIF and SUMIFS</li><br /><li>Chapter 14: COUNT and COUNTA</li><br /><li>Chapter 15: AVERAGEIF and AVERAGEIFS</li><br /><li>Chapter 16: LARGE and SMALL</li><br /><li>Chapter 17: COUNTIF and COUNTIFS</li><br /><li>Chapter 18: VLOOKUP</li><br /><li>Chapter 19: HLOOKUP</li><br /><li>Chapter 20: A few notes about pasting, ordering and filtering</li><br /></ul><br /><h2>Want To Learn More?</h2><h3>Scroll to the top of the page and click the <b>BUY</b> button</h3<br /><br />
The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for Yo...
by Scott E. Page

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<div><b>How anyone can become a data ninja</b><br /><br /> From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In <i>The Model Thinker</i>, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. <i>The Model Thinker </i>provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.<br /><br /></div>
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Bl...
by Margot Lee Shetterly

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<p><strong><em>The #1 New York Times bestseller</em></strong></p><p><em>The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring </em><em>Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. </em></p><p>Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. </p><p>Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. </p><p>Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens. </p><p>Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, <em>Hidden Figures</em> follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.</p><p> </p>
Calculus in Five Hours: Concepts Revealed so You Don't Have to Si...
by Dennis Jarecke

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English

Pages

161

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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Students often struggle to understand Calculus and get through their first Calculus course. And to make things worse, many popular textbooks reach a whopping 1,000 pages to introduce this crucial subject, needlessly frustrating and overwhelming students. Calculus in 5 Hours develops the confidence you need in approximately 124 pages.<br /><br />You may not realize it, but you're smarter than you think you are. The problem is that assigned textbooks give exhaustive explanations of every proof and theorem in Calculus. But too many details can impair learning - especially when you're learning something for the first time - creating doubt and uncertainty in your ability to understand. What's needed is a straightforward guide to give you the basic concepts.<br /><br />Calculus in 5 Hours is a good companion to any Calculus course and an excellent resource for refreshing your knowledge of the subject. Here's what it can do for you:<br /><br />* Organize your understanding of Calculus for quick and easy recall on tests and homework assignments<br /><br />* Present straightforward drawings that demonstrate concepts with minimal effort on your part<br /><br />* Highlight simple examples without burdening you with useless details<br /><br />Calculus in 5 Hours covers roughly 75% of a first-semester course and leaves out the extra material that adds little value in learning Calculus itself. So, if you need a comprehensive textbook that goes through every detail of Calculus, then this book is not for you. <br /><br />Instead, you'll get a straightforward and simple explanation of Calculus that can be absorbed in less than a day, strengthening your knowledge and confidence at the same time. This allows you to focus on what's truly important - gaining knowledge and achievement as fast as possible.<br /><br />Get Calculus in 5 Hours to shorten your learning curve and gain the understanding you need to be successful today.<br /><br /><br />
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business P...
by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

October 07, 2015

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<b>Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it!</b> <p><i>Storytelling with Data</i> teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.</p> <p>Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to:</p> <ul> <li>Understand the importance of context and audience</li> <li>Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation</li> <li>Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information</li> <li>Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data</li> <li>Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization</li> <li>Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience</li> </ul> <p>Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—<i>Storytelling with Data</i> will give you the skills and power to tell it!</p>
Excel VBA: Programming For Complete Beginners, Step-By-Step Illus...
by William B. Skates

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English

Pages

42

Publication Date

October 09, 2018

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<h1>Do you struggle to learn Excel VBA?</h1><br /><h2><u>You have come to the right place! </u></h2><br /><h3>In This Book You Will Learn:</h3><ul><br /><li><b>The fundamentals of VBA.</b></li><br /> <li>How to work with variables.</li><br /> <li><b>How to create VBA macros.</b></li><br /> <li><b>The numerous functionalities of the string.</b></li><br /> <li>How to use loops.</li><br /> <li><b>How to make arrays</b></li><br /><li>What are functions and how to use them</li><br /></ul><p>Do you feel overwhelmed by the complicated jargon and tech stuff that comes with Excel VBA?<br /> If so, this is the book you've been looking for. Each of the various functions and arrays are explained thoroughly in an easy to understand way. In addition to that, every VBA functions has an example shown right after it to make the process of learning Excel VBA as simple as possible. This book is not only to be used by beginners but also intermediates as a referencing tool when needed. </p><br /><h2><u>Become an Expert in 6 Chapters</u></h2><br /><p>You will learn:</p><br /><li><b>How to declare variables - Chapter 1: VBA Variables.</b></li><br /><li>The various string functions- Chapter 2: Strings</li><br /><li><b>How to use macros - Chapter 3: VBA Macros.</b></li><br /><li>How to apply loops - Chapter 4: Loops.</li><br /><li><b>What are arrays - Chapter 5: Arrays.</b></li><br /><li>In-depth look into functions - Chapter 6: Functions.</li><br /><br /><br /><h2>Want To Learn More?</h2><br /><h3>Scroll to the top of the page and click the <b>BUY</b> button</h3><br /><h3>Get your copy today. And get a <b>FREE</b> Bonus Inside</h3>
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
by , Dana Mackenzie

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English

Pages

423

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<div><b>A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs <i>The Book of Why</i>.<br /><br /></div><div><br /></div>
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

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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!<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

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