Andy Smith

  • Transform your life and achieve your goals with strategies to ensure success.

    Includes solutions to key issues from deciding what is important to creating your own vision for the future, 5-minute fixes and high-impact techniques, plus a simple self-assessment exercise to help monitor progress Follow as a complete course, or dip in and out of topics of particular interest Pocket-sized - take it wherever life takes you

  • L'économie est fondamentalement politique, la politique ne peut se comprendre sans l'analyse économique. Le postulat de l'interdépendance entre ces deux domaines est indispensable pour comprendre les formes contemporaines du capitalisme. L'économie politique fournit des outils puissants pour appréhender la contingence des phénomènes économiques et les choix sociaux qu'ils ne cessent d'engendrer.

    D'« Austérité » à « Travail », de « Crise financière de 2007 » à « Public choice », politistes, sociologues et économistes définissent et discutent les concepts clés, perspectives théoriques et controverses sociétales de ce vaste champ de recherche, offrant avec ce dictionnaire une synthèse unique et pluraliste des connaissances actuelles en économie politique.

  • Passer du gouvernement à la gouvernance, est-ce ouvrir la porte à plus de délibération, c'est-à-dire une logique d'action fondée sur l'argumentation publique ? Cette manière d'opérer et de légitimer des décisions se substitue-t-elle aux procédures préexistantes ou forme-t-elle des "instances" supplémentaires qui compliquent l'action publique ? Ces contributions identifient les conditions qui encouragent ou découragent l'émergence de la délibération comme logique d'action sociétale et gouvernementale.

  • Les vins français, pris en tenaille entre une baisse de la consommation interne et une augmentation de la production dans les pays du Nouveau Monde, voient leurs parts de marché s'effriter depuis la fin des années 1990. Quels sont les remèdes ? Faut-il retrouver les valeurs fondamentales de la civilisation du vin ou bien desserrer un ensemble réglementaire trop complexe ?
    Cet ouvrage décrit les mécanismes et les acteurs qui uvrent à la mise en place des politiques du vin dans ce contexte. Comment se manifestent les dynamiques professionnelles dans la région de Bordeaux ? Quelles sont les conséquences des récentes réformes françaises liées à la santé, au marketing et à la réglementation du vin ? Quen est-il enfin des négociations relatives à la politique européenne du vin et aux accords de commerce international ?
    Les auteurs mettent en évidence les capacités daction collective des professionnels du vin, leur influence sur les pouvoirs publics mais aussi les concurrences territoriales et les incertitudes contemporaines qui traversent le monde du vin.

  • Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference. The Dragonfly Effect shows you how to tap social media and consumer psychological insights to achieve a single, concrete goal. Named for the only insect that is able to move in any direction when its four wings are working in concert, this book
    Reveals the four "wings" of the Dragonfly Effect-and how they work together to produce colossal results Features original case studies of global organizations like the Gap, Starbucks, Kiva, Nike, eBay, Facebook; and start-ups like Groupon and COOKPAD, showing how they achieve social good and customer loyalty Leverage the power of design thinking and psychological research with practical strategies Reveals how everyday people achieve unprecedented results-whether finding an almost impossible bone marrow match for a friend, raising millions for cancer research, or electing the current president of the United States The Dragonfly Effect shows that you don't need money or power to inspire seismic change.

  • The future looks bright for Web developers! With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium, you now have fantastic tools that enable you to create a wide array of content and graphics to deploy on a Web site that is dynamic and easy to maintain. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is a hands-on, easy-to-understand guide to the main features in all the CS3 Web development products. The no-nonsense approach is designed to help you build Web sites by covering the basics of each program-Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Flash, Contribute, and Acrobat-as well as the new features in a clear and concise minibook. You get all the expert guidance you need to: Choose the right tools for the job Create basic HTML Web pages Punch up your pages with forms and frames in Dreamweaver Save Photoshop images for print and the Web Work with text, shapes, and images in Fireworks Understand page layout Use layers, filters, and effects in Illustrator Work with animation, sound, and video in Flash Add interactivity to PDF files in Acrobat Integrate Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Contribute with other Adobe products Tackle advanced concepts And much, much more! This friendly guide doesn't just cover all the new tools in the Suite; it also offers you a primer on Web design as well as insight into how the Suite influences design. Complete with helpful hints on securing your work, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Premium All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to making the most of the Suite and developing for the Web quickly and easily!

  • This valuable resource for developers and designers will help to develop design solutions sympathetic to the environment and improve the sustainability of residential landscapes.
    The landscapes around housing have a crucial role in creating a more sustainable future with carbon-neutral homes. This book shows how to improve the sustainable profile of new residential developments through landscape planning, design and management - by conserving resources and minimising pollution, and by enhancing ecological diversity. This may be achieved without significant additional capital outlay.
    The residential landscape sustainability checklist gives housing developers, landscape architects, architects and planners a tool with which to assess the environmental implication of their schemes throughout the design process - from site planning to detailed design.
    The checklist focuses on residential housing developments but many features of the tool - including improving energy efficiency, materials selection, planting design and management - can also be applied to a wide range of different types of development, from school grounds to retail parks.

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