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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: The Complete Official Guide - Collectors Edition

  10/02/2012       bospor      0 Comments

“With so many things to be accomplished and uncovered in a game world teeming with opportunities, this book will be a teacher with boundless patience, a savior when things seem bleak, and a wise friend always on hand to offer the advice you need. It is encyclopedic, yet unfailingly accessible. Our longtime partner, Piggyback, has accomplished miracles in creating this authoritative (and beautiful!) companion tome.”� —Motomu Toriyama� � � Director, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII� Bonus: Includes a unique code for free download of the “Art of War” DLC, which comprises an outfit, weapon and shield.� Bonus: An extra 32-page section presents beautiful concept art and exclusive insights directly from the development team.� Bonus: Includes two bookmarks for easy navigation.� Bonus: Comprises an extra-large 2-sided map poster covering the entire game world.� Printed on high-quality paper and bound in a hard cover.� All main quests and side quests covered, with annotated maps offering immediate solutions.� Special rewards, hidden dungeons, New Game+ bonuses, Trophies and Achievements—all at your fingertips!� The game‘s most complex (and hidden!) systems laid bare in an approachable yet comprehensive Strategy & Analysis chapter.� All-encompassing Bestiary and Inventory chapters, with all details on every last monster and item.� Main quests, side quests and optional challenges – all streamlined for 100% completion.

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Hormone Survival Guide for Perimenopause: Balance Your Hormones Naturally

  10/02/2012       sambatya      0 Comments

Explaining why women between the ages of 35 and 50 often experience significant changes in mood, weight, sex drive, and general well-being due to hormonal imbalances, this guide shows women how to regain control of their hormones--and their lives--and feel good again through natural means. Women who have had long-standing physical and emotional complaints written off by doctors as normal or genetic are provided with step-by-step solutions to such hormone-related problems as weight gain, fibroids, sex-drive doldrums, adult acne, depression, anxiety, irritability, chronic fatigue, and facial hair. Perimenopausal women will be able to regain control of their health by putting together a game plan for renewal--including hormone balancing and weight management plans that will help them feel better--with dramatic, life-changing results.

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Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money & Having Fun Investing in Startups

  10/02/2012       xuligans      0 Comments

They deliver more capital to entrepreneurs than any other source. And they often receive an incredible return on their investments. They’re angel investors, some of the most important—and least understood—players in business today, whose investments in startups exceed $20 billion per year. Many, if not most, of the world’s largest companies were originally funded by angels—companies like Apple, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Amazon.com.But until now, little has been written about these angels, due in part to their preference for anonymity. ANGEL INVESTING: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups by David S. Rose provides an inside look at who these angels are, how they operate, and how anyone with six figures to invest can potentially generate annual returns of 25% while funding tomorrow’s industry leaders…and having a lot of fun in the process.In the past few years, angel investing has moved from an arcane, tiny backwater of the financial world to a business arena that receives coverage in mainstream newspapers and smash hit television shows such as ABC’s Shark Tank. Every year angels invest over $20 billion into startup companies in the US alone (and double that amount worldwide). Historically this been a virtually random activity, but over the past several years angel investing has begun to be recognized as a legitimate part of the Alternative Investments asset class. With a foreword by Reid Hoffman—co-founder of LinkedIn and a prolific angel investor himself—together with hard research studies and a host of stories from his personal experience as one of the world’s leading angels, Rose explains in this book precisely how angels and venture capitalists differ, describes proven ways for entrepreneurs to attract them, and provides all the relevant resources for investors to enter into the world of startup funding.Rose tackles all the challenging questions that have long confounded angel investors and the entrepreneurs seeking to attract them: • Who can be an angel…and who should be an angel?• Where do angels find hidden startup gems before the public hears about them?• How should an angel build a portfolio that can return 25% annually over a decade?• What is it like to lose all of an investor’s money? And, conversely, what does it feel like to invest in a failed startup as an angel investor? • What are some common mistakes that inexperienced angel investors make?Successful angels know that investing in entrepreneurial ventures is more than just providing money. ANGEL INVESTING is the first complete, up-to-date guide to the subject, including what angel investing is, how one gets started, how to find deal flow, evaluate opportunities, negotiate terms, join an angel group, structure investments, and work with venture capital funds. ANGEL INVESTING includes tools, tactics, and strategies for high-tech, low-tech, and every other kind of early-stage investing. Rose opens the doors to those angels who have limited experience, while augmenting the experience of seasoned investors. Entrepreneurs will gain access to the mind-set of winning angels, and learn how best to win them over, as well as finding information on how to value, structure and bring their companies to a successful exit.The combination of advancing technology, changing federal regulations, rapidly dropping startup costs and new online investment platforms means that it is now possible for any serious investor to undertake angel investing the right way—and that is what the book ANGEL INVESTING is all about.ABOUT DAVID S. ROSE:David S. Rose is an Inc. 500 CEO, serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has founded or funded over 90 pioneering companies. He has been described by Forbes as New Yorks Archangel, by BusinessWeek as a “world conquering entrepreneur”, by Crains New York Business as the father of angel investing in New York, and by Red Herring magazine as “patriarch of Silicon Alley.”PRAISE FOR ANGEL INVESTING:As an angel investor and a long-time fan of David S. Rose, I was delighted to hear he finally captured his wit and wisdom in the pages of a book. David is a born teacher — clear minded, witty and provocative, with amazing stories to illustrate every key idea and insight. Those gifts — as well as his unsurpassed knowledge of his field — are teaching me so much more about investing than Ive learned over the years doing it! Read every page of Angel Investing.Barbara CorcoranReal Estate Mogul, Shark Tank star, Angel Investor“From the secret economics of angel investing and the best methods for finding and picking tomorrow’s big winners to proven techniques for adding value to any business you invest in, Angel Investing provides readers with everything they need to know to get started in this fascinating, fun—and lucrative—business arena.”David Bach#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late Finish Rich, Angel Investor“This is the most comprehensive and readable guide to angel investing ever written. The chapter on valuation and expectations lays out a clear framework for understanding one of the least well-known pitfalls in the angel world. And its emphasis on creating a win-win relationship with the entrepreneur is at the heart of being a long-term successful angel—and continuing to see the best deal flow. I recommend this book to anyone even thinking about making or receiving angel investments.”Howard L. MorganFounding Partner, First Round Capital“The world of entrepreneurial startups is where the most exciting and creative action is happening in today’s business world, which is why I was a strong supporter of the JOBS Act of 2012. No wonder millions of people are wondering how they can get involved as investors. There’s no better place to start than by reading David S. Rose’s Angel Investing.”U.S. Senator Charles E. SchumerSenate Finance Committee“David S. Rose’s Angel Investing is the best book on early stage investing ever written. His method of step-by-step explanation is better than any I have read in 20+ years of professional angel investing. I will recommend this to every serious entrepreneur seeking investment as required reading before the effort.”Dave BerkusChairman Emeritus, Tech Coast Angels and Author of Berkonomics“Only an angel who has backed over 90 start-ups could possess the mastery to provide such illumination into our craft. David’s candor and insights will attract more investors to this entertaining and lucrative activity so essential to economic growth.”John HustonFounder & Manager, The OhioTechAngel FundsAngel Investing is an engaging, easy read, full of real stories and hard numbers, actual cases and a whole lot of good advice. David S. Rose brings tons of real-world knowledge to the subject that makes this required reading for every new angel.Tim BerryAuthor of Business Plan Pro, Entrepreneur, Angel InvestorDavid S. Rose is one of the most insightful thinkers about the angel and venture investment markets. Its rare that an investment leader with so much experience and success takes the time to share (systematically!) his knowledge so openly. Whether you are new to angel investing or someone with lots of experience, you will learn a ton from reading this book.Marc BodnickCo-Founder, Elevation Partners“David S. Rose has distilled his vast knowledge into an easy to read yet comprehensive guide to angel investing. It is a must read for all angel investors as well as for entrepreneurs seeking angel financing.”Jeffrey SeltzerManaging Partner, Pierce Yates Ventures, Former Deputy Chairman, CIBC World Markets, Angel InvestorAnyone with a checkbook can be an angel investor, but it takes insight to do it well. David S. Rose has written a terrific new book that will help would-be angels make money, rather than lose it. From explaining the value of diversification, to tips on evaluating deals, to offering up plans to attract good deals, Angel Investing will help you move from a money-losing amateur to a money-making professional angel. And if you’re an entrepreneur looking for angel money, you should read this book too. It will help you understand what knowledgeable angels are seeking and how they will evaluate you.Scott ShaneAuthor of Fool’s Gold? The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America“The future of financial markets will be based on the democratization of capital, as the funding of innovation is no longer limited to large institutions and venture capitalists. Angel Investing is the definitive guidebook for visionary investors seeking to profit from the startups of today that will become the superstars of tomorrow. David S. Rose is both a brilliant futurist and an engaging, accessible writer, and his book reveals the secrets behind investing at the leading edge of technologies and markets.Faith PopcornFuturist, CEO and Author of The Popcorn Report

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Die Forstliche Statik: Ein Handbuch Fur Leitende Und Ausfuhrende Forstwirte Sowie Zum Studium Und Unterricht

  10/02/2012       mavrick      0 Comments

Die erste Auflage der vorHegenden Schrift war in zwei Bande ge teilt, von denen der erste im Jahre 1905 - der zweite 1911 erschienen ist. Die ungleichzeitige Entstehung und die ungleichmaBige Behandlung einzelner Teile Hellen eine neue Bearbeitung der ganzen Schrift wiin schenswert erscheinen. Es war meine Absicht, eine solche der Forst akademie Tharandt zu ihrer Hundertjahrfeier (Juni 1916) zu widmen. Der Krieg machte jedoch diesen, wie so manchen anderen literarischen Arbeitsplan, Zu nichte. Die Schrift wurde auch jetzt noch nicht das Licht der Welt erblicken, wenn nicht im September d. J. eine Broschure von H. Honlinger erschienen ware, die den Titel fiihrt: Die Tha randter Forstakademie als Hemmschuh fur den Fortschritt (der end gultige Niederbruch der Bodenreinertragslehre). Hiergegen glaubte ich, soweit dabei meine Person in Frage kommt, nichts Besseres tun zu konnen, als diese der Forstakademie Tharandt gewidmete Schrift zu veroffentlichen und die Beurteilung, ob die darin niedergelegten Arbeiten einen Hemmschuh des Fortschritts bedeuten, den sachkundigen Fach genossen zu uberlassen. DaB man in jeder Art von Wirtschaft die Ertrage und Produk tionskosten gegeneinander abwagen mull, ist so selbstverstandlich, daB eine besondere Begriindung hierfur nicht erforderlich ist. Gleichwohl hat die forstliche Statik, welche diese Abwagung vornehmen solI, seither in der praktischen Betriebsfiihrung wenig Anwendung gefunden. Diese W orte, mit denen ich vor 12 Jahren die erste Auflage meiner Statik einleitete, konnen auch an die Spitze der vorliegenden zweiten gestellt werden.

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Age of Conan - The Experts Secrets Game and Strategy Guide

  10/02/2012       trubniak10      0 Comments

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Age of Conan - The Experts Secrets Game and Strategy Guide
 
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Jack Cooper

The violently rewarding Age of Conan is one of the finest online RPGs available. It offers a rewarding adventure abundant with character and fascinating backstory. The combat system perfectly suits the adult nature of the quests, and is the finest one yet seen in an online RPG. Age of Conan is a remarkably entertaining journey through a dark and mature world of beasts and brutality.-The mature, brilliantly imagined game world is a pleasure to explore.- Exciting combat keeps you constantly involved.- Many quests are powerfully written and have emotional impact.- Varied classes make both team and solo play equally viable.- You can tear a mans heart out of his chest and eat it.Get ready to master Age of Conans most epic adventure ever and Get a view behind the scenes into the most anticipated game of the year! A gigantic tour of Age of Conan with numerous experts showing nearly every area, hints and tips in the game.Expert tactical advice on techniques, how best to allocate your abilities, plus which skills to pick as you progress. Multiple tactics and tips, including exhaustive info on every single activity you can attempt, anywhere in the game.A must have for those who plan on playing Age of Conan.In short, this guide is remarkable in every aspect. Its an incredibly detailed guide that is not only useful, but dare I say invaluable.The content itself is what truly makes this guide special. You can tell that the authors painstakingly played the game. Each chapter abound with useful information.The amount of detail that this guide provides cannot be understated - if youre looking for something related to the world of Age of Conan, youre almost guaranteed to find it here.Grab yourself a copy today - you wont be disappointed! Very highly recommended.

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Déj� Vu

  10/02/2012       pegasuss      0 Comments

Have you ever wished you could live a moment over again? How about your life? Would you make the same mistakes the second time around?In DÉJÀ VU, a novella by bestselling author CHRISTINE DORSEY, New Orleans belle Eugenie de Valliers receives a magical gift from a voodoo priestess. But such a wondrous gift brings problems of its own, Will she make the right choice the second time around?

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人徳経営のすすめ (PHP文庫) (Japanese Edition)

  10/02/2012       nailex      0 Comments

高度情� �化、価値観多様化が進む21世紀は、従来の経営モデルを様変わりさせつつある。その象徴的な例が、タテ型からヨコ型組織への変化� 。命令・支配・管理で部下を動かす時代から、協力・協調・相談など、部下との対話が重要視される時代を迎えたの� 。そこで、21世紀の指導者に求められる資質や条件について考察しようというのが本書のねらい� 。自らも経営の第一線に立つ著者は、人間的魅力、いわば人徳をどのように高めていくかが指導者としての最大の課題� と位置づける。例えば第一印象の大切さを指摘する。松下幸之助の晩年22年間にわたり仕え、薫陶を受けた著者が、松下の第一印象を語るエピソードは興味深い。「経営の神様」に面接されるという著者の不安をよそに、笑みを絶やさず優しく語りかける松下のその第一印象によって、時に厳しく叱責されようとも、松下に対する尊敬の念を忘れずに持ち得たの� と述懐する。現代リーダーの指南書。

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Print and Public Politics in the English Revolution(Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History)

  10/02/2012       sarcasmlost      0 Comments

This is a major reassessment of the communications revolution of the seventeenth century. Using a wealth of archival evidence and the considerable output of the press, Jason Peacey demonstrates how new media - from ballads to pamphlets and newspapers - transformed the English publics ability to understand and participate in national political life. He analyses how contemporaries responded to political events as consumers of print; explores what they were able to learn about national politics; and examines how they developed the ability to appropriate a variety of print genres in order to participate in novel ways. Amid structural change and conjunctural upheaval, he argues that there occurred a dramatic re-shaping of the political nation, as citizens from all walks of life developed new habits and practices for engaging in daily political life, and for protecting and advancing their interests. This ultimately involved experience-led attempts to rethink the nature of representation and accountability.

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Handbook of Self and Identity

  10/02/2012       kapusta      0 Comments

Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews theory and research on the self. Leading investigators address this essential construct at multiple levels of analysis, from neural pathways to complex social and cultural dynamics. Coverage includes how individuals gain self-awareness, agency, and a sense of identity; self-related motivation and emotion; the role of the self in interpersonal behavior; and self-development across evolutionary time and the lifespan. Connections between self-processes and psychological problems are also addressed. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant theoretical and empirical advances. *Nine entirely new chapters. *Coverage of the social and cognitive neuroscience of self-processes; self-regulation and health; self and emotion; and hypoegoic states, such as mindfulness.

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