Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett pdf free download

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett pdf free download

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Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett pdf free download.

#1 New York Times Bestseller 

At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage

Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will.”
—Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive

“An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.”
Publishers Weekly

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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman pdf free download

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman pdf free download

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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman pdf free download.

From the team that brought you The Obstacle is The Way and Ego is The Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations.

Why have history’s greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today’s top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise.

The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you’ll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you’ll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Review

“Whether you’re a lowly cubicle slave or a US Senator, this book will help you find your still center.”
Gregory Hays, translator of The Modern Library’s edition of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations
 
“A richly rewarding spring of practical wisdom to help you focus on what’s in your control, eliminate false and limiting beliefs, and take more effective action. Make The Daily Stoic your guide and you will grow in clarity, effectiveness, and serenity each day!”
Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series

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Construction Accounting & Financial Management by Steven Peterson pdf free download

Construction Accounting & Financial Management by Steven Peterson pdf free download

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Construction Accounting & Financial Management by Steven Peterson pdf free download.

This book takes general business accounting and financial principles as well as engineering economics and adapts them to the unique characteristics of the construction industry. It provides all of the key financial management principles needed by construction managers under one cover, addressing how they are applied in the construction industry and how they interact. This book teaches students how to account for the company’s financial resources, how to manage the costs and profits of a construction company, how to manage the company’s cash flows, how to evaluate different sources of funding a company’s cash needs, and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions.

From the Back Cover

Written to benefit professionals already in the industry and students who are still seeking a degree, Construction Accounting and Financial Management provides the necessary background for construction managers to make key financial decisions.

Focusing on the principles of accounting and financial management required to make construction companies financially sound, the book covers such key topics as determining profitability of projects, projecting cash flow, and projecting costs.

In this new edition, Peterson has updated much of material to make it even more relevant to today’s students.

About the Author

Steven Peterson, MBA, PE; Associate Professor of Construction Management, Weber State University.

Mr. Peterson’s specialty is the financial side of the construction industry, including construction accounting, finance, and estimating.  He has written two textbooks.  In his first textbook, Construction Accounting and Financial Management, he shows construction managers how to take common accounting, financial, and other business principals and adapt these to the unique characteristics of the construction industry.  In his second textbook,Construction Estimating using Excel, he shows construction managers how to use the power of Excel throughout the estimating process.  He has published a number of articles in Estimating Today, the Official Publication of the American Society of Professional Estimators.

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Project Management: Case Studies by Harold R. Kerzner pdf free download

Project Management: Case Studies by Harold R. Kerzner pdf free download

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Project Management: Case Studies by Harold R. Kerzner pdf free download.

A new edition of the most popular book of project management case studies, expanded to include more than 100 cases plus a “super case” on the Iridium Project

Case studies are an important part of project management education and training. This Fourth Edition of Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Case Studies features a number of new cases covering value measurement in project management. Also included is the well-received “super case,” which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course.

This new edition:

  • Contains 100-plus case studies drawn from real companies to illustrate both successful and poor implementation of project management
  • Represents a wide range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, finance and banking, and telecommunications
  • Covers cutting-edge areas of construction and international project management plus a “super case” on the Iridium Project, covering all aspects of project management
  • Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam

Project Management Case Studies, Fourth Edition is a valuable resource for students, as well as practicing engineers and managers, and can be used on its own or with the new Eleventh Edition of Harold Kerzner’s landmark reference, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling.

(PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

About the Author

HAROLD KERZNER, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide. Dr. Kerzner’s profound effect on the project management industry inspired IIL to establish the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award, which is presented to a distinguished PMP® or global equivalent each year.

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Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems by Mary Lynn Garcia pdf free download

Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems by Mary Lynn Garcia pdf free download

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Vulnerability Assessment of Physical Protection Systems will describe the entire vulnerability assessment (VA) process, from the start of planning through final analysis and out brief to senior management. The text will draw heavily on the principles introduced in the author’s best-selling Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems and allow readers to apply those principles and conduct a VA that is aligned with system objectives and achievable with existing budget and personnel resources. The book will address the full spectrum of a VA, including negotiating tasks with the customer, project management and planning of the VA, team membership, step-by-step details for performing the VA, data collection and analysis, important notes on how to use the VA to suggest design improvements and generate multiple design options. The text will end with a discussion of how to out brief the results to senior management in order to gain their support and demonstrate the return on investment of their security dollar. Several new tools will be introduced to help readers organize and use the information at their sites and allow them to mix the physical protection system with other risk management measures to reduce risk to an acceptable level at an affordable cost and with the least operational impact.

– Guides the reader through the topic of physical security doing so with a unique, detailed and scientific approach
– Takes the reader from beginning to end and step-by-step through a Vulnerability Assessment
– Over 150 figures and tables to illustrate key concepts

Review

“As one reads this current book… it becomes apparent it is not for neophytes. This book … is for grown-ups. In fact, that formula, and the charts, forms, checklists that make up the seven appendices are the very real, very important take-aways obtained from the very real, but very worthwhile effort expended reading and understanding this book” — Canadian Security.
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Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation by David Cleland, Lewis Ireland pdf free download

Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation by David Cleland, Lewis Ireland pdf free download

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This is a revised edition of David Cleland’s highly-regarded guide to the strategic management of projects teams as a key initiative in the management of product, service, and organisational process change in an industrial enterprise.

From the Back Cover

Today’s Most Effective Guide for Applying Project Management to Implement Organizational Strategies — Now Updated and Expanded!Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation delivers complete guidance on applying the theory, processes, practices, and techniques of project management to support strategic planning. Written by two world-renowned project management leaders, this new edition presents the latest methods for using flexible teams to implement organizational strategies — especially changes to products, services, and processes.

Designed for use in both large and small organizations, this updated classic ranges from the project management process…to project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and control…to continuous improvement through projects. This resource offers new material on project portfolio management, earned value, project management maturity, nontraditional teams, project partnering, project management outsourcing, and much more.

The Fifth edition of Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation features:

  • Detailed coverage of all advances in project management theory and practice
  • Helpful sections added to each chapter, including chapter summary, additional sources of information, discussion questions, project management principles, case study, assignment, and checklist
  • Updated examples and exercises on key project management topics
  • A larger format with sidebars to highlight major issues
  • This new material: chapters on “The Evolution of Project Management” and “Successful Project Teams”

Inside this Updated PM Classic:
Introduction to Project Management * The Strategic Context of Projects * Organizational Design for Project Management * Project Operations * Interpersonal Dynamics in the Management of Projects * The Cultural Elements * New Uses of Teams

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Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance by Harold Kerzner pdf free download

Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance by Harold Kerzner pdf free download

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The new edition of Harold Kerzner’s bestselling book on measuring project management performance

With today’s complex projects, increased stakeholder involvement, and advances in computer technology, metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) have become increasingly integral to informed decision-making and effective project management.

Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards, Second Edition helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them, as well as an understanding of different dashboard types, design issues, and applications. Closely aligned with PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide, this new edition features:

  • New content on topics ranging from customer relations management and project oversight to agile and SCRUM metrics, as well as metrics, pitfalls, and myths
  • An emphasis on value, including an in-depth discussion of value-driven metrics and value-driven KPIs
  • Full-color screen shots showing dashboards from some of the most successful project management companies
  • PowerPoint slides and a test bank for use in seminar presentations and courses

This book allows functional managers to bolster their awareness of what good metrics management really entails today—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively.

(PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

About the Author

HAROLD KERZNER, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide. Dr. Kerzner’s profound effect on the project management industry inspired IIL to establish, in coordination with PMI, the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award, which is presented to a distinguished PMP® or global equivalent each year.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING, INC. (IIL) is a global leader in professional training and comprehensive consulting services in the areas of project, program, and portfolio management, PRINCE2®, ITIL, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Project Server, and Lean Six Sigma. IIL is an IIBA-endorsed education provider, a PMI® charter global registered education provider, and a member of PMI’s Silver Alliance Circle and their Corporate Council.

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Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide by Drew Locher pdf free download

Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide by Drew Locher pdf free download

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Winner of a 2012 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award

Demystifying the application of Lean methods, Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide goes beyond the basic tools to detail the key concepts of Lean as they apply to office and service environments. It begins by discussing value stream management, followed by chapters on standard work, flow, level pull, and visual management.

Winner of a 2012 Shingo Prize, this book covers essential Lean tools, including 5S and mistake proofing. It breaks down Lean concepts into their elementary components, describes them in a nonmanufacturing context, and supplies readers with specific how-to methodologies. Providing detailed examples throughout, the text illustrates the functions found in most service organizations, as well as the administrative areas of manufacturing companies.

Drawing on more than two decades of practical experience, the author provides implementation strategies on a function-by-function and department-by-department basis. He examines the most common obstacles that readers are likely to encounter and supplies strategies to address those obstacles. The text includes a toolbox of helpful forms, charts, checklists, templates, and worksheets to help kick-start your Lean implementation efforts.

Watch Shingo Prize-winning author Drew Locher discuss how to implement Lean concepts into your office and service settings.

Review

Drew is still one of the few practitioners who really understand the concept of the Lean Enterprise as opposed to Lean Manufacturing.
―Bill Beer, Wenger Corporation

… a plain language guide to transforming Office and Service industries into effective, efficient organizations. I recommend it strongly.
―Mike Robinson, Manager, Corning Cable Systems

… clear and straightforward methods for applying Lean thinking to administrative and support processes that apply across almost every industry … I highly recommend this book.
―Brian Maskell, BMA Inc.

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Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets by Kenneth R. Baker pdf free download

Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets by Kenneth R. Baker pdf free download

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An accessible introduction to optimization analysis using spreadsheets

Updated and revised, Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Third Edition emphasizes model building skills in optimization analysis. By emphasizing both spreadsheet modeling and optimization tools in the freely available Microsoft® Office Excel® Solver, the book illustrates how to find solutions to real-world optimization problems without needing additional specialized software.

The Third Edition includes many practical applications of optimization models as well as a systematic framework that illuminates the common structures found in many successful models. With focused coverage on linear programming, nonlinear programming, integer programming, and heuristic programming, Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Third Edition features:

  • An emphasis on model building using Excel Solver as well as appendices with additional instructions on more advanced packages such as Analytic Solver Platform and OpenSolver
  • Additional space devoted to formulation principles and model building as opposed to algorithms
  • New end-of-chapter homework exercises specifically for novice model builders
  • Presentation of the Sensitivity Toolkit for sensitivity analysis with Excel Solver
  • Classification of problem types to help readers see the broader possibilities for application
  • Specific chapters devoted to network models and data envelopment analysis
  • A companion website with interactive spreadsheets and supplementary homework exercises for additional practice

Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, Third Edition is an excellent textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses that include deterministic models, optimization, spreadsheet modeling, quantitative methods, engineering management, engineering modeling, operations research, and management science. The book is an ideal reference for readers wishing to advance their knowledge of Excel and modeling and is also a useful guide for MBA students and modeling practitioners in business and non-profit sectors interested in spreadsheet optimization.

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