Up to Speed by Steven Rosenbaum

Up to Speed: Secrets of Reducing Time to Proficiency by Steven Rosenbaum
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Overview: Up to Speed means reaching a desired level of performance. Every minute employees are less than 100% proficient in their jobs has a direct and significant financial impact. Getting up to speed in weeks, months or years sooner is the focus of this book. This book is the story of applying the Learning Paths Methodology over the past fifteen years to reduce time to proficiency significantly for hundreds of jobs across most major industries.

The story starts after the publishing of the book, Learning Paths: Increase Profits by Reducing the Time It Takes to Get Employees Up to speed. The Learning Paths book is still a valuable resource for tools, forms, and great ideas.

Up to Speed is based on three key principles about how people really learn. First, learning is a process, not an event. Second, knowing and doing are not the same in fact they are very, very different. Third, training should be by design not by accident. The Learning Path Methodology treats learning as a process and then takes steps to reduce time, waste and variability by applying the best of process improvement, accelerated learning and change management techniques
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Twenty Over Eighty by Aileen Kwun

Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design by Aileen Kwun, Bryn Smith
Requirements: PDF Reader 11.7 MB
Overview: Twenty Over Eighty is a collection of insightful, intimate, and often irreverent interviews with twenty architecture and design luminaries over the age of eighty. Revealing conversations with leaders from a variety of fields-including graphic designers Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Lora Lamm, and Deborah Sussman; architects Michael Graves, Denise Scott Brown, and Stanley Tigerman; urbanist Jane Thompson; industrial designer Charles Harrison; furniture designer Jens Risom; and critic Ralph Caplan-spotlight creators, thinkers, and pioneers whose lifelong dedication to experimentation and innovation continues to shape their disciplines well into their ninth decade.
Twenty Over Eighty is not only a record of the remarkable histories and experiences of design’s most influential figures but also a source of knowledge and inspiration for contemporary creatives and generations to come.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General –

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Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors, 2nd Ed. by Ian Maxwell

Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors: : A Guide for Family Historians, 2nd Edition by Ian Maxwell
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13 MB
Overview: The second edition of Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in archives throughout Northern Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth-century census returns and school registers, will be familiar to researchers, but others are often overlooked by all but the most experienced of genealogists. An easy-to-use, informative guide to the comprehensive collections available at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is a key feature of Ian Maxwell’s handbook.

He also takes the reader through the records held in many libraries, museums and heritage centres across the province, and he provides detailed coverage of records that are available online. Unlike the rest of the British Isles, which has very extensive civil and census records, Irish ancestral research is hampered by the destruction of many of the major collections. Yet Ian Maxwell shows how family historians can make good use of church records, school registers and land and valuation records to trace their roots to the beginning of the nineteenth century and beyond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors, 2nd Ed. by Ian Maxwell

Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors: : A Guide for Family Historians, 2nd Edition by Ian Maxwell
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13 MB
Overview: The second edition of Tracing Your Northern Irish Ancestors is an expert introduction for the family historian to the wealth of material available to researchers in archives throughout Northern Ireland. Many records, like the early twentieth-century census returns and school registers, will be familiar to researchers, but others are often overlooked by all but the most experienced of genealogists. An easy-to-use, informative guide to the comprehensive collections available at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland is a key feature of Ian Maxwell’s handbook.

He also takes the reader through the records held in many libraries, museums and heritage centres across the province, and he provides detailed coverage of records that are available online. Unlike the rest of the British Isles, which has very extensive civil and census records, Irish ancestral research is hampered by the destruction of many of the major collections. Yet Ian Maxwell shows how family historians can make good use of church records, school registers and land and valuation records to trace their roots to the beginning of the nineteenth century and beyond.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Theatre, Brief Version by Robert Cohen

Theatre, Brief Version by Robert Cohen
Requirements: .PDF reader, 135 Mb
Overview: Robert Cohen and Donovan Sherman’sTheatre Brief, 11th Edition,continues to provide an insider’s guide to the world of theatre, where students are given a front-row seat. This lively introduction to theatre offers equal measures of appreciation of theatrical arts, history of performance, and descriptions of the collaborative theatrical crafts. Coverage of design, acting, and directing, as well as photo essays, provide a behind-the-scenes look at professional theatre artists performing their craft.
The authors illustrate live theatre through photographs from five continents, most of them showing recent stage productions, bringing to life many exciting theatre companies and productions. Play excerpts and outlines represent a wide range of theatrical achievement.Theatre Briefoffers a vast updating of contemporary theatre in America and abroad. Virtually every paragraph synchronizes closely with today’s students throughout the English-speaking world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Ultimate Guide to VA Loans by Grant Moon

The Ultimate Guide to VA Loans by Grant Moon
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: In 1944, Congress created the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, later to be known as the G.I. Bill. The G.I. Bill provided an extensive collection of government-sponsored benefits to help returning soldiers better acclimate to civilian life after World War II and as a big "thank you" for their service to their country. Without a doubt, the veteran’s home loan entitlement program is the most widely-used VA benefit available today, with more than 20 million home loans insured by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs since the program’s inception.

The VA home loan provides qualifying veterans, service members and reservists financing to buy a house with no money down and reduced closing costs with the lowest delinquency rate of any mortgage program in the market today. Yet despite its advantages, many lenders and eligible borrowers shun the VA program due to its perceived complexity. Even the eligible borrowers that truly want the VA loan can find themselves cajoled into other, more familiar loan programs from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and even the FHA loan program.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies by Nicholas Gebhardt

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies (Routledge Music Companions) 1st Edition by Nicholas Gebhardt , Nichole Rustin-Paschal , Tony Whyton
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6,5 Mb
Overview: The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies presents over forty articles from internationally renowned scholars and highlights the strengths of current jazz scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of enquiry. Each chapter reflects on developments within jazz studies over the last twenty-five years, offering surveys and new insights into the major perspectives and approaches to jazz research. The collection provides an essential research resource for students, scholars, and enthusiasts, and will serve as the definitive survey of current jazz scholarship in the Anglophone world to-date. It extends the critical debates about jazz that were set in motion by formative texts in the 1990s, and sets the agenda for the future scholarship by focusing on key issues and providing a framework for new lines of enquiry. It is organized around six themes: I. Historical Perspectives, II. Methodologies, III. Core Issues and Topics, IV. Individuals, Collectives and Communities, V. Politics, Discourse and Ideology and VI. New Directions and Debates.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Music > Musical Genres > Jazz

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