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If you’ve got incredible iOS ideas, get this book and bring them to life! iOS 7 represents the most significant update to Apple’s mobile operating system since the first iPhone was released, and even the most seasoned app developers are looking for information on how to take advantage of the latest iOS 7 features in their app designs. That’s where iOS App Development For Dummies comes in! Whether you’re a programming hobbyist wanting to build an app for fun or a professional developer looking to expand into the iOS market, this book will walk you through the fundamentals of building a universal app that stands out in the iOS crowd. Walks you through joining Apple’s developer program, downloading the latest SDK, and working with Apple’s developer tools Explains the key differences between iPad and iPhone apps and how to use each device’s features to your advantage Shows you how to design your app with the end user in mind and create a fantastic user experience Covers using nib files, views, view controllers, interface objects, gesture recognizers, and much more There’s no time like now to tap into the power of iOS – start building the next big app today with help from iOS App Development For Dummies!

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A straightforward, valuable guide to reduce effort and raise profits Step inside any organization, even a very successful one, and you’ll probably find a lot of waste if you know where to look. From providing a feature that consumers don’t care about to exhausting efforts on tasks that only require adequate attention, there are countless areas where resources go down the drain. In Low-Hanging Fruit, Jeremy Eden and Terri Long provide seventy-seven of their most effective techniques for improvement, each drawn from their success working with major companies. For more than twenty years, Jeremy Eden and Terri Long have helped companies of all sizes make millions by harvesting their low-hanging fruit. In this practical guide, Eden and Long share valuable, refreshing insights in entertaining chapters that get straight to the point. This book shows you how to smoothly shift your approach, your priorities, and your mindset to reveal the hidden potential in your organization. Whether you are a member of a small team or a global executive, you will learn how to identify and solve hidden problems, improve productivity, and increase profits. Many people don’t realize that there are dozens of quick, easy, and affordable ways to make things better. Don’t buy into the myth that only some people have creative ideas. Typically, the people closest to the work (from the factory floor to the C-Suite) and the people closest to the customer know the best ways to improve business. We can pluck this “low-hanging fruit” every day to save time and money right away. Need to grow your company’s earnings but don’t know where to find the low-hanging fruit? The answer is right in front of you, but harvesting it takes skill. Eden and Long show you seventy-seven clever ways to discover possibilities and make meaningful changes. Low-Hanging Fruit shows you how to easily improve your job satisfaction, your team’s performance, and your company’s earnings.

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First-time leaders get motivational and planning tools from top executive coaching firms The First-Time Leader provides basic frameworks, processes, and tools to help first-time leaders and their teams deliver better results faster. Leading is about inspiring and enabling others to do their absolute best, together, to realize a meaningful and rewarding shared purpose. Authors George Bradt, Managing Director of PrimeGenesis, and Gillian Davis, Managing Director of AlanKey, show how to achieve these results through the BRAVE acronym: Behaviors, Relationships, Attitudes, Values, Environment. Learn the three stages of team development, and get advice for specific leadership situations including onboarding yourself, onboarding others, and crisis management. Offers a way of thinking about leadership and a structure for action to help first-time leaders lead at both overall conceptual and tactical levels Includes downloadable tools that are easily adaptable for each leader's specific context Contains illustrative examples and stories from a range of experienced leaders and experts to help guide first-time leaders through things they may not have experienced themselves The First-Time Leader shows new leaders what to do next, later, never, why, and how. It's an indispensible guide for stepping up and inspiring others to come together for success.

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A revised edition of the bestselling classic This book covers strategy for organisations that operate more than one business, a situation commonly referred to as group-level or corporate-level strategy. Corporate-level strategy addresses four types of decisions that only corporate-level managers can make: which businesses or markets to enter, how much to invest in each business, how to select and guide the managers of these businesses, and which activities to centralise at the corporate level. This book gives managers and executive students all the tools they need to make and review effective corporate strategy across a range of organisations.

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Commodity Trader's Almanac is now Seasonal Sector Trades! Strategies identifying the best-performing seasonal trades for the first quarter of 2014 Seasonal tendencies and cycles provide a foundation for profitable trading. This edition of Seasonal Sector Trades contains trade ideas and strategies for the first quarter (Q1) of 2014. It identifies the best trades for each month based on historic tendencies and cycles. A special report is issued covering stocks, bonds, currencies, energy, metals, grains, soft commodities, and meats. Concise and to-the-point, the report describes monthly price tendencies for each market, alerting you to major trading opportunities. An accompanying strategy calendar shows you what to monitor during the beginning, middle, and end of each month. In addition to this information, daily exits and entries are provided for trades with the best historic performance. Backstopping the trade ideas are articles on the major trades of the month and in-depth analysis on the historic price patterns of the underlying market. The trading ideas and data allow you to compare current market conditions against historic tendencies and make informed trading decisions along the way. Includes in-depth analysis and data of the seasonal tendencies of all major financial and commodity markets Details trading tips and strategies to maximize profits from suggested trades Based on years of proven historical data The culmination of years of painstaking research, this quarterly guide will provide you with the historic knowledge to spot big trades unfolding in today's markets.

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Learn the secrets to using analytics to grow your business Analytics continues to trend as one of the hottest topics in the business community today. With ever-growing amounts of business data and evolving performance management/business intelligence architectures, how well your business does analyzing its data will differentiate you from your competition. Killer Analytics explores how you can use the muscle of analytics to measure new business elements. Author Mark Brown introduces 20 new metrics that can drive competitive advantage for your business, including social networks, sustainability, culture, innovation, employee satisfaction, and other key business elements. Shows organizations how to use analytics to measure key elements of business performance not traditionally measured Introduces 20 new metrics that drive competitive advantage Reveals how to measure social networking, sustainability, innovation, culture, and more Aside from the science and process of analytics, businesses need to think outside the box in terms of what they are measuring and how new analytical tools can be used to measure business elements such as innovation or sustainability. Opening the doors to a powerful new way of measuring your business, Killer Analytics saves you a small fortune on consultants with dynamic, forward-thinking advice for making the most of every component of your business.

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Lead & Influence explains how to use the power of ownership to become even more successful in leading your organization. Based on thirty years of leading and influencing across distances and cultures, author Mark Fritz has identified key leadership mindsets and habits that create a culture of ownership. It begins with a leader’s personal ownership. Second, it's about enabling personal ownership in others. Third, it's about enabling team and organizational ownership. Why? Because you want your people to not just do their job, but also to own the achievement (the outcomes). Explains how executives and managers can successfully lead across distances and cultures Author Mark Fritz is an international speaker focused on helping executives and managers successfully lead across distances and cultures . . . and still have a life A leader’s performance and quality of life is in direct proportion to the level of ownership their people to deliver the results. The more ownership your people take, the more success you and your organization will enjoy. Lead & Influence will show you how to empower your employees to own achievement, no matter the distance between you and them.

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Drawing on twenty years of research in school effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of task-based school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement. The book outlines the tasks school leadership teams must focus on to improve teaching and learning, grouped into the following five domains: Focus on Learning Monitoring Teaching and Learning Building Nested Learning Communities Acquiring and Allocating Resources Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment Recognizing that the principal is a single actor in a complex web of activity influencing student learning, the focus is not only on the principal’s role but on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the leadership team (including APs, counselors, teachers, and support personnel). These tasks, organized into 21 subdomains, have been demonstrated through extensive research to contribute to improved student learning.