Welcome to Corporate Life. The NEW Employee Manual is not your Dad?s or Mom?s employee manual. It?s the new playbook for corporate survival, fitting today?s realities and the challenges facing employees who join or work in large, seemingly successful companies. Those companies already issued very specific and detailed employee manuals covering everything under the sun except how to compete well in our brave new world. The NEW Employee Manual will help you navigate the Corporate (with a capital C) labyrinth. Where Corporate?s manual shapes you into a dutiful cog for the good of the machine, ours helps you enhance your career for the good of, well, you ? and your company. The NEW Employee Manual should make you feel skeptical: skeptical of empty slogans, obsolete rituals, obsessive pursuits, and bigwigs? playbooks that no longer work. That alone should be worth this book?s price. Skepticism, you see, is a good thing, because it is only the skeptic, only the free-thinker, only the maverick, who asks new questions and finds useful answers. So, are you a maverick or a cog?
This is the ultimate owner´s manual for the world´s most popular guitar!This is a step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide to everything about the legendary Fender electric guitar, the Stratocaster! It shows owners and dreamers the basics of selecting and buying Strats; maintenance and repairs such as tuning, setting intonation, tremolo alignment, fret repairs, and bridge and nut adjustments; electrical troubleshooting; spur-of-the-moment stage-side fixes; and some basic ´´performance´´ enhancements such as adding ´´hot rod´´ Fender and aftermarket pickups, locking-tremolo nuts, and more. Let world-renowned guitar expert Terry Burrows be your guide to this awesome instrument.Gorgeous shots of Fender guitars and guitar parts and images of well-known musicians playing Stratocasters make this a book no fan will want to miss.
Metal Music Manual shows you the creative and technical processes involved in producing contemporary heavy music for maximum sonic impact. From pre-production to final mastered product, and fundamental concepts to advanced production techniques, this book contains a world of invaluable practical information. Assisted by clear discussion of critical audio principles and theory, and a comprehensive array of illustrations, photos, and screen grabs, Metal Music Manual is the essential guide to achieving professional production standards. The extensive companion website features multi-track recordings, final mixes, processing examples, audio stems, etc., so you can download the relevant content and experiment with the techniques you read about. The website also features video interviews the author conducted with the following acclaimed producers, who share their expertise, experience, and insight into the processes involved:Fredrik Nordstrm (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, In Flames)Matt Hyde (Slayer, Parkway Drive, Children of Bodom)Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Sepultura, Machine Head)Logan Mader (Gojira, DevilDriver, Fear Factory)Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Testament)Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Arch Enemy)Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Soilwork, Behemoth)Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Death Angel, Trivium)Quotes from these interviews are featured throughout Metal Music Manual, with additional contributions from:Ross "e;Drum Doctor"e; Garfield (one of the world´s top drum sound specialists, with Metallica and Slipknot amongst his credits) Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Linkin Park, Metallica) Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Faith No More, Halford)
At last! A comprehensive guide to worry-free pregnancy! Bringing a baby into the world is one of life´s defining moments. But there´s no getting around it: Being pregnant can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, The Pregnancy Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most pressing questions. Will the morning sickness ever go away? How big is my baby at 26 weeks? Are beef jerky cravings normal? How do I ward off the unwanted tummy-touch era? And most of all, will I ever get a good night´s rest again? Expectant parents will find the answers here courtesy of veteran mom Sarah Jordan and certified OB-GYN (and three time dad) David Ufberg.
´´Some twenty-five years after its conclusion, yet with its echoes resonating once more in contemporary East-West relations, the rigors and detail of many aspects of the Cold War are becoming increasingly of interest. Furthermore, at the very same time many of the records of the period are beginning to become accessible for the first time. At the forefront of this unique conflict, that divided the world into two opposing camps for over four decades, were the security services and the agents of these secretive organizations. The Cold War Pocket Manual presents a meticulously compiled selection of recently unclassified documents, field-manuals, briefing directives and intelligence primers that uncover the training and techniques required to function as a spy in the darkest periods of modern history. Material has been researched from the CIA, MI5 and MI6, the KGB, the STASI as well as from the Middle East security services and on into China and the East. As insightful as any drama these documents detail, amongst many other things, the directives that informed nuclear espionage, assassinations, interrogations and the ?turning? of agents and impacted upon the Suez Crisis, the Hungarian Uprising, the ?Cambridge Five? and the most tellingly the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.? Full introduction and commentary provided by leading historian and former diplomat Philip Parker.? Complete with a catalogue of, and often instructions for, genuine espionage devices including lock decoders, bugging equipment, a 4.5mm single-shot lipstick gun, microfilm concealing coins and cameras mounted in clothing or pens and shoe-concealed tracking devices.? Presents for the first time the insightful documents, many of which inspired Cold War novelists including John Le Carré, Len Deighton and Ian Fleming, and many of which they would never have seen. ´´
Welcome to The Startup Owner´s Manual, a near-encyclopedic manual that will teach you * How to incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses* How to find Product-Market fit* How to Get, Keep and Grow customers * How to fuel growth with metrics that matterThe Startup Owner´s Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company. This book:* Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model* Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often - and helps you avoid them* Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products* Explains how to test and iterate your company´s road to product/market fit* Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers* Teaches a new math for startups -- metrics that matter* Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process...and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and ´´how tos´´ for founders!The Startup Owner´s Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. It is used by thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.
The Colored Pencil Manual:Step-by-Step Instructions and Techniques Dover Publications Veronica Winters