Street Smarts

Author: Jim Randel
Editor: RAND Media Co
ISBN: 0984441875
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A collection of 125 life lessons and information that successful people have identified as critical for young adults to understand. A book of real world wisdom from the school of hard knocks. This book gives the reader an edge to the path of success in today's highly competitive and challenging job climate. A wonderful resource for College Graduates, Career Developement, Senior Class and Academic Affairs.

Street Smarts And Critical Theory

Author: Thomas McLaughlin
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299151735
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Everybody’s got a theory . . . or do they? Thomas McLaughlin argues that critical theory—raising serious, sustained questions about cultural practice and ideology—is practiced not only by an academic elite but also by savvy viewers of sitcoms and TV news, by Elvis fans and Trekkies, by labor organizers and school teachers, by the average person in the street. Like academic theorists, who are trained in a tradition of philosophical and political skepticism that challenges all orthodoxies, the vernacular theorists McLaughlin identifies display a lively and healthy alertness to contradiction and propaganda. They are not passive victims of ideology but active questioners of the belief systems that have power over their lives. Their theoretical work arises from the circumstances they confront on the job, in the family, in popular culture. And their questioning of established institutions, McLaughlin contends, is essential and healthy, for it energizes other theorists who clarify the purpose and strategies of institutions and justify the existence of cultural practices. Street Smarts and Critical Theory leads us through eye-opening explorations of social activism in the Southern Christian anti-pornography movement, fan critiques in the ‘zine scene, New Age narratives of healing and transformation, the methodical manipulations of the advertising profession, and vernacular theory in the whole-language movement. Emphasizing that theory is itself a pervasive cultural practice, McLaughlin calls on academic institutions to recognize and develop the theoretical strategies that students bring into the classroom. “This book demystifies the idea of theory, taking it out of the hands of a priestly caste and showing it as the democratic endowment of the people.”—Daniel T. O’Hara, Temple University, author of Radical Parody: American Culture and Critical Agency after Foucault and Lionel Trilling: The Work of Liberation. “McLaughlin takes seriously the critical and theoretical activity of everyday people and does so in a way that will empower these very populations to take seriously their own activities as theorists. . . . A manifesto that is sure to be heard by the younger generation of thinkers in American cultural studies.”—Henry Jenkins, MIT, author of Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture

Pc Technician Street Smarts

Author: James Pyles
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470121313
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Develop the skills you need in the real world Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at the common responsibilities of PC Technicians, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of a PC Technician's job, including: Installing hardware and software Maintaining hardware and software Installing and upgrading operating systems and networks Installing and upgrading security systems An invaluable study tool This no-nonsense book also covers the common tasks that CompTIA expects all of its A+ certification candidates to know how to perform. So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field, you'll find the instruction you need, including: Installing or replacing a power supply Installing or replacing a laptop hard drive Upgrading Windows(r) 2000 to Windows(r) XP Scanning for and removing viruses Installing printer drivers Troubleshooting your network The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.

Street Smarts

Author: William H. Franklin
Editor: Georgia State Univ Pr
ISBN:
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A practical handbook for managers of small, growing businesses that can help increase your chances for success by sharpening your management and strategy skills.

Street Smarts For Global Business

Author: Rob Day
Editor: Rob Day
ISBN: 1419695002
Size: 14,90 MB
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A common response often heard by Americans when conducting business overseas is "That's just not how things are done over here." As true as that statement may be and no matter how different things are done elsewhere, the business objective remains the same: close the deal, create value, and get paid! Street Smarts for Global Business gives you a behind the scenes look at how global business transactions are done in countries and cultures outside of the United States. Six key topics are explored: legal, language and communications, culture, negotiations, negotiations, outsourcing, and protecting intellectual property. In this book you will discover: > How to win global business via authentic stories and experiences from a seasoned global business executive. > "Street Smarts" templates that provide step by step guidance for analyzing and closing global opportunities. > Behind the scenes business situations and case study examples for numerous countries to include China, Brazil, Italy, Germany, and Slovenia to name a few.

Linux Administrator Street Smarts

Author: Roderick W. Smith
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470116746
Size: 11,97 MB
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Street Smarts

Author: Jim Rogers
Editor: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307986098
Size: 15,67 MB
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Wall Street legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers investing insights and economic, political, and social analysis, drawing on lessons and observations from his lifetime in the markets. Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world--studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up--has enthralled readers, investors and Wall Street aficionados for decades. In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding of the wildly successful Quantum Fund. In Street Smarts, Rogers takes us through the highlights of his life in the financial markets, from his school days at Yale and Oxford--where despite the fact that he didn’t have enough money to afford the appropriate pair of shoes, he coxed the crew and helped to win the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race as well as the Thames Cup, the first of his three Guiness World Records--to his first heady taste of Wall Street in the mid-1960s, and his years helping to run the most successful hedge fund on Wall Street. In the course of his new book, Rogers offers often surprising observations on how the world works–-and what trends he sees in the future. The age of Wall Street, Rogers claims, when the finance industry drove 25% of America’s growth, is over. Tomorrow’s economy will be driven by those who make things--food, energy, goods and consumables. He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the twenty-first century, and discusses why America and the European Union are in decline, and what we need to do to right our economy and society.

Street Smarts

Author: Norm Brodsky
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101195762
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"One is tempted to say 'the only book you'll need on starting a business.' Brilliant! Genius! Choose your superlative-it'll fit."-Tom Peters People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.

Project Manager Street Smarts

Author: Terri Wagner
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470596104
Size: 15,95 MB
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Hands-on practice for the most common-and most difficult-project management tasks Breaking into the field of project management is difficult, and the Project Management Institute requires that Project Management Professionals (PMPs) have on-the-job experience before earning their certification. This handy, task-based resource addresses the most common and the most challenging tasks Project Managers face and demonstrates how to perform these tasks. The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. Aimed at anyone looking to gain hands-on experience in the field of project management by offering a unique look at the daily routine of a project manager Offers a variety of real-world scenarios, covering everything from the most common tasks to the most demanding roadblocks Walks you through step-by-step instructions of working with a project: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing Demonstrates defining a scope, developing a project charter, creating the work breakdown structure, managing resource allocation, and more Designed to provide you with an accurate look into the field of project management, this book offers you a unique and insightful perspective on the demands of a project manager on a day-to-day basis.

Network Administrator Street Smarts

Author: Toby Skandier
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470431008
Size: 18,26 MB
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Develop the skills you need in the real world Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at network administration, with key information organized around the actual day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. This valuable training tool is loaded with hands-on, step-by-step exercises covering all phases of network administration, including: Designing a network Implementing and configuring networks Maintaining and securing networks Troubleshooting a network An invaluable study tool This no-nonsense book also covers the common tasks that CompTIA expects all of its Network+ candidates to know how to perform. So whether you're preparing for certification or seeking practical skills to break into the field, you'll find the instruction you need, including: Designing and drawing an internetwork Identifying devices and components Configuring wireless components Planning for static and dynamic routing Setting up hubs, switches, and routers Maintaining security with encryption, scans, and more Troubleshooting your network The Street Smarts series is designed to help current or aspiring IT professionals put their certification to work for them. Full of practical, real world scenarios, each book features actual tasks from the field and then offers step-by-step exercises that teach the skills necessary to complete those tasks. And because the exercises are based upon exam objectives from leading technology certifications, each Street Smarts book can be used as a lab manual for certification prep.