Livres en VO

  • This work offers a summary of the book «AUTOMATIC WEALTH FOR GRADS... and Anyone Else Just Starting Out» by Michael Masterson.

    After finishing university, most students dream of becoming financially independent by finding a good job. Masterson, a highly published author and well-seasoned business entrepreneur, has a substantially more ambitious vision of financial independence than more students even aspire to. He believes that people should earn ten times what they need to live on each year in order to live off interest generated by investments. After much experience in the matter, Masterson has proposed a fail-safe principle - you should commit to saving 15% of everything you earn and spread it across five important areas which will increase your wealth.

    This succinct summary includes key quotes from Masterson's book, including one where he defends his focus on 'becoming rich'. He says that it is not the be all and end all of life, but it certainly makes life more enjoyable and can be achieved more easily than you think once you set the wheels in motion. It is simply about learning how to save and invest the right proportion of your income to see long-term rewards! This is a really helpful and practical read for college students or recent graduates.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW IN BUSINESS I LEARNED AT MICROSOFT: Insider Strategies to Help You Succeed» by Julie Bick.

    Microsoft is one of the successful companies in the world, and is often considered to be a shining example of a business that is able to change quickly and effectively to accommodate shifts in the market. The intense, dynamic working environment is filled with highly motivated and hard-working individuals, making it a superb place to learn strong management skills.
    With her experience as a senior product manager for Microsoft, Julie Bick brings Microsoft's management strategies under the microscope to identify what works and what doesn't. She outlines all she has learnt on running a business, being a good manager, being a strong communicator and managing a career - all lessons learnt at Microsoft. Each section is broken down into simple and actionable lessons, from how to give constructive feedback to always keeping an up-to-date resume. Whilst an experienced manager might find this summary a little obvious, it is certainly a good starting point for an aspiring or less experienced manager, or someone in the early stages of their career.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «ABCs OF e-LEARNING: Reaping the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls» by Brooke Broadbent.

    With computers and Internet being so widely accessible, the digital space a perfect vehicle for cost-effective learning. Electronic learning, or e-Learning as it is known, has not been half as successful as it could be. Apart from its wide reach and cost effectiveness, it has many other benefits including its adaptable structure, its interactive nature, its flexibility, and most interestingly the fact that it is non-linear meaning participants can skip material or specify the order in which they learn, something that cannot be tailored in the classroom. Thanks to all these advantages, e-Learning is becoming increasingly popular, at all levels of education.

    In this summary of ABCs Of E-Learning, Brooke Broadbent helps to dissect the different forms of e-Learning and explains how to plan and roll out successful e-Learning courses with solid, measurable results. «.e-learning can enhance the bottom line by making an organization more productive, saving money, and providing learners more access to more training.»

  • Anglais The Nature of Learning

    Collectif

    • Oecd
    • 9 Août 2010

    What do we know about how people learn? How do young people´s motivations and emotions influence their learning? What does research show to be the benefits of group work, formative assessments, technology applications, or project-based learning and when are they most effective?  How is learning affected by family background? These are among the questions addressed for the OECD by leading researchers from North America and Europe. This book brings together the lessons of research on both the nature of learning and different educational applications, and it summarises these as seven key concluding principles.   Among the contributors are Brigid Barron, Monique Boekaerts, Erik de Corte, Linda Darling-Hammond, Kurt Fischer, Andrew Furco, Richard Mayer, Lauren Resnick, Barbara Schneider, Robert Slavin, James Spillane, Elsbeth Stern and Dylan Wiliam.
    The Nature of Learning: Using Research to Inspire Practice is essential reading for all those interested in knowing what research has to say about how to optimise learning in classrooms, schools and other settings. It aims, first and foremost, to inform practice and educational reform. It will be of particular interest to teachers, education leaders, teacher educators, advisors and decision makers, as well as the research community

  • Charmed by a delicious cake on her birthday, Julie wanted to know more about chocolate... This third book by Lydia Sainte-Foie allows young readers to discover, with Nicolas and Julie, the different stages of the manufacture of cocoa..

  • Anglais Reducing fishing capacity

    Collectif

    • Oecd
    • 22 Janvier 2009

    Too many fishing vessels chasing too few fish is a persistent problem in many countries. To address this, governments often turn to vessel decommissioning schemes as a means of adjusting fishing capacity to match available fish resources. This report presents a set of best practice guidelines on the design and implementation of decommissioning schemes. By drawing on case studies of decommissioning schemes from OECD and non-OECD countries, it provides policy makers and fisheries managers with detailed analysis of the economic issues surrounding decommissioning schemes.

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