Becoming a dad can be a daunting time – especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn’t sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles – as both birth partners and fathers.The Expectant Dad’s Handbook is a one-stop guide for men on their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be – from what to expect at each stage of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad’s role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth.Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.
Published by: Ebury Digital | Publication date: 05/16/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Well known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Handbook. Covering key topics including the role of the CEO, managing your board, recruiting and managing an executive team, M&A, IPOs and late stage funding rounds, and interspersed with over a dozen interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz), and Aaron Levie (Box), High Growth Handbook presents crystal clear guidance for navigating the most complex challenges that confront leaders and operators in high-growth startups. In what Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You calls "a trenchant guide," High Growth Handbook is the playbook for turning a startup into a unicorn. "Elad Gil is one of Silicon Valley's seriously knowledgeable and battle-tested players. If you want the chance to turn your startup into the next Google or Twitter, then read this trenchant guide from someone who played key roles in the growth of these companies." - Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers "The Alliance" and "The Startup of You," and host of the podcast Masters of Scale "Elad eschews trite management aphorisms in favor of pragmatic and straight-shooting insights on complex topics like managing a board of directors, executing functional re-organizations with as little trauma as possible, and everything in-between." - Dick Costolo, former CEO of Twitter and serial entrepreneur "Elad first invested in Airbnb when we were less than 10 people and provided early advice on scaling the company. This book shares these learnings for the next generation of entrepreneurs." - Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chairman of Airbnb China "Elad jam-packs every useful lesson about building and scaling companies into a single, digestible book. My only gripe is that he didn't write this when we were in the early days of Box as it would have saved my ass countless times." -Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box
Published by: Stripe Press | Publication date: 07/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Roadcraft is the police handbook for driver training, used by all the emergency services and a key reference for civilian driving instructors. It's essential reading for any driver wanting to develop their driving ability and safety to a more advanced level.This new edition has been revised, updated and redesigned to include best practice in police driving and learning design. It's been guided by a working group of experienced instructors from the police and other emergency services, who have consulted widely with civilian and academic experts in driving safety.Roadcraft includes:• how to recognise and manage the personal tendencies, states of mind, emotions and sources of stress that could put you at risk even before you get in your vehicle• comprehensive explanations and advice to raise your driving abilities to a new level• main learning points set out at the beginning of each chapter and reviewed at the end - helpful for individual learning or formal instruction• self-assessment questions throughout to help you review and improve your driving performance and safety• eco-driving tips to reduce your fuel consumption• lively full colour illustrations and diagrams to explain the key principles and techniques for better driving• new chapters on low-speed manoeuvring and emergency response driving
Published by: TSO | Publication date: 08/23/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages
The Reed's Skipper's Handbook, now in its 6th edition, has been a bestseller since first publication. A handy pocket size, it is an aide-memoire of everything a boater would need to know at sea. Packed with a wide range of information in a concise form it is frequently recommended by Yachtmaster Instructors as a quick reference guide and as a revision aid for anyone taking their Day Skipper and Yachtmaster certificates.The 6th edition has been expanded with helpful new material on boat handling, tides, ropework and general seamanship.'A terrific little volume' Motorboat & Yachting'A brilliant guide for beginners and an excellent refresher for more advanced skippers... a top rate book' Waterstones'Everything you would need to know when going to sea in a yacht or small boat...a humdinger of a little book' Nautical MagazineReeds Skipper's Handbook is a must for anyone going to sea in any size of boat - be they novice or old hand. Many thousands of skippers and crew have found it invaluable as a memory jogger and fresher whether at sea or on land.
Published by: Thomas Reed | Publication date: 07/20/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 208 pages
The DevOps Handbook:: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater―whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.
Published by: IT Revolution Press | Publication date: 10/06/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Motorcycle Roadcraft is the police handbook for rider training, used by all the emergency services and a key reference for all riding instructors. It's essential reading if you want to develop your riding ability and safety to a more advanced level.This new edition has been revised, updated and redesigned to include best practice in police riding. It's been guided by a working group of experienced instructors from the police and other emergency services, who have consulted widely with civilian and academic experts.Motorcycle Roadcraft is packed with:• tips and techniques to help you reduce the risks that all riders face from the actions of other road users• advice on managing the personal tendencies, states of mind, emotions and sources of stress that could put you at risk even before you get on your machine• updated information on techniques for cornering safely• comprehensive explanations and advice to raise your riding abilities to a new level• eco-riding tips to reduce your fuel consumption• lively full colour illustrations and diagrams to explain the key principles and techniques for better riding.The new edition features:• new chapters on slow speed manoeuvring and emergency response riding• learning points clearly set out for individual learning or formal instruction• self-assessment questions throughout to help you improve your riding safety
Published by: TSO | Publication date: 08/23/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages
“This book covers everything; well worth buying,” Mary Gosling, Founder, British Cockapoo Society.This one-stop full colour manual will help you care for, train & build a successful lifelong partnership with your Cockapoo.Canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with leading breeders to produce the biggest & most up-to-date book yet on Cockapoos. It’s easy to read & packed full of insider tips, colour photos & practical info on understanding, caring for & living with these handsome & cheerful dogs.Puppies - Learn:
- How to Prepare Your Home
- Typical Cockapoo Behavior
- Getting Through the First Few Days & Nights
- Where Should Puppy Sleep?
- Understanding Your Puppy & Building a Bond
- Exercise - How Much & How Often
- Crate Training & Housebreaking
- Obedience Training, incl. Sit, Stay, Recall, Leash & Clicker Training
- How to Deal with Issues like Puppy Biting & Chewing
- Feeding a Puppy, Adult & Senior Dog
- Cockapoos for Allergy Sufferers
- How to Find a Good Breeder & the Questions to Ask
- Puppy Contracts
- Where NOT to Buy a Cockapoo From
- Working or Show Spaniel Ancestry?
- F Numbers & Colours
- How to Pick a Healthy Puppy or Adult Dog
- Picking a Pup with the Right Temperament for You
- Rescue Cockapoos
Publication date: 12/22/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your new puppy. From preparing the house and garden before the puppy arrives, to introducing your new friend to all the family (including children and other animals), and solving problems like crying, night waking, feeding, upset stomachs, biting, chewing and jumping up, this book is packed with all you need to know as a puppy owner.
Published by: Ebury Digital | Publication date: 04/03/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
No doubt you will have seen or heard about the fervour that surrounded cryptocurrencies in 2017, and many of you may have dismissed them as a legitimate asset class; many may have felt a quiet interest but a looming fear; others undoubtedly felt drawn towards the allure of cryptocurrencies and altcoins (and any of the other innumerable names) yet lacked the framework required to tame this volatile and novel market. To you, I present An Altcoin Trader's Handbook: The exponential growth of the cryptosphere over the previous half-decade has brought with it a plethora of life-changing speculative opportunities. Where traditional financial markets seem inaccessible and ineffectual due to the prevalence of high fees and low returns, the emergence of a worldwide market of decentralised alternatives to Bitcoin allows for those unable (or unwilling) to navigate the often-slippery world of hedge funds and investment banks the chance to realise financial freedom. This, of course, is no effortless journey, and this book does not profess to be a get-rich-quick scheme of any sort. Instead, An Altcoin Trader’s Handbook merges almost five years of tragicomic yet insightful anecdotes on the ever-evolving nature of the cryptosphere with a comprehensive strategy for profitable altcoin speculation. The book focuses on maximising the upside potential of capital whilst diminishing downside risks, both of which are possible with speculation on so-called ‘microcap’ and ‘lowcap’ altcoins, given the application of proper risk management. Above all, the reader will learn, in exhaustive detail, the three-stage process of research, accumulation and distribution that has been the bedrock of my own success in the space. The journey will be intensive – often arduous – but will, with some good fortune, result in an individual most well-equipped to capitalise on the greatest glut of financial opportunity the world has ever seen.
Publication date: 06/05/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest.As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times.Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head. They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.
Published by: PublicAffairs | Publication date: 09/27/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 354 pages