Serious Business

The Art and Commerce of Animation in America from Betty Boop to Toy Story

Author: Stefan Kanfer

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 4992

Traces the history of animated films from the silent era to the present, and describes how they reflected and influenced contemporary society, sometimes by adopting and spreading racial and other stereotypes

The Serious Business of Worship

Essays in Honour of Bryan D. Spinks

Author: Melanie Ross,Simon Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567033260

Category: Religion

Page: 229

View: 8978

The study of liturgy has received criticism from scholars and practitioners alike: the academic discipline of liturgiology has been compared to the hobby of stamp collection, and proponents for liturgical renewal argue that worship must be made more accessible and relevant. Bryan Spinks has been an important moderating voice in this discussion, reminding both academic and ecclesial communities that Christ is made known in the liturgical riches of the past as well as in contemporary forms of the present. Inspired by Spinks' work, this volume brings together biblical, historical, and theological scholars to discuss the theme of continuity and change in worship. Its historical range begins with the early church, extends through the Reformation, and concludes with a discussion of issues facing contemporary liturgical reform. In recognition of the fact that Professor Spinks' work has been widely influential in both Europe and the United States, the editors have solicited liturgical perspectives from scholars with international reputations on sides of the Atlantic.

A Damned Serious Business

Author: Gerald Seymour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473663504

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1985

'The novel is an absorbing briefing on cyberwarfare as well as a masterclass in characterisation' SUNDAY TIMES Thriller of the Month There is a new cold war raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers - gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption of commercial and social services, banks, airlines, even whole countries disabled - this is happening now. Nicknamed 'Boot' because of his obsession with the Duke of Wellington and the battle of Waterloo, Edwin Coker is a case officer at the Vauxhall headquarters of MI6. When a young hacker falls into his hands and reveals details of a secret meeting, Boot conceives a daring plan to strike back - not with a computer virus of his own, but with a bomb that will seriously damage the Russian operation, spreading fear and distrust. Now Boot and his little team need a 'deniable' handler to deliver the explosives across the border from Estonia into Russia and bring the hacker back out. They turn to Merc, an ex-soldier fighting in Iraq, a gun-for-hire who knows how to get out of a tight spot. They hope. From the moment Merc sets out to cross the River Narva things do not go to plan and when the hacker's sister becomes involved, his mission turns from tough to near impossible. The scene is set for a classic story of pursuit and evasion and an epic battle for survival.

Death Is a Serious Business

Author: Harold Quant

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578008289

Category: Self-Help

Page: 52

View: 7455

After reading "Death is a Serious Business" you will learn a little more about death and a lot more about life...

A damned serious business

Author: Rex Harrison

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553073416

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5078

One of the twentieth century's most popular actors recounts his extraordinary career, from his early days touring seaside piers and palaces, to his legendary portrayal of Professor Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady," and beyond

The Serious Business of Small Talk

Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming

Author: Carol Fleming

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523094060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 4496

The Serious Business of Small Talk Becoming Fluent, Comfortable, and Charming You walk into a room full of strangers and you immediately freeze—wait, no you don't. Instead, you start some light, easy banter with the group of people closest to you. Then you move on to another group. At the end of the meeting or the conference or the party, you leave with a whole new set of connections. It's not an impossible dream. No communication skill is more important in the world than small talk, says communication coach Carol Fleming. It's how you negotiate the beginning of all relationships. What is more, Fleming reveals, contrary to what most people say, they actually love small talk. Very few of us don't enjoy chewing the fat, shooting the breeze, or otherwise catching up with loved ones and old friends. That's small talk! It's just the one little bit about strangers that throws people off. Small talk with strangers is a skill, one Fleming has taught to scores of avowed wallflowers. She covers the inner and outer aspects—from the right attitude to how to dress, move around, and introduce yourself. Most importantly, she lays out a series of simple, memorable conversational strategies that make it easy to go from “Nice weather we're having” to a genuine, rewarding give-and-take. Carol Fleming won't tell you what to say. Believe it or not, you've already got what you need inside you. She merely provides the keys to unlock it.

The Serious Business of Growing Up

A Study of Children's Lives Outside School

Author: Elliott A. Medrich

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042964

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

View: 9650

Analyzes children's out-of-school time, including play, activities with parents, household chores, and television viewing, to determine its influence on their development

Playing grown-up is serious business

breaking free of addictive family patterns

Author: Barry K. Weinhold

Publisher: Stillpoint Publishing

ISBN: 9780913299517

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 195

View: 7779

Argues that dysfunctional family patterns are the main cause of adult psychological problems, and explains how to overcome the damage caused by one's childhood

Serious Business

How to attract and persuade customers without being salesy

Author: Stephan Heinrich

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739206322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2486

The traditional sales professional is a thing of the past. Today, people are increasingly selling independently—be it a product, a service, or their own image. Everybody’s looking for a good deal. But how does it work? Different than you might think, says Stephan Heinrich. People don’t want to be persuaded. Instead, they want to negotiate at eye level. That’s why this book won’t reveal how to create interest, but rather how to locate interest that is already there. Furthermore, how to put your decision maker into a position to decide reasonable: For a purchase, for a project, for an investment or for a cooperation. Making your business connections profitable in the long term.

Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 4

Serious Business

Author: Joshua Corin,Elliott Kalan

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302502050

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 1757

Collects Spider-Man/Deadpool #19-22. Nobody does slapstick like Spidey and Deadpool do slapstick! Except, maybe Slapstick? But the walking cartoon has terrible comic timing, showing up exactly when the Merc with a Mouth and the webbed wonder have declared: no more jokes! But what could have driven them to take the funny out of their funny book? And with Slapstick’s animated antics to deal with, can the wall-crawler possibly keep his promise to take super-heroing more seriously? Then, when the villainous Arcade decides to build a new, deadlier Murderworld in Madripoor, he invites (by which we mean kidnaps) Spider-Man to be its first guest!

Workbook Serious Business

How to attract and persuade customers without being salesy

Author: Stephan Heinrich

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739227362

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 7176

Additional Workbook for "Serious Business", separate worksheets for each chapter that will help you to improve your business! - The traditional sales professional is a thing of the past. Today, people are increasingly selling independently—be it a product, a service, or their own image. Everybody’s looking for a good deal. But how does it work? Different than you might think, says Stephan Heinrich. People don’t want to be persuaded. Instead, they want to negotiate at eye level. That’s why this book won’t reveal how to create interest, but rather how to locate interest that is already there. Furthermore, how to put your decision maker into a position to decide reasonable: For a purchase, for a project, for an investment or for a cooperation. Making your business connections profitable in the long term.

Serious Business: Build to Sell or Grow for Cash

Author: Arjuna Samarakoon,Andrew Oldham

Publisher: BPOConnect

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

View: 9777

Practical, straightforward advice on how to make your small-medium business turn a profit and thrive! Contains website link to a wealth of resources, including business templates for every area of your business - from marketing and sales to human resources and finance. Arjuna Samarakoon and Andrew Oldham posses extensive knowledge on how to create and successfully market businesses of all kinds, sharing their business tools and templates with you!

Creative Doodle Games for Trainers, Coaches, Facilitators - Fun Games for Serious Business

Forget the Box Doodle-Based Activities for Business and Multi-Language Working Groups

Author: Lisa Rose

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491884770

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 9549

Humor and innovative engagement can bring new life, commitment and energy to groups that are losing their steam. We all remember childhood fun in creating visual representations of thoughts and ideas, as children we were all experts at this way of “seeing” the world and things around us. As we grow older we are trained to see things more verbally and, as a result, our vision of situations has become more narrow. Words are limited after all, but by engaging your group in more visual activities through directed (and non-directed) doodling, a whole new perspective can be gained. The doodlevision games and exercises put fun, creativity and humor into business situations and creates an environment where possibilities that may have previously been unrecognized or unanticipated to come to light.

Internet Spaceships Are Serious Business

An Eve Online Reader

Author: Marcus Carter,Kelly Bergstrom,Darryl Woodford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816699070

Category: EVE (Computer game)

Page: 296

View: 6753

"EVE Online" is a socially complex, science-fiction-themed universe simulation and massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) first released in 2003. Notorious for its colossal battles and ruthless player culture, it has hundreds of thousands of players today. In this fascinating book, scholars, players, and "EVE" s developer (CCP Games) examine the intricate world of "EVE""Online--"providing authentic accounts of lived experience within a game with more than a decade of history and millions of real dollars behind it. "Internet Spaceships Are Serious Business" features contributions from outstanding "EVE Online" players, such as The Mittani, an infamous member of the game s community, as well as academics from around the globe. They cover a wide range of subjects: the game s technicalities and its difficulty; its projection of humanity s future in space; the configuration of its unique, single-server game world; the global nature of warfare in its nullsec territory (and how "EVE" players have formed a global concept of time); stereotypes of Russian players; espionage play; in-game memorials to Vile Rat (aka U.S. State Department official Sean Smith, murdered in the 2012 Benghazi attack); its gendered playing experience; and CCP Games relationship with players; and its history and legacy. "Internet Spaceships Are Serious Business" is a must for "EVE Online" players interested in a broad perspective on their all-consuming game. It is also accessible to scholars, game designers seeking to understand and replicate the successful aspects unique to"EVE Online," and eventhose who have never played this notoriously complex game. Contributors: William Sims Bainbridge, National Science Foundation; Chribba; Jedrzej Czarnota; Kjartan Pierre Emilsson; Dan Erdman; Rebecca Fraimow; Martin R. Gibbs, U of Melbourne; Catherine Goodfellow; Kathryn Gronsbell; Keith Harrison; Kristin MacDonough; Mantou (Zhang Yuzhou); Oskar Milik; The Mittani (Alexander Gianturco); Joji Mori; Richard Page; Christopher Paul, Seattle U; Erica Titkemeyer, U of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Nick Webber, Birmingham City U. "

Birthdays Are a Serious Business

Author: Karen Wallace

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780749685041

Category: Children's stories

Page: 64

View: 3334

Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning. In this story, join Arthur Knucklebone at Lockstock Manor where Queen Elizabeth I is to celebrate her birthday. Can Arthur save her from the Spanish spy?