First published in 2001 to national acclaim, Notes on a Beermat is Nicholas Pashley’s ode to the amber nectar of the gods, a witty meditation on beer and everything that goes with it—from socializing to the solitary pleasures of a beer and a book, to the qualities necessary in a good pub. Most books about beer focus on the beverage itself, how to make it and how to buy it. Notes on a Beermat, the only Canadian book of its kind, explains how to drink beer and why it is absolutely necessary. With characteristic wit and charm, Pashley observes, for example, that “to ensure a steady and regular supply of beer, it was necessary to cultivate grain. This in turn transformed early man from the hunter-gatherer to the agriculturist. Even then, beer was making people smarter.” Whether you’re out for an after-work drink with colleagues or you’re looking for a seat at your favourite watering hole, Pashley is your guide. His stories about searching for the perfect pub, the best time of day to drink beer and the silliest pub conversation he’s ever had will leave you laughing into your pint.
We like beer in Canada. We really, really like it. And it’s not just a fly-by-night, sordid little affair. We’re in it for the long term. We spend something like $8 billion a year on beer. From barley growers to label designers, more than 170,000 Canadians owe their full-time jobs directly or indirectly to beer. First published in 2001 to national acclaim, Notes on a Beermat is Nicholas Pashley’s ode to the amber nectar of the gods, a witty meditation on beer and everything that goes with it—from socializing to the solitary pleasures of a beer and a book, to the qualities necessary in a good pub. Notes on a Beermat, the only Canadian book of its kind, explains how to drink beer and why it is absolutely necessary. In Cheers!, the follow up to Notes on a Beermat, Pashley explores beer in Canada, covering many salient points, including: Frère Ambroise, Who Started It All (Unless He Didn’t); Us Against Them: Canadians and Our Neighbours to the South; When Canadians Knew Squat: The Stubby in Our Lives; and much, much more!
Turn Your Good Idea Into a Great Business - In 10 Minutes!
Author: Mike Southon
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
The Beermat Entrepreneur helps you convert your jotted notes about your business idea into a big and successful business. With wit and humour, this quick-to-read and simple-to-use book could turn your beermat inspiration into reality. You've got a bright idea. An idea that you think maybe, just maybe, could become a brilliant business. But what next? The Beermat Entrepreneur is the answer. It takes you through all the crucial stages between those first notes on a beermat and a business that is sound, lasting and profitable. It tells you what the other books don't - the lessons that most people have to learn by bitter experience; the tricks that all entrepreneurs wish somebody had told them before they set out. From testing your idea and finding a mentor, through selecting and motivating the right people and securing your first customer, to deciding when to 'go for growth' - this is the guide to turning good ideas into real businesses. Revised and updated completely, this classic book for entrepreneurs contains the distilled wisdom of serially successful entrepreneur Mike Southon and is packed with advice and insight for any aspiring business person, either within an existing company or thinking of starting up on their own.
Are you afraid of finance? If so, don't worry. You're in good company: many entrepreneurs and small business owners are the same. And now, here is the book for you. Jointly written by Beermat Entrepreneur Chris West and two experienced finance directors, Stephen King and Jeff Macklin, Finance on a Beermat demystifies the whole topic. It shows you how to turn finance from something scary, dull, backward-looking or incomprehensible (sometimes all four!) into a clear, powerful and proactive tool for building businesses. Cash is the lifeblood of every small business - but how do you control it? How do you minimise risk while maximising the potential of your business? What do you need to know about taxes, NI and PAYE? When people start using accountancy-speak, when do you need to listen, and when can you ignore them? What sort of people make the best finance directors for growing businesses? And if you are a finance specialist looking to escape the corporate / professional grind and get involved in enterprise, how do you go about it? Unlike most finance books, Finance on a Beermat is aimed purely at small and growing businesses. It is accessible, comprehensive and written from many years' experience in the start-up sector.
We like beer in Canada. We really, really like it. And it's not just a fly-by-night, sordid little affair. We're in it long term. We spend something like $8 billion a year on beer. From barley growers to label designers, more than 170,000 Canadians owe their fulltime jobs directly or indirectly to beer. The rest of us just do what we can to help. In the long-awaited follow up to Notes on a Beermat, Pashley explores beer in Canada, covering many salient points, including chapters on * Frère Ambroise, Who Started It All (Unless He Didn't) * Us Against Them: Canadians and Our Neighbours to the South * When Canadians Knew Squat: The Stubby in Our Lives * Beer: Isn't It Bad for You and Bad for the Planet? * Ale or Lager? East Is East and West Isn't * Barkeep! Gimme Another Light Dry Low-Carb Ice Beer with No Aftertaste * Are You a Beer Geek? (There's No Right Answer) * The Future of Beer: Can I Afford to Drink Beer? (Can You Afford Not To?) And much, much more!
Many companies fail because they get their sales wrong - probably more than for any other reason, including finance. Companies with excellent products, able people and good-looking marketing plans: none of these matter if real live customers are not persuaded to write out real live cheques. Sales on a Beermat, by the team that bought you The Boardroom Entrepreneur, is the antidote to this. It dispels the myths that prevent people from doing sales excellently - that sales is somehow flashy and dishonest. It replaces these myths with the truth, that in the modern business, everybody sells. It explains how, outlining the sales roles for the whole team, from technical people to the 'sales cornerstone' at the heart of the operation. Sales on a Beermat is for everybody who knows they have to sell, but is afraid of the process, and for anybody who does sell, who is determined to make it a key part of their business' strategy.
Helmut Thielicke was one of the most read and most listened to theologians of the twentieth century. Like few others, he repeatedly came down from the ivory tower of academic religion in order to build bridges between the church and the world. In his autobiography, written in 1983, Thielicke sets forth his memoirs from a long and full life. His narrative is filled with deeply thoughtful reflections about the poignancy of life, told with a delightful humour that invites us into every story and encounter. Thielicke also introduces us to the figures he counted among his friends and acquaintances: Karl Barth, Konrad Adenauer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dwight Eisenhower, Helmut Kohl and Jimmy Carter. Thielicke was a witness to many of the most significant events of our century; his life history is interwoven with the imperial era, the Weimar Republic, the rise of the Third Reich, a divided Germany, and the tumultuous 1960s. From the perspective of this single life we are afforded a broad and clear vision of the moments that have shaped the generation leading us into the twenty-first century.
“This book changed my life and helped me found an international business that eventually sold for many millions of pounds. If only I’d found it sooner!” Justin Gayner, Founder, ChannelFlip “This book is packed with brilliant advice which will give you the confidence to develop wings and fly high as you throw yourself into your new business.” Henrietta Morrison, Founder, Lily’s Kitchen “ ‘I recommend this book to any aspiring entrepreneur.’ Sir Charles Dunstone CVO, Founder, Carphone Warehouse “If you want to know how to successfully grow a company, this is the book for you!” Brendan Robinson, Founder, Village Vet This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories; SMALL BUSINESSES START-UP BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP The Beermat Entrepreneur helps you convert your jotted notes about your business idea into a big and successful business. With wit and humour, this quick-to-read and simple-to-use book could turn your beermat inspiration into reality. You’ve got a bright idea. An idea that you think maybe, just maybe, could become a brilliant business. But what next? The Beermat Entrepreneur is the answer. It takes you through all the crucial stages between those first notes on a beermat and a business that is sound, lasting and profitable. It tells you what the other books don’t – the lessons that most people have to learn by bitter experience; the tricks that all entrepreneurs wish somebody had told them before they set out. From testing your idea and finding a mentor, through selecting and motivating the right people and securing your first customer, to deciding when to ‘go for growth’ – this is the guide to turning good ideas into real businesses. Revised and updated completely, this classic book for entrepreneurs contains the distilled wisdom of serially successful entrepreneur Mike Southon and is packed with advice and insight for any aspiring business person, either within an existing company or thinking of starting up on their own. Happy Reading! Please do share your thoughts with us.
Marketing is the driving force of every small business, but many budding entrepreneurs are unsure how best to go about it. Marketing on a Beermat, written by Beermat Entrepreneur Chris West, brilliantly demystifies this essential area of business enterprise, telling you everything you need to know about researching and identifying customers, creating an impressive marketing strategy, building marketing campaigns, and increasing consumer awareness and - therefore - sales. It also shows that you don't need a huge marketing budget to get results, and reveals the inexpensive but ingenious 'tricks of the trade' that are guaranteed to pay dividends. Finally, it provides crucial insights into online resources and the UK media. Unlike most marketing books, Marketing on a Beermat is aimed exclusively at small and growing businesses. It is accessible, comprehensive and written by people who have years of experience in the start-up sector. It is guaranteed to give your small business the edge.
The Beermat Entrepreneurbecame an instant bestseller on publication in 2002. In 5 years the first and second editions have sold over 50,000 copies and it has helped tens of thousands of people thinking about starting a business to understand how to turn a good idea into a great business. First edition sold 34,774 copies in 3 years, the second edition has sold 15,318 copies in 2.5 years. Mike Southon is a professional speaker, with hundreds of speaking gigs around the Beermat theme every year. In the three years since The Beermat Entrepreneurwas originally published, Mike Southon and Chris West have met literally thousands of people at every stage of starting up, from thinking about it through to growing businesses. The experiences and feedback of these people have overwhelming supported the Beermat methodology. The business start up market was worth 2.3m in 2007 and it's still growing - statistics show that between 1 in 3 and 1 in 4 of us are thinking about a business idea and every year in the UK alone more than 400,000 people actually start a business. Benchmarks: Starting a Business for Dummies9780764570186 ranked 3rd with 7,886 units sold, Start Your Business week by week 9780273694472 ranked 5th with 5,602 units sold, Teach Yourself Setting Up a Small Business9780340928776 ranked 8th with 3,754 units sold (Small Business market, TCM Bookscan Full Year 2007).
Future Research Directions on Expertise and Experience
Author: David S. Caudill
Category: Social Science
This book analyzes future directions in the study of expertise and experience with the aim of engendering more critical discourse on the general discipline of science and technology studies. In 2002, Collins and Evans published an article entitled “The Third Wave of Science Studies,” suggesting that the future of science and technology studies would be to engage in “Studies in Expertise and Experience.” In their view, scientific expertise in legal and policy settings should reflect a consensus of formally-trained scientists and citizens with experience in the relevant field (but not “ordinary” citizens). The Third Wave has garnered attention in journals and in international workshops, where scholars delivered papers explicating the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the Third Wave. This book arose out of those workshops, and is the next step in the popularization of the Third Wave. The chapters address the novel concept of interactional experts, the use of imitation games, appropriating scientific expertise in law and policy settings, and recent theoretical developments in the Third Wave.
Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science and humanities students. The first half of the book deals with publications online, devoting separate chapters to academic articles, books, official publications and news sources, which form the core secondary sources for social science research. The second half of the book deals with the open web, a vast and confusing realm of materials, many of which have no direct print counterpart. The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes: - coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials - a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods - additional material on the use of social networks for research. - illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.
No one expected a murder. A hotel in Cornwall. A few days of peace and quiet by the sea. Dan Corrigan was looking forward to the change of scene. But he can’t help burrowing beneath the surface of every situation, and among his fellow guests there’s a rich seam of secrecy and deceit. Then the cryptic typewritten notes start to appear. And when the fabric of truth begins to unravel, it’s up to Dan to piece together the facts, one thread at a time. Some secrets should never be kept. But when they’re too terrible to tell, all that’s left is revenge. And it seems that, after all, the scene is set for a mystery. The Devonshire Mysteries are traditional British mysteries in a modern-day setting. These are cosy mysteries (or ‘cozy mysteries’ for Dan Corrigan’s trans-Atlantic fans). There’s a touch of dry humour and the stories pay homage to the legacies of Agatha Christie and Conan Doyle. You’ll always find a mixed bag of suspects, plenty of clues and a few red herrings, so that you could have solved the mystery if only you’d put two and two together. Amateur Sleuth Dan Corrigan is quick-witted, driven and far too clever for his own good. Fortunately, his friend and neighbour, Alan Hargreaves, is the perfect foil for Dan's intellect. Loyal, dependable and with a knack for detailed research, Alan keeps Dan on track, and together, they make an effective team. Recommended Reading Order A Study in Stone Valley of Lies Mystery at The Hall Murder Between the Tides Mystery in May.