Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019 When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it's the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world. 'This year's Eleanor Oliphant' Claire Allan 'Astonishing' Ruth Hogan 'Strikingly brilliant' Sun After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jillian Safinova - Nova to everyone, except her mother - is learning to see. She can see that the sky is blue. And green. And grey. And a whole spectrum of colours, as changeable as her mood. She can see that clouds are surprisingly solid. And she can that Kate, a woman she's only just met, is going to change her life forever. Everyone is talking about The Rules of Seeing: 'A tender, tense drama about love and the unexpected places you can find it' Sunday Express'A quirky love story which promises to make you see the world in a completely new way' Daily Mail'Joe Heap's fascinating debut makes you think about the things most of us take for granted'Good Housekeeping'An inspiring story of love, loss and friendship' #1 bestselling author Catherine Alliott 'It really made me re-evaluate how I see the world...outstanding'Katy Regan, author of Big Little Man'A book that reveals the world in a different light and changes the way you see it...Extraordinary' Sunday Times bestseller Miranda Dickinson 'Startlingly, outstandingly good' Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon
If you want to play The Game you need to know The Rules Whatever experience level you have, whatever strengths and weaknesses, whether you're a virgin or a Don Juan, the stage has been set for you to perform at your highest capacity. The Stylelife Challenge is a simple, easy-to-follow guide to the best and fastest means of approaching and attracting women. Neil Strauss spent four years gathering this knowledge, living it and sharing it, testing the specific material in this book on over 13,000 men of varying ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Part practical application and part sequel, this is the further adventures of Style and his game techniques.
The Film Theory in Practice Series fills a gaping hole in the world of film theory. By marrying the explanation of film theory with interpretation of a film, the volumes provide discrete examples of how film theory can serve as the basis for textual analysis. The first book in the series, Psychoanalytic Film Theory and The Rules of the Game, offers a concise introduction to psychoanalytic film theory in jargon-free language and shows how this theory can be deployed to interpret Jean Renoir's classic film. It traces the development of psychoanalytic film theory through its foundation in the thought of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan through its contemporary manifestation in the work of theorists like Slavoj Žižek and Joan Copjec. This history will help students and scholars who are eager to learn more about this important area of film theory and bring the concepts of psychoanalytic film theory into practice through a detailed interpretation of the film.
In high-stakes investing and business, success or failure largelydepends on how well you play the game of risk-a game in which therules of competition are constantly being rewritten. Strategiesthat proved effective in the past are no longer enough to wintoday. The key to success is not to rely on yesterday's news, butto peer into the future and ask what could happen tomorrow. Presenting a bold new way of thinking about risk, in SeeingTomorrow Ron Dembo and Andrew Freeman offer a dynamic frameworkdesigned to enhance our ability to make important decisions, andconsequently change how we manage our investments. By incorporatinginvestors' individual circumstances and tolerances -as well as theunique reasoning behind their decision making-this innovativeapproach captures much more of how we actually think aboutrisk. From the basic building blocks required for forward-looking riskmanagement, Dembo and Freeman define and explore the roles andsignificance of such fundamentals as time horizons, risk measures,benchmarks, and scenarios. Once the foundation is laid, theseelements are used to construct a solid architecture for riskmanagement and risk-adjusted analysis that is not only generalenough to be able to handle a multitude of risks, but also able topresent many different measures of risk. With clear-cut explanations and intriguing real-world examples,Seeing Tomorrow leads you step by step through the authors'groundbreaking risk rules. These include: choosing an appropriatetime horizon, selecting scenarios, computing Value at Risk (VAR),assessing both the upside and downside of a potential deal,calculating Regret, and compiling a reliable Regret matrix. Bycombining Regret, Upside, and a measure of our tolerance for risk,the authors demonstrate how these components create a powerful newway of approaching decisions. They offer guidance on very specificreal life problems-such as buying a house or suing someone-as wellas on broad matters of strategy and investing. Written by two leading authorities in the field, Seeing Tomorrow isa milestone addition to risk literature that will dramaticallyalter the way you view, identify, and manage risk. It is must reading for investors and decision makers alike. "Seeing Tomorrow is a powerhouse in the understanding of risk. Withtheir ingenious blend of psychology and rigorous quantitativeanalysis, the authors have created an authoritative and innovativehandbook of risk management that is essential for bothpractitioners and theoreticians." -Peter L. Bernstein author,Against the Gods and Capital Ideas. "This excellent and readable book provides an innovative approachto choosing actions when the outcomes are uncertain. Anyone with aninterest in improving their decision-making skills would benefitfrom reading this. Anyone with a professional interest in riskmanagement must read it." -Stephen A. Ross Fischer Black VisitingProfessor of Finance Massachusetts Institute of Technology SloanSchool of Management Sterling Professor of Economics and Finance,Yale University. "Ron Dembo and Andrew Freeman have done an excellent job ofdescribing how to think about and measure risk. This will becomerequired reading for businesses and personal investmentexecutives." -Ned C. Lautenbach.
A New Look at US International Economic Policymaking
Author: Kenneth W. Dam
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Business & Economics
Economic news once confined to the business pages of the newspapers now receives headline coverage, whether it involves protests in Seattle or sweatshops in Asia. As attention is increasingly focused on economic policy, it becomes even more important for noneconomists to be able to make sense of these stories. Is the Asian economy sinking or rising? What effects will a single European currency have on the US economy? Kenneth W. Dam's The Rules of the Global Game provides, in clear and practical language, a framework to help readers understand and answer such questions. Dam takes us beyond the headlines and inside the decision-making process as it is populated by lobbyists, special interest groups, trade associations, and public relations firms. While some economists and thinkers have idealized plans for US international economic policy, Dam, currently the deputy secretary of the treasury, manages to merge this idealism with a consideration of what it means to govern at the intersection of competing groups with competing claims. In The Rules of the Global Game, Dam first lays out what US international economic policies are and compares them to what they should be based on how they affect US per capita income. With this foundation in place, Dam then develops and applies principles for elucidating the major components of economic policy, such as foreign trade and investment, international monetary and financial systems, and current controversial issues, including intellectual property and immigration. Underlying his explanations is a belief in the importance of worldwide free trade and open markets as well as a crucial understanding of the political forces that shape decision making. Because economic policy is not created in a political vacuum, Dam argues, sound policymaking requires an understanding of "statecraft"-the creation and use of institutions that channel the efforts of interest groups and political forces in directions that encourage good economic outcomes. Dam's vast experience with the politics and practicalities of economic policy translates into a view of policy that is neither academic nor abstract. Rather, Dam shows us how policy is actually made, who makes it, and why, using examples such as GATT, NAFTA, the US-Japan semiconductor agreement, and the Asian financial crisis. A rare book that can be read with pleasure and profit by layperson and economist alike, The Rules of the Global Game allows readers to understand the policies that shape our economy and our lives.
Breaking Free From Guilt, Rejection, Abuse, and Betrayal
Author: Cindy Trimm
Publisher: Charisma Media
When you have a specific issue in your life, you need a specific strategy. We all have things in our past that can derail our futures if we don’t learn how to overcome them. Strongholds and emotional attachments we allow in our lives—passed down to us from the culture, our education, and even our families—that can keep us going in circles. In her powerful style, Cindy Trimm identifies the spiritual setbacks we experience and provides practical biblically based techniques and strategies for securing your breakthrough. There is a spiritual war going on for your future. The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past is a manual to help you effectively wage every battle. Using the authority you have been given by God, you can break free from... · Guilt · Rejection · Abuse · Betrayal · Isolation, and more!
The rule of law is widely perceived to be a public law doctrine, concerned with the way in which governmental authority conforms to the dictates of law. The goal of this book is to challenge this presumption. The chapters in this volume all consider the idea that the rule of law concerns the nature of law generally and the conditions under which any relationship - that among citizens as well as that between citizens and the state - becomes subject to law. Addressing two major questions, they ask if our understanding of the rule of law is enriched by considering how and to what degree it is expressed or realized in private law, and whether our understanding of the private law is enriched by adding the principles of the rule of law to the traditional list of core private law concepts. Bringing together leading philosophers of private and public law, this volume examines key questions in a little-explored field, and will be essential reading for all those interested in the rule of law and in private law theory.
A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships, Expanded Edition
Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.