Burn after reading : the espionage history of World War II by Ladislas Farago

By Ladislas Farago

Fought lower than the canopy of complicated deceptions and ruthless lies, the lethal intelligence operations of global conflict II produced victories and defeats that have been usually as very important as any reached at the battlefield. A behind-the-scenes heritage of the battle, this e-book deals an exhilarating photograph of the full variety of clandestine actions, some of the kinds of intelligence, espionage and sabotage, subversion and Read more...

summary: Fought less than the canopy of intricate deceptions and ruthless lies, the lethal intelligence operations of worldwide warfare II produced victories and defeats that have been usually as vital as any reached at the battlefield. A behind-the-scenes heritage of the struggle, this publication bargains an exhilarating photograph of the complete diversity of clandestine actions, a few of the varieties of intelligence, espionage and sabotage, subversion and counter-espionage--the complete mystery warfare carried out except traditional war. the most important exploits of the O.S.S., M.I.5, Abwehr, and the Deuxieme Bureau are defined in colourful aspect b

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Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of by Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

By Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Because the first variation of coping with the unforeseen was once released in 2001, the unforeseen has turn into a growing to be a part of our daily lives.

The unforeseen is frequently dramatic, as with hurricanes or terrorist assaults. however the unforeseen may also are available in extra sophisticated kinds, corresponding to a small organizational lapse that ends up in an immense blunder, or an unexamined assumption that bills lives in a crisis.

Why are a few organisations greater capable than others to keep up functionality and constitution within the face of unanticipated change?

Authors Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe solution this question via pointing to excessive reliability organisations (HROs), resembling emergency rooms in hospitals, flight operations of plane companies, and firefighting devices, as types to follow.

These organisations have built methods of performing and kinds of studying that let them to control the unforeseen greater than different organizations.

Thoroughly revised and up to date, the second one variation of the groundbreaking ebook dealing with the unforeseen makes use of HROs as a template for any establishment that desires to higher manage for top reliability.

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Female World by Jessie Bernard

By Jessie Bernard

Delicate to conflicts of sophistication, race, & ethnicity in addition to to the underlying bonds of gender, the feminine global is an exuberant get together of women's specific strengths and adjustments. Illuminating and strong, this fabulous booklet should be learn, loved, and argued approximately by way of women--and men--for future years.

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A Caching Strategy for Streaming Media by Tan Jin, Yu Sheng-sheng, Zhou Jing-li

By Tan Jin, Yu Sheng-sheng, Zhou Jing-li

It really is anticipated that by means of 2003 non-stop media will account for greater than 50 % of the information to be had on foundation servers, it will impress an important switch in net workload. as a result of the excessive bandwidth standards and the long-lived nature of electronic video, streaming server so much and community bandwidths are confirmed to be significant restricting elements. Aiming on the features of broadband community in residential parts, this paper proposes a popularity-based server-proxy caching process for streaming media. in accordance with a streaming media reputation on streaming server and proxy, this method caches the content material of the streaming media in part or thoroughly. The paper additionally proposes formulation that calculate the recognition coefficient of a streaming media on server and proxy, and caching alternative coverage. As anticipated, this procedure decreases the server load, reduces the site visitors from streaming server to proxy, and improves buyer start-up latency.

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Improving Changeover Performance. A Strategy for Becoming a by R.I. Mclntosh, S.J. Culley, A.R. Mileham and G.W. Owen

By R.I. Mclntosh, S.J. Culley, A.R. Mileham and G.W. Owen (Auth.)

Content material:

, Pages ix-x

, Page xi
1 - Introduction

, Pages 1-15
2 - production flexibility

, Pages 16-46
3 - Addressing diversified changeover concerns: An total technique for changeover improvement

, Pages 47-106
4 - monetary profit analysis

, Pages 107-145
5 - The function of design

, Pages 146-201
6 - Shopfloor concerns: Changeover auditing

, Pages 202-216
7 - Shopfloor concerns: boost an operational process; set neighborhood goals; enforce; monitor

, Pages 217-255
8 - Organization-led development techniques

, Pages 256-274
9 - Design-led development techniques

, Pages 275-293
10 - Case studies

, Pages 294-323
Appendix 1 - Changeover terms

, Pages 324-326
Appendix 2 - Acronyms

, Page 327
Appendix three - Changeover audit sheet

, Pages 328-330
Appendix four - prompt classifications

, Pages 331-332
Appendix five - development alternative overview sheet

, Pages 333-334
Appendix 6 - Changeover development paintings plan

, Pages 335-337

, Pages 339-351

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Integrating Hedge Funds into a Private Wealth Strategy by Douglas T. Allison, Felix T. Lin, R. McFall Lamm, Richard C.

By Douglas T. Allison, Felix T. Lin, R. McFall Lamm, Richard C. Grinold, David A. Hsieh, Alexander M. Ineichen, Joseph H. Nesler, Michael J. Serota, Lori R. Runquist

Simply because traders in hedge money are predominantly deepest consumers, this convention court cases ambitions this consumer team and covers such subject matters as handling customer expectancies for destiny returns, picking the fitting allocation to hedge cash and hedge fund ideas, benchmarking hedge money and money of cash, and coping with the tax and felony facets of hedge cash. court cases of the AIMR seminar "Integrating Hedge money right into a inner most Wealth method"

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The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society from by Beatrice Heuser

By Beatrice Heuser

Today's army strategists and tacticians might be conversant in the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, yet The process Makers: options on struggle and Society, 1650-1850 reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of these whose contributions to the research of battle and society are only as vital. starting within the sixteenth century with Bernardino de Mendóza of Spain, this milestone paintings examines the writings of sixteen of the greatest—and principally unacknowledged—military minds of the fashionable period, concluding in 19th-century Prussia with Rühle von Lilienstern, Clausewitz's modern.

In probing the guidelines of those males, the writer indicates how concepts approximately army expertise, strategies, and technique replaced throughout the process those 3 centuries. What effects is a accomplished and interesting lesson in how early-modern army specialists thought of the connection among battle and society. Their considering inspired the waging of struggle in the course of their very own age and has persisted to form the behavior of battle right down to the current day.

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