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Wiley's Hadoop Book Bundle -- A Free 113 Page Sampler

This Wiley e-book bundle includes selected materials from 5 recently published titles in Wiley's expansive catalog of titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table of Contents as well as a full sample chapter for your enjoyment.

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  • Hadoop For Dummies
  • Google BigQuery Analytics
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  • Professional NoSQL
  • Hybrid Cloud For Dummies

Whether you're a seasoned veteran of Hadoop or a newcomer, there are valuable lessons and advice in these pages for you. Download today and receive your FREE sampler filled with thought provoking insights from today's leading authors.

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Why is most communication training misleading?
Why is most communication training misleading?

Why do the same words mean different things to different people?
Why do the same words mean different things to different people?

What is cooperative communication?
What is cooperative communication?

Using Self-Talk To Manage Your Anger LearnBytes Helpcard (download)
Using Self-Talk To Manage Your Anger LearnBytes Helpcard (download)

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How Much Does Your Anger Affect Your Life?

Frustration and anger go with our high stress, high anxiety, too fast world. If you would like to get better at managing your anger, read on.


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Transformational Leadership:Criticisms, References And More
A more academic paper complete with research references that explains, in depth, the history and ideas behind transformational leadership, but offers some good critiques, too. (15-Jul-2014)

The Future Of The Performance Review
Transcript of a radio show roundtable involving a variety of experts weighing in on the future of performance reviews. A little awkwardly formatted but quite enlightening. Includes an Donna Morris from Adobe.

The Customer Service and Customer Experience Home Page
This mega-portal offers a huge array of customer service and customer experience resources to learn from, and we welcome customer service representatives, call center employees, managers and customers. Read, Learn, Discuss. It's all free.

The B2B Social Media Book: Becoming a Marketing Superstar - Free Sample Chapter

B2B social media marketing is a new set of marketing tools that integrates with existing marketing strategies to help you work smarter instead of harder. When done well, social media marketing can reduce marketing expense, increase lead volume, and provide a clear and measurable return on investment for your marketing dollars. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of social media lead generation and find out why B2B is better at social media than B2C.

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Righting your ship after job loss, Part II : Jobs
Layoffs abound. Here are some suggestions on how to manage your life if you've experienced a job loss. (29-Apr-2013)

Research:The Skills the Nonprofit Sector Requires of its Managers and Leaders
Survey research with large sample of nonprofit sector leaders responding on what is needed in terms of leadership skills for current and prospective leaders in the sector. (2-Jul-2014)

Motorola drops ratings from performance reviews
Motorola moves to eliminate both forced ranking, and employee rating from their performance management system. "So we decided to forget the rating and just link performance to pay more directly. You no longer have a forced bell curve, which can be demoralizing and can create a culture of infighting."

Meatball Sundae Marketing Research Kit - Includes a Free $8.50 Book Summary
The Meatball Sundae Marketing Research Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your marketing solutions. This kit includes the Meatball Sundae - Is Your Marketing Out of Sync Summary eBook that normally is $8.50. Seth Godin's book is the definitive guide to the 14 trends no marketer can afford to ignore. It explains what to do about the increasing power of stories, not facts; about shorter and shorter attention spans; and about the new math that says 5,000 people who want to hear your message are more valuable than 5 million who don't. Godin doesn't pretend that it's easy to get your products, marketing messages and internal systems in sync. But he'll definitely convince you that it's worth the effort.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Marketing research:
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  • Can You Buy Back Brand Equity?
  • Preserving Mobile Marketing: 6 Steps Marketers Must Take Now
  • Enterprise Social Collaboration: Driving Customer Experience Excellence through Teamwork

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Delegation For Managers LearnBytes Helpcard - The no cost path to better productivity for you and your department. (download)
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Delegation For Managers Helpcard - The no cost path to better productivity for you and your department.

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Customer Service Zone Free Library For Better Customer Service
Customer Service Zone - The place to get help and learn about customer service issues. Learn about difficult customers, and develop your customer service skills.

Building Bridges Between Home And School: The Educator's/Teacher's Guide To Dealing With Emotional And Upset Parent
Building Bridges Between Home And School: The Educatorand#039;s/Teacher's Guide To Dealing With Emotional And Upset Parent

Important: Due to contractual arrangements this PDF version will be available AFTER Feb. 6, 2014. Until then please purchase the Kindle or Print versions as indicated at the bottom of this page.

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About Bacal & Associates
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A Better Way to Find Jobs on LinkedIn
I don't think there's any doubt that LinkedIn is the king of social networking for business. It's a great platform with lots of features and high traffic. But when it comes to using it for career advancement, most people use it poorly. They dutifully establish a profile and create the compulsory network of friends and coworkers with a handful of people from their past and present. Until they lose their job. And then as "everyone" tells them to do, they begin "networking" to find a job. They reach out to their network, letting them know they're in the market for a new position. (27-May-2013)

13 Tips to Get That Job in 2013 on LinkedIn
LinkedIn emailed me that I'm in its "Top Some excellent job hunting advice by a well followed columnist: 1 Percent" of viewed profiles. Only two million of us are, so I'll share my pearls of LinkedIn Networking wisdom. (22-Apr-2013)