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Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

quickenBy Bonnie Biafore

Quicken is a convenient way to keep track of personal finances, but many people are unaware of Quicken’s power and use only its basic features. With “Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual,” readers of all levels will quickly learn how to use all aspects of the program so they can accurately handle their money. From recording checks and credit card charges to reconciling accounts, budgeting, handling loans, investments, and online transactions, “Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual” covers everything in a friendly, witty style that engages novices and experts alike. Beginners will appreciate the clear guidance on setting up Quicken to simplify their financial management tasks. Experienced users will learn how to work around Quicken’s idiosyncrasies. This book shows people how to use Quicken more effectively to track their money, stay on top of important financial decisions, and compile tax data automatically. Call Number HG179 .53 2008

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Microsoft Office 2007 Simplified

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Sherry Willard Kinkoph

Call #  HF5548.4 .m525 2007

Synopsis

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You’re holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Office 2007 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide — and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
“The Simplified series is very accessible to beginners and provides useful information for more experienced users. For visual learners (like myself), the illustrations are a great help. It’s challenging to take a complex subject and express it simply, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. This book meets the challenge.”

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CNN Looks at Diversity in the Workplace Discussion Guide

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

By CNN

Call Number: HF5549.5 M5 D59 2000

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

by John Medina

Call Number: QP408 .M425 2008

Multitasking is the great buzz word in business today, but as developmental molecular biologist Medina tells readers in a chapter on attention, the brain can really only focus on one thing at a time. This alone is the best argument for not talking on your cellphone while driving. Medina (The Genetic Inferno) presents readers with a basket containing an even dozen good principles on how the brain works and how we can use them to our benefit at home and work. The author says our visual sense trumps all other senses, so pump up those PowerPoint presentations with graphics. The author says that we don’t sleep to give our brain a rest-studies show our neurons firing furiously away while the rest of the body is catching a few z’s. While our brain indeed loses cells as we age, it compensates so that we continue to be able to learn well into our golden years. Many of these findings and minutiae will be familiar to science buffs, but the author employs an appealing style, with suggestions on how to apply his principles, which should engage all readers. (Description by Publishers Weekly)

Nonprofit Law & Governance For Dummies

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Jill Gillbert Welytok and Daniel S. Welytok

Call Number: KF1388 .Z9 W45 2007

As the number and size of nonprofit organizations continues to grow, NFPs are coming under ever-increasing government scrutiny. Soon Congress will require that nonprofits comply with rigorous accounting and governance standards very similar to those set forth for for-profits in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

If you work for a nonprofit and are concerned about meeting impending changes to tax and finance standards governing NFPs this book is for you. In simple, straight-forward language, this guide demystifies the often perplexing world of nonprofit governance in the age of Sarbanes-Oxley. Author, Jill Gilbert Welytok, an attorney who heads the Sarbanes-Oxley division of a major Midwest law firm, walks you step-by-step through the process of evaluating your governance structures. She arms you with tips and strategies for adopting uniform standards under current governance and tax laws, while preparing you for any upcoming changes. She shows you how to protect your tax status and reassure donors and volunteers while staying true to your organization’s mission. And she fills you in on what you need to know to:

  • Comply with state laws and regulations
  • Get and keep tax–exempt status
  • Avoid lawsuits and other legal landmines
  • Handle the media
  • Anticipate future trends
  • Make sense of the Sarbanes–Oxley act

Including sample nonprofit bylaws and a complete audit committee report, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Second Edition is an indispensable survival tool for 21st century nonprofits. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Catch!: A Fishmonger’s Guide to Greatness

Monday, July 21, 2008

by Cyndi Crother

Call Number: HD9459 .W67 C76 2004

With the bestselling “Fish!,” Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market became famous both for its fascinating work culture and as a striking model for personal and business success. “Catch!” continues where “Fish!” left off, taking readers behind the scenes at the market for more life lessons. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

Monday, July 21, 2008

By Thomas Sowell

Call Number: HB171 .S713 2007

Basic Economics is a citizen’s guide to economics-for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Sowell reveals the general principles behind any kind of economy-capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions.

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Leadership Lessons from a Chef: Finding Time to Be Great

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Charles Carroll

Call Number: TX911.3 .M27 C365 2008

A unique guide to leadership in the culinary arena, by a chef for chefs

Leadership Lessons from a Chef is about creating excellence in the professional kitchen. Here the difference between good and great comes down to the details, and attention to these details comes from the right attitude reaching across all staff. A good culinary manager, according to author and award-winning Certified Executive Chef Charles Carroll, skillfully cultivates this attitude for success, and so leads the way toward kitchen excellence.

Using stories and examples drawn from his many years’ experience, Chef Carroll gives you a leader’s tour through the working kitchen. Offering proven wisdom in plainspoken terms instead of abstract management theories, the practical tools and ideas found in this groundbreaking book can be used immediately to motivate and develop an effective team environment among kitchen staffs.

Leadership Lessons from a Chef features:

  • Chef Carroll’s formula for managing kitchen staffs SEF: Scheduling, Empowering, and Follow up and how the formula works in practice
  • Take-away boxes that reinforce key points
  • Chapters that progress logically, helping you evaluate and refine your goals, develop a mission and principles, and implement these in a motivational and positive way
  • Helpful forms for both greater efficiency and esprit de corps
  • Inspiring quotations, as well as life and work tips from Chef Carroll

Whether you’re a student just starting your culinary education, or an executive chef seeking to take your operation to a whole new level of excellence, Leadership Lessons from a Chef is an indispensable resource for all stages of your culinary career.

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The Everything Guide to Starting and Running a Catering Business: Insider Advice on Turning Your Talent into a Lucrative Career

Friday, July 18, 2008

By Joyce Weinberg

Call Number: TX921 .W44 2007

Do you enjoy cooking for others? Is your buffet table a work of art? Are your parties the best in the neighborhood? Then catering may be a great career for you!

It’s all here-from getting licenses and choosing the perfect name to developing menus and getting the word out. Seasoned food expert and caterer Joyce Weinberg covers all aspects of the catering business and shares her secrets to success with you, including how to:

  • Choose a specialty-fancy fundraisers, company and family picnics, or romantic weddings
  • Find clients and generate repeat customers
  • Create a marketing plan that gets your company noticed by all the right people
  • Learn the ropes before you start your business
  • The Everything(r) Guide to Starting and Running a Catering Business is all you need to make your passion your profession!

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    E-Mail: How to Write and Manage E-Mail in the Workplace

    Thursday, July 10, 2008

    by Janis Fisher Chan

    Call Number: HE7551 .C43 2008

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