The Don't Laugh Challenge(TM) - 10 Year Old Edition is HERE! Why did the t-shirt only text his girlfriend? He didn't like to COLLAR! Welcome to The Don't Laugh Challenge(TM) (A.K.A. The BEST kids joke book and game)! If you are open-minded about your kids learning new jokes, becoming more self-confident, AND developing a stronger sense of humor then this book is for you, well really... THEM! I'm sure by now you have heard of The Don't Laugh Challenge(TM) Joke Books Series, but in the rare case, you haven't, please allow me to explain what all of the fuss is about! The Don't Laugh Challenge(TM) Joke Books are unlike any other joke books on the market! It is not meant to be read in isolation, but instead, it is a game or a challenge that is to be played between friends, siblings, cousins, or any two people who like to tell jokes. In this case, our 6 Year Old Edition is the ultimate showdown between two players or '2 Jesters' that include kid's jokes AND silly scenarios! This book is hours of fun, and great gift ideas for 10 year old boys and girls! If you haven't heard of the rules, here they are: Each round is set up so that the 2 jokesters will take turns reading jokes to the other player. Next comes the Silly Scenarios, where each player will read the scenario to themselves, and act it out to get the other player to guess what in the world they are doing (think Charades)! Don't forget to use your silliest faces to get your opponent to crack a smile! When the person listening laughs or even cracks a smile, the joke teller gets a point. Follow the instructions at the bottom of each page until you tally up the final score and crown the Don't Laugh MASTER! Who should I get this new take on toy for, you ask? Do you know a boy or a girl that likes to laugh? The Don't Laugh Challenge(TM) game is good for all girls and boys age 10 and up! Give it as a stocking stuffer, Christmas gift or present! This imaginative book will spark your child's creative side all while being screen-free! Some old-fashioned, friendly competition never hurt anybody! Whether you are looking for the newest gifts, games, presents, best sellers, or toys on the market, this renovated classic is a guaranteed hit for all ages! Your children will love it and so will you. Try it today! :)
Neoliberalism has become a dirty word. In political discourse, it stigmatizes a political opponent as a market fundamentalist; in academia, the concept is also mainly wielded by its critics, while those who might be seen as actual neoliberals deny its very existence. Yet, the term remains necessary for understanding the varieties of capitalism across space and time. Arguing that neoliberalism is widely misunderstood when reduced to a doctrine of markets and economics alone, this book shows that it has a political dimension that we can reconstruct and critique.By examining the views of state, democracy, science, and politics in the work of six major figures - Eucken, Röpke, Rüstow, Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan - it offers the first comprehensive account of the varieties of neoliberal political thought.Ordoliberal perspectives, in particular, emerge in a new light. Turning from abstract to concrete, the book also interprets recent neoliberal reforms of the European Union to offer a diagnosis of contemporary capitalism more generally. The latest economic crises hardly brought the neoliberal era to an end. Instead, as Thomas Biebricher shows, we are witnessing an authoritarian liberalism, whose reign has only just begun.The book is published by Stanford University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.Praise for the book:"This is a brilliant book - one of the most illuminating I have read in a long time...at once deeply scholarly and profoundly relevant, it is a model of what political theory should be." (Margaret Kohn, professor at University of Toronto)"A timely and formidable intervention in current political theory..." (Yves Winter, associate professor at McGill University)"A powerful corrective to the existing scholarship." (Andrew Dilts, professor at Loyola Marymount University) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Moriarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/193205/bk_acx0_193205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The essential book to understanding Donald Trump as a businessman and leader - and how the biggest deal of his life went down. Now, Barrett's classic book is back in print for the first time in years and with an introduction about Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump claims that his success as a "self-made" businessman and real estate developer proves that he will make an effective president, but this devastating investigative account by legendary reporter Wayne Barrett proves otherwise. Back in print for the first time in years, Barrett's seminal book reveals how Trump put together the biggest deal of his life - Trump Tower - through manipulation and deceit; how he worked with questionable characters from the mafia and city politics; and how it all nearly came crashing down. Here is a vivid and inglorious portrait of the man who wants now to be the most powerful man in the world. In Trump: The Greatest Show on Earth - The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention, Barrett unravels the myth and reveals the truth behind the mogul's wheelings and dealings. After decades covering him, few reporters know Trump as Barrett does. Instead of the canny businessman that Trump claims in his own books, Barrett explores how Trump exploited his father's banking and political connections to finance and grease his first major deals. Barrett's investigative biography takes us from the days of Donald's lonely youth to his brash entry into the real estate market, and to the back room deals behind his New York, Atlantic City, and Florida projects. Most compellingly Barrett paints an intimate portrait of Trump himself, a man driven by bravado, obsessive self-regard, and an anxious ruthlessness to subdue his rivals and seduce anyone with the power to aid his empire. We see him head to head with an opponent as powerful as Pete Rozelle, ingratiating himself with the brooding governor on the Hudson, and fueling the Drexel engine driven by Michael 1. Language: English. Narrator: LJ Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030121/bk_adbl_030121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stock market dynamics have drawn the attention of analysts from varied academic disciplines and commercial circles. The advent of online trading and real time facilities in the stock markets has fired a new field of interest in developing automatic trading agents that conduct trades in a relatively autonomous fashion under fixed strategies. This book examines a trading strategy based on analysis of external input in the form of online news. A machine-learning model is built using the reaction of stock markets to news items spread over a period of time. The news-based agent uses this model in real time to predict the price movement of stocks, and place orders accordingly. The performance the agent is evaluated by conducting controlled experiments with proven opponent strategies based on statistical models.
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Offline Marketing and Online Marketing, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: PepsiCo is a global consumption goods company with a very diversified portfolio. The company focuses on beverages and "junk" food. When it comes to brand value and numbers of sold cola beverages, Coca-Cola Co has a unique market share. Especially on the cola-market, both companies are the most successful competitors worldwide. In Germany, Pepsi-Cola has not been as long on the market as Coca-Cola. None-theless, Pepsi proved to be a strong opponent by initiating clever marketing cam-paigns. However, the German market for cola products is much more competitive than the US-market. The strategic planning analysis of PepsiCo, using Kotler's four P's, shows, how much Pepsi-Cola's suffers from its lack of image compared to Coca-Cola. Pepsi-Cola is very present in retails and commercials, but does not have a trustful brand image.Pepsi-Cola's image as a cheap cola drink is a threat to its future deveopment, because a decline in the product-life-cycle is possible. PepsiCo's focus on the German beverage market needs to include a product development, that show consumers, that Pepsi-Cola can be a tasty as well as a sustainable product. The strategy of product diversification must not contain Pepsi-Cola as the main beverage drink of the company.
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Offline Marketing and Online Marketing, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: PepsiCo is a global consumption goods company with a focus on beverages and "junk" food. The total revenue in 2013 underlines its global significance. Compared to Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo is stronger in North America and around the globe, but that is a direct result of PepsiCo's diversified portfolio. When it comes to brand value and numbers of sold cola beverages, Coca-Cola Co has a unique market share. Especially on the cola-market, both companies are the most successful competitors worldwide. Pepsi-Cola has a very long history, but had only been a domestic product in the United States until the late 1940s. Therefore, Coca-Cola has an advantage regard-ing international distribution. In Germany, Pepsi-Cola entered the market almost 30 years after Coca-Cola. Nonetheless, Pepsi proved to be strong opponent by initiat-ing clever marketing campaigns. After the so-called "Pepsi-Challenge" in the 1970s PepsiCo could succeed temporarily in winning the consumers' hearts. However, the German market for cola products is much more competitive behind Coca-Cola than the US-market. Traditionally, Coca-Cola is the main producer of cola in Germany followed by local products from dicount markets. Next to the big international players, the German beverage industry is very diversified and oriented locally. Pepsi-Cola is available in nearly every German supermarket. It is also very present due to PepsiCo's strong focus on advertising and sponsorship. But among German consumers Coca-Cola still maintains its pole position supported by a dominent brand image. This turns out to be one of the most obvious threat to Pepsi-Cola's market position. Addtionally, Pepsi-Cola's image as a cheap cola drink is firmed, because of PepsiCo's focus on distribution through discount markets. The development on the German beverage market shows the importance of sustainable packaging and ingredients. Therefore, Pepsi-Cola has to rely on its niche position in order to offer an alternative meeting consumers' requirements in the future.
The games industry is evolving and expanding veryrapidly. New game hardware platforms from big vendorsare frequently released in the hope of furtherexpanding the market. Niche markets such as thecasual games market are also evolving and expandingrapidly, with the internet as their primary mediumfor presentation and distribution. Dot Red Games Ltd.(www.dotredgames.com) is a newly formed innovativegame software companywhich has been working to develop a new game enginebased on Java 1.6 promoted through the casualmarket mentioned above. The engine incorporates allthe latest innovations available through 1.6 Java andthe framework is compatible with all major operatingsystems, producing very satisfactory results in termsof graphic effects capabilities, sound support, speedand responsiveness. A prototype game was developed onthis framework, which involved the design andimplementation of efficient AI algorithms so as tocreate interesting artificials opponent capable ofmaking decisions in real-time. Such an algorithm wasdesigned, implemented and tested effectively withinthe time constraints of this project, fulfilling therequirements for high quality gameplay.
In 2013 Magnus Carlsen became world champion after his victory over Viswanathan Anand. He has been dominating the top of the international chess scene ever since - and almost at his liking. Now, defending his title against the not much older Russian Sergey Karjakin was on the agenda. All their prior match-ups were 'teeth and claws' affairs with the Norwegian only scoring a slight plus. However, Sergey Karjakin surely did his best to push his opponent off the throne. From November 11th to 30th the Fulton Market Building in New York became the arena of the fight for the crown of the world chess champion. Exciting games, played at the highest level and thoroughly annotated, will guarantee the reader's delight.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Law, grade: 1, University of Linz, course: Bachelorseminar, language: English, abstract: According to Black's Law dictionary, competition is the struggle for commercial advantage. The efforts taken of companies to achieve the respective commercial advantages can be - especially in a free market economy - ample. Let's illustrate this fact by the following examples: Suppose that a automobile manufacturer, incensed by a car magazine's constant ridicule of its cars, launches a rival magazine with a similar name and layout, copies the other paper's stories,lures away the employees, advertisers and subscribers of the other magazine by offering them higher wages and lower advertising and subscribing rates and finally succeeds in running its critical opponent out of business. Has the automobile manufacturer engaged in any unfair trade practices for which the owners of the car magazine may seek legal remedy? Or has the manufacturer acted in a permissible way to the magazine's attack? Furthermore, could the magazine be said to have engaged in an unfair trade practice by permanently ridiculing the cars and its manufacturer2? How can a merger between two or more businesses which are on the same market level and which manufacture similar products in the same geographic region influence consumers? What if two competitors agree in the artificial setting of prices at a certain level, contrary to the workings of the free market? Do consumers have legal remedies against companies who engage in false advertising or who distribute faulty and dangerous goods? The body of law which deals with these subjects is known as competition law, which can broadly be divided into Consumer Protection Law and unfair trade practices on the one hand and antitrust-law on the other hand. The bachelor thesis at hand takes the reader to a journey through competition law with a special insight into Unfair Trade Practices. After the study of the bachelor thesis the respective reader should be able to generally orientate him- or herself in this highly practice-oriented field of law.