The Playbook

Author: Barney Stinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439199053

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Bestselling author of The Bro Code, Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother fame, presents The Playbook—like Neil Strauss’s The Game for Bros, The Playbook offers advice on the many creative and resourceful ways Barney’s developed to wine, dine, and score with “The Ladies.” Since the dawn of history man has searched for the answer to the most fundamental of questions: “Why am I here…not banging chicks?” The search is over. Now, with the help of The Playbook, you’ll be able to approach any beautiful woman, discover her innermost passion, and use that to trick her into sleeping with you. You’ll master more than seventy-five seduction techniques, developed by pickup guru and all-around good guy Barney Stinson, guaranteed to turn you into a bona fide ladies’ man. Featuring the famous plays including: · The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn · Mrs. Stinsfire · The Ted Mosby · The Time Traveler · The “SNASA” · The Scuba Diver · The “He’s Not Coming” …and other greatest hits from Barney Stinson’s secret Playbook of legendary moves. So suit up and get ready to be schooled in awesomeness.

The Playbook

Author: Jennifer Jacquet

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1101871024

Category: Science

Page: 241

View: 6216


From an astute observer of business behavior and expert in climate denial comes a thought-provoking explanation of how corporations delay, distract, and deflect blame and spread disinformation surrounding health issues, pollution, and climate change. “Brilliantly subversive and witty. If you want to be a vile, greedy capitalist, this how-to book will be a great help. And if you want to identify vile, greedy capitalists, it will show you how to recognize them. A landmark book.” —Brian Eno Are you a corporation out to make your fortune at any cost? Are you worried about “facts” and “experts” getting in the way of your profits? Do you wish you could make scientists, journalists, and anyone who asks questions about your suspect business practices disappear? Now you can. Whether you are selling tobacco, dealing in oil, or pushing pharmaceuticals, denying climate change or exploiting workers, The Playbook is here to help you obfuscate your way to what you want. Including how to: Massage the statistics to suit your needs. Or, even better, fund studies to make up some new ones Attract and cultivate university professors who have an axe to grind and are short of cash Make your problem somebody else’s problem—ideally the government’s Remember: Tame journalists, PR firms, think tanks, lawyers, and threats of physical violence are your friends! Follow these rules and you are guaranteed to make a killing. It’s economic sense, after all.

The Playbook

Author: Kwame Alexander

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1328698920

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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In this inspirational two-color book full of poetry and inspiring lessons about the rules of life, Newbery Medal–winning Kwame Alexander shares his own poetic and uplifting words plus quotes from all-star athletes like Stephen Curry and Venus Williams and other wonderfully influential figures like Sonia Sotomayor and Michelle Obama. What can we imagine for our lives? What if we were the star players, moving and grooving through the game of life? What if we had our own rules of the game to help us get what we want, what we aspire to, what will enrich our lives? Illustrated with photographs by Thai Neave, The Playbook is intended to provide inspiration on the court of life. Each rule contains wisdom from inspiring athletes and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Carli Lloyd, Steph Curry, and Michelle Obama. Kwame Alexander also shares his own stories of overcoming obstacles and winning games in this motivational and inspirational book for readers of any age and for anyone needing a little bit of encouragement. You gotta know the rules to play the game. Ball is life. Take it to the hoop. Soar.

The Teaching and Learning Playbook

Author: Michael Feely,Ben Karlin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000781372

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 5013


The Teaching and Learning Playbook is a book and online resource containing more than 100 techniques that teachers and school leaders can use to drive improvements in their schools. Each technique includes a summary of what the technique is, why it is important, the effect size and a four-step guide to how it should be performed. The Playbook provides a unique tool for teachers to identify how they can improve their teaching, and practise with absolute clarity on what they need to do next. All techniques are accompanied by a video to show the technique in action and spotlight the four key elements with detailed audio commentary to make it easier for teachers to replicate. These can all be found on the website: www.teachingandlearningplaybook.com Codifying the key skills for every teacher to get better and for every school leader to drive improvements in their school, the Playbook covers: Routines for Learning Questioning and Checking for Understanding Modelling, Explaining and Feeding Back Resilience, Independence and Retrieval Curriculum Beyond the Subject Classroom This essential resource provides a clear framework for teachers and school leaders to improve teaching and learning. Simple to use and easily integrated into CPD and coaching programmes, the Playbook will take your teaching to the next level.

The Christian Athlete Playbook

Author: Norma Jean Evans

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609571622

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 7165


The Christian Athlete Playbook equips the athlete for success in position and kingdom purpose by: Providing 20 Proven Life Lessons, meditation scriptures, "transparent" personal testimony and prayer confessions that will result in spiritual transformation and maturity. Utilizing Application Drills to assist the athlete with becoming a "doer" and not just a hearer of the Word of God. Equipping the athlete with Scouting Reports, Offensive and Defensive Strategies on how to defeat the opponent. "Whether you are a Christian athlete or an athlete in general, time is a valuable commodity. As athletes, we often find time for everything and everyone, but little time for God. This Playbook is not a substitute for the Word of God or Book of Life (Bible), but it is a valuable tool to help you stay close to the Word and assist in your study of the Word. It covers all the strategic blows the enemy uses against us as Christians, young and old." Taj McWilliams-Franklin Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Player "A must read for all, but especially the Christian athlete. Norma's testimonies and experiences as a professional athlete were God given to produce this work and bless the body of Christ. It is a Playbook designed to help you win at the most important game - life." Elder Gerald Johnson Detroit World Outreach Redford, Michigan Norma Jeans Evans, aka Norma "Mean Jean" Knight on the basketball court, is a three-time Hall of Famer, NCAA (National Collegiate Athlete Association) Women's Basketball's Finest, former Coach and WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association) Detroit Shock Chaplain to name a few. Norma is most proud that she is an Ambassador, chosen by God to coach and equip the body of Jesus Christ.

The TPM Playbook

Author: Chris A. Ortiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498741673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

View: 2367


A companywide approach to improving the effectiveness and longevity of equipment and machines, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a critical component of production line success. The need for a step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve TPM has been filled with the publication of The TPM Playbook: A Step-by-Step Guideline for the Lean Practitione

Ansible Playbook Essentials

Author: Gourav Shah

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784395617

Category: Computers

Page: 168

View: 6417


Design automation blueprints using Ansible's playbooks to orchestrate and manage your multi-tier infrastructure About This Book Get to grips with Ansible's features such as orchestration, automatic node discovery, and data encryption Create data-driven, modular and reusable automation code with Ansible roles, facts, variables, and templates A step-by-step approach to automating and managing system and application configurations effectively using Ansible's playbooks Who This Book Is For If you are a systems or automation engineer who intends to automate common infrastructure tasks, deploy applications, and use orchestration to configure systems in a co-ordinated manner, then this book is for you. Some understanding of the Linux/UNIX command line interface is expected. What You Will Learn Write simple tasks and plays Organize code into a reusable, modular structure Separate code from data using variables and Jinja2 templates Run custom commands and scripts using Ansible's command modules Control execution flow based on conditionals Integrate nodes and discover topology information about other nodes in the cluster Encrypt data with ansible-vault Create environments with isolated configurations to match application development workflow Orchestrate infrastructure and deploy applications in a coordinated manner In Detail Ansible combines configuration management, orchestration, and parallel command execution into a single tool. Its batteries-included approach and built-in module library makes it easy to integrate it with cloud platforms, databases, and notification services without requiring additional plugins. Playbooks in Ansible define the policies your systems under management enforce. They facilitate effective configuration management rather than running ad hoc scripts to deploy complex applications. This book will show you how to write a blueprint of your infrastructure encompassing multi-tier applications using Ansible's playbooks. Beginning with the basic concepts such as plays, tasks, handlers, inventory, and the YAML syntax that Ansible uses, you will see how to organize your code into a modular structure. Building on this, you will master techniques to create data-driven playbooks with variables, templates, logical constructs, and encrypted data. This book will also take you through advanced clustering concepts such as discovering topology information, managing multiple environments, and orchestration. By the end of this book, you will be able to design solutions to your automation and orchestration problems using playbooks quickly and efficiently. Style and approach This book follows a step-by-step approach, with the concepts explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of creating a course. A comprehensive explanation of the basic and advanced features of Ansible playbooks is also included.

The Public Speaking Playbook

Author: Teri Kwal Gamble,Michael W. Gamble

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1071854526

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 899

View: 6115


The Public Speaking Playbook coaches students to prepare, practice, and present speeches—whether in the classroom, public sphere, or in a virtual setting. Authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble employ an interactive approach to building skills through various exercises that allow students to practice and improve their public speaking. Features such as objectives, coaching tips, and new self-assessments in each section further aids student success and reinforces key competencies. The Fourth Edition makes this text more relevant, timely, and engaging with increased coverage of recent events and a focus on improving virtual presentation skills. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Learning Platform / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. It’s a learning platform you, and your students, will actually love. Learn more. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available in SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

The Kanban Playbook

Author: Chris A. Ortiz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498782612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 75

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A scheduling system for Lean and just-in-time production, Kanban is a proven tool for reducing waste, inventory, and lead times. The implementation of Kanban, however, is a manually intensive action and conducting Kanban projects properly takes experience and direction.Until now, there has been a need for a book with detailed step-by-step guideline