Stuff they don't teach you in design school, but should
Author: Michael Janda
Publisher: New Riders
It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers, photographers, web designers, copy writers, programmers, and architects only learn after putting in years of experience on the job. Michael Janda, owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humor to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the last decade from the personal successes and failures he has faced running his own agency. In this surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda's advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes.
A Financial Fable of Wealth and Reason During Uncertain Times
Author: J. D. Joyce
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A leading wealth manager, drawing on his real-world experiences with investors, explains financial planning and investing through a fable of a man who sells a business he's worked so hard to build, and now finds himself with more money than he's ever had to deal with.
In Dialogues with Creative Legends, you will find answers to some of the perplexing questions talented people confront. From these dialogues emerge a startling range of ideas, from beginning a creative career to developing client relationships, mentoring, and the role of design thinking in society. The author's gradual revelations about the intertwined contributions of creator and patron will resonate with students and practitioners in all the creative professions. This remarkable book explores the role of creativity in commerce and culture. It's a quest for livelihood and meaning that is at once highly personal--and strikingly universal. Come along as the author interviews many of the creative luminaries of the late 20th century, including: Saul Bass, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Rand, Lou Dorfsman, Herb Lubalin, Don Trousdell, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Massimo Vignelli, Heinz Edelmann, Victor Papanek, and Hermann Zapf.
Blogging, Career Sites, Gateways, Getting Interviews, Job Boards, Job Search Engines, Personal Websites, Posting Resumes, Research Sites, Social Networking
Author: Mark Emery Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Category: Business & Economics
Before you start your Internet job-hunt, there are some things that you must know, like: • Why are job sites like Monster and CareerBuilder so stunningly ineffective? • What can you do to make sure your resumes survive the elimination process? • How do you find the information that search engines like Google can’t? • How can you tell the difference between a genuinely helpful job board, and a website designed only to collect resumes? • When are hobby forums more helpful than business networking sites? • When is the Internet not helpful when job-hunting? • What is the fatal flaw of all social networking sites? The Guide to Job-Hunting Online, 6th Edition, not only answers these questions and many more, but shows you how to comprehensively and effectively use the Internet for all aspects of your job-hunt. This companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, has been completely rewritten for our changing times and includes hundreds of updated website recommendations and descriptions. The Guide to Job-Hunting Online shows you how to quickly find the data that will be most helpful to you, how to identify and research the places where you will most enjoy working, how to leverage the power of social networking sites, and how to use your Internet time most effectively, avoiding the common pitfalls and setting you up for success.
"The first of G.K. Chesterton's books about seemingly hapless sleuth Father Brown, ""The Innocence of Father Brown"" collects twelve classic tales: ""The Blue Cross,"" ""The Secret Garden,"" ""The Queer Feet,"" ""The Flying Stars,"" ""The Invisible Man,"" ""The Honour of Israel Gow,"" ""The Wrong Shape,"" ""The Sins of Prince Saradine,"" ""The Hammer of God,"" ""The Eye of Apollo,"" ""The Sign of the Broken Sword,"" and ""The Three Tools of Death.""""Father Brown is a direct challenge to the conventional detective and in many ways he is more amusing and ingenious."""
Multimedia Writing for Public Relations, Advertising and More
Author: Charles Marsh
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Business & Economics
Strategic Writing emphasizes the strategic, goal-oriented mission of high-quality media writing with clear, concise instructions for more than 40 types of documents relating to public relations, advertising, sales, marketing, and business communication. Rich with numerous examples and a user-friendly "recipe" approach, Strategic Writing is ideal for teaching you to write successfully and strategically for various fields of business.
Never Fall Victim to Wall Street Again Recently, most people have been victimized by the revenue generating machine that is Wall Street. The truth is, Wall Street only cares about making the most revenue they can from you. You will learn: The 20%/65% rule of investing in both bear and bull markets. When and why to move your investments to cash. Why agency relationships and suitability are a far cry from fiduciary responsibility. How to convert your IRA to a tax-free Roth IRA using either a Home Equity Line of Credit, a Reverse Mortgage, or a Real Estate Option. A way to pay off your 30-year mortgage in ten or eleven years. How you can get rid of credit card debt in months, not years. Why segmenting your money and using principal for income may put you in a lower tax bracket. How to do a background check on your financial advisor annually. What to look out for in regard to outlandish performance claims by financial advisors. The strategies presented herein will teach you how to have a consistent process and a plan for your success. You will never again fall victim to Wall Street's shenanigans.
Hilarious advice on what NOT to do with money, from financial funny man Ben Stein Everyone's searching for the secrets to financial success, but what about the best ways to lose money . . . fast?! In How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio, bestselling author, economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein explains exactly what to do . . . to go bust! The ultimate "how-NOT-to" guide, the book gives readers invaluable tips that should be avoided at all costs. Written in Stein's own inimitable style, this hilarious guide provides essential financial advice on what not to do when it comes to managing money. From reading and acting upon investing newsletters to trading on a margin, from investing in bonds to breathlessly following CNBC, and from buying stock in firms you do not understand to believing in your own genius at stock picking to keeping as little cash on hand as possible, Stein presents the rules that every would-be investor needs to know, so they can do the exact opposite and actually make money. Fully revised and updated, this new edition presents all-new missteps that can destroy any portfolio. Fully revised and updated edition of the tongue-in-cheek bestseller that shows investors what not to do with their money Written by acclaimed author economist, financial commentator, and media personality Ben Stein Loaded with indispensable pieces of bad advice that readers should avoid at all costs A laugh-out-loud approach to personal finance, How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio is an accessible guide to money from the funniest man in finance.