• Business, Economics & Law
      January 2018

      Cofounding The Right Way

      A practical guide to successful business partnerships

      by Jana Nevrlka

      Jobs & Wozniak, Page & Brin, Ben & Jerry... any list of successful companies seems awash with cofounders who are a match made in business heaven. The benefits are obvious: by combining resources, knowledge, expertise and motivation, cofounders can often build something far more successful together compared to going solo. And yet... two-thirds of startups fail because of disagreements between founders. Why? Because cofounding isn’t as simple as drawing up an agreement and shaking hands on it. In fact, there are seven steps required to build cofounding teams that win and last. Cofounding The Right Way will take you through these steps, one simple step at a time, from finding the right cofounders all the way through to structuring your team, splitting the equity, making sure everyone stays motivated and documenting it in your cofounding agreement. Is a partnership even right for you in the first place? That’s Step No. 1! Get your cofounding team right, and you’ll be in the best possible position to handle any challenge that’s thrown in your direction. Get it wrong and not even the best business idea will be able to survive. Foreword by Mike Moyer, author of Slicing Pie.

    • Fiction
      February 2016

      What the PA knew

      An intriguing legal tale

      by Dawn Dixon

      This book is a fictionalised version of the author's life, told through the eyes of the many PAs (personal assistants) who have worked with her over the years. The PA can make a person - solicitor or otherwise - look good or bad. It highlights the professional journey of a Black solicitor from childhood to the age of 49 and the trials and tribulations she faced, including the forced closure of her own firm due to fraud committed by her business partner. It is a truly breathtaking account of a remarkable professional facing numerous challenges.

    • Jurisprudence & general issues
      June 2010

      Professional Ethics and Personal Integrity

      by Editor(s): Tim Dare and W. Bradley Wendel

      Professional roles are often thought to bring role-specific permissions and obligation, which may allow or require role-occupants to do things they would not be permitted or required to do outside their roles, and which as individuals they would rather not do. This feature of professional roles appears to bring them into conflict both with ‘ordinary’ or non-role morality, and with personal integrity which is often thought to demand some form of personal endorsement of one’s conduct. How are we to reconcile the demands of roles with ordinary morality and with personal integrity? This collection draws together a set of papers which explore these questions as they bear upon a number of different professional roles, including those of the lawyer, the judge and the politician, and from a variety of perspectives, including contemporary analytic moral theory, jurisprudence, psychoanalytic theory, virtue ethics, and contextualism, and, more broadly, from philosophy and legal academia and practice.

    • Politics & government
      June 2017

      Illicit Sex within the Justice System

      Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality

      by Author(s): Carmen M. Cusack

      This monograph explains the deviance of illicit sexual immorality in the justice system. It includes extensive research of federal, state, and local scandals occurring in Washington DC, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and other locations in the USA, to demonstrate the impacts of decaying morals on contemporary society and constitutional law. It explains that sexually immoral oligarchies may dilute or forfeit their authority and ability to chide and fastidiously control sexual choices and activities. The text brings to light sexual abuse and indiscretions by justice system members and compares their misconduct to American prison culture to prove systemic breakdown, dissipation of authority, and dwindling power to enforce morality laws.

    • Business ethics
      February 2012

      Professional Ethics

      Education for a Humane Society

      by Editor(s): Feng Su and Bart McGettrick

      This book is addressed to all those with an interest in the ethical dimension of professional development. Contributors are drawn from a variety of occupational fields (academic practice, healthcare, occupational therapy, legal, military, business, research, teaching, higher education, and civil engineering), institutional contexts, and geographical regions. However, they are united in their concern for inter-professional ways of working and for developing an ethical response to the changing institutional contexts within which they operate. Practitioners, trainers and managers will find this book both useful and thought-provoking, while scholars with a particular interest in professional ethics will find it informative and insightful.

    • Linguistics
      November 2011

      Prosecutors’ Forensic Speech in Implicit Pragmalinguistics

      by Author(s): Irina Zyubina

      What does a new branch of linguistics, Implicit Pragmalinguistics, mean? And what methods of analysis does it use? What are the peculiarities of prosecutors’ forensic speech as a speech genre? What kinds of individual speech behavior and stereotyped speech behavior do English-speaking and Russian-speaking prosecutors have from the point of view of Implicit Pragmalinguistics? Within these pages, you will find not only the answers to these questions but also a lot of useful information concerning human beings.This book consists of three parts devoted to the description of the methods and requirements for linguistic analysis in Implicit Pragmalinguistics, and to the peculiarities of English-speaking and Russian-speaking prosecutors’ individual and stereotyped speech behavior on the grounds of the pragmalinguistic experimental results. 65,280 items of analysis or small syntactical groups were studied to diagnose individual-personal qualities of the Russian-speaking and English-speaking prosecutors, their stereotyped speech behaviour according to their periods of working, their speech addressees and national-cultural belonging of the speech senders.The book will appeal to philologists, courtroom professionals, psychologists, sociologists, teachers and students.

    • Business ethics
      February 2009

      Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding

      Merton’s Conjectures and the Value of Work

      by Author(s): Barry L. Padgett

      Work as center of life has such an important role in our lives; it bears a standard by which we measure our success. It is a major component of self-actualization and well-being. Professional life offers the hope of rewarding work, not just financially but work that is fulfilling. However, professions are also riddled with complexities and ethical conflicts that obstruct the goal of meaningful work. Our jobs are fraught with moral ambiguities and dilemmas; these become sources of frustration and alienation. What is needed is a transformation, a renewal of our professional lives and the institutional contexts in which we operate, to humanize the alienating aspects of work and professions. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), though a cloistered monk, wrote extensively on spiritual and social issues. He has been called "a spiritual master" for contemporary times. He possessed an uncanny sense of self-awareness and moral imagination. His life and writings have inspired countless persons on life’s spiritual journey. Yet, while people have looked to Merton for guidance on spiritual issues, the implications of his thought for several other areas of life are open to exploration. This book focuses on the significance of his reflections in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, which offer one the confidence to embark on a journey that seeks to transcend the complexities of professional life, and courage to transform the negative features of workplaces and organizations through reasoned moral action, moral imagination, and leadership.

    • History of medicine
      July 2018

      The Age of Informed Consent

      A European History

      by Editor(s): Sorin Hostiuc, Octavian Buda

      This volume analyses the conceptualization and the practical application of the concept of informed consent in various parts of continental Europe, and identifies whether informed consent can be seen as a clearly identifiable concept. The focus here is on the evolution of informed consent in France, Germany, Croatia, Turkey and Romania, with comparisons being made to the “traditional” history of the concept, mainly constructed in the US and the UK. The book will appeal to physicians, bio-ethicists and historians, as it provides the answers to some practical difficulties in applying informed consent in everyday practice, difficulties mainly generated by an indiscriminate application of an imported concept, without a proper analysis of the local cultural, social, and medical background.

    • Linguistics
      November 2011

      Prosecutors’ Forensic Speech in Implicit Pragmalinguistics

      by Author(s): Irina Zyubina

      What does a new branch of linguistics, Implicit Pragmalinguistics, mean? And what methods of analysis does it use? What are the peculiarities of prosecutors’ forensic speech as a speech genre? What kinds of individual speech behavior and stereotyped speech behavior do English-speaking and Russian-speaking prosecutors have from the point of view of Implicit Pragmalinguistics? Within these pages, you will find not only the answers to these questions but also a lot of useful information concerning human beings.This book consists of three parts devoted to the description of the methods and requirements for linguistic analysis in Implicit Pragmalinguistics, and to the peculiarities of English-speaking and Russian-speaking prosecutors’ individual and stereotyped speech behavior on the grounds of the pragmalinguistic experimental results. 65,280 items of analysis or small syntactical groups were studied to diagnose individual-personal qualities of the Russian-speaking and English-speaking prosecutors, their stereotyped speech behaviour according to their periods of working, their speech addressees and national-cultural belonging of the speech senders.The book will appeal to philologists, courtroom professionals, psychologists, sociologists, teachers and students.

    • Business ethics
      February 2009

      Professional Morality and Guilty Bystanding

      Merton’s Conjectures and the Value of Work

      by Author(s): Barry L. Padgett

      Work as center of life has such an important role in our lives; it bears a standard by which we measure our success. It is a major component of self-actualization and well-being. Professional life offers the hope of rewarding work, not just financially but work that is fulfilling. However, professions are also riddled with complexities and ethical conflicts that obstruct the goal of meaningful work. Our jobs are fraught with moral ambiguities and dilemmas; these become sources of frustration and alienation. What is needed is a transformation, a renewal of our professional lives and the institutional contexts in which we operate, to humanize the alienating aspects of work and professions. Thomas Merton (1915-1968), though a cloistered monk, wrote extensively on spiritual and social issues. He has been called "a spiritual master" for contemporary times. He possessed an uncanny sense of self-awareness and moral imagination. His life and writings have inspired countless persons on life’s spiritual journey. Yet, while people have looked to Merton for guidance on spiritual issues, the implications of his thought for several other areas of life are open to exploration. This book focuses on the significance of his reflections in Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, which offer one the confidence to embark on a journey that seeks to transcend the complexities of professional life, and courage to transform the negative features of workplaces and organizations through reasoned moral action, moral imagination, and leadership.

    • Business ethics
      February 2012

      Professional Ethics

      Education for a Humane Society

      by Editor(s): Feng Su and Bart McGettrick

      This book is addressed to all those with an interest in the ethical dimension of professional development. Contributors are drawn from a variety of occupational fields (academic practice, healthcare, occupational therapy, legal, military, business, research, teaching, higher education, and civil engineering), institutional contexts, and geographical regions. However, they are united in their concern for inter-professional ways of working and for developing an ethical response to the changing institutional contexts within which they operate. Practitioners, trainers and managers will find this book both useful and thought-provoking, while scholars with a particular interest in professional ethics will find it informative and insightful.

    • Politics & government
      June 2017

      Illicit Sex within the Justice System

      Using Weak Power to Legislate, Regulate and Enforce Morality

      by Author(s): Carmen M. Cusack

      This monograph explains the deviance of illicit sexual immorality in the justice system. It includes extensive research of federal, state, and local scandals occurring in Washington DC, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas, and other locations in the USA, to demonstrate the impacts of decaying morals on contemporary society and constitutional law. It explains that sexually immoral oligarchies may dilute or forfeit their authority and ability to chide and fastidiously control sexual choices and activities. The text brings to light sexual abuse and indiscretions by justice system members and compares their misconduct to American prison culture to prove systemic breakdown, dissipation of authority, and dwindling power to enforce morality laws.

    • History of medicine
      July 2018

      The Age of Informed Consent

      A European History

      by Editor(s): Sorin Hostiuc, Octavian Buda

      This volume analyses the conceptualization and the practical application of the concept of informed consent in various parts of continental Europe, and identifies whether informed consent can be seen as a clearly identifiable concept. The focus here is on the evolution of informed consent in France, Germany, Croatia, Turkey and Romania, with comparisons being made to the “traditional” history of the concept, mainly constructed in the US and the UK. The book will appeal to physicians, bio-ethicists and historians, as it provides the answers to some practical difficulties in applying informed consent in everyday practice, difficulties mainly generated by an indiscriminate application of an imported concept, without a proper analysis of the local cultural, social, and medical background.

    • Anthologies (non-poetry)

      Courtroom Crack

      by Scott. Learmonth

    • Organization & management of education
      October 2008

      Fordham University School of Law

      A History

      by Robert J. Kaczorowski

    • Laws of Specific jurisdictions

      The Official Lawyer's Handbook

      How to Survive a Legal Career

      by Daniel R. White

      This satirical guide to the legal profession, first published in the 90s, was reviewed by The Times as 'one of the most irreverent, funny and perceptive books about the legal profession ever published.' Nine years later, revised and updated, it still retains all its freshness and bite, and is essential reading for clients, lawyers themselves, and anyone considering a career in the law.Over 15,000 copies of this cult book have been sold in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond.The back of the book also includes a catalogue of legal gifts, including humorous prints, t-shirts, paperweights and coffee mugs.

    • Legal ethics & professional conduct
      November 2016

      Ethical Practice in the Human Services

      From Knowing to Being

      by Parsons, Richard D.

      Ethical Practice in the Human Services by Richard D. Parsons and Karen L. Dickinson moves beyond addressing ethical issues and principles to helping readers actually practice ethical behavior through awareness of their personal morals, values, and choices. With coverage of ethical standards from six different associations, the text addresses ethical issues and principles in social work, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Robust pedagogy includes case illustrations and guided exercises to give readers a deeper understanding of the underlying moral principles and values that serve as a foundation for the various ethical codes.

    • Legal ethics & professional conduct
      November 2016

      Ethical Practice in the Human Services

      From Knowing to Being

      by Parsons, Richard D.

      Ethical Practice in the Human Services by Richard D. Parsons and Karen L. Dickinson moves beyond addressing ethical issues and principles to helping readers actually practice ethical behavior through awareness of their personal morals, values, and choices. With coverage of ethical standards from six different associations, the text addresses ethical issues and principles in social work, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Robust pedagogy includes case illustrations and guided exercises to give readers a deeper understanding of the underlying moral principles and values that serve as a foundation for the various ethical codes.

    • Legal ethics & professional conduct
      October 2002

      Legal Issues in Counselling & Psychotherapy

      by Jenkins, Peter

      Peter Jenkins is a Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Manchester and a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is author of three books on the law and counselling, including Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law (London, SAGE, 1997). Providing much-needed advice and reference, this book examines the rapidly growing range of situations in which therapists find themselves in contact with the law. The book covers the current legal context of therapeutic work, and specific implications for therapists in relation to: working with survivors of sexual abuse; false memory; and the implications of the Human Rights Act. The book also examines the implications of professional regulation.

    • Legal ethics & professional conduct
      October 2005

      Therapists in Court

      Providing Evidence and Supporting Witnesses

      by Bond, Tim

      Therapists in Court is the first in a series of handbooks providing legal guidance for practitioners from all the talking therapies, including counseling, psychotherapy and psychology. It is written for practitioners who come into contact with the legal system through their work. Providing practical guidance backed up with illuminating examples, the book is an invaluable source of information in situations such as responding to a solicitor's letter, supporting a witness in their preparation to appear in court, and being called as a witness.

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