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The Grid

The Grid
The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours)

by Matt Watkinson

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-08-24
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1473537851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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____________________ This ground-breaking book from award-winning author MATT WATKINSON reveals the fundamental, inseparable elements behind the success of every business. The Grid provides the mental scaffolding to help you: · Evaluate and refine product and service ideas · Reduce risk by considering the broader impact of strategic decisions · Identify the root causes of business challenges · Anticipate the impact of changes in the market and turn them to your advantage · Collaborate more effectively across teams Combining practical guidance with real-world examples, The Grid will bring clarity and confidence to your business decision-making. ____________________ 'The Grid provides you with a simple way to look at the complex system which is your business. With the possible exception of Warren Buffett, everyone needs to read this book.' RORY SUTHERLAND, VICE CHAIRMAN, OGILVY GROUP 'The Grid provides a systematic framework for looking at virtually all the critical aspects of your business, and maybe more valuable, at how each affects the others. It'll be a rare reader who doesn't come away with fresh, useful insights into his or her enterprise.' WALTER KEICHEL III, author of The Lords of Strategy 'Matt Watkinson distils strategic know-how into nine ingenious perspectives and, with the use of clever examples, shows us how to apply this technique of thinking to any business problem or market opportunity. An extraordinarily powerful book.' DR JULES GODDARD, author of Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense 'The Grid presents a unique, joined up approach to decision-making, revealing both the holistic nature of business and all the key elements a business must consider. I can safely say that if you only read one business book in your life it should be The Grid.' PHILIP ROWLEY, Chief Finance Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Grid

The Grid
'A stunning thriller’ Terry Hayes, author of I AM PILGRIM

by Nick Cook

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-11-14
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1473544335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every day the President of the United States receives threats against his life. Every day his security tell him they’re crackpots, nothing to worry about. Today is different. Today he doesn’t believe them. Because he’s been dreaming of his own violent death, over and over. It feels so real. Like someone is inside his head. The President’s medical advisor, Josh Cain, a military psychologist with his own complications, is summoned to a church tower near the White House to talk down yet another suicidal ex-Marine. Today is different. Today the veteran asked for him by name, tells him of a plot against the President – seconds before a sniper’s bullet takes him out. Battles used to be fought man to man, then machine to machine, then in cyberspace. The Grid is a thrilling mix of Homeland and Inception which takes us to the edge of a new kind of battlefield: the human brain...

Off the Grid

Off the Grid
Re-Assembling Domestic Life

by Phillip Vannini,Jonathan Taggart

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-10-30
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1135010498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.

The Grid Trilogy

The Grid Trilogy
Fall of Justice, Quest For Vengeance & Catharsis

by Paul Teague

  • Publisher : Paul Teague
  • Release : 2018-10-14
  • Pages : 635
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Grid Trilogy Box Set [Enclosed in this box set: Fall of Justice, Quest for Vengeance and Catharsis] The Grid 1: Fall of Justice A fortress city. A terrifying prison. A survivor determined to beat the odds ... Joe Parsons is playing with fire and he knows it. He has no idea what deadly secrets he and his friends will uncover when they finally hack into The City's sinister Fortrillium network. Justice is in short supply in the harsh, decaying world in which he's been raised but Joe is desperate to uncover the truth behind his father's sudden disappearance seven years previously. On the brink of a breakthrough, he is captured red-handed and sent directly to The Grid, a deadly, gamified colosseum from which only one person has ever escaped alive. Hunted by his enemies and in constant danger, Joe must find a way to survive. What he discovers along the way will change his life forever … if he can manage to escape. Fall of Justice is a gripping work of dystopian sci-fi, set in a post-plague world hundreds of years in the future. The Grid 2: Quest for Vengeance Two friends trapped in The Grid ... A President who was there when the plague began ... A conspiracy to keep the truth from those caught in The City ... A man who will stop at nothing to hold his wife and children once again ... Caught in The Grid, Joe Parsons must fight to stay alive as his enemies conspire against him. While his friends work to save him, more startling truths are revealed about President Josh Delman's past. But Damien Hunter is on to the President, and he'll stop at nothing to save the wife and children who were stolen from him. In the second part of The Grid Trilogy, the truth is finally revealed about the plague years and how the decimation of humanity could have been stopped. But one man will do what it takes to keep the truth hidden. The Grid 3: Catharsis The ticking clock which could wipe out humanity ... A deadly deal struck in secret ... The betrayal which sentenced millions to certain death ... A man who will stop at nothing to be reunited with his family ... Only one man can end it all ... In the final part of The Grid Trilogy, Joe Parsons is forced to forge extraordinary alliances in order to survive. Having discovered the mystery at the centre of The Grid, he's not only fighting for his own life, he must now move fast to save the entire city. The secrets of the past come back to haunt President Delman whose actions as a young man damned the citizens to their miserable lives within the high concrete walls. The race is on to beat Catharsis and assure the future of humanity. Can Joe Parsons fight his way back through The Grid and save the remains of humanity? What readers are saying about The Grid Trilogy This book was simply amazing! I was immediately pulled into the story. The conflicts for each of the characters and how everything tied together was riveting! I reached the end of the book and was surprised- I hadn't realized that I had been close to the end. Paul Teague is just that good! Excellent story. Looking forward to reading more. This kept me hooked with the vivid imagery of the ruined city, and the oppression of the climbs. Can't wait to read the rest! I really enjoyed this book, it had everything I look for in a book, had me hooked on page 1. I just found this author and am so glad I did, I can't wait to read more from him Hooked from the get go. Imaginative and believable. Characters feel like your best friends. At least the good guys do! Loved this series. Very suspenseful and full of twists. A very fast paced read.

Making and Breaking the Grid, Second Edition, Updated and Expanded

Making and Breaking the Grid, Second Edition, Updated and Expanded
A Graphic Design Layout Workshop

by Timothy Samara

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-07
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 163159284X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design, but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects. Basics include composing typographic space, format determination, and sequencing and systemization. Various types of grids manuscript, column, modular, hierarchical are also covered. Text reveals top designers' work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Each project is shown comprehensively so readers can see its structure revealed over several pages, at a size that allows for inspection of detail. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

Beneath the Grid

Beneath the Grid
A Book

by B. Iver Bertelsen

  • Publisher : Lulu
  • Release : 2013-11
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 1483404714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christopher O'Brian, a disgruntled EPA staff attorney, is already plagued by nightmares and job insecurity when he learns that his chemist colleague, Ronnie Chapman, has been crushed by a train. O'Brian, devastated by his friend's death, has no idea that Chapman's unfortunate accident was actually murder. O'Brian, immersed in the details of a global warming scientific breakthrough awaiting approval by the EPA, soon discovers that Chapman was about to reveal something huge. When another colleague is murdered, O'Brian and his coworker Sonja Voinovich band together with others to uncover Chapman's secret and its connection to a powerful international conspiracy. Only time will tell if their actions will come too late to save thousands suffering from mysterious symptoms halfway across the world. In this environmental thriller, a government attorney and a group of misfits set out to unveil the truth and stay off the growing list of victims murdered while attempting to right a wrong.

Solution of Heat Conduction Problems by the Grid Method

Solution of Heat Conduction Problems by the Grid Method
A Book

by Grigoriĭ Froimovich Muchnik

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Grid

On the Grid
A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work

by Scott Huler

  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 2010-05-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1605290904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Turn on a switch and from the nearest bulb out pours light from... somewhere; turn on a faucet and water appears. Wires, pipes, and roads support the lives we lead, but the average person doesn't know where they go or even how they work. In On the Grid, Scott Huler takes the time to understand the systems that sustain our way of life, starting from his own quarter of an acre in North Carolina and traveling as far as ancient Rome. Each chapter follows one element of infrastructure back to its source. Huler visits power plants, watches new asphalt pavement being laid, and traces a drop of water backward from the faucet to the Gulf of Mexico. He reaches out to guides along the way, both the workers who operate these systems and the people who plan them. On the Grid brings infrastructure to life and details the ins and outs of our civilization with fascinating, back-to-basics information about the systems we all depend on.

Living Off The Grid

Living Off The Grid
What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility

by Gary Collins

  • Publisher : Second Nature Publishing
  • Release : 2018-12-25
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN : 1543956890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Worried that living off the grid means a life without comfort and convenience? Discover how to unplug without sacrificing the joys of the modern world. Wondering if an off the grid lifestyle is right for you? Scared that it'll be too challenging for you and your family to handle? Author and speaker Gary Collins literally wrote the book on how to transition to a life off the grid. After almost a decade of walking the walk, he's sharing his successes and failures alike so you can live the simple life without missing out on creature comforts. Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility is a comprehensive shake-down of what this unique lifestyle looks like in practice. Told through Collins' much-loved conversational tone, you'll see complex subjects distilled into easy-to-apply lessons. Let the book calm your anxiety about taking this next step and find out how easy it can be to live a life of freedom. In Living Off The Grid, you'll discover: - Practical day-to-day tips to make off-grid living simple - Strategies for running a business or telecommuting while remaining mostly unplugged - Ways to remain socially and professionally connected in your new lifestyle - How to make the most of your newfound freedom and decreased cost of living - Mistakes, expensive errors, and bonehead blunders Collins made so you don't have to... and much, much more! Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility is a detailed account of the ins-and-outs of a simplified off-grid existence. If you like practical instruction, time-saving tips, and hard-earned wisdom from a man who's "been there, done that," then you'll love Gary Collins’ invaluable guide. Buy Living Off The Grid to embark on an exciting new lifestyle today!

From the Web to the Grid and Beyond

From the Web to the Grid and Beyond
Computing Paradigms Driven by High-Energy Physics

by René Brun,Federico Carminati,Giuliana Galli Carminati

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-01-10
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 3642231578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born after World War II, large-scale experimental high-energy physics (HEP) has found itself limited ever since by available accelerator, detector and computing technologies. Accordingly, HEP has made significant contributions to the development of these fields, more often than not driving their innovations. The invention of the World Wide Web at CERN is merely the best-known example out of many. This book is the first comprehensive account to trace the history of this pioneering spirit in the field of computing technologies. It covers everything up to and including the present-day handling of the huge demands imposed upon grid and distributed computing by full-scale LHC operations—operations which have for years involved many thousands of collaborating members worldwide and accordingly provide the original and natural testbed for grid computing concepts. This book takes the reader on a guided tour encompassing all relevant topics, including programming languages, software engineering, large databases, the Web, and grid- and cloud computing. The important issue of intellectual property regulations for distributed software engineering and computing is also addressed. Aptly, the book closes with a visionary chapter of what may lie ahead. Approachable and requiring only basic understanding of physics and computer sciences, this book is intended for both education and research.

Soul of the Grid

Soul of the Grid
A Cultural Biography of the California Independent System Operator

by Arthur O'Donnell

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0595293484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I felt like we had failed," said director of grid operations Jim Detmers in a pained voice. "In my mind, I pictured people stranded in elevators. I pictured people stranded in stores and checkout lines. All I could think of was the Inconvenience, and I'm sitting here thinking thinking, what rock did we not look under to maybe prevent this?" As the focal point of an unprecedented power crisis that has tarnished the Golden State, the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) carries the mixed burden of being a disaster survivor. Established to maintain electrical system reliability for the world's fifth-largest economy, California ISO has been both praised and vilified for its efforts amidst the chaos of blackouts, price volatility, political backlash, and market manipulations by Enron and other ruthless competitors. This book chronicles how the California ISO came to be and what happened during its first five years. More importantly, though, this is the story of the people who make up California ISO and give it an identifiable character and culture-its soul. The result is a very human drama that is otherwise unavailable from the regulatory record or media accounts of California's unparalleled power emergency.

Off the Grid

Off the Grid
A Book

by Lesley Choyce

  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release : 2015-05-01
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1459809297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sixteen-year-old Cody was born and raised “off the grid” deep in the wilderness by idealistic parents. When his father becomes seriously ill, the family is forced to move into the city so he can get treatment. Attending high school for the first time, Cody is an oddity and has a hard time adjusting. He finds unlikely allies in DeMarco, an inner-city kid, and Ernest, a philosophical homeless man, and he begins a tentative friendship with Alexis. When he comes to DeMarco’s defense in an altercation at school, Cody finds himself in trouble with the police. A second confrontation puts Cody in more trouble with the cops, and he is convinced he must escape to the family homestead or be arrested. But Cody is torn between fleeing the city or staying with his ailing father and facing whatever consequences come his way.

The Grid and the Village

The Grid and the Village
Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

by Stephen Doheny-Farina

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008-10-01
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 0300133820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on electric grids and tells the stories about two villages separated by time, connected by proximity, and united by the challenges of maintaining a community under duress. It provides a glimpse of what it took to build the kind of grids that made America, the grids which connect people to one another, and is told through the experiences of some of the people who sacrificed the most to build the grids.

Outdoor Life: How to Survive Off the Grid

Outdoor Life: How to Survive Off the Grid
From Backyard Homesteads to Bunkers (and Everything in Between)

by Tim MacWelch

  • Publisher : Weldon Owen International
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 1681882124
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The survival expert and New York Times bestselling author of Prepare for Anything offers a comprehensive, practical guide to self-reliant living. Whether you want to “go green” or live the life of a modern-day pioneer, survival expert Tim MacWelch teaches you the knowledge and skills you need in order to unplug successfully. Written from a hands-on perspective, this guide covers everything from raising chickens in your urban backyard to going totally off the grid in your solar-powered log cabin. A guide for the modern homesteader, How to Survive off the Grid contains essential information on energy efficiency, finding and pumping your own water, being your own doctor, keeping chickens, goats, bees, and other critters, and much more.

Get Off the Grid!

Get Off the Grid!
Saul Goodman's Guide to Staying Off the Radar

by Saul Goodman,Steve Huff

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2017-04-25
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1466891416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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So you want to disappear? Whether you got the fuzz on your back or a price on your head, Saul Goodman can help! Big Brother’s got eyes everywhere—don’t pretend they’re not all watching you. Nowadays you’d better assume anything you do is already on the 24/7 news feed, but there are measures you can take. Darken your windows. Bash your smartphone. Cut up your credit cards. But first, buy this book. From the cunning counsel (me) who kept you out of the slammer with his handy manual Don’t Go to Jail!, here’s your escape plan for busting out of the prison of modern surveillance. You might be up to no good or you might be up to nothing at all—hey, it’s not my business, and let me tell you, it’s nobody else’s business, either. My business is making sure it stays your business. An unlisted phone number is no longer enough. I want to help you find your inner alias. I want to show you your dream safe house. I don’t want to hear about you on the Internet. Get Off the Grid! can do all of this and more. It’s your one down-to-earth guide on going to ground, and not just that: it’s the best vanishing act you’ll never see!

The Grid 2: Quest For Vengeance

The Grid 2: Quest For Vengeance
A Book

by Paul Teague

  • Publisher : Paul Teague
  • Release : 2018-08-05
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two friends trapped in The Grid ... A President who was there when the plague began ... A conspiracy to keep the truth from those caught in The City ... A man who will stop at nothing to hold his wife and children once again. Caught in The Grid, Joe Parsons must fight to stay alive as his enemies conspire against him. While his friends work to save him, more startling truths are revealed about President Josh Delman's past. But Damien Hunter is on to the President, and he'll stop at nothing to save the wife and children who were stolen from him. In the second part of The Grid Trilogy, the truth is finally revealed about the plague years and how the decimation of humanity could have been stopped. But one man will do what it takes to keep the truth hidden. [Note: This book has a cliffhanger ending and is written in UK English] The Grid 2: Quest for Vengeance is the second part of The Grid Trilogy The Grid 3: Catharsis is the final part of story. What readers are saying about The Grid Trilogy This book was simply amazing! I was immediately pulled into the story. The conflicts for each of the characters and how everything tied together was riveting! I reached the end of the book and was surprised- I hadn't realized that I had been close to the end. Paul Teague is just that good! Excellent story. Looking forward to reading more. This kept me hooked with the vivid imagery of the ruined city, and the oppression of the climbs. Can't wait to read the rest! I really enjoyed this book, it had everything I look for in a book, had me hooked on page 1. I just found this author and am so glad I did, I can't wait to read more from him Hooked from the get go. Imaginative and believable. Characters feel like your best friends. At least the good guys do! Loved this series. Very suspenseful and full of twists. A very fast paced read. [Note: This book has a cliffhanger ending and uses UK English]

Renewable Electricity and the Grid

Renewable Electricity and the Grid
The Challenge of Variability

by Godfrey Boyle

  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 1849772339
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Can renewable energy provide reliable power? Will it need extensive backup?

Seismic Studies on the Grid Western Half of the Ross Ice Shelf

Seismic Studies on the Grid Western Half of the Ross Ice Shelf
RIGGS I and RIGGS II

by James Douglas Robertson,Charles R. Bentley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Results of seismic surveys carried out on the Ross Ice Shelf, Ross Sea, Antarctica, as part of the Ross Ice Shelf Geophysical and Glaciological Survey (RIGGS).

The Grid for Sales Excellence

The Grid for Sales Excellence
New Insights Into a Proven System of Effective Sales

by Robert Rogers Blake,Jane Srygley Mouton

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Off the Grid

Off the Grid
Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America

by Nick Rosen

  • Publisher : Penguin Paperbacks
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780143117384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author describes the people he met in his travels across the United States, Americans who want to live the way they want to--free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, as well as the government and its far-reaching arms. Original.