The Commitments


Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833089
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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In the first volume of the Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, winner of the Booker Prize for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, introduces The Commitments, a group of fame-starved, working-class Irish youths with a paradoxical passion for the music of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and a mission—to bring Soul to Dublin. Doyle writes about the band with a fan's enthusiasm and about Dublin with a native's cheerful knowingness. His book captures all the shadings of the rock experience: ambition, greed, and egotism—ans the redeeming, exhilarating joy of making music. The Commitments is one of the most engaging and believable novels about rock'n'roll ever written, a book whose brashness and originality have won it mainstream acclaim and underground cachet.

Personal commitments

beginning, keeping, changing
Author: Margaret A. Farley
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780062502995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 148
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Commitments


Author: Carmen Green
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781583142264
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Taking a break from her fast-paced job, economist Fox Giovanni travels to Slumber, North Carolina, to visit her childhood friend and meets gorgeous carpenter Van Compton, who is renovating her friend's house while recovering from a brutal divorce, and Fox vows to heal his scarred heart. Reprint. (A BET/Arabesque Films presentation, premiering April 6) (Romance)

Commitments

A Novel
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 146685393X
Category: Fiction
Page: 333
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Available as an e-book for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky's classic novel, Commitments, about the ties that bind and the love that remains. Sabrina Stone is struggling to be a good mother and to do what's best for her young, handicapped son. When she meets investigative reporter Derek McGill, who's doing a feature story about special-needs children, Sabrina is immediately struck by his tenderness toward Nicky...and an attraction between her and Derek that cannot be denied. Three months after their fateful first visit, Sabrina learns that Derek has been convicted of murder. He swears he's innocent, but Derek ends up in prison all the same. Meanwhile, Sabrina's marriage is on the rocks. Her husband, Nicholas, is in denial about their child's diagnosis—and is unable to comfort Sabrina in any meaningful way. Against her better judgment, Sabrina reaches out to the one person who seems to understand her: Derek. But how far will Sabrina go to maintain a connection with a man behind bars? As their relationship escalates—and she experiences a passion she has never known—Sabrina finds herself willing to do whatever it takes to save Derek...and herself. But is their commitment worth the risk?

Commitments, Consensus, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, January 31, February 4, 5, 6, 7, 20, 25, 26, October 31, November 7 and 12, 1985
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: National security
Page: 628
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Commitment: Novel about Managing Project Risk


Author: Olav Maassen,Chris Matts,Chris Geary
Publisher: Hathaway Te Brake Publications
ISBN: 9789462410039
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Improve your decision making. The new and revolutionary book "Commitment" about risk management and Real Options helps you to get more control over your decisions, gain more information when you have to decide and stop making the wrong decisions. This graphic business novel brings the Real Options model in a unique and understandable format, by explaining theories in a way only Sequential Art can. Via Rose Randall, the main character of this unique graphic business novel, the reader is introduced to the challenges a project manager faces. Rose Randall is the archetypal reluctant project manager. Following a painful project failure years ago, Rose's life is cast into chaos when she is once again thrown into the role against her wishes. Faced with a struggling project, help comes from an unexpected source guiding Rose in the direction of Real Options. When you have read Commitment, you: understand what the Real Options model is; can apply the Real Options model to manage project risks successfully; understand why much of your life involves options that you currently are treating as commitments; see the world through a different filter opening up many new possibilities; understand the difference between Commitments and Options. Because the book will: provide specific examples of how a project can manage its risks using the Real Options model; outline a simple technique for making decisions; make you aware of all the decisions you make every day; build your confidence in your ability to decide when to commit and when to leave options open. In short, this book is indispensable for new and experienced project managers plus anyone else who is interested in knowing more about managing large projects.

Firm Commitment

Why the Corporation is Failing Us and how to Restore Trust in it
Author: Colin Mayer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199669937
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
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Looks at the current state of corporations and their impact on American life.

The Commitments of Traders Bible

How To Profit from Insider Market Intelligence
Author: Stephen Briese
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470267917
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Regardless of your trading methods, and no matter what markets you’re involved in, there is a Commitments of Traders (COT) report that you should be reviewing every week. Nobody understands this better than Stephen Briese, an industry-leading expert on COT data. And now, with The Commitments of Traders Bible, Briese reveals how to use the predictive power of COT data—and accurately interpret it—in order to analyze market movements and achieve investment success.

Covenant and Commitments

Faith, Family, and Economic Life
Author: Max L. Stackhouse
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664254674
Category: Religion
Page: 195
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Ethicist Max Stackhouse challenges libertarian and liberationist arguments that distort the nature and character of love, sexuality, and commitment. He seeks to recover a covenantal ethic, which would recapture the value of strong family relationships. The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

7 Commitments for Spiritual Growth


Author: Mike Bickle,Brian Kim
Publisher: Forerunner Publishing
ISBN: 1938060261
Category: Religion
Page: 148
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In 7 Commitments for Spiritual Growth Mike Bickle and Brian Kim present a compelling prophetic wake-up call to the Body of Christ in this generation by outlining the need for the ministry of the forerunner. This prophetic call is backed up with practical wisdom on how to use these seven foundational commitments to live in wholehearted abandonment to Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. These practical steps have been a key to the spiritual growth of believers throughout the centuries and are necessary for those who will not settle for anything less than radical pursuit of God.

Multiple Commitments in the Workplace

An Integrative Approach
Author: Aaron Cohen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135634351
Category: Psychology
Page: 372
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The growing interest in multiple commitments among researchers and practitioners is evinced by the greater attention in the literature to the broader concept of work commitment. This includes specific objects of commitment, such as organization, work group, occupation, the union, and one's job. In the last several years a sizable body of research has accumulated on the multidimensional approach to commitment. This knowledge needs to be marshaled, its strengths highlighted, and its importance, as well as some of its weaknesses made known, with the aim of guiding future research on commitment based on a multidimensional approach. This book's purpose is to summarize this knowledge, as well as to suggest ideas and directions for future research. Most of the book addresses what seems to be the important aspects of commitment by a multidimensional approach: the differences among these forms, the definition and boundaries of commitment foci as part of a multidimensional approach, their interrelationships, and their effect on outcomes, mainly work outcomes. Two chapters concern aspects rarely examined--the relationship of commitment foci to aspects of nonwork domains and cross-cultural aspects of commitment foci--that should be important topics for future research. Addressing innovative focuses of multiple commitments at work, this book: *suggests a provocative and innovative approach on how to conceptualize and understand multiple commitments in the workplace; *provides a thorough and updated review of the existing research on multiple commitments; *analyzes the relationships among commitment forms and how they might affect behavior at work; and *covers topics rarely covered in multiple commitment research and includes all common scales of commitment forms that can assist researchers and practitioners in measuring commitment forms.

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success
Author: Jim Dethmer,Diana Chapman,Kaley Klemp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990976905
Category: Leadership
Page: 361
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You'll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadership is not sustainable. It won't work for you, your team or your organization in the long term. Unconscious leadership can deliver short term results, but the costs of living and leading unconsciously are great. Fear drives most leaders to make choices that are at odds with healthy relationships, vitality and balance. This fear leaves a toxic residue that won't be as easily tolerated in an increasingly complex business environment. Conscious leadership offers the antidote to fear. These pages contain a comprehensive road map to guide you to shift from fear-based to trust-based leadership. Once you learn and start practicing conscious leadership you'll get results in the form of more energy, clarity, focus and healthier relationships. You'll do more and more of what you are passionate about, and less of what you do out of obligation. You'll have more fun, be happier, experience less drama and be more on purpose. Your team will get results as well. They'll be more collaborative, creative, energized and engaged. They'll solve issues faster, and once resolved the issues won't resurface. Drama and gossip will all but disappear, and the energy and resources that fueled them will be redirected towards innovation and creativity. Any one of these commitments will change your life. All of them together are revolutionary. Leaders who practice the 15 commitments: - End blame and criticism - Speak candidly, openly and honestly, in a way that invites others to do the same - Find their unique genius - Let go of taking everything-especially themselves and their problems-so seriously - Create win for all solutions - Experience a new relationship to time and money where there is always enough What do you need to bring to the table? Be curious. Sounds so simple, and yet in our experience it's a skill few have mastered. Most of us are far more interested in being right and proving it, than we are in learning, growing and shifting out of our old patterns. By default we gravitate towards the familiar. We're asking you to take a chance and explore the unfamiliar. You'll get scared and reactive. We all do. So what? Just stay curious and let us introduce you to a whole new world of leadership.

The Implementation and Effectiveness of International Environmental Commitments

Theory and Practice
Author: David G. Victor
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262720281
Category: Political Science
Page: 737
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Because environmental problems do not respect borders, their solutions often require international cooperation and agreements. The contributors to this book examine how international environmental agreements are put into practice. Their main concern is effectiveness—the degree to which such agreements lead to changes in behavior that help to solve environmental problems. Their focus is on implementation—the process that turns commitments into action, at both domestic and international levels. Implementation is the key to effectiveness because these agreements aim to constrain not just governments but a wide array of actors, including individuals, firms, and agencies whose behavior does not change simply because governments have made international commitments. The book is divided into two parts. Part I looks at international systems for implementation review, through which parties share information, review performance, handle noncompliance, and adjust commitments. Part II looks at implementation at the national level, with particular attention to participation by governmental and nongovernmental actors and to problems in states with economies in transition. The book includes fourteen case studies that cover eight major areas of international environmental regulation: conservation and preservation of fauna and flora, stratospheric ozone depletion, pollution in the Baltic Sea, pollution in the North Sea, trade in hazardous chemicals and pesticides, air pollution in Europe, whaling, and marine dumping of nuclear waste. Contributors: Steinar Andresen, Juan Carlos di Primio, Owen Greene, Ronnie Hjorth, Vladimir Kotov, John Lanchbery, Elena Nikitina, Kal Raustiala, Alexei Roginko, Jon Birger Skjaerseth, Eugene B. Skolnikoff, Olav Schram Stokke, David G. Victor, Jorgen Wettestad. Copublished with theInternational Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Betrayals of the Body Politic

The Literary Commitments of Nadine Gordimer
Author: Andrew V. Ettin
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813914305
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 150
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He examines the connection between the personal and the political, showing that Gordimer has always seen the two as inseparable, and that her understanding of this relationship has developed profoundly during her career. Though the book is not biographical, it explores more fully than any preceding publication Gordimer's attitudes toward feminism and her connections with her Jewish background, thereby expanding our comprehension of her social context. Ettin includes a succinct overview of her career and devotes each of six chapters to a major theme, tracing and analyzing the themes as they recur in selected stories, novels, essays, and interview reflections, and as they have emerged in relation to circumstances of her own life. The author sees Gordimer's work as a tool not of propaganda but of understanding, a means of sharpening our perceptions of one another's lives

Identifying and Managing Project Risk

Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project
Author: Tom Kendrick
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814436099
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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Projects-especially complex ones-are inherently risky. Between time constraints, technical challenges, and resource issues, things can easily go wrong-making the identification of potential risks an essential component of every project manager's job. Fully updated and consistent with the Risk Management Professional (RMP) certification and the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)), Identifying and Managing Project Risk remains the definitive resource for project managers seeking to guard against failure. Drawing on real-world situations and hundreds of examples, the book outlines the risk management process and provides proven methods for project risk planning. Readers will learn how to use high-level risk assessment tools, implement a system for monitoring and controlling projects, and properly document every consideration. Analyzing aspects such as project scope, available resources, and scheduling, the third edition also offers fresh guidance on program risk management, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, simulation and modeling, and significant "non-project" risks. This practical book will help readers eliminate surprises and keep projects on track.

Commitments of Traders

Strategies for Tracking the Market and Trading Profitably
Author: Floyd Upperman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471779202
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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"Floyd has answered for many in this book a way to both understand and use the Commitment of Traders reports. In my thirty-five years as a registered broker and author of my own book, I find that at times someone takes a complex subject and makes it easier to understand. Floyd has done this with his book. Not only does he make understanding the COT easy, but he ties it to some technical trading ideas that readers can try out, using historical data on their own. Truly another good technical book for those looking to understand this often overlooked subject." -- Ira Epstein, PresidentIra Epstein & Company Futures "For many years, I've had requests from customers seeking information on the Commitment of Traders report but had few resources to which I could refer them. This superb treatment of the subject by Floyd Upperman, full of detailed information and innovative ideas on how to use them [COT] effectively in trading, is the definitive treatment of the subject in my book. I highly recommend it." -- Edward D. Dobson, PresidentTraders Press, Inc. "The Commitment of Traders (COT) can be a very powerful trading tool to help anticipate market direction. But all too often it is misunderstood and/or misinterpreted . . . Floyd's unique analytical interpretations, combined with his trading tools and indicators, will open a door to greater profitability for all traders." -- Walter Bressert, President Walter Bressert, Inc. "If you are interested in capturing major market moves, this is a must-read book." -- Larry Williams, Commodity TraderIreallytrade.com By understanding commercial activity and monitoring its behavior, a trader can potentially forecast significant changes in price direction. Author Floyd Upperman shows you how to use the Commitment of Traders (COT) reports to accomplish this goal. He skillfully explains how to break down the COT data into producers, consumers, and funds so you understand the positions and activities of these key market participants. In addition, he demonstrates how to monitor the COT activity so you can detect position imbalances that could be harbingers of major trend changes and illustrates his techniques for combining traditional technical analysis of price with the COT data.

WTO Financial Services Commitments: Determinants and Impact on Financial Stability


Author: Nico Valckx
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: N.A
Category: Banks and banking
Page: 35
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The paper investigates the factors that have influenced WTO members to take on their chosen level of liberalization commitments in the framework of liberalization of trade in financial services and the impact of such commitments on financial sector stability. The most important factors are economic growth, current account, trends in banking sector development, policy restrictiveness, and peer group effects. The econometric evidence suggests that more liberal commitments may be associated with greater vulnerability to currency and banking crises-most likely a short-term effect, which should be mitigated with time through increased market efficiency and better resource allocation.

Ten Commitments to Mental Fitness


Author: Vicki Berkus
Publisher: Robert d Reed
ISBN: 9781931741613
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 100
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A highly respected psychiatrist has crafted this pointed and relevant book about mental fitness -- and how to get it! The book addresses the 'practical stuff', the nuts and bolts efforts of which people need to be mindful to assure mental wellness.

Ten Commitments to Your Success


Author: Steve Chandler
Publisher: Author's Choice Publishing
ISBN: 9781931741507
Category: Self-Help
Page: 90
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America's notoriously unorthodox and creative personal growth guru Steve Chandler has written his most compact and powerful book yet in TEN COMMITMENTS TO YOUR SUCCESS. By explaining and dramatizing the power of introducing synergy into your life, Chandler demolishes the myth that a balanced life is mediocre. He reveals the underlying dynamic of commitment, how to access it, and how to apply it to the ten categories of your life that you usually don't get committed to.The author delivers exciting new ways to commit to your career, your partner, your wealth, your physical well-being, and your future. The mind-body-spirit synergy, which has been verified and validated by the biosciences as an absolutely necessary synergy for a quality life, is expanded by the author into ten specific commitments to be made and kept on a daily basis. These commitments then combine with each other to produce not a lone voice singing in the wilderness, but a thrilling harmonic chorus that connects the individual to the entire universal web of living, loving beings.