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E-mails from Scheherazad (Contemporary Poetry Series)

E-mails from Scheherazad (Contemporary Poetry Series)

“Perhaps Kahf’s most impressive accomplishment is her ability to bring together beauty and pain in the same breath, to write poems that encompass history and human endurance as well as joy, that testify to the fragility and power of the human heart. . . . This is Kahf’s ultimate message: that religion and ethnicity and color and nationality are as nothing in the face of simple humanity; that spirituality and life are beyond all of these, that no creed or ideology may be taken as justification for harm.”–Lisa Suhair Majaj
 
Kahf establishes herself as a new voice in the tradition of ethnic American poets, blending the experiences of recent Arab-American immigrants into contemporary American scenery.  In her poems, Muslim ritual and Qur’anic vocabulary move in next door to the idiom of suburban Americana, and the legendary Scheherazad of the Thousand and One Nights shows up in New Jersey, recast as a sophisticated postcolonial feminist. 

Kahf’s carefully crafted poems do not speak only to important issues of ethnicity, gender, and religious diversity in America, but also to universal human themes of family and kinship, friendship, and the search for a place to pray.  She chronicles the specific griefs and pleasures of the immigrant and writes an amulet for womanly power in the face of the world’s terrors. Her poetic energy is provocative and sassy, punctuated now and then with a darker poem of elegiac sadness or refined rage.

Mohja Kahf is associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Arkansas.

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Never Check E-Mail In the Morning: And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work

Never Check E-Mail In the Morning: And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work


Named one of the five best business books by Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines, in The Wall Street Journal

The New York Times bestselling author, Oprah’s favorite organizing expert, and America’s number one problem solver presents a revolutionary book. It will help readers achieve the seemingly impossible: boost value and job security without sacrificing personal life. Morgenstern teaches innovative “grab and go” solutions that can be processed in as few as fifteen minutes to dramatically improve performance and efficiency, including:

  • Beware of multitasking. Scattering your efforts makes for a longer day.
  • Dance near the revenue line. Making or saving money is where your greatest
  • value lies.
  • Crunch your container. Shorten your workday by thirty minutes and you will
  • get more done.
  • Trust your truth. Never undervalue your unique self, skills, and point of view.

  • If you’ve ever wondered, Is it me or is it them? Julie Morgenstern’s practical “inside out” approach will help you diagnose the source of each workplace problem and solve it quickly.

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    Congratulations to Our 2014 AWeber Scholarship Winner!

    At AWeber, we like to deliver remarkable experiences to our customers and give back to our community as a whole whenever possible. That’s why each year we present a scholarship award to a deserving young person who exemplifies the innovation that fuels us as a company. Our hope is to encourage younger generations to take an interest in new and developing technologies – and maybe even spark some interest in working in a related field one day!

    Considering that technology these days moves faster than the speed of email, we asked students this year about the effects of the communication tools they use every day and their impact on society:

    1. How have communication tools and habits changed from your parents’ generation, compared to yours? Has this been a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
    2. How do you think communication tools and habits will change for your children? Will this be a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?

    We chose this year’s winner based on his keen insights about the impact technology has on us now and its potential for the future.

    And the 2014 winner of the $1,000 AWeber Scholarship is…

    Kasey Markel!

    Kasey is a biology major at the University of Miami, where he’s enrolled in a program designed to give a broad foundation in the sciences including chemistry, computer science, physics and biochemistry.

    Kasey’s essay focused on the positive changes our communication tools have on our relationships, and how any improvements on them will only make life better for future generations.

    While attacks against communications technology, particularly smartphones, have recently come into vogue, there is no denying the fact that they allow for an unprecedented amount of networking, organization, and facile interchange of information between peers, from close friends to distant relatives, from grade school teachers to current colleagues.

    And, just for fun, Kasey poses the question: What if some of the greatest minds in history had access to our modern communication tools, like smartphones?

    Leibniz and Newton could have developed calculus together, to humanity’s great benefit. Darwin and Mendel could have constructed a fully coherent theory of molecular evolution, precluding decades of fruitless theorizing.

    AWesome job, Kasey! From all of us at AWeber, we wish you the best of luck in the future!

    Marketing

    Marketing

    Marketing 10/e by Kerin, Hartley and Rudelius continues a tradition of leading the market with contemporary, cutting-edge content presented in a conversational student-oriented style, supported by the most comprehensive, innovative, and useful supplement package available. This text and package is designed to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of faculty—from the professor who just wants a good textbook and a few key supplements, to the professor who wants a top-notch fully integrated multimedia program.
    Marketing utilizes a unique, innovative, and effective pedagogical approach developed by the authors through the integration of their combined classroom, college, and university experiences. The elements of this approach have been the foundation for each edition of Marketing and serve as the core of the text and its supplements as they evolve and adapt to changes in student learning styles, the growth of the marketing discipline, and the development of new instructional technologies. The distinctive features of the approach are illustrated below:

    High Engagement Style – Easy-to-read, interactive, writing style that engages students through active learning techniques.

    Personalized Marketing – A vivid and accurate description of businesses, marketing professionals, and entrepreneurs—through cases, exercises, and testimonials—that allows students to personalize marketing and identify possible career interests.

    Marketing Decision Making – The use of extended examples, cases, and videos involving people making marketing decisions.

    Integrated Technology – The use of powerful technical resources and learning solutions.

    Traditional and Contemporary Coverage – Comprehensive and integrated coverage of traditional and contemporary concepts.

    Rigorous Framework – A pedagogy based on the use of Learning Objectives, Learning Reviews, Learning Objectives Reviews, and supportive student supplements.

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    Hopefully, Your Competitors Don’t Know This Secret About Mobile

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    There’s an amazing fact about mobile advertising that many businesspeople either don’t know or refuse to acknowledge. It’s something that’s been reported in some trade publications, but for reasons not widely understood, many brands are ignoring the data and sticking with their traditional marketing campaigns instead.

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    The data is something Chuck Moxley and I will be discussing in-depth in an advanced-level mobile advertising webinar we’re conducting on Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm Eastern Time.

    We’ll be going into some really sophisticated topics around cutting-edge techniques in mobile advertising. If you’re past the fundamentals and ready to dive into some of the more complex and challenging mobile concepts, be sure to register for the event by clicking here.

    (Side note: Even if you’re still just dipping your toe into mobile, you should join the webinar — if you do, you’ll come away with some of the most transformative information you’ll ever see in mobile.)

    One of the many topics we’ll discuss is this fact.

    If the amount of time people are spending on their mobile devices was aligned with ad budgets, marketers would spend 500% more on mobile ads this year than is anticipated.

    For perspective on this, check out the chart below.

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    If all of this information gets your wheels spinning — and it should — then you should know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Yes, increasing spending is important, but if you really want to get sophisticated, you should find out some of the advanced mobile targeting and measurement techniques we’ll be discussing in the webinar.

    Sound like a plan?

    Here are some action steps for you.

    • Consider the impact a 500% increase in mobile advertising spending would have on your business.
    • Assuming your competitors are either just getting into mobile, or are increasing their spend by, say, 100% next year, you can have a huge competitive advantage over them by dominating the mobile space before they catch on to the information outlined in the chart above.
    • If you’d like to hear more about mobile targeting, mobile measurement and mobile ROI, then sign up for our free webinar where we’ll be discussing advanced mobile advertising techniques. It’s scheduled for Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm ET.

    See you there!

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    Jamie Turner is the CEO of the 60 Second Marketer and 60 Second Communications, a marketing communications agency that works with national and international brands. He is the co-author of “How to Make Money with Social Media” and “Go Mobile” and is a popular marketing speaker at events, trade shows and corporations around the globe.

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    The post Hopefully, Your Competitors Don’t Know This Secret About Mobile appeared first on @AskJamieTurner.

    40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business

    40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business

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    Learn from an entrepreneur just like you who created a seven-figure internet business from scratch.

    • Find customers who are desperate for your products and services.
    • Throw away your business plan! Create a scalable business model that actually works.
    • Launch your first product in less than 90 days with the “Minimum Viable Business” method.
    • Create a repeatable marketing strategy to keep new customers coming.
    • Build systems that make your business run like a well-oiled machine.
    • Make more money using the three keys of revenue growth.

    No matter what your goals are for online business success: 40 Rules will help you turn your dream of owning a profitable Internet business into reality.

    Matthew Paulson, Founder of Analyst Ratings Network, Lightning Releases and GoGo Photo Contest, has weathered the failures and triumphs of being an entrepreneur for nearly a decade. 40 Rules for Internet Business Success is his collection of core principles and strategies he used to grow his business.

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    #AWeberHour Preview: The Art of Visual Social Media Marketing

    September 3 AWeberHour Twitter Chat

    There’s been a lot of news lately in the worlds of Pinterest and Instagram. To help you get a better grasp of these two powerful social media platforms, we’ve prepared another great #AWeberHour Twitter chat for you.

    You’re invited to join us Wednesday, September 3, from 2-3 p.m. ET, as we host three visual social media experts, who will be sharing tips on growing your business using Pinterest and Instagram.

    You’ll walk away with ideas on how to make the most of Pinterest and Instagram to help you reach the right audience for your business.
     

    Add it to Your Calendar

    Our Guest Experts

    Brendan Lowry

    Brendan Lowry, @Curalate

    Brendan is Marketing Director at Curalate, a leading marketing and analytics suite for the visual web. Curalate’s platform helps brands tell their story through imagery in order to drive consumer engagement, build brand awareness, and form stronger, more meaningful relationships with consumers.

    Cynthia Sanchez

    Cynthia Sanchez, @OSPinteresting

    Cynthia runs the OhSoPinteresting blog and podcast, and regularly coaches and trains businesses on the ins and outs of Pinterest. She teaches Pinterest techniques and strategies for traffic generation, how to incorporate Pinterest into your social media strategy, and how to get others to share your content, products and services.

    Sue B. Zimmerman

    Sue B. Zimmerman, @SueBZimmerman

    Sue B., a.k.a. the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results, the author of the #1 eBook Instagram Basics for your Business, a speaker and business coach. She also is the founder of SueB.Do & Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise. Learn more about Sue B.

    How To Participate

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    2. Follow @AWeber and our guest experts.
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    Modern HTML Email: Building Robust, Responsive, and Effective HTML Email

    Modern HTML Email: Building Robust, Responsive, and Effective HTML Email

    Email marketing has always been one of the most valuable digital marketing solutions. However, building an email that performs well in a multi-device, multi-client world is a lost art to many young designers and marketers. Modern HTML Email is a new guide that takes the mystery out of designing and coding HTML emails from the ground up. It takes you on a tour of the mechanics of email campaigns and coding reliable and responsive HTML emails. It even offers some tips for optimizing your campaigns and provides you with resources to further your skills.

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    Internet Marketing For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

    Internet Marketing For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))

    This update to Marketing Online For Dummies includes all of the great topics from the original book, plus an additional focus, Internet advertising, a very hot topic. The right Internet advertising campaign can cost very little and make a product launch or even a company a winner; the wrong approach can be a huge waste of time and effort. The authors have hands-on experience doing both guerrilla marketing and million-dollar deals in this critical area. Also covered in this edition is a quick-start guide to getting net-savvy, a survival requirement in the Web marketing world.

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    Marketing: An Introduction (12th Edition)

    Marketing: An Introduction (12th Edition)

    Marketing: An Introduction is intended for use in undergraduate Principles of Marketing courses. It is also suitable for those interested in learning more about the fundamentals of marketing.

     

    This best-selling, brief text introduces marketing through the lens of creating value for customers.

     

    With engaging real-world examples and information, Marketing: An Introduction shows students how customer value–creating it and capturing it–drives every effective marketing strategy.

    The Twelfth Edition reflects the latest trends in marketing, including new coverage on online, social media, mobile, and other digital technologies.

    MyMarketingLab for Marketing: An Introduction is a total learning package. MyMarketingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that truly engages students in learning. It helps students better prepare for class, quizzes, and exams–resulting in better performance in the course–and provides educators a dynamic set of tools for gauging individual and class progress.

    This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students.

    • Improve Results with MyMarketingLab: MyMarketingLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning.
    • Guide Student’s Learning: The text’s active and integrative “Road to Learning Marketing” presentation helps students learn, link, and apply major concepts.
    • Encourage Students to Apply Concepts: A practical marketing-management approach provides in-depth, real-life examples and stories that engage students with basic marketing concepts and bring the marketing journey to life.
    • Cover New Marketing Trends and Technology: Every chapter of this edition features revised and expanded discussions on the explosive impact of exciting new marketing technologies.

    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMarketingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMarketingLab search for ISBN-10: 0133763528/ISBN-13: 9780133763522. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133451275/ISBN-13: 9780133451276 and ISBN-10: 0133455122/ISBN-13: 9780133455120.

    MyMarketingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.


    Note:
    MyMarketingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

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