Theft is a problem endemic to human nature. But what if theft were a victimless crime? In the computer age, copying a file from a friend or from the web has become easy and widespread; and it is often criminal in nature. The following books give insight into whether this is a problem of enforcement, of intellectual property laws, or of both:
Downloading copyrighted stuff from the Internet : stealing or fair use? by Sherri Mabry Gordon
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- September 13 — SCORE will help you build a web page
- September 20 — The Canton Chamber of Commerce will share the benefits of being a Chamber member
- September 27 — The experts from WSU's Tech Town will show you how to "Thrive in your neighborhood."
- October 4 — Our own professional staff will share the advantages of social media
- October 11 — Local journalist and Canton Patch editor, Peg McNichol will share how best to get your information into local media
It's been reported that workplace incivility is on the rise, causing stress in many workers' lives. If you're trying to find positive solutions to this problem, these books may be for you.
The ape in the corner office: understanding the workplace beast in all of us by Richard Conniff
Coping with difficult people by Robert M. Bramson
Dealing with people you can't stand: how to bring out the best in people at their worst by Rick Brinkman, Rick Kirschner
Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled for at least 2 classes in a Michigan public or private university or college for the fall 2011 semester are eligible. The deadline date for students' entries is September 30, 2011.
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If you're looking for that next great idea or just want to know how to think outside of the box, give these titles a try.
Breakthrough creativity: achieving top performance using the eight creative talents by Lynne C. Levesque
This two-hour workshop, sponsored by BOOM! The New Economy, motivates and inspires baby boomers to take the next steps in starting a business.
Randal Charlton, executive director of TechTown and a serial entrepreneur in his own right, will lead the group in a discovery of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The program also includes one-on-one counseling sessions with TechTown business experts.
Date: Thursday, June 30, 8:30 to 11:00AM
Location: NextEnergy, 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit
This program is free, but you must register to attend.
If "two heads are better than one," then a whole team working towards the same goal is an awesome concept. However, there can be more to team dynamics than meets the eye. If you are leading a team, a member of a team or just in need of more information, try these books:
The orange revolution: how one great team can transform an entire organization by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
Extraordinary groups: how ordinary teams achieve amazing results by Geoffrey M. Bellman, Kathleen D. Ryan
Let your voice help shape Michigan's 2012 Budget.
Read about these genius geeks and visit the Apple museum. Check out Apple's history and find out more about these inventors.
If you are considering shredding for those piles of paper, Office Max offers a secure shred service for $.59 per pound. Those documents that are shredded are then recycled, making it an environmentally good choice as well.
Although it's not a new concept, management books regarding employee engagement are a popular trend. They are an interesting point of view for both managers as well as employees.
The 2020 workplace: how innovative companies attract, develop, and keep tomorrow's employees today by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd
The talent masters: why smart leaders put people before numbers by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan