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Compaq Presario CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 CQ50  Laptop AC Adapter Charger Power Cord
Compaq Presario CQ60 CQ61 CQ62 CQ50 Laptop AC Adapter Charger Power Cord
Price: £20.94

1.0 out of 5 stars False economy. Horrible product., 20 Nov. 2015
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Other reviewers have said this product overheats. I had a different problem. After weeks of problems with my extended wifi signal (costing me hundreds of pounds in new wifi equipment and many hours of attempted diagnosis) I finally traced it to this charger. It leaks an extraordinary amount of electrical noise onto the mains, which will render powerline wifi extenders inoperable.


Sneaky Pete Season 1
Sneaky Pete Season 1
Dvd

5.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted, 14 Oct. 2015
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Well crafted and a great setup for future episodes.


The Business Ethics Twin-Track: Combining Controls and Culture to Minimise Reputational Risk (Wiley Corporate F&A)
The Business Ethics Twin-Track: Combining Controls and Culture to Minimise Reputational Risk (Wiley Corporate F&A)
by Steve Giles
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of business's biggest challenges: a comprehensive but readable solution, 6 Jun. 2015
Corporate scandals are everywhere and it's part of the zeitgeist to urge businesses to become more ethical. Easier said than done when there is so much pressure to maximise (short-term) shareholder value. But beyond the handwaving there are plenty of practical things which can and should be implemented. So many, in fact, that few books can legitimately claim to cover them all.

This is a weighty book which could operate just as a textbook, whenever you want to look up guidance on governance or antitrust or whistleblowing. However, it is also a practical guide to developing and implementing ethical policies. The primary distinction is between ethical hardware (rules, regulations, guidelines, reporting mechanisms...) and ethical software (culture); both are of course necessary.

The way to eat an elephant is 'one bite at a time'. So the book features a fictionalised working group at a fictional company, finding its way through the issues. It's a very readable way of approach a difficult and dense subject. Dilemmas and tensions raise their heads; I facilitate senior groups regularly, and these discussions seem very realistic to me. Suddenly, what seemed like an overwhelming subject becomes something manageable.


Hacked (The Liv Paxton Series Book 1)
Hacked (The Liv Paxton Series Book 1)
Price: £3.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathless pace, 15 Jan. 2014
Fast paced and fun. The plot is as up-to-date as tomorrow's news, and contains some totally unexpected twists. The characters are larger than life. Would make a cracking TV series - but who would play Liv?


Canon PIXMA MG4250 - multifunctionals (Inkjet, 1200 x 2400 DPI, A4, 216 x 297 mm, Colour, Colour)
Canon PIXMA MG4250 - multifunctionals (Inkjet, 1200 x 2400 DPI, A4, 216 x 297 mm, Colour, Colour)
Offered by Pearls Books
Price: £55.58

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why is this printer like a stealth bomber?, 7 May 2013
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Let me count the ways.

I'll forgive it for being (1) big and (2) ugly, but (3) it also seems to be invisible to my wifi network, which I would expect of a stealth bomber but in a printer is a bit of a drawback. (4) It's impervious to prayer. (5) It only obeys one master, meaning that only one of my computers can print to it. (6) Refills are expensive, and (7) it's very very noisy (are stealth bombers noisy?)

If I had hair, I'd rip it out. I don't so I'm going to rip out this wretched excuse for a printer instead. Luckily the ink ran out almost immediately, so it's not like I'm throwing the bathwater out with the baby.
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Managing Fraud Risk: A Practical Guide for Directors and Managers
Managing Fraud Risk: A Practical Guide for Directors and Managers
by Steve Giles
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £36.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, eye-opening and very practical, 16 Nov. 2012
I urged Steve Giles to write this book, and I did so for three reasons.

The first reason is that fraud is so astonishingly, appallingly, gob-smackingly prevalent. Even though we follow the newspaper stories about damaged reputations, ethical shortcomings and larger-than-life fraudsters, the papers barely scratch the surface of the amount of fraud being committed. Some of the statistics and examples in this book will make your hair stand on end.

The second reason is that almost all organisations are complacent about the risk of fraud. The author's Fraud Awareness Quiz neatly exposes the gaps in everyone's understanding of the topic. When (if) directors discover fraud, they are very much on the back foot. Yet it is perfectly possible to create an environment which discourages fraud and makes it more difficult to perpetrate.

And the final reason is that, despite the potential dryness of the subject, Steve is incapable of being anything less than fascinating about it. His stories and anecdotes go beneath the legal and managerial surface and bring the topic to life.

Each chapter is structured around one of the questions in the Fraud Awareness Quiz, and contains a discussion of the practical, ethical and legal issues as well as insights from Steve's career as a fraud investigator, consultant and trainer.

If you're the owner, director or senior manager of any sort of organisation, this book should be on your must-have list. You won't read it at one sitting; it's too comprehensive for that. But it is very readable, and insightful, and practical, and you will find everything you need here to manage the all-too-real risk of fraud.


BiC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen - Black, Box of 12
BiC For Her Medium Ballpoint Pen - Black, Box of 12
Price: £19.80

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That's Christmas sorted then, 29 Aug. 2012
I'd been fretting that what with the economy in the doldrums I can't afford Miele or Magimix this year.

So this is inspired. The perfect product concept for our times. Cheap but without any of the ugly connotations of that word. It's good news for the missus, good news for the household budget.


The Care Homes Guide South-East England: The Independent Guide to Choosing a Care Home in the South-East of England: The Definitive Guide to Choosing ... the South-East of England (Care Home Guides)
The Care Homes Guide South-East England: The Independent Guide to Choosing a Care Home in the South-East of England: The Definitive Guide to Choosing ... the South-East of England (Care Home Guides)
by Crimson Crimson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Something's missing, 18 Aug. 2010
Something's missing, but I can't put my finger on it.

Oh yes. London.

Last time I looked, London was in the South East of England. London, you know, 8 million people, largest metropolis in Europe... and nearly 2000 care homes.

Not one of which is in the "definitive guide to choosing a care home in the South East of England".


How to Make an IMPACT: Influence, Inform and Impress with Your Reports, Presentations, Business Documents, Charts and Graphs: Influence, Inform and ... Business Documents (Financial Times Series)
How to Make an IMPACT: Influence, Inform and Impress with Your Reports, Presentations, Business Documents, Charts and Graphs: Influence, Inform and ... Business Documents (Financial Times Series)
by Jon Moon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £26.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just about impact, 17 Dec. 2009
You worked hard to write that report; you pulled an all-nighter to finish the presentation; you crammed all the data into hugely impressive diagrams...

...and your audience just looked bored and bemused.

Expertise or detailed knowledge can be a curse. Experts become blind to the ignorance of the layman. They write in the jargon of their profession. They create reports which reflect their thought processes but not the reader's. They assume familiarity where none exists. They hugely overestimate how much of their communication actually gets through.

In this excellent book, Jon Moon shows you how to format reports and presentations for maximum impact; so that your messages really hit home.

Even better, and just as importantly, the formats he recommends help you to get clear in your own mind. The hierarchy of thought becomes visible, and any gaps or missteps in an argument can quickly be spotted.

Moon really cares about his subject, and that shows through in dozens of examples. He has an excellent dry sense of humour too. Strongly recommended.


You Can be as Young as You Think: Six Steps to Staying Younger and Feeling Sharper
You Can be as Young as You Think: Six Steps to Staying Younger and Feeling Sharper
by Tim Drake
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as old as I feared, 5 Oct. 2009
This is one of those books that makes you see familiar people in a clearer light. Suddenly I remember my grandmother for being young despite her years; and I realise that I have acquaintances in their 20s and 30s who are older than she was in her 70s.

You too can be like Grandma. For less than the price of a pot of moisturiser you get something much more valuable: a thought-provoking action plan for how (and why) to stay young in brain, heart and spirit.

Warmly recommended.


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