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Blockchain Bubble or Revolution: The Present and Future of Blockc...
by , Parth Detroja

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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Some experts say that cryptocurrencies and blockchains are just a scam; others say they're "the most important invention since the internet." It's hard to tell who's right. <b>Authored by Product Managers from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, <i>Bubble or Revolution</i> cuts through the hype to offer a balanced, comprehensive, and accessible analysis of blockchains and cryptocurrencies.</b><br /><br />You'll learn the core concepts of these technologies and understand their strengths and weaknesses from real-world case studies; dive deep into their technical, economic, political, and legal complexities; and gain insights about their future from exclusive interviews with dozens of tech industry leaders.<br /><br /><b>Are cryptocurrencies and blockchains a bubble or a revolution? We'll help you decide for yourself.</b><br /><br />What's inside:<br /><br /><b>Bitcoin and the blockchain</b><br /><ul><li>How Bitcoin and blockchains work from a technical perspective with no assumed technical knowledge</li><li>Satoshi Nakamoto and the history of Bitcoin, the original blockchain</li><li>A thorough overview of crucial crypto concepts (eg. blocks, keys, mining, nodes, etc.)</li><li>Frameworks for understanding when it actually makes sense to use blockchain</li><li>Major application scenarios for blockchain and cryptocurrencies and where it'll fall flat</li></ul><b>Public blockchains and altcoins</b><br /><ul><li>Emerging trends in blockchain technology</li><li>What you should know before buying any cryptocurrency</li><li>An overview of Etherum and smart contracts </li><li>An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the top altcoins and stable coins, including Monero (XMR), Tether (USDT), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)</li><li>Alternatives to blockchain and cryptocurrencies</li><li>New kinds of decentralized ledger technology (DLT)</li><li>The economics of both traditional payment methods and cryptocurrencies</li><li>Cryptocurrency security best practices and major breach case studies </li></ul><b>Private blockchains</b><br /><ul><li>How blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and traditional banking and finance will interact with one another in the future</li><li>Public blockchains vs private blockchains </li><li>Limitations and shortcomings of public blockchains and cryptocurrencies</li><li>The role of blockchain in the strategy of top tech companies like Facebook and Microsoft </li><li>Case studies of how non-tech companies are effectively utilizing blockchain (eg. Walmart using it to prevent foodborne illness) </li><li>Business blockchain case studies ranging from gaming (e.g. Xbox) to cloud services (e.g. Microsoft Azure's blockchain-as-a-service and Amazon's AWS offering)</li><li>Blockchain's use for big data, internet of things (IoT), and machine learning (ML)</li></ul><b>Cryptocurrency regulation and policy</b><br /><ul><li>ICOs vs STOs vs IPOs</li><ul><li>ICOs' status as securities</li><li>The SEC's STO rules and Reg A+/CF/D/S</li><li>KYC and AML laws</li></ul><li>The debate over whether cryptocurrencies are securities</li><li>The official stance of various countries on crypto </li><li>An overview of crypto policy and regulatory hurdles </li><li>The role of crypto in emerging markets and China</li><li>Digital democracy and voting on the blockchain</li></ul><b>The future of decentralized technology</b><br /><ul><li>If, how, and when the tokenization of national currencies will play out</li><li>Facebook and WhatsApp's upcoming cryptocurrencies</li><li>Currency tokenization and China's efforts to tokenize the yuan</li><li>Blockchain, IoT, and the tangle</li><li>Cryptocurrencies vs. fiat vs. the gold standard</li><li>Predictions about the future of money, business, and currency</li><li>Why blockchains would do better on Mars than Earth</li></ul>
Interpersonal Communication: How to Win Clients and Influence Tea...
by Peter Andrei

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

January 06, 2020

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<p><strong>Defeat the obstacle to success in business and life: <em>weak interpersonal communication skills.</em></strong><br /></p><p>Want to make more sales? Want to ace every interview? Want your presentations to influence people? Want to get instant respect from the team you manage? Want to know exactly what to say to every person, in every situation? <em>Want to do this all with proven, time-tested, step-by-step strategies? </em><br /></p><p><strong>Listen... you have a problem:</strong><br /></p><p>If your interpersonal communication skills are not <u>excellent</u>, they are holding back your career. They are leaving untapped potential for growth on the table. They are missing opportunities daily. This causes anxiety and frustration. <em>And you don't deserve that.</em><br /></p><p><strong>Instead, here's what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p>You deserve to explode your success rate in sales pitches and interviews. You deserve to ace every presentation with easy confidence. You deserve to influence your team and make your ideas happen. <em>You deserve to empower your professional career by mastering interpersonal communication.</em><br /></p><p><strong>Trust me, I've been there:</strong></p><p>I remember when my interpersonal communication skills were weak, moving me <em>away </em>from my goals. I remember they were average, keeping me stagnant. And I also remember when they became <u>excellent</u>, <em>propelling me towards my goals, and creating new opportunities every single day.</em><br /></p><p><strong>And here's why you can trust me:</strong><br /></p><p>I wrote two best selling books on communication, coached thousands of mentees, and received national recognition as a competitive public speaker. In fact, I won 27 awards as one. How? <em>By using these exact step-by-step strategies to change minds and influence people with ease.</em><br /></p><p><strong>With this new book, you will learn over <u>400 proven secrets</u> for perfect interpersonal communication:</strong><br /></p><ul><li><u>Chapter 1</u>: Learn the simple basics that guarantee effective interpersonal communication.<br /></li><li><u>Chapter 2</u>: Discover the single most effective structure for persuasive business communication. Learn 21 hidden, little-known methods to master this structure like an expert.<br /></li><li><u>Chapter 3</u>: Master the 31 proven steps for an engaging presentation that captivates audience attention. Avoid the 5 most common presentation mistakes that will undermine your credibility.<br /></li><li><u>Chapter 4</u>: Discover the 51 presentation techniques that guarantee perfect eloquence, total influence, and successful persuasion. Learn how to speak with bullet-proof confidence.<br /></li><li><u>Chapter 5</u>: Learn the 21 most powerful little-known communication openings that were used by people like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Anita F. Hill to get undivided attention.<br /></li><li><u>Chapter 6</u>: Master a proven 23-step process to easily write the most common type of speech successful people are always asked to give. Be prepared, not scared.<br /></li><li><u>Chapter 7</u>:<strong> </strong>Learn the hidden, little-known secrets of advanced business communication that wins friends and influences people.<br /></li></ul><h3>For a limited time only, you also get $150 of FREE exclusive bonuses from a URL inside: a <em>free </em>video course by the author, a <em>free </em>personal training email session, 5 <em>free </em>communication eBooks (PDFs), and 6 <em>free</em> supplementary resources.<br /></h3><p><strong>Here's what you should do now:</strong></p><p>Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a lifetime of weak interpersonal communication skills. And that will cost you much more than this book.<br /></p><p><strong>If you're not ready to buy:</strong><br /></p><p>Go hit that 鈥渓ook inside鈥?button. Check out the table of contents to see the exact methods and communication secrets I will teach you.<br /></p>
An Advocate Persuades
by , Sandy Patrick

Language

English

Pages

445

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<p><em>An Advocate Persuades</em> introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor <em>A Lawyer Writes</em>, places the reader in the role of a first-year attorney. Now, that first-year attorney must draft a motion or appellate brief and then present an oral argument.</p><br /><p>With step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> explains how to develop and refine trial-level and appellate arguments and then how to present those arguments orally. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> communicates both the theories and foundational skills of persuasion so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.</p><br /><p><strong>A teaching website for this book is available. If you are a professor, you may request the link and login information by emailing meade (at) cap-press (dot) com.</strong></p>
Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition: A Text with Exerc...
by Bryan A. Garner

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English

Pages

286

Publication Date

August 26, 2013

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful鈥攁ll too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner鈥檚 <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills.<br /><br /><br />Accessible and witty, <i>Legal Writing in Plain English</i> draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book鈥檚 principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section.<br /><br /><br />聽In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.<br /><br />
Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer: A Memoir
by Seymour Wishman

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

March 19, 2013

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<b>A successful former defense attorney exposes the raw truth about the courtroom 鈥済ame鈥?and a career spent defending the guilty</b><br />As an advocate for the accused in Newark, New Jersey, criminal lawyer Seymour Wishman defended a vast array of clients, from burglars and thieves to rapists and murderers. Many of them were poor and undereducated, and nearly all of them were guilty. But it was not Wishman鈥檚 duty to pass moral judgment on those he represented. His job was to convince a jury to set his clients free or, at the very least, to impose the most lenient punishment permissible by law. And he was very good at his job. Reveling in the adrenaline rush of 鈥渨inning,鈥?Wishman gave no thought to the ethical considerations of his daily dealings . . . until he was confronted on the street by a rape victim he had humiliated in the courtroom.聽A fascinating, no-holds-barred memoir of his years spent as 鈥渁ttorney for the damned,鈥?Wishman鈥檚 <i>Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer </i>is a startling and important work鈥攁n eye-opening, thought-provoking examination of how the justice system works and how it <i>should</i> work鈥攂y an attorney who both defended and prosecuted those accused of the most horrific crimes.
Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
by Ross Guberman

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English

Pages

419

Publication Date

March 06, 2014

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With <em>Point Made</em>, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want.<br /><br />The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models. In <em>FCC v. Fox</em>, for example, Kathleen Sullivan conjures the potentially dangerous, unintended consequences of finding for the other side (the "Why Should I Care?" technique). Arguing against allowing the FCC to continue fining broadcasters that let the "F-word" slip out, she highlights the chilling effect these fines have on America's radio and TV stations, "discouraging live programming altogether, with attendant loss to valuable and vibrant programming that has long been part of American culture."<br /><br />Each chapter of <em>Point Made</em> focuses on a typically tough challenge, providing a strategic roadmap and practical tips along with annotated examples of how prominent attorneys have resolved that challenge in varied trial and appellate briefs. Short examples and explanations with engaging titles--"Brass Tacks," "Talk to Yourself," "Russian Doll"--deliver weighty materials with a light tone, making the guidelines easy to remember and apply.<br /><br />In addition to all-new examples from the original 50 advocates, this Second Edition introduces eight new superstar lawyers from Solicitor General Don Verrilli, Deanne Maynard, Larry Robbins, and Lisa Blatt to Joshua Rosencranz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Judy Clarke, and Sri Srinvasan, now a D.C. Circuit Judge. Ross Guberman also provides provocative new examples from the Affordable Care Act wars, the same-sex marriage fight, and many other recent high-profile cases. Considerably more commentary on the examples is included, along with dozens of style and grammar tips interspersed throughout. Also, for those who seek to improve their advocacy skills and for those who simply need a step-by-step guide to making a good brief better, the book concludes with an all-new set of 50 writing challenges corresponding to the 50 techniques.
Comparative handbook: robotic technologies law (Lexing - Technolo...
by , Alain Bensoussan

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

June 28, 2016

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Studies of the overall impact of robotics on the economy have shown that investments in its various sectors 鈥?industrial, professional and service robotics 鈥?are increasing globally and the markets associated with them are valued in billions. Robotization improves the competitiveness of enterprises, while collaborative robotics reinvents methods of production.<br />Beyond the economic outlook, service robotics, backed by the development of artificial intelligence, raises challenging ethical and social issues.<br /><br />The legal analysis of robotics is no mean feat because it covers a very diverse technical reality. Companies whose businesses are focused on robotic technologies and applications can be confronted with a complex legal situation resulting from the plurality of the applicable rules which have not necessarily been conceived or adopted bearing in mind their specific constraints.<br /><br />This situation should not hamper their development. It only implies taking cues from the economic legal norms which promote such developments and conducting an analysis of the legal risks which they face, given the applicable rules of liability.<br /><br />This comparative study 鈥?carried out by members of the Lexing廬 Network 鈥? proposes an overview, having regard to the legislation of 17 different countries, of the legal issues raised by robotics and the way the law in force responds, in a more or less satisfactory manner. Discover the authors & contributors in details under the tab 'Extraits'.
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken
by The Secret Barrister

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

March 22, 2018

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<p><b>THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER.</b><br /><b>Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018.</b><br /><b>Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018.</b><br /><b>Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018.</b><b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥楨ye-opening, funny and horrifying鈥?<i>Observer</i></b><br /><b>鈥楨veryone who has any interest in public life should read it鈥?<i>Daily Mail</i></b></p><p>You may not wish to think about it, but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or 鈥?perhaps through no fault of your own 鈥?a defendant. Whatever your role, you鈥檇 expect a fair trial.</p><p> I鈥檓 a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system, and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free.</p><p> I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken, who broke it and why we should start caring before it鈥檚 too late.<br /><b></b><br /><b>A <i>SUNDAY TIMES</i> TOP TEN BESTSELLER FOR 24 WEEKS.</b></p>
Tomorrow's Lawyers: An Introduction to Your Future
by Richard Susskind

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English

Pages

238

Publication Date

June 02, 2017

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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers<br />and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law.<br /><br />Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change, such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as<br />he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their<br />current and future employers.<br /><br />This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law , Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services.<br /><br />This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.
Legal Reserves
by James Rosenberg

Language

English

Pages

296

Publication Date

December 18, 2018

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A significant trial looms. The two lawyers and the judge all have major reasons to worry: Jeri Richards, a newbie judge, is presiding over her first trial concerned she is too inexperienced to handle it. Mike Reigert, the plaintiff鈥檚 attorney, must try his biggest case because his client refuses the department store鈥檚 huge settlement offers鈥攋ust to make sure that what they did to her won鈥檛 ever happen to anyone else. The company鈥檚 attorney, Jack Rogers, is told that he must win this trial or face banishment from his law firm.If that weren鈥檛 enough, the three of them have been best friends since their first day of law school. Back then, they were the cream of their law school and thought their legal careers would involve nothing but success . . . . Now, they aren鈥檛 so sure. Jeri adored her two friends in law school. They helped her overcome the trauma of almost being raped. After graduating, she prosecuted the scum that preyed on the weak and became the youngest judge in her county. Mike was planning to work in Geneva stopping international terrorism, but his uncle convinced him to help in his small practice in a sleepy town outside of Pittsburgh. Mike itches for more responsibility and finally comes to represent a woman mercilessly chained to a table until she confessed to a crime. Jack craves the big money he would make if he became a partner at his huge law firm, and is willing to do anything to make it happen. Now five years after graduating from law school they are thrown back together on opposite sides of a trial where Mike鈥檚 client seeks to regain her life while Jack will not stop to make sure the company prevails.Jeri watches as the battles between her two buddies escalate until she has to intervene to protect the life of one of her friends.

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