Started in Chicago, Illinois, Groupon has expanded to dozens of cities all around the world and has become an Internet sensation. Masons billion-dollar idea has revolutionized e-commerce. Groupon has taken the good and the bad in stride, using setbacks, challenges, and competition to learn valuable lessons and improve its strategies for continued growth and worldwide expansion. It has revolutionized the ways in which we interact with our local economy, including our neighborhood businesses and merchants. This is the remarkable story of Andrew Mason and his billion dollar idea that is saving consumers around the world billions of their own dollars while providing a boost to recession-challenged local businesses. This volume includes Fact Sheets on Mason and Groupon, as well as an informative timeline.
Ancient thought, particularly that of Plato and Aristotle, has played an important role in the development of the field of aesthetics, and the ideas of ancient thinkers are still influential and controversial today. Ancient Aesthetics introduces and discusses the central contributions of key ancient philosophers to this field, carefully considering their theories regarding the arts, especially poetry, but also music and visual art, as well as the theory of beauty more generally. With a focus on Plato and Aristotle, the philosophers who have given us their thought about the arts at the greatest length, this volume also discusses Hellenistic aesthetics and Plotinus’ theory of beauty, which was to prove very influential in later thought. Ancient Aesthetics is a valuable contribution to its field, and will be of interest to students of philosophy and classics.
Palmistry is an integral part of Jyotish practice (astrology) that helps to determine an individual's physical, mental and karmic potential. A full explanation of how to read a palm from the point of view of Vedic wisdom is provided, with tips on how to identify and time those areas impacting on wealth, health and longevity. This book teaches you to analyse the possible implications of life-events as seen from the lines (Rekha) on the palm. This book also offers a number of methods to placate astrological influences via the use of yantra, mantra and gemstones, for example, explaining which gemstones to wear and on which finger. This guide is a thorough introduction to the practice of Vedic palmistry for students and practitioners of the Vedic tradition and those with a general interest in the occult sciences of India, but also for anyone interested in what the hand can tell them about their life potential and circumstances.
An authoritative primer to Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, this book draws on the author's extensive study of the tradition. Andrew Mason explains in detail the practical applications of Jyotish, introduces the planets, signs and houses, as well as the many rich and highly entertaining mythologies of the system with an explanation of how to interpret them. He also covers Vedic Astrology's sister science, Ayurveda, and describes how they interact to provide insight into celestial timing, sustained health and general wellbeing. With sample charts that show the applications throughout, the book provides a complete an accessible resource on Jyotish for students of Indian astrology and Ayurveda practitioners. It will also be of interest to anyone with a passion for astrology.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Cisco Firewall Technologies (Digital Short Cut) Andrew Mason ISBN-10: 1-58705-329-2 ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-329-0 Cisco Firewall Technologies provides you with a no-nonsense, easy-to-read guide to different types of firewall technologies along with information on how these technologies are represented in the Cisco® firewall product family. The main Cisco products covered are the IOS® Firewall, the PIX® Firewall, and the ASA. The majority of focus for the Short Cut will be on the ASA and emphasis will be placed upon the latest functionality released in version 7.2. The Short Cut also provides a walkthrough for configuring the ASA using the Adapti...
This book considers a variety of explanations of why political disagreement is so extensive and persistent. The author examines variants of the 'contestability' and 'imperfection' conceptions which have dominated political theory: the idea that political disagreement is so pervasive because of its value-ladenness; that key political concepts are essentially contested; that those who occupy very different political positions fail to understand each other. He argues that we need to develop a framework which borrows elements from both schools of thought, presupposing some form of moral cognitivism, while recognizing that many political disputes cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of every reasonable person. Within such a framework he shows how empirical models can be constructed which give an active role not only to the agent's reasons for his or her beliefs, but also to other psychological and sociological considerations.
As a final exam preparation tool, the CCSP SNRS Quick Reference provides a concise review of all objectives on the SNRS exam (642-504). This digital Short Cut provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on securing networks using Cisco routers and switches. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you focus your study on areas of weakness and to enhance memory retention of essential exam concepts.
Plato (c.428-347 BCE) stands at the beginning of many debates that have continued throughout the history of philosophy. His literary career spanned fifty years and the influence of his ideas and those of his followers pervaded philosophy throughout antiquity. Andrew Mason's lucid and engaging introduction, draws on recent scholarship to offer a fresh general survey of Plato's philosophy. Aware of the methodological challenges that confront any writer on Plato, Mason handles the issue of Plato's intellectual development and relationship with Socrates with an assured grasp. Thematically structured, the book begins with Plato's principal contribution to metaphysics, the 'Theory of Forms', which...
As a final exam preparation tool, the CCSP SNAF Quick Reference provides a concise review of all objectives on the SNAF exam (642-524). This digital Short Cut provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on using the Cisco ASA and PIX Security Appliance software to protect network systems from intrusions and security threats. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you focus your study on areas of weakness and to enhance memory retention of essential exam concepts.
As a final exam preparation tool, the CCNP Security Firewall 642-617 Quick Reference provides a concise review of all objectives on the new CCNP Security Firewall exam (642-617). This eBook provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on firewall basics, the ASA product family, ASA configuration with both the CLI and ASDM, ASA access control, ASA network integration, AAA configuration, and ASA HA. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you to focus your study on areas of weakness and to enhance memory retention ...