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get the gist

To understand the central, essential, or general matter of something, such as an argument, speech, concept, process, etc., without being proficient in the more specific details. A: "Did you understand what she was saying?" B: "My Japanese isn't great anymore, but I think I got the gist of it." Bob: "Are you sure you understand what's involved?" Steve: "Yeah, yeah, I get the gist."
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Through my nine years of involvement and three years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, I feel that JIST and Cogility's broader system engineering capabilities can be a game changer in the Global War on Terrorism.
Cogility Studio[TM] is used to develop JIST, and has recently been used to develop massive data analytics for both legal and financial industries.
com, said, "We are extremely pleased to be partnering with JIST, a leader in preparing the workforce of tomorrow for more than 3 decades.
Linda Hein, Vice President and Publisher of JIST Publishing, added, "We are tremendously excited about this partnership with Strivven Media.
About JIST Publishing: JIST Publishing, renowned as America's Career Publisher, is a division of New Mountain Learning, a diversified education company devoted to providing a multitude of learning solutions that allow for productive management of the classroom and improved student preparedness, fostering individual success in careers in life.
JIST, an acronym for Job Information, Seeking and Training, was founded in 1981 to continue the efforts of a job-search program initiated and developed over the previous decade by its founder, Michael Farr.
Michael Farr, JIST's founder, added, "We are proud of the successes of JIST and have confidence that they will continue under the direction EMC.
For more information on this book and other JIST books, visit www.
JIST Publishing, an Indianapolis-based publisher of career, job search, self-help and business reference products, has been recognized in both international and national competitions for four of its video productions.
JIST Publishing has put together the JIST TV video series covering job search topics for high school students.
JIST Publishing has produced a series of videos to help people make the transition from welfare to work.
JIST Publishing has released The Insider's Guide to the Best Career and College Information on the Internet to help students, educators, counselors and employers find online sources for career and education information.
New from JIST Works is an interactive workbook designed to guide students through the process of career and educational planning.