how professors think – inside the curious world of academic judgment



Martha Himmelfarb The Apocalypse. A Brief History Martha Himmelfarb The Apocalypse. A Brief History Новинка

Martha Himmelfarb The Apocalypse. A Brief History

2174.26 руб.
This accessible and enlightening history provides insights into the fascinating genre of apocalyptic literature, showing how the apocalypse encompasses far more than popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world might suggest. An accessible and enlightening history of the «apocalypses»–ancient Jewish and Christian works – providing fresh insights into the fascinating genre of literature Shows how the apocalypses were concerned not only with popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world, but with reward and punishment after death, the heavenly temple, and the revelation of astronomical phenomena and other secrets of nature Traces the tradition of apocalyptic writing through the Middle Ages, through to the modern era, when social movements still prophesise the world’s imminent demise
Steven Drobny Inside the House of Money. Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets Steven Drobny Inside the House of Money. Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets Новинка

Steven Drobny Inside the House of Money. Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets

1166.87 руб.
New commentary and updates to enlightening interviews with today's top global macro hedge fund managers This updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Now with new commentary, author, Steve Drobny takes you even further into the hedge fund industry. He demystifies how these star traders make billions for their well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets. Whereas some still maintain that rationality permeates financial markets, Drobny captures a different dimension, showing how the unquantifiable human forces of emotion and intuition are also at play. Along the way, readers get an inside look at firsthand trading experiences through some of the major world financial crises of the last few decades. Discusses how no market or instrument is out of bounds for these elite global macro hedge fund managers Offers unique and illuminating insight into an inaccessible and sometimes downright secretive world Written by respected industry expert Steven Drobny Highly accessible and filled with in-depth expert opinion, this updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money is a must-read for financial professionals and anyone else interested in understanding how greed, fear, and the human forces of emotion drive world markets.
Джон Дьюи How We Think Джон Дьюи How We Think Новинка

Джон Дьюи How We Think

355.02 руб.
How We Think by John Dewey is a classic book about thinking. The contents of Dewey’s book are applicable to innovation, learning, business management, and many other fields. John Dewey’s view of thinking, and thinking skills, as elaborated in “How We Think” is surprisingly fresh and consistent. Dewey warns against the confusion of mental analysis (looking for the general aspects of an object) with physical analysis (dissection into parts), which leads to the study of living objects as if they were dead. John Dewey’s thought is the essence of systems thinking, which is so fashionable today. In “How We Think,” John Dewey also concludes that we can be taught to “think well” and discusses how. Starting with beliefs and the consequences they bring about, Dewey suggests that knowledge is relative to its interaction with the world, concluding in the end that real freedom is intellectual. According to Dewey, the act of thinking itself is in many cases more important than what is being thought about. Dewey’s analysis of thought will help readers to consider important elements of thinking (and writing) such as: (1) the iterative “ebb and flow” between inductive and deductive thinking; (2) what is necessary to train their minds to think better. Though written years ago, “How We Think” is an easy book to read and well worth the time spent on it.
Robert Kuhn Lawrence How China's Leaders Think. The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders Robert Kuhn Lawrence How China's Leaders Think. The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders Новинка

Robert Kuhn Lawrence How China's Leaders Think. The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders

2718.8 руб.
A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country's incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders, Revised, bestselling author Lawrence Kuhn goes directly to the source, talking with members of China's ruling party and examining recently declassified Party material to provide readers with an intimate look at China's leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, and tracing the nation's reform efforts. Focusing on President Hu Jintao's philosophies and policies, the book looks to the next generation of China's leaders to ask the questions on everyone's lips. Who are China's future leaders? How do they view China's place in the world? Confronting China's leaders head on, Kuhn asks about the county's many problem, from economic imbalances to unsustainable development, to find out if there's a road map for change. Presenting the thoughts of key Chinese leaders on everything from media, military, banking, and healthcare to film, the Internet, science and technology, and much more, the book paints an intimate, candid portrayal of how China's leaders really think. Presents a fascinating insight into how China's leaders think about their country and where it's headed Asks the tough questions about China's need for reform Pulls together information from over 100 personal interviews as well as recently declassified Party documents Taking readers closer to Party officials than ever before, How China's Leaders Think documents China's thirty-year struggle toward economic and social reform, and what's to come.
Graham Tattersall Geekspeak: Why Life + Mathematics = Happiness Graham Tattersall Geekspeak: Why Life + Mathematics = Happiness Новинка

Graham Tattersall Geekspeak: Why Life + Mathematics = Happiness

545.6 руб.
The quirky offspring of ‘QI’ and ‘Freakonomics’, ‘Geekspeak’ melds ingenious statistical analysis with edifying trivia to explain away some curious facts of life.Curiosity is our human birthright, and destiny. As a species we are to prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, deliberate and philosophise. We do all these things, and why? To explain away the world around us, to find solace in knowledge, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: why are we here? Is there a God? Is there life after death? How many slaves on treadmills does it take to power my kettle?Yes, forget the Bible, ‘Geekspeak’ is the new oracle for 21st century living. Graham Tattersall, a confirmed and superior geek, has rescued maths from the prison of the classroom, imbued it with fresh new life, and put it to use in novel and unexpected ways. His ingenious, deceptively simple formula melds statistical analysis with personal experience and enlightening trivia to explain away some curious and oft-pondered mysteries of the world: how big is your vocabulary, how heavy is your house, do the dead outnumber the living, how powerful is a fly, how fast is a fart.With its recipe of sophisticated mathematical techniques, witty anecdotes and startling amount of learning, ‘Geekspeak’ is an essential tool for impressing friends, sounding intelligent and better understanding the fascinating world in which we live. Maths has a new champion, and the Geeks a new King.
John R. DiJulius, III What's the Secret?. To Providing a World-Class Customer Experience John R. DiJulius, III What's the Secret?. To Providing a World-Class Customer Experience Новинка

John R. DiJulius, III What's the Secret?. To Providing a World-Class Customer Experience

2174.26 руб.
What's the Secret? gives you an inside look at the world-class customer service strategies of some of today's best companies. You'll learn how companies like Disney, Nordstrom, and The Ritz-Carlton get 50,000 employees to deliver world-class customer service on a consistent basis- and how your company can too. Packed with insider knowledge and a wealth of proven best practices, author John DiJulius will show you how your company can emulate the world's best customer service providers.
Savio Chan China's Super Consumers. What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them Savio Chan China's Super Consumers. What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them Новинка

Savio Chan China's Super Consumers. What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them

1620.65 руб.
Chinese Consumers are Changing The World – Understand Them and Sell To Them China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China's Super Consumers explores the extraordinary birth of consumerism in China and explains who these super consumers are. China's Super Consumers offers an in-depth explanation of what's inside the minds of Chinese consumers and explores what they buy, where they buy, how they buy, and most importantly why they buy. The book is filled with real-world stories of the foreign and domestic companies, leading brands, and top executives who have succeeded in selling to this burgeoning marketplace. This remarkable book also takes you inside the boardrooms of the people who understand Chinese consumers and have had success in the Chinese market. A hands-on resource for succeeding in the Chinese marketplace Filled with real-world stories of companies who have made an impact in China Discover what the Chinese consumer wants and how to deliver the goods Written by Savio Chan and Michael Zakkour, two leading experts on the Chinese market This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants a clear understanding of how China's Super Consumers are changing the world and how to sell to them.
Dauren Dembayev Global economy or 500 tips how to help save the world (every little help). Part 1 Dauren Dembayev Global economy or 500 tips how to help save the world (every little help). Part 1 Новинка

Dauren Dembayev Global economy or 500 tips how to help save the world (every little help). Part 1

400 руб.
This book about everyday economy for all people! The book contains 503 tips of economy and not hard for everyday using. And I think, each tip can help to save the world.
Fran Hawthorne Inside the FDA. The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat Fran Hawthorne Inside the FDA. The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat Новинка

Fran Hawthorne Inside the FDA. The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat

3107.75 руб.
The forces that shape America's most powerful consumer agency Because of the importance of what it regulates, the FDA comes under tremendous political, industry, and consumer pressure. But the pressure goes far beyond the ordinary lobbying of Washington trade groups. Its mandate-one quarter of the national economy-brings the FDA into the middle of some of the most important and contentious issues of modern society. From «designer» babies and abortion to the price of prescription drugs and the role of government itself, Inside the FDA takes readers on an intriguing journey into the world of today's most powerful consumer agency. In a time when companies continue to accuse the FDA of nitpicking and needlessly delaying needed new drugs, and consumers are convinced that the agency bends to industry pressure by rushing unsafe drugs to market, Inside the FDA digs deep to reveal the truth. Through scores of interviews and real-world stories, Hawthorne also shows how and why the agency makes some of its most controversial decisions as well as how its recent reaction to certain issues-including the revolutionary cancer drug Erbitux, stem cell research, and bioengineering of food-may jeopardize its ability to keep up with future scientific developments. Inside the FDA takes a closer look at the practices, people, and politics of this crucial watchdog in light of the competing pressures and trends of modern society, revealing what the FDA is supposed to do, what it actually does-and fails to do-who it influences, and how it could better fulfill its mandate. The decisions that the FDA makes are literally life and death. Inside the FDA provides a sophisticated account of how this vitally important agency struggles to balance bureaucracy and politics with its overriding mission to promote the country's health.
Erin Odya Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies Erin Odya Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies Новинка

Erin Odya Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies

1620 руб.
Learn about the human body from the inside out Some people think that knowing about what goes on inside the human body can sap life of its mystery—which is too bad for them. Anybody who's ever taken a peak under the hood knows that the human body, and all its various structures and functions, is a realm of awe-inspiring complexity and countless wonders. The dizzying dance of molecule, cell, tissue, organ, muscle, sinew, and bone that we call life can be a thing of breathtaking beauty and humbling perfection. Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies combines anatomical terminology and function so you'll learn not only names and terms but also gain an understanding of how the human body works. Whether you're a student, an aspiring medical, healthcare or fitness professional, or just someone who's curious about the human body and how it works, this book offers you a fun, easy way to get a handle on the basics of anatomy and physiology. Understand the meaning of terms in anatomy and physiology Get to know the body's anatomical structures—from head to toe Explore the body's systems and how they interact to keep us alive Gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health Written in plain English and packed with beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.
Paul Giles American World Literature: An Introduction Paul Giles American World Literature: An Introduction Новинка

Paul Giles American World Literature: An Introduction

7467.94 руб.
A scholarly review of American world literature from early times to the postmodernist era American World Literature: An Introduction explores how the subject of American Literature has evolved from a national into a global phenomenon. As the author, Paul Giles – a noted expert on the topic – explains, today American Literature is understood as engaging with the wider world rather than merely with local or national circumstances. The book offers an examination of these changing conceptions of representation in both a critical and an historical context. The author examines how the perception of American culture has changed significantly over time and how this has been an object of widespread social and political debate. From examples of early American literature to postmodernism, the book charts ways in which the academic subject areas of American Literature and World Literature have converged – and diverged – over the past generations. Written for students of American literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in all areas of historical specialization, American World Literature offers an authoritative guide to global phenomena of American World literature and how this subject has undergone crucial changes in perception over the past thirty years.
John Moore The Passion Conversation. Understanding, Sparking, and Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing John Moore The Passion Conversation. Understanding, Sparking, and Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing Новинка

John Moore The Passion Conversation. Understanding, Sparking, and Sustaining Word of Mouth Marketing

1620.65 руб.
No passion, no conversation. No conversation, no word of mouth. No word of mouth, no successful business. If you think you are in the marketing business, think again. You’re in the people business, and The Passion Conversation teaches you how to get people to fall passionately and madly in love with your organization or cause. The author’s mash-up of the latest in wonky academic research with practical, real-world stories shows how any business can spark and sustain word of mouth marketing. Readers learn how loving your customers results in not just building a thriving community, but also driving meaningful conversations, ultimately impacting the financial success of a business. The Passion Conversation will change your perspective on marketing by: Explaining the three motivations for people to talk about businesses and causes Detailing how every marketing problem is a people problem in disguise Giving heartfelt evidence that marketing materials are now conversation tools Showing how customer communities sustain word of mouth while also sparking financial impact Helping your business apply these marketing lessons through a series of workbook exercises called «Passion Explorations» The time is now for marketers and businesses to go beyond the product conversation to understanding, sparking and sustaining the passion conversation for why your business is in business.
Markus Gabriel Why the World Does Not Exist Markus Gabriel Why the World Does Not Exist Новинка

Markus Gabriel Why the World Does Not Exist

1874.71 руб.
Where do we come from? Are we merely a cluster of elementary particles in a gigantic world receptacle? And what does it all mean? In this highly original new book, the philosopher Markus Gabriel challenges our notion of what exists and what it means to exist. He questions the idea that there is a world that encompasses everything like a container life, the universe, and everything else. This all-inclusive being does not exist and cannot exist. For the world itself is not found in the world. And even when we think about the world, the world about which we think is obviously not identical with the world in which we think. For, as we are thinking about the world, this is only a very small event in the world. Besides this, there are still innumerable other objects and events: rain showers, toothaches and the World Cup. Drawing on the recent history of philosophy, Gabriel asserts that the world cannot exist at all, because it is not found in the world. Yet with the exception of the world, everything else exists; even unicorns on the far side of the moon wearing police uniforms. Revelling in witty thought experiments, word play, and the courage of provocation, Markus Gabriel demonstrates the necessity of a questioning mind and the role that humour can play in coming to terms with the abyss of human existence.
Alfred E. Eckes, Jr. The Contemporary Global Economy. A History since 1980 Alfred E. Eckes, Jr. The Contemporary Global Economy. A History since 1980 Новинка

Alfred E. Eckes, Jr. The Contemporary Global Economy. A History since 1980

2174.26 руб.
The Contemporary Global Economy provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy, focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s. It explains the main drivers of economic change and how we are able to discern their effects in the world today. A lucid and balanced survey, based on extensive research in data and documents, accessible to the non-specialist Written by a renowned specialist in international economic relations with academic and government credentials Offers clear and engaging explanations of the main motors of economic change and how we are able to discern their effects in the world today The author assumes little knowledge of economic theory or financial markets Identifies the challenges for sustainable recovery and economic growth in the years ahead
Maria DiBattista Novel Characters. A Genealogy Maria DiBattista Novel Characters. A Genealogy Новинка

Maria DiBattista Novel Characters. A Genealogy

2174.26 руб.
Novel Characters offers a fascinating and in-depth history of the novelistic character from the “birth of the novel” in Don Quixote, through the great canonical works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the most influential international novels of the present day An original study which offers a unique approach to thinking about and discussing character Makes extensive reference to both traditional and more recent and specialized academic studies of the novel Provides a critical vocabulary for understanding how the novelistic conception of character has changed over time. Examines a broad range of novels, cultures, and periods Promotes discussion of how different cultures and times think about human identity, and how the concept of what a character is has changed over time
Brink Lindsey Against the Dead Hand. The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism Brink Lindsey Against the Dead Hand. The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism Новинка

Brink Lindsey Against the Dead Hand. The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism

1941.54 руб.
A refreshing, insightful look into the political and economic dynamics driving globalization today Globalization: it's earlier than you think. That's the provocative message of Against the Dead Hand, which traces the rise and fall of the century-long dream of central planning and top-down control and its impact on globalization-revealing the extent to which the «dead hand» of the old collectivist dream still shapes the contours of today's world economy. Mixing historical narrative, thought-provoking arguments, and on-the-scene reporting and interviews, Brink Lindsey shows how the economy has grown up amidst the wreckage of the old regime-detailing how that wreckage constrains the present and obscures the future. He conveys a clearer picture of globalization's current state than the current conventional wisdom, providing a framework for anticipating the future direction of the world economy.
Jason Kelly The New Tycoons. Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything Jason Kelly The New Tycoons. Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything Новинка

Jason Kelly The New Tycoons. Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything

2265.67 руб.
Inside the Trillion Dollar Industry That Owns Everything What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the reader behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops operating in a corner of Wall Street into powerhouse titans of capital. This is the story of the money and the men who handle it. Go inside the private worlds of founders Henry Kravis, Steve Schwarzman, David Bonderman, and more in The New Tycoons, and discover how these men have transformed the industry and built the some of the most powerful and most secretive houses of money in the world. With numerous private equity firms going public for the first time, learn how these firms operate, where their money comes from and where it goes, and how every day millions of customers, employees, and retirees play a role in that complex tangle of money Author Jason Kelly tells the story of how thirty some years ago a group of colleagues with $120,000 of their own savings founded what would become one of the largest private equity shops in the world, completing the biggest buyout the world has ever seen, and making them all billionaires in the process Presents a never-before-seen look inside a secretive and powerful world on the verge of complete transformation as the industry and its leaders gain public profiles, scrutiny, and political positions Analyzing the founders and the firms at a crucial moment, when they've elevated themselves beyond their already lofty ambitions into the world of public opinion and valuation, New Tycoons looks at one of the most important, yet least examined, trillion-dollar corners of the global economy and what it portends for these new tycoons.
Navidi Sandra SuperHubs. How the Financial Elite and Their Networks Rule our World Navidi Sandra SuperHubs. How the Financial Elite and Their Networks Rule our World Новинка

Navidi Sandra SuperHubs. How the Financial Elite and Their Networks Rule our World

1186 руб.
SuperHubs is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the global financial system and the powerful personal networks through which it is run, at the centre of which sit the Elites - the SuperHubs. Combining an insider's knowledge with principles of network science, Sandra Navidi offers a startling new perspective on how the financial system really operates. SuperHubs reveals what happens at the exclusive, invitation-only platforms - The World Economic Forum in Davos, the meetings of the International Monetary Fund, think-tank gatherings, power lunches, charity events, and private parties. This is the most vivid portrait to date of the global elite: the bank CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, through their interlocking relationships and collective influence are transforming the future of our financial system and, for better or worse, shaping our world.
Hazeley, Jason A., Morris, Joel P. Book of Dating, The, Hazeley, Jason Hazeley, Jason A., Morris, Joel P. Book of Dating, The, Hazeley, Jason Новинка

Hazeley, Jason A., Morris, Joel P. Book of Dating, The, Hazeley, Jason

519 руб.
From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Also available: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating.
Greg Rushford How Washington Actually Works For Dummies Greg Rushford How Washington Actually Works For Dummies Новинка

Greg Rushford How Washington Actually Works For Dummies

647.61 руб.
Get the inside scoop on the most powerful city on Earth Washington, D.C.: Capital of the Free World; the most powerful city on Earth. No other country, company, or international organization can compare with the reach and wealth of the federal government. Policymaking – the art of deciding what programs to support, what laws to pass, or what regulations to write – is at the core of what Washington does and is what everyone, from the President on down, wants to influence. How Washington Actually Works For Dummies isn't a dry explanation of the American system of government but a playbook for how Washington really works: who has a seat at the table, how the policymaking process works, and how one survives. It takes you inside the political process in Washington, discusses changes in recent decades, and explains how the parts fit together. You find out: Who really runs Washington Why the President’s power is limited How Congress (and its committee structure) works What the bureaucrats – the men and women behind the curtain – do to earn your tax dollars How lobbyists, activists, and other players influence policy In a presidential election year when economic issues are center stage and the candidates will go head to head in policy debates, there’s no better time to discover the ins and outs of how policy is actually made.
Hazeley, Jason A., Morris, Joel P. Book of Hipster, The, Hazeley, Jason Hazeley, Jason A., Morris, Joel P. Book of Hipster, The, Hazeley, Jason Новинка

Hazeley, Jason A., Morris, Joel P. Book of Hipster, The, Hazeley, Jason

519 руб.
From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Also available: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating.
The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World Новинка

The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

966 руб.
A dazzling new history of the modern world, as told through the remarkable story of population change.
Douglas Lyle P. Forensics For Dummies Douglas Lyle P. Forensics For Dummies Новинка

Douglas Lyle P. Forensics For Dummies

1490.35 руб.
Understand the real-life science behind crime scene investigation Forensics For Dummies takes you inside the world of crime scene investigation to give you the low down on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you'll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You'll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong, and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology, and more. If you're interested in a forensics career, you'll find out how to break in—and the education you'll need to do the type of forensics work that interests you the most. Written for the true forensics fan, this book doesn't shy away from the details; you'll learn what goes on at the morgue as you determine cause of death, and you'll climb into the mind of a killer as you learn how forensic psychologists narrow down the suspect list. Crime shows are entertaining, but the reality is that most forensics cases aren't wrapped up in an hour. This book shows you how it's really done, and the amazing technology and brilliant people that do it every day. Learn who does what, when they do it, and how it's done Discover the many fields involved in crime scene investigation Understand what really happens inside a forensics lab Examine famous forensics cases more intriguing than any TV show Forensic scientists work in a variety of environments and in many different capacities. If you think television makes it look interesting, just wait until you learn what it's really like! Forensics For Dummies takes you on a tour of the real-world science behind solving the case.
Priest Daniel Sysoev Explanation of Selected Psalms. In Four Parts. Part 4. The last judgment Priest Daniel Sysoev Explanation of Selected Psalms. In Four Parts. Part 4. The last judgment Новинка

Priest Daniel Sysoev Explanation of Selected Psalms. In Four Parts. Part 4. The last judgment

425 руб.
Explanation of psalms 3, 37, 62, 87, 102, and 142. This book examines the issues of repentance, prayer, humility, the will of God, blessing and righteous judgment among the nations, the fight against the enemy, and the architecture of hades. "We do not sit at the six psalms, because they symbolize the Last Judgment." - Saint Paisios of the Holy Mountain. Approved for publication by the Publications Board of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Nikolai Yakunenkov Stained glass Nikolai Yakunenkov Stained glass Новинка

Nikolai Yakunenkov Stained glass

8 руб.
The world of the near future. Progress is clearly not benefited the people. Here evil hides under the mask of religion, and religion-under the mask of evil. But Boris does not think so, he lives in his illusory world…
Clive Thompson Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better Clive Thompson Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better Новинка

Clive Thompson Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better

831.7 руб.
A brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think.In this groundbreaking book, Wired writer Clive Thompson argues that the internet is boosting our brainpower, encouraging new ways of thinking, and making us more not less intelligent as is so often claimed.Our lives have been changed utterly and irrevocably by the rise of the internet and it is only now that we can begin to analyse this extraordinary phenomenon. The author argues that as we rely more and more for machines to help us think, our thinking itself is becoming richer and more complex. We’re able to learn more, retain it longer, to write in curious new forms, and even to think entirely new types of thoughts.Outsmart is filled with stories of people who are living through these profound technological changes. In a series of postcards from the near future, we meet characters such as Gordon Bell, an ageing millionaire who is saving a digital copy of everything that happens to him, and Eric Hovitz, one of the world’s leading artificial-intelligence researchers, who is creating software that is designed to let your computer sense your mood and then predict when you’re going to be most productive at work.Lucidly written and argued, Outsmart is a breathtaking original look at our Brave New World.
Colin Jones Planet Entrepreneur. The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World Colin Jones Planet Entrepreneur. The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World Новинка

Colin Jones Planet Entrepreneur. The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World

1620.65 руб.
How to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better We are living in a world of incredible challenge and changes, and for both the entrepreneur and potential entrepreneur alike, this also means it is a world of ample opportunities. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of e-commerce and social media, there are now, today, more markets, tools, and opportunities for entrepreneurs than ever before. Even better: we are now also living in a world more predisposed to entrepreneurial solutions than ever, and we need those solutions—not just to create the Next Big Thing, but to solve the Next Big Problem. Every issue that individuals, communities, and nations face offers the entrepreneur the chance to make a difference. For anyone ready to embark on a mission to solve problems, create communities, build businesses, tap technology, and think entrepreneurially, this new world is teeming with opportunities for success. Uses real-life examples to explain the full extent of today's global entrepreneurial revolution and its vital importance for our future Explains where the emerging markets are and how to tap into them to achieve success Offers insights on the global entrepreneurial revolution, the future of financing, the rise of the self-employed army, the transformation of innovation, and the view from the «bottom of the pyramid» Learn how the worlds' best entrepreneurs are starting profitable businesses, innovating, or creating organizations to alleviate social needs across the globe. Planet Entrepreneur teaches how anyone can develop an entrepreneurial mindset, begin a successful venture, and change the world for the better. This is the Era of the Entrepreneur.
Vladimir S. Lavrov Golden rules of life. Standards of thinking of successful people Vladimir S. Lavrov Golden rules of life. Standards of thinking of successful people Новинка

Vladimir S. Lavrov Golden rules of life. Standards of thinking of successful people

480 руб.
Our world is a world of limitless possibilities. There are no restrictions for those who truly strive for success. But how do successful people think? What in their thinking is there that distinguishes them from the rest? What makes ordinary people successful? You will find answers to these important questions in this book.
Harford Tim Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy Harford Tim Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy Новинка

Harford Tim Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

1464 руб.
Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down? The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend? From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has it's own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next. Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate.
Emma Williams The Ways We Think. From the Straits of Reason to the Possibilities of Thought Emma Williams The Ways We Think. From the Straits of Reason to the Possibilities of Thought Новинка

Emma Williams The Ways We Think. From the Straits of Reason to the Possibilities of Thought

2049.02 руб.
The Ways We Think critiques predominant approaches to the development of thinking in education and seeks to offer a new account of thought informed by phenomenology, post-structuralism and the ‘ordinary language’ philosophical traditions. Presents an original account of thinking for education and explores how this alternative conception of thought might be translated into the classroom Explores connections between phenomenology, post-structuralism and ordinary language philosophical traditions Examines the relevance of language in accounts of how we think Investigates the philosophical accounts of Gilbert Ryle, Martin Heidegger, John Austin and Jacques Derrida Draws upon experience of own teaching practice as philosopher-in-residence
Zahed Ramin J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Movie Magic. Volume Two. Curious Creatures Zahed Ramin J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Movie Magic. Volume Two. Curious Creatures Новинка

Zahed Ramin J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Movie Magic. Volume Two. Curious Creatures

2428 руб.
Meet the magnificent creatures and fantastic beasts of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Thunderbirds and Nifflers, house-elves and Hippogriffs - J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World abounds with magical creatures of all kinds. But how does a Bowtruckle come to life on the big screen? Is an Occamy a snake or a bird? And what's the truth about Mooncalf poo? Featuring detailed creature profiles, stunning artwork and captivating insights from the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and all eight Harry Potter films, these pages reveal everything fans want to know about how these creatures were created. Jam-packed with bonus material - pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, removable posters and other goodies - this book offers young readers a thrilling backstage pass to the wizarding world.
Wai-Yee Chen NeuroInvesting. Build a New Investing Brain Wai-Yee Chen NeuroInvesting. Build a New Investing Brain Новинка

Wai-Yee Chen NeuroInvesting. Build a New Investing Brain

2852.34 руб.
Rewire your brain for investing success As an investment advisor to high net worth individuals, Wai-Yee Chen has spent years watching her clients make investment decisions—some good decisions and some not-so-good decisions. Though confronted by the same market variables, those clients often make very different choices with very different results. Here, Chen argues that it's usually not the data that affects investor decision-making as much as the way investors themselves think. In NeuroInvesting, Chen argues that investors can change the way they think in order to change the way they invest. She presents four elements that affect investor decision-making and reveals how investors can rewire their brains to make better investing decisions for better returns. Uses neuroscience to explain how successful investors think different Written by an experienced investment advisor who works at one of Australia's premier retail brokers Explains investing using real-world stories about investors from an advisor's perspective When it comes to investing, how you think has a huge impact on how you make investing decisions. Based on the real science of how people think, NeuroInvesting offers every investor a chance to change the way they invest by changing the way they think.
Allen Frantzen J. Anglo-Saxon Keywords Allen Frantzen J. Anglo-Saxon Keywords Новинка

Allen Frantzen J. Anglo-Saxon Keywords

3885.66 руб.
Anglo-Saxon Keywords presents a series of entries that reveal the links between modern ideas and scholarship and the central concepts of Anglo-Saxon literature, language, and material culture. Reveals important links between central concepts of the Anglo-Saxon period and issues we think about today Reveals how material culture—the history of labor, medicine, technology, identity, masculinity, sex, food, land use—is as important as the history of ideas Offers a richly theorized approach that intersects with many disciplines inside and outside of medieval studies
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Clarkson Jeremy Round the Bend

420 руб.
This and many other burning questions trouble Jeremy Clarkson as he sets out to explore the world from the safety of four wheels. Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, he: - shows how the world of performance cars may be likened to Battersea Dogs' Home - reveals why St Moritz may be the most bonkers town in all of the world - reminds us that Switzerland is so afraid of snow that any flakes falling on the road are immediately arrested - argues that washing a car is a waste of time Funny, globe-trotting, irreverent and sometimes downright rude, Round the Bend is packed with curious and fascinating but otherwise hopelessly useless stories and facts about everything under the sun (and just occasionally cars). It's Jeremy Clarkson at his brilliant best.
Mike Bellafiore One Good Trade. Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading Mike Bellafiore One Good Trade. Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading Новинка

Mike Bellafiore One Good Trade. Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading

4213.68 руб.
An inside look at what it really takes to become a better trader A proprietary trading firm consists of a group of professionals who trade the capital of the firm. Their income and livelihood is generated solely from their ability to take profits consistently out of the markets. The world of prop trading is mentally and emotionally challenging, but offers substantial rewards to the select few who can master this craft called trading. In One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading, author Mike Bellafiore shares the principles and techniques that have enabled him to navigate the most challenging of markets over the past twelve years. He explains how he has imparted those techniques to an elite desk of traders at the proprietary trading firm he co-founded. In doing so, he lifts the veil on the inner workings of his firm, shedding light on the challenges of prop trading and insight on why traders succeed or fail. An important contribution to trading literature, the book will help all traders by: Emphasizing the development of skills that are critical to success, such as the fundamentals of One Good Trade, Reading the Tape, and finding Stocks In Play Outlining the factors that really make the difference between a consistently profitable trader and one who underperforms Sharing entertaining, hysterical, and page turning stories of traders who have excelled or failed and why, many trained by the author, with an essential trading principle wrapped inside Becoming a better trader takes discipline, skill development, and statistically profitable trading strategies, and this book will show you how to develop all three.
Gavin Flood The Importance of Religion. Meaning and Action in our Strange World Gavin Flood The Importance of Religion. Meaning and Action in our Strange World Новинка

Gavin Flood The Importance of Religion. Meaning and Action in our Strange World

2174.26 руб.
The Importance of Religion reveals the significance of religion in modern times, showing how it provides people with meaning to their lives and helps guide them in their everyday moral choices Provides readers with a new understanding of religion, demonstrating how in its actions, texts and world views religion is enduring and vividly engages with the mystery of the world Offers striking arguments about the relationship of religion to science, art and politics Engagingly written by a highly respected scholar of religion with an international reputation
Drew Moser Scholarship Reconsidered. Priorities of the Professoriate Drew Moser Scholarship Reconsidered. Priorities of the Professoriate Новинка

Drew Moser Scholarship Reconsidered. Priorities of the Professoriate

2850.12 руб.
Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy. Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community. This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer's views, a call to action for applying Boyer's message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.
Michael Kallet Think Smarter. Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills Michael Kallet Think Smarter. Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills Новинка

Michael Kallet Think Smarter. Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

1620.65 руб.
Train your brain for better decisions, problem solving, and innovation Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills is the comprehensive guide to training your brain to do more for you. Written by a critical thinking trainer and coach, the book presents a pragmatic set of tools to apply critical thinking techniques to everyday business issues. Think Smarter is filled with real world examples that demonstrate how the tools work in action, in addition to dozens of practice exercises applicable across industries and functions, Think Smarter is a versatile resource for individuals, managers, students, and corporate training programs. Thinking is the foundation of everything you do, but we rely largely on automatic thinking to process information, often resulting in misunderstandings and errors. Shifting over to critical thinking means thinking purposefully using a framework and toolset, enabling thought processes that lead to better decisions, faster problem solving, and creative innovation. Think Smarter provides clear, actionable steps toward improving your critical thinking skills, plus exercises that clarify complex concepts by putting theory into practice. Features include: A comprehensive critical thinking framework Over twenty-five «tools» to help you think more critically Critical thinking implementation for functions and activities Examples of the real-world use of each tool Learn what questions to ask, how to uncover the real problem to solve, and mistakes to avoid. Recognize assumptions your can rely on versus those without merit, and train your brain to tick through your mental toolbox to arrive at more innovative solutions. Critical thinking is the top skill on the wish list in the business world, and sharpening your ability can have profound affects throughout all facets of life. Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills provides a roadmap to more effective and productive thought.
Harford T. Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy Harford T. Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy Новинка

Harford T. Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy

809 руб.
Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse collar as important for human progress as the steam engine? How did the humble spreadsheet turn the world of finance upside-down? The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously-changing system of immense complexity, it offers over ten billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every fifteen years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. It delivers astonishing luxury to hundreds of millions. It also leaves hundreds of millions behind, puts tremendous strains on the ecosystem, and has an alarming habit of stalling. Nobody is in charge of it. Indeed, no individual understands more than a fraction of what's going on. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend? From the tally-stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop. Step by step, readers will start to understand where we are, how we got here, and where we might be going next. Hidden connections will be laid bare: how the barcode undermined family corner shops; why the gramophone widened inequality; how barbed wire shaped America. We'll meet the characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, or were ruined by them. We'll trace the economic principles that help to explain their transformative effects. And we'll ask what lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions, in a world where the pace of innovation will only accelerate.
Jim Cullen Essaying the Past. How to Read, Write, and Think about History Jim Cullen Essaying the Past. How to Read, Write, and Think about History Новинка

Jim Cullen Essaying the Past. How to Read, Write, and Think about History

1870.44 руб.
Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision An annotated case study takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay and illustrates how strategies discussed in the book can be successfully implemented Six appendices cover the major issues facing students today, such as the dangers of plagiarism and the role of the internet
Mariano Sigman The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides Mariano Sigman The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides Новинка

Mariano Sigman The Secret Life of the Mind: How Our Brain Thinks, Feels and Decides

831.7 руб.
In this provocative, mind-bending international bestseller, prize-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reveals his life’s work exploring the inner workings of the human brain.Sigman's ambition is to explain the mind so that we can understand ourselves and others more deeply. He shows how we form ideas during our first days of life, how we give shape to our fundamental decisions, how we dream and imagine, why we feel certain emotions, how the brain transforms and how who we are changes with it. Sigman looks at the development of language, how bilingualism helps us to think and our notions of what is good and fair develop far earlier than we think.Building on his awe-inspiring TED talk and spanning biology, physics, philosophy and medicine as well as gastronomy, magic, music, chess, literature and art, The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how neuroscience serves us in our lives, revealing how the infinity of neurons inside our brains manufacture how we perceive, reason, feel, dream and communicate.
Mark Hatch R. The Maker Revolution. Building a Future on Creativity and Innovation in an Exponential World Mark Hatch R. The Maker Revolution. Building a Future on Creativity and Innovation in an Exponential World Новинка

Mark Hatch R. The Maker Revolution. Building a Future on Creativity and Innovation in an Exponential World

1944.78 руб.
Become a force for change through community, access, knowledge, and innovation The Maker Revolution is a guidebook to the new industrial revolution. Artisans, crafters, DIYers, and inventors around the globe are changing the way we change the world—are you ready to join the movement? This book shows you how to find your place in the revolution. You'll learn how the movement came about, and how Makers are already shifting paradigms and pushing the boundaries of innovation. You'll discover the people, organizations, and technologies that are catalyzing a re-thinking of industry, business, economic development and education, and you'll explore the ways in which specific types of participation could propel the movement toward greater access and inclusivity. You may even discover your own inner Maker, and decide to join the revolution. The world's greatest problems will only be solved by the creativity, ingenuity, and innovation of its inhabitants. The Maker Movement and the revolution it heralds holds that truth at its core, and strives to give everyone access to the knowledge, tools, experience, and community they need to change the world. This book takes you inside the movement, and helps you find your place. Understand the drivers, depths, and goals of the Maker Movement Explore the major trends and technologies that enable makers Learn how institutions can engage and participate in the Maker Revolution Find your inner revolutionary and become a part of the changing world The new revolution will not be televised—it will be something you hold in your hand, something you use every day, and the spirit of the community that created it. The Maker Revolution brings you into the fold to show you the power of breaking away from the status quo and will show you how you too can help change the world.
Jeremy Dale W. Understanding Microbes. An Introduction to a Small World Jeremy Dale W. Understanding Microbes. An Introduction to a Small World Новинка

Jeremy Dale W. Understanding Microbes. An Introduction to a Small World

8630.92 руб.
We can’t see them, but microbes are the dominant form of life on Earth. They make up half of the world’s biomass. They were here billions of years before we were, and they will be here after we are gone. Without their activity, life as we know it would be impossible. Even within our own bodies, there are ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells. Understanding Microbes provides a clear, accessible introduction to this world of microbes. As well as looking at a selection of infectious diseases, including how they are prevented and treated, the book explores the importance of microbes in the environment, in the production and preservation of food, and their applications in biotechnology. This lively and engaging book provides the basics of microbiology, in a contemporary context. It will be equally useful for students across the biological, environmental and health sciences, and for the curious reader wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject. A highly-readable, concise introduction to the basics of microbiology placed in the context of the very latest developments in molecular biology and their impact on the microbial world. Numerous real-world examples range from how cows digest grass to the role of microbes in cancer and the impact of climate change Well-illustrated in full colour throughout. Written by an Author with a proven track record in teaching, writing and research.
Mark Skousen EconoPower. How a New Generation of Economists is Transforming the World Mark Skousen EconoPower. How a New Generation of Economists is Transforming the World Новинка

Mark Skousen EconoPower. How a New Generation of Economists is Transforming the World

1940.89 руб.
EconoPower will provide you with a firm understanding of the influence of modern economics and how it can be used to improve the world we live in. It offers practical advice on numerous personal financial matters—earning, saving, investing, and retiring—based on the breakthrough contributions of behavioral economists. And it looks at how economists are working successfully on issues such as public education, crime, and global warming. EconoPower also examines how a new economic philosophy may dominate the new millennium.
Kate Burton Confidence For Dummies Kate Burton Confidence For Dummies Новинка

Kate Burton Confidence For Dummies

971.74 руб.
Build up your confidence levels and become more effective in all areas of your life Self-confidence is more than just a feeling inside – it's an indispensable ingredient for success in life. Written by two of the most sought-after executive coaches in the world, Confidence For Dummies, 2nd Edition arms you with proven tools and techniques for overcoming insecurity and social inhibitions, and for learning how to think and behave with more confidence at work, socially, and even in love. Know where you stand – gauge your confidence level, identify which aspects of your life need confidence-building, and find out what's keeping you stuck in place Get on track – tailor a personal programme for creating the new super-confident you that you want to present to the world Find your focus – find out how to let go of perfectionism and unrealistic expectations Project self-confidence – broadcast your new-found confidence to the world and connect more easily with others Open the book and find: What confidence is and where it comes from How to connect confidently through social media Top tips to prepare you for a presentation or job interview Advice for approaching romantic relationships with confidence How to say 'No' with confidence Ways to recover quickly from any setback Learn to: Recognise your strengths and believe in your ability Develop your confidence both personally and professionally Get the results you want, whatever the situation
Lilly Haines-Gadd TRIZ For Dummies Lilly Haines-Gadd TRIZ For Dummies Новинка

Lilly Haines-Gadd TRIZ For Dummies

1944.13 руб.
Use TRIZ to unlock creative problem solving Are you new to TRIZ and looking for an easy-to-follow guide on how you can use it to enhance your company's creativity, innovation and problem-solving abilities? Look no further! Written in plain English and packed with tons of accessible and easy-to-follow instruction, TRIZ For Dummies shows you how to use this powerful toolkit to discover all the ways of solving a problem, uncover new concepts and identify previously unseen routes for new product development. An international science that relies on the study of patterns in problems and solutions, TRIZ offers a powerful problem-solving and creativity-generating solution for companies looking to promote innovation, especially in the face of having to do more with less. Inside, you'll find out how to successfully apply this problem-solving toolkit to benefit from the experience of the whole world—not just the spontaneous and occasional creativity of individuals or groups of engineers with an organisation. Learn to think like a genius with TRIZ Discover the benefits of TRIZ as a tool for businesses Find fun and simple exercises for putting TRIZ into practise Benefit from industry examples of where TRIZ has worked—and how With the help of TRIZ For Dummies, you'll get the skills needed to see the wood for the trees and solve complex problems with creativity, ingenuity and innovation.
Patricia Harris Sowell None of Us is As Good As All of Us. How McDonald's Prospers by Embracing Inclusion and Diversity Patricia Harris Sowell None of Us is As Good As All of Us. How McDonald's Prospers by Embracing Inclusion and Diversity Новинка

Patricia Harris Sowell None of Us is As Good As All of Us. How McDonald's Prospers by Embracing Inclusion and Diversity

1944.78 руб.
An inside account of how McDonald's turns diversity into success Everyone knows McDonald's, one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. But few know the extent to which McDonald's continued and ongoing success is due to the company's internal philosophy of inclusion and diversity. One of the biggest employers in the world, McDonald's staff is one of the world's most racially, culturally, and religiously diverse. In None of Us Is As Good As All of Us, McDonald's Global Chief Diversity Officer, Patricia Sowell Harris, offers the first inside look at the company's philosophy of inclusion and diversity through interviews with more than 60 key employees and leaders. These accounts, of franchisees, suppliers, and employees, reveal how McDonald's embraces all races, creeds, and cultures to create unity and business achievement. • Written by Patricia Sowell Harris, McDonald's global chief diversity officer • Serves as a template for any business that wants to embrace wider diversity and use it to prosper • With a Foreword by Jim Skinner, McDonald's CEO since 2004 • A first look at the inner workings of McDonald's impressive diversity and inclusion philosophy For any business leader who wants to embrace diversity and encourage team unity, None of Us Is As Good As All of Us offers inspiration and guidance.
Nicholas Ostler Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin Nicholas Ostler Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin Новинка

Nicholas Ostler Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin

891.46 руб.
An in-depth biography of the Latin language from its very beginnings to the present day from the widely acclaimed author of ‘Empires of the Word’.The Latin language has been a constant in the cultural history of the West for over two millennia. It has shaped the way we think of ourselves and of our (central) place in the world. It has formed and united us as Europeans, has been the foundation of our education for centuries and defined the way in which we express our thoughts, our faith and our knowledge of the workings of the world. And yet, Latin began life as the cumbersome dialect of a small southern Italian city-state.Its active use lasted three times as long as Rome's Empire and its use echoes on in the law codes of half the world, in terminologies of biology and medicine, and until forty years ago in the litany of the Catholic Church, the most populous form of Christianity.In ‘Ad Infinitum’, Nicholas Ostler examines the reasons why Latin made such a long-lasting impact on language, and how it managed to stay alive for two millennia despite the cultural superiority of Greek. He will look at how Latin's sturdy roots remained untouched while empires rose and fell, the influence of religion, war and the ways it has progressed through medieval times right up until the present day.
Alexander Samson Locus Amoenus. Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance Alexander Samson Locus Amoenus. Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance Новинка

Alexander Samson Locus Amoenus. Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance

2796.59 руб.
Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment. A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden history Essays demonstrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment The book's broad coverage includes botany and herbals, literary reflections of changing ideas of landscape and nature, and human's place within it Contributors come from a wide range of experts, including archaeologists, scholars and the librarian and archivist to the Royal Horticultural Society Reflects the growing emergence of this field, which has been assisted both by archaeology and ideas from green studies and environmental criticism Richly illustrated throughout
Darren Bridger Think Smart, Act Smart. How to Make Decisions and Achieve Extraordinary Results Darren Bridger Think Smart, Act Smart. How to Make Decisions and Achieve Extraordinary Results Новинка

Darren Bridger Think Smart, Act Smart. How to Make Decisions and Achieve Extraordinary Results

805 руб.
Think Smart, Act Smart shows you how to get the most out of your brainpower in everyday situations: how to analyse conditions and problems, how to come to the right conclusions, how to make good decisions, and how to convert those decisions into action - in short, how to get things done. Starting with focus and concentration, psychologists Darren Bridger and David Lewis explain how to adapt our focus level and set priorities. At the core of the book is effective decision making, including goal setting and risk assessment, allied to invaluable advice on how to prevent stress from distorting your thinking. Finally, the crunch point - how to take action, and ensure that all your best thinking is channelled into positive results.
Lee Bolman G. How Great Leaders Think. The Art of Reframing Lee Bolman G. How Great Leaders Think. The Art of Reframing Новинка

Lee Bolman G. How Great Leaders Think. The Art of Reframing

1944.78 руб.
The proven model that offers powerful and elegant strategies for leaders How Great Leaders Think: the Art of Reframing uses compelling, contemporary examples to show how more complex thinking is the key to better leadership. Leaders who understand what's going on around them see what they need to do to achieve the results they want. Bolman and Deal's influential four-frame model of leadership and organizations—developed in their bestselling book, Reframing Organizations: Artistry Choice and Leadership—offers leaders an accessible guide for understanding four major aspects of organizational life: structure, people, politics, and culture. Tapping into the complexity enables leaders to decode the messy world in which they live, see more options, tell better stories, and find strategies that are more effective. Case examples of leaders like Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Howard Schultz at Starbucks, Tony Hsieh at Zappos, Ursula Burns at Xerox, and the late Steve Jobs at Apple provide concrete lessons that readers can put to use in their own leadership. The book's lessons include: How to use structural tools to organize teams and organizations for better results How to build motivation and morale by aligning organizations and people How to map the terrain and build a power base to navigate the political dynamics in organizations How to develop a leadership story that shapes culture, provides direction, and inspires commitment to excellence
Hossein Kazemi The New Science of Asset Allocation. Risk Management in a Multi-Asset World Hossein Kazemi The New Science of Asset Allocation. Risk Management in a Multi-Asset World Новинка

Hossein Kazemi The New Science of Asset Allocation. Risk Management in a Multi-Asset World

5186.07 руб.
A feasible asset allocation framework for the post 2008 financial world Asset allocation has long been a cornerstone of prudent investment management; however, traditional allocation plans failed investors miserably in 2008. Asset allocation still remains an essential part of the investment arena, and through a new approach, you'll discover how to make it work. In The New Science of Asset Allocation, authors Thomas Schneeweis, Garry Crowder, and Hossein Kazemi first explore the myths that plague this field then quickly move on to examine how the practice of asset allocation has failed in recent years. They then propose new allocation models that employ liquidity, transparency, and real risk controls across multiple asset classes. Outlines a new approach to asset allocation in a post-2008 world, where risk seems hidden The «great manager» problem is examined with solutions on how to capture manager alpha while limiting downside risk A complete case study is presented that allocates for beta and alpha Written by an experienced team of industry leaders and academic experts, The New Science of Asset Allocation explains how you can effectively apply this approach to a financial world that continues to change.
Ying Tan Chinnovation. How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World Ying Tan Chinnovation. How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World Новинка

Ying Tan Chinnovation. How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World

2718.8 руб.
It is widely-believed that China's entrepreneur class has grown and their businesses are succeeding primarily due to their knowledge of the domestic market, quick adaptation to market changes, and their resourcefulness. But innovation? Forget about it. Well, not quite. Drawing on a wealth of on-the-ground stories and thorough research, Chinnovation: How Chinese Innovators Are Changing the World shows how Chinese companies of every stripe have dispelled this myth and overcome the barriers to successful, profitable innovation. How did Neil Shen, co-founder of CTRIP Capital China, see the opportunity for a Chinese travel site? How did Ray Zhang, CEO of Ehi, scale up one of the most innovative hybrid car-rental companies in China? How did Zhang Tao, CEO of Dianping, start a ZAGAT-inspired user-review site for restaurants and establish a continuous process of innovation? Yinglan Tan has spent more than five years learning the secrets of Chinese innovators, a fast-growing subculture playing key roles in China's transformative transition from «Made in China» to «Innovated in China.» Learn: What is the path that an innovative Chinese private-owned enterprise take? How blue-chip innovators remix business models successfully in China? What are the capabilities that these innovative companies acquire? How they harness the necessary resources and navigate around legal restrictions? How do they attract, train and retain talent? How do these companies experiment with innovative approaches and also manage the risk of innovation? What are the lessons learnt and how would these entrepreneurial innovators advise others who are embarking on the same journey? China's rapid economic growth has made it a crucial market but multinational corporations are now competing with China's own homegrown businesses. Chinnovation: How Chinese Innovators Are Changing The World uncovers the common threads amongst Chinese entrepreneurs as they reach into a wider world.
Leonard Zacks The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies. Translating Market Inefficiencies into Effective Investment Strategies Leonard Zacks The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies. Translating Market Inefficiencies into Effective Investment Strategies Новинка

Leonard Zacks The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies. Translating Market Inefficiencies into Effective Investment Strategies

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Investment pioneer Len Zacks presents the latest academic research on how to beat the market using equity anomalies The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies organizes and summarizes research carried out by hundreds of finance and accounting professors over the last twenty years to identify and measure equity market inefficiencies and provides self-directed individual investors with a framework for incorporating the results of this research into their own investment processes. Edited by Len Zacks, CEO of Zacks Investment Research, and written by leading professors who have performed groundbreaking research on specific anomalies, this book succinctly summarizes the most important anomalies that savvy investors have used for decades to beat the market. Some of the anomalies addressed include the accrual anomaly, net stock anomalies, fundamental anomalies, estimate revisions, changes in and levels of broker recommendations, earnings-per-share surprises, insider trading, price momentum and technical analysis, value and size anomalies, and several seasonal anomalies. This reliable resource also provides insights on how to best use the various anomalies in both market neutral and in long investor portfolios. A treasure trove of investment research and wisdom, the book will save you literally thousands of hours by distilling the essence of twenty years of academic research into eleven clear chapters and providing the framework and conviction to develop market-beating strategies. Strips the academic jargon from the research and highlights the actual returns generated by the anomalies, and documented in the academic literature Provides a theoretical framework within which to understand the concepts of risk adjusted returns and market inefficiencies Anomalies are selected by Len Zacks, a pioneer in the field of investing As the founder of Zacks Investment Research, Len Zacks pioneered the concept of the earnings-per-share surprise in 1982 and developed the Zacks Rank, one of the first anomaly-based stock selection tools. Today, his firm manages U.S. equities for individual and institutional investors and provides investment software and investment data to all types of investors. Now, with his new book, he shows you what it takes to build a quant process to outperform an index based on academically documented market inefficiencies and anomalies.
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Investment pioneer Len Zacks presents the latest academic research on how to beat the market using equity anomalies The Handbook of Equity Market Anomalies organizes and summarizes research carried out by hundreds of finance and accounting professors over the last twenty years to identify and measure equity market inefficiencies and provides self-directed individual investors with a framework for incorporating the results of this research into their own investment processes. Edited by Len Zacks, CEO of Zacks Investment Research, and written by leading professors who have performed groundbreaking research on specific anomalies, this book succinctly summarizes the most important anomalies that savvy investors have used for decades to beat the market. Some of the anomalies addressed include the accrual anomaly, net stock anomalies, fundamental anomalies, estimate revisions, changes in and levels of broker recommendations, earnings-per-share surprises, insider trading, price momentum and technical analysis, value and size anomalies, and several seasonal anomalies. This reliable resource also provides insights on how to best use the various anomalies in both market neutral and in long investor portfolios. A treasure trove of investment research and wisdom, the book will save you literally thousands of hours by distilling the essence of twenty years of academic research into eleven clear chapters and providing the framework and conviction to develop market-beating strategies. Strips the academic jargon from the research and highlights the actual returns generated by the anomalies, and documented in the academic literature Provides a theoretical framework within which to understand the concepts of risk adjusted returns and market inefficiencies Anomalies are selected by Len Zacks, a pioneer in the field of investing As the founder of Zacks Investment Research, Len Zacks pioneered the concept of the earnings-per-share surprise in 1982 and developed the Zacks Rank, one of the first anomaly-based stock selection tools. Today, his firm manages U.S. equities for individual and institutional investors and provides investment software and investment data to all types of investors. Now, with his new book, he shows you what it takes to build a quant process to outperform an index based on academically documented market inefficiencies and anomalies.
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