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Gary Reichard W. Deadlock and Disillusionment. American Politics since 1968 Gary Reichard W. Deadlock and Disillusionment. American Politics since 1968 Новинка

Gary Reichard W. Deadlock and Disillusionment. American Politics since 1968

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Deadlock and Disillusionment: American Politics Since 1968 is an insightful consideration of the events people, and policy debates that have shaped and continue to influence, even control, the current political era. Rejects conventional wisdom that the dominant force shaping recent American politics in the last half century has been the “rise of the Right” Considers the achievements and frustrations of each administration, from Nixon to Obama, in its assessment of contemporary U.S. politics Features authorship by an expert scholar in the field who takes a thematic rather than a partisan approach to recent American politics Offers a concise, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date synthesis of the literature in the field and concludes with a comprehensive bibliographical essay, an aid to student research
Jon Klancher A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age Jon Klancher A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age Новинка

Jon Klancher A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

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A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age provides new perspectives on the relationships between literature and culture in Britain from 1780 to 1830 Provides original essays from a variety of multi-disciplinary scholars on the Romantic era Includes fresh insights into such topics as religious controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the relationship of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics Ranges across the Romantic era's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres
We Were Eight Years in Power We Were Eight Years in Power Новинка

We Were Eight Years in Power

From 2008-2016, the leader of the free world was a black man. Obama's presidency reshaped America and transformed the international conversation around politics, race, equality. But it attracted criticism and bred discontent as much as it inspired hope - so much so, that the world now faces an uncertain future under a very different kind of US President. In this essential new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes stock of the Obama era, speaking authoritatively from political, ideological and cultural perspectives, drawing a nuanced and penetrating portrait of America today.
Julian Knight British Politics For Dummies Julian Knight British Politics For Dummies Новинка

Julian Knight British Politics For Dummies

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Your updated and revised guide to British politics So, you want to be knowledgeable about British politics but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place! British Politics For Dummies is your essential guide to understanding even the trickiest questions surrounding politics in the UK. In no time, you'll have the confidence to discuss the ins and outs of past and present elections, political leaders, parties and ideologies. Packed with understandable information on the origins, history and structure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics For Dummies offers a fascinating glimpse into the rollercoaster world of politics. Explaining everything from key political ideologies and the spread of democracy to the current election process and the differences between political parties, this hands-on, friendly guide is an ideal companion to British politics and elections. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments, devolution and independence efforts Provides updated information on UKIP and Britain's place in Europe Serves as a helpful guide to elections and British political parties—electoral systems, voting behaviour and trends and the role of pressure groups and the media Offers a fascinating examination of British politics on the world stage Whether you want to get to grips with British politics and government or build your knowledge beyond the basics, this updated edition of British Politics For Dummies is the place to start.
Horton Andrew A Companion to Film Comedy Horton Andrew A Companion to Film Comedy Новинка

Horton Andrew A Companion to Film Comedy

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A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors
Barbara McGraw A. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S. Barbara McGraw A. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S. Новинка

Barbara McGraw A. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S.

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Politics in the U.S. provides a broad, inclusive, and rich range of chapters, in the study of religion and politics. Arranged in their historical context, chapters address themes of history, law, social and religious movements, policy and political theory. Broadens the parameters of this timely subject, and includes the latest work in the field Draws together newly-commissioned essays by distinguished authors that are cogent for scholars, while also being in a style that is accessible to students. Provides a balanced and inclusive approach to religion and politics in the U.S. Engages diverse perspectives from various discourses about religion and politics across the political and disciplinary spectra, while placing them in their larger historical context
David McKay American Politics and Society David McKay American Politics and Society Новинка

David McKay American Politics and Society

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Now in its ninth edition, this popular introduction tackles the most recent trends in American politics and society through explanation, analyses, and interpretations of government processes – adding valuable context for students by considering these procedures and developments from an international perspective. Fully updated to take account of the many recent developments in American politics and society – exploring developments characterized by the deepest ideological divisions in recent memory Features new chapters on the performance of the Obama presidency and the polarization of American politics Focuses on the divisive ideological climate that now dominates American politics and which was exemplified by the bitter and polarized 2016 presidential election campaign Benefits from a student-friendly style and design with numerous illustrations and a range of helpful pedagogical features, including chronologies, biographies, and definition boxes highlighting key concepts and controversial issues Offers thought-provoking insights into the social background to contemporary politics in America, while fully embracing the latest developments and considering these from a non-U.S. perspective
Adrian Guelke Politics in Deeply Divided Societies Adrian Guelke Politics in Deeply Divided Societies Новинка

Adrian Guelke Politics in Deeply Divided Societies

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The establishment of durable, democratic institutions constitutes one of the major challenges of our age. As countless contemporary examples have shown, it requires far more than simply the holding of free elections. The consolidation of a legitimate constitutional order is difficult to achieve in any society, but it is especially problematic in societies with deep social cleavages. This book provides an authoritative and systematic analysis of the politics of so- called ‘deeply divided societies' in the post Cold War era. From Bosnia to South Africa, Northern Ireland to Iraq, it explains why such places are so prone to political violence, and demonstrates why – even in times of peace – the fear of violence continues to shape attitudes, entrenching divisions in societies that already lack consensus on their political institutions. Combining intellectual rigour and accessibility, it examines the challenge of establishing order and justice in such unstable environments, and critically assesses a range of political options available, from partition to power-sharing and various initiatives to promote integration. The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies is an ideal resource for students of comparative politics and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in the dynamics of ethnic conflict and nationalism.
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing Новинка

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange's photograph, Migrant Mother, is one of the most indelible and recognizable images of the Dust Bowl era. Lange's career stretched far beyond the...
Link Susannah J. The Gilded Age and Progressive Era. A Documentary Reader Link Susannah J. The Gilded Age and Progressive Era. A Documentary Reader Новинка

Link Susannah J. The Gilded Age and Progressive Era. A Documentary Reader

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This volume presents documents that illustrate the variety of experiences and themes involved in the transformation of American political, economic, and social systems during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1870-1920). Includes nearly 70 documents which cover the period from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the 1870s through World War I Explores the experiences of people during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era from a variety of diverse perspectives, including important political and cultural leaders as well as everyday individuals Charts the nationalization of American life and the establishment of the United States as a global power Introduces students to historical analysis and encourages them to engage critically with primary sources Introductory materials from the editors situate the documents within their historical context A bibliography provides essential suggestions for further reading and research
Matthew Hill Alan American Politics For Dummies - UK Matthew Hill Alan American Politics For Dummies - UK Новинка

Matthew Hill Alan American Politics For Dummies - UK

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The simplest way to get to grips with the American political system American Politics For Dummies is an engaging and accessible guide to the inner workings of the U.S. government, cutting through the political jargon, to give you the facts. The book begins with the basics, including government structure and processes, and later covers current events that make the news. The world of American politics can be bewildering to anyone not born and bred in the U.S.A. This plain-English guide is perfect whether you are a student or simply fascinated by the world's most powerful democracy. From the electoral process to 'special relationships', you discover all you need to know with American Politics For Dummies. • The birth of America – find out about the emergence of the US,from the ideas upon which America was founded to the creation of the US Constitution • Go government – understand the powers of the President, how Congress operates, the function of the Supreme Court and how US laws are created and passed • Party on – discover the ins and outs of elections and political parties, from the electoral process and the two-party system to the voting behaviour amongst Americans • One nation, many identities – get to understand the workings of a truly multicultural society • All the world’s a stage – grasp the grand strategy of the US to understand why the nation acts as it does in international politics 2014 kicks off the latest round of U.S. Congressional election and marks the beginning the 2016 Presidential election cycle. There will be headlines, there will be debate and there will be news. If you're looking to keep up and understand it all, American Politics For Dummies is a great place to start.
Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the World Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the World Новинка

Fifty Modern Buildings That Changed the World

The history of modern architecture is as diverse as it is beautiful, varying wildly from region to region and era to era. Here Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum,...
Baroque Baroque Новинка

Baroque

Dramatic scenes: The rich spectacle of the Baroque From dramatically-lit paintings to elaborate, gilded interiors, the Baroque era introduced a new dimension to Western...
Andrew Glencross Politics of European Integration. Political Union or a House Divided? Andrew Glencross Politics of European Integration. Political Union or a House Divided? Новинка

Andrew Glencross Politics of European Integration. Political Union or a House Divided?

This is a systematic, up-to-date exploration of the politics of European integration that includes balanced coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union. Examines European integration as a contested political process that continues to divide and inspire nations, citizens, and politicians Provides students with the analytical tools to consider why the EU functions as it currently does, whether the EU is sufficiently democratic, the politics behind EU legislation, debates over foreign policy, proposals for institutional reform, and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis Brings together the latest scholarly research from comparative politics, international relations, law, and democratic theory Accompanied by a range of student resources including chapter-level flashcards and independent study questions – available at www.wiley.com/go/glencross
Andrew Glencross Politics of European Integration. Political Union or a House Divided? Andrew Glencross Politics of European Integration. Political Union or a House Divided? Новинка

Andrew Glencross Politics of European Integration. Political Union or a House Divided?

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This is a systematic, up-to-date exploration of the politics of European integration that includes balanced coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union. Examines European integration as a contested political process that continues to divide and inspire nations, citizens, and politicians Provides students with the analytical tools to consider why the EU functions as it currently does, whether the EU is sufficiently democratic, the politics behind EU legislation, debates over foreign policy, proposals for institutional reform, and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis Brings together the latest scholarly research from comparative politics, international relations, law, and democratic theory Accompanied by a range of student resources including chapter-level flashcards and independent study questions – available at www.wiley.com/go/glencross
Brian Porter-Szucs Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom Brian Porter-Szucs Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom Новинка

Brian Porter-Szucs Poland in the Modern World. Beyond Martyrdom

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Poland in the Modern World presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context Challenges traditional accounts Poland that tend to focus on national, political history, emphasizing the country's 'exceptionalism'. Presents a lively, multi-dimensional story, balancing coverage of high politics with discussion of social, cultural and economic changes, and their effects on individuals’ daily lives. Explores both the regional diversity within Poland and the country’s place within Europe and the wider world. Provides a new interpretive framework for understanding key historical events in Poland’s modern history, including the experiences of World War II and the postwar communist era.
Rosemarie Zagarri A Woman's Dilemma. Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution Rosemarie Zagarri A Woman's Dilemma. Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution Новинка

Rosemarie Zagarri A Woman's Dilemma. Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution

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The second edition of A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution updates Rosemarie Zagarri's biography of one of the most accomplished women of the Revolutionary era. The work places Warren into the social and political context in which she lived and examines the impact of Warren's writings on Revolutionary politics and the status of women in early America. Presents readers with an engaging and accessible historical biography of an accomplished literary and political figure of the Revolutionary era Provides an incisive narrative of the social and intellectual forces that contributed to the coming of the American Revolution Features a variety of updates, including an in-depth Bibliographical Essay, multiple illustrations, a timeline of Warren's life, and chapter-end study questions Includes expanded coverage of women during the Revolutionary Era and the Early American Republic
Yury Yavorsky Suvorov & business. Everlasting lessons from the russian master strategist Yury Yavorsky Suvorov & business. Everlasting lessons from the russian master strategist Новинка

Yury Yavorsky Suvorov & business. Everlasting lessons from the russian master strategist

Alexander Suvorov, Russian military general, is known to have spoken seven languages, including Turkish and Finnish, was an expert in military history, a brilliant mathematician, and never lost a single battle.Some ideas of the famous general will be considered in this book through the prism of the business environment. I hope that entrepreneurs will appreciate the parallels drawn and will learn a lot of useful lessons from Suvorov’s covenants.
David West Social Movements in Global Politics David West Social Movements in Global Politics Новинка

David West Social Movements in Global Politics

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Social Movements in Global Politics is a timely new account of the unconventional, ‘extra-institutional’ activities of social movements. In the face of impending global crises and stubborn conflicts, a conventional view of politics risks leaving us confused and fatalistic, feeling powerless because we are unaware of all that can be achieved by political means. By contrast, a variety of recent social movements, ranging from those of women, gays and lesbians and anti-racists, to environmentalists, the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring, demonstrate the enormous potential of political action beyond the institutional sphere of politics. At the same time, religious fundamentalists, racial supremacists and ultra-nationalists make clear that movements are not necessarily progressive and are often at odds with one another. West highlights the many ways in which national and global institutions depend on a broader context of extra-institutional action or what is, in effect, the formative dimension of politics. He explores some of the major contributions of social movements: from the genealogy of liberal democratic nation-states, sixties’ radicalism and the ‘new social movements’ to the politics of sexuality, gender and identity, the politicization of nature and climate, and alter-globalization. The book also considers current theoretical approaches and sets out the basis for a critical theory of social movements. This is a fresh and original account of social movements in politics and will be essential reading for any students and scholars interested in the challenges and the unpredictable potential of political action.
Jennifer Traig Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades. 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 5 to 12) Jennifer Traig Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades. 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 5 to 12) Новинка

Jennifer Traig Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades. 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 5 to 12)

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Creative strategies for getting young students excited about writing Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the lessons range from goofy fun (like «The Other Toy Story: Make Your Toys Come to Life») to practical, from sports to science, music to mysteries. These lessons are written by experts, and favorite novelists, actors, and other celebrities pitched in too. Lessons are linked to the Common Core State Standards. A treasure trove of proven, field-tested lessons to teach writing skills Inventive and unique lessons will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students 826 National has locations in eight cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, and Washington DC 826 National is a nonprofit organization, founded by Dave Eggers, and committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
Cutting Edge: Intermediate (+ DVD-ROM) Cutting Edge: Intermediate (+ DVD-ROM) Новинка

Cutting Edge: Intermediate (+ DVD-ROM)

New World culture lessons encourage the exploration of contemporary topics and develop online research skills. Language live lessons provide light-hearted contexts for practising functional language and writing. The Intermediate level takes students from B1 to B2 The DVD-ROM contains all the audio and video clips and a digital Mini dictionary of key vocabulary.
Cutting Edge: Elementary: Students' Book (+ DVD-ROM) Cutting Edge: Elementary: Students' Book (+ DVD-ROM) Новинка

Cutting Edge: Elementary: Students' Book (+ DVD-ROM)

New World culture lessons encourage the exploration of contemporary topics and develop online research skills. Language live lessons provide light-hearted contexts for practising functional language and writing. The Pre-Intermediate level takes students from A2 to B1 The DVD-ROM contains all the audio and video clips and a digital Mini dictionary of key vocabulary. Рекомендуем!
Rachael Robertson Leading on the Edge. Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from The World's Most Extreme Workplace Rachael Robertson Leading on the Edge. Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from The World's Most Extreme Workplace Новинка

Rachael Robertson Leading on the Edge. Extraordinary Stories and Leadership Insights from The World's Most Extreme Workplace

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Lessons on authentic leadership from the 58th annual Antarctic expedition In Leading on the Edge, successful business speaker and consultant Rachael Robertson shares the lessons she learned as leader of a year-long expedition to the wilds of Antarctica. Leading eighteen strangers around the clock for a full year—through months of darkness and with no escape from the frigid cold, howling winds, and each other—Robertson learned powerful lessons about what real, authentic leadership is. Here, she offers a deeply honest and humorous account of what it takes to survive and lead in the harshest environment on Earth. What emerges from her graphic account is a series of powerful and practical lessons for business leaders and managers everywhere. Features practical leadership lessons that are particularly helpful for any leader who must get the best out of the team they've got Features solutions to many challenges common to all workplaces Includes real excerpts from Robertson's personal journals through twelve months of leading in the most challenging environment in the world Written by a popular speaker and business leader who has appeared at more than 350 national and international conferences and events for a wide range of industries Leading on the Edge explains what it's like to take charge when you've no place to hide and how truly harsh environments can serve as a leadership laboratory that results in truly effective, authentic leadership.
Cutting Edge: Intermediate: Workbook with Key Cutting Edge: Intermediate: Workbook with Key Новинка

Cutting Edge: Intermediate: Workbook with Key

Engaging texts, new video content and a comprehensive digital package are just some of the features that make this fully revised edition even more effective. New World culture lessons encourage the exploration of contemporary topics and develop online research skills. Language live lessons provide light-hearted contexts for practising functional language and writing. The Intermediate level takes students from B1 to B2.
M. Baranov Illustrated Timeline: Part 1: Russia 1462-1914: From Tsardom to Empire M. Baranov Illustrated Timeline: Part 1: Russia 1462-1914: From Tsardom to Empire Новинка

M. Baranov Illustrated Timeline: Part 1: Russia 1462-1914: From Tsardom to Empire

The publication addresses the history of Russian statehood and of the Russian monarchy from the second half of the 15th century (the era of Ivan III) until the abolishment of the monarchy in 1917. The issue reflects a chronology of events important to Russi
Gary Burns A Companion to Popular Culture Gary Burns A Companion to Popular Culture Новинка

Gary Burns A Companion to Popular Culture

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A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies
Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons. A Life's Journey Turning Passion into Business Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons. A Life's Journey Turning Passion into Business Новинка

Bob Taylor Guitar Lessons. A Life's Journey Turning Passion into Business

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The inside story of the founding and growth of Taylor Guitars, one of the world's most successful guitar manufacturers Bob Taylor mixes the details of his experience as a tradesman and cofounder of Taylor Guitars, a world-famous acoustic and electric guitar manufacturer, with philosophical life lessons that have practical application for building a business. From the “a-ha” moment in junior high school that inspired his very first guitar, Taylor has been living the American dream, crafting quality products with his own hands and building a successful, sustainable business. In Guitar Lessons, he shares the values that he lives by and that have provided the foundation for the company’s success. Be inspired by a story of guts and gumption, an unwavering commitment to quality, and the hard lessons that made Taylor Guitars the company it is today.
Weiss Tzipi Posttraumatic Growth and Culturally Competent Practice. Lessons Learned from Around the Globe Weiss Tzipi Posttraumatic Growth and Culturally Competent Practice. Lessons Learned from Around the Globe Новинка

Weiss Tzipi Posttraumatic Growth and Culturally Competent Practice. Lessons Learned from Around the Globe

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Posttraumatic Growth and Culturally Competent Practice: Lessons Learned from Around the Globe brings welcome attention to applying PTG to culturally competent practice worldwide. It delivers on the promise embedded in its title: lots of lessons within the fourteen chapters. —From the Foreword by Charles R. Figley, PhD, Kurzweg Chair in Disaster Mental Health, Tulane University, New Orleans The latest advances in the theoretical, empirical, and clinical aspects of Posttraumatic Growth Posttraumatic Growth and Culturally Competent Practice offers contributions from an international group of experts in posttraumatic growth (PTG) within diverse cultures and subcultures. It uniquely illuminates the nature, meaning, and clinical implications of PTG across a wide range of sociocultural contexts. Edited by Tzipi Weiss and Roni Berger—recognized experts in the areas of stress, coping, and PTG—this book features contributions by an international panel of renowned scholars and clinicians, offering a truly global perspective of PTG in cultures and regions including: The Middle East Israel Germany The Netherlands Japan China Australia Latinos in the U.S. Offering research-based insights and practical interventions, this collection enables practitioners to offer informed and culturally sensitive services to those who have survived trauma in different parts of the world, and to support these survivors as they grow and harvest benefits from their ordeal.
John Rousmaniere Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone. Catching the Drift of Why We Sail John Rousmaniere Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone. Catching the Drift of Why We Sail Новинка

John Rousmaniere Sailing - Philosophy For Everyone. Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike
Jon Gordon The Hard Hat. 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate Jon Gordon The Hard Hat. 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate Новинка

Jon Gordon The Hard Hat. 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate

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Great teammates don’t just impact you today; they impact you for the rest of your life. From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the Hard Hat he was intrigued and captivated. Over the years he visited George’s coaches, attended several “21 Dinners” held in his honor, met his family, talked to his teammates and observed how he inspired all who knew him. The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hard-working, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate, the impact he had on his team and program and the lessons we can learn from him. The book features: A True Story about George Boiardi, his Team and their Legacy. 21 Lessons to be a Great Teammate Insights from George’s Teammates and Coaches that Bring the Lessons to Life. 21 Exercises to help you Build a Great Team Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire you to be the best teammate you can be and to build a great team. *100% of author’s royalties go to support the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation
Ronald Mak The Martian Principles for Successful Enterprise Systems. 20 Lessons Learned from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission Ronald Mak The Martian Principles for Successful Enterprise Systems. 20 Lessons Learned from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission Новинка

Ronald Mak The Martian Principles for Successful Enterprise Systems. 20 Lessons Learned from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission

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For the first time ever, the senior architect and lead developer for a key enterprise system on NASA's ongoing Mars Exploration Rover mission shares the secrets to one of the most difficult technology tasks of all-successful software development Written in a conversational, brief, and to-the-point style, this book presents principles learned from the Mars Rover project that will help ensure the success of software developed for any enterprise system Author Ronald Mak imparts anecdotes from his work on the Mars Rover and offers valuable lessons on software architecture, software engineering, design patterns, code development, and project management for any software, regardless of language or platform
David Held Cosmopolitanism. Ideals and Realities David Held Cosmopolitanism. Ideals and Realities Новинка

David Held Cosmopolitanism. Ideals and Realities

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This book sets out the case for a cosmopolitan approach to contemporary global politics. It presents a systematic theory of cosmopolitanism, explicating its core principles and justifications, and examines the role many of these principles have played in the development of global politics, such as framing the human rights regime. The framework is then used to address some of the most pressing issues of our time: the crisis of financial markets, climate change and the fallout from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In each case, Held argues that realistic politics is exhausted, and that cosmopolitanism is the new realism. See also Garrett Wallace Brown and David Held's The Cosmopolitanism Reader.
Douglas Kellner M. Cinema Wars. Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era Douglas Kellner M. Cinema Wars. Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era Новинка

Douglas Kellner M. Cinema Wars. Hollywood Film and Politics in the Bush-Cheney Era

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Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, and US culture and society through a bold critical analysis of the films, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as a contested terrain between conservative and liberal forces Films and documentaries discussed include: Black Hawk Down, The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and other Michael Moore documentaries, amongst others Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheney regime, while others criticized the administration, openly or otherwise Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hot topics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war and the culture wars of the 2000s Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life a vibrant array of social protest and helped create cultural conditions to elect Barack Obama
W. Northcutt Mitterrand: A Political Biography W. Northcutt Mitterrand: A Political Biography Новинка

W. Northcutt Mitterrand: A Political Biography

Francois Mitterrand was one of the giants of post-war Frenchpolitics - a master tactician whose political career spanned morethan four decades from wartime occupation to decolonization, theCold War to European integration. As President, elected twice, heenjoyed an unprecedented fourteen years in office, bringing theleft to power and demonstrating that it was a credible governingcoalition over some ten years. When he died in 1998, Mitterrandleft an enduring political legacy not only on the French domesticscene, but also in European and foreign affairs. In this pre-eminently accessible political biography, David Bell,offers a fascinating 'behind-the-scenes' analysis of the politicsof Francois Mitterrand. Bringing together a wealth of material,Bell explores Mitterrand's political leadership and the techniqueshe used in attaining and wielding political power. Mitterrand'sunusual journey from right to left, from the Third to the FifthRepublic is a story of ambition, manipulation and ideologicalfluidity, which provides a lens through which the entire politicalhistory of post-war France may be viewed. This engaging assessment of one man's contribution to an era ofFrench and European politics will appeal to anyone interested incontemporary political leadership, French politics, history andEuropean affairs.Издательство - Holmes&Meier
Jennifer Traig Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades. 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up) Jennifer Traig Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades. 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up) Новинка

Jennifer Traig Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades. 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up)

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Fantastic strategies for getting high school students excited about writing This book offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the off-beat and attention-grabbing lessons include such gems as «Literary Facebooks,» where students create a mock Facebook profile based on their favorite literary character, as well as highly practical lessons like the «College Application Essay Boot Camp.» These writing lessons are written by experts—and favorite novelists, actors, and other entertainers pitched in too. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab Inventive and unique lessons that will appeal to even the most difficult-to-reach students Includes a chart linking lessons to the Common Core State Standards 826 National is an organization committed to supporting teachers, publishing student work, and offering services for English language learners.
Ronald Chan Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain. Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders Ronald Chan Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain. Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders Новинка

Ronald Chan Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain. Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders

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Warren Buffett is a legend primarily for his investment philosophy. He isn’t concerned about the intricacies of the market, but instead focuses on the quality of the companies Berkshire Hathaway stands behind. Yet we know little about the leaders of the companies that Buffett handpicks. In Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders, author Ronald W. Chan – founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital – offers a behind-the-scenes look into the careers of Berkshire Hathaway executives who have both directly and indirectly contributed to the conglomerate’s success. Drawing on exclusive interviews from Berkshire leaders, Chan vividly describes how an exceptional group of managers has built a culture of achievement. With a keen eye for detail, he shows how their lessons can be applied for career success and personal fulfillment. Brimming with practical advice, the book will appeal to both executives and employees wanting to improve their leadership skills and work performance. Covering the career and life decisions of David Sokol of MidAmerican Energy, Cathy Baron-Tamraz of Business Wire, Dennis Knautz of Acme Brick, Randy Watson of Justin Brands, Stan Lipsey of Buffalo News, and many more, the book offers a wide range of business insights, philosophies, and strategies directly from leaders at the top of their fields.
Christopher Nichols M. A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Christopher Nichols M. A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Новинка

Christopher Nichols M. A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era presents a collection of new historiographic essays covering the years between 1877 and 1920, a period which saw the U.S. emerge from the ashes of Reconstruction to become a world power. The single, definitive resource for the latest state of knowledge relating to the history and historiography of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Features contributions by leading scholars in a wide range of relevant specialties Coverage of the period includes geographic, social, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, ethnic, racial, gendered, religious, global, and ecological themes and approaches In today’s era, often referred to as a “second Gilded Age,” this book offers relevant historical analysis of the factors that helped create contemporary society Fills an important chronological gap in period-based American history collections
John Janovy, Jr. A Century of Parasitology. Discoveries, ideas and lessons learned by scientists who published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014 John Janovy, Jr. A Century of Parasitology. Discoveries, ideas and lessons learned by scientists who published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014 Новинка

John Janovy, Jr. A Century of Parasitology. Discoveries, ideas and lessons learned by scientists who published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014

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Reviews key areas in ecological, medical and molecular parasitology Features essays from some of the world's leading parasitologists Each topic is set in context by featuring a key paper from the Journal of Paraistology over the past 100 years
Herb Gamberg, Tony Thomson, Zhanbin Ma Marxism After Marx. Revolutionary Politics and Prospects Herb Gamberg, Tony Thomson, Zhanbin Ma Marxism After Marx. Revolutionary Politics and Prospects Новинка

Herb Gamberg, Tony Thomson, Zhanbin Ma Marxism After Marx. Revolutionary Politics and Prospects

Marxism is best known as a theory of the development, endemic crises, and predictable dissolution of capitalism. In addition, Marxism is a political movement that has had some successes and failures. The first aim of this book is to examine and critique the political movements that Marx directly confronted or that derived from Marx following his death in 1883, when a variety of Marxist parties arose in opposition to one another. Contrary to Marx’s expectations, when socialist societies were brought into being in the twentieth century, they did not result directly from the contradictions of the advanced capitalist system, but from the effects of imperialism. Beginning with the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the revolutionary impetus had shifted from the developed West to the capitalist periphery. Marx had not speculated in any depth about the nature of the socialist society that would replace capitalism. This book attempts to assess the positive and negative lessons of this experience, particularly in Russia and China, in the light of contemporary issues. In the twenty-first century it is clear that none of these revolutions has succeeded in achieving an equitable and humane socialist society; rather, they have in the main reinvented capitalism.
Steven Lawson F. Running for Freedom. Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941 Steven Lawson F. Running for Freedom. Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941 Новинка

Steven Lawson F. Running for Freedom. Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941

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Running for Freedom, Fourth Edition, updates historian Steven Lawson’s classic volume detailing the history of African-American civil rights and black politics from the beginning of World War II to the present day. Offers comprehensive coverage of the African-American struggle for civil rights in the U.S. from 1941 to 2014 Integrates events relating to America’s civil rights story at both the local and national levels Features new material on Obama’s first term in office and the first year of his second term Includes addition of such timely issues as the Trayvon Martin case, the March on Washington 5oth anniversary, state voter suppression efforts, and Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act
Soviet Bus Stops Soviet Bus Stops Новинка

Soviet Bus Stops

Photographer Christopher Herwig first noticed the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg....
Susan Mendus Politics and Morality Susan Mendus Politics and Morality Новинка

Susan Mendus Politics and Morality

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Public disenchantment with politics has become a key feature of the world in which we live. Politicians are increasingly viewed with suspicion and distrust, and electoral turnout in many modern democracies continues to fall. But are we right to display such contempt towards our elected representatives? Can politicians be morally good or is politics destined to involve dirty hands or the loss of integrity, as many modern philosophers claim? In this book, Susan Mendus seeks to address these important questions to assess whether this apparent tension between morality and politics is real and, if so, why. Beginning with an account of integrity as involving a willingness to stand by ones most fundamental moral commitments, the author discusses three reasons for thinking that politics undermines integrity and is incompatible with morality. These are: the relationship between politics and utilitarian calculation; the possibility that the realm of politics is a separate realm of value; and the difficulty of reconciling the demands of different social roles. She concludes that, in the modern world, we all risk losing our integrity. To that extent, we are all politicians. Moreover, we have reason to be glad that politicians are not always morally good. Written with verve and clarity, this book provides students and general readers an accessible guide to the philosophical debates about the complex relationship between politics and morality in the contemporary world.
Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince: The Original Classic Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince: The Original Classic Новинка

Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince: The Original Classic

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The Handbook for Leaders The Prince is often regarded as the first true leadership book. It shocked contemporary readers with its ruthless call for fearless and effective action. With simple prose and straightforward logic, Machiavelli's guide still has the power to surprise and inform anyone hoping to make their way in the world. This keepsake edition includes an introduction by Tom Butler-Bowdon, drawing out lessons for managers and business leaders, and showing how The Prince remains vital reading for anyone in the realm of business or politics.
Bill George Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis Bill George Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis Новинка

Bill George Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

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One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal's bestseller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's unprecedented economic challenges. The former CEO of Medtronic draws from his own in-the-trenches experience and lessons from leaders (representing an array of companies) who have weathered tough economic storms. With straight talk and clear directions, George shows leaders specifically what they must do to become strong leaders and survive any crisis. His seven lessons include: Face Reality, Starting with Yourself; Never Waste a Good Crisis; and Be Aggressive: This is Your Best Chance to Win in the Market. Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis is a survival kit for anyone in a leadership position. A concise handbook for applying proven leadership lessons in tough times Written by Bill George one of America's most trusted business leaders and author of True North and Authentic Leadership Offers realistic actions leaders can take to put their companies on the right long-term path Seven Lesson for Leading in Crisis gives leaders a solid strategy for staying the course.
John Gregory This I Believe. Life Lessons John Gregory This I Believe. Life Lessons Новинка

John Gregory This I Believe. Life Lessons

Inspiring life wisdom from people of all ages—based on the This I Believe radio program The popular This I Believe series, which has aired on NPR and on Bob Edwards' shows on Sirius XM Satellite and public radio, explores the personal beliefs and guiding principles by which Americans live today. This book brings together treasured life lessons of people from all walks of life. Whether it's learning the power of saying hello or how courage comes with practice, their intimate reflections will inspire, move, and encourage you. Filled with the valuable insights distilled from a wide range of personal experiences, This I Believe: Life Lessons is a perfect gift—for others or for yourself. Includes extraordinary essays written by «ordinary» people who share the story of an important lesson they have learned about life Shares a wide range of beliefs and experiences from a diverse group of contributors, including a physician, a roller derby queen, a corporate executive, and a homeless person Based on the popular This I Believe radio series and thisibelieve.org website No matter what your age or circumstances, this book will give you valuable food for thought and important new insights on how others have learned from life's challenges.
Robert Kolb W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis. Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future Robert Kolb W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis. Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future Новинка

Robert Kolb W. Lessons from the Financial Crisis. Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future

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The world's best financial minds help us understand today's financial crisis With so much information saturating the market for the everyday investor, trying to understand why the economic crisis happened and what needs to be done to fix it can be daunting. There is a real need, and demand, from both investors and the financial community to obtain answers as to what really happened and why. Lessons from the Financial Crisis brings together the leading minds in the worlds of finance and academia to dissect the crisis. Divided into three comprehensive sections-The Subprime Crisis; The Global Financial Crisis; and Law, Regulation, the Financial Crisis, and The Future-this book puts the events that have transpired in perspective, and offers valuable insights into what we must do to avoid future missteps. Each section is comprised of chapters written by experienced contributors, each with his or her own point of view, research, and conclusions Examines the market collapse in detail and explores safeguards to stop future crises Encompasses the most up-to-date analysis from today's leading financial minds We currently face a serious economic crisis, but in understanding it, we can overcome the challenges it presents. This well-rounded resource offers the best chance to get through the current situation and learn from our mistakes.
Alberto Garcia-Alix: From Where There Is No Return Alberto Garcia-Alix: From Where There Is No Return Новинка

Alberto Garcia-Alix: From Where There Is No Return

Alberto Garcia-Alix (born 1956) is widely considered Spain's most popular contemporary photographer. Emerging from the post-Franco era of free expression known as "La Movida" Garcia-Alix vividly captured Madrid's countercultural revolution in the late 1970s and 80s. Surveying the artist's career, this publication spans that pivotal period to the present, examining his work in multiple genres.
Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design Новинка

Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design

This irreverent survey celebrates the more populist and enduring work in graphic and industrial design that was a product of the Soviet era - a period that remain politically sensitive and under-explored, yet whose influence on the objects and aesthetics of Russian life and thought has been profound. Made in Russia presents fifty such masterpieces, from pioneers of Soviet technology such as the Sputnik, the Buran snowmobile, and the LOMO camera to icons of quotidian culture such as the fishnet shopping bag, the beveled glass, a Cold War-inspired arcade game, and Misha the Olympic bear. Edited by the journalist and author Michael Idov - a Soviet product himself - and including essays from Boris Kachka, Vitaly Komar, Gary Shteyngart, and Lara Vapnyar, the collection explores the provenance of these objects in the forgotten Soviet culture and the unique climate for design from which they could only have emerged.
Martin Schoeller: Close Martin Schoeller: Close Новинка

Martin Schoeller: Close

Close presents 120 portraits of the world's most famous and influential people across the arts and entertainment industries, politics, business and sport―from Julia...
Animation: The Global History Animation: The Global History Новинка

Animation: The Global History

Maureen Furniss surveys the cultural, political and economic context of how this dynamic industry evolved, emphasizing both artistic and technical achievements from around the world - from Hollywood to Tokyo, from Moscow to Sydney. Featuring a timeline for each of its six parts, Animation: The Global History provides readers with a clear and accessible chronology of events. A "Global Storyline", highlighting the major themes of the era, opens each chapter, and an end-of-book glossary defines key terms used throughout the book.
Roel Arkesteijn Respect! Forms Of Community. Contemporary Art From The Netherlands Roel Arkesteijn Respect! Forms Of Community. Contemporary Art From The Netherlands Новинка

Roel Arkesteijn Respect! Forms Of Community. Contemporary Art From The Netherlands

400 years of relations between the Netherlands and Morocco provided the ideal occasion to present for the first time in Marrakech a wide-ranging overview of contemporary art from artists living and working in the Netherlands. The exhibition, documented in this catalogue, examined recent developments in Dutch society and politics through the eyes of the artists who included: Marlene Dumas, Fiona Tan, Aziz, Rachid Ben Ali, David Bade and Meschac Gaba.Издательство: Mondriaan FoundАвтор: Roel Arkesteijn
Bernbeck Reinhard Archaeologies of the Middle East. Critical Perspectives Bernbeck Reinhard Archaeologies of the Middle East. Critical Perspectives Новинка

Bernbeck Reinhard Archaeologies of the Middle East. Critical Perspectives

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Archaeologies of the Middle East provides an innovative introduction to the archaeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present. Written by some of the top archaeologists of the Middle East: scholars from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of interests and intellectual approaches Coverage spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic times Explores the connections between modern-day politics and the social context of archaeological practice and various underutilized approaches to archaeological interpretation Designed for student use
Frank J. Goodnow The Principles of the Administrative Law of the United States Frank J. Goodnow The Principles of the Administrative Law of the United States Новинка

Frank J. Goodnow The Principles of the Administrative Law of the United States

THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN "POLITICS" AND "ADMINISTRATION"According to Goodnow, politics is concerned with policy and other expressions of state will. Administration is concerned with the faithful execution of enacted legislation. He observes that administration has a tendency to overstep this boundary and concedes that politics must therefore monitor administration to keep it in line with the state's will. Reprint of first edition."From both the legal and historical standpoint the book contains many things that are richly suggestive. There is very little in our legal or political literature so penetrating as for example the exposition of the effects of confinement of the principle of separation of powers to the central government. (...) It is not written for the legal profession directly, but to those lawyers who seek more than a working tool in their profession, a true appraisement of the administrative law, it will appeal. The writing of such a work moreover is a signal public service." --6 Columbia Law Review (1906) 133While a member of the Columbia faculty, FRANK J. GOODNOW [1859-1939] was the first individual in the United States to hold a professorship in administrative law. He became the first president of the American Political Science Association, which offers an annual award in his name, and was president of Johns Hopkins University from 1915-1929.
Kathy Cloninger Tough Cookies. Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts Kathy Cloninger Tough Cookies. Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts Новинка

Kathy Cloninger Tough Cookies. Leadership Lessons from 100 Years of the Girl Scouts

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Fundamental principles for how Girl Scouts USA is run and why it's so successful Millions of American businesswomen, thought leaders, and politicians received their first lessons in salesmanship, money management, marketing, teamwork, and fulfillment in the Girl Scouts. The Girls Scouts has shaped the lives of more than 50 million alumnae alive today. Eighty percent of American female senior business executives and business owners are former Girl Scouts. In March 2012, the Girl Scouts will celebrate their 100th anniversary. Tough Cookies captures the essence of this iconic organization and the principles that have allowed them to build and sustain a 100-year-old organization. Under current CEO Kathy Cloninger's leadership, the Girl Scouts has transformed and enhanced its ability to develop leadership in young women. Tough Cookies outlines the rise of the Girl Scouts, this recent and dramatically successful shift, and lessons that are applicable to make any business or organization a success. An inspiring story of the Girl Scouts founding, along with leadership and business lessons that can be applied to organizations of any size No other organization compares to Girl Scouts in size, experience, and resources devoted to developing leadership skills Publication coincides with the 100-year anniversary of GSUSA What can your business learn from the Girl Scouts?
Jim Craig Gold Medal Strategies. Business Lessons From America's Miracle Team Jim Craig Gold Medal Strategies. Business Lessons From America's Miracle Team Новинка

Jim Craig Gold Medal Strategies. Business Lessons From America's Miracle Team

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Business lessons from one of the greatest Olympic teams of all time It's been called the greatest upset of all time, the most memorable Olympic moment ever, the «Miracle on Ice.» No matter which superlative is used, no one can deny that the U.S. men's hockey team's defeat of the Soviet Union in the medal round of the Lake Placid Olympic Games was a defining moment for Cold War America. The U.S. team's goalie was a Boston University student named Jim Craig, who is now a leadership expert and keynote speaker to business audiences. Gold Medal Strategies gives you Craig's unique lessons from the «Miracle» team on team dynamics, leadership, motivation, and other important management topics. With his unparalleled perspective, Craig dissects and analyzes the elements of a successful team, how to assemble one, and what philosophies will keep the team's shared goal a reality. This book outlines the necessary skills and details the specific techniques you need to maximize your business readiness, hone competitive cooperation, gather your strategies, and attack your challengers.
Frederick Feldkamp L. Financial Stability. Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations Frederick Feldkamp L. Financial Stability. Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations Новинка

Frederick Feldkamp L. Financial Stability. Fraud, Confidence and the Wealth of Nations

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Applying the Lessons of History to Understanding Fraud Today and Tomorrow Financial Stability provides a roadmap by which the world can anticipate and avoid future financial disruptions. This unique discussion of past and present financial events offers new insights that explain economic, political, and legal antecedents of financial crises in Western markets. With a detailed discussion of the history of finance, this book shows modern investors and finance professionals how to learn from past successes and failures to gauge future market threats. Readers will gain new insight into the antecedents of todays financial markets and the political economy that surrounds them. Armed with this knowledge, they will be able to craft a strategy that steers away from financial disorder and toward maximum stability. Coverage includes discussion of capital, forecasting, and political reaction, and past, present, and future applications within all realms of business. The companion website offers additional data and research, providing a complete resource for those seeking a better understanding of the risk at hand. As the world struggles to emerge from the latest financial crisis, professionals in finance, the law and other disciplines, and the people they advise, are searching for understanding to avoid future crises. Financial Stability argues that the best lessons are learned from our own mistakes, and that the ability to look ahead depends upon our willingness to look back. Readers will: Review the historical laws, practices, and outcomes that shaped the modern day financial markets of the great western economies Understand the theory of financial stability, the roles of law and transparency, and the importance of action to punish fraud in order to prevent future contagion Work through the theoretical proofs in terms of math, law, accounting, economics, philosophy, and international trade Build a strategy for the future with consideration toward needs, sources, balance, and learning from past mistakes Everywhere around the globe, at all points in history, financial crises have always been rooted in the confluence of politics, finance, and law. Financial Stability puts the latest global financial crisis in perspective, highlighting the lessons we have already learned, and those we need to internalize today.
Steve Sammartino The Great Fragmentation. And Why the Future of Business is Small Steve Sammartino The Great Fragmentation. And Why the Future of Business is Small Новинка

Steve Sammartino The Great Fragmentation. And Why the Future of Business is Small

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Doing business in the digital age The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of All Business is Small is a business survival manifesto for the technology revolution. As the world moves from the industrial era to the digital age, power is shifting and fragmenting. Power is no longer about might and ownership; power in a digital world is about access. Existing businesses need to understand this shift and position themselves to survive and thrive in an environment where entrepreneurs and start-ups enabled by access to technology are genuine threats. Author Steve Sammartino is widely regarded as a thought leader on the subject of technology and business, and helps companies transition from industrial-era thinking to the mindset and processes required to compete in today's digital marketplace. The Great Fragmentation shows how technological changes such as Big Data, gamification, crowdfunding, Bitcoin, 3D printing, social media, mashup culture and artisanal production will forever change business and the way we live our lives. Examine how the digital era has altered where we work, how we work, where we live and what we do Discover how the digital era has impacted social and economic structures, including educational systems, financial systems and government policy Understand that the social media and collecting 'friends' is just the tip of the iceberg in a digital business environment Weaving together insights from business, technology and anthropology, The Great Fragmentation provides both corporations and entrepreneurs with a playbook for the future of work, life and business in the digital era.

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Applying the Lessons of History to Understanding Fraud Today and Tomorrow Financial Stability provides a roadmap by which the world can anticipate and avoid future financial disruptions. This unique discussion of past and present financial events offers new insights that explain economic, political, and legal antecedents of financial crises in Western markets. With a detailed discussion of the history of finance, this book shows modern investors and finance professionals how to learn from past successes and failures to gauge future market threats. Readers will gain new insight into the antecedents of todays financial markets and the political economy that surrounds them. Armed with this knowledge, they will be able to craft a strategy that steers away from financial disorder and toward maximum stability. Coverage includes discussion of capital, forecasting, and political reaction, and past, present, and future applications within all realms of business. The companion website offers additional data and research, providing a complete resource for those seeking a better understanding of the risk at hand. As the world struggles to emerge from the latest financial crisis, professionals in finance, the law and other disciplines, and the people they advise, are searching for understanding to avoid future crises. Financial Stability argues that the best lessons are learned from our own mistakes, and that the ability to look ahead depends upon our willingness to look back. Readers will: Review the historical laws, practices, and outcomes that shaped the modern day financial markets of the great western economies Understand the theory of financial stability, the roles of law and transparency, and the importance of action to punish fraud in order to prevent future contagion Work through the theoretical proofs in terms of math, law, accounting, economics, philosophy, and international trade Build a strategy for the future with consideration toward needs, sources, balance, and learning from past mistakes Everywhere around the globe, at all points in history, financial crises have always been rooted in the confluence of politics, finance, and law. Financial Stability puts the latest global financial crisis in perspective, highlighting the lessons we have already learned, and those we need to internalize today.
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