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Markets have been transformed by an ever-increasing amount of disruptive technologies and disruptor companies. Once successful business models designed to function in a different time now struggle as the mainstream changes. Radical Business Model Transformation provides the guide for leaders of organizations looking to turn downward trends into upward momentum ...
Radical Business Model Transformation: How Leading Organizations Have Successfully Adapted to Disruption
Markets have been transformed by an ever-increasing amount of disruptive technologies and disruptor companies. Once successful business models designed to function in a different time now struggle as the mainstream changes. Radical Business Model Transformation provides the guide for leaders of organizations looking to turn downward trends into upward momentum and gain the competitive edge on the competition. Now in its second edition, this book offers practical advice on how to understand the fit of an existing business model and reconstruct it with a forward-thinking approach. New illustrative case studies with a global emphasis include organizations which have boldly transformed, including SAP, SoftBank, AirBus, DBS Bank and Kodak, as examples for change. Business transformation is presented as a leadership challenge and methods to realize and implement opportunities for innovation company-wide are discussed in detail. Radical Business Model Transformation is essential reading for business leaders, transformation experts and MBA students interested in ensuring that their business model is future-proof and can withstand the new proliferation of innovations set to transform the business landscape.
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126.000000 USD

Radical Business Model Transformation: How Leading Organizations Have Successfully Adapted to Disruption

by Alexander Zimmermann, Prof. em Dr. Gunter Muller-Stewens, Dr Carsten Linz
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Markets have been transformed by an ever-increasing amount of disruptive technologies and disruptor companies. Once successful business models designed to function in a different time now struggle as the mainstream changes. Radical Business Model Transformation provides the guide for leaders of organizations looking to turn downward trends into upward momentum ...
Radical Business Model Transformation: How Leading Organizations Have Successfully Adapted to Disruption
Markets have been transformed by an ever-increasing amount of disruptive technologies and disruptor companies. Once successful business models designed to function in a different time now struggle as the mainstream changes. Radical Business Model Transformation provides the guide for leaders of organizations looking to turn downward trends into upward momentum and gain the competitive edge on the competition. Now in its second edition, this book offers practical advice on how to understand the fit of an existing business model and reconstruct it with a forward-thinking approach. New illustrative case studies with a global emphasis include organizations which have boldly transformed, including SAP, SoftBank, AirBus, DBS Bank and Kodak, as examples for change. Business transformation is presented as a leadership challenge and methods to realize and implement opportunities for innovation company-wide are discussed in detail. Radical Business Model Transformation is essential reading for business leaders, transformation experts and MBA students interested in ensuring that their business model is future-proof and can withstand the new proliferation of innovations set to transform the business landscape.
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41.950000 USD

Radical Business Model Transformation: How Leading Organizations Have Successfully Adapted to Disruption

by Alexander Zimmermann, Prof. em Dr. Gunter Muller-Stewens, Dr Carsten Linz
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Skyrocket Your Business at Zero Cost: Make a Difference with Company Growth and Community Development
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15.700000 USD

Skyrocket Your Business at Zero Cost: Make a Difference with Company Growth and Community Development

by Dr Francis N Mbunya
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Manufacturing and Jobs in South Asia: Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth
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68.240000 USD

Manufacturing and Jobs in South Asia: Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth

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Second Circle brings a unique and innovative subject matter to life with passion and excitement, communicating the way in which we can better understand the social consequences of aid interventions, of peace initiatives, and of industrial investment. The book will give readers not just another manual on evaluations, but offer ...
Second Circle: The science and art of social impact assessment
Second Circle brings a unique and innovative subject matter to life with passion and excitement, communicating the way in which we can better understand the social consequences of aid interventions, of peace initiatives, and of industrial investment. The book will give readers not just another manual on evaluations, but offer a bold, original and compelling overview of how to carry out evaluations and impact assessments - and what it means in terms of 'dos' and 'don'ts'. Packed with international case studies and invaluable personal experiences, the book delivers an honest, forthright but engaging explanation of social responsbility, and why now, more than ever, everyone needs to enagage with this compelling, essential and challenging issue.
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23.050000 USD

Second Circle: The science and art of social impact assessment

by Emery Brusset
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W. Arthur Lewis was one of the foremost intellectuals, economists, and political activists of the twentieth century. In this book, the first intellectual biography of Lewis, Robert Tignor traces Lewis's life from its beginnings on the small island of St. Lucia to Lewis's arrival at Princeton University in the early ...
W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics
W. Arthur Lewis was one of the foremost intellectuals, economists, and political activists of the twentieth century. In this book, the first intellectual biography of Lewis, Robert Tignor traces Lewis's life from its beginnings on the small island of St. Lucia to Lewis's arrival at Princeton University in the early 1960s. A chronicle of Lewis's unfailing efforts to promote racial justice and decolonization, it provides a history of development economics as seen through the life of one of its most important founders. If there were a record for the number of firsts achieved by one man during his lifetime, Lewis would be a contender. He was the first black professor in a British university and also at Princeton University and the first person of African descent to win a Nobel Prize in a field other than literature or peace. His writings, which included his book The Theory of Economic Growth, were among the first to describe the field of development economics. Quickly gaining the attention of the leadership of colonized territories, he helped develop blueprints for the changing relationship between the former colonies and their former rulers. He made significant contributions to Ghana's quest for economic growth and the West Indies' desire to create a first-class institution of higher learning serving all of the Anglophone territories in the Caribbean. This book, based on Lewis's personal papers, provides a new view of this renowned economist and his impact on economic growth in the twentieth century. It will intrigue not only students of development economics but also anyone interested in colonialism and decolonization, and justice for the poor in third-world countries.
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41.950000 USD

W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

by R.L. Tignor
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Frictionless: Why the Future of Everything Will Be Fast, Fluid, and Made Just for You
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31.490000 USD

Frictionless: Why the Future of Everything Will Be Fast, Fluid, and Made Just for You

by Christiane Lemieux
Hardback
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An easy-to-use guide for local leaders working to engage their community in growing a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable future Strong local communities are the foundation of a healthy, participatory, and resilient society. Rather than looking to national governments, corporations, or new technologies to solve environmental and social problems, we ...
Building Community: Twelve Principles for a Healthy Future
An easy-to-use guide for local leaders working to engage their community in growing a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable future Strong local communities are the foundation of a healthy, participatory, and resilient society. Rather than looking to national governments, corporations, or new technologies to solve environmental and social problems, we can learn and apply the successes of thriving communities to protect the environment, enhance local livelihood, and grow social vitality. Building Community is an easy-to-use guidebook that distills the success of healthy thriving communities from around the world into twelve universally applicable principles that transcend cultures and locations. Exploring how community building can be approached by local citizens and their local leaders, Building Community features: A chapter on each of the 12 Guiding Principles, based on research in 27 countries Over 30 knowledgeable contributing author-practitioners Critical practical leadership tools Notes from the field - with practical dos and don'ts A wealth of 25 case studies of communities that have learned to thrive, including towns and villages, inner-city neighborhoods, indigenous groups, nonprofits, women's empowerment groups, and a school, business, and faith community This is essential reading for community leaders, activists, planners, policy makers, and students looking to help their communities thrive. James S. Gruber, PhD, PE, is Director of the PhD Program in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, a member of IUCN Council for Environmental Economic and Social Policy, and a recent delegate to UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the past three decades, he has worked as an international consultant, solar engineer, town manager, and university professor on building community capacity. He lives in Alstead, New Hampshire. https://howcommunitiesthrive.weebly.com/
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34.640000 USD

Building Community: Twelve Principles for a Healthy Future

by James S. Gruber
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The products of innovation are all around us, from light bulbs and nuclear energy to antibiotics, artificial intelligence and even wheelie suitcases. In the 1950s, the economist Robert Solow calculated that 87% of economic growth came not from applying more capital or more labour, but from innovation making people more ...
How Innovation Works: Serendipity, Energy and the Saving of Time
The products of innovation are all around us, from light bulbs and nuclear energy to antibiotics, artificial intelligence and even wheelie suitcases. In the 1950s, the economist Robert Solow calculated that 87% of economic growth came not from applying more capital or more labour, but from innovation making people more productive. It's probably even higher today - new materials, new machines and new ideas to cut costs and enable people to spend less time fulfilling more of their needs: that's what growth means. But innovation is still a remarkably mysterious process. It's more than just the invention of a new gadget: it requires lots of hard work making something affordable and useful. Innovation is an evolutionary activity that happens in the cloud of shared experiences; it relies on recombination or exchange; it is incremental; it feeds upon itself. And innovation is the great equaliser: today some of the poorest African communities have mobile phones that work as well as Tim Cook's. Innovation is why the number of people living in extreme poverty is declining rapidly - and it is the reason the number will continue to decline. From the bestselling author of The Rational Optimist, How Innovation Works draws on evolutionary biology and archeology as well as technology, politics and economics, telling the real stories behind the great leaps forward that have defined modern society. Looking at key developments from harnessing steam power to nuclear fusion, genetic modification and now the impact of social media on polarisation, How Innovation Works explores significant the breakthroughs in science, technology and economics that we all benefit from today - and considers where they might originate in future.
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25.75 USD

How Innovation Works: Serendipity, Energy and the Saving of Time

by Matt Ridley
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Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder delves into the psychology of the entrepreneur. Gallup research shows that decisions and actions, influenced by the personality of the entrepreneur, affect the survival and growth of the venture. Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder is about understanding what drives entrepreneurs to start, sustain, and grow a successful company. What are the ...
Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder
Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder delves into the psychology of the entrepreneur. Gallup research shows that decisions and actions, influenced by the personality of the entrepreneur, affect the survival and growth of the venture. Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder is about understanding what drives entrepreneurs to start, sustain, and grow a successful company. What are the personality characteristics and behaviors that lead to venture creation and success? Can one learn to be an entrepreneur, or is it a quality a person is born with? The book attempts to answer these questions with the hope that if you are planning to start a business or are managing one, you can discover your entrepreneurial talents and in the process, increase your potential to start or grow your venture. Written in an engaging, conversational style, Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder includes strategies and action items for building successful ventures. It also features an online test that measures readers' entrepreneurial potential. Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder is meant for several audiences -- from those who are planning to start or grow a business to investors and coaches who can help identify talent and then foster and support that talent to start or grow a business.
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28.61 USD

Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder

by Sangeeta Bharadwaj-Badal, Jim Clifton
Hardback
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There was a time when garden designer Cleve West thought making a garden was a frivolous pursuit for the privileged. Two things changed his mind: designing a garden for a hospital and adopting a vegan lifestyle. Cleve's transition to veganism was a profound and varied learning experience. He learned more ...
The Garden of Vegan: How Plants can Save the Animals, the Planet and Your Health
There was a time when garden designer Cleve West thought making a garden was a frivolous pursuit for the privileged. Two things changed his mind: designing a garden for a hospital and adopting a vegan lifestyle. Cleve's transition to veganism was a profound and varied learning experience. He learned more about nutrition than when he studied it as part of a sports science degree. He learned a great deal about propaganda in the food industry and how, contrary to what he'd been led to believe, the cows and chickens in the dairy industry are far from 'happy'. He learned that animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change and a whole range of environmental catastrophes. He found that many illnesses have their origins in the consumption of animal products. He learned that a plant-based diet can alleviate some of these illnesses and sometimes even reverse them. He learned that a drive towards a plant-based diet could offset many of the environmental aspects of animal agriculture and make a positive transition to a more sustainable future. Everything started falling into place. It was all about plants. Suddenly, his role as a garden designer didn't seem so trivial after all. The Garden of Vegan charts Cleve's journey from its tentative beginnings to an understanding of the restorative power of gardens and a realization that some of the most destructive aspects of the anthropocene can be mitigated or even fixed by plants.
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29.350000 USD

The Garden of Vegan: How Plants can Save the Animals, the Planet and Your Health

by Cleve West
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An essential primer from one of North America's largest urban farms. Urban farming has the power to change diets, economies, and lives. Yet starting an urban farm can seem daunting with skills and knowledge that extend beyond growing to include marketing, sales, employees, community relations, and navigating local regulations. In ...
Farm The City: A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm
An essential primer from one of North America's largest urban farms. Urban farming has the power to change diets, economies, and lives. Yet starting an urban farm can seem daunting with skills and knowledge that extend beyond growing to include marketing, sales, employees, community relations, and navigating local regulations. In Farm the City , Michael Ableman, the Spartacus of Sustainable Food Activism, offers a guide to setting up and running a successful urban farm, derived from the success of Sole Food Street Farms, one of the largest urban agriculture enterprises in North America. Sole Food Street Farms spans four acres of land in Vancouver, produces 25 tons of food annually, provides meaningful work for dozens of disadvantaged people, and has improved the surrounding community in countless ways. Coverage includes: Selecting land and choosing the right crops Growing food in city farms, including plans for planting and harvesting Fundraising and marketing strategies, philosophies, and vital information for selling fresh products Navigating local government and regulations Engaging the community and building meaningful livelihoods. Farm the City is an invaluable tool kit for entrepreneurs and activists looking to create economic and social value through urban agriculture.
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20.990000 USD

Farm The City: A Toolkit for Setting Up a Successful Urban Farm

by Michael Ableman
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Through curious mindsets and surprising features players, designer, learners, and innovators are moved to new types of perspectives, approaches, beliefs, and routines. This is considered to be a vital ingredient in the 21st century and in the coming decade because of rapid changes in school sectors and industry markets. Framing ...
Framing Play Design: A hands-on guide for designers, learners and innovators
Through curious mindsets and surprising features players, designer, learners, and innovators are moved to new types of perspectives, approaches, beliefs, and routines. This is considered to be a vital ingredient in the 21st century and in the coming decade because of rapid changes in school sectors and industry markets. Framing Play Design provides operational design guidelines on how to find strong balances in the making of specific play-based designs as well as how to involve users and stakeholders in the process of play design making.
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47.250000 USD

Framing Play Design: A hands-on guide for designers, learners and innovators

by Helle Marie Skovbjerg, Sune Gudiksen
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The global phenomenon that has sold over 4 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 46 languages and is a bestseller across five continents-now updated and expanded with new content In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne ...
Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
The global phenomenon that has sold over 4 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 46 languages and is a bestseller across five continents-now updated and expanded with new content In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy, now updated with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating blue oceans -untapped new market spaces ripe for growth. Blue Ocean Strategy presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes: A new preface by the authors: Help! My Ocean Is Turning Red Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time Two new chapters and an expanded third one - Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps - that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space-and making the competition irrelevant. To learn more about the power of blue ocean strategy, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you'll find all the resources you need-from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success.
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37.47 USD

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

by Renee a Mauborgne, W.Chan Kim
Hardback
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Living in a market-driven economy where short-term profit and economic growth appear to be the ultimate goal, this book explores how Buddhist teachings could bridge the divide between our spiritual and material needs and reconcile the tension between doing good for social interest and doing well for financial success. This ...
Introduction to Buddhist Economics: The Relevance of Buddhist Values in Contemporary Economy and Society
Living in a market-driven economy where short-term profit and economic growth appear to be the ultimate goal, this book explores how Buddhist teachings could bridge the divide between our spiritual and material needs and reconcile the tension between doing good for social interest and doing well for financial success. This book serves as a pioneering effort to systematically introduce Buddhist Economics as an interdisciplinary subject to audience with limited background in either Buddhism or economics. It elaborates some core concepts in Buddhist teachings, their relevance to economics, and means of achieving sustainability for individuals, society and the environment with the cultivation of ethical living and well-being. Through scholarly research from relevant fields including Buddhist studies, economics, behavioral finance, cognitive science, and psychology, this book illustrates the relevance of Buddhist values in the contemporary economy and society, as well as the efficacy of Buddhist perspectives on decision-making in daily life.
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115.490000 USD

Introduction to Buddhist Economics: The Relevance of Buddhist Values in Contemporary Economy and Society

by Ernest C. H. Ng
Hardback
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Contrary to popular perception, charities and non-profits now generate over half their total income by selling goods and professional services. Charities of all shapes and sizes are increasingly targeting commercial growth to help fulfil their aims, and commercial income within the sector has doubled since the year 2000. Big opportunities ...
The Commercial Charity: How Business Thinking Can Help Non-Profits Grow Impact and Income
Contrary to popular perception, charities and non-profits now generate over half their total income by selling goods and professional services. Charities of all shapes and sizes are increasingly targeting commercial growth to help fulfil their aims, and commercial income within the sector has doubled since the year 2000. Big opportunities exist, and The Commercial Charity will help any professional in the sector to take advantage of them and increase the social and financial impact of their organization. Using a wealth of examples, The Commercial Charity demonstrates the wider societal benefits of taking a professional approach to commercial income and harnessing business to bring about change. It provides a process for creating a clear, integrated strategy, outlining a methodology for developing ideas and scaling innovations, while providing an ethical model for marketing and selling them. With interviews from leaders of many of the most successful charities including the National Autistic Society, NSPCC and British Asian Trust, this book will show readers how to evolve their organization into a professional, commercially-adept non-profit. Ultimately, readers will learn how to successfully use business principles and techniques not just to raise money, but to create long lasting and self-sustaining social impact.
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27.250000 USD

The Commercial Charity: How Business Thinking Can Help Non-Profits Grow Impact and Income

by Martyn Drake
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Contrary to popular perception, charities and non-profits now generate over half their total income by selling goods and professional services. Charities of all shapes and sizes are increasingly targeting commercial growth to help fulfil their aims, and commercial income within the sector has doubled since the year 2000. Big opportunities ...
The Commercial Charity: How Business Thinking Can Help Non-Profits Grow Impact and Income
Contrary to popular perception, charities and non-profits now generate over half their total income by selling goods and professional services. Charities of all shapes and sizes are increasingly targeting commercial growth to help fulfil their aims, and commercial income within the sector has doubled since the year 2000. Big opportunities exist, and The Commercial Charity will help any professional in the sector to take advantage of them and increase the social and financial impact of their organization. Using a wealth of examples, The Commercial Charity demonstrates the wider societal benefits of taking a professional approach to commercial income and harnessing business to bring about change. It provides a process for creating a clear, integrated strategy, outlining a methodology for developing ideas and scaling innovations, while providing an ethical model for marketing and selling them. With interviews from leaders of many of the most successful charities including the National Autistic Society, NSPCC and British Asian Trust, this book will show readers how to evolve their organization into a professional, commercially-adept non-profit. Ultimately, readers will learn how to successfully use business principles and techniques not just to raise money, but to create long lasting and self-sustaining social impact.
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84.000000 USD

The Commercial Charity: How Business Thinking Can Help Non-Profits Grow Impact and Income

by Martyn Drake
Hardback
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When researching in developing countries, an ability to negotiate a bewildering array of cultural and logistical obstacles is essential. Overseas Research: A Practical Guide distills essential lessons from scores of students and scholars who have collected data and done fieldwork abroad, including how to prepare for the field, how and ...
Overseas Research: A Practical Guide
When researching in developing countries, an ability to negotiate a bewildering array of cultural and logistical obstacles is essential. Overseas Research: A Practical Guide distills essential lessons from scores of students and scholars who have collected data and done fieldwork abroad, including how to prepare for the field, how and where to find funding for one's fieldwork, issues of personal safety and security, and myriad logistical and relational issues. By encouraging researchers to think through the challenges of research before they begin it, Overseas Research will help prepare fieldworkers for the practical, logistical, and psychological considerations of very demanding work, help save valuable time, make the most of scarce financial resources, and enhance the quality of the field research. This new third edition contains new material on social media, including representation of research subjects/collaborators, students' digital branding and image, and representing universities abroad when posting publicly. It also covers emerging technologies such as solar panels for power in remote locations, new ways of digitally sending and receiving money, and incorporates more perspectives of women, LGBTQ+ people, and people of color researching abroad. The book will be of interest to overseas fieldworkers, and also to undergraduates in subjects such as anthropology, economics, history, international studies, politics, and development studies.
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147.000000 USD

Overseas Research: A Practical Guide

by Erin C. Lentz, Jeffrey Cason, Christopher B. Barrett
Hardback
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Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City, Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the ...
Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development
Why do some cities grow economically while others decline? Why do some show sustained economic performance while others cycle up and down? In Keys to the City, Michael Storper, one of the world's leading economic geographers, looks at why we should consider economic development issues within a regional context--at the level of the city-region--and why city economies develop unequally. Storper identifies four contexts that shape urban economic development: economic, institutional, innovational and interactional, and political. The book explores how these contexts operate and how they interact, leading to developmental success in some regions and failure in others. Demonstrating that the global economy is increasingly driven by its major cities, the keys to the city are the keys to global development. In his conclusion, Storper specifies eight rules of economic development targeted at policymakers. Keys to the City explains why economists, sociologists, and political scientists should take geography seriously.
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36.750000 USD

Keys to the City: How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction, and Politics Shape Development

by Michael Storper
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Trailblazing greenway projects from vision to reality. In this eye-opening journey through some of America's most innovative landscape architecture projects, Charles Flink shows why we urgently need greenways. A leading authority in greenway planning, design, and development, Flink presents inspiring examples of communities that have come together to build permanent ...
The Greenway Imperative: Connecting Communities and Landscapes for a Sustainable Future
Trailblazing greenway projects from vision to reality. In this eye-opening journey through some of America's most innovative landscape architecture projects, Charles Flink shows why we urgently need greenways. A leading authority in greenway planning, design, and development, Flink presents inspiring examples of communities that have come together to build permanent spaces for the life-sustaining power of nature. The Greenway Imperative reveals the stories behind a variety of multiuse natural corridors, taking readers to Grand Canyon National Park, suburban North Carolina, the banks of the Miami River, and many other settings. Flink, who was closely involved with each of the projects in this book during his 35-year career, introduces the people who jump started these initiatives and the challenges they overcame in achieving them. Flink explains why open green spaces are increasingly critical today. Much more than a path through the woods, he says, greenways conserve irreplaceable real estate for the environment, serve as essential green infrastructure, shape the way people travel within their communities, reduce impact from flooding and other natural disasters, and boost the economies of cities and towns. Greenways can and should dramatically reshape the landscape of America in the coming years, Flink argues. He provides valuable reflections and guidance on how we can create resilient communities and satisfy the human need for connection with the natural world.
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30.400000 USD
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This book investigates the South African business cycle and its links to structural change in the economy. Against the backdrop of the democratic transition in 1994 and the global financial crisis, the authors study how business cycles in South Africa have changed and how cycles are related to key developments ...
Business Cycles and Structural Change in South Africa: An Integrated View
This book investigates the South African business cycle and its links to structural change in the economy. Against the backdrop of the democratic transition in 1994 and the global financial crisis, the authors study how business cycles in South Africa have changed and how cycles are related to key developments in the financial markets, international trade and business sentiment in the country. By focusing on peaks and troughs in economic activity - so-called 'turning-point cycles' - the book links up with the common approach of international policymakers to studying fluctuations in economic activity. The authors also introduce new approaches to measuring phases of the business cycle (to understand slow recoveries after the global crisis), provide comprehensive descriptions to complement quantitative analyses, and utilize new data sources that allow the measurement of economic activity over longer periods. As such, the book provides the first integrated overview of business cycles in an emerging market, providing academics and policymakers with a better understanding of the measurement challenges and drivers of the cycle.
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157.490000 USD

Business Cycles and Structural Change in South Africa: An Integrated View

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Working for yourself can be an incredibly rewarding way of making a living, giving you more freedom, control, fun, satisfaction and even money, than you could have imagined. But if you have never done it before, it can be difficult to know where to start, how to get established and ...
How to Work for Yourself
Working for yourself can be an incredibly rewarding way of making a living, giving you more freedom, control, fun, satisfaction and even money, than you could have imagined. But if you have never done it before, it can be difficult to know where to start, how to get established and the pitfalls to look out for along the way. This book is a step-by-step guide, showing you how to do it in an effective, fulfilling and rewarding way. Drawing on Rachel Bridge's extensive experience and those of many others who already work for themselves, it contains practical advice and information, real-life examples and essential top tips to help you make a successful transition to working for yourself. You'll learn how to decide if this is the right path for you, how to get started, the key issues you need to think about and how to overcome obstacles and setbacks - not just from a practical point of view, but from a personal, financial and emotional perspective too. So whether you are currently in a salaried job and exploring the idea of going it alone, about to take your first step into the workplace after school or university, have just been made redundant or are already working for yourself, but need help and guidance on how to do it better, this is the book for you.
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27.88 USD

How to Work for Yourself

by Rachel Bridge
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In this essential book written by a rural native and Silicon Valley veteran, Microsoft's Chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society today: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employment landscape. There are ...
Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley-Making AI Serve Us All
In this essential book written by a rural native and Silicon Valley veteran, Microsoft's Chief technology officer tackles one of the most critical issues facing society today: the future of artificial intelligence and how it can be realistically used to promote growth, even in a shifting employment landscape. There are two prevailing stories about AI: for heartland low- and middle-skill workers, a dystopian tale of steadily increasing job destruction; for urban knowledge workers and the professional class, a utopian tale of enhanced productivity and convenience. But there is a third way to look at this technology that will revolutionize the workplace and ultimately the world. Kevin Scott argues that AI has the potential to create abundance and opportunity for everyone and help solve some of our most vexing problems. As the chief technology officer at Microsoft, he is deeply involved in the development of AI applications, yet mindful of their potential impact on workers-knowledge he gained firsthand growing up in rural Virginia. Yes, the AI Revolution will radically disrupt economics and employment for everyone for generations to come. But what if leaders prioritized the programming of both future technology and public policy to work together to find solutions ahead of the coming AI epoch? Like public health, the space program, climate change and public education, we need international understanding and collaboration on the future of AI and work. For Scott, the crucial question facing all of us is this: How do we work to ensure that the continued development of AI allows us to keep the American Dream alive? In this thoughtful, informed guide, he offers a clear roadmap to find the answer.
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46.49 USD

Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley-Making AI Serve Us All

by Greg Shaw, Kevin Scott
Hardback
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The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable ...
Factfulness (Illustrated)

The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES *#1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Irish Times bestseller * Audio bestseller * Guardian bestseller * FACTFULNESS: the stress-reducing habit of only having opinions for which there are strong supporting facts. Things aren't as bad as we think. Fact. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, legendary statisticians Hans, Anna and Ola Rosling offer a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we let the bad news take on outsize proportions instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.

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42.91 USD

Factfulness (Illustrated)

by Anna Rosling Ronnlund, Ola Rosling, Hans Rosling
Hardback
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The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. ...
Capital and Ideology
The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic system. Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system. Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices. Piketty explores the material and ideological interactions of conflicting social groups that have given us slavery, serfdom, colonialism, communism, and hypercapitalism, shaping the lives of billions. He concludes that the great driver of human progress over the centuries has been the struggle for equality and education and not, as often argued, the assertion of property rights or the pursuit of stability. The new era of extreme inequality that has derailed that progress since the 1980s, he shows, is partly a reaction against communism, but it is also the fruit of ignorance, intellectual specialization, and our drift toward the dead-end politics of identity. Once we understand this, we can begin to envision a more balanced approach to economics and politics. Piketty argues for a new participatory socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property, education, and the sharing of knowledge and power. Capital and Ideology is destined to be one of the indispensable books of our time, a work that will not only help us understand the world, but that will change it.
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59.42 USD

Capital and Ideology

by Thomas Piketty
Hardback
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This open access book is about understanding the processes involved in the transformation of smallholder rice farming in the Lower Mekong Basin from a low-yielding subsistence activity to one producing the surpluses needed for national self-sufficiency and a high-value export industry. For centuries, farmers in the Basin have regarded rice ...
White Gold: The Commercialisation of Rice Farming in the Lower Mekong Basin
This open access book is about understanding the processes involved in the transformation of smallholder rice farming in the Lower Mekong Basin from a low-yielding subsistence activity to one producing the surpluses needed for national self-sufficiency and a high-value export industry. For centuries, farmers in the Basin have regarded rice as white gold , reflecting its centrality to their food security and well-being. In the past four decades, rice has also become a commercial crop of great importance to Mekong farmers, augmenting but not replacing its role in securing their subsistence. This book is based on collaborative research to (a) compare the current situation and trajectories of rice farmers within and between different regions of the Lower Mekong, (b) explore the value chains linking rice farmers with new technologies and input and output markets within and across national borders, and (c) understand the changing role of government policies in facilitating the on-going evolution of commercial rice farming. An introductory section places the research in geographical and historical context. Four major sections deal in turn with studies of rice farming, value chains, and policies in Northeast Thailand, Central Laos, Southeastern Cambodia, and the Mekong Delta. The final section examines the implications for rice policy in the region as a whole.
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32.550000 USD

White Gold: The Commercialisation of Rice Farming in the Lower Mekong Basin

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As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars, and the general public. From the perspective of the structure of Chinese industry, this book aims to answer two questions. First, what is the driving force of ...
Climate Change and Industry Structure in China
As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars, and the general public. From the perspective of the structure of Chinese industry, this book aims to answer two questions. First, what is the driving force of China's CO2 emissions and how does this relate to the structure of industry? Second, what is the potential for abatement and the cost of CO2 across sectors and regions, and the impact for industry? The author calculates the CO2 inventory data at province and sectoral level based on the approach of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and then quantifies the CO2 abatement potential and marginal abatement cost using this production framework. Econometric models are used to examine the likely impact on industry of abatement potential and cost. The book hence provides a rich source of information for general readers to better understand the characteristics, patterns and drivers of China's CO2 emissions. It also provides solid evidence for policy-makers to help mitigate CO2 emissions through industrial restructuring strategy.
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341.250000 USD

Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

by Chu Wei
Hardback
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We live in a world shaped by food, a Sitopia (sitos = food; topos = place). Food, and how we search for and consume it, has defined our human journey. This visionary book shows us how food can help us build our future too. *How can we lead healthy and ...
Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World
We live in a world shaped by food, a Sitopia (sitos = food; topos = place). Food, and how we search for and consume it, has defined our human journey. This visionary book shows us how food can help us build our future too. *How can we lead healthy and ethical lives in a world where cheap, poorly produced food is the norm? *How do we reform the production and distribution of food to avoid irrevocable climate change? *What role will mind-blowing technological advances play in the future? *How can food help us live a good, meaningful life? From our foraging hunter-gatherer ancestors to the enormous appetites of modern cities, food has shaped our bodies and homes, our politics and trade, and our climate. Whether it's the daily decision of what to eat, or the monopoly of industrial food production, food touches every part of our world. But by forgetting its value, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. Yet food remains central to addressing the predicaments and opportunities of our urban, digital age. Drawing on insights from philosophy, history, architecture, literature, politics and science, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food, Sitopia is a provocative and exhilarating vision for change, and how to thrive on our crowded, overheating planet. In her inspiring and deeply thoughtful new book, Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City, points the way to a better future.
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31.59 USD

Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World

by Carolyn Steel
Hardback
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Lift your leadership to new heights Get Unstuck In 1984, Doug Conant was fired without warning and with barely an explanation. He felt hopeless and stuck but, surprisingly, this defeating turn of events turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. Doug began to consider what ...
The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights
Lift your leadership to new heights Get Unstuck In 1984, Doug Conant was fired without warning and with barely an explanation. He felt hopeless and stuck but, surprisingly, this defeating turn of events turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. Doug began to consider what might be holding him back from realizing his potential, fulfilling his dreams, and making a bigger impact on the world around him. Embarking on a journey of self-reflection and discovery, he forged a path to revolutionize his leadership and transform his career trajectory. Ultimately, Doug was able to condense his remarkable leadership story into six practical steps. It wasn't until Doug worked through these six steps that he was able to lift his leadership to heights that ultimately brought him career success, joy, and fulfillment. Reach High - Envision Dig Deep - Reflect Lay the Groundwork - Study Design - Plan Build - Practice Reinforce - Improve In The Blueprint, part leadership manifesto, part practical manual, Doug teaches leaders how to work through the same six steps that he used to transform his journey. The six steps are manageable and incremental, designed to fit practically within the pace of busy modern life. Knowing how daunting the prospect of change can be, Doug arms readers with exercises and practices to realistically bring their foundation to life in every situation. Now, today's leaders who feel stuck and overwhelmed finally have a blueprint for lifting their leadership to make meaningful change in their organizations and in the world.
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29.400000 USD

The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights

by Douglas R. Conant
Hardback
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Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one ...
Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
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29.74 USD

Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

by Stian Westlake, Jonathan Haskel
Paperback / softback
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