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The Great Acceleration

Author : Robert Colvile
ISBN : 9781632864574
Genre : Science
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The Great Acceleration is an energizing account from a brilliant new writer of how our society is speeding up--and why we should embrace it. In this revelatory study of modern living, Robert Colvile inspects the various ways in which the pace of life in our society is increasing and examines the evolutionary science behind our rapidly accelerating need for change, as well as why it's unlikely we'll be able to slow down . . . or even want to. Exploring theories surrounding the effect of this speed on our minds and bodies, Colvile reveals how, contrary to gloomier predictions, living in a faster age might be beneficial for us, both physically and mentally. In addition to the universe of social media, he examines the opportunities that faster communication and operation could bring to everything from music, film, and books to transportation, politics, and government. Comparing developments in cities and villages, advanced economies and underdeveloped countries, East and West, The Great Acceleration explains how the positives outnumber the negatives and, if this acceleration is truly inevitable, why we should rush to embrace it.

The Ethical Leader

Author : Morgen Witzel
ISBN : 9781472956606
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ethical behaviour by businesses, or their staff, is often seen as the corporate and social responsibility icing on an organizational cake – something that is nice to do but never really essential. But by turning this view around – and making ethical behaviour a primary focus – Witzel shows how businesses can create and maintain long-term competitive advantage. Trust and respect among key stakeholder groups, particularly employees and customers, cannot be overstated in their importance to an organization's success: trust engenders loyalty and good reputation, which in turn builds brand value. However, while ethical behaviour is key to trust-building, in order for an organization to see lasting, positive outcomes it needs to go deeper than something managers do out of a sense of moral duty. The Ethical Leader shows why ethical practice has to be the platform on which a strong and enduring business can be built, and leaders and managers need to provide the necessary tools and insights to enable this to happen. Witzel offers a practical introduction to some of the key concepts in ethics, including how to deal with ethical paradoxes and making ethical decisions. The book explores the specifics of what makes an ethical leader, and how leaders can communicate values and standards across an organization in order to engage the trust of employees, consumers, shareholders and the wider community.

Contracts And Deals In Islamic Finance

Author : Hussein Kureshi
ISBN : 9781119020585
Genre : Business & Economics
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A very accessible and concise guide to Islamic finance Contracts and Deals in Islamic Finance provides a clearbreakdown of Islamic financial contracts and deal structures forbeginners. The embedded requirements within selected Islamicfinancial contracts, such as risk weightage, capital structures,creations of cash flows, and balance sheets, are explained fully toprovide a solid understanding of the backbone of the industry.Aimed primarily at beginners and those with a background inconventional banking, this book guides readers through the majorcontracts, how they're applied, and how to discern a contract'slegitimacy. Case studies and interviews with bankers and globalregulators provide real-life examples of contract application, andthe author's own experiences provide deep insight into the everydayissues that arise. Ancillary instructor's materials includePowerPoint slides and lecture notes that facilitate use in theclassroom. Literature describing the application of Islamic financialcontracts is few and far between, and those providing a basicbreakdown of these contracts and questioning their validity arerarer still. This book is the first of its kind, offering a basicapproach to understanding Islamic contracts, designed for the truebeginner. Understand the current contracts applied in Islamicbanking Learn how contracts are applied across differentjurisdictions Identify illegitimate contracts and those not in the spirit ofShariah law Examine the current economic realities surrounding Islamicfinance By highlighting the underlying themes in Islamic finance andassessing the current practices, this book gives readers the solidunderstanding and up-to-date perspective that form a solidfoundation upon which successful Islamic finance is practiced. Fora solid introduction to the Islamic finance industry, Contracts andDeals in Islamic Finance is an accessible, practical guide.

Principles Of Economics Pdf

Author : Joshua Gans
ISBN : 9780170270922
Genre : Business & Economics
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Principles of Economics 6th edition combines microeconomics and macroeconomics into one volume for students who take a full years course. The latest edition of this text continues to focus on important concepts and analyses necessary for students in an introductory economics course. In keeping with the authors philosophy of showing students the power of economic tools and the importance of economic ideas, this edition pays careful attention to regional and global policies and economic issues  such as climate change and resource taxation, the impacts of the ongoing global financial crisis, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy. Accompanied by CourseMate, comprising flashcards, graphing workshops, games, quizzes, videos. Access to Search me! referring students to the online Search me! database. Aplia is available with this text.

Georgetown Journal Of International Law

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ISBN : UCSD:31822032775355
Genre : International economic relations
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Development

Author : Ian Goldin
ISBN : 9780198736257
Genre : Business & Economics
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What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

European Access

Author : Commission of the European Communities
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111263245
Genre : European communities
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015057956578
Genre : English literature
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The Power Of Inaction

Author : Cornelia Woll
ISBN : 9780801471148
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national politics, and provoked widespread public outrage. In The Power of Inaction, Cornelia Woll details the varying relationships between financial institutions and national governments by comparing national bank rescue schemes in the United States and Europe. Woll starts with a broad overview of bank bailouts in more than twenty countries. Using extensive interviews conducted with bankers, lawmakers, and other key players, she then examines three pairs of countries where similar outcomes might be expected: the United States and United Kingdom, France and Germany, Ireland and Denmark. She finds, however, substantial variation within these pairs. In some cases the financial sector is intimately involved in the design of bailout packages; elsewhere it chooses to remain at arm’s length. Such differences are often ascribed to one of two conditions: either the state is strong and can impose terms, or the state is weak and corrupted by industry lobbying. Woll presents a third option, where the inaction of the financial sector critically shapes the design of bailout packages in favor of the industry. She demonstrates that financial institutions were most powerful in those settings where they could avoid a joint response and force national policymakers to deal with banks on a piecemeal basis. The power to remain collectively inactive, she argues, has had important consequences for bailout arrangements and ultimately affected how the public and private sectors have shared the cost burden of these massive policy decisions.

I And Thou

Author : Martin Buber
ISBN : 0826476937
Genre : Philosophy
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'The publication of Martin Buber's I and Thou was a great event in the religious life of the West.' Reinhold Niebuhr Martin Buber (1897-19) was a prolific and influential teacher and writer, who taught philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1939 to 1951. Having studied philosophy and art at the universities of Vienna, Zurich and Berlin, he became an active Zionist and was closely involved in the revival of Hasidism. Recognised as a landmark of twentieth century intellectual history, I and Thou is Buber's masterpiece. In this book, his enormous learning and wisdom are distilled into a simple, but compelling vision. It proposes nothing less than a new form of the Deity for today, a new form of human being and of a good life. In so doing, it addresses all religious and social dimensions of the human personality. Translated by Ronald Gregor Smith>

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