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Trade Secret Theft, Industrial Espionage, and the China Threat

Trade Secret Theft, Industrial Espionage, and the China Threat

By: Carl Roper

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 10-DEC-2013

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This book provides an overview of economic espionage as practiced by a range of nations from around the world—focusing on the mass scale in which information is being taken for China's growth and development. It supplies an understanding of how the economy of a nation can prosper or suffer, depending on whether that nation is protecting its intellectual property, or whether it is stealing such property for its own use. The text concludes by outlining specific measures that corporations and their employees can practice to protect information and assets, both at home and abroad. ...

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Women in IT in the New Social Era

Women in IT in the New Social Era

By: Sonja Bernhardt

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this growing problem. Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change aims to bring this topic to the forefront of discussion about what can be done to correct this lopsided gender distribution. This reference work will be an essential guide for government professionals, students, and researchers in the ICT field looking to develop a solution to equalize the retention rate...

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Reinventing American Health Care

Reinventing American Health Care

By: Ezekiel Emanuel

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2014

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The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and highly political, and the law faced legal challenges reaching all the way to the Supreme Court; it even precipitated a government shutdown. It was a signature piece of legislation for President Obama’s first term, and also a ball and chain for his second. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a...

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Mastering Bitcoin

Mastering Bitcoin

By: Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 10-APR-2014

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If you are interested in learning more about the technical operation of bitcoin, or if you are building the next great bitcoin killer­app or business, you will find this book essential reading. From the basic use of a bitcoin wallet to buy a cup of coffee, to running a bitcoin marketplace with hundreds of thousands of transactions, or collaboratively building new financial innovations that will transform our understanding of currency and credit, this book will help you engineer money. You are about to unlock the API to a new economy. This book is your key....

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Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

By: Lloyd Adu Amoah

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa’s rapid socio-economic transformation. Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa aims to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. This premier reference volume will provide policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers with fresh insights into the key empirical and...

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Always On

Always On

By: Brian X Chen

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

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Even Steve Jobs didn't know what he had on his hands when he announced the original iPhone as a combination of a mere "three revolutionary products"--an iPod, a cell phone, and a keyboard-less handheld computer. Once Apple introduced the App Store and opened it up to outside developers, however, the iPhone became capable of serving a rapidly growing number of functions--now more than 200,000 and counting.But the iPhone has implications far beyond the phone or gadget market. In fact, it's opening the way to what Brian Chen calls the "always-on" future, where we are all constantly...

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The Rise of the American Corporate Security State

The Rise of the American Corporate Security State

By: Beatrice Edwards

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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Take Back Our Civil Liberties! Beatrice Edwards, executive director of the organization representing Edward Snowden and four other NSA whistleblowers, argues that we now live in a Corporate Security State, where the government is more interested in protecting the companies that serve it than the citizens who support it. Hheavy domestic surveillance, political persecution of dissenters, the threat of indefinite detention codified into law—how did we get here? And is there a way out? Edwards details how intelligence agencies took advantage of 9/11 to illegitimately extend the government’s...

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Cyber Conflict: Competing National Perspectives

Cyber Conflict: Competing National Perspectives

By: Daniel Ventre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-MAY-2012

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Today, cyber security, cyber defense, information warfare and cyber warfare issues are among the most relevant topics both at the national and international level. All the major states of the world are facing cyber threats and trying to understand how cyberspace could be used to increase power. Through an empirical, conceptual and theoretical approach, Cyber Conflict has been written by researchers and experts in the fields of cyber security, cyber defense and information warfare. It aims to analyze the processes of information warfare and cyber warfare through historical, operational...

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The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future, + Website

The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America's Future, + Website

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 22-JUL-2013

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Is a widening "skills gap" in science and math education threatening America's future? That is the seminal question addressed in The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, a comprehensive 104-year review of math and science education in America. Some claim this "skills gap" is "equivalent to a permanent national recession" while others cite how the gap threatens America's future economic, workforce employability and national security. This much is sure: America's math and science skills gap is, or should be, an issue of concern for every business and information technology executive in the United...

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The Financial Professional's Guide to Healthcare Reform

The Financial Professional's Guide to Healthcare Reform

By: Mark Dietrich; Gregory Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2012

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A comprehensive reference guide interpreting and applying healthcare reform law for consultants, appraisers, accountants, and attorneys The Financial Consultants'Guide to Healthcare Reform provides an historical backdrop on how the healthcare system got to its present state including the Massachusetts Reform and Medicare Advantage along with an explanation of the principal types of health insurance in the United States and how "insurance" actually works. A review and explanation of each of the reform provisions follows, including an analysis of what the implications are for providers,...

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Climatopolis

Climatopolis

By: Matthew E. Kahn

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2013

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We have released the genie from the bottle: climate change is coming, and there’s no stopping it. The question, according to environmental economist Matthew E. Kahn, is not how we’re going to avoid a hotter future but how we’re going to adapt to it. In Climatopolis, Kahn argues that cities and regions will adapt to rising temperatures over time, slowly transforming our everyday lives as we change our behaviors and our surroundings. Taking the reader on a tour of the world’s cities— from New York to Beijing to Mumbai—Kahn’s clear-eyed, engaging, and optimistic message presents a positive...

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De La Responsabilidad Social Empresaria Al Desarrollo Integral Local

De La Responsabilidad Social Empresaria Al Desarrollo Integral Local

By: Marcelo Paladino; Héctor Rocha

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

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“Marcelo Paladino y Héctor Rocha son los dos autores que más han contribuido en la Argentina, y muy probablemente también en América Latina, a analizar y difundir la importante cuestión de la cooperación público-privada. Como ellos señalan, esa tarea requiere “contar con otro modelo de motivación, racionalidad y relación, donde la cooperación deje de ser sólo un medio y pase a ser un fin en sí mismo, bajo un objetivo intrínsecamente necesario y común como lo es el desarrollo integral local”. La experiencia del Programa para el Desarrollo de Líderes de Comunidades Locales del IAE-Business...

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Panfletos Liberales III

Panfletos Liberales III

By: Carlos Rodríguez Braun

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2013

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Estos últimos años han estado marcados por la corrección política antiliberal. El resultado de ello ha sido reforzar la idea de que nuestros males son culpa de la libertad y que debemos ser cada vez menos libres. Y siempre hay políticos dispuestos a que lo seamos. Carlos Rodríguez Braun refuta este pensamiento único en Panfletos liberales III: «la crisis no ha sido producida por la libertad sino por el intervencionismo. No es verdad que hayamos disfrutado de una libertad excesiva: al contrario, mientras los gobernantes se ufanan en proteger nuestros derechos, tenemos cada vez más...

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Empresa y envejecimiento activo

Empresa y envejecimiento activo

By: Francisco Abad

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2012

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Francisco Abad reúne, junto a un amplio equipo de autores, cien ideas para impulsar la actividad empresarial ante el cambio demográfico. Empresa y envejecimiento activo nos invita a fomentar el envejecimiento activo, su planificación a lo largo de la vida y su efecto positivo en el bienestar de cada uno de nosotros y de la sociedad en general. Reflexiones en torno a un tema que, a pesar de que muchos consideran antiguo, es una de las grandes tendencias de la sociedad en la actualidad. El aumento de la esperanza de vida que generan los avances de la medicina hace que diseñar nuevas...

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Unleashing the Second American Century

Unleashing the Second American Century

By: Joel Kurtzman

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

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Political gridlock in Washington... the lingering effects of the financial crisis... structural problems such as unemployment and the skills gap of our work force... the mediocre K-12 educational system. Are our best days behind us? Joel Kurtzman persuasively shows why all the talk about America’s decline is not only baseless but dead wrong. Our best days, are, in fact, ahead of us. Four transformational forces—unrivaled manufacturing depth, soaring levels of creativity, massive new energy sources, and gigantic amounts of capital waiting to be invested—have been gathering steam. When...

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Sustainable Practices

Sustainable Practices

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2013

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Recent concerns over global warming and environmental protection have, over time, led to policies and practices designed to ensure healthy ecosystems. In order to thrive in this environment of caution and care, individuals must pay close attention to the impact of their actions on their surroundings. Sustainable Practices: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications explores some of the most recent developments in sustainability, delving into topics beyond environmental science to cover issues of sustainable economic, political, and social development. Researchers, academicians, and...

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The Upside of Down

The Upside of Down

By: Charles Kenny

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2014

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America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world’s only superpower – so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer as important as they once were? What if America’s well-being was assessed according to entirely different factors?  In  The Upside of Down , Charles Kenny argues that America’s so-called decline is only relative to the newfound success of other countries. And there is tremendous upside to life in a wealthier world: Americans can benefit from better choices and cheaper prices...

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Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

By: Henrik Lund

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2009

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How can society quickly convert to renewable energy? Can worldwide energy needs ever be met through 100% renewable sources? The answers to these questions rest largely on the perception of choice in the energy arena. It is of pivotal importance that engineers, researchers and policymakers understand what choices are available, and reasonable, when considering the design and deployment of new energy systems. The mission of this new book, written by one of the world's foremost experts in renewable power, is to arm these professionals with the tools and methodologies necessary to make smart...

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¿El Final de la Crisis?

¿El Final de la Crisis?

By: Ignacio de la Torre; Bárbara Huerta; Leopoldo Torralba

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2008

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El título, premio ensayo 2009 de la fundación everis, señala las causas, los riesgos de las medidas adoptadas y las oportunidades perdidas. ...

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El Secreto de Obama

El Secreto de Obama

By: Mónica Pérez de las Heras

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2009

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Mónica Pérez de las Heras te descubre la figura de Obama, el estilo de su oratoria y analiza desde la PNL las claves de su éxito.  ...