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3501. 

A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity

By: Luigi Zingales

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2012

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Born in Italy, University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales witnessed firsthand the consequences of high inflation and unemployment—paired with rampant nepotism and cronyism—on a country’s economy. This experience profoundly shaped his professional interests, and in 1988 he arrived in the United States, armed with a political passion and the belief that economists should not merely interpret the world, but should change it for the better. In A Capitalism for the People, Zingales makes a forceful, philosophical, and at times personal argument that the roots of American...

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Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society

Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society

By: Jim Manzi

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2012

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How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted—except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first step to correcting them. Over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, scientists invented a methodology for executing controlled experiments to evaluate certain kinds of proposed social...

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Build a Business Case for E-Learning

Build a Business Case for E-Learning

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-AUG-2010

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This Infoline will teach you about the concept of e-learning and how it can benefit your organization. You will learn how to approach the decision makers in your organization and present the best possible case for implementing e-learning into your training program. ...

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Talent Retention

Talent Retention

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2007

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Talent retention is one of the biggest challenges not new; neither are the reasons—dissatisfaction or unhappiness with their job or boss, new opportunities, and changing career. What's new is the intersection of these common reasons for leaving one employer for another and the phenomenon of a shrinking replacement pool of qualified workers. This Infoline provides you with an in-depth look at the talent retention problem and provides the information necessary to address your organization's need for establishing a retention strategy that provides both new workers and retiring baby boomers...

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Be A Better Manager

Be A Better Manager

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2007

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Managers are crucial to the success of organizations because they make executive-level strategies happen. Despite the importance of management and management development, they often receive less attention than leadership development, leaving managers alone and lacking skills in management techniques. To avoid the excesses of the micromanager whose employees feel second-guessed all the time and the passive, acquiescent manager whose employees struggle and whose goals go unachieved, this Infoline provides a self-development guide. ...

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Leading Work Teams

Leading Work Teams

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2006

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Nearly everyone works on teams or collaborates closely with others to achieve organizational, departmental, or team goals. But understanding the basics of how to participate effectively and even lead these teams toward common goals can be key to success or failure of these teams. This Infoline will guide you in the application of basic leadership principles in a team setting and show you how to: break through common barriers to effectively engage in leadership; influence your team members by building and sustaining respect, trust, and credibility; build core leadership behaviors and...

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Using Job Aids

Using Job Aids

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2011

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Sometimes, something as simple as a laminated card with short, to-the-point instructions can do more to help an employee complete a task with high assurance of accuracy than hours or days of training. Such job aids are a quick, easy, and often inexpensive way to improve performance fast. Job aids reduce the amount of information that an employee needs to remember for tasks that are infrequently performed or for tasks that must be accomplished to an exact standard every time. Job aids take many forms, including decision trees, checklists, step-by-step instructions, flowcharts and graphic...

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10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business

10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2010

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Social networking has the potential to change the game for many businesses by connecting services or products directly to customers, but it can be hard to know where to start and how to use these technologies. 10 Steps to Social Networking for Business is your primer to understanding and implementing some of the most frequently used social networking systems. You'll now know their features and be able to demonstrate how some organizations have used social networking to connect with their customers. This brand-new title lets you select the best systems for your own business, develop and...

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Energize Your Training

Energize Your Training

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2010

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Trainers are always looking for new and more effective ways to gain and hold the attention of their learners—and this book is chock-full of proven tips and strategies from master trainer Robert W. Lucas. This book provides hundreds of quick ideas that will get participants engaged and primed for learning from uncovering learner needs to creating stimulating environments to managing time and groups to using powerful learning aids and more. This comprehensive resource provides concepts and solutions for every aspect of training delivery, covering environmental features such as the...

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How to Conduct Productive Meetings

How to Conduct Productive Meetings

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Publisher: American Society for Training & Development

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2006

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Meetings are often poorly planned and executed events that produce no meaningful business results. How to Conduct Productive Meetings is a book designed to provide practical tools and advice for anyone planning or facilitating a meeting. Legendary evaluation guru Donald Kirkpatrick offers solid and timely advice to ensure that a meeting is necessary, the presentation is professional and effective, the participants contribute in constructive ways and the outcome is measurable. ...

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Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis

Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis

By: Anatole Kaletsky

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 07-JUN-2011

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In this controversial book, Anatole Kaletsky puts the upheavals of 2007-2009 in historical and ideological perspective. He shows how the forces that precipitated the financial meltdown are now creating a new and stronger version of the global capitalist system-- one that will continue to be led and shaped by the U.S. if its businesses and politicians play their cards well. This is Capitalism 4.0, and it will change politics, finance, international relations, and economic thinking in the coming decades. ...

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Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

By: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 19-APR-2011

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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business." The social business model has been adopted by corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across the globe. Its goal is to create self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth as they produce goods and services to fulfill human needs. In Building Social Business, Yunus shows how social business can be put into practice and explains why it...

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The Art of War

The Art of War

By: Ralph Sawyer; Sun Tzu

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 21-JAN-1994

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The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse-tung, Giap, and Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago by a French missionary, Sun-tzu’s Art of War has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning for Desert Storm. Many Japanese companies make this book required reading for their key executives. And...

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Approaches to Training and Development

Approaches to Training and Development

By: Sharon Naquin; Dugan Laird; Elwood F. Holton

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 28-MAY-2003

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Approaches to Training and Development provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the field of organizational training and human-resource development. It surveys the methods, functions, and goals of training--from needs assessment to implementation--illustrating each step of an effective training program. This new edition includes updates throughout, with fresh examples and current references, with an emphasis on evaluating and explaining new training. Comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, this new edition will prove an essential resource to a new generation...

3515. 

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, Fourth Edition

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, Fourth Edition

By: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 07-DEC-2010

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The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. A new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business, among other additions throughout the book. Basic Economics, which has now been translated into six languages, has grown so much that a large amount of material in the back of the book in previous editions has now been put online instead, so the book itself and its price will...

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Introduction to Security, 8th Edition

Introduction to Security, 8th Edition

By: Robert Fischer; Edward Halibozek

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2008

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Introduction to Security, 8th Edition, has been the leading introduction to private security for over thirty years, celebrated for its balanced and professional approach to this increasingly important area. Now the eighth edition expands the key topics and adds material on important issues in the 21st c environment. The author team brings together top-level professional experience in industry with years of teaching experience. As a recommended title for security certifications, it is a crucial resource for the 30,000+ ASIS International members, and is also used as a core security...

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Forecasting Expected Returns in the Financial Markets

Forecasting Expected Returns in the Financial Markets

By: Stephen Satchell

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 16-AUG-2007

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Forecasting returns is as important as forecasting volatility in multiple areas of finance. This topic, essential to practitioners, is also studied by academics. In this new book, Dr Stephen Satchell brings together a collection of leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world who address this complex problem using the latest quantitative techniques. *Forecasting expected returns is an essential aspect of finance and highly technical *The first collection of papers to present new and developing techniques *International authors present both academic and practitioner...

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Stress Testing for Risk Control Under Basel II

Stress Testing for Risk Control Under Basel II

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2006

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The Consultative paper issued by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel II) cites the failure of bankers to adequately stress test exposures as a major reason for bad loans. Sample quotes from this crucial document: * "Banks should take into consideration potential future changes in economic conditions when assessing individual credits and their credit portfolios, and should assess their credit risk exposures under stressful conditions." * "The recent disturbances in Asia and Russia illustrate how close linkages among emerging markets under stress conditions and previously...

3519. 

Risk Management Technology in Financial Services

Risk Management Technology in Financial Services

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2007

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Written for professionals in financial services with responsibility for IT and risk management, Dimitris Chorafas surveys the methodology required and IT systems and structures to support it according to Basel II. The book is consistent with the risk management certification process of GARP, as well as the accounting rules of IFRS, based on research the author conducted with IASB. The author provices an in-depth discussion of the types of risk, stress analysis and the use of scenarios, mathematical models, and IT systems and infrastructure requirements. * Written in clear,...

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Process of Investigation, 3rd Edition

Process of Investigation, 3rd Edition

By: Charles A. Sennewald; John Tsukayama

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2006

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The Process of Investigation, Third Edition, is a book written to address the needs of the private investigator in the security field. Continuing in the tradition of its previous editions, this book covers essential topics which are often overlooked in works that concentrate on the public aspects of investigation. Investigative skills such as surveillance techniques, interviewing and interrogation, evidence, and confessions and written statements are all discussed, and supplemented with updated case studies and examples from the authors’ own experiences. Major revisions to The...