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Mastering Risk and Procurement in Project Management: A Guide to Planning, Controlling, and Resolving Unexpected Problems

Mastering Risk and Procurement in Project Management: A Guide to Planning, Controlling, and Resolving Unexpected Problems

By: Randal Wilson

Publisher: Pearson FT Press

Publication Date: 23-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 02-JUL-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Master the crucial risk management and procurement tasks that are indispensable to project success! In Mastering Risk and Procurement in Project Management, expert project manager and seasoned professor Wilson addresses every stage of the project where risk management and procurement are relevant, especially planning, monitoring, and control. Teaching through relevant examples and case studies, Wilson explains: Why risk management and procurement are so crucial to achieving your project's goals The deep and surprising linkages...

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Idiot's Guides: Economics

Idiot's Guides: Economics

By: Terry Hillman

Publisher: Alpha

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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Economics plays a part in so many news topics-- both domestically and worldwide-- and the need to know the basics is becoming more and more important. Ideal for both the high school and college student, as well as armchair readers, Idiot's Guides: Economics offers an easy-to-understand exploration of this always-complex topic. Covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics, the book incorporates infographics and illustrations where appropriate to make concepts clear and easy to understand. Economics topics include: - Benefits of Trade - Supply and Demand - Elasticity -...

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The Iron Road

The Iron Road

By: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: DK Publishing

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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The Iron Road is full of wondrous curiosities. Did you know that early trains in Australia were pulled by convicts, or that elephants were until recently used to shunt freight wagons in India? The world's most magnificent railway station, the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminal in Mumbai, took 10 years to build. The longest possible continuous railway journey in the world is the 10,600 miles between Algeciras in Spain and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. And the idea that Mussolini made the trains run on time is a myth. No invention, not even the Internet, has ever transformed the way the...

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Islamic Finance and Economic Development: Risk, Regulation, and Corporate Governance

Islamic Finance and Economic Development: Risk, Regulation, and Corporate Governance

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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A comprehensive guide to mitigating risk and fostering growth in the Islamic financial sector Islamic finance, like conventional finance is a business of financial intermediation. Its distinctive features relate to the requirement that it abides by Shari'a rules that promote fairness of contracts and prevention of exploitation, sharing of risks and rewards, prohibition of interests, and tangible economic purpose. Islamic finance should not fund activities considered "haram" or sinful. In Islamic Finance and Economic Development: Risk, Regulation, and Corporate Governance, authors Amr...

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International Corporate Finance: Value Creation with Currency Derivatives in Global Capital Markets, + Website

International Corporate Finance: Value Creation with Currency Derivatives in Global Capital Markets, + Website

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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A thorough introduction to corporate finance from a renowned professor of finance and banking As globalization redefines the field of corporate finance, international and domestic finance have become almost inseparably intertwined. It's increasingly difficult to understand what is happening in capital markets without a firm grasp of currency markets, the investment strategies of sovereign wealth funds, carry trade, and foreign exchange derivatives products. International Corporate Finance offers thorough coverage of the international monetary climate, including Islamic finance, Asian...

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Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, 3rd Edition

Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

Insert Date: 01-JUL-2014

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Unleash the transformative power of face to face groups The third edition of this ground-breaking book continues to advance its mission to support groups to do their best thinking. It demonstrates that meetings can be much more than merely an occasion for solving a problem or creating a plan. Every well-facilitated meeting is also an opportunity to stretch and develop the perspectives of the individual members, thereby building the strength and capacity of the group as a whole. This fully updated edition of The Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making guides readers through...

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Taxation for Decision Makers, 2012 Edition

Taxation for Decision Makers, 2012 Edition

By: Shirley Dennis-Escoffier; Karen A. Fortin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2011

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The 2012 edition of this text has been completely updated for new legislation including the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, the Small Business Jobs Act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. This text has been updated for all IRS pronouncements available as of the end of April 2011, including the automobile ceiling limits. With a condensed text to print schedule, this text can incorporate changes made by Congress and new IRS pronouncements that cannot be included in...

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Marketing Mistakes and Successes, 12th Edition

Marketing Mistakes and Successes, 12th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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This best-selling casebook, now in its 12th edition, presents a series of real-life scenarios, packed with practical tips, insider insights, and marketing advice. In an engaging, conversational style, each story provides detailed analyses of the decisions and practices that led to major marketing wars, comebacks, mistakes, and successes. As a supplement or main text, this book can be used in a variety of courses, both undergraduate and graduate, ranging from introduction to marketing, marketing management and strategic marketing. Adopt the whole book, or choose the cases that best fit...

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Dentro de 15 años

Dentro de 15 años

By: Francisco Abad

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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«Aventurar el futuro es una tentación apasionante que nos traslada a un mundo mágico. Me fascina tanto que confieso mi afición a provocar la generación de ideas y casualidades explorando activamente escenarios disruptivos». Los grandes foros sobre prospectiva se limitan a la agenda política y económica global sin apenas considerar la psicología o la sociología. Por eso la Fundación Empresa y Sociedad aspira a impulsar un debate abierto sobre cómo evolucionaremos si situamos a la persona en el centro. Lo hace con la colaboración y las ideas de 28 expertos en tres ámbitos: l Sociedad y...

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Atrapados por el consumo

Atrapados por el consumo

By: Ángel Alloza; Xavier Oliver

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2009

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Las empresas que triunfan son las que aportan soluciones y cubren necesidades. Las marcas generan relaciones, emociones y vínculos, y su verdad reside en la promesa y en la experiencia que proporcionan al consumidor. Esto es lo único que tiene claro Julio, un joven de 23 años que trabaja en el departamento financiero de una consultora y que está a punto de finalizar un MBA en una prestigiosa escuela de negocios. Su proyecto final le trae de cabeza y no sabe por dónde empezar, así que decide contar con la ayuda de sus compañeros de piso para perfilar el trabajo. Éste es el original...

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Promotores de la crisis

Promotores de la crisis

By: Bárbara Huerta

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2009

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Cuando un economista avisa de un desajuste, los políticos actúan de tres formas. Si están en la oposición, jalean la flaqueza en su propio provecho con la intención de asaltar el poder. Si están en el poder, ignoran la advertencia y miran hacia otro lado, buscando el apoyo de otros economistas que minimicen las previsiones menos favorables. Si son políticos responsables... entonces no ocupan cargos de responsabilidad y poco pueden hacer. Bárbara Huerta no es política, sino una brillante economista que analiza desde un punto de vista riguroso e independiente los agentes, las causas y...

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Capitanes

Capitanes

By: Luis Villarejo

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2010

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Ser capitán de un equipo de fútbol es algo más que elegir campo al inicio de cada encuentro. El brazalete señala a un jugador que ejerce como enlace entre sus compañeros y el club (o la federación, si es el capitán de la selección nacional), que representa a la entidad dentro y fuera del terreno de juego, que coordina la recepción de los nuevos jugadores, que colabora activamente para hacer grupo y que tiene una relación diferente con los árbitros. Luis Villarejo reflexiona sobre la figura y el peso en un vestuario del capitán en un equipo de fútbol y su función como líder y aglutinador...

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Los presidentes españoles

Los presidentes españoles

By: José Luis Álvarez

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 18-APR-2014

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En un momento como el actual, en el que los ciudadanos manifiestan escasa confianza en los máximos representantes de la democracia española y los candidatos a serlo, nuestra sociedad demanda más y mejor liderazgo político. Pero, ¿cómo podemos evaluar los éxitos y fracasos de los presidentes españoles? ¿Qué factores han influido en su mandato: su personalidad o la oportunidad y el contexto? Con una gran dosis de objetividad, José Luis Álvarez explica el auge y la caída de los gobiernos de Adolfo Suárez, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Felipe González, José María Aznar, José Luis Rodríguez...

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Veinte falacias económicas

Veinte falacias económicas

By: Arturo Damm

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 20-APR-2014

Insert Date: 29-JUN-2014

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«Desde una perspectiva liberal, Arturo Damm se aboca a destruir con maestría muchos de los mitos que existen alrededor de una economía de mercado. Es una lectura obligada para quienes no son economistas profesionales». Isaac Katz Profesor de Economía, ITAM ...

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Idiot's Guides: Project Management, Sixth Edition

Idiot's Guides: Project Management, Sixth Edition

By: G. Michael Campbell PMP

Publisher: Alpha

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 29-JUN-2014

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Successful project management requires organization, skill, and a systematic approach to ensure that projects are delivered on time, and on budget. Idiot's Guides: Project Management, 6th Edition is updated to reflect all of the latest project management methodologies for anyone who is looking to avoid the chaos that can ensue if project leaders don't possess the necessary understanding of the right principles and practices. Readers of this new edition will benefit newly added sample PMP prep exam questions at the end of each chapter, as well as newly organized, updated content that...

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Boards That Excel

Boards That Excel

By: B. Joseph White

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 18-AUG-2014

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This is a different kind of corporate governance book. With its vivid stories and conversational tone, Boards That Excel is like sitting down with an astute and experienced friend—one who’s passionate about what corporate and nonprofit boards can contribute to their organizations’ success when they set high aspirations, are clear on purpose, and do the right things in the right way. B. Joseph White, an experienced corporate and nonprofit director and a distinguished academic, argues that boards can enable organizations to do great things, but only when directors go well beyond their duty to...

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With Liberty and Dividends for All

With Liberty and Dividends for All

By: Peter Barnes

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 04-AUG-2014

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Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won’t be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America’s middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically, our middle class needs—and deserves—a supplementary source of nonlabor income. To meet this need, Barnes proposes to give every American a share of the wealth we own together— starting with our air and financial infrastructure. These shares would pay dividends of several thousand dollars per year—money that wouldn’t be welfare or wealth redistribution but legitimate property...

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Let's Stop Meeting Like This

Let's Stop Meeting Like This

By: Dick Axelrod; Emily Axelrod

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 04-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 28-JUN-2014

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Ugh—meetings. They’re where productivity goes to die, right? There has to be a better way. According to leading consultants Dick and Emily Axelrod, there is. Using the same principles that make video games so engaging and that transformed the numbing assembly line into the dynamic shop floor, the Axelrods outline a flexible and adaptable system used to run truly productive meetings in all kinds of organizations—meetings where people create concrete plans, accomplish tasks, build connections, and move projects forward. They show how to design every aspect of a meeting—from the way you greet...

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Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation

Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation

By: Ezendu Ariwa

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-JUN-2014

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In the age of corporate responsibility, green technology and sustainability continue to grip the consciousness of business and academic institutions. However, development of appropriate business-driven green applications requires an awareness of best practices of the green agenda. Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation addresses the importance of green technology and sustainability for technology, enterprise, and academic innovation in energy management, renewable energy, and carbon reduction strategies. This book acts as the bridge for practitioners, academia,...

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Low-Budget Marketing for Rookies

Low-Budget Marketing for Rookies

By: LID Editorial

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 13-JUN-2014

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For most small businesses, marketing is viewed as a secret dark art accessible only to those with buckets of cash or masses of creativity. As a consequence it’s the first thing to be neglected in a boom and the first thing to be cut in a downturn. Too many business owners look at marketing as an unnecessary expense rather than as what it really is – an essential investment. In Low-Budget Marketing for Rookies you will learn: • The psychology behind buying decisions, and how to tap into those powerful forces to increase sales success. • How to identify your key customers, how to look...