Mercadona is a Spanish family owned supermarket chain... (Wikipedia in English)
- Tapa blanda: 192 páginas
- Editor: CONECTA; Edición: 001 (10 de abril de 2014)
Mercadona is a Spanish family owned supermarket chain... (Wikipedia in English)
Tapa blanda: 408 páginas
Editor: Gestión 2000 (11 de abril de 2013)
Rafael Martínez Alonso es director en el área de Estrategia y Alianzas de Telefónica S.A. y previamente lo fue en su Gabinete de Presidencia. En el IE Business School es Profesor Asociado en el área de Estrategia e imparte cursos de gestión estratégica, nuevos modelos de negocio y Strategic Foresight, además de ejercer como Tutor de creación de empresas desde 2002. Es también Coach Asociado a Success Unlimited Network® L.L.C., y miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva del Club de Amigos de la Sociedad de la Información. Ha colaborado con diversos medios y es autor del blog estratega.com y la cuenta de Twitter @estratega.
Published on the occasion of Richard C. Levin’s retirement as president of Yale University, this captivating collection of speeches and essays from the past decade reflects both his varied intellectual passions and his deep commitment to university life and leadership. Whether discussing the economic implications of climate change or speaking to an incoming class of Yale freshmen, he argues for the vital importance of scholarship and the critical role that universities play in educating students and promoting the overall well-being of our society.
This collection is a sequel to The Work of the University, which contained the principal writings from Levin’s first decade as Yale’s president, and it enunciates many of the same enduring themes: forging a strong partnership with the city of New Haven, rebuilding Yale’s physical infrastructure, strengthening science and engineering, and internationalizing the university. But this companion volume also captures the essence of university leadership. In addressing topics as varied as his personal sources of inspiration, the development of Asian universities, and the university’s role in promoting innovation and economic growth, Levin challenges the reader to be more engaged, more creative, more innovative, and above all, a better global citizen. Throughout, his commitment to and affection for Yale shines through...
The company has named Rick Levin, formerly president of Yale University for two decades, as CEO.
So in case you were still wondering if Coursera might have ambitions of usurping the role of traditional higher education, the answer is no. Levin’s latest book, “The Worth of the University,” argues for the critical role of the university in society...
hardthings.bhorowitz.com. HarperBusiness (March 4, 2014)
In February 2011, the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, appointed him as a principal adviser and head of the analysis team at the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, the president's personal think-tank.
Before that, Legrain was a visiting fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics, a senior fellow at the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal...
Shortlisted for the 2007 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
"Mr. Legrain performs an invaluable service; he makes a good case for the unpopular cause of free flows of people. The book is a superb combination of direct reportage with detailed analysis of the evidence."--Martin Wolf, Financial Times
"Mr. Legrain has assembled powerful evidence to undermine the economic arguments against immigration."--Economist
"In all important respects Legrain is right on target…. In the context of the fearful chatter that surrounds the subject, sense as good as this needs cherishing."--Guardian
Publisher: American Association of Univ. Professors; 1st Edition edition (January 8, 2014)
"A magnificent document. It provides faculty, journalists, scientists, and policy makers with the information they need to confront and analyze this increasingly important problem . . . , and to assure that long standing concerns for academic freedom, ethical integrity, and the traditional values of the university will have a fighting chance throughout the United States."
--Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor of History, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
"The 56 General Principles provide a nearly constitutional template for clearer understanding of how academy and industry collaborate today, and how they may do so more effectively in the future. Not to be missed is an invaluable Appendix giving exact language to use in incorporating these recommendations into faculty handbooks and collective bargaining agreements."
--Robert M. O’Neill, president emeritus of the University of Virginia and founding director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
Cambridge University Press (August 26, 2013)
Questions about the status, identity and legitimacy of business schools in the modern university system continue to stimulate debate amongst deans, educational policy makers and commentators. In this book, three world experts share their critical insights on management education and new business school models in the USA, Europe and Asia, on designing the business school of the future, and how to make it work. They look at how the business school is changing and focus in particular on emergent global challenges and innovations in curricula, professional roles, pedagogy, uses of technology and organisational delineations. Set within the context of a wider discussion about management as a profession, the authors provide a systematic, historical perspective, analysing major trends in business school models, and reviewing a wealth of current literature, to provide an informed and unique perspective that is firmly grounded in practical and experimental analysis.
Monica Horten: Proposed New EU Telecoms Package Doesn't Uphold Net Neutrality http://t.co/7q86mt5qn4— Media Policy Project (@LSEmediapolicy) September 12, 2013
ZDNetUK Summary of the book "Copyright Masquerade": The way in which corporations and other stakeholders seek to manipulate the formulation of intellectual property legislation around the world is an important story, and one that's well told in this engaging and informative book.
Monica Horten seems to like to write the kind of book that most people would find acutely painful: studies of the complex and lengthy routes by which EU legislation is formed. She is particularly interested in the machinations surrounding copyright: her previous book studied copyright law's colonisation of the telecoms package — itself an unusually abstruse area of law...
Mapping Intellectual Property in Global Governance http://t.co/xPTNgColW4— Chidi Oguamanam (@Chidi_Oguamanam) January 10, 2014
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Routledge (April 13, 2013)
In this interview, Intellectual Property Watch’s William New sat down with Prof. Chidi Oguamanam, a professor in the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, to talk about his recent book, “Intellectual Property in Global Governance: A Development Question.” The book, published by Routledge, covers issues of the knowledge economy, structures and regime dynamics, human rights, agriculture, traditional/indigenous knowledge, traditional cultural expressions/folklore, and management of intellectual property in global governance.
Intellectual Property Watch (IPW): Could you please tell us about the book?
Chidi Oguamanam (CO): The first thing that will strike you is how the work brings the concept of global governance into IP analytical framework. Normally, when you talk about global governance, it resonates with the social and political scientists, administrators, development and international relations practitioners and miscellaneous actors at the global level, but hardly with those involved in IP law and policy. So, this work adds to the new trend in interdisciplinary exploration and understanding of IP.
IPW: How does the book address international organisations and IP policy?
CO: Most discussions about IP have been about regimes and institutions, such as WIPO, WTO, UNESCO, FAO, WHO, UNCTAD, etc. These include core IP regimes and institutions as well as those that are peripheral in regard to the subject of IP. But rarely has there been an attempt to weave the operational dynamics of these actors and institutions within the framework of global governance with a dedicated focus on IP.
The book explores how has IP has increasingly become ubiquitous in almost all critical sites of international law and policy, including trade, development, health, agriculture, environment, climate change, biotechnology and ICTs and their ramifications for north-south relations which constitute an integral aspect of global governance dynamic...
Reading to be a Full Person, Nov, 2011
...In all, I’ve read 42 books in the past 12 months...
Amazon.com/Contagious-Why-Things-Catch-On, 256 pages, Simon & Schuster (March 5, 2013)
For the Individual who’s got it all professionally but hasn’t yet put it all together – This is your book! http://t.co/8qzaWsYt8I— Sylvia Ann Hewlett (@SAHewlett) November 25, 2013
November 16, 2013
DCF Book Award for the 2013 best book in corporate strategy http://t.co/0rFBkehWMl— B. Carney & I. Getz (@freedominc) November 16, 2013
...The initial infatuation with India is over and reality has set in. But India is not a market that can be ignored...
Bill Gates, Chairman and cofounder, Microsoft—
“Ravi Venkatesan’s clear and candid look at doing business in India should be on the reading list of any business leader who wants to better understand India and other emerging markets. Conquering the Chaos is insightful and thoroughly readable.”
Jugaad Innovation is the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject [of frugal innovation]."
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 1, 2012)
“Jugaad Innovation goes farther than conventional business books
that chart consumer growth in Brazil, Russia, India, and China. It
explains how emerging economies are pioneering the art of ‘frugal
engineering,’ then provides practical tips on how Western companies—from
tech startups to multinational industrial corporations—can likewise do
more with less. A provocative and entertaining read for 21st century
—Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault-Nissan
“Businesses must move away from the top-down organizational hierarchies that have defined the past and transform themselves into social enterprises built on bottom-up, agile models based on collaboration. Jugaad Innovation shows how you can enable your entire ecosystem—employees, customers, and partners—to make significant contributions and drive hypergrowth. An important book for anyone who wants to compete in the future.”
—Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com; bestselling author, Behind the Cloud
Meet your new global consumer
You’ve heard of the burgeoning consumer markets in China and India that are driving the world economy. But do you know enough about these new consumers to convert them into customers?
Do you know that:
• There will be nearly one billion middle-class consumers in China and India within the next ten years?
• More than 135 million Chinese and Indians will graduate from college in this timeframe, compared to just 30 million in the United States?
• By 2020, 68 percent of Chinese households and 57 percent of Indian households will be in the middle and upper classes?
• The number of billionaires in China has grown from 1 to 115 in the past decade alone?...
ISB's Digital Summit 2013
August 30th and 31st, 2013
Rank in 2013 34
Rank in 2012 20
Rank in 2011 13
Ten years ago, the founders of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
articulated a vision that was as daunting to execute as it was simple to
state: to build a world-class business school in India.
The rest is history: within a decade the ISB grew from a start-up venture to globally top-ranked business school...
...What appeals most is Sinha's honesty. He readily accepts that ISB has succeeded beyond the expectations of its founders. And at the same time, admits that many of the early goals are yet to be reached. This candour makes the book an eminently readable one. And useful, too...
Ruchir Sharma is an emerging market portfolio manager, and has written widely on global economics and politics. As head of the Emerging Markets Equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he manages over $25 billon in assets under management. A longtime columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, Sharma is the author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles (Norton/Allen Lane, April 2012)...
"The gold medallists of growth". The Economist. 11 May 2012.
Deepak Malhotra is a Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches Negotiation courses to MBA and Executive students. Deepak has won multiple awards for his teaching, including the MBA Class of 2011 Faculty Award at HBS
An absolutely brilliant negotiation framework and tool kit of negotiation strategies, compellingly illustrated from extensive real and complex situations. It’s the most comprehensive, wise, practical book on the subject I’ve ever seen.”—Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleand The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
“Shortly after I sat down with Negotiation Genius, I reached for pen and pad and began to make notes. Thirty-five years in the space with hundreds of major negotiations, and this work still has something to teach me. It’s the rare book that I would recommend to people at any experience level. With its engaging blend of real-world stories, intelligent tools, and emphasis on ethics and integrity, it is must reading for all who wish to excel.” —Brian McGrath, Global Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies
“For both the novice and the master, Negotiation Genius is the single, most essential source for the basic understanding of this increasingly important skill set.” —Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California; coauthor of Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls
Heading to the Academy of Management conference today. That makes 16 consecutive years of hanging out w/ fellow nerds @AOMConnect! Wow.— Deepak Malhotra (@Prof_Malhotra) August 9, 2013
We invite you to explore how this small book can have a big impact on you, your team, and your entire enterprise. There are three steps: 1) Read the book 2) Talk about the book, and 3) Change your organization.
For extensive information about the authors and their related works, including articles, case studies, speaking activities, and more, please visit:
What does politics in the United States have in common with that of declining empires of ages past? Too much, argues Glenn Hubbard. The Columbia Business School dean and former adviser to President George W. Bush and would-be president Mitt Romney makes the case in his new book (written with economist Tim Kane), called “Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America.” He sees long-simmering failings in the American political system, and the economic policies that result, as risks that ultimately endanger the nation’s standing in the world. He discussed why he is not, despite it all, a declinist, in a recent conversation with Wonkblog. This is a lightly edited transcript.
Glenn Hubbard is the dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and the former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He is a frequent contributor to Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, as well as PBS'sThe Nightly Business Report and American Public Media's Marketplace. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.
Tim Kane is the chief economist of the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC and former senior economist at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. He is a veteran U.S. Air Force officer. He lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife and four children.
|The Sustainable Business||The Sustainable Business Workbook|
EFMD is pleased to announce the release of two important publications – a 200-page textbook, The Sustainable Business (2nd edition), and a 30-page accompanying workbook – in partnership with the Center for Industrial Productivity and Sustainability (CIPS), GSE Research, the Product-Life Institute and Greenleaf Publishing.
Recommended for managers, employees, teachers and students, this readable and informative guide explains the importance of waste minimization as a first step toward sustainability. Within its pages, the breadth and depth of long-term profitable business practices are explored with an emphasis on optimizing resources (including labour and markets) and maximizing purchases and investments while eliminating the costs of non-product (waste), unemployment, short-term thinking and environmental degradation.
The bottom line: if you’re looking to gain insight on the future of business, this is it!
“[S]ustainable measures . . . have the happy side-effect of helping to preserve our environment at the same time. This book is one of the most comprehensive and thoughtful guides as to how we might do that.”
Prof Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO, EFMD
“A great book. Highly recommended . . . there is much to be gained from this guide.”
Zachary Shahn, Earth & Industry
If you would like to order printed copies for your business school or company you can order copies directly from Greenleaf Publishing.
Readers of this column will hardly be surprised to hear of the death of Professor Michael Porter’s concept of “sustainable competitive advantage”. My article on the topic elicited over 200,000 pageviews, along with articles from concerned strategy professors.
Now with the publication this week of The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business, the death is official. The book is written by Rita Gunther McGrath, a professor at Columbia Business School in New York and one of the world’s leading experts on strategy....
Thankfully, there are resources such as The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013).
There are so many gems in this book, but I thought I’d highlight ten that particularly caught my attention:
6. The key for optimal brain functioning is to learn how to manage stress and build up the capacity for resilience...
"One of those books you cannot ignore. Insightful, to the point, actionable. A book for leaders, innovators, thought provokers and everyone who wants to act and live smarter and healthier, based on latest neuroscience." —Dr. Tobias Kiefer, Director Global Learning & Development, Booz & Company
“A much-needed resource to help us better understand our brains and minds and how to nourish them through life.“ —Susan E. Hoffman, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley
Alvaro Fernandez, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is the CEO of SharpBrains, a leading independent market research and think tank tracking health and well-being applications of neuroscience. He has been quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Reuters, and Associated Press, among others. Alvaro produces the annual SharpBrains Virtual Summit, the leading virtual conference gathering hundreds of brain scientists and experts worldwide. He started his career at McKinsey & Co, and led the launch and turn-around of several education-related start-ups. Alvaro has an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics from Universidad de Deusto.
Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., is an author, scientist, educator and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writing and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. Dr. Goldberg is a Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine, and Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology. A student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria, Dr. Goldberg has continued to advance Luria’s scientific and clinical tradition, and written popular science books such as The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and The Civilized Mind and The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older.
Pascale Michelon, Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, is a scientist, educator and writer. Dr. Michelon started her career as a Research Scientist at Washington University in Saint Louis where she conducted behavioral and neuroimaging studies to better understand how the brain processes and memorizes visual information. She is now an Adjunct Faculty at Washington University.
If you want to succeed in sales, set aside manipulative games and mesmerizing presentations. Instead, figure out how you can improve your customer’s life. This is particularly important in the increasingly complex B2B markets, where customers face daunting buying decisions that can involve billions of dollars and where sales professionals struggle to differentiate themselves and their solutions from competitors.
Let’s also set aside outdated sales stereotypes once and for all. I’ve always found that the most successful sales professionals are what Dan Pink would call servant sellers. In the excerpt that follows, Pink hits the nail on the head when he quotes Robert Greenleaf’s vision of servant leadership—“do no harm...listen first...accept and empathize”—as a model for sales professionals. This model is well-supported by my firm’s research: The thinking and behavior of top salespeople are a close match to those of the best doctors. They diagnose and prescribe while keeping the well-being of their clients foremost in their minds.
In the rush to close deals and make the numbers, it is too easy to forget that we need to address the hopes, fears, and aspirations of our customers. But today’s customers are not saying, ‘‘We need solutions!’’ They are saying, ‘‘We need help!’’ If you reframe the way you sell in line with this reality, it will lead you to more valuable business relationships.
— Jeff Thull
An excerpt from chapter 9 of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others
In 2008, [Wharton professor Adam Grant] carried out a fascinating study of a call center at a major U.S. university. Each night, employees made phone calls to alumni to raise money for the school. As is the habit of social psychologists, Grant randomly organized the fund-raisers into three groups. Then he arranged their work conditions to be identical—except for the five minutes prior to their shift...
Hardcover: 240 pages,McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (October 23, 2012)
Mauro F. Guillen is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, a research-andteaching program on management and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and a secondary appointment as Professor of Sociology at Penn.
Esteban García-Canal is a professor of Management and International Business at the University of Oviedo (Spain). He is also President of the International Management Division of ACEDE and a member of the Institute of Business and Humanism at the University of Navarra.
Justin Menkes is an expert in executive assessment.
"Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have", HarperBusiness (November 1, 2005), 336 pages
"Better Under Pressure: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others", Harvard Business Review Press (May 3, 2011), 208 pages
Video of Justin Menkes interview by Stuart Crainer, Co-creator of the Thinkers 50 and visiting professor at IE Business School
Justin Menkes (On the Thinkers 50 Guru Radar) is an expert in executive assessment. A consultant for the executive search firm Spencer Stuart, he and his colleagues advise the boards of the world's leading companies on their choice of CEO. He authored The Wall Street Journal bestseller Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have and has written articles for Chief Executive and the Harvard Business Review.
Al Gore, Huffington Post, Jan 25, 2013
"Up Ahead: The World According to Gore", Books of The New York Times Jan 23, 2013
"Al Gore on How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think", The Atlantic, Jan 25, 2013
25 most influential management books of the 20th century in a poll of the 137 Fellows of the Academy of Management:
(Wikipedia:) Bedeian, Arthur G.; Wren, Daniel A. (Winter 2001). "Most Influential Management Books of the 20th Century". Organizational Dynamics 29 (3): 221–225. doi:10.1016/S0090-2616(01)00022-5.
"[A] masterpiece". (Martin Wolf Financial Times )
"[E]ssential reading . . . both for its originality and for the sobering patterns of financial behaviour it reveals."--Economist
"[A] terrific book."--Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times
"[T]he most comprehensive study of financial crises and their aftermath . . ."--Eduardo Porter, New York Times
"Everyone working on economic policy should own This Time is Different and open it for a bracing blast of sobriety when things seem to be going well."--Greg Ip, Washington Post
Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian“This important book sets a sensible and specific way forward. It should be read by all involved in economic development and international action on climate change.”
Global negotiations on climate change have been hampered as much by a
neglect of scientific facts as a lack of objective analysis. Greenprint fills a
large gap and provides a useful departure from standard literature on the
—R. K. Pachauri, Nobel Prize–winning chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
“Greenprint presents a fresh out-of-the-box approach to climate cooperation and proposes a concrete menu of options. It should be seriously considered by political leaders and the armies of climate negotiators.”
—Jairam Ramesh, India’s environment minister at the Copenhagen Conference
“Mattoo and Subramanian are the masters at rethinking global compacts in a way that is free of the wishfulness, abstraction, and process-obsession that sometimes bedevil the debate.”
—Sebastian Mallaby, Center for Geo-Economic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
International cooperation on climate change has floundered. With mutual recrimination between rich and poor countries, the zero-sum arithmetic of a shrinking global carbon budget, and shifting economic and bargaining power from old CO2 emitters to new—what Aaditya Mattoo and Arvind Subramanian call the “narrative,” “adding up,” and “new world” problems—the wonder is not the current impasse but belief that progress might be possible at all.
Each of these problems must be addressed in a radically different way. First, the old narrative of recrimination must give way to a narrative based on recognition of common interests. Second, leaders must shift the focus away from cutting emissions to generating technology. Third, the old “cash-for-cuts” approach must be abandoned for one that requires contributions from each country calibrated in magnitude and form to its current level of development and future prospects.
Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance (Amazon)
Arvind Subramanian, ISBN paper 978-0-88132-606-2, September 2011, 216 pp. $21.95
WASHINGTON—The Peterson Institute for International Economics is pleased to announce that Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance (2011), by Arvind Subramanian, has been named one of the three Best Books of 2012 by China Business News. Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Institute and at the Center for Global Development, shares this year's Best Book honor with Henry Kissinger for his book, On China, and with Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the Central Bank of China, for his book, The Global Financial Crisis: Observations, Analysis and Countermeasures. The award was presented during China Business News's annual conference in Beijing on November 24.Eclipse was published by the Peterson Institute and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish (forthcoming). There are more than 100,000 copies in print worldwide.
"We are extremely proud that Arvind's book has been recognized with this award for its important discussion of China's ascendance as an economic power," said C. Fred Bergsten, director of the Peterson Institute. "The award demonstrates that Arvind's historical and political analysis is spurring debate and discussion throughout the world, not just in the United States. He is in very good company with Dr. Kissinger and Governor Zhou!"
In the book Subramanian argues that China's global economic dominance is likely to be more imminent, broader in scope, and larger in magnitude than is generally believed. He explains this dominance as a product of historical forces, economic policies and objectives put forward by China, and argues that the United States cannot do much to alter the trend. This conclusion challenges a widely held view that the right set of economic policies can retain the United States' position as the most economically powerful nation in the world.
China Business News, one of China's leading daily newspapers, is based in Shanghai. The award selection was made by a jury of influential Chinese academics, international economists, and finance executives. The other contenders for Best Book honors included Daniel Yergin's, The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World , Robert Shiller's Finance and the Good Society, former World Bank chief economist Justin Lin's The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Countries Can Take Off, and Nobel Prize winning economist Michael Spence's The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multi-Speed World.
>> Download news release [pdf]
Arvind Subramanian is senior fellow jointly at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development. He is also coauthor of Who Needs to Open the Capital Account? (2012) and of a forthcoming book (with Aaditya Mattoo) Greenprint: A New Approach to Climate Change Cooperation. Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers in 2011.
About the Peterson institute
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems. Support is provided by a wide range of chari- table foundations, private corporations and individual donors, and from earnings on the Institute’s publications and capital fund.
New and improved! This promise gets slapped on business books as often as on household cleansers. Many books are new each year, but those with genuine insight and value are very rare indeed.
We take the time to find them. In strategy+business’s Best Business Books 2012, our team of distinguished experts — some veterans of this annual special section, namely James O’Toole, Sally Helgesen, Phil Rosenzweig, and “Z” Holly, and some newcomers, Alice Schroeder, J. Philip Lathrop, and Shaun Holliday — review 21 tomes published between the autumn of 2011 and the autumn of 2012 that fulfill their promise.
Be sure to take a close look at our Top Shelf selections — our reviewers’ picks as the best of this year’s best business books. They include a new appraisal of Dwight David Eisenhower that will prompt you to consider your own effectiveness as a leader, a realistic plan for improving healthcare that eschews political rhetoric for practical solutions, an exploration of cloud computing that gets beyond the surface technological story to look more deeply at how it will change business practices, and four more books that merit your time and attention.
...I read The Economist cover-to-cover usually in one sitting on the day it arrives (Saturday). Time very well spent. I have subscriptions to other periodicals, which I skim and choose maybe one article per edition to read in detail: Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, Atlantic, Wired, Forbes, and New Yorker...
1. David Herbert Donald, Lincoln. A lifetime project of mine is to read one or more of the “best” biographies of each of the U.S. Presidents, in chronological order. Many good books out there, so progress through the Presidents is slow. More has been written about Lincoln than any President, for good reason. He was a complex and transformational figure. His life offers a host of leadership lessons. This particular book would be a contender for “very best” biography of Lincoln. Suggestion: read this book, then see the new movie by Steven Spielberg, Lincoln.
...(Wikipedia) In addition to Bandura’s work on self-efficacy in relation to phobias and trauma, he also contributed, in 2008 with Caprara and colleagues, a significant amount to the study of self-efficacy in the education system. His focus was on the continuing technological explosion, in that with more information readily available than ever before the education system needs to focus on teaching students self-regulating efficacy. He argued that self-regulating efficacy is the focus on bolstering students belief that they can not only stay up to date with current technology, but also avoid becoming overwhelmed with its continual shift. He stated that this will be invaluable as jobs focus more on cognitive abilities as well as flexibility in light of technologies ever-changing use and applicability.
Next summer, I will revise the best PhD advice book you can get: Grad Skool Rulz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure. One topic that will be revised is the section on liberal arts colleges. I’ll probably add something more on grants for faculty.
But I am still puzzled about one topic – advice for European academics. Consistently, I’ve been told that the Rulz aren’t very relevant to European academia. So I asked for advice. I got some good feedback on the differences between the US and Europe, but the comments didn’t provide concrete strategies of the type that make up the Rulz. If you are a successful European academic, I’d love to hear about your experiences.
Copyright ©2006, William M.K. Trochim (Cornell U.): In fact, some of the best "qualitative" research is often published in book form, often in a style that almost approaches a narrative story. One of my favorite writers (and, I daresay, one of the finest qualitative researchers) is Studs Terkel. He has written intriguing accounts of the Great Depression (Hard Times), World War II (The Good War) and socioeconomic divisions in America (The Great Divide), among others. In each book he follows a similar qualitative methodology, identifying informants who directly experienced the phenomenon in question, interviewing them at length, and then editing the interviews heavily so that they "tell a story" that is different from what any individual interviewee might tell but addresses the question of interest. If you haven't read one of Studs' works yet, I highly recommend them.
Louis "Studs" Terkel (Wikipedia) (May 16, 1912 – October 31, 2008) was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for “The Good War”, and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago...
Richard A. D’Aveni is the Bakala Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and author of Strategic Capitalism: The New Economic Strategy for Winning the Capitalist Cold War (McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (July 31, 2012), 304 pages)
With the rise of China as an economy, a question hangs in the air: Can America beat state capitalism? The evidence is not encouraging. The U.S. has lost millions of jobs to the Chinese. It will lose millions more if China, as it proposes, turns itself into a high-tech giant in critical industries ranging from telecommunications to aviation.
The rise of state capitalism has put the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage. State capitalism operates with zero-sum rules, in which one country gains as another loses. This is hardball competition, dog eat dog. And the Chinese dog is eating the American one in products ranging from cell phones to steel.
Zero-sum capitalism is not the form of capitalism U.S. policymakers see as the challenge in global markets. U.S. policymakers are guided instead by the idea of a win-win world. When everyone trades freely, business expands across the board. Every country wins. This free-market, open-trade approach is enshrined in the World Trade Organization...
Together with Dr Howard Thomas, Dean Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore and Dr Jagdesh Sheth, Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Emory University, Atlanta I have just completed a book on “The Business School in the 21st Century”.
Dr Janglish Sheth (alt. Dr Janglesh Sheth)
Dr Howard Thomas
The chapter headings are given below, and the content should be more
or less clear from this, but please let me know, if you would like to
have more information.
The book shall be published by Cambridge University Press in May 2013.
Forword: Tripping or Tipping: The Business SChool and its dilemmas
The Business School: History, Evolution, and Search for Legitimacy
Business School Identity and Legitimacy: Its relationship to the modern University and Society
Rethinking Management Education and its Models: a critical Examination of Management and Management Education
A Framework for Re-Evaluating Paradigms of Management Education
Evaluation New and Innovative Models of Management Education
Is the Business School a Professional Firm? Lesson learned.
Enhancing Dynamic Capabilitites in the Business School: Leadership Capabilities in Curricula and Management
Afterword: Business School Futures”
The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India
...this book takes you inside the hearts and minds of today's emerging Chinese and Indian consumers...
Jim O’Neill, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management—
“This landmark book documents the rapid growth in consumer spending in China and India over the next ten years. It is an analytic tour de force and a rags-to-riches tale.”