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Can Finance Save the World?: Regaining Power ov...
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How to Make Finance a Force for GoodJust as Thomas Piketty offered a sweeping critique and progressive reassessment of capitalism, former World Bank Group chief financial officer Bertrand Badré looks at the destructive role finance played in the global economic crisis of 2007–2008 and offers a bold prescription for making it a force for good.Badré says that finance is inherently neither good nor bad. It's just a tool—the most powerful tool on earth. Used correctly, it can be at the heart of the way we address many of the world's biggest problems, ranging from climate change to the eradication of poverty to building much-needed infrastructure. He describes innovations in financial tools and approaches that are already happening around the world and looks at the role regulation can play in channeling the power of finance in a positive direction. He details options for strengthening international cooperation for financial stability and prosperity and overcoming the blinkered nationalism currently on the rise. And he tells what is working and what needs to change in financing the sustainable development of the world.This audiobook is rich with practical examples, some developed by Badré himself. For instance, he describes how at the World Bank he devised an innovative way to use insurance, a financial tool rarely considered in international development, to buttress fragile emerging economies against natural disasters and pandemics. Initiatives like these show that, as Badré writes, “when controlled and used intelligently, with benevolence and inventiveness, finance can accomplish great things.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103989/bk_acx0_103989_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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Good Strategy Bad Strategy
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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy clarifies the muddled thinking underlying too many strategies and provides a clear way to create and implement a powerful action-oriented strategy for the real world. Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader. A good strategy is a specific and coherent response to-and approach for-overcoming the obstacles to progress. A good strategy works by harnessing and applying power where it will have the greatest effect. Yet, Rumelt shows that there has been a growing and unfortunate tendency to equate Mom-and-apple-pie values, fluffy packages of buzzwords, motivational slogans, and financial goals with "strategy." In Good Strategy/Bad Strategy, he debunks these elements of "bad strategy" and awakens an understanding of the power of a "good strategy." He introduces nine sources of power-ranging from using leverage to effectively focusing on growth-that are eye-opening yet pragmatic tools that can easily be put to work on Monday morning, and uses fascinating examples from business, nonprofit, and military affairs to bring its original and pragmatic ideas to life. The detailed examples range from Apple to General Motors, from the two Iraq wars to Afghanistan, from a small local market to Wal-Mart, from Nvidia to Silicon Graphics, from the Getty Trust to the Los Angeles Unified School District, from Cisco Systems to Paccar, and from Global Crossing to the 2007-08 financial crisis. Reflecting an astonishing grasp and integration of economics, finance, technology, history, and the brilliance and foibles of the human character, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy stems from Rumelt's decades of digging beyond the superficial to address hard questions with honesty and integrity.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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Good Strategy Bad Strategy
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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy clarifies the muddled thinking underlying too many strategies and provides a clear way to create and implement a powerful action-oriented strategy for the real world. Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader. A good strategy is a specific and coherent response to-and approach for-overcoming the obstacles to progress. A good strategy works by harnessing and applying power where it will have the greatest effect. Yet, Rumelt shows that there has been a growing and unfortunate tendency to equate Mom-and-apple-pie values, fluffy packages of buzzwords, motivational slogans, and financial goals with "strategy." In Good Strategy/Bad Strategy, he debunks these elements of "bad strategy" and awakens an understanding of the power of a "good strategy." He introduces nine sources of power-ranging from using leverage to effectively focusing on growth-that are eye-opening yet pragmatic tools that can easily be put to work on Monday morning, and uses fascinating examples from business, nonprofit, and military affairs to bring its original and pragmatic ideas to life. The detailed examples range from Apple to General Motors, from the two Iraq wars to Afghanistan, from a small local market to Wal-Mart, from Nvidia to Silicon Graphics, from the Getty Trust to the Los Angeles Unified School District, from Cisco Systems to Paccar, and from Global Crossing to the 2007-08 financial crisis. Reflecting an astonishing grasp and integration of economics, finance, technology, history, and the brilliance and foibles of the human character, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy stems from Rumelt's decades of digging beyond the superficial to address hard questions with honesty and integrity.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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On the Right Track: From Olympic Downfall to Fi...
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For more than a decade, Marion Jones was hailed as the "the fastest woman on the planet". At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, she became the first woman ever to win five medals at one Olympics. That same year, the Associated Press and ESPN named her Athlete of the Year. She was on the cover of Vogue and Time. She seemed to have it all - fame, fortune, talent, and international acclaim. Now she is a convicted felon. The trouble started in 2003 when she lied to federal agents about her use of a performance-enhancing drug and her knowledge of a check-fraud scam. In 2007, no longer able to live with the lies, she admitted the truth. In a sad end to what seemed like a storybook career, she was stripped of her medals, and her track-and-field records were wiped from the books. She was incarcerated at Carswell federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas - a prison known for its violence and abuse. While there, she kept herself in shape and her sanity intact by running on a dirt track and a treadmill in the prison's improvised weight room. But her imprisonment was not the end for Marion Jones. In fact, it marked a new beginning. She is now using her story to change the lives of people the world over and inspire others who, like her, face obstacles that seem insurmountable. On the Right Track is the candidly told story of how Marion came to grips with her lies and the consequences of her actions, and how she found meaning in all of it. What she tells her children and has now applied to her own life is that when you make a mistake, you admit it, you accept the consequences, you move on, you make the wrong a right. She teaches her children and others to take a break and pause before making impulsive and potentially harmful decisions. At the heart of this book are real issues that we all face: learning to grow through pain; making decisions that will help us far into the future; overcoming failure and discouragement; and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marion Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001003/bk_hach_001003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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Rage Company: A Marine's Baptism By Fire , Hörb...
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One Marine's gripping story of the bloody battles, the Surge, and the Awakening of Sunni tribes that changed the tide in Iraq's Anbar province.Seven minutes into the first patrol a firefight erupts. Quickly, the Marines of Rage Company became acquainted with the nature of counterinsurgency. Every day, more IEDs were planted than the Marines could clear. They avoided taking the same route twice, they never walked out in the open, and they steered clear of roads that hadn't been "swept" in the last hour. They were in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province and one of the deadliest cities in Iraq. In November 2006, then First Lieutenant Thomas Daly arrived as part of the "surge" in Ramadi, to take part in Operation Squeeze Play, a division-size effort to remove al Qaeda from Anbar province. In this powerful memoir, he describes the successful clearing of southern Ramadi's Second Officer's district, the Qatana, and the uprising of local citizens against al Qaeda on the eastern edge of the city (the result of an unlikely alliance between Daly's company and Thawar al Anbar). From the first patrol to the last in the spring of 2007, he takes you inside the daily successes and struggles of the operation and the stressful challenge of trying to discern who was a terrorist and who was a civilian. He tells the powerful and very human story of a people who want to free their country, yet have no basis on which to trust the American forces in helping them succeed. A Marine's personal story of fighting an insurgency and overcoming a siege mentality to work with Iraqis to rout a common enemy, Al Qaeda Captain Daly's unique perception of the battlefield has been shaped while operating with units of the United States Army, Navy SEALs, ANGLICO (Air, Naval Gunfire Liaison Company), Iraqi Army and Police Units, and anti-Al Qaeda guerrillas. Filled with on-the-ground details and insights on military operations and strategy, Rage Company cements th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001967/bk_acx0_001967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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Overcoming Religious Illiteracy
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Overcoming Religious Illiteracy ab 69.49 EURO A Cultural Studies Approach to the Study of Religion in Secondary Education. Auflage 2007

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Stand: 22.02.2020
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The EU's monetary and financial mechanism of an...
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Global financial and economic crisis of 2007-2008 has revealed a significant number of imperfections in the European monetary and financial system, especially exposing the absence of effective institutions aimed at regulating monetary and financial interactions in the integrated European economy. Mechanisms of transnational regulation of monetary relations, as it was revealed by the global financial and economic crisis, considerably fall behind and are not able to prevent and promptly react on crises. A necessity emerged to reconsider previous principles of financial and banking discipline and to create some instruments of anti-crisis regulation aimed at overcoming the crises consequences and preventing them in the future.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 22.02.2020
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The Social Dimension of the Economic Crisis in ...
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In 2007/08 the industrialized world faced one of the major economic crises the world has ever seen. Due to the fact that the states invested a lot of money to overcome the economic breakdown Europe is suffering since then a debt crisis. The social consequences are tremendous, in some countries mostly affected by the crisis one is speaking of a lost generation of young people, jobless and without perspective. But even in the countries with better economic performance discontent of the population suffering from austerity measures is rising and the question of a more just redistribution of wealth is fervently discussed.What is the perception of social work academics and professionals about all this? One might assume that social work is concerned in two ways: First the social situation of the raising number of clients should be of concern. And second the profession itself is victim of social spending cuts thus facing even deteriorating working conditions. In this situation one would assume that the economic and financial crisis and its consequences would be an important point of discussion. But the contrary is true, the profession continues with business as usual.This was the starting point and motivation of the team of the Europe Institute for Social Work to dedicate the Summer School 2012 to the subject “The Social Dimension of the Economic Crisis in Europe”. A couple of highly experienced experts have been participating and wrote down their findings in the following articles.First of all it was necessary to get an overview on the economic background of the crisis. Silke Tober in the article “Reluctant Lone Ranger: The ECB in the Euro Area Crisis” works out that the current crisis is the result of drastic austerity measures implemented to restore fiscal sustainability. She characterizes the posture of European governments towards overcoming the crisis as doing “too little, too late”. Since governments and ECB are falsely obsessed by the idea that lack of fiscal discipline is the major cause of the crisis (instead of identifying them in major economic unbalances), they give the patient even more of the false medicine. Thus restoring the economies is only possible if this false thinking can be overcome.This can only be achieved if the discussion is not only led by economic experts. Thus the article by David Kramer and Heinz Stapf-Finé “Impacts of the crisis on the working conditions of social workers” starts by explaining the main reasons of the economic crisis in a language easy to understand. Three are the main reasons: major economic unbalances, a redistribution of income and wealth from the poor to the rich and deregulation of the international financial markets.The consequences for social workers are: the already poor working conditions of the profession are getting worse.Christine Labonté-Roset in her contribution “Social Marginalisation and Poverty” treats the effects of the economic crisis on social cohesion and social exclusion. She states that social work as the profession most closely linked with social welfare needs new concepts of empowering marginalized populations. She shows two successful examples how social work can work in a creative, cooperative and democratic way with excluded people.“Access to the labor market with special consideration of youth unemployment” is the title of an article written by Alfredo Langa Herrero. Doing a brief study on the case of Spain he shows that as a consequence of austerity policy half of the young people are unemployed and have no perspective for the future. Mostly affected are low and middle skilled people, foreigners and women. He claims that the social consequences of the crisis must be considered in order to avoid dangerous political collateral effects.The case study of Spain clearly shows that if every second youngster is without a job the problem is a structural one (and not the fault of each individual). Thus the traditionally client centered social work comes to its limitations. José María Morán Carillo in his article “Impacts on methods of social work” even states a deep crisis within the profession: “I understand that one of the situations that have caused some form of crisis in Social Work is a poor management of its theoretical framework, or what is the same, an epistemological deficit that clearly explains who we are and what we do as professionals in social intervention.”Media play an important role for the (mis-)interpretation of the causes and social consequences of the crisis. In the joint contribution “Media Representation of the Crisis” Ulrike Hemberger critically analyzes the construction of narration and pictures of the crisis: what is excluded in the dialogue in the media, what is displaced and what is hidden concerning the socioeconomic developments? With the example of the film “Inside Job” Wim Franssen shows that the informed and critical use of the media can enhance expertise. How the active work with media used by grassroots movements can create an alternative view on the subject of the crisis is shown in the contribution of Nazan Haydari “Women Workers Strike in Novamed in Turkey: Reconceptualization of the Financial Crisis through Feminist Media”. We hope that this publication can help to draw an alternative view on the reasons and consequences of the economic crisis. Furthermore the profession of social work needs a creative discussion on the development of methods and on the own working conditions. We hopefully created a positive impulse.Heinz Stapf-Finé

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 22.02.2020
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Financial Crisis and Current Trends on Global M...
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Greed of financial institutions, poor assessments of rating agencies, massive issuing of insurance for credit risk covering, long-term inadequate monetary policy and poor regulations, on one hand, with simultaneous investments on the basis of wrong assumptions, on the other, are direct causes of financial crisis starting from the American market in 2007. It is concluded that occurred crisis is not a representation of the market or capitalism failure but a correction of market or of wrong market expectations caused by ignorance. After several decades, Keynes and principal postulates of his theory again became dominant and primary, this time, in solving of current economic crisis. If the effects of selected (interventionist) economic policy are negative, then the world will have an additional experience to consider while creating new measures and instruments of economic policy for solving potentially new crises in the future. Expectations related to overcoming the current crisis are different and expectedly, opposed. Optimistic forecasts have been proved wrong. Pessimistic forecasts discourage and do not lead the world economy out of the crisis in the near future.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 22.02.2020
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