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UpSizing: The Road to Zero Emissions: More Jobs, More Income and ...
by Gunter Pauli

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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"Zero emissions" has become a definitive term in the debate on sustainable development in the last few years. This radical book focuses on a world where the waste for one process can become the raw material for another – a cascade of materials once thought worthless supporting new products, new processes and new wealth – as industries that were previously considered unrelated cluster together. A world where new business will be created on an unprecedented scale. This is not just a theory: projects in the agro-industries, based on integrated biosystems, are already up and running in countries as diverse as Fiji, Namibia and Colombia and are fully described in the book, as is the lead given by Japan in terms of the adoption of the concept.  In UpSizing, Gunter Pauli, founder of the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI), examines how the adoption of the Zero Emissions concept not only radically reduces pollution and waste but can contribute significantly to the generation of income and jobs – specifically for those that need them most: the rural poor in less developed countries.
China Time Honored Brands: The history and future of traditional ...
by Waldemar Pfoertsch

Language

English

Pages

195

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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Chinese government officials came up with the term “time-honored” brand by honoring products and companies for their achievement within the society and culture of China. Many of these unique products have disappeared today and will be lost forever.<br /><br />This book attempts to describe the phenomena and development of traditional Chinese brands. It also tries to explain the importance of the traditional products and its applications in people’s life. Additionally, the book also tries to show its significance and gives hints for future developments. <br /><br />Great examples will be given in back of the book with case studies and descriptions of the various businesses, which still are serving customers. I hope you will enjoy the breadth of knowledge which is provided here and hopeful the business can benefit from it and the culture and tradition of the Chinese Time-Honored Brands continue for many more years.<br />
Southeast Asia beyond Crises and Traps: Economic Growth and Upgra...
by Palgrave Macmillan

Language

English

Pages

309

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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This book examines five countries in South East Asia that are instructive case studies of how the region has had to negotiate pathways of development beyond crises and traps. At two ends of just one decade, 1997–2007, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam all had to weather the shocks of an East Asian financial crisis and a global financial crisis. Some economies might have buckled completely under those shocks and been condemned to long-term stagnation. Yet these five economies, part of the larger Asian region, emerged with continued if slower economic growth.<div><br /></div><div>An important theme of this book is that their resilience has been partly derived from the pursuit of growth and competitiveness along less known or recommended pathways. The chapters of this book take a novel approach to South East Asia’s search for growth and improvement. They do not begin by evaluating how far macro-level performances would take a particular country towards high-income status. Instead they provide original insights into actual cases of intermediate ways of achieving growth, upgrading and income improvement in non-privileged sectors. Such cases may hold more relevant lessons for the majority of developing countries than the experiences of highly developed economies.</div>
Interrogating Inclusive Growth: Poverty and Inequality in India
by K. P. Kannan

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<P>The high growth performance of the Indian economy since the launch of economic reforms in the early 1990s has been much lauded. But how much of this growth has made its way to the poor? </P><br /><P>In a radical assessment of ‘inclusive growth’, this book probes the impact of neo-liberal policies on employment, poverty and inequality. It critiques the claim that market-friendly economic reform policies ‘trickle down’ to the poor and reduce poverty and deprivation. The author uses exhaustive data — from the formal and informal sectors — to create a profile of the <I>aam aadmi</I>. He advocates the need for a broad-based growth and development strategy that alone will address the many-sided social and economic inequalities in India.</P><br /><P>The volume will be useful to scholars and students of economics, development studies, labour studies, and sociology.</P>
Records of English Court Music: Volume VI: 1588-1603
by Andrew Ashbee

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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Pioneering work on the musical material from the archives of the English court was undertaken by Nagel (1894), Lafontaine (1909) and Stokes (in the Musical Antiquary 1903-1913). Records of English Court Music (a series of seven volumes covering the period 1485-1714) is the first attempt to compile a systematic calendar of such references. It aims to revise these earlier studies where necessary, adding significant details which researchers omitted, clarifying the context of documents and substituting current call-marks for defunct references. Volume V is primarily concerned with the post-Restoration years already partially covered in volumes I and II. The material from the Exchequer and Declared Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber has been revised to include references to trumpeters and drummers. Other sections are devoted to material outside the Lord Chamberlain's papers: the Signet Office Docquet Books, Secret Service accounts and more from the Exchequer; the Corporation of Musick (controlled by the Court musicians) and to the range of music material from accounts of the Receivers General. Samples from the comprehensive records of the Lord Steward's department (including those of the Cofferer of the Household) are also provided. Andrew Ashbee was the winner of the Oldman Prize in 1987 for Volume II in the series of 'Records of English Court Music', awarded by the UK branch of the International Association of Music Libraries for the year's best book on music librarianship, bibliography and reference.
Hit Refresh (Tamil) (Tamil Edition)
by Satya Nadella

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Tamil

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Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<p>LONGLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD</p><p> ‘Empathy grounds and centres me,’ - Satya Nadella</p><p>Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, while tracing his own journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant changes of the digital era and offering his vision for the coming wave of intelligent technologies. </p><p><i>Hit Refresh </i>is about individual change, the transformation happening inside Microsoft, and the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced – including artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It examines how people, organisations, and societies can and must transform, how they must ‘hit refresh’ in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal. Yet at its core, it’s about humans and how one of our essential qualities – empathy – will become ever more valuable in a world where technological advancement will alter the status quo as never before. </p><p>In addition to his thoughts on these stunning scientific leaps, Satya Nadella discusses his fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as sitting CEO –and about succeeding brilliant minds like of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. He explains how the company rediscovered its soul – transforming everything from its culture to its business partnerships to the fiercely competitive landscape of the industry itself. </p>
Regenerative and Positive Impact Architecture: Learning from Case...
by Shady Attia

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English

Pages

94

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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This book is a guide to energy efficiency and environmental impact assessment in high-performance buildings projects. It compares four state-of-the-art buildings to examine the steps needed for a transition from negative impact reduction architecture to positive impact regenerative architecture, utilizing life cycle analysis. The book provides a solid grounding in the areas of energy-efficient building and building materials life-cycle assessment, discussing carbon efficiency within a wider context that includes its technical, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions and covers the key areas for green buildings performance (operational and embodied energy). The analysis and comparison of four case studies of state-of-art modern building projects in Europe and North America serve as inspiring examples for architects and building professionals in the fields of high performance buildings, ecological materials and carbon efficiency.<p> </p>
Masculinity, Labour, and Neoliberalism: Working-Class Men in Inte...
by Palgrave Macmillan

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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This book explores the ways in which neoliberal capitalism has reshaped the lives of working-class men around the world. It focuses on the effects of employment change and of new forms of governmentality on men’s experiences of both public and private life. The book presents a range of international studies—from the US, UK, and Australia to Western and Northern Europe, Russia, and Nigeria—that move beyond discourses positing a ‘masculinity crisis’ or pathologizing working-class men. Instead, the authors look at the active ways men have dealt with forms of economic and symbolic marginalization and the barriers they have faced in doing so. While the focus of the volume is employment change, it covers a range of topics from consumption and leisure to education and family. 
THE RICHEST: The Richest Man In China
by Haibo Wu

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English

Pages

230

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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Before I go to business, I learn to be a man. The suffering of life is the best exercise in my life. Especially as a salesman, I have learned a lot and understood a lot of truth<br /><br />All of these, I will not buy $1 billion and 100 today.<br /><br />You must treat people, others will reciprocate with sincerity.<br /><br />If a single business only earn its own, and the other side do not earn, so that business can not do<br /><br />Luck is only a small factor. Personal effort is the most basic condition for creating a career. It's important to do something. You are interested in your career and your work will be done well<br /><br />Before you attack, be sure to keep it. You must do it before every strategy is implemented. A businessman full of business cells, money can be everywhere and forever<br /><br />Funds, it is the blood of enterprises, is the source of enterprise life<br /><br />A business start means a good reputation, a reputation, naturally there will be money, this is a must have business ethics.<br /><br />In the enterprise, I don't forget to be steady and steady. I don't forget to make progress. This is the purpose of my investment. The spirit of initiative is the decisive factor of success. This book is about my story.and you?
El equipaje de Alicia (Spanish Edition)
by Alicia Mejía

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Spanish

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Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<p style="text-align:center"><B>Alicia Mejía conversa con varios de sus más cercanos amigos sobre su carrera profesional en el mundo de las ferias que cambiaron la imagen de Colombia en el exterior</B>.</P> <BR> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>Colombiamoda, Colombiatex, Expoartesano o Colombia Provoca son algunas de las grandes ferias de exposición de Colombia, tanto dentro como fuera del país. Lo que pocos saben es que detrás de estos grandes eventos ha estado la misma persona: Alicia Mejía. Su empuje, coraje, convicción y constancia son de gran ejemplo para las nuevas generaciones.</P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY></P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>Esta es su historia, contada a través de entrevistas con varios de sus más entrañables amigos y compañeros de viaje: David Bojanini, Paula Jaramillo, Silvia Tcherassi, Lina Moreno y Lola Gavarrón, entre otros.</P>

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