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I'm Still Here: From Heart Failure to Heart of a Champion
by Johnnie Davis

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English

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Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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<p><i>His message is clear, personal, and powerful…Johnnie serves as an example of possibility, a model for transformation, and a grateful soldier of truth. Enjoy and grow</i>.—Rod Hairston, author of <i>Are You Up for the Challenge</i></p><br /><br /><p>Johnnie C. Davis Jr. truly thought he was going to die. A devastating medical diagnosis forced the businessman and husband to think back on his life and all the things he wanted for his future. </p><br /><br /><p>Davis didn’t die. He refused to. Instead, he used a traumatic illness as motivation for leading a better life and finding his purpose. </p><br /><br /><p>In this inspirational memoir, Davis recounts the events leading up to his diagnosis and the steps he has taken to regain his confidence and his stability. It is his wife, Rachel, who has been his guide and support through the most difficult moments of his life. Davis celebrates their relationship and the strength it gave him to keep pushing toward success. </p><br /><br /><p>Davis doesn’t just intend to share his own success story but to inspire you to create your own! He imparts the wisdom he collected during his long convalescence to empower you to stop letting fear, anxiety, or uncertainty hold you back.</p>
Une expérience vécue : réussir en aidant les autres: Prélimin...
by Elen Brig KORIDWEN

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French

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Publication Date

April 28, 2017

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Le contexte actuel très politisé, qui risque de brouiller mon message, me fait hésiter depuis plusieurs mois à publier le premier volet de ce témoignage écrit dans les années 2000. Mais je crains que la situation ne s'arrange pas du tout dans les mois à venir, et après tout, je ne fais que parler d'espoir : cela ne peut pas nuire, aujourd'hui moins que jamais. Je suis d'ailleurs prête à débattre si nécessaire ; pas de politique, très peu pour moi ! mais de l'humain, tout simplement, et de solidarité. <br />Si pour vous l'entreprise n'est pas un gros mot, ni réussir un passe-temps pour pervers, peut-être le récit de cette aventure assez originale vous intéressera-t-il. Comme toujours, votre avis, lui, m'intéressera !
A Short History of Elon Musk: The genius billionaire's pursuit of...
by Shrewdhippo Digests

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English

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Publication Date

April 28, 2017

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A household name, Elon Musk seems to defy all odds with every one of his ventures from Paypal, SpaceX. SolarCity, Tesla and Neuralink. A master visionary bent on making each of his initiatives a major milestone in human innovation.<br /><br />The digest captures Musk’s story from childhood to the genius he is today, with special insights into his life and mindset and the sometimes very personal decisions he has made in his pursuit of relentless innovation, invention and changing the goal post of humankind’s mastery of the world.<br /><br />This digest is a biographical account of the innovator, businessman and the modern day version of a 21st century Einstein.<br />
Vested: The Millennial's Guide to The Next Generation of Investin...
by William McDonald

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English

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198

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April 25, 2017

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<b>"A knowledgable and easy to read guide to investing in the Sharing economy." - Ron Suber, President at Prosper Marketplace</b><br /><br /> What Happens When the Social Network Meets Wall Street?<br /><br />McDonald answers the question in his first book, Vested!. Forget the outdated world of Wall Street finance - Peer to Peer lending and equity crowdfunding are reshaping our economy from the inside out. By creating a transparent marketplace, individuals can directly invest in companies and bypass the Wall Street middle man. Learn how investors are gaining access to new and innovative businesses as well as directly connecting to their investment.<br /><br />Now is the time to learn how you can win with these alternatives. Whether you have $1,000 or $100,000, there is a better way to grow your money--P2P! Welcome to the next generation of investing. Vested! is your playbook.<br /><br />This guide to Investing 2.0 teaches:<br />· How to find and invest in the next great startup<br />· How to support your peers while making a killing<br />· How to make your money work "smarter" and "harder" for you<br />· How "crowd-investing" lets you invest like Wall Street's best
China Ethnic Statistical Yearbook 2016
by Rongxing Guo

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English

Pages

391

Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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<div> <p>This book, comprised of entirely original research, collects data on the socioeconomic situation of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Although the majority of China’s population is of the Han nationality (which accounts for more than 90% of China’s population), the non-Han ethnic groups have a population of more than 100 million. China has officially identified, except for other unknown ethnic groups and foreigners with Chinese citizenship, 55 ethnic minorities. In addition, ethnic minorities vary greatly in size. With a population of more than 15 million, the Zhuang are the largest ethnic minority, and the Lhoba, with a population of only about three thousand, the smallest. </p><br /> <p>China’s ethnic diversity has resulted in a special socioeconomic landscape for China itself. However, till presently, a complete socioeconomic picture of China’s ethnic groups – especially of its smallest ethnic minorities – still remained unclear. How different have China’s ethnic groups been in every sphere of daily life and economic development during China’s fast transition period? In order to answer these questions, we have created a detailed and comparable set of data for each of China’s ethnic groups.</p><br /> <p>This book presents, in an easy-to-use format, a broad collection of social and economic indicators on China’s 56 ethnic groups. This useful resource profiles the general social and economic situations for each of these ethnic groups. These indicators are compiled and estimated based on the regional and local data gathered from a variety of sources up to 2012.</p></div>
Dealing With Complexity in Development Evaluation: A Practical Ap...
by SAGE Publications, Inc

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

October 16, 2015

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Recognizing that complexity calls for innovative, conceptual, and methodological solutions, <strong>Dealing with Complexity in Development Evaluation</strong> by Michael Bamberger, Jos Vaessen, and Estelle Raimondo offers practical guidance to policymakers, managers, and evaluation practitioners on how to design and implement complexity-responsive evaluations that can be undertaken in the real world of time, budget, data, and political constraints. Introductory chapters present comprehensive, non-technical overviews of the most common evaluation tools and methodologies, and additional content addresses more cutting-edge material. The book also includes six case study chapters to illustrate examples of various evaluation contexts from around the world.  
Banking on the Future of Asia and the Pacific: 50 Years of the As...
by Peter McCawley

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English

Pages

550

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April 01, 2017

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This book is a history of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development bank established 50 years ago to serve Asia and the Pacific. Focusing on the region’s economic development, the evolution of the international development agenda, and the story of ADB itself, this book raises several key questions: What are the outstanding features of regional development to which ADB had to respond? How has the bank grown and evolved in changing circumstances? How did ADB’s successive leaders promote reforms while preserving continuity with the efforts of their predecessors? ADB has played an important role in the transformation of Asia and the Pacific the past 50 years. As ADB continues to evolve and adapt to the region’s changing development landscape, the experiences highlighted in this book can provide valuable insight on how best to serve Asia and the Pacific in the future.
ENTREPRENEUR: quand l'édifice s'écroule: Le parcours chaotique ...
by , ISABELLE THOMAS

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French

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Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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Entreprendre ? Une ambition que j’avais chevillée au corps, tenace, nourrie par des compétences que je savais solides.<br />Et puis il y a eu ce défi, cette reprise d’entreprise. Et si…. ?<br />Je me suis lancé.<br />La croissance fut rapide, prometteuse. J’y engageai toutes mes forces.<br />Et puis, le dépôt de bilan et ses conséquences. <br />Comment en suis-je arrivé là ? <br />Ce témoignage dévoile au grand jour les écueils insoupçonnés auxquels va faire face le jeune chef d’entreprise, dans sa gestion, ses rapports avec les banques, les comptables, les clients, le code du travail.<br />Entre les mains d’une injuste justice, se débattre et se battre, tenter de démonter, méticuleusement, une à une, les incohérences des systèmes bancaire et judiciaire.<br />Garder la tête haute alors même que son entreprise a été dé-capitée.<br />Dire. Montrer. Avertir. Guider.<br />
Only Yesterday, Since Yesterday, and The Lords of Creation: Three...
by Frederick Lewis Allen

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English

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1129

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May 16, 2017

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<DIV><B>Three acclaimed chronicles of American life from a <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author with a “style that is verve itself” (<I>The</I><I> New York Times</I>).</B><BR /><BR /> In these three popular histories of America—collectively ranging from the turn of the century through the 1930s—Frederick Lewis Allen confirms his reputation as one of the most influential journalists of the twentieth century and a “diligent and perceptive reporter” (<I>Forbes</I>).<BR />  <BR /><I>Only Yesterday</I>: Allen’s bestselling account of the Roaring Twenties begins at the end of World War I and continues through Prohibition, the Big Red Scare, and the stock market crash of 1929. Originally published in 1931, the definitive account of twentieth-century America combines the immediacy of firsthand experience with clear-cut analysis. This iconic history sold over half a million copies in its first year of publication, reaching commercial and critical success unheard of during the Depression.<BR />  <BR /><I>Since Yesterday</I>: Allen’s bestselling follow-up to <I>Only Yesterday</I> begins with America’s plunge into the Great Depression. With wit and empathy, Allen chronicles the 1930s from the Lindbergh kidnapping to the New Deal, from bank closures and devastating dust storms to the rise of Benny Goodman and our mass escape to the movies.<BR />  <BR /><I>The Lords of Creation</I>: Allen’s history of American finance from the Reconstruction Era to the start of the Great Depression is a fascinating story of bankers, railroad tycoons, steel magnates, and robber barons. From the unprecedented corporate expansion that followed the Civil War, Allen traces a path of innovation and exploitation that put America’s fortunes in the hands of the Rockefellers, Fords, Vanderbilts, and other wealthy industrialists who set the stage for the most devastating financial collapse in history.<BR />  <BR />  </DIV>
The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capit...
by Duff McDonald

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English

Pages

672

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<p>With <em>The Firm</em>, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In <em>The Golden Passport</em>, he reveals the inner works of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School.</p><p>Harvard University still occupies a unique place in the public’s imagination, but the Harvard Business School eclipsed its parent in terms of influence on modern society long ago. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. But a Harvard MBA near-guarantees entrance into Western capitalism’s most powerful realm—the corner office. And because the School shapes the way its powerful graduates think, its influence extends well beyond their own lives. It affects the organizations they command, the economy they dominate, and society itself. Decisions and priorities at HBS touch every single one of us.</p><p>Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and dominant force for almost a century. Graduates of HBS share more than just an alma mater. They also share a way of thinking about how the world should work, and they have successfully molded the world to that vision—<em>that</em> is what truly binds them together.</p><p>In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive, if not necessarily “secret” club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goal it set for itself—“the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways?” Is HBS complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism?</p><p>At a time of soaring economic inequality and growing political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has had a profound influence not just in the world of business but on the shape of our society—and on all our lives.</p>

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