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101. Business Statistics: First Course
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102. Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity,
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103. The SPIN Selling Fieldbook
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104. Your Money or Your Life: Transforming
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105. B2B Brand Management
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106. Practical Business Statistics
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107. Analysis of Financial Time Series
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108. Statistics for Business and Economics
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109. Microeconomics: A Contemporary
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110. Modern Industrial Organization
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111. International Economics (with
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112. Green to Gold: How Smart Companies
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113. Primal Leadership: Learning to
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114. The Lexus and the Olive Tree:
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115. Economics of Money, Banking and
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116. Blood Money: Wasted Billions,
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117. Introduction to Modern Portfolio
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118. The Box: How the Shipping Container
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119. Law and Economics (4th Edition)
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120. Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs,

101. Business Statistics: First Course and Student CD (4th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (28 March, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Statistics    5. Business & Economics / Statistics    6. Business mathematics    7. Probability & statistics   


102. Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics
by Harvard Business School Press
Hardcover (01 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Some Really Good Points.
According to the author economics is in the midst of a revolution. But economics is always in the midst of a revolution. There's the old saying that if you take a thousand economists and lay them in a line that they will all point in a different direction. Yes, there are new economists challenging the field's traditional assumptions. But that's how you get your Ph.D. in economics.
4-0 out of 5 stars A lot of intrinsic value but...
I bought the book initially because the economist issued an article commenting it which draw my interest. Quite honestly, I was surprised to see that it is basically a compilation of works, essays and academic papers defying orthodox finance and economics viewpoints rather than groundbreaking material. Throughout the book, the author cites many heavyweights in different sciences to augment his thesis of a new paradigm in economics along with the typical historical retrospective on economics, from Adam Smith to Samuelson and beyond which serves the purpose of claiming economics is locked in its own on intellectual embargo.
2-0 out of 5 stars Ambitious survey; flawed logic
Scattered throughout The Origin of Wealth is a five star survey of new ideas in economics, incorporating discoveries from science and psychology.Unfortunately, in the end, the book is undone by Beinhocker's unfortunate habit of stating hypotheses and non sequiturs as facts, and his continuous harping on "Traditional" economics (and "Traditional" finance) as obsolete and irrelevant.Also, the book is quite uneven in the amount of detail presented; there's too much sometimes (which is tedious), and too little other times (which is frustrating).I really wanted to be able to give the book three stars because of its broad scope and entertaining analyses, but just cannot do so after a few days of mulling over the entirety of its content.If you can separate the wheat from the chaff, it's a decent read; but if you are not already familiar with the subject matter discussed, caveat emptor (buyer beware)!
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103. The SPIN Selling Fieldbook
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (01 June, 1996)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Nice book, but too easy after reading SPIN Selling
I bought this book together with SPIN Selling. I read the Fieldbook after reading SPIN Selling. If you've already read SPIN Selling, this book is not going to tell you much new things.
5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable part of the salesman's library
This book is a practical guide for implementing the principles learned in the original book about 'Spin selling', however it is not necessary to have read the other book to make good use of this one. I think the SPIN methodology is a most valuable contribution from Mr. Rackham to the field of large sales and this book gives sound help to implement it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Spin Selling Fieldbook
I use this book to train new salespeople on the SPIN selling method.I originally was trained on this years ago with Xerox.I like the fieldbook approach because the salespeople can focus on real world scenarios with our products and our customers.We break it up into 2-3 chapter segments and hold a working lunch to discuss the content and the assignments.
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104. Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (01 September, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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There's a big difference between "making a living" and making a life. Do you spend more than you earn? Does making a living feel more like making a dying? Do you dislike your job but can't afford to leave it? Is money fragmenting your time, your relationships with family and friends? If so, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one & only book on achieving financial independence in my personal library...
This is the one & only book on achieving financial independence in my personal library that I have fully subscribed to the working principles as formulated by the two authors. The two authors came with excellent credentials.
4-0 out of 5 stars some free advise....
By definition it seems all books written on personal finance are as inspiring as reading the phone book only spiced up a bit with neat little graphs and pie charts.However, what this book does is take a step back from the usual sermon about compound interest, dollar cost averaging, putting ten percent away, (you are getting bored already, aren't you?) and address the cost of money as well as the value of money. More than a financial book this is more of a practical philosophy book that considers quality of life as much as net worth.I would recommend you buy this book, but as a practical consideration, if you are trying to control spending, a trip to the library may prove wiser.

1-0 out of 5 stars Awful
This has to be one of the most ridiculous books I have ever read. At one point the authors ask: if money equals security, wouldn't you feel safe walking through a major American city at midnight with a suitcase full of cash handcuffed to your wrist? If money really did equal security, you would! I stopped reading after that.
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105. B2B Brand Management
by Springer
Hardcover (01 September, 2006)
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106. Practical Business Statistics with Student CD-ROM
by McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Hardcover (30 September, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good and gentle introduction to statistics
Prof. Siegel's book is a great introductory text for business graduates with little prior exposure to statistics. The text covers many of the basic topics in statistics and ties them nicely to real world cases and problems.
2-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre.
This is not the best book on the subject.There are many other superior books to this one.I still keep it around as a descent reference on statistics, and occasionally get something out of it.

3-0 out of 5 stars The review of Practical Business Statistics
It's a very good book because of the way it divulges you into the realworld.If you are interested in learning business and business statistics,what better place to learn it than the real world. ... Read more

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107. Analysis of Financial Time Series (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)2nd edition
by Wiley-Interscience
Hardcover (30 August, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Broad coverage, but not for the faint-hearted
Written by a University of Chicago professor, this book comprehensively covers times series topics relative to investment and trading-oriented finance (i.e., Wall Street money-making machines).Treatment is generally clear and thorough, but an advanced math and stat background is an absolute prerequisite for understanding the materials.
5-0 out of 5 stars For self-learners and for future reference
This is the bible of financial time series analysis.All the main methods are included, with each of them being well described and provided with readable examples.You physics quants out there who are new to finance can use this as a self-contained textbook, while you stats guys and gals can use this as a quick reference.The treatment of VaR is the only real weakness, and you will be hindered a little if you don't have access to S-Plus.
5-0 out of 5 stars Best textbook I have ever read
First of all, it is well written in a very practical point of view. The whole book is aimed fullly to real financial data(appended in the author's web). People can gain not only the well-explained theories but the hand-on experience with data analysis using SPLUS or any other package.
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108. Statistics for Business and Economics (9th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (05 March, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Used in MBA program - Intro to Stats
I did not have much statistics background while in undergrad or through my job experiences and found this book to be quite easy to understand.The problems at the end of the chapters were quite useful in that they seemed applicable to the real world.I thought the most useful section was on regression so if you are interested in learning about that topic, this textbook is quite useful.

4-0 out of 5 stars good book with good cases
Very good text book with very useful and practical real cases, which make the boring theory interesting. I think it is very useful for my job and daily life.

4-0 out of 5 stars Effective text for students and anyone wanting to brush up
This is a very readable and useable text for undergraduates, business students, and general readers who want to learn or brush-up on basic statistics.There is a tremendous amount of information in its 1200 pages, but it is well laid out, amply illustrated, with lots of practical work.The answers to the odd numbered questions are provided in the back to aid self-study.There are several appendices that provide important tables and the methods for calculating important statistical formulas.The index is also quite helpful.
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109. Microeconomics: A Contemporary Introduction (with InfoTrac)
by South-Western College Pub
Paperback (05 January, 2005)
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Isbn: 0324288662
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110. Modern Industrial Organization (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (13 May, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great condish but no quick ship
See above.Took longer to arrive than I would have liked.Maybe 2 weeks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book : Easy to follow and practical
I have the 2000 edition, I like it very much. Practical, easy to follow, great use of Theory of Games exemples.
4-0 out of 5 stars Its in my top 2 textbooks for Economics Undergraduate
I've only used 9 textbooks in my undergraduate carrer in Economics, however, this book would probably fit either as the best or 2nd best... I can't really determine which deserves the "coveted" "best" slot.
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111. International Economics (with InfoTrac)
by South-Western College Pub
Hardcover (03 December, 2004)
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1-0 out of 5 stars International Economics (with InfoTrac)
This seler is not reliable!!!! They charge you and make you wait for a long time, and then, they email you saying that they can't delivery the book!!!! There is a refund regarding the cash, but the time you waste with this transaction is worthless!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Not the best for undergrad international economics
As an instructor teaching an undergrad international economics, I used this textbook as designated reading for the class. There are several merits about this textbook: simplicity, tons of real-world examples, and plain description. Unfortunately, there are several disadvantages about this book that I can't stand:
4-0 out of 5 stars Clarity of writing makes topic accessible
I had Dr Carbaugh as a student at UW Eau Claire, and enjoyed the clarity of his lectures.His book is nearly as good.My (first) edition is still worth consulting when I have the opportunity to teach econ. ... Read more

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112. Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
by Yale University Press
Hardcover (09 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Doing Well by Doing Good
Green to Gold is a must-read for anyone who (a) holds a leadership position in business or is a business influencer, and (b) cares about the environment we live in.Its subtitle really best describes the book, which is probably the first (or if not, certainly the best) documentation of successful corporate environmentalstrategy on the market.
5-0 out of 5 stars Bravo!I'm already looking forward to the sequel.
When a colleague suggested that I read this--my gut reaction, after just finishing a graduate degree, was that I was not going to cuddle up with a potentially bland business book. After holing up in my apartment for 48 hours, that all changed.A half dozen phone calls had gone unanswered and I had one heck of leg cramp. I had not only finished "Green to Gold", but was enraptured by it--and thankfully freshly emerging from a slight fog in my professional career.
5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a clearly articulated guide for the mainstream businessperson
In Green to Gold, Espy and Winston contribute a much needed voice to the conversation about why businesses will all ultimately transform themselves for sustainability, and why the smartest ones are moving now to develop shareholder value and a competitive edge through strategic environmental action.The authors lend a distinctly rational and grounded perspective on real issues business leaders must face today, and how they can turn challenges in to opportunity for innovation and success.This is the best starting point we've seen for beginning to think both strategically and tactically about what steps you should take going forward, and forms a fantastic framework for discussion both internally, and within your value network about how to catch this next wave of innovation.Highly recommended. This book will certainly have impact on speeding the pace of change. ... Read more

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113. Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence
by Harvard Business School Press
Paperback (March, 2004)
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Business leaders who maintain that emotions are best kept out of the work environment do so at their organization's peril. Bestselling author Daniel Goleman's theories on emotional intelligence (EI) have radically altered common understanding of what "being smart" entails, and in Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars read between lines
This book is worth to read. You will find plenty of interesting ideas and things u can use in u life, even if u are not manager and is not planning to be. U can advance to some level by reviewing and using some clear techniques.
4-0 out of 5 stars Innovative & brilliant; yet...
In modern times perhaps no one has clarified the distinction between leadership (an influence relationship) and management (an authority relationship) better than the seminal work of the University of San Diego's Joseph C. Rost. With both fresh perspective and renewed vigor, though, Daniel Goleman and his colleagues have once again put a "face" on leadership... as if it actually has something to do with human relations!
4-0 out of 5 stars Extra Credit - Class Group Book Review
Best selling author Daniel Goleman, who popularized a theory of emotional intelligence (EI) via his 1995 bestseller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, has teamed up with colleague EI researchers, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee to advance a new leadership concept - Primal Leadership.The authors focus on the four EI domains (self awareness, self management, social awareness, and relationship management), and link them to leadership success that affected several organizations' bottom lines positively by bringing out the best in people, a concept called "resonance".It is revealed that EI domains or competencies create leadership styles that reinforce resonance as well as those that create dissonance.Drawing from a decade of the authors' collective research and the real life experience of leaders in the trenches, a connection is made where leadership demands more than conventionally recognized intelligence, but emotional intelligence as well.The key to this is to use emotion to balance the reality of work and organization demands without unduly upsetting people to impact staff results.In a twist, the authors find that the encouragement to use EI originates internally.Furthermore, they offer a learning plan as a mechanism to sustain transformation rather than a performance outcome model.In the end, the book correlates its concepts to the organization as a whole to create the desired outcome of an organization with resonance that favorably influences the bottom line of the organization. ... Read more

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114. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
by Anchor
Paperback (02 May, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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One day in 1992, Thomas Friedman toured a Lexus factory in Japan and marveled at the robots that put the luxury cars together. That evening, as he ate sushi on a Japanese bullet train, he read a story about yet another Middle East squabble between Palestinians and Israelis. And it hit him: Half the world was lusting after those Lexuses, or at least the brilliant technology that made them possible, and the other half was fighting over who owned which olive tree.Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not just terms....
A treatise on globalization.Published in 1999 it seems apropos to review this in the context of history.In the midst of his conclusions / suggestions, as another reviewer cites, "Friedman on terrorism, two years prior to the 9/11 attacks: `When you combine the angry men that Americanization-globalization creates with the way in which globalization can super-empower people, you have what I believe is the real, immediate national security threat to the United States in the twenty-first century: the Super-Empowered Angry Man ...'."
5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Explanation of Globalization That You Are Likely to Find
If you want to know exactly what globalization is, this is the book that contains perhaps the best explanation of globalization.Between the protests and the periodic G7 and G8 meeting of industrialized countries when the media is full of globalization stories, one finds there is a dearth of good explanationsof exactly what globalization is.Historically countries have always completed economically, developed countries used captured markets (colonies), during the mercantilistic era,the cold war was an aberration where the world competed on an idealogical level.Presently with the cold war at an end, there is an allure of attracting investment from multi-national companies. Vica-versa every country is also being evaluated in accordance to its business climate.A corrupt government, spendthrifts regime, or a fragile banking sytem loses votes (investment dollars) , countries with a good business climate receive investment dollars.The author's point is that no one company or country is actually controlling this system.The countries protesting the loudest are the same countries providing a weak business climate, and but they want to participate in the rewards. It is a natural outcome that as every country joins the international communityis judged by multitudes of investors on a worldwide basis.
4-0 out of 5 stars Intriquing and Positive Look at Globalization
Written in the late 1990s (and later updated), Tom Friedman's lengthy assessment of globalization and the post-Cold War ear has etchd its place as one of the more prominent optimistic takes on the subject.
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115. Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets plus MyEconLab plus eBook 1-semester Student Access Kit, The (8th Edition)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (17 July, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars good service
I ordered the book right before the hurrican Katrina. So my ordered was canceled, but they contacted me right away about my order and refunded my money back. Good service!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book for intermediate level
Design:5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and accessible book
Highly recommended for both dummies and people familiar with economics. The author presents an unbiased, unpartisan, clear introduction to numerous aspects of monetary policy, financial institutions, and financial markets. Along with factual material the author presents important and profound generalizations and principles. ... Read more

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116. Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq
by Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover (29 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Death before being dishonored.
An important and imperative work. Investigative journalisim at its best under trying circumstances. American at its core, in that it gets a tough and dirty job done. Not with the help of government, but despite it.In this Reagan era of privitizaton/trust the market place, we have a choice: trust Bush or the dollar.How could you lose?Thebook opens and closes with Col. Ted Westhusing, the definition of his alma mater, WEST POINT: DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY. Third in his class, plus a doctor of philosophy, and an exemplary record of war/peace service. Yet he met his nemesis: Iraq. For in Iraq he found a war of privitization that had nothing what so ever to do with DUTY, HONOR, or COUNTRY.It was simply about the money, or at best, cronyism.Whether it was murder or suicide, his last communication was in writing and I paraphrase, " I cannot support a mission that leads to corruption, human rights abuse and liars. No more. I cannot support corrupt, money hungry contractors, nor work for commanders only intersested in themselves. I came to serve honorably and I feel dishonored.Why serve when you cannot accomplish the mission, when you no longer believe in the cause, when your every effort and breath is met with lies, lack of support and selfishness.Life needs trust". So what comes around goes around.When a government is "elected" that produces Iraqs and Katrinas then you get the government you deserve.Col. Ted Westhusing desevered better. We, the citizenry could count on him.But in the end, he could not count on us. This book needs to be read and passed on by word of mouth.I wouln't count on the privitized mainstream press.I think there are about a total of four papers left that still have a investigative journalism department.After all, it is all about the bottom line. The Money. Highly recommended!!!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Bush and Friends Strike Again!
A free and democratic Iraq was supposed to become an oasis.The U.S. has committed over $30 billion to rebuild Iraq - more than the $2.4 billion (inflation-adjusted) spent on Germany after WWII, and far more than the $2 billion originally planned to rebuild Iraq.In addition, over 500 contractor employees have died trying to make Iraq a better place.Goals were rarely set, and even less often met.Yet, after three years of rebuilding, Iraqis have less power in their homes than under Saddam, oil production is about 20% below pre-Saddam days, outbreaks of easily preventable diseases like hepatitis occur for lack of clean drinking water, and thousands of Iraqis have died in sectarian conflict.
4-0 out of 5 stars Reader make up their own mind
Blood Money is a dramatic, persuasive and meticulous work. It would be better without the biased innuendos found throughout, such as VP Chaney somehow benefiting through the government contracts with his old company, Haliburton Oil. No proof of this is offered.
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117. Introduction to Modern Portfolio Optimization with NuOPT, S-PLUS and S+Bayes
by Springer
Hardcover (06 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars great reference
The best book on this subject. It provides both an excellent up-to-date overview of the relevant literature and an application-oriented perspective. The chapter on robust estimation is outstanding. ... Read more

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118. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
by Princeton University Press
Hardcover (20 March, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars How innovation changed an industry and the world...
This book not only offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of shipping but also a fascinating look at how disruptive innovation can be. You get a front row seat to changes wrought by the mighty shipping container. In this very well researched book the author provides wonderful glimpses into the labour aspects, international trade aspects, finanace, technical aspects, and actual ship design & contruction. The book is destined to become a classic in detailing how innovation can radically change an industry and the world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Boxing in goods unleashes globalization: The world is not flat
In "On the waterfront," perhaps the saddest point of the film is where Fr. Barry eulogizes K. O. Duggan, killed off by the mob. But Marc Levinson has located a larger villain, the real force that killed off so many longshoremen's careers: the standardized shipping container. While a highly trained crane operator working today's docks earns $120,000 a year, their numbers are few and few of them are former longshoremen or sons of longshoremen. And cargo handling costs have dropped over 90%. Yet this is only the start. The shipping container reducedspoilage, theft, insurance costs, delays, and the entire cost of going global. 3-0 out of 5 stars Not for anyone who doesn't work in logistics
If you work in logistics, buy this book.It is well worth trudging through the tedious parts to get to the gems.With some severe editing, pictures and diagrams it could be a best seller.But the presentation is more like that of a sterile textbook than popular writing.As someone who worked in logistics I found it interesting.But it is certainly not a book that anyone will read again and again. ... Read more

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119. Law and Economics (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics)
by Addison Wesley
Hardcover (04 August, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good
This item was in wonderful condition, bought used, but looked brand new, with a prompt delivery.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Introduction to Law and Economics
In a sense, this book is quite curious. Because law and economics is a discipline in its infancy, a book of this nature has to tread the fine line between serving as a distanced text and engaging in the dialogue of current research. And in both respects, Cooter and Ulen do a magnificent job of doing just that.5-0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery and excellent quality...
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120. Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs, Too Few People
by OakHill Press
Hardcover (12 October, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Read Soon, Before Your Crisis Arrives
Well Worth Reading! You've likely heard it said that the first step to solving a problem is recognition. During, and since, my reading of "The Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs, Too Few People " I've been speaking with business people who confirm all I've learned from this informative "MUST READ".Fortunately, now I not only recognize the problem, I also see practical steps that employers can take to position themselves to make it through the current and increasingly turbulent, employee shortages. I've found the research based evidence in this book to be presented in a way that not only speaks to CEOs and their direct reports, but also to every person, in any organization, that is planning to remain competitive in local, national or global markets. The real issues that affect employees decisions to either remain with or leave (and in some cases, even flee from) their current employers, are well addressed with an insightful understanding of the needs of all stakeholders involved in any business venture, including the customer. Since reading this book, I find myself looking at businesses differently; I now closely observe employees that serve me as a customer and many times I can see and hear the lack of commitment they have to their current employment. On the occasions that I am treated well as a customer, invariably, I find, through conversation, that this person likes where they work and is not being driven away by any of the 5 reasons most employees seek other employment. The last of which, by the way, is the amount they're paid. I recommend this book to any and everyone that is in business or a part of the workforce, but especially to those organizations that want to avoid being left without quality skilled employees.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wrong But That's A Good Thing
As consultants very often do, this author has relied on statistics and the outside-the-picture view consultants inevitably have, and has come to the wrong conclusion. I think he's wrong about the nature of the impending crisis because he is basing his theory on the assumption that baby boomers are going to retire in large numbers. Most baby boomers I know are never going to retire because they can't afford to. They are supporting kids in college, elderly parents and a lifestyle that they refuse to give up unless they are forced to by becoming one of the increasing number of 55+ people who are being laid off so employers can avoid paying their benefits. These laid off people are not finding jobs at all or if they are lucky enough to find jobs they are jobs that pay far less than the ones they had. Many employers are reducing or cutting off medical benefits for retired people and medical costs are so high people are having to get whatever kind of job then can to pay them.
5-0 out of 5 stars Thwarting Impending Crisis
Herman and Gioia early on identified a critical problem the workforce is facing: a labor shortage.With downsizing and growth in new sectors comes the inevitable problem of a labor force that is not able to meet thecurrent demands.
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