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The Art of War (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: ????; pinyin: Sunzi bingfa) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

Beyond its military and intelligence applications from earliest days to the present time, THE ART OF WAR has been applied to many fields well outside of the military. Much of the text is about how to fight wars without actually having to do battle: it gives tips on how to outsmart one's opponent so that physical battle is not necessary. As such, it has found application as a training guide for many competitive endeavors that do not involve actual combat. There are business books applying its lessons to office politics and corporate strategy. Many companies make the book required reading for their key executives. The book is also popular among Western business management, who have turned to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive business situations. It has also been applied to the field of education. The Art of War has been the subject of law books and legal articles on the trial process, including negotiation tactics and trial strategy.

Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We Use Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves

Title: Seeing Ourselves Through Technology( How We Use Selfies Blogs and Wearable Devices to See and Shape Ourselves) Binding: Hardcover Author: illWalkerRettberg, Publisher: PalgravePivot

The Wealth of Nations

Public Debt, Inequality, and Power

An Historical Geography of Tourism in Victoria, Australia: Case Studies

This work is concerned with the emergence of tourism in colonial Victoria, Australia, and is part of ongoing research into understanding the 'tourism era of discovery'. It deals with the processes of opening up new attractions and its focus is the embryonic or emergent phase in which natural attractions become the subject of tourist visitation. It is contextualized in the study of eight tourism sites that are the primary focus of this work.

The Essential Hayek

Nobel laureate economist F.A.Hayek firstt revolutionized economists' understanding of markets, and then profoundly challenged the public's understanding of government. Hayek is one of only a few social scientists over the past 200 years who thoroughly rethought the relationship between individual people and both the market and the state. While countless works have discussed the importance of Hayek and his ideas, none have focused on making his core ideas accessible to average people. This volume highlights and explains Hayek's basic insights in plain language to ensure that his critical ideas about the nature of society are both accessible and enduring.

Dot Smith's Jams & Chutneys

Dot Smith, Grande Dame of Riverstone, shares some of her jam and chutney recipesDot Smith describes herself as 'a woman's dream and a man's nightmare!' The exuberant 60-something, with bright pink flourishes in her hair, is the Grande Dame of the Riverstone complex, situated just north of Oamaru. It includes the award-winning restaurant, Riverstone Kitchen, Dot's giftware shops, oceans of organic vegetable and flower gardens and much more. Dot and her husband Neil moved to Riverstone over 30 years ago, when it was still 'a gravel pit'. Now, after years of hard yakka, they own six dairy farms running over 4000 cows. And green-fingered, clever and eccentric Dot is soon to become the queen of her own castle, a magnificent building project, set on an island at Riverstone and complete with dungeon, drawbridge and towers.Not only that but she also makes all Riverstone's delicious jams and chutneys, thousands of jars at a time! In this handy wee free sampler Dot shares some of her favourite jam and chutney recipes.

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by systematically combining a multi-disciplinary evidence base with participatory approaches to policy deliberation. TA thus seeks to act as a hub for serious and transparent dialogue between policy, industry, science, and society about the challenges ahead and the available options for overcoming them responsibly. This volume offers an up-to-date account of the expansion of technology assessment capacities across new European member states. The contributions of this volume are written by leading European researchers and practitioners in technology assessment (TA) and are based on the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment) project.

Hayek, Mill and the Liberal Tradition (Open Access) (Routledge Studies in the History of Economics)

This book considers the relationship between Hayek and Mill, taking issues with Hayek's criticism of Mill and providing a broader perspective of the liberal tradition. Featuring contributions from the likes of Ross Emmett, Leon Montes and Robert Garnett, these chapters ask whether Hayek had an accurate reading of the ideas of Mill and Smith, as well as considering themes such as sympathy and analytical egalitarianism that play a large part in the liberal tradition, but less in work of Hayek. These chapters argue that addition of these key ideas to the Hayekian corpus leads to a far broader understanding of the liberal tradition than that provided by Hayek.

Hayek's The Road to Serfdom: A Brief Introduction (Chicago Shorts)

The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek's 1944 warning against the dangers of government control, continues to influence politics more than seventy years after it was turned down by three American publishers and finally published by the University of Chicago Press. A classic work in political philosophy, intellectual and cultural history, and economics, the definitive edition of The Road to Serfdom included this essay as its Introduction. Here, acclaimed Hayek biographer and general editor of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek series, Bruce Caldwell explains how Hayek came to write and publish the book, assesses misunderstandings of Hayek's thought, and suggests how Hayek's fears of Socialism lead him to abandon the larger scholarly project he had planned in 1940 to focus instead on a briefer, more popular and political tract--one that has influenced political and economic discourse ever since.

An Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations. Designed To Shew How The Prosperity Of The British Empire May Be Prolonged

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The Armies of Labor A chronicle of the organized wage-earners

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Ullstein Buchverlage: English Version

Welcome to Friedrichstrasse

More than a hundred years ago the Ullstein family founded their publishing house in Berlin. Liberalism, open-mindedness and a cosmopolitan view of the world defined the spirit of the house of Ullstein. It is a tradition which we rate very highly. The following pages tell you a bit more about Ullstein Buchverlage, our house, our history and the books we publish.

Globalization and Labour in the Twenty-First Century (Open Access) (Routledge Advances in International Political Economy)

Globalization has adversely affected working-class organization and mobilization, increasing inequality by redistribution upwards from labour to capital. However, workers around the world are challenging their increased exploitation by globalizing corporations. In developed countries, many unions are transforming themselves to confront employer power in ways more appropriate to contemporary circumstances; in developing countries, militant new labour movements are emerging. Drawing upon insights in anti-determinist Marxian perspectives, Verity Burgmann shows how working-class resistance is not futile, as protagonists of globalization often claim. She identifies eight characteristics of globalization harmful to workers and describes and analyses how they have responded collectively to these problems since 1990 and especially this century. With case studies from around the world, including Greece since 2008, she pays particular attention to new types of labour movement organization and mobilization that are not simply defensive reactions but are offensive and innovative responses that compel corporations or political institutions to change. Aging and less agile manifestations of the labour movement decline while new expressions of working-class organization and mobilization arise to better battle with corporate globalization. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of labour studies, globalization, political economy, Marxism and sociology of work.

The Morals of Economic Internationalism

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Conflict Between Private Monopoly and Good Citizenship

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Benjamin Graham The Father of Financial Analysis

An unofficial biography on Benjamin Graham by Irving Kahn, CFA, and Robert D. Milne, CFA.

Die Ullstein Buchverlage: Verlagsbroschüre (German Edition)

Willkommen in der Friedrichstrasse

Vor uber hundert Jahren wurde der Ullstein Verlag in Berlin gegrundet. Liberalitat, Toleranz, Weltoffenheit - dieser Dreiklang pragte den Geist des alten Ullstein-Hauses. Er bleibt Leitmotiv fur die Ullstein Buchverlage, die wir Ihnen auf den folgenen Seiten vorstellen mochten.

Wealth Of Nations: Global Economic Development And Prosperity, How Money And The Economy Works

Economic growth is often seen as essential for economic prosperity, and indeed is one of the factors used as a measure of prosperity. The value of most currencies is closely tied to the economy of the county.

Have you ever wondered why almost every country prints their own currencies, yet economic crises arise within the county? What is the difficulty for the government in printing the money? Why do some countries need to take debt from other countries when they are self-responsible for printing money?

There are so many principles that govern the prudency or the rightness in printing currency by the authorities. A currency note is technically a bearer promissory note, where in the issuing authority promises to pay the bearer the value of it whenever demanded.

As the years passed, with economies growing and the population exponentially increasing, it became difficult to back the money issued with Gold. The authorities then adopted what is called the Minimum Reserve System. The Gold kept as reserve was minimum and the money is issued under the system of minimum reserve (issuing unlimited currency). This money is called the Fiat money.

By 1975, all of the oil-producing nations of OPEC had agreed to price their oil in dollars. This make the petrol the most important mean of exchange for U.S

One more factor that restricts the printing of money is "Inflation" :

If we print more money, prices will rise such that we're no better off than we were before. It can be considered dangerous because printing money causes inflation in an economy, and if you print too much money you can also get hyper - inflation.

On the other hand when the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services and that is called the inflation.

This means country needs to be more competitive by producing cheaper goods, technological advancements and facilitating exports to become rich. In this way demand of locally produced goods and services would fetch money and hence paves the way to become rich country.

This classic Book -The Wealth Of Nations: How Money And The Economy Works will be of a great help to you. Enjoy !!!