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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introduction...
by Manfred B. Steger

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

April 13, 2017

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'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues.<br /><br />Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones,<br />the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media.<br /><br />ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World Without A...
by Peter Zeihan

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English

Pages

425

Publication Date

January 29, 2017

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The world is changing in ways most of us find incomprehensible. Terrorism spills out of the Middle East into Europe. Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Japan vie to see who can be most aggressive. Financial breakdown in Asia and Europe guts growth, challenging hard-won political stability.<br />Yet for the Americans, these changes are fantastic. Alone among the world's powers, only the United States is geographically wealthy, demographically robust, and energy secure. That last piece -- American energy security -- is rapidly emerging as the most critical piece of the global picture.<br />The American shale revolution does more than sever the largest of the remaining ties that bind America's fate to the wider world. It re-industrializes the United States, accelerates the global order's breakdown, and triggers a series of wide ranging military conflicts that will shape the next two decades. The common theme? Just as the global economy tips into chaos, just as global energy becomes dangerous, just as the world really needs the Americans to be engaged, the United States will be...absent.<br />In 2014's The Accidental Superpower, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan made the case that geographic, demographic and energy trends were unravelling the global system. Zeihan takes the story a step further in The Absent Superpower, mapping out the threats and opportunities as the world descends into Disorder.
MT4/MT5 High Probability Forex Trading Method (Forex, Forex Tradi...
by Jim Brown

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English

Pages

62

Publication Date

August 05, 2016

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<h2><b>Jim's FOREX books are consistently ranked BEST SELLERS on Amazon and there is a very good reason for this. At no extra cost (or on-costs) Jim shares with his readers:</b></h2><h3><br /><ul><li>His custom indicators for the MT4 MetaTrader platform, as a download at the end of the book. AND anyone who has received these indicators will also receive the MT5 version of his files when they have been programmed.<br /></li><li>An invitation to join his Facebook Group which has new as well as experienced Forex Traders contributing.<br /></li><li>Daily interaction in his Facebook Group<br /></li><li>He calls his trades live, shares his results AND records a weekly trade analysis video.<br /></li><li>His contact details if you require further clarification.<br /></li></ul><hr /><hr />Jim, from Queensland Australia, is a full-time Forex Trader and currently resides in Vietnam. This book will provide you with a reliable and robust trading method which Jim has refined via manual testing, demo testing and live trading.<br /> <br />Jim's <b>High Probability Trading Method</b> can be traded on any time frame you choose. He has a personal preference for the 4hr charts or the daily charts as these are time frames he is comfortable with but of course, he acknowledges that there are <i>different strokes for different folks when it comes to time availability, preferred time-frames, lifestyle choices etc. <br /><br />You many not wish to conduct your actual trading off an MT4 platform, however as this method relies on the use of Jim's indicators which he arranged to be specifically built for the platform, you will need to at least download a free MT4 demonstration version to enable you to conduct your trade analysis, and then place your actual trades on your preferred Broker's platform.</i></h3><h3><i><br />Although Jim concentrates solely on Forex trading, there is no reason why you could not trade this method on other financial instruments offered by many MT4 brokers such as Bitcoin, Oil, Precious metals, Commodities, Stock Indices, Individual stocks.<br /><br /><b>Jim's other books</b><br /><ul><li>Trading Forex with Divergence on MT4 *NEW<i> (expands on Divergence mentioned in the High Probability book)</i><br /></li><li>Forex Trading: The Basics Explained in Simple Terms<br /></li></ul><br /><br /></i></h3>
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the ...
by Thomas L. Friedman

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English

Pages

497

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<p><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller </b>鈥?<b><i>Los Angeles Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>One of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s 10</b><b> Books to Read Now</b> 鈥?<b>One of </b><b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i>'s</b><b> Best Nonfiction Books of the Year</b> 鈥?<b>One of <i>Publishers Weekly</i>'s Most Anticipated Books of the Year</b><br /><b></b><b></b><br /><b>Shortlisted for the OWL Business Book Award and Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</b></p><p><b>Version 2.0, Updated and Expanded, with a New Afterword</b></p><p>We all sense it鈥攕omething big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can鈥檛 miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once鈥攁nd it is dizzying.</p><p>In <i>Thank You for Being Late</i>, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet鈥檚 three largest forces鈥擬oore鈥檚 law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)鈥攁re accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world鈥攐r to destroy it.</p><p>With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations鈥攊f we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> is an essential guide to the present and the future.</p>
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
by Adam Minter

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

November 12, 2013

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<b>How can garbage turn into gold? What does recycling have to do with globalization? Where does all that stuff we throw away go, anyway? </b><br /><br />When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In <i>Junkyard Planet</i>, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment.<br /><br />Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of trash every day. Along the way, we meet an international cast of characters who have figured out how to squeeze Silicon Valley-scale fortunes from what we all throw away. <i>Junkyard Planet</i> reveals how 鈥済oing green鈥?usually means making money-and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty.<br /><br />With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's garbage and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it. What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff brings home the ascent of a developing world that recognizes value where Americans don't. <i>Junkyard Planet</i> reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash.
Forex Trading: The Basics Explained in Simple Terms (Bonus System...
by Jim Brown

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English

Pages

89

Publication Date

September 27, 2015

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<h2><b>All three of Jim's FOREX books consistently rank as BEST SELLERS on Amazon and there is a very good reason for this.聽</b></h2><h2><b><br /></b></h2><h2><b>At no extra cost (or on-costs) Jim shares with his readers:</b></h2><h3><br /><ul><li>His custom indicators for the MT4 & MT5 MetaTrader platforms, as a download at the end of the book.聽<br /></li><li>An invitation to join his JAGfx Facebook Group with over 4,500 members (both new and experienced Forex Traders contributing) and/or Telegram Group.<br /></li><li>Daily interaction in his Facebook Group.<br /></li><li>He calls his trades live, shares his results AND records a weekly trade analysis video.<br /></li><li>His contact details if you require further clarification.<br /></li></ul><hr>Jim, from Queensland Australia, is a full-time Forex Trader, currently residing in Vietnam. His knowledge of currency trading extends over a 14 year period and has evolved from the old fashioned manual charting when he first started in 2002, to trading on multiple screens and entering the arena of automated trading. During this time, he has developed and shared many trading systems for free, and assisted many new traders through various blogs and forum participation.</h3><h3></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book is for those of you who are just starting to consider trading Forex but don鈥檛 know where to start, given the abundance of information on the internet. It is a good first book to read, to gain an understanding of the very basics. As an added Bonus, Jim offers one of his Trading Systems, as well as the indicators without any further on-costs.</h3><h3>Check out his YouTube videos, chat with him on Facebook or in Telegram - he's an approachable guy who is passionate about trading.聽</h3><br /><h2><b>Jim's books in order of release</b></h2><h3><ul><li>Forex Trading The Basics Explained in Simple Terms</li><li>MT4/5High Probability Forex Trading Method <br /></li><li>Trading Forex with Divergence on MT4/MT5<br /></li></ul></h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><b>Check out the Editorial Reviews and Amazon Reviews ...</b></h2><br /><br /><br />
The Culture Map (INTL ED): Decoding How People Think, Lead, and G...
by Erin Meyer

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 05, 2016

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<b>An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life.</b><br /><br />Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out.<br /><br />In <i>The Culture Map</i>, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business, and combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice.<br />
Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
by Michael Lewis

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 28, 2011

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As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy and he is us."<br />The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.<br /><br />Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pi帽ata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.<br /><br />Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.
Product-Led Growth: How to Build a Product That Sells Itself
by Wes Bush

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English

Pages

181

Publication Date

May 28, 2019

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<strong>Can your software sell itself?</strong><br /><br />Convention and the trillion-dollar sales industry claim that it鈥檚 impossible for your product to sell itself. Yet successful software businesses like Slack, Dropbox, Atlassian, and HubSpot make millions selling to customers who never once reached out to a sales rep.<br /><br />In <em>Product-Led Growth: How to Build a Product That Sells Itself</em>, growth consultant Wes Bush challenges the traditional SaaS marketing and sales playbook and introduces a completely new way to sell products. Bush reveals how your product鈥攏ot expensive sales teams鈥攃an be the main vehicle to acquire, convert, and retain customers.<br /><br />In this step-by-step guide to Product-Led Growth, Bush explains:<br /><br /><ul><br /><li>Why you should flip the traditional sales process on its head and turn your product into a sales machine;</li><br /><li>How to decide whether your business should use a free trial, freemium, or hybrid model;</li><br /><li>How to turn free users into happy, paying customers.</li><br /></ul><br />History tells us that 鈥渉ow鈥?you sell is just as important as 鈥渨hat鈥?you sell. Blockbuster couldn鈥檛 compete with Netflix by selling the same digital content, and you need to decide 鈥渨hen鈥?not 鈥渋f鈥?you鈥檒l innovate on the way you sell. Are you going to be product-led? Or will you be disrupted, too?
China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know廬
by Arthur R. Kroeber

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English

Pages

331

Publication Date

March 01, 2016

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<em>China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know</em>廬 is a concise introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. In the 1980s China was an impoverished backwater, struggling to escape the political turmoil and economic mismanagement of the Mao era. Today it is the world's second biggest economy, the largest manufacturing and trading nation, the consumer of half the world's steel and coal, the biggest source of international tourists, and one of the most influential investors in developing countries from southeast Asia to Africa to Latin America.<br /><br />China's growth has lifted 700 million people out of poverty. It has also created a monumental environmental mess, with smog-blanketed cities and carbon emissions that are a leading cause of climate change. Multinational companies make billions of dollars in profits in China each year, but traders around the world shudder at every gyration of the country's unruly stock markets. Most surprising of all, its capitalist economy is governed by an authoritarian Communist Party that shows no sign of loosening its grip.<br /><br />How did China grow so fast for so long? Can it keep growing and still solve its problems of environmental damage, fast-rising debt and rampant corruption? How long can its vibrant economy co-exist with the repressive one-party state? What do China's changes mean for the rest of the world? <em>China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know</em>廬 answers these questions in straightforward language that you don't need to be an economist to understand, but with a wealth of detail drawn from academic research, interviews with dozens of company executives and policy makers, and a quarter-century of personal experience. Whether you're doing business in China, negotiating with its government officials, or a student trying to navigate the complexities of this fascinating and diverse country, this is the one book that will tell you everything you need to know about how China works, where it came from and where it's going.

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