Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics

By John Tamny

Forbes editor John Tamny makes use of interesting tales from activities, videos, pop culture, and well-known companies to illustrate the elemental rules of economics. The Rolling Stones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Paris Hilton develop into examples of excellent and undesirable tax coverage. The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, and The Sopranos display the drawback of antitrust legislation, whereas the Michigan Wolverines’ 2007 loss to Appalachian country explains why rules usually fail to accomplish their meant goal. NBA big name LeBron James’ exploits at the basketball court docket illustrate unfastened alternate and comparative virtue, whereas the cooking of fowl wings makes the case for a solid dollar.

Popular Economics is an everyman’s consultant to how funds fairly works—a lesson politicians test (and fail) to understand each day.

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HeadTrash: Cleaning Out the Junk that Stands Between You and Success

By Tish Squillaro, Timothy I. Thomas

Why do executives get caught? Why do leaders occasionally locate themselves pushing not easy yet now not gaining traction? often reason why they're operating opposed to themselves, defeating their most sensible efforts with their very own not easy strategies and emotions.

during this ebook, we discuss with concept styles and emotional trends that prevent your skill to answer enterprise matters in a efficient means as HeadTrash. positioned otherwise, HeadTrash is the damaging voice of your unconscious, enticing you in a dangerous internal discussion that simply you pay attention, consciously or subconsciously, yet which impacts every little thing you are saying and do and everybody round you. HeadTrash is any trend of self-defeating emotions and innovations that leads you into hassle and retains you caught there. Even worse, looking on your point of accountability and authority, the remainder of your crew or corporation can get caught too.

in response to their paintings with hundreds of thousands of leaders, authors Tish Squillaro and Timothy I. Thomas found that a few kinds of HeadTrash may produce indicators in agencies that reflect the indications skilled via corporation leaders. discover ways to probe past indicators to spot the types of HeadTrash you must handle. This publication will allow you to swap your habit and develop into a greater leader--for your self, your corporation, your staff, and your family.

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Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently

By Dawna Markova, Angie McArthur

A leap forward e-book at the transformative strength of collaborative thinking
 
Collaborative intelligence, or CQ, is a degree of our skill to imagine with others on behalf of what concerns to us all. it truly is rising as a brand new specialist forex at a time whilst the way in which we predict, engage, and innovate is transferring. some time past, “market proportion” businesses governed by means of hierarchy and topdown management. this present day, the hot marketplace leaders are “mind proportion” businesses, the place impact is extra vital than strength, and luck will depend on collaboration and the power to inspire.

Collaborative Intelligence
is the end result of greater than fifty years of unique learn that attracts on Dawna Markova’s history in cognitive neuroscience and her newest paintings, with Angie McArthur, as a “Professional considering accomplice” to a couple of the world’s best CEOs and artistic pros. Markova and McArthur are specialists at getting remarkable but tricky humans to imagine jointly. they've been introduced in to troubleshoot for Fortune 500 leaders in problem and bosses suffering to encourage their teams.

When requested approximately their greatest demanding situations at paintings, Markova and McArthur’s consumers all cite a standard challenge: other people. This reaction displays the way in which we've got been taught to target the gulfs among us instead of valuing our highbrow diversity—that is, the ways that every one folks is uniquely talented, how we method info and body questions, what sort of issues expend us, and what engages and conjures up us. via a sequence of practices and techniques, the authors train us the best way to realize our personal brain styles and map the abilities of our groups, with the target of embarking jointly on an aligned plan of action and influence.

In Markova and McArthur’s adventure, managers who delight in highbrow range will lead their groups to innovation; staff who realize it will thrive simply because they're involved with their strengths; and a complete staff who knows it is going to come jointly to do their top paintings in a symphony of collaboration, their person strengths operating in concord like an orchestra or a high-performing activities team.

Praise for Collaborative Intelligence
 
“Rooted within the newest neuroscience at the nature of collaboration, Collaborative Intelligence celebrates the ability of operating and pondering jointly on the optimum degrees of industrial and politics, and within the smallest features of our daily lives. Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur express us that our skill to collaborate isn't just a degree of intelligence, yet necessary to fixing the world’s difficulties and seeing the probabilities in ourselves and others.”—Arianna Huffington
 
“This inspiring booklet teaches you ways to align your goal with the purpose of others, and the way, via shared strengths and abilities, you've gotten each correct to count on greatness and set the top pursuits and expectations.”—Deepak Chopra
 
“Everyone talks approximately collaboration at the present time, however the rhetoric ordinarily outweighs the truth. Collaborative Intelligence deals tangible instruments for these enthusiastic about changing into ‘system leaders’ who can shut the space and make collaboration real.”—Peter M. Senge, writer of The 5th Discipline

“I have labored with Markova and McArthur for numerous years, targeting reaching larger effects via highbrow variety. Their strategy has inspired extra candid debate and collaborative habit in the crew. The crew, no longer contributors, turns into the hero.”—Al Carey, CEO, PepsiCo

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Samsung Electronics and the Struggle for Leadership of the Electronics Industry

This publication perspectives Samsung Electronics by way of company existence cycle in addition to product portfolio and method. It additionally examines the problems Samsung faces because it proceeds additional into the twenty first century.

Written from the viewpoint of an skilled commentator on Korean and worldwide enterprise, this booklet provides no longer easily a story or an adulatory and uncritical account of Samsung's upward thrust, yet a thought of research of the secrets and techniques of good fortune that either company scholars and CEOs probably want to learn and think about making use of to their very own businesses.

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Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multi-Million Dollar Business

By Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter

The 10th ebook within the wealthy Dad's sequence offers firsthand debts of the author's startup businesses, what he realized from his successes and screw ups, and different issues a reader must recognize which will commence an organization and speedy strengthen it.

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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be

By Moises Naim

We all know that strength is transferring: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from as soon as ambitious company behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly yet absolutely, from males to ladies. yet strength isn't really in basic terms moving and dispersing. it's also decaying. these in energy this present day are extra restricted in what they could do with it and extra susceptible to wasting it than ever ahead of.

In The finish of Power, award-winning columnist and previous Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the fight among once-dominant megaplayers and the recent micropowers hard them in each box of human pastime. Drawing on provocative, unique learn, Naím indicates how the antiestablishment force of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open notable new possibilities, however it may also bring about chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic adjustments underway in company, faith, schooling, inside households, and in all concerns of conflict and peace. Examples abound in all walks of lifestyles: In 1977, eighty-nine international locations have been governed through autocrats whereas this day greater than part the world’s inhabitants lives in democracies. CEO’s are extra limited and feature shorter tenures than their predecessors. glossy instruments of warfare, more affordable and extra available, guarantee that teams like Hezbollah to have enough money their very own drones. within the moment half 2010, the head ten hedge cash earned greater than the world’s greatest six banks mixed.

Those in energy preserve it via erecting strong boundaries to maintain challengers at bay. this present day, rebel forces dismantle these obstacles extra speedy and simply than ever, purely to discover that they themselves develop into weak within the method. available and eye-catching, Naím bargains a progressive examine the inevitable finish of power—and the way it will switch your world.

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Small Business Considerations, Economics and Research

This sequence examines matters and monetary issues specific to small companies. The time period Small company (or Small association) is usually used for this similar type of commercial or association. A small enterprise/organization can also be a nonprofit association. This quantity covers numerous subject matters together with: the expanding value of credits unions in small enterprise lending; an research of small company innovation in eco-friendly applied sciences; and figuring out small enterprise task on the country point. (Imprint: Nova)

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Futurevision: Scenarios for the World in 2040

By Richard Watson

Drawing on 4 attainable futures, this ebook severely examines the dangers and possibilities to return, discussing the main components, traits, severe uncertainties, and wildcards that would form the long run. Will relentless consumerism break the planet? Will the contest for constrained assets create havoc? Will technological know-how and expertise provide an answer? A consultant to a better knowledge of long term difficulties and attainable options, this e-book encourages readers not just to evolve to what may possibly take place, but additionally to form the longer term and generate change.

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Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight

By John W. Foreman

Data Science will get thrown round within the press like it really is magic. significant shops are predicting every little thing from while their buyers are pregnant to after they desire a new pair of Chuck Taylors. it is a courageous new global the place probably meaningless information could be remodeled into important perception to force shrewdpermanent company decisions.

But how does one precisely do info technology? must you rent the sort of monks of the darkish arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold out of your info? Nope.

Data technological know-how is little greater than utilizing straight-forward steps to procedure uncooked info into actionable perception. And in Data Smart, writer and information scientist John Foreman will convey you the way that is performed in the generic setting of a spreadsheet.

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