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Ha-Joon Chang’s “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market Globalization isn’t making the world richer; we don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones; higher paid managers don’t produce better results; and we don’t have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there’s a better way. “Lively, accessible and provocative …read this book”. (Sunday Times). “A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy”.(“Observer”). “The new kid on the economics block…Chang’s iconoclastic attitude has won him fans”. (Independent on Sunday). “Lucid …audacious …increasingly influential …will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance”. (“Guardian”). “Important …persuasive …an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization”. (“Financial Times”). “A must-read …incisive and entertaining”. (“New Statesman Books of the Year”). Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of “Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective”, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and “Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations”, “Poor Policies” and the “Threat to the Developing World”. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the “Guardian”, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
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Born in South Korea, No 1 International Bestselling Author Ha-Joon Chang is a specialist in development economics and Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. In 2005, Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is author of Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World (2007). Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, contributing to more integrative organizational and leadership studies and practice. The focus on integration emphasises the interdependencies of practical wisdom in relation to members, groups and cultures of organisations in their socio-cultural spheres. Wisdom has long slipped from the scholarly map, and so this handbook provides revived and new mappings for today and the future. Seeking to actualize creative potentials of practical wisdom, this book and series aspires to contribute to the contemporary odysseys and quests for orientation in organisation and management research and practice. Wisdom research, as presented in this book, provides bridges to underestimated, neglected or forgotten knowledge and offers transformative passages between Scylla – the rocks of dogmatic modernity – and Charybdis – the whirlpool of dispersed post-modernity. Practical wisdom allows for a better equipped and more experiential and reflexive journey and fosters the art of mindful travelling, beyond a reactive, moralizing sentimentalism. Accordingly, this handbook serves as a medium for reassessing and rearticulating more responsible ways of ‘praxis’ in the field of organization and management. In this spirit, each chapter opens a space for dialogue and debate, inviting further inquiries, conversations and explorations by and among its readers: students, academics and practitioners.
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Dr Wendelin Kupers is an Associate Professor at the School of Management, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand and Dr David Pauleen is Associate Professor of Business Information Systems in the same School.They are the editors of Gower’s Practical Wisdom in Leadership and Organization Series. Wendelin Kupers undertakes phenomenological, interdisciplinary and integral research on embodied, emotional and aesthetic dimensions of relational and responsible leadership and organizational practices. He has authored various books and journal articles, is involved in editorial and review activities and serves as conference co-convenor. He teaches in the areas of management, organisation studies and research methodology. David J. Pauleen has edited several books, most recently, Personal Knowledge Management (2011). His work has appeared in journals including the Journal of Management Information Systems, the Journal of Information Technology and Sloan Management Review. Dr Pauleen teaches knowledge management and other topics. Wendelin M. Kupers, Claire Jankelson, Peter Case, David Rooney, Maree Boyle, Amanda Roan, Roberto Biloslavo, Bernard McKenna, Jay Hays, Ali Intezari, David J. Pauleen, Bernd Kleimann, Mark G. Edwards.
Analytics for Leaders provides a concise, readable account of a complete system of performance measurement for an enterprise. Based on over twenty years of research and development, the system is designed to provide people at all levels with the quantitative information they need to do their jobs: board members to exercise due diligence about all facets of the business, leaders to decide where to focus attention next, and people to carry out their work well. For senior officers, chapter openers provide quick overviews about the overall approach to a particular stakeholder group and how to connect overall performance measures to business impact. For MBA students, extensive supporting notes and references provide in-depth understanding. For researchers and practitioners, a generic statistical approach is described to encourage new ways of tackling performance measurement issues. The book is relevant to all types of enterprise, large or small, public or private, academic or governmental.
Most business leaders can take only so much pressure before their performance slides. Yet some CEOs deliver their greatest successes when times get toughest–when customers’ preferences are shifting away from a company’s products, when new regulations are shrinking profit margins, when political unrest is destroying supply lines. In Better Under Pressure, Justin Menkes reveals the common traits that make these leaders successful. Drawing on in-depth interviews with sixty CEOs from an array of industries and performance data from two hundred other leaders, Menkes shows that great executives strive relentlessly to maximize their own potential–as well as stoke their people’s innate thirst for their own triumphs. To do so, they draw on a set of three essential and rare attributes: * Realistic optimism: They recognize the risks threatening their organization’s survival–and their own failings–while remaining confident in their ability to have an impact. * Subservience to purpose: They dedicate themselves to pursuing a noble cause and win their team’s commitment to that cause. * Finding order in chaos: They find clarity amid the many variables affecting their business by culling data and forming the conclusions that matter most to the company. The good news: these three capabilities can be learned. Drawing on a broad range of examples from real companies–including Avon, Yum Brands, Southwest, Procter & Gamble, and Ryerson Steel, to name just a few–Menkes demonstrates how each psychological attribute manifests itself in real life and enables top performance under extreme duress. He also shows you how to develop and deploy those attributes–so you can transform yourself into a leader who only shines brighter as the pressure intensifies. Deeply personal, brimming with compelling stories from real-life CEOs, and packed with powerful insights, tools, and practices, this book is a potent resource for aspiring, emerging, and seasoned business leaders alike.
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Justin Menkes is an acclaimed author and leading expert in executive assessment. A consultant for the elite executive search firm Spencer Stuart, he advises the boards of the world’s leading companies on their choice of CEO. He authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have and has written articles for Chief Executive and Harvard Business Review.
China and India are home to one-third of the world’s population. And they’re undergoing social and economic revolutions that are capturing the best minds and money of Western business. In “Billions of Entrepreneurs”, Tarun Khanna examines the entrepreneurial forces driving China’s and India’s trajectories of development. He shows where these trajectories overlap and complement one another and where they diverge and compete. He also reveals how Western companies can participate in this development. Through intriguing comparisons, the author probes important differences between China and India in areas such as information and transparency, the roles of capital markets and talent, public and private property rights, social constraints on market forces, attitudes toward expatriates abroad and foreigners at home, entrepreneurial and corporate opportunities, and the importance of urban and rural communities. He explains how these differences will influence China’s and India’s future development, what the two countries can learn from each other, and how they will ultimately reshape business, politics, and society in the world around them. Engaging and incisive, this book is a critical resource for anyone working in China or India or planning to do business in these two countries.
Brazil in Transition: Beliefs, Leadership, and Institutional Change (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
Brazil is the world’s sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the economy has rebounded dramatically. How did this nation become an emerging power? Brazil in Transition looks at the factors behind why this particular country has successfully progressed up the economic development ladder. The authors examine the roles of beliefs, leadership, and institutions in the elusive, critical transition to sustainable development. Analyzing the last fifty years of Brazil’s history, the authors explain how the nation’s beliefs, centered on social inclusion yet bound by orthodox economic policies, led to institutions that altered economic, political, and social outcomes. Brazil’s growth and inflation became less variable, the rule of law strengthened, politics became more open and competitive, and poverty and inequality declined. While these changes have led to a remarkable economic transformation, there have also been economic distortions and inefficiencies that the authors argue are part of the development process. Brazil in Transition demonstrates how a dynamic nation seized windows of opportunity to become a more equal, prosperous, and rules-based society.
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Lee J. Alston is the Ostrom Chair, professor of economics and law, and director of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University, as well as research associate at the NBER. Marcus Andre Melo is professor of political science at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Bernardo Mueller is professor of economics at the University of Brasilia. Carlos Pereira is professor of political science at the Brazilian School of Administration at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro.
The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities. This book introduces the idea of design thinking, the collaborative process by which the designer’s sensibilities and methods are employed to match people’s needs not only with what is technically feasible and a viable business strategy. In short, design thinking converts need into demand. It’s a human-centered approach to problem solving that helps people and organizations become more innovative and more creative. Design thinking is not just applicable to so-called creative industries or people who work in the design field. It’s a methodology that has been used by health organizations to increase the quality of patient care by re-examining the ways that their nurses manage shift change, or rethink supply chain management.
Build high-performing teams with an evidence-based framework that delivers results Committed is a practical handbook for building great teams. Based on research from Wharton s Executive Development Program (EDP), this concise guide identifies the common challenges that arise when people work together as a group and provides key guidance on breaking through the barriers to peak performance. Committed draws its insights from the EDP s living lab: an intensive two-week simulation during which executive-level participants run complex global businesses. The authors have observed over 100 teams collaborating and competing for over 100 combined years in this intense environment. It has yielded fundamental insights about teamwork: what usually goes wrong, what frequently goes right, and the methods and techniques that will help you access your team s full potential. These insights have been distilled into a simple, repeatable process that you can start applying today. Getting teams engaged and aligned is hard. Committed will give you the tools you need to deal with all of the familiar teamwork challenges that get in the way: organizational politics, delegation, coordination, and aligning skills and motivation. Using vivid stories and examples from the worlds of business, sports, and non-profits, it will teach you how to: * Understand the dynamics of successful teams * Achieve peak performance using a research-backed methodology * Gain expert insight into why most teams underperform * Learn the critical points common to all great teams Committed gives you the perspective you need to combine the right people with the right way of collaborating to achieve extraordinary results.
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MARIO MOUSSA teaches in the Executive Education programs at The Wharton School of Business. MADELINE BOYER and DEREK NEWBERRY are lecturers in the Wharton undergraduate program. All three authors advise senior leaders at the world’s top companies and organizations.
Business ethics teaching appears to have had little impact, particularly in the light of continued malpractice and misdemeanour in the form of financial scandals, environmental disasters and adverse consequences for communities. This timely book directly addresses a central question: is it that the existence of an ethical or an unethical climate influences behaviour, or, does the presence or absence of a moral character and personal values have the greatest influence on behaviour at work? Hemingway proposes four modes of individual moral commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability: the Active Corporate Social Entrepreneur, the Concealed Corporate Social Entrepreneur, the Conformist and the Disassociated. Hemingway posits that the Conformists represent the majority of people in organisations, adhering to the prevailing ethical climate, whatever that might be. However, it is the discovery of the corporate social entrepreneur which offers students and scholars a critical, alternative and optimistic perspective for the future of ethical business.
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Christine A. Hemingway is an ex-corporate executive turned academic, having spent over a decade in blue-chip industrial management, followed by 14 years as an academic. She has over 30 years’ experience working in public and private sector organisations. Currently, she is Visiting Fellow at the Nottingham University Business School (UK). Prior to this, she was a Brand Manager in a wide range of different industries, predominantly in fast-moving consumer goods, and latterly was European Marketing Manager with Allied Domecq. She has taught social entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham and strategic management and marketing at the University of Hull. Her research interests are in the psychological drivers of corporate social responsibility (CSR): business ethics, as well as management and organisational behaviour. Her research centres on moral psychology and social responsibility as a subjective state.
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Learn the true process of a successful entrepreneur with ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY, PROCESS, PRACTICE, 9e! Presenting the most current thinking in this explosive field, this renowned entrepreneurship text provides a practical, step-by-step approach that makes learning easy. Using exercises and case presentations, you can apply your own ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills. Cases and examples found throughout the text present the new venture creations or corporate innovations that permeate the world economy today. This book will be your guide to understanding the entrepreneurial challenges of tomorrow.
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Donald F. Kuratko
Dr. Donald F. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University – Bloomington. Professor Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and a national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published more than 160 articles on various aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MIND-SET IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
1. Entrepreneurship. Evolutionary Development–Revolutionary Impact.
2. The Entrepreneurial Mind-Set in Individuals: Cognition and Ethics.
3. The Entrepreneurial Mind-Set in Organizations: Corporate Entrepreneurship.
4. Social Entrepreneurship and the Global Environment for Entrepreneurship.
Part II: INITIATING ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES.
5. Innovation: The Creative Pursuit of Ideas.
6. Assessment of Entrepreneurial Opportunities.
7. Pathways to Entrepreneurial Ventures.
8. Sources of Capital for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
Part III: DEVELOPING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PLAN.
9. Legal Challenges for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
10. Marketing Research for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
11. Financial Preparation for Entrepreneurial Ventures.
12. Developing an Effective Business Plan.
Part IV: GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES.
13. Strategic Entrepreneurial Growth.
14. Valuation of Entrepreneurial Ventures.
15. Harvesting Entrepreneurial Ventures.
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There are plenty of books about why working remote is good for the employee; the compromises needed to deal with additional complexity of working with remote employees; the manager-in-hq-is-center-of-universe managing subordinates who are remote.This book is different. This book is about why everyone (manager and managee) can have a more effective team, while also being geo-distributed.
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John O’Duinn is a software developer, systems architect, Director and Founder. Over the last 23 years, in startups and multinationals, he’s designed and led teams to build practical, reliable, cross-platform, release engineering infrastructure which is both scalable and efficient.Each time, these infrastructure improvements have allowed companies to ship better software in a more predictable, timely manner, gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, open up new revenue streams and become a force multiplier for the company by improving productivity and retention of both developers and release engineers.In addition to technology, he loves building a culture where distributed teams and individuals work seamlessly across groups in a global workplace. For example, at Mozilla this involved building a tightly knit team of 18 Release Engineers in 14 cities, in 4 non-adjacent timezones, working with the geo-distributed Mozilla open source project. At Hortonworks, the team was 9 people in 4 cities, in 3 non-adjacent time zones, working with the geo-distributed Apache Hadoop open source project. John is currently co-founder of a startup that still has no office.John presents at companies (Google, Mozilla, Netflix and many other “startups”), universities (Haas, Carnegie Mellon, DCU) and industry conferences (Mozilla, Oracle, Lotus/IBM and ICSE) around the world (Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Phnom Penh, Birmingham, Dublin, Toronto, Ottawa, Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Los Angeles).He has a MSc and BSc in Computer Science from Dublin City University, Ireland, has co-authored “Firefox Release Engineering” in the “The Architecture of Open Source Applications vol2,” and blogs on oduinn.com.When away from his keyboard, John trains in Aikido, volunteers as an emergency dispatcher at Burning Man and loves travel enough to hopefully fill all the pages of his passport (again!).