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The 36 Strategies of the Chinese: Adapting An Ancient Chinese Wisdom to the Business World

The authors stress the need for those conducting business with the Chinese to acknowledge and understand the value systems that underpin Chinese society. Confucian ethics, Buddhism and Taoism still have a great influence on Chinese business behaviour.

About the Author

Professor Wee Chow Hou is Professor of Business Policy, former Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Director of the Graduate School of Business, National University of Singapore. Lan Luh Luh is a lecturer in the Department of Business Policy, Faculty of Business Administration at the National University of Singapore. Ms Lan is an Advocate and Solicitor of The Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to joining the NUS, she worked for a major law firm in Singapore.

UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (3rd Edition)


Would you like to understand the most important elements of Class diagrams? (See page 35.)Do you want to see the new UML 2.0 interaction frame notation for adding control flow to sequence diagrams (see page 58) and the unofficial notation that many prefer? (See page 60.)Do you want to know what changes have been made to all versions of the UML? (See page 151.)Do you want a quick reference to the most useful parts of the UML notation? (See the inside covers.) Do you want to find out what diagram types were added to the UML 2.0 without wading through the spec? (See page 11.)More than 300, 000 developers have benefited from past editions of UML Distilled. This third edition is the best resource for quick, no-nonsense insights into understanding and using UML 2.0 and prior versions of the UML.Some readers will want to quickly get up to speed with the UML 2.0 and learn the essentials of the UML. Others will use this book as a handy, quick reference to the most common parts of the UML. The author delivers on both of these promises in a short, concise, and focused presentation.This book describes all the major UML diagram types, what they’re used for, and the basic notation involved in creating and deciphering them. These diagrams include class, sequence, object, package, deployment, use case, state machine, activity, communication, composite structure, component, interaction overview, and timing diagrams. The examples are clear and the explanations cut to the fundamental design logic.If you are like most developers, you don’t have time to keep up with all the new innovations in software engineering. This new edition of Fowler’s classic work gets you acquainted with some of the best thinking about efficient object-oriented software design using the UML–in a convenient format that will be essential to anyone who designs software professionally. 0321193687B08212003

About the Author

Martin Fowler is an independent consultant who has applied objects to pressing business problems for more than a decade. He has consulted on systems in fields such as health care, financial trading, and corporate finance. His clients include Chrysler, Citibank, UK National Health Service, Andersen Consulting, and Netscape Communications. In addition, Fowler is a regular speaker on objects, the Unified Modeling Language, and patterns.