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v. ; 28 cm.
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"The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the "easy money" approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations. The author concludes with a thought experiment illustrating the large-scale changes that will be necessary to restore economic, financial, and social sustainability. This experiment has already been tried in Iceland, which went bankrupt in the wake of the 2008 crisis, and now, after a painful adjustment, is on the road to recovery. Written for the lay reader and peppered with witty anecdotes, this immensely readable book clearly explains the missteps that created the current dilemma, why a recovery has proved elusive, and the difficult remedies that must eventually be applied to ensure a stable future"-- Provided by publisher.
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x, 337 pages ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: Reality bites
  • Great expectations: postwar booms and busts
  • Borrowed times: causes of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession
  • Escape velocity: the power and impotence of economic policies
  • The end of growth: the factors driving secular stagnation and the new mediocre
  • Running on empty: the resource and environmental constraints on growth
  • Circling the wagons: globalization in reverse
  • Bric(es) to bits: the rise and fall of emerging markets
  • Economic apartheid: the impact of rising inequality on growth
  • The end of trust: how a democracy deficit harms economic activity
  • Collateral damage: the fallout for ordinary lives
  • Epilogue: final orders.
"The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the "easy money" approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations. The author concludes with a thought experiment illustrating the large-scale changes that will be necessary to restore economic, financial, and social sustainability. This experiment has already been tried in Iceland, which went bankrupt in the wake of the 2008 crisis, and now, after a painful adjustment, is on the road to recovery. Written for the lay reader and peppered with witty anecdotes, this immensely readable book clearly explains the missteps that created the current dilemma, why a recovery has proved elusive, and the difficult remedies that must eventually be applied to ensure a stable future"-- Provided by publisher.
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viii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
How to Leverage Talent You Don't Own Campbell Soup Company and PepsiCo seek advice from anthropologists to understand customer tastes and preferences. Google and Intel engage experts in social science and biomechanics to assess how people think about and use technology. Companies are gaining advantage through a new capability--strategic use of external experts--made possible by technology and the globalization of talent. Leaders everywhere recognize that "lean, " "agile, " and "fast" strategies require new ways to access and leverage--without owning--key talent to fill critical gaps. As managers seek nontraditional sources of strategic talent and experiment with fast, flexible ways of engaging these experts, they need a new roadmap. This book delivers that roadmap. It tells you how to assess, choose, attract, develop, support, and retain your external talent. Authored by thought leaders and bestselling authors in leadership and talent management who teach and consult globally, Agile Talent reveals how companies such as Apple, Uber, Airbnb, Google, IBM, and Bain Capital organize and manage new forms of talent in innovative ways. Supported by survey data and packed with tools and templates for applying these ideas, this book is the ultimate guide for winning the next war for talent.
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xvi, 287 pages : maps, illustrations ; 24 cm
An engrossing, insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies-rivaling Walmart & Amazon-and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and Presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector and the gatekeeper to hundreds of millions of middle class consumers. Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early advisor to Alibaba and two decades in China chronicling the Internet's impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba's rise. How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba? How did he outsmart rival entrepreneurs from China and Silicon Valley? Can Alibaba maintain its 80% market share? As it forges ahead into finance and entertainment, are there limits to Alibaba's ambitions? How does the Chinese government view its rise? Will Alibaba expand further overseas, including in the U.S.? Clark tells Alibaba's tale in the context of China's momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before.
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xxi, 337 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface: The red blanket
  • And the weak suffer what they must
  • An indecent proposal
  • Troubled pilgrims
  • Trojan horse
  • The one that got away
  • The reverse alchemists
  • Back to the future
  • Europe's crisis, America's future
  • From dissonance to harmony.
""The strong do as they can and the weak suffer what they must."--Thucydides The fate of the global economy hangs in the balance, and Europe is doing its utmost to undermine it, to destabilize America, and to spawn new forms of authoritarianism. Europe has dragged the world into hideous morasses twice in the last one hundred years ... it can do it again. Yanis Varoufakis, the former Finance Minister of Greece, shows here that the Eurozone is a house of cards destined to fall without a radical change in direction. And, if the European Union falls apart, he argues, the global economy will not be far behind. Once America abandoned Europe in 1971 from the dollar zone, Europe's leaders decided to create a monetary union of 18 nations without control of their own money, without democratic accountability, and without a government to support the Central Bank. This bizarre economic super-power was equipped with none of the shock absorbers necessary to contain a financial crisis, while its design ensured that, when it came, the crisis would be massive. When disaster hit in 2009, Varoufakis argues that Europe turned against itself, humiliating millions of innocent citizens, driving populations to despair, and buttressing a form of bigotry unseen since the Second World War. Here, Varoufakis offers concrete policies that the rest of the world can take part in to intervene and help save Europe from impending catastrophe, and presents the ultimate case against austerity. With passionate, informative, and at times humorous prose, he warns that the implosion of an admittedly crisis-ridden and deeply irrational European capitalism should be avoided at all cost"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • I: Empirics -- 1. The Double-Edged Sword: The Microfinance Model and the Moral Hazards Inherent Within It -- 2. Poverty's Panacea or Snake Oil Salesmen: Does Microfinance Work? -- II: Ethics -- (i) 'Micro'-Ethics: The Ethics of the Practices of Microfinance -- 3. From Empowerment to Exploitation: MFIs and Their Borrowers -- 4. From Solidarity to Coercion: The Dynamics of the Group -- 5. The Dog Not Barking: A Duty of Care in Microfinance -- (ii) 'Macro'-Ethics: The Ethics of the Industry of Microfinance -- 6. Silenced Stories: the Distribution of Benefits & Burdens within Microfinance -- 7. Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil: Microfinance and the Informal Economy -- 8. The Macro Impact of Microfinance -- III: Making Microfinance More Ethical -- 9. Keeping the Good, Eliminating the Bad, Transforming the Ugly: How to Practice Microfinance Ethically -- 10. Wider Lessons: What We Can Learn from Microfinance for anti-poverty development efforts.
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Microfinance began with the noble aim of alleviating poverty through the extension of small loans to poor borrowers, and has grown to now serve approximately 200,000,000 peoplethe majority of whom are female. Yet despite claims to the contrary, the practice has not been proven to have succeeded in either enriching or empowering its borrowers. In a thorough-going ethical assessment of the industry, Can Microfinance Work? examines the central microfinance model and whether or not it is effective, the extent to which the practice creates the conditions for exploitation and coercion to occur, and whether the distribution of the benefits and burdens of microfinance is likely to be an ethical one. Author Lesley Sherratt argues for the establishment of a duty of care in microfinance in recognition of the vulnerability of the client base. She also examines the ethical dilemmas inherent in working in the informal sector, as well as microcredits macro impact on economies. From there, Sherratt draws some wider lessons microfinance can offer anti-poverty developments in general. Challengingly, the book considers how microfinance might be reformed to ensure it is practiced both more ethically and effectively, and in doing so, argues that only a part of the industry may survive in its current form. The bulk could instead bifurcate in to one of two camps, either scaling down to become predominantly savings rather than credit vehicles, probably subsidized; or scaling up to provide credit to small and medium enterprise lending operations. For the rest, it is argued that establishing a non-exploitative interest rate, ending the practice of group liability, and fully specifying a duty of carewith, if necessary, regulation developed to enforce theseare microfinances urgent ethical priorities.
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xxiv, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations and TablesPrefaceChronology of State Making and Capitalist Development in China, Sixteenth to Twenty-First CenturiesIntroduction: Sinomania and CapitalismPart I. Origins1. A Market Without Capitalism, 1650-18502. Primitive Accumulation, 1850-19803. The Capitalist Boom, 1980-2008Part II. Global Effects, Coming Demise4. Rise of the Rest5. A Post-American World?6. Global CrisisConclusion: After the BoomNotesReferencesIndex.
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Many thought China's rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself in a status quo characterized by free trade and American domination. Through a cutting-edge historical, sociological, and political analysis, Ho-fung Hung details the competing interests and economic realities that temper the dream of Chinese supremacy-forces that are stymieing growth throughout the global South. Hung focuses on four common misconceptions: that China could undermine orthodoxy by offering an alternative model of growth; that China is radically altering power relations between the East and the West; that China is capable of diminishing the global power of the United States; and that the Chinese economy would restore the world's wealth after the 2008 financial crisis. His work reveals how much China depends on the existing order and how the interests of the Chinese elites maintain these ties. Through its perpetuation of the dollar standard and its addiction to U.S. Treasury bonds, China remains bound to the terms of its own prosperity, and its economic practices of exploiting debt bubbles are destined to fail. Hung ultimately warns of a postmiracle China that will grow increasingly assertive in attitude while remaining constrained in capability.
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10. China's future [2016]

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xvi, 203 pages ; 22 cm
  • * Table of Contents * Acknowledgements * Preface *1. Pathways to China s Future *2. China s Economy *3. China s Society *4. China s Polity *5. China s Future & the World * Index.
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China's future is arguably the most consequential question in global affairs. Having enjoyed unprecedented levels of growth, China is at a critical juncture in the development of its economy, society, polity, national security, and international relations. The direction the nation takes at this turning point will determine whether it stalls or continues to develop and prosper. Will China be successful in implementing a new wave of transformational reforms that could last decades and make it the world's leading superpower? Or will its leaders shy away from the drastic changes required because the regime's power is at risk? If so, will that lead to prolonged stagnation or even regime collapse? Might China move down a more liberal or even democratic path? Or will China instead emerge as a hard, authoritarian and aggressive superstate? In this new book, David Shambaugh argues that these potential pathways are all possibilities - but they depend on key decisions yet to be made by China's leaders, different pressures from within Chinese society, as well as actions taken by other nations. Assessing these scenarios and their implications, he offers a thoughtful and clear study of China's future for all those seeking to understand the country's likely trajectory over the coming decade and beyond.
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STRAMGT-583-01
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xii, 212 pages ; 21 cm
The best of Clayton Christensen's seminal work on disruptive innovation, all in one place. No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works, and know how it applies to your industry and your company. In this collection of Christensen's most influential articles--carefully selected by Harvard Business Review's editors--his incisive arguments, clear theories, and readable stories give you the tools you need to understand disruption and what to do about it. The collection features Christensen's newest article looking back on 20 years of disruptive innovation: what it is, and what it isn't. Covering a broad spectrum of topics--business model innovation, mergers and acquisitions, value-chain shifts, financial incentives, product development--these articles illuminate the impact and implications of disruptive innovation as well as Christensen's broader thinking on management theory and its application in business and in life. This collection of best-selling articles includes: "Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave, " by Joseph L. Bower and Clayton M. Christensen, "Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change, " by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael Overdorf, "Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure, " by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott Cook, and Taddy Hall, "Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity to Do New Things, " by Clayton M. Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy C. Shih, "Reinventing Your Business Model, " by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann, "The New M&A Playbook, " by Clayton M. Christensen, Richard Alton, Curtis Rising, and Andrew Waldeck, "Skate to Where the Money Will Be, " by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, and Matthew Verlinden, "Surviving Disruption, " by Maxwell Wessel and Clayton M. Christensen, "What Is Disruptive Innovation?" by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, and Rory McDonald, "Why Hard-Nosed Executives Should Care About Management Theory, " by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor, and "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen.
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xi, 223 pages ; 22 cm
"an excellent new book" -- Paul Krugman, The New York Times History, not ideology, holds the key to growth. Brilliantly written and argued, Concrete Economics shows how government has repeatedly reshaped the American economy ever since Alexander Hamilton's first, foundational redesign. This book does not rehash the sturdy and long-accepted arguments that to thrive, entrepreneurial economies need a broad range of freedoms. Instead, Steve Cohen and Brad DeLong remedy our national amnesia about how our economy has actually grown and the role government has played in redesigning and reinvigorating it throughout our history. The government not only sets the ground rules for entrepreneurial activity but directs the surges of energy that mark a vibrant economy. This is as true for present-day Silicon Valley as it was for New England manufacturing at the dawn of the nineteenth century. The authors' argument is not one based on abstract ideas, arcane discoveries, or complex correlations. Instead it is based on the facts--facts that were once well known but that have been obscured in a fog of ideology--of how the US economy benefited from a pragmatic government approach to succeed so brilliantly. Understanding how our economy has grown in the past provides a blueprint for how we might again redesign and reinvigorate it today, for such a redesign is sorely needed.
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xvi, 302 pages ; 25 cm
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xix, 441 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface xxi Chapter 1 Introduction to Corporate Governance 1 Self-Interested Executives 3 Defining Corporate Governance 7 Corporate Governance Standards 9 Best Practice or Best Practices? Does "One Size Fit All"? 11 Relationship between Corporate Governance and Firm Performance 12 Chapter 2 International Corporate Governance 19 Capital Market Efficiency 20 Legal Tradition 22 Accounting Standards 23 Enforcement of Regulations 26 Societal and Cultural Values 27 Individual National Governance Structures 29 United States 29 United Kingdom 32 Germany 37 Japan 38 South Korea 41 China .43 India 44 Brazil 45 Russia 47 Endnotes 49 Interlude 55 Chapter 3 Board of Directors: Duties and Liability 57 Board Responsibilities 57 Board Independence 58 The Operations of the Board 59 Board Committees 60 Duration of Director Terms 64 Director Elections 64 Removal of Directors 66 Legal Obligations of Directors 66 Fiduciary Duty 67 Disclosure Obligations under Securities Laws 70 Legal Enforcement of State Corporate Law (Fiduciary Duties) 70 Legal Enforcement of Federal Securities Laws 71 Director Indemnification and D&O Insurance 72 Endnotes 75 Chapter 4 Board of Directors: Selection, Compensation, and Removal 79 Market for Directors 79 Active CEOs 82 International Experience 83 Special Expertise 84 Diverse Directors 85 Professional Directors 86 Disclosure Requirements for Director Qualifications 87 Director Recruitment Process 89 Director Compensation 91 Ownership Guidelines 96 Board Evaluation 97 Removal of Directors 99 Endnotes 102 Chapter 5 Board of Directors: Structure and Consequences 107 Board Structure 108 Chairman of the Board 112 Lead Independent Director 116 Outside Directors 119 Board Independence 121 Independent Committees 125 Bankers on the Board 126 Financial Experts on Board 127 Politically Connected Boards 128 Employee Representation 128 Boards with "Busy" Directors 131 Interlocked (or Connected) Boards 133 Committee Overlap 135 Board Size 136 Board Diversity 137 Female Directors 138 Summary 141 Endnotes 142 Interlude 150 Chapter 6 Strategy, Performance Measurement, and Risk Management 151 Organizational Strategy 152 Strategy Implementation Process 154 Business Model Development and Testing 156 Example 1: Fast-Food Chain and Employee Turnover 156 Example 2: Financial Services Firm and Investment Advisor Retention 158 Key Performance Measures 159 How Well Are Boards Doing with Performance Measures and Business Models? 163 Risk and Risk Management 164 Risk and Risk Tolerance 165 Risk to the Business Model 167 Risk Management 169 Oversight of Risk Management 171 Assessing Board Performance on Risk Management 173 Endnotes 175 Chapter 7 Labor Market for Executives and CEO Succession Planning 181 Labor Market for Chief Executive Officers 181 Labor Pool of CEO Talent 184 CEO Turnover 186 Newly Appointed CEOs 189 Models of CEO Succession 191 External Candidate 191 President and/or Chief Operating Officer 193 Horse Race 194 Inside-Outside Model 195 The Succession Process 196 How Well Are Boards Doing with Succession Planning? 200 The External Search Process .203 Endnotes 206 Chapter 8 Executive Compensation and Incentives 211 The Controversy over Executive Compensation 212 Components of Compensation 213 Determining Compensation 217 Compensation Consultants 220 Compensation Levels 221 Ratio of CEO Pay to Other Top Executive Pay 224 Ratio of CEO Pay to Average Employee Pay 227 Compensation Mix 228 Short-Term Incentives 229 Long-Term Incentives 232 Benefits and Perquisites 234 Compensation Disclosure 235 Say-on-Pay 236 Endnotes 240 Chapter 9 Executive Equity Ownership 247 Equity Ownership and Firm Performance 247 Equity Ownership and Risk 250 Equity Ownership and Agency Costs 256 Accounting Manipulation 257 Manipulation of Equity Grants 258 Other Examples of Value Extraction through Timing 260 Equity Sales and Insider Trading 261 Rule 10b5-1 262 Hedging 264 Pledging 268 Repricing and Exchange Offers 270 Endnotes 273 Chapter 10 Financial Reporting and External Audit 279 The Audit Committee 280 Accounting Quality, Transparency, and Controls 280 Financial Reporting Quality 282 Financial Restatements 284 Models to Detect Accounting Manipulations 290 The External Audit 292 Audit Quality 296 Structure of Audit Industry 296 Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley 298 External Auditor as CFO 301 Auditor Rotation .302 Endnotes 304 Chapter 11 The Market for Corporate Control 311 The Market for Corporate Control 312 Stock Market Assessment of Acquiring and Target Firms 316 Who Gets Acquired? 316 Who Gets the Value in a Takeover? 319 Antitakeover Protections 322 Antitakeover Actions 323 Poison Pills 325 Staggered Board 328 State of Incorporation 330 Dual-Class Shares 331 Warding Off Unwanted Acquirers 334 Endnotes 336 Chapter 12 Institutional Shareholders and Activist Investors 343 The Role of Shareholders 343 Blockholders and Institutional Investors 346 Institutional Investors and Proxy Voting 349 Activist Investors 351 Pension Funds 353 Social Responsibility and Other Stakeholder Funds 355 Activist Hedge Funds 357 Shareholder Democracy and Corporate Engagement 360 Majority Voting in Uncontested Director Elections 360 Proxy Access 361 Proxy Voting 362 Corporate Engagement 363 Proxy Advisory Firms 364 Endnotes 369 Chapter 13 Corporate Governance Ratings 375 Third-Party Ratings 375 Credit Ratings 376 Commercial Corporate Governance Ratings 378 ISS: Corporate Governance Quotient 378 ISS: Governance Risk Indicators 380 ISS: QuickScore 380 GMI Ratings 381 Testing the Predictability of Corporate Governance Ratings 382 Governance Rating Systems by Academic Researchers 383 The Viability of Governance Ratings 388 Endnotes 389 Chapter 14 Alternative Models of Governance 393 Family-Controlled Corporations 393 Venture-Backed Companies 396 Private Equity-Owned Companies 399 Nonprofit Organizations 402 Endnotes 407 Chapter 15 Summary and Conclusions 413 Testing Remains Insufficient 414 The Current Focus Is Misdirected 415 Important Variables Are Clearly Missing 416 Context Is Important 417 Endnotes 418 Index 419 Now fully updated: today's most objective, complete, and actionable guide to corporate governance for every board member, director, officer, investor, and stakeholder.
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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference for implementing and sustaining superior corporate governance. Stanford corporate governance experts David Larcker and Bryan Tayan carefully synthesize current academic and professional research, summarizing what is known and unknown, and where the evidence remains inconclusive. Corporate Governance Matters, Second Edition reviews the field's newest research on issues including compensation, CEO labor markets, board structure, succession, risk, international governance, reporting, audit, institutional and activist investors, governance ratings, and much more. Larcker and Tayan offer models and frameworks demonstrating how the components of governance fit together, with updated examples and scenarios illustrating key points. Throughout, their balanced approach is focused strictly on two goals: to "get the story straight, " and to provide useful tools for making better, more informed decisions. This edition presents new or expanded coverage of key issues ranging from risk management and shareholder activism to alternative corporate governance structures. It also adds new examples, scenarios, and classroom elements, making this text even more useful in academic settings. For all directors, business leaders, public policymakers, investors, stakeholders, and MBA faculty and students concerned with effective corporate governance.
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  • Preface ix Acknowledgements xvii About the Authors xix Chapter 1 Setting the Scene 1 Chapter 2 Background 7 Chapter 3 Sir Michael Hintze 37 Chapter 4 John Breit 59 Chapter 5 Bill Muysken 85 Chapter 6 Hugo Banziger 103 Chapter 7 Carol Alexander 119 Chapter 8 Mark Lawrence 141 Chapter 9 Paul Bostok 181 Chapter 10 Todd Groome 205 Chapter 11 Richard Meddings 227 Chapter 12 Adrian Blundell-Wignall 259 Chapter 13 Innovations 279 Chapter 14 Interpretation 295 Appendix A Risk Silos 309 Appendix B The Mechanics of Selected Financial Products 313 Appendix C Basel I, II and III Risk Weightings 321 Glossary of Terms 323 Glossary of People 347 Further Reading 353 Bibliography 361 Index 367.
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Effective risk management in today s ever-changing world Crisis Wasted? Leading Risk Managers on Risk Culture sheds light on today s risk management landscape through a unique collection of interviews from risk leaders in both the banking and investment industries. These interviews zero in on the risk culture of organisations, effective risk management in practice, and the sometimes paradoxical effects of new regulations and how they affect decision-making in financial organisations They offer genuine insight into regulatory processes and priorities and their implications for the stability of the global financial system. As trending topics in the risk management field, each of these subject areas is relevant to the work of today s risk management professionals. In addition to the forward-focused text, this reference provides access to a wealth of premium online content. Risk management has become an area of focus for companies since the financial crises that shook the international community over the past decade, but, despite high levels of introspection and changes to key processes, many financial houses are still experiencing large losses. Understanding today s risk environment can help you improve risk management tactics. * Access essential information both in print and online * Discover the most important topics in today s risk management field * Explore interviews with 1 risk management leaders * Learn about ground-breaking recent innovations in risk management thinking Crisis Wasted? Leading Risk Managers on Risk Culture is an integral resource for professionals responsible for minimising organisational risk, as well as those who want to better understand the risk culture of today s world.
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"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules, " for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world"-- Provided by publisher.
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"One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules, " for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world"-- Provided by publisher.
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110 pages ; 18 cm.
  • What makes a conversation difficult?
  • Conflicting interests
  • Different personal styles
  • Lack of trust
  • Different views of the facts
  • Strong emotions
  • Think it through
  • Should you act?
  • When you decide to have a difficult conversation
  • Prepare for the difficult conversation
  • Assess the facts and your assumptions
  • Address the emotions
  • Acknowledge you'e part of the problem
  • Identify a range of positive outcomes
  • Develop a strategy, not a script
  • Conduct the conversation
  • Acknowledge the other person
  • Frame the problem
  • Ask questions and listen
  • Look for common ground
  • Adapt and rebalance
  • Establish commitments
  • Follow through
  • How did you do?
  • Jot down your impressions
  • Follow up in writing
  • Keep your commitments
  • Become a better communicator
  • Reflect before you speak
  • Connect with others
  • Before you talk, listen
  • Make your words count
  • Establish a feedback loop
  • Address problems head-on
  • Learn more
  • Sources
  • Index.
You have to talk with a colleague about a fraught situation, but you re worried that they ll yell, or blame you, or shut down. You fear your emotions could block you from a resolution. But you can communicate in a way that s constructivenot combative. "Difficult Conversations" walks you through: Uncovering the root cause of friction Maintaining a positive mind-set Untangling the problem together Agreeing on a way forward About HBR's 20-Minute Manager Series: Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executivesfrom the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.".
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x, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Welcome to the Content Factory
  • Beached white male
  • When the ducks quack
  • What's a HubSpot?
  • The happy!! Awesome!! Start-up cult
  • HubSpeak
  • Our cult leader has a really awesome teddy bear
  • We need to make the blog a lot more dumberer
  • The Bozo explosion
  • In which I make a very big mistake
  • Life in the boiler room
  • OMG the Halloween party!!!
  • The new work : employees as widgets
  • The Ron Burgundy of tech
  • Meet the new boss
  • Grandpa buzz
  • Ritual humiliation as rehabilitation
  • A disturbance in the farce
  • A house of cards?
  • Go West, old man
  • Glassholes
  • Excuse me, but would you please get the fuck out of our company?
  • Inbound and down
  • Escape velocity
  • If I only had a heart
  • Graduation day.
A memoir of life inside the tech bubble by a writer and co-producer for "Silicon Valley" describes how, after losing his magazine writing job, he took a position with a tech company rife with cultish millennials, absent bosses, and venture-capital amenities.
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