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Humour is a powerful management tool, which, if used properly, can be extremely effective to gain attention, create rapport and make a message more memorable. This interesting book highlights the benefits of humour at the workplace and recognizes the value of humour in a variety of situations. The author has included numerous examples of the effective use of humour at the workplace and provided step-by-step guidelines on how to make the most of this... more...

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND license.  This book addresses the issue of how a country, which was incorporated into the world economy as a periphery, could make a transition to the emerging state, capable of undertaking the task of economic development and industrialization. It offers historical and contemporary case studies of transition, as well as the international background under which such a transition was... more...

Hands-on help for quickly­­and persuasively­­writing company-mandated performance appraisals Writing performance appraisals is one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks managers face. Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews simplifies the job, providing a comprehensive collection of phrases that managers can use to describe employee performance, provide directions for improvement, and more. For example: "Sets... more...

Praise for Poorly Made in China"This fast-paced travelogue through the world of Chinese manufacturing is scary, fascinating, and very funny. Midler is not only a knowledgeable guide to the invisible underbelly of the global economy, he is a sympathetic and astute observer of China, its challenges, and its people. A great read."—Pietra Rivoli, author of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy"Paul Midler takes us for a ride through the... more...

Give your students a solid understanding of financial derivatives and their use in managing the risks of financial decisions with this leading text. Chance/Brooks' AN INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT, 8E places you and your students on the forefront with an outstanding blend of institutional material, theory, and practical applications. The latest financial information throughout this edition and timely Internet updates on the text's... more...


This book gives short, action-oriented snippets of thoughts and ideas from some of the finest thinkers of entrepreneurship. It provides insights into educational activities, entrepreneurial thinking and on-the-streets operational methodologies of entrepreneurship. The thoughts, experiences, ideas and doable actions presented in the book will help budding entrepreneurs pave the way for future entrepreneurial success. The contributors range from... more...

Packed with real-life examples, BUSINESS ETHICS: CASE STUDIES AND SELECTED READINGS, 6th Edition explores the complex issues of ethics from the inside. Offering a unique perspective, this market-leading text gets behind the decision-making process of today's business leaders -- from prominent players to everyday professionals. It helps you dissect what makes people cross lines they would not ordinarily cross. A combination of short and long cases,... more...

This book is a general presentation of complex systems, examined from the point of view of management. There is no standard formula to govern such systems, nor to effectively understand and respond to them. The interdisciplinary theory of self-organization is teeming with examples of living systems that can reorganize at a higher level of complexity when confronted with an external challenge of a certain magnitude. Modern... more...

An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisisThe collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and... more...

In the tradition of A Whole New Mind and The War of Art, graffiti artist and corporate thought leader, Erik Wahl explores the power of creativity to achieve superior performance. Somehow we’ve come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few: the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is creativity is in all of us and re-discovering it is the key to unlocking your fullest potential. Unthink is a book that... more...