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  • Power and Impact (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

    Harvard Business Review

    Product Code: CBRSU
    Paperback
    A carefully curated selection of articles about managing your personal power from Harvard Business Review. Highly curated collections of HBR articles. Provides a variety of perspectives from recognized experts on the topic. Teaches readers how to wield soft power effectively to influence others. Helps readers understand power dynamics between people and how power plays a role in our emotions. Helps readers build self-awareness, so they can identify where they may be crossing a line toward unhealthy or unethical behaviors. Audience: Leaders and aspiring leaders.
  • The Debt Delusion

    John F. Weeks

    Product Code: CBRDM
    Paperback
    'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion' a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
  • Man Out

    Andrew L. Yarrow

    Product Code: BTGLW
    Hardback
    The story of men who are hurting-and hurting America by their absence Man Out describes the millions of men on the sidelines of life in the United States. Many of them have been pushed out of the mainstream because of an economy and society where the odds are stacked against them; others have chosen to be on the outskirts of twenty-first-century America. These men are disconnected from work, personal relationships, family and children, and civic and community life. They may be angry at government, employers, women, and ""the system"" in general-and millions of them have done time in prison and have cast aside many social norms. Sadly, too many of these men are unsure what it means to be a man in contemporary society. Wives or partners reject them; children are estranged from them; and family, friends, and neighbors are embarrassed by them. Many have disappeared into a netherworld of drugs, alcohol, poor health, loneliness, misogyny, economic insecurity, online gaming, pornography, other off-the-grid corners of the internet, and a fantasy world of starting their own business or even writing the Great American novel. Most of the men described in this book are poorly educated, with low incomes and often with very few prospects for rewarding employment. They are also disproportionately found among millennials, those over 50, and African American men. Increasingly, however, these lost men are discovered even in tony suburbs and throughout the nation. It is a myth that men on the outer corners of society are only lower-middle-class white men dislocated by technology and globalization. Unlike those who primarily blame an unjust economy, government policies, or a culture sanctioning ""laziness,"" Man Out explores the complex interplay between economics and culture. It rejects the politically charged dichotomy of seeing such men as either victims or culprits. These men are hurting, and in turn they are hurting families and hurting America. It is essential to address their problems. Man Out draws on a wide range of data and existing research as well as interviews with several hundred men, women, and a wide variety of economists and other social scientists, social service providers and physicians, and with employers, through a national online survey and in-depth fieldwork in several communities.
  • An Introduction to International Trade

    Geoffrey Darnton

    Product Code: BSYXW
    Paperback
    Global trade is a core topic for many business and management programmes. Lecturers and students need one key textbook that addresses the main issues involved in global and international trade and gives examples illustrating key points and discussions that are based on solid critical or comparative thinking. An Introduction to International Trade fulfils this need by covering the whole scope of global trade in terms of products and services. An Introduction to International Trade is a textbook that looks at the 'dark' sides of global trade, illegal and mixed legal-illegal, which in some cases are larger than many classes of legitimate global trade. The book also looks at the business and management aspects of global trade, such as marketing, strategic and operational issues, international distribution, real and virtual transportation, financial issues, documentation and risk management. This essential handbook provides an analysis of the new communication technologies and covers the variations and nuances needed when dealing with multiple countries.
    • £35.99
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  • Necessary Evil

    David Kinley (Chair in Human R

    Product Code: BLYKT
    Hardback
    Finance governs almost every aspect of modern life. Every day, we use the financial system to mortgage our homes, to insure our health, to invest in our futures through education and pension funds, to feed and clothe ourselves, to be paid for our labor, and to help others in need. As the fuel of capitalism, finance has been a major force for human progress for centuries. Yet it has periodically generated disasters too, from the Great Depression to the recent sub-prime mortgage crisis. In writing Necessary Evil, eminent human rights law scholar David Kinley spent ten years immersed in researching finance's many facetsafrom how it is raised and what it is spent on, to when it is gambled and who wins and who loses to produce this unique account of how finance works from a human rights perspective. He argues that while finance has historically facilitated many beneficial trends in human well-being, a sea change has occurred in the past quarter century. Since the end of the Cold War, the finance sector's power has grown by leaps and bounds, to the point where it is now out of control. Oversight of the sector has been weakened by deregulation, as powerful lobbyists have persuaded our leaders that what is good for finance is good for the economy as a whole. Kinley shows how finance has become societyas master rather than its servant, and how, as a consequence, human rights concerns are so often ignored, sidelined or crushed. Using episodes of financial malfeasance from around the globeL from the world's banking capitals to the mines of central Africa and the factories of East AsiaL Kinley illustrates how the tools of international finance time and time again fail to advance the human condition. Kinley also suggests policies that can help finance protect and promote human rights and thereby regain the public trust and credibility it has so spectacularly lost over the past decade. An authoritative account of the extraordinary social consequences of the financial system at the heart of the worldas economy, Necessary Evil will be an essential tool for anyone committed to making global capitalism a fairer and more effective vehicle for improving the lives of many, and not just providing for the comfort of a few.
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