All Summaries

All Summaries

 
Igniting Gen B and Gen V Ahlrichs, Nancy S. Davies-Black Publishing , 2008 Diversity, Human Resources, Management

To compete in today’s marketplace, corporations need to develop employees that do more than just show up every day to work: employees need to be engaged in their work. Unfortunately, companies have historically...

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Customer-Driven Operations Management Ahoy, Christopher K. McGraw-Hill , 2009 Customer Focus

In Customer-Driven Operations Management, Christopher K. Ahoy proposes that an organization can have an advantage over its competition if it strives to become the best by moving from survival mode to...

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Seoul Man Ahrens, Frank HarperCollins Publishers , 2016 Global Business

In Seoul Man, Frank Ahrens shares his experience of leaving his job as a journalist for the Washington Post for a new, exciting career in South Korea. The Foreign Service assigned his wife, Rebekah, to...

 
 
The Alpha Masters Ahuja, Maneet John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. , 2012 Economics & Finance

In the investment world, the term “alpha” refers to returns in excess of expected risk, earned by fund managers who succeed in accurately forecasting the behavior of financial markets and other “beta” macroeconomic...

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Identity Economics Akerlof, George | Kranton, Rachel Princeton University Press , 2010 Economics & Finance

Identity Economics by George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton discusses a new way to understand people’s decisions—at work, at school, and at home. The book brings identity and related norms to...

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Animal Spirits Akerlof, George A. | Shiller, Robert J. Princeton University Press , 2009 Economics & Finance

Animal Spirits dissects standard economic theories and demonstrates their failure to account for human emotion, even though emotions have a large impact on the economy. George A. Akerlof and Robert J....

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Phishing for Phools Akerlof, George A. | Shiller, Robert J. Princeton University Press , 2015 Marketing

The free market economy demands a profit-over-people approach. Driven by greed, markets incite self-destructive behaviors on a mass level. The targeting of natural human weaknesses is known as “phishing,” while the...

 
 
When Albert, Stuart John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2013 Productivity

In When, Stuart Albert analyzes the influence of timing in business and day-to-day living. He describes the six temporal concepts of sequence, temporal punctuation, interval and duration, rate, shape,...

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The Power of Minds at Work Albrecht, Karl Amacom , 2002 Human Resources, Management

According to Albrecht’s Law, "Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity." This, says the author, is a situation that is all too common throughout business and...

 
 
The Northbound Train Albrecht, Karl AMACOM , 1994 Business Strategy, Leadership

A process for formulating a corporate vision and direction, and communicating that vision in a compelling way to everyone in the organization. Albrecht uses the metaphor of riding a train as a focusing concept for...

 
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