In this classic work of economic history and social theory, karl polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the industrial revolution. his analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. new introductory material reveals the renewed importance of polanyi's seminal analysis in an era of globalization and free trade.
Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. nonviolent communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.in this internationally acclaimed text, marshall rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication
'a must-read. acemoglu and robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' paul collier, guardian, on why nations failby the authors of the international bestseller why nations fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms- and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats.liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too
“Theres a fantastic book I recently read, its called The Narrow Corridor. It’s [about] the real, constant tension between what does a society want and … what does the government want … and you have to find the narrow corridor.”
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For readers of laura hillenbrand's seabiscuit and unbroken, the dramatic story of the american rowing team that stunned the world at hitler's 1936 berlin olympics.daniel james brown's robust book tells the story of the university of washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of americans. the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and british universities and finally the german crew rowing for adolf
“A wonderful illustration of the importance of teamwork, which was a core part of my focus out of the gate as CEO.”
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In the century after the civil war, an economic revolution improved the american standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. but has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, the rise and fall of american growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. gordon contends that the
“this work of economic history concludes that innovation is the ultimate source of dramatic improvements in the human condition”
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Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today's wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. as richard baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalisation that is drastically different from the old.in the 1800s, globalisation leaped forward when steam power and international peace lowered the costs of moving goods across borders. this triggered a self-fueling cycle of industrial agglomeration and growth that propelled today's rich nations to dominance.
What is business for? day one of a business course will tell you: it is to maximise shareholder profit. this single idea pervades all our thinking and teaching about business around the world but it is fundamentally wrong, colin mayer argues. it has had disastrous and damaging consequences for our economies, environment, politics, and societies. in this urgent call for reform, prosperity challenges the fundamentals of business thinking. it sets out a comprehensive new agenda for establishing the corporation as a unique and powerful force for promoting economic and social