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Developing Management Skills (8th Edition)

I have been a manager for 7 years running teams of up to 14 direct reports. This is a phenomenal book. I am buying copies for all my team leaders. The self test at the beginning of the book and each chapter allows the individual to see how they compare with hundreds of other people. This is a huge help in identifying a person's stengths and weaknesses. I have read many leadership books but this is really a tremendous training tool an...

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None of Us is As Good As All of Us

McDonald's statistics tell the story of its impressive business achievements. The company serves 58 million customers daily at 32,000 restaurants in 118 nations. It employs 1.6 million people, and had 2008 sales of more than $70 billion. That's a lot of "secret sauce." Through its vaunted Hamburger University, which opened in 1956 in an Illinois restaurant basement, McDonald's teaches store managers, owners and operators how to do th...

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The Green Marketing Manifesto

This book is very readable, yet also manages to explain some really important cultural forces of the 21st century in a lot of depth. I particularly liked his explanation of the significance of web 2.0 (and what he calls New Marketing) and how it applies to sustainability issues, but there are lots of other things to recommend it too. The format was clear and logical, and there were quite a few interesting examples to make his points ...

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Building Algorithmic Trading Systems, + Website

Quite informative, a step-by-step review of the process leading to live algorithmic trading strategies one can trust. M. Davey does provide a complete view of the methods he uses daily from preliminary idea testing to the ongoing monitoring of a strategy run in real time. Even the discretionary trader will gather useful tips and insights, e.g. the emphasis on the benefits of diversification, a rarely promoted feature. The chapters ar...

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The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

The A to Z Corporate Social Responsiblity is a unique publication and is the culmination of over a hundred of the world’s leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic and business people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from general concepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, business ethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbon trading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of the Pyramid model and...

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The Invention of Market Freedom

"This extraordinary, wide-ranging book builds on the republican turn in political theory to explain and contextualize the rise of the liberal, market-oriented account of freedom. MacGilvray deftly traces out the complex relationships among virtue, liberty, and status in early modern republican thought; and he shows that republican thought evolved in divergent directions in the face of modern commerce. The intellectual history of civi...

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Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA

This is one of the best Cook book for implementing a broad swaths of models in financial engineering. The best part of the book is its holistic nature as you are given a brief description of models and how to implement it. The bibilogrphy given at the end is one of the best part of the book as authors have given only references which are essential and good. Following those bibilograhical references gives a quick practitioners approac...

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Mainstreaming Co-Operation

Introduction - Anthony Webster, Linda Shaw and Rachael Vorberg-Rugh 1. Mainstreaming co-operatives after the global financial crisis - Claudia Sanchez Bajo and Bruno Roelants 2. Our agencies: persuasion and the value of a concept to mainstreaming co-operation - Philip Grant 3. G. J. Holyoake (1807-1906): a resource for a journey of hope? - Stephen Yeo 4. History, citizenship and co-operative education, c. 1895-1930 - Keith Vernon 5. ...

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Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets, 8th edition, Global edition

This book does a great job at clearly teaching the basics of forwards/futures and options markets. While there are a handful of summary questions at the end of each chapter that have answers in the back of the book, the overwhelming majority of answers to the end of chapter practice problems are not. In order to use this book properly and get the most out of it, the study guide is a necessity. Other than that, it's a great textbook.