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Collective Action and Exchange

"Collective Action and Exchange is a remarkably effective pedagogical tool. Ferguson's presentation highlights common themes that are too often hidden in specialized treatments of political economy. Particularly compelling is the way that he integrates the insights of Elinor Ostrom's Nobel prize-winning research on governing the commons into simple models based on core principles. This book demonstrates the value of modeling as an ap...

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New Ways of Working (Thorogood Report)

This book examines the nature of the work done in an organization and seeks to optimize the working practices and the whole context in which the work takes place. It is more about promoting the best ways of doing things than simple cost driven change. Although it emphasizes the importance of business and organization, it spans the concerns of people, property, technology, community and environment.

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Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank

Bank, the IMF, and their practices. The authors clearly believe that much of the lending to developing countries was conditioned on adjustments to the economies of countries borrowing. Unfortunately the adjustments were more tailored to the needs of the global economy, rather than the needs of the developing countries.

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Finance: The Basics, 3rd Edition

Now in its third edition, Finance: The Basics is a clear and practical introduction to the world of finance. It thoroughly explains essential financial statements, tools and concepts; fundamental financial instruments and transactions; and global financial participants, markets and systems. This fully revised third edition captures the most important aspects of a changing financial landscape, including: • Updates on key areas of the ...

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Rising Global Interest in Farmland (Agriculture and Rural Development Series)

This book aims to provide key pieces of information needed for informed debate about large-scale land acquisition by drawing on the experience from past land expansions, discussing predictions for potential future demand, and providing empirical evidence of what is happening on the ground in the countries most affected by the recent increase in demand for land. It complements demand side considerations with a detailed assessment of t...

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Gunter Pauli - L'économie bleue 3.0

Le livre phare de Gunter Pauli, créateur du concept  d'"économie bleue", qui s’inspire des écosystèmes naturels pour résoudre les crises économique, sociale et écologique. Pour l’entrepreneur Gunter Pauli, il est possible de révolutionner notre consommation et nos moyens de production tout en protégeant la nature. Son business model ? La nature elle-même ! Observer les phénomènes naturels, en comprendre le fonctionnement et les imite...

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2011: Trendspotting for the Next Decade

Richard Laermer takes on the future in an irreverant and brilliant way. He uncovers some of the best ideas of this decade and exposes you to some of the technologies that will change your life like Fnords. Fnords you say? Yes, read the book and find out why they are important or just click on one of the fnord tags on this page to find more of them. This is the first legit business book I've seen that dared explore such a revolutionar...

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The Get Organized Answer Book

Some people are born with a great arm for baseball, the voice of an angel or an incredibly high IQ. I was gifted with the sort and purge gene - which has resulted in quick and easy routines to manage the houseshold ( and no messy piles obsuring the kitchen table.) In my quest for continuous organization, new ideas and motivation who do I turn to? None other than Jamie Novak. Jamie has helped me - a highly organized individual - becom...

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Improving Access to Finance for India's Rural Poor

The book describes a relative failure of India's financial system to benefit its massive numbers of poor. Especially in rural areas. It looks at how many of the existing financial firms are geared towards lending amounts too large for the poor. Mostly for existing companies. Very hard for a peasant to get a formal loan. But the book also describes informal lendings. Often by village moneylenders, shopkeepers, landlords etc. The flexi...