The Black Swan: Second Edition
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The Black Swan: Second Edition


  • Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Release Date : 2007-04-17
  • Genre: Finance
  • File Size: 17855218 Bytes


The most influential book of the past seventy-five years: a groundbreaking exploration of everything we know about what we don’t know, now with a new section called “On Robustness and Fragility.”A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the...

Freedom's Forge
Score: 4.5
From 97 Ratings

Freedom's Forge


  • Author: Arthur Herman
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 9487500 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SELECTED BY THE ECONOMIST AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR“A rambunctious book that is itself alive with the animal spirits of the marketplace.”—The Wall Street JournalFreedom’s Forge reveals how two extraordinary American businessmen—General Motors automobile magnate  William “Big Bill” Knudsen and shipbuilder Henry J. Kaiser—helped corral, cajole, and inspire business leaders across the country to mobilize the “arsenal of democracy” that propelled the Allies to victory in World War II. Drafting top talent from companies like Chrysler, Republic Steel, Boeing, Lockheed, GE, and Frigidaire, Knudsen and Kaiser turned auto plants into aircraft factories and civilian assembly ...

The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Business and Society

The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Business and Society


  • Author : Abbas Strømmen-Bakhtiar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000762099


The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Business and Society Book Description :

The emergence of new platform business models, notably the sharing economy, is impacting the economy in various ways, altering the structure of many industries, and raising a number of economic and political issues. This book investigates the widespread influence of the sharing economy on businesses and society, as well as examining its underpinning economic principles and development. This volume presents an exhaustive review of the existing knowledge on the sharing economy and addresses several major areas of concern for incumbent businesses. It also explains the business models for those who are interested in embarking on their own ventures and provides an excellent source for further research. It takes an in-depth look at controversial labour pol...

Digital Transformation in Business and Society

Digital Transformation in Business and Society


  • Author : Babu George
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030082772


Digital Transformation in Business and Society Book Description :

The digital traces that people leave behind as they conduct their daily lives provide a powerful resource for businesses to better understand the dynamics of an otherwise chaotic society. Digital technologies have become omnipresent in our lives and we still do not fully know how to make the best use of the data these technologies could harness. Businesses leveraging big data appropriately could definitely gain a sustainable competitive advantage. With a balanced mix of texts and cases, this book discusses a variety of digital technologies and how they transform people and organizations. It offers a debate on the societal consequences of the yet unfolding technological revolution and proposes alternatives for harnessing disruptive technologies for th...

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society


  • Author : Robert W. Kolb
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412916523


Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society Book Description :

The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment....

Business and Society

Business and Society


  • Author : Doctor Kean Birch
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2017-01-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783604517


Business and Society Book Description :

Corporations dominate our societies. They employ us, sell to us and influence how we think and who we vote for, while their economic interests dictate local, national and global agendas. Written in clear and accessible terms, this much-needed textbook provides critical perspectives on all aspects of the relationship between business and society: from an historical analysis of the spread of capitalism as the foundation of the 'corporate' revolution in the late nineteenth century to the regulation, ethics and exclusionary implications of business in contemporary society. Furthermore, it examines how corporate power and capitalism might be resisted, outlining a range of alternatives, from the social economy through to new forms of open access or commons...

Business and Society  Ethics  Sustainability  and Stakeholder Management

Business and Society Ethics Sustainability and Stakeholder Management


  • Author : Archie B. Carroll
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2011-01-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781133418962


Business and Society Ethics Sustainability and Stakeholder Management Book Description :

Demonstrate for your students the importance of business ethics, sustainability and stakeholder management from a strong managerial perspective with Carroll/Buchholtz’s BUSINESS AND SOCIETY: ETHICS, SUSTAINABILITY, AND STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT, 8E. Students learn how effective business decision makers balance and protect the interests of various stakeholders, including investors, employees, the community, and the environment -- particularly as business recovers from a perilous financial period. Proven content emphasizes the social, legal, political, and ethical responsibilities of a business to both external and internal stakeholder groups. The authors effectively balance strong coverage of ethics and the stakeholder model with a new focus on one of ...

Small Business and Society  Routledge Revivals

Small Business and Society Routledge Revivals


  • Author : David Goss
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317506287


Small Business and Society Routledge Revivals Book Description :

When this book was first published in 1991, political ideology had thrust small-firm issues to the forefront of attempts to revitalize the British economy. In the Thatcher years the emphasis had been on individual enterprise and initiative with the number of small firms increasing rapidly. This was reflected in the growth in the number of specialist studies analysis small-firm revivalism. Small Business and Society clarifies the issues and debates that surround the small business and its place in society. In particular, the complex nature of its social role is examined: on the one hand, the entrepreneur can be seen as the innovator exploiting free-market capitalism to strengthen the economy; on the other, employment conditions and industrial relation...

Hierarchy

Hierarchy


  • Author : John Child
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351697668


Hierarchy Book Description :

Written by a world-renowned authority, Hierarchy takes readers on a journey which traverses how hierarchy has evolved, is understood in various disciplines, and is applied in practice. Referring a wide range of sources, the book provides an inspirational introduction to understanding what is perhaps the key idea in business and management. As a fundamental organizational principle, hierarchy is everywhere. Perhaps because of its ubiquity, the significance of hierarchy has become under-analyzed in view of the growing strains on society imposed by organizational inequality. This book analyzes the advantages and disadvantages that hierarchy brings as a form of organization, providing an accessible overview of this fundamental idea within both business a...

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Management


  • Author : David M. Wasieleski
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787144071


Stakeholder Management Book Description :

This book brings together leading scholars in the field of stakeholder management to bring to light new and cutting edge perspectives on this important field. It is intended as a resource for both emerging and established scholars to create innovative advances in stakeholder management....

Entrepreneurial Business and Society

Entrepreneurial Business and Society


  • Author : Friederike Welter
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782546023


Entrepreneurial Business and Society Book Description :

Entrepreneurial Business and Society analyses contemporary research in the field of entrepreneurship and small business and explores the interplay between the entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial firm and society. The contributors highlight that entrepreneurship may also contribute to social change and that welfare and success could be measured in terms of their effect on society. Topics explored throughout the volume are the promotion of entrepreneurial businesses, entrepreneurial people and entrepreneurial sectors. The book will prove invaluable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of entrepreneurship and small business. Entrepreneurship and small business researchers as well as policy makers will also find plenty of relevant informati...