On the Map
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

On the Map


  • Author: Simon Garfield
  • Release Date : 2012-12-27
  • Genre: Atlases & Maps
  • File Size: 110992236 Bytes


Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map.Simon Garfield’s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps.Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping—not language—is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores ...

The Marseille Caper
Score: 4
From 85 Ratings

The Marseille Caper


  • Author: Peter Mayle
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 6677652 Bytes


Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France. At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure—and the threat of some very powerful enemies!—Sam thought it’d be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul—the victim of Sam’s last heist but someone who knows talent when he sees it—asks our hero to take a job in Mar...

The Culture Map  INTL ED

The Culture Map INTL ED


  • Author : Erin Meyer
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396714


The Culture Map INTL ED Book Description :

An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life. Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out. In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural d...

The Culture Map
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Culture Map


  • Author : Erin Meyer
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610392594


The Culture Map Book Description :

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even ...

The Culture Map  INTL ED
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Culture Map INTL ED


  • Author : Erin Meyer
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396714


The Culture Map INTL ED Book Description :

An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life. Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out. In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural d...

Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture


  • Author : Joanne Martin
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-08-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483364445


Organizational Culture Book Description :

Expert author Joanne Martin examines a variety of conflicting ways to study cultures in organizations, including different theoretical orientations, political ideologies (managerial, critical, and apparently neutral); methods (qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid approaches), and styles of writing about culture (ranging from traditional to postmodern and experimental). In addition, she offers a guide for those who might want to study culture themselves, addressing such issues as: What qualitative, quantitative, and hybrid methods can be used to study culture? What standards are used when reviewers evaluate these various types of research? What innovative ways of writing about culture have been introduced? And finally, what are the most important una...

No Rules Rules

No Rules Rules


  • Author : Reed Hastings
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984877871


No Rules Rules Book Description :

Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies There has never before been a company like Netflix. It has led nothing short of a revolution in the entertainment industries, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue while capturing the imaginations of hundreds of millions of people in over 190 countries. But to reach these great heights, Netflix, which launched in 1998 as an online DVD rental service, has had to reinvent itself over and over again. This type of unprecedented flexibility would have been impossible without the counterintuitive and radical management principles that cofounder Reed Hastings established from the very b...

The Culture Map  INTL ED

The Culture Map INTL ED


  • Author : Erin Meyer
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610396714


The Culture Map INTL ED Book Description :

An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life. Americans precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans get straight to the point; Latin Americans and Asians are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians think the best boss is just one of the crowd. It's no surprise that when they try and talk to each other, chaos breaks out. In The Culture Map, INSEAD professor Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain in which people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. She provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural d...

No Hard Feelings

No Hard Feelings


  • Author : Liz Fosslien
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525533849


No Hard Feelings Book Description :

Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Next Big Idea Club selection―chosen by Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Dan Pink, and Adam Grant as one of the "two most groundbreaking new nonfiction reads of the season!" "A must-read that topples the idea that emotions don't belong in the workplace." --Susan Cain, author of Quiet A hilarious guide to effectively expressing your emotions at the office, finding fulfillment, and defining work-life balance on your own terms. How do you stop the office grouch from ruining your day? How do you enjoy a vacation without obsessing about the unanswered emails in your inbox? If you're a boss, what should you do when your new, eager hire wants to follow you on Instagram? The modern workplace can be an emotional minefield, filled...

Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe

Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe


  • Author : Larissa M. L. Zaleska Onyshkevych
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317473787


Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe Book Description :

The concept of a 'return to Europe' has been integral to the movement for Ukrainian national rebirth since the nineteenth century. While the goal of a more fully reformed politics remains elusive, numerous expressions of Ukrainian culture continue to develop in the European spirit. This wide-ranging book explores Ukraine's European cultural connection, especially as it has been reestablished since the country achieved independence in 1991. The contributors discusses many aspects of Ukraine's contemporary culture - history, politics, and religion in Part I; literary culture in Part II; and language, popular culture, and the arts in Part III. What emerges is a fascinating picture of a young country grappling with its divided past and its colonial herit...

American Nations
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

American Nations


  • Author : Colin Woodard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101544457


American Nations Book Description :

An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth. North America was settled by people with distinct religious, political, and ethnographic characteristics, creating regional cultures that have been at odds with one another ever since. Subsequent immigrants didn't confront or assimilate into an “American” or “Canadian” culture, but rather into one of the eleven distinct regional ones that spread over the continent each staking out mutually exclusive territory. In American Nations, Colin Woodard leads us on a journey through the history of our fractured continent, and the rivalries and alliances between its component nations, which conform to neither state nor international bou...

Finish
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Finish


  • Author : Jon Acuff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698184800


Finish Book Description :

Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, “I’ve never had a problem starting. I’ve started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can’t I finish? According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. You’ve practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course...