The line between legitimate trade and corruption is a fine one and not always recognisable. Apart from that, in many cultures bribery is accepted as an inevitable part of business. More transparency is needed and principles of fair ...
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This collection of papers provides the key elements needed to build and preserve corruption-free institutions, systems, and private enterprises.
In this book, No More Business As Usual, authors Chutisa and Steven Bowman provide insights into business and life that have arisen out of their work with thousands of executive boards and teams over several decades.
Author: Chutisa Bowman
This book is for people who are dedicated to creating a life greater than what they now have and to making a difference in the world. In this book, No More Business As Usual, authors Chutisa and Steven Bowman provide insights into business and life that have arisen out of their work with thousands of executive boards and teams over several decades. The subject of this book is no more business as usual. But perhaps more precisely it is a book about possibility, choice, question, contribution and what it would take to lead your business and your life from the edge of infinite possibility. Just imagine what your business and your life would be like if you stopped functioning on autopilot and began to generate your business with strategic awareness and prosperity consciousness. This is truly possible - except you have to be willing to change. Recognizing a different possibility requires a different mindset and almost always demands a kind of awareness that is not part of prior experience. With this book you'll get the awareness you need to lead your business in any environment! Chutisa and Steven Bowman are internationally renowned advisors on strategy, risk, leadership, governance and creating a culture of strategic awareness at Board and senior executive levels. Chutisa has extensively studied consciousness, creativity and business and has held senior corporate positions in large public companies. Steven has held numerous CEO and Board positions in the finance and private sector, and is a renowned public speaker and global advisor to Boards and CEOs.
Capitalism is no longer viable not simply because it involves much oppression for the majority of the world's population but because it no longer offers capitalists the opportunity to achieve their principal objective, ...
Author: Craig J. Calhoun
Publisher: NYU Press
From religious tomes to current folk prophesies, recorded history reveals a plethora of narratives predicting or showcasing the end of the world. The incident at Waco, the subway bombing by the Japanese cult Aum Supreme Truth, and the tragedy at Jonestown are just a few examples of such apocalyptic scenarios. And these are not isolated incidents; millions of Americans today believe the end of the world is inevitable, either by a divinely ordained plan, nuclear catastrophe, extraterrestrial invasion, or gradual environmental decay, Examining the doomsday scenarios and apocalyptic predictions of visionaries, televangelists, survivalists, and various other endtimes enthusiasts, as well as popular culture, film, music, fashion, and humor, Daniel Wojcik sheds new light on America's fascination with worldly destruction and transformation. He explores the origins of contemporary apocalyptic beliefs and compares religious and secular apocalyptic speculation, showing us the routes our belief systems have traveled over the centuries to arrive at the dawn of a new millennium. Included in his sweeping examination are premillennial prophecy traditions, prophecies associated with visions of the Virgin Mary, secular ideas about nuclear apocalypse, the transformation of apocalyptic prophecy in the post-Cold War era, and emerging apocalyptic ideas associated with UFOs and extraterrestrials. Timely, yet of lasting importance, The End of the World as We Know It is a comprehensive cultural and historical portrait of an age-old phenomenon and a fascinating guide to contemporary apocalyptic fever.
The increased projections of the consumption of animal products will have a significant impact on feed grain demand. ... The BAU scenario assumes that the national self- sufficiency for individual crops will no longer be a concrete goal ...
Author: Amarasinghe, Upali, Shah, Tushaar, Turral, Hugh, Anand, B. K.
With a rapidly expanding economy many changes are taking place in India today. The business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, which assumes the continuation of current trends of key water demand drivers, will meet the future food demand. However, it leads to a severe regional water crisis by 2050, where many river basins will reach closure, will be physically water-scarce and will have regions with severely overexploited groundwater resources. While the alternative scenarios of water demand show both optimistic and pessimistic water futures, the scenario with additional productivity growth is the most optimistic, with significant scope for reducing future water demand.
There is no event horizon preventing their escape. The social effect is more powerful than we realize. The truth is that if one voice finds the right audience, not only can businesses realize that conversations are taking place, ...
Author: Brian Solis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
It's a new era of business and consumerism—and you play a role in defining it Today's biggest trends—the mobile web, social media, real-time—have produced a new consumer landscape. The End of Business As Usual explores this complex information revolution, how it has changed the future of business, media, and culture, and what you can do about it. "To be successful in business, you need to see what others don't. Start with this book. Someone's going to do it, why not you?" —Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Chairman of HDNet "Innovation has always changed the business landscape. People expect to access information anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Collaborative, cloud, and video technologies are leading this change. As Mr. Solis correctly writes, companies have to lead this change, not follow." —John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. "Winning the hearts and minds of customers with new media experiences will turn them into your most valuable sales force. Solis's book is the map to unleash this treasure." —Peter Guber, author of Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story "Your customers will share their experiences both good and bad. Now that everyone is connected, it's amplified and incredibly influential. This book will help you rethink your vision and mission to survive in a new era of digital Darwinism." —Mark Burnett, Television Executive Producer
It can no longer respond to the demands of the tribes for this or that clinic or free education . The private sector is the new partner that the government can satisfy , so the government is restructuring its system of support .
Author: Katherine Blue Carroll
Publisher: Lexington Books
Katherine Blue Carroll explores the dynamic link between Jordan's business community and the state between 1983 and 2000.
Who should sponsor the improvement of project delivery in a BAU organization? ... too much as an enabling skill, then the specialists will lose the power to influence events on projects, being classified as technical advisors, no more.
Author: Tim Carroll
Publisher: CRC Press
Business organizations are highly successful at delivering 'business as usual'; the day-to-day tasks of managing customer transactions, marketing and production activities, and motivating employees. But there is a growing requirement for such organizations also to deliver business change projects successfully. 'Business as usual organizations' represent a particularly challenging environment for achieving this because of the fundamentally different mindset and culture required to deliver projects in this context. Tim Carroll's book provides an authoritative guide to improving project delivery in such organizations by: ¢ building a project management capability and culture that is appropriate to BAU organizations; ¢ aligning projects more closely with the strategic agenda of the organization, through the use of programmes; ¢ using portfolio management to improve this alignment and ensure the effectiveness of project investments; ¢ demonstrating the business context for projects and their contribution to the organization's agenda of strategic change. The author argues convincingly that project management hasn't travelled well from its traditional roots in construction and engineering to business-as-usual organizations. New approaches are called for, in particular to embed project delivery capabilities more deeply within the organization rather than treat it as a specialist discipline. This is a 'must-read' book to help managers responsible for strategy and change in all business-as-usual organizations (such as banks, insurance, business and consumer service companies, hospitals, local and national government) to realize the value that project management can bring to the long-term development of their organization.
For once he was careful not to offend, and she had called him King! ... played with her 'Ritchie's' hair and inflated his ego and made little suggestions from time to time about things he could do to bring more business to the darkside.
Author: WALTER GANZER
A group of stories told by a storyteller who himself is magical. Delight in a romp through several realms with magical creatures and people who believe anything is possible if you believe.