Alpha Dogs

How Political Spin Became a Global Business

Author: James Harding

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848873115

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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David Sawyer dreamed of a career as a film-maker; Scott Miller, the son of a shoe salesman, was a brilliant copywriter. Unlikely partners, together they became a political powerhouse. Directing democratic revolutions from the Philippines to Chile, steering a dozen presidents and prime ministers into office, and instilling the campaign ethic in corporate giants from Coca-Cola to Apple, the consultants of Sawyer-Miller were the Manhattan Project of spin politics. In this pulsating book, James Harding tells the story of a few men whose political savvy, entrepreneurial drive and sheer greed came to alter the landscape of global politics. Alpha Dogs charts the creation of a new style of political campaigning and its triumph across the world.
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Monster Hunter Alpha

Author: Larry Correia

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1618248243

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Dirty Harry meets Twilight. #3 in the break-out series and a follow-up to Monster Hunter International and Monster Hunter Vendetta. Earl Harbinger may be the leader of Monster Hunter International, but he's also got a secret. Nearly a century ago, Earl was cursed to be a werewolf. When Earl receives word that one of his oldest foes, a legendarily vicious werewolf that worked for the KGB, has mysteriously appeared in the remote woods of Michigan, he decides to take care of some unfinished business. But another force is working to bring about the creation of a whole new species of werewolf. When darkness falls, the final hunt begins, and the only thing standing in their way is a handful of locals, a lot of firepower, and Earl Harbinger's stubborn refusal to roll over and play dead. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Lexile Score: 730
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Environmental Alpha

Institutional Investors and Climate Change

Author: Angelo Calvello

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470543382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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The definitive guide to how institutional investors should approach the risks and opportunities associated with climate change Environmental Alpha provides institutional investors with the comprehensive framework they need to assess the risks and investment opportunities tied to climate change. Climate change will present institutional investors with some of the most important risks and opportunities they will face for generations to come. Climate change has the potential to affect many sectors in radically different degrees over time, and institutional investors need to have a thorough understanding of the multi-dimensional risks and opportunities that could influence nearly every investment in their portfolios. This volume is composed of contributions by leading experts in environmental investment, moving beyond the theoretical or academic nature of much of the current discussion on the topic to provide you with real-world insights into an emerging market. Examines the climate change-related drivers of returns (science, economics, policy, and technology) that make environmental alpha possible Explores fiduciary duty and climate change Contains in-depth explanations of each of the major categories of environmental investing and examines related environmental alpha opportunities Discusses practical implementation issues Presents real-world case studies and examples Climate change will be one of the most important investment themes of the next twenty years; the related environmental investment opportunities will provide institutional investors with some of the greatest "alpha" opportunities for years to come. This book will put you in a better position to assess and access these opportunities.
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The Power of à

Electron Elementary Particle Generation with à-Quantized Lifetimes and Masses

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9814477230

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Page: N.A

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Global Communication and Collaboration

Global Project Management, Global Sourcing, Cross-Cultural Competencies

Author: Klaus-Dieter Gronwald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 366253150X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Speed, social change, historical inheritance and cultural gaps are key factors which have significant impact on global collaboration and global sourcing. The author explains how working in virtual teams in a global, multicultural environment requires a significant amount of organizational and behavioral change of people and organizations. Understanding cultural differences in working styles is important for successful global project management. Major theories of international management, company internationalization, cultural dimensions and distances will be discussed to develop cross-cultural competencies and conflict management styles for international project managers. They will understand modern theories and methods of international management and will be able to apply these to practical project management problems. They understand the benefits and challenges of international cooperation and know how to identify modes of cooperation that are relevant to the needs of international teams.
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The Alpha Masters

Unlocking the Genius of the World's Top Hedge Funds

Author: Maneet Ahuja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167570

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The ultimate behind-the-curtain look at the hedge fund industry,unlocking the most valuable stories, secrets, and lessons directlyfrom those who have played the game best. Written by Maneet Ahuja, the hedge fund industry insider,The Alpha Masters brings the secretive world of hedge fundsinto the light of day for the first time. As the authority that thebiggest names in the business, including John Paulson, DavidTepper, and Bill Ackman, go to before breaking major news, Ahujahas access to the innermost workings of the hedge fund industry.For the first time, in Alpha Masters, Ahuja provides bothinstitutional and savvy private investors with tangible, analyticalinsight into the psychology of the trade, the strategies andinvestment criteria serious money managers use to determine andevaluate their positions, and special guidance on how the readercan replicate this success themselves. There are few people with access to the inner chambers of thehedge fund industry, and as a result it remains practicallyuncharted financial territory. Alpha Masters changes allthat, shedding light on star fund managers and how exactly theyconsistently outperform the market. The book: Contains easy-to-follow chapters that are broken down bystrategy--Long/Short, Event Arbitrage, Value, Macro, Distressed,Quantitative, Commodities, Activist, pure Short, Fund ofFunds. Includes insights from the biggest names in the trading game,including Ray Dalio, Marc Lasry, Jim Chanos, Sonia Gardner, PierreLagrange, and Tim Wong. Features contributions from industry icon Mohamed El-Erian Many of the subjects profiled in this groundbreaking new bookhave never spoken so candidly about their field, providingextremely provocative, newsworthy analysis of today's investinglandscape.
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The Pacific Basin

An Introduction

Author: Shane J. Barter,Michael Weiner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134987099

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian development more generally. Growth in eastern Asia, as well as in the western Americas, has led the Pacific Basin to evolve as a dynamic economic zone. To make sense of this transformation, the book: Defines the Pacific Basin, locates it in academic research, and explains its importance. Addressees the historical origins and evolution of the Pacific Basin and its sub-regions. Introduces students to the historical and contemporary relationships, continuities and differences that characterize the region. Incorporates analyses of colonialism and imperialism, migration and settlement, economic development and trade, international relations, war and memory, environmental policy, urbanization, mental and public health, gender, film, and literature. Connects the diverse peoples of this vast area, explores their common challenges and the diverse responses to these challenges, and provides a window into the lived humanity of the Pacific Basin. The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a key textbook for undergraduate courses on the Pacific Basin, the Pacific Rim, International Studies, Geography, World History, and Globalization.
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Integrated Business Information Systems

A Holistic View of the Linked Business Process Chain ERP-SCM-CRM-BI-Big Data

Author: Klaus-Dieter Gronwald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662532913

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Analytics (BDA) are business related tasks and processes, which are supported by standardized software solutions. The book explains that this requires business oriented thinking and acting from IT specialists and data scientists. It is a good idea to let students experience this directly from the business perspective, for example as executives of a virtual company. The course simulates the stepwise integration of the linked business process chain ERP-SCM-CRM-BI-Big Data of four competing groups of companies. The course participants become board members with full P&L responsibility for business units of one of four beer brewery groups managing supply chains from production to retailer.
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