Barbarians At The Gate

Author: Bryan Burrough
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0099545837
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The battle for the control of RJR Nabisco in the Autumn of 1988, which became the largest and most dramatic corporate takeover in American history, sent shock-waves through the international business world and became a symbol of the greed, excess and egotism of the eighties. Barbarians at the Gate recounts this two-month battle with breathtaking pace and flair, and transports back to the Wall Street empire before it crumbled, through the boardroom doors, into the midnight meetings, the betrayals, the deal makers and publicity flaks, into a world where - as Nabisco CEO Ross Johnson put it - 'a few million dollars are lost in the sands of time'. Twenty years on, the world is once again recovering from a period of financial extravagance and irresponsibility. This revised edition brings the ultimate business thriller up to date for a new generation of readers.

Diversity Managers Angels Of Mercy Or Barbarians At The Gate

Author: Dr. Shelton J. Goode
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491720913
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Diversity managers who want to integrate cost-effective, battle-tested initiatives don't have enough tools and resources to identify and apply best practices to actual work situations. These programs demand time, energy, and money-and the empirical evidence about outcomes is limited. The few studies out there contradict each other, which can make it nearly impossible to determine what practices to implement. Dr. Shelton J. Goode, who has spent more than twenty years as a diversity and human resource management professional, cuts through the clutter to help you locate strengths and weaknesses in your diversity strategy. You can learn how to benchmark organizational efforts against the actions other companies have taken to manage diversity; identify outdated paradigms and misguided diversity management initiatives that have prevented others from capitalizing on talent embedded within the ranks; and judge where past efforts have yielded success and which initiatives require a new approach. Despite the importance of linking diversity to the organization's bottom line, there has been no single, comprehensive resource that employees could turn to for guidance-until now! Business leaders at every level can find best practices to achieve organizational goals in Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate. "

Barbarians At The Gate By Leonard Woolf

Author: Leonard Woolf
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Crashing The Gate

Author: Jerome Armstrong
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580239
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Two political bloggers offer their views on the current political landscape in America and provide an insightful look into the new progressive movement, aided by advances in technology, that is changing the face of politics.

U S Corporate Governance

Author: Donald H. Chew
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231519984
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Corporate governance constitutes the internal and external institutions, markets, policies, and processes designed to help companies maximize their efficiency and value. In this collection of classic and current articles from the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, thought leaders such as Michael Jensen and Robert Monks discuss the corporate mission of value maximization and the accomplishments and limitations of the U.S. governance system in achieving that end. Essays address the elements driving corporate value: the board of directors, compensation for CEOs and other employees, incentives and organizational structure, external ownership and control, role of markets, and financial reporting. They evaluate best practice methods, challenges in designing equity plans, transferable stock options, the controversy over executive compensation, the values of decentralization, identifying and attracting the "right" investors, the evolution of shareholder activism, creating value through mergers and acquisitions, and the benefits of just saying no to Wall Street's "earnings game." Grounded in solid research and practice, U.S. Corporate Governance is a crucial companion for navigating the world of modern finance.

The Riverkeepers

Author: John Cronin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068484625X
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The authors describe their confrontations and eventual triumphs over environmental lawbreakers

A Free Nation Deep In Debt

Author: James MacDonald
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691126326
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For the greater part of recorded history the most successful and powerful states were autocracies; yet now the world is increasingly dominated by democracies. In A Free Nation Deep in Debt, James Macdonald provides a novel answer for how and why this political transformation occurred. The pressures of war finance led ancient states to store up treasure; and treasure accumulation invariably favored autocratic states. But when the art of public borrowing was developed by the city-states of medieval Italy as a democratic alternative to the treasure chest, the balance of power tipped. From that point on, the pressures of war favored states with the greatest public creditworthiness; and the most creditworthy states were invariably those in which the people who provided the money also controlled the government. Democracy had found a secret weapon and the era of the citizen creditor was born. Macdonald unfolds this tale in a sweeping history that starts in biblical times, passes via medieval Italy to the wars and revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and ends with the great bond drives that financed the two world wars.

Wilsonian Idealism In America

Author: David Steigerwald
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801429361
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David Steigerwald chronicles the legacy of Wilsonian idealism from its emergence during World War I through its recent resurgence during Desert Storm. The first history of this central strain of thought in modern American politics, Steigerwald's wide-ranging account encompasses the careers of many prominent twentieth-century political figures and thinkers, including Walter Lippmann, Elihu Root, Newton D. Baker, Raymond Fosdick, Adlai Stevenson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Theodore Lowi, and Francis Fukuyama. At the beginning of the twentieth century, massive cultural and political pressures threatened to undermine the liberal tradition by dissolving faith in human reason. A group of moderate thinkers attempting to salvage that faith rallied behind Woodrow Wilson's conception of world order. Through the American internationalist movement, these Wilsonian liberals defended the proposition that decisions based on enlightened self-interest would lead to political harmony, and they strove to institutionalize their principles through the formation of the League of Nations. As he traces the fate of universal ideals through American political thought, Steigerwald describes how the Wilsonians remained committed to the free market in the face of war and depression and continued to oppose interest groups in spite of the emergence of mass politics. In addition to demonstrating the capacity of Wilsonianism for regeneration and sustained influence, Steigerwald reveals the ironies that have attended its persistence across the century. Throughout some of the most horrendous events in history, he shows, Wilsonian idealism adhered to fundamental beliefs in international rule of law and in the beneficence of technological progress and liberal capitalism.

The Fall Of Napoleon Volume 1 The Allied Invasion Of France 1813 1814

Author: Michael V. Leggiere
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316347869
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This book tells the story of the invasion of France at the twilight of Napoleon's empire. With more than a million men under arms throughout central Europe, Coalition forces poured over the Rhine River to invade France between late November 1813 and early January 1814. Three principal army groups drove across the great German landmark, smashing the exhausted French forces that attempted to defend the eastern frontier. In less than a month, French forces ingloriously retreated from the Rhine to the Marne; Allied forces were within one week of reaching Paris. This book provides the first complete English-language study of the invasion of France along a front that extended from Holland to Switzerland.

Compete Smarter Not Harder

Author: William Putsis
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111874702X
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How to compete in the right space for greater profitability andgrowth The Internet, mobile technology, the ubiquity of information andthe availability of big data have dramatically increased the speedand impact of success and failure. Companies today know that theymust be competitive, but precisely where, and more importantly how,to compete is not always easy to identify—until now.Compete Smarter, Not Harder explains how to prioritizemarket opportunities so that a company's strengths in one area canbe leveraged across multiple markets. Using cutting-edge academicresearch and extensive industry practice, author William Putsisoutlines the strategic decisions needed to determine which spaceprovides the best margins, overall profitability, and growthpotential. Details a step-by-step process for strategic prioritization,from strategic market selection to the tactics of execution,providing competitive advantage across markets Written by Doctor William Putsis, a professor of marketing,economics, and business strategy at the University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill, who has consulted and led executivedevelopment efforts with leading companies throughout theworld Prioritize with conviction. Make absolutely sure that all ofyour hard work goes toward the right space.