Small World Big Market

Author: Budd Hebert
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739187236
Size: 44.15 MB
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Small World, Big Market: Global Business provides an overview of the development of international business with special emphasis on oil production, an essential part of economic development. The book focuses on major trade patterns, including the Silk Road that connected China with Europe beginning at the turn of the millennium; the Chinese Tribute Trade that connected China to Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Mideast beginning in the thirteenth century; the spice trade between Southeast Asia and India by the early fifteenth century; and European-dominated world trade. This volume examines gold and silver trade from the Americas to Europe in the sixteenth century, and also covers the development of the Americas, together with existing African slave trade throughout Eurasia, giving rise to the expansion of African slave. Budd Hebert also discusses common principles and personal character tools for bringing together diverse cultures to facilitate international business. Small World, Big Market culminates by highlighting selected trends that impact international business.

Small Business Big Vision

Author: Matthew Toren
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118098587
Size: 21.22 MB
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Lessons in applying passion and perseverance from prominent entrepreneurs In the world of entrepreneurship, your vision solidifies your resolve when things get tough, and it reminds you why you went into business in the first place. Authors, brothers, and serial entrepreneurs, Matthew and Adam Toren have compiled a wealth of valuable information on the passionate and pragmatic realities of starting your own business. They've also gathered insights from some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. This book delivers the information that both established and budding entrepreneurs need, explains how to implement that information, and validates each lesson with real-world examples. Small Business, Big Vision provides inspiration and practical advice on everything from creating a one-page business plan to setting up an advisory board, and also delivers a call to social entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices. This powerful book: Offers instruction in whether and how to seek investors Outlines the pros and cons of hiring employees and provides guidance on how to find the best outsourced workers Presents a comprehensive action plan for effective social media marketing Explains how to build an information empire and become an expert Small Business, Big Vision proves that with a flexible mindset, practical skills, and the passion to keep pushing forward, entrepreneurs can find success, even in today's ever-changing business landscape.

Big Game Small World

Author: Alexander Wolff
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446561312
Size: 18.98 MB
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Alex Wolff canvasses the globe and travels to 16 different countries (and 10 states in the U.S.) to find out exactly why basketball has become a worldwide phenomenon. Whether it's in a pick-up game on the Royal court in Bhutan, in the heart of a former female college player of the year turned cloistered nun, in the tragedy of the legendary junior national team in war torn Yugoslavia, or in the life's work of one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA, Alex Wolff discovers that basketball can define an individual, a race, a culture, and in some instances even a country. Fusing John Feinstein's talent for finding the human drama behind sport with Bill Bryson's travelogue style, Wolff shows how the power and love of basketball extends to the four corners of the earth and engages people of all cultures, races, genders, and generations.

The Market Gardener

Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865717656
Size: 64.68 MB
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

Smaller Satellites Bigger Business

Author: Michael J Rycroft
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402001994
Size: 50.72 MB
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Y. Fujimori, Symposium Programme Committee Chair, and Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] M.Rycroft, Faculty Member, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] N. Crosby, International Space University e-mail: [email protected] For the sixth annual ISU Symposium the theme was "Smaller Satellites: Bigger Business? Concepts, Applications and Markets for Micro/Nanosatellites in a New Information World". Thus, the Symposium addressed the crucial question: are small satellites the saviour of space programmes around the world It did this from the unique perspective of the International Space today? University - the interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective. This Symposium brought together a variety of people working on small satellites - engineers, scientists, planners, providers, operators, policy makers and business executives, together with representatives from regulatory bodies, from national and international organizations, and from the finance sector, and also entrepreneurs. Discussion and debate were encouraged, based on the papers presented and those published here.

Small Customers Big Market

Author: Malcolm Harper
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 9788179930663
Size: 80.72 MB
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Text: Published in collaboration with Practical Action Publishing (London), this book shows commercial bankers that providing micro-finance services to the poor makes good business sense.

Zero To One

Author: Peter Thiel
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 080413930X
Size: 40.82 MB
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

Small Company Big World

Author: William H. Frost
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1626523770
Size: 75.23 MB
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A book for those Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who are curious about internationalizing their business. There are millions of SMEs, especially in large countries like the USA, that are not international but can easily manage to be so. Learn why being international is a good thing for their business, and how SMEs can develop their business abroad in a practical, hands-on manner. This is a how-to book with clear guidelines and real cases, not written for the academic world, but for those people who want to act.