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Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs
Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

"Foreword by Lou Dobbs One of the hottest, most controversial topics in the news is the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries. Outsourced jobs are extending well beyond the manufacturing sector to include white-collar professionals, particularly in information technology, financial services, and customer service....

Patterns in Network Architecture: A Return to Fundamentals
Patterns in Network Architecture: A Return to Fundamentals
Groundbreaking Patterns for Building Simpler, More Powerful Networks

 

In Patterns in Network Architecture, pioneer John Day takes a unique approach to solving the problem of network architecture. Piercing the fog of history, he bridges the gap between our experience from the...

Managerial Dilemmas: Exploiting paradox for strategic leadership
Managerial Dilemmas: Exploiting paradox for strategic leadership

In the midst of the most severe recession for 80 years there is little need to argue that organizations are beset by dilemmas and paradoxes. Confidence in prevailing business models and in the underlying assumptions underpinning business decisions over many decades has now been shaken. But it is not enough to rail against arrogance and greed....

The Worst Is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide
The Worst Is Yet to Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide
Capitalism is about to commit suicide and is threatening to take us down with it. But will it give way to a grand social utopia or the beginning of a new dark age... albeit WiFi enabled?

The Worst is Yet to Come explores the disturbing possibility that the current crisis of neoliberal capitalism isn’t
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Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System
Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System

Industry luminary Robert Pozen offers his insights on the future of U.S. finance

The recent credit crisis and the resulting bailout program are unprecedented events in the financial industry. While it's important to understand what got us here, it's even more important to consider how we should get out. While there is...

Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork...
Saving the Corporate Board: Why Boards Fail and How to Fix Them
Saving the Corporate Board: Why Boards Fail and How to Fix Them
Ward reveals ten specific failings that are built into our boardroom model and provides real-world fixes to get boards back on track. Ward mixes tart, insightful analogies (what do boards have in common with volunteer fire departments, the U.S. electoral college . . . and Howard Hughes?) with proven nuts-and-bolts advice for putting any board back...
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High Stakes Environment
Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and Team Psychology in a High Stakes Environment

This book addresses all issues relevant to error prevention and safe practice in the acute and emergency health-care setting. It begins with the basic principles of human behavior and decision making and then partitions into three sections where the individual, the team, and the organizational influences within the health-care system are...

Putting Investors First: Real Solutions for Better Corporate Governance
Putting Investors First: Real Solutions for Better Corporate Governance

Written in a practical and succinct style, Putting Investors First is indispensable for board members and the corporate executives who work with them and of compelling interest to large and small investors who have lost faith in our system of corporate governance.

Demands on the boards of directors of public companies throughout...

Going off the Rails: Global Capital and the Crisis of Legitimacy
Going off the Rails: Global Capital and the Crisis of Legitimacy
In this thought-provoking work, writer and journalist John Plender explores the model of capitalism advocated by English-speaking countries and asks the following pertinent questions:
  • Why are developing countries financing the world's richest economy, instead of the other way round?
  • How have the markets come...
Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way
Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way

Cisco routers and switches are the cornerstones of many networks. But when things break, repairs can intimidate even the most competent administrator. Luckily, just knowing the "in case of emergency" basics will take you far.

Just like the original, this second edition of the highly acclaimed Cisco Routers for the...

The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

In 1999, in The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman surveyed the economic crises that had swept across Asia and Latin America, and pointed out that those crises were a warning for all of us: like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression were making a comeback. In...

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