THE PRIZE-WINNING SATIRICAL BESTSELLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED ROBERT MENASSE MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE A ´´HOUSE OF CARDS´´ FOR THE EU This is the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life. The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase. ´´First-class satire´´ Guardian´´ ´´A deliciously vicious and timely satire´´ Financial Times ´´Mischievous yet profound´´ Economist ´´Thoroughly entertaining´´ Spectator ´´A romp´´ Politico Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image. The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou´s assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account. Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China? See what the critics are saying about The Capital: ´´Omniscient´´ New York Times ´´An exceptional work´´ Kirkus Reviews ´´Deliciously witty´´ Metro ´´Elegant... brilliantly constructed´´ Die Zeit ´´Robert Menasse is pioneering the genre of Eurolit´´ Financial Times WINNER OF THE GERMAN BOOK PRIZE 2017
A brilliantly varied new selection of D. H. Lawrence´s essays, chosen and introduced by Geoff Dyer For D. H. Lawrence the novel was the pinnacle, ´the one bright book of life´, yet his non-fiction shows him at his most freewheeling and playful. This is a selection of his essays, on subjects including art, morality, obscenity, songbirds, Italy, Thomas Hardy, the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains and the narcissism of photographing ourselves. Arranged chronologically to illuminate the patterns of Lawrence´s thought over time, and including many little-known pieces, they reveal a writer of enduring freshness and force. ´The greatest writer of this century, and in many things the greatest writer of all times´ Philip Larkin
Der Autor gibt Ihnen viele praktische Handlungsempfehlungen, um totes Kapital verfügbar zu machen. Zentrale Ansatzpunkte sind die Optimierung der Lagerhaltung und der Produktpalette sowie ein effektives Forderungs- und Debitorenmanagement. Das Buch bietet Ihnen das komplette Wissen, damit Unternehmen ihre internen Finanzierungspotenziale ausschöpfen können. Inhalte: Finden Sie Optimierungspotenziale im Unternehmen. Strategien zur Debitoren- und Kreditorenanalyse. Lager- und Vorratshaltung effizienter gestalten. Wichtige Kennzahlen korrekt ermitteln und interpretieren. So schaffen Sie nachhaltige Liquidität. Arbeitshilfen online: Planungsrechner. Checklisten.
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom is the first book written for a wide audience about the powerful trend that is reshaping your life: the Web 2.0 social networking revolution. Throwing Sheep in the Board is about how the Web 2.0 revolution is transforming your life, your work, and your world. Combining a pop sociology approach with rigorous analysis rich in economic history and organizational behaviour, Matthew Fraser and Soumitra Dutta have written a lively and provocative book about the global popularity of social networking platforms - from MySpace and Facebook to YouTube, Wikipedia and Twitter. Social networking sites are a global phenomenon. Sites like MySpace and Facebook now boast hundreds of millions of members. Online social interaction has become an indispensable part of their daily lives. Fraser and Dutta examine the powerful forces driving this social e-revolution, describe the equally powerful reactions to it, and make predictions about its long-term consequences. The book is organized around three major themes: identity, status, and power. Following the explosion of Web 2.0 social platforms, identities are becoming increasingly multi-faceted, status is becoming more democratically based on performance, and power is being diffused from centralized vertical structures to horizontal networks. These are powerful changes with profound, far-reaching implications for how we organize our lives, our institutions, and our society. Taking its title from the whimsical ´´sheep throwing´´ application used by members of sites like Facebook, the book concludes with reflections on the Web´s potential to revitalize social capital and civic participation through e-government and e-democracy. Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom will be enjoyed by educated readers with an interest in social trends, consumer behaviour, psychology, history, politics and economics.
We live in an age of serial asset bubbles and spectacular busts. Economists, policymakers, central bankers and most people in the financial world have been blindsided by these busts, while investors have lost trillions. Economists argue that bubbles can only be spotted after they burst and that market moves are unpredictable. Yet Marathon Asset Management, a London-based investment firm managing over $50 billion of assets has developed a relatively simple method for identifying and potentially avoiding them: follow the money, or rather the trail of investment. Bubbles whether they affect a whole economy or merely a single industry, tend to attract a splurge of capital spending. Excessive investment drives down returns and leads inexorably to a bust. This was the case with both the technology bubble at the turn of the century and the US housing bubble which followed shortly after. More recently, vast sums have been invested in mining and energy. From an investor´s perspective, the trick is to avoid investing in sectors, or markets, where investment spending is unduly elevated and competition is fierce, and to put one´s money to work where capital expenditure is depressed, competitive conditions are more favourable and, as a result, prospective investment returns are higher. This capital cycle strategy encourages investors to eschew the simple ´growth´ and ´value´ dichotomy and identify firms that can deliver superior returns either because capital has been taken out of an industry, or because the business has strong barriers to entry (what Warren Buffett refers to as a ´moat´). Some of Marathon´s most successful investments have come from obscure, sometimes niche operations whose businesses are protected from the destructive forces of the capital cycle. Capital Returns is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practical implementation of the capital cycle approach to investment. Edited and with an introduction by Edward Chancellor, the book brings together 60 of the most insightful reports written between 2002 and 2014 by Marathon portfolio managers. Capital Returns provides key insights into the capital cycle strategy, all supported with real life examples from global brewers to the semiconductor industry - showing how this approach can be usefully applied to different industry conditions and how, prior to 2008, it helped protect assets from financial catastrophe. This book will be a welcome reference for serious investors who looking to maximise portfolio returns over the long run.
Life with a Capital L:Essays Chosen and Introduced by Geoff Dyer D. H. Lawrence
Life with a Capital L:Embracing Your God-Given Humanity Matt Heard
Life Death and Human Capital:On-the-Job Training and AIDS Mortality among African Workers Rozlyn Engel