Death by Chinareveals how thousands of Chinese cyber dissidents are being imprisoned in "Google Gulags"; how Chinese hackers are escalating coordinated cyberattacks on U.S. defense and America's key businesses; how China's undervalued currency is damaging the U.S., Europe, and the global recovery; why American companies are discovering that the risks of operating in China are even worse than they imagined; how China is promoting nuclear proliferation in its pursuit of oil; and how the media distorts the China story--including a "Hall of Shame" of America's worst China apologists.
This book doesn't just catalogue China's abuses: It presents a call to action and a survival guide for a critical juncture in America's history--and the world's.
What the Best MBAs Know provides professionals who don't have the coveted M.B.A. designation with the skills and knowledge taught in today's finest programs. Professors from Stanford, MIT, Northwestern, and other influential programs contribute detailed chapters on broad-scope topics such as strategy, functional areas including accounting, and key disciplines from managerial economics to decision analysis.
The resulting application-based book gives readers complete mastery over the most important concepts of an M.B.A. education, leveling the playing field between M.B.A. and non-M.B.A. professionals. Organized according to the subject matter of the core M.B.A. curriculum, this unique and valuable book features:Fascinating boxes discussing real-world situations and applications Companion website with interactive exercises, key links, and more Focused review questions and exercises for each chapter and area
ContributorsCharles P. Bonini, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Leslie K. Breitner, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington Richard J. Lutz, Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida Steven L. McShane, Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia Steven Nahmias, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University Stephen A. Ross, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
" Always a Winner is an important and timely guide to thriving in challenging economic times. Prof. Navarro deftly bridges the academic and business communities, showing corporate leaders how to read economic tea-leaves to anticipate business cycles. His "Master Cyclist" credo offers many practical tips and real-world case studies for steering companies through turbulent economic seas." —Mark Greene, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer, FICO (Fair Isaac Corp.)
"Navarro’s Always a Winner shows why forecasting the economy with a ruler can be lethal for corporate executives and money managers. He demonstrates how to skillfully anticipate the ups and downs of the economy and successfully navigate through them. The current economic crisis clearly demonstrates why this book is so important to have on your bookshelf." —Mark Zandi, Chief Economist and Cofounder of Moody’s Economy.com
"Always a Winner is required reading for every entrepreneur, money manager, and independent investor hoping to outperform the market and retire one day." —Mark T. Brookshire, Founder of StockTrak.com and WallStreetSurvivor.com
" Navarro’s wealth of real world examples will show you how to make both economic recessions and recoveries invaluable allies in executing competitive corporate strategies. A must read!" —Lakshman Achuthan, Managing Director, Economic Cycle Research Institute
Why recessions are far more dangerous than any 10 competitors
Most companies make a lot of money during economic expansions-and lose a lot of money during recessions. That is the way it has always been. That is the way it need not always be.
This book will show you how to "always be a winner" over the course of the entire business cycle-not just when economic times are good. To do this job, this book will arm you with all the strategies and tactics and forecasting tools you will need to profitably manage your organization through the business cycle seasons-from the best of boom times to the worst of recessionary times.
In this book, you will learn toForecast movements and key recessionary turning points in the business cycle Implement a set of powerful "battle-tested" strategies over the course of the business cycle Rebuild your organization with a strategic business cycle orientation and thereby make it much more recession-resistant and resilient over the longer term
The forecasting tools and management strategies revealed in this book have been developed over the last five years by the author-the world's leading expert on managing the business cycle for competitive advantage.
By learning to strategically manage the business cycle, your organization will be able to create a powerful competitive and sustainable advantage over its rivals and thereby find the grail sought by every executive team in the world-superior financial performance.
In this way, Always a Winner provides you with the in-depth insight and practical advice you need to help your company survive and thrive in the increasingly risky conditions of the 21st century.
If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks quantifies how far-reaching factors affect stock prices, and how investors can trade more effectively by understanding the links between these forces and the stock market. It focuses on specific macroeconomic forces and which sectors of the economy react to different indicators, providing investors and traders with clear signals on whether to buy, sell, or sit on the sidelines.
Unlike more targeted investing titles, Peter Navarro's insightful book contains benefits for all investorsfrom day traders to long-term, buy-and-hold investors. Simulations and analyses, along with real-life examples and case studies, provide inside details on:How to profit from specific technological change Strategies to trade effectively in times of recession or inflation Which economic indicators to followand why
Chapter 1: Strategies and Tactics of the Master Cyclist Executive 1
Chapter 2: Countercycling Your Capital Expenditures 15
Chapter 3: The Acquisitive Master Cyclist Buys Low and Sells High 39
Chapter 4: The Art of “Cherry Picking” and Other Well-Timed Tactics of the Human Resources Manager 55
Chapter 5: “Macromanaging” Your Production, Inventory, and Supply Chain 75
Chapter 6: Master Cyclist Marketing Through the Business Cycle Seasons 95
Chapter 7: Pricing the Cycle and Managing Credit and Account Receivables 111
Chapter 8: Proactive Profiting From Oil Price Spikes, Interest Rate Hikes, and Exchange Rate Risks 129
Chapter 9: When You Can’t Beat the Business Cycle, Hedge Its Risks! 149
Chapter 10: Surviving–and Prospering from–the Economic Shocks of War, Terrorism, Drought, and Disease 169
Chapter 11: The Master Cyclist’s Favorite Forecasting Tools 185
Concluding Thoughts 211
Appendix A: The Master Cyclist Project’s Treasure Trove of Data and All-Star Team 213
Appendix B: A Business Cycle Primer 223
How to win the inevitable, fast-arriving economic war with China: What consumers, businesses, and governments must start doing today.
Because of the “zero-sum” economic consequences and environmental fallout from China’s export-driven growth, the citizens of America, Europe, and other countries ultimately pay dearly for cheap Chinese goods--with lost jobs, stagnant wages, skyrocketing energy prices, unsafe products, lost sovereignty, and more pollution and global warming. To ensure a prosperous and peaceful twenty-first century, what can be done?
How China’s no-holds-barred race for oil is destabilizing the world and causing massive human misery.
China’s rapidly expanding thirst for petroleum sent gas and oil prices soaring. China’s brass-knuckled, amoral approach to securing its oil reserves is facilitating such tragedies as the slaughter of Burmese protestors and the Darfur genocide. China’s willingness to trade “blood and nukes for oil” is also rapidly accelerating the global arms race and nuclear proliferation.
China’s massive commercial piracy and counterfeiting industries: how they work and how they hurt you.
Consumers may find it hard to feel sorry for fat cat corporations like Louis Vuitton or Disney when Chinese pirates knock off their luxury handbags or first-run movies. But Chinese counterfeiting and piracy are hardly limited to upscale baubles and Hollywood entertainment. And Chinese counterfeiting and piracy expose every one of us to extreme health and safety risks....
A matter of life or death: why you can’t trust the safety of any product that’s been made in China.
China is flooding the world with a staggering array of cancerous, contaminated, and defective products. We’ve seen Barbie doll accessories decked out in “designer lead”...cough syrup and toothpaste laced with antifreeze...pajamas soaked in formaldehyde...cat and dog treats spiked with deadly melamine. These headline grabbers are but the tip of a very dangerous iceberg....