Featuring current economic, geographic, and demographic data, illustrative case examples, and scores of practical tips, the book delivers a wealth of insights for understanding market conditions, assessing competitive opportunities, and negotiating successful deals. Chapters on the history and culture of Latin America explain the context for how business relationships are established and sustained, and illustrate the profound changes that are positioning the region for renewed growth--particularly for small- and medium-sized U.S. businesses. Subsequent chapters cover the details of business practices--from choosing distribution partners and managing logistics to conducting yourself in meetings and trade shows to getting paid and protecting intellectual property. Integrating strategy and tactics, the author shows you how to separate fact from fiction and earn a passport to profit in a region that is breaking with its past.
This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.
Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.
A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
Worldwide tours, internet downloads, international album distribution–the global market for music is expanding with lightning speed, and that means big opportunities for everyone in the music business. The main obstacle? Lack of knowledge. The world market is packed with opportunity, but it's also full of cultural, regulatory, administrative, legal, political, and logistical pitfalls. This Business of™ Global Music Marketing offers a map of the world, with full information on how to break into the global market, how to distribute records abroad, how to find an audience, how to package records to appeal to local markets, how to establish partnerships with foreign businesses, how to deal with different rules of trade, and much more. A companion volume to author Tad Lathrop's top-selling This Business of™ Music Marketing and Promotion, This Business of™ Global Music Marketing offers everyone in the music business a chance to go global.
Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?
Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities.
The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories.
Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including:
- China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West?
- Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority?
- What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions?
Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.
Koreans have a unique character and personality that sets them apart from all other Asians. And although Korean attitudes and behavior may be influenced by the modern world, the Korean mindset is still very much shaped by ancient culture and traditions. As is the case with all ancient cultures created within highly refined and meticulously structured social systems over thousands of years, one of the keys to understanding traditional Korean attitudes and behavior is the language of the people—or more precisely, key words in the language. These key words provide access to the Korean mind—to core concepts and emotions, the attitudes and feelings that make up the Korean psyche. These key terms reveal both the heart and soul of Koreans and provide bridges for communicating and interacting with Koreans on the most fundamental level.
In The Korean Mind, Boye Lafayette De Mente explores the meanings and cultural context of the most important "code words" of the Korean language, terms whose significance goes well beyond their literal definitions, providing an insight into Korean culture and the personality of the Korean people.
Keywords include:Aboji, Ah-boh-jee — The "Father Culture"Anae, Ah-negh — Wives: The Inside PeopleHan Yak, Hahn Yahk — The Herbal Way to HealthInnae, Een-nay — A Culture of EnduringKatun Sosuy Pap, Kaht-unn Soh-suut Pahp — Eating from the Same Rice BowlAnd over 200 more…
Smart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries. Combining The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding, this book proclaims that the only way to stand out in today's marketplace is to build your product or service into a brand—and provides the step-by-step instructions you need to do so.
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding also tackles one of the most challenging marketing problems today: branding on the Web. The Rieses divulge the controversial and counterintuitive strategies and secrets that both small and large companies have used to establish internet brands. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the essential primer on building a category-dominating, world-class brand.
Carbone draws on the latest neuroscientific research to show how customers transform physical and emotional sensations into powerful perceptions of your business... perceptions that crystallize into attitudes that dictate everything from satisfaction to loyalty. And he explains how to assess and audit existing customer experiences, design and implement new ones... and "steward" them over time, to ensure that they remain outstanding, no matter how your customers change.
In this entertaining behind-the-scenes account, Paul Midler tells us all that is wrong with our effort to shift manufacturing to China. Now updated and expanded, Poorly Made in China reveals industry secrets, including the dangerous practice of quality fade—the deliberate and secret habit of Chinese manufacturers to widen profit margins through the reduction of quality inputs. U.S. importers don’t stand a chance, Midler explains, against savvy Chinese suppliers who feel they have little to lose by placing consumer safety at risk for the sake of greater profit. This is a lively and impassioned personal account, a collection of true stories, told by an American who has worked in the country for close to two decades. Poorly Made in China touches on a number of issues that affect us all.
This means that the better you are at your work, the faster you can finish it. And the faster you can finish, the more work you can take -- which means more money. Don’t you wish all jobs were like this? It’s unfortunate that most jobs are stuck in the old tradition where employees are paid by the hour.
You are not alone in wishing there was a job that offered autonomy instead of working from 9 to 5. Regardless of how productive you are in those hours, you only get paid by the hours, not the results.
Fortunately, you don’t have to get stuck in this kind of system. Carl Donovan, business owner and author of numerous books on business productivity, talks about how multi-level marketing can help you become an independent business owner through his new released book, Multi-level Marketing: The Beginners Guide to Starting Out with Multi-Level Marketing. The harder you work, the more you earn. In multi-level marketing, you are in full control of how successful you want your business to be.
Because multi-level marketing has produced so many successful people, small businesses have taken advantage of the business model without building a strong foundation for its members. Some end up feeling discouraged with multi-level marketing and vow never to join a company again. Donovan’s Multi-level Marketing will help you avoid just that. In a sea of companies that promises to make you part of the successful few, it can be a bit confusing which companies to join. This book has all the valuable information you need to help you navigate the world of multi-marketing.
In the book, Donovan discussed the following points:
· A list of the world’s top 35 multi-level marketing companies
· How to successfully implement the multi-marketing model
· Myths about multi-level marketing
· Mistakes to avoid in multi-level marketing
· Multi-level marketing tips for introverts
· How to grow a highly profitable business
These are just a few of the many lessons you will learn from the book. So what are you waiting for? Don’t get stuck getting paid by the hour, but by the amount of work you do. Earn as much as you wish to. No other business strategy offers you this kind of freedom and income the way multi-marketing does.
This book is the first to explain the principles of Olympic marketing and to demonstrate how they can be applied successfully in all other areas of sports marketing and management. The book outlines a strategic and operational framework based on three types of co-productive relationships (market, network and informal) and explains how this framework can guide professional marketing practice. Containing case studies, summaries, insight boxes and examples of best practice in every chapter, this book is important reading for all students and practitioners working in sports marketing, sports management or Olympic studies.
In WE-Commerce, visionary marketing strategist Billee Howard lays out her plan for a new vision of success and long-term, purposeful profitability in the new global, sharing economy
Today, the most successful businesses and entrepreneurs thrive through connectivity, socialization, and sharing. It is an age of WE-Commerce, an economy centered on the power of “we” instead of “me,” focused on the needs of the many over the few. Booming companies such as Uber and Airbnb leverage technology to create platforms that rely largely on social media and community feedback to facilitate people’s ability to collaborate with one another. Instead of traditional business strategies, companies must now inspire belief and trust in their communities; collaborate with their customers; create business models that are socially and environmentally responsible; find opportunities for creative collaboration with large, global markets; and become a new generation of innovators—“artists of business.”
With advice from “stay small but include all” to “profit with purpose” and “embrace disruption,” Billee Howard gives readers the reinvented business toolkit that they will need to effectively collaborate, co-create, and succeed in a WE-Commerce landscape, and to acquire a new set of skills that will position them as leaders in the transformed economy.
From the Hardcover edition.
Keywords: FMCG , History, Manufactures, Brands, Innovation, Global, Consumer, Retail, Market, Emerging Markets, Coke, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dean Foods, Estée Lauder, General Mills, Heinz, Henkel, Kellog, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, L'Oréal, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever
Here's what the Give Your Marketing a Digital Edge includes:
Budget Marketing - How to Start & Market an Online Business with Little or Zero Marketing Budget: why pay for online tools when there are fantastic free ones available that will help your business for absolutely nothing?
Targeting Your Market - Marketing Across Generations, Cultures & Gender: marketing by demographics can be as simple as not advertising baby diapers on a site aimed at Baby Boomers. But the truth is there's a lot more to know if you want to maximize business success and avoid blunders.
Plan, Create, Optimize, Distribute - Your Strategic Roadmap to Content Marketing Success: by mastering content marketing, you can connect with customers on a personal level, build a relationship, call your audience to action, and provide a platform for customer feedback.
Google Best Practices - How to Build and Market Your Business with Google: YouTube, Google+, Google+ Local, Google News, Google SEO, AdWords, AdSense, etc. - this book tells you how you can make money using everything Google has to offer.
Socialize to Monetize - How To Run Effective Social Media Campaigns across the Top 25 Social Networking Sites: by mastering content marketing, you can connect with customers on a personal level, build a relationship, call your audience to action, and provide a platform for customer feedback.
Pinterest Marketing - The Ultimate Guide: if your customers are on Pinterest, you need to be there too! Leverage the power of visual marketing with one of the best tools ever invented to increase sales for your business.
Tumblr for Business - The Ultimate Guide: learn how to use Tumblr to showcase your brand to a worldwide audience, create social buzz, and take your business to the next level.
Advertising in a Digital Age - Best Practices for AdWords and Social Media Advertising: learn how to use online advertising to reach more people, interact with your community, collect feedback and monitor results in real-time, adjust your advertising quickly, and target and retarget your messages for relevancy all on a tiny budget.
Mobilize to Monetize - The Fast Track to Effective Mobile Marketing: when you use mobile technology to promote a brand and its products and services anytime, from anywhere, you can target your messages based on information you already have and engage your customers directly.
Globalize to Monetize - Taking Your Online Business to New Markets: marketing globally requires cultural understanding and overcoming barriers of language and culture are crucial to successfully market globally.
Identify and attract better ideal clients to manage your growth effectively
Gather more revenue and get more referrals by implementing proven processes
Inspire clients to act quickly through articulating your ideal client experience and case studies
Build key practice management processes to build ideal capacity such as feedback and your value proposition.
As the Silicon Valley success model moves into its adolescence and transforms its methodology as demonstrated on web sites such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkIn, LinkSV, Twitter, and Ecademy which allow groups of individuals and businesses from around the world to meet, communicate and collaborate to expand their influence and market share by developing new ways of doing business. But before this can be effectively accomplished, a new approach needs to be established for how to compete, grow and survive in this new globalized environment. Many governments, educational and private organizations have tried to duplicate the success of Silicon Valley with limited degrees of success, most without really understanding the new dynamics of global competition and how to enter new markets.
This book shows the thought leadership from a practitioners viewpoint who works with entrepreneurs and companies from around the world to position them for survival and expansion in the new world of globalization.
Not only is Japan the world's third largest economy, it is a global center for design for non–Japanese businesses looking to expand into international markets.
But business people from outside Japan quickly discover that doing business in Japan is unlike anything they've experienced before. They find Japanese business etiquette and culture both highly regimented and maddeningly impenetrable—making it difficult to identify, much less approach, key decision–makers, or to bring negotiations to a successful close.
Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente explains the key aspects of Japanese business practices and protocols with specific advice for approaching and engaging with Japanese executives, their staffs, and their organizations.
Business Guide to Japan offers yo invaluable insights into how to unravel the complicated maze of business bureaucracy, interpret verbal and written messages from your contacts, and create the critical social "comfort zone" necessary for working with Japanese companies. Doing business with the Japanese can be both challenging and rewarding, and the Business Guide to Japan offers you precise guidelines for success.
Europe is not a uniform market. Each country is comprised of differing marketing systems of varying importance. Marketing Issues in Western Europe: Changes and Developments clears the fog from marketing practices and strategic issues for this crucial area of the business world. This detailed examination of Western European industries and marketing practices not only clearly explores the shifting trends within the countries described, but can also be seen as a bellwether for neighboring regions on the continent. Respected international experts provide an up-to-date inside look at what the pressing concerns are and what unique strategies work for business in various sectors.
The European Union’s birth can be traced back to 1951 when six countries of Western Europe banded together to form what was then known as the European Coal and Steel Community. Since then, Western Europe has played a significant role as the nucleus for the important marketing trends and industry changes for the entire EU. Marketing Issues in Western Europe: Changes and Developments provides conceptual frameworks, illustrative case studies, deep analytical insights into marketing issues, detailed empirical data, and thoughtful propositions for future testing. International business researchers, business and marketing consultants, developmental agencies, and companies prospectively interested in investment will find this book to be crucial for making decisions involving marketing in the countries of the EU or the rest of the continent. Chapters are richly referenced, and several include tables and charts to clearly illustrate data.
Marketing Issues in Western Europe: Changes and Developments includes:
a thought-provoking look at the multidimensional state of marketing in Western Europe
a probing appraisal of Pan-European marketing with a proposed conceptual framework
a review of the marketing consequences of internal market unification
an exploratory study of marketing practice and market orientation
a penetrating look at the role of domestic animosity in consumer choice
detailed research describing price strategy in the EU
an exploration of the impact of fear appeal in a cross-cultural context
Marketing Issues in Western Europe: Changes and Developments is a probing examination of the dynamic marketing developments in Western European countries to give you the insight needed to effectively prepare for the future.
Well, my fellow writer… It once struck me just as it will inevitably, at some point, strike you. So we might as well just get it out of the way: I hate to be the one to tell you, but nobody really gives a damn about you! You’re a new author nobody’s ever heard of. They skim past your great book cover in a mere instant simply because they don’t know your name. They ignore your catchy book title simply because they don’t trust their money with you. You’re an unknown, therefore you’re a risky choice. Yes, even for the price of a damn cup of coffee, they’ll cruise past your long hours of work without any kind of afterthought.
I know… it’s the brutal reality of indie authors, but it’s the reality nonetheless: big authors sell their books using their names, signed authors sell their books using their publisher’s name. But the rest of us, self-publishing authors, are left to fend for ourselves. I too once thought that writing a good book is the hard part. Now I know better, now I know that selling my work is actually the hardest part (by far).
But don’t give up! Not yet! Not when you can learn from my mistakes (and occasional successes)! Not when you’re so close… So here goes… Everything I’ve tried, everything I’ve done and everything I’ve learned over the years about marketing your book.
--Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
“...A must-read for CEOs and other executives who want to understand Facebook and more importantly take the right actions to stay relevant and stay competitive.”
--David Mather, President, Hoovers, Inc.
The ‘90s were about the World Wide Web of information and the power of linking web pages. Today it’s about the World Wide Web of people and the power of the social graph. Online social networks are fundamentally changing the way we live, work, and interact. They offer businesses immense opportunities to transform customer relationships for profit: opportunities that touch virtually every business function, from sales and marketing to recruiting, collaboration to executive decision-making, product development to innovation. In The Facebook Era, Clara Shih systematically outlines the business promise of social networking and shows how to transform that promise into reality.
Shih is singularly qualified to write this book: One of the world’s top business social networking thought leaders and practitioners, she created the first business application on Facebook and leads salesforce.com’s partnership with Facebook. Through case studies, examples, and a practical how-to guide, Shih helps individuals, companies, and organizations understand and take advantage of social networks to transform customer relationships for sales and marketing. Shih systematically identifies your best opportunities to use social networks to source new business opportunities, target marketing messages, find the best employees, and engage customers as true partners throughout the innovation cycle. Finally, she presents a detailed action plan for positioning your company to win in today’s radically new era: The Facebook Era.
Join the conversation--www.thefacebookera.com.
Fan the book--www.facebook.com/thefacebookera.
Right this minute, more than 1.5 million people are on Facebook. They’re interacting with friends--and talking about your brands. They’re learning about your business--and providing valuable information you can use to market and sell. In the Facebook Era, you’re closer to your customers than ever before. Read this book, and then go get them!
Clara Shih offers best practices for overcoming obstacles to success, ranging from privacy and security issues to brand misrepresentation, and previews social networking trends that are just beginning to emerge--helping you get ahead of the curve and ahead of the competition, too.Includes a practical 60-day action plan for positioning your company to win in the Facebook Era For companies of all sizes, in all industries--and business functions ranging from marketing to operations By Clara Shih, creator of Faceconnector, the first business application on Facebook
Learn how to…Understand how social networking transforms our personal and professional relationships
Why social networking will have business impact comparable to the Internet Use online social networks to hypertarget your customers
Hone in on precise audience segments and then tailor custom campaigns with powerful personal and social relevance Define and implement your optimal social networking brand strategy
Ask the right questions, set the right goals and priorities, and execute on it Implement effective governance and compliance
Understand and mitigate the risks of social networking/Web 2.0 initiatives
In analyzing the popularity of Pokémon, this innovative volume addresses core debates about the globalization of popular culture and about children’s consumption of mass-produced culture. Topics explored include the origins of Pokémon in Japan’s valorization of cuteness and traditions of insect collecting and anime; the efforts of Japanese producers and American marketers to localize it for foreign markets by muting its sex, violence, moral ambiguity, and general feeling of Japaneseness; debates about children’s vulnerability versus agency as consumers; and the contentious question of Pokémon’s educational value and place in school. The contributors include teachers as well as scholars from the fields of anthropology, media studies, sociology, and education. Tracking the reception of Pokémon in Japan, the United States, Great Britain, France, and Israel, they emphasize its significance as the first Japanese cultural product to enjoy substantial worldwide success and challenge western dominance in the global production and circulation of cultural goods.
Contributors. Anne Allison, Linda-Renée Bloch, Helen Bromley, Gilles Brougere, David Buckingham, Koichi Iwabuchi, Hirofumi Katsuno, Dafna Lemish, Jeffrey Maret, Julian Sefton-Green, Joseph Tobin, Samuel Tobin, Rebekah Willet, Christine Yano
- why family and social stability take precedence over individual self-expression and the consequences for education, innovation, and growth;
- their fundamentally different understanding of morality, and why Chinese tolerate human rights abuses, rampant piracy, and endemic government corruption; and
- the long and storied past that still drives decision making at corporate, local, and national levels.
Change is coming fast and furious in China, challenging not only how the Western world sees the Chinese but how they see themselves. From the new generation's embrace of Christmas to the middle-class fixation with luxury brands; from the exploding senior demographic to what the Internet means for the government's hold on power, Doctoroff pulls back the curtain to reveal a complex and nuanced picture of a facinating people whose lives are becoming ever more entwined with our own.
Do you want to become a freelancer or work from home. Odesk is a great place to start. You can bid on jobs all over the world. Odesk handles all the contracts and has a great search tool to allow you to put up your portfolio and go after those jobs. Step by step instructions and screen captures allow you to quickly set up your account and start working.
Table of Contents
How to make $500 per month on Odesk selling your skills
Opening an account and Making a Profile that Stands Out
Factors to Consider When Applying for Jobs
Strategies on How to Get a Job Fast
How to Take Care with Your Finances in Odesk
How to Stay Motivated While Applying for Jobs on Odesk
When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment.
Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of trash every day. Along the way, we meet an international cast of characters who have figured out how to squeeze Silicon Valley-scale fortunes from what we all throw away. Junkyard Planet reveals how "going green†? usually means making money-and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty.
With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's garbage and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it. What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff brings home the ascent of a developing world that recognizes value where Americans don't. Junkyard Planet reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash.
Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.
Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.
The digital age is here—and it’s developing rapidly. Regardless of your industry, sector, or geography, you need to understand the power of digital strategies to market your brand, reach your audience, and broaden your framework for success. This comprehensive, all-in-one guide combines the collective insights of top digital marketers, consultants, and academics—each one an expert in his or her field.
With the proven techniques of Strategic Digital Marketing, you’ll be able to:Plan, strategize, and implement a complete marketing campaign that best suits you and your company. Use social media like Facebook and Twitter to not only engage your target audience, but get real results. Improve your website and supersize your media presence through liquid content, mobile apps, engaging videos, social contests, and more. Develop a logical and balanced approach to digital, using the proper tools, to measure and maximize return on investment (ROI). Reshape your management framework and redesign your company for digital-era growth, functionality, and success.
These are the same market-tested strategies Fortune 500 companies are using to take advantage of the exciting new opportunities that only digital media provides. You’ll discover the 10 traits of digital leadership, the six habits of highly-successful firms, and the one true goal of digital marketing. You’ll read first-hand accounts of social media in action—and follow real-world case studies of the hottest companies trending today. You’ll also find need-to-know information on red-button subjects like emerging mobile technologies, legal guidelines for digital marketing, search engine optimization, and so much more.
Digital media has changed the world as we know it. Strategic Digital Marketing will change the way you live, work, grow . . . and succeed.
To most proglobalizers, globalization is a source of economic salvation for developing nations, and to fully benefit from it nations must follow a universal set of rules designed by organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization and enforced by international investors and capital markets. But to most antiglobalizers, such global rules spell nothing but trouble, and the more poor nations shield themselves from them, the better off they are. Rodrik rejects the simplifications of both sides, showing that poor countries get rich not by copying what Washington technocrats preach or what others have done, but by overcoming their own highly specific constraints. And, far from conflicting with economic science, this is exactly what good economics teaches.
A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers
We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.
In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book: how you understand the news, the work you do, the education your kids need, the investments your employer has to make, and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman’s original analysis.
Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world—how he writes a column. After a quick tutorial, he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community.
Why is this happening? As Friedman shows, the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore’s law has a lot to do with it. The year 2007 was a major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform. Friedman calls this platform “the supernova”—for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it.
Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations. It’s also an argument for “being late”—for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we’re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers. To amplify this point, Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters; there, he explores how communities can create a “topsoil of trust” to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations.
With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is Friedman’s most ambitious book—and an essential guide to the present and the future.
But the handbook is not a 'how to' or an instruction manual. It's more like a smorgasbord of event professionals’ thoughts and ideas, designed to whet the appetite, provide a moment of insight or a way of navigating a challenge in a new way.
From the editor:
Europe is not a homogenous mass market. It is rather a heterogeneous market with substantial regional, country, and individual market differences. There are three major sub-markets: European Union (EU) countries, European Free Trade Area (EFTA) countries, and Eastern/Central European (ECE) countries (accession countries). Ten of these countries joined the EU on May 1st, 2004. These countries offer tremendous market opportunities for other European countries, as there is a strong demand in these ten countries for various products and services. Very soon, we will be witnessing the emergence of an enlarged Europe with high market and investment potential.
This resource examines marketing practices and consumer behavior in several EU countries, plus one EFTA country and one Associate EU member country. With conceptual frameworks, case studies, analytical insights into European marketing issues, empirical data, and propositions for future testing, European Perspectives in Marketing presents clear, understandable writing on:
outsourcing industrial products from Eastern and Central European suppliers
cross-cultural differences in the effect of advertising repetition and size—with a case study from Germany
the internationalization of small high-tech firms—with case examples from Norway
the impact of the euro on Italian consumers’ currency adjustment strategies—have they successfully adapted to the new currency by substituting their old internal price references (based on the high-denomination lira) with a new set of references that reflects the low-denomination currency of the euro?
international antitrust strategies and the policies of Pepsi and Coke in Europe as compared to in the United States—and a look at the managerial and public policy implications of US and EU antitrust regulations
recent advances in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and how they can reduce the communication barriers between and within geographically dispersed organizations
why young Turkish adults (high school and university students, and young people in the workforce) purchase and use mobile telephones for symbolic rather than practical reasons
The future of your business depends on your ability to anticipate changes and developments in consumer behavior. Euromarketing and the Future helps you chart a course for success through the diverse and challenging European markets, presenting research and theory on where they’ve been, where they’re going, and what’s likely to happen when they get there. This unique book doesn’t use tarot cards, fortune tellers or a crystal ball—just an international panel of business scholars who draw on their extensive experience to help you develop effective management and marketing plans for the years to come.
Euromarketing and the Future examines European marketing systems of the past and present to forecast Europe’s likely role in the global economy. The book addresses e-commerce and the Internet as they relate to Europe; privatization and the move toward a market economy in Eastern Europe; the effect of global politics on marketing; Delphi research on possible scenarios that could play out over the next few decades; and how the outlook of consumers (optimistic or pessimistic) can affect the market’s future.
Euromarketing and the Future includes: a political-economic look at the implications of European unification on the last 50 years to make some predictions for the next 50 content analysis of international Web sites that encourage cross-border sales a survey of small retail business managers in Romania on what the influx of large foreign retail chains means to their futures a global paradigm marketing model that illustrates consumer/citizen, institutional, and macro-environmental interdependencies global product and marketing strategies for globalising ICT companies and much more! No one can predict the future. But through thoughtful analysis and examination of major political and economic developments in Western and Eastern Europe, Euromarketing and the Future gives you the head start you need to prepare your business for the likely changes in consumer behavior and marketing that lie ahead.
A number of strategies in the book describe how you can increase your revenue from a well-designed loyalty Club.
If you looking at launching a loyalty club, then this book is a must to read, as it shows you the correct steps to follow, in creating the correct benefits needed to drive members and revenue into your business and more importantly what financial data mining you need to carry out with your members to manage your data base correctly.
Marketing today is moving away from once off transactional marketing to more long term profitable relationship marketing. This book uncovers those secrets that companies should be using to gain market share.
Recessions always dampen consumer spending, but in the 21st century’s first recession, the decline in spending among the younger age group has been amplified by excessive borrowing and collapsing house prices. More so than ever before, the current global recession highlights the need for firms to revise their marketing strategies and practices in order to remain competitive. In this book, Ian Chaston uses original case material to propose strategic solutions that take advantage of the moneyed segments of the maturing boomer market. Key topics covered include:
Marketing errors made by UK banks in the current global crisis
Marketing strategies and pricing innovation
Promotion and distribution
A world first, Boomer Marketing is useful for students of marketing and consumer behaviour and is essential reading for practitioners who understand the need for money-oriented marketing.
Additional lecturer material available at www.routledge.com/9780415489638
The top 5 steps, include many tips that have only just been discovered, and will keep your SEO strategy on point for 2015 and beyond.
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Negotiating a deal in China requires patience—a well–known Confucian virtue; persistence—something which comes with time; and survival instincts—something that comes with persistence. For both the uninitiated, negotiations in China may come as a culture shock, laced with frustration. For the experience China trade negotiator, it is a never–ending learning process. For both parties, the secret to negotiating in China may well lie in the knowledge of the military ploys described in China's ancient classics.
In The Art of the Deal in China, author Laurence J. Brahm applies Sun Tzu's Art of War, the ultimate guru's statement of military strategy and the Thirty–six Strategies, a collection of sayings which capsulize strategic prowess in ancient Chinese history, to modern–day negotiating situations in China, both commercial and political.
The stories in the book, all based on actual happenings, will not only amuse but will provide hope to many foreigners engaged in the often drawn –out and frustrating process of negotiating a deal in China.
超越極限集團策略長、101目標網創辦人、亞洲行銷之神陳霆遠老師所講的行銷策略，共分為三十六計。本書秉承「借力、使力、不費力」的理念，講述企業 如何借用他人的資金、資源、團隊等資源來為我所用，以及如何透過一個策略，讓企業扭虧為盈、以弱勝強，成為行業第一名，如何透過一個策略，就能免費開公 司、讓客戶瘋狂的追著你跑、把產品行銷到全世界！
In this exclusive inside look at the phenomenal rise of Xiaomi—the new smartphone company that’s giving Apple a run for their money—cofounder Li Wanqiang shares the secrets behind the viral marketing techniques, R&D innovations, and user-driven excitement that turned a small tech start-up into a world-class player. You’ll discover:How Xiaomi became the third largest smartphone maker in the world—in just 4 years' time How the cofounders landed their first million users—without spending a dime on advertising How Xiaomi used social media to build exceptional brand recognition and word-of-mouth momentum What every business can learn from Xiaomi's proven success in customer engagement, viral marketing, and cutting-edge product development
Already an instant bestseller in China, Wanqiang's eye-opening book provides an exciting new business model for today’s flatter, faster world of Internet marketing and user-inspired innovation. No matter how big or small your business, The Xiaomi Way can show you how to even the playing field, develop products people will love, spread the word through social media, and turn customers into passionate, lifelong fans.
Includes a foreword by Lei Jun, Xiaomi CEO.
Includes the top tips to help you stay ahead of the trend. This guide provides value to both beginners and experienced users alike and it's written and compartmentalized in a way that will allow you to understand and follow every step. Start increasing your revenue today!
Here's what this guide includes, the subjects it talks about:
Choosing the revenue system
Sell products or services
Sell ad space
More ways to monetize your site
CpM (Cost per Mille) Advertising
Paid Polls and Surveys
In-text and Image Advertising
Pop-ups and Pop-unders
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
On page SEO
Page title tags
Description meta tags
Custom 404 Page
Images and the "alt" attribute
Page loading times
Off page SEO
Top SEO trends for 2016
How does it work?
How much will you earn?
Is your site eligible to use AdSense?
So how do you actually use AdSense?
Top 10 tips provided by Google AdSense
Other tips for increasing your revenue with AdSense
You can blend the ads with your site design
Some of the AdSense sizes which work best
AdSense section targeting: Make ads relevant
Image or Text Ads
Ads between posts
AdSense Category blocking
AdSense for YouTube
Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools
Google Webmaster Tools
What are the highlights and what should you first pay attention to?
Social media and your site
What is Google AdWords?
How can you use it to advertise your site?
General marketing tips
The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas.
One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett's deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America.
the development of IHRM MNE and country culture strategic IHRM organizational structure and design international joint ventures and cross-border mergers and acquisitions labor standards, ethics and codes of conduct global talent management selection and management of international assignees training and management development compensation and benefits health and safety and crisis management international HRIS international Human Resource Management departments and professionals.
Uncovering precisely why International Human Resource Management is important for success in international business and how International Human Resource Management policies and practices function within the multinational enterprise, this comprehensive textbook provides an outstanding foundation for understanding the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management. This book is essential reading for all students, lecturers and International Human Resource Management professionals.
Drawing on his experience consulting with top companies and NGOs worldwide, Hart shows how to craft your optimal sustainability strategy and overcome the limitations of traditional "greening" approaches. In this edition, he presents new and updated case studies from the United States and around the world, demonstrating what’s working and what isn’t. He also guides business leaders in building an organizational "infrastructure for sustainability"--one that can survive budgeting and boardrooms, recharging innovation and growth throughout your enterprise. Discover:
· The new business case for pursuing sustainable capitalism
· Sustainability strategies that go far beyond environmental sensitivity
· How to fully embed your enterprise in the local context--and why you should
· Tactics for making long-term sustainability work in a short-term world
When do you present a contract in China?
How close should you stand to a South Korean?
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Sales and Marketing is an informative, entertaining guide that shows you what to do—and what to avoid—in any given sales or marketing situation, from Argentina to South Africa. It provides the expert knowledge you need to gather data in diverse cultures, properly present your products, and close deals around the world.
“As the global community comes closer together, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Sales & Marketing will be a valuable resource to every person in every industry around the world.”
—Gil A. Cardon, Convention Manager, Japan National Tourism Organization
“Just as you can be a connoisseur of wine, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Sales and Marketing can help make you a connoisseur of cultures, philosophies, business behaviors, and social practices. Read it not just for work, but for the human side as well.”
—Giuseppe G. B. Pezzotti, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
“Terri has accurately and succinctly captured the key issues that businesspeople or tourists need to know when traveling. It is spot-on, and a very valuable resource!”
—Thomas M. Feifar, Director of Foreign Military Sales, NAVISTAR Defense
Google+ has lot many things to offer whether you would like to:
1. Improves your search engine ranking
2. Video chat with customers, colleagues and media — for free
3. Wants to get answers to questions or elicit customer feedback
4. Looking to connect with other businesses-B2B marketing
5. Wants to promote brand awareness
6. Looking for a potentially powerful PR tool
7. Need to advertise promotions
8. Wants fast and easy domestic and cross-border sharing [of documents, images and so on] OR
9. Want to get your message to the right audience with just a click
Google+ Simplified is the answer to all your questions if you are wondering how to best use Google+ to enhance your marketing!
Before you invest another dollar anywhere in the world (including the United States), read this book by the man Time magazine calls “the Indiana Jones of finance.”
Jim Rogers became a Wall Street legend when he co-founded the Quantum Fund. Investment Biker is the fascinating story of Rogers’s global motorcycle journey/investing trip, with hardheaded advice on the current state and future direction of international economies that will guide and inspire investors interested in foreign markets.
NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.