Over the past 150 years, and the last 50 in particular, America's elect have eliminated the plain and common sense approach our forefathers established. Our Declaration of Independence reminds us that the people ever maintain the right to abolish or alter their form of government so as to assure their safety and happiness. James Madison concludes
“It is therefore essential that such changes be instituted by some informal and unauthorized propositions, made by some patriotic and respectable citizen or number of citizens."
This book details such a plan.
Secondly, it is hoped that you can get to know the author a bit. Unfortunately, we cannot share a two way dialog with ink and paper. But he hopes that it will lead to such a discussion some day when time and circumstances permit.
The roles of leader and manager tug us in opposite directions: managers seek stability and predictability, and leaders usually opt for turbulence and change. With so many companies asking their best employees to be both leaders and managers, it’s no wonder that so much of the business world is dysfunctional.
This guidebook explains how leader-managers work—and how to succeed in both roles. You can learn how to
• leverage competing requirements for leading and managing change;
• formulate effective operational and developmental strategies;
• make decisions that address complex challenges and opportunities; and
• help people through the anxiety and trauma of change.
Whether you are a student seeking to understand the workplace, an employee rising up the ranks or an active leader or manager, Strategic Leadership and Strategic Management provides you with tools and knowledge to help your organization succeed.
International development and how it has evolved toward an emphasis on knowledge
How networked human capital creates new potential for poorly resourced countries
The formation of a global system of learning networks
The digitization of knowledge
How nations improve their well-being through knowledge and equity
This inter-disciplinary assessment of international learning inequality and the methods to overcome it will appeal to researchers concerned with emerging concepts of global learning networks and their effects on development. It will also be of interest to students and policymakers studying national inequality, economics, and global development.
Therefore, how countries learn and become more productive is key to understanding how they grow and develop, especially over the long term. In Creating a Learning Society, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald spell out the implications of this insight for both economic theory and policy. Taking as a starting point Kenneth J. Arrow's 1962 paper "Learning by Doing," they explain why the production of knowledge differs from that of other goods and why market economies alone are typically not efficient in the production and transmission of knowledge. Closing knowledge gaps, or helping laggards learn, is central to growth and development.
Combining technical economic analysis with accessible prose, Stiglitz and Greenwald provide new models of "endogenous growth," upending the received thinking about global policy and trade regimes. They show how well-designed government trade and industrial policies can help create a learning society; explain how poorly designed intellectual property regimes can retard learning; demonstrate how virtually every government policy has effects, both positive and negative, on learning; and they argue that policymakers need to be cognizant of these effects. They provocatively show why many standard policy prescriptions, especially associated with "neoliberal" doctrines focusing on static resource allocations, impede learning and explain why free trade may lead to stagnation, while broad based industrial protection and exchange rate interventions may bring benefits, not just to the industrial sector, but to the entire economy.
The volume concludes with brief commentaries from Philippe Aghion and Michael Woodford, as well as from Nobel Laureates Kenneth Arrow and Robert Solow.
Mishan's scintillating text is apolitical. In arguing that immigration does not benefit a country's economy, for example, he is not arguing in favor of restricting immigration. Rather, his goal is to test the assumptions behind the dearly held positions of both the left and the right or to expose what he calls the breathtaking fatuity that counts as wisdom these days. Mishan wants to interject common sense and logic into today's debates over the economy and, especially, the political arguments that translate into legislation that has a negative impact on people.
Mishan's ideas breathe new life into debates gone stale by ideology. As he notes, the fallacies in this volume travel in the highest circles, from debates in Congress to the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Time, and The Economist. Most are things everybody knows. He hopes, therefore, to expose the concerned citizen to the shock-treatment of discovering that much of what passes for conventional economic wisdom is in fact fallacious. As the Economist pointed out in its glowing review of the first edition of this book, Dr. Mishan has written the perfect book for anyone wishing to start the study of economics.
Companies are finally learning that a network disaster recovery plan is mandatory in these times, and they must be prepared to make difficult choices about network security.
In the information-packed pages of this book, Annlee Hines shares her unique and diverse work experience. She explains that the first thing you need, whatever your business may be, is reliable information and an idea of what you need to protect, as well as what you are protecting it from. She then dives into a discussion of how much you can expect to spend depending on what kind of security your network requires. She also delves into addressing the variables that determine why your needs will not necessarily be the needs of your closest competitor.
Most importantly, Hines writes this valuable material realizing that you already know how to do your job --it's just that you now have to reconsider just how vulnerable the information nervous system of your company really is.
From major terrorist attacks to natural disasters to hackers, Annlee Hines explores how to defend your network and reviews such topics as:
* Probes, viruses, worms, and Trojan horses
* The most common vulnerabilities networks face
* Understanding and justifying costs
* Lessons to be learned from successful defense strategies
* Preparing for the worst and the requirements of network survival
* Remedies, cyber recovery, and restoration
Strategies for Teaching Content Effectively in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom provides classroom applications, school-wide recommendations and content-specific strategies to support students with disabilities in secondary general education settings. Learn how to develop inclusive climates in the general education classroom and across the entire school; implement content-specific teaching strategies; build stronger partnerships between general and special educators; promote social success among middle and high school students; motivate low achieving students; and assess secondary students with disabilities. Written for secondary special education teachers, general education teachers and support staff.