Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential

Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential
Author: Morris Altman,Anthony Jensen,Akira Kurimoto,Robby Tulus,Yashavantha Dongre,Seungkwon Jang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128166673
ISBN 13: 9780128166673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential Book Review:

Replete with case studies, Waking the Asian Pacific Cooperative Potential applies a novel theoretical framework to aid in understanding meaningful change in cooperative firms, mutual firms, collectives, and communes, focusing in particular on the underexamined Asia Pacific region. It explores the common, albeit competing, objectives of transformational cooperatives that deliver a range of social benefits and corporative coops where the cooperative exhibits the characteristics of a competitive investor firm. The book provides examples of successful cooperatives in eleven countries across the Asia Pacific and reviews the theoretical framework of cooperatives, including issues pertaining to socio-economic, politico-legal, and domestic and international factors. Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential provides early-career researchers and graduate students with a systematic resource of cooperatives in the Asia Pacific, highlighting core lessons from case studies regarding the ideal role of cooperatives in a modern economy and on the enabling factors of the role of the state, the market potential for scale-up, the mitigation of poverty, and civil society. Provides numerous case studies drawn from successful co-operative organizations across the Asia Pacific region Advances a theoretical framework to help readers access and understand the reasons for co-operative success in the Asia Pacific region Develops tools for practitioners to establish effective co-operatives and restructure them to optimal goals

Behavioral Economics For Dummies

Behavioral Economics For Dummies
Author: Morris Altman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 1118085035
ISBN 13: 9781118085035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Economics For Dummies Book Review:

A guide to the study of how and why you really make financial decisions While classical economics is based on the notion that people act with rational self-interest, many key money decisions—like splurging on an expensive watch—can seem far from rational. The field of behavioral economics sheds light on the many subtle and not-so-subtle factors that contribute to our financial and purchasing choices. And in Behavioral Economics For Dummies, readers will learn how social and psychological factors, such as instinctual behavior patterns, social pressure, and mental framing, can dramatically affect our day-to-day decision-making and financial choices. Based on psychology and rooted in real-world examples, Behavioral Economics For Dummies offers the sort of insights designed to help investors avoid impulsive mistakes, companies understand the mechanisms behind individual choices, and governments and nonprofits make public decisions. A friendly introduction to the study of how and why people really make financial decisions The author is a professor of behavioral and institutional economics at Victoria University An essential component to improving your financial decision-making (and even to understanding current events), Behavioral Economics For Dummies is important for just about anyone who has a bank account and is interested in why—and when—they spend money.

A Sister to Evangeline

A Sister to Evangeline
Author: Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
Publsiher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap
Total Pages: 289
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106001949723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sister to Evangeline Book Review:

Life Is Simply A Game

Life Is Simply A Game
Author: Steven Redhead
Publsiher: Steven Redhead
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Is Simply A Game Book Review:

Life is indeed a game that we all play to pass time; simply a series of days strung together, made up of how you planned or decided to spend the moments. Like any game how well it is played or whether life's circumstances are interpreted accurately, then used to the best advantage, makes losers and winners to varying degrees. Senseless insanity is alive and well within the world. The world is awash with unruly forces, that if not intent upon harming you do desire to become a destabilising force, either temporarily or over the long term. We are all participants in a charade, how life evolves and turns out all depend on how well the game is played. It is not wise or ideal to treat life like a game of chance, a random roll of the dice that can determine unpredictable outcomes. The cost of success is the careful application of well thought out concepts and ideas. Like any game preparation is critical; understanding the rules, knowing how to manipulate the dynamics at play efficiently to ones own advantage, understanding the intricacies of the rules and how to capitalise upon or create opportunities, pursuing whatever circumstances are present to maximise whatever potential exists to the best advantage. The potential opportunities in life are only limited by the inability to firstly comprehend them and secondly to fully utilise personal abilities to maximise the potential that is available. Don't wait for special times to evolve, rather create them in accordance with your true desires to experience what you wish to make real. Much like any game, the game of life has things that can be obtained, or things that can be lost. How the game is played, the value of the stakes, the opposing factions all come to dictate an outcome, be that favourable or lacking any resemblance of being lucky. A life lived based upon any reliance on luck or fate being favourable is tempting only to the over optimistic, or those extremely lucky ones or who were fortunate in the past and believe that good fortune will continue in the future. While it takes resources to control the world, the control of your own specific world environment is really within your potential to achieve. How you choose to control your world, as well as to what extent your desires are put into action, determine whether your life will meet your wishes or not. The amount of thought and energy you exhort, the persistence of that effort, all comes to determine whether and to what degree what you want is what you actually get. In life you may win or loose at times, it's basically just like playing a game; the right mentality is chancing the wheel of life by trusting and ensuring you will win just the same.

Blank Slate Kate

Blank Slate Kate
Author: Heather Wardell
Publsiher: Heather Wardell
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0993811957
ISBN 13: 9780993811951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blank Slate Kate Book Review:

Waking up with a strange man is scary. Realizing you lost fifteen years of your life overnight? That's terrifying. With her memories from seventeen to thirty-two gone, Kate has no idea who she is and where she belongs. As she begins to fall for the man who found her, she wonders if she forgot those years for a reason. Should she keep trying to retrieve her original self, or start a new life?

Cooperatives and Social Innovation

Cooperatives and Social Innovation
Author: D. Rajasekhar,R. Manjula,T. Paranjothi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2020-11-28
ISBN 10: 9811588805
ISBN 13: 9789811588808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperatives and Social Innovation Book Review:

This book discusses social innovations by cooperatives from the Asia and Pacific region. Social innovations emerge when the state and market in developing countries find it difficult to solve problems such as poverty, hunger, ill health, poor education systems, inadequate drinking water and poor sanitation. These countries also face barriers to economic growth such as climate change, poor governance, unequal opportunities and social exclusion. This volume therefore addresses the following questions. What are the distinctive features of social innovations by cooperatives? How social innovations bring in changes in the process and outcome of development? After presenting theories of social innovation and a critical review of cooperatives and social innovation, the book presents 15 chapters on social innovations by cooperatives in the Asia Pacific region. These social innovations are related to health insurance, community based tourism, disaster response, climate smart agriculture, use of social media for youth empowerment, training for the emergence of second-line leaders in cooperatives, social inclusion through innovative finance, profitable marketing of organic produce to strengthen economic status of small farmers, digital auction and value addition for income security of farmer members, collaboration between cooperative members and workers for the mutual benefit, worker cooperatives, women leadership and participation, building union-cooperative partnership in finance and rating of cooperatives to promote transparency and accountability. A chapter on innovative services of cooperatives during the time of Covid19 is also included. This volume will be quite significant for co-operators, researchers, teachers, practitioners and policy-makers at the global level. The theme is relevant for international development community and national cooperatives with concern for their communities, which is the seventh cooperative principle of International Cooperative Alliance and the Sustainable Development Goal of the UN.

Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific
Author: Amitav Acharya,Evelyn Goh
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780262012225
ISBN 13: 0262012227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

Experts examine changing security arrangements in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly the rise of multilateral efforts at cooperative security.

12 DIMENSIONS OF A SERVICE LEA

12 DIMENSIONS OF A SERVICE LEA
Author: Po Chung
Publsiher: Lexingford Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 9780998166575
ISBN 13: 099816657X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

12 DIMENSIONS OF A SERVICE LEA Book Review:

From Prof. Spencer Benson, Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, University of Macau: "Service, according to Po Chung, is 'any activity that involves the energy and relationship created by two or more people in order to get something done.' With the demand to educate greater numbers of students, there has been a tendency towards a manufacturing model of education. Students go through an educational factory that's been maximized for productivity and quality assurance, but miss out on addressing what they bring to themselves and others. The 12 DIMENSIONS OF A SERVICE LEADER helps anyone looking to succeed in the 'Service Age.' There much for faculty and students to be learned from this book and by going through the reflective exercises."

India s Evolving Nuclear Force and Its Implications for U S Strategy in the Asia Pacific

India s Evolving Nuclear Force and Its Implications for U S  Strategy in the Asia Pacific
Author: Yogesh Joshi (International relations specialist),Frank O'Donnell,Harsh V. Pant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:952174874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

India s Evolving Nuclear Force and Its Implications for U S Strategy in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

"Since India declared itself a nuclear weapon state in May 1998, its nuclear capabilities have grown significantly. India is now on the verge of acquiring a triad of nuclear delivery systems. Its increasing nuclear profile has also stirred a debate on its stated nuclear doctrine involving principles of no-first use and massive retaliation. This Letort Paper examines changes in India's nuclear trajectory, the accompanying doctrinal debate, and its nonproliferation policies in the backdrop of the current regional and international context. The implications of this for the United States and its policy in the Asia-Pacific region are also discussed"--Publisher's web site.

Money

Money
Author: Jacob Goldstein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0316417181
ISBN 13: 9780316417181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Money Book Review:

The co-host of the popular NPR podcast Planet Money provides a well-researched, entertaining, somewhat irreverent look at how money is a made-up thing that has evolved over time to suit humanity's changing needs. Money only works because we all agree to believe in it. In Money, Jacob Goldstein shows how money is a useful fiction that has shaped societies for thousands of years, from the rise of coins in ancient Greece to the first stock market in Amsterdam to the emergence of shadow banking in the 21st century. At the heart of the story are the fringe thinkers and world leaders who reimagined money. Kublai Khan, the Mongol emperor, created paper money backed by nothing, centuries before it appeared in the west. John Law, a professional gambler and convicted murderer, brought modern money to France (and destroyed the country's economy). The cypherpunks, a group of radical libertarian computer programmers, paved the way for bitcoin. One thing they all realized: what counts as money (and what doesn't) is the result of choices we make, and those choices have a profound effect on who gets more stuff and who gets less, who gets to take risks when times are good, and who gets screwed when things go bad. Lively, accessible, and full of interesting details (like the 43-pound copper coins that 17th-century Swedes carried strapped to their backs), Money is the story of the choices that gave us money as we know it today.

The Disneyland of Consciousness

The Disneyland of Consciousness
Author: David Christopher Lane,Andrea Diem-Lane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-09-05
ISBN 10: 9781565437012
ISBN 13: 1565437012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disneyland of Consciousness Book Review:

This little book explores the projective nature of consciousness by using various rides at Disneyland to explain how awareness works as a virtual simulator. See the following excerpt for a glimpse: Although it was initially billed as a scary ride, the Haunted Mansion turned out to be quite tame. However, there was one segment in the ride where a friend of mine got the creeps, since he assumed that the head (sans a body) within the crystal ball was a real person. He hadn't realized how far holographic technology had come at that point and couldn't imagine that it was merely a vaporous projection. I bring up these three examples because they underline something fundamental in our assessment of the consciousness of others. We can be easily duped. Not only can we impute conscious intentionality onto machine operated mannequins that lack it, we can even do it photographic film. Yet phenomenologically speaking, our own experience at the time of interacting with an audio-animatronics seems essentially the same as when we talk to certain humanoids. In other words, that which we believe is conscious turns out on closer inspection to be unconscious, at least in the commonsense ways that we use such terms in our day to day lives. But we don't need to go Disneyland to discover this, since we already have firsthand experience of innumerable conflations when we fall asleep and dream. In a strong dream, so many characters come alive and we interact as if each of them is real. Only when we wake up do we acknowledge that everything that occurred in the dream was simulated by us. We are, in sum, dreaming ourselves in various guises, even if we may be deceptively tricked to believe otherwise. Such is the confusing nature of our own self-awareness that we even objectify our own personas in various garbs and believe them to be ontologically apart from our own neural projections. Consciousness is a fantastic virtual simulator and because of its inclusivity and insular engineering it has an inherent tendency to believe its own machinations as exterior to itself and not as the byproduct of its own interiority.

70 Quick Easy Recipes

70 Quick   Easy Recipes
Author: Allan Berman
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2011-12-09
ISBN 10: 9781468035698
ISBN 13: 146803569X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

70 Quick Easy Recipes Book Review:

70 Quick & Easy Recipes are designed for busy people, like college students who want to eat good food that is easy to prepare. The single or married couple who both work will enjoy the versatility of these recipes and ease of preparing a wonderful meal.

Good Mornings Wake Up Calls for Life

Good Mornings  Wake Up Calls for Life
Author: Randolph D. Sconiers
Publsiher: Good Days: Moments of Reflecti
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 9781729252628
ISBN 13: 1729252621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Mornings Wake Up Calls for Life Book Review:

Good Mornings is designed as an easy and practical read, that can beutilized at any time of the day but it

Sinc

Sinc
Author: Grace Cross
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781517592684
ISBN 13: 1517592682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sinc Book Review:

Anna and her brother John have found that the only escape out of the dilapidated cell blocks is for Anna to get the SINC. The Syndicated Intelligent Neurological Connector is capable of downloading information instantaneously. If she plays her cards right and gets the surgery, their family live with the Elite. Anna gets the surgery and is adored by the Elite. John starts a micro-chip business for the SINC so they can make enough money to make a permanent move to Elite City. However, a student suffers a critical cognitive malfunction from one of the micro-chips. Anna and her brother are wanted for attempted murder. John and some friends take down the SINC mainframe to end the gap between the Elite and everyone else causing Anna and her family to flee into the badlands to fend with those who chose not to stay connected.

Light As Air

Light As Air
Author: Mezmurah
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2017-06-17
ISBN 10: 9781724368539
ISBN 13: 1724368532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light As Air Book Review:

"Light as air is poignant, pacific , yet passionate plea for wholeness and benevolence on our planet. In spite of mammoth industrialization,economic and educational strides undergirded by rapid technological advances. We still see unbridled selfishness, unmitigated corruption, and brazen terrorism reigning supreme. Mezmurah's poem, In the middle, say it all: Turned-In fingers that make a fist, a sign of bellicosity, should instead form an open clasp, the signal of brotherhood peace and communal relationship."

First Light

First Light
Author: Quinn P. Dewsbury
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-01-02
ISBN 10: 9781541185678
ISBN 13: 1541185676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Light Book Review:

Sebastian, a Prince in a medieval kingdom, wins the biggest battle of his life and shortly after suffers a stroke, only to wake up in modern Detroit. He has to give up on his medieval dream world he longs to get back to and build his real world life into the one he dreamt of.

Stay in Your Lane

Stay in Your Lane
Author: Charmas B. Lee
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2017-08-08
ISBN 10: 9781548501754
ISBN 13: 1548501751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stay in Your Lane Book Review:

There are hundreds of books written on the X's and O's of leadership. However, few on how you, the leader, can create the "context or environment" for achieving unparalleled levels of success. Stay in your lane is a fresh new perspective on how leaders influence others to reach their true potential. The attitude of the leader affects the atmosphere of the office.

Relationship Intelligence

Relationship Intelligence
Author: Linda Roeder
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-12-03
ISBN 10: 9781541015500
ISBN 13: 1541015509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relationship Intelligence Book Review:

This textbook includes a course on relationship and life skills, followed by a track for marriage and a third track for family skills. It answers the most commonly asked relationship questions and provides solutions for the most common relationship problems. It may be completed as a personal study or as a group study. College credit is available to students who qualify.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu
Author: John Dudgeon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2021-01-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798683812393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kung Fu Book Review:

Book Excerpt: ...[NOTE.--The reader, who may wish to consult this curious subject along with the Medical Divinities and Divinities worshipped in Medical Temples in China, will find a series of Papers by the present writer--On Chinese Arts of Healing, in the Chinese Recorder, Vols. 2 and 3].Besides a system of gymnastics and charms in Chinese Medicine, there are other systems, one of which deserves a passing notice. Numerous works exist on all such subjects. There is one on the Art of procuring Health and Long Life, without the aid of physicians ands by means of regimen and general hygienic measures. Such things are inculcated as the regulation of the heart and its affections; and rules are laid down with regard to dietetics, business, and rest, containing many wise, useful, and quaint precepts, which, if attended to, would certainly conduce to health and longevity, but which, being persistently neglected, the constitution is ruined and loaded with infirmities, life is shortened, an...

Vision of Insanity

Vision of Insanity
Author: Harmoni C Barbour
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2017-03-04
ISBN 10: 9781539854968
ISBN 13: 1539854965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision of Insanity Book Review:

Short stories about a woman becoming a queen. Poetry, and drawings