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"The End of Competitive Advantage"

♥ Book Title : The End of Competitive Advantage
♣ Name Author : Rita Gunther McGrath
∞ Launching : 2013-05-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781422191415
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1422191419
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Are you at risk of being trapped in an uncompetitive business? Chances are the strategies that worked well for you even a few years ago no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now. In short, strategy is stuck. Most leaders are using frameworks that were designed for a different era of business and based on a single dominant idea—that the purpose of strategy is to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Once the premise on which all strategies were built, this idea is increasingly irrelevant. Now, Columbia Business School professor and globally recognized strategy expert Rita Gunther McGrath argues that it’s time to go beyond the very concept of sustainable competitive advantage. Instead, organizations need to forge a new path to winning: capturing opportunities fast, exploiting them decisively, and moving on even before they are exhausted. She shows how to do this with a new set of practices based on the notion of transient competitive advantage. This book serves as a new playbook for strategy, one based on updated assumptions about how the world works, and shows how some of the world’s most successful companies use this method to compete and win today. Filled with compelling examples from “growth outlier” firms such as Fujifilm, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys, Yahoo! Japan, and Atmos Energy, The End of Competitive Advantage is your guide to renewed success and profitable growth in an economy increasingly defined by transient advantage."Article| Rita Gunther McGrath| Statement ..."

"Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin"

♥ Book Title : Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin
♣ Name Author : Carl Howard Freedman
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1604730943
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781604730944
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin assembles interviews with the renowned science-fiction and fantasy author of The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, The Lathe of Heaven, and the Earthsea sequence of novels and stories. For nearly five decades, Le Guin (b. 1929) has enjoyed immense success--both critical and popular--in science fiction and fantasy. But she has also published well-received works in such genres as realistic fiction, poetry, children's literature, criticism, and translation. In the pieces collected here, Le Guin takes every interview not as an opportunity to recapitulate long-held views but as an occasion for in-depth intellectual discourse. In interviews spanning over twenty-five years of her literary career, including a previously unpublished piece conducted by the volume's editor, Le Guin talks about such diverse subjects as U.S. foreign policy, the history of architecture, the place of women and feminist consciousness in American literature, and the differences between science fiction and fantasy. Carl Freedman is professor of English at Louisiana State University and is the author of Critical Theory and Science Fiction; The Incomplete Projects: Marxism, Modernity, and the Politics of Culture; and George Orwell: A Study in Ideology and Literary Form."Article| Carl Howard Freedman| Statement ..."

"Vtiger Crm Beginner's Guide"

♥ Book Title : Vtiger Crm Beginner's Guide
♣ Name Author : Ian D. Rossi
∞ Launching : 2011-07-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781849511872
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 184951187X
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Record and consolidate all your customer information with vtiger CRM."Article| Ian D. Rossi| Statement ..."

"The Great Fuzz Frenzy"

♥ Book Title : The Great Fuzz Frenzy
♣ Name Author : Susan Stevens Crummel, Janet Stevens
∞ Launching : 2005-09-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780547769394
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0547769393
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Deep, deep down in their underground town, the prairie dogs live in harmony--until a mysterious, fluorescent, very fuzzy thing (otherwise known as a tennis ball) rolls down their hole. When the prairie dogs discover that they can pluck and pull the fuzz into fabulous fashions, their fear quickly turns to curiosity, then delight, then pure greed. The frenzy that erupts threatens to tear apart the prairie-dog town forever. But when mean ol' Big Bark is kidnapped after taking all the fuzz for himself, the prairie dogs come to the rescue and remember the true meaning of community."Article| Susan Stevens Crummel, Janet Stevens| Statement ..."

"Biometric Solutions"

♥ Book Title : Biometric Solutions
♣ Name Author : David D. Zhang
∞ Launching : 2012-12-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781461510536
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1461510538
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Biometric Solutions for Authentication in an E-World provides a collection of sixteen chapters containing tutorial articles and new material in a unified manner. This includes the basic concepts, theories, and characteristic features of integrating/formulating different facets of biometric solutions for authentication, with recent developments and significant applications in an E-world. This book provides the reader with a basic concept of biometrics, an in-depth discussion exploring biometric technologies in various applications in an E-world. It also includes a detailed description of typical biometric-based security systems and up-to-date coverage of how these issues are developed. Experts from all over the world demonstrate the various ways this integration can be made to efficiently design methodologies, algorithms, architectures, and implementations for biometric-based applications in an E-world."Article| David D. Zhang| Statement ..."

"The Found and the Lost"

♥ Book Title : The Found and the Lost
♣ Name Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
∞ Launching : 2016-10-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781481451413
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1481451413
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works as represented in the wonderful The Found and the Lost. Includes: -Vaster Than Empires and More Slow -Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight -Hernes -The Matter of Seggri -Another Story or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea -Forgiveness Day -A Man of the People -A Woman's Liberation -Old Music and the Slave Women -The Finder -On the High Marsh -Dragonfly -Paradises Lost This collection is a literary treasure chest that belongs in every home library."Article| Ursula K. Le Guin| Statement ..."

"Ursula K. Le Guin"

♥ Book Title : Ursula K. Le Guin
♣ Name Author : Susan M. Bernardo, Graham J. Murphy
∞ Launching : 2006-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0313332258
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780313332258
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Examines the major works of the science fiction author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and significant themes."Article| Susan M. Bernardo, Graham J. Murphy| Statement ..."

"The Yuezhi"

♥ Book Title : The Yuezhi
♣ Name Author : Craig Benjamin
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015068762916
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book provides a detailed narrative history of the dynasty and confederation of the Yuezhi, whose migration from western China to the northern border of present-day Afghanistan resulted ultimately in the creation of the Kushan Empire. Although the Yuezhi have long been recognised as the probable ancestors of the Kushans, they have generally only been considered as a prelude to the principal subject of Kushan history, rather than as a significant and influential people in their own right. The evidence seemed limited and ambiguous, but is actually surprisingly extensive and detailed and certainly sufficient to compile a comprehensive chronological political history of the Yuezhi during the first millennium BCE. The book analyses textual, numismatic and archaeological evidence in an attempt to explain the probable origin of the Yuezhi, their relationship with several Chinese dynasties, their eventual military defeat and expulsion from the Gansu by the Xiongnu, their migration through the Ili Valley, Ferghana and Sogdia to northern Bactria, and their role in the conquest of the former Greco-Bactria state. All of these events were bound up with broader cultural and political developments in ancient Central Asia and show the extraordinary interconnectedness of the Eurasian historical processes. The domino-effect of the migration of the Yuezhi led to significant changes in the broader Eurasian polity."Article| Craig Benjamin| Statement ..."

"So Far, So Good"

♥ Book Title : So Far, So Good
♣ Name Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
∞ Launching : 2018-10-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1556595387
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781556595387
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Redolent of myths, history, nursery rhymes, and the natural world, LeGuin bookends a long, daring, and prolific career."Article| Ursula K. Le Guin| Statement ..."

"Ursula K. Le Guin"

♥ Book Title : Ursula K. Le Guin
♣ Name Author : Ursula K. Le Guin, David Naimon
∞ Launching : 2018
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1941040993
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781941040997
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In a series of conversations with Between The Covers's David Naimon, Ursula K. Le Guin discusses her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry--both her process and her philosophy--with all the wisdom, profundity, and rigour we expect from one of our great American writers."Article| Ursula K. Le Guin, David Naimon| Statement ..."

"Nunchaku"

♥ Book Title : Nunchaku
♣ Name Author : Fumio Demura
∞ Launching : 1971
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0897500067
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780897500067
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Explores nunchaku's complex relationship with karate, and explains how to care for the weapon. This book features the fluid striking, blocking, twisting, and pinching techniques of this simple but versatile weapon."Article| Fumio Demura| Statement ..."

"Shade Gardens"

♥ Book Title : Shade Gardens
♣ Name Author : Mimi Luebbermann
∞ Launching : 1999-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1581590164
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781581590166
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"IT in The Agricultural Value Chain"

♥ Book Title : IT in The Agricultural Value Chain
♣ Name Author : Maria Johnsen
∞ Launching : 2014-11-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9788293384083
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 8293384085
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☯ Full Synopsis : "During the last decade, the use of fragmented IT systems and support for agricultural purposes in Norway has increased dramatically. However, very little analytical and empirical research has been carried out to determine current situation of IT in animal and plant production. The aim of this research was therefore to investigate the effectiveness and functionality of using IT support in agricultural value chain. For this reason one conducted qualitative research study, which was contained the depth interviews and questionnaires in order to map certain actors processes and tasks and their degree of IT utilization. The modeling languages were used to present the IT support in the processes and tasks at the farm and certain companies in the value chain. Results of the assessment showed significant differences between using IT tools in animal and plant production. Presenting the statistics gave a better understanding about the correlation between the treatments. However one observed that there is no significant effect of one given variable over the other except in one observed situation that is the degree of experience in IT utilization may help a farmer to get a part time and full time job which adds more value to their income and as a result in the entire chain. Another interesting observation was that senior farmers were more experienced and expert in IT utilization than the younger ones. The various complicated systems appear to be confusing for some farmers. This suggests that the effective utilization of IT support may increase flow of information and knowledge among farmers if they are implemented and tested efficiently with better functionality. One proposed several new mechanisms in certain systems that farmers apply mostly in order to spare their time, add more value to the value chain and users satisfaction. One also suggested a solution which may be employed in a pilot project for the process improvement purposes. A non-complex system may give the users a better usability and satisfaction in the agricultural sector."Article| Maria Johnsen| Statement ..."