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"Why Iceland?"

♥ Book Title : Why Iceland?
♣ Name Author : Asgeir Jonsson
∞ Launching : 2009-08-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780071706735
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0071706739
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "As late as the mid 1980s, Iceland’s economy revolved around little else than a semi-robust cod-fishing industry. By the end of the century, however, it had transformed itself into a major player in world finance, building an international banking empire worth twelve times its GDP. The tiny island nation of 300,000 was one of the global economy’s great success stories. And then everything came crashing down. Why Iceland? is the inside account of one of the economic meltdown’s most fascinating and far-reaching tragedies. As Chief Economist of Kaupthing Bank, the country’s largest bank before the collapse, Ásgeir Jónsson is perfectly suited to examine Iceland’s collapse in painstaking detail. He witnessed behind-the-scenes events firsthand, such as an intriguing meeting in January 2008 when a group of international hedge fund managers gathered in a bar in Reykjavik to discuss Iceland’s economy—an informal affair that eventually became the center of a criminal investigation by the country’s Financial Supervisory Authority. This inside account examines the pressing issues behind history’s biggest banking collapse: How did Iceland transform itself from one of Europe’s poorest to one of its wealthiest countries? What happened to cause the destruction of the nation’s banking industry during a single week of October 2008? Was it the result of a speculation “attack” by hedge funds on the nation’s currency? Iceland remains the biggest casualty of the economic downturn, and the ramifications of its catastrophic failure reach deeply into the economies of Europe, the United States, and other global markets. Ásgeir Jónsson offers a unique perspective and an expert’s insight into the rise and fall of this once-proud banking giant. Why Iceland? provides the who, what, where, and when of Iceland’s demise, serving as a fascinating read and providing the understanding necessary for forecasting when and where the aftershocks will shake up markets in other parts of the world. "Fearsome Vikings discovered Iceland. Hedge funds knocked it down. It was a humiliating tumble for the former financial powerhouse, which was proud of its status in Europe. A late bloomer, Iceland had been the last country in Europe to be settled, the Nordic nation rapidly caught up with its wealthier relations. It was all fine until October 2008, when country's banking system collapsed in a week. Written by an Icelandic economist, Why Iceland? chronicles the meltdown, in the context of the nation's history."--New York Post (A "Required Reading" Selection)"Article| Asgeir Jonsson| Statement ..."

"Why Iceland? : How One of the World's Smallest Countries Became the Meltdown's Biggest Casualty"

♥ Book Title : Why Iceland? : How One of the World's Smallest Countries Became the Meltdown's Biggest Casualty
♣ Name Author : Asgeir Jonsson
∞ Launching : 2009-07-13
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0071632840
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780071632843
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "As late as the mid 1980s, Iceland’s economy revolved around little else than a semi-robust cod-fishing industry. By the end of the century, however, it had transformed itself into a major player in world finance, building an international banking empire worth twelve times its GDP. The tiny island nation of 300,000 was one of the global economy’s great success stories. And then everything came crashing down. Why Iceland? is the inside account of one of the economic meltdown’s most fascinating and far-reaching tragedies. As Chief Economist of Kaupthing Bank, the country’s largest bank before the collapse, Ásgeir Jónsson is perfectly suited to examine Iceland’s collapse in painstaking detail. He witnessed behind-the-scenes events firsthand, such as an intriguing meeting in January 2008 when a group of international hedge fund managers gathered in a bar in Reykjavik to discuss Iceland’s economy—an informal affair that eventually became the center of a criminal investigation by the country’s Financial Supervisory Authority. This inside account examines the pressing issues behind history’s biggest banking collapse: How did Iceland transform itself from one of Europe’s poorest to one of its wealthiest countries? What happened to cause the destruction of the nation’s banking industry during a single week of October 2008? Was it the result of a speculation “attack” by hedge funds on the nation’s currency? Iceland remains the biggest casualty of the economic downturn, and the ramifications of its catastrophic failure reach deeply into the economies of Europe, the United States, and other global markets. Ásgeir Jónsson offers a unique perspective and an expert’s insight into the rise and fall of this once-proud banking giant. Why Iceland? provides the who, what, where, and when of Iceland’s demise, serving as a fascinating read and providing the understanding necessary for forecasting when and where the aftershocks will shake up markets in other parts of the world. "Fearsome Vikings discovered Iceland. Hedge funds knocked it down. It was a humiliating tumble for the former financial powerhouse, which was proud of its status in Europe. A late bloomer, Iceland had been the last country in Europe to be settled, the Nordic nation rapidly caught up with its wealthier relations. It was all fine until October 2008, when country's banking system collapsed in a week. Written by an Icelandic economist, Why Iceland? chronicles the meltdown, in the context of the nation's history."--New York Post (A "Required Reading" Selection)"Article| Asgeir Jonsson| Statement ..."

"Names for the Sea"

♥ Book Title : Names for the Sea
♣ Name Author : Sarah Moss
∞ Launching : 2013-05-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781619022171
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1619022176
⊕ Number Pages : Total 368 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in Kent. The resulting adventure was shaped by Icelands economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary, by the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943, a woman who speaks to elves and a chef who guided Sarahs family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine. Moss explored hillsides of boiling mud and volcanic craters and learned to drive like an Icelander on the unsurfaced roads that link remote farms and fishing villages in the far north. She watched the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds, and as the weeks and months went by, she and her family learned new ways to live. Names for the Sea is her compelling, beautiful and very funny account of living in a country poised on the edge of Europe, where modernization clashes with living folklore."Article| Sarah Moss| Statement ..."

"Iceland"

♥ Book Title : Iceland
♣ Name Author : Andrew Evans
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 184162215X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781841622156
⊕ Number Pages : Total 424 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Exotic, yet conveniently close, Iceland attracts a majority of visitors from North America and the rest of Europe. With its colossal glaciers, vast lava flows and thundering waterfalls, the country’s primordial landscape awards visitors with unforgettable vistas and incredible trekking beneath the glowing northern lights. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, an independent traveler on a budget, or a comfort-seeking tourist, author Andrew Evans shows you how to do it – ‘Icelander’ style – at this trendy, eco-friendly destination."Article| Andrew Evans| Statement ..."

"Demystifying Leadership in Iceland"

♥ Book Title : Demystifying Leadership in Iceland
♣ Name Author : Inga Minelgaite
∞ Launching : 2018-09-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783319960449
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 331996044X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 160 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book explores the nature and uniqueness of leadership in Iceland within a business and economic context. Starting with an analysis of Iceland’s geographical location, historical development and societal culture, the authors critically examine the major elements of the Icelandic business environment from an individual to a global level, and from economic prosperity to financial collapse. They particularly focus on leadership and human resource management within this unique societal culture and discuss the specific issues that are unique to Iceland, i.e. entrepreneurship, gender egalitarianism, equality, low power-distance, reflecting on, and orienting within contemporary leadership theories. The book covers a variety of analytical methods and cases, providing a unique introduction to leadership in Iceland, and opening avenues for further research into this relatively new phenomenon."Article| Inga Minelgaite| Statement ..."

"Tales of Iceland"

♥ Book Title : Tales of Iceland
♣ Name Author : Stephen Markley
∞ Launching : 2013-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0989216519
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780989216517
⊕ Number Pages : Total 218 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From drinking late into the night with gorgeous Icelandic blondes to traveling to the farthest reaches of the country; from hiking over glaciers to encountering a drunk, raging Kiefer Sutherland; from interviewing Jón Gnarr, the comedian mayor of Reykjavik (who ran on a platform of having free towels at all the swimming pools), to touring the homes of Iceland's hidden elves; Markley delivers the fastest, funniest memoir of an American experience in Iceland. -- p. [4] of cover."Article| Stephen Markley| Statement ..."

"Iceland"

♥ Book Title : Iceland
♣ Name Author : International Monetary Fund
∞ Launching : 2012-04-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781475551655
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1475551657
⊕ Number Pages : Total 39 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This selected issues paper on Iceland reports that since mid-2009, Iceland has undergone a heavily frontloaded fiscal consolidation program to bring government finances to a sustainable level. To maintain the adjustment gains achieved during the last 2½ years, the authorities have started drafting a new organic budget law, which would codify recent reforms in the budget framework and introduce principles for fiscal policymaking. Iceland’s economy is exposed to adverse shocks. The external outlook continues to pose challenges, as key trading partners face weak growth prospects."Article| International Monetary Fund| Statement ..."

"The History of Iceland"

♥ Book Title : The History of Iceland
♣ Name Author : Guðni Th. Jóhannesson
∞ Launching : 2013
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780313376207
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0313376204
⊕ Number Pages : Total 172 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Based upon the most recent research, this thought-provoking, up-to-date survey of the history of Iceland provides unique insight into the challenges facing a small nation in a globalized world. * Maps of Iceland * Biographical sketches of notable people in the history of Iceland * A chronology of events and glossary of terms * Bibliographies of selected materials at the end of each section"Article| Guðni Th. Jóhannesson| Statement ..."

"Iceland"

♥ Book Title : Iceland
♣ Name Author : Roger K. Sandness
∞ Launching : 2009-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781438105093
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1438105096
⊕ Number Pages : Total 102 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture"Article| Roger K. Sandness| Statement ..."

"Frozen Assets"

♥ Book Title : Frozen Assets
♣ Name Author : Armann Thorvaldsson
∞ Launching : 2011-01-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0470661909
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780470661901
⊕ Number Pages : Total 276 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Iceland truly lived the boom and bust. Once a tiny country on the edge of Europe, in less than two decades it became a global financial powerhouse. This is the story of how one man, one bank and one country experienced and affected the course of world economic history. Armann Thorvaldsson, a former CEO at Kaupthing in the UK, tells the story of how his company was transformed into a £6 billion international bank, by far the largest in his country’s history. Helping to build the biggest names in Icelandic business, Thorvaldsson represented the money behind such household names as easyJet, Matalan, Iceland and Karen Millen. As the boom got bigger, the Icelandic bankers worked and played hard with their international clients, including Gordon Ramsay, the Candy brothers, Mike Ashley and Robert Tchenguiz. Moving from Reykjavik to London, Monte Carlo and St Tropez, they seemed unstoppable. Yet, when the bust came, even the most frantic attempts to save the bank were fruitless, leading to the total collapse of the Icelandic economy. Thorvaldsson’s reflections on exactly what happened and why, make compelling reading."Article| Armann Thorvaldsson| Statement ..."

"Letters from Iceland"

♥ Book Title : Letters from Iceland
♣ Name Author : W. H. Auden
∞ Launching : 2018-11-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0571283527
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780571283521
⊕ Number Pages : Total 312 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In the summer of 1936, W. H. Auden and Louis MacNeice visited Iceland on commission to write a travel book, but found themselves capturing concerns on a scale that were far more international. 'Though writing in a "holiday" spirit,' commented Auden, 'its authors were all the time conscious of a threatening horizon to their picnic - world-wide unemployment, Hitler growing everyday more powerful and a world-war more inevitable.' The result is the remarkable Letters from Iceland, a collaboration in poetry and prose, reportage and correspondence, published in 1937 with the Spanish Civil War newly in progress, beneath the shadow of looming world war."Article| W. H. Auden| Statement ..."

"A Summer in Iceland"

♥ Book Title : A Summer in Iceland
♣ Name Author : Carl Wilhelm Paijkull
∞ Launching : 1868
◊ Info ISBN Link : OXFORD:600013561
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 375 sheet
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