Description : The must-read summary of Robert B. Tucker's book: "Managing the Future". This complete summary of the ideas from Robert B. Tucker's book "Managing the Future" shows how no business can afford to rest on its laurels and on the successes of the past. If there’s one hallmark of long-term companies, it’s the ability to manage the future as well as the present. In his book, the author demonstrates how great companies do this and presents three strategies used by them which you can adapt and implement. This summary provides the key to constantly re-assessing your business in order to ensure future success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "Managing the Future" and discover how you can manage the unpredictability of the future through systematic awareness and customer focus.
Description : In A Quest for Humanity, Menno Boldt presents a persuasive new framework for achieving a human social order in the global age. Boldt explores the concept of 'the good society' as a world in which every person can realize their potential for humanity through liberty, social justice, and equal human dignity. A Quest for Humanity innovatively positions globalization as a deterministic phenomenon of expanding interdependence and shared knowledge — resulting in ever-larger economic and political jurisdictions, but also creating social and psychological links between peoples across the world. Boldt challenges mainstream certainty that Western democracy and constitutional human rights are the exemplary doctrines for the global good society. With a fresh vision designed to inspire a universal acknowledgement of human dignity, A Quest for Humanity powerfully affirms the value of each human being.
Description : The must-read summary of Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book: "Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony". This complete summary of the ideas from Akio Morita, Edwin Reingold and Mitsuko Shimomura's book "Made in Japan" tells the story behind the fascinating journey of Sony, right from its early rocky stages to their status as a world leader. In their book, the authors reveal how the company realised that marketing would be as important as the product itself. This summary describes the ups and downs of the journey and the secrets behind Sony's global success. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Made in Japan" and discover the story behind the technology giant and why so many of its ideas have been implemented by others.
Description : Focuses on the instruments and tools currently available to the environmental manager. A theoretical background to the instruments is given together with an overview of those instruments that are in common use today.
Description : Wouldn’t you just love to truly understand the purpose of your life, along with that of everyone and everything else in existence? This is not as difficult to realize as some believe. We only need to openly resolve a few fundamental questions from a big-picture perspective. Then understanding the purpose of everything will become more a matter of common sense than such a great mystery. These are the basic questions: Did we merely evolve, or were we created? If we were created, why were we created? If we were created by God, whose god, from which religion, is the genuine God? Can we know with absolute certainty that particular God is real? Why would any factual God allow bad things to happen to so many good people? And, can we know with certainty whether there’s an afterlife? We all instinctively contemplate these questions, either consciously or subconsciously, so we must resolve them to understand who we are and our place in the grand scheme of things. Let’s settle these issues once and for all.
Description : Volume 2: Compartments, Stressors and Sectors, deals with the problems that occur in the three 'compartments' of the environment, namely air, water and soil. The contributors also address the socio-economic sectors of industry, traffic, energy, agriculture and tourism.
Description : In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest advances still to come will be in the life sciences, Fukuyama now asks how the ability to modify human behavior will affect liberal democracy. To re-orient contemporary debate, Fukuyama underlines man's changing understanding of human nature through history: from Plato and Aristotle's belief that man had "natural ends," to the ideals of utopians and dictators of the modern age who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama persuasively argues that the ultimate prize of the biotechnology revolution-intervention in the "germ-line," the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person's descendents-will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken by ordinary parents seeking to "improve" their children. In Our Posthuman Future, our greatest social philosopher begins to describe the potential effects of exploration on the foundation of liberal democracy: the belief that human beings are equal by nature.
Description : The first of its kind, the Symposium on the Future of the Universe and the Future of our Civilization examined the current status and future evolution of the Universe, the Galaxy, the stars and the Sun. Among the major subjects of discussion were: (1) How was our Universe born? (2) How do the Sun and the stars evolve? (3) What is the destiny of the solar system and the Universe? (4) What are the origins and the future of the biosphere of the Earth? (5) What are the prospects of survival of human civilization? Special attention was devoted to analysis of humanitarian and philosophical problems of evolution of humankind on the planet Earth and in the Universe. Among them were methodological, economic, sociological and medical aspects of the progress of civilization. Scientists from different countries put forward some practical proposals, including those describing the possible ways out of the systemic crisis of our civilization.