Description : A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest. When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest. And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented. On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself. Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world’s largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.’s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice. In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation. Equally fascinating is Chris’ examination of questing’s other side, including questers’ acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the “at risk” community saved? A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration. It’s a playbook for making your life count.
Description : In the important field of international commodity trade, it is inevitable that some of the sales contracts and deliveries of goods lead to disputes over non-conformity of the goods. Fundamental Breach Considering Non-Conformity of the Goods analyzes existing case law and legal doctrine, as well as the legal and economic principles underlying these articles. In doing this, the author establishes tools which help classify the fundamentality of the seller's breach. This book will be indispensable for all those who have any dealings in the vital field of international purchase and distribution law.
Description : "Rebel at Work is a fascinating book that makes you see your workplace in ways you haven't considered before. Natalie's approaches will have immediate impact for anyone trying to 'lead from the trenches' in a positive and productive way." —Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, and The Power of Positive Leadership Are you tired of leadership that claims to want an innovative culture, but throws up internal roadblocks against any new initiatives? If you're a frustrated employee banging your head up against a corporate brick wall, then this is the book for you. Change in a company often happens from the inside out when valuable employees get fed up with leadership's vague direction and conflicting priorities. But as an employee, it can be difficult to know how to inspire innovation without getting further sidelined. Rebel at Work shows you how to take matters into your own hands. You'll learn: - How to understand the unwritten rules in your organization—so you can work around them - The types of corporate conformists, as well as their hardwiring—so you can mitigate their fear of change - How to bring clarity to all conversations, especially since jargon can kill promising ideas - And how to prepare step-by-step plans that increase your chances for buy-in by your leadership Best of all, you'll learn how to find others like you in your organization to unite with and get the results you want!
Description : Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: generating subversive Imaginaries makes an invaluable contribution to gender and sexuality studies, engaging with queer theory to reconceptualize everyday interactions. the scholars in this book respond to J. Halberstam's call to engage in alternative imaginings to reconceptualize forms of being, the production of knowledge, and envisage a world with different sites for justice and injustice. the recent work of cultural theorist, Judith Halberstam, makes new investments in the notion of the counter-hegemonic, the subversive and the alternative. for Halberstam, the alternative resides in a creative engagement with subjugated histories, an ecstatic investment in the subcultural and a defiant refusal of a dominant model of theory. Working across Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Television and Media Studies, Animation, Sociology, History, Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education, and Cultural Geography, this unique interdisciplinary text aimed at academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students provides challenging new frameworks for generating knowledge.
Description : A growing number of countries recognise a direct producers' liability for non-conforming goods. The European Commission has considered the introduction of an EU-wide direct producers' liability for a long time. Will there be new responsibilities for producers in the future? This book compiles national reports from 24 European countries on the sale of goods law as well as the consumer's remedies for non-conforming goods and the final seller's right of redress. A comparative report informs about the different models of producers' liability and their impact on the internal market. Beneficial for practitioners working in the field of consumer contract law and sale of goods law.
Description : The Principles of European Contract Law, prepared by the so-called Lando Commission, today constitute the most advanced project on the harmonisation of European private law. As well as providing a set of rules which could facilitate cross-border trade within Europe, the Principles can be seen as a modern lex mercatoria which, for example, could be referred to by arbitrators deciding a case according to internationally accepted principles of law. Furthermore, the Principles provide a framework for EU legislation on contract law and, more importantly, they can be viewed as a first step towards a European Civil Code. They may also prove to be a catalyst for the development of national legislation, judicial decisions and legal doctrine. This new title, which follows the first volume covering Parts I and II of the Principles, includes chapters on plurality of parties, assignment of claims, transfer of contract, set-off, prescription, illegality and conditions. It provides a systematic overview of the Principles in comparison with Dutch law, which will be of interest not only in the Netherlands but also to lawyers in other countries who need to gain a clearer understanding of the Dutch contract law system.
Description : Contracts for the International Sale of Goods provides an examination of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). Extensively referenced, the volume focuses on the exact determination of the CISG’s sphere of application; both the non-conformity of delivered goods and the notice of non-conformity; and the determination of the rate of interest on sums in arrears.
Description : The standard text on computer and information technology law for both students and practitioners, this work is now fully updated to reflect the Digital Economy Act 2010, changes to consumer protection law at EU level including the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive as well as a series of trade mark actions against eBay and copyrights suits against Google and numerous recent cases.The implications for IT contracts of BSkyB Ltd v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd arealso considered.
Description : "Culture and the arts played a central role in the ideology and propaganda of National Socialism from the early years of the movement until the last months of the Third Reich in 1945.... This volume's essays explore these and other aspects of the arts and cultural life under National Socialism...."--Cover.