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Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill
0449214923
May 1987
Mass Market Paperback
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W. Clement Stone Chairman, Combined International Corporation President, The Napoleon Hill Foundation
...During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals...Napoleon Hill's philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically: How to Recognize, Relate, Assimilate and Apply principles whereby you can achieve any goal whatsoever that doesn't violate Universal Law - the Law of God and the rights of your fellowman... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Senator Jennings Randolph West Virginia
I knew Napoleon Hill in 1922 when I was a student in Salem College in the town...


The Theory of Growth in a Corporate Economy
Hiroyuki Odagiri
0138631263
Apr 1981
Hardcover
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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
W. Chan Kim
1591396190
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kim and Mauborgne's blue ocean metaphor elegantly summarizes their vision of the kind of expanding, competitor-free markets that innovative companies can navigate. Unlike "red oceans," which are well explored and crowded with competitors, "blue oceans" represent "untapped market space" and the "opportunity for highly profitable growth." The only reason more big companies don't set sail for them, they suggest, is that "the dominant focus of strategy work over the past twenty-five years has been on competition-based red ocean strategies"-i.e., finding new ways to cut costs and grow revenue by taking away market share from the competition. With this groundbreaking book, Kim and Mauborgne-both professors at France's INSEAD, the second largest business school in the world-aim to repair that bias. Using dozens of...


Is War Necessary for Economic Growth
Vernon W. Ruttan
0195188047
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Military and defense-related procurement has been an important source of technology development across a broad spectrum of industries that account for an important share of United States industrial production. In this book, the author focuses on six general-purpose technologies:
interchangeable parts and mass production; military and commercial aircraft; nuclear energy and electric power; computers and semiconductors; the INTERNET; and the space industries. In each of these industries, technology development would have occurred more slowly, and in some case much more slowly
or not at all, in the absence of military and defense-related procurement.

The book addresses three questions that have significant implications for the future growth of the United States economy. One is whether changes in the...


Information Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth
Matti Pohjola
0199243980
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The contributors argue that no country can achieve development without government investment in, and promotion of, IT. The use of IT - and not necessarily its production - is what matters for economic development. economic development.


Moral Consequences of Economic Growth
Benjamin M. Friedman
0679448918
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Ever feel like you just can't get ahead with the bills? You're not alone. More than half of Americans believe the American dream has become impossible for most people to achieve. And two-thirds think this goal will be even harder for the next generation. (One reason for the gloominess--average full-time income has fallen 15 percent since 1975.) All this has Benjamin Friedman worried. In his hefty, 549-page tome, The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, the acclaimed Harvard economist and advisor to the Federal Reserve Board says economic stagnation is bad for the moral health of a nation. Friedman, a former chair of Harvard's economics department, argues that economic growth is vital to social and political progress. Witness Hitler's Germany. Without growth, people look for answers in intolerance and fear. And that,...


Growth, Inequality, and Poverty
Rolph Hoeven
0199268657
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic.


A Poverty of Reason: Sustainable Development and Economic Growth
Wilfred Beckerman
0945999852
September 2002
Paperback
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Donald H. Stedman, professor of chemistry, University of Denver
"We now have an excellent book which carefully examines [the philosophical and scientific underpinnings of ‘sustainable development.’]"

Bruce Yandle, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics, Clemson University
"Wilfred Beckerman brings wisdom and wit to his examination of major themes found in today’s environmental policy."

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Growth, Inequality, and Poverty
Anthony Shorrocks
0199282242
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The relationship between growth, inequality, and poverty lies at the heart of development economics. This volume draws together many of the most important recent contributions to the controversies surrounding this topic.


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey
0743269519
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges.

Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your...



Institutions, Development, and Economic Growth
Theo S. Eicher
0262050811
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The determinants of economic growth and development are hotly debated among economists. Financial crises and failed transition experiments have highlighted the fact that functioning institutions are fundamental to the goal of achieving economic growth. The growth literature has seen an abundance of empirical studies on the influence of institutions and the mechanisms by which institutions affect development. This CESifo volume provides a systematic overview of the current scholarship on the impact of institutions on growth.

The contributors, all internationally prominent economists, consider theoretical and empirical relationships between institutions and growth. Concepts covered include "appropriate institutions" (the idea that different institutional arrangements are appropriate at different stages of...


Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Deepak Chopra
1878424114
January 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Teilhard de Chardin said, "We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Chopra builds on this powerful thought in this recording that expands his life's work in spiritual approaches to daily living. He explains the laws of pure potentiality, giving, karma, least effort, intention and desire, detachment, and dharma and includes useful suggestions on how to apply these fundamental, natural principles if one is truly searching for purpose and a satisfying life. Ancient Vedic concepts form the basis of this philosophy of living that transcends the Eurocentric theological dogma that seems to preoccupy Western thought, especially among Americans. With Chopra's rapidly growing adherents and his appearance on the glib talk shows, look for this new release to attract attention. The recording, read by the author, is...


Shut up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life
Larry Winget
047177345X
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life

This is not your typical self-help book. You won't find any motivational platitudes or cute business parables here. This is more of a "get off your butt and get to work" approach that can help you achieve more success, make more money, improve your business, and have more fun.

Larry Winget doesn't pull any punches here. He believes that business gets better when businesspeople get better through personal growth. And it works the same way in your personal life-husbands and wives improve each other when they improve themselves, and kids improve when their parents do. In other words, everything in life gets better when you get better, and nothing gets better until you get better.

This book can make you better, but it will probably tick you...


Financial Structure and Economic Growth
Asli Demirguc-Kunt
0262541793
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Review
"...this book is undeniably a valuable contribution." -- Sushanta K. Mallick, International Affairs

Book Description
This is the first broad cross-country assessment of the ties between financial structure -- the mix of financial instruments, institutions, and markets in a given economy -- and economic growth since Raymond Goldsmith's 1969 landmark study. Most studies focus on developed countries and compare bank-based and market-based systems. Debates over the relative merits of the two systems have relied on case studies of Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, countries with similar long-run growth rates. The absence of data on developing countries limits the usefulness of such studies for policy makers.

The book contains recently acquired...


Privatization and Capital Market Development
Michael P. McLindon
0275950662
Sept 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Privatization and capital markets support and reinforce each other to promote economic growth around the world. This work is intended to fill a gap in the literature by discussing the links between privatization and capital markets, and to provide useful insights for policy makers in developing countries and in the international donor agencies, for academics and practitioners dealing with economic development, and for the internationally minded private sector around the world. Privatization, in its various forms, and the development of capital markets will be a primary catalyst for economic growth and development well into the next century.

About the Author
MICHAEL P. McLINDON is the president of Emerging Markets Research and Investments.


Flipping the Switch...: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!
John G. Miller
0399152954
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Leadership guru Miller expands on the anti-buck-passing principles of his QBQ: The Question Behind the Question in this winsome volume of business homiletics. The QBQ methodology aims to replace plaintive, querulous thoughts of "Why is this happening to me?" and "When will others do things right?" with more constructive questions like "What can I do to contribute?" This shift in perspective, he contends, short-circuits the unhelpful behaviors of blaming, complaining, procrastinating and "thinking like a victim," and empowers people to solve problems themselves instead of whining about them. The ethos of personal accountability, he continues, reinforces other virtuous habits, including learning, creativity, service and trust, and imbues organizations with a cheerful, cooperative, can-do spirit. The author conveys...


The East Asian Development Model
Frank-Jurgen Richter
0312233051
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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From The Industry Standard
This book is a stimulating, wide-ranging, and ambitious attempt to draw lessons from the Asian financial disaster.

Takafusa Nakamura, Professor of Economics, Tokyo University
'I recommend this book to statesmen, economists, and all persons having interest in Asian economies.'

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Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn
Gail Evans
076790463X
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
The fact that there are few women occupying top-level positions in corporate America has, for a long time, been blamed on a ubiquitous "glass ceiling." But according to Gail Evans, this is a tired myth implying a woman is a "person-who's-done-to instead of a person-who's-doing." In Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, CNN's ebullient--and successful--executive vice president puts forth a new thesis: women are not in star positions because they haven't yet learned how to play the game.

The game of business is played on a field where males have been comfortable since they were very young, says Evans. It's a game where winning is the obvious (and only) objective and where aggression, self-promotion, a tough skin, and an effective display of power are the signs of a winner. Women, on the other hand, enter the game...



Think and Grow Rich
Read by Napoleon Hill
1559276126
November 2000
Compact Disc
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W. Clement Stone Chairman, Combined International Corporation President, The Napoleon Hill Foundation
...During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals...Napoleon Hill's philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically: How to Recognize, Relate, Assimilate and Apply principles whereby you can achieve any goal whatsoever that doesn't violate Universal Law - the Law of God and the rights of your fellowman... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Senator Jennings Randolph West Virginia
I knew Napoleon Hill in 1922 when I was a student in Salem College in the town...


American Economic Development Since 1945
Samuel Rosenberg
0333345339
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This clearly-written book provides an historical analysis of postwar economic development in the US, helping the reader to understand the nation's current economic position. Samuel Rosenberg investigates three postwar phases: the creation of an institutional framework setting the stage for prosperity in the US after World War II, the forces undermining this institutional framework and the resulting stagflation of the 1970s, and the recreation of a new institutional structure in the 1980s. Basic economic concepts are introduced and explained throughout and specific attention is paid to macroeconomic policy, industrial relations, the role of the US in the world economy, social and labor policy, the structure of the labor force, and the distribution of income by race and gender.

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