Hot Flat and Crowded 2 0

Filename: hot-flat-and-crowded-2-0.pdf
ISBN: 1429963689
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Number of pages: 528
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador

Download and read online Hot Flat and Crowded 2 0 in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future.


Hot Flat and Crowded

Filename: hot-flat-and-crowded.pdf
ISBN: 9780141918501
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Number of pages: 528
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Hot Flat and Crowded in PDF and EPUB Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller The World is Flat has helped millions of readers see the world in a new way. In this essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the global environmental crisis and America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11. It is a groundbreaking account of where we stand now, and he shows us how the solutions to these two big problems are linked - how we can restore the world and revive America at the same time. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is 'hot, flat, and crowded'. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things - unless there is a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green. This is a great challenge, Friedman explains, but also a great opportunity, and one that we cannot afford to miss. He argues that this cannot happen without American commitment and leadership. In vivid, entertaining chapters, Friedman makes it clear that the green revolution we need is like no revolution the world has seen. It will be the biggest innovation project in history; it will be hard, not easy; and it will change everything, from what you put into your car to what you see on your electric bill. But the payoff will be more than just cleaner air. It will inspire us to summon all the intelligence, creativity, boldness and concern for the common good that are our greatest human resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge - and the promise - of the future.


Hot Flat and Crowded

Filename: hot-flat-and-crowded.pdf
ISBN: 9780141036663
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Number of pages: 516
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Hot Flat and Crowded in PDF and EPUB Thomas Friedman's phenomenal The World is Flat helped millions of people see globalization in a new way. Now he takes a fresh, provocative look at the biggest challenge facing us today - our hot, flat and crowded world.Climate change and rapid population growth mean that it's no longer possible for businesses, or the rest of us, to keep doing things the same old way. Things are going to have to change - and fast. Here Friedman provides a bold strategy for clean fuel, energy efficiency and conservation that he calls 'Code Green'. It will change everything, from what we put into our cars and see on our electricity bills to how we live our lives. Hot, Flat and Crowded is fearless, forward-looking and rich in common sense about the challenge - and the promise - of the future.


Hot Flat and Crowded

Filename: hot-flat-and-crowded.pdf
ISBN: 1594133352
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 773
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher:

Download and read online Hot Flat and Crowded in PDF and EPUB Proposes an ambitious national strategy to address key issues in climate change and energy shortages, identifying the factors that have contributed to current circumstances while outlining an American-led revolution of clean-technology solutions. (Current Affairs).


Hot Flat and Crowded 2 0

Filename: hot-flat-and-crowded-2-0.pdf
ISBN: 0312428928
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Number of pages: 528
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador

Download and read online Hot Flat and Crowded 2 0 in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world’s middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future.


That Used to Be Us

Filename: that-used-to-be-us.pdf
ISBN: 9781429995115
Release Date: 2011-09-05
Number of pages: 400
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online That Used to Be Us in PDF and EPUB America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. They explain how the end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and how China's educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of the ways in which "that used to be us." They explain how the paralysis of our political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible for us to carry out the policies the country urgently needs. And yet Friedman and Mandelbaum believe that the recovery of American greatness is within reach. They show how America's history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. They offer vivid profiles of individuals who have not lost sight of the American habits of bold thought and dramatic action. They propose a clear way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, a way that includes the rediscovery of some of our most vital traditions and the creation of a new thirdparty movement to galvanize the country. That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.


21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

Filename: 21st-century-economics-a-reference-handbook.pdf
ISBN: 9781412961424
Release Date: 2010-05-14
Number of pages: 1000
Author: Rhona C. Free
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online 21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook in PDF and EPUB Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.


The Politics of Climate Change

Filename: the-politics-of-climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9780745654645
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Number of pages: 272
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Politics of Climate Change in PDF and EPUB "A landmark study in the struggle to contain climate change, the greatest challenge of our era. I urge everyone to read it." Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America Since it first appeared, this book has achieved a classic status. Reprinted many times since its publication, it remains the only work that looks in detail at the political issues posed by global warming. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and provides a state-of-the-art discussion of the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century. If climate change goes unchecked, the consequences are likely to be catastrophic for human life on earth. Yet for most people and for many policy-makers too, it tends to be a back-of-the-mind issue. We recognize its importance and even its urgency, but for the most part it is swamped by more immediate concerns. Political action and intervention on local, national and international levels are going to have a decisive effect on whether or not we can limit global warming as well as how we adapt to that already occurring. However, at the moment, argues Giddens, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change. Politics-as-usual won't allow us to deal with the problems we face, while the recipes of the main challenger to orthodox politics, the green movement, are flawed at source. Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals to fill in the gap, and examines in depth the connections between climate change and energy security.


Environment

Filename: environment.pdf
ISBN: 9780300126143
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 950
Author: Glenn Adelson
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Environment in PDF and EPUB This major anthology is the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy, the book demonstrates how the sciences, social sciences, and humanities all contribute to understanding our interrelationships with the natural world. Though not specialized, Environment is a book that even specialists can learn from. Ten innovative case studies--climate shock, species endangerment, nuclear power, biotechnology, sustainable development, deforestation, environmental security, globalization, wilderness, and the urban environment--are followed by readings from specific disciplines. These can be integrated with the case studies to shape individual interests and teaching strategies. The volume presents an imaginative array of texts, from scientific papers to poetry, legal decisions to historical accounts, personal essays to economic analysis. Taken together, these selections provide a balanced, authoritative, and up-to-date treatment of key issues in environmental studies.


Longitudes and Attitudes

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ISBN: 1429916346
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Number of pages: 224
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Longitudes and Attitudes in PDF and EPUB America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11th--before, during and after As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman is in a unique position to interpret the world for American readers. Twice a week, Friedman's celebrated commentary provides the most trenchant, pithy,and illuminating perspective in journalism. Longitudes and Attitudes contains the columns Friedman has published about the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his experiences and reactions during this period of crisis. As the author writes, the book is "not meant to be a comprehensive study of September 11 and all the factors that went into it. Rather, my hope is that it will constitute a 'word album' that captures and preserves the raw, unpolished, emotional and analytical responses that illustrate how I, and others, felt as we tried to grapple with September and its aftermath, as they were unfolding." Readers have repeatedly said that Friedman has expressed the essence of their own feelings, helping them not only by explaining who "they" are, but also by reassuring us about who "we" are. More than any other journalist writing, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of its role in a changed world.


The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications 2 E

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ISBN: 9780071767460
Release Date: 2011-12-28
Number of pages: 640
Author: Clarke Caywood
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications 2 E in PDF and EPUB The Definitive Guide to PR and Communications—updated with the newest social media and brand-reputation tools and techniques The most authoritative, comprehensive resource of its kind, The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications, Second Edition, is a gathering of 70 of the brightest, most influential figures in the field. It includes 27 new chapters as well as 44 new authors addressing the major changes in the field since the last edition: the use of social media in business, demanding and growing stakeholder relationships and a new era of openness and transparency to protect reputations and brands and to prevent crises. Providing best practices for 28 key industries, the handbook is conveniently organized into thematic sections: Introduction to Public Relations and Integrated Communications— research, history, law and ethics Stakeholder Leadership in Public Relations—crisis management, employees, investors, consumers, press, corporate philanthropy and digital communities Current and Continuing Issues in Public Relations—business sustainability, environmental communications, and reputation and brand management Industries and Organizations: Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business—automotive, aviation, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, consulting, financial, food, law and energy Each section highlights specific case studies and examples to illuminate exactly how to plan and execute different methods for optimum results. The book concludes with a section on the future of the industry—developing issues, trends and roles of public relations and integrated communications. Use The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications to position your company, your brand and yourself for success for many years to come. Praise for The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications “The second edition of the Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications is very impressive in its coverage of trends, tools, industries, and challenges. Every marketer needs to have a copy.” —Philip Kotler, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, author of Marketing 3.0M ”The massively updated Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications is the go to source for an overview of the fast changing field of PR and the central role it plays in marketing. An easy to read mélange of case studies from a wide variety of industries, commentaries on trends in the field, and insights on the links between theory and practice, it guides the reader through an increasingly complex—and ubiquitous—discipline.” —Jerry Swerling, Professor and Director of Public Relations Studies, and Director of Strategic Communication, PR Center, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California ”The Handbook is a fresh look at strategic public relations with great insights from top public relations professionals. Invaluable advice and a must read for all PR practitioners.” —Jane Ostrander, Vice President, Global Communications, Tenneco ”Few writers, and even fewer thinkers, in the world of public relations have the breadth and depth of experience shown by Clarke Caywood. The Second Edition of his Handbook of Strategic Public Relations demonstrates that range of experience in exquisite detail. Assembled here you’ll find the finest minds and biggest names in the profession. No PR practitioner or student of the art can afford to be without this superb collection.” —James S. O'Rourke, IV, Ph.D., Teaching Professor of Management, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame “A must-read that gives an ever greater importance to the human person as a stakeholder, and the object for which an organization is driven to do good, as a cornerstone for profitability.” — Jerry G. Kliatchko, Ph.D., Dean, School of Communication, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), Manila, Philippines ”How can companies survive in the era of global competition? This book offers valuable clues from the perspective of managing a successful relationship with its stakeholders.” —Kimihiko Kondo, Dean and Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan ”Caywood’s stakeholder approach distinguishes PR from other management fields. His book fully covers the stakeholder challenge across industries.” —Debbie Treise, Ph.D., Professor/Associate Dean Graduate Studies, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida "This second edition will certainly provide readers with an advanced understanding of public relations in a rapidly changing IMC environment." —Dean M Krugman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Georgia "Clarke Caywood's PR Handbook provides invaluable counsel on every major issue facing today's public relations practitioner. Non-PR executives also will gain important communication insights from 70 of the greatest minds in public relations.” —Ron Culp, Public Relations Consultant and Director, MA Program in Public Relations and Advertising, DePaul University ”In this 21st Century age of Integrated Marketing Communications, Dr. Clarke Caywood has compiled the blueprint on how to approach Public Relations in these contemporary times.” —J.P. James, Senior Partner, Engagement Marketing, MEC & Assistant Adjunct Professor, CUNY Hunter College and New York University ”Our function’s number-one objective is develop and successfully execute communications strategies that help our companies and organizations win in the marketplace, and Clarke Caywood’s Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications provides students of our profession the best in real-world thinking and successful execution.” —Jim Spangler, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Navistar, Inc.


American Energy

Filename: american-energy.pdf
ISBN: 9781483310688
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Number of pages: 232
Author: Walter A. Rosenbaum
Publisher: CQ Press

Download and read online American Energy in PDF and EPUB There are rapid, and sometimes radical, changes now transforming energy production and consumption in the United States. Utilizing contemporary examples throughout his narrative, Walter A. Rosenbaum captures this transformation in American Energy: The Politics of 21st Century Policy while analyzing how important actors, institutions, and issues impact American energy policymaking. With clear explanations of relevant energy technologies—from controversial fracking to mountain top mining to nuclear waste storage—the book first looks at the policy options available in governing the energy economy and then discusses specific resources (petroleum and natural gas, coal, nuclear power, electricity, renewable energy, conservation) and the global energy challenges associated with climate change. This is a perfect supplement for any environmental politics course.


Thank You for Being Late

Filename: thank-you-for-being-late.pdf
ISBN: 9780374715144
Release Date: 2016-11-22
Number of pages: 496
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Thank You for Being Late in PDF and EPUB A New York Times Bestseller A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book: how you understand the news, the work you do, the education your kids need, the investments your employer has to make, and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman’s original analysis. Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world—how he writes a column. After a quick tutorial, he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Why is this happening? As Friedman shows, the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore’s law has a lot to do with it. The year 2007 was a major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform. Friedman calls this platform “the supernova”—for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations. It’s also an argument for “being late”—for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we’re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers. To amplify this point, Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters; there, he explores how communities can create a “topsoil of trust” to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is Friedman’s most ambitious book—and an essential guide to the present and the future.


Violence and Social Orders

Filename: violence-and-social-orders.pdf
ISBN: 9780521761734
Release Date: 2009-02-26
Number of pages: 308
Author: Douglass C. North
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Violence and Social Orders in PDF and EPUB This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely linked.


The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications Second Edition

Filename: the-handbook-of-strategic-public-relations-and-integrated-marketing-communications-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9780071770989
Release Date: 2011-12-30
Number of pages: 640
Author: Clarke Caywood
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Download and read online The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications Second Edition in PDF and EPUB The definitive guide to PR and communications—updated with the newest social media and brand-reputation tools and techniques The most authoritative, comprehensive resource of its kind, The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications, Second Edition, is a gathering of 70 of the brightest, most influential figures in the field. It includes 27 new chapters as well as 44 new authors addressing the major changes in the field since the last edition: the use of social media in business, demanding and growing stakeholder relationships and a new era of openness and transparency to protect reputations and brands and to prevent crises. Providing best practices for 28 key industries, the handbook is conveniently organized into thematic sections: Introduction to Public Relations and Integrated Communications— research, history, law and ethics Stakeholder Leadership in Public Relations—crisis management, employees, investors, consumers, press, corporate philanthropy and digital communities Current and Continuing Issues in Public Relations—business sustainability, environmental communications, and reputation and brand management Industries and Organizations: Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business—automotive, aviation, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, consulting, financial, food, law and energy Each section highlights specific case studies and examples to illuminate exactly how to plan and execute different methods for optimum results. The book concludes with a section on the future of the industry—developing issues, trends and roles of public relations and integrated communications. Use The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications to position your company, your brand and yourself for success for many years to come.