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Managing the Dragon

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Managing the Dragon by Jack Perkowski Book Summary:

After a highly successful career on Wall Street, in the early 1990s Jack Perkowski needed a new challenge. Having decided that China would be the future, he set about investigating this little-known market and the business opportunities it offered. Before long, Jack set up ASIMCO, a manufacturing business specializing in car components, which now has an annual turnover of over $500 million. In Managing the Dragon Jack provides an insider's view of China, its many peculiarities and working practices. For example, we see how China's economy and government are highly decentralized and how the country tends to operate like a series of villages spread across a vast landscape; we discover how much influence 'the Party' has on the banks, and how economic incentives at local government level causes China to create overcapacity in virtually every industry. This may explain why the country has, almost single-handedly, placed the entire world in a cost / price squeeze. Managing the Dragon is a revealing and thought-provoking memoir offering a fresh perspective on a country at the dawn of a new age. Through its colourful narrative it also tells the story of one of the most influential and pioneering entrepreneurs of today.

Higher Maintenance

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Higher Maintenance by Marianne Granger Book Summary:

An inspiring journey to a meaningful new normal. What would it be like to go through each day as if moving through molasses up to your neck? Author Marianne Granger suddenly found herself incapacitated at the age of 46. Devastated and with no cure for her illness in sight, she recounts how she went from victim to empowered as she learned to tame her dragon by mastering her emotions, her ego. Follow her journey to a fresh perspective on a life that can bring joy and serenity. Whether you or someone you love is struggling with chronic illness, you will find that raising awareness, forgiving and letting go are just a few of the liberating steps on the road to wellness. This is the path of Higher Maintenance.

Managing the Market

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Managing the Market by Select Knowledge Book Summary:

This title focuses on marketing and the customer, explaining why most organisations now tend to be customer led rather than sales- or production-orientated. Through describing, and explaining, all of the elements of the marketing mix, the module shows that marketing does not simply consist of promotion, and introduces you to various marketing-related theories and ways of thinking.

Intellectual Property in the Global Trading System

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Intellectual Property in the Global Trading System by Wei Shi Book Summary:

After exploring multifaceted issues of IPR enforcement, this book argues that the problems with it are not an actual outcome of Confucian philosophy and "to steal a book" is not an "elegant offence." This book demonstrates that counterfeiting and piracy are inevitable consequences of inadequate economic development. It goes on to state that they are a by-product of a unique set of socioeconomic crises that have their origin in a dysfunctional institutional regime.

Managing the China Challenge

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Managing the China Challenge by Quansheng Zhao,Guoli Liu Book Summary:

This edited volume addresses one of the most significant issues in international strategic studies today: how to meet the challenge of a rising China? The contributors take a global view of the topic, offering unique and often controversial perspectives on the nature of the China challenge. The book approaches the subject from a variety of angles, including realist, offensive realist, institutional, power transition, interdependence, and constructivist perspectives. Chapters explore such issues as the US response to the China challenge, Japan’s shifting strategy toward a rising China, EU-China relations, China’s strategic partnership with Russia and India, and the implications of "unipolarity" for China, the US and the world. In doing so, the volume offers insights into some of the key questions surrounding China’s grand strategy and its potential effects on to the existing international order.

Metaphorical Stories for Child Therapy

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Metaphorical Stories for Child Therapy by Pat Pernicano Book Summary:

Metaphorical Stories for Child Therapy: Of Magic and Miracles is a book of creative, memorable metaphorical stories for use in a variety of child treatments, including play therapy, cognitive behavioral interventions, narrative therapy, hypnotherapy, and expressive therapy. The author translates central child therapy issues into metaphorical stories designed to reduce client defensiveness and provide an 'aha' that springboards the client toward insight and change.

A Treatise on the Art of Breeding and Managing the Almond Tumbler

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A Treatise on the Art of Breeding and Managing the Almond Tumbler by John Matthews Eaton Book Summary:

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Managing the Monstrous Feminine

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Managing the Monstrous Feminine by Jane M. Ussher Book Summary:

Managing the Monstrous Feminine takes a unique approach to the study of the material and discursive practices associated with the construction and regulation of the female body. Jane Ussher examines the ways in which medicine, science, the law and popular culture combine to produce fictions about femininity, positioning the reproductive body as the source of women's power, danger and weakness. Including sections on 'regulation', 'the subjectification of women' and 'women's negotiation and resistance', this book describes the construction of the 'monstrous feminine' in mythology, art, literature and film, revealing its implications for the regulation and experience of the fecund female body. Critical reviews are combined with case studies and extensive interview material to illuminate discussions of subjects including: the regulation of women through the body regimes of knowledge associated with reproduction intersubjectivity and the body women's narratives of resistance. These insights into the relation between the construction of the female body and women's subjectivity will be of interest to those studying health psychology, social psychology, medical sociology, gender studies and cultural studies. The book will also appeal to all those looking for a high-level introduction to contemporary feminist thought on the female body.

Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia by Sharon Siddique Book Summary:

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Maitres Des Dragons

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Maitres Des Dragons by Tracey West Book Summary:

See below for English description. Les ma�tres des dragons avaient h�te de faire la connaissance de la nouvelle, mais celle-ci ne s'int�gre pas tr�s bien au groupe. C'est une je-sais-tout et elle n'essaie m�me pas de communiquer avec son dragon � quatre t�tes! La pierre du dragon se serait-elle tromp�e en la choisissant? Lorsque quelque chose de terrible arrive au roi, la nouvelle n'a d'autres choix que de travailler de concert avec les autres ma�tres de dragon afin de secourir le roi avant qu'il ne soit trop tard! The Dragon Masters are excited to meet the newest Dragon Master, Petra. But when she arrives at the castle, she doesn't fit in right away. She's a know-it-all, and she doesn't even try to connect with her four-headed dragon! Could the Dragon Stone have chosen her by mistake? Then something terrible happens to the king. Petra will have to work with the other Dragon Masters to save him before it's too late! Original title: Dragon Masters #5: Song of the Poison Dragon

Sauvage

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Sauvage by Chantal Fernando Book Summary:

Lorsque Faye surprend son petit ami avec une autre femme, son monde s'écroule. Pour se venger, elle fait alors une chose stupide en couchant avec le frère de celui-ci. Dexter est un biker tatoué ultra-sexy, un véritable mâle alpha qui dirige un gang de motards. Les univers de Faye et de Dexter sont à des années-lumière l'un de l'autre. Elle est étudiante en droit avec un avenir. Lui a un passé criminel. Elle est une fille plutôt bon chic bon genre. Lui est un bad boy qui rejette toutes les règles. Désormais, Faye a un problème : après sa nuit avec Dexter et une chevauchée fantastique en moto, elle est complètement accro. Les sensations fortes, la liberté, l'adrénaline, la sensualité débridée... Impossible de revenir en arrière. La sage jeune femme va vivre la plus grande aventure de sa vie !

The Dragon's Voice

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The Dragon's Voice by Bunty Avieson Book Summary:

This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon's Voice, Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country's exotic exterior. As a consultant to local newspaper Bhutan Observer, she admires the paper's strong social conscience, but finds her expectations challenged in a country where spirituality and personal happiness are prioritized over work. Avieson also witnesses the tensions that arise as a Buddhist kingdom makes the transition to democracy. The courtship ritual of "night-hunting" and the nation's first public demonstration become controversial news items, while journalists must overcome traditional social hierarchies to keep politicians accountable. With a unique blend of memoir and reportage, The Dragon's Voice is both a deeply personal story and a vivid portrait of a nation on the cusp of revolutionary change.

The Dragon's Gift

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The Dragon's Gift by Deborah Brautigam Book Summary:

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

Return of the Dragon

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Return of the Dragon by Denny Roy Book Summary:

Despite China's effort to maintain peace with its neighbors, its military and economic growth poses an undeniable threat. Regional states must account for a more powerful potential adversary in China, and China has become more ambitious in its efforts to control its surroundings. Historical baggage has only aggravated the situation as China believes it is reclaiming its rightful place after a time of weakness and mistreatment, and other Asia-Pacific countries remember all too well their encounter with Chinese conflict and domination. Through a careful consideration of historical factors and raw data, Denny Roy examines the benefits and consequences of a more politically, economically, and militarily potent China. Since China's intended sphere of influence encroaches on the autonomy of regional states, its attempts to increase its own security have weakened the security of its neighbors. Nevertheless, there is little incentive for Beijing to change a status quo that is mostly good for China, and the PRC thrives through its participation in the global economy and multilateral institutions. Even so, Beijing remains extremely sensitive to challenges to the Chinese Communist Party's legitimacy and believes it is entitled to exercise influence on its periphery. On these issues, nationalism trumps any reluctance to upset the international system. Diplomatic disputes regarding the islands in the South China Sea, as well as controversial relations with North Korea, continue to undermine Chinese promises of positive behavior. Roy's study reveals the dynamics defining this volatile region, in which governments pursue China as an economic partner yet fear Beijing's power to set the rules of engagement.

Facing the Dragon

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Facing the Dragon by David Parnell,Amy Hagberg Book Summary:

After more than twenty-three years addicted to methamphetamine and other drugs, David Parnell put an SKS assault rifle under his chin and pulled the trigger. The blast took off half his face, yet somehow he survived. They called Parnell the "miracle man" at the Nashville hospital where he'd been pronounced clinically dead. Following an afterlife experience where he briefly experienced hell, David woke up in the hospital, and he was changed forever, both physically and emotionally. In Facing the Dragon, readers will witness the slow, agonizing metamorphosis of a good-looking high school athlete into a violent, drug-dealing, psychotic wife beater whose children were terrified of him. In graphic detail, they will relive his suicide attempts and then walk alongside him as he endures countless surgeries to reconstruct his decimated face and learns how to cope with his hideous disfigurement. Now thirty-nine, Parnell is clean and sober and is making the most of the second chance he's been given, bringing his message about the dangers of meth and other drugs to schools, prisons, churches, and antidrug organizations around the world as a full-time lecturer. By experiencing the nightmare of his life-—and his brief glimpse of hell--readers will find hope and healing when facing their own life-threatening dragons.

The Dragon Nimbus Novels:

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The Dragon Nimbus Novels: by Irene Radford Book Summary:

This brand-new omnibus is the first in a series collecting Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels. Volume I includes the complete trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus: The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, and The Lonliest Magician The Glass Dragon: In a realm that has always been protected by its magicians, a kingdom whose ruler's life and power is inextricably linked with that of the dragons, a time of crisis has arrived. Someone is killing the dragons, and as their numbers diminish, magic is fading from the kingdom of Coronnan. The kingdom's unlikely saviors are a young wizard whose magic is completely unorthodox and an equally young witchwoman who has been befriended by the last of the dragons. The Perfect Princess: Though rogue magic has long been banned in Coronnan, the loss of dragon magic has opened the way for masters of these forbidden spells to wreak havoc on the kingdom. Only if Prince Darville can tame the forces of magic and rescue the spell-trapped princess who is fated to be his bride, does he have any chance to save crown, kingdom, and dragons. The Loneliest Magician: As war rages between the armies of Coronnan and SeLenicca, an equally desperate campaign is being fought between the Commune, which uses dragon magic, and the coven, which draws its power from an older, darker source. The only hope of saving Coronnan, the king, and the Commune lies in finding the dragons and bringing them back. A young orphan is being called by the dragons, lured with the promise of discovering his true identity. Can an untested youth venture into the heart of the enemy's stronghold and find the means to set the dragons free? Want more Dragon novels? Look for The Star Gods trilogy and the new Children of the Dragon Nimbus series!

Managing the Industrial Concern

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Managing the Industrial Concern by Henry Green Hodges,Raymond J. Ziegler Book Summary:

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Le dragon ne dort jamais

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Le dragon ne dort jamais by Voijtech Masek Book Summary:

Pavel et Mikulas sont tous deux serfs au service de Sire Albrecht, un valeureux seigneur mandaté par le duc Ulrich de Bohême. Un jour, les deux compagnons découvrent un ravin au fond duquel vit un dragon. Blessé par le souffle de ce dernier, Albrecht se retrouve paralysé, errant entre la vie et la mort dans un monde de songes et de souffrances... Sa communauté se retrouve alors en proie au doute, ne sachant plus quelle conduite tenir : se soumettre au dragon et lui faire des offrandes, ou bien le combattre et tenter de l’éradiquer définitivement ? Revisitant le récit médiéval fantastique, cette épopée dans la Bohême du XIe siècle est pleine de batailles et de spectres. La grandeur d’âme et la perfidie, l’individuel et le collectif s’opposent sans cesse, faisant de cette histoire un conte moral tout à fait contemporain...

The New Advisor for Life

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The New Advisor for Life by Stephen D. Gresham Book Summary:

Expert advice on building an unshakable foundation as a financial advisor to the elite The revised and updated edition of the definitive guide to growing and maintaining a financial advice firm, The New Advisor for Life explores the fallout of the market crash on up-and-coming advisors. With a particular focus on the generation X and Y concern with debt management and long-term investment, this new edition examines what young investors look for in an advisor. Today, more than ever, insight, analysis, and validation are valued, but to be truly successful, an advisor needs to walk the line between being well-informed but not appearing condescending. What today's investors want in a financial advisor is someone who can cut through the noise and clutter of the financial services industry and the mainstream media Covers the basics, from setting a client's investment goals, selecting complementary investments, and monitoring portfolio balance, to the advanced—developing a personal finance plan for your clients based on their specific needs Steve Gresham presents a 19-point checklist for financial advisors to offer their clients "life advice" Keeping clients engaged is more important than ever, and The New Advisor for Life gives the aspiring financial advisor the secrets to success normally reserved for the country's top firms.