The Sushi Economy

Author: Sasha Issenberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101216880
Release Date: 2007-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The highly acclaimed exploration of sushi’s surprising history, global business, and international allure One generation ago, sushi’s narrow reach ensured that sports fishermen who caught tuna in most of parts of the world sold the meat for pennies as cat food. Today, the fatty cuts of tuna known as toro are among the planet’s most coveted luxury foods, worth hundreds of dollars a pound and capable of losing value more quickly than any other product on earth. So how did one of the world’s most popular foods go from being practically unknown in the United States to being served in towns all across America, and in such a short span of time? A riveting combination of culinary biography, behind-the- scenes restaurant detail, and a unique exploration of globalization’s dynamics, the book traces sushi’s journey from Japanese street snack to global delicacy. After traversing the pages of The Sushi Economy, you’ll never see the food on your plate—or the world around you—quite the same way again.

Vier Fische

Author: Paul Greenberg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827074744
Release Date: 2011-03-05
Genre: Nature

Der preisgekrönte Autor und passionierte Angler Paul Greenberg nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise über die Flüsse und Meere dieser Welt und erzählt die Geschichte jener vier Fischarten, die mittlerweile überall die Speisekarten beherrschen: Lachs, Barsch, Kabeljau und Thunfisch. Er besucht norwegische Großfarmen, die jährlich 500 000 Tonnen Lachs produzieren - mit Hilfe genetischer Techniken, die ursprünglich bei der Schafzucht zum Einsatz kamen. In Alaska besichtigt er die einzige Fair-Trade-Fischerei der Welt. Er erklärt, warum die Meerestiere zunehmend mit Quecksilber und anderen Schadstoffen belastet sind, und schildert, wie der Mittelmeerbarsch zu einer global nachgefragten Ware werden konnte. Greenberg stellt viele der Fragen, die immer mehr Menschen beim Anblick einer Speisekarte oder der Tiefkühltruhe unseres Supermarkts beschäftigen: Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Wild-, Zucht- und Biofisch? Welchen Fisch können wir bedenkenlos essen? Was bedeutet Überfischung eigentlich? Lassen sich Fische wirklich domestizieren wie andere Tiere auch, oder sollten wir generell aufhören, Fisch zu essen? Fische, so Greenbergs Fazit, sind unser letztes wirklich ?wildes Nahrungsmittel. Womöglich nicht mehr lange. Nur wenn wir besser verstehen, unter welchen Bedingungen und um welchen Preis Fisch auf unseren Tellern landet, werden wir dem Lebensraum - und der Nahrungsquelle - Meer mit neuer, dringend gebotener Achtung begegnen.

OECD Insights Die Globalisierung der Wirtschaft Urspr nge und Auswirkungen

Author: Huwart Jean-Yves
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264221765
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre:

Diese Publikation schildert die großen Wendepunkte in der Geschichte der wirtschaftlichen Integration und insbesondere den beschleunigten Globalisierungsprozesses seit den 1990er Jahren. Zudem werden die Effekte der Globalisierung auf Beschäftigung, Entwicklung, Umwelt und Finanzstabilität erörtert.

Im Restaurant

Author: Christoph Ribbat
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518744994
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Genre: Social Science

Seit im Paris des 18. Jahrhunderts die ersten »restaurierenden« Etablissements eröffneten, geht es im Lokal immer auch ums Sehen und Gesehen-Werden, um das Zeigen von Stil und Distinktion – und um das Gefühl, bei Fremden und doch zu Hause zu sein. Die ungeduldigen Gäste halten das Personal mit ihren Extrawünschen auf Trab. Doch es sind die Kellnerinnen, Ober und Köche, die das Geschehen insgeheim kontrollieren und den Herrschaften bisweilen buchstäblich in die Suppe spucken. In der Küche, an der Theke, bei Tisch kollidieren Genuss und Schwerstarbeit, Eleganz und Ausbeutung, kulturelle Diversität und Rassismus. Ob edel oder schmuddelig: Restaurants sind ein Spiegel der Gesellschaft. Christoph Ribbat montiert die packenden gastronomischen Erfahrungen von Küchenarbeitern und Kochgenies, Kellnerinnen und Philosophen, Feinschmeckern und Soziologinnen. Er blickt hinter die Kulissen und spannt dabei den Bogen von den ersten Pariser Gourmettempeln über den Aufstieg des Fast Food bis zu den innovativsten Köchen unserer Zeit. Doch er präsentiert nicht nur eine kosmopolitische Geschichte des Restaurants, sondern auch ein temporeiches Erzählexperiment zwischen Kulturwissenschaft und Doku-Roman.

American Tuna

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520261846
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Cooking

In a lively account of the American tuna industry's fortunes and misfortunes over the past century, a celebrated food writer relates how tuna went from being sold primarily as a fertiliser to becoming the most commonly consumed fish in the US. Tuna is both the subject and the backdrop for other facets of American history.

OECD Insights Economic Globalisation Origins and consequences

Author: Huwart Jean-Yves
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264111905
Release Date: 2013-04-11
Genre:

This publication reviews the major turning points in the history of economic integration, and in particular the pace at which it has accelerated since the 1990s. It also considers its impact in four crucial areas, namely employment, development, the environment and financial stability.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Making the Number

Author: Greg Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101216477
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The essential tool kit to achieve breakthrough sales performance improvements. Numbers don’t lie: 40 percent of all salespeople miss their targets each year. How can sales managers ensure their teams are doing everything possible? The key lies in benchmarking, which is not new for finance or manufacturing but rarely gets applied to sales. Making the Number will teach executives to embrace data-driven decision making and rely less on gut instinct. Comparing a sales force to those of relevant peers leads to many opportunities to improve performance. The authors take readers through their five-step methodology for sales benchmarking, showing how to select metrics; gather, compute, and compare internal and external data; and then actually use the data. Making the Number includes case studies of sales benchmarking in action. For example, find out how Discover Financial Services plays David to the Goliaths of MasterCard and Visa. Whether you’re a sales rep, a manager, or a CEO, this book will show you a better way to make your number.

Managing the Global Supply Chain Collection

Author: Chad W. Autry
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133091731
Release Date: 2013-03-02
Genre: Business & Economics

A brand new collection of insights and actionable techniques for world-class supply chain management… 2 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 2 authoritative eBooks deliver comprehensive resources for managing state-of-the-art supply chains in challenging global environments Master the latest techniques for overcoming your most difficult operations and supply chain management challenges! This unique 2 eBook package will help you address issues ranging from Lean/Six Sigma to transportation and warehousing, and anticipate emerging global issues – so you can transform them from risks into competitive advantages. The Encyclopedia of Operations Management is the perfect single-volume "field manual" for every supply chain or operations management practitioner and student. Nearly 1,500 well-organized, up-to-date definitions cover: accounting, customer service, distribution, e-business, economics, finance, forecasting, HR, industrial engineering, industrial relations, inventory management, healthcare management, Lean, logistics, maintenance engineering, management IS, marketing/sales, product development, operations research, organizational behavior/management, time management, production planning/control, purchasing, reliability, quality, service management, simulation, statistics, strategic management, systems engineering, supply chain management, theory of constraints, transportation, warehousing, and more. Next, in Global Macrotrends and Their Impact on Supply Chain Management, Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, John E. Bell prepare you to manage supply and demand in a world marked by demographic and economic shifts that will turn markets upside down. They offer a complete decision framework and practical tools, insights, and guidance for systematically mitigating new risks and building long-term competitive advantage. This book focuses squarely on emerging societal, technological, geopolitical, and environmental macro trends, helping you assess the impacts of population growth, migration, urbanization; socioeconomic change, global connectivity, environmental issues, geopolitics, growing scarcity, transportation congestion, aging infrastructure, and emerging supply-demand imbalances. It also provides comprehensive mitigation strategies based on logistics, resource recovery, resource protection, and demand/supply shaping. This collection will be an indispensable resource for all supply chain, logistics, sourcing, and operations management executives, managers, and professionals; and for all operations/supply chain research professionals, instructors, and graduate students. From world-renowned supply chain management experts Arthur V. Hill, Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, and John E. Bell

Outpatients

Author: Sasha Issenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990976386
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Medical care

Today more people travel to Hungary for dental care than to any other country in Europe. The fascinating story of how Hungary became Europe's dental chair is a case study in medical tourism, which has become a growing multi-billion-dollar industry -- exploding in places as varied as India, Brazil, Korea, and Costa Rica -- as countries rewrite laws to compete for patients. Doctors and dentists have to run a business, but does globalization destroy the dream of high-quality universal health care? Sasha Issenberg, the acclaimed author of The Sushi Economy and The Victory Lab, goes on the trail of dental tourism in Eastern Europe in search of answers.

Little Black Book des Sushi

Author: Day Zschock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527679805
Release Date: 2013-10-30
Genre: Social Science

Die Sushi-Bar hat geöffnet! Lassen Sie die Messer tanzen und beglücken Sie sich selbst und Ihre Mitmenschen mit köstlichen, selbstgemachten Sushi-Kreationen. In diesem Buch lernen Sie die Geschichte des Sushi kennen und erfahren, wie es in einer Sushi-Bar zugeht. Damit Sie auch selbst den Kochlöffel schwingen können, bekommen Sie alle wichtigen Informationen an die Hand: welche Zutaten man zum Zubereiten eigener Häppchen braucht, wie man den perfekten Sushi-Reis herstellt und wie man Maki, Sashimi und Nigiri macht. Itadakimasu! Guten Appetit!

Rick Perry and His Eggheads

Author: Sasha Issenberg
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307986771
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Genre: Political Science

A fascinating, never-before-reported look into how Rick Perry, in his 2006 reelection campaign in Texas, had academics conduct real-time experiments to study what makes people vote--revealing a new side of a major politician and a game-changing trend in American politics. Despite his folksy personality and disdain for East Coast "elitists," Texas governor Rick Perry helped spark a revolution in campaign politics. For his 2006 reelection effort, his top strategist, the imposing and profane Dave Carney, convinced Perry to invite a quartet of academics into the war room to gauge the effectiveness of various campaign tools. In the heat of the campaign, they ran live randomized experiments testing candidate appearances, yard signs, television ads, etc. No candidate had done this before, and no one has done it since. Now, in this chapter-sized pull-out from his upcoming book, The Victory Lab, Sasha Issenberg brings us this ground-breaking story. With unprecedented access to Perry's campaign team, including Carney, Issenberg shows how the four academics, known in Perry's world as "the eggheads," made great strides in understanding what works and what doesn't in elections. Written with energy, insight, and first-class reporting, Rick Perry and His Eggheads shows how social science, political machinations, and big personalities rebelling against conventional wisdom are reshaping the way we elect our leaders.

Globalization and culture

Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: UVA:X030467737
Release Date: 2009-03-28
Genre: Political Science

Now fully revised and updated, this seminal text asks if there is cultural life after the clash of civilizations and global McDonaldization. Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that what is taking place is a global culture of hybridization. In a new chapter, the author explores East-West hybridities-the idea that globalization is a process of braiding rather than simply a diffusion from developed to developing countries. His historically deep and geographically wide approach to globalization is essential reading as we face the spread of conflicts bred by cultural misunderstanding.