Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-03-31
Genre: Business & Economics
Douglas Rushkoff was mugged outside his apartment on Christmas Eve, but when he posted a friendly warning on his community website, the responses castigated him for potentially harming the local real-estate market. When did these corporate values overtake civic responsibilites? Rushkoff examines how corporatism has become an intrinsic part of our everyday lives, choices and opinions. He demonstrates how this system created a world where everything can be commodified, where communities have dissolved into consumer groups, where fiction and reality have become fundamentally blurred. And, with this system on the verge of collapse, Rushkoff shows how the simple pleasures that make us human can also point the way to freedom.
Author: Vera Nazarian
Publisher: Vera Nazarian
Release Date: 2014-07-30
What really happens to you after you die? Find out, in this mind-blowing philosophical fable, hero's journey, and thoroughly weird cosmological fantasy by two-time Nebula Award Nominated author and award-winning artist Vera Nazarian. Follow Norman J. Jones on his trip into the afterlife, and discover an amazing unclassifiable story that only begins in his moment of death. LIFE, Inc. A Cosmological Fable of the Afterlife
Author: James Burkard
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2015-01-30
An alien army is crossing the astral planes of the quantum field, snapping up the souls of the recently dead and taking possession of the living. The only one who can stop them is Harry Neuman, a womanizing, alcoholic movie star with his career on the skids and a contract to die again and again. This is Eternal Life Inc., a different kind of science-fiction novel combining physics and metaphysics in a fast-paced adventure about an alien invasion that starts not in outer space but in the inner space of the human mind.
Author: Jack W. Plunkett
Publisher: Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Business & Economics
The investment and securities industry is rebounding from the dismal markets of the early 2000s. Improved corporate profits, low interest rates and efforts to improve corporate governance have led the way, despite recent scandals in the mutual funds industry. Meanwhile, the investment industry is increasingly a global business. This is partly due to the needs of multinational corporations to list their stocks or issue debt in more than one nation. For example, ADRs (American Depository Receipts) are increasingly popular instruments. Cross-border investments and acquisitions continue at a rapid pace. Discount brokerages are enjoying improved levels of trading, while investment banks are developing new ways to create lucrative fees. This carefully-researched book (which includes a database of leading companies on CD-ROM) is a complete investments, securities and asset management market research and business intelligence tool-- everything you need to know about the business of investments, including: 1) Investment banking, 2) Stock brokers, 3) Discount brokers, 4) Online brokers, 5) Significant trends in financial information technologies, 6) Asset management, 7) Stock ownership by individuals and households, 8) 401(k)s and pension plans, 9) Mutual funds, 10) ETFs (Exchange traded funds), 11) ECNs (Electronic Communication Networks), 12) Developments at the NYSE and other exchanges. The book includes a complete chapter of vital industry statistics, an industry glossary, a complete list of industry contacts such as industry associations and government agencies, and our in-depth profiles of more than 300 leading firms in the investment and asset management business. A CD-ROM database of these firms is included with the book.
Author: James C. Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-12-22
As a young adult, you will face crucial questions about identity, education, marriage, career, God's will, and much more. Some of the most dramatic and permanent changes in life will occur during the “critical decade”—those ten years between 16 and 26. Are you prepared to make the right choices? You can be. Like a trusted friend who understands, Dr. James Dobson candidly addresses the issues that today's young adults face. In his warm, conversational style, he reveals principles to help you make right choices and get the direction you need in order to look forward to a bright and successful future.
This volume details the processes involved in turning raw materials and labour into feature films. Janet Wasko surveys and critiques the policies and structure of the current United States film industry, as well as its relationships to other media industries.
Using the successful model of The Summit Group, the authors of this compiled volume guide the reader through the process of preparing the next African American ministry leaders to be ready for the leadership. The book provides teaching and case studies for successful succession of leadership in ministries, businesses and churches. Today's leaders must prepare future leaders, preparing their organizations for change, to be ready for future leaders, and exercising grace and wisdom during and after the transition of leadership. African American leaders will find this book to be an essential guide through that process. Parker Books are written to equip and encourage African American ministry leaders.
Author: Inc. Sourcebooks
Publisher: Sealed with a kiss
Release Date: 2015-10-23
I love all of you. All of your quirks, all of your imperfections...I love everything that makes you, you. Remind the love of your life just how much you care. Featuring 24 sweet sentiments and thoughtful date ideas, these romantic pick-me-ups are sure to put a smile on your sweetheart's face. Beautiful notes to seal & share with that special someone...given all at once or as single surprises! Hand over this note and we'll wine & dine at your favorite restaurant. My treat, because I love you. This is a get out of trouble free note. I'll always forgive you, and I love you.