When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on their way. The firm leased him a BMW, paid off his school loans, arranged a mortgage, and hired the McDeeres a decorator. Mitch should have remembered what his brother Ray-doing fifteen years in a Tennessee jail-already knew: You never get nothing for nothing. Now the FBI has the lowdown on Mitch´s firm and needs his help. Mitch is caught between a rock and a hard place, with no choice-if he wants to live.
The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting - constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high, while our social interactions have become increasingly self-serving and opportunistic. How can we resist today´s obsession with introspection and self-improvement? In this witty and bestselling book, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra and ´stand firm´. The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner self but in coming to terms with yourself in order to coexist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this vibrant anti-self-help guide offers a compelling alternative to life coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say ´yes!´
The new novel in the bestselling series that began with ´´Off Armageddon Reef, By Schism Rent Asunder, By Heresies Distressed, ´´ and the top 10 ´´New York Times´´ bestseller ´´A Mighty Fortress.´´
This book explores emerging trends in internationalization, analyzing the processes and steps that firms take when entering new markets. This timely contribution highlights the need for a deeper understanding of today´s internationalization process, critiquing existing literature and instead proposing a new paradigm based on a re-interpretation of the Resource-based View (RBV). Analysing the motives behind internationalizing, the factors affecting entry choices, and the challenges connected to outsourcing and offshoring, the authors present a new framework for understanding the reasons behind internationalization and the financial risks that are involved. With theoretical discussion and empirical case studies, this book seeks to offer an informed insight into internationalizing, making it an invaluable read for those researching entrepreneurship on a global scale, as well as managers and leaders of international firms.
There are not many books that are genuine classics, and only a handful in business and management whose insights and ideas last for 50 years and more. This book is one of the very few ´´must reads´´ for anybody seriously interested in the role of management within the firm. Originally published in 1959, The Theory of the Growth of the Firm has illuminated and inspired thinking in strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge creation, and innovation. Edith Penrose´s tightly-argued classic laid the foundations for the resource based view of the firm, now the dominant framework in business strategy. She analyses managerial activities and decisions, organizational routines, and also the factors that inevitably limit a firm´s growth prospects. For this new anniversary edition, Christos Pitelis has written a new introduction which both tells the story of Penrose´s extraordinary life, and provides a balanced assessment of her key ideas and their continuing relevance and freshness.
Seiner Lage an der großen Nord-Süd-Handels- und Heeresstraße verdankte Zeitz bereits im Mittelalter zwei große, gut besuchte Märkte. Mit der Industrialisierung begann der große wirtschaftliche Aufschwung. Autor Andreas Ohse lädt mit diesem Bildband zu einer spannenden Zeitreise durch die Geschichte der Zeitzer Firmen ein. Über 140 historische Fotografien dokumentieren eindrucksvoll die Entwicklung der Unternehmen und die pulsierende Zeitzer Arbeitswelt.