Analysis and judgment are no longer enough to make important corporate choices; instead, key decisions must now take values into consideration. Conflicts in the business world often arise because of a clash of values, and it is therefore essential that companies, managers, and employees all have a full understanding of the values at play. This pioneering study provides a basis for values assessment and explains how values come into all areas of business thinking, behavior, and decision-making, whether human values, organizational values, cultural values, or perceptual values. A scoring system that rates different values as strong, sound, weak, or remote helps to prioritize topics and simplifies the process of making executive decisions that count.
If America had a royal family, the Winthrops would wear thecrown. Popular and charismatic, they have captured the imagination of the worldwith their public services, enormous charity and glamorous lives. But in asingle year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of’accidents’. Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington TVnetwork, sees something sinister behind their deaths, and begins aninvestigation that yields evidence she can hardly believe. The result is acat-and-mouse chase that leads her through half a dozen countries in search of aremorseless killer. As she closes in on her suspect, the shocking secrets Danaunearths place herself and her young son in dire jeopardy. And then, in anunexpected turn of events, Dana becomes the hunted…
Beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic,??The Snow Queen??once again proves that Michael Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation
Michael Cunningham’s luminous novel begins with a vision. It’s November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn’t believe in visions???or in God???but he can’t deny what he’s seen.
At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett’s older brother, a struggling musician, is trying???and failing???to write a song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a wedding song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad, but an enduring expression of love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon.
Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each turns down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the depth of the human soul.
The Sound of Thunder is a novel by the African writer Wilbur Smith. It is the second part of the Courtney Series and it is set several years after the first book, When the Lion Feeds, focusing around the Second Boer War.
When Steadman agreed to investigate the disappearance of a young Mossad agent, he had no idea he would be drawn into a malevolent conspiracy of neo-Nazi cultists bent on unleashing an age-old unholy power on an unsuspecting world — power rising out of a demonic relic from man’s dark primal past to threaten humanity with horror from beyond any nightmare . . .
‘Spine-chilling … violent, creepy and compulsive reading’ Daily Mirror.
HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless.?? Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city.
As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era???s richest and most powerful men.
But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari???s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage.
Told in Mata Hari???s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.
The Spy Chronicles is the first-of-its-kind book anywhere in the world that brings together former chiefs of the intelligence agencies of rival nations A.S Dulat headed India’s RAW in 1999-2000, while General Asad Durrani helmed Pakistan’s ISI in 1990-91. Off the field, though, the two are friends. In The Spy Chronicles, they unite for conversations, moderated by senior journalist Aditya Sinha, who co-wrote the bestselling Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years with Dulat in 2015. The range of topics covered here include Kashmir, Narendra Modi, Ajit Doval, Pervez Musharraf, the Lashkar-e-Toiba, Hafiz Saeed, Kulbhushan Jadhav, the infamous surgical strokes, the politics of war, the workings of the spy agencies themselves, and many more. This is a unique political book that will create ripples around the world.
Most history is hierarchical: it’s about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that’s simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks – leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati?
The twenty-first century has been hailed as the Networked Age. But in??The Square and the Tower??Niall Ferguson argues that social networks are nothing new. From the printers and preachers who made the Reformation to the freemasons who led the American Revolution, it was the networkers who disrupted the old order of popes and kings. Far from being novel, our era is the Second Networked Age, with the computer in the role of the printing press. Once we understand this, both the past, and the future, start to look very different indeed.
A page-turning thriller of love and betrayal from the bestselling master of suspense and author of if tomorrow comes and the other side of midnight.the novel tells the story of lara cameron, a successful real estate developer who came from a broken family in nova scotia. Early in life, she learns to fend for herself and how to get her own way in a male-dominated world. After her father’s death, lara secures her first deal with the owner of the boarding house and before long her real-estate empire is booming. Moving to chicago she goes on to become one of america’s most successful businesswomen. She falls in love with a talented pianist, philip alder, and marries him, but her past comes back to haunt her and she is on the verge of losing everything. Can lara recover from all her shattered dreams and win back the only man she has ever loved?