Want to find out just how good You could be? This is THE book about your personal capital - what it is, what contributes to it, and how you can build every part of it to be the best you can be. Are you an intelligent worker - seeking purpose, meaning and values in your daily work? Do you need personal growth and development to feel you are becoming better in all that you do? You've probably heard about personal capital and like the idea of 'being all you can be'. But what is personal capital? What makes up yours? And how could working on it change your life? What exactly do you need to do? This is the book that answers those questions - without the personal development jargon. It separates the Whole You into three key areas: your knowledge capital, social capital and emotional capital, and shows you how to get the best from each. It then builds the components back up again, to show how they work together to make you a more successful, effective, balanced, fulfilled person. Then this book will: Explain personal capital and give you practical ways to work on each area, to get on the road to 'being all you can be'. Combine ideas, development tools and theories, drawn from many sources with quotes and advice from the great thinkers in the field Detangle personal development jargon to get to the very core of what you are
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
Global warming, overpopulation, the biodiversity crisis... the world we live in is in a state of emergency. This is not just an ecological problem; it is an economic problem as well. The state of the natural world impacts – and is impacted by – human society. Our actions have long-term consequences, so we must be wise in the choices we make, not least in the companies/practices we support through our investment decisions. In The Ethical Investor’s Handbook, author Morten Strange connects the dots, to show how economics and finance play a direct role in perpetuating this crisis. What can we as individual investors do to avoid wrecking the Earth while growing our wealth? How can we navigate the capital allocation space without compromising our ethical values? It can be done – some of the Big Boys have done it – and this invaluable new book shows us how. Delving into topics such as alternative energy sources, conservation and natural capital, The Ethical Investor’s Handbook offers practical advice on how to build a sustainable green portfolio that reaps handsome returns. There are pitfalls and stranded assets to avoid, but also new opportunities if you know where to find them. Do-gooders, with the right understanding of the issues at hand, can make a good buck!
At a time when both scholars and the public demand explanations and answers to key economic problems that conventional approaches have failed to resolve, this groundbreaking handbook of original works by leading behavioral economists offers the first comprehensive articulation of behavioral economics theory. Borrowing from the findings of psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, legal scholars, and biologists, among others, behavioral economists find that intelligent individuals often tend not to behave as effectively or efficiently in their economic decisions as long held by conventional wisdom. The manner in which individuals actually do behave critically depends on psychological, institutional, cultural, and even biological considerations. "Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics" includes coverage of such critical areas as the Economic Agent, Context and Modeling, Decision Making, Experiments and Implications, Labor Issues, Household and Family Issues, Life and Death, Taxation, Ethical Investment and Tipping, and Behavioral Law and Macroeconomics. Each contribution includes an extensive bibliography.
Growing Your Own Truth is a deconstruction of the gay coming out process, as well as a defense of the concept of “personal truth,” with many personal stories, examples and applications to relationships in general. Andrew Phineas exposes the inside of his coming out, following his story as well as building upon reflections about life and Truth as we individually and traditionally understand it. The author envisions a world where personal truth is more easily shared among individuals to arrive at broader concepts and offers several aids as appendices to assist in the process of effectively sharing personal truth with others and listening to their revelations without judgement. The work is philosophy studded with deeply human illustrations and occasionally unique observations. Coming out later in life after a fairly conservative religious upbringing and a divorce, the author worked on three continents, met a variety of friends and potential partners, and after a long process, offers some unique combinations of ideas, cultural reactions, and personal stubbornness in order to clarify and live out his personal truth.
This book is written with this fundamental concept in mind, "How do you expect your business to grow if you yourself do not grow?" The Fundamentals of Success book elaborates on the Six Components of Capital, traits that an individual who is determined to achieve success, must have within them. Supporting these components are reflections from Honeybee studies and what we can learn from them about personal and business development. To add more value to what is written, psychological concepts have also been incorporated into all six components to provide maximum learning capability. Concepts explained in this book are easy to understand and immediately applicable for those who wish to gain success quickly in their personal and business lives.
Instructional quality can make or break the learning experience, especially in digital environments where the expressional nuances of interpersonal communication are lost. The most effective distance education instructors and experts are those who recognize the educational needs of students and are able to address those needs through creative use of the technological tools available to them. Identification, Evaluation, and Perceptions of Distance Education Experts explores the current and future trends, needs, and priorities that affect the development of distance education in a postmodern world. This premier reference work will be of significance to those interested in online learning, teaching and training, communication, and education across multiple sectors such as universities, colleges, schools, profit/non-profit e-organizations, and e-commerce.
Where do you want to be in 5 years' time? Don't know? Anywhere but here? If you know there really is somewhere else you'd rather be (even if you don't know where that is) you need to become you own career consultant.
Combining the fields of international trade theory, economic development, and economic growth, this text provides an advanced exposition suitable for graduate students as well as researchers at all levels. It combines mathematical rigour with an exceptional breadth of approaches, including institutions, history, and comparative economics. Existing research is exposited and evaluated, and numerous new results are included. The central themes of economic inequality, within and between nations, are discussed, as is convergence, or the reduction of inequality. Distinctive features of the volume include a radical re-evaluation of the theoretical basis of the economic convergence model proposed by Barro and Sala-i-Martin, a new generalization of the standard HOS model, and a new concept, the economic environment, designed to model the effects of institutions in a more analytical and micro-founded manner is discussed. Uniquely, the real world examples included focus not only on countries participating fully in globalized trade, like China, but also those countries and regions failing to fully participate, specifically the Arab world and sub-Saharan Africa. The text concludes with a discussion of current issues in world economic governance, particularly the IMF and limitations of the Washington consensus, showing that some criticism fails to confront fundamental difficulties.
The definitive guide to financial independence at any age! Retiring early is not limited to lottery winners or the super rich. In fact, with proper planning, we can all retire at a younger age than we ever dreamed—but only with the right plan. Personal finance expert Deacon Hayes explains the practical, concrete steps you can take to start your retirement when you’re young enough to thoroughly enjoy it, including: *Developing a personalized retirement plan *Maximizing income *Understanding opportunity cost *Assessing and reducing debt *Selecting the right investment vehicles *Sticking to the plan With Hayes’s guidance, you can achieve financial independence and enjoy an active, happy, and long retirement.
In Human Factors in Project Management, author Zachary Wong—a noted trainer and acclaimed leader of more than 250 project teams—provides a summary of "people-based" management skills and techniques that can be applied when working in a team environment. This comprehensive resource brings together in one book new and current models in team motivation and integrates the most significant concepts in team motivation and behaviors into a single set of principles called "Human Factors." Wong shows how these factors can be applied to the most challenging issues facing project managers today including Motivating a diverse workforce Facilitating team decisions Resolving interpersonal conflicts Managing difficult people Strengthening team accountability Communications Leadership
What do wealthy people know that the rest of us don't? Do they have a secret recipe for success? Is there a special alchemy to make it work? The Secrets of Wealthy People reveals the 50 things you need to know to build your wealth, capital and investments. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a great recipe for a better life, a formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.