Norman Brown holds a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University. He currently lives with Eric, his life companion and partner of over twenty years, in Denver, Colorado.
We know William Shakespeare matters but we cannot pinpoint, precisely, why he matters. Lacking reasons why, we do our best to involve him in others, or involve others in him. He has been branded many times over-as Catholic, Protestant, Materialist, Marxist, Psychoanalytic, Feminist, Postcolonial, Popular, Cultural, and, even, Popular-Cultural. In many ways, Shakespeare is overwrought. Why one more 'approach' to Shakespeare? One reason is because whatever these approaches say about tragedy in particular, none of them help us to feel tragedy. Or, rather, they subordinate tragedy to something else-to considerations of, say, class, race, or gender. What these approaches manage to do is explain tragedy away. What this book does is to help us feel tragedy first and foremost-hence to perceive it better. The aim of Amir Khan's counterfactual criticism of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, A Winter's Tale and Othello, then, is precisely to reanimate the tragic effect, long since lost in some deluge of explanation.
Dear readers, When I wrote What Really Happened I was still very raw from the firestorm that my life had become due to my unwise decision to have an affair with John Edwards, a married man. I realize now what I have never admitted before. I behaved badly. That may strike you as obvious, but it's taken me a long time to admit this, even to myself. I was attacked so often, and so viciously, that I felt that I was the victim. I felt hurt, and betrayed, and somehow that justified my actions. But of course all of the attacks and all of the betrayal were beside the point. The point is … I behaved badly. And the release of What Really Happened didn't help. When I look back at this book that I wrote, I want to throw it out and start again. But instead of attempting to erase my mistakes, I am now owning them. I've annotated the original book. Typos have been corrected but not a word has been changed, not even words that cause me to cringe when I reread them. Instead I have put notes throughout—notes that acknowledge what I couldn't when I wrote the book. Best, Rielle
The book that applies behavioral finance to the real world Understanding how to use behavioral finance theory in investingis a hot topic these days. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman hasdescribed financial advising as a prescriptive activity whose mainobjective should be to guide investors to make decisions that servetheir best interests. The reality? That's easier said than done. Inthe Second Edition of Behavioral Finance and WealthManagement, Michael Pompian takes a practical approach to thegrowing science of behavioral finance, and puts it to use for realinvestors. He applies knowledge of 20 of the most prominentindividual investor biases into "behaviorally-modified" assetallocation decisions. Offering investors and financial advisors a"self-help" book, Pompian shows how to create investment strategiesthat leverage the latest cutting edge research into behavioralbiases of individual investors. This book: Shows investors and financial advisors how to either moderateor adapt to behavioral biases, in order to improve investmentresults and identifies "the best practical allocation" forinvestment portfolios. Using these two sound approaches for guidinginvestment decision-making, behavioral biases are incorporated intothe portfolio management process Uses updated cases studies to show investors and financialadvisors how an investor's behavior can be modified to improveinvestment decision-making Provides useable methods for creating behaviorally modifiedinvestment portfolios, which may help investors to reach their longterm financial goals Heightens awareness of biases so that financial decisions andresulting economic outcomes are improved Offers advice on managing the effects of each bias in order toimprove investment results This Second Edition illustrates investors' behavioralbiases in detail and offers financial advisors and their clientspractical advice about how to apply the science of behavioralfinance to improve overall investment decision making.
Products Liability Law, Second Edition, by prolific tort scholar Mark Geistfeld, represents the “next generation” of casebooks on products liability. Earlier texts focused on the relative merits of strict liability and negligence, embodied in the apparently competing liability frameworks of the consumer expectations test in the Restatement (Second) of Torts and the risk-utility test in the Restatement (Third) of Torts. The majority of courts, however, have incorporated the risk-utility test into the framework of consumer expectations. By providing balanced coverage of both consumer expectations and the risk-utility test, the casebook keeps pace with ongoing developments in the case law and moves beyond the battles that largely defined products liability in the twentieth century. In addition to teaching students how liability rules protect consumer expectations via comprehensive application of the risk-utility test, this innovative casebook underscores the importance of doctrinal history, the psychology of evaluating product risks, and the role of products liability in the modern regulatory state. Students will learn how courts have applied established doctrines to novel problems ranging from the relevance of scientific evidence in toxic-tort cases to the distribution of defective products on the Amazon online marketplace. To further illustrate this dynamic, the casebook has twenty-nine problems with associated analysis involving the liability issues likely to be raised by the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles. Finally, the casebook reinforces students’ knowledge of fundamental tort principles while developing specialized expertise and a deeper understanding of the torts process. New to the Second Edition: A dozen new main cases updating older case law, providing coverage of new issues not addressed in the First Edition, and/or improving upon the analysis provided by the associated case in the First Edition Retention of the majority of main cases from the first edition, with revisions to the ensuing notes incorporating relevant case law developments A reorganized and updated chapter covering the controversy over the relative merits of the consumer expectations and risk-utility tests Comprehensive discussion of the tort version of the implied warranty—the genesis of the consumer expectations test—and its relation to product malfunctions and the risk-utility test A new chapter addressing the existence of the tort duty and identifying the difference between patent dangers and patent defects Reorganization of the chapter on factual causation, emphasizing the continuity of evidentiary problems running across different types of cases, ranging from the heeding presumption in warning cases, to market-share liability, to proof of both general and specific causation in toxic-tort cases Professors and students will benefit from: Classroom-tested materials taught for over 20 years by an award-winning professor Interesting cases that illustrate both the traditional and contemporary character of products liability litigation; cases are followed by extensive notes Each chapter addressing doctrinal issues concludes with problems on autonomous vehicles. The full set of 29 problems provides students with the necessary background for understanding liability issues posed by this emerging technology. Each problem is followed by the author’s analysis of the associated issues, cross-referenced to the relevant casebook material.
How do we make the judgments that inform our lives? Is there any way of consciously removing bias from the choices we make? What do our everyday personal decisions have in common with those made by groups, companies, and even nations? In this engaging and innovative textbook, Nancy Kim presents a multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamic field of judgment and decision-making. This lucidly written text delivers insights from cognitive psychology, aptly combining with interdependent findings from fields as diverse as neuropsychology, behavioural economics, social, developmental and clinical psychology, and philosophy. Offering not only a comprehensive explanation of the neurological structures and cognitive processes that underlie how we make decisions and form judgments in our everyday lives, readers can expect to learn the implications of these decisions upon an individual's prospects for health and longevity. Understanding behaviour is a central aspect of inquiry in the psychology discipline and as such this book is an essential companion for students taking undergraduate psychology, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience courses; particularly those which include a module in judgment and decision-making. This text may also be helpful for undergraduate and postgraduate business courses on the subject.
This volume covers the pathophysiology, epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, medical and surgical management of benign biliary stenosis. The book is uniquely structured in a way that allows areas of controversy to be highlighted through the use of a two chapter format for each topic. Each chapter topic is written by an expert in the field, with a second expert highlighting controversies and offering opposing viewpoints and treatment paradigms through a counterpoint chapter immediately following the primary chapter. The volume also features an array of diagrams and illustrations. As an authoritative text on the clinical care of patients with benign biliary stenosis, Management of Benign Biliary Stenosis and Injury: A Comprehensive Guide is a valuable resource for all practitioners involved in the care of these patients, including gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, surgical oncologists, and transplant physicians.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 modernised the UK’s approach to disaster and emergency management, taking into account the kinds of threats the country faces in the 21st century, including terrorist threats and threats to the environment. This third edition of the Tolley’s Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management has been fully updated to cover the topics and themes reflected in the Act, and collates all the key components of disaster and emergency planning for both the public and the private sector, covering both man-made and natural disasters. Written from a UK practitioner’s point of view, using case studies and examples, it helps readers to understand and formulate disaster and emergency policies and systems for their workplace. Its practical approach will help organizations to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster. The new edition has been updated in line with the latest legislation: * Civil Contingencies Act 2004 * Amendment to the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations * Corporate Manslaughter Bill
Business continuity planning is a process of continual improvement, not a matter of writing a plan and then putting your feet up. Attempting to validate every aspect of your plan, however – particularly in a live rehearsal situation – could create a disaster of your own making.Validating Your Business Continuity Plan examines the three essential components of validating a business continuity plan – exercising, maintenance and review – and outlines a controlled and systematic approach to BCP validation while considering each component, covering methods and techniques such as table-top reviews, workshops and live rehearsals. The book also takes account of industry standards and guidelines to help steer the reader through the validation process, including the international standard ISO 22301 and the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines. In addition, it provides a number of case studies based on the author’s considerable experience – some of them successful, others less so – to highlight common pitfalls and problems associated with the validation process.
Providing a catalogue of suggested solutions for different categories of issues, this book offers a balanced overview and methodological examples for the practical implementation of the CRA. It considers CRA in the USA, Europe and Germany, using case studies to analyze and exemplify the decision-making processes and challenges involved. The authors then go on to look at the practical lessons learned from these case studies, together with an in-depth discussion of the underlying scientific hypotheses. Sound scientific knowledge for everyone who makes decisions, whether government ministers, regulators, or company directors.