"Robert VerBruggen writes on NRO: With its arrest of more than 100 alleged mobsters in New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island on Thursday, the FBI made it crystal clear that the Mafia, while a shadow of its former self, is still a significant force...
Chapter 12, Section 12.1: High Performance Work Systems
"Vampires are the real threat. These employees perform well but in a manner that is at cross-purposes with desired organizational culture. Because their functional performance is strong, they acquire power and influence.
What would you do?
What would your answer be if your objective is to just 'attain' a goal?
What would your answer be if your your objective is to 'attain' and 'sustain' an ever-increasing next level of performance your answer?
Are you willing to take short term pain for long term gain?
Where do you draw the line?
How quickly is damage done to walking your talk when your allstart that is playing havoc with your desired internal culture?
Chapter 13, Section 13.1: Intellectual Property Rights
A US court exonerated General Motors for using Albert Einstein's image in an advertisement, finding that Einstein's persona now belongs to the public domain. The court predicted that the maximum duration of a posthumous right of publicity under New Jersey law would not exceed 50 years. This article describes the court's reasoning and conclusions.
There were reports and speculation last week that Walmart was scaling back its relationship for global sourcing with a special business unit of trading company giant Li & Fung, but this week Li & Fung's CEO disputed that news.
Alan Wheatley, Global Economics Correspondent for Reuters has written a very interesting article, 'Analysis: China's currency foray augurs geopolitical strains’ where he emphasizes China’s desire to wean out the US dollar’s currency reserve status.
Conclusions In conclusion, the strong ﬁrst-mover advantage predicted by theories of the scientiﬁc citation process seems to be quantitatively substantiated by empirical citation data, at least in some areas. The cynical observer would, it appears, have some justiﬁcation in concluding that if you want to be well cited you are better oﬀ writing the ﬁrst paper in such an area than writing the best. Other areas, by contrast, show no ﬁrst-mover eﬀect, which may be an indication that those areas do not constitute selfcontained research ﬁelds as assumed by the theory. And even in cases where the ﬁrst-mover eﬀect is strong, a small number of later papers do seem buck the trend and attract signiﬁcant attention in deﬁance of predictions. We tentatively suggest that the reader looking for true breakthroughs could do worse than keep an eye out for papers such as these.
"The international business literature has yet to adequately explore international competitive strategy choices made by firms in developing countries. This study aims to address this gap by investigating the types of international ...
"“It is all changing so fast” – just look at the way we communicate with all the tools and gadgets we have available. Laptops have just started becoming cost effective, and now they are already maki...
"Macworld UKApple in talks with iPad trademark challenger to try and settle disputeComputerworldBy Michael Kan IDG News Service - Apple and a Chinese company have started talks to try and resolve an ongoing legal dispute over the iPad trademark,...
"HMRC chief executive Lin Homer (pictured) to be grilled by MPs next week after it emerged just one person on the 'Lagarde List' of thousands of Brits with secret Swiss bank accounts has been prosecuted.
"Lot18, the New York-based company that is changing the way Americans buy wine and gourmet food, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Paris-based e-commerce company Vinobest. The firm was founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs Paul Guillet and Thierry Rochas, who will stay on with Lot18 and continue to serve European wine lovers from their Paris office.
Little-known Global Logistic Properties, an out-of-the-mainstream young global company based in Singapore, has gained a solid foothold in Asia as the largest provider of modern logistics facilities in two of the world’s huge markets most difficult...
An online discussion forum built by Wells Fargo lets college-bound students and their parents ask and answer each others’ financial questions. Company representatives start and guide conversations, but the purpose of the site isn’t to push loans in people’s faces.
"You'll find a simple currency converter, a multi-currency converter, current live exchange rates, historical exchange rates, and an encyclopedia that will educate you on all of the different types of currency used around the world.
A resource for Functional Maths - Money; Preparing learners for the realworld.
Preparing learners for when they travel abroad, work or holidays, and/or purchase items on the internet from other countries. There are many real-life situations when there is a need to convert money into other currencies.
Currency Converter is an on-line tool that provides information on currencies and the updated exchange rates.