Getting Ahead of the Curve

Corporate Strategies that Address Climate Change

Author: Andrew J. Hoffman

Publisher: Diane Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781422312858

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

View: 6871

A compilation of the experience & best practices of large corp. that have developed & implemented strategies to address climate change. Based on a 31-co. survey, 6 in-depth case studies, & a review of the lit. Describes the development & implementation of climate-related strategies. Primarily a ¿how to¿ manual for other co. interested in developing similar strategies. Will also be of value to investors & analysts in evaluating the effectiveness of co. strategies for managing climate risk & capturing climate-related competitive advantage. Offers policymakers insight into corp. views on greenhouse gas reg¿n., gov¿t. assistance for technology advancement, & other policy issues. Considers the global context of climate change & related market transformation. Illustrations.

Ahead of the Curve

Two Years at Harvard Business School

Author: Philip Delves Broughton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3598

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicanery of leveraging and the unlikely pleasures of accounting, to the antics of the "booze luge" and other, less savory trappings of student culture. Published during the one hundredth anniversary of Harvard Business School, this is the unflinching truth about life in the trenches of an iconic American institution.

Ahead of the Curve

Shaping New Solutions to Environment Problems

Author: Robert E. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 113

View: 3513

Ahead of the Curve

Inside the Baseball Revolution

Author: Brian Kenny

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501106368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 1331

“A delight for baseball lovers” (Kirkus Reviews) and “one of the most significant baseball books of the year” (Bob Costas) Ahead of the Curve uses stories from baseball’s present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic. Forget batting average. Kill the “Win.” Say goodbye to starting pitchers. And please, please stop bunting. MLB Network anchor and commentator Brian Kenny provides “an excellent, entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan” (Library Journal) and shows how baseball has been revolutionized—not destroyed—by analytical thinking. Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach “tradition” and “respecting the game.” But many of baseball’s traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher’s job was to provide the batter with a ball he could hit and fielders played without gloves. Instead of fearing change, Brian Kenny wants fans to think critically, reject outmoded groupthink, and embrace the changes that have come with the sabermetric era. In his entertaining and enlightening book, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss record, the Triple Crown, fielding errors, and so-called battling titles should be ignored. He also points out how fossilized sportswriters have been electing the wrong MVP’s and ignoring legitimate candidates for the Hall of Fame; why managers are hired based on their looks; and how the most important position in baseball may just be “Director of Decision Sciences.” “Prepare to have your brain and your assumptions challenged. Guided by data and a deep love of the game, Brian Kenny takes a cutting-edge look at where baseball is and where it is going” (Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated). Illustrated with unique anecdotes from those who have reshaped the game, Ahead of the Curve is “a great story about the game in the age of information and technology” (Billy Beane).

Ahead of the Curve

Preparing the Church for Post-Postmodernism

Author: Daniel Fusco

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617394416

Category: Religion

Page: 102

View: 2226

American Christians are obsessed with postmodernism. Books on the topic proliferate as Christians struggle to find their place and make a stand within the postmodern movement. There is a problem however. Postmodernist philosophy is on its way out. A new worldview is already taking root. Philosophers and pundits call the emerging worldview the Integral worldview. In this timely book, Fusco explores the new Integral worldview and what the church must do to stay Ahead of the Curve and be effective in the coming decades. 'Daniel Fusco writes a first-person report of what the future will be like for the American church as it engages an ever-changing cultural milieu. The insights in this book will help you prepare for future ministry in cultural settings more and more removed from any Christian context.' Dr. Jeff Iorg President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 'Daniel Fusco is an intellectual with both theological and philosophical underpinnings that enable him to address the future wisely while being courteous towards the past. Furthermore, he is a practitioner who lives genuinely among the people of one of America's most post-postmodern contexts. Daniel personally embodies the integrity and the integration he writes about, and for which this nascent world longs.' Linda Bergquist, Author, Church Turned Inside Out: A Guide for Designers, Refiners and Re-Aligners

Ahead of the Curve

A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business And Market Cycle

Author: Joseph H. Ellis

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633691225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6141

Economic and stock market cycles affect companies in every industry. Unfortunately, a confusing array of anecdotal and conflicting indicators often renders it impossible for managers and investors to see where the economy is heading in time to take corrective action. Now, a 35-year Wall Street veteran unveils a new forecasting method to help managers and investors understand and predict the economic cycles that control their businesses and financial fates. In Ahead of the Curve, Joseph H. Ellis argues that the problem with current forecasting models lies not in the data, but rather in the lack of a clear framework for putting the data in context and reading it correctly. The book explains critical economic indicators in nontechnical language, identifies and documents the recurring cause-and-effect relationships that consistently predict turning points in the economy, and provides the tools managers and investors need to position themselves ahead of cyclical upturns and downturns. Economic events are not as random and unpredictable as they seem. This book helps readers recognize and react to signs of change that their rivals don't see—and win a sizeable competitive advantage. Joseph H. Ellis was a partner at Goldman Sachs and was ranked for 18 consecutive years by Institutional Investor magazine as Wall Street's No.1 retail industry analyst.

Ahead of the Curve

David Baltimore's Life in Science

Author: Shane Crotty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225572

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 953

A revealing portrait of one of the most important scientists of the last century reveals David Baltimore's groundbreaking work in molecular biology and, most recently, his search for an AIDS vaccine, as well as his involvement in the anti-war movement and his Nobel Prize.

Media Revolution in Europe

Ahead of the Curve

Author: Karol Jakubowicz

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287169396

Category: Political Science

Page: 607

View: 5878

The "rags to riches" story of Karol Jakubowicz's involvement in the work of the Council of Europe took him from the role of an awestruck newcomer from Poland in 1990 to that of the Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (2005-06). Along the way, he was elected, delegated by the Steering Committee, and invited by the Council of Europe Secretariat to serve in a number of other capacities. In all of them, he contributed a wide variety of papers, reports and studies to assist the steering committee and other bodies in collecting information and formulating ideas in the general field of freedom of expression, creation of free and democratic media systems (including the issue of public service media), regulation of transfrontier television, the adjustment of Council of Europe human rights standards to the conditions of the information society, and the development of broadcasting legislation in Council of Europe member states. The present collection of these papers and reports is published in the conviction that they retain their value and relevance. It provides the additional benefit of offering a glimpse of the work preceding the formulation of Committee of Ministers recommendations and declarations, as well as resolutions of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.

Ahead of the Curve

A Guide to Applied Strategic Thinking

Author: Steven J. Stowell,Stephanie S. Mead

Publisher: C.M.O.E.

ISBN: 0972462732

Category: Critical thinking

Page: 147

View: 5431

This book is for anyone who wants to be on track, in control, and prepared for the future. Through real life experiences, illustrated examples, and straightforward activities and tools, this book will enlighted readers; cause them to think, plan and act more strategically at the individual level and on the front lines of work.

Soros on Soros

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Author: George Soros,Byron Wien,Krisztina Koenen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471119777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 9822

This interview offers insight into the little-known personal and professional life of the reknown investor who is also a major philanthropist, describing his early family life, his years as a "Guru in Training," and the founding of The Quantum Fund

Ahead of the Curve?

UN Ideas and Global Challenges

Author: Louis Emmerij,Richard Jolly,Thomas George Weiss

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214676

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

View: 5288

Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy ideas coming from UN organizations and scholars in relation to such critical issues as decolonization, sustainable development, structural adjustment, basic needs, human rights, women, world employment, the transition of the Eastern bloc, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and global governance. The authors find that, in many instances, UN ideas about how to tackle problems of global import were sound and far-sighted, although they often fell on the deaf ears of powerful member states until it was apparent that a different approach was needed. The authors also identify important areas where the UN has not stood constructively at the fore.

Ahead of the Curve

The Power of Assessment to Transform Teaching and Learning

Author: Douglas B. Reeves

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1934009849

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 7253

This anthology brings the ideas and recommendations of many of the world’s education leaders into one resource that illustrates the many perspectives on effective assessment design and implementation. From involving students in the assessment process to ensuring accuracy and applying assessments to English learners and students with special needs, you will find compelling insights and proven strategies.

Ahead of the Curve

Cases of Innovation in Environmental Management

Author: K. Green,P. Groenewegen,P.S. Hofman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401009082

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 2403

The debate on sustainable production often ends in discussions on the feasibility of far-reaching changes in relation to the competitiveness of companies. Industry itself and policy-makers tend to back away from engaging in profound processes of industrial transformation. Examples of companies who have voluntarily moved beyond what is seen as 'reasonable' and 'feasible' can overcome this deadlock. This book collects a fine sample of companies who have taken up their responsibility in this respect. To quote the editors of this book: "They are cases that might provide other firms and policy-makers with ideas for innovative environmental responses that are outside the slowly rising trend of improvement that we are currently observing: in short, the cases are of firms and ideas that are ahead of the curve". The editors and many of the authors of this volume are members of the Greening of Industry Network and have been debating with one another for years. Founded in 1991, the Greening of Industry Network comprises over 1500 individuals representing academia, business, public interest, labor and government from more than 50 countries. Participants work together to build policies and strategies toward creating a sustainable future through many vehicles -- coordinating research efforts, publications, planning and participating in workshops, public forums and conferences. To provide benefit to broader society, the Network stimulates public dialogue and brings together academic researchers from many disciplines with other stakeholders who traditionally do not work together in coalitions.

Ahead of the Curve

An Intimate Conversation with Women in the Second Half of Life

Author: Bonnie B. Matheson

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604942894

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

View: 2005

"Ahead of the Curve" is a cheerful and informative book, inspiring both single and married women to enjoy life and not complain about what cannot be changed. It encourages women to make the last part of their lives the best part by being positive and happy-a personal choice that everyone has the power to make "Ahead of the Curve" will help you to: Stop dwelling on your own problems; help someone else Avoid slash, burn, and poison remedies Be grateful every single day Do something you have always wanted to do Have fun and appreciate your freedom Take a lover if that will make you happy Revel in your hard-won wisdom. Enjoy! About the Author Bonnie B. Matheson was the executive director of the Institute for New Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. She founded Childbirth Solutions, Inc. (an information website for pregnant women) and later Acquired Wireless Ltd.(an ISP) She is a life coach and inspirational speaker. After she was divorced several years ago, she began to write and speak about women (and men) in the second half of life while juggling other interests, including her five children and twelve grandchildren.

Ahead of the Curve

Nine Simple Ways to Create Wealth by Spotting Stock Trends

Author: Hilary Kramer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416553588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7955

The most important edge you can develop in becoming a smart investor is knowing how to spot an emerging trend before the pundits are advertising it and everyone jumps on board. As global investment specialist and popular AOL Finance Editor and Money Coach Hilary Kramer knows, picking the stocks that are hot today doesn't give you that edge -- it just makes you part of the pack. Instead you need to learn how to get ahead of the curve, discovering the trends that will lead you to the best up-and-coming companies well before others are on to them. You don't need elaborate calculations or a degree in finance to discover great investment opportunities. As Kramer reveals in this fascinating and indispensable book, the clues are all around you, hiding in plain sight -- you just have to learn the secrets of spotting them as you go about your everyday life. Offering a wealth of specific examples from her own wildly successful investing career, Kramer divulges the remarkably effective techniques she uses to spot trends: nine powerful yet simple methods for discovering trend indicators all around you. Who would have thought that, in the days of the Atkins diet anti-carb craze, a company called Panera Bread -- now a booming chain -- would be a great investment? Hilary Kramer knew it would be. How did she know, way ahead of the crowd, that Embraer, an aircraft manufacturer located in Brazil, of all places, was becoming a market leader and had great growth potential? She knew how to spot the trend. As she shows, if you follow her simple methods, you, too, will be able to: • Identify reliable market trends early • Spot other, secondary, trends that will be sparked by more obvious trends • Discover the clues in everyday life that will lead you to great growth companies • Evaluate which companies among the competition are the best investments • Recognize when a trend is peaking and it's time to sell Armed with her time-tested techniques, your own eyes and ears become your most reliable and powerful resources for market-beating wealth creation, not only today but for the rest of your life.

Ahead of the Curve

Author: Justin Gray,Jimmy Palmiotti,Zeb Wells

Publisher: Marvel Enterprises

ISBN: 9780785123637

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 1087

Marvels strangest team of heroes find themselves trapped in the hull of a ship with a bomb as the Grim Reaper plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty and take the Heroes for Hire with it! But why? What nefarious plan could he have up his sleeve? He's evil so does it matter? He has to be stopped! Also, someone dies! No kidding. As if that wasn't enough, here comes the return of villains no one asked for! The Horrific Headmen have a special surprise for the hapless Humbug! Collects Heroes For Hire #6-10.

The Curve Ahead

Discovering the Path to Unlimited Growth

Author: Dave Power

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137464356

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5352

Why do most growth companies stop growing? And what can their leaders do to overcome the barriers to growth? The Curve Ahead tackles these questions, filling a void in the literature on innovation and growth strategy that has focused on either start-ups or large public companies. Growth companies are different. Their challenge is to transition from entrepreneurial focus to a repeatable process for innovation and sustained growth - and the stakes are high. The Curve Ahead utilizes the power of storytelling to teach growth company leaders how to sustain long-term growth. Using the example of a "gazelle," a high-growth company that is increasing revenue by at least 20% annually for four years or more, this book explores the struggles faced during business growth - something that plagues many businesses. These mid-size companies, typically with annual revenues of $10 million to $100 million, are the engines of economic growth and wealth creation. Tragically, most fall behind the curve before they reach their potential and are sold by investors too ready to throw in the towel. This book doesn't just lay out a fresh approach to innovation and growth strategy. It also helps professionals and business leaders avoid common pitfalls by illustrating the various ways in which growth companies get stuck and flame out. Author Dave Power then tells leaders how to get un-stuck. In addition to a myriad of real-world stories and case studies, each chapter of The Curve Ahead begins with the story of a fictional company called NaviMark. Navimark is emblematic of many growth companies—it faces the same business problems, personal challenges and strategic dilemmas encountered by Power in his 25 years managing, investing in and advising growth companies. Following Navimark throughout the book allows Power to provide a highly complex model of typical struggles and scenarios faced by growth companies and deliver that story to his readers in an extremely edifying, play-by-play manner. The strategy allows readers to follow along—observing, in real time, the way that Navimark evolves, and responds (correctly or incorrectly) to external obstacles and demands. This practical and fast-paced book uses realistic characters, dialogue, and business settings to: • Help readers anticipate the predictable challenges of business model maturity. • Demonstrate proven tools and approaches for overcoming the barriers to growth. • Translate abstract concepts about innovation into actionable programs that can become a part of the rhythm of the business. This book will help thousands of midsized companies overcome the growth hump by providing the tools necessary to not only succeed but thrive in the future. The Curve Ahead provides a roadmap for leaders who want to sustain growth over the long term. This roadmap is based on five premises: 1. Every business model matures, following the familiar S-Curve. 2. You can and must stretch the S-Curve, but that won't work forever. 3. To sustain growth you need to find the next S-Curve 4. Finding your next S-Curve, with some predictability, requires an innovation process, something every company should have in place. 5. Driving innovation while keeping the core business healthy is the responsibility of leaders.

Blindside

How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics

Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815729898

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 2218

A host of catastrophes, natural and otherwise, as well as some pleasant surprises—like the sudden end of the cold war without a shot being fired—have caught governments and societies unprepared many times in recent decades. September 11 is only the most obvious recent example among many unforeseen events that have changed, even redefined our lives. We have every reason to expect more such events in future. Several kinds of unanticipated scenarios—particularly those of low probability and high impact—have the potential to escalate into systemic crises. Even positive surprises can be major policy challenges. Anticipating and managing low-probability events is a critically important challenge to contemporary policymakers, who increasingly recognize that they lack the analytical tools to do so. Developing such tools is the focus of this insightful and perceptive volume, edited by renowned author Francis Fukuyama and sponsored by The American Interest magazine. Bl indside is organized into four main sections. "Thinking about Strategic Surprise" addresses the psychological and institutional obstacles that prevent leaders from planning for low-probability tragedies and allocating the necessary resources to deal with them. The following two sections pinpoint the failures—institutional as well as personal—that allowed key historical events to take leaders by surprise, and examine the philosophies and methodologies of forecasting. In "Pollyana vs. Cassandra," for example, James Kurth and Gregg Easterbrook debate the future state of the world going forward. Mitchell Waldrop explores why technology forecasting is so poor and why that is likely to remain the case. In the book's final section, "What Could Be," internationally renowned authorities discuss low probability, high-impact contingencies in their area of expertise. For example, Scott Barrett looks at emerging infectious diseases, while Gal Luft and Anne Korin discuss energy security. How can we avoid being blindsided by unforeseen events? There is no easy or obvious answer. But it is essential that we understand the obstacles that prevent us first from seeing the future clearly and then from acting appropriately on our insights. This readable and fascinating book is an important step in that direction.

Reflections on United Nations Development Ideas

Author: N.A

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211011128

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 2479

"This publication combines two different, but interlinked events, that both review the contribution of the United Nations ideas to development theory and their impact on the field over the 60 years of existence of the Organization" -- p. [2] of back cover

How to Modify Your Loans

And Save Thousands of Dollars by Doing It

Author: Paul Stemborowski

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143899057X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 531

Who can you turn to when you see financial troubles on the horizon? Who has experienced the effects of the law and its unintended consequences on you and your family? What bills should you deal with first to minimize the damage? Who can show you how to delay judgments and/or foreclosure without an attorney? Who can explain what steps you should take so you can plan for the worst? Who can show you the details of a bad loan sold to you by greedy mortgage companies? Paul Stemborowski is that person! Paul has spent the last ten years restructuring finances for thousands of people, helping them avert financial catastrophe. He has also helped thousands after they went bankrupt. In his attempt to solve every problem for everyone, he listened to all the stories in an attempt to learn from clients past experience. The outcome was a person with the knowledge and negotiating skills everyone facing financial issues wanted to talk to.