A Question of Trust

The BBC Reith Lectures 2002
Author: Onora O'Neill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529969
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 100
View: 9964
Onora O'Neill's timely new work highlights a great paradox: in order to inspire trust, we, the public, require more accountability, more transparency. But the more we learn about our financial institutions, our politicians, our medical practitioners, our clergy, and many other people who have a direct effect on our lives, the less willing we are to trust them. Their word is doubted, their motives questioned. Whether real or perceived, this crisis of trust has a debilitating impact on society and democracy. Can trust be restored by making people and institutions more accountable in a modern democracy? Or do complex systems of accountability and control damage trust? O'nora O' Neill challenges current approaches to accountability, investigates sources of deception in our society and re-examines questions of press freedom. |L O'Neill presented these ideas this spring as a part of the BBC Radio 4's reith Lectures. Established in 1948, the Reith Lectures are presented to advance public understanding about significant issues of contemporary interest. Previous lecturers include Bertrand Russel, Robert Oppenheimer, and J.K. Galbraith.

Reputational Risk

A Question of Trust
Author: Derek Atkins,Lynn T. Drennan,Lynn Drennan,Ian Bates
Publisher: Global Professional Publishi
ISBN: 9780852977637
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 146
View: 1306
* Published in association with the Risk Management Association of the USA (RMA), the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (AIRMIC), and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), * Will stimulate the thinking of executives and leave them wanting to do something about it (and give them the means to start) * A topical, and increasingly important, issue reflected in recent scandals (Enron, Marconi), government responses (e.g. the Combined Code in the UK), and the continuing growth in consumerism An organization's own reputation is a valuable asset that is often insufficiently managed, if it is managed at all. This book not only outlines its importance, but it presents a new and insightful definition of the risk and proposes an approach for managing it properly. For the first time, a whole range of current issues (scandals and frauds, government legislation on risk management and reporting, the growth of consumerism, etc.) is targeted in a single logical argument on how to deal with it. Aimed at directors and senior executives, professional risk managers, consultants and professional risk advisers, and students in advanced courses.

A Question Of Trust

Author: David Anderson
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326305344
Page: N.A
View: 3451

A Question of Trust

Author: Penny Vincenzi
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755377664
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
View: 8344
A QUESTION OF TRUST is vintage Penny Vincenzi: rich with characters, life-changing decisions, love, desire and conflict. 'There are few things better in life than ... the latest novel by Penny Vincenzi' Daily Express 1950s London. Tom Knelston is charismatic, working class and driven by ambition, ideals and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision. It seems they are the perfect match. Then out of the blue, Tom meets beautiful and unhappily married Diana Southcott, a fashion model. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and potentially damaging to their careers. And when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to make decisions about his principles, his reputation, his marriage, and most of all, his love for his child.

A Question Of Trust

Author: Alexandra Raife
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444769375
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 5020
Philippa has returned to Glen Maraich and put together a 'portfolio career' - working in the local hotel, catering and house-sitting. She has her little cottage and her friends, and is perfectly content. The last thing on her mind is a new romance, but when a stranger comes to the glen, she finds herself strongly attracted to him. Jon is a prickly character, a mercenary soldier (though he keeps that a secret), and causes suspicion in the close-knit Highland community. They are protective of Philippa, and anxious that she not be hurt. But the unlikely couple find they have more in common than it would appear, and liking progresses cautiously towards love. Though not before a series of misunderstandings threatens to ruin the relationship - unless these two wounded people can learn to trust each other.

A Question of Trust

Author: Angeline Fortin
Publisher: My Personal Bubble LLC
ISBN: 1465863796
Category: Fiction
Page: 403
View: 5643
He planned to get rich the old-fashioned way... By marrying into it. When Jack Merrill becomes Earl of Haddington inheriting not only a title but the devastating debt that came with it, his friends convince him that the quickest solution is a wealthy bride! When he stumbles upon Kitty Hayes, he’s certain he’s found the perfect wife. She’s full of a fire and spirit that challenges him. She’s also a wealthy heiress. But Kitty is a married woman! Can he wait it out until she finds her freedom? After years in an abusive marriage, Kitty Hayes flees Boston hoping to find protection and anonymity with her sister, Eve MacKintosh, now Countess of Glenrothes, in Scotland, while she petitions for a divorce from the man who has made her life a living hell. Mistaken for her sister, she encounters Jack Merrill who seeks friendship, he claims, but Kitty knows what he is hoping for! To her surprise, he’s not at all what she expected but rather a caring and affectionate man. But Kitty knows a scoundrel man like Jack will never realize the man he could be—the loving husband she’d always hoped for and the father her daughter needs. A man she can trust. That doesn’t mean she can’t want something more from him, so Kitty negotiates a deal with Jack. The money he needs to save his earldom if he becomes her lover in return. It’s a bargain that gives Jack everything he needs, but he soon discovers that it doesn’t give what he truly wants. When Kitty’s life is threatened by her former husband, will he realize the truth before it’s too late or will Jack just stand aside and let Kitty walk out of his life forever?

Squishy Taylor and a Question of Trust

Author: Ailsa Wild
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1782027688
Page: 118
View: 9601

A Question of Trust

Author: Dorothy Ann Bernard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780440173151
Page: 218
View: 9831

El largo camino hacia la libertad

La autobiografía de Nelson Mandela
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: AGUILAR
ISBN: 8403005334
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 664
View: 8035
La autobiografía de Nelson Mandela escrita de su puño y letra. La vida un hombre extraordinario, un héroe internacional, uno de los grandes líderes morales y políticos de nuestro tiempo. El largo camino hacia la libertad es la estimulante historia de la vida épica de Nelson Mandela, una historia de adversidades, resistencia y triunfo final narrada con la claridad y elocuencia de un líder nato. Nelson Mandela representa para millones de personas el triunfo de la dignidad y de la esperanza sobre la desesperación y el odio, de la autodisciplina y el amor sobre la persecución y la ignominia. Su extraordinaria vida consagrada a la lucha contra la opresión racial lo hizo merecedor del Premio Nobel de la Paz y lo alzó a la presidencia de su país. Desde su triunfal puesta en libertad en 1990 se convirtió en el centro del acontecimiento político más complejo y alentador de los últimos tiempos. En El largo camino hacia la libertad Nelson Mandela recorre el sendero de su extraordinaria vida. Descubriremos sus primeros pasos como estudiante y pasante en Johannesburgo, el lento despertar de su conciencia política, la ruptura de su primer matrimonio, la dolorosa separación de sus hijos, los veintisiete años que estuvo en prisión -repletos de acontecimientos-, su libertad y la instauración definitiva en Sudáfrica de una democracia multirracial. Una obra magistral destinada a ocupar un lugar de honor entre las memorias de las figuras más importantes de la historia. Las palabras de Mandela: «No nací con hambre de libertad, nací libre en todos los aspectos que me era dado conocer. [...] Solo cuando empecé a comprender que mi libertad infantil era una ilusión, cuando descubrí, siendo joven, que mi libertad ya me había sido arrebatada, fue cuando empecé a añorarla.» «Me gustan los amigos que tienen pensamientos independientes, porque suelen hacerte ver los problemas desde todos los ángulos». «Debemos usar el tiempo sabiamente y darnos cuenta de que siempre es el momento oportuno para hacer las cosas bien». La crítica ha dicho: «Uno de los libros más positivos que leerás.» GQ «Indispensable... La historia de un vida única.» Anthony Sampson «Brilla con la luminosidad de la fe en la invencible naturaleza de la esperanza y la dignidad humanas. Inolvidable...» Andri Brink «Una historia épica de lucha y aprendizaje y crecimiento. Narra la vida de un hombre cuyo idealismo y esperanza inspiraron a un mundo propenso al cinismo. Debería ser una lectura obligada.» Mary Benson, Daily Telegraph «Un trozo de historia reciente y un ejemplo para quienes se ahogan en las pequeñas miserias diarias.» Interviú

US-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century

A Question of Trust
Author: Michael Tai
Publisher: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy
ISBN: 9781138079793
Category: China
Page: 222
View: 1119
The relationship between the United States and China will be of critical importance to the world throughout the twenty-first century. In the West China¿s rise is often portrayed as a threat and China seen in negative terms. This book explores the dynamics of this crucial relationship. It looks in particular at what causes an international relationship to be perceived negatively, and considers what can be done to reverse this, arguing that trust is a key factor. It goes on to discuss US and Chinese rhetoric and behaviour in three key areas ¿ climate change, finance, and international security. The book contends that, contrary to much US rhetoric, China¿s actions in these areas is often much more flexible and accommodating than the US position, and that the Chinese are much more knowledgeable about, and understanding and appreciative of, the United States than vice versa.

Question of Trust

Author: Laura Caldwell
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 0778313212
Category: Fiction
Page: 373
View: 9680
When her boyfriend Theo is arrested on charges of fraud and a neighbor is found dead in their home, attorney Izzy McNeil wants to believe in Theo's innocence, but the evidence of his guilt keeps mounting, forcing Izzy to walk the line between attorney and lover. Original. 32,000 first printing.

Breach of Trust

Author: Peter Birks,Arianna Pretto-Sakmann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316832
Category: Law
Page: 448
View: 3802
Recent leading cases have demonstrated the urgent need to modernize the learning on breach of trust,which has lagged behind the flourishing scholarship on the creation of trusts. Since breach of trust or fiduciary duty occupies the centre of the legal stage, it comes as a surprise that, although one or two novelists have chosen 'Breach of Trust' as the title to their book, no lawyer has so far thought it necessary to produce a specialized work on the subject. To fill the gap, this book, written by a team of leading trust lawyers from a number of common law jurisdictions, investigates all the principal aspects of the subject. The nature of the trustee's duties and of the liability for breach is closely examined, and all available defences and excuses are reviewed. Two substantial chapters consider the consequences of assisting a breach or receiving trust property from a trustee acting in breach. The book closes with a critical overview of the entire topic. CONTENTS: 1 Robert Chambers 'Liability for Breach'; 2 Joshua Getzler 'The Duty of Care'; 3 Edwin Simpson 'The Conflict of Interest'; 4 David Fox 'Overreaching'; 5 Lionel Smith 'Property Transferred in Breach'; 6 Charles Mitchell 'Assistance'; 7 Peter Birks 'Receipt'; 8 James Penner 'Exemption clauses'; 9 John Lowry and Rod Edmunds 'Honest and Reasonable Breach' ; 10 Jennifer Payne 'Consent'; 11 William Swadling 'Limitation'; 12 Gary Watt 'Laches, Estoppel and Election'; 13 David Hayton 'An Overview'.

Violations of Trust

How Social and Welfare Institutions Fail Children and Young People
Author: Judith Bessant,Richard Hil,Rob Watts
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754618720
Category: Political Science
Page: 153
View: 9781
The past few decades have brought to light increasing evidence of systemic and repeated institutional abuse of children and young people in many western nations. This book documents comprehensively a full range of abuse occurring in 'caring' and 'protective' institutions, with particular reference to the Australian case. The dominant theme is 'betrayal' and, in particular, the ways in which agencies charged with the care and protection of children and young people become the sites of abusive practices.

The Truth About Trust

How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More
Author: David DeSteno
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148487
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
View: 2366
“This one’s worth reading. Trust me.” —Daniel Gilbert, PhD, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness Issues of trust come attached to almost every human interaction, yet few people realize how powerfully their ability to determine trustworthiness predicts future success. David DeSteno’s cutting-edge research on reading trust cues with humanoid robots has already excited widespread media interest. In The Truth About Trust, the renowned psychologist shares his findings and debunks numerous popular beliefs, including Paul Zak’s theory that oxytocin is the “moral molecule.” From education and business to romance and dieting, DeSteno’s fascinating, paradigm-shifting book offers new insights and practical takeaways that will forever change how readers understand, communicate, and make decisions in every area of life.