The One Hour China Consumer Book

Five Short Stories That Explain the Brutal Fight for One Billion Consumers
Author: Jeffrey Towson,Jonathan Woetzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991445042
Page: N.A
View: 8102
Following the success of their best-selling One Hour China Book, Peking University Professors Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson are back to explain the rise of Chinese consumers.In this one hour "speed read", the authors argue:1) China is now the world's most complicated consumer market. The complexity of Chinese consumers is increasing exponentially with wealth.2) The importance of China's rising consumers is matched only by the brutality of the fight for them. The competition is brutal and there are far more corpses than winners. 3) The State still ultimately creates most of the winners.The authors explain all this through five short stories. They detail the successes and failures of Carlsberg, KFC, Christie's, the NBA and others in hyper-competition consumer China. Ultimately, this book is about how Chinese consumers are finally becoming wealthy and how Western companies are finally learning to live with communism. A few take-aways from the book:- Young Chinese are the big-spending, emotional Chinese consumers the entire world has been waiting for.- State-Owned Enterprises can compete and win in purely commercial industries.- Food scandals are good in the long-term for KFC and McDonalds.- Elderly Chinese are not the attractive demographic everyone thinks they are.- The NBA China doesn't need another Yao Ming. - You can win big if you get to Chinese consumers AND the government. State capitalism can be exceptionally profitable.- Western China, the country's big backyard, is the last great battleground for multinationals. And Carlsberg beer is the first clear winner.- Almost any Chinese consumer can act affluent some of the time. Something that is particularly confusing for Christie's and Sotheby's.- One consumer demographic everyone should care about is China's working moms.

Story Works

Author: David Booth,Robert Barton,Bob Barton
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381257
Category: Education
Page: 143
View: 9189
The definitive guide to using shared stories in the modern, up-to-date classroom. Child-tested and ready for integration into any curriculum, the book explores how to nurture the sense of story within the imagination of children. Learn effective ways to encourage students to use ideas, values, and language from their reading in their own stories and listen to each other, respond, and build on collective responses.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes)
Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695682
Category: Social Science
Page: 1160
View: 6223
A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research


Beyond the Cage of Best Practices
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120336984
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 4741
Poverty reduction in South Asia is a precondition for sustaining any form of reforms in governance. The new public management reforms which started in South Asia from Sri Lanka taking the initiative in 1977–78 have been a decisive break from the previously practised State driven protectionist system. Investment in the region has been rising and even per capita income has shown some increase, yet the state has not been able to lead these reforms appropriately and efficiently. Thus poverty has not been reduced, ordinary people continue to languish under government programmes and the socially excluded remain outside the mainstream decision making bodies. Governance in South Asia faces the single most important challenge of poverty reduction which continues to blunt and disfigure capacity, self esteem and service delivery system to the poor. This book attempts to bring out microlevel studies from many regions in South Asia to address issues of entrepreneurship, knowledge and professionalism. As an initiator of the idea on developing a critique to the straightjacketed ‘best practice’ research, this book questions the standard practice in evaluating administrative reforms as not being the true base for knowledge. Administrators need to balance capacity and control in every implementation programme. Confining to the knowledge of ‘best practices’ may conceal enormous amount of information from the ‘less than best’ practices which may be necessary to sustain good initiatives of public managers. This book highlights areas of active networking, partnerships and collaborations amongst state and non-state bodies, NGOs and specialist Science and Technical Organizations. The true nature of governance is explained and demonstrated through the processes which otherwise pass off undetected in macro-understanding of governance.

The Healing Power of Spirituality: How Faith Helps Humans Thrive [3 volumes]

Author: J. Harold Ellens
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313366462
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 989
View: 2333
This three-volume set addresses how the role of spirituality and its constructive expressions in various religions—and outside of formal religion—enhances human personality and experience. • 55 distinguished contributors, representing numerous religious traditions, research disciplines, and psychospiritual perspectives, from North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe • Graphic illustrations of brain functions under varied conditions with various electrical and chemical stimuli, as well as a graphic depiction of personal narrative material

Introducing Religion

Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Robert S. Ellwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000709019
Category: Religion
Page: 372
View: 5774
Introducing Religion explores different ways of looking at religion in the twenty-first century. Providing a broad overview to the discipline of religious studies, this textbook introduces students to engaging and contemporary topics such as: sociology of religion psychology of religion history of religion religion and art religious ethics popular religion religion and violence Thoroughly updated throughout, this fifth edition includes images, further reading, a detailed glossary, case studies, and key terms for revision. This is the essential textbook for students approaching this subject area for the first time.

Creating Stories That Connect

A Pastor's Guide to Storytelling
Author: D. Bruce Seymour
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825494435
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 3296
This innovative book helps pastors and teachers enhance their teaching with original, audience appropriate stories--the way Jesus did! Bruce Seymour explains how such stories work, when to use them, and how to create them.

The Gospel Unleashed

Author: Dan Bouchelle
Publisher: College Press
ISBN: 9780899004938
Category: Bible
Page: 103
View: 9038
The Acts of the Apostles, or the Gospel of Luke Volume II, is the continuation of Jesus' story. Luke tells us how Jesus' story continues through His church. Jesus is just as active in Acts as He was in Luke. However, this time He is working through His disciples who have His Holy Spirit.

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Author: Phuoc Thi Minh Tran
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915167
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
View: 8204
**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award** **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal** This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc. In it, Tran—Minnesota's first Vietnamese librarian and an active member of the Vietnamese-American community—recounts cherished folktales such as "The Story of Tam and Cam" (the Vietnamese version of Cinderella), "The Jade Rabbit," and "The Legend of the Mai Flower." With beautiful illustrations by veteran artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, children and adults alike will be enchanted by Tran's English retellings. Stories in which integrity, hard work and a kind heart triumph over deception, laziness, and greed—as gods, peasants, kings and fools spring to life in legends of bravery and beauty, and fables about nature. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories will keep Vietnam's folktales alive for them and the legions of young readers who enjoy multicultural children's books and stories set in faraway lands. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories..

The Method of Levels

How to Do Psychotherapy Without Getting in the Way
Author: Timothy A. Carey
Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ
ISBN: 0974015547
Category: Psychology
Page: 178
View: 9440
Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

Cultural Studies

A Practical Introduction
Author: Michael Ryan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320657
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
View: 6775
This hands-on survey introduces students to the diverse fields that comprise cultural studies, from visual culture to popular music and new media. It can be used as a standalone text or is the perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Provides a comprehensive overview of the field, from cyberculture and digital media to fashion and new formulations of gender identity Includes student exercises and activities for each chapter Teaches cultural analysis through practical examples and application Gives students across disciplines the tools to become practitioners of Cultural Studies and active cultural analysts The perfect companion volume to Ryan's Cultural Studies Anthology (2008)

Belly Buttons, Dinosaurs, and Evolution

A Look at Science and the Sacred Stories in Genesis 1-11
Author: Stephen J. Kelly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477113487
Category: Religion
Page: 109
View: 8807
Belly Buttons, Dinosaurs, and Evolution explains the sacred stories in Genesis 1-11 in light of the science of evolution and the history of the stories in Genesis 1-11. The world of science and the world of faith use different criteria in their disciplines, yet properly understood, young people need not be in conflict with what they are learning in school and learning from their faith communities.

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies
Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526768
Category: Nature
Page: 488
View: 7127
Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

The Watchdog That Didn’t Bark

The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism
Author: Dean Starkman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536283
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
View: 2421
In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.

Science & Stories

Integrating Science and Literature : Grades 4-6
Author: Hilarie N. Staton,Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 9780673360847
Category: Activity programs in education
Page: 134
View: 489
Suggests books that can be used to teach science, such as "Julie of the Wolves," and "Galileo"

Stories, Time and Again

A Program Guide for Schools and Libraries
Author: Jan Irving,Joni Giarratano
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563089985
Category: Education
Page: 197
View: 4244
Presents ideas for creative, book-based children's programs, and includes such teaching aids as materials lists, reproducible illustrations, and an annotated list of relevant picture books.

Geschäftsmodelle für Fachverlage in der Weiterbildung

Eine Analyse auf Basis berufsbegleitender Angebote in Deutschland
Author: Alexander Kolano
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365804747X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 106
View: 5303
​Hohe Bildungsqualifikationen sind für einen Technologiestandort wie die deutsche Volkswirtschaft von entscheidender strategischer Bedeutung. Vor dem Hintergrund des demografischen Wandels und des zunehmenden Fachkräftemangels wird der Weiterbildungsmarkt für Fachverlage daher zunehmend attraktiver. Vor allem durch die Optionen moderner Medien ergeben sich eine Vielzahl an Geschäfts- und Kooperationsmodellen mit Weiterbildungsanbietern. Alexander Kolano analysiert berufsbegleitende Weiterbildungsangebote auf wissenschaftlichem Niveau und entwickelt aufbauend darauf mögliche Geschäftsmodelle für Fachverlage unter der Nutzung moderner Bildungsmedien.

A Storied Wilderness

Rewilding the Apostle Islands
Author: James W. Feldman
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295802979
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 4454
The Apostle Islands are a solitary place of natural beauty, with red sandstone cliffs, secluded beaches, and a rich and unique forest surrounded by the cold, blue waters of Lake Superior. But this seemingly pristine wilderness has been shaped and reshaped by humans. The people who lived and worked in the Apostles built homes, cleared fields, and cut timber in the island forests. The consequences of human choices made more than a century ago can still be read in today�s wild landscapes. A Storied Wilderness traces the complex history of human interaction with the Apostle Islands. In the 1930s, resource extraction made it seem like the islands� natural beauty had been lost forever. But as the island forests regenerated, the ways that people used and valued the islands changed - human and natural processes together led to the rewilding of the Apostles. In 1970, the Apostles were included in the national park system and ultimately designated as the Gaylord Nelson Wilderness. How should we understand and value wild places with human pasts? James Feldman argues convincingly that such places provide the opportunity to rethink the human place in nature. The Apostle Islands are an ideal setting for telling the national story of how we came to equate human activity with the loss of wilderness characteristics, when in reality all of our cherished wild places are the products of the complicated interactions between human and natural history. Watch the book trailer:

Teaching Literary Elements With Short Stories

Author: Tara McCarthy
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439098434
Category: Education
Page: 96
View: 9047
Ready-to-use, high interest stories with mini-lessons and activities that help students understand literary elements and use them effectively in their writing.


Author: Lynne Gibson
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435336356
Category: Christianity
Page: 62
View: 1497
Modern World Religions is a series that balances learning about religions with learning from religions. The series covers the five major modern faiths: Christianity Islam Judaism Buddhism Hinduism.