• The "Poisoned Spring" of Economic Libertarianism

    By Angus Sibley

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461144564
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: May 2011
    ________________________________________“We gain by not treating one another as neighbors.” “Labor is the most scarce of all the primary means of production.” “Simply think of the state as a criminal band.” The writers of these remarks are among the defunct economists whose ideology has dominated the past few decades. Their thoughts, and the policies that spring from them, have brought us high unemployment, glaring inequalities, exorbitant debts, social disintegration, industrial decay, deteriorating public services, and most recently the monstrous crash of 2008. Here is a book that exposes and explains the underlying ideology of the ‘neoconservative’ movement, obsessed with financial deregulation, unshackled competition, maximization of profits and shrinkage of the public sector. This 'neoconservative' movement, writes author Angus Sibley, has fooled a great many people by the simple expedient of claiming that it alone supports true ‘freedom’, while its political rivals favor policies that lead inevitably to totalitarian dictatorship. In reality, the author says, such talk is nonsensical. Many free, democratic countries have long pursued socially progressive policies without degenerating into dictatorship. Meanwhile, in the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ countries especially, what neoconservatives call ‘freedom’ has turned out to be the liberty of wealthy capitalists to subvert the political process, to dominate economic decision-making, and generally to take advantage of everyone else.Moreover, despite its un-Christian behavior, this group has succeeded in persuading certain churches to lend it their support, and even argues that its ideology is compatible with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This book offers a critique of the libertarian 'Austrian school' of free-market economics from experience of real-world economic life and also from the wisdom traditions of Judaism and Christianity, and especially from Catholic Social Teaching. It draws upon the author’s professional experience in economics and his theological knowledge to show how libertarian economic theory and practice, as proposed by the ‘Austrian school’, are radically challenged by Catholic teaching. The author profoundly critiques the major libertarian theorists of the ‘Austrian school’, namely Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. In addition, he reports on several Catholic thinkers who have defended or written positively about the Austrian school or its theorists. These include Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute, Robert A. Sirico of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He concludes the book by asking the serious question of whether a supposedly Catholic defense of libertarian economics does not actually constitute an understanding of the human person and human society that is heretical to the Catholic tradition. Angus Sibley’s book is published by Pax Romana / Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs – USA, the US intellectual-professional federation of the worldwide Pax Romana movement devoted to the study and promotion Catholic social teaching. The books Preface is written by Joe Holland, President of Pax Romana's US intellectual-professional federation.Partnering in publishing the book are two US organizations equally committed to Catholic Social Teaching and especially to its defense of labor unions, namely Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice and the Catholic Labor Network.___________________________________________________________________________
  • Praise for #MakeoverMonday "We humans can't learn alone or only by studying rules and principles. We learn in collaboration -- copying and getting feedback from others -- and by practicing, to grasp how principles apply to the real world, and when it's appropriate to tweak them or even break them. This book, the product of the Makeover Monday collaborative initiative, exemplifies this understanding of how learning really works. If you've already read some classics in the literature about data visualization, the next step is to grab this book and peruse its many before-and-after examples. You'll love some, dislike others, and even loathe a few, but in the process of mulling over all them you'll become a better visualization designer." --Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, and author of The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication "Visualizing data effectively is something you learn through practicing: making something, getting feedback, and iterating to refine and improve. The weekly #MakeoverMonday project has been a place for many people to do exactly that. With #MakeoverMonday: Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time, Andy and Eva have curated the thousands of visuals they've seen into a guide packed with lessons, tips, anecdotes, and examples. If you work with data, you'll appreciate the varied and creative approaches, learn mistakes to avoid, and be inspired to do your own practicing to take your data visualization game to the next level!" --Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, author of storytelling with data "#MakeoverMonday grew from a weekly blog series into a worldwide social data project, with some of the best talent in the data visualization community participating each week. This book compiles years of learning and hundreds of visualizations from that project into a practical guide that will prove essential for anyone working with data." --Jeffrey A. Shaffer, Co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards, Adjunct Professor teaching Data Visualization at the University of Cincinnati "Real-word case studies? Captivating visualizations? Practical career tips? This book has it all. Phenomenal." --Kirill Eremenko, CEO, SuperDataScience
  • 1,001 Phrases You Need to Get a Job

    By Nancy Schuman

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781440538872
    • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
    • Published: May 2012
    A book that covers the whole job-application procress provides key phrases for resumes, cover letters and job interviews. Original.
  • The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great

    By Joel Peterson

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814437452
    • Publisher: Amacom
    • Published: May 2016
    “Trust is the essential enabler for truly great teams – and no one understands, practices, or explains it like Joel Peterson. Where a great book makes complex ideas seem simple, 10 Laws captures the essence of trust and provides a clear pathway for those willing to nurture it. Simultaneously educational and uplifting—it’s a book to be savored.” — General (Retired) Stanley McChrystal, author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams “In Silicon Valley and beyond, people listen to Joel Peterson’s calm, thoughtful advice because he’s so well-trusted. In this book he shares his hard-won wisdom on how you can be too.”— Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz “Joel Peterson’s simple, lucid book is a blueprint for building a culture of trust, creativity and high morale at a time when all three are desperately needed.”— Arianna HuffinGton, co-founder of the Huffington Post Media Group “To earn trust, you have to show trust, and Joel Peterson teaches us how. Trust me: this insightful, fast read is well worth your time.”— Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take “An important book on an amazingly important topic. Trust is so often treated implicitly and not discussed, when there are few things more leveraged for treating explicitly and discussing-—Joel’s book opens the door for that next level of practice, for individuals and organizations.”— Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners “The 10 Laws of Trust reminded me how vital and intuitive building trust is to our success as leaders. All present and future leaders need to place this book on their must-read list, as it clearly delineates the most important behaviors we need to not only ‘speak to,’ but ‘act to’ in order to insure both our own success and that of our organizations.”— Ann Rhoades, former Head of People at Southwest Airlines, author of Built on Values, and founder of People Ink
  • 10 Simple Secrets of the Best Leaders... How to Define Success and Make It Happen!

    By Vicki Merrill

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    • ISBN-13: 9780615611495
    • Publisher: Dsamih Publishing
  • 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing

    By Jack E. Appleman

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781947308305
    • Publisher: Association for Talent Development
    • Published: November 2017
  • 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing

    By Jack E. Appleman

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781562864811
    • Publisher: ASTD Press
    • Published: February 2008
    A guide to sucessful business writing offers a ten-step way to improve communications describing how to organize material, construct clear sentences, choose the right tone, and edit and refine writing.
  • 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech: The Definitive Guide to Professional Speechwriting

    By Fletcher Dean

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781463742775
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
    • Published: October 2011
    The boss asks, “Can you write a speech?” She wants you to say yes. You want to say yes. But the truth is, you’re not sure.That’s when you turn to 10 Steps to Vital Speechwriting, the pithy, wise, realistic and readable guide to speechwriting. It’s written by speechwriting guru Fletcher Dean, and published by the prestigious monthly magazine Vital Speeches of the Day. 10 Steps to Vital Speechwriting is a brisk guide through the skills that make speechwriting such a valued and lucrative communication specialty. It teaches readers how to analyze audiences, target them with your message, interview the speaker and research the speech, form your material into a compelling story, give it structure, write it with style, create visual aids and coach your speaker through the delivery process.This manual contains insider tips, checklists and counterintuitive but important truths. And every lesson in this book is illuminated by an inspiring and helpful example from speeches by presidents and prime ministers, CEOs and military generals, political provocateurs and church leaders.Readers of this manual will not only be able to respond to their worried boss in the affirmative, they’ll be raring to go.
  • 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders: Leadership and Character

    By Al Gini

    Our Price: $88.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780470672303
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: May 2013
    Arguing that an individual's character--particularly as constituted by ten particular virtues--is the core factor in determining leadership ability, this book offers a fresh perspective on a subject which has spawned hundreds of books claiming to share the secret ingredients of a leader's success. Here, exemplars as varied as Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, and Oprah Winfrey provide the evidence for ten core leadership virtues that combined to make them figures of inspiration and influence. The authors bring their decades of scholarship in business, ethics, philosophy, and leadership to bear on a topic which could scarcely be more timely and resonant. They show how leadership is a lived process that involves more than facts and theories, and that missing key characteristics lends itself all too easily to the conduct of 'misleadership'. Time, place, issues, and circumstances may shape the outcomes of those aspiring to govern the actions of their fellows, but true leadership flows from an individual's character, ethical principles, and desire to be of service to others.
  • 100 Creative Presentation Ideas

    By Amir Elion

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781438239187
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: November 2005
    The 100 Creative Presentation Ideas book is a successful title, which has been used by numerous managers, business people, educators, and students to boost the quality and memorable effect of their presentations.This practical guide includes a fountain of ideas that will surely provide you all the help you need to make your future presentations succeed beyond your plans.It covers a variety of ideas on Presentation Content, Presentation Planning and Order, Presentation Design and Delivery, Audience Participation, Atmosphere & Environment and more.
  • 100 Years of Catholic Social Teaching Defending Workers & Their Unions

    By Joe Holland

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781477467404
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: May 2012
    "The repeated calls issued within the Church's social doctrine, beginning with Rerum Novarum, for the promotion of workers' associations that can defend their rights must therefore be honored today even more than in the past, as a prompt and far-sighted response to the urgent need for new forms of cooperation at the international level, as well as the local level."- Benedict XVI, CARITAS IN VERITATE, Paragraph 25THIS BOOK provides summaries and commentaries for five landmark papal encyclicals defending workers and their unions. These are: Leo XIII's 1891 Rerum Novarum; Pius XI's 1931 Quadragesimo Anno; John XXIII's 1961 Mater et Magistra; and John Paul II's 1981 Laborem Exercens and 1991 Centesimus Annus. The heart of the book is an extended summary and commentary on each of the above five encyclicals, which are often mentioned but seldom studied. The book opens with the author's analysis of the late modern breakdown of Catholic evangelization among the working classes especially in the United States and other English-speaking industrialized countries. It concludes with a proposed pastoral strategy of global church-labor solidarity to overcome both the older mid-19th century "loss of the working class" to the Catholic Church in much of Western Europe, and also the newer recently developing "loss of the working class" to the Catholic Church in the United States and other English-speaking industrialized countries.As the book makes clear, the Social Magisterium of the Catholic Church defends workers' unions as an essential human right rooted in workers' sharing in the image of God, and having the God-given human right to organize for their defense and for participation in decision-making within their workplaces. Bishops and other pastoral leaders who do not build their pastoral strategies for evangelization on this central theme of Catholic Social Teaching undermine their own Catholic (universal) vocation to preach the full Gospel of Jesus to all social classes.JOE HOLLAND is an eco-social philosopher and Catholic theologian with a Ph.D. in the field of Social Ethics from the University of Chicago. His earlier book, MODERN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING 1740-1958, traces the wisdom tradition of Catholic Social Teaching from its early modern expression through to the death of Pius XII. It addresses the tradition's development as first an anti-modern, and then a modern, ecclesial strategic response to the early and middle stages of Liberal Capitalism and Scientific Socialism. In a forthcoming book on John XXIII, and in additional future books on subsequent popes, Joe plans to address the postmodern development of the tradition from 1958 forward. These books will describe the still developing postmodern Catholic ecclesial strategic response to the turbulent local-global crises of both Liberal Capitalism and Scientific Socialism. They will also highlight the Spirit-inspired seeds of hope -- emerging across the human family -- for a regenerative local-global ecological civilization.
  • 101 Activities for Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service

    By Ann Thomas

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814414446
    • Publisher: Amacom
    • Published: June 2009
    Taking exceptional care of the customers who keep you in business has never been more important. And now the team behind the best-selling Knock Your Socks Off Service(R) series makes building outstanding customer service skills and attitudes both easy and fun with 101 Activities for Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service. Inside you'll find role-plays, word games, brainstorming exercises, secret shopping trips, and more to help your team learn by doing and sharing. Most of the activities take 30 minutes or less--quick enough to liven up any brown-bag lunch seminar or routine staff meeting. While working and laughing with your team, you'll all get a chance to see things from the customer's perspective...and create an action plan for service improvement. In the process you'll quickly grasp core service principles and feel comfortable handling real-world service challenges such as: -Making only promises you can keep -Treating customers with empathy, not sympathy -Really listening to and learning from customer feedback -Knowing when it's all right and pays off to say "I'm sorry" -Calming obnoxious customers and coping with on-the-job stress Giving you the practical tools you need to wow your customers, these simple but powerful activities will help all front-line service professionals deliver consistently excellent results. Praise for The Original Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service "Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service is written in a witty, engaging style, and offers real tactics any service provider can use. Once you've read this book, pass it on to your employees." -- Entrepreneur "Leave it to crafty Ron Zemke to find a niche that still needs filling. Yes, management books on customer service are indeed a glut on the market, but what about a book for the poor front-line grunts who actually have to serve those customers Enter Delivering Knock Your Socks Off Service." -- Training "They attack the issue with missionary zeal and, instead of pronouncing the 'thou shalt' type of commandments, offer practical how-to-fix-it advice and render outstanding service tips."-- ALA Booklist Performance Research Associates, Inc., is a consulting firm specializing in creating a customer-driven culture. Carrying on the legacy of the late service legend Ron Zemke, PRA principals Ann Thomas and Jill Applegate are part of a team that has authored more than 40 books and thousands of articles, as well as developed numerous seminars and organizational assessment instruments. The firm works with companies of all sizes and sectors around the globe, and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
  • 101 Best Cover Letters

    By Block

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071342575
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
    • Published: April 1999
    Offers advice on writing effective cover letters and shares examples suitable for a variety of professions and situations
  • 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges

    By Paul Falcone

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814413487
    • Publisher: Amacom
    • Published: April 2009
    Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, productivity and communication issues . . . these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics you may have to discuss with your employees. 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees provides you with proven guidance and realistic sample dialogues you can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with your people, helping to sidestep potential awkwardness and meet issues head on. This solution oriented book walks you through some of the most common--as well as the most serious--employee problems you're ever likely to encounter. Covering everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings, this handy guide helps you treat your people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but also on how to say it. This helpful guide provides down to earth techniques you can use to protect yourself and your organization--and get the very best from your people. Praise for Paul Falcone's Previous Books: 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems: -When you feel the need to document an employee's actions (or inactions), turn to this great tool.--- Legal Management 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire: -Takes the guesswork out of the interview process.- -- Benefits and Compensation Solutions The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book: -If the art and science of hiring and firing has become a puzzle, then author Paul Falcone has the answer.- -- Houston Business Journal Paul Falcone is Vice President of Employee Relations at Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and was formerly Vice President of Human Resources at Nickelodeon. He is the author of 2600 Phrases for Effective Perform-ance Reviews, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, and The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book. He lives in Valencia, California.