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Verantwortungsvoll führen in einer komplexen Welt

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"Verantwortungsvoll führen" bedeutet für uns Autoren, die Lebensfähigkeit von Unternehmen, von Teams und nicht zuletzt jedes Einzelnen zu sichern, zu fördern und zu entwickeln. Damit werden die Voraussetzungen für nachhaltigen Erfolg im komplexen Umfeld des digitalen Wandels geschaffen.

Ausgangspunkt dieses Buches sind fünf grundlegende Denkmuster der verantwortungsvollen Führung. Drauf aufbauend wird eine "Landkarte" entwickelt, die das kybernetische Modell des lebensfähigen Systems neu interpretiert und an Praxisbeispielen illustriert. Dieses fordert eine am Sinn und Zweck (dem "Purpose") orientierte Führung, die das Gemeinwohl stets im Blick hat und digitale Strategien nahtlos in agile Operationen umsetzt.

 
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A Family of Brothers

Goose Lane Editions


They fought at Ypres in the fall of 1915, on the Somme at Courcelette and Regina Trench in 1916, they carried on to Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele in 1917, and they were part of the battles at Amiens and the Hundred Days campaign of 1918. The 26th New Brunswick Battalion was the only infantry unit from the province to serve on the Western Front from 1915 until the Armistice. More than 5,700 soldiers passed through the battalion during the war, of whom more than 900 were killed and nearly 3,000 were wounded.

A Family of Brothers tells the story of the 'Fighting 26th' from their mobilization to the aftermath of the war. Using a wide range of sources, including letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, war diaries, and other official documents, this compelling history recounts the stories of the soldiers at the front and behind the lines and how their wartime service affected them during the war and after they returned.

A Family of Brothers is volume 24 of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.

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J. Brent Wilson teaches in the history department at the University of New Brunswick and has worked at the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society since 1989. He is the editor of Hurricane Pilot: The Wartime Letters of W.O. Harry Gill, D.F.M., 1940-1943, Vol. 10 in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series, and a co-author of Kandahar Tour: The Turning Point in Canada's Afghan Mission.

 
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Amazing Medical Stories

Goose Lane Editions


The twenty true tales in Amazing Medical Stories give a rich and entertaining picture of the ways in which medical workers (both real and fake) have used the keys to the mysterious kingdom of life: health, disease, and physical anomaly, birth, death, and post-mortem diagnosis. The stories run the gamut from tragedy to hilarity, from satisfaction of curiosity to evocation of terrible pity. Amazing Medical Stories deals with quacks and charlatans, the giants Angus McAskill and Anna Swan, the first case of antisocial personality disorder, as well as wonderous inventions and achievements by physicians.

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"Medical stories amaze, amuse."

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"Interesting... ‘The Physicians on Titanic,’ ‘The Undertakers and the Titanic Disaster,’ and ’The Halifax Explosion: Taking Care of the Victims,’ these three compelling tales combined are reason enough to want to read this book."

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Dr. George Burden is a general practitioner in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. His stories on medical history appear frequently in the Medical Post, and he is also a contributor to Reader's Digest, Stitches Magazine of Medical Humour, the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the St. John's Telegram.

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Dorothy Grant worked as a registered nurse in Halifax and New York, and later turned to journalism. With consumer affairs as her beat, she became a Halifax radio and TV personality. In the 1990s, she did communications work for the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, and at the same time she published more than 60 articles in the Medical Post. Her byline is familiar to readers of Family Practice Magazine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

 
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Albatross

BWL Publishing Inc. | A Kendra Spark Novel


Kendra Spark, Derek Knight, and “ghosty” Jenna Powers, members of an FBI special task force, investigate a cold-case and end up facing the ultimate psychopaths, a highly-accredited police director gone crime lord and a beautiful malevolent “albatross of a spirit.” Both want Kendra for her unique abilities, but might settle for Jenna instead. Derek stops at nothing to keep Kendra and Jenna safe, but what if the worst-case scenario happens, an unstoppable villain and villainess?

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Peters Davis has done it again. A gripping addition to the Kendra Spark series.

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S. Peters-Davis writes multi-genre stories, but loves penning a good page-turning suspense-thriller, especially when it’s a ghost story and a romance. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, playing with grandchildren, or enjoying time with her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

 
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Cosmographia

BookThug


Butt out, Dante. Move over, Milton. Piss off, Pound. Outta the way, Olson. Here comes Cosmographia – a post-Lucretian faux micro-epic, the latest ground breaking incursion into the ever popular spectacle of the Epic Poem. Tracking the classic epic journey through the unfolding cosmos toward home, though occasionally disoriented by milling cows with similar intent, Cosmographia teems with nasty political invective, scurrilous spiritual slander, and endless exploitive sexual innuendo. Taking as its muses Cab Calloway and Charles Mingus, by the time it gets home, Cosmographia has subjected the epic to unspeakable acts in the name of linguistic rectumtude, dada terrorism, and sporadic ejaculations of self-expression. Oh yeah! – poetry will never be the same.

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Well, this isn’t fair, is it? Boughn starts out as if he’s just fooling around, and then he sneaks in a major long poem for our time, whatever that is. This happened to me once before in Muncie, and this time it was even better. – George Bowering

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Michael Boughn has taught literature courses at the University of Toronto for 19 years. His own writing includes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and essays. He is the author of H.D.: A Bibliography 1905-1990 (1993) and co-editor (with Victor Coleman) of Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book (2011). His recent book of poetry, Cosmographia - A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic, was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His mystery novel, Business As Usual, was published in 2011. Great Canadian Poems for the Aged Vol.1 Illus. Ed is forthcoming from BookThug in 2012.

 
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Strategien in Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft

Meyer, Martin (Hrsg.) | NZZ Libro ein Imprint der Schwabe Verlagsgruppe AG | SIAF / Schweizerisches Institut für Auslandsforschung


Risiken prägen unsere Gegenwart und sie bestimmen unsere Vorstellung von der Zukunft. Ob in Politik, Wirtschaft oder Gesellschaft – Handeln heisst immer Risiken abwägen, was durchaus auch positive Spielräume und Chancen einschliesst. Der Band versammelt die Vorträge, die im Jahr 2010 am Schweizerischen Institut für Auslandsforschung gehalten wurden. Referiert wurde unter anderem über die grossen Herausforderungen Europas ausserhalb der europäischen Grenzen, über den Aufstieg Asiens, über das anhaltend aktuelle Thema der Sicherheitspolitik. Insider reflektierten über den Brennpunkt Kaukasus (Heidi Tagliavini), der stellvertretend für diverse Krisenregionen der Welt stehen kann, und über die grossen wirtschaftlichen Herausforderungen für Europa (Hans Tietmeyer).

 
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Bouquet of Thorns

BWL Publishing Inc.


On a travelling scholarship in India, Sarah’s brother has left her in charge of his run-down wine bar, telling her to sell it if she can. Waitressing in the evening as well as trying to establish her own flower shop during the day is more than she can cope with, however, and when she starts to fall out with the customers she knows it’s time to stop. Then the owner of the biggest hotel in town offers to buy it and, fingers crossed, she hopes her troubles will soon be over. Unfortunately for Sarah, they are only just beginning. Working long hours, using the profits from her own business to prop up the wine bar, and trying to pacify her disgruntled boyfriend, she is too tired to think straight as she lurches from one catastrophe to the next. And even worse is the fact that Sean Marlow, with his Viking warrior beard and piercing blue eyes, always seems to be at the bottom of them.

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Another wonderful story from Sheila Claydon.

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Born and educated on the south coast of England, Sheila Claydon has gradually moved northwards across the UK. Now living in northwest England on a stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline, she finds walking a constant source of inspiration as well as a counterweight to the sedentary life of a writer. Interspersed with her writing is a long and varied career in health, education and employment. She likes to think she is a better writer because of those experiences, and also admits to basing some of her characters on people she has worked with in the past. Her motto is a quote by the late Ray Bradbury: 'First, find out what your hero wants. Then just follow him.'
 She starts with plots, chapter outlines, characterisation, each time she starts to write a new story. Then the hero takes over and she follows him instead...'

 
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The Crash is the Solution

Bastei Lübbe


Germany's most successful business book of 2014 in English now

It's no longer a question of whether the crash will happen, but when. All of the measures taken toward saving banks, national economies, and the euro boil down to the maximization of damages and state bankruptcy for Germany, for which case the expropriation of private citizens has long been in preparation. Government bonds, pension funds, life insurance policies and bank accounts - these are the things that will lose the most in a crash that should come sooner rather than later. Only then will the political and business sectors be open to making radical changes. When the crash comes, we'll need fast solutions!

In their e-book, economics experts and authors of three bestsellers Matthias Weik and Marc Friedrich thoroughly and clearly describe what has caused and who benefits from the crisis. But their predictions are not completely pessimistic when it comes to securing your wealth. The two financial strategists explain in simple terms how you can redistribute your money into tangible assets before the crash in order to keep your savings safe.

The book immediately made it onto Spiegel magazine's bestseller list and has caused quite a stir. In this book, the authors correctly predicted the outcome of EU elections, the ECB's interest rate cuts and negative interest rates for banks, and the lowering of the interest rate guaranteed by life insurers - just to name a few examples.

About the authors:

Matthias Weik studied international business in Australia where he completed his degree. He has dealt with the global economy and financial markets for over a decade. Matthias Weik earned his MBA as part of a work-study program while working for a German corporation. On professional and academic stays in South America, Asia and Australia, Matthias Weik gained deep insight into the world of international finance and economics. His two books co-authored with Marc Friedrich Der grösste Raubzug der Geschichte (English working title: "The Greatest Heist of All Time") and Der Crash ist die Lösung (English: "The Crash Is the Solution") are both Spiegel magazine bestsellers and No 1. Manager Magazine bestsellers as well as the most successful economics books in Germany in 2013 and 2014. In 2016 they published their third bestseller "Kapitalfehler" (English: "Capital error").

Marc Friedrich studied international business administration and has focused intensely on the economy and financial markets. During a job assignment in Argentina, he witnessed a sovereign default first hand in 2001 and its devastating consequences. Marc Friedrich gained valuable work experience in the UK, Switzerland and the US. Together with Matthias Weik, Marc Friedrich holds seminars and lectures for companies, associations, foundations, at conferences, trade shows and at universities and colleges. The duo has been active in this field for several years now. Marc Friedrich and Matthias Weik are welcome economic experts and have made numerous appearances in recent years in print media and on radio and television programs.

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