Author: Lawrence Freedman Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead, feel their way through a series of stages, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the endpoint. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.
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- Spiral-bound: 24 pages
- Publisher: Moonlight Publishing Ltd; Spi edition (31 Dec. 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781851031122
- ISBN-13: 978-1851031122
- ASIN: 185103112X
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 1 x 17.8 cm
Cambridge Global English Stage 4 Activity Book: for Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language – Cambridge Primary Global English
Author: Jane Boylan and Claire Medwell Cambridge Global English (1-6) is a six-level Primary course following the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language Curriculum Framework developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Activity Book 4 provides additional practice activities to consolidate language skills and content material introduced in Learner's Book 4. Nine units correspond with the topics, texts and language input of Learner's Book 4 with each lesson of the Learner's Book supported by two pages in the Activity Book. Learning is reinforced through activities clearly framed within the 'I can' objectives of the course, opportunities for personalisation and creative work and a higher level of challenge to support differentiation. Each unit in the Activity Book ends with revision and an opportunity for self-assessment. CEFR Level: towards A2.
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Author: Lonely Planet Kids and Christina Webb Illustrator: Pippa Curnick In Let's Explore Safari, things are about to get really wild! Join your guides on a jeep safari in Africa, and keep your eyes peeled for some incredible animals. Spot the big five, discover who's drinking at the waterhole, find out about some true animal superheroes, and loads more. An African adventure awaits. Let's explore! Includes over 250 stickers. Perfect for on-the-road entertainment.
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Author: Cherri Moseley and Janet Rees Cambridge Primary Mathematics is a flexible and engaging course written specifically for Cambridge Primary Mathematics Curriculum Stages 1 to 6. The course offers a discussion-led approach with problem-solving integrated throughout. The language is pitched to ESL learners with illustrations to support visual understanding. Skills Builders provide consolidation activities for children who need extra learning opportunities to meet the standard for success. A full range of activities is provided to help raise a child's mathematical understanding and performance to match their peers, with teacher/parental guidance on key mathematical methods and concepts before each exercise.
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Author: Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty, the social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast 'On Purpose', distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a practicing monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. Over the past three years, Jay Shetty has become one of the world's most popular influencers. One of his clips was the most-watched video on Facebook last year, with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 32 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos, which have amassed more than 5 billion views, and his podcast, 'On Purpose', is consistently ranked the world's #1 health-related podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can - and should - think like a monk.
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Author: Yanis Varoufakis Imagine it is now 2025 and that years earlier, in the wake of the world financial crisis of 2008, a new post-Capitalist society had been born. In this ingenious book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis draws on the greatest thinkers in European culture from Plato to Marx to offer us a dramatic and tantalising glimpse of this brave new world, where the principles of democracy, equality, and justice are truly served. But in setting out what would be needed to forge such a society, he identifies a painful but important truth: that the greatest obstacles to making such a vision a reality lie within each of us. This book offers answers to some of the most pressing questions of today. It also challenges us to consider how we might answer them in our lives.
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- Author: Johny Pitts
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Allen Lane; 01 edition (6 Jun. 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141984724
- ISBN-13: 978-0141984728
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 21.6 cm
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- Hardcover: 24 pages
- Publisher: Moonlight Publishing Ltd (24 Jan. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185103238X
- ISBN-13: 978-1851032389
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 0.9 x 18.1 cm