Competition between MNCs and Emerging Domestic Opponents in China:A Case Study Comparing The Coca-Cola Company with its Local Competitor the Hangzhou Wahaha Group Katrin Ehling
A member of the London Chess Club has dropped dead during a game, supposedly of a heart attack. An officer of the club believes he was murdered by his opponent´s evil eye. Holmes finds that his death was not caused by an evil eye, but - was it or was it not poisoned jelly beans? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/070064/bk_acx0_070064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a culture of outrage and siloing, social media is the go-to place to attack and to hide. Users rant and vent, and they huddle in like-minded silos. Social media encourages impulsive and angry responses to tweets or posts that irritate us. It also allows us to avoid challenges to our conventional wisdom. We can block, unfriend, and hunker down in private groups. Social media has so far aggravated, rather than helped to cure, ideological polarization and partisanship. Is there a higher and better use? Facebook is the largest forum in the history of humankind for free and open communication among citizens. It can be used to engage in meaningful conversations about important political, social, and economic issues. The choice is ours to make. As is demonstrated in Jeff Rasley´s latest book, ´´regular folks” can use their social networks for civil discussion and debate, and then for positive political action. Or, they can follow the lead of President Trump to tweet insults and ridicule political opponents. Who do we want to be as a nation? The Case for Civility exposes the causes and effects of hyper-partisanship. It offers a ´´modest proposal´´ to treat the symptoms of toxic polarization using social media. An experiment in Facebook based on the values of civility, tolerance, pragmatism, and moderation proves there is a cure. Rasley is the author of nine other books, including Godless - Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs and Bringing Progress to Paradise, a memoir about adventure and philanthropy in the Nepal Himalayas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103186/bk_acx0_103186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a win-win action, both parties win, and a common victory is greater than it is ever possible to achieve alone. There is no upper boundary to how good the results that are possible to achieve together, compared to pursuing one´s own advantage. Real win-win thinking is never a game against the other party, from which all game theoretical solutions look to start, but involves cooperation with all the players. To act in competition with an opponent is not as successful as acting in win-win cooperation with such a party that has same values and goals as you. Also, a common dialog is needed. Win-win thinking can, in world politics, completely compensate the now prevalent violence-based power politics. For hundreds, and possibly thousands of years, political actors have acted according to its requirements. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Farinacci. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046980/bk_acx0_046980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everything you´ve been taught about the World War II ´´internment camps´´ in America is wrong: They were not created primarily because of racism or wartime hysteria They did not target only those of Japanese descent They were not Nazi-style death camps In her latest investigative tour-de-force, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin sets the historical record straight - and debunks radical ethnic alarmists who distort history to undermine common-sense, national security profiling. The need for this myth-shattering book is vital. President Bush´s opponents have attacked every homeland defense policy as tantamount to the ´´racist´´ and ´´unjustified´´ World War II internment. Bush´s own transportation secretary, Norm Mineta, continues to milk his childhood experience at a relocation camp as an excuse to ban profiling at airports. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001682/bk_acx0_001682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be. Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king´s agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection of black diamonds rumoured to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: the Tichborne Claimant, a man who insists that he´s the long lost heir to the cursed Tichborne estate. Monstrous, bloated, and monosyllabic, he´s not the aristocratic Sir Roger Tichborne known to everyone, yet the working classes come out in force to support him. They are soon rioting through the streets of London, as mysterious steam wraiths incite all-out class warfare. From a haunted mansion to the Bedlam madhouse, from South America to Australia, from séances to a secret labyrinth, Burton struggles with shadowy opponents and his own inner demons, meeting along the way the philosopher Herbert Spencer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale, and Charles Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). Can the king´s agent expose a plot that threatens to rip the British Empire apart, leading to an international conflict the like of which the world has never seen? And what part does the clockwork man have to play? Burton and Swinburne´s second adventure, The Clockwork Man of Trafalgar Square is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and a deepening mystery that pushes forward the three-volume story arc begun in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004363/bk_adbl_004363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As this best seller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the audiobook up to date - because this is still not normal.Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway best seller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him?That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher.Constrained by the APA’s ´´Goldwater rule”, which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic ´´duty to warn´´ supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cultlike characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. With eight new essays, this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump´s unnatural state. It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his. This program is read by Alex Hyde-White, William Dufris, Hillary Huber, Rosa Maria Bramble, Nanette Gartrell, Leonard L. Glass, Prudence Gourguechon, Luba Kessler, Bandy X. Lee, James R. Merikangas, Elizabeth Mika, P. J. Ochlan, Richard Painter, Jennifer Contarino Panning, Thomas Singer, Steven Soldz, Rosemary Sword, Michael J. Tansey, Betty P. Teng, Lise Van Susteren, Kevin Washington, and Steve Wruble.PL 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris, Hillary Huber, Alex Hyde-White, P.J. Ochlan, full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002669/bk_aren_002669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Experience the fascination of fencing. Tactics, skill and a bit of luck will prove which fencer is the better.Test yourself in the standard game, or as a master in the advanced game.Cards are played in turn and the figures move back and forth accordingly. Each player is watching the epponent move, and waiting for the right moment to attack...So, who will be bold enough to attack first? Watch out in case your opponent evades you and scores a hit - because that´s the end of the battle.En Garde is a very dynamic game, easy to learn and to play. Two rules levels are proposed, for quick or more tactical games.
The Federal Reserve has never been robbed. FBI Special Agent Jack Miller, pulled into a high-profile case to mentor a new agent, finds himself in a clash with the toughest opponent of his career. The chase culminates in the bowels of the city, in the storm sewers and tunnels beneath The Ninth District Federal Reserve of Minneapolis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001477/bk_acx0_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.