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The success of a negotiation is profoundly affected by how well you read body language. How can you learn to read the subtle clues - many lasting a fraction of a second - that your opponent projects? Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations will help you discover what the "other side" is revealing through body language and microexpressions, and how to control your own. It will help you become more adept at leveraging your knowledge of emotional intelligence, negotiation ploys, and emotional hot buttons. Through engaging stories and examples, Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations shows you how to employ a wide range of strategies to achieve your negotiating goals. You will learn: How to employ your knowledge of body language to instantly read the other negotiator's position. Insider secrets that will give you an advantage in any negotiation. Techniques to overcome common obstacles that hamper your negotiations. Learning to read and send body language signals enables anyone, anywhere, to gain an advantage in any negotiation, from where to go for brunch to what price to pay for a global corporate acquisition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008538/bk_brll_008538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At 33 Ryan Kealey has achieved more in his military and CIA career than most men can dream of in a lifetime. He's also seen the worst life has to offer and is lucky to have survived it. But being left alone with his demons is no longer an option. The CIA needs him badly, because the enemy they're facing is former U.S. soldier Jason March. Ryan knows all about March - he trained him. He knows they're dealing with one of the most ruthless assassins in the world, a master of many languages, an explosives expert, a superb sharpshooter who can disappear like a shadow and who is capable of crimes they cannot begin to imagine. And now, March has resurfaced on the global stage, aligning himself with a powerful Middle East terror network whose goal is nothing less than the total destruction of the United States. Teaming up with beautiful and tenacious British-born agent Naomi Kharmai, Ryan intends to break every rule in order to hunt down his former pupil, whatever the cost to himself. As Ryan puts together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle, and as the elusive March taunts him, always staying one step ahead, he discovers the madman's crusade is personal as well as political - and Ryan himself is an unwitting pawn. With the clock ticking down and the fate of the country resting uneasily on his shoulders, Ryan is caught in a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he's ever faced, one who will never stop until he's committed the ultimate act of evil - a man who is all the more deadly for being one of our own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001060/bk_brll_001060_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lively and provocative double biography of first cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, two extraordinary women whose tangled lives provide a sweeping look at the 20th century. When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice", arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, her first cousin Eleanor moved into the White House as First Lady. Born eight months and 20 blocks apart from each other in New York City, Eleanor and Alice spent a large part of their childhoods together and were far more alike than most historians acknowledge. But their politics and temperaments couldn't have been more distinct. Do-gooder Eleanor was committed to social justice but hated the limelight; acid-tongued Alice, who became the wife of philandering Republican congressman Nicholas Longworth, was an opponent of big government who gained notoriety for her cutting remarks (she famously quipped that dour President Coolidge "looked like he was weaned on a pickle"). While Eleanor revolutionized the role of First Lady with her outspoken passion for human rights, Alice made the most of her insider connections to influence politics, including doing as much to defeat the League of Nations as anyone in elective office. The cousins themselves liked to play up their oil-and-water relationship. "When I think of Frank and Eleanor in the White House I could grind my teeth to powder and blow them out my nose," Alice once said. In the 1930s they even wrote opposing syndicated newspaper columns and embarked on competing nationwide speaking tours. Blood may be thicker than water, but when the family business is politics, winning trumps everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004121/bk_rand_004121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today s globalized world, coming into contact with different cultures is getting much easier and more and more probable at tremendous speed. Cultures, however, harmonize slowly, if at all. Consequentially, cultural differences will strongly influence everyday life, making cross-cultural competence a key qualification to deal with these differences. Regarding the world as a global playing field for managers, most players ignore the fact that to win the game, it is advisable to know one s opponent over and above the international rules of the game. Therefore, the aim of this handbook is to raise cross-cultural awareness and discusses the importance of culpetence (cross-cultural competence) in international negotiations using the example of Chinese Culture.
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Offline Marketing and Online Marketing, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: PepsiCo is a global consumption goods company with a focus on beverages and "junk" food. The total revenue in 2013 underlines its global significance. Compared to Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo is stronger in North America and around the globe, but that is a direct result of PepsiCo's diversified portfolio. When it comes to brand value and numbers of sold cola beverages, Coca-Cola Co has a unique market share. Especially on the cola-market, both companies are the most successful competitors worldwide. Pepsi-Cola has a very long history, but had only been a domestic product in the United States until the late 1940s. Therefore, Coca-Cola has an advantage regard-ing international distribution. In Germany, Pepsi-Cola entered the market almost 30 years after Coca-Cola. Nonetheless, Pepsi proved to be strong opponent by initiat-ing clever marketing campaigns. After the so-called "Pepsi-Challenge" in the 1970s PepsiCo could succeed temporarily in winning the consumers' hearts. However, the German market for cola products is much more competitive behind Coca-Cola than the US-market. Traditionally, Coca-Cola is the main producer of cola in Germany followed by local products from dicount markets. Next to the big international players, the German beverage industry is very diversified and oriented locally. Pepsi-Cola is available in nearly every German supermarket. It is also very present due to PepsiCo's strong focus on advertising and sponsorship. But among German consumers Coca-Cola still maintains its pole position supported by a dominent brand image. This turns out to be one of the most obvious threat to Pepsi-Cola's market position. Addtionally, Pepsi-Cola's image as a cheap cola drink is firmed, because of PepsiCo's focus on distribution through discount markets. The development on the German beverage market shows the importance of sustainable packaging and ingredients. Therefore, Pepsi-Cola has to rely on its niche position in order to offer an alternative meeting consumers' requirements in the future.
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Offline Marketing and Online Marketing, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: PepsiCo is a global consumption goods company with a very diversified portfolio. The company focuses on beverages and "junk" food. When it comes to brand value and numbers of sold cola beverages, Coca-Cola Co has a unique market share. Especially on the cola-market, both companies are the most successful competitors worldwide. In Germany, Pepsi-Cola has not been as long on the market as Coca-Cola. None-theless, Pepsi proved to be a strong opponent by initiating clever marketing cam-paigns. However, the German market for cola products is much more competitive than the US-market. The strategic planning analysis of PepsiCo, using Kotler's four P's, shows, how much Pepsi-Cola's suffers from its lack of image compared to Coca-Cola. Pepsi-Cola is very present in retails and commercials, but does not have a trustful brand image.Pepsi-Cola's image as a cheap cola drink is a threat to its future deveopment, because a decline in the product-life-cycle is possible. PepsiCo's focus on the German beverage market needs to include a product development, that show consumers, that Pepsi-Cola can be a tasty as well as a sustainable product. The strategy of product diversification must not contain Pepsi-Cola as the main beverage drink of the company.
'War is an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to our will'Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this landmark treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political thought. In line with Napoleon's own military actions, Clausewitz illustrated the need to annihilate the enemy and to make a strong display of one's power in an 'absolute war' without compromise. But he was also careful to distinguish between war and politics, arguing that war could only be justified when debate was no longer adequate, and that if undertaken, its aim should ultimately be to improve the wellbeing of the nation. Combining military theory and pratice, On War has had a profound influence on subsequent thinking on warfare.This edition contains a detailed introduction examining Von Clausewitz's skill and reputation as a writer, philosopher and political thinker, as well as bibliography, notes and a glossary.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, grade: 1,7, , language: English, abstract: The center of gravity paradigm created and published by Carl von Clausewitz in his famous study about the appearance of war is nowadays still widely used to describe the core incitements and driving factors of warring factions, political parties, militias and even terrorist groups. In a short summary this military term of a center of gravity is defined as the one or few main forces where a party in a conflict drives its willpower and its strength from. It is a common element amongst the members and supporters of this group and with reference to Clausewitz's study, it is this key element the opponent needs to identify and to overcome in order to break the willpower of the party and to finally conquer them. For that reason various studies have been undertaken und research has been performed with regards to the center of gravity in warfare as well as the center of gravity for terrorist groups and esp. for Al Qaeda. In the case of Al Qaeda most completed studies and published documents agreed to the point that the ideology preached by the core leaders of the network is the key element, where their followers draw their support and willpower from. At the same time Al Qaeda these days transformed itself to a loose network with just a common brand name and ideology, but without much central guidance or command. Numerous groups throughout all parts of world emerge and entitle themselves with the name Al Qaeda or Al Qaeda affiliated. Often there are no or just minor links to the former core leadership of Al Qaeda. For that reason it seems, that the network called Al Qaeda with most of its global affiliates is not more a strict hierarchical structured group, nor is it a self-contained network anymore with its origin in the mountain region of the Afghan-Pakistan (AfPak) border area. Al Qaeda seems to have many different appearances. Therefore the underlying hypothesis of this essay is that beside the remaining core of Al Qaeda in the AfPak region, the name Al Qaeda is nowadays used as a corporate name of different local or regional acting terrorist groups in order to provide a powerful proof of their willingness and capability. In that line the outcome of the hypothesis argues that the CoG for Al Qaeda affiliates is derived from their own and individual domestic or regional issues and interests as well as their regional supremacy.