Release on 1999-02-11 | by Colin Crouch,David Finegold,Mari Sako
The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries
Author: Colin Crouch,David Finegold,Mari Sako
Pubpsher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
This study of vocational education in advanced industrial countries contributes to two different areas of debate. The first is the study of the diversity of institutional forms taken by modern capitalism, and the difficulties currently surrounding the survival of that diversity. Rather than analysing economic institutions and governance in general, the authors specifically focus upon the key area of skill creation. The second theme is that of vocational education and training in its own right. While sharing the consensus that the advanced countries must secure competitive advantage in a global economy by developing highly-skilled work forces, the authors draw attention to certain awkward aspects of this approach that are often glossed over in general debate: 1. The employment-generating power of improvements in skill levels is limited: employment policy cannot depend fully on education policies; 2. While the acquisition of skills has become a major public need, there is increasing dependence for their provision on individual firms, with government action being restricted to residual care for the unemployed, rather than contributing at the leading edge of advanced skills policy. Covering France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the UK, and the USA, this book provides a unique approach to education and training within the broader political and economic environment. As such, it will appeal to students, teachers, and practitioners concerned with vocational training, human resource management, industrial relations, and the sociology of the economy.
A skating journalist traces the history of skateboarding from its origins in Southern California's beach towns forty years ago, describing his personal experiences of the sport in different cultures throughout the world, its influence on major trends, and its top pioneers. Original.
"I am a vampire. My friend Navvee is a professional boxer. Navvee and Charitwa loved each other. But Kupada, who wanted to marry Charitwa, had frequent clashes with Navvee. This eventually led to the death of Navvee’s sister. Also, Navvee came to know that his father, whom he had believed to be dead till that moment, was still alive somewhere. What did Navvee do to avenge his sister’s death and to search for his father? Who said that his father is alive? Is he really alive? How did Navvee use me in this situation? Open “The Answer.” "
A topical and timely exploration of the ten questions that shape readers' lives.The Answer is not the last self-help book we'll ever need, but it is the first book to turn to when life inevitably asks a question and waits for the answer that we-and only we-can provide. Living in a fear-saturated culture and feeling overwhelmed has us constantly looking for answers of all kinds-sprinting after anything and anyone to make us feel safe. The Answer liberates us from that constant fear and endless scurrying. By examining ten thought-provoking questions, The Answeroffers an unexpected approach to discovering the truths, wisdom, and insights that will transform our lives in sustainable ways. By trusting questions as a driving, natural, and nourishing force in life, we can begin to trust ourselves to find the answers that are right for us.
My first attempt at writing began about 30 years ago with some of the characters in this story. Finally, I took it out of the closet and turned it into the story I had always envisioned. I sincerely hope you enjoy it and find some blessing in its content.
Three research scientists and a Forest Ranger have committed their time and energy to spend the summer in eastern Washington State in the great northwest searching to prove or disprove the myth surrounding Bigfoot. None of them believe that it will lead to more than a few scant clues and only meager evidence that will merely carry on the folklore. That is until they stumble upon hard evidence of the creature through a series of events that will not be easy for them or you to accept as factual. Not only is the myth of Bigfoot tackled head on but answers to such questions as UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects), crop circles, cattle and horse mutilations and the question of "are we alone in the universe" are examined and illuminated. A strange rescue mission is asked of the team but all along they must contend with the harassment of disgraceful journalists, whose mission is not necessarily the truth. The team must deal with world governments and the U.S. military who are in the middle of things for their own purposes causing the situation to become even more convoluted. Scavenger star races are set to invade but no one believes the team and they have nowhere to turn for help until a "special friend" lends some assistance in hopes of saving the people of the entire planet. The Answer is excitement, humor, love and startling revelations that will keep you interested to see what happens next. You will have to decide for yourself if this is a work of science fiction or a factual account of an elaborate cover-up.
Release on 2008-12-26 | by John Assaraf,Murray Smith
Your Guide to Achieving Financial Freedom and Living an Extraordinary Life
Author: John Assaraf,Murray Smith
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
At any one time, hundreds of thousands of people feel stuck professionally and don't know what to do to get out of their rut. In today's complex business world, the brutal reality is that there are no guarantees for success. Surprisingly, many of us are unconsciously conditioned to fail although, ironically, it's not all that difficult to dramatically reverse the odds. John Assaraf has developed a unique and amazing formula that will help people overcome obstacles, transform their careers and businesses and start making the kind of money needed to live an extraordinary life. In his latest book, The Answer,Assaraf draws on new findings in neuroscience, understanding why we do what we do and, more importantly, why we don't do what we know we should be doing. His methods will help individuals 'rewire' their brains for success so they can emerge as winners no matter what they currently know or understand. It will also teach them how to attract and use newly discovered 'uncommon' sense to achieve business success.
Have you ever wished that your life came with an instruction manual? Do you want to feel truly connected with your personal power in a genuine, heartfelt way? Are you ready to feel completely in control? If so, The Answer can help you. Your mind, body, and life-force energy are your tools for life, and you can learn how to really put them to work to build the best life you can live. These elements are inseparably linked, constantly interacting with each other. By learning more about how your brain, body, and energy work together, you can create new, powerful, profound life experiences. Over the course of forty-two days, you can create a new way of life. You'll start with an honest evaluation of where you are today and how successfully you've been using your own personal resources. You'll then discover how to change your life, one step and one day at a time. Once you know how to run your brain, body, and energy, you'll know that you never have to feel out of control again. You can learn to master yourself and your life. You already have the raw resources you need to thrive. All you're missing is the knowledge, guidance, and support to make them truly work for you. You are the answer you've been looking for!
Supercharge the Law of Attraction and Find the Secret of True Happiness
Author: Glenn Harrold
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Glenn Harrold shows you how to supercharge the Law of Attraction with the power of hypnosis and find health, wealth and true happiness. THE ANSWER is within you. You have the power to change your life and fulfil every dream and every desire. With THE ANSWER, you will find true happiness. THE ANSWER is a simple 'how to' guide for using and supercharging the Law of Attraction to create the life you desire. THE ANSWER inspires and encourages; it works with you to clarify your wants, how to action your desires and how to achieve true happiness. For many years Glenn Harrold has been practicing the ancient principles of hypnosis. Now, in this very special and unique book, he combines his expertise with the Law of Attraction. He offers tools and techniques for supercharging your questions to the Universe and getting the answers that you are looking for. And along the way you will gain a greater understanding of yourself, who you are and what will truly make you happy. The secret to happiness is within you. Unlock the secret by reading THE ANSWER.