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A banker's journey : how Edmond J. Safra built a global financial empire / Gross, Daniel

Bankers -- Lebanon -- Biography.
Jewish bankers -- Lebanon -- Biography.
Safra, Edmond.

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A brief history of doom : two hundred years of financial crises / Vague, Richard.

Financial crises -- Case studies.
Financial crises -- History.

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Ageism at work : deconstructing age and gender in the discriminating labour market / Berger, Ellie D.

"The Canadian population is aging, bringing with it an increasing number of social and economic challenges. With the aging of the workforce, the reconceptualization of older workers and retirement, the increasing share of women in the labour force, the elimination of mandatory retirement, the fluctuating economy, and the changes to the pension system, barriers to employment for older workers, such as ageism, need to be of central concern. Ageism at Work examines the subjective experiences of older workers in Canada and explores how they negotiate ageism and manage their interactions in the employment setting. Further, this book looks at the intersection between age and gender and the pervasiveness of gendered ageism in the labour market. Finally, this book examines employers' attitudes toward older workers quantitatively, while also exploring their firsthand accounts about them through qualitative inquiry. Understanding how ageism plays out in the labour market, how it intersects with sexism, and its consequences on a personal level are critical to moving the discussion on discrimination and human rights forward in Canada."--Provided by publisher.

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Ascension / Kingdon, Jessica.

"The absorbingly cinematic Ascension explores the pursuit of the "Chinese Dream." This observational documentary presents a contemporary vision of China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all"--www.imdb.com.

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Augmented lean : a human-centric framework for managing frontline operations / Linder, Natan.

"Augmented Lean: A Human-Centric Framework for Managing Frontline Operations is the book that gets the people-dimension right in the transition to smart manufacturing--what some call Industry 4.0. It's the critical lynchpin for success, scale, and speed.The book narrates an ongoing industrial revolution by retracing the steps currently being taken by software engineers to join industrial process engineers and operators to foster a renaissance in manufacturing. It is this renaissance which, in turn, lets shopfloor workers at the frontlines (in factories, along the supply chain, in physical retail, and remotely) interact with real-time information that improves their productivity and happiness. The Frontline Worker threads the next natural evolution of Lean management in the digital age, a message that has gotten lost in all the automation-speak. Workers will complement machines. Despite popular hype about robotics--important but not the whole story--workers are not all going away for the foreseeable future. Augmenting, not replacing workers, is an antidote to the current workforce skills gap and tremendous worry that mindless automation technology creates across society. Properly rolled out using this guidebook, frontline worker augmentation is poised to reshape the contemporary worker and empower frontline workers to regain dignity and create a billion good jobs in the next decade. However, the communication challenge is tremendous: it's not going to be enough to convince engineering students at MIT that manufacturing is exciting, the message needs to reach the masses. There's a method behind adapting to and profiting from change. Augmentation is not just a message; it is a methodology. How to augment? When to augment? Which tools to use? How to scale it companywide? How to fit into a small-and medium enterprise? How to pilot and deploy in a corporation or in a regulated industry? How to track progress? How does this new wave of technology impact traditional Lean methods (which are already considered tricky to get right)? Even though technology gets easier and faster to implement with each generation, at the organizational level, you need a playbook. At the process level and among mid-level managers you need exposure to the right use-cases to make your own experiences of success and failure. There's also a great need to exchange good practices. Augmented Lean will provide you with all of this"

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Baby steps millionaires : how ordinary people built extraordinary wealth--and how you can too / Ramsey, Dave

"You can baby step your way to becoming a millionaire. Most people know Dave Ramsey as the guy who did stupid with a lot of zeros on the end. He made his first million in his twenties-the wrong way-and then went bankrupt. That's when he set out to learn God's ways of managing money and developed the Ramsey Baby Steps. Following these steps, Dave became a millionaire again-this time the right way. After thirty years and millions of lives changed, the evidence is undeniable: if you follow the Baby Steps, you will become a millionaire. In Baby Steps Millionaire, you will . . . * Discover how anyone can become a millionaire, no matter their starting point * Take a deeper look at Baby Step 4 to learn how Dave invests and builds wealth * Learn how to bust through the barriers that prevent people from becoming millionaires * Hear true stories from ordinary people who dug themselves out of debt and built wealth. Baby Steps Millionaires isn't a book that tells the secrets of the rich. It doesn't teach complicated financial concepts reserved only for the elite. As a matter of fact, this information is straightforward, really practical, and maybe even a little boring. But the life you lead if you follow the Baby Steps is anything but boring! You don't need a large inheritance or the winning lottery number to become a millionaire. Anyone can do it-even today. For those who are ready, it's game on!"--Provided by publisher.

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Brand mysticism : cultivate creativity & intoxicate your audience / Goldfarb, Aaron.

"An irreverent and wide-ranging treatise on concocting a brand, distilling a message, and serving up ideas in business or in life, from the marketing mastermind behind countless iconic booze brands. Steven Grasse made a name for himself as not only a distiller but also the mind behind beloved brands like Hendrick's Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum and the guy who made cheap-beer-standbys like Narragansett and Miller High Life cool again. Through his work in advertising and marketing, Grasse has changed the game in the booze world and become an authority on building an authentic, enduring, and deeply beloved brand. So how did he do it? Through practicing brand mysticism, a mentality for all endeavors based on keeping an open mind, taking risks, and developing authenticity-skills that have benefited him in booze, business, and beyond. In this book, he's sharing this practice with the world. Through lessons (big life things that feel like just cool stories), case studies (how did Sailor Jerry become the punk rock Captain Morgan?), and magical ingredients (what makes a great message sing), Brand Mysticism guides you through the steps it takes to channel entrepreneurial spirit into a brand, a business, a creative practice, or a life that breaks with tradition to achieve the remarkable"-- Provided by publisher.

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Branding that means business : how to build enduring bonds between brands, consumers and markets / Johnson, Matt A.

"A brand is either beloved, or it's noise. We live in a fast-paced world of immediate gratification where consumers can listen to any song, watch any movie, or read any article, with the touch of a few buttons. They are peppered with hyper-personalized targeting for products that can be ordered seamlessly and arrive within hours. And if your brand isn't the first to come to mind, they'll click that button and it'll be delivered by someone else. So how do you make sure your brand connects with consumers? Branding that Means Business draws from the authors' experience and business literature as well as psychology, sociology, and even anthropology to show readers that while any brand serves the business, the mechanisms that enable it are all about connecting with people. Readers will learn how to create, maintain, and operationalize their brand, and think creatively about how to differentiate their product and most importantly, make consumers fall in love with it"--Provided by publisher.

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Capitalist manifesto / Kiyosaki, Robert T.

What did schools teach us about money? Not much. Most of what they taught is outdated, obsolete, and just doesn't work. Without real financial education, teachers are not aware they are teaching Marxist ideas. How can we counter communism taught in our schools? By teaching capitalism in our homes. Kiyosaki is dedicated to seeking out the truth behind the National Education Association, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Here he offers alternatives that any person or family can put in motion.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com) gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development. How to use LinkedIn Learning

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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed.

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