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For profit : a history of corporations / Magnuson, William J.

"Americans have long been skeptical of large corporations, and polls show that skepticism growing ever more intense year over year. Meanwhile, corporations--and the titans who lead them--continue to amass wealth and power, recklessly pursuing profit for a tiny percentage of shareholders and spending significant sums lobbying political figures to stave off regulation. Corporate law professor William Magnuson argues that the story of the corporation didn't have to come to this. Indeed, for most of history, corporations have not primarily been amoral entities created solely for the relentless pursuit of profit, but rather public institutions designated to promote the societies or governments that granted them charter. In For Profit, Magnuson shows us how the corporation--a structure that, in its most basic sense, involves a group of people coming together to fund an endeavor that could not be achieved alone--has evolved since its beginnings in the ancient world. From the creation of the first corporation in Ancient Rome to the East India company's invention of the joint stock company to the rise of venture capital in the internet age, Magnuson argues, corporations have helped us thrive, creating the conditions for the artistic flourishing of the Renaissance and the rise of the middle class in the 20th century. As corporations have evolved over time, however, so too have the ways in which unscrupulous managers have figured out how to "game the system," extracting wealth without providing value in return. What happens in this next chapter of the global economy, Magnuson concludes, depends on whether we can return to the original public-minded spirit of the corporation, or whether we have sunk irrevocably into the swamp of high profit at all costs. Epic in scope and filled with compelling stories, For Profit illuminates the essential roles corporations have played, both for good and evil, in the making of the modern world"--Provided by publisher.

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Global investing : a practical guide to the world's best financial opportunities / Erickson, Darrin.

"This book discusses the pros and cons of investing outside of one's home region, and why all investors should invest globally. This book will serve as a practical guide to global investing. It will benefit both inexperienced and experienced investors and will be written in a way that is easily understood by all"--Provided by publisher.

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Human resource information systems / Carlson, Kevin D.

"Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions is a one-of-akind book that provides a thorough introduction to the field of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and shows how organizations today can leverage HRIS to make better people decisions and manage talent more effectively. Unlike other texts that overwhelm students with technical information and jargon, this revised Fifth Edition offers a balanced approach in dealing with HR issues and IT/IS issues by drawing from experts in both areas. It includes the latest research and developments in the areas of HRIS justification strategies, HR technology, big data, and artificial intelligence"--Provided by publisher.

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Inclusive marketing : why representation matters to your customers and your brand / Daykin, Jerry.

The job of marketing is to understand, respond to and connect with consumers. Perhaps more so than any other sector it's essential that it fully embraces the diversity and nuances of society. Inclusive Marketing provides a practical blueprint to embedding true representation across the entire marketing process, from initial insights and briefs to the production process and channels used to launch campaigns. Doing so will not only help drive wider inclusion and positively challenge stereotypes in society but also create competitive advantage and connect you with new customers.

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Manage projects successfully : how to make things happen on time and on budget. / Bloomsbury (Firm)

Juggling all the tasks and resources you need to make a project run smoothly can seem like an onerous task - from engaging with stakeholders and scoping out the full specification of the project, through to keeping a rein on costs and sticking to schedules. Manage Projects Successfully offers calm and practical advice to help you with setting priorities, communicating with others, monitoring progress and dealing with unexpected events. Practical, easy to read and jargon-free, the book contains a quiz to assess strengths and weaknesses, step-by-step guidance and action points, top tips to bear in mind for the future, common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them, and summaries of key points.

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Money, magic, and how to dismantle a financial bomb : quantum economics for the real world / Orrell, David

"Money has many apparently magical properties. It can be created out of the void - and vanish without so much as a puff of smoke. It can flash through space. It can grow without limit. And it can blow up without warning. David Orrell argues that the emerging discipline of quantum economics, of which he is at the forefront, is the key to shattering the illusions that prevent us from understanding money's true nature. In this colourful tour of the history, philosophy and mathematics of money, Orrell demonstrates how everything makes much more sense when we replace our classical economic models with ones based on quantum probability - and reveals the explosive reality of what is left once the illusions are stripped away"--Amazon.com.

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No bootstraps when you're barefoot : my rise from a Jamaican plantation shack to the boardrooms of Bay Street / Hall, Wes.

Wes Hall's inspiring story of overcoming poverty and abuse in his childhood, to become one of Canada's most successful business leaders.

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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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