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Planning & Forecasting

  • Adaptive Marketsby Andrew W. Lo

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe?and as financial bubbles, crashes, and... more...

  • Upsideby Kenneth W. GRONBACH; M.J. Moye; John Zogby

    AMACOM 2017; US$ 27.95

    Demographics not only define who we are, where we live, and how our numbers change, but?for those who can read beyond the raw figures?they open up hidden business opportunities that lie ahead. Upside puts this powerful yet little-understood science to work finding answers. Demographer Kenneth Gronbach synthesizes reams of data to show how generations... more...

  • The Driver in the Driverless Carby Vivek Wadhwa; Alex Salkever

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017; US$ 24.95

    A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing... more...

  • The Truth About Your Futureby Ric Edelman

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 26.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times bestselling author and legendary investment guru Ric Edelman reveals his forward-thinking guide on how technology and science will reshape the way we save, invest, and plan for the future. Technology and science are evolving at a blistering, almost incomprehensible pace. The Human Genome Project took... more...

  • Why Stock Markets Crashby Didier Sornette; Didier Sornette

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic patterns, financial crises, and the failure of materials. In this book, Didier Sornette boldly applies... more...

  • Squatters as Developers?by Vinit Mukhija

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the mid-1990s, the state government of Maharashtra introduced an innovative strategy of slum redevelopment in its capital city, Mumbai (Bombay). Based on demolishing existing slums and rebuilding on the same sites at a higher density, it is very distinct from the two prevalent conventional strategies with respect to slums in developing countries... more...

  • Infrastructure Provision and the Negotiating Processby Frank Ennis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The provision of infrastructure for urban developments is increasingly becoming a highly contentious and important issue in planning negotiations. By drawing together a range of case studies from North America, Australia and Europe, this book compares how a number of planning systems deal with this issue. There is a general trend by planning agencies... more...

  • Connected Worldby Philip Larrey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    The world as we know it is changing. Driverless cars, drone deliveries and autonomous weapon systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. But what's next for technology and business, and how will it impact our society? In Connected World, Philip Larrey of the Pontifical Lateran University explores the consequences of the new digital age... more...

  • Foundations of Scenario Planningby Thomas J Chermack

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Pierre Wack was head of scenario planning at Royal Dutch / Shell Oil in London for just over ten years. He died in 1997. He was a pioneer of what we know today as scenario planning ? an alternative and complement to strategic planning. Scenarios explore a variety of possible futures for examining decisions in organizational planning. Pierre was... more...

  • World Employment and Social Outlookby ILO

    International Labour Office 2017; US$ 15.00

    This edition of the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends takes stock of the current global labour market situation, assessing the most recent employment developments and forecasting unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing countries. It also focuses on trends in job quality, paying particular attention to working poverty and... more...