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Planning & Forecasting

  • Managing Operational Riskby Douglas Robertson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Operational risk is the risk of loss from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events. This book explores the different types of operational risk that threaten financial institutions, and focuses on practical due-diligence methodologies that can be used to identify these risks before it is too late. more...

  • Short Sellingby Amit Kumar

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    When an investor believes a stock is overvalued and will soon drop in price, he might decide to short? it. First, he borrows an amount of the stock, and then sells it. He waits for the stock to tank and then buys back the same amount of shares at a deflated price. After returning the shares to his lender, he pockets the differenceunless any one of... more...

  • Trees on Marsby Hal Niedzviecki

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The future is big right now?for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is  going to happen in the future  than  what is happening right now . In  Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future , cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should ?create the future.? What... more...

  • Foolproofby Greg Ip

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    How the very things we create to protect ourselves, like money market funds or anti-lock brakes, end up being the biggest threats to our safety and wellbeing. We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster -- yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip E. Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 28.00 US$ 20.99

    A  New York Times Bestseller " The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's  Thinking, Fast and Slow . " ? Jason Zweig,  The Wall Street Journal   Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week?s meals. Unfortunately,... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip E. Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 25.99

    From one of the world's most highly regarded social scientists comes a seminal book on forecasting that shows, for the first time, how we can all get better at making predictions.        In Superforecasting , Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded... more...

  • Singapore 2065by Euston Quah

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 109.00

    As Singapore enters its 50th year of independence, it is a time for introspection to look back at the successes and challenges of the past, but is also a crucial time to consider what the future holds for the nation. Singapore 2065: Leading Insights on Economy and Environment from 50 Singapore Icons and Beyond is one such key contribution to the endeavour... more...

  • Reengineering Community Development for the 21st Centuryby Donna Fabiani; Terry F. Buss

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This timely book takes a wide-angled look at how the field of community development is evolving in an era of reduced resources, changing priorities, privatization, competition, and performance management at the federal, state, and local government levels, as well as for non-profits and private sector entities. It shows how community development organizations... more...

  • Quo Vadisby Mario Baldassarri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 115.00

    This study addresses the two major challenges facing the global economy: globalization and the European structural crisis. In addition, it takes a closer look at the impact of this on the Italian economy. The findings reflect on the issue of long term growth and suggest ways in which to create sustainable financial conditions for the future. more...

  • Towards Full Employment (Routledge Revivals)by Ciaran Driver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    At the time in which this book was first published in 1987, mass unemployment had emerged as the dominant, most visible, problem of the West European economies. The post-war experience of expansion was remarkable in that it experienced growth high enough to sustain a consensus on the possibility and desirability of full employment. This period declined... more...