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Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2836915930

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Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

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Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23


Szkatułka styropianowa owalna do decoupage 75x155x115mm (CPS00118) - 2843229735

9,05 zł

Szkatułka styropianowa owalna do decoupage 75x155x115mm (CPS00118)

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Nazwa - Szkatułka styropianowa owalna do decoupage 75x155x115mm (CPS00118) Kod EAN - 5900310155771 Wydawca - APAX Podatek VAT - 23%


Ace Hits the Big Time - 2827016995

82,78 zł

Ace Hits the Big Time Sunstone Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Horace Hobart is the new kid on the block in New York City and he's scared. His sister warns that the scary Purple Falcon Gang is going to cream him. He puts on his wild uncle's dragon jacket, covers a sty with an eye-patch and swaggers out. Through an amazing coincidence in the first hour of school, he takes the name ACE and fools the Falcons. Then Ace falls for Raven, the Falcons' beautiful buddy. Looking tough now, he's recruited to act in a low-budget film and gets parts for his new friends. During a night shoot, one of the Falcons disappears when the Piranha Gang disrupts the filming. Ace has to confront the bloodthirsty bunch to get the kid back. Then he has to figure a way to stop wearing the sweaty eye-patch in front of his friends. Even if you're NEVER SCARED like Ace was, you can read this book just for laughs. Barbara, a former actress, is the author of ACE FLIES LIKE AN EAGLE (ALA Best Books for Reluctant Readers), MIGUEL LOST & FOUND IN THE PALACE (winner of the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Women's Association and first in a series of novels on the New Mexico State Museums) and TRIPPING THE RUNNER, ANNIE AND THE ANIMALS, and ANNIE AT THE RANCH. She received the Christopher Award and, in addition to a busy writing schedule, participates in a program of building homes for the poor in Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe. Judie grew up in Montana and Idaho and had a short childhood career as a pet funeral director. As a teenager, her list of short careers multiplied: life guard (2 ? days), elevator operator, movie extra, model, typist (6 hours), and carhop. She attended schools in Mexico and Spain, but graduated from an American university, taught school, then went globetrotting. Among her written works are seven scripts for the TV series, THE SPIRIT OF '76, and six novels, including the hilarious WALLY, and the much-loved HAPPILY EVER AFTER.ALMOST. She lives in Santa Fe and works supporting a group that brings beautiful music to her community.


Nichol's Series of Standard Divines, Vol. 2 - 2835279548

99,54 zł

Nichol's Series of Standard Divines, Vol. 2 Forgotten Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Excerpt from Nichol's Series of Standard Divines, Vol. 2: Puritan Period; The Works of Thomas Brooks To all the merchants and tradesmen of England, especially these of the city of London, with all other sorts and ranks of persons that either have or would have God for their portion, grace, mercy, and peace be multiplied. Such a word is, of all words, the most excellent, the most prevalent, and the most pleasant word that can be spoken; such a word is, indeed, a word that is like 'apples of gold in pictures of silver.' Of all words such a word is most precious, most sweet, most desirable, and most delectable. O sirs! to time a word, to set a word upon the wheels, to speak a word to purpose, is the project of this book. Though all truths are glorious, yet there is a double glory upon seasonable truths; and, therefore, I have made it my great business in this treatise to hold forth as seasonable a truth, and as weighty a truth, and as comfortable and encouraging a truth, as any I know in all the book of God. The mother of King Cyrus willed, that the words of those that spoke unto her son should be in silk, but certainly seasonable words are always better than silken words. Every prudent husbandman observes his fittest season to sow his seeds, and therefore some he sows in the autumn and fall of the leaf, and some in the spring and renewing of the year; some he sows in a dry season, and some he sows in a wet; some he sows in a moist clay, and some he sows in a sandy dry ground, as the Holy Ghost speaks, 'He soweth the fitches and the cumin, and casteth in wheat by measure,' Isa. xxviii. 25. And so all spiritual husbandmen must wisely observe their fittest seasons for the sowing of that immortal seed that Good hath put into their hands; and such a thing as this is I have had in my eye, but whether I have hit the mark or missed it, let the Christian reader judge. One speaking of the glory of heaven saith, 'That the good things of eternal life are so many that they exceed number, so great that they exceed measure, and so precious that they are above all estimation,' &c. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Once Taken (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #2) - 2839140978

66,19 zł

Once Taken (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #2) Blake Pierce

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ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in the bestselling Riley Paige mystery series, which begins with ONCE GONE (Book #1)--a free download with over 100 five star reviews! Women are being murdered in upstate New York, their bodies found mysteriously hanging in chains. With the FBI called in, given the bizarre nature of the murders-and the lack of any clues-there is only one agent they can turn to: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley, reeling from her last case, is reluctant to take on a new one, since she is still convinced a former serial killer is out there, stalking her. She knows, though, that her ability to enter a serial killer's mind and her obsessive nature is what will be needed to crack this case, and she just can't refuse-even if it will push her over the edge. Riley's search takes her deep into a killer's deluded mind as it leads her to orphanages, mental hospitals, prisons, all in an effort to understand the depth of his psychosis. Realizing she is up against a true psychopath, she knows time is short before he strikes again. But with her own job on the line and her own family a target, and with her fragile psyche collapsing, it may all be too much for her-and too late. A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE TAKEN is book #2 in a riveting new series-with a beloved new character-that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #3 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.


Rise of the Valiant (Kings and Sorcerers--Book 2) - 2826962828

66,19 zł

Rise of the Valiant (Kings and Sorcerers--Book 2) Morgan Rice

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"An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice's previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.... Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more." --The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons) The #1 Bestselling series! RISE OF THE VALIANT is book #2 in Morgan Rice's bestselling epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS (which begins with RISE OF THE DRAGONS, a free download)! In the wake of the dragon's attack, Kyra is sent on an urgent quest: to cross Escalon and seek out her uncle in the mysterious Tower of Ur. The time has come for her to learn about who she is, who her mother is, and to train and develop her special powers. It will be a quest fraught with peril for a girl alone, Escalon filled with dangers from savage beasts and men alike-one that will require all of her strength to survive. Her father, Duncan, must lead his men south, to the great water city of Esephus, to attempt to free his fellow countrymen from the iron grip of Pandesia. If he succeeds, he will have to journey to the treacherous Lake of Ire and then onto the icy peaks of Kos, where there live the toughest warriors of Escalon, men he will need to recruit if he has any chance of taking the capital. Alec escapes with Marco from The Flames to find himself on the run through the Wood of Thorns, chased by exotic beasts. It is a harrowing journey through the night as he quests for his hometown, hoping to be reunited with his family. When he arrives, he is shocked by what he discovers. Merk, despite his better judgment, turns back to help the girl, and finds himself, for the first time in his life, entangled in a stranger's affairs. He will not forego his pilgrimage to the Tower of Ur, though, and he finds himself anguished as he realizes the tower is not what he expects. Vesuvius spurs his giant as he leads the Trolls on their mission underground, attempting to bypass The Flames, while the dragon, Theos, has his own special mission on Escalon. With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, RISE OF THE VALIANT is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders. Book #3 in KINGS AND SORCERERS will be published soon. "If you thought that there was no reason left for living after the end of the Sorcerer's Ring series, you were wrong. Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of trolls and dragons, of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page....Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy." --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons) "[The novel] succeeds-right from the start.... A superior fantasy...It begins, as it should, with one protagonist's struggles and moves neatly into a wider circle of knights, dragons, magic and monsters, and destiny....All the trappings of high fantasy are here, from soldiers and battles to confrontations with self....A recommended winner for any who enjoy epic fantasy writing fueled by powerful, believable young adult protagonists." --Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer (regarding Rise of the Dragons) "A plot-driven novel that's easy to read in a weekend...A good start to a promising series." --San Francisco Book Review (regarding Rise of the Dragons)


Original Album Series - 2840095108

62,99 zł

Original Album Series


1. Dreamy (1998 Remastered Version) 2. Hands Across The Table 3. The More I See You 4. I'll Be Seeing You 5. Star Eyes 6. You've Changed 7. Trees 8. Why Was I Born? 9. My Ideal 10. Crazy He Calls Me 11. Stormy Weather (With Jimmie Jones & Orchestra) 12. Moon Over Miami 101. Have You Met Miss Jones? (2007 Remastered Version) 102. Ain't No Use (2007 Remastered Version) 103. Every Time I See You (2007 Remastered Version) 104. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (2007 Remastered Versio 105. Gloomy Sunday (2007 Remastered Version) 106. What Do You See In Her? (2007 Remastered Version) 107. Jump For Joy (2007 Remastered Version) 108. When Your Lover Has Gone (2007 Remastered Version) 109. I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life (2007 Remastere 110. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (2007 Remastered Vers 111. Somebody Else's Dream (2007 Remastered Version) 112. Trouble Is A Man (2007 Remastered Version) 201. Perdido (2002 Remastered Version) 202. Lover Man (2002 Remastered Version) 203. I Cried For You (2002 Remastered Version) 204. Alone (2002 Remastered Version) 205. There Are Such Things (2002 Remastered Version) 206. Mean To Me (2002 Remastered Version) 207. The Gentleman Is A Dope (2002 Remastered Version) 208. You Go To My Head (2002 Remastered Version) 209. Until I Met You (2002 Remastered Version) 210. You Turned The Tables On Me (2002 Remastered Versi 211. Little Man You've Had A Busy Day (2002 Remastered 301. My Favourite Things 302. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye 303. Wonder Why 304. Easy To Love 305. Sophisticated Lady 306. Great Day 307. Ill Wind 308. If Love Is Good To Me 309. In A Sentimental Mood 310. Vanity 401. You're Mine You (1997 Remastered Version) 402. The Best Is Yet To Come (1997 Remastered Version) 403. Witchcraft (1997 Remastered Version) 404. So Long (1997 Remastered Version) 405. The Second Time Around (1997 Remastered Version) 406. I Could Write A Book (1997 Remastered Version) 407. Maria (1997 Remastered Version) 408. Baubles, Bangles & Beads (1997 Remastered Versio 409. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (1997 Remaster 410. Moonglow (1997 Remastered Version) 411. Invitation (1997 Remastered Version) 412. On Green Dolphin Street (Remix; 1997 Remastered Ve


Kołonotatnik A4/90# Oxford my colours 100101864 - 2836914170

26,51 zł

Kołonotatnik A4/90# Oxford my colours 100101864

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Opis - Kołonotatnik w energetycznych kolorach.


Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1) - 2840799230

61,05 zł

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1) Blake Pierce

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Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer's mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series-and a beloved new character-that will leave you turning pages late into the night.Book #2 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.


Concept album series - 2836774657

128,23 zł

Concept album series Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 107. Chapters: P-Funk mythology, The Wall, Oxygene, The Tunes of Two Cities, Mark of the Mole, Ayreon, Tubular Bells, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., The ArchAndroid, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, Ghosts I-IV, Marilyn Manson discography, Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, The Final Cut, Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, Dr. Octagonecologyst, The Return of Dr. Octagon, Steven, Machina/The Machines of God, Wu-Massacre, Avantasia, The Amory Wars, Blows Against the Empire, Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, The Mountain Goats, Dark Carnival, Operation: Mindcrime, Joe's Garage, In Sorte Diaboli, Lifehouse Chronicles, Gwar discography, The Dear Hunter, Angels & Airwaves discography, Metropolis: Suite I, Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Love, God, Murder, Emerald Sword Saga, Tubular Bells II, Tubular Bells 2003, Instrumentalyst, Something Wicked Saga, Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra, Box of the Wicked, The Dark Secret Saga, The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path, Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant, Operation: Mindcrime II, The Plateaux of Mirror, The Carnival, The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II, Guitar Mashing, The Perfect Element, Part I, The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Tubular Bells III, Deltron 3030, Gods of War, Scarsick, Day of Radiance, Elements, Pt. 1, An Icelandic Odyssey, First Come, First Served, Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude, Crimson II, Return to the Centre of the Earth, Schoolboys in Disgrace, Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile, Bald on the Inside, O3: A Trilogy, The House of Atreus Act I, Elements, Pt. 2, Winter Story, The House of Atreus Act II, Oxygene 7-13, Preservation Act 1, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part I, Preservation Act 2, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II, Dr. Dooom 2, The Prison: A Book with a Soundtrack, Daleko je Sunce, The Big Bubble: Part Four of the Mole Trilogy, Once and Future King Part II, Korak do slobode, Invictus, Istorija, ti i ja, SoulSpell, The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise, The Black Circus Part 1: Letters. Excerpt: Tubular Bells is the debut record album of English musician Mike Oldfield, released in 1973. It was the first album released by Virgin Records and an early cornerstone of the company's success. Vivian Stanshall provided the voice of the "Master of Ceremonies" who reads off the list of instruments at the end of the first movement. The piece was later orchestrated by David Bedford for The Orchestral Tubular Bells version and it had three sequels in the 1990s, Tubular Bells II (1992), Tubular Bells III (1998) and The Millennium Bell (1999). Finally, the album was fully re-recorded as Tubular Bells 2003 at its 30th anniversary in 2003. A newly mastered and mixed re-issue of the original album appeared in June 2009 on Mercury Records, with bonus material. On 6 June there were international bell-ringing ceremonies to promote the release. All songs written and composed by Mike Oldfield, except "The Sailor's Hornpipe" (traditional, arranged by Mike Oldfield) Copyright 1973 Virgin Music Publishers Ltd. Acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, Farfisa, Hammond, and Lowrey organs; flageolet, fuzz guitars, glockenspiel, "honky tonk" piano (piano modified to sound more percussive), mandolin, piano, "Piltdown Man", percussion, Spanish guitar, producer, "taped motor drive amplifier organ chord", timpani, vocals and tubular bells. Tubul...


Pochodne instrumenty kredytowe - Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias - 2837037748

51,27 zł

Pochodne instrumenty kredytowe - Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias

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Opis - Książka, posiadająca istotne walory praktyczne, jest pierwszą pozycją polskiej autorki w tak kompleksowy sposób analizującą nie tylko istotę funkcjonowania kredytowych instrumentów pochodnych, ale również modele ich wyceny, doskonalenie których autorka słusznie uznaje za kluczowe dla rozwoju tego rynku. Niewątpliwą zaletą opracowania jest mnogość przykładów, przeprowadzających Czytelnika przez kolejne etapy szacowania wartości omawianych struktur i tworzących idealną bazę dla zrozumienia konstrukcji tych złożonych produktów. Prof. zw. dr hab. Janusz Soboń Publikacja stanowi cenne kompendium wiedzy zarówno dla praktyków rynku finansowego, jak i studentów oraz słuchaczy studiów podyplomowych i doktoranckich, jak również dla pracowników nauki zainteresowanych wdrażaniem metod kwantyfikacji ryzyka kredytowego w praktykę. Prof. nadzw. SGH dr hab. Paweł Niedziółka Nazwa - Pochodne instrumenty kredytowe Autor - Izabela Pruchnicka-Grabias Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - CeDeWu Kod ISBN - 9788375563733 Kod EAN - 9788375563733 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2011 Język - polski Format - 16.5x23.0cm Ilość stron - 280 Podatek VAT - 5%


Bartok: Complete Solo Piano Music (Collectors Edition) - 2839270746

149,99 zł

Bartok: Complete Solo Piano Music (Collectors Edition) Universal Music


1. 14 Bagatelles, Bb 50, Sz. 38 Op.6 2. Bartok, Bela - 1. Molto Sostenuto (Original Versio 3. Bartok, Bela - 2. Allegro Giocoso (Original Versio 4. Bartok, Bela - 3. Andante (Original Version) 5. Bartok, Bela - 4. Grave (Original Version) 6. Bartok, Bela - 5. Vivo (Original Version) 7. Bartok, Bela - 6. Lento (Original Version) 8. Bartok, Bela - 7. Allegretto Molto Capriccioso (Or 9. Bartok, Bela - 8. Andante Sostenuto (Original Vers 10. Bartok, Bela - 9. Allegretto Grazioso (Original Ve 11. Bartok, Bela - 10. Allegro (Original Version) 12. Bartok, Bela - 11. Allegretto Molto Rubato (Origin 13. Bartok, Bela - 12. Rubato (Original Version) 14. Bartok, Bela - 13. Lento Funebre Elle Est Morte (O 15. Bartok, Bela - 14. Waltz Presto Ma Mie Qui Danse ( 16. 2 Elegies, Bb 49 Sz. 41 Op.8b 17. Bartok, Bela - 1. Grave (Original Version) 18. Bartok, Bela - 2. Molto Adagio, Sempre Rubato (Ori 19. 6 Roumanian Folk Dances, Bb 68, Sz. 56 20. Bartok, Bela - 1. Stick Dance (Original Version) 21. Bartok, Bela - 2. Sash Dance (Original Version) 22. Bartok, Bela - 3. In One Spot (Original Version) 23. Bartok, Bela - 4. Horn Dance (Original Version) 24. Bartok, Bela - 5. Roumanian Polka (Original Versio 25. Bartok, Bela - 6. Fast Dance (Original Version) 26. Sonatine Fuer Klavier Sz 55 27. Bartok, Bela - 1. Allegretto - Allegro 28. Bartok, Bela - 2. Moderato 29. Bartok, Bela - 3. Allegro Vivace 30. 3 Hungarian Folk Tunes, Bb 80b, Sz. 66 31. Bartok, Bela - 1. Andante Tranquillo, Rubato (Orig 32. Bartok, Bela - 2. Allegro Non Troppo, Un Poco Ruba 33. Bartok, Bela - 3. Maestoso (Original Version) 101. Zwei Rumaenishe Taenze Bb 56 102. Bartok, Bela - 1. Allegro Vivace 103. Bartok, Bela - 2. Poco Allegro 104. 3 Hungarian Folksongs From The Csik District, Bb 4 105. Bartok, Bela - Original Version 106. Bartok, Bela - Allegro Barbaro, Bb 63, Sz. 49 107. 4 Dirges, Bb 58, Sz. 45 Op.9a 108. Bartok, Bela - 1. Adagio (Original Version) 109. Bartok, Bela - 2. Andante (Original Version) 110. Bartok, Bela - 3. Poco Lento (Original Version) 111. Bartok, Bela - 4. Assai Andante (Original Version) 112. Suite, Bb 70, Sz. 62 Op.14 113. Bartok, Bela - 1. Allegretto (Original Version) 114. Bartok, Bela - 2. Scherzo (Original Version) 115. Bartok, Bela - 3. Allegro Molto (Original Version) 116. Bartok, Bela - 4. Sostenuto (Original Version) 117. Roumanian Christmas Carols, Bb 67, Sz. 57 118. Bartok, Bela - 1st Series (Original Version) 119. Bartok, Bela - 2nd Series (Original Version) 120. 3 Studies, Bb 81, Sz. 72 Op.18 121. Bartok, Bela - 1. Allegro Molto (Original Version) 122. Bartok, Bela - 2. Andante Sostenuto - Piu Mosso (O 123. Bartok, Bela - 3. Rubato - Molto Sostenuto - Tempo 124. 3 Rondos On Folk Tunes, Bb 92, Sz. 84 125. Bartok, Bela - 1. Andante - Allegro Molto - Piu VI 126. Bartok, Bela - 2. Vivacissimo - Allegro Non Troppo 127. Bartok, Bela - 3. Allegro Molto - Meno Mosso - Tem 128. Bartok, Bela - First Term At The Piano, Bb 66, Sz. 201. For Children, Bb 53, Sz.42 (Original Version) 202. Bartok, Bela - No.1 Allegro - No.2 Andante - No.3 203. Bartok, Bela - No.4 Allegro - No.5 Allegretto - No 204. Bartok, Bela - No.7 Andante Grazioso - No.8 Allegr 205. Bartok, Bela - No.9 Adagio - No.10 Allegro Molto - 206. Bartok, Bela - No.13 Andante - No.14 Allegretto - 207. Bartok, Bela - No.16 Andante Rubato - No.17 Lento 208. Bartok, Bela - No.18 Andante Non Troppo - No.19 Al 209. Bartok, Bela - No.22 Allegretto - No.23 Allegro Gr 210. Bartok, Bela - No.26 Moderato - No.27 Allegramente 211. Bartok, Bela - No.30 Allegro Ironico - No.31 Andan 212. Bartok, Bela - No.34 Allegretto - No.35 Con Moto - 213. Bartok, Bela - No.38 Molto Vivace - No.39 Allegro 214. Bartok, Bela - No.40 Allegro Vivace (Volume 2) 215. Bartok, Bela - No.1 Allegro - No.2 Andante - No.3 216. Bartok, Bela - No.5 Molto Andante - No.6 Allegro - 217. Bartok, Bela - No.9 Andante - No.10 Largo (Volume 218. Bartok, Bela - No.11 Lento - No.12 Andante Rubato 219. Bartok, Bela - No.14 Moderato - No.15 Molto Tranqu 220. Bartok, Bela - No.19 Assai Lento - No.20 Presto (V 221. Bartok, Bela - No.21 Allegro Moderato - No.22 Molt 222. Bartok, Bela - No.23 Andante Tranquillo - No.24 An 223. Bartok, Bela - No.26 Andante Molto Rubato - No.27 224. Bartok, Bela - No.28 Andante, Molto Rubato - No.29 225. Bartok, Bela - No.31 Allegro - No.32 Pesante - No. 226. Bartok, Bela - No.34 Adagio - No.35 Moderato (Volu 227. Bartok, Bela - No.36-37 Parlando, Molto Rubato, Al 228. Bartok, Bela - No.38 Lento - No.39 Lento (Volume 4 301. Sonata For Piano, Sz. 80 Bb 88 302. Bartok, Bela - 1. Allegro Moderato (Original Versi 303. Bartok, Bela - 2. Sostenuto E Pesante (Original Ve 304. Bartok, Bela - 3. Allegro Molto (Original Version) 305. Out Doors, Bb 89, Sz. 81 (Original Version) 306. Bartok, Bela - 1. With Drums & Pipes (Volume 1) 307. Bartok, Bela - 2. Barcarolla (Volume 1) 308. Bartok, Bela - 3. Musettes (Volume 1) 309. Bartok, Bela - 4. The Night's Music (Volume 2) 310. Bartok, Bela - 5. The Chase (Volume 2) 311. Nine Little Piano Pieces, Bb 90, Sz. 82 (Original 312. Bartok, Bela - 1. Moderato (Volume 1. Four Dialogu 313. Bartok, Bela - 2. Andante (Volume 1. Four Dialogue 314. Bartok, Bela - 3. Lento (Volume 1. Four Dialogues) 315. Bartok, Bela - 4. Allegro Vivace (Volume 1. Four D 316. Bartok, Bela - 5. Menuetto (Volume 2) 317. Bartok, Bela - 6. Air (Volume 2) 318. Bartok, Bela - 7. Marcia Delle Bestie (Volume 2) 319. Bartok, Bela - 8. Tambourine (Volume 2) 320. Bartok, Bela - 9. Preludio - All' Ungherese (Volum 321. Petite Suite, Bb 113, Sz. 105 Arr. Of The 44 Duos 322. Bartok, Bela - Slow Tune (Original Version) 323. Bartok, Bela - Walachian Dance (Original Version) 324. Bartok, Bela - Whirling Dance (Original Version) 325. Bartok, Bela - Quasi Pizzicato (Original Version) 326. Bartok, Bela - Ruthenian Dance (Original Version) 327. Bartok, Bela - Bagpipes (Original Version) 401. Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107 (Original Version) 402. Bartok, Bela - No.1 Unison Melody 1 (Book 1) 403. Bartok, Bela - No.2 Unison Melody 2 Version A & B 404. Bartok, Bela - No.3 Unison Melody 3 (Book 1) 405. Bartok, Bela - No.4 Unison Melody 4 (Book 1) 406. Bartok, Bela - No.5 Unison Melody 5 (Book 1) 407. Bartok, Bela - No.6 Unison Melody 6 (Book 1) 408. Bartok, Bela - No.7 Dotted Notes (Book 1) 409. Bartok, Bela - No.8 Repetition (Book 1) 410. Bartok, Bela - No.9 Syncopation (Book 1) 411. Bartok, Bela - No.10 With Alternate Hands (Book 1) 412. Bartok, Bela - No.11 Parallel Motion (Book 1) 413. Bartok, Bela - No.12 Reflection (Book 1) 414. Bartok, Bela - No.13 Change Of Position (Book 1) 415. Bartok, Bela - No.14 Question & Answer (Book 1) 416. Bartok, Bela - No.15 Village Song (Book 1) 417. Bartok, Bela - No.16 Parellel Motion With Change O 418. Bartok, Bela - No.17 Contrary Motion (Book 1) 419. Bartok, Bela - No.18 Unison Melody 1 (Book 1) 420. Bartok, Bela - No.19 Unison Melody 2 (Book 1) 421. Bartok, Bela - No.20 Unison Melody 3 (Book 1) 422. Bartok, Bela - No.21 Unison Melody 4 (Book 1) 423. Bartok, Bela - No.22 Imitation & Counterpoint (Boo 424. Bartok, Bela - No.23 Imitation & Inversion (Book 1 425. Bartok, Bela - No.24 Pastorale (Book 1) 426. Bartok, Bela - No.25 Imitaiton & Inversion (Book 1 427. Bartok, Bela - No.26 Repetition (Book 1) 428. Bartok, Bela - No.27 Sycopation (Book 1) 429. Bartok, Bela - No.28 Canon At The Octave (Book 1) 430. Bartok, Bela - No.29 Imitation Reflected (Book 1) 431. Bartok, Bela - No.30 Canon At The Lower Fifth (Boo 432. Bartok, Bela - No.31 Dance In Canon Form (Book 1) 433. Bartok, Bela - No.32 In Dorian Mode (Book 1) 434. Bartok, Bela - No.33 Slow Dance (Book 1) 435. Bartok, Bela - No.34 In Phrygian Mode (Book 1) 436. Bartok, Bela - No.35 Chorale (Book 1) 437. Bartok, Bela - No.36 Free Canon (Book 1) 438. Bartok, Bela - No.37 In Lydian Mode (Book 2) 439. Bartok, Bela - No.38 Staccato & Legato (Book 2) 440. Bartok, Bela - No.39 Staccato & Legato Canon (Book 441. Bartok, Bela - No.40 In Yugoslav Style (Book 2) 442. Bartok, Bela - No.41 Melody With Accompaniment (Bo 443. Bartok, Bela - No.42 Acompaniment In Broken Triads 444. Bartok, Bela - No.43 In Hungarian Style Version A: 445. Bartok, Bela - No.44 Contrary Motion 2 Pianos (Boo 446. Bartok, Bela - No.45 Meditation (Book 2) 447. Bartok, Bela - No.46 Increasing - Diminishing (Boo 448. Bartok, Bela - No.47 County Fair (Book 2) 449. Bartok, Bela - No.48 In Mixolydian Mode (Book 2) 450. Bartok, Bela - No.49 Crescendo - Diminuendo (Book 451. Bartok, Bela - No.50 Minuetto (Book 2) 452. Bartok, Bela - No.51 Waves (Book 2) 453. Bartok, Bela - No.52 Unison Divided (Book 2) 454. Bartok, Bela - No.53 In Transylvanian Style (Book 455. Bartok, Bela - No.54 Chromatics (Book 2) 456. Bartok, Bela - No.55 Triplets In Lydian Mode 2 Pia 457. Bartok, Bela - No.56 Melody In Tenths (Book 2) 458. Bartok, Bela - No.57 Accents (Book 2) 459. Bartok, Bela - No.58 In Oriental Style (Book 2) 460. Bartok, Bela - No.59 Major & Minor (Book 2) 461. Bartok, Bela - No.60 Canon With Sustained Notes (B 462. Bartok, Bela - No.61 Pentatonic Melody (Book 2) 463. Bartok, Bela - No.62 Minor Sixths In Parallel Moti 464. Bartok, Bela - No.63 Buzzing (Book 2) 465. Bartok, Bela - No.64 Line Against Point Version A 466. Bartok, Bela - No.65 Dialogue (Book 2) 467. Bartok, Bela - No.66 Melody Divided (Book 2) 468. Bartok, Bela - No.67 Thirds Against A Single Voice 469. Bartok, Bela - No.68 Hungarian Dance 2 Pianos (Boo 470. Bartok, Bela - No.69 Study In Chords (Book 3) 471. Bartok, Bela - No.70 Melody Against Double Notes ( 472. Bartok, Bela - No.71 Thirds (Book 3) 473. Bartok, Bela - No.72 Dragons' Dance (Book 3) 474. Bartok, Bela - No.73 Sixths & Triads (Book 3) 475. Bartok, Bela - No.74 Hungarian Machmaking Song Ver 476. Bartok, Bela - No.75 Triplets (Book 3) 477. Bartok, Bela - No.76 In Three Parts (Book 3) 478. Bartok, Bela - No.77 Little Study (Book 3) 479. Bartok, Bela - No.78 Five-tone Scale (Book 3) 480. Bartok, Bela - No.79 Hommage A J.s.b. (Book 3) 481. Bartok, Bela - No.80 Hommage A R.sch. (Book 3) 482. Bartok, Bela - No.81 Wandering (Book 3) 483. Bartok, Bela - No.82 Scherzo (Book 3) 484. Bartok, Bela - No.83 Melody With Interruptions (Bo 485. Bartok, Bela - No.84 Merriment (Book 3) 486. Bartok, Bela - No.85 Broken Chords (Book 3) 487. Bartok, Bela - No.86 Two Major Pentachords (Book 3 488. Bartok, Bela - No.87 Variations (Book 3) 489. Bartok, Bela - No.88 Duet For Pipes (Book 3) 490. Bartok, Bela - No.89 In Four Parts (Book 3) 491. Bartok, Bela - No.90 In Russian Style (Book 3) 492. Bartok, Bela - No.91 Chromatic Invention 1 (Book 3 493. Bartok, Bela - No.92 Chromatic Invention 2 (Book 3 494. Bartok, Bela - No.93 In Four Parts (Book 3) 495. Bartok, Bela - No.94 Once Upon A Time... (Book 3) 496. Bartok, Bela - No.95 Fox Song Version A & B; Versi 497. Bartok, Bela - No.96 Jolts (Book 3) 501. Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107 (Original Version) 502. Bartok, Bela - No.97 Notturno (Book 4) 503. Bartok, Bela - No.98 Thumb Under (Book 4) 504. Bartok, Bela - No.99 Crossed Hands (Book 4) 505. Bartok, Bela - No.100 In The Style Of A Folk Song 506. Bartok, Bela - No.101 Diminished Fifth (Book 4) 507. Bartok, Bela - No.102 Harmonics (Book 4) 508. Bartok, Bela - No.103 Minor & Major (Book 4) 509. Bartok, Bela - No.104 Through The Keys Version A & 510. Bartok, Bela - No.105 Playsong (Book 4) 511. Bartok, Bela - No.106 Children's Song (Book 4) 512. Bartok, Bela - No.107 Melody In The Mist (Book 4) 513. Bartok, Bela - No.108 Wrestling (Book 4) 514. Bartok, Bela - No.109 From The Island Of Bali (Boo 515. Bartok, Bela - No.110 Clashing Sounds (Book 4) 516. Bartok, Bela - No.111 Intermezzo (Book 4) 517. Bartok, Bela - No.112 Variations On A Folk Tune (B 518. Bartok, Bela - No.113 Bulgarian Rhythm 1 (Book 4) 519. Bartok, Bela - No.114 Theme & Inversion (Book 4) 520. Bartok, Bela - No.115 Bulgarian Rhythm 2 (Book 4) 521. Bartok, Bela - No.116 Melody (Book 4) 522. Bartok, Bela - No.117 Bourree (Book 4) 523. Bartok, Bela - No.118 Triplets In 9/8 Time (Book 4 524. Bartok, Bela - No.119 Dance In 3/4 Time (Book 4) 525. Bartok, Bela - No.120 Fifth Chords (Book 4) 526. Bartok, Bela - No.121 Two-part Study (Book 4) 527. Bartok, Bela - No.122 Chords Together & Opposed (B 528. Bartok, Bela - No.123 Staccato & Legato Version A 529. Bartok, Bela - No.124 Staccato (Book 5) 530. Bartok, Bela - No.125 Boating (Book 5) 531. Bartok, Bela - No.126 Change Of Time (Book 5) 532. Bartok, Bela - No.127 New Hungarian Folk Song With 533. Bartok, Bela - No.128 Peasant Dance (Book 5) 534. Bartok, Bela - No.129 Alternating Thirds (Book 5) 535. Bartok, Bela - No.130 Village Joke (Book 5) 536. Bartok, Bela - No.131 Fourths (Book 5) 537. Bartok, Bela - No.132 Major Seconds Broken & Toget 538. Bartok, Bela - No.133 Syncopation (Book 5) 539. Bartok, Bela - No.134 Studies In Double Notes Vers 540. Bartok, Bela - No.135 Perpetuum Mobile (Book 5) 541. Bartok, Bela - No.136 Whole-tone Scale (Book 5) 542. Bartok, Bela - No.137 Unison (Book 5) 543. Bartok, Bela - No.138 Bagpipe (Book 5) 544. Bartok, Bela - No.139 Merry Andrew (Book 5) 545. Bartok, Bela - No.140 Free Variations (Book 6) 546. Bartok, Bela - No.141 Subject & Reflection (Book 6 547. Bartok, Bela - No.142 From The Diary Of A Fly (Boo 548. Bartok, Bela - No.143 Divided Arpeggios (Book 6) 549. Bartok, Bela - No.144 Minor Seconds, Major Seventh 550. Bartok, Bela - No.145 Chromatic Invention Version 551. Bartok, Bela - No.146 Ostinato (Book 6) 552. Bartok, Bela - No.147 March (Book 6) 553. Bartok, Bela - No.148 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm I 554. Bartok, Bela - No.149 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm II 555. Bartok, Bela - No.150 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm II 556. Bartok, Bela - No.151 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm IV 557. Bartok, Bela - No.152 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm V 558. Bartok, Bela - No.153 Dance In Bulgarian Rhythm VI 601. 3 Burlesques, Sz47, Op.8c Bb55 602. Bartok, Bela - 1. Presto (Original Version) 603. Bartok, Bela - 2. Allegretto (Original Version) 604. Bartok, Bela - 3. Molto Vivo, Capriccioso (Origina 605. Sketches, Op.9b Sz. 44 Bb54 606. Bartok, Bela - 1. Portait D'une Jeune Fille Andant 607. Bartok, Bela - 2. Balancoire Comodo (Original Vers 608. Bartok, Bela - 3. Lento (Original Version) 609. Bartok, Bela - 4. Non Troppo Lento - Temp I (Origi 610. Bartok, Bela - 5. Melodie Populaire Roumaine Andan 611. Bartok, Bela - 6. A La Valaque Allegrett 612. Bartok, Bela - 7. Poco Lento (Original Version) 613. 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs For Piano, Sz. 71 Bb79 614. Bartok, Bela - 1. Rubato (Four Old Sorrowful Songs 615. Bartok, Bela - 2. Andante (Four Old Sorrowful Song 616. Bartok, Bela - 3. Poco Rubato (Four Old Sorrowful 617. Bartok, Bela - 4. Andante (Four Old Sorrowful Song 618. Bartok, Bela - 5. Scherzo Allegro (Four Old Sorrow 619. Bartok, Bela - 6. Ballade Andante (Four Old Sorrow 620. Bartok, Bela - 7. Allegro (Old Dance Tunes) 621. Bartok, Bela - 8. Allegretto (Old Dance Tunes) 622. Bartok, Bela - 9. Allegretto (Old Dance Tunes) 623. Bartok, Bela - 10. L'istesso Tempo (Old Dance Tune 624. Bartok, Bela - 11. Assai Moderato (Old Dance Tunes 625. Bartok, Bela - 12. Allegretto - 13. Poco Piu Vivo 626. Bartok, Bela - 14. Allegro (Old Dance Tunes) 627. Bartok, Bela - 15. Allegro (Old Dance Tunes) 628. 8 Improvisations On Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op.20 629. Bartok, Bela - 1. Molto Moderato (Original Version 630. Bartok, Bela - 2. Molto Capriccioso (Original Vers 631. Bartok, Bela - 3. Lento, Rubato (Original Version) 632. Bartok, Bela - 4. Allegretto Scherzando (Original 633. Bartok, Bela - 5. Allegro Molto (Original Version) 634. Bartok, Bela - 6. Allegro Moderato (Original Versi 635. Bartok, Bela - 7. Sostenuto, Rubato (Original Vers 636. Bartok, Bela - 8. Allegro (Original Version) 637. Ten Easy Pieces, Sz. 39 Bb51 638. Bartok, Bela - Ajanlas Dedication (Original Versio 639. Bartok, Bela - 1. Parazsti Nota Peasant Song (Orig 640. Bartok, Bela - 2. Lassu Vergodes Frustration (Orig 641. Bartok, Bela - 3. Tot Legenyek Tanca Slovakian Boy 642. Bartok, Bela - 4. Sostenuto (Original Version) 643. Bartok, Bela - 5. Este A Szekelyeknel Evening With 644. Bartok, Bela - 6. Godollei Piactere Leesett A Ho H 645. Bartok, Bela - 7. Hajnal Dawn (Original Version) 646. Bartok, Bela - 8. Azt Mondjak, Nem Adnak Slovakian 647. Bartok, Bela - 9. Ujjgyakorlat Five-finger Exercis 648. Bartok, Bela - 10. Medvetanc Bear Dance (Original 701. Dance Suite Arr. Solo Piano, Bb86b 702. Bartok, Bela - 1. Moderato (Original Version) 703. Bartok, Bela - 2. Allegro Molto (Original Version) 704. Bartok, Bela - 3. Allegro Vivace (Original Version 705. Bartok, Bela - 4. Molto Tranquilo (Original Versio 706. Bartok, Bela - 5. Comodo (Original Version) 707. Bartok, Bela - 6. Finale (Original Version) 708. Rhapsody, Op.1 709. Bartok, Bela - Long Version, 1904 710. Four Piano Pieces, Bb27 711. Bartok, Bela - 1. Study For The Left Hand Tanulman 712. Bartok, Bela - 2. Fantasia 1 Abrand 1 (Original Ve 713. Bartok, Bela - 3. Fantasia 2 Abrand 2 (Original Ve 714. Bartok, Bela - 4. Scherzo (Original Version) 715. Kossuth - Symphonic Poem, Bb31 716. Bartok, Bela - Marche Funno.bre For Piano Arr.of T 717. Rhapsody, Op.1 718. Bartok, Bela - Shortened Version, 1908


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Author's Preface to the English Edition 2010 In this book I am presenting a new kind of management for a new kind of world. It is my concept of right and good management for functioning organizations in functioning societies of exceeding complexity. The need for such a concept arises because conventional management - by which, basically, I mean the US-type management theory and practice now applied worldwide - has come to its very limits as it is unable to deal with the consequences of its own success. The result of its tremendous achievements is a world of inextricably interrelated dynamic systems which are incomprehensibly complex. This has largely been ignored by the dominating US management approach because it was never designed for such conditions. It now fails exactly for this reason, thereby causing the present crisis. I have actually been predicting this for years in many of my publications, including the German version of this book which was first published in 2005. The fact that success almost inevitably breeds its own failure is often overlooked, although it is well known in many fields and in particular in those that accept complexity explicitly as their research subject such as biology or ecology. Albert Einstein already remarked that one cannot solve problems with the same methods which produced them. Failure to manage complexity as the major cause of the worldcrisis What, at present, a majority - at least in the West - considers to be a mere financial crisis can probably be much better understood if it is looked at from an altogether different perspective: the failure to understand and manage complexity. Business and society seem to be undergoing one of the most fundamental transformations in history. Only on the surface, and only if perceived in conventional categories, do present changes appear to be financial and economic in nature. What is happening might better be understood as an Old World dying because a New World is being born. There will hardly be any bridges back to the old state of affairs. Perhaps the most practical premise to navigate by is that whatever can change will change. If so, we are witnessing no less than the almost complete collapse of the formerly so efficient US management approach, which was developed mainly in the context of business administration and taught in business schools as the ultimate wisdom with regard to the running of corporations in a world where its premises applied to an ever lesser degree. Its realities have already been changing for quite some time but this went largely unnoticed because most people tend to see only the old familiar patterns in the new realities. We are experiencing in particular the failure of the US-type of corporate governance and the kind of top management which is dominated almost exclusively by financial variables only. We see the collapse of the shareholder value approach, which due to its short term profit orientation is largely ignoring the customer and is hostile to future-oriented investing and innovating, thereby systematically misdirecting the allocation of societal resources. The failure of the US-approach is, among other aspects, the consequence of mistaking financial investment for real investment, thereby undermining the former strengths of the US-economy, of confusing mountains of bad debts with sustainable wealth, and of failing to distinguish between healthy and pathological growth. Ironically, what collapsed first was the financial system which appeared to be the most highly developed and sophisticated system ever designed. It was believed to be free of systemic risk by most experts and run by the world's most excellent executives educated in what were thought to be the best universities and business schools worldwide. However, complex systems have properties and laws of their own. Their driving forces - if systematically ignored - make them inevitably go out of control. Such systems are incomputable and unpredictable in principle and incomprehensible to the conventionally educated mind. They are non-linear, self-dynamic and continuously self-changing and self-restructuring in unforeseeable ways. They are largely self-organizing and self-regulating. Nevertheless, they can be - up to a degree - controlled and regulated albeit only by a fundamentally different kind of thinking, a new approach for managing complexity and by applying the right methods and tools which are the subject of this book and its companion volumes. Reliable Functioning by Wholistic Management Systems Economic and financial measures on the macro level alone will hardly cure the crisis. What it takes on the level of societal institutions is a new way of functioning which is described in my six volume series Management: Mastering Complexity in which I present my Malik Wholistic General Management Systems. This first volume contains an overview of the system as a whole whereas the other five volumes will describe the constitutive parts of the system. The second volume "Corporate Policy and Governance: How Organizations Self-Organize", was published in 2008 in German and will be available in English soon. The third volume on strategy is still due in 2010. The remaining three volumes will be dedicated to the new structure for functioning complex organizations, their appropriate culture and the kind of executives who have to be able to understand and master complexity. Together these six volumes will contain the essence of the most comprehensive General Management System worldwide. To the best of my knowledge my Wholistic General Management Systems are globally the only ones explicitly designed to ensure reliable functioning under conditions of exceedingly high and dynamic complexity. For this reason and because my Management Systems are universally applicable conventional business administration plays a limited role in my book. For practical reasons, however, I am going to illustrate the application of my systems mainly in the context of the business enterprise. Familiar concepts and terms are left unchanged wherever possible in order to avoid confusion for the practitioner whereas their meaning and most contents are new and different. The important new knowledge for mastering complex systems does not come from economics or business administration but from what I call the Complexity Sciences, i.e. Systemics, Bionics and Cybernetics, which can also be called the Sciences of Functioning. For the term "Functioning" I often use the synonym "Right and Good Management" as opposed to wrong and bad management. By this I want to point to the need to understand management as a true profession with its own standards of craftsmanship as indicated in the subtitle of this book. If the institutions of today's and more so of tomorrow's societies are supposed to function, management needs to liberate itself from fashions and fads and has to become a profession of the same status as for example the profession of the surgeon, the aircraft pilot or the lawyer all of which have as a matter of course their standards of professionalism. The foundation for a profession of effective management for functioning institutions is to be found in my earlier book Managing Performing Living. My General Management Systems - with the support of the experts of my own organization - have been developed, tested and implemented in numerous cases over more than 30 years in all sorts of institutions in business and non-business areas mostly in Europe and particularly in the German speaking world including their worldwide subsidiaries. What works in the complexities of these areas will almost certainly work worldwide. Having discussed the structure, functioning principles and effects of my systems with tens of thousands of executives of all levels I have strong arguments that there is only one kind of management that works effectively, namely Right and Good Management as I present it in my books, and that it is - contrary to mainstream thinking - universally valid and culturally invariant. Fashionable arbitrariness which so often characterizes management should not be given any place in what is one of the most important social functions. In most respects my Wholistic Management Systems for Functioning are the opposite of what is taught in most business schools. That they will have to change fundamentally as a consequence of the global crisis is hesitatingly becoming apparent to some - among them also a few leading ivy league schools. But it might be a long and hard way for them to recover from the fallacies of their own teachings and partly from the application of wrong management to themselves. At the same time, however, if they manage to change radically and fast it is one of the greatest opportunities for them to show effective leadership in the service of a functioning society in times of great change. Fredmund Malik St. Gallen, January 2010 Introduction "The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it." Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), physician Our increasingly complex world cannot function without management, and it can hardly function without precise management. This is true for all kinds of societal institutions, be it commercial enterprises or other organizations. The purpose of this book is to help their managers and employees fulfill their demanding occupational tasks in a professional manner. In the midst of a jumble of doctrines, ideologies, and true innovations, this book will provide the overview required to distinguish right from wrong and useful from useless. These distinctions are indispensable for meeting both individual and shared responsibilities at each stage of a professional career. They are also crucial for successful and productive interaction. This book is a compact compendium for right and good management - for general management - in that it provides the necessary overview of what it entails. In the following volumes of this series, each of the elements of right and good management will be described in greater detail, including both theoretical content and recommended implementation approaches. Interested readers will be able to familiarize themselves with the tools and practices of the craft, along with numerous practical examples. As such, the present book is a prelude to a practical, comprehensive guide to what the management craft and managerial professionalism must entail. Sound general management is not about doing something new, modern, or fashionable. What matters is that it is right, that it works, and that it helps practitioners fulfill their tasks to the best of their abilities. The subject of this book - and of the rest of my publications - is not the "management thinking of today". Rather, all my books are practical guides to effectiveness. They point out my personal opinions on different matters, which are often not in sync with mainstream thinking. Management. The Essence of the Craft continues, enlarges upon, and complements my book Managing Performing Living. While the latter deals with the conduct and actions of the individual manager, the present book goes much further in that it deals with the institution as a whole - with system-oriented general management. The book contains a series of propositions which, compared to mainstream thinking, may be regarded as provocative, unusual, and frequently even wrong - at least initially. In this book, and the books to follow, I am putting my arguments forward for discussion. Central Propositions 1.Management is society's most important function. The functioning of society depends on management. Only management turns resources into results. 2.Management can largely be acquired by learning. It is a profession and a craft. It follows the same rules of professionalism that are known and have proven useful in other professions. Talents are useful but not essential. 3.The only kind of management a person needs to learn is right and good management. Right and good management is universal, invariant, and independent of culture. It is equally valid for all kinds of organizations and all countries. There is no need for international, multicultural, or global management. All effective institutions function in the same way. They employ the same functional principles. 4.Apparent differences are not related to management but to the nature of the different tasks to be fulfilled in different organizations. 5.Not everyone can manage just any organization. This is not due to management skills but to the difference in operational tasks. 6.All managers in all organizations and across all hierarchy levels need the same kind of management skills. Not all, however, need them in the same degree of comprehensiveness and detail. Disregarding this principle leads to a lack of orientation and direction, which, in turn, means the end of communication and function. 7.In my view, most of the management ideas prevailing over the past fifteen years or so are false, misleading, and harmful. This is true in particular for anything related to the doctrine of shareholder value and its consequences - such as value-increasing strategies and a way of thinking that focuses predominantly on financial aspects. The stakeholder approach is equally wrong. 8.The economic difficulties of our time, which I believe will inevitably deepen, are largely due to factors other than political errors. They are results of misguided management, of faulty and poor management. As a result, the question as to what right and good management is gains all the more importance. A Word on the Terms Used In management - as opposed to other, more advanced and mature disciplines of learning - there is no such thing as uniform or common parlance. Quite to the contrary: most authors attempt to impress readers by inventing their own terms and slogans. This is a roadblock to progress and to acquiring management skills. For this book, I essentially draw on the terms used in the St. Gallen Management Model, the first and so far only wholistic, system-driven management model, as well as on the linguistic usage of Peter F. Drucker, the doyen of management theory. As far as cybernetics and system sciences are concerned, I draw on the terms used by Stafford Beer, the originator of management cybernetics, and my own book Strategie des Managements komplexer Systeme ["Strategy for the Management of Complex Systems"]. 1.The terms "company", "organization", and "institution" are largely used in the same sense. Certain variances in meaning relate to the degree of generality, or the special limitation to a segment of society. The most general terms are "institution" and "organization". They refer to all organizations existing in a society, no matter what kind or legal form. The term "company", in essence, belongs to the business sector. Whenever no specific pointers are provided, it will be clear from the context what I mean when using each of these terms. The term most frequently used in this book is "company" and other terms related to it, such as "corporate policy". The statements made will generally be applicable to all kinds of institutions. Depending on the field of usage, the terms might need to be adapted somewhat, as in "educational policy" or "health policy". 2.The term "management" itself can be understood in several ways: Firstly, as a function that exists in any kind of organization and is indispensable for its functioning. This is the so-called functional dimension of management. It is neither linked to specific persons nor to organizational elements. This function is not perceptible to our senses. It is incorporated in certain actions taken by individuals and in this way its impact is perceived. Secondly, the term "management" can be understood to be the sum of the legal and/or organizational authorities in an institution. Examples include the executive board of a private company, the executive committee of a public company, a national government, or a university's board of directors. This is referred to as the institutional dimension, and it also includes expanded boards of managers, group management, management circles, or partners' conferences. As far as mandatory and/or higher-level authorities are concerned, the respective responsibilities, rights, obligations, and accountabilities are governed by laws, articles of incorporation, or statutes. Those of other organizational entities are determined by common sense and habits. Thirdly, management can be understood to include the persons that belong to the institutional authorities mentioned. This is the personal dimension of management. In particular the terms "top management" and "top manager" frequently carry that meaning. 3.I use the term "management" in the same meaning as its German equivalent "Führung". Both terms mean the same. In all my German-language publications, I use the two terms synonymously. By contrast, the terms "management" and "leadership" do not mean the same. 4.In the chapter on structure, the term "organization" carries two different meanings: the first, as mentioned above, is what we refer to when we speak of an institution being an organization; the second is what we mean when we speak of an institution having an organization. Which one of the two meanings applies should be clear from the particular context.


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