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Moving Forward / Looking Back: The Very Be Warner Music
1. Feels Like The First Time 2. Long, Long Way From Home 3. Cold As Ice 4. Headknocker 5. Starrider 6. Double Vision 7. Blue Morning, Blue Day 8. Hot Blooded 9. Dirty White Boy 10. Head Games 11. Women 12. Night Life 13. Break It Up 14. Juke Box Hero 15. Urgent 16. Waiting For A Girl Like You 101. I Want To Know What Love Is 102. Down On Love 103. Reaction To Action 104. That Was Yesterday 105. Say You Will 106. I Don't Want To Live Without You 107. Can't Wait 108. Tooth & Nail 109. Heart Turns To Stone 110. Lowdown & Dirty 111. I'll Fight For You 112. Until The End Of Time 113. Too Late 114. Say You Will (Live 2008) 115. Starrider (Live 2005) 116. Juke Box Hero / Whole Lotta Love (Live 2005)
Forward! - Ltd - EDEL COMPANY
1. Forward 2. Sunlight 3. Do You Remember 4. On The One 5. A Little Funk In Your Pocket 6. Addicted 7. Lifestyle 8. Itzine 9. The Way It Goes 10. Lights 11. Turn The Music Up 12. Heaven 13. Spice Of Life 14. One More For The Road 101. Intro (Live At The Indigo London) 102. People Get Ready (Live At The Indigo London) 103. Brand New Heavies (Live At The Indigo London) 104. All Fired Up (Live At The Indigo London) 105. Never Stop (Live At The Indigo London) 106. Don't Let Go (Live At The Indigo London) 107. Dream On Dreamer (Live At The Indigo London) 108. Midnight At The Oasis (Live At The Indigo London) 109. Sometimes (Live At The Indigo London) 110. Back To Love (Live At The Indigo London) 111. Magnifique (Live At The Indigo London) 112. Sex God (Live At The Indigo London) 201. I Don't Know Why (Live At The Indigo London) 202. Ride In The Sky (Live At The Indigo London) 203. Daybreak (Live At The Indigo London) 204. Brother Sister (Live At The Indigo London) 205. Jump & Move (Live At The Indigo London) 206. Let's Do It Again (Live At The Indigo London) 207. Spend Some Time (Live At The Indigo London) 208. Universe (Live At The Indigo London) 209. Forever (Live At The Indigo London) 210. Stay This Way (Live At The Indigo London) 211. Dream Come True (Live At The Indigo London)
Dressage Way Xenophon Press LLC
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The Dressage Way illustrates the transformation of the human by virtue of the eminently noble creature: the horse. This book is neither a simple how-to manual nor a staunch treatise on the benefits of dressage for horse and rider. With classical dressage as both foundation and inspiration, this collection of essays traces the path of the dressage trainer as she grows through her experiences with the horse. In section one, "The Way of Dressage," we see the trainer as a keen observer. She describes seemingly endless ways to understand this complex creature and in turn, herself. Section two, "The Way to Dressage," is a guide. The path has become clearer, more distinct, and all questions have been answered. There is no looking back - only forward, and to what? In third section, "The Way is Dressage" the trainer has come to the revelation that dressage provides a "way" in and of itself. The beauty of this "way" is that the horse and human are no longer separate entities but have become particularly joined so as to become yet a third,single entity. This possibility of dressage is rarely realized and even more rarely written about. In this volume a type of universal language is used, one comprehensible to both horse and human. And it is this inclusion of both that leads to the growth of each. This is the only way. About Susan Medenica "Go forward, be round" is a philosophy frequently heard at Hermitage Dressage, Winchester, Wisconsin. Expressing the essence of the classical ideals of riding, this phrase has become the signature of Susan Medenica's training and instruction. Susan Medenica has worked with a wide variety of students and horses over the years, always striving to expand the unique talents of each. Whether starting the novice horse or rider or polishing the more advanced, the integration of one with the other is always the guiding principle.
The Tesla Motors way Books on Demand
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Nikola Tesla was one of the great innovative genuises and forward thinkers of the 19th and 20 th centuries. . He contributed significantly to the development of the alternating current electric supply system and invented (among many other things) the tesla coil an electrical transformer that is still widely used.§His work fell into obscurity until fairly recently when the surge of interest in projects such as electric cars (and some other more bizarre theories and fads) brought his ideas back to the forefront of technology and popular culture. §The Tesla Motor Company takes its name from the scientist and inventor and the AC motor that it uses in its vehicles is a direct descendant of tesla s 1882 design, showing how far reaching and ahead of its time his thinking really was.
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Under the Duvet Penguin
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'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances, hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are adored by millions around the world
And His Brazos Valley Boy Bear Family Records
1. Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love 2. Whoa Sailor 3. California Women 4. What Are We Gonna Do About The Moonlight 5. A Lonely Heart Knows 6. Starry Eyed Texas Gal 7. Humpty Dumpty Heart 8. Today 9. Don't Flirt With Me 10. Rock In The Ocean 11. My Heart Is A Jigsaw Puzzle 12. Yesterday's Mail (Chat & False Start) 13. Yesterday's Mail 14. I Find You Cheatin' On Me 15. Second Hand Gal 16. You Broke My Heart (Chat & False Start) 17. You Broke My Heart 18. Mary Had A Little Lamb 19. You Remembered Me 20. California Women 21. The Green Light 22. What Are We Gonna Do About The Moonlight 23. All That Goes Up Must Come Down 24. Standing On The Outside Looking In Now 25. Tomorrow Night 26. My Front Door Is Open 27. Soft Lips 28. Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love 29. Whoa Sailor 30. The Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder 31. She's A Girl Without Any Sweetheart 101. Take A Look At This Broken Heart Of Mine 102. Give A Little, Take A Little 103. A Cat Has Nine Lives 104. Beautiful Texas 105. Daddy Blues 106. How Do You Feel 107. New Rovin' Gambler 108. Humpty Dumpty Boogie 109. Can't Feel At Home In This World Anymore 110. When God Calls His Children Home 111. If I Cry 112. A Broken Heart & A Glass Of Beer 113. The Devil In My Angels Eyes 114. Playin' Possum 115. Where Is Your Heart Tonight 116. Those Things Money Can't Buy 117. Hangover Heart 118. I Ain't Cryin' Over You 119. You Were The Cause 120. I'll Be Your Sweetheart For A Day 121. Love Thief 122. Teardrops On The Tea Leaves 123. The Wild Side Of Life 124. Waiting In The Lobby Of Your Heart 125. Don't Make Me Cry Again 126. Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea 127. The New Wears Off Too Fast 128. You're Walking On My Heart 129. It's Better To Have Loved A Little 130. How Cold Hearted Can You Get 201. How Cold Hearted Can You Get 202. Rub-a-dub-dub 203. I'd Have Never Found Somebody New 204. Where My Sweet Baby Used To Walk 205. I'll Sign My Heart Away 206. Yesterday's Girl 207. John Henry 208. The Letter Edged In Black 209. Mother The Queen Of My Heart 210. At The Rainbow's End 211. When You're Lovin', You're Livin' 212. You Don't Have The Nerve 213. I Saw My Mother's Name 214. No Help Wanted 215. Go Cry Your Heart Out 216. Wake Up, Irene 217. A Fooler, A Faker 218. Breakin' The Rules 219. We've Gone Too Far 220. If Lovin' You Is Wrong 221. Tears Are Only Rain 222. Annie Over 223. This Train 224. The Little Rosewood Casket 225. Gloria 226. Honky-tonk Girl 227. Jersey Bounce 228. Sunrise Serenade 229. Johnson Rag 230. Dardanella 301. When Your Love Burns Low 302. A New Deal Of Love 303. Baby I Need Lovin' 304. I'd Do It Again 305. Dusty Skies 306. A Lonely Heart Knows 307. The New Green Light 308. Tomorrow Night 309. Today 310. Simple Simon 311. Most Of All 312. Breakin' In Another Heart 313. Too In Love 314. String Of Pearls 315. Big Beaver 316. Panhandle Rag 317. Wildwood Flower 318. Honey, Honey Bee Ball 319. Quicksand 320. You Can Give Me Back My Heart 321. Don't Take It Out On Me 322. Red Skin Girl 323. Westphalia Waltz 324. Don't Be That Way 325. It Makes No Difference Now 326. Anybody's Girl 327. Taking My Chances 328. I'm Not Mad, Just Hurt 329. The Blackboard Of My Heart 330. Across The Alley From The Alamo 331. Weeping Willow 401. Prosperity Special 402. I'll Be Your Sweetheart For A Day 403. Under The Double Eagle 404. Don't Flirt With Me 405. Standing On The Outside Looking In Now 406. My Front Door Is Open 407. Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love 408. Humpty Dumpty Heart 409. Whoa Sailor 410. I Find You Cheatin' On Me 411. The Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder 412. You Remembered Me 413. You'll Be The One 414. I Don't Want To Know 415. Someone Can Steal Your Love From Me 416. Old Napoleon 417. I Was The First One 418. Rockin' In The Congo 419. Hang Your Head In Shame 420. The Gypsy 421. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 422. I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love 423. A Girl In The Night 424. Don't Look Now 425. Bubbles In My Beer 426. Headin' Down The Wrong Highway 427. Drivin' Nails In My Coffin 428. Lawdy, What A Gal 429. After All The Things I've Done 430. Make Room In Your Heart 501. I Wouldn't Miss It For The World 502. Klishama Klingo 503. Li'l Liza Jane 504. If I'm Not Too Late 505. Just An Old Flame 506. How Do You Hold A Memory 507. Beaumont Rag 508. Summit Ridge Drive 509. Woodchopper's Ball 510. Bartender's Polka 511. Wednesday Waltz 512. Gold & Silver Waltz 513. Skater's Waltz 514. Fifty Year Ago Waltz 515. La Zinda Waltz 516. The Anniversary Waltz 517. Let Me Call You Sweetheart 518. What Will I Do On Monday 519. You're Going Back To Your Old Ways Again 520. I've Run Out Of Tomorrows 521. Shenandoah Waltz 522. Signed, Sealed & Delivered 523. In The Valley Of The Moon 524. The Warm Red Wine 525. Squaws Along The Yukon 526. Two Hearts Deep In The Blues 527. Gathering Flowers 601. Little Blossom 602. Deep Elem 603. Rovin' Gambler 604. Cocaine Blues 605. May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister? 606. I'll Be A Bachelor Till I Die 607. Three Times Seven 608. Bumming Around 609. I Left My Gal In The Mountains 610. Teach 'Em How To Swim 611. Drunkard's Blues 612. Dry Bread 613. Lost John 614. I Guess I'm Getting Over You 615. What Made Her Change 616. Total Strangers 617. Just One Step Away 618. Coconut Grove 619. Tuxedo Junction 620. Give The World A Smile 621. Love Thief 622. The Gypsy & The Tealeaves 623. Soft Lips 624. Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea 625. Hangover Heart 626. How Do You Feel 627. Those Things Money Can't Buy 628. Give A Little, Take A Little 629. Rock In The Ocean 701. Take A Look At This Broken Heart Of Mine 702. She's A Girl Without Any Sweetheart 703. A Fooler, A Faker 704. A Six Pack To Go 705. Will We Start It All Over Again 706. She's Just A Whole Lot Like You 707. There My Future Goes 708. Too In Love 709. Teach Me How To Lie 710. It's Got To Be A Habit 711. It's My Fault 712. I'd Like To Tell You 713. I'll Be Around 714. Just An Old Faded Photograph 715. I Dreamed Of An Old Love Affair 716. Sing Me Something Sentimental 717. Paying Off The Interest With My Tears 718. I Keep Meeting Girls Like You 719. My Old Flame 720. Just A Little While 721. I've Convinced Everybody But Myself 722. I Gotta Have My Baby Back 723. Oklahoma Hills 724. Hangover Tavern 725. Honky Tonk Town 726. I'd Look Forward To Tomorrow 727. How Many Teardrops Will It Take 728. Drop Me Gently 801. That's The Recipe For A Heartache 802. Blue Skirt Waltz 803. I Cast A Lonesome Shadow 804. San Antonio Rose 805. Detour 806. I Don't Hurt Anymore 807. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down 808. Beer Barrel Polka 809. The Wild Side Of Life 810. Yesterday's Girl 811. Wabash Cannon Ball 812. Then I'll Keep On Loving You 813. Shot-gun Boogie 814. Back Street Affair 815. You Nearly Lose Your Mind 816. The Eyes Of Texas 817. The More In Love Your Heart Is 818. I Wasn't Even In The Running 819. The Luckiest Heartache In Town 820. Whatever Happened To Mary 821. Twice As Much 822. Just To Ease The Pain 823. Reaching For The Moon 824. Stirring Up The Ashes 901. Paper Doll 902. There's No You 903. You Always Hurt The One You Love 904. September In The Rain 905. Till Then 906. That's All There Is To That 907. Breakin' In Another Heart 908. How Do You Hold A Memory 909. Don't Take It Out On Me 910. I'd Have Never Found Somebody New 911. It's Better To Have Loved A Little 912. Just An Old Flame 913. Life's Sweetest Moment 914. I'm Gonna Practice Freedom 915. Then I'll Start Believing In You 916. In The Back Of Your Mind 917. Here Comes Santa Claus 918. Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons 919. It's Christmas Every Day In Alaska 920. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town 921. Blue Christmas 922. Silver Bells 923. It's Christmas Time 924. I'd Like To Have An Elephant For Christmas 925. White Christmas 926. Little Christmas Angel 927. Mr. & Mrs. Snowman 928. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 929. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 1001. Intro 1002. Honky-tonk Girl 1003. I Guess I'm Getting Over You 1004. I'll Step Aside 1005. Orange Blossom Special 1006. I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love 1007. John Henry 1008. Nine Pound Hammer 1009. She's Just A Whole Lot Like You 1010. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You 1011. Steel Guitar Rag 1012. Just One Step Away 1013. Lost Highway 1014. A Six Pack To Go 1015. Intro 1016. Annie Over 1017. Drop Me Gently 1018. Forgive Me 1019. Rose City Chimes 1020. You're Walking On My Heart 1021. Oklahoma Hills 1022. That's The Recipe For A Heartache 1023. Darling What More Can I Say 1024. Hangover Tavern 1025. I'll Sign My Heart Away 1026. Teach Me How To Lie 1027. Cincinnati Lou 1101. Intro 1102. Deep In The Heart Of Texas 1103. My Heart Is A Playground 1104. Charmaine 1105. How Many Teardrops Will It Take 1106. The New Wears Off Too Fast 1107. Rub-a-dub-dub 1108. Intro 1109. Beautiful Texas 1110. Will We Start It All Over Again 1111. River Road Two Step 1112. I Cast A Lonesome Shadow 1113. Simple Simon 1114. There's A Little Bit Of Everything In Texas 1115. The Eyes Of Texas
Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking Collins Design
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"The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking" demonstrates that it is not only possible, but also convenient to employ low-cost (and sometimes free!) creative solutions to produce an inviting space for living and entertaining. It is the perfect reminder for forward thinking women and their counterparts that looking back is the best way to move forward. "The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking's" fun easy-to-read chapters are divided into three categories for taking the stress out of living thoughtfully in the modern world. Section One, Home-ify Your Pad, features quick and easy ways to make your place cozier with low-cost, special touches to help you tap into and show off your inner artist. Section Two, Impressive Acts of Domesticity, teaches readers to impress others (and themselves) with the gratifying pleasures of self-sufficiency-a first-time guide to cleaning, sewing, repairing-all those previously out-of-the-question tasks. Section three, Life After Restaurants get readers to put down the take-out menus, avoid pricey bar tabs, and entertain others in the space you've so thoughtfully and gorgeously created. User-friendly how-to sidebars as well as two-colour line drawings, and Kate's tongue-in-cheek style of writing keep readers alert and tuned in to her much-needed advice. A special bonus section at the back of the book offers easy-to-follow recipes and do-it-yourself craft suggestions for making your home hip, comfortable, and inviting. Homemaking guides have always been highly successful, but this is not your grandmother's handbook. Modern women need a modern approach to domestic pleasures - a guide to doing housewife-y things on their own terms, because most of this stuff isn't as hard as we've been led to believe. Don't worry, she's not asking you to host Tupperware parties or iron your underwear. But as all beginning home keepers know, a sure fire way to feel bad about ourselves is to consult Martha Stewart. So ditch that 2-inch thick handbook, dust off your pots and pans, and join Kate on this journey to incorporating creativity and self-sufficiency on the home front, minus the stress and assumptions.
Small is Powerful Greenwood Press
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The author has found the true villain of the 20th century, and it is a concept-bigness. The answer to such disparate questions as why do we experience global wars, mass dictatorships, economic tornadoes, a population explosion and a mounting resource environment crisis lie, according to Papworth, far back in history. They are the direct result, he attempts to show, of the forces unleashed by the collapse in the 16th century of the laws against usury. Having diagnosed this problem as stemming from this destruction of the power of people to control their work, Papworth goes on to propound a new politics which is the politics of Small is Powerful-a new and hopeful approach to the problems of modern politics which merits the careful consideration of every person with any claim to political literacy. The author asserts that the way forward is not bigger units of government or, indeed, in any other units, but rather that all units which represent power in whatever form should be reduced to a size which makes them susceptible to genuine democratic citizen control. Mass society must be dismantled, local communities must be rebuilt in their stead, but above all people must take the power back that they have lost to the Giant State. Giant States have failed their inhabitants, Papworth contends, with records on human rights, economic well-being, and on general stability inferior to the records of the smaller nations of Europe. The way forward, according to Small is Powerful, is to restore localized community life, the extended family, the nuclear family, and thereby civilization itself through deliberately empowering people through neighborhood communities.
Pushback JOSSEY BASS
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Selena Rezvani--popular Washington Post columnist and noted leadership consultant--argues that self-advocacy is critical for success. And yet, she explains, women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in them getting less of what they want and deserve: promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. It doesn't have to be this way, and in Pushback, Rezvani shines a light on the rules of holding your own and "pushing back" to secure what is rightfully yours.§Pushback provides a reliable and methodical approach for taking a firm position on the issues that matter most to you. Focusing on how women can hone their negotiation skills and techniques, Rezvani addresses the most pressing questions that professional women face as they prepare to make a stand on tough topics:§What are the best strategies forconfronting an issue head-on--without damaging a relationship?§If I want to advocate fervently for anissue, how far do I push?§What's the best way to take a firmposition when my needs aren't being metor if I disagree?§How can I negotiate my own careeradvancement?§To illustrate her points, Rezvani draws from compelling interviews with top business leaders including Marie Chandoha, CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management; Cindi Bigelow, president of Bigelow Tea Company; Fizzah Jafri, COO at Morgan Stanley; Rosemary Turner, president at UPS; and Irene Chang Britt, chief strategy officer at Campbell's Soup. She reveals the unedited truth about how these leaders and other successful women have asked their way to the top and triumphed--and she shows how you can too.§Insightful and accessible, Pushback is a timely resource for women who want to leverage their skills, promote themselves effectively, and fast track their careers. Praise for Pushback§"Pushback is a must-read for women in or seeking to enter the workforce. Selena Rezvani shows that you can use your assets as a woman and ask for what you want--whether a promotion, a new challenge, or a raise."§--Katharine Weymouth, CEO, The Washington Post§"Leveraging sophisticated strategy and pragmatic action, Selena Rezvani equips women with the tools to negotiate for more than money. Better work assignments, job flexibility, and even the ability to hold your own in a debate await in Pushback--a required text for all professional women."§--Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Ph.D., president, Center for Work-Life Policy§"Pushback is a brilliantly written book. Chock-full of bad habit breakers, Pushback teaches women how to become resilient negotiators. If women take Selena's advice to heart, I know they will be thrilled with the outcome. The lessons in Pushback will allow every woman's career to leap forward!"§--Janet Hanson, founder and CEO, 85 Broads§"Power is about 20 percent conferred and 80 percent taken. Good things don't come to those who wait; they come to those who ask, negotiate, and push. For women--or men--to get what they deserve, they must get over the platitudes and attitudes that hold them back. Reading and implementing the wisdom of Pushback is a great way to start."§--Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; author, Power: Why Some People Have It--and Others Don't§"'Can you do any better?' Not only is this a key question during a negotiation, it's one that women first need to ask themselves. Through in-depth research and candid interviews with top female executives, Pushback delves into why many women view negotiation as intimidating and empowers them with the roadmap they need to find success--and the money, status, and esteem that come with it--by turning any negotiation into 'a conversation that ends in agreement.'"§--Jim Hopkinson, author, Salary Tutor: Learn the Salary Negotiation Secrets No One Ever Taught You
Priorities... First Edition Design Publishing
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Life lessons used to be transmitted from one generation to another through stories. While the internet-age has connected people, we are only concentrating on the here and now. Hindsight is needed to help us move forward. PRIORITIES... is about understanding what is essential for each of us, as individuals. Like reading someone's journal or having tea with an 'auntie', PRIORITIES... is filled with stories about the good ol' days and how people coped with difficult situations. PRIORITIES... was not written to give people answers. It was written to make people think: about the choices they - as individuals, or couples, or families - need to make to evolve and move forward. PRIORITIES... is a narrative written by Elizabeth Stuart-Grimes about how to get back to basics while still progressing forward. A bit like reading someone's personal journal, PRIORITIES... developed into a book designed to help people come to grips with life in the modern, twenty-first century. PRIORITIES... is about understanding the difference between our wants and our needs; between empathy and sympathy; how to co-exist with others' beliefs; and how to see our personal challenges as a plus. It's about finding our own version of common sense. About the Author PRIORITIES... is Elizabeth Stuart-Grimes' first book under her own name. Elizabeth, 50ish, is an American expatriate who has been living in Belgium and France for over 25 years after leaving the hectic New York PR/Advertising world to raise her children as a 'stay-at-home' mom Ms. Stuart-Grimes is a self-proclaimed scientific tree-hugger and rational thinker. After her children left the nest, she spent more than 10 years as a technical writer in the energy business, producing a wide range of print and audio-visual materials on how to improve electrical production and transmission thus reducing the heavy environmental footprint we are currently imposing on our planet. PRIORITIES... is the first in a series of books on how we can each help ourselves to evolve and improve our way of life.
Effective Financial Management Business Expert Press
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In a fast changing world, brimming with social and economic uncertainty, financial information plays a vital role in the life of an organization and does so with two sets of eyes. One set looks back to see what has happened. This is the accounting function, which is simply about the recording of events and the production of the financial reports that satisfy the stewardship responsibility of management. The other set looks forward to determine the most appropriate strategic direction for an organization, guiding managerial actions, motivating behaviors, and creating and supporting the cultural values necessary to achieve an organizations strategic objectives. This book is all about the second set of eyes, which are the lenses of Strategic Financial Management, that help organizations plot their way through an environment filled with opportunities and dangers.In a fast changing world, brimming with social and economic uncertainty, financial information plays a vital role in the life of an organization and does so with two sets of eyes. One set looks back to see what has happened. This is the accounting function, which is simply about the recording of events and the production of the financial reports that satisfy the stewardship responsibility of management. The other set looks forward to determine the most appropriate strategic direction for an organization, guiding managerial actions, motivating behaviors, and creating and supporting the cultural values necessary to achieve an organizations strategic objectives. This book is all about the second set of eyes, which are the lenses of Strategic Financial Management, that help organizations plot their way through an environment filled with opportunities and dangers.
Management - The Essence of the Craft Campus Verlag GmbH
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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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