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Atlantis ist ein mythisches Inselreich, das der antike griechische Philosoph Platon in der Mitte des 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. als Erster erwähnte und beschrieb. Es war laut Platon eine Seemacht, die ausgehend von ihrer Hauptinsel große Teile Europas und Afrikas unterworfen hat. Nach einem gescheiterten Angriff auf Athen ist angeblich Atlantis um 9600 v. Chr. infolge einer Naturkatastrophe innerhalb eines einzigen Tages und einer unglückseligen Nacht untergegangen. Seit dieser Zeit ranken sich Mythen um diese sagenumwobene Insel.
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The concise history of the TWR racing team and the compelling story of how TWR Jaguars won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Tom Walkinshaw was a successful racing driver who parlayed his knowledge of top level race preparation and driving into a career as a team boss.  He first of all steered BMW racecars to success, then Rover and Mazda. He then lured Jaguar, recently privatised again from the clutches of BLMC, into the realm of World Class Endurance racing, resulting in wins at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the Daytona 24 Hour race and scooping the World Manufacturers&; Championship prize. This book is published by VELOCE PUB – now available at amazon.

Simone de Beauvoir war eine der einflussreichsten Intellektuellen des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Ihr Buch »Das andere Geschlecht« hat die Art und Weise, wie wir über Geschlechtergrenzen denken, für immer verändert. Dennoch wurde ihr Leben weitgehend falsch dargestellt und zutiefst missverstanden. Kate Kirkpatrick greift auf bisher unveröffentlichte Tagebücher und Briefe zurück, und gibt einen spannenden Einblick in Beauvoirs Beziehungen, ihre Philosophie der Freiheit und der Liebe und ihr Ringen darum, sie selbst werden zu dürfen. Das Buch ist im Piper-Verlag erschienen, 25,– Euro – auch über Amazon zu bestellen.

This book presents a new approach to risk management that enables executives to think systematically and strategically about future risks and deal proactively with threats to their competitive advantages in an ever more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
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Although the economy has always been changing, ever more innovations now seem to accelerate the transformation process. Are there any laws governing the incessant global change? Does it accord with our intentions and desires and make us happier? Do our institutions and our democracies cope with the challenges? How does economic theory explain what is going on? weiterlesen »

The past 30 years are often depicted as an era of globalisation, and even more so with the recent rise of global giants such as Google and Amazon. This updated and revised edition of The Handbook of Globalisation offers novel insights into the rapid changes our world is facing, and how best we can handle them. With multi-disciplinary contributions from leading experts, this Handbook covers a broad spectrum of issues and opportunities surrounding modern globalisation. weiterlesen »

Entrepreneurial Finance: Venture Capital, Deal Structure & Valuation, Second Edition illustrates how the theory and methods of finance and economics can be used to guide strategic decision-making. This text prepares readers for a variety of situations that confront stakeholders in the rapidly evolving fields of entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, outlining ways to think from the investor’s and entrepreneur’s perspectives. Readers will find a unique and direct focus on value creation as the objective of each strategic and financial choice. The authors specifically address the influences of risk and uncertainty on new venture success and investment performance, devoting substantial attention to methods of financial modeling and contract design. Finally, they provide a comprehensive survey of approaches to new venture valuation, with an emphasis on applications.

The second edition is thoroughly revised to reflect new data, research, and changes in practice in this fast-moving field. It has an increased focus on venture capital, while maintaining its hallmark coverage of the financial aspects of entrepreneurship. Updates throughout address technological changes that have the potential to dramatically change the landscape for finance, such as recent innovations in contracting for early-stage ventures, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and Internet connectivity. Lastly, the book offers a companion website with a useful suite of resources for students and instructors alike, including spreadsheets, templates, simulation applications, and interactive cases and tutorials. This Book is published by Combined Academic Publ – 75,55 Euro – now available at Amazon

Wie lassen sich Weisheiten von großen Denkern und erfolgreichen Persönlichkeiten im Alltagsleben wirklich dazu nutzen mehr Erfolg zu haben? Bestsellerautor Rainer Zitelmann hat in „Die Kunst des erfolgreichen Lebens“ über 200 Aphorismen und Zitate aus 2500 Jahren zusammengetragen und kommentiert – von Konfuzius und Laotse über Goethe bis zu Steve Jobs und Warren Buffett.
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Dataviz—the new language of business – A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication.
For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could.

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Fotografien sind Quellen der Forschung, Medien der Erinnerung und Instrumente der Politik. Sie dienen als Quelle, werden als Symbol herangezogen, als Waffe benutzt oder als Mittel zur Manipulation verwendet. Für den Geschichtsunterricht sind sie daher in vielfacher Hinsicht relevant. weiterlesen »