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  • Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter by P. Ghemawat

    12 februarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 7 “One can generate complexity via simple rules, chat about a flat world utopia but still miss on key world realities. “Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter” suggests a pragmatic and applicable alternative via a “semi-globalization” framework. As the crises unfolded, the emphasis on national and cultural differences got traction […]

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    A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, by W.J. Bernstein

    03 februarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 6 “A Splendid Exchange by W.J. Bernstein it is not a detached but a personal take on the history of trade. It is an enjoyable read, not consistent across the board in the treatment of the topics but with a lot of historical information presented from a variety of perspectives. The core idea of trade shaping […]

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    The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life by A. K. Dixit and B. J. Nalebuff

    28 ianuarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 5 <<“The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life” by A. K. Dixit and B. J. Nalebuff is one of the best introductions in game theory, which is defined as the systematic analysis of strategic interactions. The book is differently structured from the previous edition but still a nice read. […]

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    Seeing What’s Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change by C. M. Christensen et al.

    22 ianuarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 4 “Seeing What’s Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change ” is a great book on strategy especially for the ones that are not aware of the concepts and cases revealed in “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and respectively in “The Innovator’s Solution”. It is the right blend of academic insights and mindset, practical advices and […]

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    More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places by M.J. Mauboussin

    15 ianuarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 3 More Than You Know : Finding Financial Wisdon in Unconventional Places by M.J. Mauboussin. “The story of the 6 blind wise men and the elephant is present in several cultures. It suggests that faced with the task of understanding a complex element one needs to be humble about the process of discovery and to factor […]

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    Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

    10 ianuarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the week 2 “Published for the first time 23 years ago, Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by D.R. Hofstadter continues to be a must read book. Even if it is a popular science kind of book it is not to be taken lightly as a holiday pass time. The reason is not related to the style, which […]

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    When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change, by Mohamed El-Erian

    06 ianuarie 2012 • Books

     Book of  the Week 1 “When Markets Collide is an idea and style extension of the author’s articles. Occasionally the argument seems stretched to please an editor and there is an overuse of metaphors. Nevertheless it conveys a structured frame, flexible enough to understand the current economic situation, more useful than just searching for patterns. The double-coding used makes the […]

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