In this age of globalization challenges--from economic uncertainty to emerging markets--there are no mapped out answers for the international manager. Global Explorers guides the global manager from the periphery to the center stage of international business leadership. In a 1997 survey of Fortune 500 firms conducted by authors J. Stewart Black, Allen J. Morrison and Hal B. Gregersen, virtually all companies indicated there was a severe shortage of global leaders. The demand for competent global leaders far outstrips the supply. Global Explorers provides the skills and outlines the competencies future global managers need to fill the leadership gap. Using extensive research, real-life examples, and 130 in-depth interviews with senior executives representing 50 global companies, including IBM, Disney, Exxon and Sony, Global Explorers suggests the reasons for the global leadership shortage, and identifies the necessary skills to compete in the international marketplace. For managers who want to safeguard their corporate future in these changing times, Global Explorers will help them develop a personal program for developing and balancing the skills they need to become successful global leaders.
This exciting compilation of readers theatre scripts for the 4th to 8th grade social studies classroom brings history to life via the adventures of explorers across the globe. * 20 scripts and 10 monologues encompass the lives and adventures of 45 groundbreaking explorers on every continent, underneath the sea, and in outer space * Sections of dialogue taken directly from original documents are noted with quotation marks and sources are provided * Provides a chronological, historical view of exploration from Leif Eriksson to modern space exploration * A bibliography includes both primary and secondary resources and indicates which are appropriate for children and young adults
We present four intriguing and inspiring stories from around the globe. Florida, November 2008; South Africa, May 2009; Europe, August 2009 and China, October 2009. Metaphysically and philosophically speaking all the places offered a great deal in not just the quality of life but most importantly to highlight the educational, architectural and geographical reasons for being in the limelight. Florida was just about blending money and materials into one for the purpose of finding eternal happiness. Cape Town projected a different prospective of a young and prosperous new nation. Greece and Croatia projected a lively and challenging outlook of Eastern Europe with beauty, development and integrity while Beijing was full of oriental vision and an absolute must for anyone. So please sit back and enjoy our realm of world vision in the everlasting kingdom of god. We sincerely hope that our literary and philosophical vision is your time and pleasure.
Kelly L. Murdock's Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 Complete Reference Guide is a popular book among users new to 3ds Max and is used extensively in schools around the globe. The success of this book is found in its simple easy-to-understand explanations coupled with its even easier to follow tutorials. The tutorials are laser focused on a specific topic without any extra material, making it simple to grasp difficult concepts. The book also covers all aspects of the software, making it a valuable reference for users of all levels. The Complete Reference Guide is the ultimate book on 3ds Max, and like Autodesk’s 3D animation software, it just gets better and better with each release. Whether you're new to 3ds Max or an experienced user, you'll find everything you need in this complete resource. The book kicks off with a getting started section, so beginners can jump in and begin working with 3ds Max right away. Experienced 3ds Max users will appreciate advanced coverage of features like crowd simulation, particle systems, radiosity, MAXScript and more. Over 150 tutorials – complete with before and after files – help users at all levels build real world skills. What is Autodesk 3ds Max? Autodesk 3ds Max is a popular 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software widely used by game developers and graphic designers in the film and television industry. What you'll learn Discover all the new features and changes in 3ds Max 2020 Learn how to reference, select, clone, group, link and transform objects Explore 3D modeling and how to apply materials and textures Set impressive scenes with backgrounds, cameras and lighting Master smart techniques for rendering, compositing and animating Create characters, add special effects, and finish with dynamic animations such as hair and cloth Get comfortable with key tools such as Track View, Quicksilver, mental ray®, Space Warps, MassFX and more Who this book is for This comprehensive reference guide not only serves as a reference for experienced users, but it also easily introduces beginners to this complex software. Packed with expert advice from popular author Kelly Murdock, it begins with a getting started section to get you up and running, then continues with more than 150 step-by-step tutorials, in depth coverage of advanced features, and plenty of tips and timesavers along the way. Section Videos Each section of the book has a corresponding video. In each video author Kelly Murdock gives a brief overview of the contents of that section in the book, and covers some of the basics from the chapters within that section.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2020: A Comprehensive Guide book aims at harnessing the power of Autodesk 3ds Max for modelers, animators, and designers. The book caters to the needs of both the novice and the advanced users of 3ds Max. Keeping in view the varied requirements of the users, the book first introduces the basic features of 3ds Max 2020 and then gradually progresses to cover the advanced 3D models and animations. In this book, one project which is based on the tools and concepts covered in the text has been added to enhance the knowledge of the users. Additionally, in this edition, the readers will be able to learn about some new and enhanced features of 3ds Max 2020 such as Compound Shapes and Chamfer Modifier. Salient Features: Consists of 18 chapters and 1 project that are organized in a pedagogical sequence covering various aspects of modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation. The author has followed the tutorial approach to explain various concepts of modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation. The first page of every chapter summarizes the topics that are covered in it. Step-by-step instructions that guide the users through the learning process. Additional information throughout the book in the form of notes and tips. Self-Evaluation Tests and Review Questions at the end of each chapter to help the users assess their knowledge. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction to Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 Chapter 2: Standard Primitives Chapter 3: Extended Primitives Chapter 4: Working with Architectural Objects Chapter 5: Splines and Extended Splines Chapter 6: Modifying Splines Chapter 7: Materials and Maps Chapter 8: Modifying 3D Mesh Objects Chapter 9: Graphite Modeling Technique Chapter 10: Compound Objects Chapter 11: Modifiers Chapter 12: Lights and Rendering Chapter 13: Animation Basics Chapter 14: Rigid Body Dynamics and Helpers Chapter 15: NURBS Modeling * Chapter 16: Systems, Hierarchy, and Kinematics * Chapter 17: Particle Systems and Space Warps-I * Chapter 18: Particle Systems and Space Warps-II * Project 1: Creating a Diner Index (*For free download)
Based on massive, innovative, original and on-going research. Conducted since 1989 on 20,000 respondents to date, this research has gathered more than 50 million pieces of data and created nine separate psychographic segmentation strategies. These strategies offer a unique and deeper perspective on this highly diverse market, now our largest and most lucrative. The book's insights can be used by anyone attempting to identify, target, or influence persons 40 and older.
The International Conference on Chinese Enterprise Research (ICCER) is an annual event organized by the Lien-Chinese Enterprise Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University. Held on 13 and 14 December 2007 at Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry respectively, the succeeding ICCER enjoyed immense support from local and international Management scholars, boosting the scale and academic standing of the conference. The conference invited famous keynote speakers, including Professor Zhang Weiying, Dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University and Professor Zhao Renwei, former director of the Institute of Economy, Chinese Academy of Social Science. At the same time, attendance also included heads of Nanjing University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Northwest University and Sichuan University''s Management and Economics schools, together with research directors and professors of the finest educational institutions. In addition to academic presentations, a panel of prominent economists such as Professor Tan Khee Giap from Nanyang Technological University, Mr Xu Li, General Manager of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Singapore) and Mr Jack Niu, Deputy Group Chief Credit Officer, Standard Chartered Bank also deliberated on the topic OCyInternationalization of Banks in ChinaOCO. The keynote speeches, together with a collection of 25 excellent research papers from the conference are presented to the readers in this proceedings."
The last twenty-five years have witnessed an explosion in the field of leadership education. This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field. It encourages leadership educators to explore and communicate more clearly the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual assumptions on which their approaches are based. It provides a forum for the discussion of current issues and challenges in the field and examines the above objectives within the broader perspective of rapid changes in technology, organizational structure, and diversity.
Presenting a global and interdisciplinary approach to plant ecology, this much-awaited new edition of the book Plants and Vegetation integrates classical themes with the latest ideas, models, and data. Keddy draws on extensive teaching experience to bring the field to life, guiding students through essential concepts with numerous real-world examples and full-colour illustrations throughout. The chapters begin by presenting the wider picture of the origin of plants and their impact on the Earth, before exploring the search for global patterns in plants and vegetation. Chapters on resources, stress, competition, herbivory, and mutualism explore causation, and a concluding chapter on conservation addresses the concern that one-third of all plant species are at risk of extinction. The scope of this edition is broadened further by a new chapter on population ecology, along with extensive examples including South African deserts, the Guyana Highlands of South America, Himalayan forests and arctic alpine environments.
Part of the successful Routledge 'Working in Asia' series, The Changing Face of Korean Management focuses on a country that is predicted by some experts to become the world's third richest by 2025. South Korea, with its thriving telecommunications and automotive industries, and increasing trade links with China, survived the 1997 Asian Economic Crisis better than most. This important textbook explores the key areas of management in this pivotal country in the region, including: Human Resource Management Marketing Operations Finance Strategy Overseas affiliates Small firms and entrepreneurship Women Including case studies and interviews with front-line Korean managers to enable a real 'voice' to emerge, and written by native academics, this is a complete analysis of the current state of management structures in South Korea. It is important reading for all students of business and management interested in Asia.
Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.