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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John J. Capela
Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd Edition, with CD edition (2012, Mar 6th).
An easy-to-understand primer on the exciting world of import/exportWith significant changes in technology, expanding economies, and international trade agreements, the global marketplace continues to grow and change rapidly. The United States imports approximately $1.2 trillion and exports $772 billion in goods per year. Import/Export Kit For Dummies provides entrepreneurs and small- to mid-sized businesses with the critical, entry-point information they need to begin exporting their products around the world and importing goods to sell in the U.S.The bonus CD includes: a printable dictionary of international business and internet terms to help students and business people understand the international marketplace; sample distributor and agent agreement outlines; guidelines and checklists for developing a successful business and marketing plan; and the most up-to-date templates for pricing models, licensing, and shipping. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: Dutton Adult (2012, Apr 19th).
One of the most influential economists of the decade-and the New York Times bestselling author of The Great Stagnation-boldly argues that just about everything you've heard about food is wrong. Food snobbery is killing entrepreneurship and innovation, says economist, preeminent social commentator, and maverick dining guide blogger Tyler Cowen. Americans are becoming angry that our agricultural practices have led to global warming-but while food snobs are right that local food tastes better, they're wrong that it is better for the environment, and they are wrong that cheap food is bad food. The food world needs to know that you don't have to spend more to eat healthy, green, exciting meals. At last, some good news from an economist!Tyler Cowen discusses everything from slow food to fast food, from agriculture to gourmet culture, from modernist cuisine to how to pick the best street vendor. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Philip Delves Broughton
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (2012, Apr 12th).
A revelatory examination of the alchemy of successful selling and its essential role in just about every aspect of human experience.When Philip Delves Broughton went to Harvard Business School, an experience he wrote about in his New York Times bestseller Ahead of the Curve, he was baffled to find that sales was not on the curriculum. Why not, he wondered? Sales plays a part in everything we do—not just in clinching a deal but in convincing people of an argument, getting a job, attracting a mate, or getting a child to eat his broccoli. Well, he thought; he’d just have to assemble his own master class in the art of selling. And so he did, setting out on a remarkable pilgrimage to find the world’s great wizards of sales. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bruce Bartlett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2012, Jan 24th).
A thoughtful and surprising argument for American tax reform, arguably the most overdue political debate facing the nation, from one of the most respected political and economic thinkers, advisers, and writers of our time. The United States Tax Code has undergone no serious reform since 1986. Since then, loopholes, exemptions, credits, and deductions have distorted its clarity, increased its inequity, and frustrated our ability to govern ourselves. At its core, any tax system is in place to raise the revenue needed to pay the government’s bills. But where that revenue should come from raises crucial questions: Should our tax code be progressive, with the wealthier paying more than the poor, and if so, to what extent? Should we tax income or consumption or both? Of the various ideas proposed by economists and politicians—from tax increases to tax cuts, from a VAT to a Fair Tax—what will work and won’t? By tracing the history of our own tax system and by assessing the way other countries have solved similar problems, Bartlett explores the surprising answers to all of these questions, giving a sense of the tax code’s many benefits—and its inevitable burdens. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability