A succinct introduction to the history of capitalism by the renowned political theorist.
In this short, highly readable book, the master of world-systems theory provides a succinct anatomy of capitalism over the past five hundred years. Considering the way capitalism has changed and evolved over the centuries, and what has remained constant, he outlines its chief characteristics. In particular, he looks at the emergence and development of a world market, and of labor; in doing so, he argues that capitalism has brought about immiseration in the Global South. As long as they remain within a framework of world capitalism, Wallerstein concludes, the economic and social problems of developing countries will remain unresolved. Historical Capitalism, published here with its companion essay Capitalist Civilization, is a concise, compelling beginners’ guide to one of the most challenging and influential assessments of capitalism as a world-historic mode of production.
Land your next customer with total confidence you’ll keep them for the long-term.Keep Your Customers shares a fresh perspective on the old problem of customer relations. Ali Cudby shares with business leaders how to set up customer engagement for loyalty with a company culture to support it.Keep Your Customers provides from real-world consumer behavior stories, business best practices and CEO-led case studies featuring industries ranging from technology (ClusterTruck, PERQ), consumer packaged goods (Soapbox) and retail (Esprit de la Femme, Urban Stems). Interviews with renown venture capitalists Mark Suster and Kara Nortman of Upfront Ventures, Square Capital executive Jackie Reses, and indie music Shudder To Think’s frontman Craig Wedren are also featured. Forward by Springboard Enterprises Founder Kay Koplovitz. Keep Your Customers is ideal for business leaders who want to grow without being stuck in the endless grind of new customer acquisition. It shares the strategies and tactics that boost long-term customer value.Who can benefit from reading Keep Your Customers?Business Leaders interested in tying consumer behavior to customer retention through brand loyalty. Entrepreneurs looking to crack the customer relations mystery wide open while they grow their business - not losing clients. Managers and leaders at all levels in all industries who want to improve communication skills across their teams while massively improving the overall customer experience in ways that actually make a difference.
From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face--at work, in our relationships, and beyond.
When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn, and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But "questionologist" Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity or enable us to see an old problem in a fresh way.
In The Book of Beautiful Questions, Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, effective leaders, and some of the world's foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions readers need to make the best choices when it truly counts, with a particular focus in four key areas: decision-making, creativity, leadership, and relationships.
The powerful questions in this book can help you:
- Identify opportunities in your career or industry
- Generate fresh ideas in business or in your own creative pursuits
- Check your biases so you can make better judgments and decisions
- Do a better job of communicating and connecting with the people around you
Thoughtful, provocative, and actionable, these beautiful questions can be applied immediately to bring about change in your work or your everyday life.
In a world forged by the shards of history, it is not to be expected that countries court the very things that have proven to be the grey cardinals fostering the underdevelopment, backwardness, and failures that mark them and others. Time and again these things perpetrate the carnage, tumult, and catastrophes that have kept countries chained, making them hemorrhage God-given potential, with some managing to attain only a modicum of progress in areas they would have been no less of the global best.
These harbingers of failure and backwardness are not restricted to any one country, they are to be found in just about every geographical expression known to mankind as a “nation”. They differ only to the degree to which they are pronounced and in the reach within which their effects are palpable.
It is my unreserved intent in this volume to disambiguate these agents of national failure down to the metal, to the end that such knowledge may prove useful in whatever noble scope it is needed.
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