In "The Case of the Pope" Geoffrey Robertson QC delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world. Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? Should he and his seat of power, the Holy See, continue to enjoy an immunity that places them above the law? Geoffrey Robertson QC, a distinguished human rights lawyer and judge, evinces a deep respect for the good works of Catholics and their church. But, he argues, unless Pope Benedict XVI can divest himself of the beguilements of statehood and devotion to obsolescent canon law, the Vatican will remain a serious enemy to the advance of human rights. "Robertson is an adept QC and this is a devastating case". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Combines moral passion with steely forensic precision...It is one of the most formidable demolition jobs one could imagine on a man who has done more to discredit the cause of religion than Rasputin and Pat Robertson put together". (Terry Eagleton, "Guardian"). "Forceful, wide-ranging". ("The Tablet"). "Robertson has not become a successful lawyer by muddling his arguments and distorting his facts...He writes clearly, at times passionately, as counsel for the prosecution". )(John Lloyd, "Financial Times"). Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. In 2008, he was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN Justice Council. His books include "Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice", a memoir, "The Justice Game" and "The Tyrannicide Brief", an award winning study of the trial of Charles I.
The Internet is the global network of computing resources and information forming the information superhighway. It can be used to chat to people all over the world, send and receive electronic mail, play computer games, get the latest news and gossip, shop, do business and pick up information. More than 20 million people are on the Internet worldwide. In the UK over 100,000 people use the Internet regularly and numbers are growing daily. To get onto the Internet it is necessary to sign up with an access provider, the computer company who supply the connection. The publishers of this book have negotiated with a UK supplier of access to the Internet, offering purchasers of the book one month's free use of the Internet. The guide is written specifically for the UK market. Some of the "Teach Yourself" pages have been put onto the Internet for the benefit of readers.
From the author of "Dead Aid", Dambisa Moyo's "How the West was Lost" explores how the 'first world' has its wasted inheritance with flawed economic policy - and what can be done to reverse the decline. We think we know what's coming. But is it already too late? "How the West Was Lost" is a wake-up call for all of us. Dambisa Moyo argues that during the last fifty years the most advanced countries on earth have squandered their advantage through fatally flawed policies: obsessing over property, ravenously consuming and building up debt instead of investing. Here Moyo outlines solutions that could help stem the tide. By rethinking many of the things we take for granted, she shows, it may yet be possible for the West to get back into the race. "An outspoken iconoclast...Moyo shows well how fundamental economic liberalisation espoused by what she calls the profligate, greedy, self-interested West has come back to bite it". ("Guardian"). "Succinct and sophisticated...I applaud her brave alarum against our economic and social complacency". ("Observer"). "A well-reasoned look at how the world's most-advanced nations are squandering their economic lead ...a prescription for stopping the rot". ("Bloomberg"). "Clear and brazen...This argument has rarely have been made more concisely". ("The Times"). "An economist who makes waves". ("Sunday Telegraph"). Dambisa Moyo worked at Goldman Sachs for eight years, having previously worked for the World Bank as a consultant. Moyo completed a PhD in Economics at Oxford University, and holds a Masters from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Her other books include "Winner Take All" and "How the West was Lost". She was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia.
The wonderful and positive images captured by Robin Laurance on his photographic journey through the heart of Islam - from the desolate open spaces of the mid-Atlas mountains in Morocco to the lush green paddy fields of Southeast Asia - will do much to dispel such ignorance of the realities of the Muslim world, of its extraordinary achievements and of the way of life of its ordinary men and women as they pursue their everyday existence. As a foretaste to the photographs, Dr Robin Ostle provides a valuable background, explaining the historical background and principles of Islam; the tenets of the faith; its place in law, state and society; and its relation to the other two great monotheistic religions - Judaism and Christianity. This timely book shows the Islamic lands and people as they really are: richly colourful, markedly diverse and, above all, powerfully inspiring.
Surprisingly, it's not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of us are like jack welch, who started life as a lowercase guy, the son of a railroad conductor, but went on to become the most celebrated and successful executive of recent years. Sure, Jack Welch--and lots of other people like him--are smart and talented, but there are countless people even smarter and more talented who stall out on the way up. Something else is going on. What is it, and what can the rest of us learn from such people to improve our own chances of accomplishment? Stephen Baum uncovers not only the business secrets of prominent CEOs but their inner stories as well. He ferrets out the real men and women behind the public personas, learning about life-shaping experiences they all have in common that turn out to be the foun-dation for true success in career and in life. Baum has gotten them to recall key moments that they hadn't thought about for years, as well as the fears, emotions, and learning they've experienced during moments of challenge and doubt. These seminal events are archetypal shaping experiences--critical and often unexpected learning moments when future leaders take advantag
The days of the image brands are over, and new marketing' has gone mainstream. The world's biggest companies are pursuing a post-advertising strategy, moving away from advertising and investing in leading edge alternatives. In the vanguard of the revolution has been John Grant, co-founder of the legendary agency St. Luke's and author of The New Marketing Manifesto, whose radical thinking has informed a generation. Now Grant is set to stun the industry again. In "The Brand Innovation Manifesto", he redefines the nature of brands, showing why old models and scales no longer work and revealing that the key to success today is impacting people's lifestyles (think Starbucks, iPod and eBay). At the heart of the book is the concept of the brand molecule to which new cultural ideas can be constantly added to keep pace with change. Cataloguing 32 classes of idea, Grant presents a practical approach to mixing and matching them within your own market to develop new brand ideas - and new ideas for existing brands.
Technology has made it possible to apply a new management philosophy. Leaders can let go and still be in control. They can involve key people without losing momentum. Companies can consistently measure organizational capability over time, and accurately benchmark "soft" management areas, and a virtual CEO office really does work. Founded on three key insights (the operating arena; managing by pull and push; and the web-based dialogue centre), Beyond Control offers a revolutionary model for shifting the management focus from structured control to guided interaction. Using this approach companies can build a participative operating system that creates space for managers to excel, and avoids the unpleasant surprises that can lead to corporate scandals.
From liposuction to lip implants, this book explores all the ins and outs of body sculpting, focusing on the artistry of aesthetic surgery and the extremes to which people go to ?improve? their looks. Topics include: ? History of aesthetic surgery (with unpublished medical photos!) ? Ethnicity and aesthetic surgery ? Surgery in movies ? Spotlight on Ivo Pitanguy, the ?Michelangelo of the scalpel? ? Interviews with the world's most famous aesthetic surgeons ? Before and after photos of transformed body parts, from the top of the head to the tips of the toes ? Caricatures and jokes about aesthetic surgery ?
With this guide, Web designers who want to orient surfers efficiently will be able to achieve their goal. It presents virtual settings that show how navigation can become simpler thanks to users' predictable behavior, or through interaction and association. All the standards appear, along with suggestions for new ones in the developing media. A "What's Next" section looks to the next generation: handheld devices.
The Omnibus Trade Act of 1988 was a milestone in U.S. trade policy, setting the stage for both NAFTA and the Uruguay round of GATT. In Trade-Offs, Schwab offers a dramatic insider's account of the events, individuals, and policy decisions leading to enactment of this law, with key insights into how U.S. trade policy is made.
While travelling in Tibet, Russian journalist Nicolas Notovitch suffered a broken leg, giving him the opportunity to stay at the Himis convent where he learned of ancient records describing the life of Jesus Christ. He eventually located a Tibetan translation of the legend.
For more than two and a half millennia, Buddha's words have reached out to people, but the doctrine of wisdom from the Far East was never relevant as in our times. With artfully arranged photographs and excerpts of Indian wisdom, The Buddha Experience invites you to join a journey into the modern world of Buddha. Music CDs: This earBOOK offers exclusively produced chill-out and lounge music. It is inspired by Eastern influences and emphasizes the colorful world of images turning The Buddha Experience into an event for the senses.
"I welcome the initiative taken by the IoD and Vodafone to produce this practical guide to help businesses work better and smarter," Mike O'Brien MP, Minister for Energy and E-Commerce.
Mobile technology is transforming the working environment. Already, much of the UK's workforce spends some time working outside the office. Mobile data technologies such as WiFi, mobile data cards and BlackBerry devices are enabling workers on the move to substitute trains, planes and hotel bedrooms for the office. For a wide range of 'remote' functions, from management to field sales, service and repair, it is increasingly easy to communicate with head office, to exchange information, plan workloads and transact business.
Within another five years, the technology will have moved on again to the point where networks will be wireless, laptops will have superseded the humble desktop, and smartphones an dpersonal digital assistants will have combined to offer both data and voice in a single device.
The trick is to spot those technolobies that fit your business-now and in the future-improving your competitiveness by driving up sales, imporving customer service or cutting costs.
This guide provides businesses with information and advice on how to reap the benefits of mobile working. Topics covered include:
developing a mobile strategy
knowing the law
what the future holds
This essential guide is the ultimate companion to iPods, the defining gadget of the digital music era. After learning how to select the right model and get the best deal, readers learn how to import CDs, manage a music library, and create playlists for every occasion.
Get going on the Fast Track to a successful career Whether you're gearing up for interviews, or deciding where to start your job search, this book is packed with the no-nonsense stats and critical information you need to launch your career. Based on BusinessWeek's famous rating system, this at-a-glance guide answers all your questions, including: How can I stand out to top companies? Tips, anecdotes, and up-to-date information on interview killers Who's got the best internship and full-time positions for recent graduates? Resume-building opportunities each employer offers What kinds of experience are employers looking for? Ways to make even your summer life guarding job work in your favor What's it worth? Starting salaries, signing bonuses, and more With Web links, phone numbers, company profiles, and insights from new employees, this guide is all you need to find the perfect fit for your career-and get started on the fast track for life.