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Call number: HD2785 .H37 2012
Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do they look good, but they can also feel good because they are helping US workers earn a decent wage (never mind that some of those female workers have accused their boss of sexual harassment). And when shoppers put on a pair of Timberlands, they feel fashionable and as green as the pine forest they might trek through—that is, until they’re reminded that this green company is in the business of killing cows. But surely even the pickiest, most organic, most politically correct buyers can feel virtuous about purchasing a tube of Tom’s toothpaste, right? After all, with its natural ingredients that have never been tested on animals, this company has a forty-year history of being run by a nice couple from Maine . . . well, ahem, until it was recently bought out by Colgate. It’s difficult to define what makes a company hip and also ethical, but some companies seem to have hit that magic bull’s-eye. In this age of consumer activism, pinpoint marketing, and immediate information, consumers demand everything from the coffee, computer, or toothpaste they buy. They want an affordable, reliable product manufactured by a company that doesn’t pollute, saves energy, treats its workers well, and doesn’t hurt animals—oh, and that makes them feel cool when they use it.
Companies would love to have that kind of reputation, and a handful seem to have achieved it. But do they deserve their haloes? Can a company make a profit doing so? And how can consumers avoid being tricked by phony marketing? In Ethical Chic, award-winning author Fran Hawthorne uses her business-investigative skills to analyze six favorites: Apple, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, American Apparel, Timberland, and Tom’s of Maine. She attends a Macworld conference and walks on the factory floors of American Apparel. She visits the wooded headquarters of Timberland, speaks to consumers who drive thirty miles to get their pretzels and plantains from Trader Joe’s, and confronts the founders of Tom’s of Maine. More than a how-to guide for daily dilemmas and ethical business practices, Ethical Chic is a blinders-off and nuanced look at the mixed bag of values on sale at companies that project a seemingly progressive image.
Call number: G131 .F87 2012
Gary Fuller’s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Often dismissed as unimportant, trivia here highlights issues that are far from trivial, pondering, for example, what peaceful country requires citizens to keep guns in their homes? what continent contains at least 75 percent of the world’s fresh water? and why aren’t New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia the capitals of their respective states? – Publisher.
Call number: HD57.7 .B369 2008
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329) and index. Have the plan to tackle and surmount any threat, from workplace violence to natural disasters to financial scandal. Written by the international authority on corporate crisis management, Crisis Leadership Now is the definitive guide for all senior and mid-level managers. From the death of 3,000 people at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, to storm conditions that almost destroyed jetBlue, Laurence Barton explores hundreds of crises that have occurred over the past two decades, and he shares important lessons in communicating with employees, shareholders, the media, and regulators. Barton details how successful companies embed crisis management into their DNA and shares proven tools that will help you identify problems before they blossom into nightmares. He includes detailed templates on managing a wide spectrum of threats that could harm your people, financial condition, and brand. – Publisher.
Call number: RA409 .O82 2008
From the author of Statistical Applications for Health Information Management, this text provides a solid foundation of the fundamentals of statistics in health information technology in an accessible and reader-friendly format. A single case study is woven throughout the book to serve as an example for each statistical process covered. Attention is given to morbidity and mortality measures, graphical display of data, measurement, central tendency and variability, normal distribution and statistical inference, and inferential statistics. Written specifically for health information technology students who need a basic understanding of the topic, this text is ideal for those with a modest background in mathematics and no prior training in statistics. Features: • Introduces students to how statistical techniques can be used to describe and make inferences from healthcare data. • Includes traditional hospital statistics such as average length of stay and total inpatient service days. • Uses examples in both SPSS and Microsoft Excel. (From Google Books)
Call number: QH585.2 .M38 1998
Written for both novices and experts, this handy paperback describes modern tissue culture methods within a conceptual framework of cell biology, genetics, nutrition, endocrinology, and physiology. The book’s unique contribution is its rendering of technical cell culture information in a comprehensive, logical format. Troubleshooting problems are approached from a theoretical perspective, helping the reader to understand and surpass the examples given, while exercises and techniques stimulate thought about the broader aspects of cell culture. Nearly 100 illustrations, including 41 halftones, highlight the book. Appendices include references to relevant Internet sites and other useful sources of information. (From B&N)
Call number: JZ1318 .R577 2010
The first full-scale textbook of its kind, Globalization: A Basic Text provides a balanced introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Written in a highly accessible style, and drawing on sources both academic and popular, the book adopts a definition of globalization that emphasizes transplanetary flows and the structures that both expedite and impede those flows. Driven by a range of theories from imperialism and Americanization (and anti-Americanism), to neo-liberalism and the neo-Marxian alternatives, as well the major types of cultural theory, the book examines the key events in the history of globalization, and the principle flows and structures produced in the course of that history. Among the major topics covered are the economy, culture, technology, media and the Internet, migration, the environment, global inequalities, and the future of globalization. Making extensive use of maps and with a glossary of key terms, this book offers the reader not only a descriptive, but also a critical, analysis of globalization. (From Google Books)
Call number: HF5548.4.M525 K38 2013
Cloud technology is a tremendous opportunity for an organization to reduce IT costs, and to improve productivity with increased access, simpler administration and improved services. Those businesses that embrace the advantages of the cloud will receive huge rewards in productivity and lower total cost of ownership over those businesses that choose to ignore it.
The challenge for those charged with implementing Microsoft Office 365 is to leverage these advantages with the minimal disruption of their organization. This book provides practical help in moving your business to the Cloud and covers the planning, migration and the follow on management of the Office 365 Cloud services.
Written for the IT professional and business owner, this book provides the business and technical insight necessary to migrate your business to the cloud using Microsoft Office 365. This is a practical look at cloud migration and the use of different technologies to support that migration. Numerous examples of cloud migration with technical migration details are included.
What you’ll learn-Overview of Microsoft Office 365’s operation and usage for any size enterprise
-Methods of planning and migration
-Office 365 management best practices
-Using Office 365 SharePoint to improve business processes
-Troubleshooting Office 365 installations
-Using Compliance, eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention tools
-Office 365-site management best practices for IT administrators and business owners
Who this book is for Small-enterprise IT professionals and business owners who have the admin responsibilities for their business-IT needs. These people need refined reference information on basic set-up and configuration for their Office 365 installations, as well as best-practice-driven instruction on managing and troubleshooting their systems. (From Google Books)