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Green Swans by John Elkington

Title Green Swans
Author John Elkington
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781732439139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Even leading capitalists admit that capitalism is broken. Green Swans is a manifesto for system change designed to serve people, planet, and prosperity. In his twentieth book, John Elkington—dubbed the “Godfather of Sustainability”—explores new forms of capitalism fit for the twenty-first century. If Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s “Black Swans” are problems that can take us exponentially toward breakdown, then “Green Swans” are solutions that take us exponentially toward breakthrough. The success—and survival—of humanity now depends on how we rein in the first and accelerate the second. Green Swans draws on Elkington’s firsthand experience in some of the world’s best-known boardrooms and C-suites. Using case studies, real-world examples, and profiles on emergent technologies, Elkington shows how the weirdest “Ugly Ducklings” of today’s world may turn into tomorrow’s world-saving Green Swans. This book is a must-read for business leaders in corporations great and small who want to help their businesses survive the coming shift in global priorities over the next decade and expand their horizons from responsibility, through resilience, and onto regeneration.

Green Swans by John Elkington

Title Green Swans
Author John Elkington
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-04-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1732439125
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Even leading capitalists admit that capitalism is broken. Green Swans is a manifesto for system change designed to serve people, planet, and prosperity. In his twentieth book, John Elkington--dubbed the "Godfather of Sustainability"--explores new forms of capitalism fit for the twenty-first century. If Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swans" are problems that take us exponentially toward breakdown, then "Green Swans" are solutions that take us exponentially toward breakthrough. The success--and survival--of humanity now depends on how we rein in the first and accelerate the second. Green Swans draws on Elkington's first-hand experience in some of the world's best-known boardrooms and C-suites. Using case studies, real-world examples, and profiles on emergent technologies, Elkington shows how the weirdest "Ugly Ducklings" of today's world may turn into tomorrow's world-saving Green Swans. This book is a must-read for business leaders in corporations great and small who want to help their businesses survive the coming shift in global priorities over the next decade and expand their horizons from responsibility, through resilience, and onto regeneration.

Title Regenerative Leadership
Author Laura Storm
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-07
Category
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1783241195
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book by leadership and sustainability experts Giles Hutchins and Laura Storm provides an exciting and comprehensive framework for building regenerative life-affirming businesses. It offers a multitude of business cases, fascinating examples from nature's living systems, insights from the front-line pioneers and tools and techniques for leaders to succeed and thrive in the 21st century. Regenerative Leadership draws inspiration from pioneering thinking within biomimicry, circular economy, adult developmental psychology, anthropology, biophilia, sociology, complexity theory and next-stage leadership development. It connects the dots between these fields through a powerful framework that enables leadership to become regenerative: in harmony with life, building thriving, prosperous organizations amid transformational times. The book is a combination of theoretical frameworks, case studies, tools & practices: Everything the leader needs to be successful in the 21st century. Regenerative Leadership - what's it all about? While the future is uncertain, we clearly see an upward trend towards sustainable conscious business. And this is more than just a trend - we're witnessing a new kind of organization emerging. An organization which is able to rapidly sense and respond to the ever-changing business climate by innovating how and why it creates and delivers value, and the way it engages internally and externally with its ecosystem of employees, customers, suppliers, resources, investors, society and environment. This new kind of organization is the organization-as-living-system that is designed on the Logic of Life: life-affirming businesses that thrive from the inside out, by cultivating conditions conducive for life, internally and externally. These organizations nurture flourishing cultures while focusing on products and services that enhance society and the environment. Regenerative organizations will be tomorrow's success stories. Giles Hutchins is Chairman of The Future Fit Leadership Academy, keynote speaker, executive coach and author of three critically acclaimed business books, previously Director at KPMG and Global Head of Sustainability Solutions for Atos Origin. He is co-founding partner of Regenerators. Laura Storm has spent her entire career working in the intersection between business, leadership, sustainability, climate change policy and innovation. She has started and led multiple international organizations focused on the global transformation to sustainability - including Copenhagen Climate Council, World Business Summit on Climate Change and Sustainia. She has been awarded the title "Worldchanger" by Greenbiz, is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Sustainability Expert, sits on many boards and is founder of Regenerators.

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Title Black Swan Green
Author David Mitchell
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2006-04-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781588365286
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new. Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys’ games on a frozen lake; of “nightcreeping” through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigré who is both more and less than she appears; of Jason’s search to replace his dead grandfather’s irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher’s recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons. Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchell’s subtlest and most effective achievement to date. Praise for Black Swan Green “[David Mitchell has created] one of the most endearing, smart, and funny young narrators ever to rise up from the pages of a novel. . . . The always fresh and brilliant writing will carry readers back to their own childhoods. . . . This enchanting novel makes us remember exactly what it was like.”—The Boston Globe “[David Mitchell is a] prodigiously daring and imaginative young writer. . . . As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.”—Time

Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Title Wild Swans
Author Jung Chang
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-06-20
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781439106495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

The Breakthrough Challenge by John Elkington

Title The Breakthrough Challenge
Author John Elkington
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2014-07-22
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781118923931
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The world’s most forward-looking CEOs recognize the realchallenge facing business today: a fundamental shift in the natureof commerce. While sustainability programs, government action, andnonprofits are all parts of the solution, CEOs and other leadersmust focus on social, environmental, and economic benefit—notonly because it will make the world a better place, but because itwill ensure lasting profitability and success in the businessclimate of tomorrow. The Breakthrough Challenge is both an inspiringcall-to-action and a guide for this transformation, based on thework of The B Team, a major initiative uniting leaders insustainability. As a founding advisor and member of The B Team,John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz map out an agenda for change. Themost important goal for businesses must be redefining the bottomline to account for true long-term costs throughout the supplychain. To achieve this, leaders must rethink everything: whatcounts on balance sheets, how to incentivize performance, who doeswhat in the C-suite, and even what inspires us. The BreakthroughChallenge draws on over 100 exclusive interviews to show thisshift in action, sharing the pioneering work of leaders such asPaul Polman, CEO of Unilever; Arianna Huffington, founder and CEOof The Huffington Post; Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman ofthe Nestlé Group; and Linda Fisher, pioneering ChiefSustainability Officer at DuPont, among many others. Change-as-usual strategies are not enough to move business frombreakdowns to breakthroughs. The Breakthrough Challengeshows leaders how to achieve a true transformation and refocus thedefinition of profitability on the lasting wellbeing of people andplanet—for the lasting success of their business.

Swan Lake by New York City Ballet

Title Swan Lake
Author New York City Ballet
Publisher Little Simon
Release Date 2019-08-27
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9781481458337
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this stunning follow-up to the bestselling The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty, the New York City Ballet presents another timeless tale for a modern ballet lover with Swan Lake. This lavishly illustrated book follows the storyline, choreography, costumes, and sets of the New York City Ballet’s production of Swan Lake. With beautiful art illustrated by Valeria Docampo, this magnificent retelling is a perfect gift for an aspiring ballerina or any family who wants to add this enchanting and classic tale to their library.

Looking For Alaska by John Green

Title Looking for Alaska
Author John Green
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2008-08-14
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781101434208
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and The Fault in Our Stars Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist • A New York Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller • NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels • TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time • A PBS Great American Read Selection • Millions of copies sold! First drink. First prank. First friend. First love. Last words. Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction. Newly updated edition includes a brand-new Readers' Guide featuring a Q&A with author John Green

Jemima J by Jane Green

Title Jemima J
Author Jane Green
Publisher Broadway
Release Date 2011-07-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780307888532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In her U.S. debut, bestselling British novelist Green introduces an irresistible heroine who sets out to tackle attraction, addiction, and the meaning of true love.

Count Down by Shanna H. Swan

Title Count Down
Author Shanna H. Swan
Publisher Scribner
Release Date 2021-02-23
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781982113667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the tradition of Silent Spring and The Sixth Extinction, an urgent, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking book about the ways in which chemicals in the modern environment are changing—and endangering—human sexuality and fertility on the grandest scale, from renowned epidemiologist Shanna Swan. In 2017, author Shanna Swan and her team of researchers completed a major study. They found that over the past four decades, sperm levels among men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50 percent. They came to this conclusion after examining 185 studies involving close to 45,000 healthy men. The result sent shockwaves around the globe—but the story didn’t end there. It turns out our sexual development is changing in broader ways, for both men and women and even other species, and that the modern world is on pace to become an infertile one. How and why could this happen? What is hijacking our fertility and our health? Count Down unpacks these questions, revealing what Swan and other researchers have learned about how both lifestyle and chemical exposures are affecting our fertility, sexual development—potentially including the increase in gender fluidity—and general health as a species. Engagingly explaining the science and repercussions of these worldwide threats and providing simple and practical guidelines for effectively avoiding chemical goods (from water bottles to shaving cream) both as individuals and societies, Count Down is at once an urgent wake-up call, an illuminating read, and a vital tool for the protection of our future.

Title Ducks Geese and Swans of North America
Author Guy Baldassarre
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date 2014-11-15
Category Science
Total Pages 1088
ISBN 9781421408088
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes, printed in full color, and packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps.

A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire

Title A Wild Winter Swan
Author Gregory Maguire
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780062980809
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. Following her brother's death and her mother's emotional breakdown, Laura now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a lonely townhouse she shares with her old-world, strict, often querulous grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. The quiet, awkward teenager has been getting into trouble at home and has been expelled from her high school for throwing a record album at a popular girl who bullied her. When Christmas is over and the new year begins, Laura may find herself at boarding school in Montreal. Nearly unmoored from reality through her panic and submerged grief, Laura is startled when a handsome swan boy with only one wing lands on her roof. Hiding him from her ever-bickering grandparents, Laura tries to build the swan boy a wing so he can fly home. But the task is too difficult to accomplish herself. Little does Laura know that her struggle to find help for her new friend parallels that of her grandparents, who are desperate for a distant relative’s financial aid to save the family store. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

Title The Trumpet of the Swan
Author E. B. White
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2015-03-17
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780062406804
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him. Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection—he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love? "We, and our children, are lucky to have this book." —John Updike The Trumpet of the Swan joins E. B. White favorites Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little as classic illustrated novels that continue to speak to today's readers. Whether you curl up with your young reader to share these books or hand them off for independent reading, you are helping to create what are likely to be all-time favorite reading memories.

Title Sustainable Retail Development
Author Jerry Yudelson
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2009-10-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9048127823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sustainable Retail Development, addresses the emerging issue of green retail buildings and retail development that will grow significantly in importance over the next half-decade, a trend seen throughout the developed world. This volume is a practical and comprehensive guide to greening retail real estate, including green building and marketing strategies, corporate sustainability programs and features a 10-point “action program” for greening any retail real estate portfolio. Sustainable Retail Development, should be essential reading for professionals in design, construction and operations of shopping centers and retail stores. Well illustrated, this volume features over 30 green retail developments from North America, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia, as well as interviews with 25 leading industry experts.

Jemima J by Jane Green

Title Jemima J
Author Jane Green
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2006-08-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780141956534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the NO. 1 bestselling author of Life Swap and Mr Maybe comes a novel exploring ugly ducklings, swans and the meaning of true love with brilliant humour and honesty. 'Compulsively readable' Sunday Times __________ Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, but better paid), her only consolation is food. What with that and her passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben, she knows her life needs changing. But can Jemima reinvent herself? And should she? __________ 'The kind of novel you'll gobble up in a single sitting' Cosmopolitan 'Green writes with acerbic wit about the law of the dating jungle' Sunday Express

The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

Title The Swan Book
Author Alexis Wright
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-06-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781501124785
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Originally published: Australia: Giramondo, 2013.

Court Of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Title Court of Swans
Author Melanie Dickerson
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Release Date 2021-01-05
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780785234029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Where there is wealth and power, there is someone willing to do anything to take it. England, 1381: Delia’s idyllic life as daughter of an earl is shattered when her father dies and his wife accuses Delia’s seven brothers of treason and murder. The youngest is only ten years old, but this doesn’t stop guard captain Sir Geoffrey from hauling them off to London Tower. They await a grim fate, as the child-king Richard II is executing anyone who poses a threat to his throne. Delia is their only hope for pardon and freedom. Sir Geoffrey did not expect his first assignment as a guard captain to be the arrest of boys so young. He dutifully imprisons the brothers in London Tower, but he can’t ignore the sense, rooted in personal experience, that injustice and treachery are at work. Determined to rescue her brothers, Delia secures a position as a seamstress to the queen. Her quest is all but impossible, though, because the young King Richard II is executing everyone affiliated with the rebellion. Can she trust Sir Geoffrey to be her ally in a court where everyone has an agenda? Can he make amends and help Delia without losing his own head? From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a tender retelling of “The Wild Swans,” where the virtues of loyalty and love face a harrowing showdown with power and fear. “Dickerson continues to impress!” —Caroline George, author of Dearest Josephine Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs

Title Politics in the Developing World
Author Peter J. Burnell
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2008-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 552
ISBN 0199296081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This textbook deals with the central political themes and issues in the developing world, such as globalization, inequality, and democracy. Leading experts in the field provide up-to-date and systematic coverage. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre. Student resources: Three additional case studies, including one on China Web links from the book Flashcard glossary

The Regenerative Business by Carol Sanford

Title The Regenerative Business
Author Carol Sanford
Publisher Nicholas Brealey
Release Date 2017-10-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781473669673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Forewords by: Cheryl Y. Kiser, Babson College & Michiel Bakker, Google Courageous leaders today are calling for a disruptive yet effective way of working: one that unlocks significant new levels of innovation, delivers enduring financial results, and creates exceptional customer loyalty while simultaneously building human capacity to contribute to on-going positive change. The good news is there is a proven, but infrequently taken, path. Through a fundamentally contrasting paradigm, Carol Sanford shows leaders why today's so-called business "best practices" undermine success-and then, how to transform their business into something so flexible, so innovative, so developmental, it becomes virtually non-displaceable in the market. The Regenerative Business is built by connecting every person in the business to the "essential core" of that business - its unique foundation for innovation and market power. This provides the fulcrum for an organizational culture that embraces the internal destabilization and discomfort that comes with responding creatively to the unfamiliar. The payoff for doing so is a motivated and innovative workforce that is prepared to take a business to the top of its industry - and stay there. Carol's work focuses on what fundamentally fuels the organization: the capacity and capabilities of the people within it and the design of work to empower them. She defines these for readers and shows that when these are internally developed, you change who people are and what they are able to take on, which she calls "promises beyond able-ness." She shows through many cases drawn from her work that by implement this all-encompassing way of working, businesses are able to have a positive impact beyond the bottom line, to the broader marketplace and the communities in which they operate.

The Green Edge by Tom Bowman

Title The Green Edge
Author Tom Bowman
Publisher Tom Bowman
Release Date 2014
Category Design
Total Pages 180
ISBN 0991570308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A guide to successful environmental management"--Page 1 of cover.