The Sixteenth Round
"A document of life lived in the center of hell." --Sports Illustrated "A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --Globe and Mail Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth Round chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was released from prison in 1988. Former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and, since 2005, CEO of Innocence International, Dr. Carter is the author of Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. His life has been the subject of three books and a major motion picture, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. The recipient of honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University, Australia, and York University, Toronto, Dr. Carter lives in Toronto.
Culture and Power
Pierre Bourdieu is one of the world's most important social theorists and is also one of the great empirical researchers in contemporary sociology. However, reading Bourdieu can be difficult for those not familiar with the French cultural context, and until now a comprehensive introduction to Bourdieu's oeuvre has not been available. David Swartz focuses on a central theme in Bourdieu's work—the complex relationship between culture and power—and explains that sociology for Bourdieu is a mode of political intervention. Swartz clarifies Bourdieu's difficult concepts, noting where they have been misinterpreted by critics and where they have fallen short in resolving important analytical issues. The book also shows how Bourdieu has synthesized his theory of practices and symbolic power from Durkheim, Marx, and Weber, and how his work was influenced by Sartre, Levi-Strauss, and Althusser. Culture and Power is the first book to offer both a sympathetic and critical examination of Bourdieu's work and it will be invaluable to social scientists as well as to a broader audience in the humanities.
The AMA Handbook of Business Writing
With examples and cross-references throughout, the monumental, easy-access AMA Handbook of Business Writing is an indispensable desktop reference for every business professional. --Book Jacket.
The Cultural Intelligence Difference Special Ebook Edition
IQ, EQ, and nowàCQ! A proven way to measure cultural intelligence, with strategies for pushing the score higher.The CQ Self-Assessment is not available in this electronic edition of The Cultural Intelligence Difference. You can purchase the assessment at www.CulturalQ.com or access it by purchasing a print edition of this book. Most people know that some basic cultural sensitivity is important. But few have developed the deep cultural intelligence (CQ) required to really thrive in our multicultural workplaces and globalized world. Now everybody can tap into the power of CQ to enhance their skills and capabilities, from managing multi cultural teams and serving a diverse customer base to negotiating with international suppliers and opening offshore markets. The Cultural Intelligence Difference gives readers: A scientifically validated instrument for measuring their personal CQ score ò Customized strategies for improving interactions with people from diverse cultures ò New findings on the bottom-line benefits of cultural intelligence ò Examples of major organizations that use CQ to achieve success A high CQ points to more than just cultural sensitivity. It is linked to improved decision making, negotiation, networking, and leadership skillsùand provides a crucial advantage in a crowded job market. The Cultural Intelligence Difference delivers a powerful tool for navigating today's work world with finesseùand success.
The AMA Handbook of Business Letters
Though the fundamentals of letter writing have remained the same, the way we communicate in business is constantly evolving. Whether it’s a formal printed letter or an email, the ability to write effective correspondence is essential for success—no matter what the industry. Containing more than 25 percent new material, The AMA Handbook of Business Letters provides readers with over 370 customizable model letters, divided into categories reflecting various aspects of business, including: • Sales, marketing, and public relations • Customer service • Human resources • Credit and collection • Letters to vendors and suppliers • Confirmations, requests, and replies • Permissions • And many more In addition, the book provides readers with a refresher course in the letter-writing basics, and helpful appendices listing common mistakes in grammar, word usage, and punctuation. Comprehensive—and now extensively updated—this invaluable resource provides professionals with an adaptable template for every conceivable business correspondence need.
The New HR Analytics
In his landmark book The ROI of Human Capital, Jac Fitz-enz presented a system of powerful metrics for quantifying the contributions of individual employees to a company’s bottom line. The New HR Analytics is another such quantum leap, revealing how to predict the value of future human capital investments. Using Fitz-enz’s proprietary analytic model, readers learn how to measure and evaluate past and current returns. By combining those results with focused business intelligence and applying the exclusive analytical tools in the book, they will be able to: Evaluate and prioritize the skills needed to sustain performance • Build an agile workforce through flexible Capability Planning • Determine how the organization can stimulate and reward behaviors that matter • Apply a proven succession planning strategy that leverages employee engagement and drives top-line revenue growth • Recognize risks and formulate responses that avoid surprises • Support decision making by predicting the actions that will yield the best returns Brimming with real-world examples and input from thirty top HR practitioners and thought leaders, this groundbreaking book ushers in a new era in human resources and human capital management.
Powerful Succession Planning
A crisis in executive talent is on the horizon as retirement looms for a large percentage of leaders. In our increasingly knowledge-driven economy, organizations are right to fear this “brain drain,” suspecting that when executives leave the firm, business may follow. Yet high-potential candidates account for less than 8 percent to 10 percent of the talent pool. Identifying, developing, and retaining these emerging leaders is a mission-critical challenge for CEOs, senior executives, managers, and HR directors. Powerful Succession Planning provides an overview of how to develop a succession planning and management program. Leadership expert John Mattone covers all the “nuts and bolts” of an effective program and provides readers with a Succession Planning MapTM to guide them through the process. Readers will learn how to measure and calibrate performance, potential, and readiness using nine key assessments. Last but not least, a succession management diagnostic tool enables any organization to quickly gauge the health of its succession planning process.