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Smart Cards: Seizing Strategic Business Opportunities
Smart Card ForumSmart cards are currently in widespread use throughout Europe, Asia and South America for making electronic cash, debit and credit payments as well as for a variety of other uses. It is anticipated that within 4 years, over 2.5 billion smart cards will be in use worldwide--with over 25% of that activity expected to be in the U.S. within the next year, smart card pilot programs will emerge in the United States, led by a consortium of banks, telephone companies, transit authorities, the government, and major credit cards. Despite the fact that this new form of commerce is rapidly approaching, very few companies are prepared to make the critical strategic and investment decisions that this revolutionary technology will demand. Smart Cards: Seizing Strategic Business Opportunities brings readers face to face with the potential impact of the smart card and provides insights on implementing new technologies and innovations. This book helps develop plans, implement solutions and navigate through the myriad investment decisions impacting their introduction and anticipated consumer acceptance of the smart card. Smart Cards will enable the reader to: Develop a model business proposition for introducing a variety of smart card applications' Re-define their markets and their applications, as well as identify potential smart card partners; Minimize the learning curve for launching and implementing a smart card program.
Cars and Culture: The Life Story of a Technology
Rudi VoltiOne of the leading artifacts of modern technology, the automobile has shaped our physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. The history of the automobile demonstrates how the decisions of governments, entrepreneurs, and the general public influence technological evolution. A succinct yet comprehensive history, Cars and Culture highlights the technical changes that altered the appearance and performance of automobiles, along with the myriad forces that have shaped the car's development. (2006)
The Smart Growth Manual
Andres Duany, Jeff Speck and Mike LydonEveryone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices. With their landmark book Suburban Nation, Andres Duany and Jeff Speck "set forth more clearly than anyone has done in our time the elements of good town planning" (The New Yorker). With this long-awaited companion volume, the authors have organized the latest contributions of new urbanism, green design, and healthy communities into a comprehensive handbook, fully illustrated with the built work of the nation's leading practitioners."The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies." -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco"Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). I highly recommend [it] as a part of any community participant’s or urban planner’s desktop references." -- LocalPlan.org
The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History
David KirschThe electric vehicle of historian David Kirsch's title is an old technology that seems ever on the verge of making a comeback. In the late 1890s, the electric engine competed with steam- and gasoline-driven engines to become the standard for automobile manufacturers, and it remained competitive for nearly a decade until, in the early 1900s, the internal-combustion engine captured the market. It did so for complex reasons, few of them, in Kirsch's account, having to do with purely technological issues. Enter the "burden of history," a fruitful notion that reminds us that deterministic ideas of why things are the way they are--for example, that the lead-acid battery held insufficient power to carry cars over long distances without recharging, thus ensuring the victory of the more easily replenished internal-combustion engine--are often only half-right, if that. Kirsch urges that those concerned with analyzing the wherefores of the past take into consideration multiple causes, and not always the most apparent ones. The automobile, he continues, is not simply a machine, but "a material embodiment of the dynamic interaction of consumers and producers, private and public institutions, existing and potential capabilities, and prevailing ideas about gender, health, and the environment." In short, the automobile is a system unto itself, and how it came to take its present form--unchanged in many respects for a hundred years--is a story that involves many episodes. Kirsch's account of some of those episodes provides a solid case study for students of technological history, and for those who press for new means of transportation in the new century. --Gregory McNamee
Smart Strategies for Growing Your Business
Terri LonierPacked with excellent, practical, action-ready advice for entrepreneurs who want to work smarter rather than harder." —Michael LeBoeuf, PhD author of Working Smart and The Perfect Business.The next level of business success is in your hands!Whether your business is poised to make the next growth leap or your company has plateaued or is even out of control, this book contains the answers, prescriptions, and practical inspiration you've been looking for. Smart Strategies for Growing Your Business is the book you need to put yourself in the driver's seat as you maneuver the twists and turns, peaks and valleys of your road to business success.Chock-full of take-control strategies, this easy-to-read guide features 50 mini-chapters that address your biggest business challenges. As a bonus, you get a valuable resource section with details on books, audio programs, software, Web sites, and other useful business tools. Filled with an insider's wisdom and straightforward advice, Smart Strategies is sure to become your indispensable "go-to" reference.Learn how to: Define your vision Track trends Attract new and repeat customers Surround yourself with mentors and other professionals Create a powerful identity Boost your marketing impact Leverage technology to save time and money Improve cash flow Manage data, budgets, staff, and your time Cope with crisis and failure Create a life beyond your business Position your company for the future.
Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy (Bloomberg)
Paul Brest and Hal HarveyWinner of the 2009 Skystone Ryan Prize for Research, Association of Fundraising Professionals Research Council“All outstanding philanthropic successes have one thing in common: They started with a smart strategic plan,” say authors Paul Brest, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Hal Harvey, president of ClimateWorks.  Money Well Spent explains how to create and implement a strategy that ensures meaningful results.  Components of a smart strategy include:Achieving great clarity about one’s philanthropic goalsSpecifying indicators of success before beginning a projectDesigning and implementing a plan commensurate with available resourcesEvidence-based understanding of the world in which the plan will operatePaying careful attention to milestones to determine if you are on the path to success or if midcourse corrections are necessaryDrawing on examples from over 100 foundations and non-profits, Money Well Spent gives readers the framework they need to design a smart strategy, addressing such key issues as:Effective use of tools—education, science, direct services, advocacy—that can achieve your objectives.How to choose the forms of funding to achieve stated goalsHow to measure the impact of grants or programsWhen to be patient and stick with a winning strategy and when to abandon a strategy that isn’t workingThis is a book for everyone who wants to get the most from a philanthropic dollar: donors, foundations, and non-profits.
Smart Calling: Eliminate the Fear, Failure, and Rejection From Cold Calling
Art SobczakPraise for SMART CALLING"Finally, a sales book that makes sense! As a master sales trainer, Art nailed—no, obliterated—the number one fear of selling in this great book: cold calling! Let him teach you to stop cold calling and start Smart Calling!"—LARRY WINGET, television personality and New York Times bestselling author"Smart Calling is the benchmark as the highest professional standard for effective cold calling. Take the initiative to read and implement Art's rational principles and you will sell much more and develop a prospect base of potential customers who will call you when they are ready to purchase or graciously take your future calls. This is THE BEST sales text I have read in the past twenty years."—REX CASWELL, PhD, VP, LexisNexis Telephone Sales"You get only one chance to make the right impression in sales. If a top prospect gets a hundred calls a week, you want to be the one he remembers and buys from. Art's proven methods create a unique brand for you and position your offering as the best option. Art's advice isn't just smart, it's priceless."—BOB SILVY, VP, Corporate Marketing, American City Business Journals"Smart Calling effectively enables inside sales reps and organizations to accomplish a top priority—acquiring new customers. Art's pragmatic and actionable techniques will increase productivity, success, and professional satisfaction."—BILL McALISTER, SVP, Inside Sales, McAfee"A must-read, must-own book for anyone who wants to increase their sales right away with less effort and more fun. I'm so sure this book is a winner for anyone who needs to call prospects that I'll personally assure you that your results will increase noticeably after reading it, or I'll send you your money back."—MIKE FAITH, CEO & President, Headsets.com, Inc."If you need to make a first call to anyone, for whatever reason, this book is for you. More than common sense, it's a real-world, no-fluff, simple approach that anyone can use to be successful."—DARCI MAENPA, President, West Coast Chapter, American Teleservices Association; Director, Member Support, Toastmasters International
Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications
Sarah DurhamIn the current economic climate, nonprofits need to focus on ways to stand out from the crowd, win charitable dollars, and survive the downturn. Effective, mission-focused communications can help organizations build strong identities, heightened reputations, and increased fundraising capability. Brandraising outlines a mission-driven approach to communications and marketing, specifically designed to boost fundraising efforts. This book provides tools and guidance for nonprofits seeking to transform their communications and marketing through smart positioning, branding, campaigns, and materials that leverage solid strategy and great creative, with a unique focus on the intersection of communications and fundraising.
Corporate Finance: Linking Theory to What Companies Do (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition 6-Month and Smart Finance Printed Access Card)
John Graham, Scott B. Smart and William L MegginsonConnect the latest financial theories to what today's organizations and CFOs are actually practicing in business with Graham/Smart/Megginson's CORPORATE FINANCE: LINKING THEORY TO WHAT COMPANIES DO, 3E. This business-focused, accessible text is more relevant than ever as award-winning author and nationally acclaimed finance researcher John Graham of Duke University, joins master-teacher Scott Smart and international business expert Bill Megginson to help bridge the gap between academic rigor and corporate finance practices. This edition integrates the latest from Duke University's CFO Global Business Outlook, a quarterly survey of financial executives that gauges business outlook and topical economic issues. The authors have refined this practical, accessible text to correspond with the way you teach your MBA-level course. Engaging examples, meaningful cases, and practical exercises reflect how changing events and recent financial crises relate to established finance principles. Cross-functional applications and career success features, such as actual job interview questions in the margins, make the book applicable to both finance majors and general business professionals. Time-saving online Smart Finance tools further reinforce learning with integrated tutorials, interactive practice, and videos from leading finance researchers introducing the latest theories and concepts.
Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway or Retirement
Craig VeneziaEverything you need to know when hunting for a second home! You don't have to be rich to buy a second home -- but you do need to be smart. Buying a Second Home delivers the smarts, showing how to make the purchase of your second home a success! You'll learn how to identify an affordable price range, choose a great location, get low-cost financing, minimize taxes and more. Explore topics you won't find in other home-buying books, including: innovative financing strategies, how to rent your property profitably, how to assess the investment potential of a fixer-upper, choosing the right mortgage for you, profiting from a second-home sale, buying a home in foreclosure and much more! The CD-ROM is chockful of handy checklists and custom worksheets that help you make sense of the entire process. If you're considering what could be the largest investment you'll make in your lifetime, be smart about it with Buying a Second Home.
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