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Modern travel adventure doesn't always take place in a far off swamp. Keith Jones journeys from the polluted streets of Manila to an elegant Bishkek ballroom. He sleeps upon a lonely beach in Baja, Mexico and is enlightened at a forest temple in Thailand. Along the way ghostly encounters bring new meaning to the phrase "travel adventure." - A remote forest temple in Thailand. A scream in the night. A ghost roams the temple grounds. - In a bustling Manila neighborhood, next to a busy funeral home, ghosts lurk in the hallway of Keith's apartment building, while outside he is set upon by a ragtag gang of munchkins. - A typhoon drenched weekend in the coffee growing region of the Philippine Islands where the Ghost of the Coffee Farmer's Daughter crosses Keith's path. - In Kyrgyzstan a colleague complains that the bride's price of 40 sheep and $1,000 dollars paid by her father-in-law, was insultingly low. While that snowy night the ghost of the Alta Sara Ballroom keeps Keith awake. - In China a mid-morning mountain hike and the quest for a fabled dinner plate sized peach sends a ghostly shiver down Keith's spine. - On a remote Baja shore, in the dark of the night Keith helps a stranded baby whale, while a ghostly apparition waits offshore. True life travel stories about real people, but with some mysterious happenings along the way.
This book contains a brainstorming game for groups or classrooms. The game was designed by a professor of entrepreneurship, who has taught the subject for more than a decade in the USA, Europe, and Asia. The game involves combining current and future social trends to stimulate the identification of interesting valuable venture ideas. Over a hundred trends are included in this booklet in bite-sized paragraphs. While the book can be used fruitfully by most audiences, it is designed especially for those who have some familiarity with different business models (i.e. industry professionals and business school students). The 2015 edition is designed for the Korean market, but can be useful in most regional contexts.
Why aren't we investing more in disaster resilience, despite the rising costs of disaster events? This book argues that decision-makers in governments, businesses, households, and development agencies tend to focus on avoiding losses from disasters, and perceive the return on investment as uncertain - only realised if a somewhat unlikely disaster event actually happens.Â
This book develops a new business case for investment based on the multiple dividends of resilience. This looks beyond only avoided losses (the first dividend) to the wider benefits gained independently of whether or not the disaster event occurs. These include unleashing entrepreneurial activities and productive investments by lowering the looming threat of losses from disasters and enabling businesses, farmers and homeowners to take positive risks (the second dividend); and co-benefits of resilience measures beyond just disaster risk (the third dividend), such as flood embankments in Bangladesh that double as roads, or wetlands in Colombo that reduce urban heat extremes.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
Spark kids interest in their local zoo! This virtual field trip introduces readers to the people, sights, and sounds they'll encounter in a zoo. Carefully leveled text and big, full color photos bring an authentic field trip experience to life on the page."
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