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Weber, Karl 1953-

Works: 124 works in 341 publications in 10 languages and 18,175 library holdings
Genres: Study guides  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: HD60, 338.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karl Weber
Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism by Muhammad Yunus( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world--and he tells the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today. In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe, bringing with them enormous potential for positive change. But traditional capitalism cannot solve problems like inequality and poverty, because it is hampered by a narrow view of human nature in which people are one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including the spiritual, the social, and the altruistic. Welcome to the world of social business, where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet.--From publisher description
Building social business : the new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needs by Muhammad Yunus( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a new dimension for capitalism which he calls "social business." By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place. Here, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.--From publisher description
Food, Inc. : how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter and poorer -- and what you can do about it( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as "more than a terrific movie-it's an important movie." Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.--Publisher information
Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores politically charged topics through a series of essays by thinkers at the leading edge of educational innovation. It shows how failing schools destroy neighborhoods--not the reverse--and how research reveals that dedicated, attentive teachers are what help at-risk kids succeed. Inspired the film directed by "An Inconvenient Truth"'s Davis Guggenheim
How digital is your business? by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How Digital Is Your Business? is a book for everyone in the business world. It offers profiles of the future; the in-depth story of the digital pioneers - Dell Computer, Charles Schwab, Cisco Systems, Cemex; insight into how to change a traditional enterprise into a digital business: the stories of GE and IBM; and an analysis of the profitable dot-coms: AOL, Yahoo!, and eBay." "While How Digital Is Your Business? has great stories and case studies, its most valuable central idea is that of digital business design and the array of powerful digital tools it offers for use in creating a digital future for your own company."--Jacket
Demand : creating what people love before they know they want it by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating demand involves solving a puzzle that is a quirky combination of anthropology, psychology, technology, design, economics, infrastructure, and many other factors. Demand creators focus first and foremost on the behavior of people, understanding that we're all ruled by inertia, skepticism, habit, and indifference. Finding creative ways to overcome these roadblocks is all part of the fun and challenge of the great game of seeing and then bridging the gap between what people settle for and what the really want. --Derived from jacket
The triple bottom line : how today's best-run companies are achieving economic, social, and environmental success-and how you can too by Andrew W Savitz( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise of sustainability within the business world and shows how and why financial success increasingly goes hand in hand with social and environmental achievement
Citizen you : doing your part to change the world by Jonathan M Tisch( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citing a rise in grassroots activism sparked by the Obama administration, a guide for civic-minded citizens shares practical counsel on how to improve one's communities and the world using small-scale and local resources
The best of I.F. Stone by I. F Stone( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in a generation: The essential writing of I.F. (Izzy) Stone?the brilliant investigative journalist whose work is as fresh and as urgent as the day it was written
How to grow when markets don't by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the challenges faced by most companies to sustain growth, offering advice on how to meet specific customer needs, retain investor loyalty, make effective acquisitions and partnerships, and achieve independence from a CEO
Lincoln : a president for the ages by Participant Media( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion book to the major motion picture from Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, has leading historians answering the question: What Would Lincoln Do? Lincoln portrays America's 16th president when he faced two colossal challenges: winning the Civil War, and passing the Thirteenth Amendment, outlawing slavery and making permanent the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation. The politics of wartime, which required unity at all costs, conflicted with divisiveness of slavery. The president had to be at once true to his ideals and employ old-fashioned political cunning to outwit his rivals"--
The generosity network : new transformational tools for successful fund-raising by Jennifer McCrea( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posits that traditional pre-scripted, money-centered, goal-oriented fund-raising techniques lead to anxiety and failure, while open-spirited, curiosity-driven, person-to-person connections lead to discovery and growth
Last call at the oasis : the global water crisis and where we go from here by Participant Media( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less than 1 percent of the world's water is fresh and potable--and no more will ever be available. Thanks to pollution, global warming, and population growth, water access is poised to become today's most explosive global issue. This book, based on the film Last Call at the Oasis by Academy Award®-winning director Jessica Yu, offers insights into the coming water crisis from visionary scientists, policymakers, activists, and environmentalists, including: ROBERT MORAN on how oil and mineral development pollute and divert water supplies--often beyond public scrutiny. PETER H. GLEICK on discovering the "soft path" to global water security. ROBERT GLENNON on how the power of markets can help protect the world's water. LYNN HENNING on how a family farmer became a passionate "water activist". ALEX PRUD'HOMME on how the water crisis affects us all GARY WHITE on how innovative social and economic strategies can make clean water available even for the world's poorest people. HADLEY ARNOLD AND PETER ARNOLD on how arid regions like America's Southwest can wisely husband water supplies for cities and farmers alike. ROBYN BEAVERS on how today's smartest businesses are making sustainable water management a competitive advantage. ZEM JOAQUIN on nine "ecofabulous" ways of saving water at home--and doing it with style. BILL MCDONOUGH on how smart design can preserve water's "Endless Resourcefulness" for generations to come No resource on earth is more precious--or more endangered--than water. Last Call at the Oasis is a powerful tool for learning about the water challenges we face as well as the remarkable solutions available to us--if we have the will to use them
The upside : the 7 strategies for turning big threats into growth breakthroughs by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Romanian and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, when your fortunes can literally change overnight, the new strategic imperative is making your moment of maximum risk your moment of maximum opportunity. In The Upside, Adrian Slywotzky provides bold and original ideas for growth breakthroughs as well as the practical tools to use Monday morning, such as -How to change the odds for your next major initiative and create potential industry breakthroughs, as Toyota did with its expanding universe of Prius vehicles. -Shape and exploit risk, don't be shaped by it. Become a knowledge-intensive business and continuallyincrease the knowledge gap between yourself and rivals, as Coach and Tsutaya of Japan have convincingly done. -A category killer can't kill what's not in its category. When basketball legend Bill Russell faced a taller, stronger Wilt Chamberlain, he led the Celtics to victory by inventing a different game. The same thinking lets Target prosper in a Wal-Mart world'and can help you outcompete the "unbeatable" rival in your own industry. -When you come to a fork in the road'take it! Only a fraction of companies survive when industries experience technological or strategic transitions. To be a survivor, learn the secret that enabled Microsoft to weather the advent of the Internet'the art of the double bet. -Stuckinabusinessbox' Findthebiggerbox'and then the biggest.When growth stagnates, capture more of your customer's dollars through demand innovation and big-box thinking, as companies from Continental AG and Ikea to Procter & Gamble have done. -Your competitors can also be your greatest enablers of profit. Stop competing yourself to death! The key is knowing when to compete and when to collaborate, as Apple has shown with its revolutionary approach to the music business. In the 1980s conventional wisdom was that you could have high quality or low cost, but not both'until Japanese makers of cars and electronics showed otherwise. Now, high quality and low cost are required just to enter the marketplace. Today, we face a similar paradox when it comes to risk and reward. Rather than shrink from the high risk so integral to the tumultuous global economy, Adrian Slywotzky shows how it can be your greatest source of growth and future reward. From the Hardcover edition
Cane toads and other rogue species( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cane Toads: the Conquest by director Mark Lewis is one of the most remarkable documentaries ever filmed--an engrossing, hilarious, hair-raising, 3-D glimpse into one of today's weirdest natural phenomenon: the relentless march of millions of toxic, yet oddly lovable, amphibians across the vast expanse of Australia's northern territories. Now here is the companion book to the film, a guide to the important, intriguing, and disturbing issue it raises--that of rogue species and the environmental havoc they cause--with contributions from many of the world's leading experts on invasive species. You'll discover the stories of many of the world's most amazing creatures, from the Burmese pythons ravaging the Florida Everglades to the zebra mussel that is wiping out native creatures of the Great Lakes. You'll also learn some of the specific steps we can take, both as individuals and as the collective stewards of planet Earth, to help to protect the global diversity and beauty of nature that we all cherish
The insider's guide to the ACT Assessment by Karl Weber( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You and your money : it's more than just the numbers by Alvin D Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad money habits? Financial guru Hall shows how to break them, make smarter spending and savings decisions, and glide down the path to economic security. Hall offers money management advice grounded in a simple concept: our emotions determine our financial success or failure. If you've ever felt confused, guilty, or anxious about your finances, you know instinctively that money is about far more than cold numbers. Hall explores our lifelong relationship with money and discusses the way money becomes embedded in all our other relationships, with parents, children, spouses, and peers. This book will help you understand your money management style and break those deeply ingrained bad habits. Even more powerfully, it will enable you to balance your financial and emotional lives and free yourself from conflict.--From publisher description
The unofficial guide to the SAT by Karl Weber( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating a world without poverty social business and the future of capitalism by Muhammad Yunus( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his vision for an innovative business model that would combine the power of free markets with a quest for a more humane, egalitarian world that could help alleviate world poverty, inequality, and other social problems
The insider's guide to the GRE CAT by Karl Weber( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism
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Building social business : the new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needsFood, Inc. : how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter and poorer -- and what you can do about itWaiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schoolsHow digital is your business?Demand : creating what people love before they know they want itThe triple bottom line : how today's best-run companies are achieving economic, social, and environmental success-and how you can tooCitizen you : doing your part to change the worldThe best of I.F. Stone