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Weber, Karl 1953-

Overview
Works: 266 works in 676 publications in 1 language and 29,422 library holdings
Genres: Study guides  Case studies  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Teacher , Author of introduction, Collector, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Karl Weber
Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism by Muhammad Yunus( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,963 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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,238 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
Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools by Karl Weber( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 999 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
A world of three zeros : the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero net carbon emissions by Muhammad Yunus( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. Now he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest. Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the last decade, thousands of people and organizations have already embraced Yunus's vision of a new form of capitalism, launching innovative social businesses designed to serve human needs rather than accumulate wealth. They are bringing solar energy to millions of homes in Bangladesh; turning thousands of unemployed young people into entrepreneurs through equity investments; financing female-owned businesses in cities across the United States; bringing mobility, shelter, and other services to the rural poor in France; and creating a global support network to help young entrepreneurs launch their start-ups. In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. He explains how global companies like McCain, Renault, Essilor, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of
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 )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 585 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
How digital is your business? by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 555 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
The power of we : succeeding through partnerships by Jonathan M Tisch( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these challenging times for American businesses--when millions are searching for ways of achieving greater financial success--it's easy to get sucked into the "win at all costs" mentality. But there's a better way. In this book, one of today's most imaginative and influential executives shows how working together for common goals can make life in business both fun and deeply rewarding, and explains how to achieve lasting success through creative partnerships among people, organizations, and communities. Tisch discusses how he developed his business philosophy in a lifetime of adventures in the travel and tourism industry, and shows how it can be applied anywhere.--From publisher description
Citizen you : doing your part to change the world by Jonathan M Tisch( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 428 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 )

6 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
GED social studies( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refines skills for taking the GED social studies test, including history, geography, economics, and political science
The insider's guide to writing the perfect resume by Karl Weber( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides advice on how to create different types of resumes for various job situations, how to emphasize one's personal strengths, how to create effective cover letters, and how to post a resume on the Internet
How to grow when markets don't by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 319 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
Cane toads and other rogue species( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 192 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
Cane Toads and Other Rogue Species : Participant Second Book Project by Participant Media( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when humans try to improve on Mother Nature? Go behind the scenes and deeper into the issues raised by the provocative new documentary
 
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Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism
Alternative Names
Weber, K. kemičar

וובר, קרל, 1953-

וועבער, קרל, 1953-

웨버, 칼 1953-

위버, 칼 1953-

ウェーバー, カール

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English (149)

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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 schoolsThe triple bottom line : how today's best-run companies are achieving economic, social, and environmental success-and how you can tooHow digital is your business?The power of we : succeeding through partnershipsCitizen you : doing your part to change the worldThe best of I.F. Stone