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Weber, Karl 1953-

Works: 261 works in 659 publications in 1 language and 28,500 library holdings
Genres: Study guides  Case studies  Educational films  Self-instruction  Programmed instructional materials  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Teacher , Collector, Contributor, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other
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Most widely held works by Karl Weber
Building social business : the new kind of capitalism that serves humanity's most pressing needs by Muhammad Yunus( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,418 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
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( )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,348 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
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 2,233 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
Creating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalism by Muhammad Yunus( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,987 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
Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools by Karl Weber( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,496 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 )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,030 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 jump-start 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 power of we : succeeding through partnerships by Jonathan M Tisch( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 842 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
Demand : creating what people love before they know they want it by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 649 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
How digital is your business? by Adrian J Slywotzky( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 609 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 best of I.F. Stone by I. F Stone( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I. F. Stone was a reporter, a radical, and idealist, a scholar and, it is clear, a writer whose insights have stood the test of time. More than fifteen years after his death, this collection of his work from I. F. Stone's Weekly and elsewhere is astonishing in its relevance to our age, addressing the clash between national security and individual liberty; the rights of minorities; economic fairness; social justice; and the dangers of American militarism abroad."--BOOK JACKET
Citizen you : doing your part to change the world by Jonathan M Tisch( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 441 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
GED social studies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refines skills for taking the GED social studies test, including history, geography, economics, and political science
The generosity network : new transformational tools for successful fund-raising by Jennifer McCrea( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 372 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
Cane Toads and Other Rogue Species : Participant Second Book Project by Participant Media( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 356 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
The insider's guide to writing the perfect resume by Karl Weber( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 348 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 340 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 )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 336 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"--
English grammar by Lindley Murray( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instruction in English grammar shows how to use complements in sentences, explains transitive and intransitive verbs, distinguishes between direct and indirect objects, and shows how to describe subjects with complements and linking verbs
Talent, transformation, and the triple bottom line : how companies can leverage human resources to achieve sustainable growth by Andrew W Savitz( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employees are central to creating sustainable organizations, yet they are left on the sidelines in most sustainability initiatives along with the HR professionals who should be helping to engage and energize them. This book shows business leaders and HR professionals how to: motivate employees to create economic, environmental and social value; facilitate necessary culture, strategic and organizational change; embed sustainability into the employee lifecycle; and strengthen existing capabilities and develop new ones necessary to support the transformation to sustainability. This book also demonstrates how leading companies are using sustainability to strengthen core HR functions: to win the war for talent, to motivate and empower employees, to increase productivity, and to enliven traditional HR-related efforts such as diversity, health and wellness, community involvement and volunteerism. In combination, these powerful benefits can help drive business growth, performance, and results
Last call at the oasis : the global water crisis and where we go from here( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 304 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
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Food, Inc. : how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter and poorer -- and what you can do about it
The triple bottom line : how today's best-run companies are achieving economic, social, and environmental success-and how you can tooFood, Inc. : how industrial food is making us sicker, fatter and poorer -- and what you can do about itCreating a world without poverty : social business and the future of capitalismWaiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schoolsThe power of we : succeeding through partnershipsDemand : creating what people love before they know they want itHow digital is your business?The best of I.F. Stone
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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