Saturday, December 10, 2016

International Monetary Reform: A Specific Set of Proposals (Europa Economic Perspectives)

John Williamson was, for the greater part of his career (1981-2012), a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA. Before that he was an academic at the Universities of York and Warwick in the United Kingdom and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, interrupted by spells at the UK Treasury (1968-70) and the International Monetary Fund (1972-74). He was also a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University, USA, and took leave of absence from the Peterson Institute to serve as Chief Economist in the World Bank from 1996-99. His publications have mostly concerned international monetary economics, although he also achieved a certain notoriety in 1989 for inventing the phrase `Washington Consensus’.

Monkey Business in Kenya: Adventures of a Gem Trader - Book 2

Book II of the Gem Trader Adventures recounts the beginning of a new business model—selling gemstones on the World Wide Web.   Will people buy gems online? Edward and Lizzy dare to try.   Merging their money and their abilities, they acquire a suitcase full of gems, and, in complete secrecy, start a website from Lizzy’s beach house in Kenya.   They strive for global markets but cash-flow problems, medieval trade regulations and finally, drunken monkeys complicate their lives.   Soon, not only the monkeys need help.

The Kindness Diaries: One Mans Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World

Logothetis thought-provoking account of his epic journey around the world is both entertaining and inspiring. Its a refreshing reminder that we all share two commonalities; the need for human connection and the ability to change the world with kindness. --Brad Jamison, Founder of Good Citizen Leon Logothetis is a man of faith, but not the kind that exists solely in a church or temple. Its a faith in h humanity that will inspire you--on a journey, perhaps, but always to become a better version of yourself. --Catharine Hamm, Travel Editor, Los Angeles Times Leons gift for storytelling shines through in his powerful book, The Kindness Diaries. Its a big, bold adventure with a profound lesson at its heart--kindness matters and it exists all around us. --Anson Williams, Director, Producer, and Author of Singing to a Bulldog Want an instant uplift? Read this wonderfully warm story about a guy who circumnavigated the globe in a motorbike powered by kindness. Your faith in humanity will be renewed! --MJ Ryan, Co-creator of the Random Acts of Kindness series and author of The Happiness Makeover The Kindness Diaries mixes entertainment and insight into a heady blend of help and hope. Ultimately, readers are invited to become more than armchair travelers--they can become kindness ambassadors. --Frances Coles Jones, President of Cole Media Management, National Bestselling Author Leons most inspiring journey, that he shares with us in The Kindness Diaries, teaches us all the value of the human spirit. --Lyss Stern, Founder and CEO, Divalysscious Moms, Bestselling Author, Columnist This book truly captures the purpose and meaning of travel. In this riveting memoir, a reader will capture the reciprocal gifts and life experiences one gains through traveling the globe with an open mind & innocent heart. --Dane Steele Green, President & CEO, Steele Luxury Travel