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What Works in Development? brings together leading experts to address one of the most basic yet vexing issues in development: what do we really know about what works— and what doesn't—in fighting global poverty? The contributors, including many of the world's most respected economic development analysts, focus on the ongoing debate over which paths to development truly maximize results. Should we emphasize a big-picture approach—focusing on the role of institutions, macroeconomic policies, growth strategies, and other country-level factors? Or is a more grassroots approach the way to go, with the focus on particular microeconomic interventions such as conditional cash transfers, bed nets, and other microlevel improvements in service delivery on the ground? The book attempts to find a consensus on which approach is likely to be more effective. Contributors include Nana Ashraf (Harvard Business School), Abhijit Banerjee (MIT), Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development), Anne Case (Princeton University), Jessica Cohen (Brookings),William Easterly (NYU and Brookings),Alaka Halla (Innovations for Poverty Action), Ricardo Hausman (Harvard University), Simon Johnson (MIT), Peter Klenow (Stanford University), Michael Kremer (Harvard), Ross Levine (Brown University), Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard), Ben Olken (MIT), Lant Pritchett (Harvard), Martin Ravallion (World Bank), Dani Rodrik (Harvard), Paul Romer (Stanford University), and DavidWeil (Brown).
Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and -- most important of all -- find greater happiness and peace of mind. The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction -- but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!
Profiles nine companies that have grown in recent years despite economic challenges, explaining how their examples in customer and supplier relations, worker satisfaction, and shareholder profitability can inform today's business leaders.
The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
Berpikir seperti orang aneh adalah berpikir dengan sudut pandang yang lain, atau bisa juga dibilang berpikir layaknya anak-anak yang bebas merdeka, memikirkan kesenangan sendiri, dan tak mengenal rasa takut.Kita kerap kali memikirkan hal-hal yang besar saja dalam menyelesaikan masalah, sementara ada hal kecil yang bisa kita lakukan yang sering kali terlewatkan. Memang hal kecil yang kita lakukan itu tidaklah menyelesaikan keseluruhan masalah, tetapi setidaknya mengurangi keruwetan masalah tersebut. Buku ini menyenangkan sekali, penulis menceritakan kisah-kisah sepele tetapi sangat informatif dan menyenangkan dari berbagai topik, dari pemilihan sudut tendang saat pemain bola hendak melakukan tendangan penalti, bagaimana seseorang bisa makan sekian banyak hot dog dalam sepuluh menit, dokter dari Australia yang menemukan bahwa penyebab mag adalah bakteri, bagaimana cara seseorang mencari dana untuk membantu anak-anak yang berbibir sumbing di negara dunia ketiga, sampai bagaimana sebuah toko sepatu daring bisa menjadi perusahaan favorit padahal menggaji karyawannya dengan bayaran relatif kecil. Semua kisah itu begitu mengesankan sekaligus menginspirasi kita untuk berpikir dengan sudut pandang lain. Buku ini juga mengajarkan manfaat berhenti. Kita dibesarkan dengan pepatah, maju terus pantang mundur. Seakan-akan jika kita memilih mundur atau berhenti hina atau aib sekali. Padahal untuk hal-hal tertentu, bisa jadi memilih mundur atau berhenti adalah pilihan yang lebih baik dan lebih memungkinkan. [Mizan, Noura Books, Referensi, Motivasi, Inspirasi, Terjemahan, Indonesia]
Despite its authoritarian political structure, Egypt's government has held competitive, multi-party parliamentary elections for more than 30 years. This book argues that, rather than undermining the durability of the Mubarak regime, competitive parliamentary elections ease important forms of distributional conflict, particularly conflict over access to spoils. In a comprehensive examination of the distributive consequences of authoritarian elections in Egypt, Lisa Blaydes examines the triadic relationship between Egypt's ruling regime, the rent-seeking elite that supports the regime, and the ordinary citizens who participate in these elections. She describes why parliamentary candidates finance campaigns to win seats in a legislature that lacks policymaking power, as well as why citizens engage in the costly act of voting in such a context.

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