Unveiling the Speaker and Writer's Hidden Craft
In 1888, Mark Twain reflected on the writer's special feel for words to his correspondent, George Bainton, noting that "the difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter." We recognize differences between a politician who is "willful" and one who is "willing"...
To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge
In Search of Tom Peters
David Collins, a well respected scholar of management gurus proves a critical reappraisal of the very influential work of Tom Peters. This volume examines his key works and reviews his detractors, offering an analysis of his contributions to the field of management that goes beyond the simple...
Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge
Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the...
Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge
Around 5,000 business and management titles are published every year, and increasingly, their preferred mode of presentation is centred on the creation and marketing of buzzwords and fads. This book argues that these management fads and buzzwords deflect critical inquiry and limit useful action...
Published August 24th 2000 by Routledge
These twelve volumes shed immense light on the geography, history, ethnography, natural history, economic exploitation, settlement, religious and social development of Siberia and the Russian Far East. Includes a new introduction by the editor....
Published February 20th 2000 by Routledge
Since her death in 1921, the celebrated Polish anthropologist Marya Antonina Czaplicka's life and works have retained a remarkable contemporary significance. This is the first publication to gather together the complete writings of Czaplicka and includes letters and other previously unpublished...
Published May 18th 1999 by Routledge
In recent years, there has been an explosion of books on the nature of organisational change and the management skills needed to effectively carry it out. Many are written by change gurus and management consultants offering quick fixes and metaphor laden business toolkits, however, much of their...
Published April 29th 1998 by Routledge