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Summary of The Phoenix Project: by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis

 

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The Phoenix Project is a business allegory about how a fictional company becomes profitable...


Why Save the Bankers?: And Other Essays on Our Economic and Political Crisis

by Thomas Piketty & Seth Ackerman

The world's best-selling economist's brief, incisive essays on subjects ranging from austerity to inequality, Steve Jobs to climate change, documenting the global financial crisis in real time through the eyes...


Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

by Douglas Rushkoff

Why doesn’t the explosive growth of companies like Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone?

 

What is the systemic problem that sets the rich against the poor and the technologists against everybody...


Marx and Weber on Oriental Societies: In the Shadow of Western Modernity

by Lutfi Sunar

The Orient was central to the work of Marx and Weber, both figures building their theories around the question of why modernity appeared to emerge only in the West. While Marx's account focused on the accumulation...


Entrepreneurship in China

by Keming Yang

The emergence of China as a major world economy is of great importance to the global political economy and to international business. There has been much research on the macro level of institutional reform but...


A Study in the Theory of Inflation

by Bent Hansen

This book, originally published in 1951, is a theoretical study inspired by some central economic problems which have appeared during and after the Second World War in many countries, including Scandinavia....


Problems of Labour and Inflation

by Hilde Behrend

The essays in this book, originally published in 1984, examine many problems within the structure of industry including wage policies, financial incentives and other economic policies. The book discusses the...


Inflation: A Theoretical Survey and Synthesis

by John Hudson

Originally published in 1982, this book begins with a wide-ranging and critical review of both first and second generation theories of inflation (and the related problem of unemployment), including the classical...


Inflation and Society

by Graham Hutton

Originally published in 1960, this book examines how inflation as a policy has come about in modern democracies, how ti works, how to avoid it and at what cost. In non-technical terms it explains what inflation...


Incomes Policies, Inflation and Relative Pay

by Les Fallick & R F Elliott

This book, originally published in 1981, is a major reassessment of the strengths and weaknesses of incomes policies. A distinguished group of economists comprehensively review the rationale and history of the...


Poverty Reduction - An Effective Means of Population Control: Theory, Evidence and Policy

by Mohammed Sharif

This book contends that high fertility is rational in that it achieves short term economic benefit and long term old age-support for families. Wider macroeconomic effects are not the concern of the individual...


Reclaiming Pluralism in Economics

by Jerry Courvisanos, James Doughney & Alex Millmow

Until the end of the early 1970s, from a history of economic thought perspective, the mainstream in economics was pluralist, but once neoclassical economics became totally dominant it claimed the mainstream...


The Economics of Resource Allocation in Health Care: Cost-utility, social value, and fairness

by Andrea Klonschinski

The question of how to allocate scarce medical resources has become an important public policy issue in recent decades. Cost-utility analysis is the most commonly used method for determining the allocation of...


Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

by Anwar Shaikh

Orthodox economics operates within a hypothesized world of perfect competition in which perfect consumers and firms act to bring about supposedly optimal outcomes. The discrepancies between this model and the...


More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics

by Free Press & Steven E. Landsburg

Steven Landsburg's writings are living proof that economics need not be "the dismal science." Readers of "The Armchair Economist" and his columns in "Slate" magazine know that he can make economics not only...


The Future of Law and Economics: Essays in Reform and Recollection

by Guido Calabresi

In a concise, compelling argument, one of the founders and most influential advocates of the law and economics movement divides the subject into two separate areas, which he identifies with Jeremy Bentham and...


The Essential Keynes

by John Maynard Keynes & Robert Skidelsky

The essential writings of the 20th century’s most influential economist, collected in one volume

Today, John Maynard Keynes is best remembered for his pioneering development of macroeconomics, and for his...


The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

by George F. DeMartino & Deirdre N. Mccloskey

For over a century the economics profession has extended its reach to encompass policy formation and institutional design while largely ignoring the ethical challenges that attend the profession's influence...


John Maynard Keynes: The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money (Centaur Classics)

by John Maynard Keynes

Distinguished British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) set off a series of movements that drastically altered the ways in which economists view the world. In his most important work, “The General...


Bayesian Estimation of DSGE Models

by Edward P. Herbst & Frank Schorfheide

Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models have become one of the workhorses of modern macroeconomics and are extensively used for academic research as well as forecasting and policy analysis at central...