Economics of Rivalry, Conflict and Cooperation by Partha Gangopadhyay
“The Nash equilibrium implies an economic outcome that is a collection of mutual best responses such that no agent can make an improvement in one’s well-being by a unilateral deviation from the Nash outcome. On the theoretical plane, though the competition for resources can be settled in the Nash equilibrium in the amicable fashion, the rivalry can engender serious and costly conflicts in the real world. Once a social system has conflicts, severe rivalry and costly conflicts can be kept at bay only through lasting cooperation. This book offers an extensive study of the dynamics of rivalry, costly and violent conflicts, and cooperation.” (Gangopadhyay, 2011, p. 1)
King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History Since 1945 by Clayton Brown.
“Because cotton is often the subject of public discussion and occasionally becomes a target for cultural bashing, it holds a place in American agriculture as an object of pride or scorn. It appears and reappears in the maelstrom of shifting values and priorities, be it slavery, the family farm, or trade policy. Much attention has focused on the negative features of cotton that cannot be denied, but the force of this common plant in the welfare of mankind keeps it relevant in our national culture. Its recurring and dynamic role, woven into the web of our history, reflects its lasting power.” (Brown, 2011, p. 7)
Integrity Systems for Occupations by Andrew Alexandra
“Ethics or morality is about what actions an individual person or member of an occupation ought to do, and it is about what kind of character an individual person or member of an occupation ought to have. It is also about what features the organizations that employ members of specific occupations ought to have.” (Alexandra, 2010, p. 1)
Creating a vision: An ideas into action guidebook by Corey Criswell.
“If you want to be an effective leader – at any level – you should pay attention to vision. Leaders who communicate a strong vision are seen by their bosses and coworkers as more effective in several important areas than those who do not. The content of your vision affects employees’ perception of your organization. Your articulation of the vision affects their perception of your leadership effectiveness. Taken together, vision content and vision articulation give your employees, colleagues, and other stakeholders a powerful image of how good your organization is how skilled you are as a leader.” (Criswell, 2010, p. 6)
Your money and your life: A lifetime approach to money management by Robert Z. Aliber
“If you’re concerned about your financial future, this book is for you. It will help you make three basic types of financial management decisions – consumption and saving; investment choices among bonds, stocks, and mutual funds; and the financial planning that brings together the amount you will need to save in anticipation of retirement with the amount you think you will need to maintain your standard of living after you retire.” (Aliber, 2011, p. 3)