Check out this collection of 8 of the most interesting university press blog posts for this week. We aim to keep you informed, engaged, and part of the ongoing scholarly conversations. 1. There’s no vaccine for the sea level rising…
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Spring is in Full Swing at Anthem Press: New Titles
It has been a busy season here at Anthem Press and we want to share some information about our exciting new titles and authors.
Sustainability Is the New Advantage: Leadership, Change, and the Future of Business by Peter McAteer
Peter McAteer’s excellent new title, Sustainability Is the New Advantage, expertly answers the question: “How can leaders accelerate business transformation in the face of climate change and other environmental issues?” Transformation is a difficult process for any company and Sustainability provides a straightforward approach for incorporating sustainable business practices while ensuring profitability.
Peter McAteer is managing director of SustainLearning and member of the board of directors for KPPM Global. Peter’s prior work includes service as CEO of Corporate University Research and CEO of the Corporate University Xchange.
Private Equity: A Casebook by Paul Gompers, Victoria Ivashina and Richard Ruback
Private Equity: A Casebook is an advanced applied corporate finance book dedicated to educating investors and students on practices delivering sustained future profitability. This title features a collection of cases written from private equity investors’ perspectives, detailing actual investments and outcomes.
Paul A. Gompers, Victoria Ivashina and Richard S. Ruback are distinguished Professors of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
The Plight of Potential: Embracing Solitude in Millennial Life and Modern Work by Emerson Csorba
The Plight of Potential is a field guide for the millennial worker searching for career satisfaction without sacrificing personal enrichment. In the modern world, millennials experience constant pressure to grow professionally without advancing emotionally. Csorba uses scholarly research, his first-hand experience with intergenerational engagement and case studies of millennials from networks like the Global Shapers Community to show how hitting the pause button for inward meditation will benefit the individual.
Emerson Csorba is president of Csorba & Company Ltd., where he leads projects involving social network analysis, intergenerational engagement and political campaign management.
Iron Men: How One London Factory Powered the Industrial Revolution and Shaped the Modern World by David Waller, Foreword by Norman Foster
Iron Men centers around Henry Maudslay and his followers, whose factory on Westminster Bridge Road in London, England attracted the country’s top engineering talent during the early nineteenth century. Their contributions to precision engineering and machine tools helped Great Britain become the workshop of the world.
David Waller is an author, business consultant and former Financial Times journalist specialising in business and the nineteenth century.
For full catalogue, please visit www.anthempress.com.
Here’s How to Help Manage Local Climate Change Risks
This is a guest post by Professor Lawrence Susskind, Director of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative, the Director of the MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) and co-director of the Water Diplomacy Workshop. We’ve spent far too much time thinking…
Vivian E. Thomson Talks About the US on the World Stage of Climate Change
The 2 June announcement of a new draft of regulations under the United States Clean Air Act has brought environmental issues to the forefront political discourse. The new act includes a lofty proposal of a 30% cut in carbon emissions by 2030, making the US a leader in global climate change.
Anthem author and University of Virginia professor of environmental science and politics Vivan Thomson (left) speaks to the theoretical frameworks of the recent act in her book, Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy: Federalism in the United States, Brazil, and Germany. “My book relates directly to EPA’s forthcoming announcement,” says Thomson. Her experience in the State Air Pollution Control Board of Virginia, a state hard hit by the EPA’s announcement because of the economic dependency on the coal industry, give her an insightful take on the state-federal cooperation in environmental affairs. Although the great reduction in carbon emissions is an admirable environmental goal, much of Virginia’s economy depends on highly pollutive coal. Despite the discordant state and federal goals, Thomson pushes for coherence, pointing to Brazil and Germany as examples for the United States to emulate.
As the conversation over the EPA’s goal for climate change in the United States continues, we watch for the state-federal cooperation Thomson prescribes.
HEAR more from Thomson, listen to her recent podcast here: http://wina.com/podcasts/vivian-thomson/
WATCH Vivian Thomson discuss her book on Inside Scoop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaQpDUw7hqM
Interview with Vivian Thomson, author of “Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Policy”
The following is an interview with Vivian Thomson, author of “Sophisticated Interdependence in Climate Change Policy: Federalism in the United States, Brazil, and Germany” This book offers a desperately needed framework for climate-change policy in the US, acknowledging the crucial…