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Futures to Infinity

by Sam Moskowitz

Ten seldom reprinted stories by ten great science fiction writers: The Probable Man by Alfred Bester Rim of the Deep by Clifford D. Simak Heil! by Robert A. Heinlein The Incorrigible by L. Sprague de Camp Beauty and the Beast by Henry Kuttner The Dangerous Dimension by L. Ron Hubbard The Green Forest by A. E. Van Vogt The Secret Sense by Isaac Asimov The Piper by Ray Bradbury The Way Back by Sam Moskowitz

Of Places Literature (Fourth Edition)

by Jan Anderson

Give students literature selections that will also help them apply lessons to their own lives. This grade 8 textbook features interesting stories and poems grouped by place-bound theme; categories include home, school, neighborhood, America, world, the imagination, and other places. Robert Frost, John Greenleaf Whittier, Washington Irving, and Pearl Buck are among the prominent authors represented. Selections culled from longer works include The Jungle Book, Up From Slavery, and Ben Hur. Lessons included bolded & defined vocabulary words, as well as "Think it through" questions.

The Demon of Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows #8)

by Marilyn Ross

[from the back cover] "The arrival of a movie company at Collinwood gives Barnabas a chance to escape Angelique's awful curse--the curse which has made him one of the living dead. Barnabas meets and falls in love with beautiful film star Rita Glenn. In order to save him, she introduces him to the mysterious Dr. Moreno who has a cure for Barnabas. Barnabas is jubilant over his recovery--but not for long. Suddenly he is in a life and death battle with another vampire--with Rita's life at stake. The only way to save her is to return to the curse once again." The Demon of Barnabas Collins is the eighth in a series of thrilling novels based on ABC-TV's popular suspense drama, Dark Shadows. Look for the rest of the books in this series based on one of the most popular and unique series from the late 1960s and early 1970s in the Bookshare library. They are: #1. Dark Shadows, #2. Victoria Winters, #3. Strangers at Collins House, #4. The Mystery of Collinwood, #5. The Curse of Collinwood, #6. Barnabas Collins and #7. The Secret of Barnabas Collins.

Bhagini Rajyasri

by Surendra Tiwari

‘भगिनी राज्यश्री’ विश्व प्रसिद्ध सम्राट हर्षवर्द्धन और उनकी बहन राज्यश्री के जीवन से जुड़ी घटनाओं पर आधारित उपन्यास है। सीधी, सरल और सहज भाषा में लिखा गया यह उपन्यास निश्चित रूप से किशोर-वय के लिए मनोरंजक और प्रेरणादायक है।रने की दृष्टि से बेहद उपयोगी है।

Chhattisgarh Bharati 8th Standard S.C.E.R.T. Raipur (C.G.)

by Raipur C. G. Rajya Shaikshik Anusandhan Aur Prashikshan Parishad

Chhattisgarh Bharati text book for 8th standard from Rajya Shaikshik Anusandhan Aur Prashikshan Parishad, Raipur, C.G. in Sankrit.

Note on Human Behavior: Situation versus Character

by Nitin Nohria Joseph L. Badaracco Jr. Sandra J. Sucher Bridget Gurtler

When we think of human behavior, especially from a moral perspective, we often rely on explanations based on character. We think that good decisions and responsible behavior require people with integrity and strong character, and immoral behavior originates with people with little integrity and weak character. However, important research in recent decades strongly suggests that situational factors often dominate character in ethical decision-making - for leaders and for members of their organizations. This note summarizes the recent research, shows its implications for the basic steps in ethical decision-making, and provides a basis for in-depth discussion of the character-versus-situation question.

Boris Berezovsky, Vladimir Putin and the Russian Oligarchs

by Geoffrey G. Jones Kate Lazaroff-Puck Rachael Comunale

This case examines the career of the Russian business oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Berezovsky was one of a small group of business tycoons that became fabulously rich after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, as the new Russian government, advised by prominent Harvard economists, privatized state assets. The case provides an opportunity to explore how this happened, and what its impact was both at the time and for the subsequent development of capitalism in Russia. Berevosky's business empire suffered a major reversal after the appointment of Russian President of Vladimir Putin in 2000. Berevosky's opposition to Putin's plans to restore the authority of the Russian state led to his exile in Britain, where he reinvented himself as an opponent of authoritarianism.

United Housing - Otis Gates

by Steven Rogers Mercer Cook

Otis Gates has built a successful affordable housing firm. Along the way, he and his partners have engaged in large amounts of community service in the neighborhoods wherein they own properties. Now 80 and ready to retire, Gates is creating a request for proposal for his firm. In doing so, he has to evaluate his firm's total value and decide whether their social-good mission is helping or harming their bottom line.

Corey Thomas and the IPO

by Steven Rogers Derrick Collins

Corey Thomas, CEO of the company Rapid7, must decide if it is the right time to take the 15-year old startup public, as it stood poised to capitalize on what appears to be the next frontier for digital technology markets - cybersecurity. In spite of positive industry trends, there are some nagging concerns that this might be a risky time in the public capital markets. The company had just completed an acquisition and he had additional concerns that the public markets may not tolerate the inevitable early losses involved with the new acquisition. Moreover, the company's principal financiers are venture capital investors and an IPO or sale will represent an investment exit for them and their goal is return maximization.

HNA Group: Global Excellence with Chinese Characteristics (B)

by William C. Kirby Yuanzhuo Wang

This case provides a brief overview of the success and challenges of the HNA Group between 2015 and late 2017 when it grew rapidly through global acquisitions to became a Fortune 170 company. How would HNA face the challenges of being a truly global and prominent company in an era of increasing scrutiny of big businesses?

Note on the Impact of Millennials on the Food System

by James Weber Natalie Kindred Jose B. Alvarez

In 2016, the millennial generation (those age 19 to 35 in 2016), the largest generation by population in the U.S., was entering its prime home buying, family forming, earning and spending years. This generation was showing different beliefs and behaviors than previous generations-beliefs and behaviors that were having a significant impact on the overall economy and in particular on the food industry. This note explores the millennial generation, how it differs from previous generations, and examples of how it is impacting the food industry.

Kellogg Company/eighteen94 capital

by Natalie Kindred David E. Bell Damien P. McLoughlin

With 33,000 employees and revenues of $13 billion in 2016, Kellogg Company was the world's largest producer of branded packaged cereal and a leader in branded convenience foods. Founded in 1906 and based in Michigan, the company had a proud history of product and marketing innovation starting with its first product, Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes, which created the cold cereal category. In recent years, however, Kellogg's revenue had declined due to a number of factors, including changing consumer tastes, increased competition, and evolving advertising trends and sales channels. Seeing innovation as a key to future success, in 2016 the company established eighteen94 capital, its corporate venture capital arm, which had announced investments in three startups as of late 2017. eighteen94 was conceived as a platform for giving Kellogg access to the kinds of skills, products, and ingredients that could help drive future growth. It was also a vehicle for changing mindsets and culture by reviving the entrepreneurial spirit that some felt had eroded within Kellogg. This case allows students to consider what sort of impact on internal culture and behavior Kellogg should expect from eighteen94 in its current form. Does eighteen94 have the potential to drive the kind of changes and benefits that Kellogg needs?

Red Bull (A)

by Carin-Isabel Knoop Eric Van Den Steen

Despite facing giants like Coke, Pepsi, and Budweiser-with obvious potential sources of competitive advantage-Red Bull had established itself as the U.S. market leader in energy drinks. By 2008, however, Red Bull's dominance was challenged as Monster drinks surpassed it in volume. The case considers judo strategy both from the perspective of a small player (when up-start Red Bull faces Coke, Pepsi, and Bud) and as a large player (when market leader Red Bull faces up-start Monster).

Numenta: Inventing and (or?) Commercializing AI

by David B. Yoffie Liz Kind David Ben Shimol

In March 2016, Donna Dubinsky (co-founder and CEO) and Jeff Hawkins (co-founder) were struggling with a key question: could Numenta be successful in both creating fundamental technology and building a commercial business? Located in Redwood City, CA, Numenta was founded in 2005 to expand Hawkins' research on the human brain, with the goal of "reverse engineering the neocortex" and then creating machines based on biological principals. Ultimately, Hawkins believed that Numenta could be a catalyst in creating intelligent machines that would lay the foundation for the next generation of computing with potentially broad ranging commercial opportunities.

Globalization Past, 1850-1914 (A)

by Sophus A Reinert Federica Gabrieli

On the evening of 3 August 1914, British Foreign Secretary Lord Edward Grey contemplated whether to advice King and Parliament to declare war on Germany in the wake of the country's invasion of Belgium, or to stay out of what quickly was becoming a world war triggered by a royal assassination in Sarajevo. Over the past century, the said world had become woven together in ways never before seen, and a truly global economy had emerged that many believed forever would banished the possibility of war altogether. But could trade really assure perpetual peace, and what ultimately mattered most; interest, or principles? The case considers the lessons to be had from the rise and fall of the last great period of globalization.

Kickstarting Tomato Jos in Nigeria

by Sophus A Reinert Risa Kavalercik

In the spring of 2016, Mira Mehta (HBS'14), faced a difficult decision. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, and winning the second place in the HBS New Venture Competition-Social Enterprise Track, she had moved to Northern Nigeria, where she founded the tomato paste company Tomato Jos. Though her brand had gained traction, however, she had, in the face of endless foreseen and unforeseen obstacles, yet to produce any actual paste. As the Nigerian government pondered new tariffs to protect local alternatives against the competition of ostensibly cheap and low-quality "killer tomato paste," Mehta considered a job offer from a major agricultural company that would secure her financially, but at the cost of her independence, and, perhaps, of her dreams.

Becton Dickinson: Global Health Strategy

by Mark R. Kramer Sarah Mehta

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) was a medical technology firm headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, with 43,000 employees and 2016 revenues of $12.5 billion. For several years, the company had pursued development of products that created shared value, defined as those that both generated profits and created positive social impact. One of the primary ways the company advanced such products was through establishing and maintaining public-private partnerships (PPPs) with governmental or non-governmental organizations. In June 2017, Gary Cohen, an Executive Vice President of BD, and Renuka Gadde, Vice President of BD's Global Health function, were deeply engaged in a six-year PPP to bring a new low-cost labor and delivery tool called the Odon Device to market. This device had the potential to avert hundreds of thousands of maternal and newborn deaths, primarily in low-resource settings. Although they had faced many challenges in bringing together multiple organizations to develop and launch the device, Cohen and Gadde were convinced that BD's ability to collaborate with governments and international agencies to address urgent global health needs was a source of competitive advantage for the company. Through these collaborations, BD had strengthened important external relationships and developed a distinctive corporate strategy for its expansion in emerging markets. Cohen, Gadde, and the BD Global Health team were also working to construct a framework for measuring both the social and financial impact of the company's shared value initiatives, starting with the BD Odon Device. Cohen believed that creating shared value was "fundamentally a better way to do business," but he wanted hard data to demonstrate the full economic and social benefit of BD's shared value initiatives. The competition for internal capital and the challenges of taking on new types of products meant that any shared value initiative required a rigorous business case and clear indicators

Sandlands Vineyards

by Benjamin C. Esty Greg Saldutte

Approximately 80% of the wineries in the US breakeven or lose money. An even greater percentage lose money on an economic basis (i.e., after a charge for the cost of equity). Tegan Passalacqua is a successful, young, Californian winemaker who specializes in making "old vine" wine (i.e., wine from vines that are at least 60 and up to 100+ years old). By day, he is the head winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars, a leading Zinfandel producer. In his spare time, however, he runs his own winery called Sandlands which premium wines using historic, out-of-favor grape varieties such as Carignane, Mataro, and Chenin Blanc. Despite the odds, Sandlands appears to be succeeding. The question is why and whether his performance is sustainable. The case is set in December 2017, as Passalacqua was deciding whether to buy a building and develop a winery at a cost of up to $500,000. Because he already owns an old vine vineyard, and has limited resources, he must decide if this is the right investment to make next.

Opium and Entrepreneurship in the Nineteenth Century

by Geoffrey G. Jones Elisabeth Koll Alexis Gendron

Concerns the growth of multinational trading companies in the first global economy. Examines two Scottish-owned merchant houses, Jardine Matheson and James Finlay, and shows their changing trade and investment strategies as well as their use of an organizational form later known as business groups. Also demonstrates the role of ethnic networks in globalization during this historical period. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

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