By Moshe Gammer
Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union within the Nineties, new states - so much of them muslim - emerged in valuable Asia and the Caucasus. those new states proved to be either oil-rich and critical within the strip of clash and instability that stretches from critical Europe to the some distance East. This quantity attracts realization to formerly ignored matters that may bring about conflict:* the water challenge and negotiation in primary Asia* the problems of 'Southern Azerbaijan', Ajaria and Javakheti * the numerous difficulties of multi-ethnic Daghestan* makes an attempt at solidarity within the Northern Caucasus.The e-book additionally re-examines many of the confirmed truths in regards to the states round the Caspian Sea, and re-evaluates:* the validity of the time period 'Caspian zone' and the query of who can be integrated during this new zone* the overall trust that the Caspian zone might be a geopolitical centre of the twenty first century* the axiom that the dissolution of the USSR has reopened the 'Great Game'.Moreover, The Caspian quarter thoughtfully re-examines the questions of democracy; of fundamentalist Islam and of the advanced, ambivalent courting among Islam and nationalism within the zone.
By Rentel R., Zellnik J.
What particularly makes shoppers tick?It's a query each marketer, innovator, entrepreneur, or trend-watcher strives to answer-especially in an age whilst specific sorts of customers are more and more instrumental in shaping nationwide or even worldwide procuring habits.Karma Queens, Geek Gods and Innerpreneurs is your hands-on consultant to getting contained in the minds of the folk who're atmosphere the tendencies in paintings, track, expertise, type, well-being, and each form of customer product and repair. in response to millions of hours of purchaser learn carried out by way of shopper Eyes, a well-known New York-based advertising company, this e-book uncovers 9 influential patron kinds and divulges how one can connect to them, industry to them, and create the goods that won't in basic terms win them over, yet their complete social networks as well!Consumer Eyes founder Ron Rentel takes an unique but severe examine present day so much emblematic shoppers, reading every little thing from the goods they purchase, to the actions they take pleasure in, to the behaviors and attitudes they show. you will meet such real-life characters as: - Karma Queens-women of a definite age who mix a wish to be in concord with the universe with an appreciation of fabric pleasures - Parentocrats-who act out of affection to guarantee their little ones protection and happiness, but usually deny them the classical joys of formative years - Denim Dads-for whom family members involvement skill greater than hiking the company ladder - Innerpreneurs-chief managers in their personal “brand,” they locate their notion inside themselves by utilizing C-Types-rich, third-dimensional buyer pix combining quantifiable info with expressions of personality-Rentel identifies and illuminates the shoppers who set the tendencies. He not just is helping you realize Karma Queens, Geek Gods and different purchaser forms on a deeper point with a purpose to achieve them extra successfully on your advertising and advertisements, he additionally bargains clean perception into handling your model and what you are promoting.
By James Ming Chen
This survey of portfolio concept, from its smooth origins via extra subtle, “postmodern” incarnations, evaluates portfolio chance in keeping with the 1st 4 moments of any statistical distribution: suggest, variance, skewness, and extra kurtosis. In pursuit of economic versions that extra properly describe irregular markets and investor psychology, this booklet bifurcates beta on both sides of suggest returns. It then evaluates this conventional hazard degree in accordance with its relative volatility and correlation parts. After specifying a four-moment capital asset pricing version, this ebook devotes certain awareness to measures of industry threat in international banking law. regardless of the deficiencies of recent portfolio idea, modern finance keeps to leisure on mean-variance optimization and the two-moment capital asset pricing version. The time period postmodern portfolio concept captures a number of the advances in monetary studying because the unique articulation of recent portfolio idea. A complete method of monetary possibility administration needs to deal with all facets of portfolio thought, from the attractive symmetries of contemporary portfolio concept to the traumatic behavioral insights and the greatly accelerated mathematical arsenal of the postmodern critique. Mastery of postmodern portfolio theory’s quantitative instruments and behavioral insights holds the main to the effective frontier of threat management.
By R. W. Farebrother
Examines vintage algorithms, geometric diagrams, and mechanical ideas for complements visualization of statistical estimation techniques and mathematical ideas in physics, engineering, and desktop programming.
By Robert O'Meally, Brent Hayes Edwards, Farah Jasmine Griffin
Jackson Pollock dancing to the track as he painted; Romare Bearden's level and gown designs for Alvin Ailey and Dianne McIntyre; Stanley Crouch stirring his high-powered essays in a room the place a drumkit stands on the middle: from the viewpoint of the recent jazz stories, jazz is not just a track to outline -- it's a tradition. contemplating musicians and filmmakers, painters and poets, the highbrow improvisations in Uptown dialog reevaluate, reimagine, and riff at the tune that has for greater than a century initiated a choice and reaction throughout artwork varieties, geographies, and cultures. development on Robert G. O'Meally's acclaimed Jazz Cadence of yank tradition, those unique essays provide new insights in jazz historiography, highlighting the political stakes in telling the tale of the tune and comparing its cultural import within the usa and world wide. Articles considering the music's experimental wing -- reminiscent of Salim Washington's meditation on Charles Mingus and the avant-garde or George Lipsitz's polemical juxtaposition of Ken Burns's documentary Jazz and Horace Tapscott's autobiography Songs of the Unsung -- proportion the degree with revisionary takes on primary figures within the canon: Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. (Spring 2004)
By Steen Rasmussen;Mark Bedau;Liaohai Chen;David Deamer;David Krakauer;Norman Packard;Peter Stadler
The 1st finished basic source on state of the art protocell examine, describing present ways to creating new kinds of lifestyles from scratch in the laboratory.
By Terenzio Cozzi, Roberto Marchionatti
A century after his delivery, this quantity provides a re-examination of the lifestyles and paintings of Piero Sraffa, one of many nice economists of the 20th century.