Author: Biz India

Book Review: The Social Organization: How to Use Social Media to Tap the Collective Genius of Your Customers and Employees

Authors: Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 252 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The authors – Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald – are leaders in social media at Gartner. This research firm, which now has analysts in over two dozen countries, helps companies find solutions to their problems in many areas of their business. The authors share their knowledge and experience working with more than 400 organizations in this valuable book and show you how to develop a disciplined strategy to achieve your business goals by using today’s advanced social...

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Book Review: Vegan 101

Editor: Kate DeVivo Publisher: Agate Publishing, an Imprint of Surrey Books; 154 pages Book Review by:  Laxmi Chaandi This book has 101 easy-to-use recipes of vegan dishes ranging from appetizers, beverages, salads, sandwiches, snacks, lunches, dinners and desserts. Whether you feel like having soup before or with a meal, or just a burger or a pizza, this book has got recipes for those items too. If you’re feeling really hungry, you can make a stew, too. And if you think your main course is not going to fill you up, you can make a side dish – there are...

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Book Review: Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies

Editors: Ozgen Felek and Alexander D. Knysh Publisher: SUNY Press; 322 pages Book Review by:  Paiso Jamakar This is a collection of essays on dreams and visions, their importance and their impact upon Islamic people around the world. There are numerous commentaries and explanations by the 15 authors of articles (including the two editors Felek and Knysh) in this book on this little-known subject of dreams and their role in the evolution of Islam. Dreams not only played an important role in how Islam developed, but also helped Islamic leaders create important, detailed images of themselves so the public...

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Asia-Pacific Region’s Iron Ore Reserves at 61.3 Billion Metric Tons

Asia-Pacific Region’s Iron Ore Reserves at 61.3 Billion Metric Tons; 2011 Production of 1.8 Billion Metric Tons Higher Than Consumption By BIZ INDIA New York, 11 May 2012 – China and India are predicted to drive the iron ore mining market over the coming years, according to a new report by a natural resources research firm, Global Business Intelligence. The new report states that future iron production growth in the Asia-Pacific region, which is the largest producer and consumer of iron ore in the world, is expected to rocket, primarily due to demand from these two emerging economies. Asia-Pacific’s...

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Europe Melting, US Economy Stalled. What You Can Do Now

By Mike Larson – Weiss Research Earlier this year, both in Orlando, Florida, at the World MoneyShow and here in Money and Markets, I said that five “Great Deceptions” threatened the wealth of investors everywhere. The fifth and most important of those? That “European officials are truly ‘solving’ the European debt crisis.” I said I couldn’t believe anyone was peddling that ridiculous argument. And I said Greece was going to default despite all its bailouts, and the risk from a European calamity was high. One month ago, I ramped things up, saying that “Europe is mired in recession. Asia...

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