The goal of this book is to help people understand Russia better and to have a better experience while they are here. We wanted to write something that would help people fall in love with Russia, as much as we have, by sharing our experiences and funny stories about our life as an expat in St. Petersburg (Maya Krivchenia) and travel professional organizer (Alexander Rodionov). Russia is an exciting, interesting, and dynamic country, but sometimes the differences that people come across are extremely frustrating and confusing. Our goal is to explain some of Russia's unique qualities so that our friends, clients, tourist, and all others can appreciate this amazing country. Hopefully this will help answer some of the many questions you already have about Russia while planning your trip. By traveling to Russia you will certainly have a unique experience and hopefully by reading this you will get to experience Russia to the fullest!
Each book in the 'Culture Shock ' series provides travellers with a practical guide to the culture, customs, traditions and society of the featured country.
"Survival Russian" is a popular and contemporary guide to the most colloquial Russian. Collected in this volume are the first two years of Mikhail Ivanov's incomparable "Survival Russian" columns from the pages of Russian Life -- the monthly magazine of Russian culture, history, business and travel.
When the Soviet Union collapsed universities were freed from state control and left to themselves. This forced universities to be much more market-oriented. This book explores this transformation from the end of the Soviet Union until the present. Based on extensive original research, the book charts the struggles of universities, showing how chaos and decline came to what had been one of the triumphs of the Soviet Union – a higher education system which provided a high standard of advanced education to large numbers of people and made major research achievements. The book shows how a lack of funds, lack of commercial experience and the ending of former means of support such as strong university-state industry links brought about huge disruption; how universities responded with a range of measures such as charging for tutoring and examinations, handling research on a commercial basis and new forms of co-operation; and how all this impacted on subjects of study and on underlying ideas about what a university is for. The book argues that the shock to the system in Russia was so severe that the Russian case serves as an excellent 'survival guide' to universities experiencing similar changes in other parts of the world. By investigating the phenomenon of Russian universities becoming more market-oriented the book contributes to developing further the marketization concept. It summarizes the existing knowledge in this field of study, offers a new framework for analysis of the phenomenon of university marketization and discusses the marketization of Russian universities in the light of comparative studies.
From the Universities to the Marketplace: The Business Ethics Journey arose from the awareness of the slow progression of academic theory into market practice. The contributions in this volume reflect a diversity of disciplines and approaches to research, study and teaching business ethics, such as philosophy, accounting, theology, marketing, management and finance. The contributors represent a wide variety of professional and geographical backgrounds, creating a fruitful discussion of a large number of issues related to implementation and measurement of business ethics, and feedback from all parties involved.
This guidebook to the new Russia aims to make possible independent travel. The opening-up of the former Soviet Bloc has led to a large rise increase in Weserners making the trip east, and this book provides practical help to help readers get the most out of their trip.
IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS, FAMILY AND LOVED ONES WHO ARE NOT YET SAVED, YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK INTO THEIR HANDS IMMEDIATELY! Christians know that the signs are everywhere that point to The Rapture as being imminent. From the rebirth of Israel to the ability to communicate worldwide in a matter of seconds, all of the prophecies have been fulfilled except one: Jesus' promised return to take His Bride (the Church) home before the start of the Seven Years Tribulation. In this book, author Jeffrey Harbin lays out in explicit detail how all the pieces are in place, and proves that the Rapture could occur literally at any minute. In what started out as just a letter written for several of his non-believing friends, Harbin not only demonstrates that the Rapture is pending, but also goes into painful detail explaining what non-believers will suffer through during the Seven Years Tribulation. There are 21 separate Judgments which God will inflict upon the earth in a last-ditch attempt to get man's attention. Anyone who misses out on the Rapture due to their lack of belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior now has a guidebook that tells them exactly what to expect during the seven years that follow the Rapture. But all is not lost for those who miss the Rapture. Relying only upon Scripture, this book lays out a simple plan of salvation that everyone can follow to guarantee an eternity in heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you know how to fight off an alligator? Throw a four-seam fastball? Mix the perfect martini? How about Ben Franklin’s 13 Rules of Improvement? Learn all this and more in the new expanded paperback edition of Frank Miniter’s New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide. Broken into seven sections—survivor, provider, athlete, hero,romantic, cultured man, and philosopher—Miniter teaches guys the skills,attitudes, and philosophies they need to be the ultimate man.
"DON’T GET MAD ABOUT OBAMAGEDDON...GET EVEN!" Build your wealth.Protect your faith and family.Secure your freedom. Don’t just survive Obama...learn how to outsmart his big-government, socialist system and thrive! Bad times are coming -- how will you protect your family, save enough for retirement, and turn your home into a fortress? In The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide, Wayne Allyn Root provides the answer. First, he explains step by step what Obama has planned. Then, Root presents Y-PODS: Your Personal Obama Defense Shields - a detailed 18 point plan to protect your assets, capitalize, and PROSPER as the rest of the country treads water – or drowns! And that’s just the beginning. Wayne Allyn Root is a passionate Capitalist Evangelist, serial entrepreneur, and small businessman extraordinaire. He knows what it takes to weather any economic storm. You’re going to need Root’s expertise as you and your family tackle the biggest challenge facing Americans today: Barack Obama’s second term in the White House. Root takes you on a tour of the practical, real-life ways you can fight back and WIN, not just at the ballot box, but in your bank account, retirement account, safety deposit box, on your tax forms, at your church, in your home, your schools, and at your doctor’s office. The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide also features exclusive advice from 18 superstars of business and finance - millionaires, billionaires, and managers of billion dollar hedge funds, who provide their specific plans for investing in precious metals, real estate, stocks, bonds, ETFs and more. What one investment decision made in 1913 turned $1,000,000 into $87,000,000? What investment decision outperformed Warren Buffet by 300% since 2000? What investment have central bankers around the world bought more of in the past year, than in all the years since 1964 COMBINED? Root provides the answers – along with detailed advice on the smart investments now, the best places to move to escape Obama’s poisonous taxes, the best way to educate your children, survival advice on how to turn your home into a fortress, how to survive if the economy collapses and unrest threatens your family. If you are worried about what Obama has in store (and you should be) then arm yourself with Root’s step-by-step instructions to protect yourself and your family RIGHT NOW from the Obama invasion of every aspect of your life.
For the English poet Rudyard Kipling, the city of San Francisco has only one drawback – ‘tis hard to leave. Author Thomas Moyer, a conservative by choice, couldn’t agree more as he calls The City by the Bay his home yet finds it quite different from the city he imagined it to be over a decade ago. In Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco, he takes readers into the dual facets of the Paris of the West --- the city with lush greenery, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and its band of hippies, drug addicts and liberals on one end. More than just a literary piece tackling the division of the world into being conservative or being liberal, this highly insightful work of Moyer is part travel guide, part personal memoir, and part political commentary. Like Group Captain Lionel Mandrake in Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War dark comedy, “Dr. Strangelove”, Moyer stays true to his ideals of doing the best he can under less-than-ideal condtions while most of the people around him are a bit crazy, weak willed, or downright odd. “To be clear then, just as Mandrake loved the world of Strangelove, I love this city. It’s my home here, now and forever. But I have some serious misgivings about San Francisco’s politics,” Moyer wrote in the introduction. “My intention in writing this book is to bring to light the good, the bad, and the wacky aspects of San Francisco. If you’re a conservative of any shade or degree who’s planning on visiting or moving to the city, or even the Bay Area, more generally, I’m going to be your tour guide on your trip down into the rabbit hole of San Francisco. And I’m going to show you how to manage to keep your conservative morals intact when surrounded on all sides by the exotic lunacy of this Strangelove-like world.” Moyer provides a conservative insider’s perspective into San Francisco in Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco —its people, culture, politics, and what it’s really like to be a “Mandrake” inside the most liberal city in America. More importantly, he shows conservative readers how he learned to stop worrying and love the city. Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco is more than just a looking glass into the bipolarities of the cool grey city of love. It also takes into account the author’s experiences in the most liberal city in America and is meant to show a snapshot into the life of a conservative. At turns striking and original, this eruditely crafted piece is the ultimate guide to the rabbit hole that is San Francisco.
The first edition of this book was released under digital format (eBook) in 2014. In 2015, a second edition of the eBook was released, containing, besides minor changes here and there, two important additions: Chapter VII about “the Japanese Consumer Mindset” and Chapter XI about “3 Keys for Success in Japan”. In 2017, the third edition is being released with a new Table of Contents and a revision of Chapter XI, becoming “5 Keys for Success in Japan”. This book is targeted at business executives of companies: • approaching the Japanese Market, • reviewing their options in terms of Japan Entry Strategy, • already exporting to Japan (Indirect Sales) or, • already established and doing business in Japan (Direct Sales). In this book, we show: • That the Japanese Market is a great market to approach and that, provided the right methodology and marketing mix, there are great opportunities to seize in the long-term for foreign companies. • That it is necessary to get familiar with cross-cultural differences and to understand better your Japanese clients, their country, their culture and their business system. • How to market your products or services in Japan (B2C and B2B Marketing Guidelines). • Which Entry Strategies are available to foreign companies to choose from and guidelines for selection. Keywords: Japan, Japon, Economie du Japon, Japanese Economy, Commercer avec le Japon, Doing Business with Japan, Commercer au Japon, Doing Business in Japan, Faire des Affaires au Japon, Marketing in Japan, Japan B2B Sales, Japan B2C Sales, Selling in Japan, Vendre au Japon, Exporter vers le Japon, Export to Japan, S'implanter au Japon, Set up an office in Japan, Japan Entry Strategies, Trade with Japan, Doing Business with the Japanese, Faire des Affaires avec les Japonais, Japan Cross-cultural Management, les Japonais, the Japanese