Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?: 100 questions: How competitiveness influences your life! by Stephane GarelliAre you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?: 100 questions: How competitiveness influences your life! by Stephane Garelli

Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?: 100 questions: How competitiveness influences your life!

byStephane Garelli

Paperback | May 10, 2016

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Competitiveness is a topic that has conquered the world. Politicians, businessmen, and media constantly refer to it. What does it mean? How does it influence our lives?

Stephane Garelli is professor of World Competitiveness at IMD, one of the world’s leading business school, and at the university of Lausanne. He is considered a leading authority on world competitiveness, having pioneered this new field of economics and founded the World Competitiveness Center.

Yet the goal of this book is to move beyond academic analysis and show the day-to-day realities of competitiveness. Thus, it highlights 100 questions which illustrate competitiveness: “Is boring competitive?”,What are things worth?”, “Can we trust statistics?”, Should we care about “Made in”? “Is failure the price of success?”,Do we work too much? “Why do large companies disappear? “Do we need the rich?” “How many friends do you need to succeed?”,” Do you have a market value?”, Are you hooked on digital?”, “Is divorce a good business” etc.

 The style avoids technicalities and the answers stress the impact of competitiveness on our daily lives. Why am I concerned’ What can I do about it?

Stephane Garelli was formerly managing director of the World Economic Forum and of the Davos Annual Meetings and chairman of the FF Sandoz Financial and Banking Holding. He is currently chairman of the Swiss Newspaper Le Temps. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee Commission for Sustainability and Legacy and of several institutes worldwide. He was also elected to the Constitutional Assembly of his local state in Switzerland.

Stephane Garelli - a world authority on competitiveness - has pioneered research in this field for 25 years. Professor at IMD (Institute of Management Development) Lausanne, where he has founded the World Competitiveness Centre, he is also professor at the University of Lausanne. Professor Garelli is closely connected to the world of...
Title:Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur?: 100 questions: How competitiveness influences your life!Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.48 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Stephane GarelliLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS1. Are you a Tiger, a Cat or a Dinosaur? 102. Are you as competitive as Usain Bolt? 133. Is competitiveness like playing snooker? 154. When was economics recorded? 175. When was work rationalized? 196. Can we trust statistics? 217. Is there morality in economics? 238. Did Darwin defend only the fittest? 259. Why care about growth? 2710. What are the new shapes of economic cycles? 2911. Do we need the rich? 3112. Can you be rich and useless? 3313. Is boring competitive? 3514. Is "societal capitalism" the future? 3715. What are the roads to prosperity? 4016. Have women been victims of the plow? 4217. Is the World becoming "less poor"? 4418. Where do our products come from? 4619. Should we care about "Made in"? 4820. Can China invent? 5021. Are low wages necessary to be competitive? 5222. Is the South becoming more competitive? 5423. What products do the "less poor" need? 5624. Is Africa the next Eldorado? 5825. Are you part of the middle class? 6026. Where does the new middle class come from? 6227. Is the "shadow" economy useful? 6428. Is tourism a false friend? 6629. Should we fear international investments? 6830. Aggressive or attractive? 7031. What is the longest word? 7232. Is a product more than a product? 7433. Is quality expensive? 7634. What are things worth? 7835. Is there a future for small countries? 8036. What is the recipe for a country's success? 8237. Do business leaders think? 8538. Are we asking the wrong questions? 8739. Is thinking dangerous? 8940. Are you a born leader? 9141. Should leaders be better educated? 9342. What makes a business legitimate? 9543. Should managers receive honorary titles? 9744. Does the learning organization exist? 9945. How to avoid just doing more of the same? 10146. Are specialists dangerous? 10347. Should companies be in the countryside? 10548. Do traditional sectors innovate? 10749. Why do large companies disappear? 10950. Who are your friends and who are your enemies? 11151. Is ambition acceptable? 11352. Is risk necessary? 11553. Is failure the price of success? 11754. What does a salesman who doesn't sell look like? 11955. Should we worry about details? 12156. Do you need it or do you want it? 12357. How a good idea can turn into a bad one? 12558. Is austerity a vice or a virtue? 12859. What is the legacy of corporatism? 13060. Are you a neoliberal? 13261. Can politicians decide quickly? 13462. Why should we be productive? 13663. Is inflation addictive? 13864. Can consumers also produce? 14065. What do the Japanese think about? 14266. Why is English so successful? 14467. Do you belong to the third culture? 14668. How do value systems evolve? 14869. Are our children intelligent? 15070. Is math dangerous? 15271. Do you understand young people? 15472. Is the new generation that bad? 15673. How about parachuting a laptop? 15874. Are inequalities dangerous? 16075. Do we work too much? 16276. Is water tomorrow's blue gold? 16477. Should we eat our dog? 16678. How many friends do you need? 16979. Are people easily deceived? 17180. Famous or Infamous on the Internet? 17381. Are you mobile? 17582. Should we get up at 5 a.m.? 17783. Are you irreplaceable? 17984. How to reinvent oneself? 18185. Do you have market value? 18386. Do you really need an office? 18587. How should you dress at work? 18788. Making a speech or speaking to people? 18989. Does success have its own rules? 19190. Can one be over-educated? 19391. Are we honest? 19592. Are you happy? 19793. Were you born at the wrong time? 19994. Are you hooked on digital? 20195. Will you age alone? 20396. Is divorce a good business? 20597. Is there a future for handwriting? 20798. Will paper disappear? 20999. Is art a good investment? 211100. Why not? 213