The Economist Style Guide

Author: The Economist
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 178283348X
Format: PDF
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Over a million copies sold Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible. That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through the pleasures and pitfalls of English usage. It offers advice on the consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies common errors and clichs and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from business ratios to mathematical symbols and common Latin phrases. It also tackles the key differences between British and American English. But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect. Jack and Jill expected to marry; if they anticipated marriage, only Jill might find herself expectant. - Take care with between. To fall between two stools, however painful, is grammatically acceptable. To fall between the cracks is to challenge the laws of physics. - critique is a noun. If you want a verb, try criticise. - use words with care. If This door is alarmed, does its hair stand on end? The Economist Style Guide is required reading for anyone who wants to communicate with style.

The Economist Style Guide

Author: Ann Wroe
Publisher: Economist Books
ISBN: 9781781258316
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over a million copies soldClear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible.That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through the pleasures and pitfalls of English usage. It offers advice on the consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies common errors and clichés and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from business ratios to mathematical symbols and common Latin phrases. It also tackles the key differences between British and American English. But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect. Jack and Jill expected to marry; if they anticipated marriage, only Jill might find herself expectant.- Take care with between. To fall between two stools, however painful, is grammatically acceptable. To fall between the cracks is to challenge the laws of physics.- critique is a noun. If you want a verb, try criticise.- use words with care. If This door is alarmed, does its hair stand on end? The Economist Style Guide is required reading for anyone who wants to communicate with style.

Style Guide

Author: The Economist
Publisher: The Economist
ISBN: 1610395751
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This expanded twelfth edition of the bestselling guide to style is based on the Economist's own updated house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which the Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and clichés, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and common mistakes pointed out in the guide include: *Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But: This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct. Remember that "Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are" (Oscar Wilde). Flaunt means display, flout means disdain. If you flout this distinction you will flaunt your ignorance Forgo means do without; forego means go before. Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed. Times: Take care. Three times more than X is four times as much as X. Full stops: Use plenty. They keep sentences short. This helps the reader.

The Economist Style Guide

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Publisher: Economist Books
ISBN: 9781846686061
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Freakonomics

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442154517
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Die Donut konomie

Author: Kate Raworth
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446259570
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Es ist an der Zeit, ein neues Kapitel der Ökonomie aufzuschlagen, denn der Planet steht kurz vor dem Kollaps. Kate Raworth tut dies und weist mit dem Donut-Modell einen revolutionären Weg aus der Krise, der Kapitalismus, Ökologie und soziale Grundrechte auf brillante Weise vereint. Seit seiner Erfindung macht der Donut Furore. Die Form des Donut steht für den sicheren Ort der Menschheit. Nach außen übertreten wir ihn etwa durch den fortschreitenden Klimawandel, nach innen müssen wir das soziale Fundament unserer Gesellschaft stärken, um in die Donut-Maße zurückzukehren. Die Donut-Ökonomie wird gerade zur Bewegung, sie rüttelt auf und macht Mut für die Zukunft!

Lernen mit Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864143020
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Was heute noch undenkbar scheint, ist morgen schon Alltag – sprechende Übungsbücher, Schulaufgaben, die von den Schülern lernen. Schneller als gedacht, wird Big Data Einzug in Schulen und Klassenzimmer halten, so die These der beiden Experten und Erfolgsautoren Viktor Mayer-Schönberger und Kenneth Cukier. Und damit das Schulsystem und das Lernen von Grund auf verändern. Die beiden Autoren von Big Data erklären, welche Neuheiten uns erwarten. Und zeigen, dass es nicht nur positiv ist, den Fortschritt der Schüler und Studenten immer besser messen zu können. Vor lauter PISA und Rankings bleibt oft das Wesentliche auf der Strecke – eine gute Bildung. Die Gefahr ist, dass das Lernen von der Quantität der Daten dominiert wird, und nicht von der Qualität, von Kreativität oder von Ideen. Sie plädieren daher eindringlich dafür, unsere Bildungssysteme schnellstens zukunftsfähig zu machen.

Aus der Welt

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593506866
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lewis verknüpft die Biografien der beiden Psychologen Daniel Kahneman und Amos Tversky mit ihren Forschungsarbeiten und zeigt, wie aus ihren Arbeiten eine neue Wissenschaftsdisziplin, die Verhaltensökonomik, entstehen konnte.