National Book Awards Week on November, 2024: Breaking news: Obama awarded 7 more Nobel Peace prizes to cover March - October?

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Breaking news: Obama awarded 7 more Nobel Peace prizes to cover March - October?


In one of the most surreal and unusual days since the creation of the earth our President has been awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar.

These awards will join his Nobel Prize on the mantel along with his numerous other awards including;

Olympic gold medals for both the summer decathlon and the Winter Olympic medals in figure skating.

-MTV music award presented by Kanye West

-Grammy Award for thinking about writing a riff for a rap song

-Masters Green Jacket because everyone at Augusta National figured he would probably set a course record if he felt like it.

-Super Bowl MVP trophy because the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers assured everybody last year that Obama was chiefly responsible for their win

Eagle Scout Award-for his efforts in encouraging "safe school czar" Kevin Jennings to take up scouting.

-Emmy Award for his innumerable television appearances

His Pulitzer Prize was awarded, stated the committee, not for any writing that he may have done, but because of the idea that he may write a book in the future and it would most assuredly be "one of the most profound works of literature since the Bible and Shakespeare."

The Oscar was for awarded for Producer, Director, Screenplay, and Best Picture for his work on home video he shot of the family at the Grand Canyon. A movie reviewed by the New York times to be a "seminal moment in cinematic history" that would "revolutionize the way we see a family exploring the inner workings of family desperately trying to save the world".

Some have said that Orson Wells may have plagiarized large portions of Citizen Kane in homage to the Obama movies of the past. While Steven Speilberg has stated that the Hussein family has inspired roles in several of his movies, most notably Hans Solo's companion and co-pilot whose name shall not be mentioned.

Still up for consideration for the Congressional Medal of Honor, Wimbledon championship trophy and of course NBA Player of the Year honors are left ...... for later this week.

Help! I need to find several books to do papers about.?

Help! I need to find several books to do papers about.?

Rosabeth M. Kanter

Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been named to lists of the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge, and in 2002 was named “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” by the World Teleport Association. Her current work continues her focus on the transformation of major institutions such as global corporations, health care delivery systems, and other organizations seeking innovative new models.

Professor Kanter is the author or co-author of 16 books, which have been translated into 17 languages. Her latest book, Confidence: How Winning Streaks & Losing Streaks Begin & End (a New York Times business and #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture and dynamics of high-performance organizations as compared with those in decline, and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, hospitals, schools, sports teams, community organizations, or countries. Her classic prizewinning book, Men & Women of the Corporation (C. Wright Mills award winner for the year’s best book on social issues) offered insight to countless individuals and organizations about corporate careers and the individual and organizational factors that promote success; a spin-off video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is among the world’s most widely-used diversity tools; and a related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda (in 2001, a coalition of university centers created the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award in her honor for the best research on work/family issues). Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, showed many companies worldwide how to master the new terms of competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identified the rise of new business networks and analyzed the benefits and tensions of globalization; it has guided public officials and civic leaders in developing strategies and skills for the economy of the future.

She has received 22 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards and prizes for her books and articles; for example, her book The Change Masters was named one of the most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times). Through Goodmeasure Inc., the consulting group she co-founded, she has partnered with IBM to bring her leadership tools, originally developed for businesses, to public education as part of IBM’s award-winning Reinventing Education initiative. She is an adviser to the CEOs of large and small companies, has served on numerous business and non-profit boards and national or regional commissions, and speaks widely, often sharing the platform with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEOs at national and international events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School, simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Her latest initiative involves the development and creation of an innovative institute for advanced leadership, to ensure that successful leaders at the top of their professions can apply their skills not only to managing their own enterprises but also to helping solve the most challenging national and global problems.

Law for General Education.

Principles of personal law analyzed through case study of its application to the individual. Student participation required in resolving typical legal problems associated with the family, home and vehicle ownership, crime, negligence, employment, death, taxation, consumerism, and education.

Intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term used to refer to the object of a variety of laws, including patent law, copyright law, trademark law, trade secret law, industrial design law, and potentially others. These laws provide exclusive rights to certain parties and many of them implement government-granted monopolies. Copyrights, for example, generally allow only one party to make copies of a work.

Critics of the term argue it should be avoided since it implies that the product of the intellect is subject to standard forms of property law, when the actual laws involved are extremely different. Other critics argue that the entire concept is invalid, since it tries to group many things that actually have very little in common, and thus leads to fallacious reasoning through over-generalization.

Among the laws considered to be "intellectual property" laws:

copyrights apply to creative and artistic works (e.g. books, movies, music, paintings, photographs, and software) and give the copyright holder the exclusive right to control reproduction and modification of such works for a certain period of time

patents are granted for new, useful, and non-obvious inventions and give the holder an exclusive right to commercially exploit the invention for a certain period of time (typically 20 years from the filing date of a patent application)

trademarks are distinctive signs which distinguish the products and services of different businesses and give the trademark holder the right to prevent other people from selling works which appear to be made by them

industrial design rights provide for the exclusive production of a form of appearance, style or design of an industrial object (e.g. spare parts, furniture, or textiles)

trade secrets (a.k.a. "confidential information") are secret, non-public information concerning the commercial practices or proprietary knowledge of a business and their public disclosure is sometimes illegal

Patents, trademarks, and designs rights are often referred to more specifically as industrial property.


The earliest use of the term "intellectual property" appears to be an October 1845 Massachusetts Circuit Court ruling in the patent case Davoll et al. v. Brown. in which Justice Charles L. Woodbury wrote that "only in this way can we protect intellectual property, the labors of the mind, productions and interests as much a man's the wheat he cultivates, or the flocks he rears." (Woodury & Minot, CCD Mass. 7 F. Cas. 197, 1845).

In Europe, French author A. Nion mentioned "propriété intellectuelle" in his Droits civils des auteurs, artistes et inventeurs, published in 1846.

The term's widespread popularity is a much more modern phenomenon. It was very uncommon until the 1967 establishment of the World Intellectual Property Organization, which actively tried to promote the term. Still, it was rarely used without scare quotes until about the time of the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act in 1980. [1]

The concept's origins can potentially be traced back further. Jewish law prohibits plagiarism, calling it "g'neivat d'at" (lit. stealing the mind). The crime, explains Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, is a sort of "double thievery: You steal the credit due to the person who first enunciated the idea, and then ... you deceive your listeners into thinking that you are smarter or more knowledgeable and insightful than you really are."[2]

However, the legal system of most of the Western world does not have provisions for intellectual property and the laws the term encompasses are justified on more constrained grounds. The term does not occur in the United States Copyright Statutes, except in certain footnotes citing the titles of certain Bills. The term used in the statutes and in the Constitution is "exclusive rights".

See also: History of patent law; History of copyright law


The shift in terminology towards "intellectual property" has coincided with a more general shift away from thinking about things like copyright and patent law as specific legal instruments designed to promote the general welfare and towards a conception of ideas as inviolable property granted by natural law. This shift has led to the use of terms like piracy and theft to refer to violations of copyright laws and has underlain arguments in favor of the expansion of such laws.

Many, especially those in the free culture movement, are critical of the term and the implication behind it, preferring to characterize it as a form of intellectual protectionism or intellectual monopoly. The people using such terms often argue that the laws are so stringent that they hurt the public interest more than they help. There is particular criticism of copyright extension and patents on software and business methods. Arguments about what laws the Global South should follow are also contentious.

Others, including Richard Stallman, criticize the concept altogether. Stallman suggests that "the term systematically distorts and confuses these issues, and its use was and is promoted by those who gain from this confusion." He insists that the term "operates as a catch-all to lump together disparate laws [which] originated separately, evolved differently, cover different activities, have different rules, and raise different public policy issues." [1] Such critics prefer to refer to the various laws individually and discuss them as such and argue that there is little that is useful to say about the general collection.

The World Intellectual Property Organization itself has been criticized, including in a 2004 The Geneva Declaration on the Future of the World Intellectual Property Organization which argued that WIPO should "focus more on the needs of developing countries, and to view IP as one of many tools for development - not as an end in itself." Similarly, global harmonization of intellectual property legislation under the WTO has also been criticized, including by the alter-globalization movement.

Whats the shortest book to ever win a national book award between 1990 -2010?

Whats the shortest book to ever win a national book award between 1990 -2010?

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is about 200 pages. It won the pulitzer not sure about the National Book Critic award.

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