Institutional developments

What new institutional developments are making it possible for investors with little knowledge about land to find and acquire properties all over the world? What kinds of language and ideas are being used to legitimize farmland investment and attract investors? What role do national-level politics and policy play in mediating …

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Phenomenal ascent

Once again, the belief that farmland prices could sustain their phenomenal ascent turned out to be an illusion. By the 1980s, the agricultural and financial factors fueling the boom had turned in lockstep to destroy it. On the agricultural front, a major increase in global production led to sinking farm …

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Studies from Brazil

I chose to study Brazil, meanwhile, as a window onto the present, globalized land rush. When I began thinking about this topic in 2009, Brazil was the poster child for international farmland investment, owing to its agro-export dominance, its vast land area and concentrated ownership structure (which together allow for …

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Borrowing when you really need it

If you are starting out without much money, choose something which is relatively low-cost per unit ' first because buying stock will cost you less, and second because in a tough economic climate people are reluctant to shell out for high-ticket items, at least not without carefully thinking about it first …

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Say it twice

This fund provides federal and most state-chartered credit union members with up to $250,000 of insurance per individual depositor, per federally insured credit union. Opinionated or neutral? Business plans have a lot of elements in common, such as cash-flow projections and marketing plans. The lingo of the business world …

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Accounts payable and receivable aging

Your brand represents how you want the world to see you, and it s also how the world does see you. Therefore, to be able to determine what they would find valuable enough to give you their money for, you first need to know them well, because you ll need …

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Weekly cash balances

This will keep you at the top of their minds when they have a need for your products or services. Conveying too much information in one advertisement, no matter how accurate or positive, can confuse the audience and weaken the message. Your message must be crafted in the language (wording …

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Be the Best in the Business at Sourcing

A working plan should be free from major errors, but a presentation plan must be proofread carefully several times by several people so that it is definitely free of grammatical errors or typos. Taxicab drivers in Munich driving vehicles with anti-lock brakes took corners faster and left shorter reaction zones …

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Investors want profit

Many old-school bosses don't offer motivation, praise, recognition, or encouragement. Maybe you stand for the right to education for every child around the world, or are very sensitive to gender equality. Good trained help is a result of you making people a priority, building a great place to work, and …

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A poor approach to Advertising

Even if you have previous experience running a business, you ll need to get your personal credit information in order. Passive assets can include owning stock in growing and successful public or private companies. This is because those we know well introduced us long ago to the opportunities they can …

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Belief issues

Holding beliefs can make us feel bad because our life experiences do not always match them. For example, the belief that ‘Everybody must like and approve of me’ creates problems when we say or do something that might elicit disapproval from others. We may not be as youthful or slim …

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Gifted childrens development

Twice-exceptional students’ success in academic domains may be connected to their social and emotional development. For example, Willard-Holt, Weber, Morrison, and Horgan’s (2013) mixed methods analysis of successful twice-exceptional students demonstrated their need for resilience and perseverance, given that almost all of the 16 participants did not report feeling …

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Mobile optimisation

By far the biggest thing they want to see is that your website performs well on a smaller screen like an iPhone. This is called mobile optimisation. Confusing, since we’re talking about search engine optimisation. It’s almost as if the “experts” who name these things have a vested …

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CBT

The aim of CBT is not to eliminate all unpleasant emotions, but to respond to situations appropriately. There are some situations in which it is reasonable and appropriate to feel sad, regretful, angry or disappointed. If we lose something that we value, it is appropriate to feel sad. If we …

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Supplementary Benefits

Many people concerned about the side effects of the anti-inflammatory painkillers and other medications commonly prescribed for arthritis prefer to treat their symptoms with supplements containing herbs or nutrients that are believed to be beneficial. This chapter gives an overview of many of the supplements commonly recommended for OA, RA …

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Are customers likely to look elsewhere?

Protections against product substitutes include strong brand identity, patents, and deliberately incompatible standards, such as the Apple versus PC computer operating systems. If by some happy chance wages were raised above this point, then the population would speedily multiply and the increased competition thus brought about among the laborers would …

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