Entreprise, économie & droit

  • Votre métier vous emmène souvent aux quatre coins du monde.
    Dès lors, manier la langue anglaise est un must : il faut, sinon la maîtriser, du moins l'utiliser à bon escient, quel que soit le cercle que vous fréquentez. Afin de vous aider à communiquer dans les situations les plus courantes dans la vie professionnelle et du quotidien, les auteurs vous proposent des énoncés usuels et des expressions familières et modernes liés à des domaines aussi vastes que variés.
    L'univers du business et le monde académique, celui de la correspondance, des appels téléphoniques, du restaurant, de la maison, de la ville, de la campagne, des services, du tourisme, des mesures, ... Autant de situations concrètes où un vade-mecum pratique vous sera bien utile. Tout ce que vous devez savoir sur les expressions les plus courantes vous est soumis de manière ludique et conviviale, le tout accompagné d'illustrations claires et pertinentes.

  • La reconnaissance de la Chine populaire, le 27 janvier 1964, a constitué le point de départ des relations officielles entre la République populaire de Chine et la République française. Un bref communiqué publié simultanément à Paris et à Pékin annonce que « le gouvernement de la République française et le gouvernement de la Répu­blique populaire de Chine ont décidé d'un commun accord d'établir des relations diplomatiques ». En cette période de guerre froide, la sobriété de l'annonce tranche avec l'audace d'une telle décision. La France a ainsi été le premier grand pays occidental à nommer à Pékin un ambassadeur de plein exercice.
    Pour marquer le cinquantième anniversaire des relations diplomatiques entre la République française et la République populaire de Chine, l'Institut français a piloté l'organisation de huit cents événements en France et en Chine durant toute l'année 2014. À l'issue de cette commémoration, l'Institut français et Les Éditions du Pacifique publient un ouvrage rétrospectif bilingue français/chinois sur cette année de célébrations.

  • Clean, almost infinite, universally available energy from the sun, wind and water? And easy to transport over long distances and to store for months? And so cheap that it could match the price of an oil barrel as early as 2020?

    In barely a decade, 7 global energy battles have shaped up: shale oil and gas and the reversal of peak oil, super competitive solar and wind power, cheap batteries and the electrification of transport, the digitalization of power grids, the descent of energy companies into stranded assets, the geopolitical emergence of China and, most important of all, spiraling climate change.

    These battles are now converging into a historic convulsion, abruptly opening the gates of renewable hydrogen and sealing the inexorable decline of the world of fossil fuels. The time has come for a new, zero-carbon energy world order!

  •  As Machiavelli observed more than 500 years ago: "A Prince who is not himself wise cannot be wisely advised..." In other words, you do not get to be an effective and intelligent client because the consultants and other advisers you work with make you one; rather, you use consultants well because you are already a good, "shrewd" client.

    That is the heart of this book: to help clients take an intelligent approach to the use of consultants. Successful consulting depends on the quality of the client-consultant partnership. The trouble is that we are rarely clear about what "partnership" involves in practice. Is it an attitude of mind or something quite concrete, based on a contract that divides the risks and rewards of the work between both sides? Is it something that happens by osmosis, the product of the right chemistry between the individuals involved? Or does it require as much effort and conscious determination as any oth aspect of managing a project?

    This book tries to answer those questions and many more about the nature of the successful client-consultant "partnership". It examines the issue from different perspectives,as well as it looks at how this relationship varies across different European countries.

     

  • Le Livre d'or de l'excellence française est présenté lors de la remise annuelle du Trophée de l'excellence française. Ce livre est l'un des éléments de cette distinction. Il donne la parole aux quatorze personnalités élues pour l'année en cours, offrant à cet événement - ancré dans l'actualité parisienne - une extension dans le temps et à l'international. Bilingue français-anglais, dans cette première édition, il sera bilingue français-chinois, dans la perspective de l'exposition universelle de Shanghai de 2010, offrant aux personnalités qui s'expriment dans ses pages, l'opportunité d'une communication à l'échelle de la mondialisation dont nous vivons les prémices. Cette synergie entre une distinction et son extension littéraire en fait toute l'originalité.

  • Purchases from external suppliers represent 20% and up to 80% of companies' total revenue and keeping these expenses down is a critical issue for global financial performance and competitiveness.





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  • The story of Delfingen is not only the story of Bernard Streit who remarkably developed the company but it also closely relates to the astonishing path of the Streit family, men and women of sturdy character, strong personality and outstanding courage.




    Bernard Streit is an unconventional corporate leader. Here is a man of peasant origins, whose school achievements are modest and who is ill at ease when it comes to writing. To top it off, he was plagued by an extremely shy nature when he was a young man. Thanks to his unlimited willpower and remarkable foresight, he managed to hoist Delfingen, step by step, among the very first world leaders in its field.




    The man is fascinating and he tells his story in an extremely simple and straightforward manner. It´s much more than a success story, more than simply explaining how a rural kid developed a global company. It´s the story of how this self-made man, through forty years of hardships and victories, developed a unique vision of life and a most original understanding of the world.




    The way he made his company grow, his spectacular success and his testimony give rise to unlimited optimism. His favorite aphorisms: "The worst is never sure to come." and "What is impossible today may become possible tomorrow." sum up pretty well the extraordinary life of Delfingen´s charismatic boss. The whole book contains surprising and positive messages that Bernard Streit wanted to pass on to his coworkers, customers, partners and to all those who will read this little gem.

  • Dieses Buch erzählt nicht nur die Entstehungsgeschichte des Mittelstands-Unternehmens Delfingen, sondern auch die Geschichte der Familie des Gründers Bernard Streit. Trotz einer sehr lückenhaften Schulzeit und seiner als Kind sehr ausgeprägten Schüchternheit schafft Bernard Streit es Schritt für Schritt, angetrieben von einem eisernen Willen, unterstützt durch ein intuitives Verständnis für Management und durch seinen tief verwurzelten Humanismus, sein Unternehmen zur Weltmarktführerschaft in seinem Marktsegment zu führen.


    Mit bewegender Aufrichtigkeit beschreibt der Gründer uns seinen Weg vom einfachen Bauern bis zum Unternehmensleiter, auf dem er die Erfahrung macht: "Was heute unmöglich ist, kann bereits morgen möglich sein, und umgekehrt." Hochgestochenen Reden stellt Bernard Streit sein optimistisches Leitmotiv gegenüber: "Das Schlimmste muss nicht immer das Wahrscheinlichste sein." Dieser Satz, zusammen mit seiner Überzeugung, dass das Menschliche immer im Mittelpunkt steht, zieht sich wie ein roter Faden durch das bewegte Leben des Gründers von Delfingen.

  • QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control) is one of the most powerful tools of Quality Management. It makes it easier to solve most of the manufacturing and functional problems in a simple and logical way.
    Volume 1 presented QRQC initial steps (Detection, Communication, Analysis and Verification), as well as the first step of the approach ("RESOLUTION").
    In Volume 2, three steps are explained in detail: "Prevention", "Standardization" and "Coaching".
    The step "PREVENTION" aims to permanently eradicate problems, including on other production lines or in other locations or at other customers'.
    The step "STANDARDISATION" involves building on experience from past mistakes through technical reviews, standardizing new robust design standards by using formalisation or updates, then implementing 100% of these design standards to 100% of the projects.
    Finally the third step "COACHING" is probably one of the most important steps in the approach. It presents a practical method of understanding and a training on the "Perfect QRQC" approach as a whole.
    With this second book, the author remains true to the principle that contributed to the success of his previous book: provide simple and educational guidance that is easy to understand by managers and technicians. Enable a practical implementation with positive and measurable results in terms of customer and staff satisfaction. Remember that the management of problems is fundamental to the building of expertise and know-how in a company. Increase product reliability and product design which are the root cause of mutual trust between a supplier and its client.

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