Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November Business News at Lake County Public Library

USEFUL ONLINE PUBLICATION - INcontext

INcontext is a publication of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and receives major support from the State of Indiana (administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development) and from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.

You can read this publication online or download a pdf version from a link on the website. Timely articles fill the monthly issues, such as "Offshoring and Near-Shoring: Movement of Work Studies," "Beyond the Front Desk of the Hospitality Industry," and "Monthly Metrics: Indiana's Economic Dashboard."

This website spotlights Census 2010, monthy unemployment statistics, a county profile map, and Quick Links to STATS Indiana, Indiana Business Research Center, Indiana Economic Digest, Access Indiana and more.

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NEW BOOKS

The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China
and What It Means For All of Us
Robyn Meredith
330.951 MERE
In The Elephant and the Dragon, Forbes magazine journalist Robyn Meredith examines the rise of China and India as emerging international economic powers. In addition, Meredith discusses what America ("buyer to the world") needs to know about the economic strategies of China ("factory to the world") and India ("back office to the world") in order to compete in the global marketplace. She closes this "thought-provoking and well-researched book" (Booklist) with recommendations for the U.S., which include strengthening the educational system and fostering innovation.


Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
Dana Thomas
338.47 THOM
Luxury goods were once only available to the truly wealthy, who bought both exquisite craftsmanship and the cachet of owning an exclusive item when they made their purchases. Now, Newsweek and Harper's Bazaar journalist Dana Thomas documents how luxury goods--and their availability--have been both transformed and transforming. In the change from limited distribution by quality-minded family businesses to mass production by profit-minded big corporations, quality has fallen by the wayside and the purpose of consumption has changed. Curious? Look no further than Deluxe, which is "as entertaining as it is informative" (The New York Times Book Review).


Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work
Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin
650.14085 COHE
This step-by-step reference for stay-at-home moms offers advice on reentering the workforce as well as an exploration of the trade-offs that working moms might face. Along with sample resum├ęs and a list of other resources, Back on the Career Track also discusses career options after time away from the working world and shares tips on self-marketing and reintegrating with formerly junior co-workers. As Business Week puts it, "For those who say you can't go back, this book is the definitive rebuttal."

See more information about the Lake County (IN) Public Library & its services to business at http://www.lcplin.org/research/businesslines.htm