The Three and a Half Minute Transaction

Boilerplate and the Limits of Contract Design

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Author: Mitu Gulati,Robert E. Scott

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924386

Category: Law

Page: 232

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Boilerplate language in contracts tends to stick around long after its origins and purpose have been forgotten. Usually there are no serious repercussions, but sometimes it can cause unexpected problems. Such was the case with the obscure pari passu clause in cross-border sovereign debt contracts, until a novel judicial interpretation rattled international finance by forcing a defaulting sovereign—for one of the first times in the market’s centuries-long history—to repay its foreign creditors. Though neither party wanted this outcome, the vast majority of contracts subsequently issued demonstrate virtually no attempt to clarify the imprecise language of the clause. Using this case as a launching pad to explore the broader issue of the “stickiness” of contract boilerplate, Mitu Gulati and Robert E. Scott have sifted through more than one thousand sovereign debt contracts and interviewed hundreds of practitioners to show that the problem actually lies in the nature of the modern corporate law firm. The financial pressure on large firms to maintain a high volume of transactions contributes to an array of problems that deter innovation. With the near certainty of massive sovereign debt restructuring in Europe, The Three and a Half Minute Transaction speaks to critical issues facing the industry and has broader implications for contract design that will ensure it remains relevant to our understanding of legal practice long after the debt crisis has subsided.

Three and a Half Minutes

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Author: Caroline Fyffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984014675

Category:

Page: 256

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Workaholic Camille Ashland is at the top of her game. She has built a thriving business, has a lovely daughter, and lives in a newly decorated home. The forty-four-year-old widow doesn't have time to be lonely, and a relationship is at the bottom of her list. On Valentine's Day eve, in the middle of her busy chocolate shop, Camille suffers a heart attack and has a near-death experience that lasts three-and-a-half minutes. Revived, she can recall little detail about what she has experienced-but something inside keeps whispering that it was divine. She wishes she could remember more fully. For a complete stress buster, her doctor sends Camille on an Austrian vacation to a German-language school in Vienna. When Gunther Christove walks into the classroom, every woman takes notice-especially Camille. After several dreamlike flashbacks, Camille is convinced she's either crazy, or someone or something beyond this earth is trying to tell her something. Without realizing it at first, Camille becomes caught up in an investigation surrounding the school, one that also involves Gunther's brother, Father Florian Christove. As she and Gunther grow close, the mysterious flashbacks become more frequent and compelling-almost demanding. Will her three-and-a-half minutes between life and death destroy her second chance at happiness, or turn her life into a banquet of love?"

The Nautical Magazine for 1874

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Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056539

Category: History

Page: 1086

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The 1874 Nautical Magazine includes legal reports, shipbuilding statistics and strong criticism of proposals for government safety regulations on shipping.

Friendly Enemies

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Author: Sam Munch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469153726

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 9974

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. A suspense thriller of a novel about an American fighter squadron commander and a Russian squadron commander who get caught up in a forbidden, passionate romance. The Russian lady gets pregnant and both of them are entangled in a UN political game of power and supremacy among nations. This personal and international competition to establish a UN one-world government system is in Sam Munch's book entitled Friendly Enemies

Songwriting

A Complete Guide to the Craft Revised and Updated Edition

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Author: Stephen Citron

Publisher: Limelight Editions

ISBN: 0879107154

Category: Music

Page: 334

View: 9571

(Limelight). Songwriting: A Complete Guide to the Craft is both a comprehensive course for beginning and experienced songwriters and a rich source of new ideas, inspiration, and tricks of the trade for those who have already achieved professional standing. This fresh new edition not only contains all of the original volume's cogent advice on how to write the always-popular genres the country song, the ballad, and the love song but has been revised to include: Examples of hard rock, acid, heavy metal, bubblegum, hip-hop, salsa, rap, gangsta, reggae, ska, soul, and many other of today's most recorded styles; Finding a song concept, distilling the hook, choosing a form, adding harmony, and selecting rhythm; An appendix telling how to copyright, computerize, notate, record, and sell your song; Full glossary of musical and songwriting terms, an explanation of rap-speak with a useful section on rhyme for rap songs, many musical examples of well-known songs, and a complete index. Unlike other books, Songwriting emphasizes the art without being arty and technique of creating a song. For the novice, Stephen Citron goes step-by-step through the writing of a song presupposing no prior knowledge of notation, harmony, rhythmic values, or rhyme. For the more experienced songwriter, Songwriting will serve as a one-stop reference and as an endless source of fresh ideas.

Elements of Medical Jurisprudence

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Author: Theodric Romeyn Beck,John Brodhead Beck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical jurisprudence

Page: N.A

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Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

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Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Listening to Whales

What the Orcas Have Taught Us

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Author: Alexandra Morton

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307487544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the startling observation that the whales were inventing wonderful synchronized movements, a behavior that was soon recognized as a defining characteristic of orca society. In 1984, Alexandra moved to a remote bay in British Columbia to continue her research with wild orcas. Her recordings of the whales have led her to a deeper understanding of the mystery of whale echolocation, the vocal communication that enables the mammals to find their way in the dark sea. A fascinating study of the profound communion between humans and whales, this book will open your eyes anew to the wonders of the natural world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Academic Instruction for Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

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Author: June E. Downing

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141297142X

Category: Education

Page: 189

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While most resources for inclusive education focus on teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities, teachers of students with more severe disabilities need specific methods to provide the individualized and systematic instruction necessary to support students in inclusive environments. This unique book meets that need with approaches, information, and ideas for teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities in general education classrooms. June E. Downing draws from a strong research base to provide practical instructional strategies, plus suggestions based on personal experience. Featuring tables and figures, chapter summaries, photographs, multiple examples, and strategies that address the how-to of instruction, this resource helps general and special education teachers: - Adapt their curriculum to meet both individual student needs and state standards for core curriculum - Work collaboratively with other teachers - Develop assessments that accurately determine student needs - Keep track of student progress through data collection Essential for today's inclusive classrooms, this guide covers everything teachers need to know to provide individualized instruction and assessment for their students with significant intellectual disabilities.

The Book of Fate

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Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848947534

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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'In six minutes, one of us would be dead. None of us knew it was coming . . .' So says Wes Holloway, a once cocky and ambitious presidential aide, about the day that changed his life forever. On that Fourth of July, Wes put the chief executive’s oldest friend into the presidential limousine. By the time the trip came to an end minutes later, Wes was permanently disfigured, and Ron Boyle was dead, the victim of a crazed assassin. Eight years later, Boyle is spotted, alive and well, in Malaysia. In that moment, Wes has the chance to undo the worst day of his life. Trying to figure out what really happened takes Wes back to a decade-old presidential crossword puzzle, mysterious facts buried in Masonic history, and a code invented by Thomas Jefferson two hundred years ago. But what Wes doesn’t realise is that The Book of Fate holds everyone’s secrets. Especially the ones worth dying for . . .

Media Selling

Television, Print, Internet, Radio

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Author: Charles Warner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

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This newly revised and updated edition of Media Selling addresses the significant changes that have taken place in media industries over the last few years, while continuing as a seminal resource for information on media sales. A classic in this field, this book has long served students and professionals in broadcasting and media industries as an indispensable tool for learning, training, and mastering sales techniques for electronic media Addresses the unprecedented consolidation and sweeping change faced by media industries in recent years, and now features greatly expanded coverage of the Internet, including video streaming and the impact of social network sites Covers a broad span of media industries and issues, including: electronic media, newspapers, magazines, outdoor/billboard promotion, sales ethics, emotional intelligence, and interactive media selling Fully updated to include much greater focus on national and international media sales issues, as well as expanded coverage of network-level selling, product placement, sales promotion use of market data

Love Virtually

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Author: Daniel Glattauer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857384597

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"I couldn't put it down ... like a jilted lover, when I reached the end I wanted more" Danielle Goldstein, Time Out Love Virtually is a funny, fast-paced and utterly absorbing novel, with plenty of twists and turns, about a love affair conducted entirely by email. "Write to me, Emmi. Writing is like kissing, but without lips. Writing is kissing with the mind." It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. But they keep putting off the moment - the prospect both excites and unsettles them. And after all, Emmi is happily married. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter? And if so, what then? Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch and Katharina Bielenberg

Ticky

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Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448103371

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The Club in central London holds the quarters of Queen Victoria's finest regiment: the First Bloods. Inside the mighty building, with its two exquisite glass towers, the First Bloods and their regimental servants tussle over a portion of recreational ground. Amidst the rows and rumbles - and remarkable punishments - is a mocking and piquant observation of factious all-male societies.

Debt of Honor

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Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101002360

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

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Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action. As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.