Narconomics
Author : Tom Wainwright
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release :2016-02-23
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781610395847
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What drug lords learned from big business How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the 300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. And what can government learn to combat this scourge? By analyzing the cartels as companies, law enforcers might better understand how they work—and stop throwing away 100 billion a year in a futile effort to win the “war” against this global, highly organized business. Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers. The cast of characters includes “Bin Laden,” the Bolivian coca guide; “Old Lin,” the Salvadoran gang leader; “Starboy,” the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. Along with presidents, cops, and teenage hitmen, they explain such matters as the business purpose for head-to-toe tattoos, how gangs decide whether to compete or collude, and why cartels care a surprising amount about corporate social responsibility. More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.

Gangster Warlords
Author : Ioan Grillo
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release :2016-01-19
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781620403808
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"Without this testimony, we simply cannot grasp what is going on . . . Americans would do well to read [Gangster Warlords]." --The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice From the author of El Narco, the shocking story of the men at the heads of cartels throughout Latin America: what drives them, what sustains their power, and how they might be brought down. In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now--from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the U.S. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy-makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now.

Narconomics
Author : Jérôme Duquène,Tom Wainwright,Pierre Kopp
Publisher : De Boeck Supérieur
Release :2018-02-28
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9782807307087
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Le trafic de drogue, un business comme les autres ? Combinant une recherche de terrain quelquefois périlleuse à une interprétation analytique perspicace de la situation, Tom Wainwright aborde la question en économiste. Sans jargon, ni théories alambiquées, il révèle en quoi les narcotrafiquants sont confrontés aux mêmes problématiques que tout autre entrepreneur : ressources humaines, recherche et développement, franchises, délocalisation, concurrence, relations publiques, etc. Des prisons salvadoriennes à celles de République dominicaine, des laboratoires colombiens à ceux de Nouvelle-Zélande, du palais présidentiel mexicain à celui du Guatemala, et du marché européen à celui des États-Unis, Narconomics dresse une radiographie de la scène mondiale des stupéfiants. Une industrie qui brasse annuellement 300 milliards de dollars et n'a rien à envier au mode de fonctionnement des multinationales. Un secteur d'activité que tâchent d'enrayer depuis des décennies les gouvernements, en vain. Et si l'approche de Wainwright nous donnait les clés recherchées depuis si longtemps pour combattre efficacement ce fléau en frappant là où ça fait vraiment mal ?

Narconomics
Author : Matteo Tacconi
Publisher : Lantana Editore
Release :2010
Total pages :197
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 8897012094
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Narcomics: Basics on How to Successfully Run a Drug Cartel
Author : J.D. Rockefeller
Publisher : J.D. Rockefeller
Release :2016-05-01
Total pages :24
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :
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With the help of this book, readers will be given new ideas on how drug cartels affect the humanity. Lots of people are now interested in drug cartels. Because of this, they are now looking for some ways to start their own cartel. This may sound alarming for some, but for people who see drug cartels as a way to conquer the world, they will definitely find ways to turn their ultimate vision into reality. This book will open your mind on how millionaires make their own drug cartel. So just continue reading each page and get ready to find out how to build drug cartels. This will give you clearer view on why a great number of people are increasingly becoming interested in drug cartels.

Narconomics / Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
Author : Tom Wainwright
Publisher :
Release :2017-02-28
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 6073149638
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�C�mo puede ser exitoso (y sobrevivir) el jefe de una organizaci�n criminal que se est� iniciando en el multimillonario negocio de los estupefacientes? Aprendiendo de los mejores, por supuesto. Desde la creaci�n del valor de marca hasta poner a punto el servicio al cliente, las personas encargadas de administrar los c�rteles de drogas han estudiado atentamente las t�cticas y estrategias de corporaciones como Walmart, McDonald's y CocaCola. �Y c�mo pueden aprender los gobiernos a combatir este fen�meno? Si fueran conscientes de que los c�rteles son compa��as, los encargados de aplicar la ley podr�an entender mejor su funcionamiento y dejar�an de gastar millones de d�lares en un esfuerzo in�til por ganar la �guerra� contra este negocio global y altamente specializado. El intr�pido gu�a que conducir� al lector por los caminos de una de las industrias m�s salvajes en el planeta se llama Tom Wainwright.A trav�s de los plant�os andinos de coca�na, las prisiones de Centroam�rica, las tiendas de mota en Colorado o los sitios online de venta de drogas en la llamada Web Oscura, Wainwright brinda una mirada in�dita y atrevida al comercio de drogas y sus 250 millones de consumidores. El elenco incluye a Bin Laden, el gu�a boliviano de la coca; al Viejo Lin, l�der de una pandilla en El Salvador; a Starboy, el millonario roquero neozeland�s productor de �pastillas para fiestas�, as� como a una amigable abuelita mexicana que cocina hot cakes de moras mientras planea un asesinato.Entre presidentes, polic�as y j�venes matones, se explican asuntos importantes como el sofisticado simbolismo de los tatuajes, por qu� los grupos delincuenciales deciden competir o coludirse, y las razones por las que los c�rteles se preocupan de una manera sorprendente por la responsabilidad social corporativa. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. Your intrepid guide to the most exotic and brutal industry on earth is Tom Wainwright. Picking his way through Andean cocaine fields, Central American prisons, Colorado pot shops, and the online drug dens of the Dark Web, Wainwright provides a fresh, innovative look into the drug trade and its 250 million customers. The cast of characters includes "Bin Laden," the Bolivian coca guide; "Old Lin," the Salvadoran gang leader; "Starboy," the millionaire New Zealand pill maker; and a cozy Mexican grandmother who cooks blueberry pancakes while plotting murder. More than just an investigation of how drug cartels do business, Narconomics is also a blueprint for how to defeat them.

Illicit
Author : Moises Naim
Publisher : Anchor
Release :2006-10-10
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307278562
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A groundbreaking investigation of how illicit commerce is changing the world by transforming economies, reshaping politics, and capturing governments.In this fascinating and comprehensive examination of the underside of globalization, Moises Naím illuminates the struggle between traffickers and the hamstrung bureaucracies trying to control them. From illegal migrants to drugs to weapons to laundered money to counterfeit goods, the black market produces enormous profits that are reinvested to create new businesses, enable terrorists, and even to take over governments. Naím reveals the inner workings of these amazingly efficient international organizations and shows why it is so hard — and so necessary to contain them. Riveting and deeply informed, Illicit will change how you see the world around you. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Question of Power
Author : Robert Bryce
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release :2020-03-10
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781610397506
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Historically, it was guns, germs, and steel that determined the fates of people and nations. Now, more than ever, it is electricity. Global demand for power is doubling every two decades, but electricity remains one of the most difficult forms of energy to supply and do so reliably. Today, some three billion people live in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what's used by an average American refrigerator. How we close the colossal gap between the electricity rich and the electricity poor will determine our success in addressing issues like women's rights, inequality, and climate change. In A Question of Power, veteran journalist Robert Bryce tells the human story of electricity, the world's most important form of energy. Through onsite reporting from India, Iceland, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, New York, and Colorado, he shows how our cities, our money--our very lives--depend on reliable flows of electricity. He highlights the factors needed for successful electrification and explains why so many people are still stuck in the dark. With vivid writing and incisive analysis, he powerfully debunks the notion that our energy needs can be met solely with renewables and demonstrates why--if we are serious about addressing climate change--nuclear energy must play a much bigger role. Electricity has fueled a new epoch in the history of civilization. A Question of Power explains how that happened and what it means for our future.

Wolf Boys
Author : Dan Slater
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2016-09-13
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781501126628
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The tale of two American teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and the Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unstoppable. “A hell of a story…undeniably gripping.” (The New York Times) In this astonishing story, journalist Dan Slater recounts the unforgettable odyssey of Gabriel Cardona. At first glance, Gabriel is the poster-boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome, and charismatic. But the ghettos of Laredo, Texas—his border town—are full of smugglers and gangsters and patrolled by one of the largest law-enforcement complexes in the world. It isn’t long before Gabriel abandons his promising future for the allure of juvenile crime, which leads him across the river to Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel: Los Zetas. Friends from his childhood join him and eventually they catch the eye of the cartel’s leadership. As the cartel wars spill over the border, Gabriel and his crew are sent to the States to work. But in Texas, the teen hit men encounter a Mexican-born homicide detective determined to keep cartel violence out of his adopted country. Detective Robert Garcia’s pursuit of the boys puts him face-to-face with the urgent consequences and new security threats of a drug war he sees as unwinnable. In Wolf Boys, Slater takes readers on a harrowing, often brutal journey into the heart of the Mexican drug trade. Ultimately though, Wolf Boys is the intimate story of the lobos: teens turned into pawns for the cartels. A nonfiction thriller, it reads with the emotional clarity of a great novel, yet offers its revelations through extraordinary reporting.

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper
Author : Robert Bryce
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release :2014-05-13
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781610392068
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In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and myriad other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa to Panama City and Pittsburgh to Bakersfield, Bryce shows how we have, for centuries, been pushing for Smaller Faster solutions to our problems. From the vacuum tube, mass-produced fertilizer, and the printing press to mobile phones, nanotech, and advanced drill rigs, Bryce demonstrates how cutting-edge companies and breakthrough technologies have created a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. The push toward Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is happening across multiple sectors. Bryce profiles innovative individuals and companies, from long-established ones like Ford and Intel to upstarts like Aquion Energy and Khan Academy. And he zeroes in on the energy industry, proving that the future belongs to the high power density sources that can provide the enormous quantities of energy the world demands. The tools we need to save the planet aren't to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The catastrophists have been wrong since the days of Thomas Malthus. This is the time to embrace the innovators and businesses all over the world who are making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper.