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Peter Smith - Author

About the Author

PETER SMITH is a cycling fanatic who has recently ridden from Albury to Mildura and around Laos and south-western China. He lives in Sydney.

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Bad Buying How organisations waste billions through failures, frauds and f*ck-ups

Bad Buying How organisations waste billions through failures, frauds and f*ck-ups

Author: Peter Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

'Had this been published pre-Covid, some of the recent c*ck-ups and waste might have been avoided. It's a must read for the public and private sector alike' Lt-Gen. Sir Andrew Gregory, SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity 'Hilarious, enlightening and brilliant....This book will make you think twice about buying anything - but do buy this' Antonio Weiss, bestselling author of 101 Business Ideas That Will Change the Way you Work, and Director, The PSC Why is the Berlin Brandenburg Airport ten years behind schedule and nearly four billion euros over budget? And what possessed Kenya's government to spend a whopping $35 million on a chain link fence just six miles long? In this hilarious, fascinating and insightful expose, industry insider Peter Smith reveals the massive blunders and dodgy dealings taking place around the world as private companies and public sector bodies buy goods and services. A recent report showed that over 90% of procurement projects fail. So, why are so many billions wasted on ineptitude, mismanagement and, in some cases, fraud? By turns an entertaining account of some of the worst procurement scams in history and also a resounding lesson in how not to operate, Bad Buying offers clear and practical advice on how to avoid embarrassing mistakes, minimise needless waste and make sound, strategic procurement decisions on your next initiative.

Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Peter Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

As the world has adapted to the age of digital technology, present day business leaders are required to change with the times as well. Addressing and formatting their business practices to not only encompass digital technologies, but expand their capabilities, the leaders of today must be flexible and willing to familiarize themselves with all types of global business practices. Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a collection of advanced research on the methods and tactics utilized to succeed as a leader in the digital age. While highlighting topics including data privacy, corporate governance, and risk management, this book is ideally designed for business professionals, administrators, managers, executives, researchers, academicians, and business students who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of digital technologies in the global economy, in networks and organizations, in teams and work groups, in information systems, and at the level of individuals as actors in digitally networked environments.

Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author: Peter Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

As the world has adapted to the age of digital technology, present day business leaders are required to change with the times as well. Addressing and formatting their business practices to not only encompass digital technologies, but expand their capabilities, the leaders of today must be flexible and willing to familiarize themselves with all types of global business practices. Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a collection of advanced research on the methods and tactics utilized to succeed as a leader in the digital age. While highlighting topics including data privacy, corporate governance, and risk management, this book is ideally designed for business professionals, administrators, managers, executives, researchers, academicians, and business students who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of digital technologies in the global economy, in networks and organizations, in teams and work groups, in information systems, and at the level of individuals as actors in digitally networked environments.

An Introduction to Formal Logic

An Introduction to Formal Logic

Author: Peter Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this very accessible book, extensively revised and rewritten for the second edition, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and develops natural deduction systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages. His discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises, and alongside the formal work there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.

An Introduction to Formal Logic

An Introduction to Formal Logic

Author: Peter Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Formal logic provides us with a powerful set of techniques for criticizing some arguments and showing others to be valid. These techniques are relevant to all of us with an interest in being skilful and accurate reasoners. In this very accessible book, extensively revised and rewritten for the second edition, Peter Smith presents a guide to the fundamental aims and basic elements of formal logic. He introduces the reader to the languages of propositional and predicate logic, and develops natural deduction systems for evaluating arguments translated into these languages. His discussion is richly illustrated with worked examples and exercises, and alongside the formal work there is illuminating philosophical commentary. This book will make an ideal text for a first logic course and will provide a firm basis for further work in formal and philosophical logic.

OCR A Level Economics (4th edition)

OCR A Level Economics (4th edition)

Author: Peter Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

With its closely aligned content and structure, this textbook will equip your students for the refreshed OCR A-level and AS Economics specifications. - All new practice questions at the end of each chapter, featuring multiple choice, stimulus and essay questions - New knowledge check question feature, testing student understanding throughout - New case studies, facts and figures and practical exercises reflecting recent economic developments - Charts and graphs to give students a strong grounding in economic theory and strengthen their skills in applying those concepts at A-level - Manageable learning objectives matched to the specification and summaries of the key findings at the end to encourage students to take control of their study We are seeking endorsement from OCR for the Student Textbook and Student eTextbook.

A Procurement Compendium Advice, analysis and humour for buyers (and those who sell to buyers) everywhere

A Procurement Compendium Advice, analysis and humour for buyers (and those who sell to buyers) everywhere

Author: Peter Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

The Procurement Compendium is a collection of short articles relating to procurement and supply chain management, first published online via Spend Matters and Public Spend Forum websites. They aim to inform, provoke, occasionally educate and sometimes even amuse. Although procurement is the broad theme, topics range from Machiavelli's thinking on change management to licensing the procurement profession the James Bond way; from the reasons for David Cameron's EU negotiation failure to why technology should revolutionise category management; and from consultants over-charging to advice on speaking at conferences.

The Somerset & Dorset from The Footplate Reprint

The Somerset & Dorset from The Footplate Reprint

Author: Peter Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

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