- Eye Opening
While the rating tells you how good a book is according to our two core criteria, it says nothing about its particular defining features. Therefore, we use a set of 20 qualities to characterize each book by its strengths:
Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
Following the December 2015 United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP21), momentum for curbing climate change is at an all-time high. This World Economic Forum panel of experts discusses what the forthcoming departure from fossil fuels will entail and examines how this transition can be sustainable. Though the conversation meanders, the panel touches on several critical points. getAbstract recommends this report to economists, environmentalists, policy makers and anyone concerned with the broader ramifications of a shift to green energy.
About the Speakers
Steve Sedgwick is an anchor on CNBC. Stuart T. Gulliver is group chief executive at HSBC. Feike Sijbesma is CEO of Royal DSM, a multinational health and nutrition firm. Christiana Figueres is the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Doug McMillon is president and CEO of Walmart.