THIS book is the outcome of lectures given at Jena on October 23 and 24, 1906, in connection with the Theological Vacation Course. These lectures grappled with certain problems which deal with the sharp oppositions that perplex our life to-day, and therefore seem to call very specially for elucidation. In the course of our inquiry we have sought to show as clearly as possible what these oppositions are, and have done our best to surmount them. The first lecture deals with the grounding of religion in the inner life. Our aim in this lecture is to find some mean between the older thought which favoured the cosmological approach to religion, and the newer which takes the human soul as its starting-point, but is so liable to the defects of vagueness and formlessness. Over against both these methods we proceed to elaborate a system which, while based on the inner life, still preserves a cosmic character. In this way a clear distinction is drawn between a religion of the spiritual life and a religion that is merely humanistic. The subject of the second section is " Religion and History." There is hardly anything so significant for the position of religion to-day as the tendency to refer continually to history. Whatever the advantages of such reference, we must not ignore its dangers. It was incumbent on us to weigh them well, and in particular to ascertain whether it were possible to overcome the evils of a stifling and enervating historicity, whilst still maintaining the significance of history in opposition to a radicalism which is hostile to it. This we could not do without framing certain fundamental convictions as to the meaning of history which shed a new light on the picture of life as a whole, and therefore concern each of us individually.
So, you're not all that a tropical person but are on the verge of heading to an exotic tropical destination after years of fantasizing about a tropical holiday? Well, that's most certainly great news! Of course you might have spent a great deal of time planning your finances in order to embark on that holiday. In the very same way, you need to spend a good deal of time planning the finer nuances of that holiday you are about to embark on - it's really not all that topical a subject, after all. The reason is, you're venturing into a place unlike anything you've ever seen and unless you want to spend your holiday in a hospital or end up not enjoying it at all (yes, these things do really happen to people who have no experience of the tropics at all), you really want to spend a good deal of time chalking out the essentials where it comes to planning that vacation. Hence, this book. You will find in this book all the pertinent information you need where it comes to planning for that tropical vacation in the best way possible. You will come to see that you can easily make the transition to a tropical lifestyle and get the most out of that holiday of yours, and not be plagued by unnecessary calamities that might befall you because you have failed to do so.
In Masterminding the Deal, Peter Clark and Roger Mills, both financial experts experienced in the M&A field, examine past mergers and analyze performance in two critical areas -the identification of critical characteristics and attributes separating more successful mergers from the rest, and the synergy benefits - expenses, revenues, tax - that ensure maximum rewards. From this analysis they draw some conclusions and go on to identify seven key principles for merger success.
"The main objective of this book is to clear away a vast amount of past deficient analysis and to retrieve and reorganize what is of value in evaluating merger success and failure, using tough-minded criteria implanted in current finance," says Bill Weinstein in the foreword.
The authors offer an action plan for the boards and executives involved in acquisitions, covering the questions of central importance: which target types to pursue and which to avoid, when to act, how much to pay and, uniquely, how to determine whether the deal is successful. Their intention is to assist companies in the M&A process and to avoid merger underperformance.
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