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1. Property Boom and Banking Bust: The Role of Commercial Lending in the Bankruptcy of Banks

Property Boom And Banking

Pengarang   :  Colin Jones               

Imprint           :  New Jersey: Wiley, 2018 

Mukasurat    :  196  


The unprecedented financial boom stretching from the mid-1990s through 2008 ultimately led to the deepest recession in modern times and one of the slowest economic recoveries in history. It also resulted in the emergence of the draconian austerity policies that have swept across Europe in recent years. Property Boom and Banking Bust offers an expert insight into the complex property market dynamics that contributed to the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 and its devastating economic consequences. It is the first book to focus on a woefully underreported dimension of the crisis, namely, the significant role that lending on commercial property development played in the crisis. Among other key topics, the authors explore the philosophical and behavioural factors that propelled irresponsible bank lending and the property boom; how it led to the downfall of the banks; the impact of the credit crunch on the real estate industry generally in the wake of the financial crisis; the catastrophic effects the property bust had on property investors, both large and small; and how the financial institutions have sought to recover in the wake of the financial crisis. The book covers:

  • Provides valuable insights into what happened in previous booms and busts, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s, and how they compare with the most recent one.
  • Offers an expert assessment of the consequences of the global financial crisis for the banking system and the commercial property industry.
  • Examines strategies banks have used to recover their positions and manage the overhang of indebtedness and bad property assets.
  • Addresses strategies the real estate industry have used to recover from the collapse in property values.

Written in an accessible style, and featuring numerous insider case accounts from property bankers, Property Boom and Banking Bust disentangles the complex, tightly woven factors that led to the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, while offering powerful lessons for property industry professionals on how to avoid having history repeat itself.

2. Property & Politics in Sabah, Malaysia : Native Struggles Over Land Rights

Property and Politics

Pengarang   : Amity A. Doolittle              

Imprint           :  Washington:  University Washington Press, 2005 

Mukasurat    :  223    


In 1990, shortly after a Malaysian politician announced that the boundaries of Kinabalu Park, a primary tourist destination, were to be expanded to include the species-rich tropical forest known locally as Bukit Hempuen, most of the area was burned to the ground, allegedly by local people. What would motivate the people who had for generations hunted and gathered forest products there to act so destructively?

In this volume, Amity Doolittle illuminates this and other contemporary land-use issues by examining how resources were used historically in Sabah from 1881 to 1996 and what customary rights of access to land and resources were enjoyed by local people. Drawing upon anthropology, political science, environmental history, and political ecology, she looks at how control over and access to resources have been defined, negotiated, and contested by colonial state agents, the postcolonial Malaysian state,

and local people.

The study is grounded in methodological and theoretical advances in the field of political ecology, merging the traditions of human ecology and political economy and looking at environmental conflicts in terms of the particulars of place, culture, and history. Doolittle assumes that environmental problems have causes that are complex and changing and that solutions must be specific to time and place. Using a political ecology perspective allows her to focus on the root causes of environmental degradation, exposing the underlying political, economic, and social forces at work. The challenge in the twenty-first century, she writes, is to move beyond blaming local people for resource degradation and to find ways to achieve equitable access to natural resources and more sustainable land use practices.

Property and Politics in Sabah, Malaysia has great relevance to development studies, political ecology, environmental planning, anthropology, and legal studies in natural resource management.

3. Project Risk Management: Principles and Procedures

Project Risk Mgt

Pengarang   :  Saipol Bari Abd Karim            

Imprint           :  Kuala Lumpur:  University Malaya Press, 2020 

Mukasurat    :  166   

Sinopsis :

This book provides insights on risk management and overviews of the varying risk management standards, frameworks and guidelines. It advocates the theoretical background to the concept of risk and uncertainty and their recent development. Additionally, this book critically appraises the contentious issues relating to risk and uncertainty, discusses on the various approaches available relating to risk and uncertainty in the management of projects. On top of that, it presents current understanding of the relationships between uncertainty, risk and opportunity for which it is found to be lacking in various industries. It dissected the three domains and later provided an improved understanding of these domains. This continues with the current practice of managing risks in the realm of project and presented a comprehensive process framework to manage project risks across all industries.

4. Intellectual Property Law for Engineers, Scientists, and Entrepreneurs, 2nd Edition.

Intellectual Property

Pengarang   :  Howard B. Rockman             

Imprint           :  New Jersey:  John Wileys and Sons, 2020 

Mukasurat    :  934      

Sinopsis :

This book informs engineering and science students, technology professionals, and entrepreneurs about the intellectual property laws that are important in their careers in United States of America. It covers all the major areas of intellectual property development and protection in non-legalistic terms that are understandable to technology and science professionals. New material includes a comprehensive discussion on the American Invents Act (AIA), coverage of many new high-profile topics, such as patent protection the mobile communications industry, and a new chapter on "The Future of Technology, Engineering, and Intellectual Property."

Now in its second edition, Intellectual Property Law for Engineers, Scientists, and Entrepreneurs enables inventors and creators to efficiently interface with an intellectual property attorney to obtain the maximum protection for their invention or creation, and to take steps to ensure that that invention or creation does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. It includes patent, trade secret, mask work, and cybersquatting legal and procedural principles. The book also shows readers how to properly use new vehicles of intellectual property protection for novel software, biotech, and business method inventions. Additionally, it examines trademark protection for domain names, and other ancillary matters that fall within the genre of intellectual property protection. This informative text:

  • Covers all the major areas of intellectual property development and protection in clear, layman’s terms so as to be easily understood by technology and science professionals.
  • Provides detailed outlines of patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition laws.
  • Offers essays on famous and noteworthy inventors and their inventions - and features a copy of the first page of patents resulting from these inventors’ efforts.
  • Covers many new high-profile cases covering patent protection within the mobile communications industry. 

Intellectual Property Law for Engineers, Scientists, and Entrepreneurs, Second Edition is an excellent text for graduate and undergraduate engineering students, as well as professionals and those starting a new technology business who need to know all the laws concerning their inventions and creations.

5. Investment Valuation and Appraisal

Investment Valuation

Pengarang   :   Nur Nazihah Chuwen        

Imprint           :   Shah Alam:  UITM Press, 2020 

Mukasurat    :    60

Sinopsis :

Our motivation for writing this book is our undergraduate students. After teaching real estate valuation courses for the previous few years, students eagerly looking forward to having a module that could be used to truly comprehend the basic knowledge of real estate investment valuation and appraisal. There is a need in the market for a module that attempt to fill the gap between academic and practical paradigm. Understanding that real estate is not all mathematical, this book provides adequate text for undergraduate and investors to familiarise themselves with investment theory and other material in this module. This is mainly because, making real estate investment decision depends on being able to obtain useful information and to apply investment theories. Therefore, this material is also relevant to investors who want to better understand how to evaluate the return or yield for an investment both in traditional or non-traditional approaches. This book aims to provide a better understanding on real estate investment particularly in the aspect of investment processes, valuations and appraisals. Chapter 1 develops the understanding of the reader on the overview of investment before focusing on the property as an investment in Chapter 2. The latter chapters describe the valuations and appraisals of freehold and leasehold interests. These include the landlord-tenant valuations of marriage values, premiums and discounted cash flows.

6. Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Procedure for the Construction Industry    

Dispute Avoidance

Pengarang   :  Mohd Suhaimi Mohd Danuri                

Imprint           :   Kuala Lumpur:  University Malaya Press, 2021

Muka surat   :   186     


Given the contribution of the construction industry to the national economy, it is important for the relevant parties to make visible efforts to ensure that the projects will be successfully implemented. Yet, it must be noted that conflict tends to happen due to the complex nature of the construction industry and the involvement of so many parties along the contractual chain, adversarial relationship, uneven risk allocation and uneven bargaining power. Therefore, it is necessary to have a proper mechanism to avoid dispute in the first place, because once conflict turns into dispute it could affect project success. Having said that however, the biggest challenge came from some academicians and practitioners who were very sceptical as
they do not think dispute can be avoided. One of the reasons simply because many publications in this area said that construction dispute is inevitable. Furthermore, previous research and publications in this area are more focus on dispute resolution rather than avoidance. Hence, it may explain why this book seems to be among the pioneer to promote the concept of dispute avoidance. It is hoped that this book could spark interest among the practitioners, academicians, students and stakeholders to explore the viability of having dispute avoidance procedure in place and serve as the main reference book for research in this field. This is a must-read book for students enrolled in the construction-related programmes, and particularly relevant for quantity surveying students and the construction law related courses offered in the institution of higher learning.

7. A Tropically Adapted Green and Energy- Efficient Building: How to Create Your Own Triple Green Sustainable House

A Tropically

Pengarang   :  Karl Wagner           

Imprint           :  Kuala Lumpur:  University Malaya Press, 2017

Muka surat   : 138

Sinopsis :

Since 2009, Malaysia’s construction sector has increasingly introduced some green and energy-efficient buildings by utilising environmental strategies. They aim to lower energy consumption, which account for about 40 percent of global warming. Hence, in Malaysia, some green technology projects have been carried out. Within the residential housing context, the adaption of green buildings certifications (Green Building Index and Green Mark) remains at an infancy stage.  This book introduces a clear systemic concept of passive design which starts out with a concept of well-insulated and airtight residential buildings. The better the degree of
insulation and airtightness, the less cooling is required. The condition is minimal fresh ventilation provided simultaneously and supported by a smart system that thoroughly monitors the respective cooling agents and other tools to create a thermally comfortable and healthy indoor environment.  Being the culmination of a five-year effort to define and establish a green and energy-efficient building, this book targets the adaption of a tropical passive house for residential buildings around the tropical belt.

8. 50 Activities to Kickstart Your Meetings

 50 Activities

Pengarang   :  Sivarasa “Thiagi” Thiagarajah  

Imprint           :   New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2020

Muka surat   :  232  

Sinopsis :

Discover how to unleash the full potential of your meetings.

Inefficient meetings plague even the most well-run organizations. In 50 Activities to Kickstart Your Meetings, productivity and games expert Sivasailam Thiagarajan explains how to use fifty tried-and-true methods to get the most out of every meeting.

This book teaches the strategy of employing games, activities, and simulations to facilitate extraordinary meeting productivity and creativity. It teaches meeting planners and organizers how to use games and simulations to enhance all types of meetings:

  • Understand organizational opportunities and problems.
  • Generate alternative ideas.
  • Transform ideas into decisions.
  • Translate decisions into actions.

Written for managers and executives at all levels of governmental, non-profit, and for-profit organizations, 50 Activities to Kickstart Your Meetings transforms traditional meetings into engines of creativity and growth. Thiagarajan uses the extensive experience he has gained in consulting for companies like Google and JP Morgan to teach managers of all stripes how to supercharge their next meeting.

9. The Act of Leadership  

The Act Leadership

Pengarang   :  Dan Haesler             

Imprint           :  New Jersey, 2021

Muka surat   :  263

Sinopsis :

In The Act of Leadership, acclaimed leadership and performance coach Dan Haesler shares the insights, techniques and habits you need to thrive, professionally and personally. By combining real-life case studies, cutting-edge research and incisive coaching techniques this one-stop leadership playbook will help you better understand yourself and the people around you, so you can be not only the leader you want to be, but the person your people need you to be, both at work and at home.

As a leader, you might know exactly what you need to do, but might be less clear on how to do it. You might know you need to have that difficult conversation, but you’re less sure about how to have it. You might know you need to hold your team accountable, but don’t know how to do it in a manner that builds authentic engagement rather than mere compliance. The Act of Leadership goes beyond the theory. It is a coaching playbook designed to empower you to be the leader you want to be, and the

leader your people need you to be.

Most books explain the what and the why of leadership, The Act of Leadership demonstrates the how. Author Dan Haesler takes a coaching approach, combining his years of experience as an educator and now coach to corporate leaders, elite athletes, teams and educators, to reveal the pivotal insights and enlightening case studies that will help you to define what kind of leader you want to be and understand how to get the best out of yourself and the people around you. You will also discover the importance of thinking and acting mindfully, instead of on autopilot, using the mindfulness techniques used by World Champions to lead in the moment, sharpen your intent and increase your impact. Other focus of this book includes:

  • Let go of your biases and assumptions and see the impact we have on others.
  • Take on a growth mindset to help you deal with setbacks and mistakes.
  • Create organizational change that succeeds, by engaging people so that change is done with them not to them.
  • Adopt a coach-like mentality and use engaging techniques to improve your day-to-day interactions with the people you lead.

With each chapter serving as a one-on-one coaching session, this book will help you create new habits and new ways of being in your day-to-day leadership, as well as life away from work, that are actionable, immediately.

Perfect for leaders, professionals, educators, and athletes seeking to improve their own performance, The Act of Leadership will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone hoping to improve the lives of the people who follow them, in business, sport, and life.

10. Conquering Penang Property Market: A Real-Life Experience of An Engineer

 Conquering Penang

Pengarang   :  Derridk Jonathan               

Imprint           :  Petaling Jaya: Karya Publika, 2019

Muka surat   :  126   


This book shares the real-life experience of a Penang engineer named John who eventually becomes a successful property investor. By unravelling the secret to acquire more than 10 properties within 5 years, this will open your mind on Penang property investment. It is indeed a very simple strategy that everyone can follow.

In this era, not only the rich can acquire multiple properties and grow richer. If you equip yourselves with the relevant knowledge and skill sets, you stand a very high chance to become a successful property investor. In longer horizon, your net worth will increase, and you will be financial independent or financial free if you consistently practicing the concept recommended by John. It is no longer a myth for anyone to become successful property investor.