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By Christopher Harris

The fake Ambassador is a round trip via an international simply rising from the center a long time, compelled via warfare and discovery into new methods of residing and thinking.

Set in 1428, this swashbuckling romp recreates a brutal medieval international at the cusp of civilization. regardless of his scholarly dispositions, 15 year-old Thomas Deerham is shipped via his father to be a soldier with the English military. He deserts and falls in with a gang of ruthless mercenaries, endures hideous privations, is enslaved and escapes the autumn of Constantinople sooner than finishing up in Rome. His adventures are savage encounters, with a lot homicide, rape and pillaging alongside the best way. on the slightest provocation, Thomas and neighbors whip out their swords to end up their manhood. And while Thomas unwittingly provides fratricide to his already heavy burden of mortal sins, it really is little ask yourself he seeks salvation. This authentically gory tale calls for a robust belly and a sympathetic mind's eye.

''Beginning in 1428, this swashbuckling romp recreates a brutal medieval international at the cusp of civilisation. regardless of his scholarly inclination, 15-year-old Thomas Deerham is distributed via his father to be a soldier with the English military. Our hero's adventures take us from savage encounters in France to Rome through Constantinople, with a lot homicide, rape and pillaging alongside the way.' --Lisa Allardice within the autonomous on Sunday

"Another fantastic historic story from the writer of Theodore . This time he is taking us on a trip in the course of the bloody savagery and the no-less-bloody the Aristocracy of 15th century Europe in a welter of mishap, mayhem and debauchery. An soaking up learn that delights and disturbs in equivalent measure.' --Sebastian Beaumont in homosexual Times

About the Author
Christopher Harris used to be born in London in 1951. After learning paintings he had an enormous array of alternative jobs earlier than returning to college to take a level in biology and train technology. He now lives in Birmingham together with his spouse, a college lecturer, and writes full-time. Christopher Harris is the writer of the acclaimed Byzantine trilogy: Theodore (2000), fake Ambassador (2001), and Memoirs of a Byzantine Eunuch(2002).

Note: First released in print shape in 2002; booklet released 2012.

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Informations-Dreisprung niederschlägt, ist die Erzielung von Wettbewerbsvorteilen. Im zweiten Teil des Handbuches sind deshalb solche Aspekte zusammengefasst, die diesbezüglich ein vertiefendes Verständnis schaffen können: Der Beitrag von Weiber/McLachlan legt mit dem Thema" Wettbewerbsvorteile im ElecIronic Business" durch die Unterscheidung in Effektivitäts- und Effizienzvorteile die Basis für das diesem Handbuch zu Grunde liegende Verständnis von Wettbewerbsvorteilen und Erfolgen im Wettbewerbsprozess.

1952, S. 139). Es existieren somit für das Unternehmen zwei für den Unternehmenserfolg relevante Injormationsebenen: Die erste Informationsebene betrifft die unternehmensinternen Informationen über Produktions-, Geschäftsprozesse usw. (Unternehmensinformationen ), während die zweite Informationsebene das relevante Wissen um UmweIt-, Nachfrager- und Konkurrenzsituation (Marktinformationen) thematisiert. Picot und Franck bezeichnen die unternehmerische Idee deshalb auch als "kreativen Brückenschlag" zwischen diesen beiden Informationsebenen und kommen zu dem Ergebnis, dass sich Wettbewerbsvorteile und damit auch Wettbewerbserfolge letztendlich immer auf Injormationsvorsprünge zurückführen lassen (Picot, Arnold/ Franck, Egon 1988, S.

Durchschnitt der besten 10% der Kategorie ...... Durchschnitt gesamt Abbildung 6: Interaktions- und Integrationsdefizite beim Internetauftritt von Banken Quelle: Institut für Bankinformatik 1999. de). ) die schlechteste Note (fiinfstufige Notenskala). ) konnten nur 10% bzw. 12% eine überdurchschnittliche und damit positive Beurteilung erzielen. In besonderer Weise aber wurden Interaktions- und Integrationsdefizite in der Beurteilungskategorie "Bankfachliches" deutlich. Über alle beurteilten Institute hinweg, wurde auf einer Punkte skala von 0 bis 100 im Bereich "Informationen fiir Privatkunden" durchschnittlich nur ein Punktwert von 46 und bei "Informationen fiir Geschäftskunden" sogar nur ein Punktwert von 13 erreicht (vgl.

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