A Battle Over Money in Beijing
Economic policy is a flashpoint in China’s political succession fight.
Eighteenth-century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) [Illustrated] (Paperback)by Paul Langford (Author) "The historical importance of the Revolution of 1688 - the 'Glorious Revolution' - has inevitably fluctuated in the process of constant reinterpretation by successive generations..." (more)
Leadership and Change
Job-less: Steve Jobs's Succession Plan Should Be a Top Priority for Apple
Companies with strong corporate cultures can usually count on continued success if they can seamlessly transfer power to an executive from a strong bench of managers. But selecting the successor to Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be tricky, given the degree to which he is tied to Apple's identity, say Wharton faculty. http://knowledge.wharton.
Microsoft is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers despite protests from a slice of PC users who don't want to use XP's successor, Vista.
1 [I or T] to take an official job or position after someone else:
He succeeded his father as editor of the paper.
When the queen dies, her eldest son will succeed to the throne.
2 to come after another person or thing in time:
In the weeks that succeeded, five more patients showed similar symptoms.
Almost from its beginnings, New York has produced succeeding generations of intellectuals.
1 [S] a number of similar events or people that happen, exist, etc. after each other:
A succession of scandals and revelations has undermined the government over the past year.
Life was just an endless succession of parties and dinners.
2 in succession happening one after another:
She had her first three children in rapid succession.
This is the seventh year in succession that they've won the cup.
3 [U] when someone takes an official position or job after someone else:
Divorce would not prevent the Prince of Wales's succession to the throne.
adjective [before noun]
It was the team's fourth successive defeat.
He won the World Championship for the third successive year.
Since the championship began in 1987, they have finished successively in ninth, seventh and fifth position.
someone or something that succeeds another person or thing:
Oxford Brookes University is seeking a successor to its vice-chancellor who retires this Easter.
This range of computers is very fast, but their successors will be even faster.