Moguls of Hospitality

Talent, Diversity & Innovation In a Turbulent Market

The book provides a fresh perspective on human capital management – the #1 issue facing CEOs in service industries plagued by labor shortages, rising costs, and dependence on big tech. The author, a former management consultant and C-suite executive who leads a venture-backed company, shares the path-breaking data science and algorithms that bolstered its development of performed by its data scientists that led to the creation of hospitality’s first AI-powered talent marketplace.

The book also shares the triumphs and tribulations of selected “Top 100 Hotel General Managers,” the bona fide Moguls of hospitality. It calls for a new data-driven approach to building human capital enabled by AI, big data, experiential learning, and virtual reality. These findings and recommendations demonstrate the critical significance of building a comprehensive talent engine, that expedites meritocracy and diversity as the basis for competitive advantage in the service industry.

Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, & World Order

A Study of the Post-Cold War UN System

The book represents an attempt of a deep and comprehensive analysis of the UN’s role in peacekeeping and peacemaking in the post-Cold War era. The author, Alexander Mirza, a management consultant with over 25 years’ experience including advising heads of state and international organizations, based on a skillful analytical and historical approach, considers the concept of the new U.N. multilateralism, its evolution, challenges, and failures. It is generally recognized that as a result of the Cold War, the collective security mechanism practically did not work. After years of doubts about the UN’ ability to carry out peacekeeping operations, today there is an urgent need to study the international legal aspects of the regulation of peacekeeping operations, as the main way of implementing UN peacekeeping activities aimed at ensuring international peace and security. The main thesis that Alexander Mirza offers to readers is that thanks to cooperation and respect for the positions of partners, it is possible to implement projects of any scale, while a lack of mutual understanding leads to the loosening of even the most stable structures, which was demonstrated by the UN after the start of the Cold War. The author sees a way out in peacekeeping through the new UN multilateralism and resolving the debate between humanitarian intervention and national sovereignty.