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Engine Of Impact

Author : William F. Meehan III
ISBN : 9781503603622
Genre : Business & Economics
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We are entering a new era—an era of impact. The largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history will soon be under way, bringing with it the potential for huge increases in philanthropic funding. Engine of Impact shows how nonprofits can apply the principles of strategic leadership to attract greater financial support and leverage that funding to maximum effect. As Good to Great author Jim Collins writes in his foreword, this book offers "a detailed roadmap of disciplined thought and action for turning a good nonprofit into one that can achieve great impact at scale." William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker identify seven essential components of strategic leadership that set high-achieving organizations apart from the rest of the nonprofit sector. Together, these components form an "engine of impact"—a system that organizations must build, tune, and fuel if they hope to make a real difference in the world. Drawing on decades of teaching, advising, grantmaking, and research, Meehan and Jonker provide an actionable guide that executives, staff, board members, and donors can use to jumpstart their own performance and to achieve extraordinary results for their organization. Along with setting forth best practices using real-world examples, the authors outline common management challenges faced by nonprofits, showing how these challenges differ from those faced by for-profit businesses in important and often-overlooked ways. By offering crucial insights on the fundamentals of nonprofit management, this book will help leaders equip their organizations to fire on all cylinders and unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector. Visit www.engineofimpact.org for additional information.
Category: Business & Economics

Engineering

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ISBN : UOM:39015023179610
Genre : Engineering
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Category: Engineering

Public Investment As An Engine Of Growth

Author : Mr. Andrew M. Warner
ISBN : 9781498395724
Genre : Business & Economics
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This paper looks at the empirical record whether big infrastructure and public capital drives have succeeded in accelerating economic growth in low-income countries. It looks at big long-lasting drives in public capital spending, as these were arguably clear and exogenous policy decisions. On average the evidence shows only a weak positive association between investment spending and growth and only in the same year, as lagged impacts are not significant. Furthermore, there is little evidence of long term positive impacts. Some individual countries may be exceptions to this general result, as for example Ethiopia in recent years, as high public investment has coincided with high GDP growth, but it is probably too early to draw definitive conclusions. The fact that the positive association is largely instantaneous argues for the importance of either reverse causality, as capital spending tends to be cut in slumps and increased in booms, or Keynesian demand effects, as spending boosts output in the short run. It argues against the importance of long term productivity effects, as these are triggered by the completed investments (which take several years) and not by the mere spending on the investments. In fact a slump in growth rather than a boom has followed many public capital drives of the past. Case studies indicate that public investment drives tend eventually to be financed by borrowing and have been plagued by poor analytics at the time investment projects were chosen, incentive problems and interest-group-infested investment choices. These observations suggest that the current public investment drives will be more likely to succeed if governments do not behave as in the past, and instead take analytical issues seriously and safeguard their decision process against interests that distort public investment decisions.
Category: Business & Economics

The Engine Of Complexity

Author : John E. Mayfield
ISBN : 9780231535281
Genre : Science
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The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and, more recently, management science and economics. In this book, John E. Mayfield elegantly synthesizes core concepts from multiple disciplines to offer a new approach to understanding how evolution works and how complex organisms, structures, organizations, and social orders can and do arise based on information theory and computational science. Intended for the intellectually adventuresome, this book challenges and rewards readers with a nuanced understanding of evolution and complexity that offers consistent, durable, and coherent explanations for major aspects of our life experiences. Numerous examples throughout the book illustrate evolution and complexity formation in action and highlight the core function of computation lying at the work's heart.
Category: Science

Fundamentals Of Motor Vehicle Technology

Author : Victor Albert Walter Hillier
ISBN : 0748705317
Genre : Automobiles
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This is the fourth edition of a textbook which aims to cover the construction of motor vehicles and their components in a manner simple enough to be understood by young apprentices beginning their training as mechanics, and detailed enough to serve as a solid foundation for later work.
Category: Automobiles

The Engine Of Reason The Seat Of The Soul

Author : Paul M. Churchland
ISBN : 0262531429
Genre : Medical
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This work summarizes results from neuroscience and recent work with artificial neural networks that together suggest a unified set of answers to questions about how the brain actually works; how it sustains a thinking, feeling, dreaming self; and how it sustains a self-conscious person.
Category: Medical

The Ferocious Engine Of Democracy

Author : Michael P. Riccards
ISBN : 9780585114194
Genre : History
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Opinions will vary widely on all the presidents, but this work will make those opinions more penetrating and judicious.— James MacGregor Burns
Category: History

Railway Age

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105125357082
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Point Of Aim Point Of Impact

Author : Jay Taylor
ISBN : 9781449062071
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Point of Aim, Point of Impact Is one mans recolection of his Vietnam experience. That young man was a Marine Corps Scout Sniper and the book addresses many issues of the Scout Snipers and Vietnam Vetrans both during the war and present day. It is not a book that glorifies war or weaves a Hollywood script around lies and half truths. In telling the story of one young Marine Sniper it attempts to deal with the real issues which evolved from the tramatic experiences of killing people and watching friends being maimed and killed. Point of Aim, Point of Impact is a must read for all Veterans From WWII to todays returning warriors as well as their family and friends.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Engines Of Democracy

Author : Alan Rosenthal
ISBN : 9781483304540
Genre : Political Science
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State legislators have often been in the shadow of their national counterparts, but they drive the processes of democracy. Rosenthal brings together a lifetime of research and experience on state legislative politics into one eminently readable volume—a dynamic, inside view of the people involved, the politics that prevail, and the interest groups and lobbyists who advocate their causes. Building on earlier work with new data and recent interviews and observations, Rosenthal looks at the way representation works, Americans’ critical view of their legislatures, the role of legislative leaders, the dynamics of executive-legislative relationships, as well as norms and ethics. Both a complement and contrast to the policymaking process on Capitol Hill, Engines of Democracy proves that no one gives insight into state legislators and their work the way Alan Rosenthal can.
Category: Political Science

Engines Of Innovation

Author : Holden Thorp
ISBN : 9781469611846
Genre : Education
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In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water. They provide not only an urgent call to action but also a practical guide for our nation's leading institutions to make the most of the opportunities available to be major players in solving the world's biggest problems. A preface and a new chapter by the authors address recent developments, including innovative licensing strategies, developments in online education, and the value of arts and sciences in an entrepreneurial society.
Category: Education

Advances In Protective Structures Research

Author : Hong Hao
ISBN : 9780415643375
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The International Association of Protective Structures (IAPS) was launched on 1 October 2010 in Manchester, UK during the first International Conference of Protective Structures. The primary purpose of IAPS is to bring researchers and engineers working in the area of protective structures together, and to promote research and development work for better life and structure protection against shock and impact loads. More information can be found at http://www.protectivestructures.org/contact.html. Advances in Protective Structures Research is the first publication in a series of planned publications by IAPS. It contains 13 chapters prepared by active and prominent researchers around the world in the area of protective structures. It covers the dynamic material model and material properties, structural response analysis, structural reliability analysis, impact loads and ground shock. The contents of the book reflect well the current research achievements and practice in structural protection against blast and impact loads. They represent the advanced international research status in theoretical derivations, numerical simulations, and laboratory and field tests for structure protections.
Category: Technology & Engineering