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Everything Is Obvious

Author : Duncan J. Watts
ISBN : 9780385531696
Genre : Business & Economics
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By understanding how and when common sense fails, we can improve our understanding of the present and better plan for the future. Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and history conspire to mislead us into believing that we understand more about the world of human behavior than we do; and in turn, why attempts to predict, manage, or manipulate social and economic systems so often go awry. It seems obvious, for example, that people respond to incentives; yet policy makers and managers alike frequently fail to anticipate how people will respond to the incentives they create. Social trends often seem to be driven by certain influential people; yet marketers have been unable to identify these “influencers” in advance. And although successful products or companies always seem in retrospect to have succeeded because of their unique qualities, predicting the qualities of the next hit product or hot company is notoriously difficult even for experienced professionals. Watts' argument has important implications in politics, business, and marketing, as well as in science and everyday life.
Category: Business & Economics

The Dimensions Of A Higher Intelligent Living Being

Author : Jeffery A. Smith
ISBN : 9781504948289
Genre : Philosophy
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The dimensions of a higher intelligent living being part 1 is about what dimensions are in life because I think any dimension is something for any dimension to be what any is in life, and therefore, the dimensions of a higher intelligent living being is about how dimensions are in life because I think any dimension is something for any dimension to be how any dimension is in life, even though, the dimensions of a higher intelligent living being part 1 is about the possibility of a higher intelligent living being because I think everything is created by a higher intelligent living being that I choose to call God; different aspects of God, God’s will, God’s state of consciousness, God’s thoughts, God’s mind, and God’s being; how everything is in relation to God; how any dimension is able to be overlapping, and co-existing with any other dimension; the embodiment of God, someone, something, and everything because I think there are different characteristics or features that is apart of making up the embodiment of God, someone, something, and everything; God, and someone having a choice of right or wrong because I think God, and someone can choose something that is right or wrong for God, and someone to be having a choice of right or wrong; how something doesn’t have a choice of right or wrong; how something is opposite of itself; someone’s thoughts because I think someone’s thoughts is someone’s history of someone’s life; the truth or a lie because I think someone can be right or wrong for someone to be choosing the truth or a lie; someone’s beliefs because I think someone’s thoughts is someone’s beliefs, and someone’s feelings because I think someone has feelings for someone to be feeling what someone is feeling.
Category: Philosophy

Everything Is On The Move

Author : Stephan Conermann
ISBN : 9783847002741
Genre : Fiction
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In this volume, we try to understand the “Mamluk Empire” not as a confined space but as a region where several nodes of different networks existed side-by-side and at the same time. In our opinion, these networks constitute to a great extent the core of the so-called Mamluk society; they form the basis of the social order. Following, in part, concepts refined in the New Area Studies, recent reflections about the phenomenon of the “Empire – State”, trajectories in today’s Global History, and the spatial turn in modern historiography, we intend to identify a number of physical and cognitive networks with one or more nodes in Mamluk-controlled territories. In addition to this, one of the most important analytical questions would be to define the role of these networks in Mamluk society.
Category: Fiction

Everything Is Workable

Author : Diane Musho Hamilton
ISBN : 9780834829183
Genre : Self-Help
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Conflict is going to be a part of your life—as long as you have relationships, a job, or dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep insight as well. Seasoned mediator Diane Hamilton provides the skill set you need to engage conflict with wisdom and compassion, and even—sometimes—to be grateful for it. She teaches us how to: • Cultivate the mirror-like quality of attention as your base • Identify three personal conflict styles and determine which ones you fall into • Recognize the three fundamental perspectives in any conflict situation and learn to inhabit each of them • Turn conflicts in families, at work, and in every kind of interpersonal situation into win-win situations Her unique approach unites Zen wisdom and Integral Spirituality with her own story and her experiences as a professional mediator in a way that shows you how to look at conflict in a new way: as an essentially spiritual practice.
Category: Self-Help

Summary Everything Is Negotiable

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782806242624
Genre : Business & Economics
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The must-read summary of Gavin Kennedy's book: "Everything Is Negotiable: How To Negotiate and Win". This complete summary of the ideas from Gavin Kennedy's book "Everything Is Negotiable" shows that if you automatically assume that things are possible until circumstances prove otherwise, you will be amazed at the bargains you can strike – even in unexpected areas. When you assume that anything is unnegotiable, simply because the other party has not yet indicated a willingness to negotiate, you are missing huge opportunities to make better deals for yourself, for the company you work for and for the people you buy things from. Negotiation is the simple process of structuring a business transaction in such a way that everyone involved gains the most. There is always a better deal waiting in the wings. This summary is packed with funny anecdotes and useful tips. This summary makes you rethink your own negotiating abilities and make better deals. Added-value of this book: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Develop your business knowledge To learn more, read "Everything Is Negotiable" and your business affairs will flourish.
Category: Business & Economics

Object Thinking

Author : David West
ISBN : 9780735637511
Genre : Computers
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In OBJECT THINKING, esteemed object technologist David West contends that the mindset makes the programmer—not the tools and techniques. Delving into the history, philosophy, and even politics of object-oriented programming, West reveals how the best programmers rely on analysis and conceptualization—on thinking—rather than formal process and methods. Both provocative and pragmatic, this book gives form to what’s primarily been an oral tradition among the field’s revolutionary thinkers—and it illustrates specific object-behavior practices that you can adopt for true object design and superior results. Gain an in-depth understanding of: Prerequisites and principles of object thinking. Object knowledge implicit in eXtreme Programming (XP) and Agile software development. Object conceptualization and modeling. Metaphors, vocabulary, and design for object development. Learn viable techniques for: Decomposing complex domains in terms of objects. Identifying object relationships, interactions, and constraints. Relating object behavior to internal structure and implementation design. Incorporating object thinking into XP and Agile practice.
Category: Computers

Business Method Patents

Author : Gregory A. Stobbs
ISBN : 9780735521582
Genre : Law
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In a landmark decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, in Signature Financial v. State Street Bank, held that business methods may be patented. This holding, together with the explosive growth of the Internet, has turned the business method patent into the "hot" new growth area of intellectual property. Business Method Patents is your guide to the unique opportunities and risks in this emerging area of IP law. Depend on it as your authoritative source for court-tested guidance on: - Mechanics of the patent application - Prior art researching - Drafting claims - Drafting the complete specification - Drawings required for business method patents - Illustrating the business system through drawings - Building a patent portfolio for attracting capital - Enforcing and licensing business method patents.
Category: Law

The Restitution Of Man

Author : Michael D. Aeschliman
ISBN : 080284491X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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C.S. Lewis and the Case against scientism.
Category: Literary Criticism

Introduction To Political Thought

Author : Peri Roberts
ISBN : 9780748664825
Genre : Philosophy
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This textbook, now in itsa second edition, is designed to equip students with a basic 'conceptual toolkit' for the study of political thought: (i) a basic political vocabulary, (ii) a conceptual vocabulary and (iii) an historical vocabulary.
Category: Philosophy