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The Future We Choose

Author : Christiana Figueres
ISBN : 9780525658368
Genre : Science
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Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs. In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster.
Category: Science

Future We Choose

Author : CHRISTIANA. CARNAC FIGUERES (TOM.)
ISBN : 1786580535
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The Future We Ask For

Author : Don C. Davis ThB BA Mdiv
ISBN : 9781480814448
Genre : Fiction
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Which is better, to live on the holding edge of the past, or the growing edge of the future? Don Davis writes on the growing edge of the future. His novel, A Place In The Story, is about choosing to live on the growing edge. The seven sequels are more than just the best of serious fiction; they tell the story of Dr. Kelly, beloved granddad, who is also a down-to-earth philosopher of life, future-vision speaker and writer, and a most unusual professor. Through A Place In The Story, we can shadow Dr. Kellys faith journey story and dare to dream our best dreams, then give them their best chance to happen as fellow pioneers of new tomorrows and the new sacred. We live in the greatest age in all human history! We are indebted to the past, but we owe more to the future. The rewards have never been greater for the human family to choose the identity markers of the Big Ten Universal Qualities to define our best future. When we choose the Big Ten Universal Qualities for our identity markers our brain creates a kind of inner voice, a talisman, an alter ego, that magnetizes the identity markers that lead us to our higher self.
Category: Fiction

Choosing The Future

Author : Stuart Wells
ISBN : 9780750698764
Genre : Business & Economics
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Strategy requires an ability to conceive the future, see and create possibilities, and focus to choose a direction. Successful strategy is a mental discipline consisting of broad ranging, flexible, and creative thinking. Choosing the Future will help you achieve this success by studying fundamentals such as effective group thinking, knowing when to delay a decision for more information, balancing contrasting modes of thought, and transforming thought into action. Using a cycle to show the relationship among different strategic thinking tools, Choosing the Future gives you guidance to respond to these basic questions: What seems to be happening? What possibilities do we face? What are we going to do about it? Choosing the Future will help you advance your thinking skills. Rather than telling you what to do, it teaches you to use your business knowledge to discover your own ideas and strategic direction. Stuart Wells is Professor of Organization and Management at San Jose State University, where he serves as Director of the Center for Global Competitiveness and as Director of the Small Business Institute. As founder of the Leading Edge Consulting Group and co-founder of Corporate Wisdom, he has worked on leadership development and strategy issues with such major corporations as Clorox, Dupont, PepsiCo, and Proctor and Gamble. He is the author of several books, including From Sage to Artisan: The Nine Roles of the Value-Driven Leader. A how-to book that advances thinking skills. A guaranteed approach to improve the quality of strategic thinking. Shows how to discover your own ideas and strategic direction.
Category: Business & Economics

Creating The Future Of Your Choice

Author : John J. Perry
ISBN : 9781493144310
Genre : Self-Help
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This self-paced workbook will help you create the future of your choice. You can use it to structure your thoughts, images, and actions in ways that are likely to maximize the chances that your dreams will be realized. It will give you a structure for envisioning your desired future and writing an inspiring vision statement. It will help you determine whether or not you have enough personal energy to fuel your journey, scan the landscape ahead to identify obstacles, and identify and nurture relationships with those who will be important to your success. Finally, it will help you develop a plan for turning your vision into reality and find ways to strengthen and sustain your will to succeed at executing your plan.
Category: Self-Help

The Elgar Companion To Austrian Economics

Author : P. J. Boettke
ISBN : 9780857934680
Genre : Political Science
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'The book can be recommended both to those who know something about Austrian economics already, and to those who know nothing.' David Simpson, Economic Affairs 'Mr Boettke's very readable compendium consists of short articles by mostly young scholars, selected to illustrate the diversity and fecundity of modern Austrian economics.' Michael Prowse, The Financial Times The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics is a major new reference work which highlights the common ground between all the branches of the school while demonstrating the breadth and diversity within it. The Companion reflects the many areas where Austrian economists have made contributions, including technical economics, methodology of the social sciences, political theory and political science. This book includes contributions from an international group of scholars whose work demonstrates a basic similarity and interest in questions which have historically been associated with the Austrian approach to economics, although many of the contributors would not consider themselves to be strictly of this school. The distinguished team of contributors commissioned by the editor includes: K.D. Hoover, I.M. Kirzner, A. Klamer, D. Lavoie, C.K. Rowley, M. Rizzo, M. Rutherford, R.E. Wagner, U. Witt, L. Yeager. Each entry is fully referenced and includes suggestions for further readings on the topic. The Companion will be the standard reference work for all those engaged in the field of Austrian Economics. It not only introduces students to the Austrian school, but also serves as an important research tool for scholars working within the Austrian tradition.
Category: Political Science

The Future We Wish We Had

Author : Martin H. Greenberg
ISBN : 9781101043196
Genre : Fiction
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The future holds endless possibilities... This volume inclues 16 intriguing visions of tomorrow. Features stories by: Esther M. Friesner Brenda Cooper Kevin J. Anderson P. R. Frost Mike Resnick James Patrick Kelly Lisanne Norman Dean Wesley Smith Irene Radford Kristine Kathryn Rusch And more... For all of those who thought that by now that they'd be driving along the skyways in their own personal jet car, who assumed that humans would have established bases on the Moon and Mars, or that diseases would have been conqured, the aging process slowed to a crawl, and war eliminated along with social injustice -- here are sixteen stories of futures that might someday be reality.
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The Branded Mind

Author : Erik Du Plessis
ISBN : 9780749462987
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Branded Mind is about how people think, and particularly how people think about brands. It explores what we know about the structure of the brain, explains how the different parts of the brain interact, and then demonstrates how this relates to current marketing theories on consumer behaviour. It investigates developments in neuroscience and neuromarketing, and how brain science can contribute to marketing and brand building strategies. Including research by Millward Brown, one of the World's top market research companies, it touches on key topics such as the nature of feelings, emotions and moods, personality, measuring the brain, consumer behaviour and decision making and market segmentation.
Category: Business & Economics

Choosing The Future For American Juvenile Justice

Author : Franklin E. Zimring
ISBN : 9781479841561
Genre : Social Science
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This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools? This essential volume, edited by two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.
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Imperialism With Chinese Characteristics Reading And Re Reading China S 2006 Defense White Paper

Author : Michael K. Metcalf
ISBN : 9781937877033
Genre : History
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PRINT FORMAT ONLY NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Mike Metcalf's discussion paper, Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics, argues that China's 2006 Defense White Paper not only explains the importance of China's continuing military buildup but also lays the theoretical foundation of a new defense policy that seems to amount to nothing less than imperialism.
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Ending The Epidemic Of Child Abuse

Author : Robert Anthony
ISBN : 9780557026913
Genre :
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Designed to change anyone's life; you cannot read this book and walk away unchanged. "Ending the Epidemic of Child Abuse" is an all encompassing guide for survivors that will help you learn to thrive, not just survive. Anyone can read this book to learn how to help survivors of child abuse across the globe, and it all starts by changing one life at a time. This book covers all the information required to become totally psychologically healthy. In this book I start by explaining the critical first steps needed for healing, and I end up explaining how to use all the tools I mention in a way to end the suffering that is due to child abuse. This book is timeless, the information will be just as valuable, and applicable 20 years from now as it is today. Every survivor can benefit from the knowledge it contains.
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How Might We Live Global Ethics In The New Century

Author : Ken Booth
ISBN : 0521005205
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume looks outward to the new century and to the dynamics of this first truly global age. It asks the fundamental question: how might human societies live? The contributors believe that there is nothing more political than ethics. By exploring in the newest context some of the oldest questions about duties and obligations within and beyond humanly constructed boundaries, the essays help us ponder the most profound question in world politics today: who will the twenty-first century be for?
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High Growth And Low Consumption In East Asia How To Improve Welfare While Avoiding Financial Failures

Author : Céline Rochon
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Genre : China
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This paper analyzes certain policies that are typical of a number of rapidly growing East Asian countries in which a fixed exchange rate, combined with a surplus labor market, has made domestic assets relatively inexpensive, generating high rates of FDI as well as domestic capital formation. This "investment hunger" can lead to unanticipated declines in the returns to investment, and resulting financial insolvencies. Private consumption remains low and there are concerns that high savings rates cannot be sustained. We construct a dynamic general equilibrium model and apply it to a stylized Asian economy, loosely based upon China. We calibrate a benchmark equilibrium, and carry out various counterfactual simulations to analyze alternative policies, in particular tax cuts and exchange rate revaluations, as instruments in increasing private consumption while avoiding bank failures.
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Sofsem 2008 Theory And Practice Of Computer Science

Author : Villiam Geffert
ISBN : 9783540775652
Genre : Computers
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This volume contains the invited and the contributed papers selected for p- th sentation at SOFSEM 2008, the 34 Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, which was held January 19-25, 2008, in the Atrium Hotel, Novy ́ Smokovec, High Tatras in Slovakia. SOFSEM (originally SOFtware SEMinar), as an annual international c- ference devoted to the theory and practice of computer science, aims to foster cooperationamongprofessionalsfromacademiaandindustryworkinginallareas in this ?eld. Developing over the years from a local event to a fully international and well-established conference, contemporary SOFSEM continues to maintain the best of its original Winter School aspects, such as a high number of invited talks and in-depth coverage of novel research results in selected areas within computer science. SOFSEM 2008 was organized around the following tracks: - Foundations of Computer Science (Chair: Juhani Karhum ̈ aki) - Computing by Nature (Chair: Alberto Bertoni) - Networks, Security, and Cryptography (Chair: Bart Preneel) - Web Technologies (Chair: Pavol N ́ avrat) The SOFSEM 2008 Program Committee consisted of 75 international - perts, representing active areas of the SOFSEM 2008 tracks with outstanding expertise and an eye for current developments, evaluating the submissions with the help of 169 additional reviewers. An integral part of SOFSEM 2008 was the traditional Student Research - rum (chaired by Ma ́ria Bielikov ́ a), organized with the aim of presenting student projectsinthetheoryandpracticeofcomputerscienceandtogivestudentsfe- back on both originality of their scienti'c results and on their work in progress.
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The Big Difference

Author : Nicola Phillips
ISBN : 1843040018
Genre : Decision making
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"Sometimes choices are a bit like American TV - you've got 200 channels but you can't find anything you want to watch." Nicola Phillips Making choices. It's very hard to do. There are books that tell you how to get what you want, but that's not much use if you don't know what you want. This book tackles the toughest issue - how to make choices and find what it is that would make the big difference to you. Making choices is often the hardest part of life and work - in fact it's so hard, most of us avoid making any at all. We let others choose, or just stick with the status quo. But why is it so hard? And can it be made easier? Most books and articles work on the basis that you know what you want, and go on to suggest ways to get it. They don't tell you how to make the actual decision, just that you should - yet that's the part that causes problems. The Big Difference is a book about choices. Choosing your goals, choosing your way, choosing how to get there, choosing what not to do, choosing who to be and not be. It recognises that with every choice, you're losing something. That's one reason choosing is so hard, but it can be made easier. This is also a book about momentum, and how to make that leap from understanding to action. By combining the right choice with your own momentum, you make big things happen for you. What this book will do for you: Tackle the issue that other books and articles skirt around - how do you actually make a choice? Really get you to be doing what you want to be doing, by stimulating you to think about when you are choosing (or not) Shows you how to get momentum for yourself and your life Inspire you to direct your own life, and not just go along with somebody else's version Are you doing what you'd rather be doing?
Category: Decision making

Electric Water

Author : Christopher C. Swan
ISBN : 1550923498
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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What if it was possible to combine energy and water in such a way that would contribute to the reversal of global warming and the restoration of the planet? What if it were possible to have a better quality of life, without having to give up anything? What if that plan made such economic sense that governments and large corporations would buy into it? As it turns out, it is possible to create an energy source by using key technologies that are already available. Most cities have enough rain and sun to meet their water and energy needs, simply by using technology we already have. Building on current mainstream trends in solar energy and wind power, Electric Water offers a clear vision of how the world’s energy and water infrastructure could be transformed. The book provides: • An outline of the major issues that need addressing, including global warming • A fascinating explanation of key technologies in plain language • A vision of business and job opportunities in restoration • Real-life examples, such as the Louisiana Coastal Restoration program • Websites for further information Unlike many other books on this subject, Electric Water uses accessible language to propose a workable plan for a revolutionary integration of technology and quality of life that will be of special interest to planners, engineers, and architects. Christopher C. Swan is a San Francisco designer, writer, and entrepreneur who specializes in infrastructure.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Change We Choose

Author : Gordon Brown
ISBN : 9781780570570
Genre : Political Science
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The Change We Choose: Speeches 2007-2009 brings together the key speeches made by Gordon Brown during the first two and a half years of his premiership. It reflects how the values and beliefs that have defined his political career have shaped his response to what have been arguably some of the greatest challenges ever to have faced a new prime minister. The speeches in this book trace what will be seen by historians as an extraordinary era in British and international history. We can learn a lot about his premiership by looking at the Prime Minister's penetrating and insightful speeches in this period, as he sets out his thinking on domestic and foreign policy and responds to the events that have shaped his time in office. We also learn much about Gordon Brown, the man, from the insights of those who have kindly agreed to contribute introductions - and from the person who knows him best of all: his wife, Sarah, who introduced his party conference speeches.
Category: Political Science

Key Philosophers In Conversation

Author : Andrew Pyle
ISBN : 9781134679188
Genre : Philosophy
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Key Philosophers in Conversation is a fascinating collection of interviews presenting the ideas of some of the worlds leading contemporary philosophers. Each interview features a discussion with a key philosopher looking at philosophical issues such as; the philosophy of mind, ethics, science, political philosophy and the history of philosophy. Those interviewed are; W.V.O Quine, Michael Dummet, Mary Warnock, Hilary Putnam, Alasdair MacIntyre, Daniel Dennett, Martha Nussbaum, Roger Scruton, Bernard Williams, Jean Hampton, Richard Dawkins, Derek Parfit, Peter Strawson, David Gauthier, Hugh Mellor, John Cottingham, Adam Morton, Stefan Korner, Richard Sorabji and Nancy Cartwright. This book offers an excellent insight to contemporary philosophy and is ideal for anyone seeking an introduction to what is happening in Philosophy today.
Category: Philosophy

Transformative Experience

Author : L. A. Paul
ISBN : 9780191027819
Genre : Philosophy
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As we live our lives, we repeatedly make decisions that shape our future circumstances and affect the sort of person we will be. When choosing whether to start a family, or deciding on a career, we often think we can assess the options by imagining what different experiences would be like for us. L. A. Paul argues that, for choices involving dramatically new experiences, we are confronted by the brute fact that we can know very little about our subjective futures. This has serious implications for our decisions. If we make life choices in the way we naturally and intuitively want to—by considering what we care about, and what our future selves will be like if we choose to have the experience—we only learn what we really need to know after we have already committed ourselves. If we try to escape the dilemma by avoiding an experience, we have still made a choice. Choosing rationally, then, may require us to regard big life decisions as choices to make discoveries, small and large, about the intrinsic nature of experience, and to recognize that part of the value of living authentically is to experience one's life and preferences in whatever way they may evolve in the wake of the choices you make. Using classic philosophical examples about the nature of consciousness, and drawing on recent work in normative decision theory, cognitive science, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind, Paul develops a rigorous account of transformative experience that sheds light on how we should understand real-world experience and our capacity to rationally map our subjective futures.
Category: Philosophy