Group Communication

Author: Peter Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134833318

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Group Communication introduces applications of small group dynamics. Hartley shows how an understanding of how groups work and interact can improve the chances of successful team communication and cooperation. Group Communication includes: * critical reviews of group research * explanation of the difficulties and practicalities of observing groups * analysis of major group processes, including conformity and decision-making * analysis and case studies of the management team, student seminar/project groups and self-help groups * practical recommendation for group communication * references and suggestions for further reading and research.

Truth in Virtue of Meaning

A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Author: Gillian Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199232673

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 6749

The analytic/synthetic distinction looks simple. It is a distinction between two different kinds of sentence. Synthetic sentences are true in part because of the way the world is, and in part because of what they mean. Analytic sentences - like all bachelors are unmarried and triangles have three sides - are different. They are true in virtue of meaning, so no matter what the world is like, as long as the sentence means what it does, it will be true. This distinction seems powerful because analytic sentences seem to be knowable in a special way. One can know that all bachelors are unmarried, for example, just by thinking about what it means. But many twentieth-century philosophers, with Quine in the lead, argued that there were no analytic sentences, that the idea of analyticity didn't even make sense, and that the analytic/synthetic distinction was therefore an illusion. Others couldn't see how there could fail to be a distinction, however ingenious the arguments of Quine and his supporters. But since the heyday of the debate, things have changed in the philosophy of language. Tools have been refined, confusions cleared up, and most significantly, many philosophers now accept a view of language - semantic externalism - on which it is possible to see how the distinction could fail. One might be tempted to think that ultimately the distinction has fallen for reasons other than those proposed in the original debate. In Truth in Virtue of Meaning, Gillian Russell argues that it hasn't. Using the tools of contemporary philosophy of language, she outlines a view of analytic sentences which is compatible with semantic externalism and defends that view against the old Quinean arguments. She then goes on to draw out the surprising epistemological consequences of her approach.

The Dark Side of Software Engineering

Evil on Computing Projects

Author: Johann Rost,Robert L. Glass

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470922877

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 6156

Betrayal! Corruption! Software engineering? Industry experts Johann Rost and Robert L. Glass explore the seamy underbelly of software engineering in this timely report on and analysis of the prevalance of subversion, lying, hacking, and espionage on every level of software project management. Based on the authors' original research and augmented by frank discussion and insights from other well-respected figures, The Dark Side of Software Engineering goes where other management studies fear to tread -- a corporate environment where schedules are fabricated, trust is betrayed, millions of dollars are lost, and there is a serious need for the kind of corrective action that this book ultimately proposes.

Military Law Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military law

Page: N.A

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Author: Anita Pankake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317920627

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3322

This book shows school leaders how to put programs and change efforts into action; facilitate and coordinate tasks; monitor progress; and support those responsible for carrying out projects and plans.

Mid-career entrepreneur

how to start a business and be your own boss

Author: Joseph R. Mancuso

Publisher: Dearborn Trade Pub

ISBN: 9780793107193

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

View: 6133

Many former corporate executives become entrepreneurs in order to be their own bosses. This book explores the experience of starting a business in mid-career from three different angles: starting a new business from scratch, buying a franchise, and acquiring a business that someone else has started.


Author: Lars Fredrik Svendsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317488598

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 497

Work is one of the most universal features of human life; virtually everybody spends some part of their life at work. It is often associated with tedium and boredom; in conflict with the things we would otherwise love to do. Thinking of work primarily as a burden - an activity we would rather be without - is a thought that was shared by the philosophers in ancient Greece, who generally regarded work as a terrible curse. And yet, research shows that it prolongs life and is generally good for people's physical and mental health. This is perhaps why work is increasingly recognized as a crucial source of meaning and social identity. And our attitudes to work have been changing significantly in the last decades, with an increased demand for meaning and self-realization in the workplace.In this book, Lars Svendsen argues that we need to complete this reorientation of our feelings about work and collapse the differences between leisure and work. Work, like the poor, is always with us. But to overcome the sense of being burnt out, we must think of work as not only productive but recreative - in other words, a lot more like leisure.

Histórias e Fragmentos de Arte Empresarial

Author: Hugo Chelo Miguel Morgado

Publisher: Leya

ISBN: 9896940630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 3786

Nesta obra o leitor não encontrará modelos, nem teorias, nem sequer uma longa dissertação académica. Propomos, em contrapartida, a leitura de histórias, narrativas e pequenos fragmentos dos grandes mestres do pensamento ocidental. Este volume incide sobre aspectos cruciais da "vida empresarial", isto é, sobre o conjunto de qualidades, aptidões, dificuldades e problemas que caracterizam as actividades humanas cooperativas, cuja coordenação tem em vista uma determinada finalidade. O carácter predominantemente técnico dos meios de formação de muitas das actividades profissionais tende por si só a gerar especialistas sem espírito, nem visão. O que propomos é fornecer ideias novas/antigas que cultivem mentes mais criativas, mais livres e mais humanas. E de forma a que o pensar seja um processo dinâmico e continuo foi contruído um blog para que a leitura não se esgote na obra editada. Será um espaço de discussão e de contraditório à volta não só das grandes histórias e narrativas que trazem à gestão outra prespectiva mas também à volta do prazer puro e simples de pensar e reflectir com os grandes mestres.

Formen der Macht

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866473607


Page: 319

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Bertrand Russells brillante Analyse der Formen der Macht ist längst zum Klassiker avanciert. In den Augen des britischen Philosophen und Nobelpreisträgers ist Macht die Triebkraft allen menschlichen Handelns und damit der entscheidende Faktor der Geschichte. Ob Wirtschaft, Militär oder Erziehung, sie alle üben Macht aus, die jeweils nach speziellen Regeln funktioniert. Russells bis heute aktuelle Botschaft - Erst wenn der Mensch die verschiedenen Formen der Macht sicher versteht, ist er in der Lage, deren Missbrauch zu kontrollieren.

Die Richterin


Author: Benno Hurt

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423423420

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8481

Judith S. – eine Frau in G roßaufnahme Judith S. ist eine Frau von 46 Jahren. Ihr rotes Haar fällt auf. Sie trägt es offen. Sie lebt allein, hat keine Kinder. Sie ist eine hervorragende Richterin und wird bald befördert werden. Ihre Eltern sind vor einigen Jahren gestorben. Sonntags besucht sie nur das Grab ihres Vaters und fotografiert dabei heimlich den Garten und das bunte Leben einer Familie, die jenseits der Friedhofsmauer wohnt. Sie möchte sich ein neues Familienalbum schaffen. In der Liebe hat sie wenig Erfahrung – sie will kontrollieren und führt doch, gerade in der Nacht, ein Doppelleben.

Twelve Years a Slave

Die wahre Geschichte

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492967086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9291

Solomon Northup lebte als freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer in Louisiana verkauft wurde. Zwölf Jahre erlitt er grausamste Gefangenschaft, bevor er seine Freiheit zurückgewann und zu seiner Familie heimkehrte. Seine Memoiren von 1853 sind nicht nur wertvolles historisches Testament, sondern auch berührendes Zeugnis eines mutigen und unnachgiebigen Mannes. John Ridleys Drehbuch basiert auf seinem wahren Bericht.

Kleine Rassenkunde Des Deutschen Volkes

Author: H. F. K. Gunther

Publisher: Ostara Publications

ISBN: 9781644404164

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 8328

Die kurze Version von Günthers Rassenkunde des deutschen Volkes. Das Buch definiert die Deutschen aus fünf rassischen Subtypen: Nordisch, Mittelmeer, Alpine, Ostbaltisch und Dinarisch. Jeder rassische Subtyp ist nach allgemeinem physikalischem Aussehen definiert, einschließlich Haar-, Augen- und Hautfarben und Gesichtsstruktur.

Asterix - die ganze Wahrheit

Author: René van Royen,Sunnyva van der Vegt

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406573828


Page: 190

View: 5462


Ein Gedicht in drei Gesängen. Aus dem Schwed. übs. von Joh. van der Smissen

Author: Johan Ludvig Runeberg

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Author: Steven Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492050357


Page: 430

View: 5685

Eins nach dem anderen. Bleiben Sie ruhig. Wenn Sie das hier lesen, bin ich nicht mehr da. Nehmen Sie den Hörer und drücken Sie die Eins. Dr. Randle wird sich melden, Sie müssen sofort zu ihr fahren. Sofort. Mit Bedauern und voller Hoffnung, gezeichnet der


Author: Alexander von Humboldt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronomy

Page: 453

View: 2882

"Die Juden sind unser Unglück"

antisemitische Verschwörungstheorien und ihre Verankerung in Politik und Gesellschaft

Author: Jasmin Waibl-Stockner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364350019X

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 392

View: 3234