Problems from Armstrong

Author: Tim de Mey,Markku Keinänen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Analysis (Philosophy)

Page: 219

View: 5033

Dealing with Dilemmas

Where Business Analytics Fall Short

Author: Frank Buytendijk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470768488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9093

Observing how business management is obsessed with analysis and numbers, Dealing with Dilemmas shows there is an entire class of problems that cannot be solved by analysis: business dilemmas. Dilemmas, representing a large part of strategic decision-making, require the opposite approach of analysis; synthesis. Dealing with Dilemmas shows how popular performance management methodologies can be used in new and previously unexplored ways. It authoritatively shows you how your business can move forward strategically in ways previously impossible. Shows dangers in current thinking around analytics and performance management Includes practical case examples and interviews with C-level executives and government officials world-wide, both in commercial enterprise and public sector Makes the most nebulous of management processes, strategy formulation, insightful and links it tightly to strategy execution and performance management. Filled with case studies and examples, this book reveals how your business can start solving dilemmas and move forward strategically.

Nerd-Kultur: Selbstbild und Fremdwahrnehmung von (Computer-)Nerds

Author: Tim Jänick

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3842846010

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4811

Nerds. Fast jeder kennt einen. Jemanden, der ein ungewöhnliches Hobby hat. Jemanden, der sich stundenlang über kein anderes Thema unterhält. Jemanden, der möglicherweise auch auf der Arbeit noch davon erzählt. Möglicherweise ist der Leser selbst dieser jemand. Aber was macht diese Person zum Nerd? Was ist so besonders an der Gruppe der Nerds, das sie eine eigene Bezeichnung haben? Ist der fanatische Motorenfan, der sein Auto hegt und pflegt ein Nerd? Oder ist es der Computerspezialist aus der IT-Abteilung, der in seiner Freizeit Comics sammelt? Gibt es eine gemeinsame Nerd-Kultur, die eine eindeutige Aufteilung möglich macht? Die zentrale Frage ist, ob eine gemeinsame Nerd-Kultur existiert und was sie gegebenenfalls ausmacht. Dieses Buch stellt eine Rundreise durch Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft des öffentlichen Nerd-Bildes dar. Dabei erfolgt keine Beschränkung auf die theoretische Erörterung, sondern es gibt zudem einen Praxisteil mit Strategien für den Umgang mit Nerds.

Political Science as Puzzle Solving

Author: Bernard Grofman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472087235

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

View: 5363

Demonstrates that the combination of contextual knowledge and theoretical models improves our understanding of politics

Paradox Lost

A Cross-Contextual Definition of Levels of Abstraction

Author: Linda G. Elson,Alan Ponikvar

Publisher: Hampton Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

View: 2482

In this work the author is guided by an interest in bringing clarity by way of a definition to a central theme of communication theory - levels of abstraction. The author notes that a levels-perspective has been often employed in various fields of study but has not itslef been a topic of investigation. By rectifying this problem, the author hopes that there will be an appreciation of the explanatory scope of such a persepective. To this end, the works concluding chapter surveys and offers creative applications and suggestive implications of a levels approach to a wide variety of fields.

The Puzzler's Dilemma

From the Lighthouse of Alexandria to Monty Hall, a Fresh Look at Classic Conundr ums of Logic, Mathematics, and Life

Author: Derrick Niederman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101560878

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 7526

Calling all puzzlers... From mathematics to word puzzles, from logic to lateral thinking, veteran puzzle maker Derrick Niederman delights in tackling the trickiest brainteasers in a new way. Among the old chestnuts he cracks wide open are the following classics: Knights and knaves The monk and the mountain The dominoes and the chessboard The unexpected hanging The Tower of Hanoi Using real-world analogies, infectious humor, and a fresh approach, this deceptively simple volume will challenge, amuse, enlighten, and surprise even the most experienced puzzle solver.

The Divorced Dad Dilemma

Author: Gerald S. Mayer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595141927

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 108

View: 3070

At last, the confused and hurt father, experiencing the loss of marriage, family life, and routine contact with his children, can find calm and loving guidance in how to live in changed circumstances. So much written about divorce and single parenting is addressed to women. Until recently, a caring father has had relatively little guidance for his conduct in the painful process of dismantling a traditional family and establishing a new basis for relating to his former spouse and his children. Gerald S. Mayer, in The Divorced Dad Dilemma, provides this critically needed guidance in an authoratative, gentle, and thorough manner.

African Dilemma Tales

Author: William Bascom

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110873532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

View: 5310

Besser als der Zufall

"Jobs to Be Done" – die Strategie für erfolgreiche Innovation

Author: Clayton M. Christensen

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705029

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1260

Produkte werden technisch immer ausgefeilter, es gibt Dutzende verschiedene Versionen, aus denen der Kunde wählen kann. Trotzdem liegen sie wie Blei in den Regalen. Warum? Hersteller beachten nicht, welchen "Job" ein Produkt oder auch eine Dienstleistung für den Kunden erfüllen soll. Clayton M. Christensen liefert mit dem "Jobs to Be Done"-Ansatz eine umfassende Theorie, wie man die Wünsche der Kunden erkennt und in den eigenen Produkten oder Dienstleistungen umsetzt. Er zeigt die praktische Anwendung und welche Auswirkungen die Methode auf Organisationsstrukturen und Führungsentscheidungen hat. So wird Innovation von der reinen Glückssache zu einem planbaren Prozess, der Unternehmen den entscheidenden Marktvorteil bringt.

Die geheime Benedict Gesellschaft und die große Entscheidung

Author: Trenton Lee Stewart

Publisher: Bloomoon

ISBN: 3845801433

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1618

Reynie, Kleber, Kate und Constance sind mit ihren Familien zu Gast bei Mr Benedict, wenn auch einen Tick unfreiwillig! Aber solange sich in dem Haus der gefährliche »Flüsterer« befindet, ist jede Vorsichtsmaßnahme angebracht – wenn auch vergeblich! Denn die Maschine verschwindet plötzlich und beinahe spurlos.

Game Theory

A Critical Text

Author: Shaun Hargreaves Heap,Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415250955

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 3106

In recent years game theory has swept through all of the social sciences. Its practitioners have great designs for it, claiming that it offers an opportunity to unify the social sciences and that it it the natural foundation of a rational theory of society. Game Theory is for those who are intrigued but baffled by these claims, and daunted by the technical demands of most introductions to the subject. Requiring no more than simple arithmetic, the book: * Traces the origins of Game Theory and its philosophical premises * Looks at its implications for the theory of bargaining and social contract theory * Gives a detailed exposition of all of the major `games' including the famous `prisoner's dilemma' * Analyses cooperative, non cooperative, repeated, evolutionary and experimental games

Camille's Dilemma

Author: D. C. Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414025957

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8642

Understanding Elections

Author: Torrey Maloof

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 142589660X

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 4352

Improve understanding of the election process for students in grades 3-5 by introducing and exploring the connections between national, state, and local elections. Students will learn to think critically about the election process while using the provided primary sources to increase comprehension. Featuring simulations, extension activities, and flexible lesson plans, this resource makes exploring the election process with students easy and engaging.

Prisoner's Dilemma

Author: William Poundstone

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307763781

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 3478

Should you watch public television without pledging?...Exceed the posted speed limit?...Hop a subway turnstile without paying? These questions illustrate the so-called "prisoner's dilemma", a social puzzle that we all face every day. Though the answers may seem simple, their profound implications make the prisoner's dilemma one of the great unifying concepts of science. Watching players bluff in a poker game inspired John von Neumann—father of the modern computer and one of the sharpest minds of the century—to construct game theory, a mathematical study of conflict and deception. Game theory was readily embraced at the RAND Corporation, the archetypical think tank charged with formulating military strategy for the atomic age, and in 1950 two RAND scientists made a momentous discovery. Called the "prisoner's dilemma," it is a disturbing and mind-bending game where two or more people may betray the common good for individual gain. Introduced shortly after the Soviet Union acquired the atomic bomb, the prisoner's dilemma quickly became a popular allegory of the nuclear arms race. Intellectuals such as von Neumann and Bertrand Russell joined military and political leaders in rallying to the "preventive war" movement, which advocated a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. Though the Truman administration rejected preventive war the United States entered into an arms race with the Soviets and game theory developed into a controversial tool of public policy—alternately accused of justifying arms races and touted as the only hope of preventing them. A masterful work of science writing, Prisoner's Dilemma weaves together a biography of the brilliant and tragic von Neumann, a history of pivotal phases of the cold war, and an investigation of game theory's far-reaching influence on public policy today. Most important, Prisoner's Dilemma is the incisive story of a revolutionary idea that has been hailed as a landmark of twentieth-century thought.

A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences

Author: Andrew Gelman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521861985

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 6892

In this book, prominent social scientists describe quantitative models in economics, history, sociology, political science, and psychology.

Spelling, Grade 6

Author: Spectrum

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1620577542

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 2319

Spectrum Spelling brings curriculum content reading passages to life! The lessons, perfect for students in grade 6, strengthen spelling skills by focusing on dipthongs, regular and irregular plurals, related words, Greek and Latin roots, and more! Each book features full-color artwork, easy-to-understand directions, and a dictionary of spelling words. They are also aligned to national and state standards and include a complete answer key. Today, more than ever, students need to be equipped with the essential skills they need for school achievement and for success on proficiency tests. The Spectrum series has been designed to prepare students with these skills and to enhance student achievement. Developed by experts in the field of education, each title in the Spectrum workbook series offers grade-appropriate instruction and reinforcement in an effective sequence for learning success. Perfect for use at home or in school, and a favorite of parents, homeschoolers, and teachers worldwide, Spectrum is the learning partner students need for complete achievement.

The Potencies of God(s)

Schelling's Philosophy of Mythology

Author: Edward Allen Beach

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409732

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

View: 4286

This book explores the metaphysical, epistemological, and hermeneutical theories of Schelling's final system concerning the nature and meaning of religious mythology. This perspective is not surprising since Schelling regarded religion (not science or philosophy) as embodying the most complete manifestation of truth. Beach examines Schelling's novel attempt to account for the changing historical forms of religion in terms of a complex theory of dynamic spiritual powers, or "potencies." He shows that these are not mere representations, ideas, or projected feelings created by ancient myth-makers for the benefit of a credulous populace. Instead, Beach demonstrates that these potencies should be seen as animate powers inhabiting the unconscious strata of a people's collective mind.