Simple Rules

How to Thrive in a Complex World

Author: Donald Sull,Kathleen M. Eisenhardt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544409590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5212

HOW SIMPLICITY TRUMPS COMPLEXITY IN NATURE, BUSINESS, AND LIFE Complexity surrounds us. We have too much email, juggle multiple remotes, and hack through thickets of regulations from phone contracts to health plans. But complexity isn’t destiny. Sull and Eisenhardt argue there’s a better way. By developing a few simple yet effective rules, people can best even the most complex problems. In Simple Rules, Sull and Eisenhardt masterfully challenge how we think about complexity and offer a new lens on how to cope. They take us on a surprising tour of what simple rules are, where they come from, and why they work. The authors illustrate the six kinds o f rules that really matter - for helping artists find creativity and the Federal Reserve set interest rates, for keeping birds on track and Zipcar members organized, and for how insomniacs can sleep and mountain climbers stay safe. Drawing on rigorous research and riveting stories, the authors ingeniously find insights in unexpected places, from the way Tina Fey codified her experience at Saturday Night Live into rules for producing 30 Rock (rule five: never tell a crazy person he’s crazy) to burglars’ rules for robbery (“avoid houses with a car parked outside”) to Japanese engineers mimicking the rules of slime molds to optimize Tokyo’s rail system. The authors offer fresh information and practical tips on fixing old rules and learning new ones. Whether you’re struggling with information overload, pursuing opportunities with limited resources, or just trying to change your bad habits, Simple Rules provides powerful insight into how and why simplicity tames complexity.

Six Simple Rules

How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated

Author: Yves Morieux,Peter Tollman

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422190552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 942

Two senior members of the Boston Consulting Group discuss how the complicated layers of management and hierarchy in business today make it difficult for people to do their jobs and describe a solution for managing this increasing complexity. 25,000 first printing.

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work)

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761126333

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 316

View: 5703

A humorous guide to help fathers survive the trials of female adolescence offers tongue-in-cheek advice on topics such as the telephone, food, parties, chores, learning to drive, the first job, and boyfriends.

Three Simple Rules

A Wesleyan Way of Living

Author: Rueben P. Job

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426713894

Category: Religion

Page: 77

View: 3622

In Three Simple Rules, Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley's General Rules for today's readers. For individual reading or group study, this insightful work calls us to mutual respect, unity and a deeper daily relationship with God. This simple but challenging look at three commands, "do no harm, do good, stay in love with God," calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper relationship with God. “Every year I review the three general rules of the United Methodist Church with those who are being ordained. Now I have a wonderful ordination gift to give them in Bishop Job’s, Three Simple Rules, to start and deepen the conversation as they enter a new relationship with the church. Bishop Job has described “by attending upon all the ordinances of God” to be to “stay in love with God.” It’s a fresh language that speaks especially to long-time Christians and United Methodists.” Sally Dyck, Resident Bishop, Minnesota Area “Three Simple Rules is a new catechism for everyone wanting to follow Jesus Christ. These practices for holy living should replace the membership vows in every church! Don’t let the title fool you. Bishop Job writes, ‘The rules are simple, but the way is not easy. Only those with great courage will attempt it, and only those with great faith will be able to walk this exciting and demanding way.’” John Hopkins, Resident Bishop, East Ohio Area Table of Contents: Introduction The World In Which We Live First Do No Harm Do All the Good You Can Stay in Love with God A Guide for Daily Prayer

Principles For A Free Society

Reconciling Individual Liberty With The Common Good

Author: Richard A. Epstein,A Epstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786748754

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 2426

The country's leading libertarian scholar sets forth the essential principles for a legal system that best balances individual liberty versus the common good.

The 3 Simple Rules of Investing

Why Everything You've Heard about Investing Is Wrong — and What to Do Instead

Author: Michael Edesess,Kwok L. Tsui,Carol Fabbri,George Peacock

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626561648

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9359

What if the most effective investment portfolio was also the easiest to manage and the least expensive? As the authors of this clear, practical, and enlightening book—part financial guide, part exposé—prove, there are just three simple rules you need to follow and only a few, very inexpensive investment products that are necessary for an ideal portfolio. The authors deftly bust investing’s myths—what they call investing's Seven Deadly Temptations—and dispense with all that complicated, confusing, and self-serving advice of the Wall Street wolves. By embracing commonsense solutions and rejecting investments that seem enticing but are overpriced, needlessly complex and risky, you'll put not only yourself in a stronger position, but the entire economy as well.

Three Simple Rules

Uncomplicating Life in Recovery

Author: Michael Graubart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616497777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

View: 7908

Recovery is hard, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. If sobriety were easy, everybody who wanted to be sober would be. And especially for those who are just starting out in Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or another Twelve Step program, the prospect of trying to change drinking, using, or other harmful behaviors can seem overwhelming. The good news is there are just three key things we need to focus on. Trust God. Clean house. Help others. Three Simple Rules offers a new take on this valuable slogan and explains how these rules can help anyone find fulfilling recovery. Author Michael Graubart also knows that those six short words are packed with meaning and may not sound so straightforward. Luckily, you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Michael uses wit and wisdom gained in more than twenty years of Twelve Step recovery to explain what worked for him so you can figure out what works you. In Michael’s experience, if you follow the Steps, and focus on the three simple rules, you’ll be changed by the process.

The Art of Friendship

70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections

Author: Roger Horchow,Sally Horchow,Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312360399

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 2393

The frantic pace and casual attitudes of modern life have made real friendship a rare experience. This book shows how making true connections can greatly enhance one's life. Recognizing that friendships take many forms, the authors offer practical, proven

Money Rules

The Simple Path to Lifelong Security

Author: Jean Chatzky

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609618602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 6080

Outlines simple steps for saving, investing, increasing, and protecting income in order to achieve financial stability.

8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter

And Other Reasonable Advice from the Father of the Bride (Not that Anyone is Paying Attention)

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416559213

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 4103

Following the stunning success of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter -- which was adapted into a TV show for ABC -- W. Bruce Cameron returns with an even more hilarious look at fatherhood, capturing the predicament of the forgotten man in the tux at his little girl's wedding. As Cameron explains, modern weddings are much like royal coronations, only more expensive. Aside from the writing of checks, there is not much fathers understand about them. Why can't guests successfully eat, drink, and dance unless the whole event is as carefully choreographed as a Broadway production? With his characteristic wit, Cameron captures the aspects of the wedding that are the most ridiculous to paternal eyes, for example: • why the wedding needs a theme (this one is "We're all stressed out") • why the wedding has to be photographed as if it will be reviewed by the Warren Commission • why the bouquet must include a species of flower found only at the tip of the Himalayas • why the wedding dress has to strike the right mood (which, judging from everyone's behavior, might best be summed up as "crabby") Throughout it all, however, a father keeps faith that the wedding -- if not the wedding preparation -- will make his daughter a happy woman. Hilarious yet poignant, 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter is sure to be a comfort to the legions of fathers (and mothers) who will one day have a daughter walking down the aisle.

Simple Rules for Money

John Wesley on Earning, Saving, and Giving

Author: James A. Harnish

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426727224

Category: Religion

Page: 79

View: 6690

What would it take for you to make a radical change in the way you earn, save, and spend your money? On a deeper level, what would be required for us to experience a fundamental shift in the relationship between our faith and our finances? - From the Introduction Faith and finances—these two areas of our lives sometimes seem poles apart. And yet, shouldn’t our finances be shaped by our faith? Guided by the Bible and the timeless wisdom of John Wesley, popular author James A. Harnish challenges Christians to face the issue of money head-on, with God’s help. Ideal for individual or group use, this book’s contents include: When Crisis Forces Change Gain All You Can: A New Opportunity Save All You Can: The New Frugality Give All You Can: A New Generosity

Simple Rules

A Radical Inquiry Into Self

Author: Royce Holladay,Mallary Tytel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982111222

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

View: 2318

This book offers a clear and thoughtful process for reflection, self-exploration and planning to bring you toward a new level of personal insight and growth. It's a radical approach that enables you to consider your life right now and your future potential. By following the steps outlined in the book, you will create your own short list of simple rules to shape the patterns of behavior, interaction and decision making you want to frame your life. Start now to bring about radical change to become the person you want to be. Use the companion workbook, Radical Inquiry Journal, to document and track your own journey of discovery and growth. You can purchase both on Amazon.com or contact [email protected] to order your copy-and one for a friend.

Three Simple Rules

Author: Nikki Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998315102

Category:

Page: 318

View: 7858

I would do anything for my dream job. Now I have to.In order to save my skin at the office, I'm forced to sell it at an exclusive and illegal blindfold club. He paid thousands of dollars for one night to own me, but when my blindfold comes off, I want more. More nights, more rules, and more from this unavailable and uncompromising man.Rule number one, no questions. Rule number two, no lies. But, rule number three? That's the hardest one to obey.

12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0345816048

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 6640

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

Simple Rules, Discretion and Monetary Policy

Author: Robert P. Flood,Peter Isard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monetary policy

Page: 23

View: 6964

In this paper we explore the possibilities arising under a policy in which a partially state contingent money-supply rule is mixed with discretion. In addition to demonstrating that such mixed strategies can dominate both complete discretion and rigid adherence to the partially state contingent rule, we investigate the appropriate setting of parameters in a partially state contingent policy when it is acknowledged that the rule will not be followed on all occasions--i.e., that sometimes the monetary authority will resort to discretion.

Simple Rules for Card Games

Instructions and Strategy for 20 Games

Author: Don Rauf,Potter Gift

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0770433855

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 128

View: 3569

Provides rules and instructions for twenty popular card games, including crazy eights, hearts, euchre, gin rummy, and canasta.

Simple Rules for a Complex World

Author: Richard Allen EPSTEIN,Richard Allen Epstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036565

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 9604

Three Simple Rules That Will Change the World

Author: Rueben P. Job

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426725086

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4814

There is no one secret to life. But there are three simple rules that have the power to change your life and your world. John Wesley taught and practiced these rules many years ago. Now it is up to us to practice this way of living. Do no harm, Do good, Stay in love with God...Not only can these rules change your life, they can change the world. This insightful work calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper daily relationship with God.

The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything

Author: Matthew E. May

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071795626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4189

Winner of a 2013 Small Business Book Award for Economics The world is more overwhelming than ever before. Our work is deeper and more demanding than ever. Our businesses are more complicated and difficult to manage than ever. Our economy is more uncertain than ever. Our resources are scarcer than ever. There is endless choice and feature overkill in all but the best experiences. Everybody knows everything about us. The simple life is a thing of the past. Everywhere, there's too much of the wrong stuff and not enough of the right. The noise is deafening, the signal weak. Everything is too complicated and time-sucking. Welcome to the age of excess everything. Success in this new age looks different and demands a new skill: Subtraction. Subtraction is defined simply as the art of removing anything excessive, confusing, wasteful, unnatural, hazardous, hard to use, or ugly . . . or the discipline to refrain from adding it in the first place. And if subtraction is the new skill to be acquired, we need a guide to developing it. Enter The Laws of Subtraction. Through a dozen of the most compelling stories of breakthrough innovation culled from 2,000 cases and bolstered by uniquely personal essays contributed by over 50 of the most creative minds in business today, The Laws of Subtraction outlines six simple rules for winning in the age of excess everything, and delivers a single yet powerful idea: When you remove just the right things in just the right way, something very good happens. The Laws of Subtraction features contributions by over 50 highly regarded thinkers, creatives, and executives. On Law #1: What Isn't There Can Often Trump What Is "When you reduce the number of doors that someone can walk through, more people walk through the one that you want them to walk through." -- SCOTT BELSKY, founder and CEO of Behance and author of Making Ideas Happen On Law #2: The Simplest Rules Create the Most Effective Experience "Keeping it simple isn't easy. By exploiting subtraction in innovation, we've been able to create an environment of freedom and creativity that allows us to thrive." -- BRAD SMITH, CEO, Intuit On Law #3: Limiting Information Engages the Imagination "Subtraction can mean the difference between a highly persuasive presentation and a long, convoluted, and confusing one. Why say more when you can say less?" -- CARMINE GALLO, author of The Apple Experience On Law #4: Creativity Thrives Under Intelligent Constraints "Here's the key to the conundrum for managers who want to stoke the innovation fire: That close cousin of scarcity, constraint, can indeed foster creativity." -- TERESA AMABILE, author of The Progress Principle On Law #5: Break Is the Important Part of Breakthrough "If you kill the butterflies in your stomach, you'll kill the dream. Embrace the feeling. Save the butterflies." -- JONATHAN FIELDS, author of Uncertainty On Law #6: Doing Something Isn't Always Better Than Doing Nothing "When we're faced with the greatest odds against us, often we need to edit rather than add." -- CHIP CONLEY, cofounder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and author of Emotional Equations

How To Win At College

Simple Rules For Success From Star Students

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767917871

Category: Study Aids

Page: 193

View: 4682

Draws on firsthand interviews with outstanding students at universities across the country to examine the secrets of a successful college career, introducing seventy-five simple rules designed to assist students ace their classes, assume leadership positions, build a superb résumé, define their life goals, and have fun at the same time. Original. 17,500 first printing.