The Medici Effect

  • Filename: the-medici-effect.
  • ISBN: 1591391865
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: Frans Johansson
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press

Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.


  • Filename: intersection.
  • ISBN: 9780123884411
  • Release Date: 2012-09-27
  • Number of pages: 462
  • Author: Milan Guenther
  • Publisher: Newnes

Many organizations struggle with the dynamics and the complexity of today's social ecosystems that connect everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time. Facing challenges at the intersection of business models, technical developments, and human needs, modern enterprises must overcome the siloed thinking and isolated efforts of the past, and instead address their relationships to people holistically. In Intersection, Milan Guenther introduces a Strategic Design approach that aligns the overarching efforts of Branding, Enterprise Architecture, and Experience Design, and sets them on a common course to shape tomorrow’s enterprises. This book gives designers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders a model and a comprehensive vocabulary for tackling such deep-rooted challenges. The Enterprise Design framework cuts through the complexity of Strategic Design work, showing how to navigate key aspects and bridge diverging viewpoints. In 9 case studies, the author looks at the way companies like SAP, BBVA, IKEA, and Jeppesen (a Boeing Company) apply design thinking and practice to shape their enterprises. Moving from strategy to conceptual design and concrete results, Intersection shows what is relevant at which point, and what expertise to involve. Teaches how to align business strategy with Brand Identity, Customer Experience, and Enterprise Architecture initiatives as part of a consolidated enterprise-wide design practice to achieve stakeholder value Provides a framework for designing systems, products and services as the building blocks of a consistent and coherent experience for all stakeholders in the wider enterprise, joining strategic considerations with the delivery of tangible outcomes Explains how to make results such as websites, apps, objects, platforms, or environments part of a larger system that orchestrates enterprise touchpoints with people

Care for the Soul

  • Filename: care-for-the-soul.
  • ISBN: 0830815538
  • Release Date: 2001-04-10
  • Number of pages: 364
  • Author: Mark R. McMinn
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Edited by Mark R. McMinn and Timothy R. Phillips, this collection of essays is a multidisciplinary dialogue on the interface between psychology and theology that takes seriously the long, rich tradition of soul care in the church.

Knowing Nature

  • Filename: knowing-nature.
  • ISBN: 9780226301419
  • Release Date: 2011-04-15
  • Number of pages: 367
  • Author: Mara J. Goldman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Political ecology and science studies have found fertile meeting ground in environmental studies. While the two distinct areas of inquiry approach the environment from different perspectives—one focusing on the politics of resource access and the other on the construction and perception of knowledge—their work is actually more closely aligned now than ever before. Knowing Nature brings together political ecologists and science studies scholars to showcase the key points of encounter between the two fields and how this intellectual mingling creates a lively and more robust ecological framework for the study of environmental politics. The contributors all actively work at the interface between these two fields, and here they use empirical material to explore questions of theoretical and practical import for understanding the politics that surround nature-society relations, from wildlife management in the Yukon to soil fertility in Kenya. In addition, they examine how various environmental knowledge claims are generated, packaged, promoted, and accepted (or rejected) by the different actors involved in specific cases of environmental management, conservation, and development. Finally, they ask what is at stake in the struggles surrounding environmental knowledge, how such struggles shape conceptions of the environment, and whose interests are served in the process.


  • Filename: epilepsy.
  • ISBN: 1439838860
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 578
  • Author: Ivan Osorio
  • Publisher: CRC Press

Epilepsy, one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, affects approximately 1% (greater than 60 million) of the world's population. In an estimated 20 million of these patients, seizures are not controlled even by multiple anti-seizure drugs, and are extremely difficult to predict. Epilepsy: The Intersection of Neurosciences, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics seamlessly brings together the neurosciences, mathematics, computational sciences, engineering, physics, and clinical epileptology to present to readers a highly didactic, integrated, clear and practically useful knowledge base and research directions. Laying out the foundations of signal analysis, data conditioning, linear and non-linear analysis, introduction to dynamical systems and fundamental anatomical and neurophysiological concepts, this book: Introduces non-physicians to language and concepts necessary to establish a meaningful dialog with epileptologists Introduces physicians to dynamical theory and signal processing without which interdisciplinary collaborations would not be productive Mines knowledge from fields devoted to the investigation of aperiodic paroxysmal relaxation phenomena, such as earthquakes, which bear dynamical similarities with epilepsy, so as to lay the proper scientific foundations for epileptology and foster much needed therapeutic advances efficiently Reviews spatiotemporal behavior of seizures, mechanisms of epileptogenesis and ictogenesis as well as of seizure control and ancillary technology Calls attention to nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy as a potentially fruitful paradigm for advancing seizure prediction. Of all neurological disorders, epilepsy demands of investigators the broadest and deepest knowledge of dynamical, control, and system theories, knowledge that cannot be amassed without possessing a certain level of sophistication in relevant areas of neurosciences, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Narrowing the inescapable cultural chasm that commonly fragments multidisciplinary efforts, this book captures and enriches the burgeoning interdisciplinary synergism in the nascent field of dynamical epileptology.

HR Competencies

  • Filename: hr-competencies.
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924108355904
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Society for Human Resource

Practical and concise, this guide provides an overview of the knowledge, skills, and values that successful human resource (HR) professionals demonstrate in all types of positions, companies, and geographies. The techniques help those professionals architect, coach, design, and facilitate programs for effective operations resulting in more efficient and content organizations. Answering such questions as What makes a successful HR professional? Which HR competencies have the most impact on performance? How do they affect business performance?, and How do HR departments affect individuals? this comprehensive and empirical book offers advice for every HR professional?making them more successful, effective, and valuable to their companies.


  • Filename: converge.
  • ISBN: 9781118632222
  • Release Date: 2013-04-11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Bob W. Lord
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The leaders of Razorfish share their strategies for merging marketing and IT To create rich, technologically enabled experiences, enterprises need close collaboration between marketing and IT. Converge explains how the merging of technology, media, and creativity is revolutionizing marketing and business strategy. The CEO and CTO of Razorfish, one of the world's largest digital marketing agencies, give their unique perspective on how to thrive in this age of disruption. Converge shares their first-hand experience working closely with global brands—including AXE, Intel, Samsung, and Kellogg—to solve business problems at the collision point between media, technology, and marketing. With in-depth looks at cloud computing, data- and API-enabled creativity, ubiquitous computing, and more, Converge presents a roadmap to success. Explains how to organize for innovation within your own organization by applying the principles of agile development across your business Details how to create a religion around convergence, explaining how to tell the story throughout the organization Outlines how to adapt processes to keep up with and take advantage of rapid technological change A book by practitioners for practitioners, Converge is about rethinking business organizations for a new age and empowering your people to thrive in a brand, new world.

Amoral Thoughts About Morality

  • Filename: amoral-thoughts-about-morality.
  • ISBN: 9780398085858
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 271
  • Author: Howard H. Kendler
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

In recent years, the social responsibilities of psychology and psychologists have become a source of considerable controversy. Amoral Thoughts About Morality seeks to clarify the issues in dispute by analyzing the relationships between scientific facts and moral principles and the implications of these interactions for psychologists in a democratic society. The analysis brings to the surface underlying ethical, legal, and scientific problems that are too easily ignored. While the purpose of this book has not changed with this second edition, there are two important additions. One is the updati.

Essays on the Intersection of Music and Architecture

  • Filename: essays-on-the-intersection-of-music-and-architecture.
  • ISBN: 9781847283375
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 305
  • Author: Mikesch W. Muecke
  • Publisher:

"Essays on the Intersection of Music and Architecture" is a collection of nine texts written by international scholars. Most of the essays were originally presented at the interdisciplinary conference Architecture Music Acoustics that took place in Toronto, Canada, in June 2006 at Ryerson University. The texts range from historiographical and theoretical explorations of the relations between music and architecture via translations of architectural spaces into music to analytical case studies of architectural spaces for musical performance. The book includes illustrations, author biographies, and an index.

Game On Hollywood

  • Filename: game-on-hollywood.
  • ISBN: 9781476601854
  • Release Date: 2013-02-04
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Gretchen Papazian
  • Publisher: McFarland

"The essays take on several points of game and film intersection, looking at story lines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game) but it is even more about narrative, drawing attention to the ways, workings and possibilities of telling a story in the present moment"--

Teaching Machines

  • Filename: teaching-machines.
  • ISBN: 9781421415413
  • Release Date: 2014-10-30
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Bill Ferster
  • Publisher: JHU Press

The allure of educational technology is easy to understand. Classroom instruction is an expensive and time-consuming process fraught with contradictory theories and frustratingly uneven results. Educators, inspired by machines’ contributions to modern life, have been using technology to facilitate teaching for centuries. In Teaching Machines, Bill Ferster examines past attempts to automate instruction from the earliest use of the postal service for distance education to the current maelstrom surrounding Massive Open Online Courses. He tells the stories of the entrepreneurs and visionaries who, beginning in the colonial era, developed and promoted various instructional technologies. Ferster touches on a wide range of attempts to enhance the classroom experience with machines, from hornbooks, the Chautauqua movement, and correspondence courses to B. F. Skinner’s teaching machine, intelligent tutoring systems, and eLearning. The famed progressive teachers, researchers, and administrators that the book highlights often overcame substantial hurdles to implement their ideas, but not all of them succeeded in improving the quality of education. Teaching Machines provides invaluable new insight into our current debate over the efficacy of educational technology. -- Michael G. Moore, editor of The American Journal of Distance EducationDonald L. Bitzer, North Carolina State University

Substance Abuse Prevention

  • Filename: substance-abuse-prevention.
  • ISBN: 0205341624
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 340
  • Author: Julie A. Hogan
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

This text teaches students about the science-based components of substance abuse prevention practice. This cutting-edge book responds to the growing need for a textbook that addresses the rapid development of the substance abuse prevention profession. Finally, professors have a text that supports the content of their prevention courses! Substance Abuse Prevention presents the most current knowledge in the field, analyzing what does and doesn't work in the implementation of prevention programs. The text also prepares students for the successful completion of the ICRC examination.

Mapping the Mind

  • Filename: mapping-the-mind.
  • ISBN: 9781780496580
  • Release Date: 2003-12-31
  • Number of pages: 292
  • Author: Fred M. Levin
  • Publisher: Karnac Books

This reissued classic text is a comprehensive guide to the basics that shows simply how things work. Each chapter begins with a precis to relate the contents to the wider context and the book ends with a summary and overview of what has gone before. This book provides a scientific base that aims to assist those who wish to pursue interdisciplinary work in the complex and endlessly fascinating area of the mind and brain.

Look Both Ways

  • Filename: look-both-ways.
  • ISBN: 9781600613210
  • Release Date: 2009-10-09
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Debbie Millman
  • Publisher: Krause Publications

In Look Both Ways, respected branding consultant and design community leader Debbie Millman has constructed a series of essays that examine the close relationship between design and everyday life. You'll find inspiration on every page as you meander through illuminating observations that are both personal and universal. Each beautifully illustrated essay reveals the magic - and wonder - of the often unseen world around us. Excerpt from "Look Both Ways" It occurred to me, as I stood there, that I could simultaneously, vividly look both ways - backward and forward, in time - at once. I remembered longing to know what was coming, who I would become and how. And I suddenly saw it all over again in front of me. The light was exactly the same, and as the sun fell and the summer shadows slivered against the elegant, lean, concrete towers in the distance, I recognized the smell of the warm air, the precise pink and grey of the coming dusk and the mysterious melancholy and joy of both knowing and not-knowing, and the continuity that occurs when both collide.—Debbie Millman

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