Simple Rules

Author: Donald Sull
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544409590
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Yves Morieux
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781422190555
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761126331
Release Date: 2002-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

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

Author: Michael Graubart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616497774
Release Date: 2018-08-21
Genre: Self-Help

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.

Principles For A Free Society

Author: Richard A. Epstein
ISBN: 0786748753
Release Date: 2009-06-17
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Michael Edesess
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626561649
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Rueben P. Job
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426713897
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Religion

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

Three Simple Rules That Will Change the World

Author: Rueben P. Job
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426700262
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

This insightful work calls people to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper daily relationship with God as it discusses powerful, timeless truths that still have an impact on lives today.

Money Rules

Author: Jean Chatzky
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609618605
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Simple Rules

Author: Shannon Taylor Scarlett
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1484152077
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: House & Home

"An illustrated collection of simple building practices and traditional design principles and conventions, culled from ancient architecture books and builder's guides, that were used in the past to make places both familiar and meaningful, sensible and beautiful."--Page 4 of cover.

The Simple Rules of Risk

Author: Erik Banks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470856314
Release Date: 2003-03-14
Genre: Business & Economics

In an age where companies and financial institutions are keenly focused on managing the financial risk of their operations, the implementation of quantitative methods and models has been of tremendous help. Tools such as VaR, credit VaR, risk-adjusted returns, and scenario analyses have given institutions the means to quantify and understand their risk profiles. However, the focus on quantitative risk management, while important, can sometimes be over-emphasized--at the expense of logic and experience. At its core, the successful management of risk is still largely an "art." The Simple Rules of Risk takes a fresh look at the qualitative aspects of risk management. It also considers how qualitative approaches can make optimal use of the mathematical aspects of risk management to create the most effective framework possible.

Simple Rules

Author: Royce Holladay
ISBN: 0982111223
Release Date: 2011-02
Genre: Self-Help

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 or contact [email protected] to order your copy-and one for a friend.

12 Rules for Life

Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345816023
Release Date: 2018

"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author'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. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"

Three Simple Rules

Author: Nikki Sloane
ISBN: 0998315109
Release Date: 2015-01-26

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.

The Index Card

Author: Helaine Olen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143130529
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

TV analysts and money managers would have you believe your finances are enormously complicated, and if you don't follow their guidance, you'll end up in the poorhouse. They're wrong. When University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack interviewed Helaine Olen, a financial journalist, he made an offhand suggestion: everything you need to know about managing your money could fit on an index card. To prove his point, he grabbed a 4" x 6" card, scribbled down a list of rules, and posted a picture of the card online. The post went viral. Now Pollack teams up with Olen to explain why the ten simple rules of the index card outperform more complicated financial strategies. Inside is an action plan that works in good times and bad, giving you the tools, knowledge, and confidence to seize control of your financial life.