Author: Donald Sull
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
Author: Yves Morieux
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
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.
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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.
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
Author: Michael Edesess
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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.
Author: Roger Horchow
Release Date: 2006-10-17
Genre: Family & Relationships
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
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.
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.
Author: Robert P. Flood
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Monetary policy
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.
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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"--Amazon.com.
Probably more than in any other area of human existence, the road to broken relationships is paved with good intentions. No one falls in love with the aim of hurting the object of their affections, much less hurting themselves. But, sadly, this happens all too often. Why? This book effectively demonstrates that there's nothing mysterious, whimsical or uncertain about love. It gives clear and pragmatic answers to three simple questions- What is love? How do I know the right person? What do I need to do, from day to day, to have a good relationship? By illustrating explanations with real life situations, this book reveals the very simple and practical principles that guarantee that love always works.
Great companies distinguish themselves from the competition by providing their customers with something truly special, something beyond price point that can't be duplicated: unique, outstanding customer service experiences. Win the Customer cuts right to the chase, giving readers practical, powerful techniques for energizing the way they interact with the people who drive their business. Filled with examples and inspiration, the book shows readers how to: Align the business around a customer service mission * Make every employee a customer service agent * Create an environment in which exceptional service experiences can happen * Humanize customer service, virtually and in person * Find a way to say "yes" even when the answer is "no" * Ask fewer questions-and provide more answers * Use words that win customers * Empower employees to find innovative solutions * Learn from your critics * Exploit your customer's pain points, but never the customer * Allow for random acts of WOW-they're often the most memorable * And much more When it comes to service, satisfaction is a short-sighted goal. Follow the simple rules in this book and transform ordinary customers into lifelong fans.