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.

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: 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

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.

The 3 Simple Rules of Investing

Author: Michael Edesess
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626561632
Release Date: 2014-06-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing your money can be stressful. And confusing and complicated advice from the financial industry just makes it harder. But 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 investment products that are necessary for an ideal portfolio. That's it. And the authors dispense with all that "expert" advice by deftly debunking what they call investing's Seven Deadly Temptations. By embracing commonsense solutions and rejecting investments that seem enticing but are needle.

8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter

Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416559214
Release Date: 2008-04-08
Genre: Humor

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.

The Art of Friendship

Author: Roger Horchow
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312360398
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

20 Surprisingly Simple Rules and Tools for a Great Marriage

Author: Steve Stephens
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0842362037
Release Date: 2002-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

Best-selling author Dr. Steve Stephens offers concrete yet simple ways to build marriages today, even when life speeds by at a frantic pace. Along with a prayer to ask for God's help, each chapter offers ideas and tools that make following rules like “Accept Differences,” “Listen Carefully,” and “Compliment Daily” easy. Readers will be surprised at how applying these simple rules can make a good marriage even better . . . or keep a struggling marriage from falling apart.

31 Simple Rules for Protecting Your IRAs and 401 k s

Author: Steve Weisman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0137040520
Release Date: 2009-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Protecting Your IRAs and 401(k)s (ISBN: 9780132333849) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats. A quick, indispensable checklist for better retirement decision-making and financial planning--and a more secure, comfortable retirement! When it comes to retirement, the decisions you make earlier in life can go a long way in determining your financial success or failure in retirement and the quality of your retirement experience. Knowing and following a few simple rules can help you make good decisions....

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.

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.

Simple Rules Discretion and Monetary Policy

Author: Robert P. Flood
ISBN: UCSD:31822004969283
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.

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.

Editing Made Easy

Author: Bruce Kaplan
Publisher: Upper Access Books
ISBN: 9780942679366
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Editing Made Easy is a quick, easy-to-read book that will help you communicate clearly and professionally. You will learn how to: make your writing more exciting and dynamic. avoid the most common errors of grammar and spelling. understand the styles of print and online media. avoid typographical and factual errors. improve the chances of having your work published. An international edition of Editing Made Easy, originally published in Australia, is a best-selling resource for writers throughout much of the English-speaking world. Now, the author has completely rewritten it to cover the rules and conventions of American English.