Author: Charles J. Colbourn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1999
Triple systems are among the simplest combinatorial designs, and are a natural generalization of graphs. They have connections with geometry, algebra, group theory, finite fields, and cyclotomy; they have applications in coding theory, cryptography, computer science, and statistics. Triple systems provide in many cases the prototype for deep results in combinatorial design theory; this design theory is permeated by problems that were first understood in the context of triple systems andthen generalized. Such a rich set of connections has made the study of triple systems an extensive, but sometimes disjointed, field of combinatorics. This book attempts to survey current knowledge on the subject, to gather together common themes, and to provide an accurate portrait of the huge variety of problems and results. Representative samples of the major syles of proof technique are included, as is a comprehensive bibliography.
Author: Adrian Henriques
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics
The concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL. This collection provides a review of what has already been achieved in stimulating change in corporate culture and bringing businesses to an appreciation of the importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and good environmental performance. It further explores the conceptual and practical limits of the metaphor of the TBL and sets out what can be achieved through regulation and legislation, presenting detailed professional procedures for environmental accounting and management and social auditing. The contributors' wealth of experience and insight provides a vivid picture of how much attention is now being focused by businesses on delivering more than just financial targets, and they clearly outline the necessary steps for successfully continuing along this trajectory.
A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the Mossad's number one Israeli agent is given an impossible mission: to beat the Arabs in the nuclear arms race by finding and stealing two hundred tons of uranium. The world's balance of power will shift. And the Mossad, the KGB, the Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists will play out the final, violent moves in this devastating game where the price of failure is a nuclear holocaust. . . .
Author: Andrew Savitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics
The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation—updated for today's businesses To ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge. By making the case for sustainability as a fundamental business practice, The Triple Bottom Line became an instant classic when first published in 2006, showing a generation of business leaders how to find their sustainability sweet spot—where profitability merges seamlessly with the common good. Now updated with ground-breaking stories of successes and failure, this revision of The Triple Bottom Line is a critical resource for all managers and leaders. Features in-depth success stories of sustainability practices at major firms such as Wal-Mart, GE, DuPont, American Electric Power, and PepsiCo—and shows why companies such as BP and Hershey continue to fail Draws on Andy Savitz's 25 years of pioneering consulting and research in the field Includes all-new reporting and analysis on the practice of sustainability and the triple bottom line in business today, providing new insights on where sustainability is headed The Triple Bottom Line is essential reading for any firm to meet the challenge of creating lasting value for both shareholders and society.
Author: Richard C. Lewontin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2001
One of our most brilliant evolutionary biologists, Richard Lewontin here provides a concise, accessible account of what his work has taught him about biology and about its relevance to human affairs. In the process, he exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution. Rejecting the notion that genes determine the organism, which then adapts to the environment, he explains that organisms, influenced in their development by their circumstances, in turn create, modify, and choose the environment in which they live.
Author: Leonard F. Wheat
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2000-06-21
Genre: Performing Arts
Three allegories—an Odysseus (Homer) allegory, a man-machine symbiosis (Arthur Clarke) allegory, and a Zarathustra (Nietzsche) allegory—are simultaneously concealed and revealed by well over 200 highly imaginative and sometimes devilishly clever symbols. In bringing Kubrick's secrets to light, Wheat builds a powerful case for his assertion that 2001 is the "grandest motion picture ever filmed."
The Triple Bind that girls face today: • Act sweet and nice • Be a star athlete and get straight A's • Seem sexy and hot even if you're not In many ways, today is the best time in history to be a girl: Opportunities for a girl's success are as unlimited as her dreams. Yet societal expectations, cultural trends, and conflicting messages are creating what psychologist and researcher Stephen Hinshaw calls "the Triple Bind." Girls are now expected to excel at "girl skills," achieve "boy goals," and be models of female perfection, 100 percent of the time. Here, Dr. Hinshaw reveals key aspects of the Triple Bind, including • genes, hormones, and the role of biology in confronting the Triple Bind • overscheduled lives and how the high pressure to excel at everything sets girls up for crisis • how traditionally feminine qualities (such as empathy and self-awareness) can put girls at risk for anxiety, depression, and other disorders • the oversexualization of little girls, preteens, and teenagers • the reasons girls are channeling pressure into violence Combining moving personal stories with extensive research, Dr. Hinshaw provides tools for parents who want to empower their daughters to deal in healthy ways with today's pressures.
Author: Adedeji B. Badiru
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2008-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Project Management: the discipline of organizing and managing resources so that a project is completed within defined scope, quality, time, and cost constraints. Oh, if only it really was that simple. Once you have the specs of the project, it is time to get down to business and manage people. And therein lies many a problem. Fuzzy, ambiguous, and subject to emotional nuances and sentimental knee-jerk reactions, people issues are often the most problematic piece of any project. As effective as it is applicable, the Triple C Model is becoming the project management mode of choice across a wide variety of organizations. The new commander of the US Air Force's Air University, Lt-General Allen Peck has cited Communication-Cooperation-Coordination as a primary theme during his administration. Tackling the soft side of project management, Triple C Model of Project Management: Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination provides practical steps for managing any project. It presents real-world applications and case studies that illustrate the application of the Triple C Model. The author covers techniques for tracking, managing, and controlling project costs as well as implementing the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®). He includes schedule performance appraisals, project performance appraisals, and alternate project organization structures. Whether you are in the software or construction industry, or any other industry, the tools and techniques of project management remain the same. The key to success will always rest on the communication, cooperation, and coordination of your team. This book explains how communication leads to cooperation, which leads to coordination, which leads to project harmony, which leads to project success.
Author: Anna Lores
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Release Date: 2017-05-26
It takes three men to satisfy one woman’s needs… Single mom and massage therapist Ella Winthrop isn’t looking for a relationship. She has enough problems without risking a business that barely meets her needs. Then her world is turned upside down by three men, each offering something she isn’t prepared for—love so deep it hurts, sex so hot she’s afraid she’ll melt from the pleasure, and a future beyond her wildest dreams. Steamy businessman Cade Jackson has it all—money, looks, a giving heart, and a dominant nature—but Ella refuses to date a client even if she’s lusted after him for a year. After his brother’s death, Garrett Winthrop moves back to town opening old wounds and even darker fantasies. Dr. Derek McGregor gives her balance and understanding that speaks to her soul. All three men force Ella to question the limits of a traditional relationship.
Author: Suhas Apte
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics
Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth bring their expertise from practice and from academic to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way. Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Apte and Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. The Sustainability Edge enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission.
Don’t tempt Nero Wolfe to find the culprit. When foul play’s the game, he always wins—and in these three crime puzzles, the stakes are high. HOME TO ROOST THE COP-KILLER THE SQUIRT AND THE MONKEY First, there’s little nourishment for the detective when someone drops a poison pellet into a vitamin addict’s pillbox. Then, a murdered policeman leaves a clue folded in a newspaper, and Wolfe has to read the fine print to decipher his killer’s identity. And what do you do when a chimp is the only witness to a crime? This is no time for monkeyshines from the world’s most celebrated armchair detective.
Author: Triple H
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Love him or hate him, Triple H does what he wants, when he wants to do it. And now, for the first time anywhere, he tells you how he does it—and how you can, too. More than a personal account of life in and out of the ring, Making the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body is Triple H’s verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. The leader of Evolution discusses how “a jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling” morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire, into one of the biggest superstars ever to dominate World Wrestling Entertainment. But be warned—the “Cerebral Assassin” has zero tolerance for anything less than a hundred percent effort. He's spent the past twenty years living by the philosophy that training results in improved strength and conditioning, self-discipline, and an ability to focus on setting goals. This book isn't for big mouths who'd rather exercise their egos than their deltoids. Besides offering step-by-step exercises for both novice bodybuilders and those looking to radically advance their workout, Making the Game weighs in on the science behind progressive-training resistance and rest-pause techniques; the significance of exercise form over volume; the truth behind achieving “six-pack abs”; the dangers of overtraining and “skullcrushing” exercises that risk injury; and how creativity can go a long way in your workout. Triple H sees it as his mission to provide the guidelines for you to follow in the months and years ahead. And if there's one thing he knows how to do, it’s succeed. It's time to stop playing The Game...and time to start Making The Game.