Author: John Hagel
Release Date: 2010-07
Genre: Business & Economics
In a radical break with the past, information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into its stream. Individuals and companies can no longer rely on the stocks of knowledge that theyve carefully built up and stored away. Information now flows like water, and we must learn how to tap into the stream. But many of us remain stuck in old practices - practices that could undermine us as we search for success and meaning. In this revolutionary book, three doyens of the Internet age, whose path-breaking work has made headlines around the world, reveal the adjustments we must make if we take these changes seriously. In a world of increasing risk and opportunity, we must understand the importance of pull. Understood and used properly, the power of pull can draw out the best in people and institutions by connecting them in ways that increase understanding and effectiveness. Pull can turn uncertainty into opportunity, and enable small moves to achieve outsized impact. Drawing on pioneering research, The Power of Pull shows how to apply its principles to unlock the hidden potential of individuals and organizations, and how to use it as a force for social change and the development of creative talent. The authors explore how to use the power of pull to: Access new sources of information Attract likeminded individuals from around the world Shape serendipity to increase the likelihood of positive chance encounters Form creation spaces to drive you and your colleagues to new heights Transform your organization to adapt to the flow of knowledge The Power of Pull is essential reading for entrepreneurs, managers, and anybody interested in understanding and harnessing the shifting forces of our networked world.
The must-read summary of John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison's book: "The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion". This complete summary of the ideas from John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison's book "The Power of Pull" shows that a profound change is underway in commerce and in society at large. In previous generations, elite planners created goods and services which were then offered to mass markets. Today’s consumers are now starting to cluster more and more around “pull” style platforms, i.e. technologies which allow products and services to be designed, produced and consumed on demand rather than according to a predetermined schedule. In their book, the authors explain how individuals who successfully learn how to harness pull will be able to access enormous resources to generate sizable improvements in performance. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Power of Pull" and discover the key to using "pull" style platforms to generate success.
Author: Pamela Walker LAIRD
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics
Redefining the way we view business success, Pamela Laird demolishes the popular American self-made story as she exposes the social dynamics that navigate some people toward opportunity and steer others away. Who gets invited into the networks of business opportunity? What does an unacceptable candidate lack? The answer is social capital--all those social assets that attract respect, generate confidence, evoke affection, and invite loyalty. In retelling success stories from Benjamin Franklin to Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates, Laird goes beyond personality, upbringing, and social skills to reveal the critical common key--access to circles that control and distribute opportunity and information. She explains how civil rights activism and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s helped demonstrate that personnel practices violated principles of equal opportunity. She evaluates what social privilege actually contributes to business success, and analyzes the balance between individual characteristics--effort, innovation, talent--and social factors such as race, gender, class, and connections. In contrasting how Americans have prospered--or not--with how we have talked about prospering, Laird offers rich insights into how business really operates and where its workings fit within American culture. From new perspectives on entrepreneurial achievement to the role of affirmative action and the operation of modern corporate personnel systems, "Pull" shows that business is a profoundly social process, and that no one can succeed alone.
Sometimes, we spend time and focus on the problems instead of searching for The Power Within Us. You dont need a high IQ, University or College degree to discover the spirit of love that lives inside of you. There is great power that enables you to face your problems, poverty, lack of money and loneliness. This empowering and motivating book contains life principles that Setjhaba has learnt and it will make you realize how you are loved by the Universe. After reading this book you will learn that all things we need or want starts within before they manifest to the outside. We are born to be successful and everyone has the power to attract good life and prosperity. The book talks about, A young boy born in poverty but believed in success until its manifestation, Love is the invisible force of attraction called "GOD", How to experience abundance, How to focus in your dream and believe in it, Elevating your thinking, Determining your destiny, Discovering peace within you,
Author: Michael J. Norton
Publisher: Destiny Image Pub
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Michael Norton’s A Field Guide for Spiritual Warfare is an highly engaging text, filled with vital counsel on cooperating with the Holy Spirit in taking the Mark 16 commission—sharing the Gospel, healing the sick, and casting out demons—to the streets. As Norton stresses and as his own ministry attests, the focus is not primarily on deliverance, but on the Gospel being preached; signs and wonders will naturally follow those who believe. A true equipping tool, A Field Guide advocates both the authority of the believer and a crucial dependence on the Holy Spirit, and provides a model for deliverance ministry operating in the darkest places, “making the impossible bow down to the name of Jesus!”
Vol 2A: Basic Technologies Handbook of Crystal Growth, 2nd Edition Volume IIA (Basic Technologies) presents basic growth technologies and modern crystal cutting methods. Particularly, the methodical fundamentals and development of technology in the field of bulk crystallization on both industrial and research scales are explored. After an introductory chapter on the formation of minerals, ruling historically the basic crystal formation parameters, advanced basic technologies from melt, solution, and vapour being applied for research and production of the today most important materials, like silicon, semiconductor compounds and oxides are presented in detail. The interdisciplinary and general importance of crystal growth for human live are illustrated. Vol 2B: Growth Mechanisms and Dynamics Handbook of Crystal Growth, 2nd Edition Volume IIB (Growth Mechanisms and Dynamics) deals with characteristic mechanisms and dynamics accompanying each bulk crystal growth method discussed in Volume IIA. Before the atoms or molecules pass over from a position in the fluid medium (gas, melt or solution) to their place in the crystalline face they must be transported in the fluid over macroscopic distances by diffusion, buoyancy-driven convection, surface-tension-driven convection, and forced convection (rotation, acceleration, vibration, magnetic mixing). Further, the heat of fusion and the part carried by the species on their way to the crystal by conductive and convective transport must be dissipated in the solid phase by well-organized thermal conduction and radiation to maintain a stable propagating interface. Additionally, segregation and capillary phenomena play a decisional role for chemical composition and crystal shaping, respectively. Today, the increase of high-quality crystal yield, its size enlargement and reproducibility are imperative conditions to match the strong economy. Volume 2A Presents the status and future of Czochralski and float zone growth of dislocation-free silicon Examines directional solidification of silicon ingots for photovoltaics, vertical gradient freeze of GaAs, CdTe for HF electronics and IR imaging as well as antiferromagnetic compounds and super alloys for turbine blades Focuses on growth of dielectric and conducting oxide crystals for lasers and non-linear optics Topics on hydrothermal, flux and vapour phase growth of III-nitrides, silicon carbide and diamond are explored Volume 2B Explores capillarity control of the crystal shape at the growth from the melt Highlights modeling of heat and mass transport dynamics Discusses control of convective melt processes by magnetic fields and vibration measures Includes imperative information on the segregation phenomenon and validation of compositional homogeneity Examines crystal defect generation mechanisms and their controllability Illustrates proper automation modes for ensuring constant crystal growth process Exhibits fundamentals of solution growth, gel growth of protein crystals, growth of superconductor materials and mass crystallization for food and pharmaceutical industries
Author: Marianne Broadbent
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Two converging factors--the ubiquitous presence of technology in organizations and the recent technology downturn--have brought chief information officers (CIOs) to a critical breaking point. They can seize the moment to leverage their expertise into a larger and more strategic role than ever before, or they can allow themselves to be relegated to the sideline function of "chief technology mechanic." Drawing from exclusive research conducted by Gartner, Inc., with thousands of companies and CIOs, Marianne Broadbent and Ellen Kitzis reveal exactly what CIOs must do now to solidify their credibility with the executive team and bridge the chasm that currently separates business and IT strategy. The New CIO Leader outlines the agenda CIOs need to integrate business and IT assets in a way that moves corporate strategy forward--whether a firm is floundering, successfully competing, or leading its industry. Mandatory reading for CIOs in every firm, The New CIO Leader spells out how information systems can deliver results that matter--and how CIOs can become the enterprise leaders they should be.
The first clear guide to the Semantic Web and its upcoming impact on the business world Imagine that, in 1992, someone handed you a book about the future of something called the World Wide Web. This book claimed that through a piece of software called a "browser", which accesses "web sites", the world economy and our daily lives would change forever. Would you have believed even 10 percent of that book? Did you take advantage of the first Internet wave and get ahead of the curve? Pull is the blueprint to the next disruptive wave. Some call it Web 3.0; others call it the semantic web. It's a fundamental transition from pushing information to pulling, using a new way of thinking and collaborating online. Using the principles of this book, you will slash 5-20 percent off your bottom line, make your customers happier, accelerate your industry, and prepare your company for the twenty-first century. It isn't going to be easy, and you don't have any choice. By 2015, your company will be more agile and your processes more flexible than you ever thought possible. The semantic web leads to possibilities straight from science fiction, such as buildings that can order their own supplies, eliminating the IRS, and lawyers finally making sense. But it also leads to major changes in every field, from shipping and retail distribution to health care and financial reporting. Through clear examples, case studies, principles, and scenarios, business strategist David Siegel takes you on a tour of this new world. You'll learn: -Which industries are already ahead. -Which industries are already dead. -How to make the power shift from pushing to pulling information. -How software, hardware, media, and marketing will all change. -How to plan your own strategy for embracing the semantic web. We are at the beginning of a new technology curve that will affect all areas of business. Right now, you have a choice. You can decide to start preparing for the exciting opportunities that lay ahead or you can leave this book on the shelf and get left in the dust like last time.
Author: Rex Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Genre: Business & Economics
The fastest, easiest way to shift culture toward engagement andproductivity Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is a guide totransforming business by rethinking the workplace. Written by ateam of trail-blazing leaders, this book reveals the secrets ofcompanies that discovered the power of culture and space. Thisinsightful guide reveals what companies lose by viewing officespace as something to manage or minimize. With practical tips andimplementation details, the book helps the reader see that theworkspace is, in fact, a crucial driver of productivity andmorale. Change Your Space, Change Your Culture was born out ofrecent studies that expose truly outrageous "Oh, my God"realities: More than 70 percent of the workforce either hates their job orthey are just going through the motions. Half of all office space is wasted. Those shattering facts exist because office space is generallyregarded as "overhead" or "sunk cost." Most buildings today clearlycommunicate the low priority placed on people-friendly design. Poorworkforce engagement is baked into the culture. This book providesguidance on turning this around, by rethinking and reshaping spaceto align with the way people work. Specifically, this book movesfrom the high-altitude view down to the details on how to: Discover the fastest, easiest and most cost-effective way toshift culture Add square footage by using space more effectively Boost employee engagement and vitality by the creative use ofspace Learn how space can become a powerful productivity tool We all know that design, space, and flow have a powerful effecton the human psyche. Our homes, museums, sports arenas, places ofworship, and even airport terminals reveal that. Environment caninspire dread or enthusiasm, distraction or focus, collaboration orisolation. That's why the office must be designed to inspire thedesired culture and workflow – if it's not properly designed,no program, training or rules will be effective over time.Change Your Space, Change Your Culture is the practicalguide to office space, the foundation of an engaging culture.
Many of us are prevented from living successful lives by 'nonsense'. Nonsense describes absurd, foolish, or meaningless words, ideas or conduct. It is purely subjective: you are likely to see nonsense when you disapprove of it. For example, you might see the following statement as nonsense: it does not matter whether you understand your life; it matters that you live it. Actually, that is almost a bit of nonsense. What really matters is that choose to live your life. Your freedom to choose makes you a creator and even deciding not to choose is an act of creation. That's right, you are creating your life even when you are choosing to live with nonsense. This book is a personal journey about making choices. It's about choosing to create a successful life that, in the end, makes sense to you. This book explores the following concepts: nonsense & the nonsense divide; why your path matters; 5 steps to crossing the divide; pitfalls on your path & how to avoid them; the broken wheel of success & how to fix it.
Author: Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-06-06
This first book on load-pull systems is intended for readers with a broad knowledge of high frequency transistor device characterization, nonlinear and linear microwave measurements, RF power amplifiers and transmitters. Load-Pull Techniques with Applications to Power Amplifier Design fulfills the demands of users, designers, and researchers both from industry and academia who have felt the need of a book on this topic. It presents a comprehensive reference spanning different load-pull measurement systems, waveform measurement and engineering systems, and associated calibration procedures for accurate large signal characterization. Besides, this book also provides in-depth practical considerations required in the realization and usage of load-pull and waveform engineering systems. In addition, it also provides procedure to design application specific load-pull setup and includes several case studies where the user can customize architecture of load-pull setups to meet any specific measurement requirements. Furthermore, the materials covered in this book can be part of a full semester graduate course on microwave device characterization and power amplifier design.
The author describes the early life of his wife Martha in South Dakota, his own early life in rural Nebraska, their courtship and life together in Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. The son of a Lutheran pastor, he details the hardships of Depression-era life in the Midwest during and after the Dust Bowl. With a strong belief that his life was directed by divine guidance and protected by guardian angels, he recounts his experiences in parish life, through school and on the job before joining the Navy. Drawing upon technical training in mechanics and experience with the power plants of PT boats and other navel vessels, he builds a career in auto mechanics. As the family grows he tries his hand at entrepreneurship, first as owner of a repair station, then as proprietor of fast food businesses. As retirement approaches, he fulfills a long suppressed talent for carpentry and cabinetry. He describes the ups and downs of nearly 60 years of married life before the final decline and death of his beloved Martha. As patriarch of his six children, he portrays life in assisted living, declining health, reduced travel, and the blessings of great-grandchildren.
Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Sacred Sex- Morality. Relativity. Right and Wrong. The issues we face are complicated and everyone has an opinion. But who has the answer when it comes to sexual issues? Sex dominates our popular culture to a degree we've never seen before and unrestricted sex is being touted as a shortcut to personal fulfillment and satisfaction - but it's a counterfeited and cheapened imitation of the real thing. Respected pastor Tony Evans refuses to let the voice of God be drowned out amidst the clamor of the crowd. Discover what God says in His word regarding why your sexuality is important and why sexual immorality is devastating. Discover how to maintain purity and enjoy true intimacy in marriage - the real fulfillment and satisfaction that God intended.