Massive change


Author: Bruce Mau,Jennifer Leonard,Institute without Boundaries
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714844015
Category: Architecture
Page: 239
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Includes transcripts of interviews with: Philip Ball, Janine Benyus, Stewart Brand, Stephen Browne, Carol Burns, James Der Derian, Bill Drayton, Gwynne Dyer, Freeman Dyson, Ian Foster, Felice Frankel, Robert Freling, Ashok Gadgil, Catherine Gray, Hazel Henderson, Dean Kamen, Arthur Kroker, Robert S. Langer, Jaime Lerner, Lawrence Lessig, David Malin, Michael McDonough, William McDonough, Seymour Melman, Nancy Padian, Matt Ridley, Jeffrey Sachs, Richard Smalley, Hernando de Soto, Bruce Sterling and Eugene Thacker.

You Are Mighty

A Guide to Changing the World
Author: Caroline Paul
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681199181
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Being a good citizen means standing up for what's right-and here's just the way to start. From the author of The Gutsy Girl comes a book for those with a fierce sense of justice, a good sense of humor, and a big heart. This guide features change-maker tips, tons of DIY activities, and stories about the kids who have paved the way before, from famous activists like Malala Yousafzai and Claudette Colvin to the everyday young people whose habit changes triggered huge ripple effects. So make a sign, write a letter, volunteer, sit-in, or march! There are lots of tactics to choose from, and you're never too young to change the world.

The Compound Effect


Author: Darren Hardy
Publisher: Vanguard Press
ISBN: 1593157142
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you're serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.

The 5 Degree Principle

How Small Changes Lead to Big Results
Author: Shannon Cassidy
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988612224
Category: Self-Help
Page: 134
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While working with executives, including Fortune 100 clients, Coach and Author Shannon Cassidy frequently observes them trying and failing to make drastic changes overnight. This strategy is a recipe for failure, fueling a new, erroneous belief that realizing these dreams requires a miracle. Cassidy successfully guides clients through her effective strategy: that five degree shifts, as opposed to 180-degree turns, are the keys to obtaining goals. In The Five Degree Principle, we journey though a compelling fable of struggling executive Lauren and her trusted coach Andrea. Andrea inspires Lauren to use actionable tools and effective, straightforward strategies to take on tough, interpersonal challenges, both at home and in her workplace, and creatively rewrite her life story. Together the two demonstrate the efficacy of making change in small increments, rather than in leaps and bounds. The Five Degree Principle shows how to follow a step-by-step path to progress and substantive change.

Life Style


Author: Bruce Mau
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714845203
Category: Design
Page: 638
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An insight into the creative process of the world famous designer.

Switch

How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307590169
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: ● The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients. ● The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping. ● The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service. In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

Policing Change, Changing Police

International Perspectives
Author: Otwin Marenin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317945832
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Being Called to Change

Let Go Of All That No Longer Serves You and Grow Into Your Full Potential
Author: Dale Halaway
Publisher: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1946697435
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 174
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Being Called to Change is the first book in The Transformation Trilogy. This book is to help you understand the nature of change, how to recognize when it's knocking on your door, and then embrace change in your life. To embrace change effectively, and with minimal stress, Being Called to Change lays the groundwork for making lasting, massive changes that stick. Dale helps you understand how to relax more, calm down more and let go of the idea that you need to be in control of everything going on in life. In such a fashion Being Called to Change empowers you to make lasting changes from a place of grounded clarity and understanding. You will unlock the power within yourself to make positive beneficial changes in your life, business and relationships, while reducing the levels of stress that you experience day-to-day.

Leading Change


Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422186431
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

No Ordinary Disruption

The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends
Author: Richard Dobbs,James Manyika,Jonathan Woetzel
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610397622
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Our intuition on how the world works could well be wrong. We are surprised when new competitors burst on the scene, or businesses protected by large and deep moats find their defenses easily breached, or vast new markets are conjured from nothing. Trend lines resemble saw-tooth mountain ridges. The world not only feels different. The data tell us it is different. Based on years of research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking all the Trends is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy: the rise of emerging markets, the accelerating impact of technology on the natural forces of market competition, an aging world population, and accelerating flows of trade, capital and people. Our intuitions formed during a uniquely benign period for the world economy—often termed the Great Moderation. Asset prices were rising, cost of capital was falling, labour and resources were abundant, and generation after generation was growing up more prosperous than their parents. But the Great Moderation has gone. The cost of capital may rise. The price of everything from grain to steel may become more volatile. The world's labor force could shrink. Individuals, particularly those with low job skills, are at risk of growing up poorer than their parents. What sets No Ordinary Disruption apart is depth of analysis combined with lively writing informed by surprising, memorable insights that enable us to quickly grasp the disruptive forces at work. For evidence of the shift to emerging markets, consider the startling fact that, by 2025, a single regional city in China—Tianjin—will have a GDP equal to that of the Sweden, of that, in the decades ahead, half of the world's economic growth will come from 440 cities including Kumasi in Ghana or Santa Carina in Brazil that most executives today would be hard-pressed to locate on a map. What we are now seeing is no ordinary disruption but the new facts of business life— facts that require executives and leaders at all levels to reset their operating assumptions and management intuition.

Only the Paranoid Survive

How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company
Author: Andrew S. Grove
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780307574978
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Andy Grove, founder and former CEO of Intel shares his strategy for success as he takes the reader deep inside the workings of a major company in Only the Paranoid Survive. Under Andy Grove's leadership, Intel became the world's largest chip maker and one of the most admired companies in the world. In Only the Paranoid Survive, Grove reveals his strategy for measuring the nightmare moment every leader dreads--when massive change occurs and a company must, virtually overnight, adapt or fall by the wayside--in a new way. Grove calls such a moment a Strategic Inflection Point, which can be set off by almost anything: mega-competition, a change in regulations, or a seemingly modest change in technology. When a Strategic Inflection Point hits, the ordinary rules of business go out the window. Yet, managed right, a Strategic Inflection Point can be an opportunity to win in the marketplace and emerge stronger than ever. Grove underscores his message by examining his own record of success and failure, including how he navigated the events of the Pentium flaw, which threatened Intel's reputation in 1994, and how he has dealt with the explosions in growth of the Internet. The work of a lifetime, Only the Paranoid Survive is a classic of managerial and leadership skills.

Pricing the Priceless Child

The Changing Social Value of Children
Author: Viviana A. Zelizer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691034591
Category: Social Science
Page: 277
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This study traces the emergence of changing attitudes about the child, at once economically "useless" and emotionally "priceless", from the late 1800s to the 1930s. It describes how turn-of-the-century America discovered new, sentimental ways to determine a child's monetary worth.

Beyond Measure

The Big Impact of Small Changes
Author: Margaret Heffernan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476784914
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike: Influential and award-winning business leader Margaret Heffernan reveals how organizations can build ideal workplace cultures and create seismic shifts by making deceptively small changes. By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it’s possible to do better, to earn more, and have happier employees. So why does engagement prove so difficult and productivity so elusive? In Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and comes to a counterintuitive conclusion: it’s the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Heffernan argues that building the strongest organization can be accelerated by implementing seemingly small changes, such as embracing conflict as a creative catalyst; using every mind on the team; celebrating mistakes; speaking up and listening more; and encouraging time off from work. Packed with incredible anecdotes and startling statistics, Beyond Measure takes us on a fascinating tour across the globe, highlighting disparate businesses and revealing how they’ve managed to change themselves in big ways through incremental shifts. How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break? How can a day-long hackathon change the culture of a company? Told with wry wit and knowing humor, Heffernan proves that it’s often the small changes that make the greatest, most lasting impact.

Imagining Resistance

Visual Culture and Activism in Canada
Author: J. Keri Cronin,Kirsty Robertson
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554583470
Category: Art
Page: 294
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Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture and Activism in Canada offers two separate but interconnected strategies for reading alternative culture in Canada from the 1940s through to the present: first, a history of radical artistic practice in Canada and, second, a collection of eleven essays that focus on a range of institutions, artists, events, and actions. The history of radical practice is spread through the book in a series of short interventions, ranging from the Refus global to anarchist-inspired art, and from Aboriginal curatorial interventions to culture jamming. In each, the historical record is mined to rewrite and reverse Canadian art history—reworked here to illuminate the series of oppositional artistic endeavours that are often mentioned in discussions of Canadian art but rarely acknowledged as having an alternative history of their own. Alongside, authors consider case studies as diverse as the anti-war work done by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in Montreal and Toronto, recent exhibitions of activist art in Canadian institutions, radical films, performance art, protests against the Olympics, interventions into anti-immigrant sentiment in Montreal, and work by Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas. Taken together, the writings in Imagining Resistance touch on the local, the global, the national, and post-national to imagine a very different landscape of cultural practice in Canada.

Being Ecological


Author: Timothy Morton
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262346869
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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Don't care about ecology? You think you don't, but you might all the same. Don't read ecology books? This book is for you. Ecology books can be confusing information dumps that are out of date by the time they hit you. Slapping you upside the head to make you feel bad. Grabbing you by the lapels while yelling disturbing facts. Handwringing in agony about "What are we going to do?" This book has none of that. Being Ecological doesn't preach to the eco-choir. It's for you -- even, Timothy Morton explains, if you're not in the choir, even if you have no idea what choirs are. You might already be ecological. After establishing the approach of the book (no facts allowed!), Morton draws on Kant and Heidegger to help us understand living in an age of mass extinction caused by global warming. He considers the object of ecological awareness and ecological thinking: the biosphere and its interconnections. He discusses what sorts of actions count as ecological -- starting a revolution? going to the garden center to smell the plants? And finally, in "Not a Grand Tour of Ecological Thought," he explores a variety of current styles of being ecological -- a range of overlapping orientations rather than preformatted self-labeling. Caught up in the us-versus-them (or you-versus-everything else) urgency of ecological crisis, Morton suggests, it's easy to forget that you are a symbiotic being entangled with other symbiotic beings. Isn't that being ecological?

Extending Educational Change

International Handbook of Educational Change
Author: Andy Hargreaves
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402044533
Category: Education
Page: 396
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ANDY HARGREAVES Department of Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction Lynch School of Education, Boston College, MA, U.S.A. ANN LIEBERMAN Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, CA, U.S.A. MICHAEL FULLAN Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada DAVID HOPKINS Department for Education and Skills, London, U.K. This set of four volumes on Educational Change brings together evidence and insights on educational change issues from leading writers and researchers in the field from across the world. Many of these writers, whose chapters have been specially written for these books, have been investigating, helping initiate and implementing educational change, for most or all of their lengthy careers. Others are working on the cutting edge of theory and practice in educational change, taking the field in new or even more challenging directions. And some are more skeptical about the literature of educational change and the assumptions on which it rests. They help us to approach projects of understanding or initiating educational change more deeply, reflectively and realistically. Educational change and reform have rarely had so much prominence within public policy, in so many different places. Educational change is ubiquitous. It figures large in Presidential and Prime Ministerial speeches. It is at or near the top of many National policy agendas. Everywhere, educational change is not only a policy priority but also major public news. Yet action to bring about educational change usually exceeds people's understanding of how to do so effectively.

Change of Heart

A Novel
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416565604
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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The acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author presents a spellbinding tale of a mother's tragic loss and one man's last chance at gaining salvation. Can we save ourselves, or do we rely on others to do it? Is what we believe always the truth? One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child. Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish? Once again, Jodi Picoult mesmerizes and enthralls readers with this story of redemption, justice, and love.