Where They Create: Japan

Creative Studios Shot by Paul Barbera
Author: Kanae Hasegawa
Publisher: Frame Publishers
ISBN: 949231102X
Category: Photography
Page: 312
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Featuring the work of photographer Paul Barbera, this book documents creativity in 32 Japanese studios. Photographer Paul Barbera presents his next volume in the Where They Create series – this time with a different approach, by exploring the theme of his series through geographical locales. Reinvigorated by his first visit to Japan in five years, he makes this country the starting point of this new volume. Through the lens of creative spaces, Barbera chronicles his journey as he uncovers how contemporary Japanese design, art and creative thinking, has influenced and inspired the world (and vice versa). Barbera's search is simple and clear: he only visits the studios of people whose work he loves and admires, and who have inspiring spaces. For this book, Barbera was invited to shoot the studios of 32 creatives like Anrealage, Kengo Kuma, Wonderwall, Nendo, Tadao Ando, Tokujin Yoshioka, Toyo Ito and many more. Interviews with these creators reveal how their daily environment influences their output. Features Successor to the first portfolio book of Paul Barbera, which was an inspiring publication created out the successful weblog (wheretheycreate.com)The subjects of this book come from all walks of life artists, architects and graphic designers to fashion designers and a flower artists – with engaging stories of how they have arrived at ‘where they create’.The book provides a rare view into the surroundings of some of the greatest Japanese creative minds of our time.Additional interviews with experts on Japanese design shed some light and personal insights on the country’s creative thinking.

Where They Create


Author: Paul Barbera,Alexandra Onderwater
Publisher: Frame Pub
ISBN: 9789077174494
Category: Art
Page: 288
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Barbera's search is simple and clear: he visits the studios of people whose work he loves and whose space he likes. For this book he selected 32 studios whose creations form a remarkable cross-section of what's happening at the beginning of the 21st Century's teens. Featured are media companies, fashion houses, artists, architects, illustrators and designers. Interviews with these creators reveal not only how their daily environment influences their output, but also what's on their desk and even what's in their fridge.

Wired to Care

How Companies Prosper when They Create Widespread Empathy
Author: Dev Patnaik,Peter Mortensen
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 013714234X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 251
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Leverage true connections as an engine for growth and change! • • Create more actionable understanding of your customers as real human beings, and create high-profit innovations in both current and new markets. • Reveals secrets of winning 'Open Empathy' companies that truly walk in their customers' shoes. • Patnaik has helped the companies in this book leverage empathy for growth, including American Girl, Harley Davidson, Microsoft, and Target. Empathy isn't about being touchy-feely. It's the ability to step outside of yourself and see the world as other people do. Empathy helps to make good leaders into great ones: they see new opportunities faster than their competitors, have the courage to take a risk on something new, and have the gut-level intuition that they need to make the right decisions when the path ahead is unclear. Fostering empathy in an entire organization, however, is much harder. The thousands of people that make up a large company inevitably accumulate implicit experiences, feelings, and insights about people that affect the way that each of them makes decisions. But that does not, however, create an organization that has a collective, widespread sense of empathy. This book explains how companies can challenge themselves to meet their customers more than halfway. The author's original approach walks helps readers shift their thinking and their companies' thinking beyond the borders of the organization. The author begins by having the reader explore their own mental models and maps; explores how size and distance have disconnected companies from their true customers; shows how we are wired to care in our brains; and provides a way for companies to drive growth by understanding this truth about their customers: We are them, and they are us.

The Red Man

The Lies of the Red Man Who Claims to Be Something Else
Author: Adly H. Mondestin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503592677
Category: Social Science
Page: 88
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The untold lies that are continue to spread around, the secret of the red man who is hiding his true nature and deceiving everybody on the planet. This book explains where mankind comes from and where the red man comes from and his purpose on the planet. The book also covers many inventions of the normal man so called black man, and it explains how the red man is destroying the planet and only cares about making money. It goes further to explain how the normal man can take his power back from the red man. It explains the destruction of the black families, the American culture, and the weapon of the red man.

The Agilist’s Guidebook – a reference for agile transformation


Author: CHANDAN LAL PATARY
Publisher: Zorba Books
ISBN: 938745665X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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The Agilist’s Guidebook- A Reference for Organizational Agile Transformation, this workbook is for all Agilist who choose to enable organizational agile transformation. Competitive pressure and fundamental changes will remain the hallmark of the business environment. Thus the need for new and upgraded skills will continue. Lifelong learning is not simply an educational concept; it is a business necessity. This workbook has emphasized pragmatic challenges we come across during agile transformation and how we can fortify ourselves to surmount all these challenges. This workbook consists of five distinct areas like Organizational coaching, the overall mindset of the team members, Leadership capability, Building a high-performance team, Organization development (Structure and Culture). These five pillars are five elements of the Panch Bhoota Model. If these five elements are not purified or malfunctions,we become ill. As an organization is not a machine, it is an organism, leaders have to take care of these five elements by learning about them and strengthening these elements so that the organization does not get affected by a foreign threat, much like a virus or a bacteria. The political, economic, social, technological, legal environment can threaten an organizations survival. When the organization is stable in these five elements, it can cope with any challenge thrown by the external environment. This workbook will feature some of the challenges and approaches in handling these areas. This workbook will guide the reader to evaluate their present skills and take action wherever improvement is desired. The author has highlighted many Mindmaps, checklist, thought-provoking questions for the readers to reflect on and take action, and has emphasized many case studies in this book to make the book practical for the reader. The author had shared many theoretical concepts for the reader to do further research in and enhance learning in those areas. This workbook is a compendium means it is a compilation of concise but detailed information about a specific subject, in this case, Organizational Agile transformation.

Recoded City

Co-Creating Urban Futures
Author: Thomas Ermacora,Lucy Bullivant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317591429
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Recoded City examines alternative urban design, planning and architecture for the other 90%: namely the practice of participatory placemaking, a burgeoning practice that co-author Thomas Ermacora terms ‘recoding’. In combining bottom-up and top-down means of regenerating and rebalancing neighbourhoods affected by declining welfare or struck by disaster, this growing movement brings greater resilience. Recoded City sheds light on a new epoch in the relationship between cities and civil society by presenting an emerging range of collaborative solutions and distributed governance models. The authors draw on their own fresh research of global pioneers forging localist design strategies, public-realm interventions and new stakeholder dynamics. As the world becomes increasingly digital and virtual, a myriad of online tools and technological options is becoming available. These give unprecedented co-creation opportunities to communities and professionals alike, yielding the benefits of a more open – DIY – society. Because of its close engagement with people, place and local identity, the field of participatory placemaking has huge untapped potential. Responding to the challenges of the Anthropocene era, Recoded City is for decision-makers, developers and practitioners working globally to make better and more liveable cities.

The Journey to Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership

Building the Company Every Person Dreams of Working for and Every President Has a Vision of Leading
Author: Bill B. Flint
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449731961
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Building The Company Every Person Dreams Of Working For And Every President Has A Vision Of Leading. With today's tough economic environment and declining trust in leaders, companies are in desperate need of leaders who can provide the vision, goals, and direction needed to develop and maximize the full potential of their people and the business results. The Journey To Competitive Advantage Through Servant Leadership was written to help organizations and leaders understand that building a sustainable competitive advantage depends on how people are treated--and the best way to create a competitive advantage is by developing an environment of caring, mutual trust and respect between the leaders and their people.Servant leaders have learned that focusing their efforts and strategy on developing the full potential of their associates helps create a winning partnership for the people and the business. To help leaders develop this collaborative environment, the author shares his own leadership journey both the successes and struggles. He compiles the lessons of a lifetime into one comprehensive document that can help point the way for leaders to the fulfilling life of "servant leadership"-that powerful, almost mystical capability to help people achieve beyond their fondest dreams, while living a life of faith and making priceless contributions to the people God brings into their life. He takes a highly ethical and moral approach to developing employees, leading your business and balancing your life. He provides practical examples of how to build a business of which you can be proud by helping people succeed and achieve their goals which is a time proven way to ensure that you too will succeed.If you are seeking to improve your career, be a leader in all you do, build a business of integrity, or balance your life with better relationships - this book is for you! "A thought provoking and insightful look into the oft en underestimated and misunderstood field of leadership in business; Bill Flint s "The Journey to Competitive Advantage through Servant Leadership" offers a pragmatic Golden Rule guide to being a responsible and inspiring leader. A must read book for professional and personal enlightenment in what it takes to bring the best out in your people and yourself." Dr. Stormy T. W. Hicks, Ph.D., Former President & COO of J.B. Poindexter Co., and ITT Automotive, and Executive Director of Ford Motor Company.

Youth Online

Identity and Literacy in the Digital Age
Author: Angela Thomas
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478548
Category: Education
Page: 242
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Youth Online chronicles the stories of young people from several countries – the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Holland – and their interactions in online communities over a seven-year period. It examines how young people construct their identities in various social contexts: social, fantasy, role-playing; and for various social purposes: leadership, learning, power, rebellion and romance. It explores the ways youth are deploying both visual and literary cues to develop a full sense of presence online and to effectively communicate with their peers. Using methods of textual, visual, and socio-psychological analysis, this book illuminates the ways in which young people are making sense of their own identities and their place within broader communities.

Consuming Architecture

On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings
Author: Daniel Maudlin,Marcel Vellinga
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801806
Category: Architecture
Page: 300
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Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in which buildings are consumed after they have been produced, focusing in particular on processes of occupation, appropriation and interpretation. Drawing on contributions by architects, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, artists, film-makers, photographers and journalists, it shows how the consumption of architecture is a dynamic and creative act that involves the creation and negotiation of meanings and values by different stakeholders and that can be expressed in different voices. In so doing, it challenges ideas of what constitutes architecture, architectural discourse and architectural education, how we understand and think about it, and who can claim ownership of it. Consuming Architecture is aimed at students in architectural education and will also be of interest to students and researchers from disciplines that deal with architecture in terms of consumption and material culture.

Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy

Tales of Transformation and Astonishment
Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler,Jon Carlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470487136
Category: Psychology
Page: 316
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An invitation to observe and achieve transformative breakthroughs in the therapeutic experience Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment brings together nineteen of the world's most prominent and creative therapists and researchers, taking professionals inside each contributor's creative innovations in theory and technique. Designed for all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages creatively and effectively, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson invite you to be inspired from the observations of your peers and consider how these approaches might be applied to your own work. Drawn from real-life cases, contributors share stories of their most creative breakthroughs, demonstrating out-of-the-box thinking that freed them to create alternative ways of meeting their clients? needs. Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment will motivate you to experiment as an agent of change, exploring new, creative ways to make a difference in people's lives, with wisdom from some of the world?s foremost authorities including: Stephen Lankton, Bradford Keeney, Sam Gladding, Steve Madigan, Michael Yapko, Scott Miller, Jeff Zeig, Judy Jordan, Robert Neimeyer, Laura Brown, Bill O'Hanlon, Cloe Madanes, Len Sperry, Fred Bemak, Nancy McWilliams, Nick Cummings and Alfonso Montuori The stories in this book represent seminal cases in which eminent practitioners in therapy and related fields express their own unique voices as clinicians. The book focuses on what led each clinician to a creative breakthrough and identifies the common variables—across all the stories—that might promote innovation in the future. Their experiences will inspire every therapist to discover their own creative path.

Summary: Contagious Success

Review and Analysis of Annuzio's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2806239176
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 10
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The must-read summary of Susan Annunzio's book: "Contagious Success: Spreading High Performance Throughout Your Organization”. This complete summary of the ideas from Susan Annunzio's book "Contagious Success" shows that an in-depth study of 3,000 knowledge workers around the world was carried out to attempt to identify the management behaviors which accelerate profitable growth. Although 77% of these respondents claimed they belonged to a high-performing work group, only 10% of them actually belonged to work groups that generated profitable new products, services or processes. In other words, even the best performing business units could do much better if company leaders could better harness the employee brainpower they already have available. This summary explains how to respond to the changing demands of the marketplace and to succeed in growing. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Contagious Success" and achieve results the right way.

The Coordinated Management of Meaning

A Festschrift in Honor of W. Barnett Pearce
Author: Stephen W. Littlejohn,Sheila McNamee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611475279
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 364
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Honoring the work of W. Barnett Pearce, this volume of 16 essays explores various applications of the theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning. It anticipates futures in many areas of the communication field.

Ecologies of Affect

Placing Nostalgia, Desire, and Hope
Author: Tonya K. Davidson,Ondine Park,Rob Shields
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554583128
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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Ecologies of Affect offers a synthetic introduction to the felt dynamics of cities and the character of places. The contributors capture the significance of affects including desire, nostalgia, memory, and hope in forming the identity and tone of places. The critical intervention this collection of essays makes is an active, consistent engagement with the virtualities that produce and refract our idealized attachments to place. Contributors show how place images, and attempts to build communities, are, rather than abstractions, fundamentally tied to and revolve around such intangibles. We understand nostalgia, desire, and hope as virtual; that is, even though they are not material, they are nevertheless real and must be accounted for. In this book, the authors take up affect, emotion, and emplacement and consider them in relation to one another and how they work to produce and are produced by certain temporal and spatial dimensions. The aim of the book is to inspire readers to consider space and place beyond their material properties and attend to the imaginary places and ideals that underpin and produce material places and social spaces. This collection will be useful to practitioners and students seeking to understand the power of affect and the importance of virtualities within contemporary societies, where intangible goods have taken on an increasing value.

The Chemistry and Biology of Volatiles


Author: Andreas Herrmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119956986
Category: Science
Page: 428
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"Coming to a conclusion, this wonderful, informative and very interesting book presents an excellent overview of small volatile organic compounds and their role in our life and environment. Really fascinating is the entirety of scientific disciplines which were addressed by this book." –Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 2011 "... this book deserves to be a well-used reference in the library of any laboratory specialising in VOC". –Chemistry World, 2011 Volatile compounds are molecules with a relatively low molecular weight allowing for an efficient evaporation into the air. They are found in many areas of our everyday-life: they are responsible for the communication between species such as plants, insects or mammals; they serve as flavours or fragrances in many food products or perfumed consumer articles; and they play an important role in atmospheric chemistry. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach to volatile molecules. Review-style introductions to the main topics in volatile chemistry and biology are provided by international experts, building into a broad overview of this fascinating field. Topics covered include: The structural variety of volatile compounds Biogeneration of volatiles Synthesis of natural and non-natural volatiles Analysis of volatiles Volatile compounds as semiochemicals in plant-plant or plant-insect interactions Volatiles in pest control Pheromones and the influence of volatiles on mammals Olfaction and human perception Volatiles as fragrances The generation of flavours and food aroma compounds Stabilisation and controlled release of volatiles The impact of volatiles on the environment and the atmosphere

Meeting Students Where They Live

Motivation in Urban Schools
Author: Richard L. Curwin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612432
Category: Education
Page: 181
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Motivation and hope are two items in short supply in many urban schools. But it doesn't have to be that way, according to Richard L. Curwin. Based on input from teachers across the United States and on his own personal experiences, Curwin offers suggestions that every school can use to keep students in the classroom and looking toward a brighter future. In Meeting Students Where They Live, Curwin urges teachers and administrators in urban schools to move away from a focus on control, uniformity, lack of tolerance, and ironclad rules toward an approach based on compassion, understanding, tolerance, and safety for all. Each chapter examines problems common to urban schools and offers comprehensive, long-reaching remedies, plus concrete strategies for engaging troubled and hard-to-reach youth. Meeting Students Where They Live explores ways to * Welcome all students, * Build lessons that involve and engage, * Stay motivated and energized, * Design assignments that students will actually do, and * Use evaluation to encourage and build learning rather than defeat it. Meeting Students Where They Live also includes classroom activity sheets submitted by teachers working in a variety of urban environments--from inner-city schools to a detention center.

Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit
Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115064
Category: Political Science
Page: 560
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Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

100 of the Romantic Places to Practice Yoga In Nature Around the World


Author: Alex Trost,Vadim Kravetsky
Publisher: A&V
ISBN: 1494797127
Category:
Page: 28
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Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.

Top 100 Airports in the World


Author: Alex Trost,Vadim Kravetsky
Publisher: A&V
ISBN: 1490588558
Category:
Page: 28
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Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.

Top Luxury Yachts in the World Top 100


Author: Alex Trost,Vadim Kravetsky
Publisher: A&V
ISBN: 1490967559
Category:
Page: 28
View: 7331

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Are you looking for a journey that will take you through this amazing obok, along with funny comments and a word puzzle? Then this book is for you. Whether you are looking at this book for curiosity, choices, options, or just for fun; this book fits any criteria. Writing this book did not happen quickly. It is thorough look at accuracy and foundation before the book was even started. This book was created to inform, entertain and maybe even test your knowledge. By the time you finish reading this book you will want to share it with others.