I Modify IKEA

Furnishings from Everyone's Favorite Store, Customized for Your Home
Author: Charlotte Rivers,Elyse Major
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612436277
Category: House & Home
Page: 144
View: 3703
CUSTOMIZE YOUR FAVORITE IKEA® HOME FURNISHINGS WITH DIY PROJECTS You love IKEA® for its affordable, high-quality home furnishings. Now thanks to this book’s DIY decorating projects, you can easily transform those furnishings into fully customized decor. Packed with 200 step-by-step illustrations and instructions, I Modify IKEA® offers a range of inspiring ideas to reflect your unique style. Featuring projects for every room of the house: • Living room: appliqué pillows • Dining room: a rolling bar cart • Kitchen: embroidered dish towels • Bedroom: decorated nightstands • Closet: an adorable jewelry box • Bathroom: unique shelving • Kid's room: a box set dollhouse • Office: a cozy reading bench

Free Innovation

Author: Eric von Hippel
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035219
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 2918
A leading innovation scholar explains the growing phenomenon and impact of free innovation, in which innovations developed by consumers and given away "for free."

Peers Inc

How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism
Author: Robin Chase
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1610395557
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 5418
When Robin Chase cofounded Zipcar, she not only started a business but established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy. With this important book, she broadens our thinking about the ways in which the economy is being transformed and shows how the Peers Inc model is changing the very nature of capitalism. When the best of people power is combined with the best of corporate power to form “Peers Inc” organizations, a potent creative force is released. The “Inc” in these collaborations delivers the industrial strengths of significant scale and resources, and the “Peers” bring together the individual strengths of localization, specialization, and customization, unlocking the power of the collaborative economy. When excess capacity is harnessed by the platform and diverse peers participate, a completely new dynamic is unleashed. In Peers Inc, Robin Chase brings her provocative insights to work, business, the economy, and the environment, showing: •How focusing on excess capacity transforms the economics of what's possible and delivers abundance to all •How the new collaboration between the Inc and the Peers enables companies to grow more quickly, learn faster, and deliver smarter products and services •How leveraging the Peers Inc model can address climate change with the necessary speed and scale •How the Peers Inc model can help legacy companies overcome their shortening life cycle by inviting innovation and evolution •Why power parity between the Peers and the Inc is a prerequisite for long-term success •How platforms can be built within the existing financial system or outside of it •What government can do to enhance economic possibility and protect people working in this new decentralized world Chase casts a wide net, illuminating the potential of the Peers Inc model to address broader issues such as climate change and income inequality, and proves the impact that this innovative economic force can have on the most pressing issues of our time.

Potassium Channels in Normal and Pathological Conditions

Author: J. Vereecke
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9789061867012
Category: Medical
Page: 462
View: 2167

Advances in Dynamic and Mean Field Games

Theory, Applications, and Numerical Methods
Author: Joseph Apaloo,Bruno Viscolani
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3319706195
Category: Mathematics
Page: 363
View: 2260
This contributed volume considers recent advances in dynamic games and their applications, based on presentations given at the 17th Symposium of the International Society of Dynamic Games, held July 12-15, 2016, in Urbino, Italy. Written by experts in their respective disciplines, these papers cover various aspects of dynamic game theory including mean-field games, stochastic and pursuit-evasion games, and computational methods for dynamic games. Topics covered include Pedestrian flow in crowded environments Models for climate change negotiations Nash Equilibria for dynamic games involving Volterra integral equations Differential games in healthcare markets Linear-quadratic Gaussian dynamic games Aircraft control in wind shear conditions Advances in Dynamic and Mean-Field Games presents state-of-the-art research in a wide spectrum of areas. As such, it serves as a testament to the continued vitality and growth of the field of dynamic games and their applications. It will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students.

The IKEA Edge: Building Global Growth and Social Good at the World's Most Iconic Home Store

Author: Anders Dahlvig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071777644
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 6400
Praise for The IKEA Edge “A very good book from a talented business leader [that links] values, culture, and the achievement of business and social objectives together. I have read it now three times and learned something from every passage.” —Michael Spence, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 2001 “With Anders Dahlvig’s recommendations, we could solve many of the world’s problems by persuading the big multinationals to change their Memorandum and Articles of Association. Big business working in the interests of humanity would be a powerful tool.” —Gordon Roddick, cofounder of The Body Shop “The IKEA Edge is a fascinating case study of an entrepreneurial company’s growth to maturity. Anders Dahlvig is incisive and surprisingly straightforward in sharing the IKEA story. As a fourth-generation family business owner, I recognize the inherent paradox of building a ‘good,’ value-driven company and managing for profit. Anders Dahlvig proves it can be done.” —Antonia Axson Johnson, Chairperson, Axel Johnson AB About the Book: With Anders Dahlvig at the helm from 1999 to 2009, the furniture giant IKEA averaged 11 percent yearly sales growth and annual operating profits in excess of 10 percent. The company hired more than 70,000 new employees and opened new stores around the world—all while maintaining its reputation as one of the world’s best corporate citizens. In The IKEA Edge, Dahlvig tells the story of how IKEA matured from an entrepreneurial startup to a leader in the furniture industry. He recounts his 26-year career at the company and what he learned along the way. In his rise from store manager to president, Dahlvig developed the unique vision he relied upon to lead IKEA through good times and bad—by combining traditional business goals like profit and growth with the progressive interests of social responsibility and environmental stewardship. Dahlvig proves that these objectives, which are usually viewed as polar opposites, can actually work wonders together. The IKEA Edge serves as an expansive case study for “doing good business while being a good business.” Dahlvig clearly lays out the cornerstones that support IKEA: a vision of social responsibility; market leadership with a balanced global portfolio; differentiation through control of the value chain; and building for the long term—four principles that can be applied in any business, in any industry. social and business agenda—and it continues to grow, even during the worst global recession in history. In a time when the public’s trust of business has hit bottom, such an approach to business is more critical than ever. A combination of personal memoir, call to action, and strategic vision, The IKEA Edge provides the inspiration and information you need to develop a social-good/good-business agenda for your own company. Public trust, brand recognition, customer loyalty, and a world-class reputation will soon follow.


Western advertising news
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Advertising
Page: N.A
View: 3419
Vols. for 1981- include four special directory issues.

European Casebook on Principles of Marketing

Author: Jim Saker,Gareth Smith
Publisher: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
View: 3213
Cases om bl.a. Polo Mints, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nivea Sun, Marks & Spencer, IKEA, og Carlsberg Ice Beer.

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

A Sustainability Perspective
Author: Thomas Johnsen,Mickey Howard,Joe Miemczyk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317819209
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 420
View: 8422
This is the ground-breaking new book for aspiring purchasing and supply chain leaders and anyone with a keen interest in this rapidly evolving field. For too long business has focused on short-term cost advantages through low-cost country sourcing with little regard for the longer-term implications of global sustainability. As the first book to fully address the environmental, social and economic challenges of how companies manage purchasing and supply chains, it aims to inspire the development of current and future purchasing and supply chain leaders. In addition to explaining the basic principles and processes of both purchasing and supply chain management, the book evaluates how to develop strategic and sustainable purchasing and supply chain management. A key message is that purchasing and supply chain management needs to focus on value creation rather than cost cutting. This requires the development of completely new purchasing and supply chain models that involve closed-loop supply structures, supply chain transparency and collaboration with new stakeholders in traditional sourcing and supply chain processes. Aimed at students, educators and practitioners the book integrates sustainability into each chapter as a core element of purchasing and supply chain management. Incorporating case studies from industry into each chapter, the book strikes a balance between theoretical frameworks and guidelines for implementation in practice.

California Management Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Industrial management
Page: N.A
View: 3196

The Next generation of information systems

from data to knowledge : a selection of papers presented at two IJCAI-91 workshops, Sydney, Australia, August 26, 1991
Author: M. Papazoglou,J. Zeleznikow
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Category: Computers
Page: 310
View: 1121
Traditional database systems have been able to manipulatelarge amounts of data efficiently, whilst artificialintelligence (and in particular expert systems) havereasoned with rules, but rarely with data. It has becomeevident that to build truly intelligent information systems,facilities are required from artificial intelligence anddatabase and distributed technologies.This book consists of seventeen selected and revised paperson the next generation of information systems, based onpapers presented at two workshops, one on integratingartificial intelligence and databases, and the other onintelligent and cooperating information systems. The papersaddress several core issues, such as intelligence,distribution, and multi-agent/cooperative systems, andfocuses on designing and building such systems mainlythrough the use of intelligent agents. The book presentsup-to-date developments in this interdisciplinary field,covering information systems, artificial intelligence, anddistributed systems.

Managing Customer Relationships

Lessons from the Leaders
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Customer relations
Page: 75
View: 9699

Mom Loves Me Best

And Other Lies You Told Your Sister
Author: Linda Sunshine
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740758133
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 151
View: 1549
A humorous celebration of the joys--and horrors--of being a female with a sister. Here is the final word on rivalry of the sisterly sort . . . on blaming everything that's wrong with your life on your sister, from wearing hand-me-downs to being the unmarried sister.

Global Business Today

... and test bank. Instructor's manual
Author: Charles W. L. Hill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780256260397
Page: 357
View: 7160


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Industries
Page: N.A
View: 4901

MATLAB for Psychologists

Author: Mauro Borgo,Alessandro Soranzo,Massimo Grassi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461421969
Category: Psychology
Page: 284
View: 7328
The matrix laboratory interactive computing environment—MATLAB—has brought creativity to research in diverse disciplines, particularly in designing and programming experiments. More commonly used in mathematics and the sciences, it also lends itself to a variety of applications across the field of psychology. For the novice looking to use it in experimental psychology research, though, becoming familiar with MATLAB can be a daunting task. MATLAB for Psychologists expertly guides readers through the component steps, skills, and operations of the software, with plentiful graphics and examples to match the reader’s comfort level. Using an extended illustration, this concise volume explains the program’s usefulness at any point in an experiment, without the limits imposed by other types of software. And the authors demonstrate the responsiveness of MATLAB to the individual’s research needs, whether the task is programming experiments, creating sensory stimuli, running simulations, or calculating statistics for data analysis. Key features of the coverage: Thinking in a matrix way. Handling and plotting data. Guidelines for improved programming, sound, and imaging. Statistical analysis and signal detection theory indexes. The Graphical User Interface. The Psychophysics Toolbox. MATLAB for Psychologists serves a wide audience of advanced undergraduate and graduate level psychology students, professors, and researchers as well as lab technicians involved in programming psychology experiments.

Die Schönsten Schweizer Bücher

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783952270066
Category: Book design
Page: 230
View: 2988

The Spike

How Our Lives Are Being Transformed By Rapidly Advancing Technologies
Author: Damien Broderick
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0312700903
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
View: 9462
The rate at which technology is changing our world--not just on a global level like space travel and instant worldwide communications but on the level of what we choose to wear, where we live, and what we eat--is staggeringly fast and getting faster all the time. The rate of change has become so fast that a concept that started off sounding like science fiction has become a widely expected outcome in the near future - a singularity referred to as The Spike. At that point of singularity, the cumulative changes on all fronts will affect the existence of humanity as a species and cause a leap of evolution into a new state of being. On the other side of that divide, intelligence will be freed from the constraints of the flesh; machines will achieve a level of intelligence in excess of our own and boundless in its ultimate potential; engineering will take place at the level of molecular reconstruction, which will allow everything from food to building materials to be assembled as needed from microscopic components rather than grown or manufactured; we'll all become effectively immortal by either digitizing and uploading our minds into organic machines or by transforming our bodies into illness-free, undecaying exemplars of permanent health and vitality. The results of all these changes will be unimaginable social dislocation, a complete restructuring of human society and a great leap forward into a dazzlingly transcendent future that even SF writers have been too timid to imagine. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Die Industrielle Gesellschaft Und Ihre Zukunft

Author: Theodore Kaczynski
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781721022458
Page: 100
View: 4307
Industrial Society and Its Future / The Unabomber Manifesto (2010) in deutscher Sprache. "1. Die industrielle Revolution und ihre Folgen waren ein Desaster für das menschliche Geschlecht. Sie haben die Lebenserwartung derjenigen von uns, die in "fortschrittlichen" Ländern leben, stark erhöht, aber sie haben die Gesellschaft destabilisiert, haben das Leben unerfüllt gemacht, Menschen Demütigungen unterworfen, zu weit verbreiteten psychischem Leiden geführt (in der Dritten Welt ebenso zu physischem Leiden) und haben der Natur einen schweren Schaden zugefügt. Die fortschreitende Entwicklung der Technologie wird die Situation verschlechtern. Sie wird den Menschen sicherlich größeren Demütigungen unterwerfen und der natürlichen Welt größeren Schaden zufügen, sie wird wahrscheinlich zu größeren sozialen Störungen und psychischen Leiden führen und sie dürfte sogar in "fortschrittlichen" Ländern zu erhöhtem körperlichen Leiden führen."

Ideen fürs Kinderzimmer.

Ein Köngreich für Kinder.
Author: Monika Gänsler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783772456077
Page: 47
View: 8482