Choices Are Forerunners

Even the smallest choices have the power to affect the happenings of our lives, and each decision is a forerunner of the events that transpire at every junction of life's journey.Within Choices Are Forerunners: A Complete Guide to Making ...

Author: Evelyn Ekhator

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 166281562X


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Have you ever asked yourself, "How did I end up here?" While we often believe that life simply happens to us, our choices have defined our steps to where we are today. Along the road of life, we are constantly faced with choices that will determine our future. Even the smallest choices have the power to affect the happenings of our lives, and each decision is a forerunner of the events that transpire at every junction of life's journey.Within Choices Are Forerunners: A Complete Guide to Making Better Choices, author Evelyn Ekhator reveals the truth behind how the choices we make in life impact us and those around us either positively or negatively-taking us either toward our fullest potential or down a path of difficulty. Discover how your everyday decisions can help you fulfill your specific calling so that you can become a vessel of purpose and a blessing to others.Ekhator's wisdom will inspire you to create an effective awareness of how choices govern all aspects of life so you can avoid allowing yourself to be a victim of your choices and instead become a victor over your decisions. Learn about the capacity, power, and consequences of choices, as well as the determining factors that are involved in making choices.Through Choices Are Forerunners, Ekhator will open your eyes to the fact that life is a "Maze of Choices," which you can learn to embrace as you use wisdom, dedication, and determination to make decisions that will lead you down a pathway of hope and victory.Choices Are Forerunners will leave you with the encouraging truth that no matter where you presently are in life, your choices today can usher you into a wonderful future. Your next choice can change everything. Evelyn Ekhator is an inspirational and motivational speaker, a mentor who is passionate about helping people to reach their full potential.
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Forerunners of Modern Financial Economics

To describe the problem banks faced in determining that probability , he devised an elaborate , hypothetical game involving choices of investments in ...

Author: Donald Stabile

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781951179

Category: Business & Economics

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The economists who began using statistics to analyze financial markets in the 1950s have been credited with revolutionizing the scholarship of investing and with inaugurating modern financial economics. By examining the work of economists who used statistics to analyze financial markets before 1950, Donald Stabile provides evidence about the forerunners of modern financial economics. In studying these predecessors, this innovative book reveals that, starting around 1900, there were economists in the United States who believed that changes in stock prices could be treated as a random variable to be analyzed with statistical methods, and who used early versions of the efficient markets theory to justify their belief. Although they did not call themselves Bayesians, the author explores how they adhered to a philosophy consistent with Bayesian statistics. A concluding epilogue considers the linkages between the forerunners of modern finance, its innovators and modern successors. An original work in the history of economic thought, Forerunners of Modern Financial Economics will be of great interest to both economists and historians interested in the development of statistical finance and economic thought, as well as to statisticians, financial analysts, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying financial economics.
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Budgetary Decisions

Although there were some forerunners , public choice theory was developed primarily in the postwar period . In this period , it gradually extended its scope ...

Author: Dirk-Jan Kraan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521558670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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Although budgetary institutions are very diverse, both between and within countries, this text identifies key elements in the budgetary process common to all forms of representative government. It develops a step-by-step model that can be used to explain, predict and analyze budgetary decisions.
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The Political Role of Corporate Citizens

Choices open tothe elderly themselves have inpractice often been limited. ... outin municipalities which were forerunners in creating choice rights for the ...

Author: Karin Svedberg Helgesson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026828

Category: Social Science

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This volume provides an interdisciplinary analysis on the political role of corporations in society by using the analytical device of corporate citizenship. It questions what ideas on corporate citizenship may say about the ongoing publicization of the corporation and the implications of these developments for the public domain and welfare state.
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The Forerunner Factor

made her own choices—went her own way. But why had that way, seemingly by chance again, become her path to this place of the past wherein those of the ...

Author: Andre Norton

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618248473

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Two Andre Norton novels in her Forerunner series featuring young alien/human hybrid Simsa, collected for the first time in one volume. A heroic young woman seeks her origins as she comes of age on worlds of peril and alien mystery. Forerunner: On the ancient planet Kuxortal, young Simsa grows up among the ancient ruins of a fallen galactic civilization¾the Forerunners. But Simsa has always been different, with iridescent blue-black skin and a telepathic bond with her bat-like zorsal. When her mentor dies, her future looks bleak¾until Thom, a star ranger, arrives and leads Simsa on a new path that takes both through danger to the ultimate revelation, which will change her life, and perhaps galactic civilization itself, forever. Forerunner: The Second Venture: Simsa has been captured by starfaring humans intent on discovering the secrets of the Forerunners. With the aid of her pet zorsal, Simsa escapes her captors and crash lands on another world touched by ancient Forerunner civilization. Now Simsa must battle the spirit within her that seeks to transform her into something utterly inhuman. But the ancient Forerunners, however scientifically advanced, have not reckoned with the courage of this young woman who is determined to keep her freedom and write her own destiny among the stars. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
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Academic Governance

In contrast to the others , family and the money to be earned had relatively little influence on the career choices of the forerunners ; rather , influencing factors on the forerunners were the opportunity to make meaningful ...

Author: J. Victor Baldridge

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : McCutchan Publishing Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015046375385

Category: School management and organization

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Idioms of Inquiry

... Cardinal Utility Range of choice Ordinal Utility Marginal Pieces Choices ... Some Background Although there were extensive forerunners , the rational ...

Author: Terence Ball

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887064574

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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Idioms of Inquiry reflects the most recent and creative thinking in the field of political theory. The contributors agree that the old orthodox political theory is no longer viable, arguing instead for a pluralism of approaches. Each takes a particular idiom of inquiry on its own terms and analyzes its plausibility and internal limitations. The idioms discussed cover the current leading theories: rational choice, Popperian situational analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology, critical theory, feminism, Foucauldian deconstructionism, and metascientific realism.
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With many spiritual choices, “the seeker and chooser has come increasingly ... Forerunners of the Megachurches The megachurches did not hatch from an egg in ...

Author: Richard Kyle

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412809061

Category: Social Science

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Most forms of religion are best understood in the con- text of their relationship with the surrounding culture. This may be particularly true in the United States. Certainly immigrant Catholicism became Americanized; mainstream Protestantism accommodated itself to the modern world; and Reform Judaism is at home in American society. In Evangelicalism, Richard Kyle explores paradoxical adjustments and transformations in the relationship between conservative Protestant Evangelicalism and contemporary American culture. Evangelicals have resisted many aspects of the modern world, but Kyle focuses on what he considers their romance with popular culture. Kyle sees this as an Americanized Christianity rather than a Christian America, but the two are so intertwined that it is difficult to discern the difference between them. Instead, in what has become a vicious self-serving cycle, Evangelicals have baptized and sanctified secular culture in order to be considered culturally relevant, thus increasing their numbers and success within abundantly populous and populist-driven American society. In doing so, Evangelicalism has become a middle-class movement, one that dominates America's culture, and unabashedly populist. Many Evangelicals view America as God's chosen nation, thus sanctifying American culture, consumerism, and middle-class values. Kyle believes Evangelicals have served themselves well in consciously and deliberately adjusting their faith to popular culture. Yet he also thinks Evangelicals may have compromised themselves and their future in the process, so heavily borrowing from the popular culture that in many respects the Evangelical subculture has become secularism with a light gilding of Christianity. If so, he asks, can Evangelicalism survive its own popularity and reaffirm its religious origins, or will it assimilate and be absorbed into what was once known as the Great American Melting Pot of religions and cultures? Will the Gospel of the American dream ultimately engulf and destroy the Gospel of Evangelical success in America? This thoughtful and thought-provoking volume will interest anyone concerned with the modern-day success of the Evangelical movement in America and the aspirations and fate of its faithful.
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Reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act

SHVA and other STELA forerunners were intended to ensure that viewers who are ... laws should preserve and increase viewers ' choices , not reduce them .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet


ISBN: STANFORD:36105050680581

Category: Direct broadcast satellite television

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Electric Choices

... financial exchange comparisons with , 129–30 , Jarrell , G. A. , 40 131 ; forerunners of , 130 ; functional Jaske , Michael , 53 methodology questions ...

Author: Andrew N. Kleit

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742548767

Category: Business & Economics

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Electricity is one of the largest and most vital industries in the U.S. economy, with sales exceeding $200 billion annually. While electricity represents the backbone of commerce, industry, and household production, the structure of the industry has been changing in rather dramatic ways. After being heavily regulated for more than a century by local, state, regional, and federal authorities, deregulation is taking center stage. In general, deregulation results in lower prices, more product choices, and more rapid technological advances. Conversely, rate regulation has inherent flaws, including the encouragement of waste and inefficiency, and a retarding of innovation. There is little doubt to the contributors of this book that putting regulation aside offers enormous efficiency gains in the production of electricity. But can market forces handle the delicate matter of transmitting electricity when the simple model of supply and demand must be more precise than other goods and services? How much regulation does the electric industry need? The essays in this timely collection explore these difficult questions and propose a new, market-based plan to improve America's electrical future. Published in cooperation with The Independent Institute.
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Teaching Young Children Choices In Theory And Practice

Choices in Theory and Practice Mac Naughton, Glenda, Williams, Gillian. as the three—dimensional shapes and letters, were the forerunners of current ...

Author: Mac Naughton, Glenda

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335235926

Category: Education

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This book presents early childhood students and staff with a broad and diverse range of teaching techniques to support children's learning. It examines 26 techniques ranging from simple ones, such as describing and listening, to more complex methods, such as deconstruction and scaffolding. The strategies selected are derived from the best current research knowledge about how young children learn. A detailed evaluation of each strategy enables childcare staff, early childhood teachers and students to expand their repertoire of teaching strategies and to critically evaluate their own teaching in early childhood settings. Vignettes and examples show how early childhood staff use the techniques to support children's learning and help to bring the discussion of each technique to life. Revised and updated in light of the latest research, new features include: * Coverage of the phonics debate * Addition of ICT content * Questions for further discussion * Revision to the chapter on problem solving * Updated referencing throughout Teaching Young Children is key reading for students and experienced early childhood staff working in diverse settings with young children.
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Decision Making

These seven steps are descriptive of how decision makers arrive at reasoned choices out of alternative options . The forerunners of this model assumed that Homo economicus is characterized by the following : acting only in his ...

Author: Mary Zey

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106009043842

Category: Business & Economics

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Prevailing, highly conservative rational choice theories are challenged in this illuminating volume. Mary Zey and other outstanding contributors expand our understanding of decision making theory by presenting evidence that points to the wide range and complexity of human decision making. Labelled as deviations from formal rationality, other models of decision making (habit, emotion, moral and ethical values) are shown to be alternative, not deviant, motives behind decision making. Written at an accessible level, this volume examines criticisms of the rational choice models from a wide range of perspectives. The following chapters then concentrate on micro- and macro- alternatives to rational choice models, including a bala
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Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Midwifery Practice

... birth.119 Will this legislation prove any more effective than its forerunners? Despite the ongoing rhetoric on choice and control and the evidence which ...

Author: Lis Garratt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315357287

Category: Medical

Page: 228

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Many midwives will care for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), whether these women disclose this or not. Pregnant and birthing women commonly experience their bodies becoming 'public property', a variety of sometimes intimate medical procedures, and limited choices on where and how care is provided. For CSA survivors, who have suffered loss of ownership over their bodies as children and may experience recurring feelings of powerlessness and loss of control, these factors can combine with impersonal and medicalised settings and practices to deeply traumatic effect. 'Sexual abuse is all about power, not sex.' - interviewee Many midwives also experience powerlessness and loss of control as professionals as a result of these same settings and practices, and those midwives who are themselves CSA survivors bring a particularly acute awareness of this and of the needs of survivor mothers. This unique study sets out to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of these mothers by exploring them alongside the parallel experiences of survivor midwives. It explores the insights and reflections they together bring to midwifery, and the positive results of more collaborative, personal, communicative and ultimately empowering practices for all involved. 'The significance of this book is far wider than its immediate subject, for it offers us the opportunity to rethink our professional coping strategies. If we seek to make all our professional relationships ones of equality and opportunities for growth, as would benefit someone who has suffered abuse, then we can all grow and flourish.' - from the Foreword by Mavis Kirkham
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Encyclopedia of Cross Cultural School Psychology

... to equalize opportunities for impoverished families by giving them a choice beyond their neighborhood schools. The forerunners of today's magnet schools ...

Author: Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387717982

Category: Psychology

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With contributions from leading school psychology practitioners, this encyclopedia provides a one-of-a-kind guide to cross-cultural school psychology. Some 400 entries explore concepts, themes, and the latest research findings to answer your questions in all aspects of the field. Moreover, the encyclopedia offers support at all levels of primary and secondary education, from pre-K to 12th grade. Each entry offers a description of a particular term, a bibliography, and additional readings. The editor is widely known for her bi-weekly Spanish-language columns and her appearances on television and radio as a cross-cultural expert.
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Student Activism and Protest

In contrast to the others , family and the money to be earned had relatively little influence on the career choices of the forerunners ; rather , influencing factors on the forerunners were the opportunity to make meaningful ...

Author: Edward E. Sampson

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015038929959

Category: College students

Page: 265

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What film and media texts are worthy of selection or representative of the ... Chapter 1 focuses on stylistic choices that can be read as forerunners of ...

Author: Harper Cossar

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139968

Category: Performing Arts

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When widescreen technology was introduced to filmmaking in 1953, it changed the visual framework and aesthetic qualities of cinema forever. Before widescreen, a director's vision for capturing beautiful landscapes or city skylines was limited by what could be included in the boxy confines of an Academy Ratio film frame. The introduction and subsequent evolution of widescreen technology has allowed directors to push the boundaries of filmmaking. Letterboxed: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema explores the technological changes of the widescreen technique and how the format has inspired directors and also sparked debates among film critics. Examining early filmmakers such as Buster Keaton and D. W. Griffith and genre pioneers like Nicholas Ray and Douglas Sirk, Harper Cossar explains how directors use wider aspect ratios to enhance their creative visions. Letterboxed tracks the history of stylistic experimentation with the film frame and demonstrates how the expansion of the screen has uncovered myriad creative possibilities for directors.
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China and Autocracy

To be sure, both rational choice institutionalism (RCI) and historical institutionalism (HI) as forerunners of new institutionalism have revitalized the ...

Author: Miao-ling Lin Hasenkamp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788318389

Category: Political Science

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What effect is China's successful autocracy having on global politics? Is it leading to the decline of democracy, and the rise of 'strong man' government worldwide? China's success economically, this collection argues, is undermining the post-war consensus that 'liberal democracy is best'. In a multi-polar, Chinese-dominated world, Trump, Putin, Erdogan, and other global leaders no longer criticize China. In fact, they frequently invoke the usefulness of 'strong' and 'united' leadership. At the same time, China seeks to wear the mantle of a great power, and in doing so talks about human rights, climate change, freedom and economic liberalism. This collection examines how China views itself and where reality meets rhetoric on trade, international relations, diplomacy, economics and social policy. The contributors expertly dissect China's autocracy, and show how a ripple effect is altering the political-model consensus around the world.
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Real Ethics

... reveals himself as something of a forerunner of those modern theorists whose ... forerunners for claims about radical choice , and if not why not ?

Author: John M. Rist

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521006082

Category: Philosophy

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A powerful defence of an ethical theory based on a revised version of Platonic realism.
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Made in Poland

The forerunners in this respect are groups from Bulgaria, Hungary, ... their artistic choices and respective positions as forerunners of the musical genre.

Author: Patryk Galuszka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351119207

Category: Music

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Made in Poland: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Polish popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Polish music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Poland and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in Poland, followed by essays organized into thematic sections: Popular Music in the People’s Republic of Poland; Documenting Change and Continuity in Music Scenes and Institutions; and Music, Identity, and Critique.
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The History of World Theater

The forerunners of theater of the absurd can be readily identified : Alfred Jarry ... by what one thinks — or , in other words , by the choices one makes .

Author: Felicia Hardison Londré

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826411673

Category: Performing Arts

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Felicia Londre explores the world of theater as diverse as the Entertainments of the Stuart court and Arthur Miller directing Chinese actors at the Beijing People's Art Theater in "Death of a Salesman." Londre examines: Restoration comedies; the Comedie Francais; Italian "opera seria"; plays of the "Surm und Grand" movement; Russian, French, and Spanish Romantic dramas; American minstrel shows; Brecht and dialectical theater; Dighilev; Dada; Expressionism, Theater of the Absurd productions, and other forms of experimental theater of the late-20th century.>
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