Design to Thrive

Creating Social Networks and Online Communities that Last
Author: Tharon Howard
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780080957203
Category: Computers
Page: 248
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Social networks and online communities are reshaping the way people communicate, both in their personal and professional lives. What makes some succeed and others fail? What draws a user in? What makes them join? What keeps them coming back? Entrepreneurs and businesses are turning to user experience practitioners to figure this out. Though they are well-equipped to evaluate and create a variety of interfaces, social networks require a different set of design principles and ways of thinking about the user in order to be successful. Design to Thrive presents tried and tested design methodologies, based on the author’s decades of research, to ensure successful and sustainable online communities -- whether a wiki for employees to share procedures and best practices or for the next Facebook. The book describes four criteria, called "RIBS," which are necessary to the design of a successful and sustainable online community. These concepts provide designers with the tools they need to generate informed creative and productive design ideas, to think proactively about the communities they are building or maintaining, and to design communities that encourage users to actively contribute. Provides essential tools to create thriving social networks, helping designers to avoid common pitfalls, avoid costly mistakes, and to ensure that communities meet client needs Contains real world stories from popular, well known communities to illustrate how the concepts work Features a companion online network that employs the techniques outlined in the book

Portfolio Design

A Modern Approach to Asset Allocation
Author: Richard C. Marston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118007051
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Portfolio Design – choosing the right mix of assets appropriate to a particular investor – is the key to successful investing. It can help you accumulate wealth over time, while cushioning the blow of possible economic downturns. But in order to successfully achieve this goal, you need to be familiar with all of the major asset classes that go into modern portfolios and learn how much they add to portfolio diversification. Thoughtful asset allocation provides discipline to the investment process and gives you the best chance of building and safeguarding wealth. Wharton Professor Richard C. Marston, 2014 recipient of the Investment Management Consultants Association’s prestigious Matthew R. McArthur Award, will guide you through the major decisions that need to be made when designing a portfolio and will put you in the best position to balance the risk-reward relationship that is part of this endeavor. Portfolio Design is to be read by investment advisors. The book is rich in information about individual asset classes, including both traditional assets like stocks and bonds as well as alternative assets such as hedge funds, private equity, real estate, and commodities. So it should appeal to all sophisticated advisors whether or not they are trying to qualify for one of the major investment designations. In fact, the book is designed to be read by any advisor who is as fascinated as Marston by the investment process.

Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective


Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160897432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 264
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Through essays on topics including survival in extreme environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will gain an understanding of the psychological challenges that have faced the space program since its earliest days. An engaging read for those interested in space, history, and psychology alike, this is a highly relevant read as we stand poised on the edge of a new era of spaceflight. Each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration.

How To Build Massive Subscriber, Membership and Social Media Lists


Author: N.A
Publisher: Marc Charles
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Engagement by Design

Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive
Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Russell J. Quaglia,Dominique Smith,Lisa L. Lande
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506394450
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Engaging Students for Success Through Purposeful Design Every teacher wants engaged students. No student wants to be bored. So why isn’t every classroom teeming with discussion and activity centered on the day’s learning expectations? Engagement by Design gives you a framework for making daily improvements in engaging your students, highlighting opportunities that offer the greatest benefit in the least amount of time. You’ll learn how focusing on relationships, clarity, and challenge can make all the difference in forging a real connection with students. Engagement by Design puts you in control of managing your classroom’s success and increasing student learning, one motivated student at a time.

Thrive by Design

The Neuroscience That Drives High-Performance Cultures
Author: Don Rheem
Publisher: Forbesbooks
ISBN: 9781946633064
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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CEO of E3 Solutions Don Rheem offers managers and senior leaders deep insights into what drives employee performance from a brain-based perspective. Thirve by Design introduces you to the triggers of exemplary workplace behavior at a neurological level. Tapping into these triggers leads to increased productivity, well being, accountability, and retention.

Intellectual Property Protection in VLSI Designs

Theory and Practice
Author: Gang Qu,Miodrag Potkonjak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402073208
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 183
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This overview of the security problems in modern VLSI design provides a detailed treatment of a newly developed constraint-based protection paradigm for the protection of VLSI design IPs – from FPGA design to standard-cell placement, and from advanced CAD tools to physical design algorithms.

Solving Problems with Design Thinking

Ten Stories of What Works
Author: Jeanne Liedtka,Andrew King,Kevin Bennett
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536054
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated how design thinking can affect business results. However, most managers lack a sense of how to use this new approach for issues other than product development and sales growth. Solving Problems with Design Thinking details ten real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at 3M, Toyota, IBM, Intuit, and SAP; entrepreneurial start-ups such as MeYou Health; and government and social sector organizations, including the City of Dublin and Denmark's The Good Kitchen. Using design skills such as ethnography, visualization, storytelling, and experimentation, these managers produced innovative solutions to such problems as implementing strategy, supporting a sales force, redesigning internal processes, feeding the elderly, and engaging citizens. They elaborate on the challenges they faced and the processes and tools they used, providing a clear path to implementation based on the principles and practices laid out in Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie's Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers.

How Managers Can Thrive in Waves of Change


Author: Dutch Holland,Deborah Salvo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477118322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 127
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Thriving in Times of Increasing Change Never before have organizations faced an environment as turbulent and as difficult as this one. Businesses must change the way they are doing business now to a new way that will work for them in the future. While major organizational change was once the exception, it is now the rule . . . and organizations will have to be very good at organizational change to thrive in the new business environment. Profound changes are on the way Todays businesses are bracing for change. Waves of regulatory requirements are coming in increasing amounts and intensity. Competition is more intense and coming from every direction. Customers no longer will settle for yesterdays products, services, or levels of quality. Things are challenging out there, and businesses can no longer simply hunker down and weather the storm. Many predict that todays storm is tomorrows business environment, an environment in which we must be able to thrive . . . or die. Adding to the assault, many business leaders are shocked at how much change is likely to be required in such a short period of time. No longer is it a question of if or when huge waves of change will hit, its a matter of how well organizations are positioned to effectively navigate and even flourish in the changes. Waves of change are already hitting the beach, and their strength is almost certain to build. Its too late for a bunker mentality. Out of the bunkers and into . . . what? Companies cannot stay in their bunkers forever. Sooner or later they must come out and face the music. That means they must come out and change the way they do business in order to fit into the turbulent world. Change is no longer an option but change the way they do business to what? Companies coming out have two options; options that are as different as night and day. Surviving: The intuitively-obvious way The focus of doing business just to survive is logical and intuitively obvious. It has companies adopting and/or adapting survival tactics as the core of their new way. They limit the changes they make to just get over the survival threshold. Process changes are most likely very conservative: patches, glue-ons, work-arounds, tweaks, fix and repair rather than replace, emergency repairs rather than preventive maintenance, etc. all pursued in an atmosphere of severe cost cutting and staffing layoffs. While risk management may be a goal, survival-oriented companies try to dodge every risk regardless of the risk-rewards, taking away almost all of their undeveloped opportunities that might be sources of new life for the company. Unfortunately, the slogan of this new way of doing business might be out of the frying pan and into the fire. Thriving: The straight and narrow way The focus of this new way of doing business will be positioning the organization so that it will thrive . . . even in a nasty business environment. The first step in moving toward a thriving business will be to set a vision that is designed to separate the company from the middle-of-the-road pack of competitors. This way of doing business will require the company to improve all work processes that could translate into a competitive edge. Processes must be advanced beyond best practices to an industry leading position. This way of doing business calls for investment in the best available technology that enables the companys core processes, in equipment upgrades where possible, expansion of employee responsibilities, provision of aggressive training on key skills that support core work processes, and more. All of these actions will require energy and resources as the straight and narrow way calls for an investment and opportunity mindset. However, the largest investment will need to be in innovation not innovation you pay for but innovation from

The Healing Power of Spirituality: How Faith Helps Humans Thrive [3 volumes]


Author: J. Harold Ellens
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313366462
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 989
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This three-volume set addresses how the role of spirituality and its constructive expressions in various religions—and outside of formal religion—enhances human personality and experience. • 55 distinguished contributors, representing numerous religious traditions, research disciplines, and psychospiritual perspectives, from North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe • Graphic illustrations of brain functions under varied conditions with various electrical and chemical stimuli, as well as a graphic depiction of personal narrative material

Making Value

Integrating Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation to Thrive in the Changing Global Economy
Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309264499
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 36
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Manufacturing is in a period of dramatic transformation. But in the United States, public and political dialogue is simplistically focused almost entirely on the movement of certain manufacturing jobs overseas to low-wage countries. The true picture is much more complicated, and also more positive, than this dialogue implies. After years of despair, many observers of US manufacturing are now more optimistic. A recent uptick in manufacturing employment and output in the United States is one factor they cite, but the main reasons for optimism are much more fundamental. Manufacturing is changing in ways that may favor American ingenuity. Rapidly advancing technologies in areas such as biomanufacturing, robotics, smart sensors, cloud-based computing, and nanotechnology have transformed not only the factory floor but also the way products are invented and designed, putting a premium on continual innovation and highly skilled workers. A shift in manufacturing toward smaller runs and custom-designed products is favoring agile and adaptable workplaces, business models, and employees, all of which have become a specialty in the United States. Future manufacturing will involve a global supply web, but the United States has a potentially great advantage because of our tight connections among innovations, design, and manufacturing and also our ability to integrate products and services. The National Academy of Engineering has been concerned about the issues surrounding manufacturing and is excited by the prospect of dramatic change. On June 11-12, 2012, it hosted a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss the new world of manufacturing and how to position the United States to thrive in this world. The workshop steering committee focused on two particular goals. First, presenters and participants were to examine not just manufacturing but the broad array of activities that are inherently associated with manufacturing, including innovation and design. Second, the committee wanted to focus not just on making things but on making value, since value is the quality that will underlie high-paying jobs in America's future. Making Value: Integrating Manufacturing, Design, and Innovation to Thrive in the Changing Global Economy summarizes the workshop and the topics discussed by participants.

Thrive Principles

15 Strategies For Building Your Thriving Life
Author: Lee H. Baucom
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683500784
Category: Self-Help
Page: 254
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Happiness has become a default goal for many people. Yet that goal seems to always elude those chasing it. Building a thriving life is recognizing that happiness is not a goal, but a side-effect. Thriving is about building a life of meaning and purpose, practicing forgiveness and gratitude, and creating a resilient self to deal with issues and struggles that arise throughout life. Thrive Principles is a roadmap for anyone looking to build a thriving life as well as for those looking to: Stop chasing happiness, and allow it to find them Discover deeper purpose and live it out Accept where they are, and then move forward Forgive themselves and others, easily and consistently Raise personal standards to live a life of excellence Build resilience in order to face difficult times and still thrive Discover their own internal resources

How to Survive and Thrive in the First Three Weeks of School


Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361179
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Best-selling author Elaine McEwan demonstrates how teaching routines, rubrics, and rules during the first three weeks of school leads to higher achievement through the rest of the year!

Teaching Kids to Thrive

Essential Skills for Success
Author: Debbie Silver,Dedra Stafford
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150638160X
Category: Education
Page: 288
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There’s more to student success than standards and test scores… Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into a curriculum has been shown to increase personal and school-wide growth. With lifelong success the goal over simply meeting academic thresholds, Teaching Kids to Thrive presents strategies, activities, and stories in an approachable way to develop responsible, self-motivated learners. Uniting social, academic, and self-skills this instrumental resource offers benefits to students such as: Using mindfulness strategies to help students tap their inner strengths Learning to self-regulate and control other executive brain functions Developing growth mindsets along with perseverance and resilience Cultivating a sense of responsibility, honesty, and integrity Encouraging a capacity for empathy and gratitude

Nonorganic Failure to Thrive Infants

A Pilot Study of Mothers' Personalities, Early Perceptions and Loss Experiences
Author: Beverly LaVerne Roberts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Failure to thrive syndrome
Page: 444
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Built to Thrive: Using Innovation to Make Your Mark in a Connected World

Using Innovation to Make Your Mark in a Connected World
Author: Jay van Zyl
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447856104
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 370
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Built to Thrive is about unpacking the drivers that I have noticed in the landscape that do not yet have a place in our existing vocabulary. It is about ceasing to ignore the signs and beginning to embrace the changes that are becoming more tangible with every day that passes. It is about recognizing the amplified importance of the human as a social being in this dawning age of transparency and systemic activity. The individual becomes the collective as we move into a sphere of shared value-creation, ideation and knowledge dissemination. Existing in this new business landscape is not about eliminating the competition, but rather working together in a bid to share resources and expand far beyond what we could ever hope to achieve as individual organizations. Through Built to Thrive, I hope to open your mind and introduce you to a way of thinking that will fundamentally shift your views, and may provide a lifeline in a world where the new school will rule.

Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0804140855
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design


Author: Ilaria Mazzoleni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466506077
Category: Science
Page: 264
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Applying Properties of Animals Skins to Inspire Architectural Envelopes Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture. She focuses on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments and translates the learned principles into the built environment. To illustrate the methodology, Mazzoleni draws inspiration from the diversity of animal coverings, referred to broadly as skin, and applies them to the design of building envelopes through a series of twelve case studies. Skin is a complex organ that performs a multitude of functions; namely, it serves as a link between the body and the environment. Similarly, building envelopes act as interfaces between their inhabitants and external elements. The resulting architectural designs illustrate an integrative methodology that allows architecture to follow nature. "Ilaria Mazzoleni, in collaboration with biologist Shauna Price, has developed a profound methodology for architectural and design incentives that anticipates and proposes novel ways to explore undiscovered biological inspirations for various audiences." —Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Karlssonwilker Inc.'s Tellmewhy

The First 24 Months of a New York Design Company
Author: Clare Jacobson
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984162
Category: Design
Page: 221
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Why would two talented and employable young graphic designers start up their own practice without any clients, in the midst of a recession, and in a city brimming with world-renowned designers? Karlssonwilker inc.'s tellmewhy is the improbable story of such a venture -- or act of bravura or insanity -- on the part of Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, and offers a telling, humorous, and always human insight into the workings of a young startup design studio, showcasing every single project they did in their first two years. A book as iconoclastic as their designs, tellmewhy features fresh stories of karlssonwilker's ordinary office live and its less-than-romantic tales about rooftop parties, battles with immigration, language obstacles, missed meetings, and money problems. Despite these stories -- and because of others -- karlssonwilker has produced an impressive body of work in two short years. Tellmewhy shows the happy endings, including signage for a Philadelphia restaurant, logo designs for a New York fashion house, and CD packaging for both independent and major music labels. And it presents the few unrealized designs, like an ad campaign for a TV network. All share the designers' creative and humorous take on design. Karlssonwilker intersperses these examples with its singular illustrated diagrams, faux flow charts linking the partners' biographies, work, social lives, and whatever comes to their unique minds. Tellmewhy offers both inspiration and caution for designers everywhere. A foreword by former employer Stefan Sagmeister recalls karlssonwilker's start in his design office.