While the official history of planning as a defined profession celebrates the state and its traditions of city building and regional development, this collection of essays reveals a flip side. This scrutiny of the class, race, gender, ethnic, or other biased agendas previously hidden in planning histories points to the need for new planning paradigms for our multicultural cities of the future. Photos.
While the official history of planning as a defined profession celebrates the state and its traditions of city building and regional development, this collection of essays reveals a flip side.
Author: Leonie Sandercock
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Stephen Blundell
Organizations need innovation like plants need water; without it, they will die. Great innovations are always the result of blending the right technology, the right business model, and the right people. But in the end, it always comes back to the people and the organization. Innovation depends on the human beings who make it happen. I have found that to foster and sustain the creative spirit, an organization must understand and act in accordance with the human principles that underlie the innovation process. Understanding these principles requires an honest focus on people and their relationship with business and organizational concerns. Because only human beings create ideas, only human beings can sow the seeds of innovation. In this book, it is my hope to show how focusing on people their unique qualities, their values, and their diverse organizational roles is the most essential step in creating a vibrant, flourishing, innovating organization. Making the Invisible Visible sets forth principles that are necessary to create an innovative culture and help innovation leaders find, fund and nurture the right people. It is for managers, innovation leaders, or anyone inspired by a love of actualized ideas.
In this book, it is my hope to show how focusing on people their unique qualities, their values, and their diverse organizational roles is the most essential step in creating a vibrant, flourishing, innovating organization.
Author: Robert Rosenfeld
Category: Business & Economics
This book presents a new way of seeing the business value of information, people and IT as well as a way of measuring and managing these capabilities in order to improve business performance. Packed with real-world examples, the book presents the best and worst practices companies have implemented to address these issues. Case studies from more than thirty international companies are strategically used throughout the book, including Banco Bilbao Vizcayo, Philips Business Electronics, Amazon, Dell Europe, Ernst Young, General Electric, IKEA, Ritz Carlton Hotels, and Wal Mart. This fascinating guide offers a diagnostic tool that senior managers can use to evaluate the three information capabilities of their company. Plus, the book provides hands-on management prescriptions on how to improve a company s information capabilities and how to use these capabilities in achieving business strategies and in the implementating change. We are all experiencing an information overload, be it internal to the organization or due to external influences of our own information intensive society. Much has been written on how companies should "tame the beast of information" and make it work in the organization's favour. What has not yet been covered is how an organization can actually comprehensively measure whether or not they are using information effectively to achieve better business performance, or in other words, how senior managers within an organization can measure "Information Orientation". Following a major 2 year global research project in conjunction with Andersen Consulting, the authors of this book have been able to demonstrate that when a company is high on IO it will be high on business performance. However, beyond just using IO as a diagnostic tool or a benchmark for the effective use of an organization's information, it can also predict the organization's business performance. Invariably, a company does not make the best use of available information. Having assessed why and where the failings are, this book will provide ways in which senior managers can actively manage the different elements of their Information Capabilities to improve the usage of information. Information Capabilities are defined in three ways: 1. Information Behaviours/Values 2. Information Management Practices 3. Information Technology practices. It is the total interaction of these three elements and the effective management of them that permits superior business performance. IO Maturity can be gained, but the authors illustrate that it is an iterative process that grows and changes in line with a turbulent environment. Managers of a high IO company realize the need to continually refine and improve their information use and to keep learning more about their business. IO begins at the top. It takes more than authorizing an IT investment and training staff to use information. It calls for different behaviours, values and practices by senior managers. This book provides the means to move towards IO maturity. It is the step beyond Information Technology to actually managing information. The aim of this book is to make a previously invisible dimension of business management visible. A manager, after reading this book, will be able to see, measure and manage the information resources, people and IT in the company and improve business performance.
This book provides the means to move towards IO maturity. It is the step beyond Information Technology to actually managing information. The aim of this book is to make a previously invisible dimension of business management visible.
Author: Donald A. Marchand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
Making the Invisible Visible is a study of Asian Americans in the workplace and provides a framework through which to transform the same qualities that are contributing to this invisibility phenomenon into a positive leadership approach that provides a counterweight to balance the showmanship approach to leadership.
Invisible. Strengths. Career Management Strategies In chapter 5, Making
Invisible Leadership Work, we provided examples of AsianAmerican
leaderswhosuccessfully make invisible leadership work in highlevel CEO
positions. Each of these ...
Author: T. Thatchenkery
Category: Business & Economics
Author: Marcus B. Fleischhacker
Category: Art and religion
A walk with friends is meaningful and I am thankful that in sharing this journey with you, the few poems that I have posted have resonated with so many in such a positive way. As a result, I have created this e-book to showcase more of these poems, with each accompanied by a visual designed to amplify the meaning of its subject matter. Since this outpouring of expression, I have been reflecting on how to tie passion to purpose and as a result, I have decided to set up a scholarship at Acadia University (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada) focused on increasing access to post secondary education for Black students. Additionally, I would like to provide funding to support other community initiatives (Free For All Foundation, Brampton, Ontario, Canada (www.ffaf.ca) and Frontlines, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (www.frontlines.to)) where we are able to see the direct impact of contributions made. I am hoping you would consider making a donation (no matter the amount) in support of any or all of these initiatives. To do so, you can go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/uprising-collection-of-poems
This heartfelt book is imbued with the emotional toil of the omnipresent racial discrimination in our society.
Author: Clive Vincent Anderson
Author: Corinne Young
Category: Discrimination in education
Social psychological theorizing on prejudice and discrimination, which largely focuses on tangible or verifiable content of people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions toward a group (what we term commissions), falls short in capturing the nature of prejudice and discrimination directed toward Native Americans. Utilizing the literature on the prevalence, content, and consequences of representations of Native Americans, we argue that aspects of the world that are invisible or intentionally left out of the public conscious, what we refer to as omissions, hold important meaning for both Native and non-Native individuals. We propose that a framework of bias that incorporates both omissions and commissions will enrich our understanding of bias, prejudice, and discrimination and better elucidate the experiences of groups that are historically underrepresented and underserved by social science.
Social psychological theorizing on prejudice and discrimination, which largely focuses on tangible or verifiable content of people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions toward a group (what we term commissions), falls short in capturing the ...
An Ingredient Brand is exactly what the name implies: an ingredient or component of a product that has its own brand identity. This is the first comprehensive book that explains how Ingredient Branding works and how brand managers can successfully improve the performance of component marketing. The authors have examined more than one hundred examples, analyzed four industries and developed nine detailed case studies to demonstrate the viability of this marketing innovation. The new concepts and principles can easily be applied by professionals. In the light of the success stories of Intel, GoreTex, Dolby, TetraPak, Shimano, and Teflon it can be expected that component suppliers will increasingly use Ingredient Branding strategies in the future.
This is the first comprehensive book that explains how Ingredient Branding works and how brand managers can successfully improve the performance of component marketing.
Author: Philip Kotler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
Award-winning author Keith Devlin reveals the vital role mathematics plays in our eternal quest to understand who we are and the world we live in. More than just the study of numbers, mathematics provides us with the eyes to recognize and describe the hidden patterns of life.
Award-winning author Keith Devlin reveals the vital role mathematics plays in our eternal quest to understand who we are and the world we live in.
Author: Keith Devlin
Georgia Tech's Library Next grew from a building renovation into a total reinvention of the Library for the 21st century. A key part of Library Next is the creation of an online presence that delivers services and content at scale. Learn how the Georgia Tech Library used portfolio and project management to change a dated website into a modern, top-shelf Drupal platform. The result is a highly customizable and technologically advanced website that puts the Library in a leadership position among campus and higher education peers. This session will focus of the context of the online presence transformation, the Library's portfolio and project management strategy, and the design and development involved in creating the new website.
Georgia Tech's Library Next grew from a building renovation into a total reinvention of the Library for the 21st century.
Author: Heather Jeffcoat
Author: S. J. E. Hathaway
Author: Renee M. Rottner
Category: Infrared astronomy
Author: Shashana Jaffee Chittle
Category: Art, Modern
Currently, 1 out of 10 US citizens lays claim to being targeted in a certain way. Do these allegations signal the onset of mass psychosis, a social epidemic of unheard of proportions or a ubiquitous lived reality that affects millions, yet without any obvious and self-explanatory reasons why? Targeting Culture: Making the Invisible Visible offers a comprehensive social theoretic framework for making sense of a largely invisible threat or for how the invisible may be made visible. By adopting as interpretive platform a critical discourse analytic approach, it dimensionalizes the culture of targeting on three levels, micro, meso and macro. At the same time, the analytic highlights salient legal facets, while suggesting that this complex, multi-act, multi-perpetrator crime of multiple composite causality involving interdiscursive chains between lay and institutional discourses may be effectively addressed on the grounds of a multi-dimensional legal model, such as that of indirect perpetration in organized power mechanisms. In order to facilitate the reader's understanding of the subtle nuances of this new cultural phenomenon, a lavish array of concepts is offered to the reader, spanning various perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences, such as psychoanalysis, microsociology, religious studies, social cybernetics, systems theory, multimodal rhetorical studies, philosophy, cultural studies, legal studies. About the authorGeorge Rossolatos (MSc, MBA, PhD) is an academic researcher, marketing practitioner, and the editor of the International Journal of Marketing Semiotics & Discourse Studies. Major publications include Targeting Culture: Making the Invisible Visible (2019), Interdiscursive Readings in Cultural Consumer Research (2018), Handbook of Brand Semiotics (2015; ed. and co-author), Semiotics of Popular Culture (2015), Brand Equity Planning with Structuralist Rhetorical Semiotics (2012, 2014), //rhetor.dixit//: Understanding Ad Texts' Rhetorical Structure for Differential Figurative Advantage (2013), Applying Structuralist Semiotics to Brand Image Research (2012), Interactive Advertising: Dynamic Communication in the Information Age (2002; ed. and co-author), plus numerous articles in academic and trade journals. His research interests focus on cultural consumer research/popular culture, branding/advertising, and digital marketing/new media.
Targeting Culture: Making the Invisible Visible offers a comprehensive social theoretic framework for making sense of a largely invisible threat or for how the invisible may be made visible.
Author: George Rossolatos
This book explains transparency in biology with emphasis on bending and absorption, which together are the essence of transparency. The reader is provided with an understanding of why the interior of the body can be made to appear transparent through the application of elementary physics. Based on the principle of transparency, emerging imaging techniques using near-infrared light to view the body transparently are explained with examples such as cancer detection and temperature imaging of deep tissues. This book is useful to many researchers, including biologists, physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers as well as developers—all who seek a deep understanding of transparency in bioimaging.
This book explains transparency in biology with emphasis on bending and absorption, which together are the essence of transparency.
Author: Kohei Soga
All that is human is mediated through language. And because we learned the process of being human in a culture as we learned the language of that culture, much that we learned remains invisible to us. But even though invisible, it guides what and how we learn and remember, our perceptions, our behaviors, including communicative behaviors. Throughout our lives, that early language/culture learning affects us, all too often without our realizing. The discoveries about that early learning that this book makes possible enable readers to see through their language and learn to live productively and engage fully in mutually fulfilling relationships. This book talks back to the old adage, Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt. We show how words do hurt, of course not by breaking bones, but by damaging self-confidence, reputations, livelihoods--or provoking people to the point of breaking bones--or worse. We focus on the roles of gender in language in effective or failed communication. We direct attention to invisible impacts of daily language use. When the invisible becomes visible, readers can see the many ways daily talk and interactions create and reinforce genders. We explore how language functions, its sources of power, and why it resists change even when negative impacts are clear. We explore how, in part through hidden gendering, English disadvantages many of its users and point to how the problems emerge in the ways gender functions in this supposedly non-gendered language. We describe how gendered language guides us to create and reinforce behaviors and relationships we do not intend. We conclude with suggestions of how to use English to reflect egalitarian values.
Gender in Language M. J. Hardman, Anita Taylor, Catherine Wright. Making the
InvisibleVISIBLE ANITA TAYLOR, M.J.HARDMAN, CATHERINE WRIGHT
iUniverse LLC Bloomington Making the Invisible Visible Gender in Language
Author: A. Taylor; M. J. Hardman; C. Wright
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines