Business Planning for Turbulent Times

Author: Rafael Rami ́rez
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849770646
Format: PDF
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The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects. These range from the impacts of warfare in the Middle East on energy futures, investment and global currencies to the vast and unpredictable impacts of climate change. All this threatens established strategic planning methods.This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal with increasing turbulence, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it. The authors explain in clear language how future orientation and, specifically, modern scenario techniques help to address these conditions. They draw on examples from a wide variety of international settings and circumstances including large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, small firms and municipalities. Readers will be inspired to try out scenario approaches themselves to better address the turbulence that affects them and others with whom they work, live and do business. A key feature of the book is the exchange of insights across the academic-practitioner divide. Scholars of scenario thinking and organizational environments will appreciate the authors' conceptual and methodological advances. What has previously remained jargon only accessible to the highest level of corporate and government futures planners here becomes comprehensible to a wider business and practitioner community.

Innovating for Trust

Author: Marika Lüders
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1785369482
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to innovation, and argues that because innovation is always risky business, trust is an essential premise and outcome of successfully designing, developing and finally launching innovations. Each part of the book encompasses a different aspect of innovating for trust. It begins with the notion of trust, before covering the importance of trust in future thinking, business model innovation, service design, co-creation, the innovative organization and self-service technologies. It concludes with the importance of trust in commercializing innovations.

Science and Public Reason

Author: Sheila Jasanoff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415524865
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This collection of essays explores how democratic governments construct public reason--that is, the forms of evidence and argument used in making state decisions accountable to citizens. The objective is to investigate what societies do in practice when they claim to be reasoning in the public interest. Methodologically, the book is grounded in the field of science and technology studies (STS). It uses in-depth qualitative studies of legal and political practices to shed light on the cultural construction of public reason and the reasoning political subject"--

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Author: Tim Jackson
ISBN: 9783865814142
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.

Selbstwahrnehmung und Embodiment in der K rperpsychotherapie vom K rpergef hl zur Kognition

Author: Alan Fogel
Publisher: Schattauer Verlag
ISBN: 3794529650
Format: PDF, Docs
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Damit hat die Neurophysiologie der Selbstwahrnehmung erstmals ihren eigenen Platz in den Neurowissenschaften gefunden. Prof. Dr. phil. Alan Fogel PhD, Professor für Entwicklungspsychologie an der University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. Er ist ausserdem ausgebildeter Massagetherapeut und zertifizierter Rosen-Methode Praktizierender. Er ist Begründer und Herausgeber der Zeitschrift Rosen Method International Journal.