Author: James L Ritchie-Dunham
Publisher: Vibrancy Ins, LLC
ISBN: 9780990715306
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book addresses fundamental questions of the quality of the human experience-the experience you have every day, as you relate to your own self, to others, to groups, to nature, and to spirit. It turns out that there are some very fundamental agreements that we tend to unconsciously accept that have a major influence on our daily experience; agreements that we would not accept if we could see them clearly. In over twenty years of this work, I have found that people tend to change their basic agreements, when they are able to consciously choose them. In Ecosynomics: The Science of Abundance I show you how to see the agreements and how to consciously choose the ones you want. I also show you what we at the Institute for Strategic Clarity have learned with colleagues around the world; that there a tens of thousands of groups of people who have already figured out how to choose energy-enhancing, outcome-improving agreements. I show you that they do this by starting from a very different place than most of us do: they start from an assumption that the world is full of potential, whereas most of us start from an assumption of scarcity. It turns out that this makes all the difference in the world, and in this book I show you why. The book follows the experience-reflection-framework-examples-process methodology. It all starts with what you know from your own experience. I show you how you can know, at any moment, the quality of the experience you are having and the outcomes it generates. I then provide a well tested, easy-to-remember way of reflecting on the quality of and outcomes from that experience. The Ecosynomics framework then describes the agreements that you make or accept that most influence that experience. In addition to the examples that are interwoven throughout each chapter, Part 4 of the book provides four in-depth, real-world case studies where processes for working with agreements are introduced.

Managing from Clarity

Author: James L. Ritchie-Dunham
Publisher: Wiley
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'Most organizations can't execute strategy. Complexity is their enemy. Managing from Clarity provides a roadmap for introducing systems thinking to your organization. Read it; it's a snapshot of how strategy will be managed in the 21st Century.' David P. Norton, President, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, co-author of the best-selling The Balanced Scorecard and The Strategy-Focused Organization 'If you're not a systems thinker, you're not a good business leader. A few born leaders do it through intuition. For all the rest, there's Managing from Clarity. The book will spell out for you how to build your strategic agenda and how to align your leadership team around it.' Francis Gouillart, CEO, Emergence Consulting, co-author of the best-selling Transforming the Organization 'this book [turns] the art of system dynamics interventions into science for the first time. For those of us who live the successes and the frustrations of organizations every day, this is a gift.' Jorge Rufat-Latre, Director, Strategos 'a powerful set of ideas and frameworks for anyone with strategic responsibility.' Kim Warren, Teaching Fellow, Strategic & International Management, London Business School, author of Competitive Strategy Dynamics 'Finally, someone has harnessed the power of System Dynamics and crafted it into a useful tool for strategy development and strategic management . . . [this book] demonstrates the potential insight that can come from systems thinking and its power to align an organization around a single view of the business model and strategic direction.' Michael J. Puleo, Director, Deloitte Consulting 'combine[s] the conceptual insights from the academic literature with the savvy of consultants to provide a sound approach to managing any organization.' James S. Dyer, The Fondren Centennial Chair in Business, University of Texas at Austin 'an intelligent and vivid introduction to an extremely powerful set of concepts and tools for strategy development.' Andreas Koch, Principal, L.E.K. Consulting

The Wisdom of the Enneagram

Author: Don Richard Riso
Publisher: Bantam
Format: PDF
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A groundbreaking guide centering around the Enneagramthe most popular system for personality typingpresents a vast array of insight for determining personality types, from recognizing each type's WakeUp Call and Red Flag to letting go of selfdefeating habits and reactions. Original.

Global Action Networks

Author: Steve Waddell
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230285481
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the world's governments become overwhelmed with the many interntaional crises we see today, we need to turn to Global Action Networks to address these pressing issues

Future Information Technology

Author: J.H. Park
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642408613
Format: PDF, ePub
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Future technology information technology stands for all of continuously evolving and converging information technologies, including digital convergence, multimedia convergence, intelligent applications, embedded systems, mobile and wireless communications, bio-inspired computing, grid and cloud computing, semantic web, user experience and HCI, security and trust computing and so on, for satisfying our ever-changing needs. In past twenty five years or so, Information Technology (IT) influenced and changed every aspect of our lives and our cultures. These proceedings foster the dissemination of state-of-the-art research in all future IT areas, including their models, services, and novel applications associated with their utilization.

Esoteric Physiology

Author: Dennis Klocek
Publisher: Lindisfarne Books
ISBN: 9781584201922
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dennis Klocek has for many years studied and incorporated Western esotericism into his own inner research, focusing especially on alchemy and the wisdom and practicality of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. Based on thirteen lectures, he discusses human physiology and the hidden forces and processes that sustain our life on Earth and beyond. His informal and accessible approach delves deeply into specific organs, functions, life processes and diseases, drawing vivid images for the reader that stimulate a profound understanding and appreciation of human physiology. The topics discussed include a wide range of diseases, physical and spiritual organs, psychology, sleep and dreams, digestion, emotions, consciousness, aging, a variety of therapies and much more. Dennis Klocek offers a comprehensive owner's manual for our human body.

Large Systems Change

Author: Malcolm McIntosh
Publisher: Greenleaf
ISBN: 9781783534364
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Large Systems Change (LSC) is a field of study and action that is characterized by its focus on transformational pathways towards a participative, flourishing future through inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches that value engagement with practitioners and those aspiring for such futures. Its emergence holds great promise for addressing critical issues. Advancing its development requires aggressiveness to cross the many disciplinary, institutional and other boundaries and build the necessary scale of effort; however, humbleness is also required to recognize that although we have substantial knowledge and methodologies for approaching LSC, we are still at early stages of their development. The papers in this special issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship focus on the question of how to scale to the field of LSC. We can see the contributors and editors reflect on this at the three levels: broadening by increasing the numbers of people and organizations identified with it; going up and out with a more receptive environment arising with failures of traditional management approaches; and deepening of knowledge and methods for supporting LSC. This special issue will be essential reading for those researching in this emerging field, and practitioners looking for the latest thinking on how LSC may be a solution to global challenges.

Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy

Author: C. Wankel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230612067
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There is a growing realization that business development is the most effective weapon in fighting world poverty. How the for-profit model can be harnessed to provide the poor with a share in the world's prosperity is discussed through actual cases, and nested in innovative theories of business, social sciences, and philosophy.

Soul Machine The Invention of the Modern Mind

Author: George Makari
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248690
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A brilliant and comprehensive history of the creation of the modern Western mind. Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept—the mind—emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, Diderot, and Kant worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, these frequently shocking, always embattled efforts would give rise to psychiatry, mind sciences such as phrenology, and radically new visions of the self. Further, they would be crucial to the establishment of secular ethics and political liberalism. Boldly original, wide-ranging, and brilliantly synthetic, Soul Machine gives us a masterful, new account of the making of the modern Western mind.