books about: consensus
The Little Book of Circle Processes : A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking (The Little Books of Justice and ...
Drawn from Native American practices, these peacemaking circles are used in many communities to deal with conflict and create stronger relationships. Includes detailed information about how to lead and/or participate in one of the circle process. Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to ...
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief
In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country’s traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the American Enlightenment , postwar Americans looked to the country’s secular, liberal elites for ...
Great Chain of Numbers: A Guide to Smart Contracts, Smart Property and Trustless Asset Management
What is a smart contract? What is smart property? What are decentralized autonomous organizations? How can companies and organizations use cryptocurrencies and cryptoledgers to reduce costs and increase transparency? What hurdles should entrepreneurs keep in mind when developing decentralized applications? These questions and many more are discussed in detail as Tim Swanson interviews nearly four dozen entrepreneurs, developers, investors ...
Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts: Essentials for Buy-Side and Sell-Side Analysts
James J. Valentine
A real-world guide to becoming a top-performing equity analyst Praise for Best Practices for Equity Research Analysts : "Jim Valentine has taken his decades of experience as a highly successful security analyst and written an effective and comprehensive guide to doing the job right. I only wish I had this book by my side throughout my career." -- Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners LP "Given the fast pace and ...
The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Washington Square Press
A YAQUI WAY OF KNOWLEDGE The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" -- the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan. "For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart. There I travel, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length. And there I travel, looking, ...
The Wisdom of Crowds
In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant–better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, ...
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making
"The best book on collaboration ever written!" —Diane Flannery, founding CEO, Juma Ventures And now this classic book is even better—much better. Completely revised and updated, the second edition is loaded with new tools and techniques. Two powerful new chapters on agenda design A full section devoted to reaching closure More than twice as many tools for handling difficult dynamics 70 brand-new pages and over 100 pages ...
Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus (2nd Edition)
FT Press, 2013
Make better decisions! Michael A. Roberto will help you achieve deeper consensus, get past groupthink and "yes men," and achieve superior results in every decision you make -- especially your most complex and highest-stakes decisions! Roberto's Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer, Second Edition gives you a powerful framework for promoting honest, constructive dissent and skepticism; test your assumptions; more thoroughly and fairly ...
The Evolution of Cooperation: Revised Edition
Basic Books, 2009
The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists-whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals-when there is no central authority to police their actions. The problem of cooperation is central to many different fields. Robert Axelrod ...
Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead
Lean Enterprises Inst Inc
Managing to Learn by Toyota veteran John Shook, reveals the thinking underlying the vital A3 management process at the heart of lean management and lean leadership. Constructed as a dialogue between a manager and his boss, the book explains how A3 thinking helps managers and executives identify, frame, and then act on problems and challenges. Shook calls this approach, which is captured in the simple structure of an A3 report, the key to ...
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism)
Christopher C. Horner
Global warming": the Left's last best chance to gain a stranglehold on our political system and economy For decades, environmentalism has been the Left's best excuse for increasing government control over our actions in ways both large and small. It's for Mother Earth! It's for the children! It's for the whales! But until now, the doomsday-scenario environmental scares they've trumped up haven't been large enough to justify the lifestyle ...
Networks Illustrated: 8 Principles Without Calculus (Principle II: Consensus Is Hard)
Edwiser Scholastic Press, 2013
Are you curious about the social and technological networks that shape our lives, like Amazon, the Internet, and WiFi? But are you worried about a Calculus or Linear Algebra prerequisite that typically comes along with such courses? If so, then this book is for you. You will learn the key principles behind the networks that surround us every day, such as “sharing is hard” and “crowds are wise”, and you will see how these simple ...
Star Force: Consensus (SF43)
New information leads to new revelations and new plans as the Skarron threat forces Star Force to reestablish its priorities and develop a new playbook for the path ahead. "Consensus" is the 43rd episode in the series. Word Count: 30,200
The Art of Multiprocessor Programming, Revised Reprint
Revised and updated with improvements conceived in parallel programming courses, The Art of Multiprocessor Programming is an authoritative guide to multicore programming. It introduces a higher level set of software development skills than that needed for efficient single-core programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. Students and ...
The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development
Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson have designed The Curriculum Mapping Planner to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. The planner describes a four-phase professional development program composed of 12 modules, which are presented as 12 curriculum maps for professional development.
Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities
Diana Leafe Christian
New Society Publishers
Creating a Life Together is the only resource available that provides step-by-step practical information distilled from numerous firsthand sources on how to establish an intentional community. It deals in depth with structural, interpersonal and leadership issues, decision-making methods, vision statements, and the development of a legal structure, as well as profiling well-established model communities. This exhaustive guide includes excellent ...
Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)
Columbia University Press
This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way. That previous work assumed what Rawls calls a "well-ordered society," one that is stable and relatively homogenous in its basic moral beliefs and in which there is broad agreement about what constitutes the good life. Yet in modern democratic society a plurality of ...
Team-Based Strategic Planning: A Complete Guide to Structuring, Facilitating, and Implementing the Process
C. Davis Fogg
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Team-Based Strategic Planning uniquely describes the strategic planning process and the ways of facilitating the development of a strategic plan and its implementation. It is "how-to-do" book profusely illustrated with planning techniques, facilitation guides and real world examples of the planning and strategy efforts of dozens of organizations. The book is a professional best-seller and sold 25,000 copies in hard cover 1964-2010. The book ...
Worship as Repentance: Lutheran Liturgical Tradition and Catholic Consensus
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Against contemporary trends that conceive of Christian worship primarily as entertainment or sheer celebration, Walter Sundberg argues that repentance is the heart of authentic worship. In Worship as Repentance Sundberg outlines the history of repentance and confession within liturgical practice from the early church to mid-twentieth-century Protestantism, advocating movement away from the "eucharistic piety" common in mainline worship today ...
The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups
The revised edition of this facilitation classic offers a wealth of targeted techniques for facilitators who seek effective, consistent, and repeatable results. Based on Michael Wilkinson's proven SMART (Structured Meeting And Relating Techniques) approach, The Secrets of Facilitation can help to achieve stellar results when managing, presenting, teaching, planning, and selling, as well as other professional and personal situations. This ...
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