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The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution
Stuart A. Kauffman

Oxford University Press, 1993

Stuart Kauffman here presents a brilliant new paradigm for evolutionary biology, one that extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives from the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The book drives to the heart of the exciting debate on the origins of life and maintenance of order in complex biological systems. It focuses on the concept of self-organization: the spontaneous ...


Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization: Precursors and Prototypes (Exploring Complexity)

ISCE Publishing, 2010

Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization have become vital focuses of interest not only in the fields of science and philosophy but also in the wider worlds of business and politics. This book presents a series of essays by thinkers who anticipated the significance of those issues and laid the foundations for their current importance. Readers of this book will encounter the important and varied figures of Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, ...


Become Superhuman! Super Organization, 2014

0.99 Debut Special! It sure is tough to be effective when you’re surrounded by disorganized clutter. Why suffer? Take the steps you need to take and get your life in order! While being super organized may not make for a terribly exciting comic book; it is important to realize that it is the foundation for everything that you do. This super power will set you up for the greatest chance of successfully organizing your home/lair/fortress, ...


Procrastination; The Ultimate Procrastination Cure: How To Have Ultimate Discipline In All Areas Of Your Life ..., 2014

Eliminate Procrastination In Your Life With These Proven Steps If doing something later is no different than doing it now, why still do it later? Procrastination is not a physical or mental condition, but it sure does bring detrimental effects to anyone who develops it. The habit may be considered as universal (and in most cases, normal), but it doesn’t mean that we should never do something to change it and break free from the harm ...


Self-Organization in Biological Systems: (Princeton Studies in Complexity)
Scott Camazine, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, ...

Princeton University Press, 2003

The synchronized flashing of fireflies at night. The spiraling patterns of an aggregating slime mold. The anastomosing network of army-ant trails. The coordinated movements of a school of fish. Researchers are finding in such patterns--phenomena that have fascinated naturalists for centuries--a fertile new approach to understanding biological systems: the study of self-organization. This book, a primer on self-organization in biological systems ...


Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization
Doug Kirkpatrick

Morning Star Self-Management Institute, 2011

Empowerment programs swept through corporate America in the last two decades. Unfortunately, bolting empowerment programs onto existing power structures often led to the appearance of empowerment--without the actual power. Going beyond empowerment means that people have all the power they need from the very moment they join a company--regardless of the level of responsibility or complexity. They are immune from threats or coercion. They are ...


Dynamic Patterns: The Self-Organization of Brain and Behavior (Complex Adaptive Systems)
J. A. Scott Kelso

A Bradford Book, 1995

foreword by Hermann Haken For the past twenty years Scott Kelso's research has focused on extending the physical concepts of self- organization and the mathematical tools of nonlinear dynamics to understand how human beings (and human brains) perceive, intend, learn, control, and coordinate complex behaviors. In this book Kelso proposes a new, general framework within which to connect brain, mind, and behavior.Kelso's prescription for mental ...


The 1 Week Self-Organization Challenge: 20 Valuable Strategies to Help Organize Your Time, Organize Your ..., 2014

Organize Your Life More Effectively Starting Today Organizing our lives and schedules has been a thing that many have continually battled with throughout the ages. It is not uncommon to hear people complaining about having too little time to do anything, or not getting enough rest or quality time with their loved ones due to their impossible schedules. If you are looking from outside in, it would seem that these people are really ...


How to Organize Your Life And Get Things Done: Easy Time Management Tips, Ideas, And Strategies To Maximize ...

Comnexis Inc., 2013

How to Organize Your Life And Get Things Done: Easy Time Management Tips, Ideas, And Strategies To Maximize Your Day Let's face it, managing your time in order to get multiple tasks done over the course of a day or week can be very difficult. Without a solid plan of action things can quickly fall apart and when that deadline comes along you won't be ready. In today's world order is everything and effective time management is a crucial skill. ...


Self-Organization in Complex Ecosystems. (MPB-42) (Monographs in Population Biology)
Ricard V. Solé, Jordi Bascompte

Princeton University Press, 2006

Can physics be an appropriate framework for the understanding of ecological science? Most ecologists would probably agree that there is little relation between the complexity of natural ecosystems and the simplicity of any example derived from Newtonian physics. Though ecologists have long been interested in concepts originally developed by statistical physicists and later applied to explain everything from why stock markets crash to why rivers ...


Fostering Creativity in Self and the Organization: Your Professional Edge
Eric W. Stein

Business Expert Press, 2014

Fostering Creativity in Self and The Organization: Your Professional Edge helps individuals, and their organizations, learn to maximize creative potential. The book explodes the myth that creative people are born rather than developed through practice and hard work. All people are creative and have the ability to be innovative, not just artists, musicians and writers. The Professional Edge defines these skills and demonstrates how to develop ...


Self-Organization in Nonequilibrium Systems: From Dissipative Structures to Order through Fluctuations
Gregoire Nicolis, I. Prigogine

Wiley, 1977

Membranes, Dissipative Structures, and Evolution Edited by G. Nicolis & R. Lefever Focuses on the problem of the emergence/maintenance of biological order at successively higher levels of complexity. Covers the spatiotemporal organization of simple biochemical networks; the formation of pluricellular or macromolecular assemblies; the evolution of these structures; and the functions of specific biological structures. Volume 29 in Advances in ...


Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest (BK Business)
Peter Block

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Stewardship was provocative, even revolutionary, when it was first published in 1993, and it remains every bit as relevant and radical today. Most organizations still rely on patriarchy and hierarchy as their core form of governance, stifling initiative and spirit and alienating people from the work they do. Peter Block asserts that a fundamental shift in how we distribute power, privilege, and the control of ...


How to be a Productivity Ninja - FREE SAMPLER: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do

Icon Books Ltd, 2014

THIS IS A FREE EBOOK SAMPLER. IT INCLUDES THE FIRST 42 PAGES OF THE FULL BOOK. If you would like to purchase Graham Allcott's How to be a Productivity Ninja in full, you can do so with all good ebook retailers. In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless, pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: ...


The Symptom Path to Enlightenment: The New Dynamics of Self-Organization in Hypnotherapy : An Advanced Manual ...
Ernest L. Rossi

Palisades Gateway Pub, 1996

Self Organization Book


James G. March, Herbert A. Simon

Wiley-Blackwell, 1993

This book provides the original and definitive treatments of such fundamental concepts as bounded rationality, attention focus, and problem solving.


Designing and Leading Team-Based Organizations, A Workbook for Organizational Self-Design
Susan Albers Mohrman, Allan M. Mohrman Jr.

Jossey-Bass, 1997

Proven-to-work tools for building or fine-tuning teams The authors of Designing Team-Based Organizations present hands-on guidance for establishing or refining teams in organizations where they carry out the core work process. Though teams are fast becoming the basic foundation of businesses and other organizations, surprisingly few resources are available to help managers, leaders, and design teams organize an entire business or business unit ...


Self-Organization of Hot Plasmas: The Canonical Profile Transport Model
Yu.N. Dnestrovskij

Springer, 2014

In this monograph the author presents the Canonical Profile Transport Model or CPTM as a rather general mathematical framework to simulate plasma discharges. The description of hot plasmas in a magnetic fusion device is a very challenging task and many plasma properties still lack a physical explanation. One important property is plasma self-organization. It is very well known from experiments that the radial profile of the plasma pressure and ...


Identity and the New Psychoanalytic Explorations of Self-organization (Psychological Issues)
Mardi Horowitz

Routledge, 2014

Advances in science and the humanities have demonstrated the complexity of psychological, social and neurological factors influencing identity. A contemporary discourse is needed to anchor the concepts required in speaking about identity in present day understanding. In Identity and the New Psychoanalytic Explorations of Self-organization , Mardi Horowitz offers new ways of speaking about parts of self, explaining what causes a range of ...


A Case Against Accident and Self-organization
Dean L. Overman

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998

In this illuminating book, Dean L. Overman uses logical principles and mathematical calculations to answer the questions that have long perplexed biologists and astrophysicists: Is it mathematically possible that accidental processes caused the formation of the first form of living matter from non-living matter? Could accidental processes have caused the formation of a universe compatible with life? Are current self-organization scenarios for ...



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