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Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation
Steven C Bell, Michael A Orzen

Productivity Press, 2010

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award Information Technology is supposed to enable business performance and innovation, improve service levels, manage change, and maintain quality and stability, all while steadily reducing operating costs. Yet when an enterprise begins a Lean transformation, too often the IT department is either left out or viewed as an obstacle. What is to be done? Winner of a 2011 Shingo Research ...


Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
Michael E. Porter

Free Press, 1998

The essential complement to the pathbreaking book Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Advantage explores the underpinnings of competitive advantage in the individual firm. With over 30 printings in English and translated into thirteen languages, this second volume in Porter's landmark trilogy describes how a firm actually gains an advantage over its rivals. Competitive Advantage introduces a whole new way of understanding ...


Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists

Intellect Ltd, 2013

In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The forty essays collected in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form ...


The Prepper's Guide To Off The Grid Survival: An Introduction To Living A Stress Free, Self-Sustaining ..., 2014

An Amazon Best Seller In It's Niche With Over 8000 Downloads To Date! Have you dreamed of living debt free and relying on your own land to survive? Going off the grid and disconnecting from city services is becoming a growing trend all around the world. People are tired of living paycheck to paycheck and worrying about how they will pay their monthly bills. The fast-paced world and looming financial collapse are too much and it is time to ...


Sustaining the Spirit: Callings, Commitments, & Vocational Challenges
Catherine Cronin Carotta, Michael Carotta

Twenty-Third Publications, 2005

Sustaining the Spirit offers us fresh insights into the meaning and reality of vocation. Tradionally, a vocation has been understood to be related to our life's work. In this book, however, you will discover how vocation expands far beyond work to encompass the essence, purpose, and direction of each individual life. Real-life anecdotes, original study, and down-to-earth points for reflection shed light on finding one’s true direction in ...


Sustaining the Transformation
U.S. Marine Corps

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

The Corps does two things for America: they make Marines and they win the nation's battles. The ability to successfully accomplish the latter depends on how well the former is done.


Sustaining the Common Good: A Christian Perspective on the Global Economy
John B. Jr. Cobb

The Pilgrim Press, 1994

John B. Cobb, Jr., challenges economists' zealous faith in the great god of growth and proposes that policies engender sustainable development--where the economy serves the community, and not the other way around.


Sustaining the Law - Joseph Smith's Legal Encounters
Gordon A. Madsen

BYU Studies, 2014

Here is an extensive look at the legal encounters of Joseph Smith, prophet and organizer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Throughout his life, legal issues became familiar to him, with enormous impacts. One cannot come to grips with the life and accomplishments of Joseph Smith without studying his numerous encounters with judges, lawyers, judicial procedures, legal transactions, and legal principles. This book is a first step ...


Sustaining the Earth
G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman

Cengage Learning, 2014

SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The new edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is fully updated with the latest statistics and reports of ...


Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today and Tomorrow
Darlyne Bailey, Kelly McNally Koney, ...

NASW Press, 2008

How can women claim their voice and create spaces for authenticity, integrity, and courage in leadership? The NASW Press is proud to announce Sustaining Our Spirits: Women Leaders Thriving for Today and Tomorrow. This title promises to deliver an unconventional exploration of women in leadership. The premise of the book is based on a five-year examination of interconnectedness among women, leadership, and spirituality, involving women from a ...


A Guide to Curriculum Mapping: Planning, Implementing, and Sustaining the Process

Corwin, 2007

This practical, step-by-step guide examines the stages of contemplating, planning, and implementing curriculum mapping initiatives that can improve student learning and create sustainable change.


Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity

Oxford University Press, 2008

The Earth's biodiversity-the rich variety of life on our planet-is disappearing at an alarming rate. And while many books have focused on the expected ecological consequences, or on the aesthetic, ethical, sociological, or economic dimensions of this loss, Sustaining Life is the first book to examine the full range of potential threats that diminishing biodiversity poses to human health. Edited and written by Harvard Medical School ...


Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing, and Sustaining Brands
Debbie Millman

Rockport Publishers, 2012

Brand Bible is a comprehensive resource on brand design fundamentals. It looks at the influences of modern design going back through time, delivering a short anatomical overview and examines brand treatments and movements in design. You'll learn the steps necessary to develop a successful brand system from defining the brand attributes and assessing the competition, to working with materials and vendors, and all the steps in between. The ...


Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
Shawn Achor

Crown Business, 2013

Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same?  In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage , Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both.  Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world ...


Value Stream Management for the Lean Office: Eight Steps to Planning, Mapping, & Sustaining Lean Improvements ...
Don Tapping, Tom Shuker

Productivity Press, 2003

Bring Lean Improvements to the Administrative Areas of Your Organization! Extending their eight-step process to the realization of a lean office, Tapping and Shuker use a customer service case studyto illustrate the effectiveness of the value stream storyboard.This popular volume provides organizations with a proven system for implementing lean principles in the office. In addition to providing a thorough overview of basic lean concepts, this ...


Doing Good Without Giving Up: Sustaining Social Action in a World That's Hard to Change
Ben Lowe

IVP Books, 2014

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 If you're working to make the world a better place, you might find yourself discouraged. Needs are overwhelming, resources are limited, opposition is real and progress is slow. How do we persevere when the novelty wears off and our enthusiasm runs out? We all want change in the world. But as C. S. Lewis put it, we don't ...



Marilyn Friend, 2007

Softcover Spiralbound Edition.


Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage (4th Edition)
Jay Barney

Prentice Hall, 2010

Explore the most up-to-date research in the field of strategic management. Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage provides readers and practitioners with the most up-to-date research in a way that helps them see how the concepts can be applied to the real business world. Barney explores the impact of the recent global business changes in relation to the competitive context of firms and their ability to generate and sustain ...


Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World
Brian Walker PhD, David Salt

Island Press, 2006

Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency. "Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new approach to managing ...


Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies

Jossey-Bass, 2004

"Bringing together the best experts in the business, Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income offers up critical advice and insights to help even the most experienced social entrepreneurs improve upon enterprise performance; A critical addition to any practitioner resource library." — Jed Emerson, lecturer in business, Stanford Business School and senior fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, David and Lucile Packard ...



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