Strategy, Planning and Litigating to Win

Orchestrating Trial Outcomes with Systems Theory, Psychology, Military Science and Utility Theory

Author: A. S. Dreier

Publisher: Andrew Dreier

ISBN: 9780615676951

Category: Law

Page: 118

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Learn to how Boyd's OODA Loop, Game Theory, Psychology and Sun Tzu's Art of War meld into a seamless, comprehensive, easy-to-implement system for creating highly effective trial strategies. Strategy, Planning & Litigating to Win explains in clear, accessible prose how you can apply the proven tools of formal Strategy to orchestrate events, gain an unprecedented degree of control during trials, and set the stage to achieve your desired outcome. The author, A.S. Dreier draws upon years of experience as a military strategist - working for noted thinkers such as General H.R. McMaster and Vice Admiral A.K. Cebrowski - and as a litigator with a near-100% win rate in contested trials.

Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation

Toward a New Era of Flight

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee on Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309306175

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 90

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The development and application of increasingly autonomous (IA) systems for civil aviation is proceeding at an accelerating pace, driven by the expectation that such systems will return significant benefits in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and/or previously unattainable mission capabilities. IA systems range from current automatic systems such as autopilots and remotely piloted unmanned aircraft to more highly sophisticated systems that are needed to enable a fully autonomous aircraft that does not require a pilot or human air traffic controllers. These systems, characterized by their ability to perform more complex mission-related tasks with substantially less human intervention for more extended periods of time, sometimes at remote distances, are being envisioned for aircraft and for air traffic management and other ground-based elements of the national airspace system. Civil aviation is on the threshold of potentially revolutionary improvements in aviation capabilities and operations associated with IA systems. These systems, however, face substantial barriers to integration into the national airspace system without degrading its safety or efficiency. Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation identifies key barriers and suggests major elements of a national research agenda to address those barriers and help realize the benefits that IA systems can make to crewed aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems, and ground-based elements of the national airspace system. This report develops a set of integrated and comprehensive technical goals and objectives of importance to the civil aeronautics community and the nation. Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation will be of interest to U.S. research organizations, industry, and academia who have a role in meeting these goals.

Nudge

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Author: Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101655097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice. More than 750,000 copies sold

Strategy Without Design

The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action

Author: Robert C. H. Chia,Robin Holt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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"In business the survival and flourishing of an organisation is most often associated with the ability of its strategists to create a distinctive identity by confronting and rising above others. Yet not all organisational accomplishment can be explained with recourse to deliberate choice and purposeful design on the part of strategic actors. This book shows why. Using examples from the world of business, economics, military strategy, politics and philosophy, it argues that collective success may inadvertently emerge as a result of the everyday coping actions of a multitude of individuals, none of whom intended to contribute to any preconceived plan. A consequence of this claim is that a paradox exists in strategic interventions, one that no strategist can afford to ignore. The more directly and deliberately a strategic goal is single-mindedly sought, the more likely it is that such calculated instrumental action eventually works to undermine its own initial success"--Provided by publisher.

Governance Of Science

Ideology and the Future of the Open Society

Author: Fuller, Steve

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335202349

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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This ground-breaking text offers a fresh perspective on the governance of science from the standpoint of social and political theory. Science has often been seen as the only institution that embodies the elusive democratic ideal of the 'open society'. Yet, science remains an elite activity that commands much more public trust than understanding, even though science has become increasingly entangled with larger political and economic issues.

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Author: Terry Anderson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1897425082

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

Dynamic Sustainabilities

Technology, Environment, Social Justice

Author: Melissa Leach,Ian Scoones,Andy Stirling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1849710937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Introducing a new pathways approach for understanding and responding to sustainability challenges, this title explores practical ways forward for building pathways to sustainability.

Law, Science and Experts

Civil and Criminal Forensics

Author: William S. Bailey,Terence J. McAdam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611631883

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Nearly every form of law practice requires skill in working with scientific or technical information and experts. This exciting new book brings the total civil and criminal forensics spectrum to life, based on years of curriculum development by the authors. Presenting critical information in an engaging, step-by-step manner, this book analyzes the relationship of law to science, the role of experts, laboratory tests and procedures, communication techniques, discovery strategies, ethical issues and trial practice skills. The commentary of prominent trial judges, lawyers and experts is infused throughout. Actual civil and criminal case problems optimize the learning experience for students. A DVD that presents a computer-animated version of an engineering expert's analysis and opinions is included.

Enterprise-Wide Strategic Management

Achieving Sustainable Success Through Leadership, Strategies, and Value Creation

Author: David L. Rainey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 511

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A fresh, holistic approach to strategic management in the modern business environment.

Mastering Strategic Management

Author: Tim Hannagan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230629709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Mastering Strategic Management provides a clear and insightful exploration of the complex issues faced by managers today. Organisations face constant change as a result of competitive pressures, political changes, social developments and technological progress. Strategic management is a plan of action to enable an organisation to succeed in this changing world through the dynamic management organisation and leadership of private and public sector companies and institutions. This book describes and analyses all these issues and explains the process of meeting the needs of an organisation's customers and other stakeholders.

Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization, Concepts

Author: Michael Hitt,R. Duane Ireland,Robert Hoskisson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324581122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, CONCEPTS, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive Strategic Management text that combines proven scholarship; cutting-edge research; a practical global focus; and the most thorough, up-to-date, and relevant business examples available. Now, this trusted business text is enhanced by the addition of powerful new media and technology resources, including an updated video program, ThomsonNOWTM online learning tools, and the Business and Company Resource Center (BCRC)--a complete electronic business library that makes in-depth research simple. The highly respected authors, all active teachers and experts in the strategic management field, use a unique model to illustrate how real-world businesses use strategic management to build a sustained competitive advantage. The text includes current and relevant examples, outstanding figures and models, and a wide selection of critical issues you will confront as rising professionals in today's evolving business environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Clash of the Trinities

A New Theoretical Analysis of the General Nature of War

Author: Daniel Maurer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781387591077

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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"This monograph suggests that theories of warfare and descriptions of the evolving character of war cannot be complete without first giving credit to the nature of war itself. Looking at varied portrayals of war from literary, academic, military, and civilian strategist perspectives, this monograph offers a redefinition of 'war' as an investment in organized violence by parties interested in the extension, maintenance, or appearance of their power over an unspecified time, with an unknowable risk, for an uncertain reward. In drawing an analogy to painting, it suggests that 'choice' is the underlying axiomatic theme of war, and it that is replayed and adapted at every scale of warfare like a classical fugue. From there, this monograph pierces the interior of Clausewitz's 'trinity' description of war, and proposes that there are still more universal ways to describe conflict's breadth, depth, and context. This argument concludes that war is better understood when it is described as a 'clash of the trinities.' An ecology of war is proposed, in which fundamental components comprising fuel, biology, and interactions constitute a network or system undergoing entropy. It is this sense of entropy -- a tendency toward social and political discontinuity and disorder -- that chiefly describes war in all its varied guises and explains the political, social, and military efforts to avoid them, corral them, plan them, or fight them"--Publisher's web site.

Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee on Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electric Power Transmission and Distribution System

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309463076

Category: Science

Page: 170

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Americans’ safety, productivity, comfort, and convenience depend on the reliable supply of electric power. The electric power system is a complex “cyber-physical†system composed of a network of millions of components spread out across the continent. These components are owned, operated, and regulated by thousands of different entities. Power system operators work hard to assure safe and reliable service, but large outages occasionally happen. Given the nature of the system, there is simply no way that outages can be completely avoided, no matter how much time and money is devoted to such an effort. The system’s reliability and resilience can be improved but never made perfect. Thus, system owners, operators, and regulators must prioritize their investments based on potential benefits. Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System focuses on identifying, developing, and implementing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that can cause large-area, long-duration outages: blackouts that extend over multiple service areas and last several days or longer. Resilience is not just about lessening the likelihood that these outages will occur. It is also about limiting the scope and impact of outages when they do occur, restoring power rapidly afterwards, and learning from these experiences to better deal with events in the future.

Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age

Author: Gillian Ragsdell,Daune West,Jennifer Wilby

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306472473

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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Welcome to the proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the UK Systems Society being held at York University, United Kingdom from July 7th to 10th, 2002. It is a pleasure to be able to share with you this collection ofpapers that have been contributed by systems thinkers from around the world. As with previous UKSS conferences, the aim ofthis conference is to encourage debate and promote development of pertinent issues in systems theory and practice. In current times where the focus has moved from 'information' to 'knowledge' and where 'knowledge management', of everyday speak, it seemed fitting to 'knowledge assets' and so on, have become part offer a conference title of'Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age'. In keeping with another tradition of previous conferences, the UKSS Conference 2002 Committee decided to compile a collection ofdelegates' papers before the event as a platform from which to launch discussions in York. Ideas presented in the following papers will, undoubtedly, be developed during the dialogue generated at the conference and new papers will emerge. In his abstract for his plenary at this conference, Professor Peter Checkland throws down the gauntlet to systems thinking and its relevance in the knowledge age with the following statement: "30 Years In The Systems Movement: Disappointments I Have Known and Hopes/or the Future Springing from a lunchtime conversation at an American University, the Systems Movement is now nearly 50 years old.

Combat Stress Injury

Theory, Research, and Management

Author: Charles R. Figley,William P. Nash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113591933X

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Combat Stress Injury represents a definitive collection of the most current theory, research, and practice in the area of combat and operational stress management, edited by two experts in the field. In this book, Charles Figley and Bill Nash have assembled a wide-ranging group of authors (military / nonmilitary, American / international, combat veterans / trainers, and as diverse as psychiatrists / psychologists / social workers / nurses / clergy / physiologists / military scientists). The chapters in this volume collectively demonstrate that combat stress can effectively be managed through prevention and training prior to combat, stress reduction methods during operations, and desensitization programs immediately following combat exposure.

Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior

Indispensable Knowledge for Evidence-Based Management

Author: Edwin Locke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470685334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 662

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There is a strong movement today in management to encourage management practices based on research evidence. In the first volume of this handbook, I asked experts in 39 areas of management to identify a central principle that summarized and integrated the core findings from their specialty area and then to explain this principle and give real business examples of the principle in action. I asked them to write in non-technical terms, e.g., without a lot of statistics, and almost all did so. The previous handbook proved to be quite popular, so I was asked to edit a second edition. This new edition has been expanded to 33 topics, and there are some new authors for the previously included topics. The new edition also includes: updated case examples, updated references and practical exercises at the end of each chapter. It also includes a preface on evidence-based management. The principles for the first edition were intended to be relatively timeless, so it is no surprise that most of the principles are the same (though some chapter titles include more than one principle). This book could serve as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and in MBA courses. It could also be of use to practicing managers and not just those in Human Resource departments. Every practicing manager may not want to read the whole book, but I am willing to guarantee that every one will find at least one or more chapters that will be practically useful. In this time of economic crisis, the need for effective management practices is more acute than ever.

The Corporate Whistleblower's Survival Guide

A Handbook for Committing the Truth

Author: Tom Devine,Tarek F. Maassarani

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605099880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From Erin Brockovich to Enron, whistleblowers who “challenge abuses of power that betray the public trust” have proven to be an unfortunate necessity in modern business culture. Their efforts to report crimes, fraud, and dangers to public health and safety have saved millions of lives and billions of dollars of shareholder value – and had we heeded the warnings of whistleblowers, perhaps disasters such as the Bernie Madoff scandal and the Lehman Brothers meltdown could have been averted. Recent federal legislation in finance and health reform have cemented legal protections and mechanisms for whistleblowing. This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower's legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for "committing the truth" and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.

The End of the Dinosaurs

Chicxulub Crater and Mass Extinctions

Author: Charles Frankel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521474474

Category: Science

Page: 223

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Investigates the idea that the natural disaster many scientists suspect caused the extinction of the dinosaurs occurred near Puerto Chicxulub, Mexico, when an asteroid collided with Earth, releasing deadly amounts of energy.