Design of Business

Titre : Design of Business
Auteur : Roger L. Martin
Éditeur : Harvard Business Press
ISBN-13 : 9781422155110
Libération : 2009-10-26

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Most companies today have innovation envy. They yearn to come up with a game—changing innovation like Apple's iPod, or create an entirely new category like Facebook. Many make genuine efforts to be innovative—they spend on R&D, bring in creative designers, hire innovation consultants. But they get disappointing results. Why? In The Design of Business, Roger Martin offers a compelling and provocative answer: we rely far too exclusively on analytical thinking, which merely refines current knowledge, producing small improvements to the status quo. To innovate and win, companies need design thinking. This form of thinking is rooted in how knowledge advances from one stage to another—from mystery (something we can't explain) to heuristic (a rule of thumb that guides us toward solution) to algorithm (a predictable formula for producing an answer) to code (when the formula becomes so predictable it can be fully automated). As knowledge advances across the stages, productivity grows and costs drop-creating massive value for companies. Martin shows how leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Cirque du Soleil, RIM, and others use design thinking to push knowledge through the stages in ways that produce breakthrough innovations and competitive advantage. Filled with deep insights and fresh perspectives, The Design of Business reveals the true foundation of successful, profitable innovation.

Katie Ridder Rooms

Titre : Katie Ridder Rooms
Auteur : Heather MacIssac
Éditeur : Vendome Press
ISBN-13 : 0865652724
Libération : 2011-11-01

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Katie Ridder’s extraordinary palette, her playful mix of antiques and modern pieces, and her eye for unusual decorative accents have established her as a leading figure in the world of interior design. Clients from Buenos Aires to San Francisco to Nantucket have commissioned Ridder to design their lofts, pavilions, summer houses, and luxury apartments. Now everyone can derive design inspiration from her unique approach—whether it’s something as charmingly simple as a coral finial atop a table lamp or as dramatically daring as intense blue walls stenciled in an oversize paisley motif—on every page of this idea-saturated book. Praise for Katie Ridder Rooms: “Katie Ridder's interiors are simply sublime—confident, artful, and elegant. This marvelous book reflects her impeccable taste and fearless sense of style; it brims with lush, inspiring photos and useful tips.” —Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest “Katie Ridder’s imagination has always astonished me. Her work is rich in color and has an incomparable sense of scale. Katie Ridder Rooms is a trove of imaginative ideas.” —Mario Buatta "There's always a delightful and inspiring surprise in a Katie Ridder Room. From delicate coral finials to brazen upholstery, Ridder exemplifies good and innovative design." --Traditional Home "A new book, Katie Ridder Rooms, written by Heather Smith MacIsaac and photographed by Eric Piasecki, is an intimate look at Ridder's glamourous and colorful designs. Organized by room, Katie Ridder Rooms is full of beauty, but also practical ideas that can be applied to any style." --Houzz.com "With 240 color illustrations, this collection of rooms from leading interior designer Katie Ridder provides ample inspiration, whether you're a decorating aficionado or someone who just wants a fresh look for your living room." -Charlotte Observer "Katie Ridder Rooms is 235 pages of luscious interiors in rich, full-color photos with lots of narrative, complete with a source guide. One of the neat things in this book is a short segment near the end focusing on details--comparing wallpaper patterns, lampshades and upholstery styles. The book is meant to help the reader with ideas & it succeeds with every page." -Made By Girl blog "One of my very favorite books this season is the bright and beautiful book showcasing the wealth of talent that is Katie Ridder. Author Heather Smith MacIsaac takes us into Katie Ridder Rooms showing off Katie's creativity and daring use of color with abandon." -- Katie D-I-D Blog "To be honest, I had never heard of Ridder before I picked up this book, but now that I've seen so many stunning examples of her interior designs, I feel a little obsessed with her. . . . A great book for anyone who loves to dream about beautiful interior spaces." --Fort Worth Star Telegram "Gorgeous photos throughout show a range of designs. . . .You will be hard-pressed not to come away with some ideas for any room in your house after seeing Ridder's world. The book's layout, with large photos and straightforward advice, hints of Ridder's background in the magazine world--House Beautiful and House & Garden--where beauty is often paired with instruction. That approach here makes for more than just a good-looking tome." -- Portland Oregonian

The United Nations world water development report 2016 water and jobs

Titre : The United Nations world water development report 2016 water and jobs
Auteur : UNESCO
Éditeur : UNESCO Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9789231001468
Libération : 2016-02-29

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Song of Myself

Titre : Song of Myself
Auteur : Walt Whitman
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486113173
Libération : 2012-03-02

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It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Last Runaway

Titre : The Last Runaway
Auteur : Tracy Chevalier
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781101606643
Libération : 2013-01-08

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New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker, moves to Ohio in 1850--only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality. However, Honor is drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, where she befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486114736
Libération : 2012-03-05

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Celebrated novel involves a handsome young Londoner who sinks into a life of depravity. His body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recent portrait reflects the ravages of his crime and sensuality.

Democratic Reason

Titre : Democratic Reason
Auteur : Hélène Landemore
Éditeur : Princeton University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781400845538
Libération : 2012-12-23

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Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. In Democratic Reason, Hélène Landemore demonstrates that the very factors behind the superiority of collective decision making add up to a strong case for democracy. She shows that the processes and procedures of democratic decision making form a cognitive system that ensures that decisions taken by the many are more likely to be right than decisions taken by the few. Democracy as a form of government is therefore valuable not only because it is legitimate and just, but also because it is smart. Landemore considers how the argument plays out with respect to two main mechanisms of democratic politics: inclusive deliberation and majority rule. In deliberative settings, the truth-tracking properties of deliberation are enhanced more by inclusiveness than by individual competence. Landemore explores this idea in the contexts of representative democracy and the selection of representatives. She also discusses several models for the "wisdom of crowds" channeled by majority rule, examining the trade-offs between inclusiveness and individual competence in voting. When inclusive deliberation and majority rule are combined, they beat less inclusive methods, in which one person or a small group decide. Democratic Reason thus establishes the superiority of democracy as a way of making decisions for the common good.

The Fabric of Reality

Titre : The Fabric of Reality
Auteur : David Deutsch
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141969619
Libération : 2011-04-14

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An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.

Willy s Pictures

Titre : Willy s Pictures
Auteur : Anthony Browne
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0744582407
Libération : 2001

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Willy's pictures look like great works of art, but not quite. Willy has added himself and his friends to famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and many more. Delight in Willy's portfolio, then open the fold-out pages to see the original pictures and learn about those who painted them.