More Thorny Problems

More Thorny Problems

I can't imagine anyone who has got as far as reading the introduction to a bookentitledMore Thorny Problems has not read the first volume, orisnotatleastfamiliar with the Thorny Problems page – the letters page (actually a halfpage, ...

Author: Helen Yemm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471136719

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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For more than a decade, Helen has been fielding letters from anxious readers, and this is a new compilation of the myriad queries she has received and answered over that time. Her weekly 'Thorny Problems' column is light-hearted but essentially practical, and it has earned her a devoted audience who love her no-nonsense approach. She delights in demystifying the gardening process, and has a pragmatic style that appeals to experienced gardeners as well as the uninitiated. With advice on everything from pruning clematis to dealing with unwanted garden visitors, in More Thorny ProblemsHelen takes you on a journey through the year and helps you negotiate your way through a whole range of gardening dilemmas.
Categories: Gardening

Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

These problems, so common in elementary classrooms, can disrupt learning, frustrate children, and exhaust teachers. This book gives you five strategies for working with children to solve these sorts of problems.

Author: Caltha Crowe

Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch

ISBN: 9781892989321

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Arguing, excluding classmates, forming cliques, "forgetting" to do homework, refusing to do work, balking at sharing. These problems, so common in elementary classrooms, can disrupt learning, frustrate children, and exhaust teachers. This book gives you five strategies for working with children to solve these sorts of problems. You'll learn to use: problem-solving conferences, conflict resolution, role-playing, class meetings, and individual written agreements. With warmth, wit, and deep insight into classroom life, veteran teacher Caltha Crowe guides teachers in making the most of each strategy. She includes detailed steps, true stories from classrooms, actual conversations with students, and answers to real teachers' questions. Interactive planning pages will help you adapt the strategies for your own students.
Categories: Education

More about Software Requirements

More about Software Requirements

Provides solutions to a variety of problems associated with the software development process.

Author: Karl Eugene Wiegers

Publisher:

ISBN: 0735622671

Category: Computers

Page: 201

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Provides solutions to a variety of problems associated with the software development process.
Categories: Computers

Economic Problems of Peace after War

Economic Problems of Peace after War

A still more thOrny problem will be the attitude of the League to war in the air. Here the immediate prospects seem far from hopeful. One recalls the rule of the Hague Convention that explosives were not to be dropped from the air, ...

Author: William Robert Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107433168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Originally published in 1917, this book presents the content of lectures which analyse the relationship between economics and post-war peace.
Categories: Business & Economics

Military and Civilian Control of Computer Security Issues

Military and Civilian Control of Computer Security Issues

These problems have been amply treated in previous testimony and are covered in the legislative history of the Act , so I will not go into them here . The problems today are different and more thorny than before , because they now ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754076883697

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 317

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Categories: Administrative agencies

Labor Federal Security Appropriations for 1951 Hearings Before the Subcommittee of 81 2

Labor Federal Security Appropriations for 1951  Hearings Before the Subcommittee of      81 2

There are not more than 12 or 15 of the largest cities , mostly on the east coast , where there is even a good nuclear beginning . ... Furthermore , physicians will be able to help parents more in the thorny problems of child rearing .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Appropriations Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045121501

Category:

Page: 863

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Profits Taxes and the State

Profits  Taxes  and the State

Clearly , the implementation of their policy prescription requires a more complicated set of adjustments , since no ... This resolves the problem of measuring productivity changes , but it raises a more thorny problem : the control of ...

Author: Richard Jankowski

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275960811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The 1981 Reagan tax cut was supposed to lead to increased profits, savings, and investment. Likewise, the 1986 Tax Reform Act cut the marginal tax rates to promote savings and investment. As another debate begins over cutting capital gains and other taxes to promote savings and investment, Jankowski examines the impact of these previous efforts and proposes new theories of the state and classes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Organizational Behavior Science The Real World and You

Organizational Behavior  Science  The Real World  and You

Facebook, the social network founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, has experienced phenomenal growth and has enjoyed an explosion of opportunities but not without encountering some thorny problems. In February 2011, Facebook had more than ...

Author: Debra L. Nelson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133712428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 448

Help your students learn not only the concepts and theories that enhance the management of human behavior at work but also how to practice these skills with Nelson/Quick's ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. The latest edition of this book clearly demonstrates how organizational behavior theories and research apply to companies today with engaging cases, meaningful exercises, and examples that include six new focus companies students will instantly recognize. The authors present foundational organizational behavior topics, such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, and communication. Students also examine emerging issues reshaping the field today, such as the theme of change. They study how change affects attitudes and behaviors in an organization as well as what new opportunities and experiences change presents. Students further explore growing themes of globalization, diversity, and ethics. The authors anchor the book's multifaceted approach in both classic research and leading-edge scholarship. Timely examples from all types of organizations throughout this edition reflect today's most current trends, including six new focus companies--NetFlix, Ford, Groupon, and more. Self-assessments and other interactive learning opportunities allow your students to grow and develop, both as individuals and as important contributors to an organization, as they progress throughout your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

Gardening in Pyjamas

Gardening in Pyjamas

This is the perfect book for you if you are one of the many people who feel that gardening could be your ultimate pleasure if only you knew just that little bit more about it.

Author: Helen Yemm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471126994

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 507

This is the perfect book for you if you are one of the many people who feel that gardening could be your ultimate pleasure if only you knew just that little bit more about it. The Daily Telegraph's much-loved columnist Helen Yemm manages to strike a happy balance between giving you enough information to get you going and not so much that it scares you or puts you off entirely. She dispenses invaluable advice, minus the mumbo jumbo, with refreshing humour and a clear understanding that not everyone has the wherewithal, in terms of time and finances, to spend every possible moment in the garden. So if you find yourself padding about your plot in your nightclothes without really knowing what to do, Gardening in Your Pyjamaswill provide you with all the essential facts to nurture your growing passion.
Categories: Gardening

Unite the Tribes

Unite the Tribes

allow you to solve problems and accomplish tasks if Murphy reaches for the power cord. ... training rather than constraints,you'll also create an environment where no one is afraid to be creative in tackling even the most thorny issue.

Author: Christopher Duncan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430258728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Every day, customers see the results of companies where fiefdoms have formed and silos create divisional or departmental strife: poor sales and profits, and lackluster products. It’s not hard to see that such companies are headed for an early grave. Regardless of the manner in which company fractures manifest themselves, tech leaders must find a way to rid their workplaces of the divisions that threaten to undermine their company’s productivity, profits, and survival. That’s why, in Unite the Tribes: Leadership Skills for Technology Managers, Christopher Duncan, bestselling author of The Career Programmer, provides corporate leaders with a ten-point plan for joining their company’s divided ranks together in a way that helps employees achieve their goals while also accomplishing those of the company. Using the metaphors of the company as empire and the groups that form within companies as tribes, Duncan explains that the formation of tribes within an empire is unavoidable. After all, regardless of the situation in which they find themselves, human beings are social creatures who align themselves with those whose goals and motivations match their own. That’s why the accountants hang together in the break room, while developers talk shop and geek culture in a watering hole down the street. Yet the job of leaders is to build a cohesive, powerful, and enduring empire by bringing all groups together in service to a shared, inspiring mission. And that goes double for tech companies, where breakthroughs create new landscapes on a daily basis. In Unite the Tribes, you will learn: How to build alliances and a spirit of unity across all levels of the company to achieve higher employee morale, greater profits, and increased productivity. How to come up with strategies that win market share as well as the hearts and minds of your employees. How to manage conflict. Why self-interest rules the day and how knowing another’s wants and needs helps you achieve goals of your own. Unite the Tribes will show you, the visionary leader, how to establish an empire by convincing your tribes of a simple but crucial truth: Alone, you are weak and vulnerable. United, you are invincible. What you’ll learnReaders of Unite the Tribes will learn: Practical, down-to-earth approaches to problem solving and productivity that make sense to corporate leaders who have to do real work in the real world. How to arrive at a plan for uniting the disparate groups that operate within their company when faced with the daily reality of office politics, maneuvering, ambition, incompetence, and short-term thinking. How to convey the company's purpose to employees in a way that is realistic and meaningful so that all workers can contribute to the company's greater good. Who this book is for Those serving in leadership or managerial capacities (i.e., those overseeing one or more employees) at technology companies plagued with division and dysfunction will find the solutions they need to rally their employees to join forces in Unite the Tribes. In addition, leaders and managers of companies whose cohesion is still healthy yet is being threatened with fracture will be provided with real-world strategies for reinforcing the glue that holds their company together in this practical, applications-driven guide. Table of Contents The Myth of Absolute Power Building the Future A Lasting Empire Vision Leadership Organization Mobility Competitiveness Persuasion Strategy Brilliance Morale Unite
Categories: Business & Economics

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

As these efforts build over time, more thorny problems should be tackled. The cybercrime convention is certainly a valuable building block, but it really can't be extended to some of the more vexing issues of cyber warfare.

Author: P.W. Singer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199364572

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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A generation ago, "cyberspace" was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, and looking to make money off of them; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong. Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. We face new questions in everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real world to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger. And yet, there is perhaps no issue that has grown so important, so quickly, and that touches so many, that remains so poorly understood. In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know®, New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of easy-to-read, yet deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do? Along the way, they take readers on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.S. militaries. Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know® is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
Categories: Political Science

The Citizen and the Chinese State

The Citizen and the Chinese State

Grievance bias, meanwhile, refers to the exclusion of the less thorny problems more amenable to lower-level, local solutions and to the disproportionate inclusion of the intractable grievances more likely to elude local resolution and ...

Author: Perry Keller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351892728

Category: Law

Page: 548

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This volume addresses several core questions regarding the nature of law in China and its future development. In particular, these articles shed light on whether the rule of law ideal is commensurable with government based on the Chinese Communist Party. Beginning virtually from scratch, China has established a comprehensive legal system that boasts a constitution, primary and secondary legislation and plentiful regulations covering most areas of public and private life. Yet, as these articles discuss, its courts are enmeshed in Party and state hierarchies and are not empowered to directly apply constitutional principles or rights, ensuring that the law is subordinate to national public policy goals. Legal and extra-legal methods for punishing wrongdoing and resolving disputes also raise questions of due process of law. Ultimately, the question is therefore whether China's legal system, if eschewing formalised human rights, is developing a capacity to protect fundamental human dignity.
Categories: Law

Capitalising on Change in a Globalising World

Capitalising on Change in a Globalising World

A second less optimistic scenario could be built on the assumption of a favourable external environment but more thorny problems associated with the internal development of the Chinese economy. Major political and social difficulties ...

Author: Wolfgang Michalski

Publisher: Murmann Publishers GmbH

ISBN: 9783867741880

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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These are powerful times. Fundamental change is around the corner, but the concrete manifestations are unpredictable. Past trends will, less than ever, be a reliable orientation for desirable action. Adopting familiar game plans, reinforcing standard procedures and implementing strategies which were successful in the good old days of the second half of the 20th century are no longer a guarantee for an adequate solution. And even if they seem to alleviate a problem in the short term, they may lay the roots for failure in the longer term.What is needed in such a situation is the enhancement of resilience to facilitate the absorption of the unexpected and the unforeseeable; strengthening of the capacity to adjust innovatively and flexibly to rapidly changing political, economic, social and technological circumstances; and, in the political arena, to stretch what interest groups and the public believe is socially acceptable and thus politically feasible. This is the lesson to be learned from the 2,000 year long history of globalisation and the story of one city, Hamburg, which for 1,000 years has successfully remained on the side of the winners.
Categories: Political Science

Congress and Policy Making in the 21st Century

Congress and Policy Making in the 21st Century

If the most thorny issues before Congress today are to be resolved, lawmaking entrepreneurs are needed, perhaps more so in the polarized environment of the early 21st century than in less partisan times. Thankfully, each member elected ...

Author: Jeffery A. Jenkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107126381

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Leading political scientists analyze how Congress tackles - and fails to tackle - national challenges, from health care to immigration.
Categories: Political Science

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Housing and Urban Development

These tremendous problems of decay at the heart of cities , even the small ones , are becoming more acute every day . ... Over the years , the Department of Agriculture has had , I think , one of the most thorny problems that this ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Executive and Legislative Reorganization Subcommittee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077925892

Category: Housing development

Page: 170

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Considers H.R. 6654 and related bills, to establish HUD.
Categories: Housing development

2005 ASTD Training and Performance Sourcebook

2005 ASTD Training and Performance Sourcebook

When faced with problems for which no formulas or precedents have been established problems with multiple possible ... will enable you to be more precise and more productive as you tackle the thorny issues that confront us each day .

Author: Mel Silberman

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562864025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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This title draws on the expertise of top-flight trainers and consultants to present a comprehensive toolkit of the best training activities, group learning exercises, assessment instruments, handouts, and other essential guides for today's busy training and performance professional. The sourcebook offers fully reproducible tools contained on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mathematical Problem Solving

Mathematical Problem Solving

Equally important and far more thorny are questions regarding the objective characterization and evaluation of the monitoring, assessing, and decision-making processes that take place during problem solving. The role of such processes ...

Author: ALAN H. SCHOENFELD

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483295480

Category: Mathematics

Page: 409

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This book is addressed to people with research interests in the nature of mathematical thinking at any level, to people with an interest in "higher-order thinking skills" in any domain, and to all mathematics teachers. The focal point of the book is a framework for the analysis of complex problem-solving behavior. That framework is presented in Part One, which consists of Chapters 1 through 5. It describes four qualitatively different aspects of complex intellectual activity: cognitive resources, the body of facts and procedures at one's disposal; heuristics, "rules of thumb" for making progress in difficult situations; control, having to do with the efficiency with which individuals utilize the knowledge at their disposal; and belief systems, one's perspectives regarding the nature of a discipline and how one goes about working in it. Part Two of the book, consisting of Chapters 6 through 10, presents a series of empirical studies that flesh out the analytical framework. These studies document the ways that competent problem solvers make the most of the knowledge at their disposal. They include observations of students, indicating some typical roadblocks to success. Data taken from students before and after a series of intensive problem-solving courses document the kinds of learning that can result from carefully designed instruction. Finally, observations made in typical high school classrooms serve to indicate some of the sources of students' (often counterproductive) mathematical behavior.
Categories: Mathematics

The Department of State Bulletin

The Department of State Bulletin

Some first steps were taken toward attacking such thorny problems as what to do about multinational corporations and how to promote the transfer of technology . But the most important thing Reshaping Inter - American Institutions Most ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112033489458

Category: United States

Page:

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The official monthly record of United States foreign policy.
Categories: United States

Rebellion to Integration

Rebellion to Integration

more , that head was usually a member of the civil service ( pamong praja ) , and frequently not from the region to ... 5 and the government postponed tackling the most thorny problems of decentralization until after the formation of an ...

Author: Audrey Kahin

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053563954

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This study deals with the political history of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra and the Minangkabau people from the late colonial period up to the present, focussing on the course and degree of their integration into the contemporary Indonesian state. The book provides a local perspective on the growth and development of the nationalist movement in Indonesia, the struggle for independence, and the trauma involved for West Sumatra in adapting to an Indonesian state based on very different concepts of government than those that animated the anticolonial struggle in the region. It also helps understand the backgrounds of the recent violent insurgence in several parts of the Indonesian archipelago against the rule of the Javanese-controlled central government.
Categories: Social Science

American Foreign Policy

American Foreign Policy

One of the most thorny problems is that of criminal jurisdiction . Under normal circumstances , as we have seen , the sovereign host government has criminal jurisdiction . In the absence of waiver by the host country , military ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435028027381

Category: United States

Page: 3244

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Categories: United States