Living More with Less

Living More with Less

--Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor Check out the article Living More with Less: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again at Publishers Weekly Endorsements This book was decades ahead of its time, and is just as relevant today as it was thirty years ...

Author: Doris Janzen Longacre

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 0836195213

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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In 1980, before living simply and "green" became trendy and popular, Doris Janzen Longacre, author of the enormously popular More-with-Less Cookbook (over 900,000 sold), wrote Living More with Less, a practical guide for living in simple, sustainable, and healthy ways-ways that keep the future of the planet, and the plight of poor people, in mind. Thirty years later, Living More with Less 30th Anniversary Edition is being released as a way to celebrate and honor Longacre's foresight and vision, and to pass on her vision for simple and sustainable living to a new generation. Revised and updated by Valerie Weaver-Zercher, this 30th anniversary edition is true to author Doris' spirit of living in ways that keeps poor people, God's creation and each other in mind-and is loaded with new and practical tips in areas such as money, travel, clothing, housing, celebrations and recreation. "Living More with Less 30th Anniversary Edition collects the wisdom and experience of those who live with less than a consumer culture says we need. With stories, reflections, and advice from people around the world who are making changes to their daily habits in response to climate change and global poverty, Living More with Less 30th Anniversary Edition is a vibrant collection of testimonies, old and new, of those who are discovering the joy of living with enough." --Valerie Weaver-Zercher, editor Check out the article "Living More with Less: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Again" at Publishers Weekly Endorsements "This book was decades ahead of its time, and is just as relevant today as it was thirty years ago . . . It is like a cookbook for life." --Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, speaker, and activist "This message is even more important than it was thirty years ago . . . Herein lies sound advice for living sensibly." --Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "This timely revised and updated edition is exceptionally wise, urgently necessary for the sake of saving our planet, pertinently and personally practical . . . Who could not but rave about this book!" --Marva Dawn, author of Unfettered Hope; Being Well When We're Ill; and Keeping the Sabbath Wholly "Living More with Less is about a way of living rooted in the Christian faith . .. . Our planet is groaning and we desperately need the kind of thoughtful essays and tips in this book to show us the way forward." --Ron Sider, founder and president of Evangelicals for Social Action Read the complete list of endorsements Click here for more about Living More with Less, including sample tips & ideas, additional resources and more. Click here for more about Doris Janzen Longacre, including poems, journal entries, her final sermon and more. Free downloadable study guide available here.
Categories: Philosophy

Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less

There is no missing the longer, truer trend line embodied in Piasecki's work. ... In
Doing More with Less, Piasecki takes his three decades of learning and travel
and compels us forward through a mix of narrative nonfiction, personal
storytelling, ...

Author: Bruce Piasecki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118239865

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 339

Categories: Business & Economics

L art de la Simplicit

L art de la Simplicit

Author: Dominique Loreau

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250120311

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 971

Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller, available for the first time in English. Dominque Loreau is the master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Now her groundbreaking L’art de la Simplicité, a huge bestseller in her native France, is translated into English for the first time. Loreau’s principle of “less is more” is set to change your life forever. Living in Japan and inspired by Asian philosophy, Loreau takes you on a step-by-step journey to a clutter-free home, a calm mind and an energized body. Free yourself of possessions you don’t want or need; have more money to spend on life’s little luxuries; eat better and lose weight; and say goodbye to anxiety and negative relationships. Give yourself the gift of health and happiness; to live fully and freely is to live with L’art de la Simplicité.
Categories: Self-Help

Large Scale Scrum

Large Scale Scrum

In Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Vodde offer the most direct, concise, actionable guide to reaping the full benefits of agile in distributed, global enterprises.

Author: Craig Larman

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321985710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 757

In Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Vodde offer the most direct, concise, actionable guide to reaping the full benefits of agile in distributed, global enterprises. Larman and Vodde have distilled their immense experience helping geographically distributed development organizations move to agile. Going beyond their previous books, they offer today's fastest, most focused guidance: "brass tacks" advice and field-proven best practices for achieving value fast, and achieving even more value as you move forward. Targeted to enterprise project participants and stakeholders, Large-Scale Scrum offers straight-to-the-point insights for scaling Scrum across the entire project lifecycle, from sprint planning to retrospective. Larman and Vodde help you: Implement proven Scrum frameworks for large-scale developments Scale requirements, planning, and product management Scale design and architecture Effectively manage defects and interruptions Integrate Scrum into multisite and offshore projects Choose the right adoption strategies and organizational designs This will be the go-to resource for enterprise stakeholders at all levels: everyone who wants to maximize the value of Scrum in large, complex projects.
Categories: Business & Economics

Stuffocation

Stuffocation

In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman reveals the world's growing sense of Stuffocation - and how we can move away from it 'Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics - but with a huge idea at its heart' Sunday Times We ...

Author: James Wallman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241971550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 779

In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman reveals the world's growing sense of Stuffocation - and how we can move away from it 'Like The Tipping Point meets Freakonomics - but with a huge idea at its heart' Sunday Times We have more stuff than we could ever need - clothes we don't wear, kit we don't use, and toys we don't play with. But having everything wethought we wanted isn'tmaking us happier. It's badfor the planet. It's clutteringup our homes. It's makingus feel 'stuffocated' andstressed - and it might evenbe killing us. In this groundbreaking book, trend forecaster James Wallman finds that a rising number of people are turning their backs on all-you-can-get consumption, from the telecoms exec who's sold almost everything he owns, to the well-off family who have moved into a remote mountain cabin. Wallman's solution to our clutter crisis is less extreme, but equally fundamental. We have to transform what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. Rather than a new watch or another pair of shoes, we should invest in shared experiences like holidays and time with friends. With intriguing insights on psychology, economics and culture, Stuffocation is a vital manifesto for change. It has inspired those who have read it to be happier and healthier, and to live more, with less. James Wallman is a journalist, trend forecaster, speaker, and author. He has written for GQ, the New York Times, the FT, and advised clients such as Absolut, BMW, Burberry, and Nike. James wrote the futurology column in T3 magazine and was editor of The Future Laboratory's forecasting publication. He has an MA in Classics from Oxford University and an MA in Journalism from the University of the Arts London. He has lived in France, Greece, and Palo Alto in California and currently lives in London with his wife and children.
Categories: Business & Economics

Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less

But behind this Potemkin village of top schools, there are thousands of other
institutions that are becoming more costly yet for which there is little or no
evidence that they are delivering an everimproving product. Even at the elite
research ...

Author: Joshua C. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441959602

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 223

This volume contains a collection of papers by economists which examine the various strategies for cutting costs and improving productivity in higher education in the United States. The dramatic increase in the cost of attending most colleges and universities in recent years has led to increasing concerns regarding college affordability. In addition, with nearly 35 percent of full-time college students failing to receive a bachelor’s degree within six years of enrolling in an institution of higher education, the productivity of colleges and universities has also been called into question. Systematic reform of higher education has intensified as a result of the large amount of public and private dollars flowing into it. The chapters in this volume, while recognizing it may be the primary source of the problem, also understand that the political forces behind the subsidization of higher education are unlikely to wane. The contributors examine several areas of possible reform from an economic perspective, including financial aid systems, athletics, and the organization of universities and university systems with an emphasis on identifying the types of reforms that are most likely to result in improvements as well as those that may make things worse. This volume will be of interest to economists, education researchers and policymakers concerned with education reform.
Categories: Political Science

More with Less

More with Less

... “more value for less money,” can be gained through taking a more partnership
approach to the delivery of elements of the strategy. In many cases strategic
partnerships with other organizations can improve both efficiency and
effectiveness.

Author: Bernard W. Marr

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230283565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 840

"An intriguing book ... Someone should give George Osborne a copy."--Allister Heath, City A.M.
Categories: Business & Economics

More with Less

More with Less

While the theme More with Less inevitably implies achieving more with less
money, it is also possible that more can be achieved with different money, less
duplication, and better leadership. The following paragraphs seek to suggest
ways in ...

Author: Kevin M. Cahill

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823260713

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 815

Natural and human-made disasters are increasing around the world. Hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, and resultant famine, floods, and armed conflicts are constant reminders of the frailty of our human race. Global warming may cause whole island states to be submerged as the oceans rise. In the past these acute and recurring crises have been met by the international community responding to UN and media appeals. The economic collapse of nations is now a reality; some of those most affected had been traditional, generous donors to disaster relief operations. It is unlikely—probably impossible—that they will be able to continue to contribute overseas when their own domestic needs are unmet. A recent New York Times front page report suggested that one of the few domestic issues to have bipartisan support was to cut the foreign aid budget. This book analyzes the global economic forecast and the United Nations pattern of philanthropy, provides a case study of how one nation with a tradition of giving will cope in the face of a marked reduction in flexible funds and then provides thoughtful chapters on new approaches to disaster preparedness and disaster response.
Categories: Social Science

More with Less

More with Less

the intriguing paradoxes presented by the contradictory relationships that
constitute post - Fordist and post - industrial influences , respectively ,
summarized here around the theme of ' more with less . ' The Issues of Post -
Fordism and Post ...

Author: Bob Russell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802081789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 251

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The massive changes under way in capitalist commodity production include the transition from a traditional or Fordist approach to a post-Fordist one, involving practices such as employee involvement, continuous improvement, and gainsharing. In this research monograph, Bob Russell explores the changing character of industrial relations and labour processes in two staple industries: potash and uranium mining. Using an innovative case-analytic approach, Russell compares the managerial strategies used by five transnational firms. As indicated by his title, More with Less, he sees the shift toward post-Fordism as having more to do with the intensification of labour, accomplished in part through the creation of multitasked positions, than with worker empowerment and the transcendence of class conflict. Russell combines extensive empirical analysis with a review of contemporary writing on work relations and labour processes to provide this intensive political-economic perspective on the capital-labour relation. His meticulous research will interest scholars and professionals in Canada, the United States, Britain, Europe, and Australia.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Grow More With Less

Grow More With Less

Sustainable Garden Methods: Less Water * Less Work * Less Money Vincent A.
Simeone ... By creating a solid, functional design and good foundation, any
landscape is bound to succeed. less Is more: The Importance ofthe sustainability
 ...

Author: Vincent A. Simeone

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781610589550

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 559

DIVHorticultural expert Vincent Simeone helps you plan your green garden in this practical, holistic guide./divDIV /divDIVWith detailed, strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques, Grow More with Less lets you put your best foot forward in creating an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, author Vincent Simeone covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward handbook. Simeone makes the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of IPM (integrated pest management) in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation, installing rain barrels and cisterns, and more. Even when the solution is to do nothing—for instance, leaving some parts of a lawn un-mowed in order to save time and money while attracting local wildlife—Grow More with Less enables you to confidently make the call. With effective, time-proven recommendations like these, field-tested in a large botanical garden and adapted for home use by Vincent Simeone, Grow More with Less is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening./div
Categories: Gardening

Managing More with Less

Managing More with Less

we met he was going through a re-evaluating process, which included finding
ways to work that were more aligned with his own nature, and included building
bridges to people whom he had hurt or offended. In Marilyn's case, the kind of ...

Author: Joanna Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136016417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 386

Managing More with Less is an innovative book linking a range of core management skills and re-interpreting them to meet current organizational needs. Aimed at managers in flat organizations, this book shows you how to deal with increasingly scarce resources to maintain a high level of productivity. The New Skills Portfolio is a groundbreaking new series, published in association with the Industrial Society, which re-defines the core management skills managers and team leaders need to be competitive. Each title is action-focused blending management initiatives/trends with a new flexible skills portfolio. The Industrial Society is one of the largest public training providers in the UK. It has over 10,000 member organisations and promotes best practice through its publishing, consultancy, training and advisory services. For more information contact their website on www.indsoc.co.uk.
Categories: Business & Economics

Doing More With Less

Doing More With Less

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then Doing More with Less: Using
Long-Term Skills in Short-Term Treatment will be an important addition to your
professional library. Not commonly known is that both modern brief treatment and
 ...

Author: Barbara Dane

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461628200

Category: Psychology

Page: 445

View: 635

Confronting the challenge to provide sound clinical treatment in brief therapy, this timely book will enrich the practices of all psychotherapists. Designed and arranged according to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories, each chapter addresses the short-term treatment of a specific condition or patient population. Starting from the premise that psychodynamically trained clinicians already possess the requisite skills to conduct short-term treatment, the editors demonstrate how to adapt these skills to a time-limited approach.
Categories: Psychology

The More with Less Church

The More with Less Church

DO MORE, SPEND LESS ln challenging economic times, it is no surprise that
churches must get creative with their resources. In The More-With-Less Church
the authors ofthe bestselling When Not to Build propose that church leaders look
on ...

Author: Eddy Hall

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441221117

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 494

In our challenging economic times, it is no surprise that churches must get creative with their resources. But the authors of The More-with-Less Church believe pastors, leadership teams, and planning committees should look on times such as these not as hurdles to overcome but as opportunities to reconsider entrenched but inefficient ministry practices that are siphoning time, money, and energy from their churches. Drawn from time- and field-tested strategies, this practical resource helps church leaders avoid costly mistakes and maximize the return on their investment in four areas of church life--ministries, staffing, facilities, and finances.
Categories: Religion

Achieving More with Less

Achieving More with Less

At the onset of the rainy season , most animals are confined within household
compounds . When all croplands have been planted , the village head asks the
town crier to go round telling people to tie their stock . The animals will stay in the
 ...

Author: International Livestock Research Institute

Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9291461792

Category: Livestock

Page: 129

View: 296

Categories: Livestock

Can NHS hospitals do more with less

Can NHS hospitals do more with less

... is associated with less hospital-related mortality, inpatient cardiac arrest,
hospital-acquired pneumonia and other adverse events. Limited evidence
suggests that a richer nurse skill-mix is also associated with lower mortality. More
overtime ...

Author: Jeremy Hurst

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781905030507

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Doing More with Less 2nd edition

Doing More with Less 2nd edition

You can argue that performance management is the most important job of a
manager. In fact, you could argue that the execution of the organization mission
through the coordinated efforts of others is the only job of management. Since
Bob ...

Author: Bernard Marr

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137437815

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 128

Public sector organizations are in one of the most challenging environments they have ever had to face as they bear much of the cost of the recession. More than ever before, public sector leaders need to instil strong performance improvement disciplines into their organizations that enable these leaders to fully understand: key outcomes and priority deliverables, how to allocate reduced financial resources and where to reduce costs and improve efficiencies without jeopardizing service delivery. Written in an accessible and practical style, this fully-updated second edition addresses the efficiency drive using models, tools and ideas more commonly found in the corporate world, such as balanced scorecard and Lean. It also includes new case studies and real-life examples, from Audit Scotland, Belfast City Council, Brisbane City Council, City of Charlotte, Civil Service College (Singapore) FBI, NHS, Ministry of Works (Bahrain), Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the US Postal Service.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

Perhaps their Lean Six Sigma initiative is no longer relevant to the business, or it
needs to evolve, or perhaps their investment has failed to yield its full cost
reduction potential. Parts II and III of the book provide key insights into Lean Six ...

Author: Mark O. George

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470606568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 486

Praise for The Lean Six Sigma guide to Doing More with Less "At Frito Lay, we have applied many of the concepts and tools in this book, and we are realizing a five to seven times return on our annual Lean Six Sigma investment." —Tony Mattei, Lean Six Sigma Director, Frito Lay "Ecolab has experienced a sustainable, competitive advantage through Lean Six Sigma. The principles in this book are helping us drive greater value for our share-holders, better service for our customers, and talent development opportunities for our associates." —Jeffrey E. Burt, Vice President and Global Deployment Leader, Lean Six Sigma, Ecolab "This book gives excellent insights into Lean Six Sigma and its strong impact within different industries. We used Lean Six Sigma in numerous process improvement projects, which, in turn, helped to create momentum and set up a process improvement culture. Amid a challenging economic environment, we are accelerating this initiative globally." —Satheesh Mahadevan, Directeur des Processus, Société Générale "Our Lean Six Sigma deployment of the concepts and tools described in this book is transforming our business—with tangible benefits for our employees, customers, suppliers, and shareholders." —Jeffrey Herzfeld, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA "We have deployed the holistic Lean Six Sigma strategy described by Mark George across our enterprise. It is providing remarkable returns for Unum." —Bob Best, Chief Operating Officer, Unum "The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less presents a comprehensive view of operations transformation, the approaches required for success, leadership's role, and the competitive advantage that results. Transformational changes are enabling us to do more with less, by investing and working smarter." —Ted Doheny, President and COO, Joy Mining Machinery
Categories: Business & Economics

Providing More with Less

Providing More with Less

Information literate school community has been defined as a school community that places a high priority (policy, benchmarking, funding and evaluation) on the pursuit of teacher and student mastery of the processes of becoming informed.

Author: Ken Dillon

Publisher: Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University

ISBN: 0949060992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 194

Information literate school community has been defined as a school community that places a high priority (policy, benchmarking, funding and evaluation) on the pursuit of teacher and student mastery of the processes of becoming informed.
Categories: Business & Economics

More with Less

More with Less

This book is a heartfelt guide to downsize your house and keep it practical and cozy. After returning home from a six-year world journey, Michelle Moore decided to downsize, simplify, and make her house more homely.

Author: Michelle Moore

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1726677982

Category:

Page: 178

View: 573

Do you wish for a cleaner and cozier home? Feel overwhelmed by your possessions? If so, it's time to simplify your life! We live in a culture where more is worshipped and encouraged: more money, more stuff, more likes. In the meantime, we get disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones. This book is a heartfelt guide to downsize your house and keep it practical and cozy. After returning home from a six-year world journey, Michelle Moore decided to downsize, simplify, and make her house more homely. In the process she realized the less she had, the more she could value the things that truly matter in life: friendship, family, self-care, and coziness. More With Less is based on a rational approach to minimalism but Miss Moore takes the idea further. It is not enough to declutter. It won't make you happy by itself. In More With Less the downsizing process parallel runs with ideas on how to make your living space homely. The first half of the book introduces the most trending contemporary concepts of cleaning and organizing. -How can you benefit the most from minimalism? -The art of creating a minimal but cozy home. -The secrets of Swedish Death Cleaning. -Practical tips how to make each month of the year cozy and homely. -10 power tools to enhance the comfort of your home instantly. The second half of the book discusses the hands-on practices to downsize and upgrade the comfort of your home. -The best selection methods to get rid of mess - quickly and effectively. -Folding and organizing methods from the greatest decluttering minds in the world. -Special tips to declutter and organize those parts of your home you wouldn't even think of. -A step-by-step walkthrough on how to keep the order in your home once it's clean. -20+ organizing tips to find a good spot for everything. Improve your focus, concentration, and creativity in an organized environment. Get ready to sweep away the clutter, organize your belongings, and warm up your precious relationships. By doing so you'll feel less stressed, overwhelmed, and more safe and protected in your home. Becoming clutter-free improves your daily mood, helps you break painful bonds with the past - even helps you sleep better. What's your excuse for not living a simpler, more connected, and happier life? Give your home a fresh start! Just open this book, and you'll be on your way to a more meaningful, simpler, and untroubled life.
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L art de la Simplicit The English Edition

L art de la Simplicit    The English Edition

If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by oriental philosophy, Dominique Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity.

Author: Dominique Loreau

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409163879

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 816

If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by oriental philosophy, Dominique Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Her lifestyle rests on the principle of 'less is more', and imbues all areas of existence, from the material to the spiritual. She captured her philosophy in the ground-breaking L'art de la Simplicité, which was an massive bestseller in her native France and is now available in the English language for the first time. Simplify your home, empty your wardrobe, abandon compulsive purchases, eat more frugally but better, take care of your body and mind. From the art of feeling well in your home to the art of feeling well in your body, this compelling and elegant book will transform your life and take you on an empowering journey to happiness. You will feel energised, more confident and free. You will discover the essence of being truly alive and how to live a more centred life. One full of real pleasure, clarity and satisfaction.
Categories: Self-Help