So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way “this archetype of dysfunction works so well at what we want it to do even as it evades what we explicitly ask it to do.”
Author: David F. Labaree
Publisher: Harvard University Press
What do we really want from schools? Only everything, in all its contradictions. Most of all, we want access and opportunity for all children—but all possible advantages for our own. So argues historian David Labaree in this provocative look at the way “this archetype of dysfunction works so well at what we want it to do even as it evades what we explicitly ask it to do.”
For some players, failure simply means failing to reach a goal; for others, failure
defines them. The fear of failure is ... The nature of competition requires that someone has to fail, and fearing that it might be you is the most common fear in
But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it’s always been that way. And that’s exactly why it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning in the world.
Author: David F. Labaree
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Read the news about America’s colleges and universities—rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators—and it’s clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it’s always been that way. And that’s exactly why it has become the most successful and sought-after source of learning in the world. Detailing American higher education’s unusual struggle for survival in a free market that never guaranteed its place in society—a fact that seemed to doom it in its early days in the nineteenth century—he tells a lively story of the entrepreneurial spirit that drove American higher education to become the best. And the best it is: today America’s universities and colleges produce the most scholarship, earn the most Nobel prizes, hold the largest endowments, and attract the most esteemed students and scholars from around the world. But this was not an inevitability. Weakly funded by the state, American schools in their early years had to rely on student tuition and alumni donations in order to survive. This gave them tremendous autonomy to seek out sources of financial support and pursue unconventional opportunities to ensure their success. As Labaree shows, by striving as much as possible to meet social needs and fulfill individual ambitions, they developed a broad base of political and financial support that, grounded by large undergraduate programs, allowed for the most cutting-edge research and advanced graduate study ever conducted. As a result, American higher education eventually managed to combine a unique mix of the populist, the practical, and the elite in a single complex system. The answers to today’s problems in higher education are not easy, but as this book shows, they shouldn’t be: no single person or institution can determine higher education’s future. It is something that faculty, administrators, and students—adapting to society’s needs—will determine together, just as they have always done.
is that persons have no duty to act when the need for action exists only because
of someone else's failure to do what is ... The fact that someone else has failed to
make the minimal effort necessary to save, say, a drowning child does not seem ...
Author: J.D. Hodson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Are all of the commonly accepted aims of the use of law justifiable? Which kinds of behavior are justifiably prohibited, which kinds justifiably required? What uses of law are not defensible? How can the legitimacy or the ille gitimacy of various uses of law be explained or accounted for? These are questions the answering of which involves one in many issues of moral principle, for the answers require that one adopt positions - even if only implicitly - on further questions of what kinds of actions or policies are morally or ethically acceptable. The present work, aimed at questions of these kinds, is thus a study in the ethical evaluation of major uses of legal coercion. It is an attempt to provide a framework within which many questions about the proper uses of law may be fruitfully discussed. The framework, if successful, can be used by anyone asking questions about the defensibility of particular or general uses of law, whether from the perspective of someone considering whether to bring about some new legal provision, from the perspective of someone concerned to evaluate an eXisting provision, or from that of someone concerned more abstractly with questions about the appropriate substance of an ideal legal system. In addressing these and associated issues, I shall be exploring the extent to which an ethics based on respect for persons and their autonomy can handle satisfactorily the problems arising here.
failure. In the preceding pages I have described the pattern of deep failure, the
classic form of failure which almost everyone can recognise. ... Someone has to
pick up the wreckage but no one seriously tries to put the boat back together
Author: Jan Filochowski
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
Business leaders the world over are hardwired to focus on success. But what if understanding failure is the real secret behind enduring performance? In Too Good To Fail?, Jan Filochowski turns his twenty years’ experience as a CEO and turnaround specialist into practical advice for business managers.
At such times someone has invariably remarked how useful these and similar
examples ... It was a plea aimed at preventing failure of common everyday
components and not failure of the advanced or the exotic. This “attention to detail”
, this ...
Somewhere in the world, there will always be someone who has made a fortune
in some new craze that will fall outside the range of subjects covered in this book
and allow its followers to proclaim, “This time it is different.” For many more poor ...
Author: Michael Jon Allen
Category: Business & Economics
Many sophisticated investors will tell you it is neither necessary nor possible to time the market. In Why Most Investors Fail and Why You Don’t Have To, author Michael Jon Allen shows you why they are wrong and then outlines an investment strategy that works. Allen, who bridges the gap between fundamental and quantitative analysis and demonstrates his unique multidisciplined style of investment, shows you how to invest in a system that • consistently outperforms peers;• reduces risk;• uses no more than five exchange-traded index funds;• trades only a few times per year;• requires no additional research. This guide provides an overview of stocks, bonds, gold, cash, and real estate investments. It shares the five keys to changing the odds, and it presents a simple, proven investment strategy to help you realize greater returns on your money.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal LawPublish On: 1982
The trouble is if someone has failed to keep records and the Justice Department
comes in and tries to make an inventory subsequently and the records have not
been kept , then the Justice Department is obstructed from checking that ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Criminal Law
When you are angry, is it not because someone has failed to fill the function you
allotted him? And does not this become the "reason" your attack is justified? The
dreams you think you like are those in which the functions you have given have ...
This volume contains the original "Course in Miracles" text, as well as the "Course for Miracles for Teachers" and "The 360 Lessons."
Lastly, you need to know that even with your failures, God can still use you.
Remember the text in Romans 3:23: we've all sinned. We've all failed. God isn't
looking for people who have never failed; He wouldn't find anyone who fit the bill.
Author: Sherman M. Nelson Jr.
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Family & Relationships
The road to manhood is tough! God's design is for fathers to help their sons get on and navigate this sometimes overwhelming highway. Flowing from My Heart: Letters from a Father to a Son identifies eight things that a father should share with his son about manhood: Identity-who you are Responsibility-what you should do Integrity-how you should carry yourself Failure-what to do when things fall apart Forgiveness-how to forgive yourself and others Happiness-why you will keep chasing it Love-how real men love Marriage-what goes into a godly marriage What should a father say about these topics? What does God say about them? God desires that the hearts of fathers be turned to their children and the hearts of children be turned to their fathers (Malachi 4:6). Flowing from My Heart provides eight conversations that can help hearts to turn.
Past experience has cautioned many Blacks to be suspicious of those Blacks
whom Whites prop up as spokespersons, ... Affecting this suspicion is the
question whether the Black person is someone who identifies with his Blackness
or is ... Interestingly, crossover racial status, or colorlessness, has a fail-safe
Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
"Perhaps the most explosive and troublesome phenomenon at the nexus of race and crime is the racial hoax - a contemporary version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Examining both White-on-Black hoaxes such as Susan Smith's and Charles Stuart's claims that Black men were responsible for crimes they themselves committed, and Black-on-White hoaxes such as the Tawana Brawley episode, Russell illustrates the formidable and lasting damage that occurs when racial stereotypes are manipulated and exploited for personal advantage. She shows us how such hoaxes have disastrous consequences and argues for harsher punishments for offenders."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Emmanuel OghenebrorhiePublish On: 2010-12-21
The miracles that made many love Jesus made those who were his sworn haters
seek to kill Him and even someone like Lazarus whom He had brought back from
the world of the dead. The Obama phenomenon is more than Barack, his wife ...
Author: Emmanuel Oghenebrorhie
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Rev Emmanuel Oghenebrorhie can be described as a Paper-pulpit Pastor and Bible Preacher by publication. He is divinely ordained to teach, preach and publish the Gospel of Christ Jesus and has been teaching and preaching since 1994. He began to publish in 2004 and presides over Emmanuel Oghenebrorhie Ministries, that encompasses several arms. He operates Christ Redemption Publications, based in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has been published by other publishers overseas. He makes the working word of God relevant to daily living, to prepare the saints for heaven. He hosts a monthly Bible Seminar every second Sunday at his Nigerian base, Ibadan. His audiences often comment that he gives a realistic interpretation to the word of God in a way they never heard or read previously and that he directs the word of God to where it matters in a mans life when it matters most. He can be reached on [email protected] or [email protected] or 234-7037825522 or 234-8182022262 or 07055989850
Even worse, you find out that someone else has already solved a seemingly
intractable problem you have been dealing with. If you only had the benefit of this
information, it would have saved the time and energy of your team. Working hard
Author: Jody Zall Kusek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
There are five critical rules to keep in mind in development projects, to avoid implementation failure: If you do not know where you are going, ask the right questions; Keep your champions close, but your naysayers closer; Know that informal networks matter; Find and remove bottlenecks; Build the ship as it sails.
Anyone could pull off the cross-state highway, rob and be gone. But Lewis never had been robbed and still kept cash in his vehicle. The red Chevrolet Blazer was
parked ... If he did, they'd fail completely. Kevin had to act. He jumped out from ...
Author: Jim Greenhill
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Category: True Crime
Lords Of Chaos It was big news in Ft. Myers, Florida when an abandoned historic building was destroyed by vandals in a spectacular blast. Behind it lay the Lords of Chaos, a band of teenage misfits led by Kevin Foster, 18, a vicious hatemonger who idolized Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and was known as "God" to his five-man gang. Vortex Of Violence The explosion was only one episode in a month-long crime spree that began with vandalism and theft, escalating into what a local sheriff later called "a vortex of bloodlust and arson." The rampage culminated in the brutal shotgun murder of high school band director Mark Schwebes, 32. Police busted the gang before they could unleash a planned racist mass murder at Disney World--but their leader wasn't done yet. Compulsion To Kill Author Jim Greenhill conducted extensive interviews with Kevin Foster on Florida's Death Row. In an astounding development, Greenhill was solicited by the prisoner and his mother Ruby Foster to arrange the killings of three witnesses, leading to a new case against Foster in 2002. Here is the chilling inside story of how a pack of teenage losers found a way to succeed--at murder. . . 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos Praise for Jim Greenhill and Someone Has to Die Tonight "Fascinatingly lurid . . . insightful and well written. . . . Greenhill has brought the light of excellent reporting and emotional insight to the brooding darkness that consumes fringe-dwellers at virtually any high school." --Mike Clark, The Durango Herald (Durango, CO) "Recommended reading. . . . True crime in the strictest sense . . . the most factual account possible of the events of that stormy April." --Jay MacDonald, The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL) "Greenhill, a big fan of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, did his hero proud . . . the most detailed true crime you will read." --Sam Cook, The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL) "Meticulously reported and carefully crafted, a major debut." --Gregg Olsen, bestselling author of Abandoned Prayers "Riveting and gut wrenching." --Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, bestselling author of On Killing "A searing look, by a true journalist, behind a sordid tale of murder and deception--a real page-turner." --M. William Phelps, author of Murder in the Heartland "An extraordinary book . . . compelling . . . it accumulates force as it rolls along and winds up flooring you with the sheer power of Greenhill's reporting." --Bob Norman, The Daily Pulp
(For example, thinking 'I'm such a failure' rather than 'I failed on that occasion but I
can try again next time'.) Remind yourself that setbacks and mistakes do not
make you a failure but merely someone who needs to try a different approach
Author: Rob Yeung
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
This book will transform your life. With confidence you can make a success of just about anything! The second edition of this bestselling book combines the best and most effective methods from CBT, NLP, sports psychology, positive psychology and much much more, into a definitive and indispensable guide to feeling confident, acting confident, being confident and using these positive mindsets to achieve all your goals. There’s no psychobabble, no confusing jargon and no demanding and unrealistic expectations, just quick and brilliant ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ that get you right to the heart of confidence. Written by a top business and life coach, this new edition features new chapters and content on dealing with conflict, holding confident conversations, confident dating and the 10 Top Tips to boost your confidence NOW!
If he lived today, Madison might have written:“If software developers were angels,
debugging would be unnecessary.” Most of ... If either mistake occurs, someone
still must debug the program to understand the error and determine how to fix it.
Author: Andreas Zeller
This book is proof that debugging has graduated from a black art to a systematic discipline. It demystifies one of the toughest aspects of software programming, showing clearly how to discover what caused software failures, and fix them with minimal muss and fuss. The fully updated second edition includes 100+ pages of new material, including new chapters on Verifying Code, Predicting Erors, and Preventing Errors. Cutting-edge tools such as FindBUGS and AGITAR are explained, techniques from integrated environments like Jazz.net are highlighted, and all-new demos with ESC/Java and Spec#, Eclipse and Mozilla are included. This complete and pragmatic overview of debugging is authored by Andreas Zeller, the talented researcher who developed the GNU Data Display Debugger(DDD), a tool that over 250,000 professionals use to visualize the data structures of programs while they are running. Unlike other books on debugging, Zeller's text is product agnostic, appropriate for all programming languages and skill levels. The book explains best practices ranging from systematically tracking error reports, to observing symptoms, reproducing errors, and correcting defects. It covers a wide range of tools and techniques from hands-on observation to fully automated diagnoses, and also explores the author's innovative techniques for isolating minimal input to reproduce an error and for tracking cause and effect through a program. It even includes instructions on how to create automated debugging tools. The text includes exercises and extensive references for further study, and a companion website with source code for all examples and additional debugging resources is available. *The new edition of this award-winning productivity-booster is for any developer who has ever been frustrated by elusive bugs *Brand new chapters demonstrate cutting-edge debugging techniques and tools, enabling readers to put the latest time-saving developments to work for them *Learn by doing. New exercises and detailed examples focus on emerging tools, languages and environments, including AGITAR, FindBUGS, Python and Eclipse.
Thereisnoright answer,and every once in a whileyou are goingto have a tragedy
when someone gets killed and you could have done the opposite. Why do you
make one decision versus another? It's called instinct and judgment—and it's a ...
Author: Gary Burnison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Candid conversations with top leaders around the world on how they approached pitvotal moments in their careers No Fear of Failure offers insightful, candid conversations with some of the world's top leaders in business, politics, education, and philanthropy—each giving a first-person account of how they approached crucial, career defining moments. Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International, the world's largest executive recruiting firm, sits down one-on-one with a highly select and elite corps, and together they openly discuss how they handled (often very publicly) war, economic downturn, corporate turnover, and even retirement. Together these world-class leaders show the risks one must be willing to take, as well as the vision, resilience, and compassion necessary to lead. Includes original interviews with Michael Bloomberg, Carlos Slim, Eli Broad, Indra Nooyi, Drew Gilpin Faust, Anne Mulcahy, Vincente Fox, Lt. General Franklin L. "Buster" Hagenbeck, Coach John McKissick, Liu Chuanzhi, Daniel Vasella, and Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Explores the common traits great leaders exhibit: vision, compassion, resilience, competitiveness, purpose, humility, team-building skills, entrepreneurial spirit, perseverance, self-awareness, empowerment, and being a catalyst Taking readers into executive suites, government offices, battlefields, and football fields, No Fear of Failure shows how great leaders make lasting impact. #7 New York Times Best Seller (Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous) #13 New York Times Best Seller (Hardcover Business) #5 Wall Street Journal Best Seller (Hardcover Business) #3 USA Today Best Seller (Money) #17 Publishers Weekly Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction)
I've probably had more complaints about my inappropriate use of the word “
theory” than any other thing I've done to ... on the topic of persuasion that I
intentionally dial it back when I feel like I'm in a stick fight with someone who has
Author: Scott Adams
Category: Business & Economics
Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”
... each has its own unique identity or name, membership, goals and objectives,
actual and potential resources, strategies and good hope; constraints and
concerns; and above all, also having someone or some sort of a mechanism at
the helm ...
Author: AGOLA AUMA-OSOLO
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Political Science
This book is a diagnosis of the cause-effects of leadership failure endemic that has often plunged the innocent mankind globally into a sea of various agonies throughout all generations. Because of the criticality of the failures of leadership and the crucial aim of science and professional ethic to save humanity from every danger of insecurity, the book employs an interdisciplinary approach in order to not only achieve the aim but also be exhaustively thorough vis--vis the identity and behavior of the mysteries surrounding the root cause of this particular problem that seems to have always evaded full recognition of previous etiological efforts. It does so in order that the root cause may no longer continue to cause further havoc to humanity with total impunity. On the strength of this approach, and also being cognizant to the fact that man always perishes due to either lack of knowledge or to his despise of knowledge (Hosea 4:6), the book discovers that since antiquity during our patriarch Adam to the present, agonies of destruction of life, property, and the environment caused by leadership, poverty abound and is globally increasing very alarmingly on the equal proportion with the growth of our civilization, which could easily lead to a global catastrophethe given presence of the monuclear weaponry. These agonies arise from intra- and interstate strifes and displaced persons exodus madly in search of a safe haven, kleptocracy, justice sale contrary to a leaders oath of office and professional ethics, etc., which consequently leads to the innocents frustration, anger, and retaliation in the form of strikes, terrorism, coup detat, etc., against the source of their frustration. But although mankind has, to date, achieved commendable discoveries in both bioscience and physical science for reliable remedies to human agonies caused by both natural and man-made disasters, unfortunately, such substantive achievements have not been witnessed in both social and behavioral sciences against the root cause of bad governance, which has been the principal causal factor to perpetual man-made agonies to humanity. Consequently, from its etiology of this bad governance, the book unearths mans habitual dishonesty and disobedience to his own oath of office and Gods commandment to every leader contained in the Holy Bible under 2 Samuel 23:24, ordering that one must be just to all that one rules over in conformity to ones oath of office as actual root causes. The book confirms these as being responsible for all leadership failures ranging from the patriarch Adams leadership to leadership failures of various kingdoms of Old Israel and during our own generation today. The latter include the colonial leaders followed by leaders of independent Africa who, like Judas Iscariot, paradoxically continue to betray and sentence their innocent African continent people to perpetual agonies of poverty, diseases, corruption, and other various symptoms of underdevelopment and dependency in a contravention of their own original promises during their struggle for independence from colonialism and imperialism, and also their own vow during their oath of office as leaders of Independent Africa. Thus, the significance of this book to both academia and total humanity for their etiological efforts against the vice.
fail? Relationships are extremely difficult. Very few healthy relationships exist,
especially healthy intimate relationships. I'm going to focus mainly on romantic
love and marriage, although one can have love addiction in any relationship,
even between friends. ... A baby is absolutely helpless and needs someone to