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.
Author: Helen Yemm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
A problem involving one student Problem-solving conferences are designed to
address a difficulty that one child is having rather than a problem involving the
interplay between two or more students. Other strategies—possibly conflict res- ...
Author: Caltha Crowe
Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch
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.
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, and its ...
Author: William Robert Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published in 1917, this book presents the content of lectures which analyse the relationship between economics and post-war peace.
The most extensive negotiations involving OECD member countries on this issue
took place in the GATT, as well as in ... However, the opening up of agriculture to
international competition raises more thorny problems than in other sectors ...
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
However , as Simberloff and Dayan remind us , this leaves two basic problems ( i
) what constitutes the same class of resources and ( ii ) just how similar should a
... Plants provide a far more thorny problem for such classification schemes .
Author: Paul A. Keddy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A unique general overview of wetland ecology which is comprehensive in its coverage of habitat type and geographic region.
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. For example, the ...
Author: P.W. Singer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
“Knowledge Jam Rationale,” describes threethorny knowledgework problems—“
knowledge blindspots,” “knowledgemismatches,” and “knowledge jails.”
Knowledge Jam responds to these by insisting on more intentional prioritization
Author: Katrina Pugh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Using knowledge that an organization already has is one of the great management ideas of the last fifteen years. Putting Knowledge to Work provides external consultants, internal facilitators, and leaders with a five-step process that will help them achieve their knowledge management goals. The five steps, Knowledge Jams, show how to set the direction, foster the correct tone, conduct knowledge capture event, and integrate this knowledge into the organization. In addition, the author introduces conversation practices for participants to effectively co-create knowledge and discover context.
To counter this the problem was rather one of tactical defence. ... With the end of
the war in 1945, Palestine with its thorny problems once more came to the fore,
and the Jews lost no time in pressing the issue of immigration, which was all the ...
Author: Dare Wilson
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The 6th Airborne Division was a major element of the British Security Force in Palestine between September, 1945 and May 1948. Faced with the unenviable task of upholding the law in a lawless country, the individual British soldier had to face continual opposition from a hostile Jewish community. This story is described by General Wilson, then a Major, who served with the division during this period. The mission of British forces was simply "to keep the peace". To achieve this goal, the 6th Airborne Division conducted a variety of counter-insurgency operations in both urban and rural environments. These operations were designed to locate illegal arms caches, limit Jewish-Arab violence and capture dissidents who had attacked British positions. The destruction of the King David Hotel, the most famous terrorist attack of the Mandate period, is treated in great detail. With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine 1945 - 48 is a tribute to the British soldier. It is also an excellent case study in unconventional warfare. It will be of great interest to any student of the intricate problem that Palestine presents.
Businesses, academic institutions, and organizations submit thorny problems to
the network, where more than 200,000 registered problem solvers offer ideas in
exchange for cash rewards. The company has successfully completed more than
Author: Paul Gillin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The first book devoted entirely to B2B social marketing B2B markets are fundamentally different from consumer markets. Decisions are made on value, not impulse. Buying cycles are complex, often with many stakeholders involved. Relationships and support are critical. Bet-the-business decisions demand discipline, knowledge, and lots of information. This hands-on guide covers topics unique to this segment, including cost justification, prospecting and lead generation, matching tools to the sales funnel, building, B2B search engine optimization, social media monitoring, social media policy development, long-term client relationships, gaining stakeholder support, building a more transparent organization, and what's coming next. Features plentiful examples, case studies, and best practices Focuses on the channels that are most effective for B2B marketers Builds on the authors' more than 30 years of combined experience in the new media/social media space, as well as two previous successful books Leverage the vast business-to-business potential of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many other social media platforms today with Social Marketing to the Business Customer!
Some of the more practical elements of day-to-day practice and solutions to some
of the more thorny problems that are inevitable can only be learned with time. Still
, it is the job of any good teacher to shorten the journey of his or her students ...
Author: Bob Flaws
Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.
This book is a distillation of over 20 years of knowledge from two well known American practitioners' of Chinese medicine. It is not a materia medica or a formula book. Rather it is a conversation in which the authors share both clinical and business knowledge and tips that can only be learned through years of running a practice.What is covered in this book?~ the essence of getting to the right pattern discrimination every time~how to write the best possible prescription for each patient~things to consider when deciding dosages~how to avoid the phenomenon of habituation with your herbal patients~the main toxicity issues to consider when using Chinese herbal medicine~when it is appropriate to use pills and powder extracts~how to gain better compliance when using decocted formulas~why we should avoid using the term "patent" medicine~thoughts on running a successful clinic dispensary~a sample herb-instruction form for patients~why the harmonizing formulas are the most useful category of formulas for our patient population~how to work safely with patients who are taking Western drugs~a list of the most important treatment principles in Chinese medicine.
16 Of course, 'management by deeming' can work well for certain, static,
straightforward problems, including notably for a ... expanding enrollments)—
have been solved'.18 For many of the more complex and thorny problems faced
in public ...
Author: Ben Ramalingam
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.
In terms of degree courses, he desperately wanted to become a doctor but he
was only too aware of the problems attached to his ambitions. His great ...
However, getting permission from the Archbishop was a much more thorny
Author: Niki Phillips
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
A family saga of love, tragedy, and war spanning four generations, The Liffey Flows On By is a page-turner that transports readers back to Ireland in the early 1900s.The story revolves around the Butlers, a wealthy Irish family living on a large estate bordering the River Liffey. With a family tradition of disregarding society’s class distinctions, the Butlers’ lives are interwoven with those of their estate staff. And indeed it is these relationships that repeatedly save the Butler family.At the novel’s centre are Tom Butler, who with his twin brother fights in the First World War and loves the beautiful Rachel; his son Milo who with his best friend fights in the Second World War and finds love in an unexpected place; and Maggie Flynn, their cook housekeeper who dispenses advice but holds secrets of her own. Throughout the years, the River Liffey, quietly flowing by their property, has a profound importance in all their lives, especially for Milo.Weaving drama, humor, and historical events to create a story with as many twists and turns as a river, Niki Phillips brings Ireland to life with rich dialogue and memorable characters that will leave readers wanting more.
Commercializing IP successfully requires you to adjust your thinking, because IP
isn't like tangible property. IP can have ✓ More than one owner. Although co-
ownership can be complex, it can also solve many thorny problems.
Author: John Aylen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The comprehensive, six-in-one package small business entrepreneurs can't afford to be without With more Canadians considering starting their own small businesses than ever before, there's never been a greater need for a detailed, comprehensive guide to help budding entrepreneurs get off the ground. Comprised of six books in one that cover every aspect of running a business, from developing a business plan to managing growth successfully, and everything in between, Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All-in-One will ensure readers' ventures meet with success. The ideal resource for the first-time entrepreneur in a market when small businesses are growing fast Provides a wealth of management advice based on recent research that shows that when small businesses are successful, they hire Includes the financial advice that keeps new businesses from folding within their first five years Offering Canadians everything they need to know about starting their own companies within Canada, this six-book compilation is essential reading for anyone looking to make it big in the world of small business.
The emotional temperature needs to come down if you want to meet your goals
and solve thorny problems. What about the ... Another problem with using
emotion on purpose is that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes. If
you raise ...
Author: Stuart Diamond
This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal’s website, and is labeled “phenomenal” by Lawyers’ Weekly and “brilliant” by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party’s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate – from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond’s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from “win-win” to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. “The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,” says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team’s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer’s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond’s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one’s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is “life changing”, beginning on page one. “The most inspirational book I have read this year” said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. “This book can change the world,” says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
We then asked this question: If you lived in the New Haven ghetto, what problems
would you have enrolling your “voucher” child or children in these schools? (Let
us assume, as we did, that ghetto parents would ... If they had more than one “
voucher” child—one in an elementary school, one in a middle or high school—
the problem would be even more thorny. The long and short of our exercise was
Author: Seymour B. Sarason
Publisher: Corwin Press
In this second edition of his original insightful collection of letters to the first president of the 21st century, Seymour B. Sarason details how to rethink school reform.
Some academic subjects have deterministic answers to problems that present
easy responses, such as numbers or ... easily, but some MOOC providers are
experimenting with some more innovative solutions to solve this thorny problem.
Author: Bill Ferster
Publisher: JHU Press
The allure of educational technology is easy to understand. Classroom instruction is an expensive and time-consuming process fraught with contradictory theories and frustratingly uneven results. Educators, inspired by machines’ contributions to modern life, have been using technology to facilitate teaching for centuries. In Teaching Machines, Bill Ferster examines past attempts to automate instruction from the earliest use of the postal service for distance education to the current maelstrom surrounding Massive Open Online Courses. He tells the stories of the entrepreneurs and visionaries who, beginning in the colonial era, developed and promoted various instructional technologies. Ferster touches on a wide range of attempts to enhance the classroom experience with machines, from hornbooks, the Chautauqua movement, and correspondence courses to B. F. Skinner’s teaching machine, intelligent tutoring systems, and eLearning. The famed progressive teachers, researchers, and administrators that the book highlights often overcame substantial hurdles to implement their ideas, but not all of them succeeded in improving the quality of education. Teaching Machines provides invaluable new insight into our current debate over the efficacy of educational technology.
But more rules, like the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations in the United States, did not
solve the problem. On the ... At the core of many thorny problems—personal
problems, business problems, or social problems—that somehow keep repeating
Author: Frank Buytendijk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Observing how business management is obsessed with analysis andnumbers, Dealing with Dilemmas shows there is an entireclass of problems that cannot be solved by analysis: businessdilemmas. Dilemmas, representing a large part of strategicdecision-making, require the opposite approach of analysis;synthesis. Dealing with Dilemmas shows how popularperformance management methodologies can be used in new andpreviously unexplored ways. It authoritatively shows you how yourbusiness can move forward strategically in ways previouslyimpossible. Shows dangers in current thinking around analytics andperformance management Includes practical case examples and interviews with C-levelexecutives and government officials world-wide, both in commercialenterprise and public sector Makes the most nebulous of management processes, strategyformulation, insightful and links it tightly to strategy executionand performance management. Filled with case studies and examples, this book reveals howyour business can start solving dilemmas and move forwardstrategically.
What is more important is that these violations be remembered when substantive
interpretation is the issue . The problem of normality assumptions and sample
size are a more thorny . With respect to sample size , there is a lot of magical ...
Author: William W. Dressler
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book provides a unique study in social and cultural psychiatry, carried out in an African-American community in the rural South. Using a combination of concepts and methods from anthropology and social epidemiology, the specific social and psychological risk factors for depression are examined. The author places special emphasis on how that risk is modified by the social and historical context of the Black community in the United States, and suggests a new basis for the sociocultural comparative study of health and disease.