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 ...

Living More with Less

Author: Doris Janzen Longacre

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 9780836195217

Page: 253

View: 571

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.

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, ...

Doing More with Less

Author: Bruce Piasecki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239865

Page: 256

View: 495

More with Less

This is not a "get rich in a month" book.

More with Less

Author: Michelle Moore

Publisher: Vdz

ISBN: 9781951385309

Page: 178

View: 620

Can't say no when you see the world "SALE"? Even though you struggle with debt and have no savings? Do you wonder at the end of the month where your money went? More With Less will show you a way out of the vicious grip of budget-destructive shopping habits and teach you how to set up a real, tailor-made financial plan that covers all your needs. Finances don't have to be painful. The book presents: (1) the main reasons behind compulsive shopping and hoarding and how to overcome them, and (2) how to downsize your expenses without depriving yourself of what you love to splurge on. This is not a "get rich in a month" book. I can promise, however, that following the tips in this book, you'll become more aware of your self-sabotaging spending and hoarding habits, gradually eliminate your debt, learn how to save, account for all of your expenses, and never feel your accounts running low again. The budgeting techniques presented in this book are applicable to any income, and you can adjust it to your needs to serve you the best. Within a few minutes you can create a budget that keeps your financial anxiety away. My name is Michelle Moore... I am a recovering shopaholic and not-so-extreme hoarder. I have been earning my bread as a freelancer in the past few years. Even though I never knew how much I would have the next month, I was always able to have enough for my essential expenses, personal pleasures, and savings. I was also able to leave behind my unhealthy spending and hoarding habits and fully embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Reset your expenses: pay yourself first, spend on what truly matters. -Learn the psychology behind compulsive shopping and compulsive hoarding. -Control your spending impulses. -Become an aware consumer. Grow your financial stability every day. -Learn multiple budgeting methods and choose the best for you. -Start a 7-step program that grants you financial security. -Financial plans to eliminate debt. -Become better with numbers, calculations, projections, and analyses. Nobody teaches us in school about how to develop healthy spending habits, what's the difference between need and want, what does budgeting mean, how can we save for our future. No wonder we don't know how to do any of them. As adults, it is our responsibility to get well-informed about something that grants our physical survival. Like it or not, budgeting is a must-know skill if you have an income, you spend and consume. The budgeting tips in this book help you to keep track of your finances without any headache. Follow where your money goes, where it comes from and where can you save. Steadily accumulate savings, clear yourself of debts and live your life as a financially responsible adult.

L art de la Simplicit

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.

L art de la Simplicit

Author: Dominique Loreau

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250120314

Page: 256

View: 602

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.


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: 0241971551

Page: 384

View: 380

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.

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.

Large Scale Scrum

Author: Craig Larman

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780321985712

Page: 272

View: 463

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.

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 ...

Doing More with Less

Author: Joshua C. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441959607

Page: 290

View: 472

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.

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

More with Less

Author: Bernard W. Marr

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023028356X

Page: 251

View: 478

"An intriguing book ... Someone should give George Osborne a copy."--Allister Heath, City A.M.

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 ...

More with Less

Author: Kevin M. Cahill

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823260712

Page: 180

View: 908

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.

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 ...

More with Less

Author: Bob Russell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802081780

Page: 251

View: 559

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.

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

Grow More With Less

Author: Vincent A. Simeone

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610589556

Page: 192

View: 608

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

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 ...

Managing More with Less

Author: Joanna Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136016414

Page: 160

View: 717

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

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

Doing More With Less

Author: Barbara Dane

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 1461628202

Page: 445

View: 157

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.

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 ...

The More with Less Church

Author: Eddy Hall

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441221115

Page: 256

View: 667

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.

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

Achieving More with Less

Author: International Livestock Research Institute

Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

ISBN: 9789291461790

Page: 129

View: 958

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 ...

Can NHS hospitals do more with less

Author: Jeremy Hurst


ISBN: 1905030509


View: 145

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 ...

Doing More with Less 2nd edition

Author: Bernard Marr

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137437812

Page: 272

View: 196

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.

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 ...

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More With Less

Author: Mark O. George

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470606568

Page: 352

View: 262

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