Closing The Mind Gap

Author: Ted Cadsby
Publisher: BPS Books
ISBN: 1927483808
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Closing The Mind Gap from the Author: Ted Cadsby. We have always struggled, as human beings. But our struggle today is exacerbated by a gap between the increasingly complicated world we have created and the default ways we think about it. Twenty-first-century challenges are qualitatively different from the ones that generations of our ancestors faced, yet our thinking has not evolved to keep pace. We need to catch up. To make smarter decisions -- as governments, organizations, families and individuals -- we need more sophisticated mental strategies for interpreting and responding to today's complexity. Best-selling author and business leader Ted Cadsby explores the insights of cognitive psychology, anthropology, biology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy to reveal the gap between how we typically tackle complex problems and what complexity actually requires of us. In an accessible and engaging style, he outlines ways to close the gap -- the strategic mental shifts that increase decision-making effectiveness. The bottom line? We need greater complexity in our thinking to match the increasing complexity in our world, and Cadsby shows us how.

Mind Gap

Author: Marina Cohen
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554888301
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Mind Gap from the Author: Marina Cohen. Fourteen-year-old Jake MacRae’s life is spinning out of control. He’s making all the wrong choices — gambling, drinking, hanging around gang members and now he’s been asked to make a special delivery. What should he do? Jake knows either way that his decision will seal his fate, but what he doesn’t realize is that this choice might not only destroy his life but the lives of those close to him. Before Jake has a chance to make up his mind, he receives a mysterious text message inviting him to a flash party on a midnight subway train. As Jake steps off the platform and onto the ghostly 1950s-style Gloucester car, he has no idea he has just boarded a train bound for his worst nightmare. And what’s more — he can’t get off!

From Mind The Gap To Closing The Gap

ISBN: 9789279486685
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From Mind The Gap To Closing The Gap from the Author: . This paper looks at the growth stagnation in Europe since the beginning of the crisis, and places it in the light of the longer-term growth slowdown since the 1990s, as well as the projections forward for the remainder of the decade. Using a growth accounting approach, we compare the sources of the growth gap before and since the crisis. We observe a particularly rapid decline in the contributions of employment and total factor productivity to output growth. The projections to 2020 show that there is a continued large negative growth contribution from total factor productivity, which appears unsustainable. Looking at the growth gap relative to the United States, we find that while ICT capital intensity in Europe has largely converged on the US, the productivity effects were severely impacted by the crisis, especially because of a drop in the returns-to-scale from ICT use in non-ICT producing sectors. In the final part of the paper we focus on one key area to narrow (or even close) the TFP growth gap, by focusing on a shift in investment towards intangible (or knowledge) assets, such as ICT, innovative property and economic competencies. We find that at present the intensity of intangible investment in Europe is still much lower than in the United States. In the final section of the paper we draw conclusions with regard to the policy setting to revive long-term productivity growth through supporting the shift in its asset composition towards knowledge assets, notably the need to complete the single market in services, especially in the digital economy.

Closing The Gap

Author: Gmb Bailey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781453803318
Size: 23.13 MB
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Closing The Gap from the Author: Gmb Bailey. Closing The Gap takes a deeper look into the Gang Stalking phenomenon and how community notification programs are being used and abused to destroy the lives of innocent citizens. These programs are being used to create a system of state control and conformity. The citizens of democratic countries have been mobilized as weapons for the state. They are being used as a clearing house for those who the state see as unfit, and undesirable. The state in every community, workplace, and most families have created a disturbing, interconnected system of surveillance, and control. Once targeted, the person in question is blacklisted. Then those around the target are categorically enlisted into the states monitoring, supervision, and annexing of the target.

Closing Of The American Mind

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126264
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Closing Of The American Mind from the Author: Allan Bloom. The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

Naturalistic Decision Making And Macrocognition

Author: Laura Militello
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485692
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Naturalistic Decision Making And Macrocognition from the Author: Laura Militello. This book presents the latest work in the area of naturalistic decision making (NDM) and its extension into the area of macrocognition. It contains 18 chapters relating research centered on the study of expertise in naturalistic settings, written by international experts in NDM and cognitive systems engineering. The objective of the book is to present the reader with exciting new developments in this field of research, which is characterized by its application-oriented focus. The work addresses only real-world problems and issues. For instance, how do multi-national teams collaborate effectively? How can surgeons best be supported by technology? How do detectives make sense of complex criminal cases? In all instances the studies have been carried out on experts within their respective domains. The traditional field of NDM is extended in this work by focusing on macrocognitive functions other than decision making, namely sense-making, coordination and planning. This has broadened the scope of the field. The book also contains a theoretical discussion of the macro-micro distinction. Naturalistic Decision Making and Macrocognition will be relevant to graduate students, researchers and professionals (including professionals and researchers in business, industry and government) who are interested in decision making, expertise, training methods and system design. The material may be used in two ways: theoretically, to advance understanding of the field of naturalistic decision making; and practically, to gain insight into how experts in various domains solve particular problems, understand and deal with issues and collaborate with others.


Author: Jon Acuff
Publisher: Lampo Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982986271
Size: 24.10 MB
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Quitter from the Author: Jon Acuff. Presents advice on how to achieve one's goal of obtaining a "dream" job.

Closing The Engagement Gap

Author: Julie Gebauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591842385
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Closing The Engagement Gap from the Author: Julie Gebauer. Identifying the benefits of an engaged workforce that employs more discretionary effort and thinks in terms of the common good, a guide for managers reveals how to bring out the best in a workforce by increasing an employee's knowledge base, delegating authority, and recognizing achievement. 20,000 first printing.

Mind The Gap

Author: David C. Gompert
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788180897
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Mind The Gap from the Author: David C. Gompert. Warns of the growing disparity in combat capability between European and U.S. forces over the exploitation of the revolution in military affairs (RMA). The consequences of this transatlantic rift could undermine NATO. This book dissects the problem of a growing disparity and rejects its inevitability. Instead, it lays out a multitiered strategy for its solution which is specific and practical, including processes and procedures for implementation. Chapters: assessing the problem; a shared strategic outlook; building compatible forces for RMA operations; creating a Transatlantic system of systems; creating a Transatlantic RMA market.