Extreme Scoping

Extreme Scoping

Author: Larissa T. Moss

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 9781634620246

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 737

Do your business intelligence (BI) projects take too long to deliver? Is the value of the deliverables less than satisfactory? Do these projects propagate poor data management practices? If you screamed “yes” to any of these questions, read this book to master a proven approach to building your enterprise data warehouse and BI initiatives. Extreme Scoping, based on the Business Intelligence Roadmap, will show you how to build analytics applications rapidly yet not sacrifice data management and enterprise architecture. In addition, all of the roles required to deliver all seven steps of this agile methodology are explained along with many real-world examples. From Wayne Eckerson’s Foreword I’ve read many books about data warehousing and business intelligence (BI). This book by Larissa Moss is one of the best. I should not be surprised. Larissa has spent years refining the craft of designing, building, and delivering BI applications. Over the years, she has developed a keen insight about what works and doesn’t work in BI. This book brings to light the wealth of that development experience. Best of all, this is not some dry text that laboriously steps readers through a technical methodology. Larissa expresses her ideas in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner. I highlighted so many beautifully written and insightful paragraphs in her manuscript that it became comical. I desperately wanted the final, published book rather than the manuscript so I could dog-ear it to death and place it front-and-center in my office bookshelf! From David Well’s Foreword Extreme Scoping is rich with advice and guidance for virtually every aspect of BI projects from planning and requirements to deployment and from back-end data management to front-end information and analytics services. Larissa is both a pragmatist and an independent thinker. Those qualities come through in the style of this book. Extreme Scoping is a well-written book that is easy to absorb. It is not full of surprises. It is filled with a lot of common sense and lessons learned through experience.

The Scope of Social Psychology

The Scope of Social Psychology

Author: Miles Hewstone

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135419745

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

View: 441

Social psychology attempts to understand, explain, predict and, when needed, change people's thoughts, feelings and behaviours. For a relatively young discipline it has already made great strides toward this awe-inspiring goal. Pioneers such as Lewin, Asch, Kelley and Festinger began groundwork in the 1940s and 1950s, but it was only in the late 1960s that social psychology came of age. Since then it has blossomed, both in investigating the basics of the discipline and in applying the insights from fundamental social psychology to different fields related to the area. This volume is devoted to the development of understanding in the field of social psychology over the last four decades, focusing on both basic and applied social psychology. Contributions are gathered under five main areas: attitudes and attitude change; social cognition and emotions; interpersonal and group processes; health behavior; and bereavement and coping. These five domains not only illustrate the scope of social psychology, but also pay tribute to one of the key figures in modern social psychology, Wolfgang Stroebe. Remarkably, he has made significant contributions across all five of these areas, and his research achievements exemplify the progress, prospects and problems faced by modern social psychology over the last 40 years. This volume includes contributions from some of the most distinguished names in the field, and all authors provide an overview or critical look at their specific area of expertise, tracing historical developments where appropriate. The Scope of Social Psychology provides a broad-ranging, illustrative review of the field of modern social psychology.

Advanced Scope

Advanced Scope

Author: Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Sravasti Abbey Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 1270

View: 435

In the early eleventh century the Indian Buddhist master Atisha condensed essential points from the sutras and ordered them into the text Lamp of the Path. These were then expanded upon in the fourteenth century by the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Tsongkhapa into the text The Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo). Venerable Thubten Chodron taught on this text over several years at Dharma Friendship Foundation, and related these practical teachings to our daily lives. These ebooks are lightly-edited transcripts of those teachings. They have been organized and formatted by Lai Wee Chiang. This fourth volume contains teachings on: - Training the Mind in the Stages of the Path for an Advanced Level Practitioner - Seven Points of Cause and Effect - Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others - The Bodhisatta Vows - Introduction to the Six Far-Reaching Attitudes - Generosity - Ethics - Patience - Joyous Effort - Meditative Stabilization and Special Insight - Training in Calm Abiding - Wisdom - Ripening the Minds of Others - The Eightfold Noble Path

Aristotle on the Scope of Practical Reason

Aristotle on the Scope of Practical Reason

Author: Pavlos Kontos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000399097

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 678

This book offers a new account of Aristotle’s practical philosophy. Pavlos Kontos argues that Aristotle does not restrict practical reason to its action-guiding and motivational role; rather, practical reason remains practical in the full sense of the term even when its exercise does not immediately concern the guidance of our present actions. To elucidate why this wider scope of practical reason is important, Kontos brings into the foreground five protagonists that have long been overlooked: (a) spectators or judges who make non-motivational judgments about practical matters that do not interact with their present deliberations and actions; (b) legislators who exercise practical reason to establish constitutions and laws; (c) hopes as an active engagement with moral luck and its impact on our individual lives; (d) prayers as legislators’ way to deal with the moral luck hovering around the birth of constitutions and the prospect of a utopia; and (e) people who are outsiders or marginal cases of the responsibility community because they are totally deprived of practical reason. Building on a wide range of interpretations of Aristotle’s practical philosophy (from the ancient commentators to contemporary analytic and continental philosophers), Kontos offers new insights about Aristotle’s philosophical contribution to the current debates about radical evil, moral luck, hope, utopia, internalism and externalism, and the philosophy of law. Aristotle on the Scope of Practical Reason will appeal to researchers and advanced students interested in Aristotle’s ethics, ancient philosophy, and the history of practical philosophy.

SCOPE of Leadership Book Series

SCOPE of Leadership Book Series

Author: Mike Hawkins

Publisher: BrownBooks.ORM

ISBN: 9781612541259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 911

View: 976

The fully searchable digital box set that includes the six-book series: Leadership, Self, Communications, Others, Partnerships, and Execution. The SCOPE of Leadership six-book series outlines the competencies that great leaders who lead as coaches possess. Read this series to learn the principles of developing, enabling, and inspiring people through a coaching approach to leadership. Develop the capabilities that produce consistently outstanding results; be a leader people aspire to follow; leverage cross-functional collaboration; build trust, teamwork, and a spirit of community; increase employee engagement and loyalty; communicate with confidence; foster innovation and competitive advantage; attract, develop, and motivate top talent; sustain speed, quality, and operational excellence. The SCOPE of Leadership book series teaches how to achieve exceptional results by working through people. You will learn a straightforward framework to guide you in developing, enabling, exhorting, inspiring, managing, and assimilating people. Benefit from the wisdom of many years of leadership, consulting, and executive coaching experience. Discover how to develop the competencies that align consistently with great leadership. The SCOPE of Leadership digital box set is fully searchable between books and includes links to additional resources and content by the author. “The most comprehensive treatment of leadership I’ve ever seen by one author . . . full of insightful assessments, useful tools, and practical tips.” —Jim Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge

Towards an embodied science of intersubjectivity: Widening the scope of social understanding research

Towards an embodied science of intersubjectivity: Widening the scope of social understanding research

Author: Ezequiel Di Paolo

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889195299

Category: Electronic book

Page: 415

View: 201

An important amount of research effort in psychology and neuroscience over the past decades has focused on the problem of social cognition. This problem is understood as how we figure out other minds, relying only on indirect manifestations of other people's intentional states, which are assumed to be hidden, private and internal. Research on this question has mostly investigated how individual cognitive mechanisms achieve this task. A shift in the internalist assumptions regarding intentional states has expanded the research focus with hypotheses that explore the role of interactive phenomena and interpersonal histories and their implications for understanding individual cognitive processes. This interactive expansion of the conceptual and methodological toolkit for investigating social cognition, we now propose, can be followed by an expansion into wider and deeply-related research questions, beyond (but including) that of social cognition narrowly construed. Our social lives are populated by different kinds of cognitive and affective phenomena that are related to but not exhausted by the question of how we figure out other minds. These phenomena include acting and perceiving together, verbal and non-verbal engagement, experiences of (dis-)connection, management of relations in a group, joint meaning-making, intimacy, trust, conflict, negotiation, asymmetric relations, material mediation of social interaction, collective action, contextual engagement with socio-cultural norms, structures and roles, etc. These phenomena are often characterized by a strong participation by the cognitive agent in contrast with the spectatorial stance typical of social cognition research. We use the broader notion of embodied intersubjectivity to refer to this wider set of phenomena. This Research Topic aims to investigate relations between these different issues, to help lay strong foundations for a science of intersubjectivity – the social mind writ large. To contribute to this goal, we encouraged contributions in psychology, neuroscience, psychopathology, philosophy, and cognitive science that address this wider scope of intersubjectivity by extending the range of explanatory factors from purely individual to interactive, from observational to participatory.

Intermediate Scope

Intermediate Scope

Author: Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Sravasti Abbey Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 505

View: 979

In the early eleventh century the Indian Buddhist master Atisha condensed essential points from the sutras and ordered them into the text Lamp of the Path. These were then expanded upon in the fourteenth century by the Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Tsongkhapa into the text The Great Exposition on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo). Venerable Thubten Chodron taught on this text over several years at Dharma Friendship Foundation, and related these practical teachings to our daily lives. These ebooks are lightly-edited transcripts of those teachings. They have been organized and formatted by Lai Wee Chiang. This third volume contains teachings on: - True Suffering - The Origin of Suffering - How the Afflictions Keep Us in Cyclic Existence - The 12 Links of Dependent Arising - The Path to Liberation

A.R. Ammons and the Poetics of Widening Scope

A.R. Ammons and the Poetics of Widening Scope

Author: Steven P. Schneider

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838635075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

View: 583

A. R. Ammons and the Poetics of Widening Scope explores the full range of Ammons's poetry, from the poet's first published poems in Ommateum to his most recently published long poem, Garbage. After contextualizing Ammons as a poet of science, Steven P. Schneider examines Ammons's relationship to his American Romantic forebears, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. Key chapters are devoted to the connections between Ammons's poetry and contemporary vision theory, astronomy, and biology. Schneider presents new and penetrating readings of Ammons's central poems, such as "Corsons Inlet," Sphere, and "Easter Morning." The author argues that A. R. Ammons is committed to the concept of "widening scope." For Ammons, this refers to both his own cognitive and visual range and to that of his readers. Walt Whitman, in his 1855 Preface to Leaves of Grass, asked: "Who knows the curious mystery of the eyesight?" Over a century later, Ammons declares that "there is no finality of vision." Ammons's exploration of the expansive possibilities of sight and science enables him to extend the American visionary tradition into the late twentieth century. As a poet Ammons is not only keenly introspective but also intensely observant of the natural world. Schneider suggests that this inward and outward movement of observation in Ammons's work helps to explain why critics have identified him as both a poet of the mind and a poet of nature. This intersection of self and cosmos yields for Ammons a poetry of heightened consciousness of its own processes and forms. Ammons's poems also reflect and probe the intricate processes of the natural world, and Schneider writes lucidly about these complex scientific concepts - the light cone, quantum physics, the origins of the universe - in order to illuminate Ammons's poetry of cosmos and consciousness.