Books tagged: complexity

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Communities Creating Health: What Would Happen If the Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Interventions Became Something We Do with Communities Rather than to Them?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,070. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disease & health issues
People want to lead satisfying lives, and that includes feeling well. Health, as defined by medicine, is only part of feeling well, and yet the majority of our society’s health investments go to the health care sector. Understanding the goals that communities see for themselves, and pursuing those along with medically defined ones, has the potential to create lasting improvements in health.
システム論研究序説
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: Japanese. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
システムは、全体部分関係から構造論的にではなく、複雑性/エントロピー概念から機能論的に解明しなければならない。本書は、第一章で、地平の論理構造を解明しつつ、不確定性(エントロピー)の哲学を提唱し、第二章で、ルーマンの社会システム論を超越論的目的論へと改作し、第三節では、システム論の視点から進化と歴史を論じ、ルーマンが放棄した規範論と目的論の再建を目指す。
The Future of Command and Control - Complexity, Networking, and Effects-Based Approaches to Operations - Terrorism, the Post 9-11 World, von Moltke, Clausewitz, Decisionmaking during Apollo 13
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,580. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Our world is a myriad of ever-changing, interdependent variables whose courses we can never entirely predict. The strength of an effects-based approach to operations is that it squarely addresses these complexities by concentrating on their most nonlinear aspects: humans, their institutions, and their actions.
THE MYTH OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE: NATURE'S INCREDIBLE WAYS OF PROBLEM-SOLVING
Price: Free! Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » System Theory, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
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Complex systems of varied nature, living and non-living, with or without a brain, end up in a strikingly similar state of functional and structural organization! Why? How? This is the basis of this book written by a medical doctor, who is also a biochemist. Quite often it is difficult to evade the question - does the brain really matter? The author draws on solid science to justify his argument.
Uncommonly Observant Leadership; Overcoming 'Management by Ignorance'
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management science
This book discusses the limitations and misconceptions of current leadership/management practices and provides practical advice on improving organizational performance utilizing ‘Complexity Science’. There is an overview of current management philosophies and how the insights from ‘Complexity Theory' provide advanced thinking which can lead to more effective organizational outcomes.
Taming the Bureaucrat
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 176,730. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
"Taming the Bureaucrat" begins with one physician's curiosity about the increasing bureaucratization of medicine and concludes that bureaucratic systems cast a wide shadow over virtually all aspects of modern society - the legal system, government agencies, religious bodies, financial institutions, military organizations, etc.
Holophany, The Loop of Creation
Price: Free! Words: 165,030. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
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A new paradigm in philosophy exploring the structure of consciousness through analysis of the act of perception and creativity. By abolishing axioms and truisms and instead, investigating the mechanism whereby these were created, authoritative dogma becomes redundant. As an alternative, knowledge of the structure of consciousness endows one with personal, social and global responsibility.
Juggernaut: Why the System Crushes the Only People Who Can Save It
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 184,230. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
A revolutionary new theory of political economy that will change the way you look at the financial crisis, the culture divide, and the system as a whole.
Life is Like a Weather Forecast ( A Storm Chaser Looks at Life's Storms )
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate, Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
In this book, a storm chaser explores the science behind modern weather forecasting, some ancient weather wisdom and how that relates to life itself. He shares his personal journey of discovery and the strange twists and turns that happen on the roads of Tornado Alley. He tells of his experiences chasing some of the largest storms on earth (from a safe distance, most of the time!)
Nine Months in Uruguay: Past, Present, Progress
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,760. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
While my husband and I lived in Uruguay, I wrote. Not only did I maintain our blog, “Because the World is Round...,” but I found myself composing poetry, to my own surprise. It was a contemplative time, and as I tried to identify what it was about Uruguayan culture that I found so beguiling, as I dealt with loss, as the birds, the ocean, the sun and the moon spoke to me, a philosophy became.