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Ori Brafman & Rod A. Beckstrom’s The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
This is a must-read summary of Ori Brafman & Rod A. Beckstrom’s The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations The ideas surround a new organizational theory considering all organizations fall into two categories: traditional “spiders,” which have a rigid hierarchy and top-down leadership, and revolutionary “starfish,” which rely on the power of peer relations
Beyond the Cultoid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,120. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
Beyond the Cultoid is a look at how many aspects of society are "cultoid" or like a cult. Some areas explored include pop culture, religion, nationalism and scientific materialism. The book asks the question of whether it's possible for us to evolve into a "post cultoid" society.
Belonging
Price: Free! Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Belonging traces Robert Fuller’s personal evolution and suggests that taking one’s questions seriously will lead to a life of meaning and purpose. Accompany Fuller as he meets with “somebodies” like Robert Oppenheimer, Indira Gandhi, Mikhail Gorbachev, David Bowie, John Denver, and President Jimmy Carter, and share in the wisdom he finds in people whom the world writes off as “nobodies.”
Another Way of Seeing: Essays on Transforming Law, Politics and Culture
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
In this challenging collection of essays, Gabel argues that our most basic spiritual need as human beings is the desire for authentic mutual recognition. Because in our world this desire is systematically denied due to the legacy of fear of the other that has been passed on, we exist as “withdrawn selves,” perceiving the other as a threat rather than as the source of our completion as humans.
Broadsides & Portents
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 34,500. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
In day of long ago, scribes would place news and warning of importance in prominent places for the looking to heed. Today, that tradition is continued by bloggers who accomplish that honored task through the means of advanced electronic communication.
Essays in Sociological Explanation
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,850. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Smelser's much-referenced collection of writings on issues of sociological theory and practice--by one of the world's leading social scientists of the past half-century. This informative book is now republished in the Classics of the Social Sciences Series from Quid Pro Books. Quality ebook formatting includes active TOC, linked chapter endnotes, and legible graphs and images from the original.
Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Classic book by Berkeley’s Smelser remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore his lucid analysis remains timely and relevant. He posits a methodological continuity between the comparative studies of past masters and more recent work.
The Sociology of Economic Life
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,880. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
Quality ebook reprint of a classic work in the social sciences, written by one of the leading scholars on the intersection of two important disciplines: economics and sociology. This is an unabridged republication of the Second Edition of this much-cited study. Presented with care, the ebook edition features such proper digital formatting as: active TOC, linked endnotes, and fully-linked Index.
Political Philosophy: A Practical Guide to the Select Works of John Stuart Mill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,930. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & Surveys / Modern, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Utilitarianism
John Stuart Mill is widely regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of the 19th-century. In this book, M. James Ziccardi presents the key passages and principal ideas which are put forward in four of Mill’s most influential works: "On Liberty", "Considerations on Representative Government", "Utilitarianism", and "The Subjection of Women".
Theory of Collective Behavior
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 204,230. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
A modern edition of a sociological and social psychology classic, adding a reflective new Preface by the author--plus an extensive, analytical 2011 Foreword by MIT's Gary Marx. Marx notes, "The book is elegant, original, carefully crafted and forcefully argued. In its totality, it is a fine example of an effort to define a field, identify major types and systematically connect central variables."