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101 Alternative Approaches: Business Strategy from a New Perspective: A creative tool for generating strategic concepts and innovative solutions. (Innovation Engine Book 1)
Business Strategy from a New Perspective101 Alternative Approaches is a functional tool to help individuals and teams dissect, evaluation and solve business strategy problems in creative - and effective - ways. Each message is designed to provide a starting point for a creative path to explore alternates and find a new understanding.Developed over 18+ years of professional management consulting with top tier firms, this guide is a fresh, fun way to move business forward. Who Needs 101 Alternative Approaches
  • Business Analysts - gives a fresh perspective on project roadmaps
  • Product Managers - forms an effective decision framework to evaluate enhancements or improvements
  • Management Consultants - provides an elegant method to understand organizations, governance or structure.
  • Marketing Professionals - form a new understanding of how your customer interacts with your product or services.
  • Solution Architects - guides creative approaches to problem-solving and innovation
  • Content/Technical Writers - brainstorming ideas for customer journeys, procedures or end user guides.
What It Is:101 Alternative Approaches is an effective brainstorming tool for business leaders, product developers, content writers, students or anyone else who needs a method to look at any situation from a different perspective.This book is not an instruction manual, nor a development guide. It is a set of prompts that challenge you (or your group) to step back and evaluate what’s going on in your world using a non-logical, somewhat counter-intuitive approach.This is not simply “thinking outside the box” as boxes exist in three dimensions. 101 Alternative Approaches challenges your perceptions of any situation and provides a non-determinate path to follow.There are no rules. No controls. There’s nothing to say when you are done – or even if you started correctly. The only measure of success is your own understanding.How To Use It:
  • Flip through the book, stopping at any page. (let fate, chance or simply the force of gravity be your guide - NOTE: Not all options are available on the Kindle edition!)
  • Read the message (always a good place to start!)
  • Think about your situation, requirement, product, report, or whatever you must construct. How does the message apply? Don’t let the rules of logic apply. Just release your preconceptions and walk the path.
  • There is no right or wrong answer!
  • If you don’t like the way the path is unfolding, start again.
  • Go back to the book as often as you would like to point the way to the next milestone, or destination.
  • Size - 4" x 6" Perfect Pocket Size!
  • Pages - 104 pages
  • Content - 101 Alternative Approaches
  • Homage - Think Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies for Business
About The AuthorDavid Daniel is a former Director Level consultant for two large firms (Yep, you've heard of them!). His CxO-level clients ranged from oil/gas to retail, telecommunications, aerospace/defense, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. He distills his proven approach to creative strategy brainstorming in this simple but effective tool.
Published by: New Nomads Press | Publication date: 01/16/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 105 pages

The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny
This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium.William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth.Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis.Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.
Published by: Three Rivers Press | Publication date: 01/16/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 398 pages

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor
What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style, The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history through the end of the Roman empire. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas--find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a timeline, and illustrations. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations.
Published by: Well-Trained Mind Press | Publication date: 04/17/2006
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages

Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself explores the incredible ingenuity and history of ancient China with 25 hands-on projects for readers ages 9 and up. Great Ancient China Projects covers topics from porcelain pottery, paper, gunpowder, and dynasties, to martial arts, medicinal healers, jade carvers, and terracotta warriors. With step-by-step activities, kids will learn how to construct a house with proper feng shui and create a simple Chinese hanging compass. Historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and fascinating trivia support the fun projects and teach kids about this innovative society and its continued influence on modern culture.
Author: Lance Kramer
Published by: Nomad Press | Publication date: 01/07/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages

Rooms: On Human Domestication & Submission
Mobility runs deep in our evolutionary history. From our beginnings as a species, our small bands were on the move, travelling light. All that changed about 10,000 years ago as the Agriculture Age hobbled us to fields. Over millennia, we gradually relinquished our traditional mobility for life inside permanent rooms. Rooms explores the forces, processes, and methods used to confine and domesticate homo sapiens. In psychological, political and social terms, our loss of mobility is rarely questioned in our global room culture. This book is an accounting of that loss. In the near future, we face new questions such as: How will new technology transform room culture? Will it make us mobile again or lock us into another kind of prison?
Published by: Heaven Lake Press | Publication date: 01/09/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 130 pages

The NoMad Cookbook
From the authors of the acclaimed cookbooks Eleven Madison Park and I Love New York comes this uniquely packaged cookbook, featuring recipes from the wildly popular restaurant and, as an added surprise, a hidden back panel that opens to reveal a separate cocktail book.      Chef Daniel Humm and his business partner Will Guidara are the proprietors of two of New York's most beloved and pioneering restaurants: Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad. Their team is known not only for its perfectly executed, innovative cooking, but also for creating extraordinary, genre-defying dining experiences. The NoMad Cookbook translates the unparalleled and often surprising food and drink of the restaurant into book form. What appears to be a traditional cookbook is in fact two books in one: upon opening, readers discover that the back half contains false pages in which a smaller cocktail recipe book is hidden. The result is a wonderfully unexpected collection of both sweet and savory food recipes and cocktail recipes, with the lush photography by Francesco Tonelli and impeccable style for which the authors are known. The NoMad Cookbook promises to be a reading experience like no other, and will be the holiday gift of the year for the foodie who has everything.From the Hardcover edition.
Published by: Ten Speed Press | Publication date: 10/13/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 551 pages

Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place
Of the world’s three major religions, only Christianity holds to a doctrine of original sin. Ideas are powerful, and they shape who we are and who we become. The fact that many Christians believe there is something in human nature that is, and will always be, contrary to God, is not just a problem but a tragedy. So why do the doctrine’s assumptions of human nature so infiltrate our pulpits, sermons, and theological bookshelves? How is it so misconstrued in times of grief, pastoral care, and personal shame? How did we fall so far from God’s original blessing in the garden to this pervasive belief in humanity’s innate inability to do good? In this book, Danielle Shroyer takes readers through an overview of the historical development of the doctrine, pointing out important missteps and overcalculations, and providing alternative ways to approach often-used Scriptures. Throughout, she brings the primary claims of original sin to their untenable (and unbiblical) conclusions. In Original Blessing, she shows not only how we got this doctrine wrong, but how we can put sin back in its rightful place: in a broader context of redemption and the blessing of humanity’s creation in the image of God.
Published by: Fortress Press | Publication date: 11/01/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 217 pages

God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of law and society have never taken hold in the Sierra Madre, which is home to bandits, drug smugglers, Mormons, cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians, opium farmers, cowboys, and other assorted outcasts. Outsiders are not welcome; drugs are the primary source of income; murder is all but a regional pastime. The Mexican army occasionally goes in to burn marijuana and opium crops -- the modern treasure of the Sierra Madre -- but otherwise the government stays away. In its stead are the drug lords, who have made it one of the biggest drug-producing areas in the world. Fifteen years ago, journalist Richard Grant developed what he calls "an unfortunate fascination" with this lawless place. Locals warned that he would meet his death there, but he didn't believe them -- until his last trip. During his travels Grant visited a folk healer for his insomnia and was prescribed rattlesnake pills, attended bizarre religious rituals, consorted with cocaine-snorting policemen, taught English to Guarijio Indians, and dug for buried treasure. On his last visit, his reckless adventure spiraled into his own personal heart of darkness when cocaine-fueled Mexican hillbillies hunted him through the woods all night, bent on killing him for sport. With gorgeous detail, fascinating insight, and an undercurrent of dark humor, God's Middle Finger brings to vivid life a truly unique and uncharted world.
Published by: Free Press | Publication date: 03/04/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

Ten Million Steps: Nimblewill Nomad's Epic 10-Month Trek from the Florida Keys to Québec (None)
M. J. Eberhart, aka the Nimblewill Nomad, was a 60-year-old retired doctor in January 1998 when he set off on a foot journey that carried him 4,400 miles (twice the length of the Appalachian Trail) from the Florida Keys to the far north of Quebec. Written in a vivid journal style, the author unabashedly recounts the good (friendships with other hikers he met), the bad (sore legs, cutting winds and rain), and the godawful (those dispiriting doubts) aspects of his days of walking along what has since become known as the Eastern Continental Trail (ECT). An amazing tale of self-discovery and insight into the magic that reverberates from intense physical exertion and a high goal, Eberhart's is the only written account of a thru-hike along the ECT. Covering 16 states and 2 Canadian provinces, Ten Million Steps deftly mixes practical considerations of an almost unimaginable undertaking with the author's trademark humor and philosophical musings.
Published by: Menasha Ridge Press | Publication date: 04/11/2007
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 546 pages

The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia
"This is a triumph of a book: surprising, informative, and humane." —Alexander McCall Smith"Stunning." —Foreign Affairs"Pieces together Nur's astonishing biography and follows him when he became mayor in 2010 and tried to restore confidence and bring back investment to the battered Somali capital." —NPR“Part on-the-ground war reporting, part investigative biography, Harding’s book captures both the fragile hopes and the appalling violence of Somalia . . . .” —The New York Times**A Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2017****One of Book Concierge's Best Books of 2016**In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud “Tarzan” Nur - an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus, eventually spending twenty years in north London.But in 2010 Tarzan returned, as Mayor, to the unrecognizable ruins of a city now almost entirely controlled by the Islamist militants of Al Shabab. For many in Mogadishu, and in the diaspora, Tarzan became a galvanizing symbol of courage and hope for Somalia. But for others, he was a divisive thug, who sank beneath the corruption and clan rivalries that continue, today, to threaten the country’s revival.The Mayor of Mogadishu is a rare an insider’s account of Somalia’s unraveling, and an intimate portrayal of one family’s extraordinary journey.
Published by: St. Martin's Press | Publication date: 11/29/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 301 pages
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