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Sherman, Howard J.; Schultz, Ron
Drawing from groundbreaking research at the Santa Fe Center for Emergent Strategies, new insights on applying complexity thinking in business to break out of old patterns and imagine new possibilities. In Open Boundaries , Howard Sherman and Ron Schultz bring fresh insights from the field of complexity thinking (the study of dynamic, adaptive systems) to unleash creativity and innovation throughout the organization by helping readers understandand even challengethe underlying principles, cognitive models, and rules that govern their decisions and actions. Showcasing the pioneering efforts of such organizations as diverse as Applied Biosystems and the U.S. Marine Corps, the authors illustrate the power of complexity in actionfrom creating new markets to spreading emerging knowledge throughout the company. }Todays businesses are constantly under pressure to innovateto develop new products, processes, and even organizational structuresin order to remain vibrant and healthy. But many businesses fall into the trap of doing more of the same, only faster. How can they break free of old patterns without overextending their resources or losing sight of their core goals and capabilities?In Open Boundaries, Howard Sherman and Ron Schultz bring fresh, new insights from the field of complexity thinkingthe study of dynamic evolving systemsto unleash creativity and innovation throughout the organization. Drawing from their groundbreaking research at the Santa Fe Center for Emergent Strategies, the authors challenge readers to explore the underlying principles, cognitive models, and rules that govern their decisions and actions to revealand, more importantly, overcomeobstacles to innovation and growth. Open Boundaries introduces a practical vocabulary to help managers understand, analyze, and nurture the creative process by eschewing linear cause-and-effect approaches to decision making in favor of an approach that thrives on ambiguity and unpredictability. Showcasing the pioneering efforts of such organizations as Xerox-PARC, Applied Biosystems, Patagonia, and the United States Marine Corps, the authors vividly illustrate the power of complexity thinking in actionfrom creating new markets to establishing new ways of spreading emerging knowledge throughout the company.Ultimately, Open Boundaries is about ideas, the most powerful of which is realizing that organizations are not mechanical entities, but living systems that are constantly adjusting and adapting to both internal and external forces of change. By embracing this perspective, businesses can become far more creative, innovative, and profitable than they might have ever thought possible.
Perseus Books, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0738200050
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Inventory #29441
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Julian, D.G.
258pp.Base of spine slightly marked.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792389360
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Inventory #15597
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Edited By Sissons,J.G.P. Etc.
The immune system has evolved in large part to enable organisms to resist microbial infection. Micro-organisms have long been used as experimental tools by immunologists, and the study of the immune response to viruses and bacteria has contributed much to our understanding of basic immunological mechanisms. There are also important practical and clinical reasons for attempting to understand the immunology of infections. These include the rational design of vaccines, the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, the advent of AIDS, the rise in drug-resistant mycobacterial infections and the recognition of the infectious aetiology of peptic ulcer disease. The contributors to this book are all chosen for their active involvement and expertise in the fields. It bridges the divide between basic immunological research and clinical practice. 245pp.Slight fading to base of spine.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792389689
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Inventory #15262
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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Hudson, Elizabeth;Morris, Susanna;Moore, Ann; Edited By Hope Bacon, Margaret
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to spine. Corners slightly creased. 399pp.
Pendle Hill Publications, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0875749216
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Inventory #24652
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Edited ByMozsik,Gy Etc
The Fourth International Symposium on Cell Injury and Protection in the Gastrointestinal Tract: From Basic Sciences to Clinical Perspectives was held on 8-11 October, 1995 in Pecs, Hungary, under the auspices of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology (Section of Nutrition and Metabolism, Research Forum), International Union of Pharmacology, International Brain-Gut Society, Standing Committee of Ulcer Research and Medical University of Pecs. The main scientific programmes of the Fourth International Symposium on Cell Injury and Protection in the Gastrointestinal Tract are: general mechanisms of gastrointestinal injury and protection; cell injury and protection in the stomach; cell injury and protection in the small intestine and in the large intestine; cell injury and protection in the liver and pancreas; and cell injury and protection of the premalignant status and malignant diseases in the gastrointestinal tract. The presented papers are published in this book. Base spine slightly bumped & faded.358pp
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792387201
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Inventory #15466
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 65.15 approx. - € 55.25 approx.)
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