📒 Upstream by Dan Heath

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781982134723
Copyright Year : 2020-03-03
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New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers. So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We stay downstream, handling one problem after another, but we never make our way upstream to fix the systems that caused the problems. Cops chase robbers, doctors treat patients with chronic illnesses, and call-center reps address customer complaints. But many crimes, chronic illnesses, and customer complaints are preventable. So why do our efforts skew so heavily toward reaction rather than prevention? Upstream probes the psychological forces that push us downstream—including “problem blindness,” which can leave us oblivious to serious problems in our midst. And Heath introduces us to the thinkers who have overcome these obstacles and scored massive victories by switching to an upstream mindset. One online travel website prevented twenty million customer service calls every year by making some simple tweaks to its booking system. A major urban school district cut its dropout rate in half after it figured out that it could predict which students would drop out—as early as the ninth grade. A European nation almost eliminated teenage alcohol and drug abuse by deliberately changing the nation’s culture. And one EMS system accelerated the emergency-response time of its ambulances by using data to predict where 911 calls would emerge—and forward-deploying its ambulances to stand by in those areas. Upstream delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than reacting to them. How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them?

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : KP
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Copyright Year : 101-01-01
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An Easy to Digest Summary Guide... ★☆BONUS MATERIAL AVAILABLE INSIDE★☆ The Mindset Warrior Summary Guides, provides you with a unique summarized version of the core information contained in the full book, and the essentials you need in order to fully comprehend and apply. Maybe you've read the original book but would like a reminder of the information? ✅ Maybe you haven't read the book, but want a short summary to save time? ✅ Maybe you'd just like a summarized version to refer to in the future? ✅ In any case, The Mindset Warrior Summary Guides can provide you with just that. ✱ How to setup systems that prevent crisis ✱ What to do when all your attempts to prevent a problem fail AND how to make sure it doesn't happen again... ✱ The 7 Questions you must ask yourself for a bulletproof backup plan ✱ The true story behind the preparations done prior to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and what you can learn from them. ✱ What feedback you should look at to determine success. (Many people get this wrong, and they pursue the wrong metric for years, before the ACTUAL consequence show up...) Lets get Started. Download Your Book Today.. NOTE: To Purchase the "Upstream"(full book); which this is not, simply type in the name of the book in the search bar of your bookstore.

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📒 Upstream by Mary Oliver

Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN_10 : 9780698405622
Copyright Year : 2016-10-11
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One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver. “In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood “friend” Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, “a place to enter, and in which to feel,” and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love. As she writes, “I could not be a poet without the natural world. Someone else could. But not me. For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple.” Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.

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📒 Headed Upstream by Jack Loeffler

Genre : Cooking
Publisher : Sunstone Press
ISBN_10 : 9780865347557
Copyright Year : 2010-04-25
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In 1984, Jack Loeffler produced a radio series entitled "Southwest Sound Collage." The radio series was first published in 1989. The challenging interviews that appear herein (Edward Abbey, Andrew Weil, John Nichols, Stewart Udall, and Gary Snyder, to name a few) reflect many points of view from anarchist to Marxist, from environmental to philosophical, from Beat to historical.

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📒 Upstream Downstream by Donald Scherer

Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Temple University Press
ISBN_10 : 0877227470
Copyright Year : 1990
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Contains essays that explore non-reciprocated relationships with regard to the environment. This work includes contributions that discuss moral issues that arise when decisions by individuals, corporations, or governments cause changes in the environment that affect those who do not participate in the decisions.

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📒 Flowing Upstream by Sara Ahmed

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Foundation Books
ISBN_10 : 8175962623
Copyright Year : 2005-01-13
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Empowering Society

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📒 Upstream by National Research Council

Genre : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN_10 : 9780309053259
Copyright Year : 1996-08-17
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The importance of salmon to the Pacific Northwest--economic, recreational, symbolic--is enormous. Generations ago, salmon were abundant from central California through Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to British Columbia and Alaska. Now they have disappeared from about 40 percent of their historical range. The decline in salmon numbers has been lamented for at least 100 years, but the issue has become more widespread and acute recently. The Endangered Species Act has been invoked, federal laws have been passed, and lawsuits have been filed. More than $1 billion has been spent to improve salmon runs--and still the populations decline. In this new volume a committee with diverse expertise explores the complications and conflicts surrounding the salmon problem--starting with available data on the status of salmon populations and an illustrative case study from Washington state's Willapa Bay. The book offers specific recommendations for salmon rehabilitation that take into account the key role played by genetic variability in salmon survival and the urgent need for habitat protection and management of fishing. The committee presents a comprehensive discussion of the salmon problem, with a wealth of informative graphs and charts and the right amount of historical perspective to clarify today's issues, including Salmon biology and geography--their life's journey from fresh waters to the sea and back again to spawn, and their interaction with ecosystems along the way. The impacts of human activities--grazing, damming, timber, agriculture, and population and economic growth. Included is a case study of Washington state's Elwha River dam removal project. Values, attitudes, and the conflicting desires for short-term economic gain and long-term environmental health. The committee traces the roots of the salmon problem to the extractive philosophy characterizing management of land and water in the West. The impact of hatcheries, which were introduced to build fish stocks but which have actually harmed the genetic variability that wild stocks need to survive. This book offers something for everyone with an interest in the salmon issue--policymakers and regulators in the United States and Canada; environmental scientists; environmental advocates; natural resource managers; commercial, tribal, and recreational fishers; and concerned residents of the Pacific Northwest.

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📒 Upstream by Committee on Protection and Management of Pacific Northwest Anadromous Salmonids

Genre : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : National Academies Press
ISBN_10 : 9780309556507
Copyright Year : 1996-07-31
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The importance of salmon to the Pacific Northwest--economic, recreational, symbolic--is enormous. Generations ago, salmon were abundant from central California through Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to British Columbia and Alaska. Now they have disappeared from about 40 percent of their historical range. The decline in salmon numbers has been lamented for at least 100 years, but the issue has become more widespread and acute recently. The Endangered Species Act has been invoked, federal laws have been passed, and lawsuits have been filed. More than $1 billion has been spent to improve salmon runs--and still the populations decline. In this new volume a committee with diverse expertise explores the complications and conflicts surrounding the salmon problem--starting with available data on the status of salmon populations and an illustrative case study from Washington state's Willapa Bay. The book offers specific recommendations for salmon rehabilitation that take into account the key role played by genetic variability in salmon survival and the urgent need for habitat protection and management of fishing. The committee presents a comprehensive discussion of the salmon problem, with a wealth of informative graphs and charts and the right amount of historical perspective to clarify today's issues, including Salmon biology and geography--their life's journey from fresh waters to the sea and back again to spawn, and their interaction with ecosystems along the way. The impacts of human activities--grazing, damming, timber, agriculture, and population and economic growth. Included is a case study of Washington state's Elwha River dam removal project. Values, attitudes, and the conflicting desires for short-term economic gain and long-term environmental health. The committee traces the roots of the salmon problem to the extractive philosophy characterizing management of land and water in the West. The impact of hatcheries, which were introduced to build fish stocks but which have actually harmed the genetic variability that wild stocks need to survive. This book offers something for everyone with an interest in the salmon issue--policymakers and regulators in the United States and Canada; environmental scientists; environmental advocates; natural resource managers; commercial, tribal, and recreational fishers; and concerned residents of the Pacific Northwest.

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📒 Upstream Benefits by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Genre : Electric utilities
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : LOC:00186950173
Copyright Year : 1960
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Considers H.R. 5309, H.R. 7201, and identical H.R. 7494, to amend the Federal Power Act to allow hydroelectric power plants to be charged when upstream construction or improvements on a separate project benefit the operations of the hydroelectric plant.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Peter Lang
ISBN_10 : 3631602464
Copyright Year : 2010
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The book takes issue with the changing role of government in devising and applying science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in a late-comer economy. South Korea is presented as a point in case, due to its astonishing ascent from a developing nation in the 1960s, to an emerging market in the 1980s and a high-technology powerhouse of our days. Which incentives have kept the government focused on productivity-enhancing STI policies? And why should Korea's national innovation system be reconfigured to fully prepare for the technological challenges of the 21st century? An institutional economics perspective complemented by expert interviews shows that organizations and institutions concerned with STI policy-making in Korea have co-evolved simultaneously mainly driven by the timing of presidential election cycles. The book contains a summary in Korean.

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