📒 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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📒 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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📒 Upstream by Alfred S. Regnery

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781416588405
Copyright Year : 2008-02-12
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Alfred S. Regnery, the publisher of The American Spectator, has been a part of the American conservative movement since childhood, when his father founded The Henry Regnery Company, which subsequently became Regnery Publishing -- the preeminent conservative publishing house that, among other notable achievements, published William F. Buckley's first book, God and Man at Yale. Including many uniquely personal anecdotes and stories, Regnery himself now boldly chronicles the development of the conservative movement from 1945 to the present. The outpouring of grief at the funeral of Ronald Reagan in 2004 -- and the acknowledgment that Reagan has come to be considered one of the greatest presidents of the twentieth century -- is Regnery's opening for a fascinating insider story. Beginning at the start of the twentieth century, he shows how in the years prior to and just post World War II, expanding government power at home and the expanding Communist empire abroad inspired conservatives to band together to fight these threats. The founding of the National Review, the drive to nominate Barry Goldwater first as vice-president and later as president, the apparent defeat of the conservative movement at the hands of Lyndon Johnson, and the triumphant rise of Ronald Reagan from the ashes are all chronicled in vivid prose that shows a uniquely intimate knowledge of the key figures. Regnery shares his views on the opposition that formed in response to Earl Warren's Supreme Court rulings, the role of faith (both Roman Catholic and Evangelical) in the renewed vigor of conservatism, and the contributing role of American businessmen who attempted to oppose big government. Upstream ultimately gives perspective to how the most vibrant political and cultural force of our time has influenced American culture, politics, economics, foreign policy, and all institutions and sectors of American life.

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📒 Upstream by Robin Carey

Genre : Sports & Recreation
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ISBN_10 : 0870710907
Copyright Year : 2006
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As a river guide on the Klamath River in northern California, Robin Carey fantasized about attempting "an entire whitewater river in upstream mode." Years later, Carey and his son Dev, both experienced river runners, set out to kayak up the wild Klamath from its mouth at the Pacific Ocean. A test of the limits of physical endurance, the river ascent also forces Carey to work out tensions with his grown son and come to terms with a painful past haunted by a legacy of destructive family relationships.

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📒 Upstream Downstream by Mary P. Engels

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ISBN_10 : WISC:89066051467
Copyright Year : 1978
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Peter Engles (1782-1849), son of German immigrant Peter Engels (d. 1833), was born in Maryland and married Hester Auter. He died in Arkansas. Descendants lived in the midwest, and in Utah and California.

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📒 Upstream by Molly Hoekstra

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Tudor Pub
ISBN_10 : 0936389869
Copyright Year : 2001-01-01
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A sixteen-year-old anexoric struggles to please nutritionists, doctors, therapists, other staff members, and fellow patients in a hospital ward for people with eating disorders.

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📒 Upstream by Elizabeth Frankel

Genre : Fishes
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ISBN_10 : 0646971476
Copyright Year : 2017-06-07
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Pearl the Callop is swimming upstream though the creek.She needs to make it to the River Murray. Parrot, Frog, Dragonfly, Yabby and Pelican try to help her. But can she make it?Join Pearl on her Flippy Flappy, Splishy, Sploshy adventure.

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📒 Upstream by Poetry Book Society

Genre : South African literature
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ISBN_10 : STANFORD:36105025422325
Copyright Year : 1989
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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 : Science
Publisher : Foundation Books
ISBN_10 : 8175962623
Copyright Year : 2005-01-01
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Empowering Society

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