Slices & Articles Get by the slice or add to your own ebook
|Hal Brill||Berrett-Koehler Publishers||ePub|
What You Are Already Doing: Self-Assessment
NOW THAT YOU HAVE A FULL PICTURE OF THE RESILIENT INVESTING framework, it’s time to learn how to put these concepts to work in your life. In this chapter you’ll be assessing where your current actions fit on the Resilient Investing Map and begin thinking about how your own priorities and life situation can find expression within our expanded view of investing. While the RIM may seem fundamentally new, you have undoubtedly been making investments for many years that can be plugged right into your personal map.
For example, we are guessing that you already devote time each week to your familial, social, and community relationships. Great! You’re investing in zone 1. Do you periodically plug in to online social networks or take personal or professional training courses? Check, zone 3. We know you buy stuff, from cereal to cell phones: zone 5. Gardening? Zone 4. Have you supported an interesting new project on Kickstarter or Kiva? Hip hip, you’re at work in zone 9! If you chose your job or career in part because it makes a positive contribution to the world, then zone 2 is in play, too.See All Chapters
|Travis Lowdermilk||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
Good artists borrow, great artists steal.
At this point, its worth noting that FiftyThrees artistic sensibilities can be a bit intimidating. I have no problem admitting that part of Papers success is attributed to their teams natural design intuitions.
The example of FiftyThree isnt, Look! If youre using user-centered design you can build amazingly beautiful applications, too! The point is that we should admire FiftyThrees execution of their vision. In the iPad marketplace, there are plenty of applications that let users draw and paint. FiftyThree could have created an uninspired application with all the same feature sets and complexity.
Instead, they decided to re-examine how their competitors applications might be stifling creativity and came up with a unique vision for Paper. More importantly, they used this vision to create a narrative that helped them stay focused on their mission. That is the lesson we learn from them.
How would your application (and, frankly, anything else you might be working on) be different if you enforced this same level of dedication?See All Chapters
Introduction and background
The scoping review of research evidence on the impact of supervision (Wheeler & Richard, 2007, p. 3) showed that, while there is little empirical evidence of the effectiveness of supervision in counselling and psychotherapy, there seems to be an implicit belief in the profession that it is an essential process. A generally held view is that supervision can provide emotional, psychological, practical, and professional support and containment for therapists and enable and possibly ensure maintenance of appropriate standards to protect clients. The history of supervision training is that it seems to have developed in a very ad hoc manner in the UK since it was first written about in 1988, when it was described as a process of “enabling and ensuring” (Marken & Payne, 1988).
In this chapter, I explore the differences I have experienced between training diploma students to become qualified therapists and enabling experienced therapists to gain a qualification in supervision. This suggests some issues about how supervision courses might need to be structured and run differently from counselling courses.See All Chapters
Fort Hood Soldier Readiness Processing Center
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it for religious conviction.
Latoya Williams glanced up from her desk at Station Thirteen in the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) Center. Standing in front of her was a pudgy, bald soldier in fatigues. “Ma'am,” he said, “Major Parrish has an emergency and she needs you.”
Williams wondered why on earth this man, who she didn't know, would be telling her to go find Maj. Parrish. She glanced up at the clock on the wall. It was twenty-five minutes after one o'clock.1
“Ma'am, she said it was urgent.”
Williams looked at the embroidered name tab on his shirt: “Hasan.” His insignia told her that he was a major.
Just as she got up and moved toward Major Parrish's office, forty-four year-old petroleum supply specialist Paul Martin walked into the crowded Fort Hood SRP Center hoping to be cleared for deployment.2 He had completed the maze of inoculations, dental and eye checkups, a complete physical, and most of the endless paperwork required for clearance. Three hundred soldiers were packed into the center and chairs were at a premium in the congested space at Station Thirteen. Martin finally spotted a place in the fourth row where he could sit and finish filling out the last of the required deployment forms. Although his unit had been mobilized from New Jersey the week before, Martin had come straight to Fort Hood from his hometown of Adel, Georgia, where he had just buried his father. A tall fit man, a basketball star in his youth, Martin and his cousin joined the Army right out of high school.3 After twenty-seven years Martin still loved the disciplined life of a soldier. That Army discipline kept him in shape, and it may very well be that his physical conditioning saved his life.4See All Chapters
So far in this book, you've learned to build and maintain Web sites using Dreamweaver's powerful design, coding, and site management tools. The pages you've created are straightforward HTML, which you can immediately preview in a Web browser to see a finished design. These kinds of pages are often called static, since they don't change once you've finished creating them (unless you edit them later, of course). For many Web sites, especially ones where you carefully handcraft the design and content on a page-by-page basis, static Web pages are the way to go.
But imagine landing a contract to build an online catalog of 10,000 products. After the initial excitement disappears (along with your plans for that trip to Hawaii), you realize that even using Dreamweaver's Template tool (Chapter19), building 10,000 pages is a lot of work!
Fortunately, Dreamweaver offers a better and faster way to deal with this problem. Its dynamic Web site creation tools let you take advantage of a variety of powerful techniques that would be difficult or impossible with plain HTML pages. With Dreamweaver, you can build pages that:See All Chapters
Business & Economics