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41 The Wish List

Glenn Parker HRD Press, Inc. PDF

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The Wish List

Objectives

To have participants review their recent past in order to regenerate ideas and initiatives that may have been previously rejected. This collection of old and new ideas will form the basis for planning a future vision by each team.

Participants

Works best with a small, intact team; large groups may be divided into subgroups.

Time Limit

1 1/2 hours.

Physical Setting

Chairs arranged around a large table.

Materials and Resources

1. Flipchart and markers.

2. Items listed in step 1 below.

Process

1. Before the session participants are instructed to bring media materials related to their current image of the team. They are told, in memo form, to gather research, books, news clippings, tools, products and other things that they feel portray the team’s image. Participants are also asked to bring any team reports, budgets, budget requests, capital requests, etc., from the past 3 to 5 years.

2. Begin the exercise by asking all the media material to be displayed. Then ask the participants to review the materials for 15 to 25 minutes.

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1. Symbols and symbol formation: the crux of meaningful dying and creating

Rosemary Gordon Karnac Books ePub

The whole of Part I has been devoted to an exploration of the way in which man has related to the fact of death. This exploration seems to have engendered a growing conviction that creation depends on a continuous interaction of life and death. Reflecting upon my own development as an analyst and on the ebb and flow of my concerns and interests, I have discovered that I myself started out by being fascinated by the expression of the death wish in man; that this has then been followed by a period of preoccupation with the problem of symbols and the health or pathology of the symbolising function; and that shortly after this my attention was caught by the qualities and characteristics of the creative process. I could, of course, try to account for this progression by explaining that these shifts of interest had been determined by the different sorts of problems presented by the different kinds of patients I have worked with during these last few years. Yet my studies of the ‘origin of death’ myths makes such an explanation seem somewhat spurious; for these stories seemed to demonstrate that men the world over have been aware, even if only semi-consciously, that death and creation are interdependent. In remembering and reflecting upon this I have come to feel that my own development has perhaps after all been strangely reasonable and organic.

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CHAPTER 12: PRIVATIZING SOCIAL SECURITY: A CASE STUDY OF IDEOLOGY, STRATEGY, TACTICS

Si Kahn Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

We live in a world in which none of us knows who will lose a job or become ill and need a helping hand. Real reforms in Social Security should express our core conviction that we’re not isolated, self-made men and women, but a society of individuals who should care for the most vulnerable.

—RUTH ROSEN, “OLD WOMAN OUT IN THE COLD,” The Nation1

IT WOULD BE HARD not to know that in 2005 the Bush administration’s full court press to privatize Social Security turned into a major struggle. Privatization finally became of public concern, if not in its full sweep and agenda. Not a surprise: Social Security is the safety-net provision on which the greatest number of Americans count, 48 million of us—30 million retirees, 6.7 million survivors of deceased workers, 6.2 million disabled workers, 4.8 million children of retired and disabled workers.

More of a surprise: The Bush administration privatizers chose to use retirement benefits as their opening wedge to undoing all of Social Security. Why would they do that, when those thirty million retirees make up the largest group involved? Perhaps it’s not quite so easy to argue that children and people who are disabled should be forced to take their chances in the risky, competitive ownership society promoted by Bush’s privatizers. So much for respect and care for our elders in this youth-worshiping country.

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14. Enabling Discovery

Subbu Allamaraju Yahoo Press ePub

When building RESTful web services, you need to address two kinds of discoverability. These are design-time discoverability and runtime discoverability. Design-time discoverability helps others design and build clients. It describes all the essentials that client developer teams and administrators need to know in order to build and launch clients. Runtime discoverability, on the other hand, helps maintain loose coupling between clients and servers and enables plug-and-play-style automation. Runtime discovery involves HTTPs uniform interface, media types, links, and link relations. This chapter is about design-time discoverability.

Design-time discoverability simply means describing your web service in prose, whether such prose is generated by some tools or created manually by the designers or developers of the web service. Client developers can consult this prose to understand the semantics of the resources, media types, link relations, and so on, and implement clients.

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Graffiti

Linda Chase Carcanet PDF

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