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Chapter 3: Opening the Mind: Embracing Deep Change

Robert E. Quinn Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Opening the Mind: Embracing Deep Change

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

—Alan Alda                       
Commencement speech at
Connecticut College, 1980

AARON HAS BEEN A TEACHER FOR 15 YEARS AND NOW TEACHES JUNIOR high math. What he loves most about his profession is interacting with kids. He seeks to draw out their enthusiasm and give them a vision of entering into a math occupation when they grow up. He uses that vision to draw his students into the world of mathematics:

As we enter a much more competitive global marketplace, there are a lot of students overseas who are willing to do a lot more work for a lot less money. What is going to separate my students from those other students? What is going to get my students careers and the ability to support their family and to contribute to society? It all rests on what happens in my 42 minutes …. So [I] come in, do the best [I] can, and [I] hope it’s enough, and if it’s not, [I] look for ways to get better.

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Krista Dana Hunter Publishing ePub

The Royal Family

Liechtenstein's royal family has resided inside the country's borders only since 1939, when Prince Franz Josef II moved his family into the hillside castle and sent his son, current ruler Prince Hans Adam II, off to be educated at the local school. Today, silvery ladies still whisper over white-wine spritzers regarding his schoolboy antics. One such tale tells of the day that two playground bullies - both girls - pushed the prince to the ground. He responded calmly, as only a young royal could, that when the day came for him to take the throne, all females would be banned from Liechtenstein forever. He hasn't yet made good on the threat.

Measuring only 25 km long and six km wide, Liechtenstein squeezes itself between Switzerland to the west and Austria to the east. Half of the principality's territory is mountainous; the other half, pasturelands reclaimed with dikes from the once-unruly Rhine. The principality is divided into two sectors, the Unterland to the south and the Oberland to the north, and a total of 11 communities. The largest communities - Vaduz, Triesen, Schaan, and Balzers - line the Rhine at the foot of the mountains toward the south end of the small country. Up the steep mountain road from Triesen are several smaller villages: Triesenberg, Steg, and Malbun.

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1.1. Types of SharePoint Sites

Infusion Development Corp. Corporation) O'Reilly Media ePub

To understand the power of Windows SharePoint Services, you must first understand how SharePoint sites organize and access content. A SharePoint site is a web site that creates the base structure for everything you do with Windows SharePoint Services. SharePoint sites provide you with the ability to collaborate on documents, facilitate a meeting, and organize your team's content and ideas.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

The types of sites SharePoint supports

How to access, browse, and search a SharePoint site

How to create and edit a SharePoint site

How to personalize a SharePoint site

After reading this chapter, you should have a strong understanding of managing and working with SharePoint sites.

Windows SharePoint Services gives you the ability to create sites for both internal and external use. Within the context of Windows SharePoint Services, a site can be either a team site or a workspace. Team sites provide users with a place where they can collaborate on projects. Workspaces are designed to facilitate more specific tasks, such as reviewing documents or planning a meeting.

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CHAPTER 30 - Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorders, Gregory M. Pastores, David S. Younger

David S. Younger MD Rothstein Publishing PDF


Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorders

Gregory M. Pastores, David S. Younger

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) disorders refers to inherited peripheral neuropathies named for the three investigators who described them in the late 19th century.

It affects approximately one in 2,500 individuals and is the commonest inherited neurological disorder. The majority of affected patients display autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance, although X-linked (XL) dominant and autosomal recessive (AR) forms occur, however sporadic cases occur as new mutations. The majority of CMT neuropathies are demyelinating, although up to one-third have a primary axonal basis. The typical CMT phenotype occurs in childhood or early adulthood with distal weakness, sensory loss, pes cavus, hammertoes, steppage gait, and areflexia. Some patients develop severe disability in infancy while others develop few if any symptoms of disease. At least 40 separate causal genes encoding protein components of the axonal cytoskeleton,

Schwann cells homeostasis, and neuronal function affect peripheral nerves (1), leading to an intersection of dysfunction and overlapping phenotypes. (2, 3) (Table 1).

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3. Designing for a Variety of Displays

Jennifer Niederst Robbins O'Reilly Media ePub

A simple fact of web publishing is that your page is at the mercy of the software and hardware configuration of each individual user. A page that looks great on your machine may look radically different when viewed on another user's setup. This is partly due to the browser's functionality (as discussed in Chapter 2) and the individual user's preferences (font size, colors, etc.), but the display device itself also plays a large part in the user's experience.

This chapter looks at the ways in which design decisions are influenced by a wide range of displays and viewing conditions. The variation in display is a function of the monitor's size (or, more accurately, its resolution), color capabilities, and user's personal preferences. However, it is important to keep in mind that the diversity does not end there. Some users may be watching your web page on TV. Still others may be viewing it in the palm of their hand on a PDA (personal digital assistant) or cell phone. Sight-impaired users may be listening to your page, not viewing it.

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