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Word Roots: M-O: SAT Word Roots

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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Agazarian, Yvonne M. Karnac Books ePub

Agazarian, Y. M. (1968). A theory of verbal behavior and information transfer. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Agazarian, Y. M. (1969). A theory of verbal behavior and information transfer. Classroom Interaction Newsletter, 4 (2), 22–33.

Agazarian, Y. M. (1969). The agency as a change agent. In Goldberg, M. H. (Ed.), Blindness research: The expanding frontiers . University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Agazarian, Y. M. (1972). A system for analyzing verbal behavior (SAVI) applied to staff training in Milieu treatment. Devereux Schools Forum, 1 (1), 1–32.

Agazarian, Y. M. (1972). Communication through the group process: An approach to humanization. The Devereux Papers, 1 (1). Philadelphia: The Devereux Forum Press.

Agazarian, Y. M. (1982). Role as a bridge construct in understanding the relationship between the individual and group. In Pines, M. &Rafaelson, L. (Eds.), The individual and the group, boundaries and interrelations, Vol. I, Theory. New York: Plenum Press.

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3 Raising Capital: Maintain Your Fighting Weight

Cohan, Peter S. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

WHEN IT COMES TO hungry start-up strategy, there is often no more compelling trade-off than the one between the hunger to control the start-up’s destiny and the need to pay its bills. Most entrepreneurs postpone as long as possible taking money from outside investors.

And the reason is fairly simple: Taking an investor’s capital means ceding some control of the venture. And since controlling the way they spend their time is often the most important reason that founders start their companies, it can be painful to raise capital. Of course, with capital comes the pleasure of being able to meet a start-up’s financial obligations and to pay for its growth initiatives. But that hunger for control means that capital’s silver lining also has a cloud.

This raises a series of burning issues that start-up CEOs struggle to resolve. There are many answers to these questions and we will explore them through the lens of the companies and experts I interviewed for this book. Here are the key questions and my summary of the key findings from these interviews below:

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Hemsath, Dave Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

phrase “a fun workplace” doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. Anyone can choose to create a fun workplace. Both qualitative and quantitative data exist to support our belief that a fun work environment can have a positive impact on productivity, quality, customer service, and job satisfaction. But still it is a that each of us makes.

To infuse your work environment with a spirit of fun, you must value fun as important, you must believe fun to be essential

If you want fun to seep into the fabric of your company culture, start with yourself:

An organization’s work environment is both tangible and intangible. It consists of the physical structure of your operation as well as the tone that is set within its walls. It might seem difficult to get a handle on the tone of your environment. It is, however, a real thing and can have tremendous impact on your work .

n environment that fosters fun is characterized by positive energy, high self-esteem, and team spirit. People feel alive and want to give their best effort to the task. Fun contributes to the creation of an environment that nurtures and sustains what we call employee “want to.” You cannot put a price on “want to.” Individuals can be trained to do just about anything, but first they must have the motivation. Fun can enhance motivation. If work and the work environment are fun, the results will be better.

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Michelin Travel & Lifestyle ePub



The Lesser Antilles aren’t just one cluster of islands: the term refers to the long swath of islands stretching all the way from the US Virgin Islands in the north down to the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. That group is further broken down into the Windward Islands (in the north), the Leeward Islands (in the south) and the Leeward Antilles just off the Venezuelan coast.

Don’t expect the islands to be interchangeable simply because they’re grouped together. Of the southerly Leeward Islands, each one has its own geographical, social and cultural makeup. Anguilla is small, yet boasts at least 33 of the quintessential white-sand Caribbean beaches and is surrounded by rich coral reefs. Just a 20-minute ferry ride south is the island shared by Saint-Martin (French) and Sint Maarten (Dutch), which is bustling with resorts, casinos, and so many restaurants that it’s been dubbed the Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean. Glitzy St-Barthélemy, widely known as St. Barths, is the playground for the champagne and caviar set, with luxury resorts, duty-free boutiques, and French-speaking locals.

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With Kids

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Boston is one giant history museum, the setting for many lively and informative field trips. Cobblestone streets and costume-clad tour guides can bring to life the events that kids read about in history books, while hands-on experimentation and interactive exhibits fuse education and entertainment.

Aside from exploring the warship, kids can swing in hammocks and experience life as a sailor.

Check out the Kids’ Zone on the website (www.sec.state.ma.us). It features word games, trivia quizzes and the priceless Ladybug Story, a tale of how a group of children used the legislative process to make the ladybug the official bug of Massachusetts.

Scavenger hunts and activity kits direct children's exploration of this historic building.

Most of the exhibits are not particularly kid friendly, but the 'Hands-on History' exhibition allows children to build with blocks and peek behind the hidden doors of the State House facade.

Assuming your kids are not acrophobes, they will be thrilled to see Boston from above. A special audio tour caters to little ones.

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Chapter 8: Future Issues, Career Management, and Thoughts on People Issues

Flannes, Steven W. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Future trends related to people issues and leadership have important implications for project managers. Within this context, as a project manager you need to make conscious efforts to improve your performance and actively manage your career. Also, paying attention to the basic qualities of what it means to be a person can enrich your role as a project leader as you and your team members grapple with the many people challenges you face in today’s complex world of project management.

The profession of project management continues to grow and change at a rapid pace. Professional organizations like the Project Management Institute (PMI®) are experiencing double-digit growth rates, with new chapters being formed on a regular basis.

The growth and sophistication of project management are also evident in a number of other forms. PMI®’s publication, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), has been approved by the American National Standards Institute as an American National Standard. PMI®’s Project Management Professional Certification Program has attained certification from the International Organization for Standardization.

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Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub


For the next two weeks, Im holing up on a writing fellowship in a summer house on a hefty tract of private land located on Shin Pond up north. Its Patten Pioneer Days this week, and the festivities are in full swing. The big event is the firemans barbecue on Friday, followed by fireworks, and a spaghetti supper at the Methodist church. There will be traffic this weekend because of it. The town only has a few hundred residents, but this weekend, everyone comes back, including me and my dad, who is bringing his new girlfriend, and they are both staying with me (in separate bedrooms, he repeats a hundred times, just to make sure Ive understood.) He and Barbara met at the Senior Center over slabs of meatloaf, and theyve been happily doddering away ever since. Strip away the externals, and the two of them are weirdly alike. On spindly legs they potter along, peeling oranges and marveling at the fresh air. They count their pills, worry about finding the bathroom at night, and theyre starting Spanish language classes together.

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Chapter Ten - Foundations of Practice

Greer, John Michael Aeon Books ePub

The material on theory and symbolism that has been covered in the first two parts of this book is only a part, and not a particularly large one, of the vast accumulation of Cabalistic lore that has been gathered together over the past thousand years or so, and that is involved in one way or another with the Golden Dawn's version of the Hermetic tradition. It would be easy to expand on any of the points discussed so far in this book at much greater length, even without drawing on the immense resources of the Hebrew literature on the subject.

Too much theory, though, is not necessarily an advantage, nor is book-learning by itself enough to make a magician. In fact, the pursuit of hidden knowledge for its own sake has been an obstacle between many a would-be adept and the potentials of the magical path. The common notion that real mastery of magic depends on possessing some sort of exotic information is wholly misleading, as we have seen, and the most important “secrets” of magic to the novice are neither particularly exotic nor particularly secret.

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Three - Dynamic Writing Instruction

Culham, Ruth Solution Tree Press ePub

When teachers are able to refine their own craft through the use of trait-based instruction, they are able to engage students in lessons and inspire them to create rich and authentic texts. The traits help students view themselves as writers, which is a powerful association that sustains interest and energy during the writing process. This collaborative process between teachers and students is what unites them as a community of writers.

—Erin Bailey, Instructional Coach, Blue Springs School District, Missouri

Understanding the 4Ws—writing process, writing workshop, writing traits, and writing modes—is the key to understanding what to look for and promote in dynamic writing instruction. These terms and the kind of teaching and learning that they represent are the key to a high-quality writing program in your schools. Here are some quick definitions.

Although there is general agreement that the 4Ws are at the core of a successful writing classroom, it's rare to see all four integrated and operating smoothly. Teachers often grab onto a writing workshop model, for instance, without really thinking about what the content or focus or minilessons should be. Others migrate toward a traits approach but don't understand that the writing process is the driving force underneath their trait-specific assessment and instruction.

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Chapter Five: Person Generates Person

Symington, Neville Karnac Books ePub

We have already seen how the person is the outcome of the creative principle embracing the “givens” within the personality. But this creative principle is not confined within the individuality of one personality. Just as one cell generates another through a gene in its nucleus so one person generates another.

It is difficult to grasp the act of creation. It is something that we infer but cannot perceive. When we suddenly understand something, it is a manifestation of an unseen creative act. When we “realise” something for the first time, that is also the fruit of an inner act of creation. Something within has become transformed. Why it is difficult to grasp is that something is created and yet not caused. If it is truly created then it cannot be caused. This is because there is no source outside the creative act. It is the source. This is what creation means—something comes from this that has no antecedent cause. We are trapped within a causal system which is true of the inanimate world but it is not true of life, let alone human life. There is a powerful missionary spirit, which entraps a wider, a deeper vision within a lens, restricted to and appropriate to one portion of reality but not to the whole of the human condition, yet this limited perspective and its mode of functioning has been applied to the whole of reality. The source of a creative act lies in a nothing—nothing; it is a source that is nowhere.

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Chapter One

Rhode, Eric Eric Rhode Ebook ePub

The turbulence by which the individual becomes an agent for the good objects.

To be truly an agent for an idea is “to have an experience as”. And “to have an experience as” is to come to know how inadequate you can be. Something is at stake; you take on the harness, bear the brunt, and at best pull through. In parenting, to give an instance, you become an agent for some formative principle. Arguably, parenting is a function and not a representation – it might be proposed that a parent is just a name covering anyone who “happened to be around” at the time of a procreation or a pregnancy or a birth or through years of nurture; but a description of this kind does not engage with the situation that I wish to describe.

For a brief while, parents are agents for a child’s good objects: the nature of these good objects is unknowable yet approachable through myth. Philip Roth’s story about a failing theatre agent who writes to Albert Einstein, offering to make him a success in show business, gets the idea exactly. The theatre agent could be any parent encouraged to enter the agency business by the appearance of a neonate.

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Circles - Regular Polygons: GED Geometry

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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S. A. An-sky Indiana University Press ePub

FAEVICH CLIMBED DOWN from the sleeping bench, stood up straight, smoothing his hair, then turned to Eizerman and asked with good-natured irony, “Well, you haven’t begun to prepare for the gymnasium?”

“No, no!” replied Eizerman hastily, almost in fright. “I haven’t even studied grammar yet!”

“Do you really need grammar? Can’t you get along without it?” Faevich interrupted.

“What do you mean?” asked Eizerman, staring at him in astonishment.

“It’s very simple. Which do you really want: to be a thinking person, a genuine realist, or to know where to insert the letter yat?1 If you want to be a thinking realist, you don’t need any grammar! . . . When I came here I hardly knew one word of Russian. Of course, I got a teacher right away. He began by giving me fables2 to learn by heart; he started to explain nouns and adjectives and other profound insights. I studied that for one month—then I realized that wasn’t what I wanted! I dumped the teacher, dumped the grammar, and dumped the fables. I said to myself: I have to learn to understand the most difficult books, the most profound ones! And I gained my objective!”

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CHAPTER EIGHT: The healing work of a practising psychoanalyst/psychotherapist

Karnac Books ePub

Claude Smadja

Psychoanalysis stands firstly for the investigation of psychic processes which otherwise are barely accessible; secondly for a method of treatment of neurotic disorders based on this investigation; thirdly, for a series of psychological concepts acquired by this means which gradually form a new scientific discipline. [Freud, 1923b]

The above definition of psychoanalysis put forward by Freud in 1923 introduces the Paris Institute of Psychoanalysts’ programme of training and scientific activities and is taken up again in the presentation of this chapter. This set of proposals contains at one and the same time a very high degree both of openness and of internal cohesion. Let us examine this quotation from Freud carefully.

Psychoanalysis is defined according to three phenomenal registers. The first concerns a methodological innovation in the scientific field; it is a new method of exploring the unconscious processes. This is what is meant by referring to processes inaccessible by any method.

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