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29. Identify Your Priority Values

Jonamay Lambert HRD Press, Inc. PDF


Identify Your Priority Values

Farid Elashmawi, Global Success 

San Jose, California, USA 

Purpose and learning objectives 

To develop an understanding of individual cultural values and how differences in cultural values can affect business relationships. Specifically, participants will be able to

• identify their personal cultural values

• contrast personal cultural values with national cultural values; and

• discuss differences and similarities in cultural values.

Target audience 

This activity is designed for business executives and managers who deal with individuals from different cultures who are managers, negotiators, salespersons, trainers, etc. An audience of 20 or fewer is ideal.


30 minutes


• One back-to-back copy of Handout 1, “Identify Your Priority Values,” for each


• Writing materials—paper and pen

• Flipchart or chalkboard for group presentations


1. Give each person a copy of Handout 1 that lists 20 common cultural values.

2. Ask participants to choose their top five personal values (not necessarily in order).

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2. System siatkowy Bootstrapa

Rahman, Syed Fazle Helion ePub

W tym rozdziale zapoznasz się z jedną z najważniejszych funkcji Bootstrapa: systemem siatkowym. Przekonasz się, na czym polega jego działanie, i zobaczysz, w jaki sposób można go wykorzystać we własnych projektach. Opracujemy też kilka prostych szablonów stron, aby poznać ów system w praktyce.

System siatkowy umożliwia poprawne rozmieszczenie zawartości strony WWW. Dzieli on ekran na rzędy i kolumny, które następnie można wykorzystać do projektowania różnych układów treści. Po zdefiniowaniu rzędów i kolumn możemy zadecydować o rozlokowaniu poszczególnych elementów HTML.

System siatkowy dzieli ekran na kolumny — do 12 w każdym rzędzie. Szerokość kolumny jest uzależniona od wielkości ekranu, na którym jest wyświetlana strona. Właśnie to sprawia, że system siatkowy Bootstrapa jest responsywny, bo kolumny dynamicznie dopasowują się do każdej zmiany okna przeglądarki. Liczba rzędów może być dowolna; wszystko zależy od wymogów projektu. Przecięcia rzędów i kolumn tworzą prostokątną siatkę, w której rozmieszcza się treść strony.

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Byron Bay & Northern New South Wales

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Byron Bay & Northern New South Wales

Beach towns and national parks leapfrog each other all the way up this stupendous stretch of coast. Inland, lush farmland and ancient tracts of World Heritage–listed rainforest do the same.

Providing a buffer between New South Wales’ big cities to the south and Queensland’s built-up Gold Coast, the North Coast offers an altogether quieter and simpler way of life. In cute little towns throughout the region dyed-in-the-wool country types rub shoulders with big-city escapees and post-hippie alternative lifestylers – if you’re looking for fresh local produce, a top-notch meal or a psychic reading, you shouldn’t be disappointed. And if you’re searching for a surf break, rest assured that there will be an awesome one around the very next corner.

Nowhere on the East Coast conjures up the beach– nature–good times vibe quite like Byron Bay. Those who visit seldom go home complaining – if they go home at all.

Jun & Jul Winter brings migrating whales, lanterns to Lismore and rockers to Byron Bay.

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Chapter Seven: Transference and Saṃsāra

Michal Barnea-Astrog Karnac Books ePub

“It is precisely psychoanalysis that, in the ambit of scientific thought, subverts the radical split between the subject and its object of observation, by introducing the concepts of transference and countertransference. That is how psychoanalysis revealed the historical and unconscious determinants in the individual's disposition to knowing—inaugurating a revolutionary theory of knowledge in which the outer edge is given by the blind spots present in the observer”

(Abadi, 2003, p. 224)

Nothing remains static in the world of mental activity. If the reactive mental action behaves like water and sediment carving a gorge in the rock, then the more they flow through the gorge, the deeper it gets, and the deeper it gets, the more water and sediment tend to flow through this particular gorge. The mental function saṅkhāra refers, as mentioned, to the water and sediment as well as to the gorge, to the fabricator and the fabricated, the forming element and the element being formed, to the reaction generating a habit, and to the habit generating a reaction. Doidge speaks of “the plastic paradox”, according to which the neuroplastic qualities of the brain are responsible both for its flexibility and its rigidity. On the one hand, they allow it to change according to the conditions it encounters, and to adapt itself to them; on the other hand, they lead to fixations when these adaptive behaviours repeat themselves and become habits (Doidge, 2008). These two points of view explain why, in terms of the nature and quality of the mental action, as long as we do not reverse harmful mental habits, not only do we not “develop” or “grow”, but we contribute to the relentless slide down the slope of our own personal suffering. Fixation is not stagnation; it is a generating–reproducing process. What lies between generation and reproduction? One possibility for exploring this dialectic can be found in the dialogue between the psychoanalytical concept of transference and the Buddhist concept of saṃsāra.

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21. Rickets

Murray, Frank Basic Health Publications ePub

In the first century A.D., Soramus of Ephesus, a Greek gynecologist, obstetrician, and pediatrician, gave a full description of rickets in Roman children as part of his treatise on the diseases of women, reported the Foods & Nutrition Encyclopedia. He theorized that this softening and deformation of the bones was caused by children who sat indoors or on damp floors.1

The initial report of the disease in Britain was published in 1645, in a doctor of medicine thesis of Dr. Whistler at Oxford University. When the Industrial Revolution was well under way in the nineteenth century, rickets was widespread, as urban residents lived under clouds of black smoke from the burning of soft coal, meaning that the ultraviolet rays of the sun were largely screened out and were insufficient to produce vitamin D.

However, Whistler’s thesis was not as widely circulated as was the 1650 account of the disease by Dr. Glissin, a London physician. This report gave the clinical signs of rickets when it occurred by itself and when it was complicated by the existence of scurvy, the vitamin C–codeficient disease.

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