Tipping Point 2029

Author: Werner Mittelstaedt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783754343968

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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2029 - for many years Australia has experienced the devastating consequences of global warming. A life discussion in an European TV show created worldwide panic - for the first time it was officially announced that the earth has reached the 'Tipping Point', the point of no return in the destruction of the environment. Climate change with a non-reversible perspective. An Australian TV-station has invited nationally reknowned personalities to calm the situation by informing the population about the "facts" and "data" instead of spreading fear and innuendo. It is accomplished TV-Presenter Bettina Roland's job to get the most positive outlook into the future from her discussion. Get an intriguing look behind the scenes of this TV production that has no precedence, the tensions and blunt truth of a panel discussion recorded and not live streamed for a reason ... Is that the future - our future?
The Tipping Point: by Malcolm Gladwell | Summary & Analysis

Author: Elite Summaries

Publisher: Elite Summaries

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

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Author Malcolm Gladwell explores the idea of ideas and how they catch fire in his novel, The Tipping Point. He contests that thoughts and ideas spread in much the same way illness spreads, usually to much better effect: a little exposure goes a long way. He presents the spread of ideas as a sort of epidemic, and perhaps his novel is proof of that. Since its release in 2002, The Tipping Point has become a national bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword by the author. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} How do ideas go from horribly unpopular to the latest trend so quickly? Malcolm Gladwell dives into the subjects of fashion, children's shows and even cigarettes in a search for the answer. It's a book that will stop and make you think about how these ideas apply within the context of daily life, marketing, and a whole host of other subjects. Gladwell leads us on a sociological expedition into the mentality and behavior that drives societal trends. Sociology students and readers just looking for a good book-and basically anyone in between- will find The Tipping Point highly enjoyable. It is peppered with anecdotes that carry along the scientific ideas quite nicely, making for a quick and interesting read. Gladwell's insight in The Tipping Point has been used in marketing and advertising strategies by many companies, but it's written in just such a way that keeps the content from even approaching dryness. If you enjoy science but hate the feeling of chewing through a research paper, The Tipping Point is absolutely the book for you.
The Day I Reached My Tipping Point...

Author: Daryl B Sutter

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525541407

Category: Psychology

Page: 85

View: 396

The target audience is education. The age range spans from new teachers in their twenties to veteran teachers. Teachers are found in every geographical region of the world. What they don’t realize, is that through policies, procedures, technology upgrades, parental and administrative as well as government expectations, their psychological well-being is slowly being depleted. The erosion of their compassion and empathy over time leads to anxiety, stress, depression, and burnout which are the themes of this book This depletion can result in qualified, skilled individuals leaving the profession early; others, to seek different career opportunities, or stay in the system just “going with the flow”; potentially eroding their personal values, belief system and principles. The key outcomes from this book are three-fold: first, an understanding of what compassion fatigue (CF) or Occupational Stress Injury (OSI) is and how it can impact an educator. Second, that the causes are identifiable, and that steps can be taken to ward it off. And, finally, for the reader to understand that there is hope and recovery. The main objective of the book is to make educators aware of CF and OSI. CF and OSI in educators can be a slow gradual process where teachers may not even realize the effects until something uncharacteristic occurs because he/she has “just snapped”. Upon recognizing CF/OSI in their life and/or career, readers are encouraged to contact the author at the supplied email address ([email protected]) to share anonymous events, stories and/or occurrences of how, when and why CF/OSI impacted their professional and personal life. These would then be used to. supplement another book, “Tales from the trenches”. The book is a supplement of my counselling, therapist and educational consulting business; Sutter and Associates.
Tipping Points in International Law

Author: Jean d'Aspremont

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108960021

Category: Law

Page:

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Addressing some of the most perilous, controversial issues in international law and governance, this volume brings together legal scholars from diverse geographic, personal and scholarly perspectives. They reflect on the pervasive feeling of crisis in the world today and share their views on the possibilities and limits of the international legal architecture and its expert communities in shaping the world of tomorrow. What exactly is this feeling that the contemporary international legal architecture is at a tipping point? What do these possible risks expose about the fragility and limits of our current conceptual and institutional order? What commitments drive our hopes and anxieties? Authors explore these questions across a wide range of possible tipping points and offer readers a unique snapshot of the lived experience of what it means to be an expert engaged right now in international law and governance. Each chapter covers both theory and practice in analysing a current problem.
Climate Tipping Points Insights for Effective Policy Action

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264354654

Category:

Page: 89

View: 707

This report reviews evidence that overshooting 1.5°C may push the earth over several tipping points, leading to irreversible and severe changes in the climate system. If triggered, tipping point impacts will rapidly cascade through socio-economic and ecological systems, leading to severe effects on human and natural systems and imposing important challenges for human adaptation.
DATA MINING: Predicting Tipping Points

Author: Dr. Philip Gordon, PhD

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781481261821

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 172

Tipping Points as evidenced in global events are, in many ways, influenced by media. DATA MINING for predicting and analyzing world events. This just released, ground-breaking book: DATA MINING: PREDICTING TIPPING POINTS by Dr Philip Gordon, Ph.D, details three case studies which were selected on the basis of common Tipping Point Attributes: Each involved media contagiousness and stickiness during their development and, each arrived at a "dramatic moment in time," which could only be characterized by the phenomenon of Tipping Points. Three recent case studies explore the leading edge technologies of DATA MINING and the theory of TIPPING POINTS: The first case study, the 2008 Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama was chosen to examine a narrower scope and timeframe for the application of the analysis. In contrast to the second case study, the International Financial Crisis of 2007-2010, which involves a broader data study period to identify trends and more complex issues. The third study, Climate Change was included as consideration because the data mining research and analysis revealed critical relationships between Media Impact and Global Events. As the issue of Climate Change is still evolving, Dr Gordon provides a Data Mining and Tipping Point Theory methodology for analyzing and predicting our planets' most pressing Global Tipping Points. Review Comments: "The genius of the formulation of DATA MINING: PREDICTING TIPPING POINTS is that it takes explicit account of the role of social media and the internet at facilitating bifurcations and promoting dynamical instability. In effect, we have trimmed a few feet of tail off the kite. As a reader, I was informed and educated as to the factors which conspire to influence stability / instability in complex social systems. ...the book does a good job of making sense of past bifurcations and dynamical instabilities, namely political instability, our perception of global climate change, and international economic crises...my compliments on a truly insightful Media Tipping Points." -Prof. Dr. (med.) Peter S. Geissler, A.B., B.S., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale) M.A., M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D., M.S., M.D., M.Phil.(Cantab) "A truly fascinating book that (teaches) a whole new way of thinking about major events and how the media can influence them. - Being a political junkie I was heavily into the media coverage of the 2008 Obama election and the global financial meltdown both via TV and the blogosphere. I now find myself looking for the tipping points and stickiness factors as other key events unfold. Usually, I have trouble reading theoretical books but this one was an easy read and if you want supporting data then the references are there. This could become a solid reference for those in the media who truly want to understand what they are reporting. Highly recommended and I look forward to Dr. Gordon's ongoing analysis of (future) events." -Dr. Ralph Moorhouse, Ph.D. Political junkie, Expert: natural polymers for industries "The application of Data Mining and Tipping Point Theory to media and global events, particularly the financial crisis and climate change, is a fascinating one." -Dr. Serge Besanger, PhD Expert, International Monetary Fund ..".very interesting application (of the Tipping Point Theory)...potential opportunity for predicting other global events, i.e.: Egyptian crisis and perhaps, even terrorism activities." -Dr. Adam AJLANI, PhD Professor, Sciences Politic and Political Consultant, France TV1
International Financial Crisis: 2007 - 2010 TIPPING POINTS

Author: Dr. Philip Gordon, PhD

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781481244275

Category: Political Science

Page: 163

View: 401

BREAKING NEWS: Banks Fined $1.9 Billion by Regulators for Rigging Lending Rates (and 30 more being investigated.)UBS: Switzerland's biggest bank, and Barclays Bank were found guilty and ordered to pay $1.9 billion to U.S., U.K. and Swiss regulators for trying to rig global interest rates. –Bloomberg News, December 21, 2012. Unethical behavior by the world's leading banking institutions contributed to the $10 trillion global financial meltdown. But there is so much more to this historic story… The International Financial Crisis: 2007–2010: TIPPING POINTS A ground-breaking book by Dr Philip Gordon, Ph.D detailing the origins, impacts and complexity of the International Financial Crisis. Dr Gordon provides a unique perspective on the dynamics of this worldwide “economic epidemic” and an innovative Tipping Point Theory methodology for analyzing (and predicting) global events, that are in many ways, influenced by media. Dr Philip Gordon, Ph.D was awarded his doctorate (with honors) from the Centre d'Etudes Diplomatiques et Strategigues (CEDS) - Paris, France and MS while on a full-fellowship from Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Gordon has published many books and articles on International Theory and Relations (Blue Matrix Publications) and currently lives in Burgundy, France with his wife and two sons. Review Comments:"The genius of the formulation of Tipping Point Theory is that it takes explicit account of the role of social media and the internet at facilitating bifurcations and promoting dynamical instability. In effect, we have trimmed a few feet of tail off the kite. As a reader, I was informed and educated as to the factors which conspire to influence stability / instability in complex social systems. …the book does a good job of making sense of past bifurcations and dynamical instabilities, namely political instability, our perception of global climate change, and international economic crises…My compliments on a truly insightful Media Tipping Points." -Prof. Dr.(med.) Peter S. Geissler, A.B., B.S., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Yale)M.A., M.Eng., M.S., Ph.D., M.S., M.D., M.Phil.(Cantab) "The application of the tipping point theory qualitative ratio analysis to media and global events, particularly the financial crisis, is a fascinating one." -Dr. Serge Besanger, PhD Expert, International Monetary Fund“…very interesting application (of the Tipping Point Theory)…potential opportunity for predicting other global events, i.e.: Egyptian crisis and perhaps, even terrorism activities.”-Dr. Adam AJLANI, PhDProfessor, Sciences Politic and Political Consultant, France TV1“…a mass undertaking (very motivated) of how (we) as a society can become aware of future global events. Excellent!”-Dr. Derek EL ZEIN, PhDProfessor, Avocat, Expert: Communications“…very innovative approach to modeling three very complex studies for comparison. Well-suited for similar types of analysis.”-Dr. Emmanuel CAULIER, PhDProfessor and Expert: International Political Relations, Avocat“A truly fascinating book that (teaches) a whole new way of thinking about major events and how the media can influence them. - Being a political junkie I was heavily into the media coverage of the global financial melt-down both via TV and the blogosphere…I now find myself looking for the tipping points and stickiness factors as other key events unfold. Usually, I have trouble reading, theoretical books but this one was an easy read and if you want supporting data then the references are there. This could become a solid reference for those in the media who truly want to understand what they are reporting. Highly recommended and I look forward to Dr. Gordon's ongoing analysis of (future) events.”-Dr. Ralph Moorhouse, Ph.D. Political junkie, Expert: natural polymers for industries
A Guide to Mathematics Coaching

Author: Ted H. Hull

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412972642

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 436

Engage math teachers and foster productive collaborations through an effective coaching process that builds trust and rapport and leads to better teaching practice and increased student achievement.
Chet: Whispers From the Past

Author: Larry Murray

Publisher: Sandy Cedars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

View: 124

30 years ago Charles Tucker lost everything that made life worth living. A brutal car accident killed his son. A short time later painful cancer took his wife. The arrival of the Saunders family casts Charles’ life into turmoil, tearing open unhealed wounds. Without his help the Saunders’ financial troubles threaten to destroy them, but helping them risks destroying everything Charles spent a lifetime building. Over all the turmoil looms Chet, the battered old ‘64 Chevy pickup that carried Charles’ son to his death. For 29 years Charles blamed the old pickup for his devastating losses, locking Chet away in an old barn. The most intriguing mysteries refuse to stay locked up. Solving this one promises an enchanting adventure for the whole family. Publisher's note: Whispers From the Past is the first in the Chet series of inspirational fiction books. This heart warming story shares Christian values in a coming of age setting that is suitable for adult and young adult readers alike. Larry Murray is a successful author who prides himself on writing values based novels that timelessly connect with people across generations. The Chet series is published by Sandy Cedars Publishing and is available as eBook and print editions.
Jessie Bernard Reader

Author: Jessie Bernard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317257226

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 789

Jessie Bernard was one of the foremost early feminist sociologists and public intellectuals in women's studies. In The Jessie Bernard Reader, Michael S. Kimmel and Yasemin Besen have compiled her most intriguing and influential work on marriage, the family, sexuality and changing women's roles in the United States. Bernard's pioneering works bridged the gap between academic social science and public advocacy for gender equality. Her books were landmarks in demarcating the effects of the "separation of spheres." Among her most celebrated arguments was that couples experienced two different marriages, "his" and "hers"-and that his was better than hers. This volume will inspire a new generation of scholars, a generation that inherits the gains for which Bernard struggled her entire career.
Point of View 2-Book Bundle

Author: Brent Rathgeber

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459730854

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 904

This special 2-book bundle contains two cutting edge pieces of political analysis. Irresponsible Government examines the current state of Canadian democracy in contrast to the founding principles of responsible government established by the Fathers of Confederation. The book examines the failure of modern elected representatives to perform their constitutionally mandated duty to hold the prime minister and his cabinet to account. It further examines the modern lack of separation between the executive and legislative branches of government and the disregard with which the executive views Parliament. The book seeks to shine light on the current power imbalances that have developed in Canadian government. There are few greater tragedies than a war waged by a society against itself. As Time Bomb shows, a catastrophic confrontation between Canada’s so-called "settler" and First Nations communities is not only feasible, it is, in theory, inevitable. Grievances, prejudice, and other factors all combine to make the likelihood of a First Nations uprising very real. This book describes how a nationwide insurgency could unfold, how the "usual" police and military reactions to First Nations protests would only worsen such a situation, and how, on the other hand, innovative policies might defuse the smouldering time bomb in our midst. The question all Canadians and First Nations must answer is this: Must we all suffer the disaster of a great national insurgency or will we act together to extinguish the growing danger in our midst? Includes Irresponsible Government Time Bomb