How Institutions Think

How Institutions Think

"Douglas forewarns us that institutions do not think independently, nor do they have purposes, nor do they build themselves. As we construct our institutions, we are squeezing each other's ideas into a common shape in order to prove their legitimacy by sheer numbers. She admonishes us not to take comfort in the thought that primitives may think through institutions, but moderns decide on important issues individually. Our legitimated institutions make major decisions, and these decisions always involve ethical principles."--Publisher description.

How We Think

How We Think

First published in 1910, How We Think is one of John Dewey's many works on the philosophy of education. His aim in this volume, as he states simply, is to show that a child's natural method for perceiving the world is very similar to an adult's sophisticated application of the scientific method. Dewey brings his readers through an exploration of the concept of thought, reflective thought, fancy, and the fluid way in which the methods of thinking blend with one another. He further discusses the importance of training the mind to achieve better results when reflective thought is employed. Anyone with an interest in education and philosophy will find this an accessible and instructive manual. American educator and philosopher JOHN DEWEY (1859-1952) helped found the American Association of University Professors. He served as professor of philosophy at Columbia University from 1904 to 1930 and authored numerous books, including The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), Experience and Education (1938), and Freedom and Culture (1939).

Think Big, Start Small

Streetscooter die e-mobile Erfolgsstory: Innovationsprozesse radikal effizienter

Think Big, Start Small

Dieses Buch ist eine Open-Access-Publikation unter einer CC BY 4.0 Lizenz. Das vorliegende Buch handelt in erster Linie von der Erfolgsstory des StreetScooter, dem Elektronutzfahrzeug der Deutschen Post, leitet dabei aber eine neue Managementphilosophie für die Entwicklung von Innovationen ab, indem Entwicklungsprozesse radikal effizienter gestaltet werden. Von den Anfängen des Projekts, zu denen der Slogan „Think Big, Start Small“ besser passt denn je, bis heute, als etablierter Hersteller für elektrisch angetriebene Nutzfahrzeuge, werden die Meilensteine erzählt und immer wieder kommen Protagonisten und Wegbegleiter zu Wort. Dabei wird die Herangehensweise in den Mittelpunkt gestellt, das „einfach mal machen“. Es werden die Zutaten für diesen Erfolg dem Leser nahegebracht, angefangen mit den Protagonisten über die Anforderungen an ein Produkt, das zu möglichst geringen Kosten und in kürzester Zeit auf den Markt gebracht werden soll. Hieraus leiten sich neue Denkansätze für das erfolgreiche Management der Entwicklung von Innovationen ab. This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book primarily tells the success story of the StreetScooter, the electric utility vehicle of the Deutsche Post. At the same time, it derives a new management philosophy for the development of innovations, through a radically more efficient re-conception of the development process. From the beginning of the project – to which the slogan “Think Big, Start Small” fits better than ever – to today, as StreetScooter GmbH is an established manufacturer of electrically powered vehicles, its milestones are recounted along with quotes from protagonists and companions. This places the focus on its fundamental “just do it” approach. Readers are provided with insight into the ingredients for this success, starting with the foundation up to the requirements of a product that had to be brought to market at the lowest cost and in the shortest time possible. This led to new approaches for the successful management of innovation development.

Persuasive Technology

Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do

Persuasive Technology

An overview of the study of "captology"--the study of computers as persuasive technologies--examines the integration of behavior altering techniques and information technology.

How Customers Think

Essential Insights Into the Mind of the Market

How Customers Think

How to unlock the hidden 95 per cent of the customer's mind that traditional marketing methods have never reached. This title provides practical synthesis of the cognitive sciences. Drawing heavily on psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and linguistics, Zaltman combines academic rigor with real-world results to offer highly accessible insights, based on his years of research and consulting work with large clients like Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble. An all-new tool kit: Zaltman provides research tools - metaphor elicitation, response latency, and implicit association techniques, to name a few - that will be all-new to marketers and demonstrates how innovators can use these tools to get clues from the subconscious when developing new products and finding new solutions, long before competitors do.

Capturing the Political Imagination

Think Tanks and the Policy Process

Capturing the Political Imagination

Think tanks are proliferating. Although they operate independently of governments, many of these institutions, including the well-known Brookings Institution in the U.S. and the Institute for Economic Affairs in Britain, have considerable influence on political thinking and public policy. In this innovative work, Diane Stone develops several ideas about policy networks, epistemic communities and policy learning in relation to think tanks. Dr Stone argues that since think tanks are not involved in the details of policy implementation or the formal decision-making process, it is irrelevant to try and investigate their direct influence on policy. Instead it is necessary to look at how think tank scholars interact with decision-makers, and to examine the more subtle processes of agenda setting and policy entrepreneurship. While much has been written on the formal arenas of politics - executives, legislatures, elections and bureaucracies - this is the first book to uncover the vital but informal role played by think tanks in policy innovation and the diffusion of ideas among policy elites. By comparing British and American think tanks (both large and small) Diane Stone broadens our understanding of the causes and consequences of the growth of these organisations. She points out that American institutes benefit from far more generous foundation and corporate support, and that the institutional structure of the US government and the country's weak political party system provide a more fragmented and open environment for interaction between think tanks and officials with political power. The book concludes with valuable reference material including a comprehensive listing of major think tanks in the US and Britain.

Teaching Children to Think

Teaching Children to Think

This book describes and analyzes programs and approaches to the teaching of thinking from all around the world, providing ideas for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With new summaries for each chapter, this new updated version includes more practical ideas to start the day thinking. Teaching Children to Think features more on emotional intelligence, cognitive acceleration, and the use of ICT in teaching thinking; while also providing more on assessment, new resources, and weblinks.

Think Tank Traditions

Policy Analysis Across Nations

Think Tank Traditions

Think tank traditions is a follow up to the critically acclaimed monograph Think Tanks across Nations (Manchester University Press, 1998), edited by the same authors, which was widely acknowledged as a ground-breaking work in the comparative study of think tanks. The book looks at the historical role and contemporary significance of think tanks in the West, including Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as considering their activities in China, Eastern Europe and Argentina. In so doing, the book provides a broad-based and in-depth analysis of the role of think tanks in the processes of economic liberalization and democratization.

Comparative Think Tanks, Politics and Public Policy

Comparative Think Tanks, Politics and Public Policy

Análise comparativa sobre política, sistema político, democracia, número de partidos, natureza da sociedade civil, política econômica, cultura filantrópica, liberdade de imprensa, renda, número de universidades nos seguintes países Estados Unidos, Canadá, Costa do Marfim, México, Brasil, Venezuela, Alemanha, Hungria, Rússia, Israel, Egito, Iran, Angola, África do Sul, Vietnam, China, Paquistão, Índia, Austrália e Japão.