Triple systems are among the simplest combinatorial designs, and are a natural generalization of graphs. They have connections with geometry, algebra, group theory, finite fields, and cyclotomy; they have applications in coding theory, cryptography, computer science, and statistics. Triple systems provide in many cases the prototype for deep results in combinatorial design theory; this design theory is permeated by problems that were first understood in the context of triple systems andthen generalized. Such a rich set of connections has made the study of triple systems an extensive, but sometimes disjointed, field of combinatorics. This book attempts to survey current knowledge on the subject, to gather together common themes, and to provide an accurate portrait of the huge variety of problems and results. Representative samples of the major syles of proof technique are included, as is a comprehensive bibliography.
Author: Charles J. Colbourn,Alexander Rosa
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to assess the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL. This collection provides a review of what has already been achieved in stimulating change in corporate culture and bringing businesses to an appreciation of the importance and benefits of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and good environmental performance. It further explores the conceptual and practical limits of the metaphor of the TBL and sets out what can be achieved through regulation and legislation, presenting detailed professional procedures for environmental accounting and management and social auditing. The contributors' wealth of experience and insight provides a vivid picture of how much attention is now being focused by businesses on delivering more than just financial targets, and they clearly outline the necessary steps for successfully continuing along this trajectory.
Does It All Add Up
Author: Adrian Henriques
Category: Business & Economics
The classic guide to sustainability strategy and implementation—updated for today's businesses To ensure business success, companies must embrace sustainable management. Firms need to find the overlap between business interests and the interests of society and the environment before they can secure a lasting competitive edge. By making the case for sustainability as a fundamental business practice, The Triple Bottom Line became an instant classic when first published in 2006, showing a generation of business leaders how to find their sustainability sweet spot—where profitability merges seamlessly with the common good. Now updated with ground-breaking stories of successes and failure, this revision of The Triple Bottom Line is a critical resource for all managers and leaders. Features in-depth success stories of sustainability practices at major firms such as Wal-Mart, GE, DuPont, American Electric Power, and PepsiCo—and shows why companies such as BP and Hershey continue to fail Draws on Andy Savitz's 25 years of pioneering consulting and research in the field Includes all-new reporting and analysis on the practice of sustainability and the triple bottom line in business today, providing new insights on where sustainability is headed The Triple Bottom Line is essential reading for any firm to meet the challenge of creating lasting value for both shareholders and society.
How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success - and How You Can Too
Author: Andrew Savitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A Pulitzer Prize-winning intelligence reporter presents a narrative account of a mysterious Jordanian agent that describes how he infiltrated both al-Qaeda and the CIA before killing himself and seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing, an event that revealed sobering agency weaknesses. Reprint.
The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
Author: Joby Warrick
Category: Political Science
"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.'" Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive—butsome groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than others. • Americans are taught that everyone is equal, that no group is superior to another. But remarkably, all of America’s most successful groups believe (even if they don’t say so aloud) that they’re exceptional, chosen, superior in some way. • Americans are taught that self-esteem—feeling good about yourself—is the key to a successful life. But in all of America’s most successful groups, people tend to feel insecure, inadequate, that they have to prove themselves. • America today spreads a message of immediate gratification, living for the moment. But all of America’s most successful groups cultivate heightened discipline and impulse control. But the Triple Package has a dark underside too. Each of its elements carries distinctive pathologies; when taken to an extreme, they can have truly toxic effects. Should people strive for the Triple Package? Should America? Ultimately, the authors conclude that the Triple Package is a ladder that should be climbed and then kicked away, drawing on its power but breaking free from its constraints. Provocative and profound, The Triple Package will transform the way we think about success and achievement.
How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America
Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld
Category: Social Science
Written by the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and a leading health care journalist, this groundbreaking book examines how leading organizations in the United States are pursuing the Triple Aim—improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of care. Even with major steps forward – including the Affordable Care Act and the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation -- the national health care debate is too often poisoned by negativity. A quieter, more thoughtful, and vastly more constructive conversation continues among health care leaders and professionals throughout the country. Innovative solutions are being designed and implemented at the local level, and countless health care organizations are demonstrating breakthrough remedies to some of the toughest and most expensive challenges in health care. Pursuing the Triple Aim shares compelling stories that are emerging in locations ranging from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Boston to Oakland, focused on topics including improving quality and lowering costs in primary care; setting challenging goals to control chronic disease with notable outcomes; leveraging employer buying power to improve quality, reduce waste, and drive down cost; paying for care under an innovative contract that compensates for quality rather than quantity; and much more. The authors describe these innovations in detail, and show the way toward a health care system for the nation that improves the experience and quality of care while at the same time controlling costs. As the Triple Aim moves from being largely an aspirational framework to something that communities all across the US can implement and learn from, its potential to become a touchstone for the work ahead has never been greater. Pursuing the Triple Aim lays out the vision, the interventions, and promising examples of success.
Seven Innovators Show the Way to Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs
Author: Maureen Bisognano,Charles Kenney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Three allegories—an Odysseus (Homer) allegory, a man-machine symbiosis (Arthur Clarke) allegory, and a Zarathustra (Nietzsche) allegory—are simultaneously concealed and revealed by well over 200 highly imaginative and sometimes devilishly clever symbols. In bringing Kubrick's secrets to light, Wheat builds a powerful case for his assertion that 2001 is the "grandest motion picture ever filmed."
A Triple Allegory
Author: Leonard F. Wheat
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
Growing up, Paul Michael Levesque had no idea he would one day become Triple H. Only a chance event started him on the path to wrestling stardom. One afternoon, the skinny 14-year-old was riding in a car when he saw a sign advertising a new local gym. After checking it out, Paul was hooked-he loved lifting weights and exercising. The hard work paid off. Today, Paul is 6'4" tall and weighs 255 pounds-and Triple H is known as one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history. He's more than an athlete, however. He's a WWE executive who helps run the organization. In Triple H, young readers will follow this wrestling superstar's amazing career, from his start in a small league, where he earned just $25 per match, to his signature move in the ring-the Pedigree. Large, full-color action photos and an engaging narrative text will keep readers turning the pages. Triple H is part of Bearport's Wrestling's Tough Guys series.
Author: Michael Sandler
Publisher: Bearport Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
She's cracked down on a mind-melding gang of bullies and saved the ex-mayor of Metropolis from the double who framed him. But now, Lois Lane embarks on a case even she isn't sure she can solve . . .
Author: Gwenda Bond
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Love him or hate him, Triple H does what he wants, when he wants to do it. And now, for the first time anywhere, he tells you how he does it—and how you can, too. More than a personal account of life in and out of the ring, Making the Game: Triple H’s Approach to a Better Body is Triple H’s verbal and visual blueprint for building your body. The leader of Evolution discusses how “a jones for bodybuilding and a love for wrestling” morphed a skinny, 135-pound fourteen-year-old from Nashua, New Hampshire, into one of the biggest superstars ever to dominate World Wrestling Entertainment. But be warned—the “Cerebral Assassin” has zero tolerance for anything less than a hundred percent effort. He's spent the past twenty years living by the philosophy that training results in improved strength and conditioning, self-discipline, and an ability to focus on setting goals. This book isn't for big mouths who'd rather exercise their egos than their deltoids. Besides offering step-by-step exercises for both novice bodybuilders and those looking to radically advance their workout, Making the Game weighs in on the science behind progressive-training resistance and rest-pause techniques; the significance of exercise form over volume; the truth behind achieving “six-pack abs”; the dangers of overtraining and “skullcrushing” exercises that risk injury; and how creativity can go a long way in your workout. Triple H sees it as his mission to provide the guidelines for you to follow in the months and years ahead. And if there's one thing he knows how to do, it’s succeed. It's time to stop playing The Game...and time to start Making The Game.
Triple H's Approach to a Better Body
Author: Triple H,Robert Caprio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
an analytical study with emphasis on socio-legal aspects
Author: Furqan Ahmad
Publisher: Daya Books
The Triple Bind that girls face today: • Act sweet and nice • Be a star athlete and get straight A's • Seem sexy and hot even if you're not In many ways, today is the best time in history to be a girl: Opportunities for a girl's success are as unlimited as her dreams. Yet societal expectations, cultural trends, and conflicting messages are creating what psychologist and researcher Stephen Hinshaw calls "the Triple Bind." Girls are now expected to excel at "girl skills," achieve "boy goals," and be models of female perfection, 100 percent of the time. Here, Dr. Hinshaw reveals key aspects of the Triple Bind, including • genes, hormones, and the role of biology in confronting the Triple Bind • overscheduled lives and how the high pressure to excel at everything sets girls up for crisis • how traditionally feminine qualities (such as empathy and self-awareness) can put girls at risk for anxiety, depression, and other disorders • the oversexualization of little girls, preteens, and teenagers • the reasons girls are channeling pressure into violence Combining moving personal stories with extensive research, Dr. Hinshaw provides tools for parents who want to empower their daughters to deal in healthy ways with today's pressures.
Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today's Pressures
Author: Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.,Rachel Kranz
Publisher: Ballantine Books
One of our most brilliant evolutionary biologists, Richard Lewontin here provides a concise, accessible account of what his work has taught him about biology and about its relevance to human affairs. In the process, he exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution. Rejecting the notion that genes determine the organism, which then adapts to the environment, he explains that organisms, influenced in their development by their circumstances, in turn create, modify, and choose the environment in which they live.
Gene, Organism, and Environment
Author: Richard C. Lewontin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Neutron scattering is an extremely powerful tool in the study of elemental excitations in condensed matter. This book provides a practical guide to basic techniques using a triple-axis spectrometer. Introductory chapters summarize useful scattering formulas and describe the components of a spectrometer, followed by a comprehensive discussion of the resolution function and focusing effects. Later sections include simple examples of phonon and magnon measurements, and an analysis of spurious effects in both inelastic and elastic measurements, and how to avoid them. Finally, polarization analysis techniques and their applications are covered. This guide will allow graduate students and experienced researchers new to neutron scattering to make the most efficient use of their experimental time.
Author: Gen Shirane,Stephen M. Shapiro,John M. Tranquada
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
When Sid, his annoying third-grade classmate, ruins Song Lee's origami praying mantis, Horrible Harry plots triple revenge on the troublemaker.
Author: Suzy Kline
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Three women educators from three different academic disciplines write their “takes” on a range of topics not usually found in curriculum studies.
Author: Mary Aswell Doll,Delese Wear,Martha L. Whitaker
Publisher: SUNY Press
Project Management: the discipline of organizing and managing resources so that a project is completed within defined scope, quality, time, and cost constraints. Oh, if only it really was that simple. Once you have the specs of the project, it is time to get down to business and manage people. And therein lies many a problem. Fuzzy, ambiguous, and subject to emotional nuances and sentimental knee-jerk reactions, people issues are often the most problematic piece of any project. As effective as it is applicable, the Triple C Model is becoming the project management mode of choice across a wide variety of organizations. The new commander of the US Air Force's Air University, Lt-General Allen Peck has cited Communication-Cooperation-Coordination as a primary theme during his administration. Tackling the soft side of project management, Triple C Model of Project Management: Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination provides practical steps for managing any project. It presents real-world applications and case studies that illustrate the application of the Triple C Model. The author covers techniques for tracking, managing, and controlling project costs as well as implementing the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®). He includes schedule performance appraisals, project performance appraisals, and alternate project organization structures. Whether you are in the software or construction industry, or any other industry, the tools and techniques of project management remain the same. The key to success will always rest on the communication, cooperation, and coordination of your team. This book explains how communication leads to cooperation, which leads to coordination, which leads to project harmony, which leads to project success.
Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination
Author: Adedeji B. Badiru
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
Business leaders need to embrace sustainability in order to ensure the lasting success of their organizations. Co-authors Suhas Apte and Jagdish Sheth bring their expertise from practice and from academia to illustrate how business leaders can embed sustainability in a truly holistic and transformative way. Through an examination of such companies as Walmart, AT&T, IKEA and the Tata Group, Apte and Sheth have developed a proven and actionable framework rooted in the real world success of these companies. The case studies reveal how business leaders proactively engage, energize and promote market sustainability to all of their stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers, investors and the government. The Sustainability Edge enables companies to critically engage their stakeholders and influence them to accept sustainability as part of their core mission.
How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking
Author: Suhas Apte,Jagdish N. Sheth
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Business & Economics