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4.1 What it means to be good at managing

What does it mean to be 'good at managing' and what part does systems thinking and practice play? One way to explore the first question is to ask what you know about your work that a school leaver, or someone fresh from university, would not know. Consider a senior secretary, for example, someone who clearly has a fair amount of managing to do, in our terms. Such a person must have certain basic skills and knowledge (in word-processing, filing, etc.) the foundation of which will have been lai
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IPL: Dealing with Difference: Responses to uneven geographical development
Professor Etienne Nel of the Department of Geography, delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Dealing with Difference: Responses to uneven geographical development”. Etienne has authored, co-authored or edited 10 books, and has written nearly 30 book chapters and more than 100 articles, primarily on economic development in Africa. 2 August 2016
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The Romantics
How did Romantic writers address questions of identity? How did their experiences influence the way they expressed themselves? The Romantic period saw a rise in creative, artistic and intellectual pursuits in eighteenth century Europe. The era placed greater emphasis on emotion and intuition as opposed to the scientific rationalisation which had gained prominence during ‘The Age of Enlightenment’. In this audio selection, a panel of experts evaluate various elements of this movement and asse
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{Suresh 675 }Nice sentences – present tense
{Suresh 675 }Nice sentences – Present tense वर्तमान काल (Varmaan kaal) अच्छे वाक्य ( Acchey vaaky) कौन दूध लाती है? ( Kaun doodh laatee hai.) Who bring milk? आप पानी […]

Canada's Provinces and Territories
This video provides a description of the Canadian provinces and territories and includes good commentary and facts. (02:00)
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Professor Rob Price inaugural lecture: Crystals, particles & powders
Professor Rob Price delivers his inaugural lecture on his research in the field of aerosol science.
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2008.02.01-Current Politics of the N-Word
A discussion of the current politics of the N-word.
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国際戦略と標準化
Activities of research and industry related to environment and energy are required to expand their targets to global market. The class gives overview of current status and subjects of global strategy in the field of feature applications such as communication, railroad, automobile and appliance and financial activity, and also gives case studies of decision process of international standards which grips key to succeed embodiment of global business strategy. Students experience roll-playing to le
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1.4 Obesity

At the time of writing (2004) 20% of the adult population of the UK is classified as obese. The number of obese children has doubled since 1982, 10% of six year olds and 17% of fifteen year olds are now classified as obese. As shown in Table 4, obesity is recognized when the BMI exceeds 30 and occurs quite simply when energ
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10 Working-class distress and planned communities

Meanwhile Owen's views on the problem of poverty were also much influenced by his experience at New Lanark and had particular relevance to the difficult era that opened up after the Napoleonic Wars. Economic depression exacerbated growing problems of poverty and unemployment, and Lord Liverpool's government struggled against a rising tide of disorder, which was manifest in protests and riots. The relief of poverty, which had been a problem before, became a nightmare. While he may have had no
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Problems in French Politics
France seems to be undergoing a period of intense political instability. Dramatic images of demonstrations and riots on the street parallel rumours and scandal in the corridors of power. To what extent do the current events represent a real upheaval in the French political environment and what is the likely impact on the forthcoming Presidential elections? Ben Clift is a Senior Lecturer in Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies and is an expert on the politics of France
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5.2 Lighter living costs and constraints

The costs of ‘light living’ actions need, of course, also to be considered. Some actions involve no cost or save money, for example, less flying, shopping or meat eating, or can even make money, such as letting out a spare room to increase household occupancy. Others are low cost with a rapid payback time; for example, replacing an incandescent light bulb with a low-energy compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) should pay back the new lamp's cost in lower electricity bills in about
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5.3 Moving towards a sustainable carbon footprint

So far, you've been considering reductions in average individual or household carbon footprints by 20% to 30% or more.

But it is becoming increasingly clear that this will not be enough. As I mentioned in Section 4, developed countries, like Britain, Germany and America, will have to reduce their CO2e emissions by 60% to 80% or more by 2050 to prevent climate change running out of control, while at the same time allowing the growing populations of Africa, India and China to r
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Introduction

The topic of ‘governance’ is one that has gained popularity, and the term is now used to embrace a range of concepts. This unit establishes some basic principles that will form the basis of your study. You will have the opportunity to consider how well these principles match up with your own observations of corporate organisations and behaviour

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Issues in international financial reporting (B853) which is no longe
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Trading at Noon: Nasdaq drops 2 percent
Dec. 14 - U.S. stocks fell, led lower by energy and technology stocks, with the Nasdaq down 2 percent as a sliding euro and rising Italian bond yields reflected persistent concerns about Europe's debt crisis.
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Lesson 05 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 5 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you're learning Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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2.3 Summary

This section showed that computers pervade our daily lives, but that many of them are invisible to us.

It investigated the information requirements of certain individuals, such as shoppers and doctors. You learned that their requirements can range from the simple and obvious to the complex and not so obvious.

You also learned that it is not just individuals who require information: it is also essential to the operation of organisations. The example of loyalty cards was used
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7.2.2 Summarising

During a long negotiation, summarising what has been proposed and the stage that the negotiations have reached helps both to clarify key points and to create mutual trust by indicating that all perspectives are being taken into consideration.


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IPL: Strategic Shortfall: the 'Somalia Syndrome' and the March to 9/11
Professor Robert Patman, Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics. Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given October 16, 2008.
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2.5 Symmetry

Symmetry is a feature that has been used in the design of objects and patterns in many cultures throughout recorded history. From Greek vases and medieval windows to Victorian tiles and Native American decorations, symmetry has been seen as a way of achieving balance and beauty.

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