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Uncertainty in the Electric Power Industry: Methods and Models for Decision Support
Uncertainty in the Electric Power Industry: Methods and Models for Decision Support
Starting in Chile, the UK and Norway, liberalization and privatization
have been a major theme in the electricity industry during the last decade.

Through the introduction of competition and economic considerations,
governments around the world have attempted to obtain more reliable and
cheaper services for the electricity
...
Failed Stone
Failed Stone
In the spring of 2002, I wrote a book entitled Falling Glass: Problems and Solutions in Contemporary Architecture. The research for Falling Glass helped me understand how glass failures could be avoided and enlightened me as to which innovations were being explored within the glass industry. Originally, the book was...
Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities
Solving Tough Problems: An Open Way of Talking, Listening, and Creating New Realities
ur most common way of solving problems-at home, at work, in our communities, in national and international affairs-is to use our expertise and authority to apply piece-by-piece, tried-and-true "best practices." This works for simple, familiar, uncontentious problems. But it doesn't work for the complex, unfamiliar, conflictual problems...
Authoritarianism and How to Counter It
Authoritarianism and How to Counter It

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was assumed that liberal democracies would flourish worldwide. Instead, today authoritarian leaders are gaining power – from Trump’s US and Bolsonaro's Brazil to Orban's Hungary – while Russia and China have turned back towards their old, autocratic traditions. This...

The Business and Practice of Coaching: Finding Your Niche, Making Money, & Attracting Ideal Clients
The Business and Practice of Coaching: Finding Your Niche, Making Money, & Attracting Ideal Clients

Building a thriving coaching business is a challenge.

An estimated 30,000 coaches have entered the coaching profession during the past five years. Unfortunately, the majority report they are unable to earn a living wage from their coaching services. Competition is high, and the knowledge of how to succeed in the...

Probability and Information: An Integrated Approach
Probability and Information: An Integrated Approach
Our experience of theworld leads us to conclude that many events are unpredictable and sometimes quite unexpected. These may range from the outcome of seemingly simple games such as tossing a coin and trying to guess whether it will be heads or tails to the sudden collapse of governments or the dramatic fall in prices of shares on the stock market....
Padding, Borders, Outlines, and Margins in CSS: CSS Box Model Details
Padding, Borders, Outlines, and Margins in CSS: CSS Box Model Details

The ability to apply margins, borders, and padding to any web page element is one of the things that sets CSS so far above traditional markup. With this practical guide, you will not only learn how to use these properties to lay out your document, but also how to change and control the appearance of any element on the page.

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World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

When I meet old friends and they ask, "How are you?" I often reply, "I'm fine; it's the world I am worried about." "Aren't we all" is the common response. Most people have a rather vague sense of concern about the future, but some worry about specific threats such as climate change or population...

Effective Frontline Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofits, Political Candidates, and Advocacy Groups
Effective Frontline Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofits, Political Candidates, and Advocacy Groups

Today, nearly every charitable nonprofit, advocacy group, professional group, and politician relies on the philanthropy of others. Whether it’s a private college, a hospital or museum, a lobbying group, or a local, low-budget food shelf, operational and marketing costs and capital investments are often largely underwritten...

Ethics for CPAs: Meeting Expectations in Challenging Times
Ethics for CPAs: Meeting Expectations in Challenging Times

Accountants are under attack. Recent investigations of Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and Adelphia, just to name a few, along with the remarkable collapse of Arthur Andersen, have focused the nation’s attention on the accounting profession and the need for reforms. All parties agree that accounting firms must change their priorities and...

The Engaging Leader: Winning with Today's Free Agent Workforce
The Engaging Leader: Winning with Today's Free Agent Workforce
During the summer of 1999, I was reading about the collapse of the Colorado Rockies baseball team under manager Jim Leyland. Leyland came to Colorado as a high-priced savior, but he and the team never meshed. Things got so bad that he announced his resignation before the first season was over. This came as a mystery to the...
Soft Landing: Airline Industry Strategy, Service, and Safety
Soft Landing: Airline Industry Strategy, Service, and Safety

Soft Landing: Airline Industry Strategy, Service, and Safety covers the immediate past, present, and future of the airline industry and its effects on consumers and the economy. 

Aviation receives a disproportionate amount of news coverage in the popular press—not to mention chatter at cocktail parties and...

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