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Paradox Management: Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations
Paradox Management: Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations

Paradoxes emerge everywhere in organizational theory and management practice. This book is a theoretically grounded presentation of the strategic and historical context of organizational paradoxes, exploring the paradoxes in organizational management and the available tactics to manage them. Based on 700 academic sources in the...

Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems
Digital Dice: Computational Solutions to Practical Probability Problems

"Paul Nahin's Digital Dice is a marvelous book, one that is even better than his Duelling Idiots. Nahin presents twenty-one great probability problems, from George Gamow's famous elevator paradox (as corrected by Donald Knuth) to a bewildering puzzle involving two rolls of toilet paper, and he solves them all with the aid...

Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games (Digital Culture Books)
Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games (Digital Culture Books)
A new look at digital gaming and the aesthetics of play
 
Play is a very interesting thing. Somewhat strangely, though, play is not studied as often as are the consequences of play.
 
The reason for this becomes clear when we try to study play: it is a...
Poser 6 Revealed: The Official Guide
Poser 6 Revealed: The Official Guide
Get ready to explore all that Poser has to offer! Giving you a firm foundation, "Poser 6 Revealed: The Official Guide" allows you to master concepts on both a technical and artistic level. Begin by examining the concept behind each task—the goal and the necessary features that are involved. Then go in-depth with the objective of...
Lost Sex: The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis
Lost Sex: The Evolutionary Biology of Parthenogenesis

Sex is the queen of problems in evolutionary biology. Generations of researchers have investigated one of the last remaining evolutionary paradoxes: why sex exists at all. Given that sexual reproduction is costly from an evolutionary point of view, one could wonder why not all animals and plants reproduce asexually. Dozens of contemporary...

The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic, Second Edition
The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic, Second Edition

Early in his rise to enlightenment, man invented a concept that has since been variously viewed as a vice, a crime, a business, a pleasure, a type of magic, a disease, a folly, a weakness, a form of sexual substitution, an expression of the human instinct. He invented gambling.

Recent advances in the field, particularly...

The Perfectionist's Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes
The Perfectionist's Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes

A guide for getting your perfectionism to work for you

Is perfectionism a good thing or does it get in our way? In The Perfectionist's Handbook, clinical psychologist Jeff Szymanski helps readers navigate their way out of the "perfectionism paradox": if your intentions are good (wanting to excel) and the...

3ds Max 8 Bible
3ds Max 8 Bible
If 3ds Max 8 can do it, you can do it too ... 

Spark your creativity with the world's most popular animation software and the detailed instruction in this power-packed book from an industry expert. If you're new to 3ds Max, jump right in with a Quick Start program that will have you modeling and rendering a complete image your first day....

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our own way extremely difficult.

Author David DiSalvo presents evidence from evolutionary and
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Algorithmic Cryptanalysis (Cryptography and Network Security)
Algorithmic Cryptanalysis (Cryptography and Network Security)
Focusing on both private- and public-key cryptographic algorithms, this book describes algorithmic methods with cryptographically relevant examples. After introducing modern cryptography and elementary number theory and algebra, it covers linear algebra, sieving, brute force, algorithms based on the birthday paradox,...
Programming Microsoft Access 2000 (Microsoft Programming Series)
Programming Microsoft Access 2000 (Microsoft Programming Series)

This book is for database developers who want to use Microsoft Access 2000 to build custom applications. It covers the features that make Access a perennial favorite with developers, as well as the innovations in Access 2000 that you are most likely to use in your programming projects. Numerous programming samples demonstrate the core...

The New How [Paperback]: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy
The New How [Paperback]: Creating Business Solutions Through Collaborative Strategy

What people are saying about The New How
 

"How are you going to get rid of your Air Sandwich if you don't even know what it is? Provocative and practical at the same time."
--Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

"The New How is informative and...

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