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Facilitating Collaboration: Notes on Facilitation For Experienced...
by , Dan Newman

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March 22, 2017

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Combining nearly two decades of facilitating organizational transformations, workshops and meeting strategies for Fortune 100 companies, international governments and non-profit institutions, Brandon and Dan share the steps and critical approach to help you evolve from traditional facilitation to advanced collaboration. Learn directly from successful conversions at Google, (the start of Google Apps) the Arab League (22 country collaboration) as well as a regional non-profit (diversity & inclusion) and local school (classroom re-designs). <br /><br />This book is not a toolkit or step by step guide, but rather you should already be an experienced collaborator and facilitator. You will learn directly The Facilitator's 6 Jobs: <br />Scoping<br />Understanding what the client wants. Scoping an event involves clarifying what outcomes the client is seeking, how these outcomes will be put to use to achieve broader objectives, what decisions have already been taken, and what topics will not be addressed. (see Chapter 3)<br /><br />Working with Sponsors<br />Building a trusting relationship with the sponsors about content. Event sponsors will only trust an outside facilitator to shape critical work with a large team if he or she invests the time and care to understand the business issue at hand and the personal and political challenges faced by sponsors. (see Chapter 4)<br /><br />Preparation<br />Assembling the elements – some tangible, most not – that need to be in place in order to deliver an event. Logistics and knowledge inputs account for the bulk of the tangible preparation. The intangibles consist of deep learning about the client’s issues and the elements from which possible solutions will be constructed. (see Chapter 5) Of course, preparation includes agenda design, which is addressed separately in the subsequent chapter.<br /><br />Designing<br />The process of building an agenda. I intentionally choose event modules and order them to achieve specific intermediate outcomes and to create a narrative of the event. The focus is on the process of involving clients in the design process rather than on the design per se. (see Chapter 6)<br /><br />Delivery<br />Guiding a group of participants through designed work towards a desired outcome. This is what people tend to think of when I say facilitation: standing in front of a room full of people, moderating discussion, directing work, telling stories, listening, and generally waving my arms about in the hope of orchestrating the work of a group assembled for a common purpose. (see Chapter 7)<br /><br />Value Capture<br />Helping sponsors employ event outcomes to achieve desired objectives. The critical period immediately following a facilitated event is as crucial as the event itself to helping the client achieve valuable results. (see Chapter 8)
Searching for MacArthur
by Geoffrey Perret

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English

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March 20, 2017

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An overheard remark sent Geoffrey Perret off on a years-long quest to discover the truth about General Douglas MacArthur, a man whose power to inspire both rage and reverence has only grown after his death in 1964. Here, in this essay, are Perret's revelations.
Real Soldiers of Fortune
by Richard Harding Davis

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English

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March 24, 2017

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Richard Harding Davis was an American writer and journalist. Davis was also well known for being the first American war correspondent to cover many wars including the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and World War I. Davis’s writing also played a critical role in helping the political career of Theodore Roosevelt.<br /><br />Real Soldiers of Fortune is a book consisting of short biographies of the following people: Henry Maciver, James Harden-Hickey, Winston Churchill (his early life), Philo Norton McGiffin, General William Walker, and Frederick Russell Burnham.
Busan South Korea : Asian Backpack Travel View Journey Photo Book...
by Sara Lept

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English

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March 23, 2017

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BUSAN SOUTH KOREA gives you all the information you need to know about planning your trip to the ancient Korean city. <br />Taking the reader on a fascinating journey through several thousand years of history, <br />Readers will become enraptured with historical sites such as the Beomeosa Temple.
Nella Tormenta. Diario di un giornalista durante la guerra 30 lug...
by Luigi Campolonghi

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Italian

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March 23, 2017

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Il diario di Campolonghi del periodo di guerra 30 luglio – 6 settembre 1914.
Yorkie Doodle Dandy: A Memoir
by William Wynne

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English

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150

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March 23, 2017

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<p><b>Yorkie Doodle Dandy</b> is Corporal William A. Wynne's story about Smoky, a tiny Yorkshire Terrier found in a New Guinea foxhole during WW II. Smoky helped save the lives of servicemen who were faced with imminent airfield attack. Wynne's own life was spared while under a shipboard kamikaze attack - led by Smoky. Smoky is credited internationally for her therapy work in hospitals and care facilities. Post-war, Smoky continued therapy work and performed on live television with Bill Wynne as trainer. Smoky ultimately proved to the world the therapeutic value of dogs to people during war, conflict, and recovery, as well as in friendship, entertainment, and hope.</p><p>Author <b>William A. Wynne</b> is nationally recognized for his award-winning black and white photography. While specializing in horticulture during high school, he took an elective course in photography, which was to change his life forever. In 1944, the 26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force placed Wynne directly into the Pacific Theater of World War II, where he was to soon become Smoky's best friend.</p><p>Post-war, Wynne trained dogs for Hollywood films, then joined NACA/NASA's Flight Icing Research Team at Lewis Laboratories in Cleveland, Ohio. He invented a specialized camera for the Aircraft Crash Fire Test Program that prevented a jet engine test tunnel from detonating. Wynne worked for The Cleveland Plain Dealer where he won numerous national awards, including the George Washington Honor Medal and The Brotherhood Award. He delivered over 500 full-page photo-essays, many receiving national acclaim, and received later awards for lifetime achievement as a journalist, author, inventor, and decorated WWII Veteran.</p><p>Bill Wynne married high school sweetheart Margaret ("Margie") Roberts in 1946 and raised nine wonderful children in a happy marriage. At 95 years of age, he continues an active life, while honoring Smoky's contributions to people, humanity and service to others.</p>
The Best Reading Method
by Kiyoshi Miki

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English

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March 20, 2017

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Kiyoshi Miki(1897-1945) was a philosopher who developed a reading of Heidegger's early philosophy as essentially being in the tradition of Christian individualism and he belonged to Kyoto School which is the name given to the Japanese philosophical movement centered at Kyoto University.<br /><br /><br />-The Best Reading Method-<br /><br />The first important thing is to make a reading habit. As in other cases, making a habit is necessary as well. People cannot read books for obligation or simply for interest. Habits do a lot of things. As in other cases, reading habits have to be cultivated as soon as possible. Those who did not make reading habits when they are students will probably end without understanding the fun of reading...
Celebrity Biographies - The Incredible Life of Steve Jobs - Famou...
by Matt Green

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English

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March 24, 2017

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Ever wondered how Steve Jobs rose to stardom?<br /><br />
Mawuli School: The Early Years
by David C. K. Tay

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English

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March 23, 2017

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Mawuli School was the first Secondary School founded by the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P.) Church in 1950 at Ho in the Trans Volta Togoland Mandated Territory which was under the administration of the Gold Coast Colony. To illustrate the strong link between the two, the book traced the history of the E. P. Church, from its beginning to the founding of the School.<br />The book gives the historical account of the founding of Mawuli School in 1950 from the Founders’ perspective and life and activities in the School from the Students’ perspective up to 1955, the year the Author graduated from Form 5. Coincidentally, the first girls were admitted in 1955 and Mawuli became a co-ed school.
An Automobile Odyssey
by John Dalessio

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English

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March 23, 2017

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You are about to read a story of a man who started out in life with next to nothing and was able to achieve the American dream with notable successes in the automobile industry. The automobile was not invented in a single day or by a single inventor. Who exactly invented the automobile is just a matter of opinion. The history of the automobile reflects a worldwide evolution that took place over 130 years. Over time cars have had an enormous impact on our society and changed the way people lived, worked and enjoyed their leisure time.Much has been written about America’s love affair with the automobile. My love affair with the automobile was a lasting one. It was easy to fall in love with my first car, savoring the freedom that it would bring to my teen life. The exhilaration of traveling to distant places and discovering what life was about in my youth would be something that I will remember always.<br />My story began when I was born the son of Italian immigrants who achieved citizenship and was the youngest of five siblings by fifteen years. I was raised in a comfortable but modest environment in a small town in southern New Jersey and the only one of five to graduate high school. <br />My father, was a tough old country Italian who taught me something very valuable – the work ethic. I became aware of the moral benefit and importance of hard work and its ability to strengthen one’s character. Little did I realize back then as a teenager how far the work ethic would take me going forward.<br />Not having attended college, I recognized early on that the automobile industry offered unprecedented opportunities for someone with the drive and ambition to succeed, particularly in an automobile dealership. The automobile industry is one of the world’s most important economic sectors by revenue. <br />When I look back on my forty-seven years in the auto industry, I can recall my humble start as a parts counterman in a NAPA Auto Parts store. I was later hired as a Parts Manager for a local Lincoln-Mercury dealership. The job was a beginning that helped me to launch a highly successful career in the automobile industry. After managing the parts department for a year, I became an automobile Salesman, later was promoted to Sales Manager, then moved up to General Manager. The wealth of experience I had successfully accumulated in six years with a new car dealer operation had prepared me to go out on my own and establish a new business.<br />Through the years I would build my first dealership, purchase a second dealership, then retire early at age 55. After a short retirement, I built a third dealership and continued on for many more years until my second and final retirement.<br />The automobile industry has come a long way from its humble origins of horse and buggy conversion. The first gasoline powered production vehicle was credited to Karl Benz in 1886. The drivers of the day were adventurous, going out on dirt roads in every weather condition unprotected by an enclosed body. <br />In 1913 Henry Ford built the first moving chassis assembly line producing an affordable car for the masses. Fast forward to 2017 and the automobile has evolved into a powerful stylish comfortable vehicle powered by turbo-charged engines, hybrid power, electrics and hydrogen power.<br />We are soon entering the era of autonomous or self-driving cars What will the future hold for automobiles? Let me tell you about an Automobile Odyssey . . . .<br />

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