How Professionals Make Decisions

How Professionals Make Decisions
Author: Henry Montgomery,Raanan Lipshitz,Berndt Brehmer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2004-09-23
ISBN: 1410611728
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Professionals Make Decisions Book Excerpt:

This volume is the fruit of the 5th conference on Naturalistic Decision Making which focused on the importance of studying people who have some degree of expertise in the domain in which they make decisions. The substantive concerns pertain to how individuals and groups make decisions in professional and organizational settings, and to develop suit

The Pursuit of Excellence Through Education

The Pursuit of Excellence Through Education
Author: Michel Ferrari
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2001-12-01
ISBN: 1135670978
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Excellence Through Education Book Excerpt:

Although specific definitions may change over time, few goals are considered more important to education than the pursuit of academic excellence. There are many different viewpoints on this issue today among educational psychologists and other social scientists. One particularly glaring fault line in the debate divides those who emphasize developing individual learning and those who focus on promoting cultural and institutional reform. These two perspectives are rarely addressed in a single volume. In this book, well-known theorists and researchers present a range of perspectives on how to promote excellence in education. This allows those who stress transformation of educational practice and those who emphasize individual abilities to speak to each, and invites readers to jointly consider the arguments for both positions, or for some synthesis of the two. The point is to consider how these two divergent viewpoints can be reconciled, or simply coordinated, in an effort to benefit both students and society at large. The main thesis is that excellence can be fostered without sacrificing equity, both of which are fundamental tenets of a democratic education. The issues addressed in this book have implications and relevance for school reform efforts and across the fields of educational psychology, curriculum and instruction, philosophy of education, and educational leadership. The volume provides a unique source for students and teachers in various disciplines who want to gain a broader and more integrated view of the nature and development of excellence through education.

Encyclopedia of Creativity

Encyclopedia of Creativity
Author: Steven R. Pritzker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1663
Release: 1999-08-09
ISBN: 0080548504
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Creativity Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Creativity is the sourcebook for individuals seeking specialized information about creativity and motivation. Subjects include theories of creativity, techniques for enhancing creativity, individuals who have made significant contributions to creativity, physiological aspects of creativity, and virtually any topic that touches upon the subject. Entries are placed in alphabetical order with cross-references to other topics and entries where appropriate. Each entry is written in simple easy-to-understand terms summarizing the most important aspects of creative research and writing relating to the specific topic. A bibliography in the back of each article suggests additional sources for more information. The text is visually enhanced throughout by illustrations and photographs. A source-book of specialized information about creativity and motivation Includes virtually any topic dealing with creativity Entries are placed in alphabetical order with cross-references Written in easy-to-understand terms Illustrations and photographs throughout Contains select biographies of internationally renowned creative individuals from throughout history

Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports

Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports
Author: Andrews, Sharon,Crawford, Caroline M.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN: 1799873021
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports Book Excerpt:

Esports have attracted considerable attention over the past few years and become an industry that is projected to continue to increase rapidly. Intersecting with the esports industry are organizations and businesses that develop and support the esports game experience. Included is the entrepreneurial spirit of gamers, who are interested in creating their own career paths through capturing and posting gaming microassists on different public venues that are driven by advertising dollars, invitational competition monetary winnings, and other forms of marketing their expertise for financial gain. All these organizations and industries form satellites of career opportunities as well as opportunities for research and enhanced forward-leaning study. Such career opportunities can be explicitly addressed within the structure of university degree and micro-credential certificate programs, some of which have begun to offer esports-directed degrees, but most of which have not yet moved from esports clubs into a recognition of the business and industry monetization of esports. The Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports addresses the intersection of esports gaming and the business and industry of esports, rather than an exploration of the video games themselves. It is the supporting and intersecting industry driven by esports and the vast opportunities this brings that are the foci of this book. Covering topics including digital learning, esport marketing curriculum, and gaming culture, this text is essential for business professionals, industry analysts, entrepreneurs, managers, coaches, marketers, advertisers, brand managers, university and college administrators, faculty and researchers, students, professors, and academicians.

The Chess Player s Chronicle

The Chess Player s Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Creativity

Encyclopedia of Creativity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1384
Release: 2011-05-20
ISBN: 0123750385
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Creativity Book Excerpt:

The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release. Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Serves as a compendium of reviews of a number of domain-specific areas, such as acting, dance, expressive arts, film, food, music, religion, science, sports, theater, and writing. Creativity and education are examined in articles about thought processes, such as developmental trends in creative abilities and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, knowledge, play, prodigies, programs and courses, talent and teaching creativity. Cognitive aspects of creativity can be investigated in articles about altered and transitional states, analogies, attention, cognitive style, divergent thinking, flow and optimal experience, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and remote associates. Covers business and organizational creativity in articles about advertising with art, creative visuals, business/management, creativity coaching, creativity exercises, entrepreneurship, group dynamics, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, teams, and training, among others. Explicitly examines the complex interrelationship between society and creativity in articles about awards, conformity and conventionality, the creative sector and class of society, cultural diversity, the dark side of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, war, zeitgeist, and others. Personal and interpersonal creativity is discussed in articles relating to collaboration, family, life stages, mentors, networking, personal creativity and self-actualization. Focuses on scientific information about creativity, there are also articles that discuss brain and neuropsychology, concepts of creativity, definitions of creativity, expertise, longitudinal studies, researching art, artists and art audiences, research methods, phenomenology research and qualitative research. Online version contains an additional 26 biographies of famously creative people

The 4 Hour Work Week

The 4 Hour Work Week
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1446490599
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 4 Hour Work Week Book Excerpt:

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

The Chess Player s Magazine

The Chess Player s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1863
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chess Player s Chronicle

Chess Player s Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chess
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Learning From the Links

Learning From the Links
Author: David K. Hurst
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 9780743223911
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning From the Links Book Excerpt:

For the first time, a seasoned business executive and avid golfer combines these two passions to explore what makes for top performance in each field. Management consultant David K. Hurst explores compelling links relating the two activities to explain clearly what every manager who plays golf may feel only intuitively: that there is a deep systemic connection between them. For on the tee, as in the boardroom, a player can't just hit and hope -- he or she must continually think ahead, contemplate multiple scenarios, and consider the downside of every decision. And then everything depends on execution. In Learning from the Links, Hurst clarifies muddled thinking in both management and golf: he deals squarely with the challenge of implementing a game plan and seeing it through. Hurst takes to task the current "head-down" instructional model used to teach golf and management. He addresses the huge gulf between knowing what to do in a given situation and knowing how to do it. This chasm is an ever-present hazard both on the course and in an organization: it keeps people from solving their problems and achieving their goals. By examining golfers' and managers' struggles for improvement, Hurst shows us why complex systems are so hard to change and how to set about changing them -- systematically. Using the latest thinking from fields as diverse as neuroscience, artificial intelligence, art, and anthropology, Hurst's primary purpose is to help his readers make sense of their own experience -- to help them learn more effectively. His practical advice is profusely illustrated with examples from both golf and management, allowing the reader to move back and forth between his or her experiences in both activities. Part business management book, part strategy guide, these are more than just lessons for one's game or one's office: these are lessons for life.

The Chess Player s Chronicle

The Chess Player s Chronicle
Author: Anonymous
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2022-07-20
ISBN: 3375099584
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chess Player s Chronicle Book Excerpt:

Reprint of the original, first published in 1860.

The 4 hour Chef

The 4 hour Chef
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 671
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0547884591
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 4 hour Chef Book Excerpt:

Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.

Expertise and Skill Acquisition

Expertise and Skill Acquisition
Author: James J. Staszewski
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2013-05-29
ISBN: 1135108803
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expertise and Skill Acquisition Book Excerpt:

The research on human expertise and complex skill acquisition that Wlliam G. Chase performed in the decade between publication of the classic chess studies he conducted with Herb Simon in 1973 and his untimely and tragic death has proven profoundly influential and enduring. Its impact spans disciplines that include Psychology, Computer Science, Education, Cognitive Neuroscience, Medicine, and Human Factors. It has contributed significantly to the emergence of Cognitive Engineering and has led to significant applications in the areas of training and instruction and knowledge-based "intelligent" computational systems. Its influence can be seen in current discussions of intelligence, heritability, intellectual potential, and achievement found in the contemporary popular press. The chapters in this volume document the enduring scientific contributions of William G. Chase to current knowledge and understanding of human expertise and skill acquisition and applications his work has supported. It will be of interest to those researching, studying, and working in the multiple fields that were greatly influenced by Chase's work.

Eminent Victorian Chess Players

Eminent Victorian Chess Players
Author: Tim Harding
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2014-12-03
ISBN: 1476601437
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eminent Victorian Chess Players Book Excerpt:

This book portrays British chess life in the nineteenth century through biographical studies of ten players who shaped the modern game. From Captain Evans, inventor of the famous gambit, to Isidor Gunsberg, England's first challenger for the world championship, personal narratives are blended with game annotations to reassess players' achievements and character. The author has combined deep reading in primary sources with genealogical research to reveal new facts and correct previous misunderstandings. Major chapters on Howard Staunton and William Steinitz, in particular, highlight the tensions between Englishmen and immigrants, amateurs and professionals. The contrasting long careers of Henry Bird and Joseph Blackburne provide a thread of continuity. The lives of several other important figures in Victorian chess are also presented. More than 160 games (with diagrams), several annotated in detail, and 50 photographs and line drawings are included. Appendices provide career records for all ten; there are extensive notes, a bibliography and indexes.

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World
Author: Simen Agdestein
Publsiher: New In Chess
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 9056914421
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World Book Excerpt:

At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World is the fairy-tale-like story of his rise. The story-teller could not have been better qualified. Simen Agdestein trained Magnus in the years leading up to his grandmaster title, repeatedly pinching himself in amazement at his pupil’s lightning progress While you follow Magnus on his wonderful journey, Agdestein is your guide, providing insights into the Carlsen family life and explaining the secrets of Magnus’ play in clear and instructive comments. This is an inspiring book for any chess player. It will fascinate parents and help gifted children to realize their full potential.

Human Cognition

Human Cognition
Author: John Bransford
Publsiher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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500 Chess Questions Answered

500 Chess Questions Answered
Author: Andrew Soltis
Publsiher: Batsford
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN: 1849947597
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

500 Chess Questions Answered Book Excerpt:

An insightful new book that is perfect for newcomers to chess inspired by Netflix's Queen's Gambit. Written by one of the best chess communicators in the business, chess master and chess journalist Andy Soltis divulges practical advice and explains technical terms that chess books often overlook. From learning how to train your mind with chess information to choosing the best chess opening, dip in and out of this invaluable guide to improve your chess in a minutes. Chess questions answered in this book include: Is there a best way to study chess? How do I know if I have a natural talent? How important is chess memory and how can I train mine? How long should I think before choosing a move? Is there a proper way to think? Can I think like a chess computer? How do I develop chess intuition? Don't try to swallow too much information in one sitting. Dip in and out of these great chess questions to better understand the game and let the improvement happen incrementally.

Westminster Chess Club Papers

Westminster Chess Club Papers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Joseph Henry Blackburne

Joseph Henry Blackburne
Author: Tim Harding
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-08-13
ISBN: 1476620288
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Henry Blackburne Book Excerpt:

During a career spanning more than 50 years, J.H. Blackburne (1841–1924) won the British Chess Championship and several international tournaments, at his peak becoming one of the world’s top three chess masters. A professional player who derived his livelihood from annual tours of chess clubs in England and other countries, entertaining and teaching amateur players, he astonished his contemporaries by the ease with which he played the game without sight of the chessboard. At 21, he set a world record for such exhibitions, competing against 12 club players simultaneously, and he continued to perform “blindfold” into his sixties. This first comprehensive biography of Britain’s greatest chess player of the 19th and early 20th centuries presents more than 1,000 of Blackburne’s games chronologically, including all his surviving games from serious competition, annotated in varying detail. Many are masterpieces containing beautiful combinations and instructive endgame play. Blackburne’s unusual family and social background are fully explored.

Calculate Like a Grandmaster

Calculate Like a Grandmaster
Author: Daniel Gormally
Publsiher: Batsford
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1849940967
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calculate Like a Grandmaster Book Excerpt:

• Learn the calculation secrets of the world’s best attacking players • First book from one of the UK’s biggest chess stars • Illustrated with a wealth of examples from top-level chess games This first book from one of the UK’s top grandmasters is a penetrating and detailed (though engaging and friendly) study of typical games played by the most exciting chess players of the modern era, those that are renowned as ‘attacking’ players, from Mikhail Tal, pioneering hero of the ultra-modern attacking style, to Magnus Carlsen, teenage leader of the ‘new wave’ of deadly attackers, via the immortal Bobby Fischer, ‘boa constrictor’ Anatoly Karpov and ‘King Garry’ Kasparov. The author has tried to get into the heads of these stellar players, revealing the secrets of how they choose their decisive moves and succeed in delivering such awesome attacks. This inspiring book encourages you to play more imaginatively and copy the grandmasters’ thought processes in your own game.