The Puzzler's Dilemma

From the Lighthouse of Alexandria to Monty Hall, a Fresh Look at Classic Conundr ums of Logic, Mathematics, and Life

Author: Derrick Niederman

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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Calling all puzzlers... From mathematics to word puzzles, from logic to lateral thinking, veteran puzzle maker Derrick Niederman delights in tackling the trickiest brainteasers in a new way. Among the old chestnuts he cracks wide open are the following classics: Knights and knaves The monk and the mountain The dominoes and the chessboard The unexpected hanging The Tower of Hanoi Using real-world analogies, infectious humor, and a fresh approach, this deceptively simple volume will challenge, amuse, enlighten, and surprise even the most experienced puzzle solver.

The Puzzle of Life

Discover Pieces of the Puzzle Make Known.

Author: Ms. Cinderella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Poetry

Page: 98

View: 305

Life is ruff but being totally blessed that enjoy the small things in life. Their always be opportunities to take risk on trying something new every day without giving up so easy without a fight for what is mines. There is no accepts, everything happen for a reasons. With God, everything is possible from the begun living life to the extreme adventurous until death. I chose to face reality to bring justice by taking control of my life. Life is what you make it by believe in myself. Everything will be just fine these are real things in life.

The Puzzle of India's Governance

Culture, Context and Comparative Theory

Author: Subrata K. Mitra

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 883

India no longer gets an easy ride as the world's largest democracy. Spectacular terrorist attacks on its Parliament and places of worship, communal riots of unprecedented ferocity, lingering separatist insurgency and violent caste conflict in impoverished regions have combined to cause a closer appraisal of India's capacity to sustain the rule of law. This book shows how governance is high when people follow the rules of transaction, derived from binding custom, legislation, administrative practices and the constitution. The key question that underpins this analysis is why do some people, sometimes, follow rules and not others? This study responds to this central question by looking at analytical narratives of political order in six Indian regional States, surveys of social and political attitudes and extended interviews with political leaders, administrators and police officers. It shows how, by drawing on the logic of human ingenuity, driven by self interest rather than mechanical adherence to tradition and ideology, these regional elites can design institutions and promote security, welfare and identity which enhance governance.

Pursuing Your Passions!

How to Create a Truly Meaningful Life

Author: Dave Romeo

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

View: 160

Pursuing Your Passions! How to Create a Truly Meaningful Life Are you enjoying the fulfilling life you deserve? Do you have a burning desire to show the world your talent? What are your passions? Do you come alive through dancing, singing, sports, music, golf, painting, hunting, traveling, bowling, cooking, reading, pottery, bird-watching, skiing, fishing, gardening, hiking, scrapbooking, target archery, writing, coin collecting, running, or horseback riding? Are you enjoying them as much as you want? Do you need a well-deserved vacation from the mundane? Dave Romeo, a results coach, and one of America's top motivational speakers, takes you on a journey of self-examination to explore the fulfillment you will enjoy when you tap your talents and throw yourself into your passions. You will learn how to express your talents and happiness in a positive way as you grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. In his latest book, Dave Romeo challenges you to discover your personal passions and express the greatness within you. Dave Romeo is the author of "Striving for Signifiance."

Project Management For Dummies

Author: Stanley E. Portny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 463

The bestselling "bible" of project management In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Now with 25 percent new and updated content, Project Management For Dummies introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity. You'll learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects efficiently and effectively. You'll also discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software—and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers. The latest information on measuring project management ROI and value to the organization (and customers) Managing Continuous Process Improvement Examples of formats used for different aspects of project management Managing distressed projects and managing multiple team projects Hierarchical decomposition and how it can dramatically improve the effectiveness of project planning and control The latest trend of embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization New information on managing and resolving conflicts that occur during a project Explanations of concepts tested in the PMP® certification exam with study tips and practices to help you pass Project Management For Dummies gives professionals like you everything you need to be successful project managers. (PMI, CAPM, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Environmental Dilemmas and Policy Design

Author: Huib Pellikaan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 228

The authors argue that citizens are willing and able to contribute towards environmental protection.

African Dilemma Tales

Author: William Bascom

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

View: 947

Dealing with Dilemmas

Where Business Analytics Fall Short

Author: Frank Buytendijk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 960

Observing how business management is obsessed with analysis andnumbers, Dealing with Dilemmas shows there is an entireclass of problems that cannot be solved by analysis: businessdilemmas. Dilemmas, representing a large part of strategicdecision-making, require the opposite approach of analysis;synthesis. Dealing with Dilemmas shows how popularperformance management methodologies can be used in new andpreviously unexplored ways. It authoritatively shows you how yourbusiness can move forward strategically in ways previouslyimpossible. Shows dangers in current thinking around analytics andperformance management Includes practical case examples and interviews with C-levelexecutives and government officials world-wide, both in commercialenterprise and public sector Makes the most nebulous of management processes, strategyformulation, insightful and links it tightly to strategy executionand performance management. Filled with case studies and examples, this book reveals howyour business can start solving dilemmas and move forwardstrategically.

The Puzzle of Life

Author: James Mackay

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 467

What does it mean to have a life? While science attempts to unravel the mysteries of the universe, and the wonders of the creature we call a human being, religion remains rooted in the dogmas of the past. But religion endures as a powerful force throughout the world, and many of its tenets are forever relevant to human existence. Conflicts continue to rage across many regions of our planet, and millions of people still live in constant fear. We need scientists and theologians to help us understand the human condition, but we also need good leaders to navigate the human race through the dangerous waters to come. Do our experiences of the 20th century offer any hope for the 21st? Can science and religion ever be reconciled, and will the nations of the world one day be able to live together in harmony? Can mankind ever solve the puzzle of life? This book explores these and other questions; its ambition is to throw some light on what it means to be alive at the beginning of the 21st century. Science is explained in terms that should be understandable to everyone, and mathematics does not feature at all.