David Murray

  • Le burn-out, mal du siècle? Ce qui est certain, c'est que bien des gens sont concernés! Alors comment en sortir? Ou, mieux, comment y échapper?

    Ayant lui-même connu de sérieuses alertes de santé qui l'ont forcé à ralentir l'allure, l'auteur propose une manière de vivre qui non seulement respecte les conseils de la Bible, mais qui permet aussi de parvenir à un équilibre et de retrouver la joie au quotidien. Ses conseils très pratiques seront utiles à tous, ici et maintenant.

    S'il s'adresse particulièrement aux hommes, il est aussi le coauteur d'un deuxième ouvrage sur le sujet avec son épouse, destiné... aux femmes et intitulé Pause ! Eviter le burn-out dans un monde exigeant.

  • La morosité a aujourd'hui gagné une grande partie de la société, et même pénétré jusque dans l'Eglise. Pourtant, les chrétiens ont les moyens de ne pas succomber au pessimisme ambiant. Ils ont les moyens de vivre autrement. A travers cet ouvrage, David Murray nous invite à réfléchir aux raisons que nous avons d'être heureux même si tout ne va pas toujours pour le mieux. Un appel à témoigner de la joie de l'Evangile !

  • Le burn-out, mal du siècle? Ce qui est certain, c'est que bien des gens sont concernés! Alors comment en sortir? Ou, mieux, comment y échapper?

    Ayant eux-mêmes connu de sérieuses alertes de santé qui les ont forcés à ralentir l'allure, Shona et David Murray proposent une manière de vivre qui non seulement respecte les conseils de la Bible, mais qui permet aussi de parvenir à un équilibre et de retrouver la joie au quotidien. Leurs conseils très pratiques seront utiles à tous, ici et maintenant.

    Si cet ouvrage s'adresse particulièrement aux femmes, David en a publié un autre destiné spécifiquement... aux hommes et intitulé Reset ! Vivre la grâce à l'ère du burn-out.

  • Partout, l'heure est à l'intensification de l'exploitation industrielle des «ressources naturelles». Forêts, eau douce, minerais, sable, rivières, faune sauvage, gaz de schiste, pétrole, terres fertiles, paysages grandioses: tout y passe! La justification de ces efforts est partout la même: cette exploitation est un facteur de croissance essentiel dont il serait fou de ne pas profiter alors que les emplois manquent et que les États sont endettés. C'est le choix de l'extractivisme. Si ce phénomène suscite des débats, ceux-ci ne portent généralement que sur les conditions de l'exploitation de ces richesses: qui va vraiment profiter de ces ressources? Comment ne pas faire trop de dégâts en les mettant à profit? Est-ce le bon moment de les exploiter? Et si, au lieu de se préoccuper de la bonne façon de partager ce «gâteau» (sans trop salir la nappe), on s'interrogeait plutôt sur la pertinence même de le consommer? Avons-nous vraiment besoin d'harnacher de nouvelles rivières, d'exploiter toujours plus de gisements de pétrole et de minerais, d'ouvrir de nouveaux territoires aux touristes, d'intensifier les cultures et l'élevage animal? Ne s'agit-il pas d'une fuite en avant, sur un chemin qui ne mène nulle part, sinon à la destruction pure et simple de notre habitat terrestre et de nos sociétés? Ne pourrions-nous pas vivre aussi bien, voire mieux, sans pratiquer ce type d'exploitation? Si oui, à quelles conditions? Les auteur.e.s s'attaquent à ces questions difficiles en dénonçant la logique de l'extractivisme avant d'en souligner les principales limites physiques. Les effets destructeurs et irréversibles du processus économique sur les ressources naturelles dites «non renouvelables» (énergies fossiles, minerais, etc.) étant déjà à l'oeuvre, les auteur.e.s s'attellent à décrire les alternatives possibles à ce «modèle de développement»: low-tech, transition énergétique, résistance autochtone et philosophie du buen vivir... Ils nous invitent à changer de paradigme pour penser les pistes d'actions nécessaires dans un futur post-extractiviste. Car à force de creuser, nous arrivons bel et bien aux limites de notre unique planète.

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    This book re-shapes thinking on `gender gaps'-differences between men and women in their incomes, their employment and their conditions of work. It shows how the interaction between regulation distance and content, labor segmentation and norms helps us understand various aspects of gender gaps. 
     
    It brings together leading authors from industrial relations, sociology, politics, and feminist economics, who outline the roles the family, state public policy, trade unions and class play in creating gender gaps, and consider the lessons from international comparisons.  While many studies have focused on the role of society or organizations, this book also pays attention to the role of occupations in promoting and reinforcing gender gaps, discussing groups such as apparel outworkers, film and video workers, care workers, public-sector professionals like librarians, chief executives, academics, and coal miners.
     
    This book will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers, academics and students interested in understanding why inequality between men and women persists today-and what might be done about it.
     

  • THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY ORIGINAL IDEA Great thinkers through history - Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs - have understood this and used it to their advantage. Now you can too, with the help of David Murray's practical six-step 'borrowing' process.



    Borrowing isn't really intellectual theft; it's the core creative thinking technique. Contrary to what many of us believe, creativity can be learned and is easily within reach. Using practical lessons from the careers of brilliant thinkers, Murray lifts the veil off the creative process, showing us how to tap into our own creativity and become the innovators we'd love to be.


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    'Everything a business book should be. A great concept brilliantly expressed in an interesting and well-written book.' Al Ries, author of Positioning and War in the Boardroom

  • In a book poised to become the bible of innovation, a renowned creativity expert reveals the key to the creative process-"borrowing".
    As a former aerospace scientist, Fortune 500 executive, chief innovation officer, inventor, and software entrepreneur, David Kord Murray has made a living by coming up with innovative ideas. In Borrowing Brilliance he shows readers how new ideas are merely the combination of existing ones by presenting a simple six-step process that anyone can use to build business innovation:
    ?Defining-Define the problem you're trying to solve.
    ?Borrowing-Borrow ideas from places with a similar problem.
    ?Combining-Connect and combine these borrowed ideas.
    ?Incubating-Allow the combinations to incubate into a solution.
    ?Judging-Identify the strength and weakness of the solution.
    ?Enhancing-Eliminate weak points while enhancing strong ones.
    Each chapter features real-life examples of brilliant borrowers, including profiles of Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the Google guys), George Lucas, Steve Jobs, and other creative thinkers. Murray used these methods to re-create his own career and he shows readers how to harness them to find creative solutions.

  • DCI Patsy Chalke - beautiful, rich, Oxford-educated. Owns a riverside penthouse, drives a red Mercedes convertible. DS Bobby Leyden - the bruiser from the notorious Ferrier estate. Lives on take-away Chinese and cans of 1664. Drives a Ford. They are Chalke and Cheese, but when a gruesome string of murders rocks the royal borough of Greenwich, the pair must work together to find out who is killing South London's villains. And why. In Meantime nothing is what it seems to be.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «BORROWING BRILLIANCE: The Six Steps to Business Innovation By Building on the Ideas of Others» by David Kord Murray.

    David Murray is an aerospace engineer turned entrepreneur, inventor and Fortune 500 executive. He has notably served as the head of innovation for Intuit and other Fortune 500 companies and has worked as the Senior Manager for Advanced Technologies for President Reagan's Star Wars program. In Borrowing Brilliance, Murray argues that new ideas are always constructed out of existing ideas. What appear to be genuinely original ideas always combine snippets of one idea with parts of another to come up with something which has never before been combined in that way. To be specific, when you look at the creative process from a big picture perspective, you'll always find the genesis of any new idea comes through a six-step process. By working through this six-step process, you come up with something new which combines aspects or elements of old and established ideas into a different mix.

    «Brilliance is actually borrowed, easily within your reach, for, really, it's knowing where to borrow the materials from and how to put them together that determines your creative ability.

  • This must-read text/reference provides a practical guide to processes involved in the development and application of dynamic simulation models, covering a wide range of issues relating to testing, verification and validation. Illustrative example problems in continuous system simulation are presented throughout the book, supported by extended case studies from a number of interdisciplinary applications.Topics and features: provides an emphasis on practical issues of model quality and validation, along with questions concerning the management of simulation models, the use of model libraries, and generic models; contains numerous step-by-step examples; presents detailed case studies, often with accompanying datasets for readers to use in model validation and testing exercises; includes discussion of hybrid models, which involve a combination of continuous system and discrete-event descriptions; examines experimental modeling approaches that involve system identification and parameter estimation, emphasizing the practical importance of more theoretical concepts such as identifiability and test input design; offers supplementary material at an associated website, including links for readers without prior experience in this field to expand their background knowledge.This highly useful, hands-on work will be of great benefit to practitioners and professionals who use simulation and modeling techniques in their work, as well as to students in graduate-level courses on modeling and simulation.

  • It is often said that in order to know where we are going, we need to know where we have been. For some years the construction industry has been challenged to deliver better performance in terms of value for money, timelier construction and defect free building. Behind this remodelling of an industry is Government. The interest by Government is not new, and report after report in the post war period has exhorted the industry to perform better.
    This book documents how Government, through influential reports, has sought to shape the performance and attitudes of parties to the construction industry. It provides a critical review of 12 of the most significant, setting these against their political, social and economic background, and offers a ready reference and critique for researchers of construction management, government and economics.

  • Offers an updated second edition of the comprehensive reference on the use of drugs for veterinary mental health care and behavior modification This fully revised Second Edition of Veterinary Psychopharmacology offers an authoritative reference to the drugs prescribed to treat psychiatric, psychological, and behavioral disorders in pets. Designed to be an accessible resource, the text is divided into sections on psychopharmacologic principles and clinical psychopharmacology. Comprehensive in scope, the book contains detailed information on pharmacologic intervention for pet mental health and behavior issues, offers thorough explanations of options, and explores why a particular drug should be prescribed and why it works. Updated to include the recent advances in psychopharmacology for pets, the Second Edition includes new chapters that cover the principles of psychopharmacology, miscellaneous serotonergic agents, anticonvulsants and mood stabilizers, sympatholytic agents, and NMDA antagonists. In addition, the text explains the drug options, including all the information necessary to correct dysfunctions in the brain's chemistry through pharmacologic treatment. This important resource: Presents an updated and comprehensive resource for pharmacologic treatments for pet, equine, and zoo animal psychiatric disorders and behavior problems Contains in-depth information on drugs that promote neurochemical changes that will alter the mood, emotional state, reactivity, and behavior of the patient, including prescribing options and mechanisms of action Includes new chapters on the principles of psychopharmacology, miscellaneous serotonergic agents, mood stabilizers, sympatholytic agents, and NMDA antagonists Written for veterinarians, veterinary behaviorists, and veterinary students, the updated second edition of Veterinary Psychopharmacology is a complete source for current knowledge on pharmacologic behavior modification.
    "Overall, this book packs a substantial amount of useful data into approximately 300 pages. The scope of the book is comprehensive and may include more in-depth information than casual prescribers seek, but it will be a good resource for the practitioners who are interested in immersing themselves into veterinary psychopharmacology." - JAVMA Vol 255 No. 6

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