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Links for July 23rd through July 27th

by Mel Starrs on July 28, 2010

in News

These are my links for July 23rd through July 27th: Worldchanging: Bright Green: Transition Towns or Bright Green Cities? – Read the whole article: “That sort of casual eagerness for the death of others is appalling. Worse, the strategy implicit in this vision of transitioning — that there can be local soft landings in the […]

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Links for April 24th through April 30th

by Mel Starrs on May 1, 2010

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These are my links for April 24th through April 30th: Comparing Estidama’s Pearls Rating System to LEED and BREEAM | Carboun: Advocating Sustainability in the Middle East – Excellent write-up on Estidama. I'm drawn to the process and 'philosophical' differences: "The first striking difference between The Pearls Rating System on the one hand, and LEED […]

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Links for September 25th through October 1st

by Mel Starrs on October 2, 2009

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These are my links for September 25th through October 1st: "Passive" Heating and Cooling Is a Misnomer. It’s Active. : TreeHugger – "there are 36 Billion square feet of non-residential buildings from the 50s through the 80s that need to be retrofitted and greened. It ain't going to be easy." AIArchitect This Week | Buildings […]

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Links for April 21st through April 27th

by Mel Starrs on April 28, 2009

in News

These are my links for April 21st through April 27th: NGS GreenSpec – Materials – Embodied energy – Data on embodied energy is notoriously difficult to find. This is a useful source: "The figures included in the following table are a much-shortened and abbreviated adaptation of a survey published by the Sustainable Energy Research Team […]

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Links for March 11th through March 15th

by Mel Starrs on March 17, 2009

in News

These are my links for March 11th through March 15th: The Building Futures Game – Building Futures – The Building Futures Game is the outcome of 3 years research and development work carried out by the Building Futures team, CABE and architectural practice AOC. The toolkit emerged through a shared desire as to how one […]

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Heuristics, theories and models

by mel starrs on October 20, 2008

in Opinion, Theory and Comment

Clearing out some MBA stuff and keep coming across snippets regarding models, heuristics and concepts which I want to keep for future reference. Here are some: theories are stable explanations for recurring phenomena theorising is “sense making” “there is nothing so practical as good theory” 3 stages to theorising: concepts (define) conceptual framework (description of […]

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These are my links for June 20th through June 24th: Nuclear Power Crawling Forward | Worldwatch Institute – Fairly level headed (considering it's author is from Greenpeace) and well researched appraisal of global nuclear power reactors construction in 2007. Some interesting facts and figures. No Impact Man: LV GRN: Slimy pets to eat your garbage […]

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These are my links for May 27th through May 29th: 10 Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work – Harvard Business Online’s Tammy Erickson – Why Gen X are ditching corporate companies for start-ups. As always with lists, there are some generalisations, but some insight here. Show Us Your Food: A Q&A With the Authors […]

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Knowledge Management – Quick wins

by mel starrs on November 27, 2007

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(another article I found sitting forlornly in my draft bucket since March for no apparent reason – late but not out of date) Dave Pollard has posted another excellent post on KM. The scary thing is how many of the things he says not to do, I have seen done at various (or many) employers. Including: […]

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One definition of innovation

by mel starrs on November 23, 2007

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I don’t know where* I found this definition but it came to mind when I found Scott Berkun (who wrote the excellent The Art of Project Management) had a new book out on innovation, The Myths of Innovation. Innovation is the collection, assessment and implementation of ideas to transform an organization’s: Products: product attributes (what […]

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