Readings in Social Psychology

Hartley, Eugene, Maccoby, Eleanor, and Newcomb, Theodore, (eds.), Readings in Social Psychology. (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1947.) Lindzey, Gardiner, (ed.), Handbook of Social Psychology. (Cambridge, Mass.: Addison – Wesley, 1954.) Natanson, Maurice, (ed.), Philosophy of the Social Sciences. (New York: Random House, 1963.) Newcomb, Theodore, Turner, Ralph H., and Converse, Philip E., Social …

Whether we grow specialized

Whether we grow specialized animals to serve us or develop household robots depends in part on the uneven race between the life sciences and the physical sciences. It may be cheaper to make machines for our purposes, than to raise and train animals. Yet the biological sciences are developing so rapidly that the balance may …

Sustained improvement in punctuality

Sustained improvement in punctuality of the operation   Executive Club members recognized by Service Delivery Mechanisms to encourage the innovations of staff and respond to customers   Half the airline’s staff attended Winning for Customers Assessed training requirements and developed quality program Time Management Tools App | Actions Hero Smartphone App, ADD Tools, ADHD Time …

Racing to the Middle

Racing to the Middle Demographically and economically, the United States was becoming a middle-class society in this era. Even as economic inequality persisted and racial discrimination in the north began to draw attention, the American Dream took on the flavor of its middle class. America was under the thrall of television; it shaped the way …

A SUPERABUNDANCE OF SELVES

A SUPERABUNDANCE OF SELVES To be "between styles" or "between subcults" is a life-crisis, and the people of the future spend more time in this condition, searching for styles, than do the people of the past or present. Altering his identity as he goes, super-industrial man traces a private trajectory through a world of colliding …

Double our corporate value

Double our corporate value in seven years Increase our earnings by an average of 20% per year Achieve an internal rate-of-return 2% above the cost of capital Increase both production and reserves by 20% in the next decade Corporate Targets’ Scorecard Measures Business Unit Targets Team/Individual Objectives and Initiatives 1997 1998 1999 1997 1998 1999 …

Three of the outstanding

Three of the outstanding characteristics of bureaucracy were, as we have seen, permanence, hierarchy, and a division of labor. These characteristics molded the human beings who manned the organizations. Permanence—the recognition that the link between man and organization would endure through time—brought with it a commitment to the organization. The longer the man stayed within …

Still more damaging to

Still more damaging to democracy is the time-bias of politics. The politician’s time horizon usually extends no further than the next election. Congresses, diets, parliaments, city councils—legislative bodies in general—lack the time, the resources, or the organizational forms needed to think seriously about the long-term future. As for the citizen, the last thing he is …

The committee concluded by

The committee concluded by recommending that companies adopt a more “balanced” and forward-looking approach: To meet users’ changing needs, business reporting must: Provide more information about plans, opportunities, risks and uncertainties Focus more on the factors that create longer-term value, including nonfinancial measures indicating how key business processes are performing Better align information reported externally …

Herman Kahn and Anthony

In their book, The Year 2000, Herman Kahn and Anthony Wiener list one hundred technical innovations "very likely in the last third of the twentieth century." These range from multiple applications of the laser to new materials, new power sources, new airborne and submarine vehicles, three-dimensional photography, and "human hibernation" for medical purposes. Similar lists …