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Root Metaphors and World Hypotheses. Integral Theory Is Complemented by Archie J. Bahm's Organicism. Integral Theory Is Complemented by Archie J. Bahm's Organicism (c) ByGIORGIO PIACENZA CABRERA Abstract This paper presents Archie J. Bahm’s “Organicism” as a Metatheory based upon polarity and logic. It also shows that AQAL (or Integral Metatheory) can benefit from relating to this more deductive approach that relates with logical-relational aspects inherent at the core of Integral concepts of “hierarchy” “inclusiveness” and “holon,” aspects that were perhaps forgotten or set aside due to AQAL’s current emphasis on experientially verifiable patterns.

Introduction “ORGANICISM,” a 2nd Tier Metatheory developed decades before Ken Wilber by the late emeritus professor in philosophy Archie J. I think that, essentially, Archie J. In Organicism, thinkers using static categories of polar analysis disclose existence as a PROCESS. When Archie J. Whether, useful inter quadratic relations can also be discovered by using Organicistic logical procedures remains to be discovered.

Inter Level Tension. The Delphi Method: Techniques and Applications--Harold A. Linstone and Murray Turoff (Eds.)--1975. The digital version has been created by the efforts of a number of Ph.D. students in the Information Systems Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. There are in fact a number of thesis efforts that have been undertaken to utilize the concepts of the Delphi Method to design and evaluate groups communication systems for large groups dealing with complex problems. If you find the material in this reproduction of the original 1975 book to be useful, we would like to suggest you make a modest contribution to the IS graduate student fund at NJIT.

This money will go to support the travel of graduate students to professional meetings where they have had papers accepted. Mail your check to: IS graduate student fund at NJIT Information Systems Department College of Computing Sciences New Jersey Institute of Technology University Heights Newark, NJ 07102-1982 Please direct all other inquiries to author Murray Turoff. A Note About the Electronic Version Table of Contents (121k) Linked Data | Linked Data - Connect Distributed Data across the Web.

VoxPopuLII » Page 2. Take a look at your bundle of tags on Delicious. Would you ever believe you’re going to change the law with a handful of them? You’re going to change the way you research the law. The way you apply it. The way you teach it and, in doing so, shape the minds of future lawyers. Do you think I’m going too far? But don’t overlook the way taxonomies have changed the law and shaped lawyers’ minds so far. We, the lawyers, have used extensively taxonomies through the years; Civil lawyers in particular have shown to be particularly prone to them. Taxonomies help legal research. First, taxonomies help us retrieve what we’ve stored (rules and case law). Are you looking for a rule about a sales contract? If you are a Common Lawyer, and ignore the perverse pleasure of browsing through Civil Code taxonomy, you’ll probably know Westlaw’s classification and its key numbering system. The problem with legal taxonomies.

But let’s take my friend Tim; he doesn’t have a legal education. You got it? Long Tail — returns beyond the efficient frontier — The FINTECH Book. Long Tail — returns beyond the efficient frontier by: Juan Colon Twitter: @DarwinExchange It’s 2015, yet Main Street savers invest every bit as they did in 1915. When banks feel like lending, they force­feed investors with products that fund bank loans cheaply. When they don’t, they pitch complex “opportunities ̈ with hidden fees. Where money is invested is an afterthought: “experts” simply channel way too much money into way too few strategies under restrictions designed to “protect” consumers from advisor abuse.

In 2015, collective investment schemes are still designed by middlemen to feed middlemen: John Doe saves to just about pay for fees and taxes, by definition. Luckily, it’s 2015 and the net fuels consumer and investor creativity. The network economy empowers consumers to bypass producers. 1­size fits all designs lose out to consumers who design, produce (3D printers!) In the long tail economy, consumers become producers.

And thus long­tail investing was born. Five top apps for managing inventory. If you manage or administer a business, one of the most important tasks is tracking inventory — whether that means hardware or software or products. Without the ability to manage that inventory, your business could fail. You must know where the inventory comes from, how much you have, where it goes, and how you profit from its sale. The management of your inventory should be tied directly to the flow of business, from the ground up. Luckily, plenty of tools are available that can help with this process. Note: This list is also available as a photo gallery. 1: Openbravo Openbravo (Figure A) is one of the leading open source ERP tools available.

Figure A Openbravo 2: vtiger vtiger (Figure B) is CRM software that includes a powerful inventory component designed to handle complete sales cycle management. Figure B vtiger 3: PartKeepr PartKeepr (Figure C) is a niche tool for tracking and managing inventory of electronic components. Figure C PartKeepr 4: inFlow Figure D inflow 5: ABC Inventory Figure E. The Spectre of Class Action Arbitration in Consumer Product Disputes. Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural flexibility of arbitration, the scope that they offer for collective redress by consumers is attracting increasing interest. The appeal of class arbitration Consumer product disputes, by the nature of the claimants and the subjects of the disputes, can vary dramatically in their scale and take place across the full spectrum of value, from an individual claiming a breach of warranty on their iPhone to the consequences of the mass recall of Toyota cars.

Class action litigation is well established in many jurisdictions as a means of resolving grievances of a large number of claimants. It allows a group of claimants who have suffered the same or similar loss to join their claims in court together against a common defendant or defendants. Collective or class arbitration, by contrast, is a relatively new development. The conceptual challenge Biography. Applying Action Evaluation on a Large Scale: Cincinnati Police-Community Relations Collaborative – Successes, Failures and Lessons Learned.

Collaborative Tools Project: Writing a Simple QR Code Stock Control Spreadsheet. At Theatre, Film & TV they have lots of equipment they loan to students, cameras, microphone, tripod etc. Keeping track of what goes out and what comes back is a difficult job. I have seen a few other departments struggling with the similar "equipment inventory" problems. A solution I have prototyped uses QR codes, a Google Spreadsheet and a small web application written in Apps Script. The idea is, that each piece of equipment ( or maybe collection of items ) has a QR code on it. The QR app looks like this. The spreadsheet contains a list of cameras. The web application, which only checks items in or out and should be used on a phone in conjunction with a QR code scanner iphone app, like Scan. There's a strange "chicken and egg" situation about building this application.

Populating the spreadsheet First, I added some URLs to pictures of cameras, and titles and descriptions to my spreadsheet. =CONCAT(" =make_QR(C2) 7 Reasons Social Media is Perfect for Nonprofits | Dave Kerpen. Improving Small Group Interactions to Enable Large-Scale Online Collaboration - a talk by Yla Tausczik | The College of Communication Arts & Sciences | Michigan State University. Online collaboration has only begun to transform the way we interact in our daily lives. Peer-production communities such as Stack Overflow and Wikipedia have emerged as powerful mechanisms for sharing information and building rich artifacts we use everyday. This technology allows us to manage knowledge on an unprecedented scale and can help us solve complex problems by working collectively. However, realizing these potential benefits depends on understanding fundamental questions regarding the ways that individuals relate to one another and work together in small groups.

In this talk, I will discuss the collaborative processes of a community of mathematicians engaged in open collaborative problem solving online. This work aims to understand how peer-production communities can coordinate people Room 182, Communication Arts and Sciences404 Wilson Rd - East LansingDetails Map Data Map data ©2015 Google Date/Time Date(s) - 01/21/20141:00 pm - 2:00 pm Share via these networks: For a Few Dollars More: Class Action Against Crowdsourcing | a peer-reviewed journal about_ Florian Alexander Schmidt, PhD candidate at the This paper will give an introduction into the rise of crowdsourcing, its methods and the controversies surrounding it. Class Action Against Crowdsourcing Something is brewing in the world of digital labour.

In October 2012, online worker Christopher Otey filed a class action lawsuit against the US based company CrowdFlower, one of the largest crowdsourcing platforms for the completion of so called ‘micro-tasks’. CrowdFlower has a reserve army of, as they claim, millions of workers that can be hired instantly to process data. According to its CEO Lukas Biewald the company can hire 10.000 people in an hour and they do hire up to 3 man-years of work on a daily basis (Biewald). The website which issues the report and understands itself as a hub for the industry already lists over 2000 different websites for crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. The rise of crowdsourcing Works cited —.