The Bit Before the Beginning
Chapter 1 - Somewhere Now
Chapter 2 - Head. Cloud. Heart. Sleeve.
Chapter 3 - Don't Quit the Daydream
Chapter 4 - You Are Not Everyone Else
Chapter 5 - Forever Elsewhere
Chapter 6 - Putting the Trolley Away
Chapter 7 - Awkward!
Chapter 8 - Once Upon a Time, the End
About the Author
Other Books by Gavin Oattes
PART I: State-of-Nature Theory, or How to Back into a State
without Really Trying.
1. Why State-of-Nature Theory?.
2. The State of Nature.
3. Moral Constraints and the State.
4. Prohibition, Compensation, and Risk.
5. The State.
6. Further Considerations on the Argument for the State.
PART II: Beyond the Minimal State?.
7. Distributive Justice.
8. Equality, Envy, Exploitation, Etc.
PART III: Utopia.
10. A Framework for Utopia.
Dollop 1: You are the meal Real deal 1
Dollop 2: The parable of the okay day 15
Dollop 3: Weird science 23
Dollop 4: Lego 4 Life 43
Dollop 5: No chapter in a book of this kind would be complete without a chapter about internet stuff and screen time. Hey presto! This is That dollop but don't worry, we're absolutely not going to lecture you about getting off your games console. So chill! Dollop 5 is a lot cleverer than that. It's so hot it's actually steaming! But for goodness sake don't jump straight into the book here. It's best if you read Dollops 1, 2, 3 and 4 first because they kind of set the scene 47
Dollop 6: The great Jam Ripple of 2008 73
Dollop 7: How to train your parents 87
Dollop 8: The Ultimatepoetry challenge 125
Dollop 9: Joe's Amazing Technicolour Wheelie-Bin 129
Dollop 10: Chip 'n' Pin: The Money Savvy Kids (TM) 141
Dollop 11: Daymares 147
Dollop 12: 'It' 191
List of plates. A Note of Thanks.
Preface to the English Edition.
1. The Heroic Myth.
2. The Young Fidel.
3. The Young Revolutionary.
Storm and stress: Moncada.
"Che", the Argentinean.
Stormy crossing on the Granma.
A guerillero in the Sierra Maestra.
321 against 10,000.
4. The Young Victor.
Communists and "barbudos".
1,500 revolutionary laws.
5. Old Enemies, New Friends.
The great powers at the gates.
The CIA, the Mafia and the Bay of Pigs.
"Mongoose" and "Anadyr".
Thirteen days on the brink of a third world war.
6. The Long March with Che.
Moscow, Beijing, and Havana.
The new man.
The demise of Che.
7. Bad Times, Good Times.
War and peace with Moscow.
Ten million tons.
Into the Third World.
The revolution devours its children.
8. Alone Against All.
Exodus to Florida.
Rectificacion and perestroika.
The Soviet imperium collapses.
The brother's power.
War economy in peacetime.
9. The Eternal Revolutionary.
Class Struggle on a dollar basis.
Cuba and the global policeman.
Castro, God and the Pope.
Freedom or "socialismo tropical".
10. Don Quixote and History.
Introduction. Chapter 1: Viewing the World through the Lens of Physics. Chapter 2: Taking Vectors Step by Step. Chapter 3: Going the Distance with Speed and Acceleration. Chapter 4: Studying Circular Motions. Chapter 5: Push-Ups and Pull-Ups: Exercises in Force. Chapter 6: Falling Slowly: Gravity and Friction. Chapter 7: Putting Physics to Work. Chapter 8: Moving Objects with Impulse and Momentum. Chapter 9: Navigating the Twists and Turns of AngularKinetics. Chapter 10: Taking a Spin with Rotational Dynamics. Chapter 11: There and Back Again: Simple Harmonic Motion. Chapter 12: Ten Marvels of Relativity. Index.
How to Get From Talking...
1 TICK TOCK
The speed of life
Trying to catch up
If not now, then when?
Would, could, should...
2 THE ITCH
What do you want?
What makes you happy?
Time to stop daydreaming
Where are you scratching?
3 FEAR AND REGRET
Flush the excuses
Your discomfort zone
Do what you say
The power of Marshmallows
The whoosh of time
Climb into the ring
The danger of hesitation
5 THE ART OF DECISION- MAKING
Too much jam?
State of flow
Get on with it
The danger of drifting
6 ...AND ACTION
What's your goal?
Chunk it down
Planning ... to Doing
Figures and Exhibits vii
Acknowledgments for the Fourth Edition xxi
The Author xxvii
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF STRATEGIC PLANNING 1
1 Why Strategic Planning Is More Important Than Ever 3
2 The Strategy Change Cycle: An Effective Strategic Planning Approach for Public and Nonprofit Organizations 41
PART TWO: KEY STEPS IN THINKING AND ACTING STRATEGICALLY 81
3 Initiating and Agreeing on a Strategic Planning Process 83
4 Clarifying Organizational Mandates and Mission 117
5 Assessing the Environment to Identify Strengths and Weaknesses, Opportunities and Challenges 150
6 Identifying Strategic Issues Facing the Organization 185
7 Formulating and Adopting Strategies and Plans to Manage the Issues 219
8 Establishing an Effective Organizational Vision for the Future 271
9 Implementing Strategies and Plans Successfully 286
10 Reassessing and Revising Strategies and Plans 317
PART THREE: MANAGING THE PROCESS AND GETTING STARTED WITH STRATEGIC PLANNING 353
11 Leadership Roles in Making Strategic Planning Work 355
12 Getting Started with Strategic Planning 383
Resource A: A Guide to Stakeholder Identifi cation and Analysis Techniques 405
Resource B: Using the Web in the Strategic Planning Process 428
Resource C: Developing a Livelihood Scheme That Links Aspirations,
Distinctive Competencies, and Distinctive Assets 450
Resource D: Using Action-Oriented Strategy Mapping to Identify Strategic Issues and Formulate Effective
References 493Name Index 528Subject Index 536
1. THE WORLD AS A WHOLE.
2. NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
3. SOUTH AMERICA.
7. OCEANIA AND ANTARCTICA.
World Countries and Territories Listed Alphabetically.
The New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List.