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The Construction of Liberal Democracy: The Role of Civil-Military Institutions in State and Nation-Building in West Germany and South Africa (Enlarged Edition) By Strategic Studies Institute et al.
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West Germany’s and South Africa’s experiences remind U.S. policymakers of the tremendous obstacles and challenges that confront states as they attempt to install liberal, democratic... More > political institutions. These experiences llustrate the intricate complexities and numerous considerations that factor into this process and provide some important lessons for the future. The multifaceted transition process involves a host of overlapping and interrelated political, economic, and social innovations that often must be tailored to the specific historical, demographic, and regional needs of each community. Most scholars and policymakers agree that restructuring the security and civil-military institutions is vital to the transition. The author begins the monograph by outlining the central theoretical and practical challenges associated with designing democratic armed forces and civilmilitary institutions. In essence, the overriding goal for these communities is two-fold: the creation of military...< Less
Beyond the Battlefield: Institutional Army Transformation following Victory in Iraq (Enlarged Edition) By G. Scott Taylor et al.
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The U.S. Army goes to great lengths to capture lessons learned and preserve these lessons for current practitioners and future generations. Though the Army is one of the most self-critical... More > organizations found in American society, a well-deserved reputation has also been earned for failing to inculcate those lessons by transforming the institutional Army. Change is achieved through a continuous cycle of adaptive innovation, experimentation, and experience. In Iraq, out of necessity while in contact with a dynamic enemy, the Army transformed on the battlefield with radical changes in doctrine, organization, training, and materiel, which significantly enabled battlefield success. Writing as forces were withdrawing from Iraq at the end of 2011, the author analyzes the success of the military’s counterinsurgency strategy and nation building efforts, examines the future of combat which the Army may face in order to recommend a suitable force posture...< Less
An Assessment of The Department of Defense Strategy for Operating In Cyberspace By Thomas M. Chen et al.
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In July 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued the DoD Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, which outlines five strategic initiatives: 1) Treat cyberspace as another operational domain;... More > 2) Employ new defense operating concepts to pro¬tect DoD networks; 3) Partner with other U.S. government agencies and the private sector; 4) Build relationships with U.S. allies and interna¬tional partners to strengthen cyber security; and, 5). Leverage the national intellect and capabilities through cyber workforce training and rapid techno¬logical innovation. First , the monograph explores the evolution of cyberspace strategy through a series of government publications leading up to the DoD Strategy for Operating in Cyber¬space. It is seen that, although each strategy has differ¬ent emphases on ideas, some major themes recur. Second, each strategic initiative is elaborated and critiqued in terms of significance, novelty, and practicality. Third, the monograph critiques the DoD Strategy as a whole.< Less
In Studio: Recipes for Systemic Change By Bryan Boyer et al.
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This book explores the HDL Studio Model, a unique way of bringing together the right people, a carefully framed problem, a supportive place, and an open-ended process to craft an integrated vision... More > and sketch the pathway towards strategic improvement. It's particularly geared towards problems that have no single owner. The book includes an introduction to Strategic Design, a "how-to" manual for organizing Studios, and three practical examples of what an HDL Studio looks like in action. Geoff Mulgan, CEO of NESTA, has written the foreword and Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra, contributed the afterword. More at: http://helsinkidesignlab.org/instudio/ http://sitra.fi/en< Less
Creative Collaborations By Marc Downie et al.
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In this short booklet we provide 19 rules of thumb for creative collaborations and the practices that enable them. Creative collaborations are a particular kind, in which by interacting with others... More > you discover genuinely new ways of thinking about and then doing something together. Don’t confuse collaborations of this sort with committees, for collaborators as we discuss them here not only conceive of the work, they also play principal roles in carrying it out. Also available as a free download at: http://helsinkidesignlab.org/cc More at: http://helsinkidesignlab.org http://sitra.fi/en< Less
The Mind of the OutCompete Strategist By Len Kaplan
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The sweetest moment of start-up life is the first big success. The very same moment is the most dangerous, too: start-up pops up on the competitive radar screens, and the competitive "killing... More > blow," such as pricing war or patent litigation, is swift and inevitable. First volume of OutCompete Innovation Series discusses the business strategies that help a start-up to prepare ahead of time to this "killing blow" and withstand it. These strategies were extracted from experiences of Casio, Microsoft and many other strategic successes and failures.< Less
The Mind of the OutCompete Strategist By Len Kaplan
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The sweetest moment of start-up life is the first big success. The very same moment is the most dangerous, too: start-up pops up on the competitive radar screens, and the competitive "killing... More > blow," such as pricing war or patent litigation, is swift and inevitable. First volume of OutCompete Innovation Series discusses the business strategies that help a start-up to prepare ahead of time to this "killing blow" and withstand it. These strategies were extracted from experiences of Casio, Microsoft and many other strategic successes and failures.< Less
Legible Practises By Bryan Boyer et al.
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This is not the book to convince you that the world is changing and our systems are currently under stress. The purpose here is to begin codifying the practises of stewardship, as exhibited by... More > innovators who are consciously rethinking institutions to better meet the challenges of today. Stewardship is the art of aligning decisions with impact when many minds are involved in making a plan, and many hands in enacting it. This notion comes to life through the stories of six projects on three continents. http://helsinkidesignlab.org/legiblepractises http://sitra.fi/en< Less
From Shelter to Equity: Designing social housing but building wealth By Bryan Boyer & Justin W. Cook
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A multi-disciplinary team led by the architects of Elemental design a radical new typology of social housing that is able to grow over time, both in size and in value. We see how they practice... More > strategic design, discovering along the way that: A realistic look at the status quo can inspire new design solutions that address higher-order challenges Participatory processes should be carefully designed not to make promises that are too big to keep Savvy engagement with the media is useful to generate political capital necessary to launch an unconventional design More at: http://helsinkidesignlab.org http://sitra.fi/en< Less
Think. Act. Invent. A Conversation at the Reynolds School of Journalism By Larry Dailey & Edward Lenert
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Over two days, February 28 and March 1, 2006, leaders representing a variety of professional organizations gathered at the Reynolds School of Journalism to envision how new journalistic forms could... More > better serve audiences. The participants imagined how journalists might use new technologies to attract and embrace a diverse range of audiences and publics. they discussed the leadership and shared vision these efforts in journalism will require. The participants included Jennifer Carroll, the Vice President of New Media Content for the Gannett Co., James Kennedy, Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning for the Associated Press, Dori Maynard, President and CEO of the Maynard Institute, Jennifer Sizemore, Vice President of NBC News and Editor in Chief of MSNBC.com, Brian Storm, President of MediaStorm.org, and Dean Wright, Vice President and Managing Editor for Consumer Service of Reuters. This report documents the group’s conversations as they thought aloud together.< Less

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