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SUCCESS CYBERNETICS By U. S. Andersen
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Cybernetics is a magic word today. It has changed American life more than anything else and you can use it to change yours. This book will teach you how to program your brain with techniques and... More > ideas that will allow it to operate at its highest capacity - and you will solve problems and attain your ambitions with scientific precision. Cybernetics is the science of feedback loops. Try something - then evaluate the results - then make adjustments - then try again. Andersen encourages using this idea for your life. If an action isn’t producing the desired results, try something else. Eventually, you will get on the right track, everything will become automatic, and the success loop will re-enforce itself. He promotes this simple idea through many motivating and colorful stories.< Less
A Cybernetic Diagnosis of a Property / Construction Firm By Farrukh Khan
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This essay presents an examination of the systems and subsystems of a property / construction firm located in Edinburgh, Scotland based on the Viable System Model. The Viable System Model (VSM)... More > presented by Stafford Beer is a topological model that attempts to identify a set of management functions that represent the “necessary and sufficient conditions” for the viability, or sustainability, of any human or social system. Thus, a VSM analysis is useful for all those with an interest in bringing about improvements in existing organisations or in designing new organisations to fulfil a mission. Analysis of the selected property / construction firm demonstrates the value of information links between organisational subsystems for presenting concurrent and holistic views that lead to quality in managerial decisions.< Less
A Cybernetic Diagnosis of a Property / Construction Firm By Farrukh Khan
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This essay presents an examination of the systems and subsystems of a property / construction firm located in Edinburgh, Scotland based on the Viable System Model. The Viable System Model (VSM)... More > presented by Stafford Beer is a topological model that attempts to identify a set of management functions that represent the “necessary and sufficient conditions” for the viability, or sustainability, of any human or social system. Thus, a VSM analysis is useful for all those with an interest in bringing about improvements in existing organisations or in designing new organisations to fulfil a mission. Analysis of the selected property / construction firm demonstrates the value of information links between organisational subsystems for presenting concurrent and holistic views that lead to quality in managerial decisions.< Less
Future Lost: A Cybernetic Sci-Fi Role Playing Game By Vincent Venturella
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Future Lost is a science fiction sourcebook that gives players a chance to step into a possible future where America has fallen and immoral corporations have divided up a once great nation. The... More > cities of the new "corporate-nations" are divided further into large gated communities that shelter the wealthy and powerful behind high tech and heavily armed security. Meanwhile the poor are cast out into "other-cities", lawless ghettos where gangs, crime and violence are a way of life. Future Lost contains 276 pages with 9 classes, 27 prestige classes, as well as new skills and skill uses, feats, original psychic powers, unique equipment, firearms and complete new rules for cybernetic augmentation and cybernetic systems. The book also contains a world description of the powers that be: international corporations, merciless gangs, military research facilities, fanatical religious sects and tyrannical government bodies.< Less
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS 3RD ED By Ricky Prather
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This book was previously called, "All about Soul". This book is now called, "Intelligent Systems" because this more accuratly describes what the book is about. It is about... More > psychology, neuroscience, AI and good at thinking. This 3rd edition has some modifications and additions to it. This book is in black and white so it is cheaper. It was published on 09/09/09 which is a special day. I hope to redo this book again shortly.< Less
Creating Rational Organizations By Jay Bayne
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"Creating Rational Organizations — Theory of Enterprise Command and Control" is about effective governance of complex enterprises, governmental and commercial, public and private. ... More > This book outlines principal elements of collaborative, shared and flexible governance services that allow organizations to achieve situational awareness, respond with rational plans of action and execute those plans with attention to their performance. Unified enterprise governance provides leaders, at all levels of an organization, with secure systems and services that enable coordinated execution of individual and collaborative plans of action.< Less
Studies on Complex Systems By Sisto Firrao
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The author gives his contribution to the solution of important problems related to the setting of an organization theory of complex systems and shows the applications resulting from it in important... More > fields of knowledge, such as biological, the psychological and sociological. He shows how traditional concepts of science are upset. In particular, certain results of Clausius in thermodynamics and of Boltzmann in statistical physics, the formulation of the problem of the order formation in isolated systems, the theory of the galaxies formation, certain aspects of the theory of evolution, the organization of the immune system, then important aspects of psychic and social systems.< Less
Studies on Complex Systems By Sisto Firrao
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The author gives his contribution to the solution of important problems related to the setting of an organization theory of complex systems and shows the applications resulting from it in important... More > fields of knowledge, such as biological, the psychological and sociological. He shows how traditional concepts of science are upset. In particular, certain results of Clausius in thermodynamics and of Boltzmann in statistical physics, the formulation of the problem of the order formation in isolated systems, the theory of the galaxies formation, certain aspects of the theory of evolution, the organization of the immune system, then important aspects of psychic and social systems.< Less
The Iscariot Algorithm: Book One By Ross Saunders
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The world of the Iscariot Algorithm is one where humanity is on the ropes and nearly conquered by the machines intended to make life easier. It is in this world that Book One opens on Grey, a broken... More > down product of the Corporation that now controls the world. Recruited by a captivating beauty, Grey joins their effort to strike out at the massive computer entity that dominates all life while confronting his own demons and ghosts. Ross Saunders is a product of the University of Maine at Farmington's Creative Writing program, earning a BFA in Creative Writing there. He presently resides in Vermont where he regularly monitors entropic elements in the world while chronicling tales of amazement and flights of fancy.< Less
Dementia Praecox - Book One: Host By Jesse Heindl
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In 1984, advances in artificial intelligence and human-computer interfacing have resulted in the development of the Cybro-Implant, a computerized personality with the speed and efficiency of a... More > computer and the sentience and reasoning of a human mind. The highest levels of the CIA have a plan to use this technology to create the perfect undercover operative: a fully trained, highly effective field agent in the frame of someone no one would ever suspect. And they’ve found a host for the prototype in Jesse Handler, high school sophomore. Jesse is about to be saddled with a rather atypical set of problems.< Less