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Book
273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible. Achievement can be learned. It's a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you'll be able to meet life's challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends. In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking-previously used to solve large scale projects-to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we've always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including: * Don't try-DO; * Excuses are self-defeating; * Believe you are a doer and achiever and you'll become one; * Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish; * Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals; * Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you; * And more. The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062356109 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)
MATSCI-83N
Book
236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • PART I. THE PROCESS OF INVENTION
  • Chapter 1. The Paper Clip and the Problem
  • What Makes a Great Idea Great?
  • The History of the Paper Clip
  • What's the Problem?
  • Is It the Right Problem?
  • Reframing the Problem
  • The Evolving Invention
  • Invention in Context
  • Chapter 2. The Hidden Obvious
  • The Destination
  • Being Confidently Naive
  • The Vision and the Visionary
  • Needfinding and Paradigms
  • Seeing the Hidden Obvious
  • The Vision Refined
  • Chapter 3. Creativity and the Brain
  • The Creative Mind
  • Feeding the Brain
  • Listening to Your Subconscious
  • Thinking with the Gut
  • Your Inner Senses
  • Working Ideas, Percolation, and Not Falling in Love
  • Action versus Thought: The Importance of Doing
  • Chapter 4. The Process of Invention
  • The Flash of Inspiration
  • The Resonance of an Idea
  • Sources of Innovation
  • Applications of Life Experience
  • Making the Familiar New
  • Applying Physical Principles
  • Accidental and Chance Observations
  • Learning from Nature
  • The Processes of Invention
  • PART II. DESIGN AND INVENTION
  • Chapter 5. Simplicity
  • Profound Simplicity
  • The Simple and the Complex
  • Zero Mass Design
  • Chapter 6. Elegance
  • The Many Facets of Elegance
  • Ingenious Simplicity: The Most from the Least
  • Core Inventions: From Screws to Microprocessors
  • Adaptive Inventions: The Elegance of Self-Regulation
  • Smart Inventions: Inventions That Change with Change
  • Characteristics of Elegance---A Summary
  • Chapter 7. Robustness
  • Strength
  • Redundancy
  • Simplicity
  • Self-Healing
  • Managed Failure
  • PART III. MAKING IT HAPPEN
  • Chapter 8. Problem Solving and Iteration
  • A Systems Approach: Connect the Big Pieces First
  • KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid
  • Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
  • What You Couldn't See from There, You Can See from Here
  • Attacking from the Bottom
  • Inventing while You Sleep
  • Arbitrate and Iterate
  • Limiting the Scope
  • Stopping
  • Putting It All Together
  • Anticipating the Unanticipated
  • Documentation
  • Summary
  • Chapter 9. The Business of Invention
  • Inventing as an Employee
  • Selling Your Inventions
  • Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Company
  • Patents
  • The Business of Invention
  • Chapter 10. The Art of Invention
  • The Unexplored: Hard Work, Fear, and Fantasy
  • Experience and Invention
  • The Art of Getting It Wrong
  • The Hidden Obvious Revisited
  • Serendipity
  • The Staircase of Creativity
  • The Pleasure of the Problem
  • The Inventor's Tool Kit
  • Making It Real
  • The Art and the Science
  • The Future Is Yours to Create.
Engineering Library (Terman)
MATSCI-83N
Book
x, 130 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman)
MATSCI-83N
Book
178 p. illus. 22 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
MATSCI-83N