Half Truths

Half Truths
Author: Claire Contreras
Publsiher: Claire Contreras
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2019-10-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 099834558X

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You've heard of these groups - the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries - I'm the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I'm fresh meat. New blood. New money, too. They think they'll elbow past me, that I'm here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they'll find out soon enough that I'm not. I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I'm not. I'm here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs. I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn't here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn't here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He's saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead. It's a game I'm willing to play. I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I'll be the first to make it out intact. *This is a complete standalone novel*

Truths and Half Truths

Truths and Half Truths
Author: Ferdinand Gul,Haitian Lu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-06-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781780632773

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Truths and Half Truths is aimed at economic and social science academics and students who are interested in the dynamics of China’s institutional development and societal transformation. Covering the complexity of the social, economic, and governance reforms behind the economic miracles achieved by China since its reform in 1978, and particularly in the past twenty years, this book provides much needed insight and critical thinking on major aspects of China’s reform. Topics include employment, environment, anti-poverty; urbanization and rural development; education, corruption, political regime and media. Readers will be able to re-evaluate the costs and benefits of China’s modernization from a point-of-view of sustainability. Written by highly knowledgeable and well respected academics in law and economics with decades of experience in China studies Provides an insight from academic points of view written in a reader-friendly journalistic style An integrated monograph; each chapter addresses a particular area of reform and can be read independently

Hard Facts Dangerous Half Truths and Total Nonsense

Hard Facts  Dangerous Half Truths  and Total Nonsense
Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer,Robert I. Sutton
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781422154588

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The best organizations have the best talent. . . Financial incentives drive company performance. . . Firms must change or die. Popular axioms like these drive business decisions every day. Yet too much common management “wisdom” isn’t wise at all—but, instead, flawed knowledge based on “best practices” that are actually poor, incomplete, or outright obsolete. Worse, legions of managers use this dubious knowledge to make decisions that are hazardous to organizational health. Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton show how companies can bolster performance and trump the competition through evidence-based management, an approach to decision-making and action that is driven by hard facts rather than half-truths or hype. This book guides managers in using this approach to dismantle six widely held—but ultimately flawed—management beliefs in core areas including leadership, strategy, change, talent, financial incentives, and work-life balance. The authors show managers how to find and apply the best practices for their companies, rather than blindly copy what seems to have worked elsewhere. This practical and candid book challenges leaders to commit to evidence-based management as a way of organizational life—and shows how to finally turn this common sense into common practice.

Half Truths

Half Truths
Author: Jyoti Bisht
Publsiher: Invincible Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9789390542758

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About The Book A mixed bag of short stories, the collection is as spicy, funny and eclectic as the varied relationships that life has to offer. The simple narration captures the delicacies of these associations. About The Author First time author, long time story teller, Jyoti Bisht pursues her passion for narration through her short stories. She has inculcated a love for the English language in innumerable students for over 35 years.

Two Half Truths

Two Half Truths
Author: Andreas Reign (Saransh Kejriwal)
Publsiher: Saransh Kejriwal
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781370348626

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Who was Andreas Reign? He may have been different things to different people. To my old friends, he was just a name that sounded cool. To my parents, he was a nuisance who took credit for all my work. Back in college, I was an engineering student, and that’s it- that’s all I can say about what I was; but he was always so much more - a writer, a poet, a painter, an artist, a dancer, a sculptor, but forevermore, a friend…he was all of those things, and somehow, none of those things. Nobody really knew who, or what, he was, perhaps not even me. I can tell you one thing about him though…he was everything that I dreamt of being, and the only thing I could never become…he was free. He was a breath of inspiration that whispered between my sighs and my words. He was a piece of me that didn’t understand purpose, and thus sculpted himself into whatever he needed to be. He was born of love, and he walked away lovelorn, to hide behind the words he wrote by my hand, in case someone came looking for him. Who was Andreas Reign? I was, or at least I always wanted to be. Saransh Kejriwal

All the Essential Half Truths about Higher Education

All the Essential Half Truths about Higher Education
Author: Dennis O'Brien
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1998-01-19
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0226616541

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In a refreshingly original book, O'Brien argues that an intelligent debate about the future of higher education in America involves focusing on its institution, rather than its ideals. The book's witty and relaxed style disguises a serious, well-structured, and historically informed argument on the present challenges and future prospects of American higher education.

Half Truths Total Lies

Half Truths Total Lies
Author: Lin Weich
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781770973893

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In a small, rural, northern village, the detective assigned to investigate a young teacher's death is frustrated by a lack of evidence and struggles to identify the murderer. For a while, Robert believes he has gotten away with the crime, but his life begins to spiral out of control when his coveted head-teacher position is challenged by three other teachers. He is desperate to keep the job that he sees as his symbol of success in this fundamentalist community. By delving into his rivals' pasts, he discovers secrets that if revealed would end their careers. Terrified that they will be exposed, each teacher isolates themselves in misery and despair. Riverside Elementary School becomes the unlikely venue for a twisted plot of murder, blackmail, terror and revenge.

Ludwig Wittgenstein Half Truths and One and a Half Truths

Ludwig Wittgenstein  Half Truths and One and a Half Truths
Author: Jaakko Hintikka
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-11-27
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781402041099

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IF WITI'GENSTEIN COULD TALK, COULD WE UNDERSTAND HIM? Perusing the secondary literature on Wittgenstein, I have frequently experienced a perfect Brechtean Entfremdungseffekt. This is interesting, I have felt like saying when reading books and papers on Wittgenstein, but who is the writer talking about? Certainly not Ludwig Wittgenstein the actual person who wrote his books and notebooks and whom I happened to meet. Why is there this strange gap between the ideas of the actual philosopher and the musings of his interpreters? Wittgenstein is talking to us through the posthumous publication of his writings. Why don't philosophers understand what he is saying? A partial reason is outlined in the first essay of this volume. Wittgenstein was far too impatient to explain in his books and book drafts what his problems were, what it was that he was trying to get clear about. He was even too impatient to explain in full his earlier solutions, often merely referring to them casually as it were in a shorthand notation. For one important instance, in The Brown Book, Wittgenstein had explained in some detail what name-object relationships amount to in his view. There he offers both an explanation of what his problem is and an account of his own view illustrated by means of specific examples of language-games. But when he raises the same question again in Philosophical Investigations I, sec.