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Abrahamson, Eric 1958-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 108 publications in 8 languages and 2,684 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Actor, Translator, Editor, 958
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Most widely held works by Eric Abrahamson
A perfect mess : the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book combines counterintuitive thinking with stories from everyday life to provide a striking new view of how our world works. Ever since Einstein's study of Brownian motion, scientists have understood that a little disorder actually makes systems more effective. With anecdotes and case studies of the useful role mess can play, here is an antidote to the accepted wisdom that tight schedules, neatness, and consistency are the keys to success. Drawing on examples from business, parenting, cooking, and the war on terrorism, coauthors Abrahamson and Freedman demonstrate that moderately messy systems use resources more efficiently, yield better solutions, and are harder to break than neat ones. This book will forever change the way we think about those unruly heaps of paper on our desks.--From publisher description
Change without pain : how managers can overcome initiative overload, organizational chaos, and employee burnout by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change or perish is a corporate truism, but so is its unhappy corollary: many companies change and perish. The process of change can tear an organization apart. Drawing on his research over ten years, the author suggests that companies alternate major change initiatives with carefully paced periods of smaller, organic change, using processes he calls tinkering and kludging (kludging is tinkering on a large scale). The result is dynamic stability, which allows change without fatal pain. Citing examples from General Electric to Barnesandnoble.com, the author describes dynamic stability as a process of continual but relatively small reconfigurations of existing practices and business models rather than the creation of new ones. As they tinker and kludge, successful companies would be wise to follow these four guidelines: reward shameless borrowing; appoint a chief memory officer who can help the company avoid making the same old mistakes; tinker and kludge internally before searching for solutions externally; and hire generalists, because generalists tend to be more adept at tinkering and kludging. As a paradigm of successful pacing, the author cites the efforts of Lou Gerstner at IBM, American Express Travel Related Services, and RJR Nabisco. --
A perfect mess : [the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place] by Eric Abrahamson( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Munkbrogreven = Count of the old town by Edvin Adolphson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Swedish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ingrid Bergman's first speaking role was in this hugely charming knockabout comedy, filmed on location in the Monk's Bridge disctrict of Stockholm. Bergman plays an amiable young chambermaid being wooed by a handsome stranger, who may or may not be a jewel thief. Enlivened by cheeky humor and a cast of neighborhood eccentrics, The Count of the Old Town offered Bergman a chance to show off her all-too-rarely-displayed comedy skills"--Container
Un peu de désordre = beaucoup de profit (s) by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les auteurs proposent une approche innovante de la gestion et de l'ordre en admettant que le désordre et l'improvisation peuvent permettre l'apparition ou la naissance d'une émulation créatrice
The University of San Francisco School of Law : a history, 1912-1987 by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic Monterey : California's forgotten first capital by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luan hao by Ya bo la han sheng( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female directors( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brilliant young women, art school graduates with deliciously profane vocabularies and supreme confidence, talk sex, cinema, and power, as they wield their shared video camera like a scalpel. Yang Mingming's superb debut is hilarious, moving, and subversive: is it documentary or fiction, or something new that violates both modes with gleeful abandon?
10 movie kids pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Zachary Beaver came to town : During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, Zachary Beaver, "the fattest boy in the world." Over the course of the summer the three boys become friends and learn about life from each other
Popolna zmešnjava : skrite koristi nereda : kako nabasane omare, razmetane pisarne in neorganiziran rokovnik prispevajo k uspešnejšim odločitvam by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female directors = Nü daoyan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young women, art school graduates with supreme confidence, talk sex, cinema, and power, as they wield their shared video camera like a scalpel. Yang Mingming's superb debut is hilarious, moving, and subversive: is it documentary or fiction, or something new that violates both modes with gleeful abandon?
Das perfekte Chaos : warum unordentliche Menschen glücklicher und effizienter sind by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La forza del disordine : i benefici nascosti del caos dall'economia globale alla vita quotidiana by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vi siete mai sentiti in colpa per la confusione che regna nei vostri armadi? Siete mai stati colti dal rimorso nel contemplare le pile di fogli affastellate nel caos della vostra scrivania? Avete mai avuto la tentazione di riordinare la vostra biancheria, i vostri documenti, i giocattoli dei bambini classificandoli per colore? Be', non fatelo. Questo libro, infatti, dimostra scientificamente che considerare il disordine come sinonimo di scarsa produttività, poca serietà, inaffidabile approssimazione, sottovalutando il ruolo della pura e semplice casualità nelle nostre vite, è un errore. Attraverso una gran varietà di esempi, tratti dal mondo della politica, dell'economia e della scienza, scopriremo che un po' di sano disordine aiuta a pensare fuori dagli schemi e può rivelarsi molto utile. Il nostro cervello è programmato per interagire con un ambiente complesso, e una sovrabbondanza di stimoli può incentivare la fantasia e sollecitare la creatività
Will it fly : a student anthology( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elogio del desorden : armarios atiborrados, despachos desordenados y planes improvisados pueden hacer del mundo un lugar mejor by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let it fly : a national student anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden benefits of disorder by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Einstein's study of Brownian motion, scientists have understood that a little disorder actually makes systems more effective. This book takes the theory a stage further, explaining the useful role that mess and clutter can have in our lives
Wan mei de hun luan = a perfect mess by Eric Abrahamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Strength of the nine Bay Area counties( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A perfect mess : the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place
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Change without pain : how managers can overcome initiative overload, organizational chaos, and employee burnoutA perfect mess : [the hidden benefits of disorder : how crammed closets, cluttered offices, and on-the-fly planning make the world a better place]The hidden benefits of disorder
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Abrahamson, Eric.

Abrahamson, Eric John

Eric Abrahamson Amerikaans politicus

Эрик Абрахамсон

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에이브럼슨, 에릭

エイブラハムソン, エリック

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