Kicking the Sacred Cow

Kicking The Sacred Cow

Author: James P. Hogan

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0743488288

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 809

Offers an inside look at some of the key controversies in modern science, providing a study of such topics as Darwinism, global warming, the Big Bang, relativity, and AIDS.

Sacred Cow

A shocking new voice in latin American literature.

Author: Diamela Eltit

Publisher: Serpents Tail

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 406

A shocking new voice in latin American literature.

Sacred Cow

Registered dietitian Diana Rodgers and former research biochemist and New York Times bestselling author Robb Wolf explore the quandaries we face in raising and eating animals--focusing on the largest (and most maligned) of farmed animals, ...

Author: Diana Rodgers

Publisher: Benbella Books

ISBN: 9781948836913

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 250

View: 674

Registered dietitian Diana Rodgers and former research biochemist and New York Times bestselling author Robb Wolf explore the quandaries we face in raising and eating animals--focusing on the largest (and most maligned) of farmed animals, the cow, debunking common misconceptions with science-based findings, and arguing unequivocally that meat (done right) should have a place on the table. Accompanying documentary will be released.

Sacred Cows and Common Sense

Using Labour's postwar welfare policy, it shows that we need to break down distinctions between the "symbolic" and the "substantial" in politics, that "cultural theory" has potential as a way of understanding party political culture, and ...

Author: Professor of Politics Tim Bale

Publisher: Tim Bale

ISBN: 9781840147698

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 298

Using Labour's postwar welfare policy, it shows that we need to break down distinctions between the "symbolic" and the "substantial" in politics, that "cultural theory" has potential as a way of understanding party political culture, and that welfare policy has played a crucial but self-defeating role in Labour's efforts to manage itself, win hearts and minds and govern competently. It concludes by arguing that New Labour's attempts to rethink welfare is largely rhetorical if one recalls what Labour did in office rather than promised in opposition. Rather than a serious attempt to confront social realities, the rethink represents a continuation of past practice and a way of signalling the government's "soundnesss" to the market.


Sacred Cow Mad Cow

Traces the history of consumers' fear of certain foods beginning with accounts from the fourteenth century, and describes legislative attempts to regulate meat processing in recent years.

Author: Madeleine Ferrières

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231131926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 399

View: 666

Traces the history of consumers' fear of certain foods beginning with accounts from the fourteenth century, and describes legislative attempts to regulate meat processing in recent years.



The Sacred Cow Syndrome

I am writing this book because life can be confusing to some of the people some
of the time and like myselfI had some trouble getting through some of my Sacred
cows, I certainly was confused with the little things that I thought had no meaning
 ...

Author: Stacey Jones

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452514143

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 32

View: 248

Looking back at her life, Stacey found that there had been interesting beliefs downloaded into her thoughts that shaped her existence. Taking a closer look, she found surprising truths that did not line up with what she thought were her core beliefs. Find out how she triumphed to freedom over the stronghold of a faulty belief system in this thought provoking journey in The Sacred Cow Syndrome.


Sacred Cows

Similarly, the Sacred Cows of Marriage and Divorce (uppercase) are ideas
designed to keep unhappy couples from choosing divorce. Just as with other
sacred cows, these ideas are so deeply ingrained that most of us are only
vaguely aware ...

Author: Danielle Teller

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626813590

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

View: 939

A husband-and-wife doctor team offers fresh and startling perspective on one of our most cherished and misunderstood institutions. Drs. Astro and Danielle Teller know better than most that finding the right partner in life doesn’t always happen the first time around. Through their own divorces they learned how widely held cultural assumptions and misinformation that nobody thinks to question—what they refer to as “sacred cows”—create unnecessary heartache for people who are already suffering through a terrible time. Do you think, for example, that the divorce rate in the United States is rising? Or that children are harmed by divorce? Most people do, but it turns out that neither of these notions is supported by the data. Combining the rigor that has established them as leaders in their respective fields along with a dose of good-natured humor, the Tellers ask readers to take a fresh look at seven common sacred cows: the Holy Cow, the Expert Cow, the Selfish Cow, the Defective Cow, the Innocent Victim Cow, the One True Cow, and the Other Cow. This is not a book that is “for” marriage or “for” divorce, but “for” the freedom to decide how to live most honestly and happily either as part of a couple or a single person.

Death to All Sacred Cows

The important thing to rememberhere isnot so much that we're liars, but that
Sacred Cows havebeen roaming among ussince around 1,700BC. And,as
George Foremanhas proved timeand time again, oldthings die hard. So, what is a
Sacred ...

Author: David Bernstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401396364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 817

"Teams Create the Best Solutions." BANG. "Always Trust Your Research." BANG. "It's Okay to Put Up with Jerks, If They're Talented." BANG. When you think about it, there are a lot of Sacred Cows grazing lazily in the halls of corporate America. And we think it's time someone shot them. Dead. Don't get us wrong. While the authors have nothing against cows in general (they love steak), they do have a problem with Sacred Cows. Blindly doing things because . . . well . . . that's the way they've always been done. Formulas may be comforting, but they rarely work in the real world. This is the funniest--and truest--business book you'll ever read. Not only do the authors demonstrate how to identify and kill the Sacred Cows in your workplace, they also reveal brilliant alternatives that will put your career in overdrive and help make your business more profitable, innovative, and happy. From branding ("Branding Is Expensive." BANG.) to leadership ("Follow the Leader." BANG.) to hiring ("Only Hire Someone Who Has Done the Job Before." BANG.) no Sacred Cow is left standing. Oh, and here's another Sacred Cow of business books: "No one reads flap copy." BANG!

Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian

Assumed Indian attitudes toward the bovine are, after all, the original source of
the expression “sacred cow,” an idiom in common use in English for well over a
century to denote anything that cannot be questioned (Ammer 2013, 387).

Author: James Staples

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295747897

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Bovine politics exposes fault lines within contemporary Indian society, where eating beef is simultaneously a violation of sacred taboos, an expression of marginalized identities, and a route to cosmopolitan sophistication. The recent rise of Hindu nationalism has further polarized traditional views: Dalits, Muslims, and Christians protest threats to their beef-eating heritage while Hindu fundamentalists rally against those who eat the sacred cow. Yet close observation of what people do and do not eat, the styles and contexts within which they do so, and the disparities between rhetoric and everyday action overturns this simplistic binary opposition. Understanding how a food can be implicated in riots, vigilante attacks, and even murders demands that we look beyond immediate politics to wider contexts. Drawing on decades of ethnographic research in South India, James Staples charts how cattle owners, brokers, butchers, cooks, and occasional beef eaters navigate the contemporary political and cultural climate. Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian offers a fine-grained exploration of the current situation, locating it within the wider anthropology of food and eating in the region and revealing critical aspects of what it is to be Indian in the early twenty-first century.

Sacred Cows

WE'RE SCORNED FOR our ambiguities, our weaknesses, our worship of the
sacred cow by the fundamentalist Muslims in our midst, and rightly. Look around,
look around. The drunkards in the streets, the homeless, the purposelessness of
 ...

Author: Fay Weldon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448156386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 56

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In 1989, after the Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses, Fay Weldon published Sacred Cows, a pamphlet critical of the fundamentalist interpretation of the Koran. Weldon’s pamphlet received a lot of attention on publication – mostly criticism of her perceived ‘Islamophobia’ – but Weldon set out to enforce the notion that no religion should have the right to issue threats and intimidation; no religion should hinder free expression. In Sacred Cows, Weldon criticizes all aspects of British society – Murdoch and the Sun’s page 3 girls; white, liberal complacence; problems with education and the NHS – and argues that the affront to Muslim people in Britain was not caused by publication of The Satanic Verses itself but rather by the ‘awfulness of the society we have allowed to grow up around us’. The Satanic Verses is remedy, according to Weldon, to a fractured, ailing society. Publishing literature like this proves that our society ‘may yet be well and our brave new God of individual conscience may yet arise’. Originally published by Chatto & Windus as part of the 'Chatto Counterblasts' strand, this ebook edition is reissued with a new introduction by the author, as part of the Brain Shots series: the pre-eminent source for high quality, short-form digital non-fiction.

Sacred Cows

However, the cow is revered as the source of food and the symbol of all life.49 It
hearkens back to the great Lord Krishna, said to be a cow herder 5,000 years
ago. The cow is sacred. It provides a kind of role model. It is gentle and passive.

Author: Seth Andrews

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478749962

Category: Humor

Page: 211

View: 426

Did you know God forbids the tying of shoelaces on Saturday? Or that humans emit an color aura which can only be discerned with a Third Eye? That bountiful harvest requires the flinging of a live goat from a church bell tower? That instead of wishing upon a star, we can wish upon a...cow? Well into the 21st century, our species continues to participate in beliefs and customs that seem more suited to the Bronze Age than the Information Age, some of which involve poisonous snakes, holy smoke, urine bubbles, crystals, tarot cards, aliens, costumed virgins and, of course, an offering plate. Join Seth Andrews for a random romp across the planet and a humorous look at some of humanity's sacred cows.

Tipping Sacred Cows

of. Sacred. Cows. My teaching travels have taken me throughout India, to
Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Calcutta, and elsewhere. Between
leadership trainings, I've vacationed on the stunning beaches of the Indian resort
town Goa.

Author: Jake Breeden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118431928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 772

Strategies for overcoming the "sacred cows" that hold people back at work We all know the "sacred cows" at work?the conventional wisdom to try your best, work well with others, and produce excellent work. But these cherished nuggets of advice, in practice, have a dark side that can lead to career-limiting unintended consequences. Based on Jake Breeden's experience coaching thousands of leaders in 27 countries, and the latest scientific research in behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology, Tipping Sacred Cows reveals how to overcome the dangerous behaviors that masquerade as virtues at work, and how to lead with fewer self-imposed limitations and greater results. Identifies the seven most common sacred cows at work, including balance that turns bland, creativity that conceals narcissism, and passion that becomes obsession Offers simple steps for recognizing and overcoming the potentially career-limiting effects of each of the most common sacred cows Written by Jake Breeden, a faculty member at Duke University's Corporate Education program, rated by Businessweek and The Financial Times as #1 in the world Tipping Sacred Cows shines a light on the hidden traps that lie between good intentions and great results, clearing a path so leaders can finally realize their full potential at work. Take this quick 21-question survey to find out which of the seven sacred cows are standing in your way at work.

Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers

sacred cow \'kau\ n, plural sacred cows 1. a plodding, bovine mammal of
numerous stomachs and dubious intelligence regarded in some climes as holy in
origin and therefore immunefrom ordinary treatment 2. Business: a. An outmoded
belief ...

Author: Robert J. Kriegel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446550094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 669

Sacred cows--outdated and costly business practices such as the reports that are never read or a slow-down of innovative ideas--exist in every company. Inspired by insights gained from more than 450 programs conducted with all types of organizations, the authors of SACRED COWS MAKE THE BEST BURGERS show how corporations can kill off the sacred cows that are crippling them.

In the Company of Sacred Cows

Product support costs (resulting from poor Quality), and a weak revenue stream
from new software features, were killing us. The Q&A session that followed was
really good, and Kirk 101 Sacred Cow Workshops: The Cow Patties Hit The Fan ...

Author: Stephen Quesnelle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452035710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 469

While 70% of all organizational change initiatives fail, this one succeeded and improved telecom producer Mitel Corporations bottom line profitability by a factor of 40. Like many organizations, Mitels entrenched processes, procedures and policies its Sacred Cows had resulted in products that were slow getting to market. When they did get to market many products had quality problems. The sluggish company culture was also making it impossible for Mitel to face a looming technology shift and do battle with new brand of competitors who threatened to wipe the company out. Authors Geoff Smith and Stephen Quesnelle were front and center driving the change that saved Mitel: Geoff as the Vice President of Research and Development with 500 engineers reporting to him and Stephen as the Organizational Development (OD) professional partnered with Geoff to help lead the turnaround. Refreshing and engaging, this book tells how Geoff and Stephen met the challenge head-on. They used a behavior based leadership approach based on over 50 years of scientific research, plus their own creative initiatives to kill the Sacred Cows. More than a fascinating case study, this book provides all the hard-hitting lessons learned by the company, by Geoff as the Change Champion and by Stephen as the Change Agent. In the Company of Sacred Cows provides you with a framework for making organizational change in your company. Whether your business is growing or shrinking, this book provides you with a how-to manual with the real-life tools and techniques you need to meet rapidly changing business demands.