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Activity Dictionary - a listing and description of activities that provides a common/standard definition of activities across the organization. An activity dictionary can include information about an activity and/or its relationships, such as an activity description, business process, function source, whether value-added, inputs, outputs, supplier, customer, output measures, cost drivers, attributes, tasks, and other information as desired to describe the activity.

Literature

Bleeker R. R., Euske K. J., Activity-Based Cost Management Design Framework: Getting It Right The First Time

Author

Zieliński Tomasz

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The Limitations of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is so firmly enshrined in our culture that knocking it is a little like attacking motherhood or apple pie. Many persons swear by positive thinking and quite a few have been helped by it. Nevertheless, it is not a very effective tool and can be downright harmful in some cases. There are much better ways to get the benefits that positive thinking allegedly provides.

[The Limitations of Positive Thinking]

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The Limitations of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is so firmly enshrined in our culture that knocking it is a little like attacking motherhood or apple pie. Many persons swear by positive thinking and quite a few have been helped by it. Nevertheless, it is not a very effective tool and can be downright harmful in some cases. There are much better ways to get the benefits that positive thinking allegedly provides.

[The Limitations of Positive Thinking]

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[Seeking Silence & Stillness in the Rush of Business Life]

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[7 Essential Books on Optimism]

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