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Zeus in Aeschylus: The Factor of Monetization

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the opening of the famous Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus’ tragedy the Agamemnon (160-6) with its reference to weighing in the divine scales. Zeus is imagined as ... More


The Meaning of Present Discounted Values

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter examines the notion of present discounted value (PDV). Funders prefer benefits that accrue immediately to identical benefits that accrue in the future. There are three rationales for the ... More


Six Purposes

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses the six purposes of Relentless Monetization (RM): shared vocabulary for internal deliberations, communication with grantees, transparency, diagnosis, ranking grants, and ... More


Conclusion

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book has demonstrated how Relentless Monetization (RM) provides a sound basis by which to practice smart philanthropy. RM offers a straightforward and transparent way to compare the value of one ... More


Reification of the Human: Global Organ Harvesting and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel Never Let Me Go follows a group of genetic clones who are created as wards of the British health service because they serve a utilitarian function: They are manufactured ... More


Changing Faces of Cost-Benefit Analysis: Alternative Institutional Settings and Varied Social and Political Contexts

Jiunn-rong Yeh

in The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199934386
eISBN:
9780199333028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934386.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Cost-benefit analysis is a detailed, technical, and potentially confusing process. When cost-benefit analysis is prepared for executive oversight, it tends to include high levels of quantification ... More


Overview of Relentless Monetization

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This book proposes a framework by which to make smart philanthropic decisions. Philanthropic decisions refer to decisions driven by a mission other than the maximization of personal profit. Smart ... More


Translating Mission Into Mission-Relevant Outcomes

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter outlines the first four (of seven) steps by which philanthropists put Relentless Monetization into action, using the Robin Hood Foundation as an example. The first step is to adopt a ... More


Basics of Monetizing Outcomes

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses the principles behind monetizing individual outcomes, the analytical springboard for the concept of smart philanthropy. Funders virtually always have a choice of outcomes that ... More


Examples of Metrics by Outcome

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides numerical examples that illustrate the metrics of Relentless Monetization and outlines the equations by which a single monetary value is assigned to individual outcomes ... More


Examples of Metrics by Grant: Multi-Outcome Interventions

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides examples of metrics by grant, that is, assigning a single monetary value to interventions that generate multiple outcomes. Two examples of Robin Hood Foundation initiatives for ... More


Completing the Analytical Traverse: Small-Bore Benefit/Cost Analysis

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses the use of benefit/cost ratios to rank the relative impacts of philanthropic interventions, known as small-bore benefit/cost analysis. The ratios capture the collective ... More


Key Generalities: Q&A

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter outlines the key generalities of Relentless Monetization (RM) by answering questions often posed by funders, donors, and nonprofits seeking funders and donors. These questions include: ... More


Prominent Metrics Systems

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter compares Relentless Monetization with several prominent alternative systems of metrics, with particular emphasis on four large-picture questions. First, do the metrics systems tackle the ... More


Reflections on Risk

Michael M. Weinstein and Ralph M. Bradburd

in The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses the issue of risk management in Relentless Monetization (RM), the fact that philanthropists cannot know for sure the impact of their interventions. The following broad points ... More


Game Analytics for Games User Research

Anders Drachen and Shawn Connor

in Games User Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794844
eISBN:
9780191836336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794844.003.0019
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

Game Analytics (GA) provides new ways to conduct user research, counteracting some of the weaknesses of traditional approaches while retaining essential compatibility with the methodologies of GUR. ... More


Punching above your weight: how small studios can leverage data for an unfair advantage

Lysiane Charest

in Games User Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198794844
eISBN:
9780191836336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794844.003.0020
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

This chapter is aimed at small-to-medium-sized studios wanting to introduce analytics into their development process. It focuses on concepts and techniques that are most useful for smaller studios, ... More


Coins

Cécile Morrisson

in The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190610463
eISBN:
9780190610487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the transformation in coinage and coin use in Byzantine Anatolia from AD 491 to the late eleventh century. Recent increase of the available evidence necessitates a reassessment. ... More


Conclusion

Frank L. Holt

in The Treasures of Alexander the Great: How One Man's Wealth Shaped the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950966
eISBN:
9780190469702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950966.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Alexander’s reputation as a king and conqueror has evolved considerably over the centuries. His war-won wealth has elicited numerous moral judgments, and in this chapter these are traced from ancient ... More


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