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New books in September-October 2017

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Doughnut economics:

seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist

Kate Raworth

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries

HB75 .R39 2017

 

 

Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times.

Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like.

Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas―from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and earth-systems science―to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow?

Book review cited from: http://goo.gl/4iCfV6

 

September 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

New books in May-June 2017

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The upstarts:
how Uber, Airbnb and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world

Brad Stone

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries

HC100 .A S86 2017

 

Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger’s car, or walking into a stranger’s home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it’s as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb are household names: redefining neighbourhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business and changing the way we travel.

In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, a new generation of entrepreneurs is sparking yet another cultural upheaval through technology. They are among the Upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Young, hungry and brilliant, they are rewriting the traditional rules of business, changing our day-to-day lives and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.

“The Upstarts” is the definitive account of a dawning age of tenacity, creativity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone’s highly anticipated and riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we find out how it all started, and how the world is wildly different than it was ten years ago.

Book review cited from: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29905580-the-upstarts

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May 11, 2017 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

New Books in March-April

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The business blockchain:

promise, practice and application of the next internet technology

William Mougayar

HG1710 .M68 2016

The definitive pioneering blueprint covering the what, why and how of the blockchain.

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software applications.

The Business Blockchain charts new territory in advancing our understanding of the blockchain by unpacking its elements like no other before. William Mougayar anticipates a future that consists of thousands, if not millions of blockchains that will enable not only frictionless value exchange, but also a new flow of value, redefining roles, relationships, power and governance.

Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change.

 Book review cited from: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119300312.html

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March 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

New Books in January-February 2017

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Martketing:

the heart and the brain of branding

Javier Sanchez Lamelas

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries

HF5415.3 .S36 2016

Secrets, lessons and insights from the frontline of world-class branding and marketing. This book exposes the marketing secrets and lessons learnt from one of the world’s most exciting global brands-Coca Cola-and how you can apply them to your own brand. It explores the core beliefs and principles that were needed to evolve one of the most powerful marketing machines on the planet that worked successfully across cultures and fast-changing environments.

The author was part of a team of outstanding individuals and agencies that generated better, faster and more effective marketing on an unprecedented level. Through a combination of research, theory and real-life experience, Lamelas explains why and how marketing works, and offers a proven framework to help you master your own marketing strategy.

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January 5, 2017 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

New Books in November-December 2016

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 Five easy theses:
commonsense solutions to America’s greatest economic challenges

James M. Stone

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries
HC500.33 .U7 D86 2016

A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America’s five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality.

America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable, but some we are entirely capable of solving. In Five Easy Theses, James M. Stone presents specific, common-sense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make healthcare and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that — if implemented — could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good.

Accessible and thought provoking, Five Easy Theses reveals that a more democratic, prosperous America is well within our reach.

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November 9, 2016 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

New books in September-October 2016

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An everyone culture:

becoming a deliberately developmental organization

Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries
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A radical new model for unleashing your company’s potential.

In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for–namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential.

What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone–not just select “high potentials”–could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?

Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (and their collaborators) have found and studied such companies–Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is to grow. This means going beyond consigning “people development” to high-potential programs, executive coaching, or once-a-year off-sites.

“An Everyone Culture” dives deep into the worlds of three leading companies that embody this breakthrough approach. This book demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you create is your strategy–and that the key to success is developing everyone.

Book review cited from : https://hbr.org/product/an-everyone-culture-becoming-a-deliberately-developmental-organization/14259E-KND-ENG

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September 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

New books in July-August 2016

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Blockchain revolution:

how the technology behind bitcoin is changing money, business and the world

Don and Alex Tapscott

Doriot and Tanoto Libraries

HG1710 .T37 2016

 

Over the past 30 years, no theorist of the digital age has better explained the next big thing than Don Tapscott. For example, in Wikinomics, Tapscott was the first to show how the Internet provides the first global platform for mass collaboration. Now, he writes about a profound technological shift that will change how the world does business–and everything else–using blockchain technology, which powers the digital currency Bitcoin.

The Internet as we know it is great for collaboration and communication, but is deeply flawed when it comes to commerce and privacy. The new blockchain technology facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without any intermediary such as a bank or governing body. Keeping the user’s information anonymous, the blockchain validates and keeps a permanent public record of all transactions. That means that your personal information is private and secure, while all activity is transparent and incorruptible–reconciled by mass collaboration and stored in code on a digital ledger. With its advent, we will not need to trust one another in the traditional sense, because trust is built into the system itself.

Tapscott, writing with his son Alex, a financial analyst and technologist, argues that the blockchain will shape the next era of prosperity–in finance, business, healthcare, education, governance, and beyond.

Book review cited from : http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25894041-blockchain-revolution

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