Cyber Wars: Hacks that Shocked the Business World by Charles Arthur

Cyber Wars gives you the dramatic inside stories of some of the world's biggest cyber attacks. These are the game changing hacks that make organizations around the world tremble and leaders stop and consider just how safe they really are. Some of the things that you will learn are how hackers in a TK Maxx parking lot managed to steal 94m credit card details costing the organization $1bn; how a 17 year old leaked the data of 157,000 TalkTalk customers causing a reputational disaster; and how a sophisticated malware attack on Sony caused corporate embarrassment and company-wide shut down. Charles Arthur provides a gripping account of why each hack happened, what techniques were used, what the consequences were and how they could have been prevented. No organization is completely safe, but by understanding the context you can minimize the threat. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side by Howard Marks

Economies, companies, and markets operate according to patterns or cycles. These cycles arise from naturally occurring phenomena in everyday business, and to a large extent, from the simple ups and downs of human psychology and behavior. If you carefully study past cycles, understand their origins and import, and remain alert for the next up or down cycle, you won’t have to reinvent the wheel in order to understand every investment environment. By following Marks’s insights—which are drawn from his memorable memos to clients—you can master these recurring patterns to help with your own financial gain and psychological benefit. [Adapted from Author Page]

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas

What can explain the spreading backlash against the global elite? In this revelatory investigation, Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, showing how the elite follow a 'win-win' logic, fighting for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten their position at the top. Giridharadas asks poignant questions such as why should our gravest problems be solved by consultancies, technology companies and corporate-sponsored charities instead of public institutions and elected officials? And why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for elites and citizens alike to question . [Adapted fromPublisher Text]

How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith

Leadership expert Sally Helgesen and bestselling leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith have trained thousands of high achievers–men and women–to reach even greater heights. Again and again, they see that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. In fact, the very habits that helped women early in their careers can hinder them as they move up. Simply put, what got you here won’t get you there . . . and you might not even realize your blind spots until it’s too late. Sally and Marshall identify the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success. [Publisher Text]

More Time to Think: The Power of Independent Thinking by Nancy Kline

 In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person’s thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group.  [Publisher Text]

Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump by Joseph E. Stiglitz

In its first edition, Joseph Stiglitz's landmark book lifted the lid on how globalization was hurting those it was meant to help. Many of its predictions came true, and his ideas became a touchstone in the debate surrounding the topic. This major new edition looks afresh at the continuing mismanagement of globalization and how it has led to our current political and economic discontents. Stiglitz argues that globalization can still be a force for good, but the balance of power has to change. Here he offers real, tough solutions for the future. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation by Charlene Li.

Technology has revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships between leaders and their followers. Yet, many leaders remain stuck at arms-length from those they lead and serve.  The Engaged Leader addresses why leaders need to master a new way of developing relationships, which begins by stepping out of traditional hierarchies. In The Engaged Leader, Charlene Li guides business leaders deeper than ever before into the  ever-changing terrain of the digital era and provides leaders with the skills and confidence they need to transform their own leadership. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work by David Frayne

The Refusal of Work is a bold call for a more humane and sustainable vision of social progress within the workplace. While paid work is absolutely central to the culture and politics of capitalist societies, today’s work-centred world is becoming increasingly hostile to the human need for autonomy, spontaneity and community.  Drawing on his original research into the lives of people who are actively resisting nine-to-five employment, Frayne asks what motivates  people to disconnect from work, whether or not their resistance is futile, and whether they might have the capacity to inspire an alternative form of development, based on a reduction and social redistribution of work. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

An Introduction to Psychological Assessment & Psychometrics by Keith Coaley

In An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, Keith Coaley outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making it an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment. The new to the Second Edition includes occupational and educational settings, covers ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus, and contains case study material related to work selection settings. [Adapted from Publisher Text]

The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success by Lawrence A. Machi and Brenda T. McEvoy

Graduate students who turn in exceptional literature reviews are recognized as excellent critical thinkers, as well as masters of academic argumentation, research writing and writing academic papers. But literature searches and composing the review itself can be intimidating and frustrating. The six-step process pioneered by this book has made the task flowing and seamless for masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields.  [Publisher Text]

The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management Edited by Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann, and Nelson Phillips

This handbook offers a number of perspectives on innovation management as an emerging field of study, along with explanatory theories, recurrent challenges and its application to innovation processes. It is a collection that considers design as a source of innovation; the management of research and development with new product development in firms; the concept of sustainable innovation management as it applies to business enterprises; the management of social innovation; the concept of brokerage models of innovation; and the importance of science and technology in business innovation are all discussed. In addition, the handbook provides an overview of the literature on the management of open innovation, looks at the relationship between project management and innovation, and analyzes innovation management in Japan and China.  [Adapted from Publisher Text]

HR Governance: A Theoretical Introduction by Boris Kaehler and Jens Grundei

Human resource (HR) governance is a relatively new construct that has recently begun attracting more and more attention in both research and practice. As a part of corporate governance, it represents the internal and external normative framework of human resource management and its supervision in organizations. This book theoretically integrates HR governance with the related domains of corporate governance, general management, HR management and leadership. By doing so, it provides scholars and practitioners in the field with a precisely delineated system of theoretical concepts for their work and helps to translate these concepts into concrete research questions and practical guidelines. By interpreting the new ISO 30408 norm on human governance and taking into account recent developments, the book helps to comply with and anticipate current and future HR regulations.[Publisher Text]

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