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Essentials of Game Theory: A Concise Multidisciplinary Introduction

by Kevin Leyton-Brown & Yoav Shoham

Game theory is the mathematical study of interaction among independent, self-interested agents. The audience for game theory has grown dramatically in recent years, and now spans disciplines as diverse as political...


Sexy Little Numbers: How to Grow Your Business Using the Data You Already Have

by Dimitri Maex & Paul B. Brown

Imagine if you could identify your business’s most profitable customers, craft a better marketing strategy to communicate with them, and inspire them to buy more?

Well now you can. And the best part is that...


Preactive Leadership

by Owen Allen

This book says you're a leader even if you don't know it. A "leader" is anyone who influences others. So if you're a teacher, friend, coworker, manager, parent, or any one else who influences others, you're...


Escalation in Decision-Making: Behavioural Economics in Business

by Helga Drummond & Julia Hodgson

When a venture seems to be faltering, do you persist and hope that things will get better or do you cut your losses? This may be one of the most important decisions business or project owners may ever have to...


Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning Your Business in the Global Economy

by Olivia Parr Rud

Praise for Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning your business in the Global Economy

"Olivia Parr Rud does a remarkable job of weaving together many topics in a strategic way. As 'quants,'...


The Power of Intuition: How to Use Your Gut Feelings to Make Better Decisions at Work

by Gary Phd Klein

At times in our careers, we've all been aware of a "gut feeling" guiding our decisions. Too often, we dismiss these feelings as "hunches" and therefore untrustworthy. But renowned researcher Gary Klein reveals...


101 Great Ideas To Boost Your Business by Kirti C. Desai

by Kirti C. Desai

Most books on personal or business success start with the theory that you need to understand, digest and then put in into practice. However, this book is different. It bypasses the theory port and straightaway...


The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse World

by Sara Parkin

An economy low in carbon and high in life satisfaction will require thousands, if not millions of exceptional leaders. This book is the first to bring together sustainability knowledge with the leadership skills...


Planning Under Pressure

by John Friend & Allen Hickling

Planning under Pressure offers managers, planners, consultants and students a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Strategic Choice Approach, which has gradually been attracting worldwide recognition...


The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: How Risk Taking Transforms Us, Body and Mind

by John Coates

A successful Wall Street trader turned neuroscientist reveals how risk taking and stress transform our body chemistry

Before he became a world-class scientist, John Coates ran a derivatives trading desk in New...


The Enemies of Excellence: 7 Reasons Why We Sabotage Success

by Greg Salciccioli & Patrick Lencioni

A handbook that addresses the moral failures and corruption of political and corporate officials, this reference suggests that, regardless of how morally strong a leader, all face seven core risks, but by identifying...


Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition

by Michael Mauboussin

Leaders in all fields-business, medicine, law, government-make crucial decisions every day. The harsh truth is that they mismanage many of those choices, even though they have the right intentions. These blunders...


Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happeining to You

by Sydney Finkelstein & Jo Whitehead

Why do smart and experienced leaders make flawed, even catastrophic, decisions? Why do people keep believing they have made the right choice, even with the disastrous result staring them in the face? And how...


The Secrets of Resilient Leadership: When Failure Is Not an Option¿Six Essential Characteristics for Leading in Adversity

by George Everly & Douglas Strouse

“Resilient Leadership: When Failure is Not an Option” is a practical guide to improving leadership in the face of adversity. The book has its basis in the authors' combined experience in stress and leadership...


Brilliant Mistakes: Finding Success on the Far Side of Failure

by Paul Schoemaker

Named #1 Best Business Book of 2011, by Patriot-News–PennLive.com

If you have ever flown in an airplane, used electricity from a nuclear power plant, or taken an antibiotic, you have benefited from a brilliant...


Risk Intelligence: How to Live with Uncertainty

by Dylan Evans

We must make judgments all the time when we can’t be certain of the risks. Should we have that elective surgery? Trust the advice of our financial adviser? Take that new job we’ve been offered? How worried...


Why Organizational Change Fails

by Leike van Oss & Jaap van 't Hek

Change in organizations can arise spontaneously, or it can begin in response to a planned process of change. Even planned change is not as predictable as one might like it to be; it is often partial or incomplete,...


It's All Politics: WINNING IN A WORLD WHERE HARD WORK AND TALENT AREN'T ENOUGH

by Kathleen Kelly Phd Reardon

From It’s All Politics

Like business in general, politics is not a spectator sport. You cannot afford to be apolitical at work if you have any aspirations for advancement. The only way to avoid politics is...


Organizing Entrepreneurship

by Anna Grandori & Laura Gaillard Giordani

Entrepreneurship has regained centre stage in the contemporary knowledge-intensive and innovation-driven economy, as well as in research. Integrating classic and recent insights into the organization, economics...


Risk Analysis and Human Behaviour

by Baruch Fischhoff

The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One is ensuring effective two-way...