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Management decision making

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The Soul of Analytics

The Soul of Analytics

Author: Marcia Elaine Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2020

The essence of inspiration and ingenuity underlying analytics and artificial intelligence The Soul of Analytics explores the core, human stories so often overlooked in the technical tomes related to analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. It is ultimately the human heart that drives exceptional performance. Each chapter of this engaging work explores how the personal passions and unique talents of individuals engaged in analytics work influence their approach to their professions and imbues them with particular strengths. Personal stories show how engaging your authentic self can help you find your groove and succeed--stunningly--while enriching both your personal and professional life. The abundance of technical analytics manuals reflects the business world's general approach to math-intensive fields: stale, dry, by-the-numbers. By regarding analytics as machine-dominant, you miss out on the potential of the human behind the machine: the spark, the passion, the complex and creative thinking that can only come from a human. Even in a logic-driven field, the lateral thinking inherent to the human experience is a vital force to drive innovation and exceptional performance. This book highlights the link between passion and practice, and shows you how to refresh your approach to projects in technical fields. Learn how passion and inspiration lead to analytics success Infuse your work with energy and creativity to develop innovative solutions Go beyond the dry, by-the-numbers view to see what drives excellence in the field Discover how your personal interests inform and enrich your approach to analytics What attracted you to analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning? Who are you and how does that inform your professional life? What do you consider the most critical part of any project? These answers reveal your own personal brand of analytics and suggest the key advantages you bring to the table. The Soul of Analytics helps you rediscover your potential and transform your approach to the work.

Leadership Is Language The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

Leadership Is Language The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

Author: L. David Marquet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Few of us realize that our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues by using the right words. In Leadership Is Language, Former US navy captain David Marquet expands on his bestselling leadership book Turn the Ship Around! and shows managers and leaders the next step in their development: how to enable their team through communication. Marquet outlines a set of principles and tools that help leaders inspire their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do, highlighting how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in a team's success and happiness. Praise for Turn the Ship Around!: 'I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 'To say I'm a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement... I'm a fully fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn't just know how to lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them' Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why

Willful How We Choose What We Do

Willful How We Choose What We Do

Author: Richard Robb Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2020

A revelatory alternative to the standard economic models of human behavior that proposes an exciting new way to understand decision-making Why do we do the things we do? The classical view of economics is that we are rational individuals, making decisions with the intention of maximizing our preferences. Behaviorists, on the other hand, see us as relying on mental shortcuts and conforming to preexisting biases. Richard Robb argues that neither explanation accounts for those things that we do for their own sake, and without understanding these sorts of actions, our picture of decision-making is at best incomplete. Robb explains how these choices made seemingly without reason belong to a realm of behavior he identifies as for-itself. A provocative combination of philosophy and economics that offers a key to many of our quixotic choices, this groundbreaking volume provides a new way to understand everything from investing to how hard we work to how we manage daily interactions.

Demystifying Global Macroeconomics

Demystifying Global Macroeconomics

Author: John E. Marthinsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Demystifying Global Macroeconomics (DGM) provides readers with a practical, working use of international macroeconomics. For serious business and political leaders, understanding the global interconnections in economic and financial markets is crucial for making informed and well-timed decisions. DGM takes the mystery out of seemingly complex economic interactions by providing an easy-to-understand framework within which to analyze the effects of economic, social, and political shocks to a nation's economy. John E. Marthinsen integrates the three major macroeconomic sectors, which are the credit market, goods and services market, and foreign exchange market. The author provides the reader with contemporary examples that virtually leap off the front pages of our daily news reports and confront business managers and politicians with choices and decisions to make. For example, DGM shows how to use macroeconomic tools and a global framework to analyze the effects of: U.S. tariffs on China and China's tariffs on the United States Infrastructure spending Speculative capital outflows from nations under stress, such as Argentina and Turkey, and speculative capital inflows into safe-haven countries, such as Switzerland Demonetization in India Successfully fighting the opioid abuse problem in the United States Border adjustment tax Monetary policies Fiscal policies Marthinsen keeps readers visually engaged with the strategic use of figures, tables, charts, and illustrative exhibits. Demystifying Global Macroeconomics emphasizes the interaction among markets and equips readers with a macroeconomic perspective that will last (and be used) for years.

The Human Edge How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy

The Human Edge How curiosity and creativity are your superpowers in the digital economy

Author: Greg Orme Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2019

The world is spinning so fast it's difficult to keep up. Two hundred and fifty years ago theIndustrial Revolution replaced our arms and legs at work. The fourth IndustrialRevolution is now replacing our brains. This technological shift is engulfing organisationsand people. It's challenging the very essence of what it means to be human.Daily news headlines pose existential questions that used to belong in the pages ofscience fiction: Will a machine take my job? Are we becoming cyborgs? What happenswhen supercomputers become self-aware? If we can't compete with artificial intelligence,what's left? Innovation guru Greg Orme provides a helpful, funny and supportive shove in the rightdirection. He explores the skills you need to survive and thrive in a world of arti+/-cialintelligence. He urges you to stop competing, and instead do things machines can't. Tobecome a more human, human.This is a practical toolkit to master three intrinsically human 'super powers': 1. To ignite your innate CURIOSITY in a world of accelerating change...2. To rediscover your CREATIVITY to produce an avalanche of game-changing ideas...3. To develop CONNECTIVITY to kindle the passion, persistence and insights to successfully engage fellow humans to turn human creativity into business innovation. These career-enhancing capabilities have been identi+/-ed in Orme's work with businessmanagers and organisations across the globe. They draw upon the latest psychologicaland neuroscience research, the unique philosophies of successful entrepreneurs, thepractises of the world's most innovative companies, as well as the habits of great artists,designers and scientists. Learn how to surf, rather than sink, in the waves of the Fourth IndustrialRevolution. Become an authentic future-+/-t human, in a world of arti+/-cialintelligence.

The Art of Ideas Creative Thinking for Work and Life

The Art of Ideas Creative Thinking for Work and Life

Author: William (Columbia University) Duggan, Amy Murphy, Laura Dabalsa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

Great ideas don't just happen. Innovation springs from creative thinking-a method of the human mind that we can study and learn. In The Art of Ideas, William Duggan and Amy Murphy bring together business concepts with stories of creativity in art, politics, and history to provide a visual and accessible guide to the art and science of new and useful ideas. In chapters accompanied by charming and inviting illustrations, Duggan and Murphy detail how to spark your own ideas and what to do while waiting for inspiration to strike. They show that regardless of the field, innovations happen in the same way: examples from history, presence of mind, creative combination, and resolution to action. The Art of Ideas features case studies and exercises that explain how to break down problems, search for precedents, and creatively combine past models to form new ideas. It showcases how Picasso developed his painting style, how Gandhi became the man we know today, and how Netflix came to disrupt the movie-rental business. Lavishly illustrated in an appealing artistic style, The Art of Ideas helps readers unlock the secret to creativity in business and in life.

The Leading Practice of Decision Making in Modern Business Systems Innovative Technologies and Perspectives of Optimization

The Leading Practice of Decision Making in Modern Business Systems Innovative Technologies and Perspectives of Optimization

Author: Elena G. Popkova Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

Focusing on modern business systems from within the modern Russian context, this book examines how companies can become leading competitors globally within their industries through new decision making processes. Whilst current practices support the sustainability of a business system in terms of maintaining normal functionality and the prevention of crises, there is a need to consider the goals of leading organizations with larger business systems and greater resources. These goals can be more global in their focus and envisage the creation or strengthening of competitive advantages. Contributors of this book explore large scale industries specializing in hi-tech spheres of economy and instigate innovative activity in the face of high-levels of competition. Specific industries analyzed in this content include digital medicine, energy efficiency and car manufacturers. Using models of optimization and a range of real-world case studies, the book provides tools, technological analysis and techniques for practitioners to use within their own decision-making practices. For scholars researching business management, leadership and decision-making, this book also offers a useful insight into how optimized decision-making processes can be applied to the modern business system.

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers, 7th Edition (Formally known as Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers)

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers, 7th Edition (Formally known as Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers)

Author: Mik Wisniewski, Farhad Shafti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Were you looking for the book with access to MyLab Math Global? This product is the book alone and does NOT come with access to MyLab Math Global. Students, if MyLab Math Global is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab Math Global should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. There's no doubt that a manager's job is getting tougher. Do it better, do it faster, do it cheaper are the pressures every manager faces. And at the heart of every manager's job is decision-making: deciding what to do and how to do it. This well-respected text looks at how quantitative analysis techniques can be used effectively to support such decision making. As a manager, developing a good understanding of the quantitative analysis techniques at your disposal is crucial. Knowing how, and when, to use them and what their results really mean can be the difference between making a good or bad decision and, ultimately, between business success and failure. Appealing both to students on introductory-level courses and to MBA and postgraduate students, this internationally successful text provides an accessible introduction to a subject area that students often find difficult. Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers (formerly known as Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers) helps students to understand the relevance of quantitative methods of analysis to management decision-making by relating techniques directly to real-life business decisions in public and private sector organisations and focuses on developing appropriate skills and understanding of how the techniques fit into the wider management process. Key features: The use of real data sets to show how analytical techniques are used in practice QADM in Action case studies illustrating how organisations benefit from the use of analytical techniques Articles from the Financial Times illustrating the use of such techniques in a variety of business settings Fully worked examples and exercises supported by Excel data sets Student Progress Check activities in each chapter with solutions A 300+ page Tutors Solutions Manual

Leadership and Decision-Making

Leadership and Decision-Making

Author: Victor H. Vroom, Philip W. Yetton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

It has become a truism that leadership depends upon the situation, but few behavioral scientists have attempted to go beyond that statement to examine the specific ways in which leaders should and do vary their behavior with situational demands. Vroom and Yetton select a critical aspect of leadership style-the extent to which the leader encourages the participation of his subordinates in decision-making. They describe a normative model which shows the specific leadership style called for in different classes of situations. The model is expressed in terms of a decision tree and requires the leader to analyze the dimensions of the particular problem or decision with which he is confronted in order to determine how much and in what way to share his decision-making power with his subordinates. Other chapters discuss how leaders behave in different situations. They look at differences in leadership styles, and what situations induce people to display autocratic or participative behavior.

Made to Thrive The Five Roles to Evolve Beyond Your Leadership Comfort Zone

Made to Thrive The Five Roles to Evolve Beyond Your Leadership Comfort Zone

Author: Brad Giles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Business Decision Making

Business Decision Making

Author: Alan J. Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Originally published in 1981. Risk is a problem which all business decision makers have to cope with. The problem is not insurmountable, however, as there now exist well-established techniques for minimising risk and for calculating which of various available options is the optimal one to pursue. This book outlines and discusses these techniques and the theories behind them. Unlike many economic theories which only rarely have any practical applications, the techniques put forward in this book can be used by real businessmen to solve real business problems. The book concentrates on decision-making in two main areas: the allocation of a firm's resources and the selection of new investments; and the techniques and theories discussed fall into three broad groups: linear programming, decision theory and capital market theory. Intended as an advanced undergraduate textbook for students taking business economics or managerial economics courses, this valuable book will interest specialists and students involved in management studies, microeconomics, strategic planning, operational research, accounting and MBA programmes.

Systems Analysis in Business

Systems Analysis in Business

Author: John Graham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Originally published in 1972. Managers at all levels and management students may all expect to become involved increasingly in the development of computer-based information systems. This book, based upon practical training given to systems analysts, is designed to help managers achieve a route to successful implementation of computer systems, or to prepare them for involvement in computer projects.