Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during February 2018

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Introduction to microwave imaging
Nikolova, Natalia K., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Feldberg TK7876 .N55 2017

Economics of offshore wind power : challenges and policy considerations
Poudineh, Rahmatallah, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Feldberg TK1541 .P68 2017

When to jump : if the job you have isn't the life you want
Lewis, Mike author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018
Listen to the little voice -- Make a plan -- Let yourself be lucky -- Don't look back.

A collection of inspirational offerings detailing the experiences of people who have left unfulfilling jobs outlines four fundamental steps to pursuing one's dreams, revealing how others have managed the risks, emotional fallout and setbacks of living life on their own terms.
Feldberg HF5384 .L495 2018

Wind power : the struggle for control of a new global industry
Backwell, Ben, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Introduction -- From Maoism to Lear jets -- Big industry moves in -- China shakes the wind industry -- Emerging powers -- The offshore frontier -- After Copenhagen -- Turbine manufacturers in trouble -- The wind industry bounces back -- Tipping point: windpower's iPhone moment -- Challenges for the wind-turbine industry -- Conclusion.
Feldberg HD9502.5.W552 B33 2018

Finding my virginity : the new autobiography
Branson, Richard, author
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
Prologue -- 1999 -- What you see is what you get -- Building a business from the back of a beer mat -- Let's get physical -- How to start a train company -- Answering Madiba's call -- "What do you call a Virgin employee with a tie? The defendant" -- The world turned upside down -- The elders -- "They're building a spaceship!" -- An Englishman in America -- The rebel billionaire -- Crossing the Channel -- Steve -- Four-play -- Holly and Sam -- The elders assemble -- Climate change -- Back on track -- Becoming a banker -- Planes and mergers -- Plain sailing -- "Somebody mentioned the word 'hurricane'" -- A lost night in Melbourne -- Shoes -- Revealing character -- Dad -- Like a rolling stone -- Necker -- Weddings -- Start-ups -- Calculated risks -- The accident -- Moving on -- Floating -- Audacious ideas -- Satellites -- Good morning, Vietnam, Good-bye, Madiba -- Brexit -- Traingate -- "We're free!" -- Grand-dude -- Epilogue.

Global business icon Richard Branson has written many books, but none have been more popular than his first memoir, 1998's Losing My Virginity. Now he's finally publishing his second volume of memoirs, covering all of his fascinating ups and downs of the past two decades.
Feldberg HC252.5.B73 A33 2017

Doing business in China
Ambler, Tim, author
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
The road to Cathay -- Through a glass darkly : China from a western perspective -- The furniture of the mind -- Relationships and regulations -- Business and the law -- Creating harmony : establishing business in China -- The marketing mix -- The marketing process -- Rightness and correct form -- Western and Chinese commercial thinking.

"China has changed dramatically since the first edition of Doing Business in China was published in 2000, but the second, third and now this fourth edition have kept pace with the rapid developments. China is now far more international but the fundamental business culture has not altered greatly. The new edition of this highly successful textbook offers Western and non-Chinese businesspeople a theoretical framework for the understanding of business practices, markets, negotiations, organizations, networks and the Chinese business context."--
Feldberg HC427.95 .A65 2017

Sustainable design through process integration : fundamentals and applications to industrial pollution prevention, resource conservation, and profitability enhancement
El-Halwagi, Mahmoud M., 1962- author
Amsterdam, Netherlands : Elsevier, [2017]
Feldberg TP155.7 .E44 2017

Smart grids : advanced technologies and solutions
Borlase, Stuart, editor
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2017
Feldberg TK3105 .S533 2017

Energy economics
Schwarz, Peter M. author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
Feldberg HD9502.A2 S4195 2018

Complex networks : principles, methods and applications
Latora, Vito, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Feldberg T57.85 .L36 2017

Automotive global value chain : the rise of mega suppliers
Wong, Wilson Kia Onn, author
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis group, 2018
Feldberg HD9710.3.A2 W66 2018

The high potential's advantage : get noticed, impress your bosses, and become a top leader
Conger, Jay Alden, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
What does it mean to be a high potential and how can you become one? -- Part one. The 5 X factors of high-potential talent -- Situation sensing: how to build trust with your bosses -- Talent accelerating: how focusing on your team's development multiplies your potential -- Career piloting: how to succeed at the difficult assignments ahead -- Complexity translating: how to turn data into compelling insights -- Catalytic learning: how to turn insights into performance -- Part two. How to navigate your organization's high-potential processes -- Assessment: how your organization sizes you up -- The talent review: making certain your organization has a clear picture of who you are and what you want -- Corporate culture: understanding the forces that shape people's perception of you -- Continuing your high-potential journey.

Being seen as a high potential leader is essential to getting promoted and reaching an organization's upper echelons, but most companies keep their top talent list a closely guarded secret. And the assessment process they use to decide who is and isn't a future leader is an even greater mystery. The High Potential's Advantage takes readers "behind the scenes" and shows them how to get on, and stay on, their company's fast track. Leadership development experts Jay Conger and Allan Church draw upon decades of their research and experience--designing high potential programs for hundreds of large well-known global organizations, and managing and coaching thousands of developing leaders--to answer the critical questions asked by ambitious employees and managers: What will it take for me to advance in this organization? What does my boss look for when deciding whether or not I'm a high potential? Once I'm on the list, then what? Can I fall off of it, and how does that happen? Revealing a set of key differentiators--the five "X factors"--that set people apart across companies of all types, readers learn what they have to do to achieve and maintain the coveted top talent status. Packed with examples of high potential leaders--from those on the verge of their first promotion to those only a step away from the C-suite--the authors provide detailed advice for cultivating and practicing each "X factor." In addition, the authors show readers how to identify their company's "signature factors"--those special capabilities particular to their organization--and how to gain insight into, and excel at, the specific process their company uses to identify and develop high potentials.--
Feldberg HF5386 .C7454 2018

Bioinspired devices : emulating nature's assembly and repair process
Goldfield, Eugene Curtis, author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
Part I. Biological inspiration from nature's building and repair processes: Bioinspired devices as parts of complex systems -- How nature builds: physical law, morphogenesis, and dynamical systems -- What nature builds: materials and devices -- Building devices the way that nature does -- Part II. Structure-function, development, and vulnerabilities of nervous systems: Nature's nervous system networks -- Human nervous system: development and vulnerability -- How nature remodels and repairs neural circuits -- Part III. Understanding and emulating nature's response to injury or damage: Neuroprosthetics: the embodiment of devices -- Neurorehabilitation for remodeling and repairing injured nervous systems -- Toward devices that are seamless parts of collective, adaptive, and emergent systems.

A goal of clinicians is to restore the body and brain function of an individual who has suffered injury and loses capabilities such as walking, using the hands, speaking, remembering, and planning ahead. There is great optimism within the clinical community that we may be able to use scientific principles and new technologies to restore lost function in these individuals. A goal of this book is to integrate advances in neuroscience, integrative biology, biomechanics, developmental science, computer science, and engineering to bring us closer to the vision of devices that harness neuroplasticity for restoring lost function. The book presents a bio-inspired approach to developing such devices. A bio-inspired device is a system whose design and manufacture are based upon the principles by which living systems build. The sources of inspiration for this new generation of devices include how cells form functional systems and organs, how systems maintain stability despite a constant turnover of materials, how system components may participate in different functions, and how biological systems evolve, develop, and learn.--
Feldberg R856 .G66 2018

The grid : biography of an American technology
Cohn, Julie A., author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
The birth of the grid, 1899 to 1918 -- Contests for control, 1918-1934 -- Balancing reliability and economy, 1930-1940 -- Power transformations on the home front, 1935-1950 -- Nuances of control in an increasingly interconnected world, 1945-1965 -- Drifting "lazily" into synchrony, from blackout to grid, 1965-1967 -- Reaching maturity : integration, security, advanced technologies, 1965-1990 -- Deregulation and disaggregation, a brief overview, 1980-2015.
Feldberg TK3001 .C58 2017

Confident data skills : master the fundamentals of working with data and supercharge your career
Eremenko, Kirill, author
London : Kogan Page, 2018
Feldberg QA76.9.D343 E74 2018

Videocracy : how YouTube is changing the world-- with double rainbows, singing foxes, and other trends we can't stop watching
Allocca, Kevin, author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018
At the zoo -- Creating entertainment in the Auto-Tune era -- The language of remixing and the pure joy of a cat flying through space -- Some music that I used to know -- The ad your ad could smell like -- The world is watching -- I learned it on YouTube -- Niche : the new mainstream -- Scratching the itch -- Going viral -- What videos do for us -- The new talent.

"From YouTube's Head of Culture and Trends, a rousing and illuminating behind-the-scenes exploration of internet video's massive impact on our world. Whether your favorite YouTube video is a cat on a Roomba, "Gangnam Style," the "Bed Intruder Song," an AsapSCIENCE explainer, Rebecca Black's "Friday," or the "Evolution of Dance," Kevin Allocca's Videocracy reveals how these beloved videos and famous trends--among many others--came to be and why they mean more than you might think. YouTube is the biggest pool of cultural data since the beginning of recorded communication, with four hundred hours of video uploaded every minute. (It would take you more than sixty-five years just to watch the vlogs, music videos, tutorials, and other content posted in a single day!) This activity reflects who we are, in all our glory and ignominy. As Allocca says, if aliens wanted to understand our planet, he'd give them Google. If they wanted to understand us, he'd give them YouTube. In Videocracy, Allocca lays bare what YouTube videos say about our society and how our actions online--watching, sharing, commenting on, and remixing the people and clips that captivate us--are changing the face of entertainment, advertising, politics, and more. Via YouTube, we are fueling social movements, enforcing human rights, and redefining art--a lot more than you'd expect from a bunch of viral clips."--Dust jacket.
Feldberg HM742 .A46 2018

Braving the wilderness : the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone
Brown, Brené, author
London : Vermilion, 2017
Everywhere and nowhere -- The quest for true belonging -- High lonesome : A spiritual crisis -- People are hard to hate close up. Move in. -- Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. -- Hold hands. With strangers. -- Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.

Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives -- experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. Now Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. Brown argues that we're experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, "True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts." Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, "The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.
Feldberg HM753 .B765 2017

That's what she said : what men need to know (and women need to tell them) about working together
Lipman, Joanne, author
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
The secret lives of women (a primer for men) -- She'll make you more successful -- We're all a little bit sexist -- The twelve most terrifying words in the English language -- She's pretty sure you don't respect her -- She deserves a raise. But she won't ask for it. -- Blind auditions: solving for bias, emotion, and other stuff you can't control -- Invisible women: the world's greatest untapped resource -- The next generation: the Harvard experiment -- The best place in the world to be a woman? -- Conclusion: The future is now -- Cheat sheet: tips and takeaways for men--and women.

Outlines anecdotal solutions for harmonious working relationships between the sexes, citing the unique contributions of professional women and how their male counterparts can implement a healthier business culture that bridges gender gaps.
Feldberg HQ1075.5.U6 L57 2018

IBD weekly
Los Angeles, CA : Investor's Business Daily Inc., 2016-
Feldberg HF5001 .I58

Disruptive leadership : Apple and the technology of caring deeply : nine keys to organizational excellence and global impact
Kao, Richard, author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Disruption takes leadership -- Eruption -- Caring deeply -- Clarity -- Credibility -- Construction -- Core team -- Culture -- Creativity -- Disruption -- Commitment -- Congruency -- Continuity -- Activation -- Canvas.
Feldberg HD57.7 .K363 2018

Energy and economic growth : why we need a new pathway to prosperity
Foxon, Tim, 1967- author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
Feldberg HD75.6 .F69 2018

Intelligence in energy
Kayakutlu, Gülgün, author
London : ISTE Press Ltd ; 2017
Humans and energy -- Technology for energy -- Intelligence for energy -- Greening and innovating with renewable energies -- Future of energy -- Conclusion.

"In a world of increasing population, this book explores the ways in which technological progress can provide smart energy management strategies to maximize resources. Energy is essential to the survival and development of mankind. Increased pressure on existing resources now requires wiser energy management, in addition to the discovery of new resources. Challenges such as the global trend of "cheaper", exponentially increasing demand in new geographies, and current climate change policies now call for new approaches and ways of thinking about energy use which consider the impact on all involved actors, and on nature. Energy generation and management can be made more efficient by making use of technological progress and sharing global experience in the smart use of this resource. This book presents a knowledge-based review of the past, present and future of energy usage, with mathematical, modeling, economic, technological and environmental perspectives. The ideas and experiences shared here propose wiser energy management as a system component of natural ecosystems."--Back cover.
Feldberg HD9502.A2 K39 2017