Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during April 2018

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Conditions of happiness
Veenhoven, R
Dordrecht, Holland ; D. Reidel ; ©1984
Feldberg BJ1481 .V44 1984

Business analytics using R - A practical approach
Rao, Umesh Hodeghatta, author
[United States] : Apress, 2017
Overview of business analytics -- Introduction to R -- R for data analysis -- Introduction to descriptive analytics -- Business analytics process and data exploration -- Supervised machine learning : classification -- Unsupervised machine learning -- Simple linear regression -- Multiple linear regression -- Logistic regression -- Big data analysis : introduction and future trends.

Learn the fundamental aspects of the business statistics, data mining, and machine learning techniques required to understand the huge amount of data generated by your organization. This book explains practical business analytics through examples, covers the steps involved in using it correctly, and shows you the context in which a particular technique does not make sense. Further, Practical Business Analytics using R helps you understand specific issues faced by organizations and how the solutions to these issues can be facilitated by business analytics. This book will discuss and explore the following through examples and case studies: An introduction to R: data management and R functions The architecture, framework, and life cycle of a business analytics project Descriptive analytics using R: descriptive statistics and data cleaning Data mining: classification, association rules, and clustering Predictive analytics: simple regression, multiple regression, and logistic regression This book includes case studies on important business analytic techniques, such as classification, association, clustering, and regression. The R language is the statistical tool used to demonstrate the concepts throughout the book. You will:? Write R programs to handle data? Build analytical models and draw useful inferences from them? Discover the basic concepts of data mining and machine learning? Carry out predictive modeling? Define a business issue as an analytical problem.
Feldberg HF5548.2 .R284 2017

The business of cannabis : new policies for the new marijuana industry
Summers, D. J., author
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
Introduction -- Supply and demand -- Federal laws vs. state vs. local control -- Lobbyists and lawyers -- Going to market : cultivation, testing, manufacturing, production, and retail -- Banking and financial implications -- State by state, nation by nation -- Taxation and ramifications -- Picks and shovels : ancillary and support industry -- The future of cannabis -- Notes -- Index.
Feldberg HD9019.M382 U378 2018

The energy conundrum : climate change, global prosperity, and the tough decisions we have to make
Hirst, Neil, author
London ; World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd., [2018]
Introduction -- History and geopolitics of fossil energy -- Energy security and emergency planning -- Energy justice and human welfare -- Climate change -- Energy technology -- Energy finance, fossil fuel subsidies, and carbon pricing -- Energy efficiency -- Markets and competition -- Global energy governance -- Conclusions -- Annex 1 (Plus attachment). Case study; developing nation -- Annex 2. Case study; developed nation.
Feldberg HD9502.A2 H54 2018

Blue ocean shift : beyond competing : proven steps to inspire confidence and seize new growth
Kim, W. Chan, author
New York : Hachette Books, 2017
Reach beyond the best -- The fundamentals of market-creating strategy -- The mind of a blue ocean strategist -- Humanness, confidence, and creative competence -- Step one: Getting started -- Choosing the right place to start -- Constructing the right blue ocean team -- Step two: Understand where you are now -- Getting clear about the current state of play -- Step three: Imagine where you could be -- Uncovering the hidden pain points that limit the size of your industry -- Discovering an ocean of noncustomers -- Step four: Find how you get there -- Reconstructing market boundaries, systematically -- Developing alternative blue ocean opportunities -- Step five: Make your move -- Selecting your blue ocean move and conducting rapid market tests -- Finalizing and launching your blue ocean move -- Epilogue: A national blue ocean shift in action.

Following up on 2015's Blue Ocean Strategy, Drs. W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth. They guide you step-by-step through taking your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. By combining the insights of human psychology with practical market-creating tools, Kim and Mauborgne deliver a guide to shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. They show why nondisruptive creation is as important as disruption in seizing new growth. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people's confidence so that they own and drive the process.
Feldberg HF5415.153 .K52 2017

Energy science : principles, technologies, and impacts
Andrews, John author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
An introduction to energy science -- Essentials of thermal, chemical, and fluid energy -- Energy from fossil fuels -- Biomass --Solar thermal and geothermal energy -- Hydropower, tidal power, and wave power -- Wind power -- Photovoltaics -- Nuclear power -- Electricity and energy storage -- Energy demand in buildings, industry, and transport -- Energy and society.
Feldberg TJ163.2 .A54 2017

The age of agile : how smart companies are transforming the way work gets done
Denning, Stephen, author
New York, NY : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2018]
Foreword / by Gary Hamel -- Part one: Agile management -- More value from less work -- The law of the small team -- The law of the customer -- The law of the network -- Implementing agile at scale: Microsoft -- From operational to strategic agility -- Changing the organizational culture -- Part two: Management traps -- The trap of shareholder value -- The trap of share buybacks -- The cost-oriented economics trap -- The trap of backwards-looking strategy -- Epilogue: Nuclear winters and golden ages.
Feldberg HD58.9 .D456 2018

Hacker culture and the new rules of innovation
Rayner, Timothy, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Hacker culture -- The hacker generation -- Hacker leadership -- The agile organization -- Culture hacking -- The hack and the gift -- Making space for innovation -- Happy hacker teams -- Hacking whole systems.
Feldberg HD58.8 .R36 2018