Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during December 2017

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Introduction to composite materials design
Barbero, Ever J., author
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, 2017
Feldberg TA418.9.C6 B37 2017

Shigley's mechanical engineering design
Budynas, Richard G
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2011
Feldberg TJ230 .S5 2011

Physical properties of crystals : their representation by tensors and matrices
Nye, J. F
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; 1985
Feldberg QD931 .N9 1985

Plastics technology handbook
Chanda, Manas, 1940- author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2018
Characteristics of polymers and polymerization processes -- Fabrication processes -- Plastic properties and testing -- Industrial polymers -- Polymers in special uses -- Recycling and disposal of waste plastics -- Trends in polymer applications.
Feldberg TA455.P5 C46 2018

Ten basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
Ingram, Richard T., 1941-
Washington, DC : BoardSource, [2015]
About the boardsource governance series -- Determine mission and purposes, and advocate for them -- Select the chief executive -- Support and evaluate the chief executive -- Ensure effective planning -- Monitor and strengthen programs and services -- Ensure adequate financial resources -- Protect assets and provide financial oversight -- Build a competent board -- Ensure legal and ethical integrity -- Enhance the organization's public standing -- Conclusion toward a better board -- Appendix i individual board member responsibilities -- Appendix ii illustrative self-assessment survey for -- Individual board members -- About the author.
Feldberg HD62.6 .I54 2015

Customer.com [sound recording]
Seybold, Patricia B
New York, N.Y. : Random House Audiobooks, p1999
Presents information on creating a profitable business strategy for electronic commerce.
Feldberg Phono tape HF5548.32 .S49 1999

Managing biotechnology : from science to market in the digital age
Simon, Francoise, 1946- author
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2017
Feldberg HD9999.B442 S565 2017

Insurance transformed : technological disruption
Naylor, Michael, 1960- author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
Feldberg HG8075 .N39 2017

Authentic leadership
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
Discovering your authentic leadership : why self-awareness is so critical / by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer -- The authenticity paradox : to grow, you need to feel like a fake / by Herminia Ibarra -- What bosses gain by being vulnerable : the psychology of human connection / by Emma Seppala -- Practice tough empathy : when you care, you show your true self / by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones -- Cracking the code that stalls people of color : sacrificing identity to conform / by Sylvia Ann Hewlett -- For a corporate apology to work, the CEO should look sad : make your emotions match your message / by Sarah Green Carmichael -- Are leaders getting too emotional? : tears are OK if they're rare, an interview with Gautam Mukunda and Gianpiero Petriglieri / by Adi Ignatius and Sarah Green Carmichael.

Organizations require certain qualities and behaviors from their employees, so much so that many individuals feel they lose who they truly are. Leaders, especially, can struggle to be seen as authority figures when they feel uncertain or emotional. Can you ever really be yourself at work? This book shows you how to balance vulnerability, emotion, and authority, so that you can feel effective at work while also being true to yourself. You'll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for engagement and credibility, and how to decide when is appropriate to just be yourself--or adapt to your company's culture and expectations.--
Feldberg HD57.7 .A8496 2018

Bloomberg : a billionaire's ambition
McNickle, Chris, author
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
The making of a billionaire -- Restoration interrupted -- Money manager -- The safest big city in America -- Creative destruction in the school system -- The entrepreneurial city -- Healthy economy, healthy city -- Rich man, poor man -- The politics of a billionaire mayor -- Third-term disasters and triumphs -- Legacy.
Feldberg F128.57.B56 M35 2017

Entering StartUpLand : an essential guide to finding the right job
Bussgang, Jeffrey, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
Introduction: Entering StartUpLand -- The product manager -- The business development manager -- Marketing -- The growth manager -- Sales -- Finance -- The search process.

Many professionals aspire to work for a start-up. Executives from large companies view them as models to help them adapt to today's dynamic innovation economy. Yes, start-ups look magical, but they can also be chaotic and inaccessible. Many books are written for those who aspire to be founders, but a company only has one or two of those. What's needed are hundreds of employees to do the day-to-day work required to operate a fledgling company and grow it into something of value. This practical, step-by-step guide provides an insider's analysis of various start-up roles and responsibilities, including product development, marketing, growth strategy, and sales, to help you figure out if you want to join a start-up and what to expect if you do. You'll gain insight into how successful start-ups operate and learn to assess which of them you might want to join--or emulate. Inside this book you'll find: A tour of typical start-up roles to help you determine which one might be the best fit for you Profiles of start-up executives in many different functions who share their stories and describe their responsibilities A practical approach to your job search that will help you position yourself to find the start-up opportunity that's right for you Written by an experienced venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School professor, Welcome to StartUpLand will guide you as you seek your ideal entry point into this popular, cutting-edge organizational paradigm.--
Feldberg HD62.5 .B875 2017

Breaking bad habits : defy industry norms and reinvigorate your business
Vermeulen, Freek, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
Introduction: Fertile ground -- Part I. How bad practices prevail: We're suckers for success -- Causal ambiguity -- They spread quicker than they kill -- Part II. Eliminating bad practices: The tale of the giant newspapers -- More than painting a grey wall green (citizenM case study) -- Innovation in the market for employees (Eden McCullum case study) -- The ten commandments of business innovation -- Part III. Reinvigorating your organization: Change for change's sake -- Make your life difficult -- Balance exploration and exploitation -- Be varied -- but selective.

Every organization follows a set of best practices - ideas, processes, and philosophies that have become accepted in their respective industries. In many cases, best practices are a good thing: they allow organizations to operate more quickly and efficiently. But, even though they're created and then followed with good intentions, best practices can also have pernicious effects. In the UK, for example, the government ranked IVF clinics based on their success rates, and made the rankings public. On the surface, this seems like a good thing. The government, in an effort to be more transparent, was hoping to provide patients as much information as possible. The problem is that the rankings changed the behavior of a lot of clinics, mostly in negative ways. With the rankings in mind, clinic administrators sought patients with a high-probability of getting pregnant in order to goose their success rates and climb higher in the rankings. In the end, the best practice led to bad incentives and misinformed patients. In Breaking Bad Habits, Freek Vermeulen explains the hidden dangers of best practices, how to identify the bad from the good, and how to protect oneself in the future. Most important, he also offers a path toward competitive advantage: once companies weed out their worse practices, they can transform their previous inefficiencies into new sources of innovation.--
Feldberg HD58.8 .V4667 2017

Doing research in the business world
Gray, David E. 1952- author
London : SAGE Publications Limited, 2017
Designed especially for students and researchers in business and complimeted by an fully interactive ebook that supports students whatever their learning preference, it guidess each step of the research process and demonstrates what it means to conduct quality research in today's global context.
Feldberg HD30.4 .G73 2017

Data mining for business analytics : concepts, techniques, and applications in R
Shmueli, Galit, 1971- author
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Overview of the data mining process -- Data visualization -- Dimension reduction -- Evaluating predictive performance -- Multiple linear regression -- k-Nearest Neighbors (kNN) -- The Naive Bayes classifier -- Classification and regression trees -- Logistic regression -- Neural nets -- Discriminant analysis -- Combining methods : ensembles and uplift modeling -- Association rules and collaborative filtering -- Cluster analysis -- Handling time series -- Regression-based forecasting -- Smoothing methods -- Social network analytics -- Text mining -- Cases.
Feldberg HF5691 .S56 2018

The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa
Sun, Irene Yuan, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2017]
Introduction: From the current factory of the world to the next factory of the world -- Part 1. Realities: A human chain reaction -- The life, death, and rebirth of factories -- Cloth and clothing, steel rods and steel sheets -- Taking a gamble -- Part 2. Possibilities: On the line -- Two steps forward, one step back -- Good (enough) governance -- "If we could do it, then so can this place" -- Epilogue: Feeling the stones.

China is now the biggest foreign player in Africa: largest trade partner, largest infrastructure financier, and fastest-growing source of foreign direct investment. Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding into Africa, investing in long-term assets, such as factories and heavy equipment. The fact that China sees Africa not for its poverty but for its potential wealth is a striking departure from the attitude of the West, in particular the United States. For fifty years the West has engaged in countless poverty-alleviation and development-aid programs in Africa, yet Africa still has the largest number of people living in extreme poverty of any region in the world. Considering Africa's difficult history of colonialism, one might suspect that the current story of China in Africa is merely a story about exploitation of resources. Author Irene Yuan Sun follows these entrepreneurs and finds, instead, that they are factory owners, building in Africa what they so recently learned to build in China--a global manufacturing powerhouse. This gives rise to a tantalizing possibility: that Africa can industrialize in the coming generation. With a manufacturing-led transformation, Africa would be following in the footsteps of the United States in the nineteenth century, Japan in the early twentieth, and the Asian Tigers in the late twentieth century. Many may consider this an old-fashioned way to develop, but it's the only one that's proven to raise living standards across entire societies for generations. And with every new Chinese factory boss setting up machinery and hiring African workers, that possibility becomes more real for Africa.--
Feldberg HD9737.A352 S86 2017

The handbook of nanomedicine
Jain, K. K. author
New York : Humana Press, [2017]
Feldberg R857.N34 J35 2017

Networking like a pro : turning contacts into connections
Misner, Ivan R., 1956- author
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Press, 2017
"Networking master and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ivan Misner along with David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard teach entrepreneurs how to master the art of networking. Introducing an exclusive results-measuring system-the Network Scorecard-this powerful guide motivates entrepreneurs to reach quality prospects, leverage new and current contacts, prompt ongoing referrals-and ultimately, boost their client base and their bottom line. With this powerful guide, eager entrepreneurs uncover undeniably effective networking techniques for building, reviving, and growing their business. Following the action plans provided, entrepreneurs learn key networking strategies including how to build their social capital, farm (not hunt) relationships and referrals, leverage the four major "streams" of their networking river, track the results of their efforts, and more. Entrepreneurs also discover how to enhance their networking efforts with new media tools, helping them reach new levels of referrals, free promotion, and connection with their clients. With the insight and direction provided by networking champions Dr. Ivan Misner, David Alexander, and Brian Hilliard, all experts from BNI, the world's largest business networking organization, the timeless guide gives entrepreneurs all the steps they need to transform their current outreach efforts and secure a steady flow of business for any economic climate"--
Feldberg HD69.S8 M5724 2017

The escape industry : how iconic and innovative brands built the travel business
Tungate, Mark, 1967- author
London ; Kogan Page Limited, 2018
Feldberg G155.A1 T786 2018

Forgetfulness : making the modern culture of amnesia
O'Gorman, Francis, author
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
Cultures of memory -- The making of modern forgetting -- Contemporary cultures of amnesia -- Forgetfulness in contemporary cultural narrative -- Learning pasts -- The problems of forgetting national and local histories.

Forgetfulness is a book about modern culture and its profound rejection of the past. It traces the emergence in recent history of the idea that what is important in human life and work is what will happen in the future. Francis O'Gorman shows how forgetting has been embraced as a requirement for modern existence and how our education, as well as life with fast-moving technology, further disconnects us from our pasts. But he also examines the cultural narratives that urge us to resist our collective amnesia. O'Gorman argues that such narratives, in rich but oblique ways, indicate our guilt about modernity's great unmooring from history. Forgetfulness asks what the absence of history does to our sense of purpose, as well as what belonging both to time and place might mean in cultures without a memory. It is written in praise of the best achievement and deeds of the past, but is also an expression of profound anxiety about what forgetting them is doing to us. --
Feldberg BD181.7 .O36 2017