Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during June 2018

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The mind of the leader : how to lead yourself, your people, and your organization for extraordinary results
Hougaard, Rasmus, author
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
The MSC leader -- Part I. Understand and lead yourself: Understand yourself -- Mindfully lead yourself -- Selfless self-leadership -- Lead yourself with compassion -- Part II. Understand and lead your people: Understand your people -- Mindful leadership -- Selfless leadership -- Compassionate leadership -- Part III. Understand and lead your organization: Understand your organization -- Lead for a mindful organization -- Lead for a selfless organization -- Lead for a compassionate organization -- Afterword: Leading for a hard future.

Most leaders think they're effective at motivating their employees, but study after study shows that employees are more disengaged and uninspired than ever. The solution lies not in more management training or fun off-sites but in looking within--into the mind of the leader. Based on their years-long research and practice, Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, of the Potential Project, have conclusively found that three qualities stand out as being foundational for leaders today: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion--what they call the MSC Leadership Mind, the ideal mind of the leader. Mindfulness addresses the distractedness that kills our focus, stunts our productivity, and makes us action-addicted multitaskers. Selflessness addresses the general lack of fulfillment in work life by helping us--and the people we lead--find true happiness and meaning. And compassion addresses today's social disintegration by enhancing true human connections, followership, and engagement. While some think these traits are innate, Hougaard and Carter, together with hundreds of their associates working with thousands of leaders around the world, have developed a system to help leaders of all kinds learn and cultivate the MSC Leadership Mind. By addressing their own needs first, then those of their people, and finally the culture of their organization, every leader can learn to embody what makes for great leadership in today's challenging organizational environment.--
Feldberg HD57.7 .H6795 2018

When the wolves bite : two billionaires, one company, and an epic Wall Street battle
Wapner, Scott, author
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2018
Introduction: The masters of the universe -- The profile -- The pitch -- The activist -- Selling a dream -- The phone call -- The big short -- The poison pen -- The brawl -- The icon -- The exit and the pile-on -- The lobbyist -- The death blow -- The year that wasn't -- The flush and the Feds -- Finale or fakeout? -- Coda: Big thoughts.

"The inside story of the clash of two of Wall Street's biggest, richest, toughest, most aggressive players--Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman--and the little company caught in the middle. With their unprecedented amounts of capital and their savvy understanding of business, activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman have the ability to move markets and change the fortunes of investors, workers, and even large companies with the flick of a wrist. But what happens when they run into the one thing in business they can't control: each other? On January 25, 2013, Scott Wapner, the host of CNBC's The Halftime Report, found out firsthand. Ackman and Icahn engaged in an uninterrupted, twenty-seven-minute televised war of accusations and insults over a company called Herbalife, on which they had opposing views--and opposing financial bets. The story quickly went viral and was called "the best business television ever" by Jim Cramer. It was far from the beginning, and even farther from the end. Their feud became a years-long saga, complete with shifting allegiances, lawsuits, and financial roller coaster rides. For this book, Wapner has gained unprecedented access to all the players and unravels this remarkable war of egos, showing the extreme measures the participants were willing to take. The result is both a rollicking business story and a cautionary tale about the power that, ten years after the financial crisis, still lives in the hands of a precious few"--
Feldberg HD2744 .W36 2018

Materials science and engineering of carbon : characterization
edited by Michio Inagaki, Feiyu Kang
Amsterdam : Elsevier : [2016]
Chapter 1. Introduction / Michio Inagaki, Feiyu Kang -- chapter 2. X-ray powder diffraction / Norio Iwashita -- chapter 3. Small-angle x-ray scattering / Katsuya Fukuyama, Yoshikiyo Hatakeyama -- chapter 4. Transmission electron microsopy / Sylvie Bonnamy, Agnès Oberlin -- chapter 5. Scanning electron microscopy / Akira Yoshida, Yutaka Kaburagi, Yoshihiro Hishiyama -- chapter 6. Image analysis / Kyoichi Oshida -- chapter 7. Raman spectroscopy / Yutaka Kaburagi, Akira Yoshida, Yoshihiro Hishiyama -- chapter 8. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy / Hidetaka Konno -- chapter 9. Magnetoresistance / Yoshihiro Hishiyama, Yutaka Kaburagi, Michio Inagaki -- chapter 10. Electrochemical performance / Soshi Shiraishi -- chapter 11. Gas absorption/desorption isotherm for pore structure characterization / Yoko Nishi, Michio Inagaki-- chapter 12. Thermal analysis / Ming-ming Chen -- chapter 13. Titration method for the identification of surface functional groups / Yern Seung Kim, Chong Rae Park -- chapter 14. Temperature programmed desorption / Takafumi Ishii, Takashi Kyotani.

"Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Characterization focuses on 13 fundamental techniques which are commonly used in research work on carbon materials. A chapter is devoted to each technique"--Back cover.
Feldberg TA418.9.N35 M384 2016

Creating mindful leaders : how to power down, power up, and power forward
Burton, Joseph, 1968- author
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018]
What is mindfulness and why should you care? -- How to focus in a distracted world -- Stress : the $300 billion dollar slow leak -- Are you increasing your resilience or decreasing it? -- What does performance mean to you? -- You vs. technology -- Invest 5 minutes a day to save your life -- It's not a religion : it's a lifestyle -- For your company -- Recognize and fix a toxic work culture -- Sleepless nights and the walking dead -- Look, a squirrel! : understanding distraction and the growing safety crisis -- Turn depressing data into healthy employees -- Emotional intelligence (eq) for everyone -- Building EQ skills for yourself -- Building EQ skills for others -- Applying eq at home (parenting) -- Do or die : don't call it a comeback.
Feldberg HD57.7 .B873 2018

Bilateral energy relations between the EU and emerging powers : mutual perceptions of the EU and Brazil, China, India and South Africa
Knodt, Michèle, author
Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2017
Global energy governance is occurring in a multipolar world characterised by a growing demand for energy. The EU as well as the emerging powers of Brazil, China, India and South Africa (BICS) are competing for scarce energy resources. At the same time, the EU and BICS are engaged in bilateral energy talks. This volume explores mutual perceptions of the EU and emerging powers in terms of energy governance, the challenges involved in them cooperating over energy, and the joint governance of scarce resources. Results are gathered from elite discourse as well as media analyses, including the views from BICS, the EU and the EU's "Big 3" member states Germany, France and the UK. --
Feldberg HD9502.E82 K66 2017

The bitcoin standard : the decentralized alternative to central banking
Ammous, Saifedean, 1980- author
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2018]
Money -- Primitive moneys -- Monetary metals -- Government money -- Digital money -- Sound money and time preference -- Money as capitalism's information system -- Sound money and individual freedom -- What is bitcoin good for? -- Bitcoin questions.

"Bitcoin is the digital age's novel, decentralized, and automated solution to the problem of money: accessible worldwide, controlled by nobody. Can this young upstart money challenge the global monetary order? Economist Saifedean Ammous traces the history of the technologies of money to seashells, limestones, cattle, salt, beads, metals, and government debt, explaining what gave these technologies their monetary role, what makes for sound money, and the benefits of a sound monetary regime to economic growth, innovation, culture, trade, individual freedom, and international peace"--
Feldberg HG1710 .A46 2018

How to get a job in consulting
Pidgeon, Stephen, author
[North Charleston, SC?] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2013]
Feldberg HD69.C6 P53 2013

Business analytics : the art of modeling with spreadsheets
Powell, Stephen G., author
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2017]
Introduction -- Modeling in a problem-solving framework -- Spreadsheet engineering -- Analysis using spreadsheets -- Data exploration and preparation -- Classification and prediction methods -- Short-term forecasting -- Nonlinear optimization -- Linear optimization -- Optimization of network models -- Integer optimization -- Optimization of nonsmooth models -- Decision analysis -- Monte carlo simulation -- Optimization in simulation -- Modeling cases -- Appendix 1 Basic excel skills -- Appendix 2 Macros and VBA -- Appendix 3 Basic probability concepts.
Feldberg HF5548.2 .P654 2017

The economics of US health care policy
Phelps, Charles E., author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
The pivotal role of employer paid health insurance -- An alternate universe : life without the tax subsidy -- How to get there from here and also grow the economy -- Who might support or oppose our proposal? -- What else needs fixing? -- Pre-existing conditions and the individual mandate -- Understanding Medicare and Medicaid -- Rationalizing Medicare and Medicaid -- Further discussion of our proposals -- Chronic conditions -- Bringing healthcare waste, fraud and abuse technology into the 21st century -- Towards a functional electronic health record -- Maximizing the promise of accountable care organizations -- Getting rid of overstated medical bills.
Feldberg HG9396 .P44 2018

The efficiency paradox : what big data can't do
Tenner, Edward, author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018
Preface: The seven deadly sins of efficiency : why it is still a work in progress -- From mill to platform : how the nineteenth century redefined efficiency and the twenty-first has transformed it -- The failed promise of the information explosion : how the quest to measure elite science empowered populist culture -- The mirage of the teaching machine : why learning is still a slog after fifty years of Moore's Law -- Moving targets : what geographic information can't do -- The vanished body : why we are still waiting for RoboDoc -- Inspired inefficiency : how to balance algorithm and intuition.

"A bold challenge to our obsession with efficiency--and a new understanding of how to benefit from the powerful potential of serendipity. Algorithms, multitasking, the sharing economy, life hacks: our culture can't get enough of efficiency. One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea that we can improve the processes and routines of our work and personal lives to get more done in less time than ever before. There is no doubt that we're performing at higher levels and moving at unprecedented speed, but what if we're headed in the wrong direction? Melding the long-term history of technology with the latest headlines and findings of computer science and social science, The Efficiency Paradox questions our ingrained assumptions about efficiency, persuasively showing how relying on the algorithms of platforms can in fact lead to wasted efforts, missed opportunities, and above all an inability to break out of established patterns. Edward Tenner offers a smarter way of thinking about efficiency, revealing what we and our institutions, when equipped with an astute combination of artificial intelligence and trained intuition, can learn from the random and unexpected."--
Feldberg T58.8 .T45 2018

Investigations in non-model-based friction estimation and compensation in motion control
Ramasubramanian, Ashok
Feldberg Thesis TA418.72 .R36 2002

Lyapunov tuning and optimization of feedforward noise reduction for single-point, single-source cancellation
Cartes, David Aron
Feldberg Thesis Ph.D. 2000

The 17 essential qualities of a team player : [becoming the kind of person every team wants]
Maxwell, John C., 1947-
Nashville : Nelson Audio, ℗2004
Presents an analysis of the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player.
Feldberg HD66 .M374 2002