Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during March 2019

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The disordered mind : what unusual brains tell us about ourselves
Kandel, Eric R., author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]
What brain disorders can tell us about ourselves -- Our intensely social nature : the autism spectrum -- Emotions and the integrity of the self : depression and bipolar disorder -- The ability to think and to make and carry out decisions : schizophrenia -- Memory, the storehouse of the self : dementia -- Our intrinsic creative capability : brain disorders and art -- Movement : Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases -- The interplay of conscious and unconscious emotion : anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and faulty decision-making -- The pleasure principle and freedom of choice: addictions -- That's all, folks -- Sexual differentiation of the brain and gender identity -- Consciousness : the great remaining mystery of the brain -- Conclusion : coming full circle.

Eric R. Kandel, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his foundational research into memory storage in the brain, is one of the pioneers of modern brain science. His work continues to shape our understanding of how learning and memory work and to break down age-old barriers between the sciences and the arts. In his seminal new book, The Disordered Mind, Kandel draws on a lifetime of pathbreaking research and the work of many other leading neuroscientists to take us on an unusual tour of the brain. He confronts one of the most difficult questions we face: How does our mind, our individual sense of self, emerge from the physical matter of the brain? The brain's 86 billion neurons communicate with one another through very precise connections. But sometimes those connections are disrupted. The brain processes that give rise to our mind can become disordered, resulting in diseases such as autism, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While these disruptions bring great suffering, they can also reveal the mysteries of how the brain produces our most fundamental experiences and capabilities--the very nature of what it means to be human. Studies of autism illuminate the neurological foundations of our social instincts; research into depression offers important insights on emotions and the integrity of the self; and paradigm-shifting work on addiction has led to a new understanding of the relationship between pleasure and willpower. By studying disruptions to typical brain functioning and exploring their potential treatments, we will deepen our understanding of thought, feeling, behavior, memory, and creativity. Only then can we grapple with the big question of how billions of neurons generate consciousness itself.
Feldberg RC454 .K346 2018

Gender on Wall Street : uncovering opportunities for women in financial services
Mattia, Laura, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan [2018]
1. Introduction -- Part I. The Opportunity for Women : 2. The Rewards of a Career in Finance -- 3. The Win for Financial Services -- 4. The Power of Your Beliefs -- 5. The Magic of Self-Confidence -- Part II. The Gender-Specific Challenges : 6. The Prevalence of Unconscious Bias -- 7. The Gender Trap -- 8. The Pain of Isolation -- 9. The Fragility of the Female Network -- Part III. The STAR Plan : 10. Strategic Framework--Build Your Brand -- 11. Technical Skills--Fortify Your Brand -- 12. Advocacy Circle--Develop Your Brand -- 13. Relationships--Share Your Brand -- Conclusion -- Index.

This book contains advice and direction for women who are either seeking a career or who have already embarked on a career in financial services. It first aims to help the female reader gain clarity on her motivation in pursuing a career in finance. It then identifies potential gender-specific challenges that could create problems if she is unaware or unconscious to her surrounding work environment. Lastly, it provides insights and exercises to develop a strategy for career accomplishment. Written by a former Senior Financial Executive for several fortune 500 firms including M&M Mars, a Wealth Manager/Owner of a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory firm, and Professor of financial planning at the University of South Florida, the book will help women identify pitfalls, create game plans to transcend the limitations of their workplace cultures, and learn how to collaborate with their peers to create healthier work environments. Told through personal stories, anecdotes from other women and academic research, 'Gender on Wall Street' helps women identify the internal and external obstacles to their success.
Feldberg HD8039.F47 M67 2018

Food supply chain management : economic, social and environmental perspectives
Pullman, Madeleine, 1957-
New York : Routledge, 2012
Introduction to food supply chain management. What do we eat? ; Schools of thought ; Key food industry trends -- Food safety. Issue overview ; Government's role in food safety ; Industry's role in food safety ; Category-specific concerns ; Tampering and terrorism ; Issue analysis : Peanut Corporation of America -- Animal protein supply chains. Industry overview ; Beef ; Dairy ; Pork ; Eggs and poultry ; Food safety ; Animal welfare issues ; Case study : Country Natural Beef at the crossroads -- Commodity crop supply chains. Importance and trends ; The basic supply chain ; Corn ; Soybeans ; Wheat ; Rice ; Policy issues ; Social and environmental issues ; Company profile : Shepherd's Grain -- Fruit and vegetable supply chains. Industry overview ; The basic produce supply chain ; Value-added supply chains ; Company profile : Red Jacket Orchards -- Food regulations and verification mechanisms. Food regulation and verification ; Government certifications ; Case study : Portland Roasting Coffee Company -- Food service. Industry overview ; Commercial food environments ; Noncommercial food environments ; Distribution ; Social and environmental issues ; Company profile : HOTLIPS Pizza -- Food manufacturing and logistics. Industry trends ; Processing and manufacturing ; Logistics management ; Logistics outsourcing ; Case study : Trailblazer Foods -- Food retailing. Industry overview ; Inventory and information management ; Retail strategy ; International retailing ; Producer profile : Fred Meyer and Richey's Market -- Food aid and hunger relief ; Food development programs ; Disaster relief ; Aid supply chains vs. commercial supply chains ; Coordination and collaboration ; Issue analysis : the southern Africa drought -- The future of food supply chain management. Today's concerns and challenges ; Opportunities and solutions ; Toward a sustainable food supply chain.

Gives supply chain partners, policymakers, researchers, students and food enthusiasts a deep understanding of how food is grown, processed, manufactured, distributed and sold to American consumers.
Feldberg HD9000.5 .P85 2012

Zucked : waking up to the Facebook catastrophe
McNamee, Roger, author
New York : Penguin Press, 2019
The strangest meeting ever -- Silicon valley before Facebook -- Move fast and break things -- The children of Fogg -- Mr. Harris and Mr. McNamee go to Washington -- Congress gets serious -- The Facebook way -- Facebook digs in its heels -- The pollster -- Cambridge Analytica changes everything -- Days of reckoning -- Success? -- The future of society -- The future of you.

"If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder--or been better for his fund's bottom line--than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he no longer could. Zucked is McNamee's insider reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform has empowered some very bad actors. Then, even more unsettling, he finds that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are politely unwilling to share his concerns. And then comes the election of Donald Trump and a parade of horrific news about Facebook's role in the 201 election. To McNamee's shock, Facebook's leaders continue to duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook--and, more broadly, the persuasion architecture of the attention economy--to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a larger tale of an unmoored business sector inadvertently creating a political and cultural crisis with new tools that summon the darker angels of our nature. Like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, Roger McNamee happened to be in the right place to witness a crime, and it took him some time to make sense of what he was seeing and what we ought to do about it. The result of that effort is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us."--Dust jacket.
Feldberg HM743.F33 M347 2019

Prosperity : better business makes the greater good
Mayer, C. P. author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
Preface -- Purpose -- Values -- Evolution -- Ownership -- Governance -- Performance -- Law -- Regulation -- Finance -- Investment -- Prospects -- Postscript.

What is business for? Day one of a business course will tell you: it is to maximise shareholder profit. This single idea pervades all our thinking and teaching about business around the world but it is fundamentally wrong, Colin Mayer argues. It has had disastrous and damaging consequences for our economies, environment, politics, and societies. In this urgent call for reform, 'Prosperity' challenges the fundamentals of business thinking. It sets out a comprehensive new agenda for establishing the corporation as a unique and powerful force for promoting economic and social wellbeing in its fullest sense - for customers and communities, today and in the future. Mayer is a leading figure in the global discussion about the purpose and role of the corporation. He presents a radical and carefully considered prescription for corporations, their ownership, governance, finance, and regulation. Drawing together insights from business, law, economics, science, philosophy, and history, he shows how the corporation can realize its full potential to contribute to economic and social wellbeing of the many, not just the few. 'Prosperity' tells us not only how to run successful businesses but also how policy can get us there and fix our broken system.
Feldberg HB601 .M39 2018