Feldberg Business & Engineering Library Acquisitions during December 2018

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Physics and technology of sustainable energy
Wolf, E. L., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
Feldberg TJ808 .W65 2018

Silicon states : the power and politics of big tech and what it means for our future
Greene, Lucie, author
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2018
A changing landscape -- The new power map -- Silicon Valley and the government -- The fifth estate -- Connecting the world -- Moonshots -- The future of healthcare -- The future of education -- Airbnb land -- Women and Silicon Valley -- Hacking philanthropy -- The future, maybe.

"If you've been watching the news of late, you've noticed a subtle shift in the world order. Our political landscape remains bitterly divided, while a new administration seeks to obliterate wide swaths of the government. In an era where civic trust is quickly eroding away, it's easy to imagine this gap being filled by the large, international businesses many consumers have come to trust, as they begin to encroach upon all aspects of our lives. Welcome to the Silicon States. Silicon Valley is imperializing the planet. With nearly bottomless supplies of cash and ambition, a small group of companies have been gradually seizing symbolic and practical civic leadership in America and worldwide. But Silicon Valley does not answer to the electorate; nor have they been voted into office. And the perils of their influence are only now making themselves known. The institutions of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are implicated in the investigation of Russian interference into U.S. elections, providing the public their first opportunity to glimpse the wizards behind the curtain: how these businesses operate, where their interests lie, and the power they wield over an unsuspecting citizenry. While the promise of Silicon Valley is bold, futuristic, and seductive, it is important to understand these corporations' possible impact on our future. Silicon States emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarified group of companies, we examine the world they might build: its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws. And to ask, ultimately, if we really want it"--
Feldberg HC79.H53 G74 2018

Humble leadership : the power of relationships, openness, and trust
Schein, Edgar H., author
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., [2018]
A new approach to leadership -- Culturally defined levels of relationship -- Humble leadership in governance: the Singapore story -- Transforming a medical center into a level 2 culture -- Humble leadership in the US military -- When hierarchy and unintended consequences stifle humble leadership -- Humble leadership and the future -- Humble leadership requires reinforcing the "soft stuff" -- Personalizing: building level 2 relationships.

"The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective. As organizations face more complex interdependent tasks, leadership must become more personal in order to insure open trusting communication that will make more collaborative problem solving and innovation possible. Without open and trusting communications throughout organizations, they will continue to face the productivity and quality problems that result from reward systems that emphasize individual competition and 'climbing the corporate ladder'. Authors Edgar Schein and Peter Schein recognize this reality and call for a reimagined form of leadership that coincides with emerging trends of relationship building, complex group work, diverse workforces, and cultures in which everyone feels psychologically safe. Humble Leadership calls for 'here and now' humility based on a deeper understanding of the constantly evolving complexities of interpersonal, group and intergroup relationships that require shifting our focus towards the process of group dynamics and collaboration. Humble Leadership at all levels and in all working groups will be the key to achieving the creativity, adaptiveness, and agility that organizations will need to survive and grow."--Amazon.com.
Feldberg HD57.7 .S3428 2018

Entrepreneurial negotiation : understanding and managing the relationships that determine your entrepreneurial success
Dinnar, Samuel, author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
The great majority of startups fail, and most entrepreneurs who have succeeded have had to bounce back from serious mistakes. Entrepreneurs fumble key interactions because they don't know how to handle the negotiation challenges that almost always arise. They mistakenly believe that deals are about money when they are much more complicated than that. This book presents entrepreneurship as a series of interactions between founders, partners, potential partners, investors and others at various stages of the entrepreneurial process - from seed to exit. There are plenty of authors offering 'tips' on how to succeed as an entrepreneur, but no one else scrutinizes the negotiation mistakes that successful entrepreneurs talk about with the authors. As Dinnar and Susskind show, learning to handle emotions, manage uncertainty, cope with technical complexity and build long-term relationships are equally or even more important. This book spotlights eight big mistakes that entrepreneurs often make and shows how most can be prevented with some forethought. It includes interviews with high-profile entrepreneurs about their own mistakes. It also covers gender biases, cultural challenges, and when to employ agents to negotiate on your behalf. Aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs should pay attention to the negotiation errors that even the most successful entrepreneurs commonly make.
Feldberg HD58.6 .D56 2019

Friction, wear, lubrication : a textbook in tribology
Ludema, K. C., author
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, CRC Press, [2019]
The state of knowledge in tribology -- Strength and deformation properties of solids -- Adhesion and cohesion properties of solids : adsorption to solids -- Solid surfaces -- Contact of nonconforming surfaces and temperature rise on sliding surfaces -- Overview of friction -- Lubrication overview. Physical aspect -- Lubrication overview. Chemical aspect -- Wear -- Equations for friction and wear -- Designing for wear life and frictional performance : wear testing, friction testing, and simulation -- Diagnosing tribological problems -- Characterization of surfaces -- Surface engineering and processes -- Example of tribological systems.
Feldberg TJ1075 .L84 2019

Dare to lead : brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts
Brown, Brené, author
New York : Random House, [2018]
Introduction: Brave leaders and courage cultures -- The moment and the myths -- The call to courage -- The armory -- Shame and empathy -- Curiosity and grounded confidence -- Living into our values -- Braving trust -- Learning to rise.

Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers. We stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it. We know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations. We lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and artificial intelligence can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?
Feldberg HD57.7 .B769 2018

South Africa's energy transition : a roadmap to a decarbonised, low-cost and job-rich future
Bischof-Niemz, Tobias, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Introduction -- A tipping point -- How did we get here? -- It's all about solar and wind -- Electrification of just about everything -- No showstoppers -- Democratisation of electricity generation -- Just transition.
Feldberg HD9502.S56 B57 2019

Blockchain : transforming your business and our world
Van Rijmenam, Mark, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2019
Blockchain and wicked problems -- What is the blockchain? -- Blockchain and identity -- Blockchain and poverty -- Blockchain and corruption, tax evasion and money laundering -- Blockchain and climate change -- Blockchain and fair trade -- Blockchain and voting fraud -- Blockchain and censorship -- The convergence of exponential technologies -- Glossary of terms -- References -- Index.
Feldberg QA76.9.D32 V35 2019

Heter-functional graph theory for modeling interdependent smart city infrastructure
Schoonenberg, Wester C. H., author
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Feldberg HT166 .S354 2019

Shipping business unwrapped : illusion, bias and fallacy in the shipping business
Duru, Okan, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2019
Feldberg HE571 .D87 2019