The Silo Effect

Titre : The Silo Effect
Auteur : Gillian Tett
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781451644746
Libération : 2016-09-27

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Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett “applies her anthropologist’s lens to the problem of why so many organizations still suffer from a failure to communicate. It’s a profound idea, richly analyzed” (The Wall Street Journal), about how our tendency to create functional departments—silos—hinders our work. The Silo Effect asks a basic question: why do humans working in modern institutions collectively act in ways that sometimes seem stupid? Why do normally clever people fail to see risks and opportunities that later seem blindingly obvious? Why, as Daniel Kahnemann, the psychologist put it, are we sometimes so “blind to our own blindness”? Gillian Tett, “a first-rate journalist and a good storyteller” (The New York Times), answers these questions by plumbing her background as an anthropologist and her experience reporting on the financial crisis in 2008. In The Silo Effect, she shares eight different tales of the silo syndrome, spanning Bloomberg’s City Hall in New York, the Bank of England in London, Cleveland Clinic hospital in Ohio, UBS bank in Switzerland, Facebook in San Francisco, Sony in Tokyo, the BlueMountain hedge fund, and the Chicago police. Some of these narratives illustrate how foolishly people can behave when they are mastered by silos. Others, however, show how institutions and individuals can master their silos instead. “Highly intelligent, enjoyable, and enlivened by a string of vivid case studies….The Silo Effect is also genuinely important, because Tett’s prescription for curing the pathological silo-isation of business and government is refreshingly unorthodox and, in my view, convincing” (Financial Times). This is “an enjoyable call to action for better integration within organizations” (Publishers Weekly).

Succeed on the GMAT

Titre : Succeed on the GMAT
Auteur : Hubert Silly
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 2759010287
Libération : 2010

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Let us be part of your success ! Comprehensive Preparation for the Computer-Adaptive Test Ace every section of the GMAT using our proven strategies. Test Taking Strategies Take advantage of the computer-adaptive format. Math Revlew Master the math you need to know for the GMAT. Math Section Strategies and Practice Leam fast and foolproof methods for Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions. Grammar and Style Review Discover what the GMAT considers correct. Verbal Section Strategies and Practice Become adept at Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Essay Writing Techniques Find out how to write high scoring essays .

How to Prepare for IELTS

Titre : How to Prepare for IELTS
Auteur : Ray De Witt
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0863551785
Libération : 2003

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Ray De Witt A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de How to Prepare for IELTS Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Titre : The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Auteur : Alice Hoffman
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781471135538
Libération : 2014-03-01

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{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Arial;}} \viewkind4\uc1\pard\lang2057\fs18 Coney Island, 1911: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of a self-proclaimed scientist and professor who acts as the impresario of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show offering amazement and entertainment to the masses. An extraordinary swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl,and a 100 year old turtle, in her father's ""museum"". She swims regularly in New York's Hudson River, and one night stumbles upon a striking young man alone in the woods photographing moon-lit trees. From that moment, Coralie knows her life will never be the same. \par The dashing photographer Coralie spies is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community. As Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and the dispute between factory owners and labourers. In the tumultuous times that characterized life in New York between the world wars, Coralie and Eddie's lives come crashing together in Alice Hoffman's mesmerizing, imaginative, and romantic new novel. \par }

Barron s TOEIC

Titre : Barron s TOEIC
Auteur : Lin Lougheed
Éditeur : Barrons Test Prep
ISBN-13 : 0764145576
Libération : 2010

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Offers test-taking tips and strategies; presents sample questions on photos, completing sentences, and reading and listening comprehension; and provides model tests.

Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property

Titre : Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property
Auteur : Christophe Geiger
Éditeur : Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781783472420
Libération : 2015-02-27

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Research Handbook on Human Rights and Intellectual Property is a comprehensive reference work on the intersection of human rights and intellectual property law. Resulting from a field-specific expertise of over 40 scholars and professionals of world re

Livres de France

Titre : Livres de France
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105133607072
Libération : 2009-01

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Includes, 1982-1995: Les Livres du mois, also published separately.

The Relatives Came

Titre : The Relatives Came
Auteur : Cynthia Rylant
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0780730372
Libération : 1993-07-01

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The relatives come to visit from Virginia and everyone has a wonderful time.

Making Buying Decisions 3rd Edition

Titre : Making Buying Decisions 3rd Edition
Auteur : Richard Clodfelter
Éditeur : Fairchild Books
ISBN-13 : 1563676990
Libération : 2008-07-18

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This text is designed for use in a buying course with a heavy math emphasis. The book first presents merchandising concepts in a simple, understandable way and shows students how they can use computerized spreadsheets to perform related merchandising math operations. Activities then ask the student to apply what they've learned by solving merchandising problems using spreadsheets that are included on the enclosed CD-Rom. Students will learn how the computer can help minimize the time it takes to perform repetitive calculations. By constructing and using spreadsheets for each mathematical operation, they will develop a better understanding of the merchandising concepts they're studying. This manual is designed to accompany the text Retail Buying, also by Richard Clodfelter.New to this Edition -- New and revised mathematical assignments -- Blank assignment forms included on the CD-Rom -- Increased coordination with companion text Retail Buying: From Basics to FashionCD-ROM Features-- Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing formulas -- PC and Mac compatible -- Instructor's Guide includes teaching suggestions, goals, & lecture outlines

Poetic Inquiry

Titre : Poetic Inquiry
Auteur : M. Prendergast
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105215281846
Libération : 2009-07

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Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences, co-edited by Monica Prendergast, Carl Leggo and Pauline Sameshima, features many of the foremost scholars working worldwide in aesthetic ways through poetry. The contributors (from five countries) are all committed to the use of poetry as a way to collect data, analyze findings and represent understandings in multidisciplinary social science qualitative research investigations. The creativity and high aesthetic quality of the contributions found in the collection speak for themselves; they are truly, as the title indicates, "vibrant voices." This groundbreaking collection will mark new territories in qualitative research and interpretive inquiry practices at an international level. Poetic Inquiry will contribute to many ongoing and energetic debates in arts-based research regarding issues of evaluation, aesthetics, ethics, activism, self-study, and practice-based research, while also spelling out some innovative ways of opening up these debates in creative and productive ways. Instructors and students will find the book a clear and comprehensive introduction to poetic inquiry as a research method.