New management books in the library

Syndetics book coverBig data, big analytics : emerging business intelligence and analytic trends for today’s businesses / Michael Minelli, Michele Chambers, Ambiga Dhiraj.“An Excellent Overview of Big Data & Machine Learning…This excellent summarization reveals trends that might otherwise be hidden by the forest of numerical and computational methods and will even be valuable in its observations to expert practitioners caught up in the details of computation.” (Amazon reviewer)

Syndetics book coverBusiness behaving well : social responsibility, from learning to doing / edited by Ron Elsdon.“Great resource for 21st century approach to business…Given the economic reports we hear on a daily basis, Business Behaving Well addresses major issues facing each of us today. With words like sustainability and stewardship being introduced into our vocabulary, contributors to this book shed light on ways for For-Profit, Nonprofit, and Government sectors to mutually benefit each other. Anyone affected by these three entities will appreciate the message delivered by Business Behaving Well. I work with an NPO that is using the book as a resource for new ways to collaborate”. (Amazon reviewer)

Syndetics book coverCrowdstorm : the future of innovation, ideas, and problem solving / Shaun Abrahamson, Peter Ryder, Bastian Unterberg.“An interesting mix of known and original examples, and a lot of insider insights…By writing this book, the authors generously share their knowledge on how to conduct so-called crowdstorm initiatives. “By learning the processes and gathering the right tools, you’ll be able to attract and motivate talent to improve your approaches to complex problem solving,” the back cover explains. And I must admit that it does this very well. Everything is in there, and I think it’s perfectly generalizable to many different crowdsourcing initiatives and platforms.” (Amazon reviewer)

Syndetics book coverStorytelling in business : the authentic and fluent organization / Janis Forman.“”Many people in business understand that storytelling has the power to shape an organization’s mission, engage employees, motivate customers, and influence public and shareholder perceptions. However, few people have the strategic and creative skills to develop their best stories and use them in the most compelling way. More than just a ‘how to’ book, Storytelling in Business provides a framework for understanding the purposes and elements of organizational storytelling. This book challenges us all to develop fluency in storytelling and guides us through the process of building a storytelling habit of mind.” (Amazon reviewer)

Syndetics book coverMidnight lunch : the 4 phases of team collaboration success from Thomas Edison’s lab / Sarah Miller Caldicott.
Thomas Edison created multi-billion dollar industries that still exist today. What many people don’t realize is that his innovations were generated through focused approaches to teamwork and collaboration. Authored by the great grandniece of Thomas Edison, “Midnight Lunch” provides an intriguing look at how to use Edison’s collaboration methods to strengthen live and virtual teams today. Edison’s four phases of collaboration success offer a simple yet powerful way to see how different combinations of live and digital resources can multiply results and deliver outstanding ROI now. Shows how to draw together individuals from diverse disciplines, ensuring multiple perspectives and rapid problem-solving. Explains how to mix specialists and generalists on the same team, preventing groupthink and discouraging a culture of “superstars.” Reveals the steps needed to reskill team members for collaboration in the digital era.”

Syndetics book coverPinterest for business : how to pin your company to the top of the hottest social media network / Jess Loren, Edward Swiderski.“The key thing, however, in approaching “Pinterest for Business” is that it is “for businesses” … this is not really a guidebook for everybody, but a look at how companies can make use of this social media tool. …The book is structured as a walk-through, from basic explanations of what’s what, and where the various bits are on the site, and how they work, to how Pinterest interfaces with other platforms. It then goes into some “psychology” of image-based messaging ” (Amazon reviewer)