Best Upcoming Processes and Infrastructure Books of February 2017

  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike [Read online]
    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NikeSelling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery.
  • Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball
    Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About BaseballBut in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement—sabermetrics—has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers. He also considers the game’s future, examining how teams are using Data—from PhDs to sophisticated statistical databases—to build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports.
  • Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America
    Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for AmericaAn insider’s unflinching expose of the toxic culture within the Federal Reserve. In the early 2000s, as a Wall Street escapee writing a financial column for the Dallas Morning News. But bad Fed policy created unaffordable housing, skewed incentives, rampant corporate financial engineering, stagnant wages, an exodus from the labor force, and skyrocketing student debt.
  • Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity [Read online]
    Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real ProductivityAt the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Praise for Smarter Faster Better “A pleasure to read. .
  • American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper [Read online]
    American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America ProsperIn American Amnesia, bestselling political scientists Jacob S. It enabled steep increases in education, health, longevity, and economic security. And yet, extraordinarily, it is anathema to many current economic and political elites.
  • Move: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy–Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls
    Move: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy--Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and StallsMove past the obstacles and implement your new strategy Move is your guide to mobilizing your whole organization to take your business forward. People love to finish things. Move shows you how to make successful execution the new norm—starting today.
  • Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power
    Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive PowerThat’s why companies allocate their financial capital so carefully. What’s really needed are organizational solutions that can unleash a company’s full productive power and enable it to outpace competitors. Building off of the popular Harvard Business Review article, “Your Scarcest Resource,” Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, Bain & Company experts in organizational design and effectiveness, present new research into how you can liberate people’s time, talent, and energy and unleash your organization’s productive power.
  • Salesforce CRM – The Definitive Admin Handbook – Fourth Edition [Read online]
    Salesforce CRM - The Definitive Admin Handbook - Fourth EditionThis book details Salesforce CRM system administration in a practical way and is an invaluable reference for both new administrators and experienced professionals. At the end of the book, techniques to further enhance the system and improve the return on investment Salesforce mobile apps and mobile administration are covered, along with Salesforce Adoption Manager. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to working with the Salesforce CRM platform.
  • Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations
    Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and OrganizationsCaring Is a Competitive Advantage Suffering in the workplace can rob our colleagues and coworkers of humanity, dignity, and motivation and is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show that alleviating such suffering confers measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, and talent attraction and retention. They outline four steps for meeting suffering with compassion and show how to build a capacity for compassion into the structures and practices of an organization—because ultimately, as they write, “Compassion is an irreplaceable dimension of excellence for any organization that wants to make the most of its human capabilities.
  • The Caterpillar’s Edge: Evolve, Evolve Again, and Thrive in Business
    The Caterpillar's Edge: Evolve, Evolve Again, and Thrive in BusinessThe secret code to growing a successful business is adjusting your strategy every single day. The Caterpillar’s Edge shows why we must embrace a future of flux. Break free from accepted archaic business practices by cracking that secret code which demands evolving your business always.

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