This is an annotated list of important business writers. It is in alphabetical order based on last name. To facilitate reading, only names are hyperlinked. For quick navigation, click on one of the letters:
âI am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment.ââSteven Levitt
Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. Itâs the art of anticipating your opponentâs next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studiesâfrom pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and historyâthe authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it. Mastering game theory will make you more successful in business and life, and this lively book is the key to that mastery.
âJim Marrs canât be ignored. Few in this country shout about The Truth louder than he.â
In The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, Jim Marrs, the New York Times bestselling author of Rule by Secrecy and The Rise of The Fourth Reich, offers a terrifying proposition: that the current economic collapse has been engineered by a tyrannous government and multinational corporations determined to enslave us. Read The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy and find out how the New World Order, man-made diseases, and zombie banks are destroying America.
Throw out everything you think you know about history. Close the approved textbooks, turn off the corporate mass media, and whatever you do, don't believe anything you hear from the government. The Rise of the Fourth Reich reveals the truth about American power.
Jim Marrs has gathered compelling evidence of the effort that has been under way for the past sixty years to bring a form of National Socialism to modern America, creating in essence a new empire-or "Fourth Reich"!
Are you struggling to get your head around John Deweyâs educational pragmatism? What exactly is Jean Piaget saying about cognitive development? Maybe youâre running out of time and patience making sense of Carol Dweckâs mindsets? Have you reached breaking point reading Daniel T. Willingham on educational neuroscience?
Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this dip-in dip-out guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical. It explores over 100 classic and contemporary learning theorists in an easy-to-use, bite-sized format with clear relevant illustrations on how each theory will benefit your teaching and learning.
Each model or theory is explained in less than 350 words, many with accompanying diagrams, and the âhow to use itâ sections, in less than 500 words. Every entry includes:
Do it stepsÂ in order to apply the theory or model
Reflection points & challengesÂ to develop your understanding of how to apply it
Analogies & metaphorsÂ from which understanding and meaning can be drawn
TipsÂ for the classroom
Further readingÂ if you want to explore a theory in greater depth.
In recent decades game theoryâthe mathematics of rational decision-making by interacting individualsâhas assumed a central place in our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and even the ethics of altruism and fairness in human beings. With game theoryâs ubiquity, however, has come a great deal of misunderstanding. Critics of the contemporary social sciences view it as part of an unwelcome trend toward the marginalization of historicist and interpretive styles of inquiry, and many accuse its proponents of presenting a thin and empirically dubious view of human choice. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The World the Game Theorists Made seeks to explain the ascendency of game theory, focusing on the poorly understood period between the publication of John von Neumann and Oscar Morgensternâs seminal Theory of Games and Economic Behavior in 1944 and the theoryâs revival in economics in the 1980s. Drawing on a diverse collection of institutional archives, personal correspondence and papers, and interviews, Paul Erickson shows how game theory offered social scientists, biologists, military strategists, and others a common, flexible language that could facilitate wide-ranging thought and debate on some of the most critical issues of the day.
Covering the life, work, ideas and impact of some of the most significant thinkers in sociology, Fifty Key Sociologists: The Formative Theorists concentrates on figures in the field writing principally in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Including entries on Jane Addams, Theodor Adorno, George LukÃ¡cs, Max Weber and Pitrim Sorokin, this practical text:
is presented in an accessible AâZ format for maximum ease-of-use
provides full cross-referencing and a further reading section for each entry, in order to allow the reader to broaden their understanding of the area
includes biographical data for each of the figures covered.
Presenting the key works and ideas of each sociologist featured, as well as providing some critical assessment of their work, this is an ideal reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, cultural studies and general studies, as well as other readers interested in this important field.
Security Operations Management, 3rd edition, is the latest edition the seminal reference on corporate security management operations for todayâs security management professionals and students.
The bookexplores the characteristics of todayâs globalized workplaces, why security has a key role within them, and what the greatest concern are to security practitioners and senior managers. Incorporating the latest security research and best practices, updates to Security Operations Management 3rd edition include explorations of the key skills needed by security managers to demonstrate the value of their security program, greater emphasis on identifying and managing risk, and coverage of the latest technological advances in security control, command, communications, and computing. The third edition also delves more deeply than previous editions into online security training practices, as well as investigates the changing roles of women and minorities in security operations.
Includes all-new cases and examplesâincluding from outside the U.S.âproviding coverage of both the business and technical aspects of security
Offers increased coverage of cybercrime and workplace violence
Explores the latest technological advances in security control, command, communications, and computing, and current techniques for how prospective security personnel are vetted, including how to use social media
Prepares security professionalsÂ for professional certification exams
Shows how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game theory component to it. This book looks at questions such as whether the winners of reality-TV contests are instinctive game theorists or if big-time investors see things that most people miss and what great poker players know that the average person doesn't.
This history of theories and theorists of economic growth elucidates the economic theory, economic history, and public policy observations of the renowned scholar W. W. Rostow. Looking at the economic growth theories of the classic economists up to 1870, Rostow compares Hume and Adam Smith, Malthus and Ricardo, and J.S. Mill and Karl Marx. He then examines the period 1870-1939 and its economic theorists, including Schumpeter, Colin Clark, Kuznets, and Harrod, and surveys the three forms of growth analysis in the postwar era: formal models, statistical morphology, and development theories. This authoritative overview also includes an agenda of unresolved problems in growth analysis and a description of the five major tasks statesmen will confront over the next several generations.
This entertaining and educational book applies the tools of critical thinking to identify the common features and trends among misinformation campaigns. With illustrations drawn from conspiracy theorists and deniers of every stripe, the author teaches readers how rumors are started, and the rhetorical techniques and logical fallacies often found in misleading or outright false claims.
What distinguishes real conspiracies from conspiracy theories, real science from pseudoscience, and actual history from bogus accounts purporting to be history? How does one evaluate the credibility of rumors and quotes or judge the soundness of legal arguments advanced by tax deniers? Readers will learn how to make these critical distinctions and also how to spot "evidence" that has been manufactured or manipulated in some way to create a false impression.
At a time when average citizens are bombarded with false information every day, this entertaining book will prove to be not only a great read but also an indispensable resource.