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Failure is inevitable. Our increasingly complex world demands that we continuously learn from failures (and successes) in order to survive and thrive. And yet, our learning is too often undermined. We construct biased but comfortable stories, which often feature a simple, single "root cause"--a villain, someone to take the blame. Having done that, we short-circuit the possibility of developing any deeper understanding of the complex... more...

Every business uses business processes. These are the everyday tasks you do to obtain and keep customers, maintain a competitive edge, and stay profitable. They are also the tasks that keep the lights on, the coffee machine filled, your phones connected, your payroll run, and your bills sent. Using an example that is familiar to all businesses, this book shows how to easily automate it and turn it into a process-based... more...

This comprehensive set of cards is an indispensable resource for agile teams. The deck of Agile in a Flash cards teaches leadership, teamwork, clean programming, agile approaches to problem solving, and tips for coaching agile teams. Team members can use the cards as reference material, ice breakers for conversations, reminders (taped to a wall or monitor), and sources of useful tips and hard-won wisdom. The cards are: Bite-sized! Read one practice or... more...

People tend to think of creativity and strategy as opposites. This book argues that they are far more similar than we might expect. More than this, actively aligning creative and strategic thinking in any enterprise can enable more effective innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and organizing for the future. By considering strategy as a creative process (and vice versa), the authors define 'creative strategy' as a mindset which... more...

This insightful and brilliant analysis of ethics teaches readers valuable skills in evaluating tough choices and arriving at sound conclusions. “A thought-provoking guide to enlightened and progressive personal behavior.” —Jimmy Carter An essential guide to ethical action updated for our challenging times, How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth M. Kidder offers practical tools for dealing with the difficult moral... more...


It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. But Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain and disastrous practice this can be. After examining the careers of more than a thousand star analysts at Wall Street investment banks, and conducting more than two hundred frank interviews,... more...

This collection will help people at all levels understand the fundamental theories and practices of effective decision making so that they can make better decisions in their personal and professional lives. Articles include: The Effective Decision by Peter F. Drucker; Even Swaps: A Rational Method for Making Trade-offs by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa; Humble Decision Making by Amitai Etzioni; Interpersonal Barriers to Decision... more...

Agent-based modeling and simulation (ABMS), a way to simulate a large number of choices by individual actors, is one of the most exciting practical developments in business modeling since the invention of relational databases. It represents a new way to understand data and generate information that has never been available before--a way for businesses to view the future and to understand and anticipate the likely effects of their decisions on their... more...

This comprehensive title looks at new research on simulating strategic price risk in the UK and European power markets. It also explains why analysis of strategic price risk is crucial in price risk forecasting in power markets.

The authors cover two general topics: basic engineering economics and risk analysis in this text. Within the topic of engineering economics are discussions on the time value of money and interest relationships. These interest relationships are used to define certain project criteria that are used by engineers and project managers to select the best economic choice among several alternatives. Projects examined will include both income- and... more...