The New Edge in Knowledge captures the most practical and innovative practices to ensure organizations have the knowledge they need in the future and, more importantly, the ability to connect the dots and use knowledge to succeed today. Build or retrofit your organization for new ways of working and collaboration by using knowledge management Adapt to today´s most popular ways to collaborate such as social networking Overcome organization silos, knowledge hoarding and ´´not invented here´´ resistance Take advantage of emerging technologies and mobile devices to build networks and share knowledge Identify what can be learned from Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon to make firms and people smarter, stronger and faster Straightforward and easy-to-follow, this is the resource you´ll turn to again and again to get-and stay-in the know. Plus, the book is filled with real-world examples - the case studies and snapshots of how best practice companies are achieving success with knowledge management. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004883/bk_adbl_004883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Project management is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing fields in the current job market. Often considered a science due to its technical analysis and methodology grounded in theory, project management skills are transferable and relevant to almost every industry. Project management career positions are diverse in nature and can be found in construction and development companies to software design and IT companies. More recently project management has established itself as a profitable and sustainable career choice for many individuals within the business world and has been shown as a great place to start on the path to C-level positions. Project management itself, however, is far more than just a position title or career choice. Almost every job in the current market demands and stresses that individuals be able to multitask and handle multiple activities at once - both of which are at the core of project management. In order to be able to honestly and confidently claim to possess these skills you must understand the fundamentals of project management. In this book I´ll start at square one with the fundamentals. Step by step I´ll take you from the basics of creating a budget, schedule, and scope to more advanced topics such as mitigating project risks and expectation management techniques. I´ll teach how to manage and control any type of project of any magnitude. This book will serve as a great introduction to individuals who are pursuing careers as project managers, current project managers looking to review key topics and prepare for the Project Management Professional exam, or those individuals simply looking to add project management skills to their repertoire. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucy Vest. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037292/bk_acx0_037292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, it’s 2055, a regular weekday morning… Where do you wake up? With a booming population and more people moving into urban areas, chances are you’d be living in a city. But what might that city look like? Mitchell Joaquim is an architect, and one of the founders of the innovative design group, TerreForm1. Next, so your future self’s woken up at home on this weekday in 2055. Time for work, right? But what kind of work? With America’s old industries sagging, what kind of jobs will we do? To tackle that question, Steve Paulson sat down with MIT management professor, Erik Brynjolfsson.Then, agriculture already shapes the globe. With food insecurity growing around the globe, the unpredictabilities of climate change and population growth booming... what will we eat in the future? Jonathan Foley heads the Global Landscape Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. And what about our social future? Family life has seen a lot of change in the past 50 years. What might the future hold? Professor of history and family studies, Stephanie Coontz weighs in on the forces shaping American families.In all this talk about the future, we should probably remember that the past repeats itself. That’s one themes that runs through Children of the Days, the latest book from the lauded Latin American author, Eduardo Galeano. If you heard some of Jim´s readings from lauded Latin American author Eduardo Galeano´s Children of the Day and want to hear more, voila! [Broadcast Date: July 17, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130717/rt_tbon_130717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Unlock your company’s true potential by eliminating knowledge work waste that’s hiding in plain sight.Back in 1987, Nobel laureate Robert Solow quipped, ´´You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” This costly condition soon became known as the ´´productivity paradox”. Why does it persist today? Why do knowledge workers spend a third of their days on needless correction, avoidable work and overservice, despite existing office technology that could help, even automate, their actions? And why does nobody notice? The answers - and solutions - are in this book. The Knowledge Work Factory uncovers the well-intentioned waste that hides in plain sight within virtually every organization. It reveals the ingrained perceptual biases that trick our brains into accepting the status quo and missing breakthrough opportunities. It draws stunning parallels to industrial production, which cracked this very code over 100 years ago. Most importantly, it gives you an easy-to-follow, one-stop guide to boost efficiency, productivity, and morale among the very knowledge workers who struggle under the burden of the productivity paradox.Discover your organization’s true, untapped capacity. Maximize the productivity of every single knowledge worker. Uncover ´´better-than-best practices”. Reap benefits that drop straight to the bottom line. The power is in your hands - with The Knowledge Work Factory. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000804/bk_graw_000804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New and revolutionary ideas and perspectives on the central management issues of tomorrow by the man Warren Bennis calls ´´the most important management thinker of our time´´.In this major new work, Peter F. Drucker discusses how the new paradigms of management will change our basic assumptions about the practices and principles of management. Drucker explains ´´The New Information Revolution´´, discussing the information an executive needs and the information an executive owes. He examines knowledge-worker productivity, and he writes about the ultimate challenge of managing yourself and meeting the new demands on the individual in a longer working life and an ever-changing workplace.Incisive, challenging and mind-stretching, Management Challenges for the 21st Century combines the wide practical experience, profound insight, sharp analysis, and enlightened common sense that are the essence of Drucker´s writings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Blum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000649/bk_harp_000649_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We all think we know more than we actually do. Humans have built hugely complex societies and technologies, but most of us don´t even know how a pen or a toilet works. How have we achieved so much despite understanding so little? Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge. The key to our intelligence lies in the people and things around us. We´re constantly drawing on information and expertise stored outside our heads: in our bodies, our environment, our possessions, and the community with which we interact - and usually we don´t even realize we´re doing it. The human mind is both brilliant and pathetic. We have mastered fire, created democratic institutions, stood on the moon, and sequenced our genome. And yet each of us is error prone, sometimes irrational, and often ignorant. The fundamentally communal nature of intelligence and knowledge explains why we often assume we know more than we really do, why political opinions and false beliefs are so hard to change, and why individually oriented approaches to education and management frequently fail. But our collaborative minds also enable us to do amazing things. This book contends that true genius can be found in the ways we create intelligence using the world around us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Chamberlain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003079/bk_peng_003079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization - Roomba, for example - and adoption by governments - most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop, but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam - real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration. In this book, technology analyst John Jordan offers an accessible and engaging introduction to robots and robotics, covering state-of-the-art applications, economic implications, and cultural context. Jordan chronicles the prehistory of robots and the treatment of robots in science fiction, movies, and television - from the outsized influence of Mary Shelley´s Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov´s I, Robot (in which Asimov coined the term ´´robotics´´). He offers a guided tour of robotics today, describing the components of robots, the complicating factors that make robotics so challenging, and such applications as driverless cars, unmanned warfare, and robots on the assembly line. Roboticists draw on such technical fields as power management, materials science, and artificial intelligence. Jordan points out, however, that robotics design decisions also embody such nontechnical elements as value judgments, professional aspirations, and ethical assumptions, and raise questions that involve law, belief, economics, education, public safety, and human identity. Robots will be neither our slaves nor our overlords; instead, they are rapidly becoming our close companions, working in partnership with us - whether in a factory, on a highway, or as a prosthetic device. Given these profound changes to human work and life, Jordan argues that robotics is too important to be left solely to roboticists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002071/bk_gdan_002071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maximize Your Most Critical Asset.THE GUIDE NO MANAGER CAN AFFORD TO BE WITHOUT!Knowledge workers are the innovators, designers and marketers of your company´s products and services. They are the highly paid strategists, executives, and IT specialists whose ideas and expertise fuel your success. But are they delivering their best performance?Leading knowledge-management and process-innovation expert Thomas Davenport shows you how to:Identify your company´s most crucial category of knowledge worker;Choose appropriate interventions and performance measures;Use computers to mediate and structure knowledge work;Select the most effective technology;Understand the value of social networks and facilitate their use; andStructure the physical environment to maximize productivity.Thomas Davenport holds the President´s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College. He is the director of research for Babson Executive Education, an Accenture Fellow, and the author, coauthor, or editor of nine books, including Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas H. Davenport. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000039/bk_gdan_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Real estate management is an increasingly essential function for the proper performance of any real estate market, and there should be reasonable knowledge of the structures and segmentation involved. One of the best-known sub-segments of real estate management in Portugal is condominium management. However, many condominium managers are unfamiliar with this sub-area, or with the wider area of real estate management. It is essential to have a deep understanding of the wider role and requirements, and to integrate knowledge of real estate management with condominium management, in order to provide customers with the best possible service. In such a competitive market, managers of condominiums who have a broad perspective on real estate management will gain substantial advantages. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062500/bk_acx0_062500_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.