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Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together

Author: Thomas Malone 
There are new kinds of intelligence forming. Computers are beginning to teach themselves with spectacular results. But in our excitement over the promise of neural networks and deep learning, we have neglected the most important development of all. Superminds - groups of people and computers working together - can act more intelligently than any person, group, or computer has ever done before. They already make many of our most important decisions, whether through the hierarchy of a multinational company or the democracy of a nation state. And they will do a lot more. Groundbreaking and utterly fascinating, Superminds shows that instead of fearing the rise of artificial intelligence we should be focusing on what we can achieve by working with computers - because together we will change the world.
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My Life, My Purpose: A Tanzanian President Remembers

Author: Benjamin William Mkapa His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa was Tanzanian’s third president, elected under the first multi-party general election in Tanzania.  His memoirs range from his childhood, time as president, and his continuing post-retirement involvement on the international stage of development and peace mediation.
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Hyperfocus: How to Work Less to Achieve More

Author: Chris Bailey  In Hyperfocus, you will learn: - How working fewer hours can increase our productivity - How we get more done by making our work harder, not easier - How we do our best creative work when we're the most tired Our attention has never been as overwhelmed as it is today and we've never been so busy while accomplishing so little. In Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey provides profound insights into how we can best manage our attention. He reveals how the brain switches between two mental modes - hyperfocus, our deep concentration mode, and scatterfocus, our creative, reflective mode - and how the surest path to being our most creative and efficient selves at work is to combine them both.
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The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir (Hardback)

Author: John Bolton Publisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781982148034 Number of pages: 592 Weight: 769 g Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm
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Dare to Lead

Author: Brene Brown  Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage to start. Brene Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme. Brene writes, 'One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.'
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Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets

Author: Mary Buffet & David Clark  The book is divided into several sections covering Warren Buffett's personal business management: . Managing one's life - focuses on Buffett's insistence on a good education, picking one's heroes early in life, and staying away from things that damage you personally. The authors also discuss Buffett's belief that challenges make life interesting. . Managing One's Career - Buffett believes that you should work at something that you are passionate about. Do what you like and you will find a way to make money. Do what you hate and you will be miserable even if you are rich. . Managing Employees - place honesty on the same level as intelligence as a managerial attribute. How to keep managers inspired and working hard. . Managing the Business - Buffett has learned that companies that have a durable competitive advantage over their competitors consistently earn more money year after year and are the easiest to manage. . Managing of Personal Money - discover the simple rules that Buffett uses for buying other businesses and how he has incorporated them into his own personal investment style.
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Choose Possibility: How to Master Risk and Thrive

Author: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy  Each one of us dreams of possibility - in our careers and in our personal lives. But our pursuit of possibility is hamstrung by the Myth of the Single Choice, which has led us to believe that one large choice stands between us and success, and that a single failure may topple us should we choose 'wrongly'. Influenced by this myth, we let fear trump possibility: we become paralyzed. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is one of the most highly regarded and well-respected tech executives in Silicon Valley, but she'll be the first to admit that her path to success has been far from linear. While she has started three companies including theBoardlist (an organization designed to promote and place women on corporate boards), and she just served as president of StubHub, which sold for $4 billion, she's also encountered failed choices, misfires, unexpected headwinds, and all other types of pitfalls that she had to learn how to confront, analyze, navigate, and incorporate into her new path forward. Drawing on her own experience and those of other leaders, Sukhinder shows that when people thrive, it's because their fear of missing out on an opportunity (FOMO) overtakes their fear of failure (FOF) and compels them to take action. Better yet, they keep acting, building a fundamental risk-taking muscle that underweighs the importance of any single choice in favour of continually 'choosing'. In Choose Possibility you will see that personal success does not come from making one singular 'correct' or 'big' decision. Rather, long-range success comes from tackling numerous choices that are aimed to optimize future possibilities.
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Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Author: James Collins, Jerry Porras and Jim Collins  'This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies.' Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day - as start-ups, as midsize companies and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: 'What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?' Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.
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