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Illustrated Superfreakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
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'A HUMDINGER' THE TIMES BIGGER, BETTER AND MORE CONTROVERSIAL, THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING FREAKQUEL IS HERE IN A SUPER-DELUXE, SUPER-ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner look deeper, question harder and uncover even more hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. They ask, among other things- What's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Which cancer does chemotherapy work best for? Why is saving the planet easier than we think? With this illustrated edition, Levitt and Dubner bring alive their unique analysis and storytelling with an explosion of visual evidence to reveal the world in a bold, new way. Seeing is believing . . .

SuperFreakonomics Illustrated edition

Author : Steven D. Levitt
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Superfreakonomics—the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon Freakonomics—is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue economist Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that once again brilliantly challenges our view of the way the world really works is presented with a new, visual, superfreaky dimension added, enhancing the already provocative thinking about street prostitutes, hurricanes, heart attacks, and other seemingly mundane matters that made Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics part of the national zeitgeist.

SuperFreakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
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SuperFreakonomics was an instant New York Times bestseller that caused a media uproar, continuing the amazing success begun with the groundbreaking, worldwide sensation Freakonomics. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? How much good do car seats do? What’s the best way to catch a terrorist? Did TV cause a rise in crime? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor? Freakonomics has been imitated many times over -- but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

Informing Business Research and Education on a Rugged Landscape

Author : T. Grandon Gill
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Sri

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Singapore has a 2000% higher population density than India, but is yet slum-free. At the same time, India is full of slums. Why? Why do the Chinese pay 4.9% for 30-year fixed mortgage rates and Indians pay 10%? China has 800 million jobs and India has 520 million. Our populations are identical. Why is India lacking 280 million jobs? India’s target for job creation is an abysmal 10 million. India created near zero jobs in 3 years. Why is India lagging so pathetically? In peak years, China grew at 13% while India perennially struggles to grow at 8%. Why? China exports $2100 billion vs India’s $260 billion – and shamefully, India’s exports have not grown at all in 7 years. Why? Despite these facts, the author asserts with irrepressible optimism that it is India’s manifest destiny to be the world’s largest economy. He offers solutions to script a new future for India — to make India 1100% richer in 20 years. Modi is a great blessing to India. He works hard. Instead he should work smart using ideas from 50 richest countries suggested in the book. SRI will end poverty, slums, farmers’ suicides, vanquish 80% of black money and create 200 million jobs, with no cost to the government. India’s GDP is $2.5 trillion. SRI will add $25 trillion -$75 trillion in a special case -to our GDP. Sans SRI, India will be stuck as a ‘lazy’, imbecile power middling in a world order dominated by Red China. The book exposes how China will be undone by imminent political, demographic, economic storms. India will have 60% more population than China by the end of this century, making China senile.

Predictive Analytics

Author : Eric Siegel
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"Mesmerizing & fascinating..." —The Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The Freakonomics of big data." —Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Advertising.com Award-winning | Used by over 30 universities | Translated into 9 languages An introduction for everyone. In this rich, fascinating — surprisingly accessible — introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics (aka machine learning) works, and how it affects everyone every day. Rather than a “how to” for hands-on techies, the book serves lay readers and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques. Prediction is booming. It reinvents industries and runs the world. Companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities are seizing upon the power. These institutions predict whether you're going to click, buy, lie, or die. Why? For good reason: predicting human behavior combats risk, boosts sales, fortifies healthcare, streamlines manufacturing, conquers spam, optimizes social networks, toughens crime fighting, and wins elections. How? Prediction is powered by the world's most potent, flourishing unnatural resource: data. Accumulated in large part as the by-product of routine tasks, data is the unsalted, flavorless residue deposited en masse as organizations churn away. Surprise! This heap of refuse is a gold mine. Big data embodies an extraordinary wealth of experience from which to learn. Predictive analytics (aka machine learning) unleashes the power of data. With this technology, the computer literally learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals. Perfect prediction is not possible, but putting odds on the future drives millions of decisions more effectively, determining whom to call, mail, investigate, incarcerate, set up on a date, or medicate. In this lucid, captivating introduction — now in its Revised and Updated edition — former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction: What type of mortgage risk Chase Bank predicted before the recession. Predicting which people will drop out of school, cancel a subscription, or get divorced before they even know it themselves. Why early retirement predicts a shorter life expectancy and vegetarians miss fewer flights. Five reasons why organizations predict death — including one health insurance company. How U.S. Bank and Obama for America calculated the way to most strongly persuade each individual. Why the NSA wants all your data: machine learning supercomputers to fight terrorism. How IBM's Watson computer used predictive modeling to answer questions and beat the human champs on TV's Jeopardy! How companies ascertain untold, private truths — how Target figures out you're pregnant and Hewlett-Packard deduces you're about to quit your job. How judges and parole boards rely on crime-predicting computers to decide how long convicts remain in prison. 182 examples from Airbnb, the BBC, Citibank, ConEd, Facebook, Ford, Google, the IRS, LinkedIn, Match.com, MTV, Netflix, PayPal, Pfizer, Spotify, Uber, UPS, Wikipedia, and more. How does predictive analytics work? This jam-packed book satisfies by demystifying the intriguing science under the hood. For future hands-on practitioners pursuing a career in the field, it sets a strong foundation, delivers the prerequisite knowledge, and whets your appetite for more. A truly omnipresent science, predictive analytics constantly affects our daily lives. Whether you are a consumer of it — or consumed by it — get a handle on the power of Predictive Analytics.

Relative Age Effects in Sport

Author : Jess C. Dixon
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Individual achievement in sport is often constrained by an athlete’s age relative to the peers with whom they participate. A common practice within sport and educational domains is to group youth based on their chronological ages to help promote equal competition, age appropriate instruction, and ensure participant safety. While well intended, such grouping practices can often advantage relatively older children, while disadvantaging those who are relatively younger within the same age cohort. These phenomena are known as Relative Age Effects (RAEs). Relative Age Effects in Sport: International Perspectives includes chapters from internationally recognized scholars who have examined RAEs from different perspectives (e.g., sport, mental health and wellbeing, youth development). This new volume assists in communicating and mobilizing knowledge and research about RAEs, focusing on developing feasible and attractive solutions that capture the attention of practitioners and policy makers from sport governing bodies and creating a resource that is accessible to professionals within the sport and academic communities. Relative Age Effects in Sport: International Perspectives is key reading for academics and researchers in the fields of athlete development, talent identification, coaching education, health and wellbeing, mental health and related disciplines, whilst also of interest to sport industry professionals such as coaches and policy makers.

Prospect

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New Statesman

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Organizational Behavior Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace

Author : Jeffery LePine
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Now in its third edition, Colquitt-LePine-Wesson continues to offer a novel and innovative approach to teaching organizational behavior. The focus, tone, and organization of the book shows students that: OB really matters - The book opens with two chapters barely covered in other texts: job performance and organizational commitment. Those topics are critical to managers and students alike, and represent two of the most critical outcomes in OB. Each successive chapter then links that chapter’s topic back to those outcomes, illustrating why OB matters in today’s organizations. OB topics all fit together - The book is structured around an integrative model, shown on the back cover and spotlighted in the first chapter, that provides a roadmap for the course. The model illustrates how individual, team, leader, and organizational factors shape employee attitudes, and how those attitudes impact performance and commitment. In this way, the model reminds students where they are, where they've been, and where they're going. OB is all around them - The book includes innovative insert box features that students actually enjoy reading. OB on Screen uses scenes from popular films, such as the Social Network, Up in the Air, Inception, and the King’s Speech, to demonstrate OB topics. OB at the Bookstore draws a bridge to popular business books, including Drive, the 4-Hour Workweek, Linchpin, and Superfreakonomics.

Digital Talking Books Plus

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Popular Science Books

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 43. Chapters: The Selfish Gene, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Blind Watchmaker, A Brief History of Time, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?, Up from Dragons, The Grand Design, Freakonomics, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Tree: A Life Story, A Child Is Born, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Bad Science, SuperFreakonomics, 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, Cosmos, The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Sally Ride Science, List of popular science books on evolution, Mathematics and the Imagination, The Five Ages of the Universe, Conscious Robots, The Brain That Changes Itself, ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies, Big Bang, Why Darwin Matters, Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown, Survival of the Sickest, A Briefer History of Time, The Code Book, The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, George's Secret Key to the Universe, Why Is Sex Fun?, Chaos: Making a New Science, Seeds of Change: Five Plants That Transformed Mankind, Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets Beyond Our Sun, Quantum, Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero, The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality, Understanding Physics, Fermat's Last Theorem, Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife, Dynamical Theory of Crystal Lattices, Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life. Excerpt: The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What is the Question? is a 1993 popular science book by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon M. Lederman and science writer Dick Teresi. The book provides a brief history of particle physics, starting with the P...

The Wall Street Journal

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