20.09.2019

What to read this autumn? Friday Digest from Eridamis

Digest of the books from Eridamis, which will make your rainy evenings better.

The Ten Faces of Innovation. by Tom Kelley


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Tom Kelley, founder of IDEO, shares secrets that help unleash the potential of employees and develop their innovative thinking. To create new ideas and be able to use an innovative approach, Tom Kelley defined 10 roles for employees:
an anthropologist (communicates with users and watches how they use the product),
a barrier (looking for ways to overcome problems)
and others.
IDEO ideas were adopted by the leaders of Kraft, Procter & Gamble, Safeway, and Samsung. The book will be interesting to businessmen, team leaders and those who want to innovate in business effectively.

How To Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again. by Barry Moltz


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Young businessmen are full of energy and optimism when they start their own business: success is not far off, and sales will grow every day. But gradually, growth is reduced, and assistance from outside does not bring significant results. In this book, entrepreneur Barry Moltz talks about how to get a business out of a dead end. The author points out 25 errors that entrepreneurs make and offers solutions to problems, supported by examples from practice.
For those who want to start their own business or have been doing business for a long time.

Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change. by Beth Comstock, Tahl Raz.

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Everybody has a fear of changes. Even if changes are necessary and our future depends on them, we most probably will resist. The leader has a great responsibility: he needs to formulate the image of the future, convince others of the need for change, and make sure that there is no rollback. The author of the book, Beth Comstock, was able to inspire large companies to change and shared her experience in this book.
The book will be interesting to top managers and business owners.

Mining the Social Web: Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, GitHub, and More. by Matthew A. Russell, Mikhail Klassen.

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A lot of useful information is hidden on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram, but not everyone can use it wisely. This book will show you how to obtain unique data from social networks, web pages, and GitHub using Python code, a Jupyter Notebook, or Docker containers. The book will be useful for beginners and experienced programmers.

Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy. by Tim Harford

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When we write on a piece of paper or turn on the computer, we do not think about the role of the invention of these things played in history. This book, based on the BBC radio series, will explain to you how 50 inventions shaped the modern economy and made it possible to produce more and cheaper. The author does not just talk about inventions but establishes non-obvious connections between a thing and historical facts.
The book will be interesting to everyone interested in economics and history.

With love,
Eridamis
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