The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly Large Print 16pt

The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly  Large Print 16pt
Author: Alan Briskin
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781458732248
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspired and practical approach to developing the innate power of groups to make wise, compassionate, and creative decisions Based on nine years of research involving scores of participants Includes real-life examples and specific practices to help readers understand and cultivate collective wisdom and avoid collective folly If we are to disentangle the extraordinary challenges that we face today in organizations, communities, and nations we must transcend our divisions and develop solutions together. But what enables us to collectively make wise choices and sound judgments instead of splintering apart? When human beings gather together, a depth of awareness and insight, a transcendent knowing, becomes available. Based on nine years of research The Power of Collective Wisdom shows how we can tap into the extraordinary cocreative potential that exists in every group. Collective wisdom is elusive and unpredictable it cant be willed into being, but the authors describe six commitments people can adopt that will increase the likelihood of its appearing. Stories and historical examples throughout serve to illuminate and illustrate how collective wisdom has emerged in a range of settings and through the lives and traditions of varied cultures. Equally important, the authors describe how to recognize the pitfalls of polarization or false agreement, either of which can lead to collective folly a phenomenon with which recent history has made us all too familiar. And they offer a set of practices to help readers maintain the key lessons of the book. The Power of Collective Wisdom is a foundational book for an emerging field of study and practice relevant to everyone seeking more effective and satisfying ways of working with others.

The Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women

The Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women
Author: Colleen Moorehead
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1988025389
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Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Barlow Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This important new book for Canadian business women looks at the 10 key characteristics of today's winning leaders. These characteristics - like compassion, honesty, and authenticity - were once seen as feminine weaknesses in business. But today, they define the leader who strengthens organizations rather than undermines them. This book comes from the voices of experience, some 70 women who have participated The Judy Project, a leadership program run by the Rotman School of Management that has trained 400 women for future leadership positions. These women tell compelling, first-person stories about ambition, courage, and the hard choices they've made to manage personal and professional lives in the real world of business. It's sage advice for young women about how they can move up in organizations while remaining true to themselves and to their families. "An amazing compilation of real life stories and practical advice from so many incredible Canadian female business leaders. This book will be a special gift for all my women colleagues and mentees." - Kathleen Taylor, Chair, Board of Directors, Royal Bank of Canada "What a textbook on leadership! These women share their very personal stories and show us great leadership is always about making human connections and providing opportunity for "ordinary" people to do extraordinary things." - Linda A. Hill, Professor, Harvard Business School, Co-Author Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader "This book will inspire men and women to realize how diversity can bring great value to the business challenges of the day." - Annette Verschuren, Chair & CEO NRS and the author of Bet On Me "This is a valuable book for any woman who wants to think about ambition in a new and fresh way. Through the stories and experiences of female executives, we discover how the values of honesty, compassion and generosity are essential for people and companies to reach their full potential." - Elizabeth Renzetti Columnist, The Globe and Mail "This book celebrates the incredibly powerful legacy of Judy Elder and brings it to life through the stories of women leaders - unapologetically ambitious, change-making, kick-butt leaders. A must read for women, young and old, and the men who love them." - Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Catalyst LLP, Canada

Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom
Author: Grace Bonney
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781648291111
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Release: 2021-10-26
Editor: Artisan Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

POWERFUL WISDOM FROM THE ELDERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES In this rich and multilayered collection of interviews, conversations, and intimate photographs, over 100 trailblazing women describe the ups, downs, and lessons learned while forging their unique paths. Collective Wisdom celebrates the stories of those who have been there and know the road—from an Olympic athlete and a NASA team member to award-winning artists, activists, writers, and filmmakers, from women in their fifties to centenarians. It is also a tribute to the importance of intergenerational connections between women, with interviews conducted by daughters, friends, mentors, and colleagues. Collective Wisdom creates a living, breathing sense of community—a space where all of us can gather, listen, share, and learn.

Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom
Author: Hélène Landemore,Jon Elster
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9781107010338
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Release: 2012-07-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contributors to this volume discuss and for the most part challenge whether many minds can be wiser than one.

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds
Author: James Surowiecki
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307275059
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Release: 2005-08-16
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

The Collective Wisdom of Practice

The Collective Wisdom of Practice
Author: Chen Schechter
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781544394138
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Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Corwin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Providing a model for how to learn from successes—instead of failures—The Collective Wisdom of Practice introduces an assets-based approach to designing and implementing professional learning and growth.

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
Author: Kevlin Henney
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1449388671
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Release: 2010-02-05
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tap into the wisdom of experts to learn what every programmer should know, no matter what language you use. With the 97 short and extremely useful tips for programmers in this book, you'll expand your skills by adopting new approaches to old problems, learning appropriate best practices, and honing your craft through sound advice. With contributions from some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the industry--including Michael Feathers, Pete Goodliffe, Diomidis Spinellis, Cay Horstmann, Verity Stob, and many more--this book contains practical knowledge and principles that you can apply to all kinds of projects. A few of the 97 things you should know: "Code in the Language of the Domain" by Dan North "Write Tests for People" by Gerard Meszaros "Convenience Is Not an -ility" by Gregor Hohpe "Know Your IDE" by Heinz Kabutz "A Message to the Future" by Linda Rising "The Boy Scout Rule" by Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob) "Beware the Share" by Udi Dahan

The Power of Collective Wisdom

The Power of Collective Wisdom
Author: Alan Briskin,Sheryl Erickson
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9781576759004
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Release: 2009-10-01
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stories and historical examples throughout this work serve to illustrate how collective wisdom is emerging in a range of settings and how, if accessed, this collective knowing can create extraordinary results.

The Wisdom Of Crowds

The Wisdom Of Crowds
Author: Anonim
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780385721707
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Release: 2005
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

97 Things Every Engineering Manager Should Know

97 Things Every Engineering Manager Should Know
Author: Camille Fournier
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781492050872
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Release: 2019-11-21
Editor: O'Reilly Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tap into the wisdom of experts to learn what every engineering manager should know. With 97 short and extremely useful tips for engineering managers, you'll discover new approaches to old problems, pick up road-tested best practices, and hone your management skills through sound advice. Managing people is hard, and the industry as a whole is bad at it. Many managers lack the experience, training, tools, texts, and frameworks to do it well. From mentoring interns to working in senior management, this book will take you through the stages of management and provide actionable advice on how to approach the obstacles you’ll encounter as a technical manager. A few of the 97 things you should know: "Three Ways to Be the Manager Your Report Needs" by Duretti Hirpa "The First Two Questions to Ask When Your Team Is Struggling" by Cate Huston "Fire Them!" by Mike Fisher "The 5 Whys of Organizational Design" by Kellan Elliott-McCrea "Career Conversations" by Raquel Vélez "Using 6-Page Documents to Close Decisions" by Ian Nowland "Ground Rules in Meetings" by Lara Hogan

We Are Smarter Than Me

We Are Smarter Than Me
Author: Barry Libert,Jon Spector,Don Tapscott
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0132716453
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Release: 2007-09-25
Editor: Pearson Prentice Hall
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wikinomics and The Wisdom of Crowds identified the phenomena of emerging social networks, but they do not confront how businesses can profit from the wisdom of crowds. WE ARE SMARTER THAN ME by Barry Libert and Jon Spector, Foreword by Wikinomics author Don Tapscott, is the first book to show anyone in business how to profit from the wisdom of crowds. Drawing on their own research and the insights from an enormous community of more than 4,000 people, Barry Libert and Jon Spector have written a book that reveals what works, and what doesn't, when you are building community into your decision making and business processes. In We Are Smarter Than Me, you will discover exactly how to use social networking and community in your business, driving better decision-making and greater profitability. The book shares powerful insights and new case studies from product development, manufacturing, marketing, customer service, finance, management, and beyond. You'll learn which business functions can best be accomplished or supported by communities; how to provide effective moderation, balance structure with independence, manage risk, define success, implement effective metrics, and much more. From tools and processes to culture and leadership, We Are Smarter than Me will help you transform the promise of social networking into a profitable reality.

The Collective Wisdom of Practice

The Collective Wisdom of Practice
Author: Chen Schechter
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781544394091
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Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Corwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Providing a model for how to learn from successes—instead of failures—The Collective Wisdom of Practice introduces an assets-based approach to designing and implementing professional learning and growth.

97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know

97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know
Author: Richard Monson-Haefel
Pages: 222
ISBN: 0596555466
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Release: 2009-02-05
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this truly unique technical book, today's leading software architects present valuable principles on key development issues that go way beyond technology. More than four dozen architects -- including Neal Ford, Michael Nygard, and Bill de hOra -- offer advice for communicating with stakeholders, eliminating complexity, empowering developers, and many more practical lessons they've learned from years of experience. Among the 97 principles in this book, you'll find useful advice such as: Don't Put Your Resume Ahead of the Requirements (Nitin Borwankar) Chances Are, Your Biggest Problem Isn't Technical (Mark Ramm) Communication Is King; Clarity and Leadership, Its Humble Servants (Mark Richards) Simplicity Before Generality, Use Before Reuse (Kevlin Henney) For the End User, the Interface Is the System (Vinayak Hegde) It's Never Too Early to Think About Performance (Rebecca Parsons) To be successful as a software architect, you need to master both business and technology. This book tells you what top software architects think is important and how they approach a project. If you want to enhance your career, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know is essential reading.

Cobbett s Collective Commentaries Or Remarks on the Proceedings in the Collective Wisdom of the Nation

Cobbett s Collective Commentaries  Or  Remarks on the Proceedings in the Collective Wisdom of the Nation
Author: William Cobbett
Pages: 320
ISBN: BL:A0018436665
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Release: 1822
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tapping Into the Collective Wisdom of Community to Make Great Products

Tapping Into the Collective Wisdom of Community to Make Great Products
Author: Barry Libert,Jon Spector
Pages: 8
ISBN: 0137082754
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Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Pearson Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business (9780132244794) by Barry Libert and Jon Spector. Available in print and digital formats. How your customers can help you design better products and services than you could ever create by yourself! There’s much to be said for tapping the collective wisdom of a community for product ideas. It gives customers a vested interest in the results and helps guarantee that they’ll like what they’ve created. Many companies have pioneered product development by people not on their payroll. They range from food giants to the inventors of a popular virtual world that has confounded the skeptics….

97 Things Every SRE Should Know

97 Things Every SRE Should Know
Author: Emil Stolarsky,Jaime Woo
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781492081449
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Release: 2020-11-16
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Site reliability engineering (SRE) is more relevant than ever. Knowing how to keep systems reliable has become a critical skill. With this practical book, newcomers and old hats alike will explore a broad range of conversations happening in SRE. You'll get actionable advice on several topics, including how to adopt SRE, why SLOs matter, when you need to upgrade your incident response, and how monitoring and observability differ. Editors Jaime Woo and Emil Stolarsky, co-founders of Incident Labs, have collected 97 concise and useful tips from across the industry, including trusted best practices and new approaches to knotty problems. You'll grow and refine your SRE skills through sound advice and thought-provokingquestions that drive the direction of the field. Some of the 97 things you should know: "Test Your Disaster Plan"--Tanya Reilly "Integrating Empathy into SRE Tools"--Daniella Niyonkuru "The Best Advice I Can Give to Teams"--Nicole Forsgren "Where to SRE"--Fatema Boxwala "Facing That First Page"--Andrew Louis "I Have an Error Budget, Now What?"--Alex Hidalgo "Get Your Work Recognized: Write a Brag Document"--Julia Evans and Karla Burnett

Tips from the Trenches

Tips from the Trenches
Author: Mahesh Baxi,Theresa Jansen,Joe Longo
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9780979695223
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Release: 2007
Editor: PSVillage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you're looking for guidance on building and managing a Technology Professional Services Organization, you'll find 165 great tips in this book from folks who've been there and know first hand the trials and tribulations of running a services organization. Inside this book you'll find real-life experiences and "lessons learned" that will help you create and run a first-class services organization. Whether you're with a startup with just a few Consultants or with a Fortune 500 company with a sizable services organization, the gems provided in this book will give you insight into a range of topics, from setting up your Services strategy and charter; to Services marketing and selling; to business operations, organizational design, services delivery and offshoring. Written by over 100 Professional Services industry experts, you won't find a more comprehensive book on this subject anywhere. If you'd like to contribute to our next book or just connect with your peers, join our PS community at www.psvillage.com.

Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom
Author: Robert Wiltenberg,Sondra J. Stang
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0075549611
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Release: 1987-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know

97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know
Author: Emily Freeman,Nathen Harvey
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781492076681
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Release: 2020-12-04
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you create, manage, operate, or configure systems running in the cloud, you're a cloud engineer--even if you work as a system administrator, software developer, data scientist, or site reliability engineer. With this book, professionals from around the world provide valuable insight into today's cloud engineering role. These concise articles explore the entire cloud computing experience, including fundamentals, architecture, and migration. You'll delve into security and compliance, operations and reliability, and software development. And examine networking, organizational culture, and more. You're sure to find 1, 2, or 97 things that inspire you to dig deeper and expand your own career. "Three Keys to Making the Right Multicloud Decisions," Brendan O'Leary "Serverless Bad Practices," Manases Jesus Galindo Bello "Failing a Cloud Migration," Lee Atchison "Treat Your Cloud Environment as If It Were On Premises," Iyana Garry "What Is Toil, and Why Are SREs Obsessed with It?", Zachary Nickens "Lean QA: The QA Evolving in the DevOps World," Theresa Neate "How Economies of Scale Work in the Cloud," Jon Moore "The Cloud Is Not About the Cloud," Ken Corless "Data Gravity: The Importance of Data Management in the Cloud," Geoff Hughes "Even in the Cloud, the Network Is the Foundation," David Murray "Cloud Engineering Is About Culture, Not Containers," Holly Cummins