Alumni Authors Bookshelf
What Businesses Need to Know Right Now
Nettie A. Owens, Eng '01
This compilation of interviews was taken in the first 6 months of the pandemic when the world was both at a standstill and changing moment to moment. Decision-making was difficult at best and there was a collective fog of emotion that clouded the question of, "What do we do now?" Covering everything from Strategy to Diversity, Finance to Mindset, these 47 interviews speak to the need in the moment and business truths that transcended the situation.
ISBN: 978 1 948604 56 7
Keith Bickel, SAIS '89 '99
Mastering Uncertainty teaches any leader how to plan during unsettling periods of uncertainty, whether caused by volatile market swings, rapid technological change, or questionable government policies. This highly readable book provides an in-depth analysis of three key strategies - pioneer, pouncer, and hedger - and practical advice on implementing each.
Your Next Season
Dr. Leslie Braksick, SPH '11
If you feel trepidation about retirement, you are not alone. Your Next Season brings you candid, authentic advice from executives who understand that transitioning out of a corporate career is one of the most fragile phases of adult life. This book will bring you companionship, empathy, and sage advice.
How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students
Shauna Bryce, A&S '93
Insider secrets from the people who will review your résumé, interview you, and hire you (or not!). Résumés, Cover Letters, and Other Career Documents, Searching and Applying for Jobs, Interviewing and Visiting the Employer's Office, Accepting a Job Offer, and more. Recommended by attorneys across legal sectors.
The Leadership Muse Illustrator
Linda Cureton, Engr '96
Inspiring others has to do with feeling inspired. The Leadership Muse shows us how to identify and capture those moments and turn them into fuel for performance. This intensely intimate and entertaining book integrates Greek and science fiction heroes with personal experiences sharing crucial insights on becoming a successful leader.
Frank Lavin, SAIS '91
How your business can tap into foreign markets In Export Now, two superbly qualified authors explain the secrets to taking your company global. Offering a real-world strategy that any sized business can use to go global, this book serves as a trustworthy handbook for identifying, evaluating, and profiting from global business opportunities.
SPSS Statistics for Dummies, 3rd Edition
Aaron Poh, Engr
Other authors: Keith McCormick and Jesus Salcedo
The ultimate beginner's guide to SPSS and statistical analysis SPSS Statistics For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide to mastering SPSS. This book contains everything you need to know to get up and running quickly with this industry-leading software, with clear, helpful guidance on working with both the software and your data. Every chapter of this new edition has been updated with screenshots and steps that align with SPSS 23.0. You'll learn how to set up the software and organize your workflow, then delve deep into analysis to discover the power of SPSS capabilities.
Emotional Business: Inspiring Human Connectedness to Grow Earnings and the Economy
Ravi Rao, SPH '97
The Industrial Revolution is over, and the Emotional Revolution has begun. If you get the emotions right, you get the business right.
Pushback: How Smart Women Ask-and Stand Up-for What They Want
Selena Rezvani, Carey '09
In Pushback, top leadership consultant Selena Rezvani argues that self-advocacy is critical to success. Yet women initiate negotiations four times less often than men, resulting in getting less of what they want?promotion opportunities, plum assignments, and higher pay. This book shines a light on the real rules of holding your own and pushing back for what is rightfully yours. Drawing on interviews with high-level leaders, Rezvani offers readers in the first half of their career the unedited truth about how women have asked their way to the top and triumphed?and how you can too.
Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts
Daniel Shapiro, A&S '94
Negotiating the Nonnegotiable is a crucial step-by-step guide to resolve life's most emotionally challenging conflicts, whether between spouses, a boss and an employee, or rival nations. Shapiro offers a way out, drawing on his pioneering research and global fieldwork in consulting for everyone from business leaders to families in crisis.
50 Best Jobs for Your Personality, Third Edition
Laurence Shatkin A&S '70
This guide to careers covers a wide range of fields and industries at every educational level. Written by one of the nation's leading occupational experts, it provides a wealth of facts on the jobs that connect to each personality type.
Engineering Your Future, The Professional Practice of Engineering
Stuart Walesh, Engr '65
This totally updated third edition presents the non-technical aspects of professional practice to engineering students and young technical professionals. Topics include self-management, interpersonal relationships, communication, teamwork, project and quality management, design, construction, manufacturing, business accounting, law, and ethics.
Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers
Stuart Walesh, Engr '65
Early on, this book lays a foundation of brain basics -- "Neuroscience 101" -- and then builds on it by describing principles and methods that enable individuals and teams to work smarter, that is, be more effective, creative, and innovative. Creativity and innovation result from nurture, not nature.