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Exploring R&D Alliances: Part I of Biopharma R&D Partnerships 2nd...
by Robert Thong

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English

Pages

104

Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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<p>This book is about “David & Goliath” R&D partnerships in pharmaceuticals—bilateral arrangements in which one partner is a smaller bioscience or academic organisation (David) and the other a large multinational corporation (Goliath). The past decade has seen a paradigm shift to a new distributed model of pharmaceutical R&D that seamlessly blends external partnerships with in-house efforts to generate innovative medicines and create new value. Smaller bioscience firms and academia have been both beneficiaries and targets of this fundamental change. Partnering with giant pharmaceutical corporations can provide the resources and channels to market that an academic laboratory or smaller company simply does not have, but this approach also brings unexpected challenges and new demands.</p><br /><br /><p>In this second edition, the original Biopharma R&D Partnerships book has been re-written and expanded into a four-part e-book series—the first part provides a foundation and a common platform for the whole series; the remaining three Parts can then be read in any order. Part I (“Exploring R&D Alliances”, this e-book) introduces the key concepts of biopharma partnering and provides a framework for understanding and analysing these partnerships, with specific reference to bilateral R&D alliances.</p><br /><br /><p>In this Part I, Chapter 1 chronicles the industrywide decline in R&D productivity that led to the emergence of the new biopharma R&D paradigm we see today. Chapter 2 introduces various salient features of biopharma R&D partnerships including commonly-used terminology, partnership agreements, the alliance life cycle, governance, partnership benefits, partnership liabilities and financial mechanisms. Chapter 3 delves into the very important topic of risk and its characteristics. Chapter 4 provides a framework and terminology for describing the structural dimensions of a partnership agreement. Chapter 5 introduces the concept of partnership interaction style by describing a number of possible models. Taken together, Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 constitute a toolkit that can be used to understand an existing bilateral biopharma R&D alliance or to jump-start the design process for a new one.</p><br /><br /><p>In the remaining e-books of this series, Part II (“Initiating R&D Alliances”) focuses on how new bilateral R&D partnerships are established. Part III (“Managing R&D Alliances”) then concentrates on the execution of bilateral R&D partnerships. Last but not least, Part IV (“R&D Alliance Trends”) highlights some important trends with respect to collaboration in the biopharma R&D ecosystem.</p>
Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Conf...
by , Renee Mauborgne

Language

English

Pages

300

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<i><br />WALL STREET JOURNAL </i>BESTSELLER<i><br />USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER</b><b><br /><br /><i> BLUE OCEAN SHIFT</i></b><b> is the essential follow up to <i>Blue Ocean Strategy</i>, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. </b>Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. By combining the insights of human psychology with practical market-creating tools and real-world guidance, Kim and Mauborgne deliver the definitive guide to shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. They show why <i>non</i>disruptive creation is as important as disruption in seizing new growth.<br /><br /><b><i>BLUE OCEAN SHIFT</i></b> is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people's confidence so that they own and drive the process.<br /><br />With battle-tested lessons learned from successes and failures in the field, <b><i>BLUE OCEAN SHIFT</i></b> is critical reading for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. You'll learn what works, what doesn't, and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. This book will empower you to succeed as you embark on <i>your own</i> blue ocean journey. <b><i>BLUE OCEAN SHIFT</i></b> is indispensable for anyone committed to building a compelling future.
The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside Wo...
by , Joseph A. Reaves

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><b>“An important contribution to 21st-century baseball literature. . . Mr. Colletti’s book might be even more groundbreaking [than <i>Moneyball</i>] in some ways: It’s a nearly unprecedented opportunity to see what running a baseball franchise looks like through the eyeballs of an actual general manager. . . [Colletti] has a gift for entertaining storytelling. . . These are stories modern general managers rarely tell, except in late-night gatherings at their favorite bars with people they know and trust. So to read them here, told in such colorful detail, makes you feel as if Ned Colletti has just invited you to plop down on the next bar stool.” --<i>Wall Street Journal </i></b><br /><br />“Ned Colletti is a baseball treasure with fascinating stories to tell from inside the game. <i>The Big Chair</i> is your all-access pass. After reading this book, you will not only understand the job of a general manager better but also the game of baseball itself.”—<b>Tom Verducci, author of <i>The Cubs Way </i>and co-author of <i>The Yankee Years</i></b><br /><br />An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the career of famed former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager (a position also known as “The Big Chair”), whose tenure spanned nine of the most exciting and turbulent years in the franchise’s history.</b><br /> <br />During his tenure with the Dodgers, Colletti had the highest winning percentage of any general manager in the National League. In <i>The Big Chair</i>, he lets readers in on the real GM experience from his unique vantage point—sharing the inner workings of three of the top franchises in the sport, revealing the out-of-the-headlines machinations behind the trades, the hires and the deals; how the money really works; how the decision-making really works; how much power the players really have and why—the real brass tacks of some of the most pivotal decisions made in baseball history that led to great success along with heartbreak and failure on the field. Baseball fans will come for the grit and insight, stay for the heart, and pass it on for the wisdom. <br /><br />Ned Colletti began his MLB career with his beloved hometown team, the Chicago Cubs, more than 35 years ago. He worked in Chicago for a dozen years and was in the front office when the Cubs won the National League East in 1984 and 1989, after which he moved on as director of baseball operations for the SF Giants. By 1996, he became the Assistant GM for the Giants, before being hired as the GM in Los Angeles in 2006. There he oversaw the Dodgers through the highly publicized and acrimonious divorce battle between Frank and Jamie McCourt that culminated in the equally highly publicized sale of the team. He was present at the press conference where Don Mattingly, having just watched his team eliminated from the playoffs, used the post-season conference to vehemently discuss his lack of a contract extension. He brought marquee names like Greg Maddux and Clayton Kershaw to LA, as well as marquee drama with the likes of Manny Ramirez and Yasiel Puig; hired future Hall of Famer Joe Torre as manager; and oversaw fourteen Dodgers playoff wins. And these are just a few of the highlights.  <br /><br />Colletti serves up a huge dish of first-hand experiences with some of the biggest names in baseball history (Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, Don Mattingly, Don Zimmer, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Boras, Vin Scully, and more). From his humble early years living in a Chicago garage to his path to one of the most prestigious positions in professional sports, his very public and illustrious career has left a permanent handprint in the history of America's sport—and now he's ready to share the insight only those who have sat in <i>The Big Chair</i> have ever seen.
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behin...
by Jason Schreier

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</p><p>Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In <em>Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, </em>Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, <em>Blood, Sweat, and Pixels </em>reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.</p><p>Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build <em>Dragon Age: Inquisition</em>; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG <em>Stardew Valley </em>from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create <em>Destiny</em>, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as <em>Star Wars</em> and <em>Lord of the Rings</em>—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. </p><p>Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, <em>Blood, Sweat, and Pixels </em>is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.</p>
The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You...
by Robert I. Sutton

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<DIV><B>If you're feeling stressed out, overtaxed, under-appreciated, bullied, or abused because you work with a jerk, learn how to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes—today.</B><BR />  <BR /> Equally useful and entertaining, <I>The Asshole Survival Guide</I> delivers a cogent and methodical game plan when you find yourself working with a jerk—whether in the office, on the field, in the classroom, or just in life.  <BR />  <BR /> Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field-tested, evidence-based, and sometimes surprising strategies for dealing with the rude, impolite, irritating, unpleasant, or just plain incompetent—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass. 
  
<BR />  <BR /> Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your life, and will prevent all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.<DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption...
by Carey Gillam

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<div><b>"Reads like a mystery novel as Gillam skillfully uncovers Monsanto's secretive strategies."—Erin Brockovich</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>"A damning picture of the peddling of glyphosate...Gillam expertly covers a contentious front." —<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>"A must-read." —<i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>"Hard-hitting, eye-opening narrative." —<i>Kirkus</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br />It’s the pesticide on our dinner plates, a chemical so pervasive it’s in the air we breathe, our water, our soil, and even found increasingly in our own bodies. Known as Monsanto’s Roundup by consumers, and as glyphosate by scientists, the world’s most popular weed killer is used everywhere from backyard gardens to golf courses to millions of acres of farmland. For decades it’s been touted as safe enough to drink, but a growing body of evidence indicates just the opposite, with research tying the chemical to cancers and a host of other health threats.     <br /><br /><br /><br />In <i>Whitewash</i>, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture, exposing new evidence of corporate influence. Gillam introduces readers to farm families devastated by cancers which they believe are caused by the chemical, and to scientists whose reputations have been smeared for publishing research that contradicted business interests. Readers learn about the arm-twisting of regulators who signed off on the chemical, echoing company assurances of safety even as they permitted higher residues of the pesticide in food and skipped compliance tests. And, in startling detail, Gillam reveals secret industry communications that pull back the curtain on corporate efforts to manipulate public perception.<br /><br /> <br /><br /><i>Whitewash</i> is more than an exposé about the hazards of one chemical or even the influence of one company. It’s a story of power, politics, and the deadly consequences of putting corporate interests ahead of public safety.<br /><br /><br /><br /> <br /><div> </div><br /></div>
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Sec...
by , Al Switzler

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 16, 2011

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</p> <p>The first edition of <i>Crucial Conversations</i> exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for high-stakes situations</li> <li>Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue</li> <li>Make it safe to talk about almost anything</li> <li>Be persuasive, not abrasive</li> </ul>
Stock Magnate: A Blueprint To Make Money Consistently From the St...
by Karthik Kuppuswamy

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English

Pages

88

Publication Date

October 13, 2017

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<p><strong>Hi I am Karthik Kuppuswamy,</strong> <br /></p><p>I will be sharing my knowledge and experience of how I transformed from a <em><strong>Rookie trader</strong></em> losing money to a<em><strong> Pro trader</strong></em> making money consistently from the stock market. There are 3 factors that will determine your success in the markets. 20% of your success comes from the method or Strategy used to buy stocks. 30% comes from correct position sizing and 50% of your success is how you manage your emotions and psychology. And without either of them making money consistently would be difficult. In this book I will cover each of these in detail, and get you start thinking as a pro trader. </p><p><strong>In the first part of the book,</strong> <br /></p><p>I will share my objectives of what I expect from my trading business. Then I will show you how the business model of a casino, and how they make money in a game of chance.  I will then share the basic idea and concepts of the stock market. You will learn what trends are and how we can use them in our trading business.</p><p><em><strong>The next chapters I will cover the strategies I use to pick stocks. By using these strategies you will know </strong></em></p><ul><li>“WHAT TO BUY” </li><li>“WHEN TO BUY”.</li><li>“WHEN  TO SELL”  </li><li>“HOW MANY SHARES TO BUY” </li></ul><p><strong> In my trading business</strong> <br /></p><p>I expect to make 3 times what I risk. So even if I’m only 50% right I will still be making money. I cover psychology and the emotions you’d be facing while trading. So together with all these strategies making money from the markets will be an effort less process. Remember, A good trade not when you have made or lost money, it is when you have followed the rules religiously.</p>
Massive Action Equal Massive Results: Learn the Critical Mental F...
by Sunil Saxena

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English

Pages

161

Publication Date

September 15, 2017

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“This powerful, practical book gives you hundreds of ideas that you can use immediately<br />to get more and better results than you ever thought possible – in every area of your life.”<br /><br />-Brian Tracy, Author "Maximum Achievement"<br /><br />Do you want to live in insanely awesome life? Are you looking to achieve massive success? Do you feel stuck in life and not exactly sure how to proceed? The majority of people achieve a certain level of success in their life but never really live up to their true potential. In this book Sunil Saxena describes the mental framework needed to live in insanely awesome life.<br /><br />This intellectual and action oriented book brilliantly explains how you can develop the proper mental framework and start living the “massive action lifestyle”. <br /><br />By drawing on his work as an entrepreneur, doctor and father of four he shares real world examples to show the reader how to take massive action and create the massive success we all truly desire.<br /><br />In this book the reader will understand:<br /><br />•How to achieve your goals more quickly easily and with certainty<br />•Tools to update your brains 10,000 BC, out dated operating system <br />•How to develop rock solid inner core confidence<br />•How to take massive action that results in massive success<br />•Time management principles that allow for massive action<br />•Develop smart goals and remove fear from your life<br />•What is peak state and why it is so important<br /><br /><br />Don't continue to live your mediocre life. Take back control, develop the proper mindset and enjoy your new insanely awesome life.<br /><br />Start developing your Insanely Awesome Life now, by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.<br />
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<p><b>Now a <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Wall Street Journal </i>bestseller</b></p><p>"I raced through <i>Radical Candor</i>--It’s thrilling to learn a framework that shows how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. <i>Radical Candor</i> is packed with illuminating truths, insightful advice, and practical suggestions, all illustrated with engaging (and often funny) stories from Kim Scott’s own experiences at places like Apple, Google, and various start-ups. Indispensable." —<b>Gretchen Rubin author of <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>The Happiness Project</i></b></p><p>"Reading <i>Radical Candor</i> will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives. Kim Scott's insights--based on her experience, keen observational intelligence and analysis--will help you be a better leader and create a more effective organization." —<b>Sheryl Sandberg author of the <i>New York Times </i>bestseller <i>Lean In</i></b></p><p>"Kim Scott has a well-earned reputation as a kick-ass boss and a voice that CEOs take seriously. In this remarkable book, she draws on her extensive experience to provide clear and honest guidance on the fundamentals of leading others: how to give (and receive) feedback, how to make smart decisions, how to keep moving forward, and much more. If you manage people--whether it be 1 person or a 1,000--you need <i>Radical Candor</i>. Now." —<b>Daniel Pink author of <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Drive</i></b></p><p>From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation.</p><p>Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she worked with a team to develop a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor.</p><p>Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. When you challenge without caring it’s obnoxious aggression; when you care without challenging it’s ruinous empathy. When you do neither it’s manipulative insincerity. </p><p>This simple framework can help you build better relationships at work, and fulfill your three key responsibilities as a leader: creating a culture of feedback (praise and criticism), building a cohesive team, and achieving results you’re all proud of. </p><p><i>Radical Candor</i> offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Taken from years of the author’s experience, and distilled clearly giving actionable lessons to the reader; it shows managers how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.</p>

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