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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>
Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR><b>Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><BR><BR>In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.<BR> <BR>In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.<BR> <BR>Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Sel...
by Daraja Press

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 11, 2017

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<p>Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. with the highest percentage of Black people, a history of vicious racial terror and concurrent Black resistance is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in the collection of essays that is <em>Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson Mississippi</em>.<br /><br />Undeterred by the uncertainty, anxiety and fear brought about by the steady deterioration of the neoliberal order over the last few years, the response from Black activists of Jackson, Mississippi has been to organize. Inspired by the rich history of struggle and resistance in Mississippi and committed to the vision of the Jackson-Kush Plan, these activists are building institutions rooted in community power that combine politics and economic development into an alternative model for change, while addressing real, immediate needs of the people. The experiences and analyses in this compelling collection reflect the creative power that is unleashed when political struggle is grounded by a worldview freed from the inherent contradictions and limitations of reform liberalism. As such, <em>Jackson Rising </em>is ultimately a story about a process that is organized and controlled by Black people who are openly declaring that their political project is committed to decolonization and socialism. And within those broad strategic and ethical objectives, <em>Jackson Rising</em> is also a project unapologetically committed to self-determination for people of African descent in Mississippi and the South.</p>
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.</strong></p><p>Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. <em>Building a StoryBrand</em> does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, <em>Building a StoryBrand</em> will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.</p>
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way
by Brendon Burchard

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English

Pages

405

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p>THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY.</p><p>Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions:<ol><li>Why do some individuals and teams succeed <i>more quickly</i> than others and <i>sustain</i> that success over the long term?<li>Of those who pull it off, why are some <i>miserable</i> and others consistently <i>happy</i> on their journey?<li>What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most?</ol></p><p>After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers.</p><p>Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must <i>seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence,</i> and <i>demonstrate courage</i>. This book is about the art and science of how to cultivate and practice these proven habits.</p><p>Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now.</p><p>If you’ve ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it’s in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book.</p>
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by , Cass R. Sunstein

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

February 24, 2009

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<b><b>From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s <i>Blink </i>and Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i><br /></b><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b><br /> <b><b>Named a Best Book of the Year by <i>The </i></b><i>Economist </i>and the <i>Financial Times</i></b></b><br /><br /> <i>Nudge</i> is about choices—how we make them and how we're led to make better ones. Authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein offer a new perspective on how to prevent the countless bad mistakes we make in our lives—including ill-advised personal investments, consumption of unhealthy foods, neglect of our natural resources, and other numerous bad decisions regarding health care, our families, and education. Citing decades of cutting-edge behavioral science research, they demonstrate that sensible "choice architecture" can successfully nudge people toward the best decision without restricting their freedom of choice. In the tradition of <i>The Tipping Point </i>and <i>Freakonomics</i>, <i>Nudge </i>is straightforward, informative, and entertaining—a must-read for anyone interested in our individual and collective well-being.<br /><br /><b>More than 750,000 copies sold</b>
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
by Scott Galloway

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<i><br /> USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. <br /></b><br />For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. <br /><br /> Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? <br /><br /> In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. <br /><br /> Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary ...
by , Dan Heath

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors of <i>Switch</i> and <i>Made to Stick</i> explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to <i>create </i>such extraordinary moments in our life and work.</b><BR><BR>While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?<BR> <BR>This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth.<BR> <BR>Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?)<BR> <BR>Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? <i>The Power of Moments</i> shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.
How To Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

August 24, 2010

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You can go after the job you want—and get it!<BR> You can take the job you have—and improve it!<BR> You can take any situation—and make it work for you!<BR><BR>Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, <i>How to Win Friends & Influence People</i> will teach you:<BR> <BR> -Six ways to make people like you<BR> -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking<BR> -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment<BR> <BR> And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography
by Richard Branson

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English

Pages

482

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>Twenty years after his iconic memoir <i>Losing My Virginity</i>, the world’s ultimate entrepreneur is back with the rest of the story.</b><br /><br />Richard Branson’s <i>Losing My Virginity</i> shared the outrageous tale of how he built Virgin from a student magazine into one of the greatest brands in history. No challenge was too daunting, no opportunity too outlandish to pursue. And each new adventure started with five simple words: “Screw it, let’s do it.”<br />  <br /> Now, fifty years after starting his first business, Branson shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and what he really thinks about his unique life and career. <i>Finding My Virginity</i> is an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers—even after launching a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies.<br />  <br /> As he led Virgin into the new millennium, Branson fearlessly expanded the brand into new categories such as mobile, media, fitness, and banking and into every corner of the globe—all while preserving its iconoclastic, scrappy spirit. He even brought Virgin into space with Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline. <i>Finding My Virginity</i> takes us behind the scenes of the incredible brains, heart, and sacrifices that have gone into making private spaceflight an imminent reality—even after the biggest crisis Branson has ever faced.<br />  <br /> But this book is much more than a series of business adventures. It’s also the story of Branson’s evolution from hotshot entrepreneur to passionate philanthropist and public servant, via Virgin Unite’s environmental and health initiatives and through the Elders, a council of influential global leaders. And it’s the story of his personal quest to become a better son, husband, father, and “grand-dude” to his four grandchildren.<br />  <br /> Featuring a supporting cast that includes everyone from Bill Gates to Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela to Barack Obama, this is the gripping account of a man who will never stop reaching for the stars, in more ways than one. Find out how Branson did it for the first time—all over again.

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