[Recommended Book] The Art of War for Security Managers: 10 Steps to Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness

Source: The Art of War for Security Managers: 10 Steps to Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness on Amazon

“The classic book The Art of War (or as it is sometimes translated, The Art of Strategy) by Sun Tzu is often used to illustrate principles that can apply to the management of business environments. The Art of War for Security Managers is the first book to apply the time-honored principles of Sun Tzu’s theories of conflict to contemporary organizational security. Corporate leaders have a responsibility to make rational choices that maximize return on investment. The author posits that while conflict is inevitable, it need not be costly. The result is an efficient framework for understanding and dealing with conflict while minimizing costly protracted battles, focusing specifically on the crucial tasks a security manager must carry out in a 21st century organization. 

* Includes an appendix with job aids the security manager can use in day-to-day workplace situations
* Provides readers with a framework for adapting Sun Tzu’s theories of conflict within their own organizations
* From an author who routinely packs the room at his conference presentations

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[Recommended Reading] Guy KAWASAKI

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“Guy Takeo Kawasaki (born August 30, 1954) is an American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valleyventure capitalist. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing their Macintosh computer line in 1984. He popularized the word evangelist in marketing the Macintosh and the concepts of evangelism marketing and technology evangelism. From March 2015 until December 2016, Kawasaki sat on the Wikimedia FoundationBoard of Trustees, the non-profit operating entity of Wikipedia. Kawasaki has also written a number of books including The Art of Social Media (2014) and Database 101 (1991). Read more…

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[Recommended Book] Personal KanBan: Mapping Work | Navigating Life

Source: Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life on Amazon

“Machines need to be productive. People need to be effective. Productivity books focus on doing more, Jim and Tonianne want you to focus on doing better. Personal Kanban is about choosing the right work at the right time. Recognizing why we do the things we do. Understanding the impact of our actions. Creating value – not just product. For ourselves, our families, our friends, our co-workers. For our legacy. Personal Kanban takes the same Lean principles from manufacturing that led the Japanese auto industry to become a global leader in quality, and applies them to individual and team work. Personal Kanban asks only that we visualize our work and limit our work-in-progress. Visualizing work allows us to transform our conceptual and threatening workload into an actionable, context-sensitive flow. Limiting our work-in-progress helps us complete what we start and understand the value of our choices. Combined, these two simple acts encourage us to improve the way we work and the way we make choices to balance our personal, professional, and social lives. Neither a prescription nor a plan, Personal Kanban provides a light, actionable, achievable framework for understanding our work and its context. This book describes why students, parents, business leaders, major corporations, and world governments all see immediate results with Personal Kanban.” Read more…

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[Recommended Reading] List of cognitive biases

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“Cognitive biases are systematic patterns of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. Read more…”

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[Recommended Reading] Jack WELCH

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“John Francis “Jack” Welch Jr. (born November 19, 1935) is an American retired business executive, author, and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. During his tenure at GE, the company’s value rose 4,000%. In 2006, Welch’s net worth was estimated at $720 million. When he retired from GE he received a severance payment of $417 million, the largest such payment in history. Read more…

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