From New York Times Best-Selling Author K. Bromberg comes an unforgettable series about lust, love, redemption, and healing... Our paths should never have crossed. Colton Donavan was arrogant, exuded that bad boy vibe, and embodied everything I never wanted. And yet all it took was one night, one hallway, and one stolen kiss for me to know I hated him and desired him instantly. My heart was healing. His soul was damaged. But with one bid, one little boy, and one carnival date, I couldn’t walk away and he wouldn’t let me in. This is our story. Our fight. Our perfectly imperfect love.
Martin Schymanietz explores dynamic capabilities that help organizations to cope with the challenges and chances of the utilization of data for service provision. Data-driven service innovation provides a fruitful pathway for organizations to extend their current offerings, deepen customer relationships and increase revenues. He examines the nature of data-driven service innovation, accompanied challenges and identifies relevant actors and their roles on an individual level. This approach helps organizations to develop dynamic capabilities based on individual actors that in sum shape the whole organization. Contents From the resource-based view to dynamic capabilities Dynamic capabilities for service innovation Introducing data-driven service innovation Identifying actors and challenges Exploring actor roles and capabilities Towards a dynamic capability framework for data-driven service innovation Target Groups Lecturers and students of business administration, business informatics, industrial engineering, management, innovation management Experts in management, innovation management, and R&D The Author Dr. Martin Schymanietz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg with a focus on the innovation of data-driven service and its characteristics. He received his PhD in economic sciences from Prof. Dr. Kathrin M. Möslein at the Department of Information Systems, Chair of Information Systems - Innovation and Value Creation.
Digital Twin Driven Smart Design draws on the latest industry practice and research to establish a basis for the implementation of digital twin technology in product design. Coverage of relevant design theory and methodology is followed by detailed discussions of key enabling technologies that are supported by cutting-edge case studies of implementation. This groundbreaking book explores how digital twin technology can bring improvements to different kinds of product design process, including functional, lean and green. Drawing on the work of researchers at the forefront of this technology, this book is the ideal guide for anyone interested in digital manufacturing or computer-aided design.
Organizations today often struggle to balance business requirements with ever-increasing volumes of data. Additionally, the demand for leveraging large-scale, real-time data is growing rapidly among the most competitive digital industries. Conventional system architectures may not be up to the task. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to leverage large-scale data usage across the business units in your organization using the principles of event-driven microservices. Author Adam Bellemare takes you through the process of building an event-driven microservice-powered organization. You’ll reconsider how data is produced, accessed, and propagated across your organization. Learn powerful yet simple patterns for unlocking the value of this data. Incorporate event-driven design and architectural principles into your own systems. And completely rethink how your organization delivers value by unlocking near-real-time access to data at scale. You’ll learn: How to leverage event-driven architectures to deliver exceptional business value The role of microservices in supporting event-driven designs Architectural patterns to ensure success both within and between teams in your organization Application patterns for developing powerful event-driven microservices Components and tooling required to get your microservice ecosystem off the ground
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From the author of Ice Dogs comes a riveting adventure about a musher who sets out to prove her impaired vision won't hold her back from competing in a rigorous sled race through the Canadian wilderness. Perfect for fans of Gary Paulsen. McKenna Barney is trying to hide her worsening eyesight and has been isolating herself for the last year. But at the request of her little sister, she signs up for a commemorative mail run race in the Canadian wilderness—a race she doesn’t know if she can even see to run. Winning would mean getting her disease—and her sister’s—national media coverage, but it would also pit McKenna and her team of eight sled dogs against racers from across the globe for three days of shifting lake ice, sudden owl attacks, snow squalls, and bitterly cold nights. A page-turning adventure about living with disability and surviving the wilderness, Dog Driven is the story of one girl’s self-determination and the courage it takes to trust in others.
Through an examination of people in the workplace, this book offers a look at the four factors that drive human beings and lead them to the choices that they make.
Academic Writing with Corpora offers a step-by-step accessible guide to using concordancers and aims to help introduce data-driven learning into the academic English classroom. Addressing the challenges faced by EAP teachers when explaining to their students how to write 'naturally', this book provides a solution to the problem by placing an emphasis on learning from expert and proficient writing. In doing so, it: takes a highly practical approach; uses Lextutor, an easy-to-use, open access concordancer, whilst introducing students to tools, such as SkELL, MICUSP and BNC-English Corpora; fosters autonomous learning by demonstrating how to solve everyday difficulties in word choice and grammar; helps teachers to use corpora in teaching proficient writing and helps students to improve their academic writing by learning from the best examples in their field; guides students towards better awareness of the communicative side of academic writing. This book forms essential reading for all students on academic writing and EAP courses or who wish to improve their writing.
Service design is the activity of utilizing resources and people to build and sustain services that not only meet customers' needs, but also add that little bit of magic or true competitive advantage. In an overcrowded marketplace there is often little opportunity to break away from the pack and influence customer perceptions; Customer-Driven Transformation demonstrates how to use design thinking as a driver for organizational change to translate your vision into compelling services that will delight your customers. How did companies like Netflix, Airbnb and Uber revolutionize industries and win loyal followers? They started here. By thinking about what customers need foremost, you can reinvent your value proposition and deliver services that work. Customer-Driven Transformation shows how to instill an outside-in approach to strategy, moving away from management that's technology, marketing or resource optimization-led, towards being customer-inspired and experimental with innovation. It is a practical guide for any business to lead a transformational programme and use design thinking to change how services are created, ensuring they are expertly designed, elegant in use and advance in customer-mindedness. With ground-breaking case studies from the likes of E.On Energy, Hyundai Motor Company and Bupa, this cutting-edge book will empower companies to take control of customer experience and deliver long-lasting and impactful change. Focusing on one of the hottest management topics, it is an inspiring read for any business leader to understand how to reinvent their value proposition, gain market share and win customers.
Robert Herjavec has lived the classic “rags to riches” story, from having $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the star of television’s Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, this son of Croatian immigrants earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with hard work and determination. On television, Herjavec bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best of intentions. Now, he’s sharing his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of recent times. In Driven, Herjavec shares the secrets that took him from his job waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate, The Herjavec Group. Herjavec’s principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice—if they’re willing to take chances, to take control of their own future and to stay true to their own visions.