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Blood, Powder, and Residue
How Crime Labs Translate Evidence into Proof
Beth A. Bechky - Jan 19, 2021
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A rare behind-the-scenes look at the work of forensic scientistsThe findings of forensic science--from DNA profiles and chemical identifications of illegal drugs to comparisons of bullets, fingerprints, and shoeprints--are widely used in police investigations and courtroom proceedings. While we recognize the significance of this evidence for crimin...
Bob Sutton
Jan 29, 2021
I am delighted that the @nytimesbooks gave Beth Bechky's book such a glowing review. Beth is one of the best workplace ethnographers and she writes beautifully. I love this book.      source
How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Safi Bahcall - Mar 19, 2019
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What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.Drawing o...
Bob Sutton
Jan 27, 2021
@SafiBahcall Such a great book. I never read anything quite like it. And it is true to who you are. I disagree with some of it. Who cares? I even love the parts I want to argue with.      source
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Remote Work Revolution
Succeeding from Anywhere
Tsedal Neeley - Mar 30, 2021
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“I often talk about the importance of trust when it comes to work: the trust of your employees and building trust with your customers. This book provides a blueprint for how to build and maintain that trust and connection in a digital environment.” —Eric S. Yuan, founder and CEO of ZoomA Harvard Business School professor and leading expert in virtu...
Bob Sutton
Dec 12, 2020
An excellent and timely book!      source
A Flaw in Human Judgment
Daniel Kahneman - May 18, 2021
From the bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the co-author of Nudge, a groundbreaking exploration of why most people make bad judgments, and how to control for that noise.​ Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients — or that two judges in the same courthouse give different sentences to pe...
Bob Sutton
Dec 01, 2020
This is a very important book. Noise may be a bigger problem than bias when it comes to explaining (and avoiding) bad decisions and bad human relationships.      source
Startup, Scaleup, Screwup
42 Tools to Accelerate Lean and Agile Business Growth
Jurgen Appelo - Apr 15, 2019
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Real-world tools to build your venture, grow your business, and avoid mistakesStartup, Scaleup, Screwup is an expert guide for emerging and established businesses to accelerate growth, facilitate scalability, and keep pace with the rapidly changing economic landscape. The contemporary marketplace is more dynamic than ever before--increased global c...
Bob Sutton
May 08, 2019
Great book! And Jurgen is VERY thoughtful. Check it out.      source