Bob Davids

  • Génie, play-boy, philanthrope et milliardaire, Tony Stark s'est enfui d'une zone de guerre en devenant Iron Man. Au fil des ans, il a amélioré son prototype pour devenir un puissant héros en armure. Mais que se passerait-il si la technologie d'Iron Man était utilisée à des fins criminelles ? Et comment réagirait Tony face à ses pires ennemis et sans l'aide de ses alliés ? Retrouvez la saga qui a redéfini le personnage pour les décennies à venir, réalisée par David Michelinie, Bob Layton, Mark D. Bright et Barry Windsor-Smith.

  • « Si vous pensez que vous êtes hors du commun, vous avez tort. Un véritable leader se met au service de son équipe. À la guerre, c'est le général qui mange en dernier. » C'est ainsi que Bob Davids, reprenant les mots du général Cal Wallers, formule la transformation, en marche depuis une vingtaine d'années, du concept de leadership. D'Ulysse à Steve Jobs, nous avons longtemps pris pour dirigeants des personnages héroïques. Or, dans les affaires, cette tendance est en train d'évoluer, ouvrant la voie à la réalisation des potentiels humains que personne n'aurait pu soupçonner.
    Cet abécédaire déconstruit point par point notre conception du leadership pour en bâtir une nouvelle, à la portée de tous, qui a déjà fait ses preuves. Elle a modifié le destin de centaines d'entreprises et la vie de dizaines de milliers de salariés laissés enfin libres d'agir. Des citations de leaders et de penseurs inspirants ainsi que des histoires d'organisations innovantes appuient la promotion de cette façon inconditionnellement humaine de conduire une entreprise. En somme, il s'agit d'un trésor de sagesse et de conseils pour tout aspirant leader.
     
    Bob Davids est un entrepreneur américain, qui a fondé et dirigé six sociétés, allant du casino à l'important fabricant de high-tech et au vignoble californien de premier plan.
    Hier professeur visitant aux universités Cornell, Stanford et du Massachussetts, Isaac Getz enseigne à l'ESCP Europe, Paris, et co-anime l'écosystème de libération d'entreprises.
    Brian M. Carney est dirigeant de Rivada, une entreprise technologique, après avoir été longuement éditorialiste et directeur de pages « débats » du Wall Street Journal.

  • Written by senior examiners, David Holmes and Bob Hordern, this Edexcel AS Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 2: Geographical Investigations. This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit

  • This book offers an accessible guide to understanding the importance of a systems approach to embedding sustainability into teacher education practice, providing a practical resource for teacher education academics and others with an interest in organisational change. It draws principally on the findings of a 12-year research project in Australia, working directly with academics and their teacher education institutions to ensure that sustainability and education for sustainability are embedded in teacher education courses. Illustrating the need for change in teacher education in the context of education for sustainability, the book discusses the theory underpinning and practical application of a system-based change model. It also offers examples of how the model has been used in practice and shows education academics how to implement change within their own organizations and use the ideas and tools presented to advance sustainability in their discipline areas.

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    This is the first book offering a systematic description of tongue image analysis and processing technologies and their typical applications in computerized tongue diagnostic (CTD) systems. It features the most current research findings in all aspects of tongue image acquisition, preprocessing, classification, and diagnostic support methodologies, from theoretical and algorithmic problems to prototype design and development of CTD systems. The book begins with a very in-depth description of CTD on a need-to-know basis which includes an overview of CTD systems and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order to provide the information on the context and background of tongue image analysis. The core part then introduces algorithms as well as their implementation methods, at a know-how level, including image segmentation methods, chromatic correction, and classification of tongue images. Some clinical applications based on these methods are presented for the show-how purpose in the CTD research field. Case studies highlight different techniques that have been adopted to assist the visual inspection of appendicitis, diabetes, and other common diseases. Experimental results under different challenging clinical circumstances have demonstrated the superior performance of these techniques. In this book, the principles of tongue image analysis are illustrated with plentiful graphs, tables, and practical experiments to provide insights into some of the problems. In this way, readers can easily find a quick and systematic way through the complicated theories and they can later even extend their studies to special topics of interest. This book will be of benefit to researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, clinical practice, and TCM, as well as those involved in interdisciplinary research.

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    If you take a chain, pile it up and then push it, what direction will it go? Nowhere you can predict and not very far. If you take it by the end and pull it, which way will it go? It will follow you.

    Leadership is not about what sets you apart from those you lead-it's about what binds you together. It is not about controlling others-it's about trusting others. It's not about your achievements-it's about unleashing your team's greatness.

    In short, leadership really isn't about you-it's about your people.  

    Take Bob Davids, co-author of this book and successful leader of six businesses in fields as diverse as engineering and winemaking. His achievements often came thanks to being able to refrain from acting when others might have found intervening irresistible. By trusting his employees to be better than him in their area of responsibility and letting them act, Bob unleashed the human greatness that no one else-including employees themselves-suspected.

    Yet to lead without acting does not mean doing nothing. It means creating conditions in which things happen by themselves.

    Leadership Without Ego is about a transformation of the concept of leadership in the past two decades: a change of beliefs about how best to lead, along with radically different leadership practices. The ideas in this book have already changed the fortunes of hundreds of businesses and the lives of tens of thousands of employees. They can do the same for your business, your people-and you.

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