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  Bookshelf By Action Order

 

  ACTION ORDER A: AIRMEN

 

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy

All Blood Runs Red is the inspiring untold story of an American hero, a thought-provoking chronicle of the twentieth century and a portrait of a man who came from nothing and by his own courage, determination, gumption, intelligence and luck forged a legendary life. 


Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Lincoln on Leadership is the first book to examine Abraham Lincoln's diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied to today's complex world. Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking all Federal agencies, forts, and arenas within their territory. To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was thought of by his own advisors as nothing more than a gawky second-rate country lawyer with no leadership experience.  


The Playbook

The Playbook profiles legendary coaches as they share the rules they live by to achieve success in sports and in life. Featured coaches include the Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers; two-time FIFA World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis; Premier League’s José Mourinho; Serena Williams’ famed tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou; and hall of fame basketball player and coach Dawn Staley.

 

  ACTION ORDER B: BUREAUCRACY

 

Cautionary Tales Ep 6 – How Britain Invented, Then Ignored, Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg means “lightning war”, but despite the German name it was not a German invention. Back in 1917 a brilliant English officer developed a revolutionary way to use the latest development in military technology – the tank. The British army squandered the idea but two decades later later Hitler’s tanks thundered across Europe, achieving the kind of rapid victories that had been predicted back in 1917.

This is a common story: Sony invented the digital Walkman, Xerox the personal computer, and Kodak the digital camera. In each case they failed to capitalise on the idea. Why?
 


Challenger: The Final Flight

Engineers, officials and the crew members' families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath.

  ACTION ORDER C: COMPETITION

 

A Short History of Russia: How the World's Largest Country Invented Itself, from the Pagans to Putin

In A Short History of Russia, Mark Galeotti explores the history of this fascinating, glorious, desperate and exasperating country through two intertwined issues: the way successive influences from beyond its borders have shaped Russia, and the way Russians came to terms with this influence, writing and rewriting their past to understand their present and try to influence their future. In turn, this self-invented history has come to affect not just their constant nation-building project but also their relations with the world. 


Laying the Foundation – Competition With China

Laying the Foundation – Competition With China covers the People's Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party or the CCP, and the armed wing of the CCP known as the People's Liberation Army. This series will also discuss China's interests at home and abroad and China's relationship with the United States, Asia, and international institutions in the area of strategic competition.


The Infinite Game

The more Simon started to understand the difference between finite and infinite games, the more he began to see infinite games all around us. He started to see that many of the struggles that organizations face exist simply because their leaders were playing with a finite mindset in a game that has no end. The leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, in stark contrast, build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. Ultimately, those who adopt an infinite mindset are the ones who lead the rest of us into the future.


The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

A look at the transformative changes underway in China today. Xi Jinping has unleashed a powerful set of political and economic reforms: the centralization of power under Xi, the expansion of the Communist Party's role in Chinese political, social, and economic life, and the construction of a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of ideas and capital between China and the outside world. Beyond its borders, Beijing recast itself as a great power, seeking to reclaim past glory and create a system of international norms that better serves its more ambitious geostrategic objectives. In so doing, Chinese leadership is reversing the trends toward greater political and economic opening, as well as the low-profile foreign policy put in motion by Deng Xiaoping's "Second Revolution" thirty years earlier. Through a wide-ranging exploration of Xi Jinping's top political, economic, and foreign policy priorities, Economy identifies the tensions, shortcomings, and successes of Xi's reform efforts over the course of his first five years in office. She also provides recommendations for how the United States and others should navigate their relationship with this vast nation in the coming years.

 

  ACTION ORDER D: DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION

 

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. Women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.


The Social Dilemma

Discusses how social media is deliberately designed to nurture addiction, manipulate people and governments, and spread conspiracy theories. Features many former employees and executives from top tech companies and social media platforms who offer their insight into how a relatively small number of engineers make decisions that impact billions of people, and closely examines the current state of social media platforms focusing on the problems with the industry. Conversations during the film tackle concepts in technology such as data mining, technology addiction, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and surveillance capitalism.
 

 

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