|| SPECIAL COMPUTER METHODS
||1 Brockman, John (ed)
Possible minds : twenty-five ways of looking at AI / John
Brockman.-- New York: Penguin Press, 2019.
xxvi, 293p. ,24cm.
ISBN : 9780525557999.
006.3 BRO 147322
Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-
five of the most important scientific minds, people who
have been thinking about the field artificial
intelligence for most of their careers, for an
unparalleled round-table examination about mind,
thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human.
** Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects
|| SOCIAL PROCESSES
||2 Smith, Brad
Tools and weapons : the promise and the peril of the
digital age / Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne.-- London:
Hodder and Stoughton, 2019.
xxii, 346p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781529351569.
303.483 SMI 147329
In this book, the authors bring us a captivating
narrative from the cockpit of one of the world-s largest
and most powerful tech companies as it finds itself in
the middle of some of the thorniest emerging issues of
our time. While in no way a self-glorifying "Microsoft
memoir," the book pulls back the curtain remarkably wide
onto some of the company-s most crucial recent decision
points as it strives to protect the hopes technology
offers against the very real threats it also presents.
There are huge ramifications for communities and
countries, and Brad Smith provides a thoughtful and
urgent contribution to that effort.
** Computer science -- Social aspects , Cyberspace --
Social aspects , Digital electronics -- Moral and ethical
aspects , Technological innovations -- Social aspects
||3 Guzman, Martin (ed)
Toward a just society : Joseph Stiglitz and twenty-first
century economics / Martin Guzman.-- New York: Columbia
University Press, 2018.
xiii, 556p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780231801461.
330 GUZ 147330
Joseph Stiglitz is one of the world’s greatest
economists. He has made fundamental contributions to
economic theory in areas such as inequality, the
implications of imperfect and asymmetric information, and
competition, and he has been a major figure in policy
making, a leading public intellectual, and a remarkably
influential teacher and mentor. This collection of essays
influenced by Stiglitz’s work celebrates his career as a
scholar and teacher and his aspiration to put economic
knowledge in the service of creating a fairer world.
** Stiglitz, Joseph E. -- Criticism and interpretation ,
Poverty , Social policy , Finance
4 Appelbaum, Binyamin
The Economists- hour : how the false prophets of free
markets fractured our society / Binyamin Appelbaum.--
London: Picador, 2019.
437p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9781509879144.
330.973 APP 147325
** Economic history -- 20th century , Economics -- United
States -- 20th century -- History , Economists -- United
|| LABOR ECONOMICS
||5 Shell, Ellen Ruppel
The Job : work and its future in a time of radical change
/ Ellen Ruppel Shell.-- New York: Currency, 2018.
406p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780451497253.
331.0973 SHE 147326
This book reveals the startling truths and unveils the
pervasive myths that have colored our thinking on one of
the most urgent issues of our day: how to build good work
in a globalized and digitalized world where middle class
jobs seem to be slipping away. Traveling from deep in
Appalachia to the heart of the Midwestern rust belt, from
a struggling custom clothing maker in Massachusetts to a
thriving co-working center in Minnesota, she marshals
evidence from a wide range of disciplines to show how our
educational system, our politics, and our very sense of
self have been held captive to and distorted by outdated
notions of what it means to get and keep a good job.
** Work -- Forecasting , Labor -- United States --
Forecasting , Labor -- Forecasting
|| GENERAL MANAGEMENT
||6 Sturdy, Andrew (ed)
The Oxford handbook of management ideas / Andrew Sturdy
and others.-- Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
xvii, 545p. , 26cm.
ISBN : 9780198794219.
658 STU 147328
Management ideas, and their associated applications, have
become a prevalent feature of our working lives. While
their focus is familiar, such as efficiency, motivation,
and improvement, they range from specific notions such as
activity-based costing, to broad movements like corporate
social responsibility. Providing an up to date, enduring,
and authoritative account of the field of research on
management ideas, this work addresses questions of where
management ideas come from, how they are produced,
promoted and used, and their effect on business and
** Management , Management -- Philosophy
7 Teixeira, Thales S
Unlocking the customer value chain : how decoupling
drives consumer disruption / Thales S Teixeira and Greg
Piechota.-- New York: Currency, 2019.
336p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781524763084.
658.812 TEI 147331
In this book, the authors show how and why consumer
industries are disrupted, and what established companies
can do about it-while highlighting the specific
strategies potential startups use to gain a competitive
** Customer relations , Consumer satisfaction , Marketing
|| HISTORY OF ASIA
||8 Hickman, Katie
She-merchants, buccaneers and gentlewomen : British women
in India / Katie Hickman.-- London: Virago Press, 2019.
390p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9780349008240.
954.0099 HIC 147323
** British -- India -- Biography, Women -- India --
Biography, Women -- Great Britain -- Biography, India --
History, India -- Biography
9 Dalrymple, William
The Anarchy : the East India company, corporate violence,
and the pillage of an empire / William Dalrymple.-- New
York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
xxxv, 522p. , 24cm.
ISBN : 9781526618504.
954.031 DAL 147324
This book tells the remarkable story of how one of the
world-s most magnificent empires disintegrated and came
to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private
company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small
office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its
distant shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting
book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the
East India Company as it has never been told before,
unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global
** East India Company -- History, East India Company,
British Occupation of India (1765-1947), International
business enterprises -- Great Britain -- History,
International business enterprises -- Government policy -
Great Britain, Economic history, India -- History --
British occupation, 1765-1947, India -- Economic
10 Kumar, Radha
Paradise at war : a political history of Kashmir / Radha
Kumar.-- New Delhi: Aleph Book Company, 2018.
xiii,394p. , 23cm.
ISBN : 9789388292122.
954.6 KUM 147321
Beginning with references to Kashmir as -a sacred
geography- in the Puranas, the author-s account moves
forward in time through every major development in the
region-s history. It grapples with the seemingly
intractable issues that have turned the state into a
battleground and tries to come up with solutions that are
realistic and lasting. Showing that a changed Post-Cold
War milieu offered new opportunities for peace-making
that were restricted by domestic stresses in Pakistan,
the author analyses the Lahore Declaration and its
undoing with the Kargil operation, the morphing of
insurgency into an Islamist jihad against India, India’s
attempts to parley with separatist groups, and the
progress made towards a Kashmir solution via peace talks
by various Indian and Pakistani governments between 2002
** Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- Politics and government -
20th century , Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- Politics and
government -- 21st century , India -- Foreign relations -