Whose Global Village?:Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World Ramesh Srinivasan
Whose Global Village?:Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World Ramesh Srinivasan
Innovative strategies for building and managing the supply chain using Lean and the Theory of Constraints (TOC) With an emphasis on systems thinking, Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints uniquely integrates TOC with Lean, illustrating how these two philosophies complement and reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain. The majority of the chapters draw on the tools and techniques of TOC, including throughput accounting, drum-buffer-rope, TOC in distribution and replenishment, the thinking process, and critical chain project management. All of these topics are presented in the context of building and managing a lean supply chain to achieve true bottom line results. Coverage includes: The lean supply chain roadmap Envisioning the lean supply chain: systems thinking Adopting a throughput world perspective Designing products and processes to fulfill customer needs Building a competitive operations strategy Partnering in the lean supply chain Streamlining the value stream Creating flow through the supply chain Managing projects the TOC way: critical chain project management
In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a ´´global village´´, where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This audiobook asks us to reconsider ´´whose global village´´ we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, communities in rural India, and others across the world, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to reimagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008076/bk_tant_008076_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´ ... the enterprise of today has changed ... wherever you sit in this new corporation ... Srinivasan gives us a practical and provocative guide for rethinking our business process ... calling us all to action around rapid development of our old, hierarchical structures into flexible customer centric competitive force .... A must read for today´s business leader.´´ Mark Nunnelly, Executive Director, MassIT, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Managing Director, Bain Capital ´´´Efficiency,´ ´agile,´ and ´analytics´ used to be the rage. Venkat Srinivasan explains in this provocative book why organizations can no longer afford to stop there. They need to move beyond - to be ´intelligent.´ It isn´t just theory. He´s done it.´´ Bharat Anand, Henry R. Byers Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School In the era of big data and automation, the book presents a cutting-edge approach to how enterprises should organize and function. Striking a practical balance between theory and practice, The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data presents the enterprise architecture that identifies the power of the emerging technology environment. Beginning with an introduction to the key challenges that enterprises face, the book systematically outlines modern enterprise architecture through a detailed discussion of the inseparable elements of such architecture: efficiency, flexibility, and intelligence. This architecture enables rapid responses to market needs by sensing important developments in internal and external environments in real time. Illustrating all of these elements in an integrated fashion, The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data also features: * A detailed discussion on issues of time-to-market and flexibility with respect to enterprise application technology * Novel analyses illustrated through extensive real-world case studies to help readers better understand the applicability of the architecture and concepts * Various applications of natural language processing to real-world business transactions * Practical approaches for designing and building intelligent enterprises The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data is an appropriate reference for business executives, information technology professionals, data scientists, and management consultants. The book is also an excellent supplementary textbook for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses in business intelligence, data mining, big data, and business process automation. ´´a compelling vision of the next generation of organization--the intelligent enterprise--which will leverage not just big data but also unstructured text and artificial intelligence to optimize internal processes in real time ... a must-read book for CEOs and CTOs in all industries.´´ Ravi Ramamurti, D´´Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy, and Director, Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University ´´It is about the brave new world that narrows the gap between technology and business .... The book has practical advice from a thoughtful practitioner. Intelligent automation will be a competitive strength in the future. Will your company be ready?´´ Victor J. Menezes, Retired Senior Vice Chairman, Citigroup Venkat Srinivasan, PhD, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RAGE Frameworks, Inc., which supports the creation of intelligent business process automation solutions and cognitive intelligence solutions for global corporations. He is an entrepreneur and holds several patents in the area of knowledge-based technology architectures. He is the author of two edited volumes and over 30 peer-reviewed publications. He has served as an associate professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University.
In the heyday of the British Raj, Anahita becomes Princess Indira’s official companion, and accompanies her to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to a magnificent, estate – and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. Her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, takes her to the now-crumbling Astbury Hall… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anjana Srinivasan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001853/bk_howe_001853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Can devotion and love be so pristine that one may dissolve in them?Meera, the young Princess of Merta, once asks her mother, when her bridegroom will come to meet her. Her mother tells her that Lord Krishna is her groom. A casual joke cracked by her mother makes a huge impact on Meera´s life. From that day onwards Meera dedicates herself to serve Lord Krishna. Her devotion cuts her off from this world and transfers her to a spiritual realm which cannot be comprehended by many of her relatives.Meerabai narrates Meera´s journey, her dedication and strength which cast a spell on a generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028980/bk_acx0_028980_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stop! the Rani shouted as loudly as she could. ´´Stay and fight! We can defeat the enemy!´´ A girl born in an ordinary family, catapulted into an entirely new world with her marriage to the Maharaja of Jhansi - Rani Lakshmibai´s life has elements of the fairy tale in it. And yet, the young Rani is remembered today not so much for her role as a queen, as the courage she displayed in taking on the British army, in order to claim her right to the kingdom. Rani Lakshmibai is probably the most inspiring and enduring image of the Uprising of 1857 in the minds of Indians, and has come to stand for courage and steely determination. Celebrated in books, songs and films, Rani Lakshmibai´s life is an inspiration to women today, just as she was in her lifetime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031952/bk_acx0_031952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.