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 Management and Knowledge Management Book Reviews
by Dr. Moria Levy

Generative AI in Practice - Book review

Bernard Marr's "Generative AI in Practice" explores the revolutionary impact of GenAI across various sectors. It explains GenAI's potential, challenges, and practical applications in 12 industries. The book offers implementation guidance for organizations and highlights the need for ethical considerations and skill adaptation in this rapidly evolving field.

In-distractable - Book Review

"In-distractable" by Nir Eyal explores strategies to combat digital and non-digital distractions. It covers understanding root causes, managing internal and external factors, investing time wisely, and making early commitments. The book offers practical tips for individuals, families, and workplaces to improve focus and productivity.

Decide and Conquer- Book review

The book chronicles the leadership decisions faced by David Siegel as CEO of MeetUp, covering principles like kindness, confidence, honesty, and prioritizing the company's interests. It explores challenges such as strategizing, handling crises, managing relationships with owners, investors, employees, and oneself. The book offers insights for leaders navigating complex organizational dynamics.

The Art of Powerful Questions- Book review

The booklet discusses the power of asking thought-provoking questions that spark curiosity, surface assumptions, and invite innovation. It provides guidance on crafting powerful questions by considering structure, scope, and assumptions. Encouraging this questioning approach requires fostering a supportive organizational culture that values open dialogue.

The Formula- Book Review

Barabási's "The Formula" challenges conventional notions of success, dissecting the gap between performance and achievement. Backed by extensive research, it identifies five key factors driving success while emphasizing the importance of persistence and strategic collaboration.

Introduction to activity theory- Book review

"Introduction to Activity Theory" by Amos Katz, written in 1975, humorously critiques organizations' penchant for needless activity. It explores methods for boosting activity, including committees, meetings, reports, training, and equipment upgrades, with satirical wit.

Knowledge Succession- Book review

"Knowledge Succession" by Arthur Shelley stresses the vital role of continuous knowledge for success. It advises on knowledge management strategies, emphasizing communication, reflection, language clarity, relationship building, behavior influence, stakeholder engagement, and effective leadership.

Innovative Creativity- Book Review

"Innovative Creativity: Creating with Innovation in Mind" by Dr. Alex Bennet & Dr. Arthur Shelley, with assistance from Charles Dhewa, is a 2024 book that blends theory with practical advice to enhance individual creativity. It emphasizes using creativity for innovation, breaking down creativity components, and exploring various tools to promote creative thinking, including intuition and social development.

The Smart Mission - Book Review

"The Smart Mission" explores NASA's knowledge management post-shuttle disasters. Emphasizing work knowledge, learning, storytelling, and global collaboration, it advocates dynamic approaches. Effective knowledge management involves social infrastructure, identifying critical knowledge, and interdisciplinary understanding. In today's uncertain world, it highlights leadership and knowledge's pivotal roles.

The Fifth Discipline- Book Review

Peter Senge's "The Fifth Discipline" is a renowned classic, lauded by The Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. It introduces principles for learning organizations, complementing knowledge management. Success in knowledge management is feasible without complete alignment with a learning organization, emphasizing structured sharing and goal-oriented practices.

Change- principles of problem formation and problem resolution- Book Review

Watzlawick, Weakland, and Fish's 1979 book, "Change: Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution," explores essential change methods grounded in set theory and logical type theory. The authors advocate for second-degree changes, contributing valuable insights to knowledge management on terminology, logical methods, and recommended solutions.

Organization theories- Book Review

Organizational theories, as explored in Mary Jo Hetz's book, stress the need for customized knowledge management solutions. The text navigates historical development, ingredient broth, and perspectives, emphasizing context-specificity. It also underscores lessons for effective knowledge management, advocating for diverse perspectives and acknowledging collective knowledge advancement.

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