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            The Infinite Game

            The Infinite Game (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sinek, Simon

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            The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explo...re how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.
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            ISBN 9780241385630
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            One Step Ahead: Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation

            One Step Ahead: Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sally, David

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            Think you already know how to negotiate? Then this book is for you

            ISBN 9781786075017
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens - and Ourselves

            The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens - and Ourselves (Hardback)

            By Kershenbaum, Arik

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            We are unprepared for the greatest discovery of modern science. Scientists are confident that there is alien life across the universe yet we have not moved beyond our perception of 'aliens' as Hollywood stereotypes. The time has come to abandon our fixation on alien monsters and ...place our expectations on solid scientific footing. Using his own expert understanding of life on Earth and Darwin's theory of evolution - which must apply throughout the universe - Cambridge zoologist Dr Arik Kershenbaum explains what alien life must be like. Observing fishes whose electrical pulses indicate social status, we can see that conditions on other planets might allow for communication by electricity. As there was evolutionary pressure to wriggle along a sea floor, Earthling animals tend to have left/right symmetry; on planets where creatures evolved mid-air or in soupy tar - to be ready to move in any or multiple directions - they might be lacking any symmetry at all. Dr Kershenbaum uses cutting-edge science to paint an entertaining and compelling picture of extra-terrestrial life. Moreover, as The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy is the story of communication, intelligence, cooperation and technology, on Earth and in space, we see how life really works - and what it means to be human.
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            ISBN 9780241406793
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Extended Selfish Gene

            The Extended Selfish Gene (Hardback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Dawkins, Richard

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            As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep scientific insights, stimulated whole new areas of research. This extended edition includes a new epilogue from t...he author and two key chapters from The Extended Phenotype.
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            ISBN 9780198788782
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2016
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life

            The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dixit, Avinash K.; Nalebuff, Barry J.

            • RRP: $35.99
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            I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment. -Steven Levitt

            ISBN 9780393337174
            Released NZ 4 Jan 2010
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Connections in Combinatorial Optimization
             

            Connections in Combinatorial Optimization (Hardback)

            By Frank, Andras

            • RRP: $213.99
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            Filling the gap between introductory and encyclopedic treatments, this book provides rich and appealing material for a second course in combinatorial optimization. This book is suitable for graduate students as well as a reference for established researchers.

            ISBN 9780199205271
            Released NZ 17 Feb 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Lecture Series in Mathematics & Its Applications
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            Progress in Combinatorial Optimization: Recent Progress

            Progress in Combinatorial Optimization: Recent Progress (Hardback)

            Edited by Mahjoub, Ridha

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            This book presents recent developments and new trends in Combinatorial Optimization. Combinatorial Optimization is an active research area that has applications in many domains such as communications, network design, VLSI, scheduling, production, computational biology.

            ISBN 9781848212060
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Iste
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            Optimization Techniques and Applications with Examples

            Optimization Techniques and Applications with Examples (Hardback)

            By Yang, Xin-She

            • RRP: $247.99
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            A guide to modern optimization applications and techniques in newly emerging areas spanning optimization, data science, machine intelligence, engineering, and computer sciences Optimization Techniques and Applications with Examples introduces the fundamentals of all the commonly... used techniquesin optimization that encompass the broadness and diversity of the methods (traditional and new) and algorithms. The author-a noted expert in the field-covers a wide range of topics including mathematical foundations, optimization formulation, optimality conditions, algorithmic complexity, linear programming, convex optimization, and integer programming. In addition, the book discusses artificial neural network, clustering and classifications, constraint-handling, queueing theory, support vector machine and multi-objective optimization, evolutionary computation, nature-inspired algorithms and many other topics. Designed as a practical resource, all topics are explained in detail with step-by-step examples to show how each method works. The book's exercises test the acquired knowledge that can be potentially applied to real problem solving. By taking an informal approach to the subject, the author helps readers to rapidly acquire the basic knowledge in optimization, operational research, and applied data mining. This important resource: Offers an accessible and state-of-the-art introduction to the main optimization techniques Contains both traditional optimization techniques and the most current algorithms and swarm intelligence-based techniques Presents a balance of theory, algorithms, and implementation Includes more than 100 worked examples with step-by-step explanations Written for upper undergraduates and graduates in a standard course on optimization, operations research and data mining, Optimization Techniques and Applications with Examples is a highly accessible guide to understanding the fundamentals of all the commonly used techniquesin optimization.
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            ISBN 9781119490548
            Released NZ 2 Oct 2018
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Linear Algebra And Optimization With Applications To Machine Learning - Volume Ii: Fundamentals Of Optimization Theory With Applications To Machine Learning

            Linear Algebra And Optimization With Applications To Machine Learning - Volume Ii: Fundamentals Of Optimization Theory With Applications To Machine Learning (Hardback)

            By Gallier, Jean H.; Quaintance, Jocelyn

            • RRP: $416.00
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            Volume 2 applies the linear algebra concepts presented in Volume 1 to optimization problems which frequently occur throughout machine learning. This book blends theory with practice by not only carefully discussing the mathematical under pinnings of each optimization technique bu...t by applying these techniques to linear programming, support vector machines (SVM), principal component analysis (PCA), and ridge regression. Volume 2 begins by discussing preliminary concepts of optimization theory such as metric spaces, derivatives, and the Lagrange multiplier technique for finding extrema of real valued functions. The focus then shifts to the special case of optimizing a linear function over a region determined by affine constraints, namely linear programming. Highlights include careful derivations and applications of the simplex algorithm, the dual-simplex algorithm, and the primal-dual algorithm. The theoretical heart of this book is the mathematically rigorous presentation of various nonlinear optimization methods, including but not limited to gradient decent, the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) conditions, Lagrangian duality, alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), and the kernel method. These methods are carefully applied to hard margin SVM, soft margin SVM, kernel PCA, ridge regression, lasso regression, and elastic-net regression. Matlab programs implementing these methods are included.
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            ISBN 9789811216565
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Journey from Natural Numbers to Complex Numbers
             

            Journey from Natural Numbers to Complex Numbers (Hardback)

            By Shah, Nita H.; Thakkar, Vishnuprasad D.

            • RRP: $106.00
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            This book is for those interested in number systems, abstract algebra, and analysis. It provides an understanding of negative and fractional numbers with theoretical background and explains rationale of irrational and complex numbers in an easy to understand format. This book cov...ers the fundamentals, proof of theorems, examples, definitions, and concepts. It explains the theory in an easy and understandable manner and offers problems for understanding and extensions of concept are included. The book provides concepts in other fields and includes an understanding of handling of numbers by computers. Research scholars and students working in the fields of engineering, science, and different branches of mathematics will find this book of interest, as it provides the subject in a clear and concise way.
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            ISBN 9780367613327
            Released NZ 23 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Advances in Mathematics and Engineering
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