We Are Market Basket Book
Score: 4
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We Are Market Basket

  • Author : Daniel Korschun
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release Date : 2015-08-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814436684

We Are Market Basket Excerpt :

On June 23, 2014, the long-time CEO of a popular New England supermarket chain was ousted by his board of directors, led by his cousin. What transpired over the next two months is an inspiring tale of epic loyalty to a man who had impacted his community far beyond that of providing groceries.In We Are Market Basket, readers will learn more than simply the story of the strike heard round the world. How did a single CEO garner so much respect from his company’s managers and rank-and-file workers that they walked out of the stores and protested? How did the ousting of an executive result in customers leaving the stores and joining protest rallies? Politicians were forced to take sides, and media were left stunned at the unprecedented and united show of support for this lone businessman. What was so special about this CEO and how he ran his business that provoked such ferocious loyalty? How does a company spread across three states maintain a culture that embraces everyone--from cashier to customer--as family? Can a company really become an industry leader by prioritizing stakeholders over shareholders? With its arresting firsthand accounts from the streets and executive suites, We Are Market Basket is as inspiring as it is instructive as it chronicles the epic rise, fall, and redemption of an iconic and uniquely American company.

Database Marketing Book

Database Marketing

  • Author : Robert C. Blattberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 872
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387725796

Database Marketing Excerpt :

Database marketing is at the crossroads of technology, business strategy, and customer relationship management. Enabled by sophisticated information and communication systems, today’s organizations have the capacity to analyze customer data to inform and enhance every facet of the enterprise—from branding and promotion campaigns to supply chain management to employee training to new product development. Based on decades of collective research, teaching, and application in the field, the authors present the most comprehensive treatment to date of database marketing, integrating theory and practice. Presenting rigorous models, methodologies, and techniques (including data collection, field testing, and predictive modeling), and illustrating them through dozens of examples, the authors cover the full spectrum of principles and topics related to database marketing. "This is an excellent in-depth overview of both well-known and very recent topics in customer management models. It is an absolute must for marketers who want to enrich their knowledge on customer analytics." (Peter C. Verhoef, Professor of Marketing, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen) "A marvelous combination of relevance and sophisticated yet understandable analytical material. It should be a standard reference in the area for many years." (Don Lehmann, George E. Warren Professor of Business, Columbia Business School) "The title tells a lot about the book's approach—though the cover reads, "database," the content is mostly about customers and that's where the real-world action is. Most enjoyable is the comprehensive story – in case after case – which clearly explains what the analysis and concepts really mean. This is an essential read for those interested in database marketing, customer relationship management and customer optimization." (Richard Hochhauser, President and CEO, Harte-Hanks, Inc.) "In this tour de force of careful scholarship, the authors canvass the ever e

Quality  IT and Business Operations Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Quality IT and Business Operations

  • Author : P.K. Kapur
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811055775

Quality IT and Business Operations Excerpt :

This book discusses action-oriented, concise and easy-to-communicate goals and challenges related to quality, reliability, infocomm technology and business operations. It brings together groundbreaking research in the area of software reliability, e-maintenance and big data analytics, highlighting the importance of maintaining the current growth in information technology (IT) adoption in businesses, while at the same time proposing process innovations to ensure sustainable development in the immediate future. In its thirty-seven chapters, it covers various areas of e-maintenance solutions, software architectures, patching problems in software reliability, preventive maintenance, industrial big data and reliability applications in electric power systems. The book reviews the ways in which countries currently attempt to resolve the conflicts and opportunities related to quality, reliability, IT and business operations, and proposes that internationally coordinated research plans are essential for effective and sustainable development, with research being most effective when it uses evidence-based decision-making frameworks resulting in clear management objectives, and is organized within adaptive management frameworks. Written by leading experts, the book is of interest to researchers, academicians, practitioners and policy makers alike who are working towards the common goal of making business operations more effective and sustainable.

Ring On Deli Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Ring On Deli

  • Author : Eric Giroux
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 1734224002

Ring On Deli Excerpt :

Every day's more or less the same at Bounty Bag's deli, and that's just how Ray Markham likes it. But when Ray's store erupts in protest, he's forced to take a side. RING ON DELI: A novel about supermarkets and democracy.

Basic Basket Making Book

Basic Basket Making

  • Author : Linda Franz
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2008-07-29
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811746649

Basic Basket Making Excerpt :

Step-by-step instructions complete with detailed color photographs. Includes a chapter on dyeing reed at home. 4 basic basket projects for the beginning weaver.

Descriptive Data Mining Book

Descriptive Data Mining

  • Author : David L. Olson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811371813

Descriptive Data Mining Excerpt :

This book provides an overview of data mining methods demonstrated by software. Knowledge management involves application of human knowledge (epistemology) with the technological advances of our current society (computer systems) and big data, both in terms of collecting data and in analyzing it. We see three types of analytic tools. Descriptive analytics focus on reports of what has happened. Predictive analytics extend statistical and/or artificial intelligence to provide forecasting capability. It also includes classification modeling. Diagnostic analytics can apply analysis to sensor input to direct control systems automatically. Prescriptive analytics applies quantitative models to optimize systems, or at least to identify improved systems. Data mining includes descriptive and predictive modeling. Operations research includes all three. This book focuses on descriptive analytics. The book seeks to provide simple explanations and demonstration of some descriptive tools. This second edition provides more examples of big data impact, updates the content on visualization, clarifies some points, and expands coverage of association rules and cluster analysis. Chapter 1 gives an overview in the context of knowledge management. Chapter 2 discusses some basic software support to data visualization. Chapter 3 covers fundamentals of market basket analysis, and Chapter 4 provides demonstration of RFM modeling, a basic marketing data mining tool. Chapter 5 demonstrates association rule mining. Chapter 6 is a more in-depth coverage of cluster analysis. Chapter 7 discusses link analysis. Models are demonstrated using business related data. The style of the book is intended to be descriptive, seeking to explain how methods work, with some citations, but without deep scholarly reference. The data sets and software are all selected for widespread availability and access by any reader with computer links.

Exploring Service Science Book

Exploring Service Science

  • Author : Henriqueta Nóvoa
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-27
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030387242

Exploring Service Science Excerpt :

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Exploring Service Science, IESS 2020, held in Porto, Portugal, in February 2020. The 28 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. The book includes papers that extend the view on different concepts related to the development of the Service Science domain of study, applying them to frameworks, advanced technologies, and tools for the design of new, digitally-enabled service systems. This book is structured in six parts, based on the six main conference themes, as follows: Customer Experience, Data Analytics in Service, Emerging Service Technologies, Service Design and Innovation, Service Ecosystems, and Service Management.

Computer Aided Systems Theory    EUROCAST 2011 Book

Computer Aided Systems Theory EUROCAST 2011

  • Author : Roberto Moreno Díaz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 637
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642275791

Computer Aided Systems Theory EUROCAST 2011 Excerpt :

The two-volume proceedings, LNCS 6927 and LNCS 6928, constitute the papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, EUROCAST 2011, held in February 2011 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The total of 160 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the books. The contributions are organized in topical sections on concepts and formal tools; software applications; computation and simulation in modelling biological systems; intelligent information processing; heurist problem solving; computer aided systems optimization; model-based system design, simulation, and verification; computer vision and image processing; modelling and control of mechatronic systems; biomimetic software systems; computer-based methods for clinical and academic medicine; modeling and design of complex digital systems; mobile and autonomous transportation systems; traffic behaviour, modelling and optimization; mobile computing platforms and technologies; and engineering systems applications.

R for Marketing Research and Analytics Book

R for Marketing Research and Analytics

  • Author : Chris Chapman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-03-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319144368

R for Marketing Research and Analytics Excerpt :

This book is a complete introduction to the power of R for marketing research practitioners. The text describes statistical models from a conceptual point of view with a minimal amount of mathematics, presuming only an introductory knowledge of statistics. Hands-on chapters accelerate the learning curve by asking readers to interact with R from the beginning. Core topics include the R language, basic statistics, linear modeling, and data visualization, which is presented throughout as an integral part of analysis. Later chapters cover more advanced topics yet are intended to be approachable for all analysts. These sections examine logistic regression, customer segmentation, hierarchical linear modeling, market basket analysis, structural equation modeling, and conjoint analysis in R. The text uniquely presents Bayesian models with a minimally complex approach, demonstrating and explaining Bayesian methods alongside traditional analyses for analysis of variance, linear models, and metric and choice-based conjoint analysis. With its emphasis on data visualization, model assessment, and development of statistical intuition, this book provides guidance for any analyst looking to develop or improve skills in R for marketing applications.

Basket Case Book

Basket Case

  • Author : Carl Hiaasen
  • Publisher : Vintage Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806536

Basket Case Excerpt :

Once a hotshot investigative reporter, middle-aged Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily. When Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dies in a diving "accident, " Jack uses clues from the singer's own music to unravel the mystery and resurrect his career in the process.

The Market Gardener Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Market Gardener

  • Author : Jean-Martin Fortier
  • Publisher : New Society Publisher
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550925555

The Market Gardener Excerpt :

“Few books have grabbed my attention as dramatically as this one—because it’s ultimately do-able for thousands of would-be food and farm healers.” —Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think. Growing on just 1.5 acres, Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: · Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay · Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices · Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches. Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. “Very well done and should be of great use to market growers everywhere.” —Eliot Coleman, organic farming pioneer and author of The New Organic Grower “Both visionary and practical, it is a work of rare intelligence.” —Charles Herve-Gruyer, permaculture teacher and grower at la Fermedu BecHellouin, France

Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations

  • Author : Lazaros S. Iliadis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642239601

Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations Excerpt :

The two-volume set IFIP AICT 363 and 364 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2011, and the 7th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference, AIAI 2011, held jointly in Corfu, Greece, in September 2011. The 52 revised full papers and 28 revised short papers presented together with 31 workshop papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 150 submissions. The second volume includes the papers that were accepted for presentation at the AIAI 2011 conference. They are organized in topical sections on computer vision and robotics, classification/pattern recognition, financial and management applications of AI, fuzzy systems, learning and novel algorithms, recurrent and radial basis function ANN, machine learning, generic algorithms, data mining, reinforcement learning, Web applications of ANN, medical applications of ANN and ethics of AI, and environmental and earth applications of AI. The volume also contains the accepted papers from the First Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Software Engineering (CISE 2011) and the Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Applications in Biomedicine (AIAB 2011).

Advances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing Book

Advances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing

  • Author : Francisco J. Martínez-López
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030769352

Advances in National Brand and Private Label Marketing Excerpt :

This proceedings volume highlights the latest research presented at the 8th International Conference on Research on National Brand & Private Label Marketing (NB&PL2021). The topics covered include: retailing, private label portfolio and assortment management, marketing of premium store brands, using national brands to exclude (delist) and include, optimal assortment size, consumer store patronage, etc. Several contributions also focus on private label pricing and promotion, especially on the relative pricing of standard and premium private labels, and with regard to the national brands in the assortment.

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Advanced Data and Information Engineering  DaEng 2013  Book

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Advanced Data and Information Engineering DaEng 2013

  • Author : Tutut Herawan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814585187

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Advanced Data and Information Engineering DaEng 2013 Excerpt :

The proceeding is a collection of research papers presented at the International Conference on Data Engineering 2013 (DaEng-2013), a conference dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of database, information retrieval, data mining and knowledge management, thereby presenting a consolidated view to the interested researchers in the aforesaid fields. The goal of this conference was to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on advanced on data engineering concepts and establishing new collaborations in these areas. The topics of interest are as follows but are not limited to: • Database theory • Data management • Data mining and warehousing • Data privacy & security • Information retrieval, integration and visualization • Information system • Knowledge discovery in databases • Mobile, grid and cloud computing • Knowledge-based • Knowledge management • Web data, services and intelligence

Proxies Book


  • Author : Dylan Mulvin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262361941

Proxies Excerpt :

How those with the power to design technology, in the very moment of design, are allowed to imagine who is included--and who is excluded--in the future. Our world is built on an array of standards we are compelled to share. In Proxies, Dylan Mulvin examines how we arrive at those standards, asking, "To whom and to what do we delegate the power to stand in for the world?" Mulvin shows how those with the power to design technology, in the very moment of design, are allowed to imagine who is included--and who is excluded--in the future. For designers of technology, some bits of the world end up standing in for other bits, standards with which they build and calibrate. These "proxies" carry specific values, even as they disappear from view. Mulvin explores the ways technologies, standards, and infrastructures inescapably reflect the cultural milieus of their bureaucratic homes. Drawing on archival research, he investigates some of the basic building-blocks of our shared infrastructures. He tells the history of technology through the labor and communal practices of, among others, the people who clean kilograms to make the metric system run, the women who pose as test images, and the actors who embody disease and disability for medical students. Each case maps the ways standards and infrastructure rely on prototypical ideas of whiteness, able-bodiedness, and purity to control and contain the messiness of reality. Standards and infrastructures, Mulvin argues, shape and distort the possibilities of representation, the meaning of difference, and the levers of change and social justice.