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Top 5 reads of October 2021

Zendy’s abundant resources include a wealth of knowledge in anthropology, art and culture, biomedical research, and more! Through Zendy, you can access the latest research articles across different disciplines and fields; download comprehensive e-books about the fundamentals of neurology or how to start the next disruptive business; read manuscripts detailing everything about horses from as early as 1741; flip through all past and current issues of leading tech, geography, and health magazines; browse interviews with inspiring figures across industries; and so much more.

As always, our Top 5 Zendy reads are ready to give you an idea about what others are reading on Zendy each month. This month’s series includes an e-book about one of Brazil’s most vibrant states, an interview with an exceptional stage director, a study examining the benefits of automated dispensing cabinets, an invaluable book that deconstructs the socio-political landscape around sustainability, and a modern companion to the best-selling motivational entrepreneurial guide Think and Grow Rich.

Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in October:

Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia

1. Brazil’s Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia (e-Book)

Bahia is one of Brazil’s most cultural northeastern states. Bahia’s history bears an acute resemblance to that of Brazil. Though Bahia has often been romanticised, it has also been disparaged on many occasions. For many Brazilians and countless tourists that decide to visit Salvador, Bahia represents Brazil’s African roots. Afro-Bahians seem to have preserved their cultural autonomy and have been mostly unaffected by modern tendencies. This e-book celebrates Bahia’s multi-cultural heritage, discusses its many cultural influences, and delves into its rich social, religious, natural history while acknowledging what it currently represents to Brazilians and how it came to be the African cultural epicentre of Brazil.

Continue reading here: https://app.zendy.io/title/35204

2. ‘Getting Away With Murder’: O’Brien Directs Sondheim & Furth (Journal Article)

Though both titles are eerily similar, Getting Away with Murder is a play that premiered long before ABC’s famous How to Get Away with Murder and told a completely different tale. The play narrates the story of seven psychiatry patients who meet for their regular group therapy session only to discover that their psychiatrist has been murdered. The comedy thriller first opened on the 17th of March in 1996. In this article from Back Stage journal, the director of the play, Jack O’Brien, discusses what drew him to the script and how the story evolved. Jack O’Brien was the artistic director of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, from 1981 to 2007.

To read more about the story and the production of this unique play, click here: https://app.zendy.io/title/36044

automated dispensing cabinets

3. Patient safety: Analysis of the impact of the implementation of automated dispensing cabinets on drug return in a university hospital (Journal Article)

Technological advancements have aided so many different industries in organising, checking, and standardising their procedures. Pharmacies and hospitals have similarly witnessed how technology can enhance and safeguard certain operations. One area that still poses a challenge in many hospitals is the return of medications. Delays or failure to return medications may encourage deviations and cause medical errors, especially when medicines are accumulated in nursing units.This study from the journal of Clinical & Biomedical Research analysed the amount of returned medication in a university hospital both before and after the implementation of an automated dispensing cabinet. The mean percentage of returned medications was as high as 27% in the years preceding the use of the automated cabinet and dropped as low as 4% in the year following its use.

To continue reading about the risks that automated dispensing cabinets can prevent, click here: https://app.zendy.io/title/35785

Stakeholder Politics

4. Stakeholder Politics: Social Capital, Sustainable Development, and the Corporation (e-Book)

Corporate executives and managers might not always be well-equipped to approach ethical and sustainability matters. “While managers rely on facts and rational analysis, their self-appointed critics have mastered the arts of political discourse, issue framing, and media manipulation”. More and more, companies need to pave roadmaps and become familiar with the ‘socio-political terrain’ within their industries. This book aims to guide companies to maintain ‘political legitimacy’ by promoting sustainable development within and outside their organisation. Stakeholder Politics demystifies the most common socio-political problems and explains how to address each of them. The author provides a typology of stakeholder networks that community leaders could identify to ameliorate the social capital patterns within their networks. Furthermore, the book presents real-life cases where managers have already used the approach successfully. This will help community leaders to predict and avoid socio-political risks.

Click here to learn more about navigating the corporate and sustainable development socio-political terrain: https://app.zendy.io/title/36532

Think and Grow Rich Book

Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy: How the World’s Leading Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders, & Cultural Icons Achieve Success (e-Book)

Self-help books have always been popular. In fact, Napoleon Hill’s best-selling book, Think and Grow Rich, published back in 1937, was one such type of book. In 2017, James Whittaker published a modern companion of Hill’s book (endorsed by the Napoleon Hill Foundation), which was “released in conjunction with the major motion picture, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy”. The book recounts the experiences and success stories of some of the world’s biggest entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons. The book is packed with experiences of rising above obstacles and disadvantages to find personal contentment. Read more about the journey of different inspiring figures from professional athletes, media moguls, venture capitalists, television personalities to self-help gurus, international speakers, and bestselling authors.

Looking for motivation within yourself? Continue reading this book here: https://app.zendy.io/title/35710

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Top 5 reads of September 2021

Reproducibility research projects across disciplines have proven that the findings of various studies conducted years ago might no longer be applicable today. This highlights the importance of credible and timely research. At Zendy, we know just how significant staying up to date and being informed of current studies is. Our monthly top reads are always a great way to share stimulating resources that are worthy of your time.

This month, our list of top reads is full of featured magazine articles and profound, expansive e-books. This issue includes informative content about business, entrepreneurship, advances in medical technology, extensive research in lung cancer treatment, global experiences in political science within the digital age, in-depth analysis of the psychology and socio-dynamics of trust, and invaluable tips on how to make strategic thought a part of your daily life.

Here are Zendy’s top 5 reads in September:

Forbes

1. Forbes: Aug/Sept 2021 (Magazine Issue)

Forbes magazine is always filled with exciting articles and columns. This is a quick glimpse at what you will find in this volume. An extensive article about computer pioneer Michael Dell, how digitisation has contributed to his multi-billion business success, and Dell’s aspirations for the future. Another feature article is the seventh annual list of Richest Self-made Women, listing 100 of the most successful women entrepreneurs. The issue also includes other articles like “Curving Crypto’s Climate Crisis”, “50 Under 50: Travel Companions”, and “Bot Doc” which discusses how two MIT graduates and a bariatric surgeon are expecting to make abdominal surgery more efficient with a new miniature surgical robot.

Flip through the vivid pages of the magazine here: https://app.zendy.io/title/33738

Lung Cancer

2. Lung Cancer (e-Book)

This comprehensive e-Book features content from internationally recognized experts. The book explains the current cancer management systems in place and reviews new therapies with an emphasis on the molecular biology of tumours. The book also discusses multiple new agents impacting overall survival rates. Other parts of the book cover chemotherapy regimens for lung cancer, the emergence of maintenance therapy, the complexity of radiotherapy in the chest, surgical considerations for early-stage lung cancer, and more. Clinicians, nurses, researchers, medical students, and residents will especially find this book useful.

To learn more about the different treatment avenues for lung cancer and what experts have to say about each, click here: https://app.zendy.io/title/35080

Political Science

3. Political Science and Digitisation – Global Perspectives (e-Book)

Digital transformation is a new subject for all disciplines, including political science. It affects the teaching and learning of political science, as well as research methods and publishing. The author describes digitisation as a transformative force that has not allowed the relevant aspects and theories of various disciplines to adapt to the change of medium. The contributions of more than 30 authors from 20 different countries make this e-book a thorough review of the global perceptions, challenges, and stages of adaptation of digitalisation within political science. The book also explores different opportunities that the digital world could have to offer to politics and discusses how digital platforms could be changing the face of political science.

To continue reading about how political science has been affected by digitisation across different countries, click here: https://app.zendy.io/title/34760

Psychology of Trust

4. Psychology of Trust: New Research (e-Book)

This book explores the notion of trust in a variety of contexts and across disciplines. Trust research within various fields, from e-commerce to investing in charitable organisations, has come to the same overarching conclusion: trust is a central part of human decision-making. The 16 chapters of the book map out how trust can be built, across various scenarios and contexts. The first few chapters explore emotionally-calibrated trust regulation through the lens of philosophy, psychology, and behavioural economists; the role of trust in managing public relations; the importance of trust in building dynamic capabilities; cognitive and emotional aspects of trust; and the biology of trust. Other chapters in this intriguing book explore gender, methods of measuring trust, and how trustworthiness can contribute to success. The book also features a set of interviews on building interpersonal trust within different organisation types.

Fascinated by the science of trust already? Continue reading here: https://app.zendy.io/title/34776

Strategic Thinking

5. How to Think Strategically: Sharpen Your Mind. (e-Book)

Want to develop your mental acumen and make strategic impact? This book defines what makes strategy effective, compelling, and smart. Dealing with ambiguity, noticing weakness, determining core organisational challenges, and designing suitable, strategic approaches are all detailed in this self-development e-book. Through numerous real-world examples from other strategic thinkers in action, the book offers valuable lessons that can be replicated in personal and professional contexts. Skills that this book teaches are: internalizing the 20 micro skills of strategic thinking, developing a personal brand, posing questions that spark strategic insights, writing a statement strategy, recognize and mitigating unforeseeable risks, and distinguishing strategic thinking from operational thinking. The author’s years of experience in this domain allow him to provide a unique perspective and to boil down strategic thinking to its core attributes to make it more relatable and comprehensible to readers.

Wondering how strategic thinking can change the way you operate? Continue reading here: https://app.zendy.io/title/35659

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