Book profiles

2020-04-20

Alessandro Zattoni

Corporate Governance


The book focuses on corporate governance with an original perspective:(i)It is based on academic research: solid theory and rigorous empirical findings provided by previous studies; (ii)It has a strategic-management perspective, and it aims at helping students to learn both mindsets and frameworks, and competencies and useful knowledge to design and assess corporate governance practices; (iii)It presents best practices across major national governance systems at international level; (iv)It has been developed for didactic purposes;(v)It acknowledges the recent debate on shareholder and stakeholder ...
Corporate Governance

2020-04-20

Claudio Scardovi

Finance, Real Estate and Wealth-Being


The vision of the author is to cover and discuss, at both strategic and operational level, the implications of banking and real estate relationships. It represents an opportunity to relaunch both businesses and contribute to the development of the competitive positioning of large metropolises and other local areas, territories, and communities to support the competitive repositioning of entire countries. This would require potentially extended alliances, new financial instruments, and - even more importantly - the adoption of technological advances to build and manage finance-to-real-estate digital ...
Finance Real estate and Wealth-being

2020-01-14

Andrea Giussani

Applied machine learning with Python


If you are looking for an engaging book, rich in learning features, which will guide you through the field of Machine Learning, this is it. This book is a modern, concise guide of the topic. It focuses on current ensemble and boosting methods, highlighting contemporray techniques such as XGBoost (2016), Shap (2017) and CatBoost (2018), which are considered novel and cutting edge models for dealing with supervised learning methods. The author goes beyond the simple bag-of-words schema in Natural Language Processing, and describes the modern embedding framework, starting from the Word2Vec, in ...
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2019-12-04

Cristina Pozzi

Destination 2050


A Practical Guide to the Future The future is the wildest destination we can ever visit, a place and time so complex that it requires study and an exercise of the imaginationbefore leaving. But the future is also the result of our predictions. One way to start to positively influence it, then, is to try to imagine it as we would like it to be. This is the first step in making it happen. No one realizes a future that they dare not even imagine. What climate should we prepare for and what shall we bring with us? What will we eat in 2050? How will we dress? What kind of cities will people live in? ...
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2019-11-08

Francesca Romana Rinaldi

Fashion Industry 2030


Reshaping the Future Through Sustainability and Responsible Innovation Some key data about the future of the fashion industry highlight the need for immediate action. The increase of clothing consumption will generate an increase in the use of resources and generation of waste. On the other hand, the demand of LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health & Sustainability) consumers is increasing, also in luxury. The book will be investigating the key drivers that are reshaping the fashion industry towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, including traceability and transparency, circularity, collaborative consumption, ...
Fashion Industry 2030

2019-11-08

Carlo Cattaneo

Psycology of the Associated Minds


These lectures are a crucial step in the long maturation of the thought of Carlo Cattaneo (1801-1869). They represent a change of paradigm, from the perspective of the individual, to that of the associated man, who in the course of history builds collective ways of thinking and acting, languages, religions, organizations, social systems and, in doing so, transforms both nature and society. In the lectures Cattaneo develops the idea of social psychology, the relevance of scientific thought as the source of human progress, the better performance of open social systems as well as the dynamics and ...
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2019-09-18

Roberto Poli

Working With the Future


Ideas and Tools to Govern Uncertainty To handle increasingly uncertain situations, we need to learn how to anticipate what is coming. Futures Studies have developed robust frameworks for working with possible futures, including the development of scenarios and visions able to guide decisions in the present. Measuring risks and understanding uncertainties, and distinguishing what is only complicated from what is actually complex; these are part and parcel of working with the future. This book presents the phases of a future exercise, and for each phase explains the tools and methods to be used. ...
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2019-07-09

Gaia Rubera, Francesco Grossetti

Python for non-Pythonians


How to Win over Programming Languages The book uses a very simple and accessible language. All the descriptions of Python functionalities come with intuitive examples to make you learn by doing. This is not a theoretical book and does not cover some of the most internal features of Python. The intention of the authors is to allow business-oriented people to start using Python. The main reason for such a choice of style is due to the increasing number of requests by non-technical professionals to solve daily problems and tasks. Whether the reader wants to append multiple spreadsheets or profile ...
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2019-07-09

Paolo Messa

The Age of Sharp Power


China, Russia and Iran. the interference is not soft. The italian case. The aim of this book is to raise awareness of authoritarian countries' influence penetration into democracies through cyber-offense, intellectual property theft, media networks spreading propaganda, bots, and fake-news on social networks, and cultural exchanges that may constitute a peril to academic freedom and threaten the freedom of speech in some western institutes. The Age of Sharp Power offers an unedited analysis of the Italian case, unveiling Russia and China network of influence in the "Belpaese" and suggesting how ...
The Age of Sharp Power

2019-02-21

Claudio Scardovi

Singularity Bank


AI and Runaway Transformation in Financial Services Artificial intelligence is driving the next revolution in banking, with disruptive forces presenting profound challenges to traditional business models. As the adoption of new technologies, and innovation of even newer ones, accelerates, are we fast approaching a future in which banks no longer have a need for assets or, indeed, for humans? Is there a future in which bankers themselves, if not banks, disappear altogether? Are we approaching a “singularity moment,” in which advances in artificial intelligence trigger rapid and uncontrollable ...
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