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:
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://zendy.io/title/33738
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://zendy.io/title/35080
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
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://zendy.io/title/34776
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://zendy.io/title/35659
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See the Top Reads of August 2023
In the evolving landscape of academia, scholarly works and intellectual breakthroughs are paramount. This past August, our virtual shelves have been enriched with an array of thought-provoking publications. These carefully selected papers represent academic literature, spanning disciplines and shedding light on research and insights. Whether you're a student, educator, or simply an inquisitive mind, join us on this exploration of the most compelling texts that have graced our research library in the past month. AI in healthcare This paper discusses how artificial intelligence, specifically in nursing, can improve the quality and efficiency of delivering personalised treatment. The research highlights that AI will equip healthcare professionals with top medical research and intelligent analytical technology. The research paper navigates the current foundation of AI in healthcare and the challenges that hinder complete implementation. Read more: Artificial intelligence in healthcare Examination of the relationship between tourism, environment and economy This research paper deeply analyses the correlation between the tourism industry, ecological environment and regional economy in the Shandong province in China. Utilising the coupling coordination evaluation system, the 3 aspects of each city within the region were monitored from 2010-2017. The study concluded that tourism and the economy are highly correlated and that the ecological environment adapts to the changes, indicating that all 3 aspects generally develop in coordination. Read more: Examination and Forecast of Relationship among Tourism, Environment, and Economy: A Case Study in Shandong Province, China Impact of the industrial revolution on food machinery This article proposes that with the rise of food manufacturing and processing machinery, the industry should focus on acquiring skilled engineers to oversee operations. The paper highlights how analytical and scientific equipment in the food industry has impacted various aspects of production. Furthermore, the research provides a comprehensive history of the implementation of technology in the food industry dating back to the 17th century. Read more: Impact of Industrial Revolutions on Food Machinery Music and mathematics in Iranian architecture This paper closely examines the role of music in architecture as the researcher found conceptual and fundamental connections between music and traditional Iranian architecture. By analysing parameters like rhythm, high low, hierarchy, numbers, symbolism, and geometry, the study found compatibility with physics and mathematics. Read more: Music, Architecture and Mathematics in Traditional Iranian Architecture Sustainable practices in the hospitality industry This article assesses how hotels in Poland progress towards SDGs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers conducted a case study on one hotel and surveyed 102 different hotels across Poland, the data was analysed descriptively and interpreted the market situation of hotels in Poland while examining the practices hotels would engage in before and during the pandemic and comparing these to each of the 17 SDGs Read more: Sustainability in the hospitality industry in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study of the hospitality industry in Poland Discover millions of e-books, journal articles, proceedings and more on Zendy now.
See the Top Reads of July 2023
As we embark on a journey through the pages of knowledge, we are thrilled to present the themes in academic research that have ignited the minds of readers in the past month. From the realms of science to sustainable proposals, our curated selection brings you the most-read, thought-provoking, and insightful research articles that have graced our digital shelves. Join us as we unveil the top-read research that has captured the attention and curiosity of scholars and enthusiasts alike. Racial Differences in the Impact of Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure on Stroke Risk This study dissects the assumption that between the ages of 45 and 65, incident strokes are more common in black people than in white people; traditional symptoms or risk factors cannot prove this. The experiment assessed over 27,000 black and white participants between 2003 and 2007; with a follow-up in 2011. The main focus of the research was to navigate geographical limitations and how these link to racial differences in terms of healthcare. Read more: Racial Differences in the Impact of Elevated Systolic Blood Pressure on Stroke Risk Power Laws and Statistics This insightful article discusses appropriate data portrayal methods in Physics. Establishing that not all data can be considered conclusive, the piece takes examples from the laws of physics and how they have been proven through the appropriate presentation of hard data. Read more: Laws, Power Laws and Statistics Skin Cancer Knowledge & Self-examinations This research paper studies the rate of melanoma within the Hispanic population of North Carolina. It proposes that Melanoma presents itself at a more advanced rate in Hispanics than in other ethnic groups while highlighting the benefits of comprehensive self-examinations due to skin cancer showing lesser symptoms in the Hispanic population. The study determined the percentage of Hispanic patients that undergo skin examinations conducted by a physician or resort to regular self-examinations. Read more: Skin Cancer Knowledge and Skin Self-examinations in the Hispanic Population of North Carolina: The Patient's Perspective Sustainable Transportation in Practice This research paper is a quantitative review of case studies within transportation. The paper urges researchers to navigate sustainable alternatives and practices to improve transportation. As this will benefit the general public and government. It will result in reduced traffic accidents, increased usage of renewable energy, higher quality of transport infrastructure, responsible consumption and production and a significant decrease in the usage of fossil fuels. Read more: Sustainable Transportation in Practice: A Systematic Quantitative Review of Case Studies Ant Colonies and Their Density This research study manipulated the density within the carpenter ant colonies by significantly multiplying nest space and manually tracking over 6.9 million ant locations. The researchers assessed over 3,200 interactions to understand the relation between density, spatial organisation and interaction rates. The results highlight the organisational resilience in ant colonies to change density and allow them to sustain basic colony functions. Read more: Ant colonies maintain social homeostasis in the face of decreased density Discover millions of e-books, journal articles, proceedings and more on Zendy now.
See The Top Reads of June 2023
Our monthly Top Reads series is here! We showcase five intriguing research papers from various disciplines that have significantly contributed to their respective fields. This past June brought about research papers that highlighted breakthroughs and discoveries that have emerged from the world of academia. From the realms of psychology to aerospace, from healthcare to economics, these papers encompass a wide range of topics and offer unique insights into the ever-evolving landscape of research. The Psychology of Money and Public Finance This book consists of the primary papers written by Günter Schmölders, who specialised and pioneered in economic psychology. In the 1950s, Schmölders conducted socio-economic research at the University of Cologne in Germany. The book dives into the financial mindset and responsibilities of a private household and the philosophy of an entrepreneur, while also touching on the psychology of taxation, public finance and macroeconomics. Read more here: The Psychology of Money and Public Finance Software Performance Monitoring: An Approach for Aerospace This journal article proposes the implementation of software applications for aerospace manufacturing firms. The article highlights how critical softwares are for the aerospace industry and proposes a monitoring method based on traditional business intelligence architecture. The researchers also conduct a case study that utilises secondary research and interviews with aerospace professionals. Read more here: Software Performance Monitoring: An Approach for Aerospace Examining the Co-relation Between Academic Performance and Antisocial Behaviour in Teenagers This study profoundly examines the role of schools and the causes of anti-social behaviour by comparing these factors to teenagers’ academic performance. The sample consisted of 127 students aged 13-15 from different schools across the US. The primary data suggested a negative relation between antisocial behaviour and academic performance and finds a significant difference between male and female academic performance regardless of their involvement in anti-social activity and behaviour. Read more here: Examining the Co-relation Between Academic Performance and Antisocial Behaviour in Teenagers Exercise Dose & Diabetes Risk in Overweight and Obese Children This article details an experiment conducted on overweight and obese children to see how aerobics training affected their weight loss journey. This long-term study ran from 2003 to 2007 and tested different doses of aerobics on children across other races and genders. The children were randomly assigned a low or high dose of aerobics or a controlled condition of their usual physical activity. The study found that after 13 weeks, aerobics training improved their fitness. Read more here: Exercise Dose & Diabetes Risk in Overweight and Obese Children Genomics in Healthcare This article discusses how significantly genomic technology has advanced biomedical research. It argues that every medical speciality is affected by genomic advancements while highlighting the positive impact of genomic breakthroughs and several applications across healthcare. Genomics is a branch of biology focused on the structure, function, evolution, mapping and editing of genomes; in the context of healthcare, this allows professionals to identify genetic alterations that could be responsible for inherited or acquired diseases which potentially determines routes of treatment. Read more here: Genomics in Healthcare Discover millions of e-books, journal articles, proceedings and more on Zendy now.