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The first full biography on Frank Ramsey - the twentieth century's forgotten genius

Frank Ramsey was a brilliant Cambridge philosopher, mathematician, and economist who died in 1930 aged 26 having made landmark contributions to decision theory, game theory, mathematics, logic, semantics, philosophy of science, and the theory of truth. It is difficult to fully grasp the magnitude of his achievements, but through an insightful and accessible new biography, Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers, his extraordinary life and intellectual achievements are at last made resoundingly clear.

The author of the book, Cheryl Misak (Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto), has written extensively on American pragmatism, truth theory, ethics, and philosophy of medicine. Her latest book will appeal to general readers with an interest in the intellectual and social history of the 20th century, especially philosophy, economics, and mathematics.

Read the blog post, The remarkable life of philosopher Frank Ramsey, to find out more about this influential thinker.

(March 3, 2020)

New Release by Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi:
The Wise Company: How Companies Create Continuous Innovation

The Knowledge-Creating Company: How Japanese Companies Create the Dynamics of Innovation, published almost a quarter of a century ago, sparked the ‘knowledge movement’ among management scholars, and resulted in the birth of the field of knowledge management. The authors and legendary management experts, Professors Ikujiro Nonaka (Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo) and Hirotaka Takeuchi (Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School) have since then expanded the field through teaching, writing, working globally with real clients, and training senior business leaders.

To survive and thrive in this day and age of high-velocity change, companies must draw on high quality, experiential knowledge: practical wisdom. The Wise Company: How Companies Create Continuous Innovation is an evolutionary sequel that helps companies and business leaders cross the bridge between theory and practice, demonstrating how to grow knowledge and turn that knowledge into wise action. A must-read business book of 2019.

(December 6, 2019)

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