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Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

JOSHUA B FREEMAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping, global history of the rise of the factory and its effects on society.We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory production, efficiency, and technology. But giant factories have also fueled our fears about the future since...
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The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations

David Pilling · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A provocative critique of the pieties and fallacies of our obsession with economic growth We live in a society in which a priesthood of economists, wielding impenetrable mathematical formulas, set the framework for public debate. Ultimately, it is the perceived health of the economy which...
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The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Z Muller · Princeton University Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and governmentToday, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based...
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Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter

SCOTT GERBER · Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Abandon the networking-for-networking's-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections.Superconnectors are a new category of tradespeople born out of the social media era. They are highly valuable community-builders who make things...
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How to Fix the Future

ANDREW KEEN · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Former Internet entrepreneur Andrew Keen was among the earliest to write about the dangers that the Internet poses to our culture and society. His 2007 book The Cult of the Amateur was critical in helping advance the conversation around the Internet, which has now morphed from a tool providing...
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The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

PAUL VIGNA · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna, the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency, comes the definitive work on the Internet's Next Big Thing: The Blockchain.Big banks have grown bigger and more entrenched. Privacy exists only until the next hack. Credit card fraud is a fact of life. Many...
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The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime

Ethan Tussey · NYU Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

How mobile devices make our in-between moments valuable to media companies while also providing a sense of control and connection In moments of downtime - waiting for a friend to arrive or commuting to work - we pull out our phones for a few minutes of distraction. Just as television reoriented...
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Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World

Melissa A Schilling · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From historical figures such as Marie Curie to contemporaries such as Steve Jobs, a handful of innovators have changed the world. What made them so spectacularly inventive? Melissa A. Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, looks at the lives of seven creative geniuses--Albert...
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Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World

Ama Marston · PublicAffairs
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs-- the individuals, leaders, businesses, families and communities that turn challenges into opportunity in times of upheaval, crisis and change. In this thought provoking book Ama Marston, an internationally recognized strategist and thought...
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