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Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data

By Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Thomas Ramge
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Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Thomas Ramge
Markets have long been acknowledged to be a superior mechanism for managing resources but until the advent of big data, they largely functioned better in theory than in practice. Now, as ideal markets are within reach because of vastly greater access to information, we are on the verge of a major disruption. As data becomes a more valuable asset than cash, the rules for surviving and thriving are changing.Reinventing Capitalism is a provocative look at how data is reinventing markets and, in so doing, is ushering in an era where the firm is no longer predominant. With richer and more comprehensive information about human wants and needs, an economy powered by data offers the possibility of increased abundance, equality, and resilience. The data-driven markets that will thrive in this environment are far better than firms at organizing human endeavors, meaning that finance driven capitalism is being displaced by its more efficient, moresustainable, and more democratic disruptor: data capitalism.
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Rise

By Royston Guest
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Royston Guest
Are YOU living the life you were meant to lead? Are you stuck in a rut with a desire to improve but uncertain where to start? Are you searching for meaningful purpose and focus in your life right now? Are you spinning multiple plates and want to sense check whether what you're currently doing will result in you achieving your goals?We ALL have the potential to achieve GREATNESS. The biggest obstacle standing in your way is YOU and your own limiting beliefs. The greatest opportunity lies within YOU. Are you ready to unlock your potential, unleash your success and create the future you want?RISE is about placing you firmly in the driver's seat of your life, as the architect of your own destiny.RISE not only gives you the tools to become successful, it shows you how to use and master the tools for a lifetime of success.RISE is your blueprint to a compelling future.Your time is NOW... let's get started'Rise is literally your personal success coach in your pocket' Perry Power, Entrepreneur & Digital Marketing Guru'A positive nudge to help and restore your attitude of action' James Devine, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
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Rugby: Talking A Good Game

By Ian Robertson
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Ian Robertson
Ian Robertson joined the BBC during the golden age of radio broadcasting and was given a crash course in the art of sports commentary from some of the greatest names ever to sit behind a microphone: Cliff Morgan and Peter Bromley, Bryon Butler and John Arlott. Almost half a century after being introduced to the rugby airwaves by his inspiring mentor Bill McLaren, the former Scotland fly-half looks back on the most eventful of careers, during which he covered nine British and Irish Lions tours and eight World Cups, including the 2003 tournament that saw England life the Webb Ellis Trophy and "Robbo" pick up awards for his spine-tingling description of Jonny Wilkinson's decisive drop goal.He reflects on his playing days, his role in guiding Cambridge University to a long spell of Varsity Match supremacy and his relationships with some of the union code's most celebrated figures, including Sir Clive Woodward and Jonah Lomu. He also writes vividly and hilariously of his experiences as a horse racing enthusiast, his meetings with some of the world's legendary golfers and his dealings with a stellar cast of sporting outsiders, from Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Nelson Mandela. It is a hugely entertaining story that begins in a bygone rugby age, yet has much to say about the game in the here and now.
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The Rhine

By Ben Coates
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Ben Coates
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD*The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.
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  • Raise Happy Chickens

    By Victoria Roberts
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    Victoria Roberts
    Is this the right book for me?Raise Happy Chickens is a quickly accessible but authoritative guide, suitable for total beginners, that provides all the information you need to start keeping your own chickens.Telling you which breed of bird lays best and providing useful guidance on housing, equipment and the necessities of day-to-day care, it meets all the needs of anyone who dreams of a garden full of happy, clucking birds. It also goes beyond just chickens to other types of poultry, and gives advice and practical guidelines on housing, with full explanation of key areas like welfare, behaviour and diet.
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    The Regenerative Business

    By Carol Sanford
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    Carol Sanford
    What if leaders stripped away all preconceptions about how business operates, allowing the organization to go back to its core and build itself back up to become something new-something so responsive, so innovative and resilient, it becomes virtually non-displaceable in the market? The Regenerative Business sets the stage for what is now only dreamt of by most of today's forward-thinking leaders and paves the path to make it possible. The book features:-Real stories from companies leading innovation and transformation across the globe including; Google, Colgate Europe, Seventh Generation, Nike and others-A logical, comprehensive approach that factors in the complexities of the modern organization -The work of internationally-recognized leadership expert Carol Sanford, who for decades has been designing and leading systemic business change
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    The Reassembler

    By James May
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    James May
    'A typically Mayesque celebration of classic engineering ... May is extraordinarily good at explaining what a carburettor is or outlining how a governor works... It's charming, transfixing and surprisingly intimate...It might be the best thing he's ever done.' - Guardian [review of BBC4 TV series]'Reassembly is merely a form of therapy; something that stimulates a part of my brain that is left wanting in my daily life. When I rebuild a bicycle, I re-order my head. So might you...I'm delighted that you will be holding in your hands a book about putting things back together. It's a subject that fascinates me but which I assumed was a lonely passion that I would take to the grave, unconsummated by the normal channels of human interaction.Welcome! You and I, we are not alone, and our screwdrivers are our flashing Excaliburs as we sally forth to make small parts of the fragmented world whole again.'As in his hit BBC4 TV series, as well as learning the history of the objects, we get a history of the component parts. As James rebuilds an engine, he explains the cylinders, what they are, how they came about and what they do.
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    Rock Stars Stole my Life!

    By Mark Ellen
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    Mark Ellen
    'The book is f***ing BRILLIANT! Just arrived NYC and wanked myself laughing. Literally tears. Irritated looks all around. What a great writer you are. It's a classic. You absolutely got the whole shite early 70s thing down precisely as it was. Names, smells, sounds, looks, the food, drink, girls, boys! Mega! Well done.' - Bob GeldofIn a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME, Radio One, The Old Grey Whistle Test and Live aid, he has been at the molten core of pop's evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective. This funny and touching personal memoir maps out his eventful journey in rock and roll.It tells stories and settles scores. It charts the peaks and disappointments. It flags up surprising heroes and barbecues the dull and self-deluded. It puts a chaotic world to rights and pours petrol on the embers of a glorious industry now in spiraling decline.For more exclusive pictures visit www.rockstarsstolemylife.com
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    Ride Like Hell and You'll Get There

    By Paul Carter
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    Paul Carter
    ATTEMPTING 300KPH on an untested experimental motorcycle could be considered a perfect way to kill yourself, but Paul Carter is still, well, PAUL CARTER and danger at high speed is his second name. Whether discovering that being dyslexic means delivering your lines to camera back to front in the midst of filming a TV series, or starting a new business and travelling the world, or dealing with life's more sober moments like the birth of a son or the loss of a father, Paul Carter is still the funniest man in the bar and the nicest 'alpha male' you'll ever meet as he risks all for the sake of a cracking yarn. SO STRAP YOURSELF IN and HOLD ON TIGHT for his FOURTH BOOK - we just have to hope that he won't be institutionalised before completing his fifth!
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    Riding the Waves of Culture

    By Charles Hampden-Turner, Fons Trompenaars
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    Charles Hampden-Turner, Fons Trompenaars
    The definitive guide to cross-cultural management - updated to help you lead effectively during a time of unprecedented globalization. First published nearly 20 years ago, Riding the Waves of Culture became the standard guide to leading effectively in an international business context. Now, the third edition takes you beyond cross-cultural awareness and issues to help you take strategic advantage of cultural differences in the business environment. Leveraging their expansive cultural database as well as brand-new research findings, the authors explain how to build the skills, sensitivity, and cultural awareness necessary to managing effectively across cultural borders and seize all the opportunities diversity brings to an organization.
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    Revitalize Your Life with Feng Shui: Flash

    By Richard Craze, Roni Jay
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    Richard Craze, Roni Jay
    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Revitalize Your Life With Feng Shui is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the principles of Feng Shui in a few short steps. Even if you are completely new to the tradition in just 96 pages you will discover how to apply the basic ideas at home, at work and even in the garden, allowing you to reap the benefits of good chi quickest time possible.unlock the power of feng shuiimprove the quality of your lifemake over your home and gardenhave better relationshipsrelease good chi
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  • Relaxation Techniques: Teach Yourself

    By Alice Muir
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    Alice Muir
    The ultimate user-friendly, comprehensive relaxation guide!Learn effective relaxation techniques with this complete guide to feeling good and beating stress. You will discover a wide range of different techniques, from muscle relaxation to visualization, from soothing sounds to calming breathing, so you're bound to find something that works for you. This new and updated edition features free audio with practical exercises on physical and mental relaxation, breathing and even basic meditation, available from library.teachyourself.com. Relaxation Techniques includes:Chapter 1: Relaxation - a skill with a long historyChapter 2: Relaxation, stress and tension explainedChapter 3: Coping with stress and tensionChapter 4: Vulnerability to tension or stressChapter 5: Relaxing your bodyChapter 6: Relaxed body languageChapter 7: A relaxed mind and calm thinking Chapter 8: Relaxing mind and body togetherChapter 9: More alternative and complementary therapiesChapter 10: Making the most of the internet and modern technologyChapter 11: Relaxation and your feelingsChapter 12: Relaxation in situationsChapter 13: Relaxation and your moodChapter 14: What now? Relaxation as a way of life
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    Relax And Unwind With Yoga: Teach Yourself

    By Swami Saradananda
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    Swami Saradananda
    Relax and Unwind with Yoga is designed to help you reap the full benefits of yoga for practical and emotional wellbeing by following a daily routine that doesn't require a huge amount of commitment. Ideal for the beginner with no previous experience, it outlines all the basic/key exercises (asanas) you will need in addition to giving you information on how, where and when to practice them. There is plenty of insight into the philosophical background of yoga and helpful tips on diet and lifestyle. Supporting materials, including a practice diary, will allow you to record your progress, while a list of teachers and sources for taking it further will be useful to all those who wish to deepen their practice.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to get on TV.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Rocket Men

    By Craig Nelson
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    Craig Nelson
    On 20 July 1969, man set foot on the moon. Motivated by politics, faith, science and wonder, the Apollo 11 mission was the greatest technical achievement of all time. It was the culmination of over a decade's worth of money and effort from more than 400,000 staff and crew.Rocket Men follows the astounding story of the lunar project, beginning at its inception at the start of the Cold War and tracing it through to its finest hour with the first moon landing and the astronauts' safe return. Through extensive interviews with astronauts, NASA staff and their families and never-before published documents, Craig Nelson presents an awe-inspiring human account of the voyage that changed the course of history. He takes us behind the scenes at Mission Control to describe every detail of the mission, from the astronauts' moon excursion suits, which had five hundred parts and weighed no less than fifty pounds, to terrifying revelations, such as how Armstrong and Aldrin could have been left stranded on the moon when a vital switch snapped on the landing craft.Rocket Men is the inside story of one of the most perilous and rewarding undertakings in history.
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    Run Your Own Business: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

    By Kevin Duncan
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    Kevin Duncan
    Running your own business can be a daunting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience, but also one of the most rewarding. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pro's and cons, to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices, it will prove invaluable as you tackle one of the biggest adventures of your lifeNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of running your own business.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Run Your Own Business: Teach Yourself

    By Kevin Duncan
    Authors:
    Kevin Duncan
    Running your own business can be a daunting, challenging and sometimes stressful experience, but also one of the most rewarding. This book expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with practical advice - from assessing pro's and cons, to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices, it will prove invaluable as you tackle one of the biggest adventures of your lifeNOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of running your own business.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad

    By Richard P. Finnegan
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    Richard P. Finnegan
    How do organizations keep the workers they want? Until now, employee retention strategies have been based on instincts rather than research. With no firm body of knowledge to use as a guide, employee turnover has been a problem for all organizations. Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad is the first book to offer a top-to-bottom, organization-wide retention action plan. Many organizations lose employees and profits because they don't know which processes to put into place to cut employee turnover. They speak of building retention cultures but don't know who should do what and when. This hands-on tactical guide gives those answers, providing specific strategies and tactics backed by the author's own research and on-site experience. Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad is essential reading for all types of organizations-large or small, public or private, with high concentrations of low-skilled or high-skilled workers and across multiple industries. If you are losing workers you want to keep-in good economic times and bad-this book will tell you how to put retention solutions in place across your company.
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    Rethinking Work

    By Cliff Hakim
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    Cliff Hakim
    On any given day, more than 4 million Americans job search online. And regardless of age or profession - from Boomers to Gen-Ys - today's financially encumbered and emotionally conflicted workers are looking for more than money as they pursue something new, better, different. Rethinking Work delivers the perfect antidote to the bookshelves full of advice on how to write a killer resume and dress for success, instead offering a proven formula for thriving amid the inevitable change and tumult that is driving the demand for constant innovation, flexibility, and creativity. In other words, author Cliff Hakim says it's time to stop being victims of these career shifts and make our jobs begin to work for us!
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    The Real Warren Buffett

    By James O'Loughlin
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    James O'Loughlin
    The Real Warren Buffett unveils the secret of how Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway to staggering success. Zeroing in on his original management style and leadership approach, author James O'Loughlin exposes the powerful and practical lessons of Buffett, demonstrating how he became the second richest man in America.
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    Raising Happy Children

    By Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Stimpson, Jan Parker
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    Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Stimpson, Jan Parker
    From its first publication, Raising Happy Children has stood out as a different kind of parenting book. Breaking the mould of the 'one expert, one voice' childcare books, it is a brilliant synthesis of the latest research from a wide range of world-renowned professionals, together with the experiences of real parents and children. Unique in content and tone, its warm, funny, though-provoking and helpful advice has helped thousands of parents through the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by everyone with children. Now one of the best-loved, leading parenting titles - praised by parents and professionals alike - this bestselling classic has just got better. Fully revised and expanded, it now offers: * An extended age-range (birth to 11 years)* The very latest insights into how parents can develop happy, healthy relationships with their children* More real-life examples from families who've hit problems and found solutions * Expanded sections on: - Understanding babies - Smack-free effective discipline - Behavioural problems - Emotional needs - Eating problems and how to avoid them - Lone parenting, divorce and family change - Communication in families - Sex & drugs education for pre-adolescents
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