Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data
By 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.
By 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
Rugby: Talking A Good Game
By 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.
By 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.
Raise Happy Chickens
By 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.
The Regenerative Business
By 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
By 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.
Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Russian with Teach Yourself)
By Michael Ransome, Marta Tomaszewski
Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Russian?Master Russian grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Russian Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Russian grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Russian with clarity and ease.What will I learn?The Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Russian. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Russian grammar.Is this course for me?The Russian Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Russian course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Russian.What do I get?This Russian workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner20 short learning units each contain:-communication goals to guide your studies-grammar explanations with extensive exercises-vocabulary presentations and activities-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learning*This workbook maps from Novice High to Advanced Mid level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages) and from A2 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.What other courses are available?For further study and practice, see Get Started in Russian (ISBN 9781444174892) and Complete Russian: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781473602519).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Rock Stars Stole my Life!
By 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
Ride Like Hell and You'll Get There
By 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!
Russian Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Russian with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Natasha Bershadski
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Natasha Bershadski introduces over 1,000 new words and everyday phrases. Learning alongside two genuine students, you will acquire essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself.What's the added plus?Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method based-Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know. You will gain the tools and strategies to exponentially build up your vocabulary.Who is this course for?Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the Russian Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, understand and read Russian.
Russian Grammar You Really Need To Know: Teach Yourself
By Daphne West
Do you want to bring clarity to your communication by...-getting to grips with the building blocks of Russian?-learning the right language for the right context?-speaking and writing with ease and style?In this Russian course you'll find comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures. These are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You'll learn how to to construct Russian grammar correctly and when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Russian Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
The Reading Promise
By Alice Ozma
When Alice was nine years old, she and her father - a beloved school librarian - made a promise to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights. Upon reaching their goal, they celebrated over pancakes, but it was clear that neither wanted to let go of what had become their reading ritual. They decided to continue what became known as The Streak for as long as they possibly could.From L. Frank Baum to Dickens to J.K. Rowling to Shakespeare, Alice's father read to her every night without fail until the day she entered college, a remarkable eight years later. In this deeply affecting memoir, Alice tells the story of her relationship with the extraordinary man who raised her - from his steadying hand on the back of her wobbly bike to his one-man crusade to keep reading in schools - the words they shared and the spaces in between. Alice poignantly illustrates the unbreakable parent-child bond, the books they treasured, and the life lessons learned along the way.
Riding the Waves of Culture
By 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.
The Rules of Good Style: Teach Yourself Ebook A Practical Guide for 21st Century Writers
By Katherine Lapworth
Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging?Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book.It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations.
Read and Write Arabic Script (Learn Arabic with Teach Yourself)
By Mourad Diouri
Master Arabic script - in which the Koran is written - with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself, the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Arabic script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: 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 author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Raise a Confident Child
By Hilary Pereira
Every parent wants their child to be confident and independent - at school, at home and into adulthood.This book gives you the strategies and advice you need to build their confidence, and help them grow into well-rounded adults. Whether you read straight through or dip in and out, ""Raise a Confident Child"" will show you exactly how to do this, with instant help for common dilemmas, exercises to help you assess your child and address problem areas, and key strategies that are easy to remember and use.
Read and write Hindi script: Teach Yourself
By Rupert Snell
Master Hindi script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Hindi script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course.Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design: INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book to keep track of your progress.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Read and write Chinese script: Teach Yourself
By Song Lianyi
Master Chinese script with this straightforward guide from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. Read and write Chinese script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning. This new edition has an easy-to-read page design.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design: AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book to keep track of your progress.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Raise a Happy Teenager: Teach Yourself
By Suzie Hayman
Is this the right book for me?Raise a Happy Teenager: Teach Yourself gives you advice and encouragement to help you manage your child's adolescence and turn these years of conflict into happy, hopeful times. It shows you how to improve communication with your teenager, giving you the insight to tackle all the areas of conflict calmly and confidently, and helping your child become a strong, independent adult. Written by a leading counsellor who has trained as a teacher and worked with hundreds of teenagers and families like yours, it also offers plenty of real-life stories and sources of further help for anxious or concerned parents.Raise a Happy Teenager includes:Chapter 1: The change from child to adolescentChapter 2: What do teenagers need?Chapter 3: Understanding teenage behaviourChapter 4: CommunicationChapter 5: Listening and talking, negotiating and compromisingChapter 6: Whose problem is this?Chapter 7: Points of conflictChapter 8: Helping your teenager to flyChapter 9: Looking after yourselfTeach Yourself methods: 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 to give you richer guidance through your child's teenage years.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.