Related to: 'Big Data'

John Murray

Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Thomas Ramge
Authors:
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.

Mulholland Books

Deserves to Die

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson
Teach Yourself

Secrets of Success at Work

Nigel Cumberland
Authors:
Nigel Cumberland

Teach Yourself

Secrets of Confident Communicators

Diana Mather
Authors:
Diana Mather

- What do highly successful communicators know that the rest of us don't?- Do they have a secret recipe for success?- Is there a special alchemy at work?Whatever your situation or motivation, 'Secrets of Confident Communicators' reveals the 50 things you need to know to express yourself with assurance and get your message across effectively. Some will surprise you, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a recipe for brilliant communication skills, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.

Two Roads

Remember Me Like This

Bret Anthony Johnston
Authors:
Bret Anthony Johnston
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature

Richard Koch
Authors:
Richard Koch

In a brand new Preface, bestselling author Richard Koch describes a paradigm shift in business, whereby intuition is more important than analysis, ideas and product trump strategy, and influence is superior to control.In this essential companion to his bestselling The 80/20 Principle - the radical power law that helped thousands of people achieve more by doing less - Koch illuminates 92 other universal principles and laws to promote the science of success in an increasingly challenging business environment.

Hodder Paperbacks

Born to Die

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson

At first Kacey Lambert thinks it's a sad, strange coincidence that two women with an amazing resemblance to her have died suddenly. But detective Selena Alvarez suspects otherwise. An autopsy confirms that one of the women had traces of poison in her blood...And Kacey has started to notice ties between the dead women's lives and her own. They were all close in age. They were born within a few miles of each other. And they all have ties with Trace O'Halleran, the single father Kacey is dating.Soon more lookalikes are dying and as the body count rises, the killer gets bolder and more brutal. All Kacey knows is that it's only a matter of time before hers is the next name on a list of those who were born to die.

Hodder & Stoughton

Deadline

Sandra Brown
Authors:
Sandra Brown

Number One New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with another suspenseful thrillerA journalist is hot on the trail of a pair of domestic terrorists who for decades have eluded capture.Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the big story of Dawson's career: one in which he has a vested interest.Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase for the notorious outlaws. . .and the secret, startling truth about himself. Praise for Sandra Brown 'Suspense that has teeth' Stephen King 'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller' Publishers Weekly 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!' Star

Teach Yourself

The Self-Motivation Workbook: Teach Yourself

Adrian Tannock
Authors:
Adrian Tannock

- Understand why you lack motivation, and learn how you can change the direction ofyour life- Overcome procrastination and lethargic and negative emotions, and focus on what youwant to achieve- Find the motivation you need to work harder at your job and succeed in your career- Use the techniques of motivation to stick to healthy eating and exercise, and quitsmoking and other bad habits- Get started with a new hobby, learn a new language or instrument, and succeed atsportDo you want to beat procrastination and make positive changes in your life? Do you want to improve your performance at work or in your studies, or spur yourself on to get a new job? Do you want to challenge your negative core beliefs and harness the power of motivation to quit bad habits, lose weight, and learn new things? This new Teach Yourself Workbook doesn't just tell you how to improve your motivation. It accompanies you every step of the way, with diagnostic tools, goal-setting charts, practical exercises, and many more features ideal for people who want a more active style of learning. Specially created exercises will help you boost and maintain your motivation to achieve your goals.This book includes information on:motivationself-helpprocrastinationcareergoalsanxietycore beliefsworksports performancestudy

Mulholland Books

The Frozen Dead

Bernard Minier
Authors:
Bernard Minier

The first victim is a horse: its headless body hangs suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. On the same day as the gruesome discovery, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a secure asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. Commandant Servaz, a Toulouse city cop, can't believe he has been called out over the death of an animal. But there is something disturbing about this crime that he cannot ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of the asylum is found on the corpse... and a few days later the first murder takes place.In this snowbound valley, deep in the Pyrenees, a dark story of madness and revenge is unfolding. It will take all of Servaz's skill to solve it.If you enjoyed The Returned, Spiral and Pierre Lemaitre's Alex, THE FROZEN DEAD is the perfect chilling summer read.

Hodder Paperbacks

Unspoken

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson

Shelby Cole thinks she put Texas behind her. She left ten years ago, her world shattered and her illegitimate baby dead. Now she's getting anonymous letters saying that her daughter is alive. Shelby's not the only one coming home. Falsely accused of murder and sent to prison for ten years, an enemy from her past intends to settle old scores.Shelby's search for the truth is met with stonewalling and hostility, especially from her powerful father. She can't shake the suspicion that someone has lured her back for their own reasons. Her only ally is a figure from her past - someone she has every reason not to trust. And in the midst of dark family revelations she uncovers a terrifying scheme of revenge.

Hodder Paperbacks

The Night Before

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson

In the dark shadows of Savannah, a serial killer strikes. It's an act of sinister precision that has happened many times before - every victim an offering to a hunger that can never be sated. Catilyn Montgomery Bandeaux wakes, covered in blood. But Caitlyn has no memory of the night before, when her estranged husband was brutally murdered like so many others she has known . . . Dodging the police and haunted by horrifying, fragmented memories, Caitlyn turns to Adam Hunt, the city's new psychologist. But how far can she really trust him? For as a twisted killer strikes again and again, Caitlyn is about to discover that those who appear the most innocent can be the most evil.

Hodder Paperbacks

The Morning After

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson
John Murray

The New Digital Age

Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
Authors:
Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen
Hodder Paperbacks

How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it all, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity

Robert Peston
Authors:
Robert Peston

'Robert Peston's compelling account of global financial meltdown is a must-read..' - The ObserverITV's political editor explains the recent global economic mess and how to escape it - in his characteristically straightforward way. 'How do we fix this mess? I don't know. But don't stop reading now. Perhaps if we have a clearer understanding of what went wrong, we'll have a better idea of what needs to be done. This book is a map of what needs to be fixed.'The record-breaking unbroken growth between 1992 and 2008 wasn't the economic miracle that it seemed. It was based on a number of dangerous illusions - most notably that it didn't matter that the UK and US year after year consumed more than they earned.But we couldn't go on increasing our indebtedness forever. The financial crash of 2007/8 and the subsequent economic slump in much of the west was the moment when we realised we had borrowed more than we could afford to repay.So who got it wrong? Bankers, investors and regulators? And were they greedy, stupid or asleep? What was the role of government? And what part did we, as consumers, play in all this?How do we get through this difficult period of transition to a more sustainable economy, one based on investment and exports, rather than on borrowing and consumption? With the same probing lucidity he brought to WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and WTF?, Robert Peston takes us step-by-step towards a common sense way to fix this mess.

Sceptre

The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions

Rolf Dobelli
Authors:
Rolf Dobelli

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTHE TIMES BESTSELLERMAIL ON SUNDAY BESTSELLERGUARDIAN BESTSELLER AMAZON TOP TEN BESTSELLERLIVE MAGAZINE BESTSELLERIRISH TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLERTHE SECRETS OF PERFECT DECISION-MAKINGHave you ever...Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it?Overpaid in an Ebay auction?Continued doing something you knew was bad for you?Sold stocks too late, or too early?Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances?Backed the wrong horse?These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices - whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation; trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life, and how best to get it.Already an international bestseller, THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. It reveals, in 100 short chapters, the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making - at work, at home, every day.

Hodder Paperbacks

You Don't Want to Know

Lisa Jackson
Authors:
Lisa Jackson

Two years ago, Ava Garrison's cherished two-year-old son Noah disappeared.There was no ransom demand; his body was never found. Ava, wracked with grief, has been in and out of mental institutions since that night.Back on the family estate now, though, Ava is having strangely lifelike visions - visions of Noah on the dock of her island estate, or in his nursery. Visions that seem to be urging her to risk her own life . . .Ava doesn't trust anyone now. Not her husband. Not her cousins. Not the servants her wealth is paying for.They know more than they are saying. They appear to be anxious about her well-being. But the truth is more dangerous than Ava can imagine; and the price is higher than she ever thought to pay.

Teach Yourself

Successful Pitching For Business In A Week: Teach Yourself

Patrick Forsyth
Authors:
Patrick Forsyth
Teach Yourself

Personal Impact at Work in a Week: Teach Yourself

Christine Harvey
Authors:
Christine Harvey
Teach Yourself

Decision Making In A Week

Martin Manser
Authors:
Martin Manser

The ability to make the right decision is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Martin Manser, a leading expert on decision making in a business context, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to choose the right path.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!