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Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure o...
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When a powerful mystic steps on the hand of a radical young hippie doctor from Detroit, it changes lives and the world. Sometimes Brilliant is the adventures of a philosopher, mystic, hippie, doctor, groundbreaking tech innovator, and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history. His story, of what happens when love, compassion and determination meet the right circumstances to effect positive change, is the kind that keeps hope and the sense of possibility alive. After sitting at the feet of Martin Luther King at the University of Michigan in 1963, Larry Brilliant was swept up into the civil rights movement, marching and protesting across America and Europe. As a radical young doctor he followed the hippie trail from London over the Khyber Pass with his wife Girija, Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm commune to India. There, he found himself in a Himalayan ashram wondering whether he had stumbled into a cult. Instead, one of India’s greatest spiritual teachers, Neem Karoli Baba, opened Larry’s heart and told him his destiny was to work for the World Health Organization to help eradicate killer smallpox. He would never have believed he would become a key player in eliminating a 10,000-year-old disease that killed more than half a billion people in the 20th century alone. Brilliant’s unlikely trajectory, chronicled in Sometimes Brilliant, has brought him into close proximity with political leaders, spiritual masters, cultural heroes, and titans of technology around the world—from the Grateful Dead to Mikhail Gorbachev, from Ram Dass, the Dalai Lama, Lama Govinda, and Karmapa to Steve Jobs and the founders of Google, Salesforce, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay and Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama. Anchored by the engrossing account of the heroic efforts of the extraordinary people involved in smallpox eradication in India, this is a riveting and fascinating epidemiological adventure, an honest reckoning 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005598/bk_harp_005598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 01.06.2020
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The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, f...
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A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers, and field marshals. It's about states, armies, and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history "from below" is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change? The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn't mean they are not real. From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall, and rise of networks, and shows how network theory - concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions, and phase transitions - can transform our understanding of both the past and the present. Just as The Ascent of Money put Wall Street into historical perspective, so The Square and the Tower does the same for Silicon Valley. And it offers a bold prediction about which hierarchies will withstand this latest wave of network disruption - and which will be t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elliot Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003366/bk_peng_003366_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 01.06.2020
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The Social Media Presidency
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How is new media changing presidential politics? The Social Media Presidency explores how Twitter, Facebook, and other new media tools are changing the way presidents interact with the traditional press and the general public. Presidents may no longer be completely reliant on the press to disseminate a message. Rather current president Barack Obama appears to be setting a new trend for future presidents -- crafting and delivering their own exclusive messages to the general public. The Social Media Presidency investigates this new possibility and the transforming effects it might bring to presidential communication.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 01.06.2020
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New New Media
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Discusses how 'new new media” are transforming our culture Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Foursquare, blogging ... these and other 'new new media' are used by hundreds of millions worldwide and are transforming just about every aspect of our culture from the way we elect presidents to how we watch television. New New Media details the benefits, opportunities, and dangers of these transformations. New new media, as opposed to the traditional 'new media” of email and websites, allow and encourage all consumers to become producers, readers to become writers and publishers, viewers to become performers - and have engendered such worldwide movements as The Arab Spring, The Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street. This catalytic feature of contemporary media prompts an entirely new look at how mass media, culture, and industry are undergoing the most profound changes since the advent of the alphabet and the printing press. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Discuss the impact new new media have on our society Understand the mechanics of Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and other types of new new media Discover the newest new media - Foursquare, Pinterest, WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Goggle+

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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The Square and the Tower
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The instant New York Times bestseller. A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks. 'Captivating and compelling.' -The New York Times 'Niall Ferguson has again written a brilliant book...In 400 pages you will have restocked your mind. Do it.' -The Wall Street Journal 'The Square and the Tower, in addition to being provocative history, may prove to be a bellwether work of the Internet Age.' -Christian Science Monitor Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high. Even history 'from below' is often about trade unions and workers' parties. But what if that's simply because hierarchical institutions create the archives that historians rely on? What if we are missing the informal, less well documented social networks that are the true sources of power and drivers of change? The 21st century has been hailed as the Age of Networks. However, in The Square and the Tower, Niall Ferguson argues that networks have always been with us, from the structure of the brain to the food chain, from the family tree to freemasonry. Throughout history, hierarchies housed in high towers have claimed to rule, but often real power has resided in the networks in the town square below. For it is networks that tend to innovate. And it is through networks that revolutionary ideas can contagiously spread. Just because conspiracy theorists like to fantasize about such networks doesn't mean they are not real. From the cults of ancient Rome to the dynasties of the Renaissance, from the founding fathers to Facebook, The Square and the Tower tells the story of the rise, fall and rise of networks, and shows how network theory--concepts such as clustering, degrees of separation, weak ties, contagions and phase transitions--can transform our understanding of both the past and the present. Just as The Ascent of Money put Wall Street into historical perspective, so The Square and the Tower does the same for Silicon Valley. And it offers a bold prediction about which hierarchies will withstand this latest wave of network disruption--and which will be toppled.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Billion-Dollar Ball
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• A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 • 'A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become 'giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.''-Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%-results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft-yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren't required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon's lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban's $7 million paycheck-ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns-Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Exporting
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'Delaney's excellent book truly is the definitive guide. It easily and thoroughly explains everything you need to know.' Steve Strauss, USA Today 'Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is generously sprinkled with Notes and Tips that deliver concise, insightful bursts of advice and counsel. These suggestions alone are worth the price of the book. From planning to execution, Laurel Delaney is like a trusted guide-encouraging one forward, pointing out potential pitfalls, and helping navigate the way through the exciting and challenging world of exporting.' John N. Popoli, President and CEO, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management 'I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to export. The real world, nuts and bolts kind of advice and information it contains will save you money and time- and make you a more effective exporter.' Steve King and Carolyn Ockels, Small Business Labs 'Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is an invaluable guide to navigating the often-challenging waters of exporting.' Rieva Lesonsky, SmallBizDaily 'Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is the 'how to' manual on how to grow USA factories jobs. Step by step and easy to read.' Drew Greenblatt, CEO, Marlin Steel 'If you intend to grow your business beyond the U.S. border, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is a great place to start.' Anita Campbell, founder of Small Business Trends 'As a valued Chapter Chair of the Women Presidents' Organization, Laurel Delaney has addressed a key issue our members face. While 25% of our members are international, another 25% would like to do business internationally. This book is a powerful guide that will help empower business owners and entrepreneurs by giving them everything they need to know about exporting.' Dr. Marsha Firestone, President and Founder of the Women Presidents' Organization 'Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably takes the fear out of going global. It provides a step-by-step roadmap with very detailed and practical advice. From helping to identify markets to developing the relationships necessary for sales and distribution--this book is a must-have for any business trying to expand globally and profitably.' Ellen A. Rudnick, Executive Director and Clinical Professor, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably is for entrepreneurs and small business owners-the makers, movers, and shakers in our world-interested in taking their businesses to the next level of growth through exports. In the old days, creating an international business was left to relatively few--those with the wherewithal to move boatloads of goods into foreign countries. But now, thanks to the Internet, businesses of all sizes have a huge new opportunity to sell both goods and services globally. Yet only 1% of all U.S. businesses export. Why? Typically, exporting begins with unsolicited inquiries from foreign customers on the web via email, website, blog, or posting on a Facebook page. People outside your country want your product, and they want it now. The problem is that most small business owners do not know how to service these inquiries. What's the best way to ship goods? Do I need a license? Should I sell through wholesalers in specific countries or directly to consumers? How will I get paid? Help is here-Exporting equips you with the knowledge you need to market, sell, and fulfill orders internationally, taking full advantage of the Internet and the opportunities it creates. It also imparts a can-do spirit on exporting, leading to greater revenues, stability, and profitability for your business. Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably: Lays out simple steps to conduct market research, find customers, open new markets, get paid, and ship goods and services. Takes you through the exporting process via the Internet and other means. Shows how to use social media to expand your international presence. Provides insider tips and strategies to export efficiently and profitably. Explains how the U.S. government helps exporters. Walks readers through the export business

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 01.06.2020
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New New Media
58,99 € *
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Discusses how 'new new media” are transforming our culture Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Foursquare, blogging ... these and other 'new new media' are used by hundreds of millions worldwide and are transforming just about every aspect of our culture from the way we elect presidents to how we watch television. New New Media details the benefits, opportunities, and dangers of these transformations. New new media, as opposed to the traditional 'new media” of email and websites, allow and encourage all consumers to become producers, readers to become writers and publishers, viewers to become performers - and have engendered such worldwide movements as The Arab Spring, The Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street. This catalytic feature of contemporary media prompts an entirely new look at how mass media, culture, and industry are undergoing the most profound changes since the advent of the alphabet and the printing press. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Discuss the impact new new media have on our society Understand the mechanics of Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and other types of new new media Discover the newest new media - Foursquare, Pinterest, WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Goggle+

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.06.2020
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Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-...
18,99 € *
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'A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become 'giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.''-Mark Kram, The New York Times Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms. Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%-results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft-yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren't required to pay taxes. In most cases, those windfalls are not passed on to the universities themselves, but flow directly back into their athletic departments. College presidents have been unwilling or powerless to stop a system that has spawned a wildly profligate infrastructure of coaches, trainers, marketing gurus, and a growing cadre of bureaucrats whose sole purpose is to ensure that players remain academically eligible to play. From the University of Oregon's lavish $42 million academic center for athletes to Alabama coach Nick Saban's $7 million paycheck-ten times what the school pays its president, and 70 times what a full-time professor there earns-Gaul examines in depth the extraordinary financial model that supports college football and the effect it has had not only on other athletic programs but on academic ones as well. What are the consequences when college football coaches are the highest paid public employees in over half the states in an economically troubled country, or when football players at some schools receive ten times the amount of scholarship awards that academically gifted students do? Billion-Dollar Ball considers these and many other issues in a compelling account of how an astonishingly wealthy sports franchise has begun to reframe campus values and distort the fundamental academic mission of our universities.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 01.06.2020
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