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How the World Works PDF Book By Noam Chomsky

How the World Works

  • Author: Noam Chomsky
  • ISBN Code: : 1593764669
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 864 Readers
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An eye-opening introduction to the timelessly relevant ideas of Noam Chomsky, this book is a penetrating, illusion-shattering look at how things really work from the man The New York Times called “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” Offering something not found anywhere else: How the World Works is pure Chomsky, but tailored for those unfamiliar to his work. Made up of meticulously edited speeches and interviews, every dazzling idea and penetrating insight is kept intact and delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose. Originally published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good—they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies. And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, it was decades ago when he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, high-risk speculation continues to increase exponentially as corporations continue to push the free market economy—but only for the power they offer to the wealthy, not to benefit all people. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

The Story of Philosophy PDF Book By Anne Rooney

The Story of Philosophy

  • Author: Anne Rooney
  • ISBN Code: : 1782129952
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 561 Readers
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A companion volume to The Story of Mathematics, The Story of Medicine and The Story of Physics, this book traces the strands of thought in western philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Approaches to key questions are considered in chronological order, showing how each philosopher's thoughts have been influenced by those who have gone before, and have evolved or diversified over time. The Story of Philosophy includes easily absorbed explorations of all five branches of philosophy (metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics and aesthetics). The accessible format features full-colour illustrations and panels giving biographies of important figures, accounts of important texts, and definitions of key philosophical concepts.

How the World Works PDF Book By Paul Cockshott

How the World Works

  • Author: Paul Cockshott
  • ISBN Code: : 1583677798
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 453 Readers
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A sweeping history of the full range of human labor Few authors are able to write cogently in both the scientific and the economic spheres. Even fewer possess the intellectual scope needed to address science and economics at a macro as well as a micro level. But Paul Cockshott, using the dual lenses of Marxist economics and technological advance, has managed to pull off a stunningly acute critical perspective of human history, from pre-agricultural societies to the present. In How the World Works, Cockshott connects scientific, economic, and societal strands to produce a sweeping and detailed work of historical analysis. This book will astound readers of all backgrounds and ages; it will also will engage scholars of history, science, and economics for years to come.

Letters To Lily PDF Book By Alan MacFarlane

Letters To Lily

  • Author: Alan MacFarlane
  • ISBN Code: : 1847650880
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Page : 319 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 625 Readers
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In a frank and unpretentious series of letters addressed to a teenage granddaughter, this highly original book teaches us to know and understand the world we live in and its rules, and how to behave in it. In these thirty letters, Alan Macfarlane answers his granddaughter's questions about how the world works, how it got to be as it is, what it could be, and where she fits in. Lily's enquiries range from the intimate, personal and moral to the political, social and philosophical. What is the nature of good and evil? What is religion? How can I be truly me? Is right and wrong the same wherever you are? What is beauty? Does there have to be torture? Does money matter? Is knowledge always good? What is progress? What is truth? What is sex? Is democracy a good idea? These are just a few of the questions. In responding to Lily's challenging problems, Alan Macfarlane, from a lifetime's experience as a historian, anthropologist and teacher, ranges through history and across the world's cultures. Her questions are timeless. His answers add up to a classic.

How the World Really Works PDF Book By Vaclav Smil

How the World Really Works

  • Author: Vaclav Smil
  • ISBN Code: : 0593297075
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 337 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 454 Readers
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”—Bill Gates “Provocative but perceptive . . . You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you probably shouldn’t ignore him.”—The Washington Post An essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible—a scientist's investigation into what science really does, and does not, accomplish. We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don’t know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a much-needed reality check—because before we can tackle problems effectively, we must understand the facts. In this ambitious and thought-provoking book we see, for example, that globalization isn’t inevitable—the foolishness of allowing 70 per cent of the world’s rubber gloves to be made in just one factory became glaringly obvious in 2020—and that our societies have been steadily increasing their dependence on fossil fuels, such that any promises of decarbonization by 2050 are a fairy tale. For example, each greenhouse-grown supermarket-bought tomato has the equivalent of five tablespoons of diesel embedded in its production, and we have no way of producing steel, cement or plastics at required scales without huge carbon emissions. Ultimately, Smil answers the most profound question of our age: are we irrevocably doomed or is a brighter utopia ahead? Compelling, data-rich and revisionist, this wonderfully broad, interdisciplinary guide finds faults with both extremes. Looking at the world through this quantitative lens reveals hidden truths that change the way we see our past, present and uncertain future.

This Explains Everything PDF Book By John Brockman

This Explains Everything

  • Author: John Brockman
  • ISBN Code: : 0062230182
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 524 Readers
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Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of the world. What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"—The Guardian), posed to the world's most influential minds. Flowing from the horizons of physics, economics, psychology, neuroscience, and more, This Explains Everything presents 150 of the most surprising and brilliant theories of the way of our minds, societies, and universe work. Jared Diamond on biological electricity • Nassim Nicholas Taleb on positive stress • Steven Pinker on the deep genetic roots of human conflict • Richard Dawkins on pattern recognition • Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on simplicity • Lisa Randall on the Higgs mechanism • BRIAN Eno on the limits of intuition • Richard Thaler on the power of commitment • V. S. Ramachandran on the "neural code" of consciousness • Nobel Prize winner ERIC KANDEL on the power of psychotherapy • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on "Lord Acton's Dictum" • Lawrence M. Krauss on the unification of electricity and magnetism • plus contributions by Martin J. Rees • Kevin Kelly • Clay Shirky • Daniel C. Dennett • Sherry Turkle • Philip Zimbardo • Lee Smolin • Rebecca Newberger Goldstein • Seth Lloyd • Stewart Brand • George Dyson • Matt Ridley

Psychology PDF Book By Anne Rooney

Psychology

  • Author: Anne Rooney
  • ISBN Code: : 1398800341
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 774 Readers
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"The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water" - Sigmund Freud From Socrates to Carl Jung and Descartes to Daniel Dennett, this illustrated book brings together the threads that have made up psychology, from the musings of the Ancient Greeks to the findings of functional MRI scanning. Explained in a concise and easy-to-understand manner, it explores various key approaches, including structuralist, functionalist, behaviourist, psychodynamic, humanist, cognitive, and biological. It is a narrative of how we have tried to approach the very core of our being - of what makes us ourselves. Topics include: • The ghost in the machine - the search for the mind and how it relates to the body • Models of madness - attempts to categorize and treat mental illness • Artificial intelligence • Mind and matter - how modern neurology sheds new light on the workings of the mind • Psychoanalysis ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Fundamentals Series explains fascinating and far-reaching topics in simple terms. Designed with rustic, tactile covers and filled with dynamic illustrations and fact boxes, these books will help you quickly get to grips with complex topics that affect our day-to-day living.

The Story of Religion PDF Book By John Hawkins

The Story of Religion

  • Author: John Hawkins
  • ISBN Code: : 1784287369
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 212 Readers
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This book traces the history of the world's great religions from their foundation to the present day. Their development is shown in interesting visuals - such as maps and photographs - as well as informative yet concise text. Also included are short biographies of major figures, statistics, calendars of festivals and timelines. The religions included are: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Confronting Capitalism PDF Book By Vivek Chibber

Confronting Capitalism

  • Author: Vivek Chibber
  • ISBN Code: : 1839762713
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Page : 177 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 863 Readers
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Socialist political education made simple Why is our society so unequal? Why, despite their small numbers, do the rich dominate policy and politics even in democratic countries? Why is it often difficult for working people to organize around common interests? How do we begin building a more equal and democratic society? These are the questions that are answered in Confronting Capitalism. Even though political organizing can be very hard, political education does not have to be. This will be the book that a generation of socialists turn to for strategy and understanding. Combining elements of Marxism and modern social science with clear language, Chibber is able to outline the core dynamics of our economy and politics. This book provides an indispensable map of how our world works and a proposal for how socialists might overcome the odds and build a democratic and egalitarian future.

The Story of Mathematics PDF Book By Anne Rooney

The Story of Mathematics

  • Author: Anne Rooney
  • ISBN Code: : 1848580355
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Reviews : 568 Readers
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In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics.' Galileo (1564-1642) For hundreds of thousands of years, we have sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules that govern...

The Way the World Works PDF Book By Nicholson Baker

The Way the World Works

  • Author: Nicholson Baker
  • ISBN Code: : 141658398X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 494 Readers
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Nicholson Baker, who “writes like no one else in America” (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years. The Way the World Works, Baker’s second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. Baker moves from political controversy to the intimacy of his own life, from forgotten heroes of pacifism to airplane wings, telephones, paper mills, David Remnick, Joseph Pulitzer, the OED, and the manufacture of the Venetian gondola. He writes about kite string and about the moment he met his wife, and he surveys our fascination with video games while attempting to beat his teenage son at Modern Warfare 2. In a celebrated essay on Wikipedia, Baker describes his efforts to stem the tide of encyclopedic deletionism; in another, he charts the rise of e-readers; in a third he chronicles his Freedom of Information lawsuit against the San Francisco Public Library. Through all these pieces, many written for The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The American Scholar, Baker shines the light of an inexpugnable curiosity. The Way the World Works is a keen-minded, generous-spirited compendium by a modern American master.

The Little Book of Economics PDF Book By Greg Ip

The Little Book of Economics

  • Author: Greg Ip
  • ISBN Code: : 1118417534
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 819 Readers
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An accessible, thoroughly engaging look at how the economyreally works and its role in your everyday life Not surprisingly, regular people suddenly are paying a lotcloser attention to the economy than ever before. But economics,with its weird technical jargon and knotty concepts and formulascan be a very difficult subject to get to grips with on your own.Enter Greg Ip and his Little Book of Economics. Like apatient, good-natured tutor, Greg, one of today's most respectedeconomics journalists, walks you through everything you need toknow about how the economy works. Short on technical jargon andlong on clear, concise, plain-English explanations of importantterms, concepts, events, historical figures and major players, thisrevised and updated edition of Greg's bestselling guide clues youin on what's really going on, what it means to you and what weshould be demanding our policymakers do about the economy goingforward. From inflation to the Federal Reserve, taxes to the budgetdeficit, you get indispensible insights into everything that reallymatters about economics and its impact on everyday life Special sections featuring additional resources of everysubject discussed and where to find additional information to helpyou learn more about an issue and keep track of ongoingdevelopments Offers priceless insights into the roots of America's economiccrisis and its aftermath, especially the role played by excessivegreed and risk-taking, and what can be done to avoid anothereconomic cataclysm Digs into globalization, the roots of the Euro crisis, thesources of China's spectacular growth, and why the gap between theeconomy's winners and losers keeps widening

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Making the World Work Better PDF Book By Kevin Maney,Steve Hamm,Jeffrey O'Brien

Making the World Work Better

  • Author: Kevin Maney,Steve Hamm,Jeffrey O'Brien
  • ISBN Code: : 0132755130
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Page : 350 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 183 Readers
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Thomas J Watson Sr’s motto for IBM was THINK, and for more than a century, that one little word worked overtime. In Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company , journalists Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm, and Jeffrey M. O’Brien mark the Centennial of IBM’s founding by examining how IBM has distinctly contributed to the evolution of technology and the modern corporation over the past 100 years. The authors offer a fresh analysis through interviews of many key figures, chronicling the Nobel Prize-winning work of the company’s research laboratories and uncovering rich archival material, including hundreds of vintage photographs and drawings. The book recounts the company’s missteps, as well as its successes. It captures moments of high drama – from the bet-the-business gamble on the legendary System/360 in the 1960s to the turnaround from the company’s near-death experience in the early 1990s. The authors have shaped a narrative of discoveries, struggles, individual insights and lasting impact on technology, business and society. Taken together, their essays reveal a distinctive mindset and organizational culture, animated by a deeply held commitment to the hard work of progress. IBM engineers and scientists invented many of the building blocks of modern information technology, including the memory chip, the disk drive, the scanning tunneling microscope (essential to nanotechnology) and even new fields of mathematics. IBM brought the punch-card tabulator, the mainframe and the personal computer into the mainstream of business and modern life. IBM was the first large American company to pay all employees salaries rather than hourly wages, an early champion of hiring women and minorities and a pioneer of new approaches to doing business--with its model of the globally integrated enterprise. And it has had a lasting impact on the course of society from enabling the US Social Security System, to the space program, to airline reservations, modern banking and retail, to many of the ways our world today works. The lessons for all businesses – indeed, all institutions – are powerful: To survive and succeed over a long period, you have to anticipate change and to be willing and able to continually transform. But while change happens, progress is deliberate. IBM – deliberately led by a pioneering culture and grounded in a set of core ideas – came into being, grew, thrived, nearly died, transformed itself… and is now charting a new path forward for its second century toward a perhaps surprising future on a planetary scale.

Grand Transitions PDF Book By Vaclav Smil

Grand Transitions

  • Author: Vaclav Smil
  • ISBN Code: : 0190060689
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 385 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 359 Readers
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What makes the modern world work? The answer to this deceptively simple question lies in four "grand transitions" of civilization--in populations, agriculture, energy, and economics--which have transformed the way we live. Societies that have undergone all four transitions emerge into an era of radically different population dynamics, food surpluses (and waste), abundant energy use, and expanding economic opportunities. Simultaneously, in other parts of the world, hundreds of millions remain largely untouched by these developments. Through erudite storytelling, Vaclav Smil investigates the fascinating and complex interactions of these transitions. He argues that the moral imperative to share modernity's benefits has become more acute with increasing economic inequality, but addressing this imbalance would make it exceedingly difficult to implement the changes necessary for the long-term preservation of the environment. Thus, managing the fifth transition--environmental changes from natural-resource depletion, biodiversity loss, and global warming--will determine the success or eventual failure of the grand transitions that have made the world we live in today.

The Story of Astronomy PDF Book By Anne Rooney

The Story of Astronomy

  • Author: Anne Rooney
  • ISBN Code: : 1784287350
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 775 Readers
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'Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.' Arthur C. Clarke, The Challenge of the Spaceship For thousands of years, the stars, planets, Moon and Sun were central to religious and superstitious beliefs. Astronomy has its origins in the context of these beliefs. From this starting point, scientific thinking emerged, as humans began to seek explanations for the existence of celestial bodies - explanations that did not rely on the supernatural. In the 17th century, the invention of the telescope marked a watershed, opening the heavens to scrutiny and revealing that the planets are other worlds. The wonders of space have multiplied ever since, puzzling and enthralling us. The Story of Astronomy charts our fascination with stars, from before Stonehenge to the search for exoplanets and extra-terrestrial life. This accessible, fascinating account of discoveries, from the times of Palaeolithic star-gazers to current space missions, shows how we have come to know so much about the universe. At the same time, unfolding knowledge has opened new horizons to explore. Our understanding of the boundless cosmos has only just begun. Topics include: Cosmology, from ancient times to the Big Bang Our place in the solar system Astrolabes, telescopes and radio astronomy Mapping the stars Space missions and probes Comets, asteroids, supernovae and black holes The unknown, from empty space to dark energy

Creating The World We Want To Live In PDF Book By Bridget Grenville-Cleave,Dóra Guðmundsdóttir,Felicia Huppert,Vanessa King,David Roffey,Sue Roffey,Marten de Vries

Creating The World We Want To Live In

  • Author: Bridget Grenville-Cleave,Dóra Guðmundsdóttir,Felicia Huppert,Vanessa King,David Roffey,Sue Roffey,Marten de Vries
  • ISBN Code: : 1000360865
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 270 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 525 Readers
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This book is about hope and a call to action to make the world the kind of place we want to live in. Our hope is to provoke conversation, and gently challenge possibly long-held views, beliefs, and ideologies about the way the world works and the people in that world. Written by eminent researchers and experienced practitioners, the book explores the principles that underpin living well, and gives examples of how this can be achieved not just in our own lives, but across communities and the planet we share. Chapters cover the stages of life from childhood to ageing, the foundations of everyday flourishing, including health and relationships, and finally wellbeing in the wider world, addressing issues such as economics, politics and the environment. Based in the scientific evidence of what works and supported by illustrations of good practice, this book is both ambitious and aspirational. The book is designed for a wide audience – anyone seeking to create positive change in the world, their institutions or communities.

Machine Habitus PDF Book By Massimo Airoldi

Machine Habitus

  • Author: Massimo Airoldi
  • ISBN Code: : 1509543295
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 967 Readers
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We commonly think of society as made of and by humans, but with the proliferation of machine learning and AI technologies, this is clearly no longer the case. Billions of automated systems tacitly contribute to the social construction of reality by drawing algorithmic distinctions between the visible and the invisible, the relevant and the irrelevant, the likely and the unlikely – on and beyond platforms. Drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, this book develops an original sociology of algorithms as social agents, actively participating in social life. Through a wide range of examples, Massimo Airoldi shows how society shapes algorithmic code, and how this culture in the code guides the practical behaviour of the code in the culture, shaping society in turn. The ‘machine habitus’ is the generative mechanism at work throughout myriads of feedback loops linking humans with artificial social agents, in the context of digital infrastructures and pre-digital social structures. Machine Habitus will be of great interest to students and scholars in sociology, media and cultural studies, science and technology studies and information technology, and to anyone interested in the growing role of algorithms and AI in our social and cultural life.

The Origins of Political Order PDF Book By Francis Fukuyama

The Origins of Political Order

  • Author: Francis Fukuyama
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429958936
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 979 Readers
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today's developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world. Francis Fukuyama, author of the bestselling The End of History and the Last Man and one of our most important political thinkers, provides a sweeping account of how today's basic political institutions developed. The first of a major two-volume work, The Origins of Political Order begins with politics among our primate ancestors and follows the story through the emergence of tribal societies, the growth of the first modern state in China, the beginning of the rule of law in India and the Middle East, and the development of political accountability in Europe up until the eve of the French Revolution. Drawing on a vast body of knowledge—history, evolutionary biology, archaeology, and economics—Fukuyama has produced a brilliant, provocative work that offers fresh insights on the origins of democratic societies and raises essential questions about the nature of politics and its discontents.

Principles PDF Book By Ray Dalio

Principles

  • Author: Ray Dalio
  • ISBN Code: : 1501124056
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 918 Readers
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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.

Economy and State PDF Book By Nina Bandelj,Elizabeth Sowers

Economy and State

  • Author: Nina Bandelj,Elizabeth Sowers
  • ISBN Code: : 0745658830
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 184 Readers
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Should governments be involved in economic affairs? Challenging prevailing wisdom about the benefits of self-regulating markets, Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers offer a uniquely sociological perspective to emphasize that states can never be divorced from economy. From defining property rights and regulating commodification of labor to setting corporate governance standards and international exchange rules, the state continuously manages the functioning of markets and influences economic outcomes for individuals, firms and nations. The authors bring together classical interventions and cutting-edge contemporary research in economic sociology to discuss six broad areas of economy/state connection: property, money, labor, firms, national economic growth, and global economic exchange. A wealth of empirical examples and illustrations reveals that even if the nature of state influence on economy varies across contexts, it is always dependent on social forces. This accessible and engaging book will be essential reading for upper-level students of economic sociology, and those interested in the major economic dilemmas of our times. .

How Soccer Explains the World PDF Book By Franklin Foer

How Soccer Explains the World

  • Author: Franklin Foer
  • ISBN Code: : 0061864706
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 243 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 283 Readers
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“An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about. . . . Bristles with anecdotes that are almost impossible to believe.” —New York Times Book Review “Terrific. . . . A travelogue full of important insights into both cultural change and persistence. . . . Foer’s soccer odyssey lends weight to the argument that a humane world order is possible.” — Washington Post Book World A groundbreaking work—named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated—How Soccer Explains the World is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at soccer, the world’s most popular sport, as a lens through which to view the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy. From Brazil to Bosnia, and Italy to Iran, this is an eye-opening chronicle of how a beautiful sport and its fanatical followers can highlight the fault lines of a society, whether it’s terrorism, poverty, anti-Semitism, or radical Islam—issues that now have an impact on all of us. Filled with blazing intelligence, colorful characters, wry humor, and an equal passion for soccer and humanity, How Soccer Explains the World is an utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times.

How the World Thinks PDF Book By Julian Baggini

How the World Thinks

  • Author: Julian Baggini
  • ISBN Code: : 1783782293
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 716 Readers
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*SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'There to fill the Sapiens-size hole in your life' Observer In this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought. One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world. What we call 'philosophy' in the West is not even half the story. Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons in How the World Thinks, exploring the philosophies of Japan, India, China and the Muslim world, as well as the lesser-known oral traditions of Africa and Australia's first peoples. Interviewing thinkers from around the globe, Baggini asks questions such as: why is the West is more individualistic than the East? What makes secularism a less powerful force in the Islamic world than in Europe? And how has China resisted pressures for greater political freedom? Offering deep insights into how different regions operate, and paying as much attention to commonalities as to differences, Baggini shows that by gaining greater knowledge of how others think we take the first step to a greater understanding of ourselves.

The World PDF Book By Richard Haass

The World

  • Author: Richard Haass
  • ISBN Code: : 0399562400
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 941 Readers
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The New York Times bestseller “A clear and concise account of the history, diplomacy, economics, and societal forces that have molded the modern global system.” —Foreign Affairs An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders. Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is a Coronavirus known as Covid-19, which originated in a Chinese city many had never heard of but has spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could well be another infectious disease from somewhere else. Twenty years ago it was a group of terrorists trained in Afghanistan and armed with box-cutters who commandeered four airplanes and flew them into buildings (and in one case a field) and claimed nearly three thousand lives. Next time it could be terrorists who use a truck bomb or gain access to a weapon of mass destruction. In 2016 hackers in a nondescript office building in Russia traveled virtually in cyberspace to manipulate America's elections. Now they have burrowed into our political life. In recent years, severe hurricanes and large fires linked to climate change have ravaged parts of the earth; in the future we can anticipate even more serious natural disasters. In 2008, it was a global financial crisis caused by mortgage-backed securities in America, but one day it could well be a financial contagion originating in Europe, Asia, or Africa. This is the new normal of the 21st century. The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments. While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have what they need to understand its basics and the principal choices for how to respond. In short, this book will make readers more globally literate and put them in a position to make sense of this era. Global literacy--knowing how the world works—is a must, as what goes on outside a country matters enormously to what happens inside. Although the United States is bordered by two oceans, those oceans are not moats. And the so-called Vegas rule—what happens there stays there—does not apply in today's world to anyone anywhere. U.S. foreign policy is uniquely American, but the world Americans seek to shape is not. Globalization can be both good and bad, but it is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. Even if we want to ignore the world, it will not ignore us. The choice we face is how to respond. We are connected to this world in all sorts of ways. We need to better understand it, both its promise and its threats, in order to make informed choices, be it as students, citizens, voters, parents, employees, or investors. To help readers do just that, The World focuses on essential history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas. Explaining complex ideas with wisdom and clarity, Richard Haass's The World is an evergreen book that will remain relevant and useful as history continues to unfold.

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Air, Water, Earth, Fire PDF Book By Angelo Peccerillo

Air, Water, Earth, Fire

  • Author: Angelo Peccerillo
  • ISBN Code: : 3030780139
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 223 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 591 Readers
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The book describes the structure, composition and evolution of the Earth, the main geological processes occurring on it, and how some crucial environmental matters that are amply debated in the media (e.g. pollution, greenhouse effect) can be fully understood by placing them in the holistic context of the system Earth as a whole. It provides basic information on a series of key geological issues, from the structure and composition of the Earth to the large-scale processes that characterize our planet, such as rock alteration and sedimentation, magmatism, geomagnetism, seismicity, plate tectonics, cyclical migration of chemical elements through various Earth reservoirs (Geochemical Cycles), and evolution of the planet from Hadean to present. It intends to reach a wide readership, which is interested in our planet and wish to have a general and comprehensive view of its origin, evolution and activity. Potential readership includes undergraduate and advanced undergraduate students in Geology and other scientific disciplines, and any moderately- to well-educated people interested in the surrounding world and eager to gain a basic knowledge of the Earth and to reach an integrated view of how our planet is working.

If This Is the Way the World Works PDF Book By William O. Avery,Beth Ann Gaede

If This Is the Way the World Works

  • Author: William O. Avery,Beth Ann Gaede
  • ISBN Code: : 1566995531
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 173 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 812 Readers
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In If This Is the Way the World Works William O. Avery and Beth Ann Gaede ask two primary questions: First, what principles from science are so broadly accepted that scientists themselves are willing to say, "This is the way the world works"? Second, how do congregations and their leaders behave when they operate in concert with these seemingly universal principles? Avery and Gaede explore five principles form the philosophy of science that suggest an alternative way to view congregational mission and leadership: openness to new information, complexity, diversity, interrelatedness, and process. Their premise is that when faith communities align themselves with the way the world--God's world--works, they more faithfully carry out their vocations as witnesses to God's reconciling work and as servants to one another. By following these basic scientific principles, Avery and Gaede argue, we arrive at a different view of leadership in the church. If this is truly the way the world works, leaders will find strength through relationships, hope in diversity, and above all trust in the love of God.

A Global State Through Democratic Federal World Government PDF Book By Unity Yang

A Global State Through Democratic Federal World Government

  • Author: Unity Yang
  • ISBN Code: : 9781467893428
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 403 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 381 Readers
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You live in it; it belongs to you; you need to know how it works: THE WORLD. If you have GREAT goals in life, then you need to know how the world works. READ this Book. The Beautiful Woman World Leaders are shy to date, the Woman World citizens need for a Mother: Democratic World Government, the new world project will offer humanity benefits like: world peace; human face development through direct global approach on world poverty, natural disasters, global infrastructural development, diseases, global warming, conduct of democratic elections within nation-states and fixing of failed states whenever they occur, Somalia, Palestine and North Korea. If you like these benefits, read this book. Unity Elias YANG, Also the author of The Third World, Where is it? I read parts of an early draft of Unity Yang's book. I have known the author for several years as a devoted and passionate supporter of democratic world government, and his book adds significantly to the growing literature on this critical subject. Jim Stark, Founder and Past President of Vote World Parliament, author of 10 books including Rescue Plan for Planet Earth: Democratic World Government through a global referendum. Quebec-Canada. Everything that is done in international affairs must be done from the viewpoint of whether it will advance or hinder the establishment of world government. Albert Einstein, Physicist and Political Scientist, 1946. The greatest prayer of man is for peace. Dag Hammarskjld, United Nations Secretary General. The only way peace can be achieved is through world government. Nehru Jawaharlal, Prime Minister of India. I am a citizen, not of Athens, or Greece, but of the world. Socrates, Political Philosopher (5th Century). The creation of a World Council, an alliance of the worlds leaders, including those outside of traditional Europe, which would meet in a neutral location for the purpose of resolving international disputes through mediation. meric Cruc, French Monk, 1623. Born on 20th May 1974, Unity Elias Yang is the first African member of the Board of the Organization Vote World Parliament (VWP) in Quebec-Canada. He is also the Author of the Third World, Where is it?

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Dynamic Systems for Everyone PDF Book By Asish Ghosh

Dynamic Systems for Everyone

  • Author: Asish Ghosh
  • ISBN Code: : 3319107356
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 239 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 235 Readers
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This book is a study of the interactions between different types of systems, their environment, and their subsystems. The author explains how basic systems principles are applied in engineered (mechanical, electromechanical, etc.) systems and then guides the reader to understand how the same principles can be applied to social, political, economic systems, as well as in everyday life. Readers from a variety of disciplines will benefit from the understanding of system behaviors and will be able to apply those principles in various contexts. The book includes many examples covering various types of systems. The treatment of the subject is non-mathematical, and the book considers some of the latest concepts in the systems discipline, such as agent-based systems, optimization, and discrete events and procedures.

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How History Works PDF Book By Martin L. Davies

How History Works

  • Author: Martin L. Davies
  • ISBN Code: : 131737231X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 194 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 633 Readers
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How History Works assesses the social function of academic knowledge in the humanities, exemplified by history, and offers a critique of the validity of historical knowledge. The book focusses on history’s academic, disciplinary ethos to offer a reconception of the discipline of history, arguing that it is an existential liability: if critical analysis reveals the sense that history offers to the world to be illusory, what stops historical scholarship from becoming a disguise for pessimism or nihilism? History is routinely invoked in all kinds of cultural, political, economic, psychological situations to provide a reliable account or justification of what is happening. Moreover, it addresses a world already receptive to comprehensive historical explanations: since everyone has some knowledge of history, everyone can be manipulated by it. This book analyses the relationship between specialized knowledge and everyday experience, taking phenomenology (Husserl) and pragmatism (James) as methodological guides. It is informed by a wide literature sceptical of the sense academic historical expertise produces and of the work history does, represented by thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Valéry, Anders and Cioran. How History Works discusses how history makes sense of the world even if what happens is senseless, arguing that behind the smoke-screen of historical scholarship looms a chaotic world-dynamic indifferent to human existence. It is valuable reading for anyone interested in historiography and historical theory.

How the Mind Works PDF Book By Steven Pinker

How the Mind Works

  • Author: Steven Pinker
  • ISBN Code: : 9780393069730
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 753 Readers
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"A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." —New York Review of Books In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.

How Science Works PDF Book By Stephen H. Jenkins

How Science Works

  • Author: Stephen H. Jenkins
  • ISBN Code: : 0198036043
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Science
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One week, red wine is good for the heart. The next week, new reports say it's bad for the health. So which is true? Anyone who's ever read science news with fascination, or who's ever been confounded by conflicting stories will appreciate this book. Taking a look at some true to life contemporary news stories, the author assesses recent studies on topics ranging from vitamin C and caffeine to pollution and cancer. With straight talk and a passion for the whole project of science, he demysifies the cult of the expert and sheds light on the nitty-gritty details of scientific processes. Any scientist loves a challenge, but the biggest challenge of all, observes Jenkins, is shared by scientists and nonscientitsts alike: how to make practical decisions in light of ambiguous evidence. Promising no simple answers, this book does offer excellent food for thought for people pondering that next glass of wine.

I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works PDF Book By Nick Bilton

I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works

  • Author: Nick Bilton
  • ISBN Code: : 0307591131
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 117 Readers
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Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour? The world, as Nick Bilton—with tongue-in-cheek—shows, has been going to hell for a long, long time, and what we are experiencing is the twenty-first-century version of the fear that always takes hold as new technology replaces the old. In fact, as Bilton shows, the digital era we are part of is, in all its creative and disruptive forms, the foundation for exciting and engaging experiences not only for business but society as well. Both visionary and practical, I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works captures the zeitgeist of an emerging age, providing the understanding of how a radically changed media world is influencing human behavior: • With a walk on the wild side—through the porn industry—we see how this business model is leading the way, adapting product to consumer needs and preferences and beating piracy. • By understanding how the Internet is creating a new type of consumer, the “consumnivore,” living in a world where immediacy trumps quality and quantity, we see who is dictating the type of content being created. • Through exploring the way our brains are adapting, we gain a new understanding of the positive effect of new media narratives on thinking and action. One fascinating study, for example, shows that surgeons who play video games are more skillful than their nonplaying counterparts. • Why social networks, the openness of the Internet, and handy new gadgets are not just vehicles for telling the world what you had for breakfast but are becoming the foundation for “anchoring communities” that tame information overload and help determine what news and information to trust and consume and what to ignore. • Why the map of tomorrow is centered on “Me,” and why that simple fact means a totally new approach to the way media companies shape content. • Why people pay for experiences, not content; and why great storytelling and extended relationships will prevail and enable businesses to engage with customers in new ways that go beyond merely selling information, instead creating unique and meaningful experiences. I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works walks its own talk by creating a unique reader experience: Semacodes embedded in both print and eBook versions will take readers directly to Bilton’s website (www.NickBilton.com), where they can access videos of the author further developing his point of view and also delve into the research that was key to shaping the central ideas of the book. The website will also offer links to related content and the ability to comment on a chapter, allowing the reader to join the conversation.

How Science Works: Evolution PDF Book By R. John Ellis

How Science Works: Evolution

  • Author: R. John Ellis
  • ISBN Code: : 9048131839
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 100 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 981 Readers
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Evolution is just a theory, isn’t it? What is a scientific theory anyway? Don’t scientists prove things? What is the difference between a fact, a hypothesis and a theory in science? How does scientific thinking differ from religious thinking? Why are most leading scientists atheists? Are science and religion compatible? Why are there so many different religious beliefs but only one science? What is the evidence for evolution? Why does evolution occur? If you are interested in any of these questions and have some knowledge of biology, this book is for you.

Research Methods for Health Care Practice PDF Book By Frances Griffiths

Research Methods for Health Care Practice

  • Author: Frances Griffiths
  • ISBN Code: : 1446204677
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 833 Readers
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Many health professionals want to investigate their health care practice and how it could be improved to benefit their patients. This book introduces the range of research approaches available, and explains what can be achieved with different methods and how they can compliment each other. Research Methods for Health Care Practice guides the researcher through their journey, giving detailed, step-by-step advice on planning and carrying out each stage of the research. Useful examples from health care research are included throughout to illustrate the application of the techniques and methods discussed. The book provides discussion of all the key issues and stages of research, including: - user involvement in research - research ethics - deciding on a research approach - data collection and analysis methods Research Methods for Health Care Practice is ideal for professionals wanting to undertake research in their own health care setting, and will be of use to any students undertaking a research project as part of their course in health and related fields.

Culture, Organizations, and Work PDF Book By Catherine T. Kwantes,Sharon Glazer

Culture, Organizations, and Work

  • Author: Catherine T. Kwantes,Sharon Glazer
  • ISBN Code: : 3319476629
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 107 pages
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reviews : 306 Readers
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This monograph presents various approaches to understanding the multiple levels, layers, and definitions of culture, cross-cultural research, cross-cultural competence, the role of culture in organizations, organizational culture, and the role of multiple culture layers in individual workers’ workplace attitudes, performance, and general experiences. Inaugurating the new series SpringerBriefs on Culture, Organizations, and Work, it establishes both fundamental and controversial ideas related to the myriad ways of studying these topics. It highlights the wide variety of conceptual approaches for studying culture, organization and work and brings to light some of the critical questions related to culture (at all units and levels of analysis) and their effect on both the workplace and the worker in order to present a coherent educational resource for practitioners and researchers alike.

England's Citizenship Education Experiment PDF Book By Lee Jerome

England's Citizenship Education Experiment

  • Author: Lee Jerome
  • ISBN Code: : 1441104879
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Education
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How do we prepare young people to understand the complex problems confronting our society and their place as citizens in shaping solutions? Until 1997, the contribution of schools to these challenges was ad hoc and uncoordinated, but with the introduction of citizenship education into the National Curriculum in England a new political project began. Between 2002 and 2012, England has become a leading player in the debate about how to induct young people into democracy. Jerome explores the connections between the values promoted by the government and the forms of citizenship promoted through the National Curriculum and considers: What did the politicians want the policy to achieve? What kinds of citizens were teachers trying to create? What kind of citizens do the young people feel that they have become? To answer these questions this book considers a range of evidence from large scale national and international research projects to single school case studies, conducted with student co-researchers. The study illustrates the complexity of policy making and reveals the gap between curriculum policy and implementation.