Download e-book for iPad: The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, by Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips

By Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Phillips

ISBN-10: 1451688849

ISBN-13: 9781451688849

A booklet that argues that classes in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from striking locations: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others dwelling and dealing at the margins of industrial and society.

Who are the best innovators on this planet? You're most likely considering Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. the standard suspects. This ebook isn't approximately them. It's approximately humans you've by no means heard of. It's approximately those who are simply as leading edge, entrepreneurial, and visionary because the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the realm. They're within the crowded streets of Shenzhen, the prisons of Somalia, the flooded coastal cities of Thailand. they're pirates, laptop hackers, pranksters, and previous gang leaders. around the globe, diversified innovators working within the black, gray, and casual economies are constructing recommendations to a myriad of demanding situations. faraway from being "deviant entrepreneurs" that pose threats to our social and fiscal balance, those innovators reveal awesome ingenuity, pioneering unique equipment and practices that we will study from and practice to maneuver formal markets. This publication investigates the tales of underground innovation that make up the Misfit economic system. It examines the teeming genius of the underground.

It asks: who're those unknown visionaries? How do they paintings? How do they manage themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And finally, how are you going to take those classes into your personal world?

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Download e-book for iPad: Liquid Life by Zygmunt Bauman

By Zygmunt Bauman

ISBN-10: 0745657893

ISBN-13: 9780745657899

'Liquid life’ is the type of existence normally lived in our modern, liquid-modern society. Liquid existence can't remain on track, as liquid-modern society can't retain its form for lengthy. Liquid existence is a precarious existence, lived less than stipulations of continuing uncertainty.

The so much acute and obdurate concerns that hang-out this liquid existence are the fears of being stuck snoozing, of failing to meet up with fast-paced occasions, of overlooking the ‘use by’ dates and being saddled with valueless possessions, of lacking the instant calling for a transformation of tack and being left in the back of. Liquid existence is additionally shot via via a contradiction: it needs to be a (possibly never-ending) sequence of latest beginnings, but accurately accordingly it truly is choked with concerns approximately fast and painless endings, with no which new beginnings will be unthinkable. one of the arts of liquid-modern residing and the talents had to perform them, taking out issues takes priority over their acquisition.

This and different demanding situations of lifestyles in a liquid-modern society are traced and unravelled within the successive chapters of this new e-book through essentially the most significant and unique social thinkers of our time.

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New PDF release: Metamorphosen des Kapitalismus - und seiner Kritik

By Rolf Eickelpasch, Claudia Rademacher, Philipp Ramos Lobato

ISBN-10: 3531157809

ISBN-13: 9783531157801

Die Beiträge dieses Bandes diskutieren die aktuellen Diskursverschiebungen der Kapitalismusanalyse und -kritik, die auf die „neoliberale“ Transformation des kapitalistischen platforms antworten. Sie lassen sich dabei von der Frage leiten, wie eine theoretisch schlüssige und praktisch aussichtsreiche Kapitalismuskritik zu konzipieren ist, nachdem die klassischen Instrumente der Gesellschaftskritik in vielfacher Weise diskreditiert sind und sich als stumpf und überholt erwiesen haben.
Der erste Teil des Bandes versammelt Beiträge, in denen wichtige Stränge der aktuellen Kapitalismuskritik vorgestellt und kritisch diskutiert werden. Die Arbeiten des zweiten Teiles wenden sich – zentriert um Begriffe wie „Exklusion“, „Prekarität“ oder „neue Armut“ – den neuen Ungleichheiten und Konfliktlinien im „postfordistisch“ transformierten Kapitalismus zu. Im Mittelpunkt der Beiträge des dritten Teiles steht die Frage nach praktisch-politischen Widerstandspotenzialen und Gegenentwürfen gegen die schrankenlose Durchkapitalisierung der Welt.

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New PDF release: Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials , Eighth Edition

By Diana Kendall

ISBN-10: 1111305501

ISBN-13: 9781111305505

Kendall's SOCIOLOGY IN OUR instances: THE necessities, 8th version, makes use of real-life tales, instructed by way of the folks who've lived them, in addition to commonplace subject matters equivalent to the yank Dream, physique picture, the surroundings, and pretend information media to introduce you to the examine of sociology and have interaction your sociological mind's eye, a necessary source you'll no longer be aware of you will have. Kendall indicates you ways sociology is at paintings in our society and will be utilized to way of life and to the urgent social matters we are facing. each bankruptcy even incorporates a consultant to how one can make a favorable distinction in either your fast and prolonged groups.

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Get Blacks in the White Elite: Will the Progress Continue? PDF

By Richard L. Zweigenhaft

ISBN-10: 0585466696

ISBN-13: 9780585466699

ISBN-10: 0742516202

ISBN-13: 9780742516205

ISBN-10: 0742516210

ISBN-13: 9780742516212

This largely revised version of Blacks within the White institution? exhibits why the USA is at a very important juncture in family members among blacks and whites, whilst advances made because the Civil Rights circulation might both proceed or retrench, looking on the selections made by means of our governments, groups, and faculties. The voices of African american citizens heard during this ebook carry domestic for the reader the standard effect of nationwide coverage concerns and debates on race and sophistication in the US.

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Download e-book for kindle: Jean Racine's Phedre on Stage by John D. Mitchell

By John D. Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0585116849

ISBN-13: 9780585116846

ISBN-10: 0873590473

ISBN-13: 9780873590471

This translation of Racine's dramatic masterpiece by way of the yankee poet William Packard, fits line for line the Alexandrine and rhyming couplets of the unique French textual content. practice session notes of Paul mile Deiber, director on the big apple Metropolitan Opera and the Comdie Francaise, are interwoven during the textual content.

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Download e-book for kindle: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and by Steven Johnson

By Steven Johnson

ISBN-10: 0684868768

ISBN-13: 9780684868769

AN ESQUIRE journal most sensible publication OF THE YEAR

within the culture of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening trip via emergence concept and its functions. Explaining why the entire is typically smarter than the sum of its elements, Johnson provides staggering examples of suggestions, self-organization, and adaptive studying. How does a full of life local evolve out of a disconnected team of shopkeepers, bartenders, and actual property builders? How does a media occasion tackle a lifetime of its personal? How will new software program courses create an clever world-wide-web?
within the coming years, the facility of self-organization -- coupled with the connective expertise of the net -- will bring in a revolution each piece as major because the creation of electrical energy. Provocative and interesting, Emergence places you at the entrance strains of this intriguing upheaval in technology and notion.

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