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Some Sort of Genius

by Paul O'Keeffe

"A man of undoubted genius," T.S. Eliot said of Wyndham Lewis, "...but genius for what precisely it would be remarkably difficult to say." Painter and draughtsman, novelist, satirist, pamphleteer and critic, Wyndham Lewis's multifarious activities defy easy categorization. He launched the only twentieth century English avant-garde art movement, Vorticism, in 1914. Brilliant both as painter and writer, the precise, mechanistic formality of his visual style crossed over into a unique satirical prose which, emphasizing the external, turned his characters into automata. It enabled Lewis to pit himself against a prevailing orthodoxy, the stream of consciousness technique favoured by contemporaries as diverse as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Gertrude Stein.Combining years of research with dry wit and creative storytelling, Paul O'Keeffe's Some Sort of Genius crackles with intense details of Lewis's work, life and times, simultaneously dismantling longstanding assumptions about his subject and offering brilliant new perspectives. Employing narrative creativity that reinvents the genre of biography itself, O'Keeffe delivers an unparalleled portrait that does full justice to Lewis's complexity.Throughout O'Keeffe's definitive account, readers will be introduced to one of the most compelling and misunderstood figures of twentieth century modernism.

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

by Padma Viswanathan

From internationally acclaimed New Face of Fiction author Padma Viswanathan, a stunning new work set among families of those who lost loved ones in the 1985 Air India bombing, registering the unexpected reverberations of this tragedy in the lives of its survivors. A book of post-9/11 life, The Ever After demonstrates that violent politics are all-too-often homegrown in North America but ignored at our peril.In 2004, almost 20 years after the fatal bombing of Air India Flight 182 from Vancouver, two suspects are-finally-on trial for the crime. Ashwin Rao, an Indian psychologist trained in North America, comes back to do a "study of comparative grief," interviewing people who lost loved one in the attack. What he neglects to mention is that he, too, had family members who died on the plane. Then, to his delight and fear, he becomes embroiled in the lives of one family that remains unable to escape the undertow of the tragedy. As Ashwin finds himself less and less capable of providing the objective advice this particular family seeks, his surprising emotional connection to them pushes him to face his own losses. The Ever After imagines the lasting emotional and political consequences of a real-life act of terror, confronting what we might learn to live with and what we can live without.

Computational Network Theory

by Matthias Dehmer Frank Emmert-Streib Stefan Pickl

This comprehensive introduction to computational network theory as a branch of network theory builds on the understanding that such networks are a tool to derive or verify hypotheses by applying computational techniques to large scale network data.The highly experienced team of editors and high-profile authors from around the world present and explain a number of methods that are representative of computational network theory, derived from graph theory, as well as computational and statistical techniques. With its coherent structure and homogenous style, this reference is equally suitable for courses on computational networks.

DIY Comms and Control for Amateur Space

by Sandy Antunes

Radio spectrum for commanding and recording from our satellites is a shared resource with subtle hurdles. We walk the path originally paved by AMSATs to discuss the steps and licensing needed to set up and operate both a command uplink and a data download station and network. Find out how playing nicely with others maximizes your ability to get your data down.

Huey Morgan’s Rebel Heroes

by Huey Morgan

The defining sounds of popular music - blues, rock 'n' roll, punk, hip-hop - were shaped and driven by rebel voices: whether that was Robert Johnson and Billie Holiday in the 1920s and 30s, or the likes of Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joe Strummer in the 1960s and 70s. In more recent years those truly ground- and rule-breaking voices have been harder to hear, and in Sinners, Chancers & Renegades, Huey Morgan shines a spotlight on the rebel spirits of music in the last century and looks at why there are so few around today. The book includes personal anecdotes from Huey of his experiences listening to these artists as a child, and of meeting - and in some cases playing with - some of them as a musician himself in later years.

The Mindfulness Cookbook

by Patrizia Collard Helen Stephenson

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Being aware of what you eat will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you and heal your food issues. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up on nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life.

200 Fast Vegetarian Recipes

by Hamlyn

Make the most of your time with this new collection of fast recipes from the popular Hamlyn All Colour series. Whether you are a seasoned vegetarian or simply trying to cut down on your meat intake, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Fast Vegetarian Dishes offers a variety of vegetarian recipes that can be ready in no more than 30 minutes. Recipes include spicy Arrabiata Polenta Bake; Pasta with Goats' Cheese & Walnut Sauce; and Pineapple Fritters (for when your sweet tooth is calling).

Deliciously Dairy Free

by Lesley Waters

Millions of people are lactose intolerant - meaning they lack enough of the lactase enzyme to digest milk products properly. It is a common digestive problem that affects an estimated 9.5 million people in the UK alone. Others simply prefer to eliminate dairy as part of a "clean" diet. So, what to eat? In Deliciously Dairy Free, Lesley Waters provides more than 100 fresh and simple lactose-free recipes for healthy eating every day. Recipes range from White Bean Creamy Hummus with Broad Bean Salad & Dukkah to Coconut Rice Pudding with Griddled Pineapple, with cheats and swaps along the way so that die-hard dairy lovers can enjoy favourite dishes they're missing.

One Mountain Away

by Emilie Richards

Charlotte Hale plans to change her life one careful step at a time With nothing but brains, ambition and sheer nerve, Charlotte Hale built a career as a tough, savvy real-estate developer. Her reputation is rock solid...but her life is empty. One terrifying day, Charlotte realizes that her friends are as grasping and insincere as she is. Far worse, she's alienated her family so completely that she's never held or spoken to her only granddaughter. Charlotte vows to make amends, not simply with her considerable wealth, but by offering a hand instead of a handout. Putting in hours and energy instead of putting in an appearance. Opening her home and heart instead of her wallet. With each wrenching, exhilarating, joyful decision, she finds her path to friendship, love and forgiveness-even as she learns what it truly means to build a legacy.

The Calamity Janes: Gina & Emma

by Sherryl Woods

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns with two enthralling tales of the Calamity Janes...fierce friends facing challenges in life and love To Catch a Thief Gina Petrillo thought she was on the run from her troubles...but they followed her home to Winding River, Wyoming. City-slicker lawyer Rafe O'Donnell is in hot pursuit of Gina, and he doesn't intend to let his suspect out of his sight, even though Gina's mouthwatering kisses are irresistible. And while Rafe is out to catch a thief-she just might steal his heart! The Calamity Janes Struggling with single-motherhood and career pressures, Denver attorney Emma Rogers comes home for a reunion with the Calamity Janes in desperate need of their support. Can they-and her young daughter-possibly be right that sexy journalist Ford Hamilton, the biggest thorn in her side, is actually the answer to her prayers?

That Summer Place

by Debbie Macomber Susan Wiggs Jill Barnett www.SusanWiggs.comSpend a summer with three of your favorite authors! Come to Spruce Island, off the coast of Washington, and visit Rainshadow Lodge, a rambling Victorian. Three women each spend a month there-a month that will change their lives! Old Things by Jill Barnett Catherine, divorced for almost a decade, returns to the lodge, where she'd spent summers while she was growing up. Now, all these years later, she encounters Michael, the love of her teenage life-and falls for him all over again! Private Paradise by Debbie Macomber The next month, Beth shows up with her teenage son, Paul. It's their first vacation since she was widowed. She ends up sharing the place with an attractive stranger-John Livingstone-and his difficult twelve-year-old, Nikki. Soon Paul and Nikki have plans for their parents... Island Time by Susan Wiggs Then in August, architect Mitch Rutherford comes to the island, where he's joined by Rosie Galvez, who's been hired to provide an environmental report. Mitch is a workaholic on a deadline, while Rosie's attitude is...relaxed. But they fall in love despite-or because?-of their differences. Experience the romance of that summer place!


by Lori Foster

Two classic tales of everyday heroes from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Treat Her Right Gorgeous, statuesque fitness expert Wynn Lane can't help but fall for her sexy neighbor, paramedic Zack Granger, and his adorable daughter. But brash, outspoken Wynn is not Zack's idea of mommy material, even though she's making daddy's libido do flip-flops. Still, the laws of attraction rule-and Wynn is a force of nature all her own! Mr. November Creating a beefcake calendar for charity, Amanda Barker has found the perfect Mr. November, superbuff firefighter Josh Marshall. But the notorious ladies' man is a hard sell, and she's forced to negotiate with the only collateral he'll accept: a date with her! Josh knows where there's smoke, there's fire-but this could burn completely out of control...

What Lies Behind

by J. T. Ellison

Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author J. T. Ellison delivers another riveting novel featuring the incomparable Dr. Samantha Owens Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide-a crime of passion-is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play... As Fletch and Sam try to understand what and who they are dealing with, they are summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. It's up to Sam and Fletch to uncover what lies behind the deception as the threat of bioterrorism is exposed, and her boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, may be in the line of fire. Unsure who to trust, Sam and Fletch find themselves up against very powerful people at every stage in the investigation. No one is who they appear to be and with every minute that passes, the danger escalates. It's Sam's most complex case yet and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.

The Notorious Pagan Jones

by Nina Berry

Pagan Jones went from America's sweetheart to fallen angel in one fateful night in 1960: the night a car accident killed her whole family. Pagan was behind the wheel and driving drunk. Nine months later, she's stuck in the Lighthouse Reformatory for Wayward Girls and tortured by her guilt-not to mention the sadistic Miss Edwards, who takes special delight in humiliating the once-great Pagan Jones. But all of that is about to change. Pagan's old agent shows up with a mysterious studio executive, Devin Black, and an offer. Pagan will be released from juvenile detention if she accepts a juicy role in a comedy directed by award-winning director Bennie Wexler. The shoot starts in West Berlin in just three days. If Pagan's going to do it, she has to decide fast-and she has to agree to a court-appointed "guardian," the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth and too sophisticated to be some studio flack. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her-there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?rdian," the handsome yet infuriating Devin, who's too young, too smooth, too sophisticated to be some studio flack. The offer's too good to be true, Berlin's in turmoil and Devin Black knows way too much about her-there's definitely something fishy going on. But if anyone can take on a divided city, a scheming guardian and the criticism of a world that once adored her, it's the notorious Pagan Jones. What could go wrong?

Nowhere but Here

by Katie Mcgarry

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father-the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent-but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns into an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both. Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They' And while Emily-the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member-is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down. No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

No Woman Left Behind: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery, Book Six

by Julie Moffett

My mother's life goal has been to see me, geek extraordinaire Lexi Carmichael, happily married. So bringing my first boyfriend, Slash, home for dinner has me hyperventilating. Things get a lot worse when bullets start flying over our corn chowder.Now the entire alphabet soup of government agencies want my help finding the man behind the attack--Johannes Broodryk, a cyber mercenary I foiled on my last case. He wants revenge and he's taken something of mine to ensure I'll play, so it's game on. But the government has its own agenda, and Slash is not on board with the plan. Things are a bit bumpy in paradise.Although I'm more comfortable with computer code than commandos, I've been assigned a team of navy SEALs to help bring Broodryk down. The question is, will they survive me long enough to solve his cryptic puzzles and save the day?Don't miss Lexi's first adventure in No One Lives Twice!81,400 words

Building Bridges

by Victor C. Goldbloom

A pediatrician, provincial politician, and pioneer of interfaith dialogue, Victor Goldbloom (b. 1923) has led a rich and varied life. Deeply committed to social issues, his dedication to reconciliating French and English, federalists and sovereignists, Christians and Jews, and his understanding of public health, the environment, and minority communities are unparalleled. Born in Montreal, Goldbloom received his medical degree from McGill University in 1945. A practising pediatrician for many years, he entered public life in 1962 as a governor of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Quebec and in 1966 was elected to the Quebec Legislature. In 1970 he became the first member of Quebec's Jewish community to serve in the provincial cabinet, under Premier Robert Bourassa. A minister of the National Assembly until 1979, Goldbloom served as Quebec's first environment minster, and later as municipal affairs minister and minister responsible for the Olympics Installations Board. In the early 1990s he became Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages. In Building Bridges - a collection of personal anecdotes, media coverage of his impressive career, and transcriptions of two historic speeches - Goldbloom recounts the details of his remarkable life and lifelong commitment to Quebec and to Canada.

Performance Consulting

by Dana Gaines Robinson James C. Robinson Jack J. Phillips Patricia Pulliam Phillips

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATEDIn America, organizations spend $175 billion in training initiatives and more than $500 billion in human resource solutions every year yet often have little to show for it. One reason is that people "jump to solutions" before they identify the causes of the problem. Performance consultants are effective because they partner with clients to clarify business goals and determine root causes for gaps between desired and current results. Only then are specific solutions agreed upon and implemented. This third edition of the classic book that introduced performance consulting adds a wealth of new material. There are new case examples throughout and four new chapters providing detailed steps for measuring results from performance consulting initiatives on five different levels, including ROI. The book includes a never-before-published Alignment and Measurement Model, allowing you to connect organizational needs and performance consulting initiatives designed to address those needs with the appropriate level of measurement. This remains a profoundly practical book, featuring tools, models, and checklists. It will enable you to make a difference in your organization that is valued, measurable, and sustainable.


by Aspen Baker

When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of twenty-four, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to share her conflicted feelings. In this hopeful and moving book, Baker describes how she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their "pro-voice" philosophy and a set of tools that enable anyone to have respectful, compassionate exchanges about even the most contentious topics. Initially distrusted by both sides, Exhale now receives postabortion referrals from pro-life and pro-choice organizations. Baker examines the history of the abortion debate, identifying the mistakes and misunderstandings that have led us to the current painful divide. She shares how Exhale discovered creative ways to help women and men share their feelings about abortion, such as starting a postabortion telephone service and piloting a nationwide story-sharing tour led by women who'd had abortions. Thanks to Aspen Baker's innovative ideas and the trendsetting work of Exhale, the culture around abortion is changing.Pro-voice can be adopted by anyone interested in dialogue rather than dogma. Peace, in this perspective, isn't a world without fighting or conflict but one where conflict can be engaged in--fiercely and directly--without dehumanizing ourselves or our opponents. Our world is full of gray areas. It's vital we learn practices like pro-voice to help us move from paralysis to progress.

The Process of Self-Transformation

by Vicente Hao Chin Jr.

"From time immemorial," says the author, "sages from diverse cultures have passed on enduring solutions to the dilemmas of living. Yet their insights are not as known to the world as they ought to be." This deep, wise, and practical guide intends to make them more so.It is the harvest of the popular seminars developed and led by Vic Hao Chin, former president of the Theosophical Society in the Philippines and a worldwide teacher and presenter. He gives time-proven approaches for eliminating fear, resentment, worry, depression, and the stress of daily living in order to deepen spiritual practice.And he includes sections on overcoming negative conditioning, developing relationships, and optimizing physical health. To help readers in the process of self-actualization, he also provides helpful illustrations, case studies, and step-by-step instructions for meditation and breathing exercises.

The Ward

by Michael Mcclelland John Lorinc Ellen Scheinberg Tatum Taylor

The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto's first 'priority neighbourhood.' From the 1840s until the Second World War, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto - Irish, Jewish, Italian, African American and Chinese, among others - landed in 'The Ward.' Crammed with rundown housing and immigrant-owned businesses, this area, bordered by College and Queen, University and Yonge streets, was home to bootleggers, Chinese bachelors, workers from the nearby Eaton's garment factories and hard-working peddlers. But the City considered it a slum, and bulldozed the area in the late 1950s to make way for a new civic square. The Ward finally tells the diverse stories of this extraordinary and resilient neighbourhood through archival photos and contributions from a wide array of voices, including historians, politicians, architects, story­­tellers, journalists and descendants of Ward residents. Their perspectives on playgrounds, tuberculosis, sex workers, newsies and even bathing bring The Ward to life and, in the process, raise important questions about how contemporary cities handle immigration, poverty and the geography of difference. Contents & Contributors Introduction - John Lorinc Searching for the Old Ward - Shawn Micallef No Place Like Home - Howard Akler Before the Ward: Macauleytown - Stephen A. Otto My Grandmother the Bootlegger - Howard Moscoe Against All Odds: The Chinese Laundry - Arlene Chan VJ Day - Arlene Chan Merle Foster's Studio: 'A Spot Of Enchantment' - Terry Murray Missionary Work: The Fight for Jewish Souls - Ellen Scheinberg King of the Ward - Myer Siemiatycki Where the Rich Went for Vice - Michael Redhill A Fresh Start: Black Toronto in the 19th Century - Karolyn Smardz Frost Policing the Lord's Day - Mariana Valverde 'The Maniac Chinaman' - Edward Keenan Elsie's Story - Patte Roseban Lawren Harris's Ward Period - Jim Burant 'Fool's Paradise': Hastings' Anti-Slum Crusade - John Lorinc Strange Brew: The Underground Economy of Blind Pigs - Ellen Scheinberg The Consulate, the Padroni and the Labourers - Andrea Addario Excerpt: The Italians in Toronto - Emily P. Weaver Arthur Goss: Documenting Hardship - Stephen Bulger Fresh Air: The Fight Against TB - Cathy Crowe The Stone Yard - Gaetan Heroux William James: Toronto's First Photojournalist - Vincenzo Pietropaolo The Avenue Not Taken - Michael McClelland Timothy Eaton's Stern Fortifications - Michael Valpy Settling In: Central Neighbourhood House - Ratna Omidvar and Ranjit Bhaskar Toronto's Girl with the Curls - Ellen Scheinberg Chinese Cafés: Survival and Danger - Ellen Scheinberg and Paul Yee Defiance and Divisions: The Great Eaton's Strike - Ruth A. Frager Elizabeth Street: What the City Directories Reveal - Denise Balkissoon Growing Up on Walton Street - Cynthia MacDougall Revitalizing George Street: The Ward's Lessons - Alina Chatterjee and Derek Ballantyne Taking Care of Business in the Ward - Ellen Scheinberg 'A Magnificent Dome': The Great University Avenue Synagogue - Jack Lipinsky Reading the Ward: The Inevitability of Loss - Kim Storey and James Brown Toronto's First Little Italy - John Lorinc The Elizabeth Street Playground, Revisited - Bruce Kidd Divided Loyalties - Sandra Shaul Crowded by Any Measure - John Lorinc A Peddler and His Cart: The Ward's Rag Trade - Deena Nathanson Toronto's Original Tenement: Wineberg Apartments - Richard Dennis Excerpt: Tom Thomson's Diary - Tom Thomson An Untimely Death - Brian Banks Paper Pushers - Ellen Scheinberg The BMR's Wake-Up Call - Laurie Monsebraaten Excerpt: Report of the Medical Health Officer ... - Charles J. Hastings Dr. Clarke's Clinic - Thelma Wheatley Slum-Free: The Suburban Ideal - Richard Harris The Glionna Clan and Toronto's First Little Italy - John E. Zucchi 'The Hipp' - Michael Posner Before Yorkville - John Lorinc Sex Work and the Ward's Bachelor Society - Elise Chenier Public Baths: Schvitzing on Centre Avenue - Ellen Scheinberg The Health Advocates: McKeown on Hastings - John Lorinc Remembering Toronto's First Chinatown - Kristyn Wong-Tam Tabula Rasa - Mark Kingwell U...

Twenty-One Cardinals

by Rhonda Mullins Jocelyne Saucier

I wasn't yet born when the mine closed. There was dismay, despon­dency and wailing from the shacks, but not at our house. This was our moment. Northern Consolidated had just been tripped up by inter­national finance and was being dragged along behind the plum­meting price of zinc. It had reached the bottom and had wet itself. We weren't going to shed any tears. Our mine had been returned to us. The twenty-one children of the Cardinal family have congregated to celebrate their father, who discovered the mine around which their now-desolate town was built. As the siblings run wild, we discover that Angele, the only Cardinal with a penchant for happiness, is missing -- although everyone pretends not to notice. Why the silence? What secrets does the mine hold?

The Lost Swimmer

by Ann Turner

An unforgettable novel about love and trust Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, makes sense of the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty are turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects - she knows - that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen for Greece, Italy and Paris, where she can uncover the conspiracy against her, and hopefully win Stephen back to her side, where he belongs. There's too much at stake - her love, her family, her work. But on the idyllic Amalfi Coast, Stephen disappears. In a swirling daze of panic and fear, Rebecca is dealt with fresh allegations. And with time against her, she finds help in the most unlikely of places, and uncovers the secrets that stand between her and Stephen - and the deceit that has chased her halfway around the world. Sometimes marriage is a lonely place.

Online Gravity

by Paul X. Mccarthy

Why has your video shop been replaced with Netflix? Why is your holiday now booked via Airbnb? Why is your taxi driver from Uber? And why is there no Pepsi in cyberspace? We are all under the influence of Online Gravity, the powerful force driving the digital economy. Online Gravity forms huge planet-like companies that eat up or blitz their competition, and it's changing the face of business, work and leisure. In this fascinating book, Paul X. McCarthy, digital expert and big data analyst, shows that while the phenomenon is startling, it follows its own set of distinct rules and its power can be harnessed for our own success. McCarthy reveals the seven laws of Online Gravity that are shaping the new world of business and how they can help us and our kids as workers and business owners of the 21st Century. By revealing its inner workings, he shows how savvy digital start-ups have become giants of their realm, shifting where and what the jobs of the future look like. He also outlines new order business models, like Gazelles and Rocketships, Centurions and Unicorns, and modern worker identities, like Global Passionistas, Slashies and Uberslashies. But most importantly, he shows us how to hack the strategies of Gravity giants to turbo-charge our own business, work and play. A must-have guide to negotiating your future in an increasingly digital world 'A fantastic insight into how the digital revolution is changing our lives forever' --Dr Terry Percival AM, FTSE, co-inventor of wi-fi 'A fascinating insight into what makes a success of internet giants ... Novel and thought-provoking' -- Professor Maurice Pagnucco, Head of Computer Science and Engineering, University of NSW, Australia

Online Gravity

by Paul X. Mccarthy

The Freakonomics of the digital economy, offering fascinating insights into the new rules that are reshaping the online worlds of business, education, and leisure.Are you concerned that technology and the web are moving too quickly for you to keep up? Are you worried about the future of your career in the face of an increasingly global and competitive workforce? We all worry about change. And the changes being brought about by unseen forces in the global economy are profound. Do you know someone who has lost their job in the last five years working in IT, media, finance, or retail? These industries and many others are already feeling the pinch of online gravity: the invisible forces of the online world that govern its role in the global economy--and its effect on you. Industry expert Paul X. McCarthy reveals how online businesses are fueled by a starkly different set of economic rules than those existing purely offline. He calls these forces "online gravity," which favor the creation of planet-like super-businesses (such as Amazon and Google) from surprising and unpredictable quarters. As more and more traditional industries such as media, music, travel, photography, and even banking are steadily consumed and transformed by giant online enterprises, more and more of the world is feeling online gravity's increasingly powerful pull. For anyone interested in the future of global technology, economics, or business, Online Gravity is an indispensible book that explains how you can harness these forces to improve your career, your health, your wealth--and even the prospects of the next generation.

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