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Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
by Cal Newport

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English

Pages

302

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, </i>and <i>USA Today </i>bestseller<br /><br />"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox<br /><br />Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.</b><br /><br />In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of <i>Deep Work</i> introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives.<br /><br />Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction.<br /><br />Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions.<br /><br />Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.<br /><br />Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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The way you describe and discuss your business to customers is vital to their understanding the compelling benefits of using your product, idea, or service, in turn increasing the chances of a successful relationship. That is why New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller has created the StoryBrand process. As a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their organizations, StoryBrand provides leaders the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping customers realize why they need what you are offering. Building a Storybrand shares with readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, this revolutionary method will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
by Kai-Fu Lee

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<DIV><B>THE </B><I><B>NEW YORK TIMES</B></I><B>, </B><I><B>USA TODAY</B></I><B>, AND </B><I><B>WALL STREET JOURNAL</B></I><B> BESTSELLER</B><BR /><BR /><B>Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.  </B><BR /><BR /> In <I>AI Superpowers</I>, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not.  But he provides  a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.</DIV>
Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Hu...
by Eric Topol

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English

Pages

341

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<div><b>One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care </b></div><div><br /></div><div>Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound. In <i>Deep Medicine</i>, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality. By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard.</div><div><br /></div><div>Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, <i>Deep Medicine</i> shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.</div>
The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book
by Andriy Burkov

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English

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Publication Date

January 12, 2019

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<b>WARNING: will not work on e-ink Kindle devices!</b><br /><br /><b>Peter Norvig</b>, Research Director at Google, co-author of <b>AIMA</b>, the most popular AI textbook in the world: <i>"Burkov has undertaken a very useful but impossibly hard task in reducing all of machine learning to 100 pages. He succeeds well in choosing the topics — both theory and practice — that will be useful to practitioners, and for the reader who understands that this is the first 100 (or actually 150) pages you will read, not the last, provides a solid introduction to the field."</i><br /><br /><b>Aurélien Géron</b>, Senior AI Engineer, author of the bestseller <b>Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and TensorFlow</b>: <i>"The breadth of topics the book covers is amazing for just 100 pages (plus few bonus pages!). Burkov doesn't hesitate to go into the math equations: that's one thing that short books usually drop. I really liked how the author explains the core concepts in just a few words. The book can be very useful for newcomers in the field, as well as for old-timers who can gain from such a broad view of the field."</i><br /><br /><b>Karolis Urbonas</b>, Head of Data Science at <b>Amazon</b>: <i>"A great introduction to machine learning from a world-class practitioner."</i> <br /><br /><b>Chao Han</b>, VP, Head of R&D at <b>Lucidworks</b>: <i>"I wish such a book existed when I was a statistics graduate student trying to learn about machine learning."</i><br /><br /><b>Sujeet Varakhedi</b>, Head of Engineering at <b>eBay</b>: <i>"Andriy's book does a fantastic job of cutting the noise and hitting the tracks and full speed from the first page.''</i><br /><br /><b>Deepak Agarwal</b>, VP of Artificial Intelligence at <b>LinkedIn</b>: <i>"A wonderful book for engineers who want to incorporate ML in their day-to-day work without necessarily spending an enormous amount of time.''</i><br /><br /><b>Vincent Pollet</b>, Head of Research at <b>Nuance</b>: <i>"The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book is an excellent read to get started with Machine Learning.''</i><br /><br /><b>Gareth James</b>, Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, co-author of the bestseller <b>An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R</b>: <i>"This is a compact “how to do data science” manual and I predict it will become a go-to resource for academics and practitioners alike. At 100 pages (or a little more), the book is short enough to read in a single sitting. Yet, despite its length, it covers all the major machine learning approaches, ranging from classical linear and logistic regression, through to modern support vector machines, deep learning, boosting, and random forests. There is also no shortage of details on the various approaches and the interested reader can gain further information on any particular method via the innovative companion book wiki. The book does not assume any high level mathematical or statistical training or even programming experience, so should be accessible to almost anyone willing to invest the time to learn about these methods. It should certainly be required reading for anyone starting a PhD program in this area and will serve as a useful reference as they progress further. Finally, the book illustrates some of the algorithms using Python code, one of the most popular coding languages for machine learning. I would highly recommend “The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book” for both the beginner looking to learn more about machine learning and the experienced practitioner seeking to extend their knowledge base."</i><br /><br /><b>Everything you really need to know in Machine Learning in a hundred pages.</b><br /><br />This is the first of its kind <i>"read first, buy later"</i> book. You can find the book online, read it, and then come back to pay for it if you liked the book or found it useful for your work, business or studies.
Master Builder Roblox: The Essential Guide
by Triumph Books

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English

Pages

129

Publication Date

July 15, 2017

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Driven by smart leadership and the constant evolution of computing hardware and software, Roblox has seen a surge in users over the past year. The company has shrewdly positioned itself as a powerful and flexible sandbox game, one which allows users to not only create their own structures, environments, and games, but also encourages them to come together socially and interact collectively. Roblox even gives kids a way to make real money on their creations!Master Builder Roblox: The Essential Guide provides users an exciting jumpstart into the fascinating, dynamic world of Roblox, and helps guide kids towards a fun and fulfilling experience. Main topics include an introduction to the world, a tour of the coolest and most popular games within the game, a quick-start guide on how to build, and an overview of the Roblox Studio Tabs--the toolbox for developing content in the game. Along with the essential content to help beginners dive into Roblox like pros, dozens of full-color gameplay photos will help readers navigate the grand world of Roblox and get them mastering and creating their own Roblox games in no time!
Grand Theft Auto V - Game Guide Updated
by GameMainFrame Inc.

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English

Pages

213

Publication Date

November 25, 2017

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The smash hit from Rockstar North is not only about fleshed out characters, black humor, and captivating story, or enormous city filled with fun stuff to do. It’s also a game made with an astonishing attention to detail. Digital sandboxes have become pretty common in the last ten years or so. Most developers feel that right now open worlds are where the money is, providing us with a steady flow of gigantic productions that successfully bury their main storyline under dozens of side activities and secrets scattered across the vast maps.<br /> This unofficial player guide to Grand Theft Auto V is a complete guide to Los Santos and its vicinities, for help you experience all of the attractions that the game has to offer in the least painful way possible and to help you achieve 100% completion of the game. Apart from that, chapters devoted to the activities and mini-games available in the game (buying an estate, playing tennis, performance of stunts, diving and many more), describing all of the three playable characters and earning of achievements/ trophies will also be published.<br />Guide to Grand Theft Auto V inculdes:<br /> Amazing details of Grand Theft Auto V – you won't believe what's in the game<br />A complete walkthrough for the single player mode<br />Description off all side tasks and challenges available in the game<br />Description of all available activities and mini-games<br />Whereabouts of all the collectibles in the game<br />Description of abilities of all three playable characters<br />A list of all the achievements/trophies in the game<br /> All the games numerous cheat codes.<br />
Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
by Ryan Holiday

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

July 19, 2012

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<b>The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news—revised and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age.</b><br />  <br /> Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the <i>Financial Times</i> and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan Holiday’s first book sounded a prescient alarm about the dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today. <br /><br /><i>Trust Me, I’m Lying</i> was the first book to blow the lid off the speed and force at which rumors travel online—and get "traded up" the media ecosystem until they become real headlines and generate real responses in the real world. The culprit? Marketers and professional media manipulators, encouraged by the toxic economics of the news business. <br />  <br /> Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan Holiday. <br />  <br /> As he explains, “I wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I’m tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes, and no one is accountable for any of it. I’m pulling back the curtain because it’s time the public understands how things really work. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.”
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future ...
by Shoshana Zuboff

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English

Pages

705

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<div><strong>The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.</strong><br /><br />In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth.</div><div><br /></div><div>Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification."</div><div><br /></div><div>The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future.</div><div><br /></div><div>With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.</div>
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth an...
by Camille Fournier

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

March 13, 2017

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<div><p>Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.</p><p>From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.</p><ul><li>Begin by exploring what you expect from a manager</li><li>Understand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech lead</li><li>Learn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire team</li><li>Understand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leaders</li><li>Manage multiple teams and learn how to manage managers</li><li>Learn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams</li></ul></div>

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