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Big Data, showrooming, uberisation... L'humanité connaît, de nos jours, une de ses périodes les plus intenses en matière de créativité lexicale. Tous les mois, toutes les semaines pour ceux qui y prêtent attention, des termes étranges apparaissent pour illustrer les ruptures apportées par la révolution digitale. Et, il faut bien l’admettre, on a beau apprendre consciencieusement ces nouveaux barbarismes, potasser les exemples à suivre, guetter la sortie des nouvelles technologies et observer les changements à l’oeuvre sous nos yeux, globalement, on n’y comprend plus rien... Alors, plutôt que de réchauffer, comme tous les autres, les bonnes pratiques issues des champions américains – celles-là mêmes qu’on nous propose d’adopter et qui, une fois copiées seront déjà dépassées par une autre –, plutôt que de crier au génie ou hurler de terreur à chaque fois qu’Apple, Google ou Amazon sort un nouveau service, Laurent Moisson a choisi d’analyser les changements de notre temps sous l’angle saugrenu de l’Histoire. Point trop de cas pratiques et d’exemples qui se périment, cet ouvrage est là pour rappeler comment, jadis, de grands hommes ou de grandes civilisations ont réagi fasse aux ruptures de leur temps. Car, au bout du compte, l’équilibre économique de nos nations sera-t-il autant bouleversé à l’issue de l’ère numérique qu’après la découverte de l’Amérique, l’invention du métier à tisser, du moteur à explosion, du chemin de fer ou de l’électricité ? Ces nouveaux conquérants implacables que sont les géants du Web ou du digital (Google, Facebook, Apple, Samsung...) sont-ils plus terribles que les hordes venues des steppes déferlant sur les vieux royaumes sédentaires engourdis par des règles rigides et séculaires ? Peut-être, peut-être pas. En tout cas, les leçons fournies par nos anciens sont souvent bien plus éclairantes que le flot continu d’anglicismes qui nous submerge jour après jour. L’auteur vous invite à les méditer pour comprendre, et agir.
Design to Grow
Expert advice from Coca-Cola’s Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Learn how the world’s largest beverage brand uses design to grow its business by combining the advantages of a large-scale company with the agility of a nimble startup. Every company needs both scale and agility to win. From a fledging startup in Nepal, to a century-old multinational in New York, scale and agility are two qualities that are essential to every company’s success. Start-ups understand agility. They know just when to pivot to stay alive. But what they haven’t mastered yet is how to stabilize their business model so they can move to the next stage and become full-fledged companies. And well-established companies know scale. They are successful because they know how to leverage size with a high degree of effectiveness and efficiency. But what worries them most is staying competitive in a world of increasing uncertainty and change, complicated by upstarts searching for ways to disrupt the industry. So what is the key to creating the kind of scale and agility necessary to stay competitive in this day and age? The answer is design. In Design to Grow, a Coca-Cola senior executive shares both the successes and failures of one of the world’s largest companies as it learns to use design to be both agile and big. In this rare and unprecedented behind-the-scenes look, David Butler and senior Fast Company editor, Linda Tischler, use plain language and easy-to-understand case studies to show how this works at Coca-Cola—and how other companies can use the same approach to grow their business. This book is a must-read for managers inside large corporations as well as entrepreneurs just getting started.
Natural Born Celebrities
A historical account of how serial killers have become famous in American culture looks at the consequences of their fame and examines how that fame has been used in both the popular media and law enforcement, profiling a variety of notorious murderers and their influence on popular culture, from 1893 killer H. H. Holmes to terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Willy s Pictures
Willy's pictures look like great works of art, but not quite. Willy has added himself and his friends to famous paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and many more. Delight in Willy's portfolio, then open the fold-out pages to see the original pictures and learn about those who painted them.
An autobiographical fiction of major appeal.
The Death of a Nobody
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... The old man made his way into the station and was at once swallowed up in its huge uneasy life. He was frightened of the crowd, which covered the platform in bunches, but was thin and straggling here and there with occasional isolated figures. His calm vanished, and he passed from group to group trying to find reasons for stopping somewhere. But where the groups were like solid lumps he was repulsed, and the straggling parts of the crowd infected him with their own anxiety, so that he ended by taking up a position between two placid-looking travellers, where he almost ceased to be afraid of missing the train. Bells vibrated, and the crowd, deeply stirred, suffered a change. A thousand links snapped or strained; the whole space swarmed with little moving forces, and was suddenly dotted with points, each of which formed the pivot of an eddy. Yet the general outlines were not altered. Godard could still see the two placid travellers beside him, with their bags on the ground against their legs; and there were the straggling lines, bulging with luggage, and the lumpy groups, still the same, except that they had shrunk a little. The noise of bells went on, like a frantic concentration of the passage of time. The crowd thought more and more intensely of the train. It felt it coming, with another crowd inside it--a calm crowd, that had sucked its fill of speed and was sleeping like a well-fed baby. The old man was in torments, and to calm his fears kept looking at his neighbours. He no longer felt that the journey was arranging itself, stage by stage, from his cottage to his son's body, or that the means of transport were fitted together without any effort of his own and waiting to sweep him along like a stream. "Shall I ever get there?" he...
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The Bedford Hours
One of Britain's major treasures, this book is an outstanding example of late medieval manuscript art.