The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a âfascinating visionâ (Forbes) of whatâs next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring.
While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds.
In The Industries of the Future, Ross provides a âlucid and informed guideâ (Financial Times) to the changes coming in the next ten years. He examines the fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics and artificial intelligence, cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the impact of digital technology on money and markets. In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the worldâs rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley with their own innovation hotspots? And what can todayâs parents do to prepare their children for tomorrow?
Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to show how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live. Sharing insights from global leadersâfrom the founders of Google and Twitter to defense experts like David PetraeusâRoss reveals the technologies and industries that will drive the next stage of globalization. The Industries of the Future is âa riveting and mind-bending bookâ (New York Journal of Books), a âmust readâ (Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America) regardless of âwhether you follow these fields closely or you still think of Honda as a car rather than a robotics companyâ (Forbes).
âThe industry bibleâ (Los Angeles Times), now updated, essential for anyone in the music businessâmusicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managersâtrying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.
For more than twenty years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its ninth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industryâs major changes in response to todayâs rapid technological advances and uncertain economy.
Whether you areâor aspire to beâa performer, writer, or executive, veteran music lawyer Donald Passmanâs comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool. He offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole.
The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out whatâs going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executiveâanyone who makes their living from musicâcan afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business. As Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5, says, âIf you want to be in music, you have to read this book.â
The acclaimed author of Carved in Sandâa veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decadesâdelivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery.
In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicineâoften ineffective and sometimes harmful âexemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system.
The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations.
The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation optionsâshowing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.
A standard-bearer of American design since 1993, House Industries answers the burning question, âWhere do you find inspiration?â with this illustrative collection of helpful lessons, stories, and case studies that demonstrate how to transform obsessive curiosity into personally satisfying and successful work. Presented in Houseâs honest, authentic, and often irreverent style, and covering topics ranging from fonts and fashion to ceramics and space technology, this beautifully useful 400âpage volume offers a personal perspective on the origin of ideas for creative people in any field. Most important, this book shows that thereâs no sense in waiting for inspiration because inspiration is already waiting for you.
The Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry establishes standardized formats and account classifications to guide individuals in the preparation and presentation of financial statements for lodging operations. The publication is a joint effort of the Hotel Association of New York City and the Financial Management Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), with funding from Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP).
Purchasers of both the print and digital versions will receive a keycode that provides access to downloadable Excel templates of all financial statements and supporting schedules, as well as a searchable Revenue and Expense Guide. Readers will also be able to receive updates to the book and ask questions on topics related to the bookâs content.
In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. The recent DSM-5, the manual of all diagnosable mental illnesses, for the first time included shyness and grief as treatable diseases. Happiness has become the biggest idea of our age, a new religion dedicated to well-being.
In this brilliant dissection of our times, political economist William Davies shows how this philosophy, first pronounced by Jeremy Bentham in the 1780s, has dominated the political debates that have delivered neoliberalism. From a history of business strategies of how to get the best out of employees, to the increased level of surveillance measuring every aspect of our lives; from why experts prefer to measure the chemical in the brain than ask you how you are feeling, to why Freakonomics tells us less about the way people behave than expected, The Happiness Industry is an essential guide to the marketization of modern life. Davies shows that the science of happiness is less a science than an extension of hyper-capitalism.
The public intellectual, as a person and ideal, has a long and storied history. Writing in venues like the New Republic and Commentary, such intellectuals were always expected to opine on a broad array of topics, from foreign policy to literature to economics. Yet in recent years a new kind of thinker has supplanted that archetype: the thought leader. Equipped with one big idea, thought leaders focus their energies on TED talks rather than highbrow periodicals. How did this shift happen? In The Ideas Industry, Daniel W. Drezner points to the roles of political polarization, heightened inequality, and eroding trust in authority as ushering in the change. In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as single-idea merchants. Their ideas are often laudable and highly ambitious: ending global poverty by 2025, for example. But instead of a class composed of university professors and freelance intellectuals debating in highbrow magazines, thought leaders often work through institutions that are closed to the public. They are more immune to criticism--and in this century, the criticism of public intellectuals also counts for less.
Three equally important factors that have reshaped the world of ideas have been waning trust in expertise, increasing political polarization and plutocracy. The erosion of trust has lowered the barriers to entry in the marketplace of ideas. Thought leaders don't need doctorates or fellowships to advance their arguments. Polarization is hardly a new phenomenon in the world of ideas, but in contrast to their predecessors, today's intellectuals are more likely to enjoy the support of ideologically friendly private funders and be housed in ideologically-driven think tanks. Increasing inequality as a key driver of this shift: more than ever before, contemporary plutocrats fund intellectuals and idea factories that generate arguments that align with their own. But, while there are certainly some downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, Drezner argues that it is very good at broadcasting ideas widely and reaching large audiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West.
Print Reading for Industry is a combination text and write-in workbook designed to assist students in reading and understanding industrial prints. This text starts with the basics of print reading and progresses to advanced topics. It presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, providing the necessary information and guidance to read the âlanguage of industry.â Print Reading for Industry includes authentic industrial prints for hands-on learning. Bonus print reading exercises related to the oversized prints in the Large Prints Packet provide additional real-life print reading experiences.Â Â Â
17 professional skincare brains together in one book, opening the doors on their career paths, treatment beliefs and keys to excellence. If youâre licensed, know that we speak your language, we've got the t-shirt and we know where you're coming from because we share your path. If youâre thinking about pursuing a career in any avenue of licensed beauty expertise, we encourage you to dip your toe in the industry by starting here with us. From microcurrent and oncology esthetics to nutrition, and technology experts, theyâre all here sharing first-person accounts. Itâs a fun, educational peek behind the curtain at the lives of names you recognize but now have a chance to know better.
Includes update to Walking Working Surfaces Make compliance with dense government safety regulations simple with MANCOMM s 29 CFR 1910 OSHA General Industry Standards and Regulations. Updated through January 2017, the book provides you with a comprehensive set of the most up-to-date General Industry regulations. Utilizing MANCOMM s signature formatting approach RegLogicÂ® this edition includes notations for changes within the past year and letters of reference. Update Service Available - Learn More! This edition of 29 CFR 1910 OSHA General Industry Regulations comes with free online regulations at regs2go.com! A free code for the same great format and features is included with the book. Usable across all mobile devices, regs2go includes: fully searchable text throughout the book letters of interpretation changes and change history of regulations This current edition of 29 CFR 1910 OSHA General Industry Regulations also includes all of the revisions to both electric power generation, transmission and distribution and the development, maintenance, and certification records regarding inspections of mechanical power presses. This book also features: 1903 Inspections, Citations, and Penalties Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Illnesses and Injuries OSHA Forms 300 Sharps Injury Log Book Details: 8.5" x 11" softcover book Enhanced with RegLogicÂ® 838 pages 174 illustrations 246 tables 39 forms CD/USB Details: Easy navigation bar Mark and record favorites Fully searchable Does not require an internet connection Windows compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 & 10 with HTML Help