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  • booksreddit.com:The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society

    The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

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    “Magic” was widely acknowledged in the old world. Is there any evidence or record of such magic being used in a public, verifiable setting at any point in history? Why did so many people buy into this idea?
    Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world’s leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society

    The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

    7475

    Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world’s leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It

    How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

    2674

    Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS.”It’s New Year’s resolution time, and Mark Cuban’s new book offers the rationale for a good one.” —BUSINESS INSIDERUsing the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches sto…


  • booksreddit.com:Pointing: Where Language

    Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet

    1992

    Pointing has captured the interest of scholars from various fields who study communication. However, ideas and findings have been scattered across diverse publications in different disciplines, and opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange have been very limited. The editor’s aim is to provide an arena for such exchange by bringing together papers on pointing gestures from disciplines, such as developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, sign-language linguistics, linguistic anthropology, …


  • booksreddit.com:The Palmer Method of Business Writing

    The Palmer Method of Business Writing

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    This early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It comprises a series of self-teaching lessons in rapid, plain, unshaded, coarse-pen, muscular movement writing for use in all schools, public or private, where an easy and legible handwriting is the object sought. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, mod…


  • booksreddit.com:Managing Your Boss (Harvard Business Review Classics)

    Managing Your Boss (Harvard Business Review Classics)

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    Managing your boss: Isn’t that merely manipulation? Corporate cozying up? Not according to John Gabarro and John Kotter. In this handy guidebook, the authors contend that you manage your boss for a very good reason: to do your best on the job—and thereby benefit not only yourself but also your supervisor and your entire company. Your boss depends on you for cooperation, reliability, and honesty. And you depend on him or her for links to the rest of the organization, for setting priorities, an…


  • booksreddit.com:Remote: Office Not Required

    Remote: Office Not Required

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    The “work from home” phenomenon is thoroughly explored in this illuminating new book from bestselling 37signals founders Fried and Hansson, who point to the surging trend of employees working from home (and anywhere else) and explain the challenges and unexpected benefits.  Most important, they show why – with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo — more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.The Industrial Revolution’s “under one roof” model of conducti…


  • booksreddit.com:Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

    Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

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    Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made the Meditations required readin…


  • booksreddit.com:Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success

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    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way …


  • booksreddit.com:Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

    Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

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    “‘As far as I can determine there is only one solution [to the CEO’s demand to save more money]’, the HR representative wrote to her superiors. ‘That would be the death of all existing retirees.'”It’s no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs- what they call “a perfect storm” of external forces that has forced them to take drastic me…


  • booksreddit.com:Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back

    Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” – And How You Can Fight Back

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    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal control of the media, unequal access to natural resources—corporations have gained these privileges and more by exploiting their legal status as persons. How did something so illogical and unjust become the law of the land? Americans have been struggling with the role of corporations since before the birth of the republic. As Thom Hartmann shows, the Boston Tea Party was actually a pr…