Pendulum

How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

Author: Roy Williams,Michael Drew

Publisher: Vanguard Press

ISBN: 1593157150

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8507

Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind. There is a pattern and it is 40 years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite. Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to read this book.

Pendulum

How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

Author: Roy H. Williams,Michael R. Drew

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1593157150

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 288

View: 5746

Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind. There is a pattern and it is 40 years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite. Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to read this book.

Anatomy of the Bear

Lessons from Wall Street's four great bottoms

Author: Russell Napier

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857195239

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 9482

How does one spot the bottom of a bear market? What brings a bear to its end? There are few more important questions to be answered in modern finance. Financial market history is a guide to understanding the future. Looking at the four occasions when US equities were particularly cheap - 1921, 1932, 1949 and 1982 - Russell Napier sets out to answer these questions by analysing every article in the Wall Street Journal from either side of the market bottom. In the 70,000 articles he examines, one begins to understand the features which indicate that a great buying opportunity is emerging. By looking at how markets really did work in these bear-market bottoms, rather than theorising how they should work, Napier offers investors a financial field guide to making the best provisions for the future. This new edition includes a brand new preface from the author and a foreword by Merryn Somerset Webb.

The Wizard of Ads

Turning Words into Magic And Dreamers into Millionaires

Author: Roy H. Williams

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1932226087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 453

With the knowledge of a seasoned business consultant and the warmth and wit of a natural storyteller, the Wizard will help you to: • multiply the effectiveness of your advertising • understand the tug-of-war between intellect and emotion • plant a mental trigger in the mind of your customer • create totally new concepts from combinations of old ones • see the opportunities around you • avoid the danger of overchoice • escape the need to advertise ‘Sale! Sale! Sale!’ • find the genius that hides within you • receive the best others have to give • focus your advertising, your business, and your life Along the way, the Wizard will: • share the power of encouragement • talk to you about your Ruby Red Slippers • make you understand how lucky you are • show you how to avoid the mistakes that others have already made • convince you of the need to rest

My [email protected]

How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind---and Doubt Freed My Soul

Author: Amir Ahmad Nasr

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250016487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9328

Amir Ahmad Nasr is a young Muslim man with something explosive in his hands: a computer connected to the Internet. And it has the power to help ignite a revolution and blow apart the structures of ignorance and politicized indoctrination that too often still imprison the Muslim mind. Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, My [email protected] tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist. In his honest, provocative, and courageous debut, Nasr–a popular Afro-Arab Sudanese blogger–steps out from behind the curtain of anonymity and emerges as a voice of a new generation of tech-savvy liberal Muslims. Set in war-ravaged Sudan, oil-rich Qatar, multi-cultural Malaysia, the United States, Turkey and the new frontiers of cyberspace, My [email protected] is a fascinating prelude to the Arab Spring and a disarming and uplifting tale of doubt, soul-searching, Islam, and finding freedom in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world. A poignant, honest, and uplifting memoir of how blogging and the internet opened the eyes and heart of one young Muslim man to a world beyond his religious fundamentalist upbringing.

Secret Formulas of the Wizard of Ads

Author: Roy H. Williams

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1932226095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8740

Awards: Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller 1999 Business Book of the Year In 100 chapters full of wit, wisdom and uncommon good sense, Secret Formulas conjures up more of the Wizard’s provocative observations on advertising, business, and life that won The Wizard of Ads 1998 Business Book of the Year Award—only this time, the book has nuts, bolt, and even more bite! The Wizard’s secret formulas will show you: • How to find a champion to sell your ideas • Why targeting your market can be a big mistake • How to get customers to remember you • Why bankers think backwards • How to write miraculous ads • Why the brain contains 100,000 new worlds • Why being ‘out of style’ can be profitable • How to hire wisely and fire compassionately • How success can send you to the poor house • How to remember what’s really important in life

Destinae

(des*tin*AY) a City that Exists in Vertical Time, the Destination of Every Traveler

Author: Roy H. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932226140

Category: Computers

Page: 379

View: 7690

Including the complete text of:Book 1: Free the BeagleBook 2: Beagles of DestinaeBook 3: Beagles Visit the Seven Sisters Three books containing the epic story of a lawyer named Intellect and a beagle named Intuition on the road to self-discovery. What will they find? The narrative arc is that of a straightforward and delightful children's story, but the sophisticated reader will see complexities revealed beyond their wildest expectations, including subtleties of business, science, and religion. Read the interchaptoral comments and use them as keys to unlock the hidden mysteries each multilayered chapter contains. Also included are the verbatim transcripts of eye-opening discussions about each of the chapters involving a total of 10 leading experts in their fields; you'll be rocked by the obvious interpretations you failed to see. The author's recommendation is that you experience the story in it's pure narrative form - listen to the audio CDs or read the basic narrative in printed form - then go on to the expert discussions. It will be a journey you'll never forget. "The businessperson who sees no lessons in this book is no entrepreneur, but only a clerk." - Talya Madora, CEO, Allura Cosmetics "You could read this book a hundred times and find new meanings in it each time." - Jim Chaney, Chaplain, US ARMY "What we're looking at here is Pilgrim's Progress Meets Finnegans Wake." - Pauline Lepine, Literary critic "The most fun I've had in a long time." - Dr. Dink Weber, Motivational speaker and CIA analyst, retired.379 pagesHardcover

Pendulum

Author: Adam Hamdy

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681441330

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8921

Solitary photojournalist John Wallace struggles to consciousness to find he has been bound and blindfolded by a masked man who is preparing to hang him in his own living room. Forced onto a chair with a noose around his neck, Wallace briefly reconsiders his mostly lonely life before the chair is kicked out beneath him and his world fades to black. Then he gets lucky and manages to escape his apartment, just ahead of his assailant. Bloody, barefoot, and with at least one broken rib, he has no choice but to run for his life. With no idea who would want to kill him, he makes it to the hospital and files a police report, but it soon becomes clear that as far as the authorities are concerned the only threat to Wallace's life is himself, and he is placed under suicide watch. When his would-be killer strikes again, Wallace realizes he will have to figure out who is hunting him and stop him on his own. The pendulum of fate swung briefly in his favor, but it's only a matter of time before its momentum carries it to the other side . . .

Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307557944

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 5088

By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

The Fourth Turning

What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307485052

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1840

This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium. William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis. Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.

13th Gen

Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?

Author: William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679743651

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 2553

A collection of commentaries, quotations, computer dumps, and cartoons explores the post-baby-boom generation's growing influence on American culture

Millennial Makeover

MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics

Author: Morley Winograd,Michael D. Hais

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813544661

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 4206

This new in paperback edition includes a new afterword written specifically for this volume. Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais review the developments of the 2008 presidential election and demonstrate how the coming of age of a millennial generation and the expansion of a new communication technology produced another realignment, just as these twin forces of change have done throughout U.S. history.

Plugged In

How Media Attract and Affect Youth

Author: Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300228090

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 6977

An illuminating study of the complex relationship between children and media in the digital age Now, as never before, young people are surrounded by media—thanks to the sophistication and portability of the technology that puts it literally in the palms of their hands. Drawing on data and empirical research that cross many fields and continents, authors Valkenburg and Piotrowski examine the role of media in the lives of children from birth through adolescence, addressing the complex issues of how media affect the young and what adults can do to encourage responsible use in an age of selfies, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This important study looks at both the sunny and the dark side of media use by today’s youth, including why and how their preferences change throughout childhood, whether digital gaming is harmful or helpful, the effects of placing tablets and smartphones in the hands of toddlers, the susceptibility of young people to online advertising, the legitimacy of parental concerns about media multitasking, and more.

Postcapitalism

A Guide to Our Future

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8031

We know that our world is undergoing seismic change—but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society? Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes—economic cycles that veer from boom to bust—from which it has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism argues that we are on the brink of a change so big and so profound that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system within which entire societies function, will mutate into something wholly new. At the heart of this change is information technology, a revolution that is driven by capitalism but, with its tendency to push the value of much of what we make toward zero, has the potential to destroy an economy based on markets, wages, and private ownership. Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, swaths of economic life are beginning to move to a different rhythm. Vast numbers of people are changing how they behave and live, in ways contrary to the current system of state-backed corporate capitalism. And as the terrain changes, new paths open. In this bold and prophetic book, Mason shows how, from the ashes of the crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable economy. Although the dangers ahead are profound, he argues that there is cause for hope. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape the future.

Magical Worlds of the Wizard of Ads

Author: Roy H. Williams

Publisher: Bard

ISBN: 9781885167538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 9885

Discusses the roles played by neuroscience, chaos theory, poetry, and art in the field of human persuasion and how to successfully use these fields in advertising.

The fate of empires

being an inquiry into the stability of civilisation

Author: Arthur John Hubbard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 6751

The Vanishing American Jew

In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century

Author: Alan M. Dershowitz

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780446930505

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 2746

In this urgent book, Alan M. Dershowitz shows why American Jews are in danger of disappearing - and what must be done now to create a renewed sense of Jewish identity for the next century. In previous times, the threats to Jewish survival were external - the virulent consequences of anti-Semitism. Now, however, in late-twentieth-century America, the danger has shifted. Jews today are more secure, more accepted, more assimilated, and more successful than ever before. They've dived into the melting pot - and they've achieved the American Dream. And that, according to Dershowitz, is precisely the problem. More than 50 percent of Jews will marry non-Jews, and their children will most often be raised as non-Jews. Which means, in the view of Dershowitz, that American Jews will vanish as a distinct cultural group sometime in the next century - unless they act now. Speaking to concerned Jews everywhere, Dershowitz calls for a new Jewish identity that focuses on the positive - the 3,500-year-old legacy of Jewish culture, values, and traditions. Dershowitz shows how this new Jewish identity can compete in America's open environment of opportunity and choice - and offers concrete proposals on how to instill it in the younger generation.

Climate, History and the Modern World

Author: Hubert H. Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134798393

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 6686

We live in a world that is increasingly vulnerable to climatic shocks - affecting agriculture and industry, government and international trade, not to mention human health and happiness. Serious anxieties have been aroused by respected scientists warning of dire perils that could result from upsets of the climatic regime. In this internationally acclaimed book, Emeritus Professor Hubert Lamb examines what we know about climate, how the past record of climate can be reconstructed, the causes of climatic variation, and its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistoric past. This 2nd Edition includes a new preface and postscript reviewing the wealth of literature to emerge in recent years, and discusses implications for a deeper understanding of the problems of future climatic fluctuations and forecasting.

The Confidence Trap

A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

Author: David Runciman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888751

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 4196

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008. A global history with a special focus on the United States, The Confidence Trap examines how democracy survived threats ranging from the Great Depression to the Cuban missile crisis, and from Watergate to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. It also looks at the confusion and uncertainty created by unexpected victories, from the defeat of German autocracy in 1918 to the defeat of communism in 1989. Throughout, the book pays close attention to the politicians and thinkers who grappled with these crises: from Woodrow Wilson, Nehru, and Adenauer to Fukuyama and Obama. In The Confidence Trap, David Runciman shows that democracies are good at recovering from emergencies but bad at avoiding them. The lesson democracies tend to learn from their mistakes is that they can survive them—and that no crisis is as bad as it seems. Breeding complacency rather than wisdom, crises lead to the dangerous belief that democracies can muddle through anything—a confidence trap that may lead to a crisis that is just too big to escape, if it hasn't already. The most serious challenges confronting democracy today are debt, the war on terror, the rise of China, and climate change. If democracy is to survive them, it must figure out a way to break the confidence trap.

Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment, Volume One

A Search for Preachers Who Will Fight

Author: Dan Fisher

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781627462327

Category: Religion

Page: 422

View: 6254

They were prophets of liberty and truth. They bravely led their men onto the battlefield to face the cold steel of the dreaded Redcoats. They were hated and feared by the British who called them the ""Black Robed Regiment."" Who were they? They were America's ""patriot preachers"" of the 18th century. Believing the Bible addressed every subject, including politics, wearing their black preaching robes, they boldly preached about spiritual and civil liberty. When the inevitable clash with the British came, they courageously defended liberty. Volume I of Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment documents how these preachers courageously led their men onto the battlefield. Volume II explains the biblical convictions that motivated them to fight and shows how America will not survive without a rebirth of patriotism in the pulpit.