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            The 4 Day Week: How the Flexible Work Revolution Can Increase Productivity, Profitability and Well-being, and Create a Sustainable Future
              

            The 4 Day Week: How the Flexible Work Revolution Can Increase Productivity, Profitability and Well-being, and Create a Sustainable Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barnes, Andrew

            • RRP: $37.99
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              14 Jan 20

            The traditional working week is no longer fit for purpose in a digitally-driven, hyper-connected era. The 4 Day Week presents a compelling case for a sustainable, profitable future in which we work less but are more productive, engaged and satisfied

            ISBN 9780349424903
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

            Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foroohar, Rana

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            Today Google and Facebook receive 90% of the world's news ad-spending. Amazon takes half of all ecommerce in the US. Google and Apple operating systems run on all but 1% of cell phones globally. And 80% of corporate wealth is now held by 10% of companies - not the GEs and Toyotas... of this world, but the digital titans. How did we get here? How did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? How did once-idealistic and innovative companies come to manipulate elections, violate our privacy, and pose a threat to the fabric of our democracy? In Don't Be Evil, Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar documents how Big Tech lost its soul - and became the new Wall Street. Through her skilled reporting and unparalleled access - won through nearly 30 years covering business and technology - she shows the true extent to which the 'Faang's (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) crush or absorb any potential competitors, hijack our personal data and mental space and offshore their exorbitant profits. What's more, she reveals how these threats to our democracies, our livelihoods and our minds are all intertwined. Yet Foroohar also lays out a plan for how we can resist, creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology.
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            ISBN 9780241427903
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            News Values: Ideas for an Information Age
             

            News Values: Ideas for an Information Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Fuller, Jack

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A statement about the fundamental, ethical, practical issues facing newspapers, this book seeks to clarify these issues, and also to offer a provocative perspective on questions which should concern journalists who care about creating a more cohesive society.

            ISBN 9780226268804
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1996
            Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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            What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
             

            What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (Hardback)

            By Sandel, Michael

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            Examines one of the biggest ethical questions and provokes a debate that's been missing in our market-driven age: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society, and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets do not honour and money cannot buy?

            ISBN 9781846144714
            Released NZ 25 Jul 2012
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball
             

            The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball (Hardback)

            By Cohen, Noam

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            The remarkable successes and unforgiveable failures of the world's leading innovators

            ISBN 9781786073679
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

            Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Newport, Cal

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            'A presence on the page, Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors' - New York Times 'Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure' - Seth Godin, entrepreneur and author of Purple Cow 'A compelling case for cultivati...ng intense focus, and offers immediately actionable steps for infusing more of it into our lives' - Adam Grant, author of Originals on Deep Work Turn off notifications, don't bring your smartphone into the bedroom, check Twitter less often. Chances are you've already heard these tips intended to help control your digital addiction. But they aren't enough. In Digital Minimalism, computer science professor Cal Newport provides a radical new solution to help us embrace and not be enslaved by technology: a 30 day digital detox. Newport explains how to use this offline period to evaluate what we want to use the Internet for so that when we come back online, we spend our time wisely on a small number of carefully crafted activities that connect us to things and people we truly value. With easily implementable tips and practices like replacing web surfing with reading rituals, scheduling when we use digital tools (not when we take breaks from them), never leaving or reading comments on social media, and focusing on creation not consumption, you'll learn how to use and integrate technology into a life well-lived. Read Digital Minimalism and you'll never again sacrifice your productivity to clickbait, or lose 40 minutes of your evening to Instagram.
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            ISBN 9780241341131
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All

            Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Robert Elliott

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            We live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the so...othing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, and it's only the users of technology who distort certain aspects of it. But is this statement actually true? Dr Robert Smith thinks it is dangerously untrue in the modern era. Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for over 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives do indeed have, or at least express, morals: they're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving towards. Instead, as we are just beginning to see - in the US elections and Brexit to name but a few - there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts. It is easy to assume that these are the result of programmer prejudices or the product of dark forces manipulating the masses through the network of the Internet. But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent within technology itself? This book demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Rage Inside the Machine challenges the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Shedding light on little-known historical stories and investigating the complex connections between scientific philosophy, institutional prejudice and new technology, this book offers a new, honest and more truly scientific vision of ourselves.
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            ISBN 9781472970633
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All

            Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All (Hardback)

            By Smith, Robert Elliott

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            An investigative journey into the sources of morality in artificial intelligence and how this impacts our society. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Mechanisms of Morality challenges the long-held assumption that technology is ...an apolitical and amoral force. Having worked in the field of artificial intelligence for over 30 years, Smith reveals the mounting evidence that the mechanical actors in our lives have, or at least express, morals: they're just not the morals of the progressive modern society that we imagined we were moving towards. Instead, as we are just beginning to see--in the US elections and Brexit to name but a few--there are increasing incidences of machine bigotry, greed and the crass manipulation of our basest instincts. It is easy to assume that these are the result of programmer prejudices or the product of dark forces manipulating the masses through the network of the Internet. But what if there is something more fundamental and explicitly mechanical at play, something inherent within technology itself? This book demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded into our technological infrastructure. Shedding light on little-known historical stories and investigating the complex connections between scientific philosophy, institutional prejudice and technology, this book offers a new and more truly scientific vision of ourselves.
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            ISBN 9781472963888
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Invest for Good: A Healthier World and a Wealthier You

            Invest for Good: A Healthier World and a Wealthier You (Hardback)

            By Mobius, Mark; von Hardenberg, Carlos; Konieczny, Greg

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            Investors are placing increased emphasis on capital allocation methods to achieve their desired social, environmental and financial objectives, and are targeting investments that not only facilitate economic growth in countries around the world but also do good in terms of aiding... human development - from cleaner environments to safer products and better employment practices. At the same time, there is considerable evidence that if companies adhere to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) standards, they will outperform companies who do not. But how do individuals - rather than institutional investors - invest using ESG criteria? And just how complex are the procedures? This new book, written by investment guru Mark Mobius and his expert team, is full of entertaining and informative anecdotes from the authors' day-to-day experiences in the world of sustainable investment. Readers will gain a clearer understanding of what sustainable investment actually means, the positive effects it can have on businesses and societies, what to look for in order to identify sound and sustainable investment opportunities, and how to balance sustainable investing with good returns.
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            ISBN 9781472962652
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change

            Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Benioff, Marc

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            The billionaire founder of Salesforce Marc Benioff reveals how to build a company whose values create value.

            ISBN 9781471181818
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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