Napoleon Hannibal ce Qu ils Auraient Fait Du Digital
Big Data, showrooming, uberisation... L'humanite connait, de nos jours, une de ses periodes les plus intenses en matiere de creativite lexicale. Tous les mois, toutes les semaines pour ceux qui y pretent attention, des termes etranges apparaissent pour illustrer les ruptures apportees par la revolution digitale. Et, il faut bien l'admettre, on a beau apprendre consciencieusement ces nouveaux barbarismes, potasser les exemples a suivre, guetter la sortie des nouvelles technologies et observer les changements a l'oeuvre sous nos yeux, globalement, on n'y comprend plus rien... Alors, plutot que de rechauffer, comme tous les autres, les bonnes pratiques issues des champions americains, celles-la memes qu'on nous propose d'adopter et qui, une fois copiees seront deja depassees par une autre, plutot que de crier au genie ou hurler de terreur a 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 periment, cet ouvrage est la pour rappeler aux managers en responsabilite ou aux simples travailleurs comment, jadis, de grands hommes ou de grandes civilisations ont reagi fasse aux ruptures de leur temps. Car, au bout du compte, l'equilibre economique de nos nations sera-t-il autant bouleverse a l'issue de l'ere numerique qu'apres la decouverte de l'Amerique, l'invention du metier a tisser, du moteur a explosion, du chemin de fer ou de l'electricite? Ces nouveaux conquerants implacables que sont les geants du web ou du digital (Google, Facebook, Apple, Samsung...) sont-ils plus terribles que les hordes venues des steppes deferlant sur les vieux royaumes sedentaires engourdis par des regles rigides et seculaires? Peut-etre, peut-etre pas. En tout cas, les lecons fournies par nos anciens sont souvent bien plus eclairantes que le deferlement continu d'anglicismes qui nous submerge jour apres jour. L'auteur vous invite a les mediter 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.
Another winter of war and survival demands sacrifices ... food is in short supply and the cold is unbearable. In a tantalising menage-a-trois between a Professor, his assistant, and a student, only the books bear witness to their plight. Human Rites is a play that questions our natural instincts and asks how far we are prepared to go in order to survive. Human Rites was first presented by Eleanor Lloyd and Mannachistical Productions at Southwark Playhouse in January 2005.
An autobiographical fiction of major appeal.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
Extrait de la préface : "The subject of this study is social change in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan ; its impact on women's legal status and social positions ; and women's varied responses to, and involvment in, change processes. It also deals with constructions of gender during periods of social and political change. Social change is usually described in terms of modernization, revolution, cultural challenges, and social movements. Much of the standard literature on these topics does not examine women or gender, and thus [the author] hopes this study will contribute to an appreciation of the significance of gender in the midst of change. Neither are there many sociological studies on MENA and Afghansitan or studies on women in MENA and Afghanistan from a sociological perspective. Myths and stereotypes abund regarding women, Islam, and the region, and the sevents of September 11 and since have only compounded them. This book is intended in part to "normalize" the Middle East by underscoring the salience of structural determinants other than religion. It focuses on the major social-change processes in the region to show how women's lives are shaped not only by "Islam" and "culture", but also by economic development, the state, class location, and the world system. Why the focus on women ? It is [the autor's] contention that middle-class women are consciously and unconsciously major agents of social change in the region, at the vanguard of movements for modernity, democratization and citizenship."
four different perspectives, and it captures the surreal horror of life under the Soviet yoke." --Book Jacket.
The Spider Weaver
In this retelling of a tale from Ghana, a wondrous spider shows two Ashanti weavers how to make intricate, colorful patterns in the cloth that they weave. By the author of Ashanti to Zulu.
Searching for David s Heart
A young girl who's beloved brother is killed in an accident, searches for his heart which was donated for a heart transplant.