The Inevitable

The Inevitable
Author: Kevin Kelly
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780698183650

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A New York Times Bestseller From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits. Kelly’s bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading—what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place—as this new world emerges.

The Inevitable

The Inevitable
Author: Katie Engelhart
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-03-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781250201478

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A riveting, incisive, and wide-ranging book about the Right to Die movement, and the doctors, patients, and activists at the heart of this increasingly urgent issue. More states and countries are passing right-to-die laws that allow the sick and suffering to end their lives at pre-planned moments, with the help of physicians. But even where these laws exist, they leave many people behind. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours—far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation. It also shines a light on the people who help them: loved ones and, sometimes, clandestine groups on the Internet that together form the “euthanasia underground.” Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the right to die debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written more lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peacefully at “DIY Death” workshops. The other four chapters belong to people who said they wanted to die because they were suffering unbearably—of old age, chronic illness, dementia, and mental anguish—and saw suicide as their only option. Spanning North America, Europe, and Australia, The Inevitable offers a deeply reported and fearless look at a morally tangled subject. It introduces readers to ordinary people who are fighting to find dignity and authenticity in the final hours of their lives.

Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots
Author: Martin Ford
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780465040674

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The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our lives Winner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes "Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."--Los Angeles Times What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole.

New Rules for the New Economy

New Rules for the New Economy
Author: Kevin Kelly
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781101221839

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The classic book on business strategy in the new networked economy— from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable Forget supply and demand. Forget computers. The old rules are broken. Today, communication, not computation, drives change. We are rushing into a world where connectivity is everything, and where old business know-how means nothing. In this new economic order, success flows primarily from understanding networks, and networks have their own rules. In New Rules for the New Economy, Kelly presents ten fundamental principles of the connected economy that invert the traditional wisdom of the industrial world. Succinct and memorable, New Rules explains why these powerful laws are already hardwired into the new economy, and how they play out in all kinds of business—both low and high tech— all over the world. More than an overview of new economic principles, it prescribes clear and specific strategies for success in the network economy. For any worker, CEO, or middle manager, New Rules is the survival kit for the new economy.

We Are Inevitable

We Are Inevitable
Author: Gayle Forman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-06-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780425290828

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"No one writes about love like Gayle Forman. Lose yourself in her passionate mash note to rock music, indie bookstores and best of all, the miracles that can happen when you take chances on other people." — E. LOCKHART, #1 New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Again Again A poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay. Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore. Even though he spends his days working in his family's secondhand bookstore, the only book Aaron can bear to read is one about the demise of the dinosaurs. It's a predicament he understands all too well, now that his brother and mom are gone and his friends have deserted him, leaving Aaron and his shambolic father alone in a moldering bookstore in a crusty mountain town where no one seems to read anymore. So when Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it, thinking this is the only way out. But he doesn't account for Chad, a "best life" bro with a wheelchair and way too much optimism, or the town's out-of-work lumberjacks taking on the failing shop as their pet project. And he certainly doesn't anticipate meeting Hannah, a beautiful, brave musician who might possibly be the kind of inevitable he's been waiting for. All of them will help Aaron to come to terms with what he's lost, what he's found, who he is, and who he wants to be, and show him that destruction doesn't inevitably lead to extinction; sometimes it leads to the creation of something entirely new.

The Inevitable War

The Inevitable War
Author: Francis Delaisi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1915
Genre: Diplomacy
ISBN: UCAL:$B283239

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"With almost prophetie vision, the author saw European events shaping themselves to an inevitable crisis ... This meant a continental war, and in such a war, Delaisi reasoned, both sides would have need of France ... Delaisi was not an accurate prophet in everything. He underestimated the gritty fight which England has shown herself capable of waging even on land. And he entirely undervalued the financial strength of Germany. The European conditions, however, which brought about the war, he clearly discerned, and simply and forcefully described"--Foreword.

Sheridan the Inevitable

Sheridan  the Inevitable
Author: Richard O’Connor
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-02-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781787209350

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First published in 1953, Richard O’Connor’s classic biography of General Phillip Sheridan is a fascinating study that sheds new light on a great soldier and the bloody conflict in which he rose to prominence. General Sheridan was the mastermind behind the Union cavalry operations and distinguished himself at Murfreesboro and in the Chattanooga campaign. Commanding General of the U.S. Army, Ulysses S. Grant, recognizing Sheridan’s ability, appointed him head of the cavalry crops for the Army of the Potomac in 1864. General Sheridan led a daring raid during the Wilderness campaign that destroyed communications and supplies behind Lee’s lines and resulted in the defeat of Jeb Stuart at Yellow Tavern. His most brilliant success was in the Shenandoah Valley, where he rallied his men after Jubal Early’s surprise attack and won a decisive victory. After another important victory at the Battle of Five Forks, Sheridan pursued top army commander, Robert E. Lee, cutting off his lines of retreat at Appomattox and forcing the surrender. The author’s lively and informative account provides a vivid portrait of a dedicated soldier, the battles that he fought and the turbulent time in which he lived.

The Inevitable Contemporary Writers Confront Death

The Inevitable  Contemporary Writers Confront Death
Author: Bradford Morrow,David Shields
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-02-21
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0393341178

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What is death and how does it touch upon life? Twenty writers look for answers. Birth is not inevitable. Life certainly isn't. The sole inevitability of existence, the only sure consequence of being alive, is death. In these eloquent and surprising essays, twenty writers face this fact, among them Geoff Dyer, who describes the ghost bikes memorializing those who die in biking accidents; Jonathan Safran Foer, proposing a new way of punctuating dialogue in the face of a family history of heart attacks and decimation by the Holocaust; Mark Doty, whose reflections on the art-porn movie Bijou lead to a meditation on the intersection of sex and death epitomized by the AIDS epidemic; and Joyce Carol Oates, who writes about the loss of her husband and faces her own mortality. Other contributors include Annie Dillard, Diane Ackerman, Peter Straub, and Brenda Hillman.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing

That Inevitable Victorian Thing
Author: E.K. Johnston
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781101994573

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Speculative fiction from the acclaimed bestselling author of Exit, Pursued by a Bear and Star Wars: Ahsoka. Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history. The imperial tradition of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage. But before she does her duty, she'll have one summer of freedom and privacy in a far corner of empire. Posing as a commoner in Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire's greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an extraordinary bond and maybe a one-in-a-million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process. Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved not by the cost of blood and theft but by the effort of repatriation and promises kept, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a surprising, romantic, and thought-provoking story of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world. ★ "This witty and romantic story is a must-read.”—SLJ, starred review ★ "Compelling and unique—there's nothing else like it."—Booklist, starred review. ★ "[A] powerful and resonant story of compassion, love, and finding a way to fulfill obligations while maintaining one’s identity."—PW, starred review

The Inevitable Dossier

The Inevitable Dossier
Author: Roberth "Messiah" Edberg
Publsiher: Roberth Edberg
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2006-05-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789197616102

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Basic understanding: "What if I told you, that your most precious and fundamental values were controlled by others? I guess you most likely would doubt it. It's however both true and inevitable." Dossier context: “Have you ever felt like being that little child who discovered that the Emperor was naked and that there were no new clothes? What if I told you that the Holy Grail contains the answer to why the little child spoke up and you didn’t. This dossier presents a pathway to understanding. You and you alone can decide if you are ready.”

The Inevitable Versus Destiny

The Inevitable Versus Destiny
Author: Damon White
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2010-02-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780557192717

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NEW BOOK BY DAMON WHITE. THE INEVITABLE VERSUS DESTINY is philosophical fiction, whereby, the two characters clash for conceptual superiority. The Inevitable, a force characterized by an insatiable desire for power and Destiny, an idea characterized by a benevolence to edify others by sharing wisdom and more, square off in face-offs. Example:"Destiny Reveals so that other revelations continue to open. The Inevitable Discloses so that other disclosures remain closed." The Inevitable attempts to use Destiny to use the rest of Us, while Destiny attempts to be used by Us to keep Us from being used by The Inevitable. Destiny is going to be used, Destiny just wants to be used properly. All too often we try to slip in The Inevitable in place of Our Destiny, and such leads to disastrous results and phony philosophical proclamations, such as, WAR IS INEVITABLE.If you have read another book like this one, it might have been the only other one. Enjoy!

From Impossible to Inevitable

From Impossible to Inevitable
Author: Aaron Ross,Jason Lemkin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781119531722

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Break your revenue records with Silicon Valley’s “growth bible” “This book makes very clear how to get to hyper-growth and the work needed to actually get there” Why are you struggling to grow your business when everyone else seems to be crushing their goals? If you needed to triple revenue within the next three years, would you know exactly how to do it? Doubling the size of your business, tripling it, even growing ten times larger isn't about magic. It's not about privileges, luck, or working harder. There's a template that the world's fastest growing companies follow to achieve and sustain much, much faster growth. From Impossible to Inevitable details the hypergrowth playbook of companies like Hubspot, Salesforce.com (the fastest growing multibillion dollar software company), and EchoSign—aka Adobe Document Services (which catapulted from $0 to $144 million in seven years). Whether you have a $1 billion or a $100,000 business, you can use the same insights as these notable companies to learn what it really takes to break your own revenue records. Pinpoint why you aren’t growing faster Understand what it takes to get to hypergrowth Nail a niche (the #1 missing growth ingredient) What every revenue leader needs to know about building a scalable sales team There’s no time like the present to surpass plateaus and get off of the up-and-down revenue rollercoaster. Find out how now!

The Inevitable Millionaires

The Inevitable Millionaires
Author: Edward Phillips Oppenheimer
Publsiher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2021-09-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9788726924152

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Middle-aged brothers Steven and George Henry Underwood find themselves in receipt of a large inheritance from their long-deceased father. A sizeable sum, the fortune comes with a condition – that the brothers must spend a large amount of the money within a month. A break from his usual spy thrillers, this is a gentle and humorous tale from author E. Phillips Oppenheim. E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) was a hugely prolific and highly popular British author of novels and short stories. Born in Tottenham, London, Oppenheim left school as a teenager and worked for his leather-merchant father for 20 years prior to launching his literary career. Oppenheim published five novels under the pseudonym ‘Anthony Partridge’ before establishing his reputation as a writer under his own name. An internationally successful author, Oppenheim’s stories revolved mainly around glamourous characters, luxurious settings, and themes of espionage, suspense, and crime. He is widely regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of the thriller and spy-fiction genre as it is recognised today. Oppenheim’s incredible literary success meant that his own life soon began to mirror that of his opulent characters. He held lavish, Gatsby-style parties at his French Villa and was rumoured to have had frequent love affairs aboard his luxury yacht. Oppenheim’s success earned him the cover of Time magazine in 1927. Some of his most well-known novels include ‘The Great Impersonation’, ‘The Long Arm of Mannister’ and ‘The Moving Finger’.

The Inevitable Party

The Inevitable Party
Author: Seth Masket
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-04-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780190630539

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Seth Masket's The Inevitable Party is a study of anti-party reforms and why they fail. Numerous reform movements over the past century have designated parties as the enemy of democracy, and they have found a willing ally in the American people in their efforts to rein in and occasionally root out parties. Masket investigates several of these anti-party reform efforts - from open primaries to campaign finance restrictions to nonpartisan legislatures - using legislative roll call votes, campaign donations patterns, and extensive interviews with local political elites. These cases each demonstrate parties adapting to, and sometimes thriving amidst, reforms designed to weaken or destroy them. The reason for these reforms' failures, the book argues, is that they proceed from an incorrect conception of just what a party is. Parties are not rigid structures that can be wished or legislated away; they are networks of creative and adaptive policy demanders who use their influence to determine just what sorts of people get nominated for office. Even while these reforms tend to fail, however, they impose considerable costs on society, usually reducing transparency and accountability in politics and government.

Conquering the Inevitable

Conquering the Inevitable
Author: Robin Brumfield
Publsiher: WestBowPress
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2013-08-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781490803654

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This is a book about change, not only what change is, but also how change affects us, our responses to change, and finally, a biblical model for overcoming change. You may ask, “Why a book about change?” The reason is that we live in a world of change. Change occurs in our lives on a daily basis. Change is the only thing that is constant. Look around you. Change is everywhere and occurs interpersonally, relationally, constantly (organizations either getting smaller or larger), technologically (increases are at an astronomical rate). Even the focus of the church changes as culture changes (sacred old hymns to contemporary music, and single pastor to multi-ministerial staffs), and on it goes. Change definitely is constant, and change is everywhere. “Robin Brumfield takes us by the hand with a Bible in the other hand, and walks along some Bible trails where change took place and helps us to see a reflection of our own existence in some of these experiences.” —Jim Futral Executive Director – Treasurer