THE SECOND MACHINE AGE by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

February 4, 2014

Andrew McAfee spoke about his book, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

In The Second Machine Age MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, two thinkers at the forefront of their field, reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds from lawyers to truck drivers will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity.

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies By Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393350647
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 25th, 2016

MISS MANNERS MINDS YOUR BUSINESS by Judith Martin & Nicholas Martin

September 24, 2013

Judith and Nicholas Martin spoke about their book, Miss Manners Minds Your Business, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

What do your colleagues, overlords, underlings, clients, and customers have in common? Not knowing how much they annoy you. Not to mention how much you may be annoying them. The route from cubicle to corner office is strewn with etiquette landmines. And now that the boundaries that once cleanly separated work from personal life are blurred, even polite people don't recognize the difference between professional and social manners.

What do you say to a colleague who has just been fired? How do you maintain a family-friendly office without discriminating against singles? What's the difference between showing romantic interest and sexual harassment? Which colleagues should be invited to family weddings? When should you be unavailable, at or away from work?

Don't convene a focus group or appeal to Human Resources--consult Miss Manners With wit and wisdom, Miss Manners restores civility, guiding you around your coworker's messy cubicle, past your overly prying boss, around the bridal shower for the new temp, and through tedious staff meetings. In Miss Manners Minds Your Business, Judith Martin and her son, executive Nicholas Ivor Martin, equip readers with the practical, pertinent, and utterly correct advice necessary to win the job, keep the job, and leave the job with sanity and dignity intact.

Miss Manners Minds Your Business By Nicholas Ivor Martin, Judith Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393349856
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 20th, 2014


September 10, 2013

Seth Goldman spoke about his book, Mission in a Bottle, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

In an incredibly fun and accessible two-color graphic-book format, the cofounders of Honest Tea tell the engaging story of how they created and built a mission-driven business, offering a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and millions of Honest Tea drinkers about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business--and the importance of perseverance and creative problem-solving.

Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff began Honest Tea fifteen years ago with little more than a tea leaf of an idea and a passion to offer organic, freshly brewed, lightly sweetened bottled tea. Today Honest Tea is a rapidly expanding national brand sold in more than 100,0000 grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores and drugstores across the country. The brand has flourished as American consumers move toward healthier and greener lifestyles.

Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently--and Succeeding By Seth Goldman, Barry Nalebuff, Sungyoon Choi (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770437497
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Published: Currency - September 3rd, 2013