Surfer la vie
Author: Joël de Rosnay
Publisher: Les liens qui libèrent
Comment construire et penser le monde de demain ? Dans ce livre audacieux et visionnaire, le célèbre scientifique démontre que notre société est en train de changer de visage. Non plus fondée seulement sur des rapports de force mais sur des rapports de flux, non plus guidée par l'individualisme exacerbé ou par la logique de l'affrontement mais sur la nécessaire solidarité. L'avènement de cette société de la fluidité est inspiré notamment par les sciences qui depuis plusieurs décennies expliquent que les liens ou les interactions sont plus importants que les éléments matériels qui constituent notre monde physique ou biologique. Et ce nouveau regard nous invite à aborder autrement les grands défis actuels : économiques, sociaux, environnementaux. « Je propose une nouvelle approche pour construire ensemble l'avenir et sur-vivre à la complexité du monde et à son accélération. C'est la société fluide. En tant que prospectiviste, mais aussi surfeur de l'océan et d'Internet, j'ai choisi le surf comme fil rouge de ce livre. Ne dit-on pas surfer sur Internet, sur les sondages, sur l'opinion publique, sur les valeurs ? Le surfeur ne crée pas la vague, par nature aléatoire et chaotique, il utilise sa force, sa puissance pour le plaisir, le défi vis-à-vis de lui-même. Surfer la vie, c'est savoir profiter et jouir de l'instant, être à l'écoute de son environnement, de ses réseaux, évaluer en temps réel les résultats de son action et s'adapter à l'imprévu. Je souhaite fournir à chacun des clés pour surfer harmonieusement sa vie. » [Source : d'après la 4e de couverture]
Author: Hubert Reeves, Yves Coppens, Joel De Rosney, Dominique Simonnet
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
An astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist discuss some of mankind's most basic questions about the creation of the universe, the first particles, and the evolution that led to contemporary life forms.
In the increasing number of heavily projectized organizations, sustainable, commercial performance depends on their ability to measure and develop the performance of project management. This involves developing new skills and capabilities, such as a learning approach across projects. It also involves transforming established approaches such as corporate governance to match the new project-oriented context and, finally, it involves learning to use projects to enable key organizational objectives, such as sustainability, as well as the project-specific outcomes. The Performance of Projects and Project Management offers perspectives on all of these fundamental aspects of project performance. As such, it is an important book for those concerned with project strategy, project delivery and business sustainability.
Author: Pascal Poty
Nous regardons en moyenne notre écran de smartphone 150 fois par jour. Toutefois, ces interactions dépassent rarement deux minutes. Pour être présente sur l’écran de votre client mobile, votre entreprise doit donc convaincre endéans ces deux minutes. C’est l’instant mobile, un instant éphémère, récurrent, localisé et éminemment personnel. Sa compréhension passe donc par une agilité inédite pour les entreprises. En effet, le mobile ne constitue pas un canal supplémentaire de leur offre de produits et services, mais bien un levier stratégique pour réussir leur transformation digitale et organisationnelle. Le smartphone est au carrefour de ces interactions multiples et complexes où la capture de l’attention du consommateur devient un enjeu majeur pour les marques et les enseignes, y compris dans l’environnement physique du point de vente. Maîtriser les codes de l’instant mobile, c’est entrer en conversation avec votre client, mobiliser votre communauté et plus globalement renforcer l’attachement et la fidélité à votre marque. A l’image de nos vies quotidiennes, cet ouvrage est donc avant tout un concentré d’instants mobiles. Ceux-ci y sont décryptés au travers d’exemples concrets à destination des entreprises souhaitant disposer des clés nécessaires pour intégrer les exigences d’une réalité nouvelle, où le smartphone est devenu ce premier écran par lequel leurs clients vont les découvrir. En savoir plus sur www.instantmobile.xyz
Success and happiness are not accidents that happen to some people and not to others. They are created by specific ways of thinking and acting in the world. Paul McKenna has made a study of highly successful and effective people, and distilled core strategies and techniques that will help the reader to begin to think in the same way as a super-achiever. Learn how to master your emotions and run your own brain, how to have supreme self-confidence and become the person you really want to be. Paul McKenna's simple seven-day plan really will change your life for ever. Brilliantly effective self-improvement, in the bestselling tradition of Unlimited Power and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Explains what humans' interactions with computers teach us about how humans should interact with one another, including the fact that flattery works, mixing criticism with praise is an ineffective method of evaluation and much more.
Ever since we first introduced the term Web 2.0, people have been asking, What ™s next? Assuming that Web 2.0 was meant to be a kind of software version number (rather than a statement about the second coming of the Web after the dotcom bust), we ™re constantly asked about Web 3.0. Is it the semantic web? The sentient web? Is it the social web? The mobile web? Is it some form of virtual reality? It is all of those, and more. The Web is no longer a collection of static pages of HTML that describe something in the world. Increasingly, the Web is the world "everything and everyone in the world casts an information shadow,an aura of data which, when captured and processed intelligently, offers extraordinary opportunity and mindbending implications. Web Squared is our way of exploring this phenomenon and giving it a name.
Looks at the shift towards sustainism as seen through a series of visual symbols designed for use by businesses, institutions, and individuals.
What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever the ties linking free enterprise to democracy. World tensions will be primed for horrific warfare for resources and dominance. The ultimate question is: Will we leave our children and grandchildren a world that is not only viable but better, or in this nuclear world bequeath to them a planet that will be a living hell? Either way, he warns, the time to act is now.
The instability of fluid flows is a key topic in classical fluid mechanics because it has huge repercussions for applied disciplines such as chemical engineering, hydraulics, aeronautics, and geophysics. This modern introduction is written for any student, researcher, or practitioner working in the area, for whom an understanding of hydrodynamic instabilities is essential. Based on a decade's experience of teaching postgraduate students in fluid dynamics, this book brings the subject to life by emphasizing the physical mechanisms involved. The theory of dynamical systems provides the basic structure of the exposition, together with asymptotic methods. Wherever possible, Charru discusses the phenomena in terms of characteristic scales and dimensional analysis. The book includes numerous experimental studies, with references to videos and multimedia material, as well as over 150 exercises which introduce the reader to new problems.
This book has been primarily written for people who are interested and involved in helping students maximise the learning and development they gain from their higher education experience. The authors contributing to this book hope that their attempt to examine and give practical meaning to the idea of lifewideness makes sense to you and helps you support and facilitate development of people in your professional context. We hope also that it might have meaning for you in your own life. The book is also written for people who are helping higher education institutions develop a better understanding of the ways in which students engage in and are shaped by their whole life experience while they are studying. And for those people who are trying to bring about change in institutional practice, particularly those who are finding it challenging, we hope the contributions in this book will reinforce your conviction that this is a worthwhile thing to do. In recent years, Universities in the UK have been encouraged to evaluate what they do through the lens of the students' experience. This has resulted in an increasing institutional interest and awareness in the way in which students integrate higher education with their life beyond the campus. Student Support Services in some universities have been inspired by the visionary report ‘Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-wide Focus on the Student Experience’ (NASPA and ACPA 2004). We hope that this book will encourage and be of value to those who make decisions or who create policies relating to the student experience.
The Surfing Lesson
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
A digital edition short story about a wife coming to terms with her fading marriage, based on a subplot from Elin Hilderbrand's forthcoming novel BEAUTIFUL DAY Margot's reservoir of romantic feelings for her husband Drum is running dry. But while the family is on vacation in Nantucket, Margot finds an opportunity to potentially regain her romantic love for her husband - in the form of Hadley Axelram, his ex-girlfriend. She is counting on jealousy as a relationship defibrillator. But after forcing her surfing-god husband to make plans for a surfing lesson with Hadley and her son, Margot is left to reminisce about the summer she fell in love with Drum, and the unexpected blossoming of their relationship. When she sees Drum and Hadley spending time together, will the spark reignite - and will her marriage be saved? Or will she find that love is truly gone from this relationship? This touching short story about a poignant stage in a marriage explores the backstory of Margot Carmichael, one of the stars in Elin Hilderbrand's new novel BEAUTIFUL DAY.
Author: Michel Serres
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
According to Michel Serres, a process of 'hominescence' has taken place throughout human history. Hominescence can be described as a type of adolescence; humanity in a state of growing, a state of constant change, on the threshold of something unpredictable. We are destined never to be the same again but what will does the future hold? In this innovative and passionately original work of philosophy, Serres describes the future of man as an adolescence, transitioning from childhood to adulthood, or luminescence, when a dark body becomes light. After considering the radical changes that humanity has experienced over the last fifty years, Serres analyzes the new relationship of man has with diverse concepts, like the dead, his own body, agriculture, and new communication networks. He alerts us to the consequences of these changes, particularly on the danger of growing inequalities between rich and poor countries. Should we rejoice in the future, ignore it, or even dread it? Unlike other philosophers who preach doom and gloom, Serres wants us to anticipate the uncertain light of the future.
Society Of The Spectacle
Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.