What Technology Wants

Autor: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143120174
File Size: 30,82 MB
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Profiles technology as an evolving international system with predictable trends, counseling readers on how to prepare themselves and future generations by anticipating and steering their choices toward developing needs.

The Inevitable

Autor: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143110373
File Size: 43,67 MB
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It's 2046. You don't own a car, or much of anything else, instead subscribing to items as you need them. Virtual reality is as commonplace as cell phones. You talk to your devices with hand gestures. Practically all surfaces have become a screen, and each screen watches you back. Robots and AI took over your old job but also created a new one for you, work you could not have imagined back in 2016. In The Inevitable, Kevin Kelly, the visionary thinker who foresaw the scope of the internet revolution, provides a plausible, optimistic road map for the next 30 years. He shows how the coming changes can be understood as the result of a few long-term forces that are already in motion. Kelly both describes these 12 deep trends-including cognifying our surroundings, valuing access over ownership, tracking everything-and demonstrates how they are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we work, play, learn, buy, and communicate with each other. Ultimately, predicts Kelly, all humans and machines will be linked up into a global matrix, a convergence that will be seen as the largest, most complex, and most surprising event ever up to this time. The Inevitablewill be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where to position themselves as this new world emerge.

The Million Dollar One Person Business

Autor: Elaine Pofeldt
Publisher: Lorena Jones Books
ISBN: 039957896X
File Size: 63,39 MB
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The indispensable guide to earning a six-figure take-home income on your own terms, from Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt. The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great worklife and a great lifestyle.

Out Of Control

Autor: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 078674703X
File Size: 49,15 MB
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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

Built To Sell

Autor: John Warrillow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101514115
File Size: 49,38 MB
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According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and old family friend, who encourages Alex to pursue three criteria to make his business sellable: * Teachable: focus on products and services that you can teach employees to deliver. * Valuable: avoid price wars by specialising in doing one thing better than anyone else. * Repeatable: generate recurring revenue by engineering products that customers have to repurchase often.

1000 Journals Project

Autor: Someguy
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811858564
File Size: 43,78 MB
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One thousand blank journals are currently circulating around the world, beckoning contributors who find the books by chance. Artist Someguy shares more than 250 of the best entries--from reflective to desperate to humorous--in a faux leather-covered book that reflects the original journals.

Asia Grace

Autor: Kevin Kelly
ISBN: 9783822816196
File Size: 14,87 MB
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Co-founder of the digital culture magazine Wired, Kevin Kelly leads a double life; cyber-culture editor and independent photographer. For the past thirty years, and completely independently of his work on Wired, he has been traveling the far reaches of Asia photographing the ins and outs of daily life. Kelly has the unique perspective of someone who lives in the digital fast lane and yet craves to experience and understand cultures far different from his own. In approximately 600 stunning, richly-colored images, with no text whatsoever, Kelly shares his vision of Asia from East to West, from Afghanistan to Japan. The scope of this book is so vast, flipping through the pages is like a journey, more akin to an epic film than a book.

So Good They Can T Ignore You

Autor: Cal Newport
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455509108
File Size: 63,67 MB
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In an unorthodox approach, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice, and sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do. Not only are pre-existing passions rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work, but a focus on passion over skill can be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. Spending time with organic farmers, venture capitalists, screenwriters, freelance computer programmers, and others who admitted to deriving great satisfaction from their work, Newport uncovers the strategies they used and the pitfalls they avoided in developing their compelling careers. Matching your job to a pre-existing passion does not matter, he reveals. Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it. With a title taken from the comedian Steve Martin, who once said his advice for aspiring entertainers was to "be so good they can't ignore you," Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto is mandatory reading for anyone fretting about what to do with their life, or frustrated by their current job situation and eager to find a fresh new way to take control of their livelihood. He provides an evidence-based blueprint for creating work you love, and will change the way you think about careers, happiness, and the crafting of a remarkable life.

Your First 100

Autor: Meera Kothand
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986802550
File Size: 43,12 MB
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What if you had a pool of repeat customers and loyal, raving fans waiting to buy EVERY SINGLE ONE of your digital products? What if you never had to chase or wonder where the next sale of your digital product is going to come from? What if you knew exactly how to turn first time visitors into subscribers and then loyal customers who stay and buy again and again and again... Nodding YES? Your First 100 will allow you to discover how to take the brand and business you have right now and transform it into one that has the potential to build repeat customers and loyal, raving fans. Brand loyalty isn't just for the big brands. Your First 100 will show you how you can tap into the exact loyalty recipe as an online business and brand selling digital products. Here's what's packed into this how-to guide: How to be TOP OF MIND every single time your ideal customer is ready to buy The 4C formula to writing emails that hook That ONE thing you need to get from your ideal customer (without this, the ASK gets so much harder) A DEAD SIMPLE way to structure your offers so that your customers keep coming back for more How the 5P Touch Framework will help you burn a single brand footprint into all interactions your audience has with your business (and why you need ALL 5!) How you can QUICKLY turn your ideal customer into a buyer and then a loyal, raving fan In Your First 100, you will be introduced to a system of ideas and questions to think about, ask yourself, and apply to your digital product-based business in 5 core areas so that you can turn first time visitors into repeat customers and loyal, raving fans. Imagine for a minute how your business would change if you never had to worry about where the next sale of your digital product is going to come from... Your offers (paid and free) become seductive magnets of YES! that your audience can't resist. Your audience is sold on whatever you put on sale because it's from YOU and they want it. Every core area in your business is intentional and works toward creating a brand experience that attracts your tribe-your repeat customers and loyal, raving fans. That's the power of the process and promise behind Your First 100. Intrigued yet? Then scroll to the top and click or tap "Buy Now."