'The Attention Economy' by Davenport and Beck - Bought this overpriced book via iBooks at $28 CAN. While it's an interesting read for someone who has little familiarity with social media, their weak referencing and frequently unsupported claims make for a frustrating read. Already, many of the websites referenced as leaders are no longer leading, or defunct. They do not acknowledge any other work in the field. #DoNotRecommend
The scenario is scary in it's plausibility. But with glimpses of the future that one would hope were possible. Dan kept my attention all the way through, making me resent times that the world called me from it. All in all a very enjoyable read.
Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future McKibben's animating idea is that we need to move beyond "growth" as the paramount economic ideal and pursue prosperity in a more local direction, with cities, suburbs, and regions producing more of their own food, generating more of their own energy, and even creating more of their own culture and entertainment.
Paid Attention: Innovative Advertising for a Digital World (9780749473600) — A comprehensive look at the theory behind #advertising in the attention economy. Read more: https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/paid-attention/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=new-review
If you ever wanted to understand why the economy is where it is, especially the housing market, this book is a good place to start. You need to pay attention, but the real housewives of anywhere has nothing on this book for drama, egos and money.
George Washington's Secret 6: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution and drove the British from New York. The work they did in Manhattan and Long Island exposed not only a British attempt to destroy the American economy, but also Benedict Arnold's treachery. The authors bring attention to a group that exerted an enormous influence over events during the Revolutionary War.
In the wake of a rising number of racist incidents at the University of Missouri, nicknamed Mizzou, black athletes threatened to boycott football games. Wow. Did that get people’s attention. So much of the economy of state universities is tied to football, the multibillion-dollar TV contracts, the multimillion-dollar coaching salaries, and the small fortunes that pour into small towns on game day don’t happen without a group of young men willing to take the field. The emergence of the Black…
.....The economy has been stacked against you from the beginning. Worse, you're sandwiched between Boomers (with their constant back-patting blather and refusal to retire) and Gen Y's (with their relentless confidence and demands for attention).You're stuck in the middle-of your life and between two huge generations that dote on each other.But you can move forward in your career. In What's Next, Gen X? Tamara Erickson shows how....
In one of the most optimistic books to come out of Washington during these trying times, Congressman Tim Ryan presents us with an inspiring and hopeful view of our country’s future—and a roadmap for how to get there. People are beginning to take action in a new way: they are slowing down, paying attention, and gaining an awareness of the inner resources at their disposal.
Cities and Urban Life, authored by two of the best-known textbook writers in the field, provides a comprehensive introduction to urban sociology, urban anthropology, and urban studies courses. Primarily sociological in approach, this book incorporates historical, social, psychological, geographical, and anthropological insights. While strong in the classical urban sociology, it also gives extensive attention to the "new" political economy approach to urban studies. Also, the authors use…