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Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Jessica Bruder - 2018-09-04 (first published in 2017)
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From the beet fields of North Dakota to the campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older adults. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in RVs and modified vans, forming a growing...
Theodora Lau
@Clagett The book is excellent too. Highly recommended.      source
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The Color of Law
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Richard Rothstein - 2018-05-01
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In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate age...
Theodora Lau
Policies have played a big role in creating residential racial segregation in our country. “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein is a must read - to better understand the forces preventing economic mobility in our country. #policy #books #reading #inequality      source
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Rick Klau
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The 100-Year Life
Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
Lynda Gratton - 2016-06-02
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What will your 100-year life look like?Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time?Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then reti...
Theodora Lau
@PaultheBanker_ @Kasasa @leimer @Clagett Ah yes - Love that book - changed my perspective a few years ago as well.      source
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Chip Conley
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Grace Hopper
Queen of Computer Code (Volume 1) (People Who Shaped Our World)
Laurie Wallmark - 2017-05-16
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“If you’ve got a good idea, and you know it’s going to work, go ahead and do it.” The picture book biography of Grace Hopper—the boundary-breaking woman who revolutionized computer science.   Who was Grace Hopper? A software tester, workplace jester, cherished mentor, ace inventor, avid reader, naval leader—AND rule breaker, chance taker, and troub...
Theodora Lau
Such a beautiful book on Grace Hopper. This is a must-read for any children (and parents)! #books #reading #WomenInSTEM #WomeninTech @lauriewallmark cc @guzmand @charliehalkett @sallyeaves @nigelwalsh @leimer @JolaBurnett @CreativeTrae @annie_parker @inayulo @digitalcloudgal      source
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Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Hans Rosling - 2020-04-07 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates“Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent...
Theodora Lau
"Cultures, nations religions, and people are not rocks. They are in constant transformation." Indeed - look to the East for inspiration. Thank you @DanLatimore for the #book recommendation. 🙏📚 @OlaRosling #Factfulness #reading #inspiration #humanity      source
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Women in Science
50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Rachel Ignotofsky - 2016-07-26
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It’s a scientific fact: Women rock!   A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographi...
Theodora Lau
If you have little kids - consider giving them this fantastic book, so that they are familiar with not just Neil Armstrong and Alan Turing, but also Valentina Tereshkova and Ada Lovelace, as well as many other fearless pioneers who changed the world. #womenintech #womeninstem      source
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Digital Human
The Fourth Revolution of Humanity Includes Everyone
Chris Skinner - 2018-06-18
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Digital is far-reaching and ubiquitous - everything you know is about to change.We are living in the fourth age of humanity. First, we became human. Then we became civilized. The third age saw the creation of commerce. Now, we are becoming digital. Technology has changed the way we communicate, trade, and transact, with repercussions extending far ...
Theodora Lau
“If everyone has a voice, and the power of the one voice can be as powerful as the many, will we move beyond self-interest?” Great book by @Chris_Skinner #digitalhuman #fintech #FinServ #FinancialInclusion      source
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Deep Thinking
Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins
Garry Kasparov - 2018-05-08
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Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book,...
Theodora Lau
Garry Kasparov and the game of artificial intelligence (p.s. I love his book "Deep Thinking") #AI #MachineLearning #robots #automation #futureofwork #innovation @PRI @Kasparov63 cc @pierrepinna @DeepLearn007 @ahier      source