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Discover the hidden world of America's growing community of nomads - a labor pool of transient older adults that has emerged in the aftermath of the Great Recession. From the beet fields of North Dakota to Amazon's CamperForce program in Texas, these individuals have taken to the road in search of work, forming a resilient and creative community of wanderers. Nomadland sheds light on the dark underbelly of the American economy while celebrating the hope, resilience, and resourcefulness of these individuals. Don't miss the highly anticipated major motion picture adaptation.
@Clagett The book is excellent too. Highly recommended. – source
Also recommended byMark DuplassChristopher MimsSiri Srinivas
The Color of Law
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Explore the true history of America's racially divided cities through the eyes of a top authority on housing policy. In "The Color of Law," Richard Rothstein unearths the startling truth that de jure segregation – government policies and laws – were responsible for discriminatory housing patterns that still exist today. Discover the untold story of racial zoning in the 1920s, the flawed urban planning of the 1950s, and federal subsidies for builders that enforced segregation in post-World War II suburbs. Learn how police and prosecutors furthered these policies through violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. With recent outbursts of violence in cities, this is a vital examination to enlighten and support the fight for racial justice.
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
Also recommended byRick Klau
The 100-Year Life
Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
The 100-Year Life is a thought-provoking book that helps you imagine a future where you might live up to 100 years. Lynda Gratton emphasizes that the traditional concept of work, retirement, and education is quickly vanishing. She suggests new ways of living, learning, working, and building productive relationships in a 100-year life. With a diverse range of analysis and solutions, The 100-Year Life presents a wake-up call and empowers you to make informed choices to design a fulfilling life.
@PaultheBanker_ @Kasasa @leimer @Clagett Ah yes - Love that book - changed my perspective a few years ago as well. – source
Also recommended byChip Conley
Queen of Computer Code (Volume 1) (People Who Shaped Our World)
Discover the inspiring life of Grace Hopper, the computer science pioneer who broke boundaries and revolutionized the industry. From coining the term "computer bug" to teaching computers to "speak English," Hopper was a rule breaker, chance taker, and troublemaker who always believed in her ideas. This picture book biography celebrates her life and achievements, showing how Hopper's insatiable curiosity and determination paved the way for future generations in science and math. A must-read for anyone interested in technology and the women who make history.
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
Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Factfulness by Hans Rosling is an eye-opening book about understanding the world we live in. Rosling reveals the ten biases that distort our perspective and teaches readers how to focus on facts instead. Through lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness empowers readers to see the world clearly and respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. This book is an urgent and essential read for anyone looking to reduce stress and think more clearly about global issues.
"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
Also recommended byBarack ObamaBill GatesAlexander StubbMark SusterTrevor NcubeMax RoserBen CarlsonMichael BatnickPatrick OShaughnessyNigel Warburton10 others
Women in Science
50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Discover the untold stories of 50 amazing women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with this charmingly illustrated and educational book. From ancient to modern times, Women in Science features striking art, infographics, equipment, rates of women in STEM fields, and a glossary of scientific terms. The book profiles both well-known figures like Jane Goodall and Katherine Johnson, and lesser-known pioneers. Celebrate the achievements of these intrepid women and be inspired to pursue your own STEM dreams!
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
The Fourth Revolution of Humanity Includes Everyone
Welcome to the fourth age of humanity: the digital age. Technology has revolutionized the way we communicate, trade, and transact, and the impact echoes beyond our personal lives. In "Digital Human," you'll find a roadmap for navigating the world of finance in this new era. This visionary guide explores the digital evolution's impact and offers clear insights on thriving in this new age of agility and connectivity. Get ready to rethink your business practices and notions of efficiency, and discover how to construct new business models entirely around the customer.
“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
Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins
This book covers Garry Kasparov's historic 1997 chess match against IBM's Deep Blue, which marked a new era in artificial intelligence. Kasparov shares his personal experience strategizing against an unbeatable machine, and traces the history of machine intelligence through the lens of chess. He argues that rather than fear intelligent machines, we should embrace their potential for technological progress and human advancement. A compelling and thought-provoking read.
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