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Knowledge, Wealth, and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century

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Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553292152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 611

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A study of power in the 1990s and beyond traces the shifting global power structures and describes how the very definition of power has changed in modern times

Adaptive Corporation

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Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553253832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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The author details ways by which corporations may survive technological change, economic turmoil, and increased competition

I too had a Dream

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Author: Verghese Kurien,Gouri Salve

Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited

ISBN: 817436885X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

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Architect of 'Operation Flood', the largest dairy development programme in the world, Dr Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the world. A man with a rare vision, Dr Kurien has devoted a lifetime to realizing his dream - empowering the farmers of India. He has engineered the milk cooperative movement in India. It was a sheer quirk of fate that landed him in Anand where a small group of farmers were forming a cooperative, Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers' Union Limited (better known as Amul), to sell their milk. Intrigued by the integrity and commitment of their leader, Tribhuvandas Patel, Dr Kurien joined them. Since then there has been no looking back. The 'Anand pattern of cooperatives'were so successful that, at the request of the Government of India, he set up the National Dairy Development Board to replicate it across India. He also established the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation to market its products. In these memoirs, Dr Verghese Kurien, popularly known as the 'father of the white revolution', recounts, with customary candour, the story of his life and how he shaped the dairy industry. Profoundly inspiring, these memoirs help up comprehend the magnitude of his contributions and his multifaceted personality.

Revolutionary Wealth

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Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307265552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Starting with the publication of their seminal bestseller, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have given millions of readers new ways to think about personal life in today’s high-speed world with its constantly changing, seemingly random impacts on our businesses, governments, families and daily lives. Now, writing with the same rare grasp and clarity that made their earlier books classics, the Tofflers turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. And once again, they provide a penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless. Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow’s wealth will be created, and who will get it and how. But twenty-first-century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. Thus they write here about everything from education and child rearing to Hollywood and China, from everyday truth and misconceptions to what they call our “third job”—the unnoticed work we do without pay for some of the biggest corporations in our country. They show the hidden connections between extreme sports, chocolate chip cookies, Linux software and the “surplus complexity” in our lives as society wobbles back and forth between depressing decadence and a hopeful post-decadence. In their earlier work, the Tofflers coined the word “prosumer” for people who consume what they themselves produce. In Revolutionary Wealth they expand the concept to reveal how many of our activities—whether parenting or volunteering, blogging, painting our house, improving our diet, organizing a neighborhood council or even “mashing” music—pump “free lunch” from the “hidden” non-money economy into the money economy that economists track. Prosuming, they forecast, is about to explode and compel radical changes in the way we measure, make and manipulate wealth. Blazing with fresh ideas, Revolutionary Wealth provides readers with powerful new tools for thinking about—and preparing for—their future. From the Hardcover edition.

Previews and Premises

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Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9780920057377

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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A highly personal look at jobs, identity, sex roles, information age politics, hidden forces driving the economy, and the pitfalls and promises of social change.

Future Shock

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Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553277375

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

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Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

War and Anti-war

Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century

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Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Warner Books (NY)

ISBN: 9780751509380

Category: Military art and science

Page: 412

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This book examines the subject that has haunted mankind since its origins - war. Beginning with an analysis of warfare in the past, it offers insights into today's conflicts - and a portrait of the future face of battle. Its premise is that the forms of war follow forms of economic activity. In pre-industrial agrarian societies, men fought hand-to-hand. With the age of mass production came mass destruction - the savage bombing sorties of World War II and Vietnam, as well as the omnipresent threat of nuclear annihilation. The smart bombs of the Gulf conflict, it warns, are precursors of what war could become as the information age unfolds: a battlefield dominated by intelligent weapons systems, from tiny, antlike robots that crawl into an adversary's headquarters to autonomous arms that, once programmed, decide when, and towards whom, they fire. The authors show how changes in the media business and the global economy are blurring the distinction between news and psychological warfare, and they call for bloodless battle (anti-war) as a new approach to world peace.

Creating a New Civilization

The Politics of the Third Wave

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Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Turner Pub

ISBN: 9781570362231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Describes the forces that are shaping the future, discusses changes in family life, business, technology, culture, and values, and looks at the state of democracy in the next century

Future Shock

The Third Wave

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Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books

ISBN: 9780553144314

Category: Fiction

Page: 537

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Explores the nature and implications of a third wave of change that is now creating a new civilization with its own life-styles, jobs, sexual attitudes, concepts of family and love, economic structures, and political philosophies

Future Wars

The Anticipations and the Fears

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Author: David Seed

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 184631755X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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This timely book investigates fiction that speculates about wars likely to break out in the near or distant future. Ranging widely across periods and conflicts real and imagined, Future Wars explores the interplay between politics, literature, science fiction, and war in a range of classic texts. Individual essays look at Reagan's infamous “Star Wars” project, nuclear fiction, Martian invasion, and the Pax Americana. The use of future war scenarios in military planning dates back to the nineteenth century, and Future Wars concludes with a US Army officer's assessment of the continuing usefulness of future wars fiction.

Educating Beyond Violent Futures

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Author: Francis Hutchinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134786980

Category: Education

Page: 320

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As we enter the Twenty-First Century, it is easy to assume that worsening trends in violence will be a feature of our lives, whether in our schools, our societies or as a species. Educating Beyond Violent Futures challenges assumptions that trends in violence are destiny, and raises crucial questions about choice and engagement. Drawing upon new research, this book is essential reading for those who want to prepare our children for living constructively in the next century

The Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis

The Rhetoric of Reform and Regulation

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Author: Wyn Grant,Graham K. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199641986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Systematically exploring the consequences of the global financial crisis, this text focuses primarily on the impact on policy and politics. It asks how governments responded to the challenges that the crisis has posed, and the policy and political impact of the combination of both the crisis itself and these responses.

Learning for Tomorrow

The Role of the Future in Education

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Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 9780394719801

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 421

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Analyzes the way the future is dealt with in college and high school classrooms and calls for drastic changes in the way educators prepare individuals for life in the future.

Tactical Media

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Author: Rita Raley

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816651507

Category: Art

Page: 195

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Tactical media describes interventionist media art practices that engage and critique the dominant political and economic order. Rather than taking to the streets and staging spectacular protests, the practitioners of tactical media engage in an aesthetic politics of disruption, intervention, and education. In Tactical Media, Rita Raley provides a critical exploration of the new media art activism that has emerged out of, and in direct response to, postindustrialism and neoliberal globalization.

Viroid Life

Perspectives on Nietzsche and the Transhuman Condition

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Author: Keith Ansell Pearson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134734611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Nietzsche's vision of the 'overman' continues to haunt the postmodern imagination. His call that 'man is something that must be overcome' can no longer be seen as simple rhetoric. Our experiences of the hybrid realities of artificial life have made the 'transhuman' a figure that looks over us all. Inspired by this vision, Keith Ansell Pearson sets out to examine if evolution is 'out of control' and machines are taking over. In a series of six fascinating perspectives, he links Nietzsche's thought with the issues at stake in contemporary conceptions of evolution from the biological to the technological. Viroid Life; Perspectives on Nietzsche and the Transhuman Condition considers the hybrid, 'inhuman' character of our future with the aid of Nietzsche's philosophy. Keith Ansell Pearson contrasts Nietzsche and Darwin before introducing the more recent figures such as Giles Deleuze and Guy Debord to sketch a new thinking of technics and machines and stress the ambiguous character of our 'machine enslavement'.

Fables, Fashions, and Facts About Advertising

A Study of 28 Enduring Myths

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Author: John Philip Jones

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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John Philip Jones, bestselling author and internationally known advertising scholar, has written a textbook to help evaluate advertising "fables" and "fashions," and also to study the facts. He uses the latest trends and cutting-edge research to illustrate their occasional incompleteness, inadequacy, and in some cases total wrongheadedness. Each chapter then attempts to describe one aspect of how advertising really works. Unlike most other advertising textbooks, Fables, Fashions, and Facts About Advertising is not written as a "how to" text, or as a vehicle for war stories, or as a sales pitch. Instead, it is a book that concentrates solely on describing how advertising works. Written to be accessible to the general public with little or no experience studying advertising, it makes the scholarship of an internationally renowned figure accessible to students taking beginning advertising courses.

Democracy in Peril

Restructuring Systems or Second Republic

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Author: Brig (Retd) G B Reddy

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9383185627

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

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This book is unique. It raises the issue “What ails India and Indian democracy” and attempts to provide a perspective – its riddles and paradoxes in India’s context and content. If the reader believes that Indian democracy is vibrant and resilient despite numerous threats enveloping the nation, the author has made prescriptions to bail it out. With the theme as “Democracy in Peril”, this book is thought provoking for all alike. Through an incisive analyses of evolution and growth of democracy as a political order, the author provides an intriguing insight into today’s political developments – power politics and turf wars - and adversarial postures both intra and inter political party’s and leaders conflicts and crises. Call them challenges or threats, democratic institutions are at war with each other, leadership vacuum is real and there is widening trust deficit between the leaders and the people. The author has provided enough evidence through mapping the ‘ills’ tormenting Indian democracy and prescribing changes necessary to its structures, actors and processes, as reforms or refinements, lest the nation gets swept by violent revolution. His review of leadership crisis contributing to policy paralysis and virtual breakdown of functioning of Parliament and Legislatures due to adversarial and acrimonious confrontations both inside and outside are quite exhaustive. The author blames the murky electoral processes and how they have adversely influenced and governed the behavior of elected representatives in smooth and effective functioning of the Parliament and Legislatures in the conduct of business. He suggests that the struggle to tackle numerous challenges and threats emerging ever more appears to be a mirage and beyond the competence of present day self-centric leadership within the framework of the First Republic. Few of the key issues addressed in Part 3 are comprehensive emphasizing the need for action. By synthesizing his thoughts and reflections extending over six decades – from undergrad student of political science and history to national security strategy research scholar – the author has produced a book of “par excellence” quality from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Its end purpose is simple – to impress the reader to understand the present political travails tormenting the nation and find appropriate solutions. A must read book for all alike.

Information Payoff

The Transformation of Work in the Electronic Age

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Author: Paul A. Strassmann

Publisher: Strassmann, Inc.

ISBN: 9780029317204

Category: Office practice

Page: 298

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Focusing on how electronic technology is changing the methods of the workplace, this book examines the changes from the perspectives of the individual, the organization and society as it explores ways to increase productivity, encourage economic growth, and improve life in the workplace.

Outcome-Based Evaluation

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Author: Robert L. Schalock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475723997

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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This book is the product of 30 years of experience with program evalua tion. During this time, both service recipients and educational and social programs have experienced major cultural and political shifts in service delivery philosophy, including a focus on quality, mainstreaming, deinsti tutionalization, community inclusion, and an emphasis on measurable outcomes. Recently stakeholders of these programs have demanded more than just the provision of service, forcing program administrators to evalu ate their programs' effectiveness and efficiency. The "era of accoun tability" is here, and my major goal in writing this book is to help current and future program administrators understand that they need to look beyond simply the provision of service. Indeed, they need to be competent in outcome-based evaluation, which I define as a type of program evaluation that uses valued and objective person-referenced outcomes to analyze a program's effectiveness, impact or benefit-cost. By design, this book can be read from the perspective of a consumer or producer of outcome-based evaluation. As a consumer, the reader will be introduced to the various techniques used in outcome-based evaluation and how to interpret data from outcome-based evaluation analyses. As a producer, the reader will be instructed in how to do outcome-based evalu ation analyses, along with how to use and act on their results. For both the consumer and producer, two questions should guide the use of outcome based evaluation.