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State of the Publishing Nation – Tech Forum 2018

State of the Publishing Nation – Tech Forum 2018

As many of you have seen before and you’ve heard kind of throughout the day, BookNet does a lot of data gathering about the Canadian primarily English language book market. And so it’s my obligation, my reward to kind of give you some of this overview of the data we collected over the last year or so. So, as I said, I’m going to primarily talk about the Canadian English language trade market here. And I’m going to start with…

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State of the Bookselling & Publishing Nation 2019 – Tech Forum 2019

State of the Bookselling & Publishing Nation 2019 – Tech Forum 2019

I’m Noah Genner. I’m the CEO of BookNet. I’m usually the guy that comes and rams data and graphs into your head right at the end of the day, right? So I’m not going to disappoint. So get ready. So, a lot of what I’ve heard today has been incredible, great speakers. And I didn’t read everyone’s presentations before I made my presentation, but it seems to really fit well, so, I think that’s really a good thing. So, I’ve…

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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things

Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things

We are just beginning to glimpse the bare outlines of an emerging new economic system, the collaborative commons. This is the first new economic paradigm to emerge on the world scene since the advent of capitalism and socialism in the early 19th century. So it’s a remarkable historical event. It has long-term implications for society. But what’s really interesting is the trigger that’s giving birth to this new economic system. The trigger is something called zero marginal cost. Now, marginal…

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A Publishing House TBR | #BookBreak

A Publishing House TBR | #BookBreak

Welcome back to Book Break! Today, we are doing a publishing house TBR. So I’ve been going around and chatting to loads of people in the office to see the range of books that are being read, and quite how different everyone’s TBR is around the office! We all love books here but we’ve all obviously got quite different tastes. So let’s start with my own TBR for the next few weeks. I have just started reading The Testaments by…

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Steve Smith on bringing International Relations theory to life

Steve Smith on bringing International Relations theory to life

One of the main features of globalization of world politics is that it takes a view of theory … …that helps you understand the world, by treating theories as if they’re different coloured lenses. So to use a simple analogy, if you were to wear yellow sunglasses, the world would look yellow… …if you had red tinted sunglasses, the world would look red and so on. Well that’s how we use theory, that is to say we see the different…

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Theory in Action: Liberalism

Theory in Action: Liberalism

A college campus or a high school I think is a good metaphor, because in a sense you’re kind of stuck there. But there’s all sorts of opportunities to join organizations, to make friends, to be part of all sorts of activities that are not just fun but kind of mutually beneficial to lots of people. Or you can be the high school bully and get in fights all the time, or you can…there are all sorts of possibilities to…

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Theodore Roosevelt: Biography, Foreign Policy, Rough Riders, History (1993)

Theodore Roosevelt: Biography, Foreign Policy, Rough Riders, History (1993)

Nathan Miller author of the new biography called Theodore Roosevelt a life one of those moments where I said I did not know that was where you come across your description of when Theodore Roosevelt was shot yes in 1912 he was campaigning for a third term as president as an independent candidate the bull moose candidate and he was in Milwaukee towards the end of the campaign and he was climbing into his car in front of a hotel…

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How can Finance Impact Society? | David Kinley

How can Finance Impact Society? | David Kinley

well finance needs to play a part in society does play a part in society do you know one of the greatest issues at the moment is that finance has become so important to all of us it believes in its own importance and we believe in its own importance people believe in it and believe that it is so important and that it is so opaque and so complicated that they don't seek to understand it and therefore the…

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Politics

Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Politics

when I first started off it was conceivable that someone could have a smattering of information about all the subfields in political science don't think I can do that anymore it's just too many things going on at the same time complexity goes along with us knowing more information our mission is to try and develop a comprehensive set of pieces of information about what is going on in political science what it represents and ideally it'd be a one-stop…

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