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The Resource The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster, Robert Colvile

The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster, Robert Colvile

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The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster
Title
The great acceleration
Title remainder
how the world is getting faster, faster
Statement of responsibility
Robert Colvile
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Instant messaging. Superfast broadband. High-frequency trading. The world is, undeniably, accelerating. Great acceleration of change is evident in all spheres of modern life. In this revelatory study, Robert Colvile examines how and why this is happening, why it's unlikely we'll be able to slow down - and why this may be no bad thing. It's a book peppered with slogans from this new world's heavy hitters: Ried Hoffman, the inventor of LinkedIn: 'If you're not embarrassed by your first version, you waited too long to ship it'; 'Carry on failing until you succeed'; Jeff Bezos, 'Amazon isn't happening to the book business, the future is happening to the book business'; 'You jump off a cliff and you assemble an aeroplane on the way down' is from Mark Zuckerberg; 'Move fast and break things' is another of his. This is a book that zips along itself but whose words will make you slow down and think
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StDuBDS
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Colvile, Robert
Dewey number
  • 303.4'83
  • 303.483
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Society
Label
The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster, Robert Colvile
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408840078
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781408840078
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The great acceleration : how the world is getting faster, faster, Robert Colvile
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408840078
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781408840078
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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