Population and Economy in Classical Athens by Ben Akrigg

Population and Economy in Classical Athens by Ben Akrigg
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Overview: This is the first comprehensive account of the population of classical Athens for almost a century. The methodology of earlier scholars has been criticised in general terms but their conclusions have not been seriously challenged. Ben Akrigg reviews and assesses those methodologies and conclusions for the first time and thereby sets the historical demography of Athens on a firm footing. The main focus is on the economic impact of that demography, but new conclusions are presented which have profound implications for our understanding of Athenian society and culture. The book establishes that the Athenian population grew very large in the fifth century BC, before falling dramatically in the final three decades of that century. These changes had important immediate consequences but the city of the fourth century was shaped in fundamental ways by the demographic upheavals of its past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Thriving in The Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in The New World of Work [Audiobook]

Thriving in The Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in The New World of Work [Audiobook]

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Thriving in the Gig Economy by Marion McGovern

Thriving in the Gig Economy: How to Capitalize and Compete in the New World of Work by Marion McGovern
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 176 MB
Overview: In the last five years, the world of work has changed dramatically. Thanks to technology companies like Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and Instacart, the new "gig economy" seems to constantly be in the news. But most of the media focus is on the low end of the skill spectrum; little attention is being paid to the best-in-class professionals who have chosen an independent path. New digital talent platforms are developing at a rapid clip with a wide variety of business models, many catering to very precise, high-value skill sets.
Thriving in the Gig Economy is an actionable guidebook outlining ways to maneuver in this new world to create a path that optimizes success. You will learn, The differences between the gig economy and the sharing and on-demand economies.The best ways to work with digital talent platforms and traditional consulting intermediaries.Commonsense logistics around digital branding, contracts, and employment issues.The tools and services to enhance your practice.
The growth in this marketplace is exponential, and Thriving in the Gig Economy is one way for you to take advantage of all its potential.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy by Anindya Ghose (.M4B)

Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy by Anindya Ghose (Author), James Foster (Narrator)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 229.9 MB | 8 hrs and 26 mins | Unabridged
Overview: How the smartphone can become a personal concierge (not a stalker) in the mobile marketing revolution of smarter companies, value-seeking consumers, and curated offers.

Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to Anindya Ghose, a global authority on the mobile economy, this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses. In Tap, Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers.

Drawing on his extensive research in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and on a variety of real-world examples from companies including Alibaba, China Mobile, Coke, Facebook, SK Telecom, Telef�nica, and Travelocity, Ghose describes some intriguingly contradictory consumer behavior: people seek spontaneity, but they are predictable; they find advertising annoying, but they fear missing out; they value their privacy, but they increasingly use personal data as currency. When mobile advertising is done well, Ghose argues, the smartphone plays the role of a personal concierge–a butler, not a stalker.

Ghose identifies nine forces that shape consumer behavior, including time, crowdedness, trajectory, and weather, and he examines these how these forces operate, separately and in combination. With Tap, he highlights the true influence mobile wields over shoppers, the behavioral and economic motivations behind that influence, and the lucrative opportunities it represents. In a world of artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technologies, smart homes, and the Internet of Things, the future of the mobile economy seems limitless.
Genre:AudioBook > Non-Fiction > General > Business

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The Making Of A Democratic Economy: How …

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Will The Gig Economy Prevail? by Colin Crouch

Will the gig economy prevail? (The Future of Capitalism) by Colin Crouch
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 792 KB
Overview: Increasingly, employees are being falsely treated as ‘self-employed’. This phenomenon – the ‘gig economy’ – is seen as the inevitable shape of things to come.

In this book, Colin Crouch takes a step back and questions this logic. He shows how the idea of an employee – a stable status that involves a bundle of rights – has maintained a curious persistence. Examining the ways companies are attacking these rights, from proffering temporary work to involuntary part-time work to ‘gigging’, he reveals the paradoxes of the situation and argues that it should not and cannot continue. He goes on to propose reforms to reverse the perverse incentives that reward irresponsible employers and punish good ones, setting out an agenda for a realistic future of secure work.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Platform Economy by Marc Steinberg

The Platform Economy: How Japan Transformed the Consumer Internet by Marc Steinberg
Requirements: .PDF reader, 4.5 MB
Overview: The Platform Economy argues that the “platformization” of capitalism has transformed everything, and it is imperative that we have a historically precise, robust understanding of this widespread concept. Taking Japan as the key site for global platformization, Marc Steinberg delves into that nation’s unique technological and managerial trajectory, in the process systematically examining every facet of the elusive word platform.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Sexual Economy of War by Andrew Byers

The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army by Andrew Byers
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Overview: In The Sexual Economy of War, Andrew Byers argues that in the early twentieth century, concerns about unregulated sexuality affected every aspect of how the US Army conducted military operations. Far from being an exercise marginal to the institution and its scope of operations, governing sexuality was, in fact, integral to the military experience during a time of two global conflicts and numerous other army deployments.
In this revealing study, Byers shows that none of the issues related to current debates about gender, sex, and the military-the inclusion of LGBTQ soldiers, sexual harassment and violence, the integration of women-is new at all. Framing the American story within an international context, he looks at case studies from the continental United States, Hawaii, the Philippines, France, and Germany. Drawing on internal army policy documents, soldiers personal papers, and disciplinary records used in criminal investigations, The Sexual Economy of War illuminates how the US Army used official policy, legal enforcement, indoctrination, and military culture to govern wayward sexual behaviors. Such regulation, and its active opposition, leads Byers to conclude that the tension between organizational control and individual agency has deep and tangled historical roots.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy [Audiobook]

How to Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy [Audiobook]

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The Adaptation Industry: The Cultural Economy of Contemporary…


The Adaptation Industry: The Cultural Economy of Contemporary Literary Adaptation (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies)
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Political Economy of Shopkeeping in Milan by Jonathan Morris

The Political Economy of Shopkeeping in Milan, 1886-1922 by Jonathan Morris
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Overview: This book analyzes the business, geography and politics of shopkeeping in Milan between 1886 and 1922. The author studies the trades, techniques, tax structure and topography of the Milanese retail sector, addresses questions relating to petit bourgeois identity, and explains why shopkeepers were to be found on the political right in the years that led up to the Fascist takeover. This is the first full-scale study of any aspect of the experience of the Italian petite bourgeoisie in the pre-Fascist period.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective

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The Global Internet Economy

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The Global Economy In Turbulent Times

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