Tim O’Reilly: ‘Generosity is the thing that is at the beginning of prosperity’

The tech pioneer, CEO of publishing company O’Reilly Media, says his industry will fail unless the web giants start putting consumers ahead of shareholdersTim O’Reilly believes we need to have a reset. This means more coming from him than it does from most people. The 63-year-old CEO, born in Ireland and raised in San Francisco, is one of the most influential pioneers and thinkers of the internet age. His publishing company, O’Reilly Media, began producing computer manuals in the late 1970s and he has been early to spot many influential tech trends ever since: open-source software, web 2.0, wifi, the maker movement and big data among them.His new book, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, looks at work and how jobs will change in a world shaped by technology. It is sometimes hard not to be pessimistic about what’s coming over the hill, but he is convinced that our destiny remains in human hands. Related: Robots 'could take 4m UK private sector jobs within 10 years' Generosity is the thing that is at the beginning of prosperity, not at the end Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-10-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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“Hillbilly Elegy” Is the Last Thing America Needs in 2020

My first novel was released within six months of Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance’s memoir of Appalachian roots and a youth spent in a Rust Belt community with a dearth of jobs and resources. Vance’s book came out just before the 2016 election; mine was released just after. Donald Trump’s victory had... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-11-17 12:01:45 UTC ]
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The Things They Carried is finally being adapted for film (and the cast is insane).

Since its publication in 1990, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a linked collection of semi-autobiographical short stories about the Vietnam War, has become a modern classic—in fact, its title story is the most frequently anthologized piece of short fiction in the last three decades, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-03 15:27:57 UTC ]
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Porter to read Grief is the Thing with Feathers live

Max Porter is to read Grief is the Thing with Feathers live at Islington's Union Chapel later this month.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-11 19:32:34 UTC ]
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Emily Gravett | 'There’s a place in picture books for all kinds of things'

Author-illustrator Emily Gravett caps off a busy 12 months with her new picture book Too Much Stuff, a tale about how less can often be more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-01 10:27:38 UTC ]
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September Begins with a 17.5% Gain in Unit Sales

With all but one category posting double-digit gains, unit sales of print books rose 17.5% in the week ended Sept. 5, 2020, over the comparable week in 2019, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven West Media reportedly begins cancelling contract with Cricket Australia

Seven’s objections include weaker squads and reduced crowdsSummer without cricket on free-to-air TV loomsThe spectre of a summer without cricket on free-to-air TV has cast a shadow over the upcoming season amid reports Seven West Media has begun the process of cancelling its contract with... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-11 02:30:20 UTC ]
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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 Virtually: Four Meaningful Things You Can Do From Home

Meaningful ways to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2020 from the comforts of your home. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-14 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Minneapolis Bookstores Rebuilding After Rough Beginning to Summer

While the owner of two Minneapolis indies reports bureaucratic snags obstructing efforts to rebuild after his stores were destroyed, other indies report more positive outcomes after a tumultuous start to the summer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Daisy Johnson | 'I loved the idea of things, trauma or memory, passing down through the body"

Daisy Johnson’s latest novel revolves around an intense sibling relationship and the horrors that lie within Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-29 17:37:00 UTC ]
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Troy Young Resigns; Inside the Rebirth of Halo Marketing: Friday’s First Things First

Welcome to First Things First, Adweek's daily resource for marketers. We'll be publishing the content to First Things First on Adweek.com each morning (like this post), but if you prefer that it come straight to your inbox, you can sign up for the email here. Hearst Magazines President Resigns... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-24 10:45:52 UTC ]
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Camilla Läckberg’s ‘The Golden Cage’ is a psychological suspense story about vile people doing vile things

Läckberg has been dubbed “the Swedish Agatha Christie” — but Christie never wrote sex scenes like this. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-07-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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NBCC Board, Down to 9 Members, Begins 'Difficult Internal Work'

One week after the National Book Critics Circle released an anti-racism pledge following the publication, on Twitter, of an email critical of certain phrases in that pledge, a now-gutted NBCC board of directors has released a statement addressing how it intends to move forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers begin to reopen with caution and excitement

Booksellers across the country are welcoming the public back into their shops for the first time since the lockdown began with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 00:52:36 UTC ]
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Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen

Observers in recent years have argued that if public libraries didn’t already exist in America, we wouldn’t be able to invent them. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the question now is: Can we reinvent them? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Listen to Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning for free.

If your local bookstore is all sold out of its books on anti-racism, good. Finally. Backorder them for yourself. But in the meantime, the audiobook version of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the 2016 National Book Award... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-04 14:34:08 UTC ]
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Listen to STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi on Spotify

The audiobook of STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING by Ibram X. Kendi is currently available for free on Spotify. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-04 12:58:03 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling Begins Publishing ‘The Ickabog,’ for Children in Lockdown

The Harry Potter author said her new fairy tale would go online in installments, starting Tuesday, and published as a book in November. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-26 14:47:26 UTC ]
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In ‘Endland,’ Tim Etchells finds squalid humor in post-Brexit Britain

Etchells’s depravity may smell like Johnny Rotten, but his linguistic flair comes from Joyce and Burgess. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-18 13:25:32 UTC ]
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Needful things

Some weeks are sent to test us. This is one of them. On Monday, we learned that bookshops could be part of a first wave of non-essential retailers allowed to reopen from 1st June, with the emphasis, for now, on the “could”, as we wait uncertainly for government confirmation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 14:57:48 UTC ]
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