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ATRIA'S COMMUNITY LIBRARY

 

GLOBAL RISK AGILITY & DECISION MAKING

DANIEL WAGNER & DANTE DISPARTE

 

Dante Disparte and Daniel Wagner have co-authored the book Risk Agility and Decision Making, published by Palgrave Macmillan which is to become a reference in contemporary risk management for leaders and risk managers globally

Based on their own deep and multi-faceted experience in risk management across numerous firms in dozens of countries, the authors call for a greater sense of urgency from corporate boards, decision makers, line managers, policymakers, and risk practitioners to address and resolve the plethora of challenges facing today's private and public sector organizations.

 

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Terrorisme & Feminisme

LAURENT BIBARD

 

Laurent Bibard shows how contemporary terrorism stems from a form of perversion of the male way of being in the world. We are thus confronted with an archaic return to violence carried out by some men against women.

But, until further biotechnological disruptions say otherwise, each and every one of us harbors both sexualities owing to the the very act of having been brought into this world.

In other words, through the relationship we all have with the masculine and the feminine, we are all jointly responsible for both the contemporary rise in violence as much as the possibility of its appeasement.

An original approach to the forces contained in the extremes which play out in the world, and possibly a new track for how to fight them.

 

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The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

ROBIN HANSON

 

Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human.

Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks.

Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems.

While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear.

Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love.

This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

 

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L'offensive chinoise en Europe

PHILIPPE LE CORRE & ALAIN SEPULCHRE

 

 

Chinese companies have gone on a conquest of Europe and made heir entry in its landscape , occupying a growing place in the European economy, already employing thousands of employees. They adapt somehow to the european continent. How did this "offensive" occur? Are these companies good employers by western practices? How to reconcile these with the formulas which allow them to succeed in China : special relations , roles of political and social pressure ? At a time of nationalist awakening , which type of welcome is to be expected for these newcomers ? Philippe Le Corre and Alain Sepulchre and have worked for these big firms . Through this book, they answer these big questions , and many others, finally depicting the disturbing encounter between a rising power and an old continent shaken by the crisis.

 

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UNE JOURNEE AVEC

10 authors

under the guidance of

Franz-olivier giesbert & claude quetel

 

The story spontaneously trends towards the tragic and prefers the exceptional over the ordinary. This is particularly true for the key figures from whom we know the great moments, famous words, conflicts and ends, particularly when they are dramatic, but from whom we know almost nothing of their daily lives, which nonetheless constitutes the backbone of their existence. What were their habits? How did their days unfold? At what time did they get up and did they go to sleep? The heads of state who have changed the world were they hard workers like Stalin and Napoleon? Did they have pass-times, or any avowed or secret passions? Did they like the splendor of appearances, like Louis XIV, or did they prefer to live apart while trying to preserve their privacy, much like Nicolas II? Were they as exuberant as Churchill, or reserved as Robespierre? These questions - and many others - have been left unanswered prior to this book imagined by Franz-Olivier Giesbert and Claude Quétel: under their guidance, the best writers of 'Le Point' and renowned historians lend their talents to tell, with a rare joyfulness in writing, the typical day of twenty iconic leaders from the Middle Ages to the present.

 

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