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How to Do Nothing

How to Do Nothing

Resisting the Attention Economy

  • Author: Jenny Odell
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • ISBN: 1612197507
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 256
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A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Odell sees our attention as the most precious—and overdrawn—resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind’s role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book is a four-course meal in the age of Soylent.

Do Nothing, Christmas Is Coming

Do Nothing, Christmas Is Coming

An Advent Calendar with a Difference

  • Author: Stephen Cottrell
  • Publisher: Church House Publishing
  • ISBN: 0715142127
  • Category:
  • Page: 64
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Frantic and over-stretched in the run up to Christmas? This is the perfect gift book if you need to slow down over Advent, or if you know someone else who needs an injection of calm!

Do Nothing!

Do Nothing!

How to Stop Overmanaging and Become a Great Leader

  • Author: Keith Murningham
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0670922005
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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Award-winning business professor Keith Murnighan teaches us how doing less will get you more in Do Nothing! Would you like to go on holiday without having to check daily that your team is doing its job? Can you turn off your phone and your email, knowing that everything is under control? For most managers this is just a dream. But Do Nothing! reveals that such a 'hands off' approach is both achievable and highly effective. In this compelling and imaginative book, award-winning business professor Keith Murnighan shows how really successful leaders create a culture of independence and trust. Identify the team members who you can rely on - then step aside and let them do their jobs. With a raft of provocative suggestions ('ignore performance goals!', 'de-emphasize profits!'), Do Nothing! proves that behaving naturally can work against you. Doing less will get you more. 'A compelling analysis...Allows leaders to both work less and be better at their craft' Robert Cialdini, author of Influence 'This rare book provides a refreshing perspective and tangible advice on leadership that isn't available anyplace else' Bob Sutton, author of The No Asshole Rule J. Keith Murnighan is an award-winning professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an active consultant and trainer for a host of companies around the world. His research has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, and Forbes. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

DO NOTHING!

DO NOTHING!

  • Author: Damian Smyth
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0957214502
  • Category: Behavior modification
  • Page: 192
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Do Nothing Shadows

Do Nothing Shadows

  • Author: Robert Laubach
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595150861
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Street-smart, 29, and college educated, HARRY O’DAY’S only interest is himself. Content and prospering working at Santronics, his tranquility is shattered by events that drag him and his fiancée into a murderous, multisided game of oval office intrigue and Mafia political ambition. SUGOMU NAGAKURA, lunatic CEO of Komti, Ltd., (Santronics’ parent) and his Schtzstaffel, (SS) are planning a second holocaust. Responsible for the deaths of thousands of allied prisoners of war, his diabolical scheme is thwarted when Harry learns his father was tortured, and his body desecrated on direct orders from Col Sugomu Nagakura of the Japanese Imperial Army. Revenge now an obsession, Harry turns to his Machiavellian mentor, ALFONSA PONZINNO, for help. Thirteen years earlier, he had saved the life of Ponzinno’s only son. At a price, Ponzinno explains the terms of the quid pro quo; a deal that makes Harry second only to Ponzinno in power. Others, also, are looking to terminate Nagakura. A cabal of faceless civilian bureaucrats and military leaders are frantically attempting to eliminate him, and exorcise the presidency, both at the same time. They know about Santronics’ secrets and foolishly send Harry to ask for Ponzinno’s help; a mistake the U.S. Government pays dearly for.

Refuse to Do Nothing

Refuse to Do Nothing

Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery

  • Author: Shayne Moore,Kimberly McOwen Yim
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830864515
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 190
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2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Justice) Slavery didn't end in 1833, when William Wilberforce's decades-long campaign finally resulted in the Slavery Abolition Act. It didn't end in 1863, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It didn't end in 1949, when the United Nations declared trafficking "incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person." The sad truth is, slavery never ended. It just went underground, where it continues to exploit powerless men, women and children in horrific ways throughout the world. Now for the good news: you have power. In Refuse to Do Nothing, "Abolitionist Mamas" Shayne Moore and Kimberly Yim share their stories of coming to terms with the power available to them in their normal, everyday lives to illuminate the shadows where those who traffic in people hide compel corporations to fight slavery in how their products are made motivate politicians to fight for human dignity mobilize friends and strangers alike to fight slavery at home and throughout the world Slavery doesn't end without a fight. But get to know Shayne and Kimberly and their abolitionist friends, and you'll find the power God grants to all who fight for the powerless, and the joy awaiting those who refuse to do nothing.

Molly Moccasins - Do Nothing Day

Molly Moccasins - Do Nothing Day

  • Author: Victoria Ryan O'Toole
  • Publisher: Urban Fox Studios
  • ISBN: 1935973274
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 42
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Molly Moccasins is a new kind of book series calling all young adventurers to read, play, think, imagine and investigate. It’s for kids of all ages, supports early learning, literacy development and it also connects young adventurers to the world of fun available to them in their everyday lives. In this story, Molly discovers that sometimes it’s fun to do nothing...other times it’s fun to do everything so that someone you love can do nothing!

The Courage to Do Nothing

The Courage to Do Nothing

A Moral Defense of Markets and Freedom

  • Author: Bill Flax
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing
  • ISBN: 1616635274
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 396
  • View: 9980
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Are you fed up with Washington politicizing our economy and bureaucrats more focused on aggrandizing their power than aiding commerce? For many of us, the rhetoric emanating from our government doesn't reflect reality. In The Courage to do Nothing, Bill Flax gives a voice to the angry taxpayer articulating our concerns and offering cogent advice to our political leaders. Socialism is inherently flawed, but instead of allowing the free market to function, our politicians employ socialism concealed as compassion. Our cultural elites in Washington, Academia, Media, and Hollywood have built a modern Tower of Babel based on progressive fantasies. Their idealistic pursuit of Utopia is funded by your tax dollars. Socialism is but one pillar in this faulty tower, but it is the pillar du jour and America's future if we don't restore the traditional Christian values and limited government our nation was built upon. At eighteen, Bill Flax enlisted in the Marine Corps to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. It's now clear the gravest threat to our liberty comes from Washington itself. In The Courage to do Nothing, Bill interweaves faith, economics and patriotism through fascinating perspectives on the economy and relevant historical examples offering solutions for today's issues. Read The Courage to do Nothing to learn economic truths ignored by the cultural elites determined to change America into a European-style socialist boondoggle. Bill Flax provides the economic answers America needs to restore prosperity and liberty before it's too late. This book is essential reading for anyone desiring to understand how Washington's policies created and now prolong our economic turmoil. Learn the truth and the keys to restoring America.

Do Nothing to Change Your Life

Do Nothing to Change Your Life

Discovering What Happens When You Stop

  • Author: Stephen Cottrell
  • Publisher: Canterbury Press
  • ISBN: 0715144073
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 98
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Most of us live at break-neck speed. Busy lives - work, family, friends, endless tasks - leave us with little time to sleep, never mind reflect. Here is a challenge to stop - and start an adventure of self-discovery, play and renewed creativity that will improve the way you see life and help you catch a glimpse of God.

The Do-Nothing Boys

The Do-Nothing Boys

  • Author: Tony Nesca
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1435700317
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 205
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The Do-Nothing Boys is Tony Nesca's brand new novel, a raucous tale of teenage rebellion recounting the exploits of a teenager named Ziggy, recently returned to Canada after a three year hiatus in his native country of Italy, and the group of friends that spontaneously gather around him. A result of parental divorce, he turns to sex, drugs and rock and roll and in the process discovers deep friendship, love, loss, disintegration, and the beautiful, sad and wondrous experience of living. Written in an incendiary and gritty stream of consciousness, the words cascade down the page in a free-flow waterfall of ideas and happenings, hallucinatory at moments with surreal jaunts of what Nesca himself calls "word music", but never straying far from the downright gritty and street-tough prose, laced throughout with a constant sexual/erotic underpinning.