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Readers' Choice

The list will also provide librarians with a timely means of identifying popular teen titles on an ongoing basis. Nominations will be posted monthly, with a final vote taking place each November. Any individual, provided he/she is not the author or an employee of the publisher, or a current member of the Readers’ Choice List Committee may nominate a title via an online form, while only YALSA members are eligible to vote for the final ballot, which is sent in the November issue of YALSA E-News. Policies and Procedures 2012 Readers' Choice List 2013 Nominations Teen Book Finder App Green, John.

Trending Books. Rise & Fall of True Education. INTERNET MARKETING RESEARCH. CONTEMPORTY ISSUES IN CHRISTIANITY. HISTORY OF THE BIBLE. Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology. Overall, workers in London are seen as being safer than those in the rest of the UK, with the study predicting 30pc of jobs will go in the capital.

Ten million jobs at risk from advancing technology

This is because London has fewer manufacturing jobs – a sector likely to face greater automation – as well as a higher proportion of jobs which are creative or require greater skills and knowledge that are less susceptible to being taken on by machines because they cannot replicate human thought. Angus Knowles-Cutler, London senior partner at Deloitte, said: “Technological advances are likely to cause a major shift in the UK labour market in the coming decades. Internet Marketing News. INTERNET MARKETING RESEARCH. Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse.

The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published.

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse. Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse. Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse. The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected. The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected This article co-written with Ken Goffman.

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures. Used to be, folks were way too bullish about technology and way too optimistic with their predictions. Flying cars and Mars missions being two classic—they should be here by now—examples. But today, the exact opposite is happening. How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide.

McDonald’s was one of the first Western companies to play an active role in the world’s emerging markets.

How to Seize the Opportunities When Megatrends Collide

It opened a franchise in Brazil in 1979, followed by Russia and China in 1990, and India in 1996. Knowing how tastes in food vary from one region to the next, the company carefully analyzed each locale and adapted its menus accordingly. For example, in Muslim countries its meals are certified halal (permissible under Islamic law); in India, the Golden Arches serve no beef or pork; and in Brazil, McDonald’s serves banana-flavored pies. The restaurant chain was particularly successful in the fastest-growing emerging market, China, where the menu is similar to the U.S. version, except that Chinese customers prefer chicken thighs to breasts.

McDonald’s marketing in China revolves around its image as a quintessential American brand. Looking Ahead: The Best of 2015 Trends. January 2015: The only constant in the 21st century is change.Geopolitical turbulence and technological advances will be just some of the factors shaping the year ahead.

Looking Ahead: The Best of 2015 Trends

Creating a point of view about ongoing and future trends is increasingly important to thrive in an ever more complex and competitive world. In 2011, when we typed Trends for 2011 into Google on January 1st 2011 it gave us around 46 million results. As we typed Trends for 2015 in January 1st 2015 it gave us 579 million results. The number and diversity of opinions about what’s in store for the forthcoming year is exploding – making it harder to sift the important from the irrelevant, and to develop that critical point of view. General trends lists.

Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing. Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now - WSJ. Top 5 Emerging Trends to watch out for… in Academic Publishing in 2014 « www.rockyourpaper.org. 2013 started on a bad news with the death of Aaron Swartz’, however was a good year for academic publishing.

Top 5 Emerging Trends to watch out for… in Academic Publishing in 2014 « www.rockyourpaper.org

Publishing. Cities and data: By the numbers. Beyond Data Mining. This article first appeared in IEEE Software magazine and is brought to you by InfoQ & IEEE Computer Society.

Beyond Data Mining

The predictive modeling community applies data miners to artifacts from software projects. This work has been very successful-we now know how to build predictive models for software effects and defects and many other tasks such as learning 'developers' programming patterns (see the extended version of this article for more detail). That said, to truly impact the work of industrial practitioners, we need to change the predictive modeling community's focus. To date, it has spent too much time on algorithm mining when the field is moving into what I call landscape mining. Innovation: How your search queries can predict the future - tech - 30 April 2009.

Innovation is our new column that highlights the latest emerging technological ideas and where they may lead.

Innovation: How your search queries can predict the future - tech - 30 April 2009

Real-time web search – which scours only the latest updates to services like Twitter – is currently generating quite a buzz because it can provide a glimpse of what people around the world are thinking or doing at any given moment. Interest in this kind of search is so great that, according to recent leaks, Google is considering buying Twitter. The latest research from the internet search giant, though, suggests that real-time results could be even more powerful – they may reveal the future as well as the present.

Google researchers Hyunyoung Choi and Hal Varian combined data from Google Trends on the popularity of different search terms with models used by economists to predict trends in areas such as travel and home sales. The result? Early warning. Big Data and data mining. 10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond. If the global business community is to thrive in the long term — and carry us to that flourishing future we are trying to imagine and help build — it needs to continue to scale up the ambition and influence of its efforts.

10 Critical Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond

That’s much easier said than done, of course, though we are seeing a number of encouraging trends within the Sustainable Brands community that, while still nascent, are promising to deliver a lot of value for years to come. Here is a list of 10 such trends that are top of mind for our team at the moment: 1. The growing list of celebrities supporting sustainability-driven communication campaigns. Five trends in sustainable business for 2015. At the Carbon Trust our team of expert consultants work across a wide range of sectors, supporting businesses in reducing their environmental impact, using resources more efficiently, and taking advantage of the opportunities arising in a sustainable, low carbon economy.

Recent work has uncovered key trends in some of the areas of environmental sustainability where large companies are focusing their efforts or expressing new ambitions. As 2014 comes to a close, I have picked out five trends that we expect to rise up the corporate sustainability agenda in the coming year. (1) Updating sustainability targets When I started working at the Carbon Trust ten years ago most executives didn’t talk much about carbon footprints or resource efficiency. In many cases the companies they worked for had no public sustainability targets whatsoever. Sustainability. Shortage of Rare Earth Elements. General trends lists. New Economic system/trends and new paradigms.

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