User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need Spanning over a century of sweeping changes, from women s rights to the Great Depression to World War II to the

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

AS HEARD ON NPR S SCIENCE FRIDAY Discover the book that Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Daniel Pink, and Adam Grant want you to read this year, an accessible, informative, and hilarious introduction to the weird and wonderful world of artificial intelligence Ryan North You look like a thing and

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer

The never before told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world s most famous high styled typewriter company, than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM s PC5150 The human, business,

Edison

From Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the

The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire

An enchanting jewel of a book Douglas Smith, author of Former People The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon as told by

Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

From a rising star at The New Yorker , a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet and how the cynical propagandists of the alt right exploited that freedom to propel the extreme into the mainstream For

Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change

The founder and co CEO of Salesforce delivers an inspiring vision for the future of business one in which anyone is empowered to change the world The gold standard on how to use business as a platform for change at this urgent time Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and author of theNew

Mindf*ck: Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America

For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers Mindf ck goes deep inside

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation Why did Neville Chamberlain think he

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780062457738 In this generation defining self help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people For decades, we ve been told that positive thinking is