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The Order of Time

AUTHOR : Carlo Rovelli
PUBLISHER : Allen Lane

The best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics takes us on an enchanting journey to discover the meaning of time

“We are time. We are this space, this clearing opened by the traces of memory inside the connections between our neurons. We are memory. We are nostalgia. We are longing for a future that will not come.” Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery. “The Order of Time” shows that to understand ourselves we need to reflect on time - and to understand time we need to reflect on ourselves.

Translated by Simon Carnell and Erica Segre


Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

AUTHOR : Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols
PUBLISHER : HarperBusiness

The New York Times best seller, “Hit Refresh,” is about individual change, the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives - the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their quest for new energy, new ideas and continued relevance and renewal.

Microsoft’s CEO tells the story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the United States and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO - one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul - transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders.

“Hit Refresh” is a set of reflections, meditations and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement - for himself, for a storied company and for society


Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette

AUTHOR : Rosanne Thomas

In today’s workplace, good manners matter more than ever. Blending different generations, genders, and cultures brings energy and fresh perspectives to the workplace. But the flip side is an environment ripe for confusion and social blunders. Mix in increasingly open-plan workplaces and constant connectivity, and the chance that we’ll unintentionally annoy or offend others increases exponentially. Exactly what are the rules these days?

Is it acceptable to text your boss at home? What is the polite way to ask a colleague to take a distracting conversation behind closed doors? What about the use of smartphones in meetings?

Merging classic rules of behavior with new realities of modern business, “Excuse Me” spotlights dozens of puzzling situations, with suggestions for bridging divides. The book untangles the nuances of:

- Meeting etiquette

- Proper office attire

- Electronic manners

- Eye contact and nonverbal cues

- Social media use

- Working remotely and flexibly

While the youngest employees might seem unruly, the oldest can seem rigid. Good manners create an atmosphere of respect, and smooth the way for everyone to succeed.

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