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How To Read ANY book in Just 7 Days

In this video I show you how to read any book in just one week. I then go on to give you some of my best reading tips to helped you stay focused and actually accomplish your reading goals.

length: nine minutes and forty seven seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_brZLPDqC1M

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How To Read ANY book in Just 7 Days

“In this video I show you how to read any book in just one week. I then go on to give you some of my best reading tips to helped you stay focused and actually accomplish your reading goals.”

length: nine minutes and forty seven seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_brZLPDqC1M

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GelatDeTramussos , to bookstodon Catalan
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He llegit quasi totes les novel·les de i fa uns dies vaig començar aquest recull de contes. Només puc dir que és absolutament magnífic. Us el recomano molt molt!
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Currently reading: J.M. Miro's Ordinary Monsters. So far, so good.

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The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

52% into this novel and I am struggling 😅 but I am not at the same time. I just need someone to stop describing EVERYTHING

Was it necessary to describe how to do a google search on a phone? 😒😒😒 @bookstodon

https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/e187c720-2661-4bf6-80ec-0a3ed3e0d2d2

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Blood in the Machine by Brian Merchant

This has been an absolutely fascinating book to read and is perhaps the most important book I'll read all year. Merchant is spot on with his commentary about the parallels between the first Industrial Revolution and now. We have not learned a thing about protecting our populations and economies from mass unemployment during technological upheaval.

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DejahEntendu OP ,
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I spent last night thinking about the "shift to the left" initiative at my old job, basically reducing the complexity of any work you can enough for someone lower paid and lower skilled to do it. And now the push to automate anything that is repeatable. In both cases, the companies reduced staff enough to make you HAPPY to get the work off your plate. By running departments "lean" enough to mean we can't complete our objectives,

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DejahEntendu OP ,
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the powers that be force us into participating in our own obsolescence. It's sinister and brilliant at the same time.

Shifting to the left has morphed into shifting to lower cost environments. Hire someone in the Philippines rather than Hong Kong or North America. And sure, I'm all for global wealth, but it does seem both exploitative of the Filipinos and detrimental to those in higher paid environments.

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DejahEntendu OP ,
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If we were hiring them for expertise rather than for taking up lower level work, I would feel differently. But doing this is restricting entry level positions in places where you're trying to get your experts, thus limiting the growth potential in those economies. It's going to depress the tech sector in ways I don't think they've considered enough to care about. Or maybe they have considered it and still don't care.

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DejahEntendu OP ,
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There was even a quote in the book from some first Industrial Revolution tech bro saying, essentially, "Go ahead. Try to get the government to care enough to fix this." And we're right back there now. We can't even go back to the old ways of destroying the tech that's destroying our lives because we live in a surveillance society. And where the hell is that AI being hosted anyway?

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DejahEntendu OP ,
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It's spread out across geographies and there are backups. I don't know how we'll make it through this.

Are other sectors as bad as tech? What happens in NA when what's left of the middle class is gone and only the ultra rich can afford to live? As each small piece of wealth for the average person erodes, cracks appear in the foundation of the economy, and the negative impact will spread.

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Richard Bourke - Hegel’s World Revolutions

A conversation with Richard Bourke about his recent book “Hegel’s World Revolutions” (Princeton University Press).

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thepoliticaltheoryreview/episodes/2024-05-24T11_17_20-07_00

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Cleopatra and Frankenstein Book Review (Coco Mellors)

“When the darkest part of you meets the darkest part of me, it creates light.”

Read now & dive into a fresh analysis of the toxic relationship of Cleo and Frank! @bookstodon

http://inkishkingdoms.com/2024/05/24/cleopatra-and-frankenstein-book-review-commentary-coco-mellors/

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A young girl learns of her grandmother and great-aunt’s involvement in the Dutch Resistance during World War II in this heartbreaking middle grade story of family, history, resilience, and hope from acclaimed author Liz Kessler.

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For no particular reason, I had The Rooster Bar by John Grisham on my TBR and started reading it this week. I don't normally go for "airport books," but this one is a ton of fun. Now I remember why I read over a dozen of Grisham's books in the 90s and early 2000s. It's been a while since I picked him up... almost a couple decades, but I'm glad I did again.

FTR, The Rooster Bar has nothing to do with chickens. 😉

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I can hardly wait until the release of 'The Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology: Volume 5', with haiku, poems and a short (fictional) story by me. Pre-orders of this beautiful e-book until 3 June for just $ /€ 4,99 instead of $/€ 9,99.

https://books2read.com/pama-5

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I can hardly wait until the release of 'The Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology: Volume 5', with haiku, poems and a short (fictional) story by me. Pre-orders of this beautiful e-book until 3 June for just $ 4,99 instead of $ 9,99.

https://books2read.com/pama-5

https://abpositiveart.com/blog/

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Book Review: Freeset by Sarina Dahlan

The sequel to Reset continues the story of the post-apocalyptic world of the Four Cities

@Princejvstin has our review at the NOAF blog

http://www.nerds-feather.com/2024/05/book-review-freeset-by-sarina-dahlan.html

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leapingwoman , to bookstodon
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@bookstodon Just finished Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh, as I work my way through the Hugo Award finalists. It's fantastic!

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I've only read the first story so far but for something that's supposed to be "darker" I'm disappointed. @horrorbooks @horror

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