American spirit 

American spirit 

Her quotes are always amazing

Her quotes are always amazing

History of publisher logos courtesy of World Book Night!  Can you guess which one we’re partial to? 

History of publisher logos courtesy of World Book Night!  Can you guess which one we’re partial to? 

The New Yorker explores author Alex Pentland’s ideas about the uses big data in office environments:
"Pentland’s theory is that in person people use all sorts of non-verbal or meta-verbal cues—looking, interrupting, turn-taking, vocal tone, and so on—to establish hierarchies, come to decisions, and generally get in sync. Pentland calls these unconscious actions “honest signals,” because they are hard to fake, and because they reveal the unfakeable: strong emotions, personal affinities, power relations. As he sees it, every workplace conversation is actually a negotiation about our workplace roles. Analysts can look at the sociometric data flowing out of a conversation, Pentland writes, and ‘identify [someone’s] functional role—follower, orienteer, giver, seeker, and so on—without listening to the words.’”
For more, read Social Physics, out now.

The New Yorker explores author Alex Pentland’s ideas about the uses big data in office environments:

"Pentland’s theory is that in person people use all sorts of non-verbal or meta-verbal cues—looking, interrupting, turn-taking, vocal tone, and so on—to establish hierarchies, come to decisions, and generally get in sync. Pentland calls these unconscious actions “honest signals,” because they are hard to fake, and because they reveal the unfakeable: strong emotions, personal affinities, power relations. As he sees it, every workplace conversation is actually a negotiation about our workplace roles. Analysts can look at the sociometric data flowing out of a conversation, Pentland writes, and ‘identify [someone’s] functional role—follower, orienteer, giver, seeker, and so on—without listening to the words.’”

For more, read Social Physics, out now.

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Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to be Wrong writes an article titled “The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses” 
He says: Former prodigies like me need less attention, not more.
Click the pic to read the article!

penguinoncampus:

Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to be Wrong writes an article titled “The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses” 

He says: Former prodigies like me need less attention, not more.

Click the pic to read the article!

Let our ad in today’s New York Times be your Father’s Day gift guide!  The men in your life will be sure to love one (or all) of these titles:

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Celeste Ng had some great tips for first-time authors at BEA ‘14, in this article by Bustle:

“When an idea keeps haunting you, a story keeps coming back to you, and things keep sticking to it, then that’s how you know you have enough to say. And you need to write it.” — Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told Youout June 14”

A novel for everything (and we mean everything) that ails you:Feeling indecisive? There’s a book for that. Caring for someone with cancer? These ladies know what you should be reading. Eclectic and infectious, The Novel Cure is one of the most revealing and bracing books about books to come along in some time. 
Kirkus Reviews highlights 10 novels to cure what ails you from The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkind.

A novel for everything (and we mean everything) that ails you:
Feeling indecisive? There’s a book for that. Caring for someone with cancer? These ladies know what you should be reading. Eclectic and infectious, The Novel Cure is one of the most revealing and bracing books about books to come along in some time. 

Kirkus Reviews highlights 10 novels to cure what ails you from The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkind.

Happy Birthday to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who would have been 117 today!
Celebrate by reading an excerpt from the forthcoming book Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell here.

Happy Birthday to F. Scott Fitzgerald, who would have been 117 today!

Celebrate by reading an excerpt from the forthcoming book Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell here.