Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders.
"Compelling version of the platform revolution"
It began with two men. They came from very different worlds - entirely different universes, in fact - and they met in a virgin forest on a duplicate planet Earth. Neither of them had expected it, but both of them realized how important the first contact with any other transuniversal human civilization might be. But something went wrong. Neither side knows who shot first. But both the magic-using civilization of Arcana and steel-and-steam age Sharona, with its psionic Talents, think it was the other side.
"Please don't end books in the middle of an act"
Arcana has never encountered another intelligent species while exploring scores of other worlds. No cities, no vast empires, no civilizations, and no equivalent of their own dragons, gryphons, spells, and wizards. But all of that is about to change. It seems there is intelligent life elsewhere in the multiverse. Other human intelligent life, with terrifying new weapons and powers of the mind...and wizards who go by the strange title of ''scientist''.
"we'll get there...eventually."
David Weber himself here contributes three never-before-published excursions into Honor's world, among them the story of how she first discovered her own inner strength and courage; and a chapter in the history of the telepathic treecats, who form a bond with their chosen human that can only be severed by death.
"A fairly good anthology overall"
, within you there's a man God wants to release: a man of confidence, purpose, strength, destiny, consistency, sensitivity, accountability, and loyalty - who is spiritual and loving. A problem solver and a leader. Within you is a true identity waiting to be fulfilled. When that true man appears, you'll realize that responsibility is not something to run from, but rather something to be embraced.
The workshop revolutionaries who made our world have never had the attention afforded the political revolutionaries who founded this nation. But it has been these innovators, in small-town attics and on the Mississippi, in Silicon Valley and the wheat fields of Kansas, in a black woman's beauty parlor and a Dayton bicycle shop, who set America on a course to attain a standard of living unprecedented in the history of the world.
"Wait for the Unabridged audiobook."
When DI Colin Strong interviews a suspect on suspicion of handling stolen goods he's convinced he's heard the voice before. Nearly 25 years ago the tape of Wearside Jack taunted West Yorkshire Police and his suspect fits the profile. Then the body of a known burglar shows up and a mysterious metal case is discovered at the scene. Strong turns to his close friend, journalist Bob Souter, and embarks on an awkward alliance to probe areas he is unable to explore.
Economists developed the theory of network effects in the 1970s and burnished it in the 1990s, and business gurus, entrepreneurs, and the tech media enshrined it as one of the guiding lights of the new economy. It works like this: a company quickly enters a new market and attracts customers, and those customers attract more customers, and so on.
Sent to 1940 London at the height of the Second World War, Master Temporal Warden Steven Whitefeather disguises himself as a British intelligence agent in order to flush out a Nazi sympathizer from his own century.
They are the keepers of history. The dedicated men and women of the Temporal Corps. It is their job to protect the timeline from irreparable harm. And in an era when time travel has created a new breed of criminal, they are the only force standing between the past as we know it and future warped by evil...It is 1963. The foreboding chill of the Cold War is in the air. In Berlin, a wall rises, separating East from West. World peace rests on the shoulders of two volatile men named Khrushchev and Kennedy.
Raw time warden recruit John Thomason is sent to Occupied Paris in 1943. There, he must prevent the death of Nazi Commander-in-Chief Hermann Goering in order to prevent the collapse of the United States government.