New Release Books by Gary Shapiro

Gary Shapiro is the author of Ninja Future (2018), Nietzsche's Earth (2016), Ninja Innovation (2013), Archaeologies of Vision (2003), Earthwards (1997) and other 7 books.

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Ninja Future

release date: Dec 31, 2018
Ninja Future
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Ninja Future is an essential read for businesses and individuals striving to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving world: Gary Shapiro, the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, casts his eye toward the future, charting how the innovative technologies of today will transform not only the way business is done but society itself During his more than three decades at the head of the Consumer Technology Association, Gary Shapiro has witnessed, and been a part of, one of the most extraordinary periods of technological change in human history. Today’s world is almost unrecognizable from that of just a decade or two before: in just a few short years, the internet has already transformed how we access information, purchase goods, get from place to place, and do our jobs. And even greater changes are on the horizon. In Ninja Future, Shapiro explains the evolving technological landscape, breakthroughs underway now and those we can only envision. New innovations such as self-driving vehicles, blockchain, 5G, the Internet of Things, and countless others will forever change the economy as we know it. Shapiro uses case studies to identify companies and countries addressing today’s challenges particularly well—and relates lessons from those that have stumbled. Drawing on the insights he has gleaned as a martial arts black belt, he shows how businesses can move to succeed in today’s turbulent environment by adopting the mindset of “ninjas”—adapting to technological change to capitalize on opportunities at lightning speed.

Nietzsche's Earth

release date: Sep 09, 2016
Nietzsche's Earth
We have Nietzsche to thank for some of the most important accomplishments in intellectual history, but as Gary Shapiro shows in this unique look at Nietzsche’s thought, the nineteenth-century philosopher actually anticipated some of the most pressing questions of our own era. Putting Nietzsche into conversation with contemporary philosophers such as Deleuze, Agamben, Foucault, Derrida, and others, Shapiro links Nietzsche’s powerful ideas to topics that are very much on the contemporary agenda: globalization, the nature of the livable earth, and the geopolitical categories that characterize people and places. Shapiro explores Nietzsche’s rejection of historical inevitability and its idea of the end of history. He highlights Nietzsche’s prescient vision of today’s massive human mobility and his criticism of the nation state’s desperate efforts to sustain its exclusive rule by declaring emergencies and states of exception. Shapiro then explores Nietzsche’s vision of a transformed garden earth and the ways it sketches an aesthetic of the Anthropocene. He concludes with an explanation of the deep political structure of Nietzsche’s “philosophy of the Antichrist,” by relating it to traditional political theology. By triangulating Nietzsche between his time and ours, between Bismarck’s Germany and post-9/11 America, Nietzsche’s Earth invites readers to rethink not just the philosopher himself but the very direction of human history.

Ninja Innovation

release date: Jan 08, 2013
Ninja Innovation
Innovate or die For thirty years, Gary Shapiro has observed the world''s most innovative businesses from his front-row seat as leader of the Consumer Electronics Association. Now he reveals the ten secrets of "ninja innovators" like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and many others. What does it take to succeed? Discipline. Mission-oriented strategy. Adaptability. Decisiveness. And a will for victory. In short, today''s most successful businesses are "ninja innovators." Drawn from Gary Shapiro''s three decades of experience leading the consumer electronics industry, Ninja Innovation takes readers behind the scenes of today''s top enterprises, uncovering their ten essential strategies for success. As head of the Consumer Electronics Association and its influential annual trade show, the International CES, Shapiro has worked with the most innovative companies in history—Intel, IBM, and Samsung, to name a few—focusing on creating policies and events that produce revolutionary products year after year. He has learned the key strategies that have guided these businesses to record-breaking profits, as well as the traps that have led so many others to crushing failure. In order to stay in front of the pace of innovation, Shapiro observes, top companies must operate as an elite strike force—just like the legendary medieval warriors known as ninjas. Ninjas weren''t called upon to do the ordinary; they had to perform truly extraordinary tasks, while risking everything. As a highly trained martial-arts black belt himself, Shapiro mines the valuable insights of these centuries-old warriors to spotlight the secrets of agility, creativity, decisiveness, and reinvention that are essential for twenty-first-century leaders seeking breakthrough success. Taking readers inside the most cutting-edge businesses, Ninja Innovation is the ultimate guide to achieving victory in today''s innovate-or-die economy.

Archaeologies of Vision

release date: May 15, 2003
Archaeologies of Vision
While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that ''the infinite relation'' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault''s concern with the visual.

Earthwards

release date: Nov 20, 1997
Earthwards
The untimely death of Robert Smithson in 1973 at age 34 robbed postwar American art of an unusually creative practitioner and thinker. Smithson''s pioneering earthworks and installations of the 1960s and ''70s anticipated concerns with environmentalism and site-specific artistic production. Gary Shapiro''s insightful study of Smithson''s career is the first book to address the full range of the artist''s dazzling virtuosity.

Alcyone

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Alcyone
Shapiro explores an interrelated series of themes that contest and offer alternatives to some of the traditional concepts of metaphysics. The notion of gift giving and related ideas are seen to play fundamental roles in the economy of Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Shapiro articulates the relevance of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcel Mauss, and Georges Bataille for the thought of the gift and shows that Nietzsche''s writing contains a conception of an archaic economy that is radically different from the order of property and exchange usually associated with Western metaphysics. This leads to a critique of Martin Heidegger''s interpretation of Nietzsche as a philosopher of value. Shapiro reads the fourth part of Zarathustra as the libretto for an anti-Wagnerian, postmodern opera in which food, noise, feasting, and parasitism are the major themes, and in which the thought of eternal recurrence is sung and orchestrated in ways that usually go unnoticed. He demonstrates that the fourth part constitutes a rigorous analysis of the logic of the supplementary and the parasitic. In the final chapter, Shapiro undertakes a reading of the classical texts presupposed by Nietzsche''s claim that Zarathustra will not be understood unless one hears its "halcyon tone." By juxtaposing Nietzsche''s halcyon with the Homeric version of the myth, Shapiro shows how Nietzsche''s appeal to the halcyon evokes a premetaphysical economy and a voice suppressed by ontotheology.

The Comeback

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Comeback
America''s decline -- Why innovation? -- Innovation: the fuel of economic growth -- Entrepreneurial innovation: the jobs engine -- Innovation requires immigration -- The U.S. Constitution and the fire of genius -- All the world''s a market: innovation requires free trade -- Innovation requires good schools -- Innovation requires competitive broadband -- Government spending: imperiling innovation and more -- Government spending: modest proposals to restore sanity -- Private enterprise: restoring our foundation for growth -- Innovation requires support of U.S. companies -- Innovation requires a national energy policy -- An innovation lesson in health care.

Nietzschean Narratives

release date: Jun 22, 1989
Nietzschean Narratives
"... Shapiro''s book is bursting with thoughts, and if one is willing to mine them, one is sure to find items of interest or provocation." -- The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Taking issue with a widely held view that Nietzsche''s writings are essentially fragmentary or aphoristic, Gary Shapiro focuses on the narrative mode that Nietzsche adopted in many of his works. Such themes as eternal recurrence, the question of origins, and the problematics of self-knowledge are reinterpreted in the context of the narratives in which Nietzsche develops or employs them.

A Search for the Eighteenth-century Village at Michilimackinac

Friendship, Status, and Repayment as Factors in Seeking Help

The Apalachee Council House at Seventeenth Century San Luis

release date: Jan 01, 1985
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