Welcome to Forbes for December 14th, 2009 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story, ´´When Google Runs Your Life´´ - Eric Schmidt wants to merge play and work on the desktop. Is that such a terrible thing?Also, ´´The Death of the PC´´ - Well, not quite yet. But among corporate customers, the future is beginning to look very uncertain.Next, ´´The China Bubble´´ - China´s economy is humming along in high gear, thanks to a fast-growing pile of dicey debt. Such booms tend to end badly.Then, ´´The Art of Being Charles Saatchi´´ - Reclusive and outrageous, the former adman and current avant-garde art collector has created his own cult.Followed by, ´´Moses Signed My Bible´´ Autographed first editions are a cool way to collect rare books. Forgers think so, too. We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Art of War´´ - Christopher Brownfield smuggled artwork out of the Green Zone. That´s one small victory for the starving artists of Baghdad.And in our final story, ´´A Fortune in Your Closet?´´ Those 1985 Air Jordans could be worth something. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/091214/pe_forb_091214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a compendium of information from every sphere - astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics. It contains absolutely amazing revelations that direct us to one precise point in time in 2017. Planet X is a cryptogram and this book contains the keys necessary to decode it. When everything is considered together, it fits together perfectly like a watch. The existence of Planet X is beyond any reasonable doubt, to a moral certainty. We examine proofs of its existence. In fact, if you want to ask one simple question that posits the theory of the reality of Planet X, just ask yourself where did 2.2 trillion disappear to in the Pentagon´s budget that Rumsfeld said was missing, and why do we have over 100 underground deep bunkers throughout the US? Why are critical government infrastructures moving from their susceptible positions on the East Coast to the protected areas of Colorado? But let´s look at the astronomical evidence. I have seen Planet X on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) through WorldWide Telescope. This is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope, launched in December 2009. It is currently in the constellation Pisces, and is clearly marked as an Unidentified Object (but quite plainly visible dark red star) known as IC 5385. If you´d like to view it yourself, you can install WorldWide Telescope. Just Google it and you´ll be right at the page. It´s an observatory on your desktop and the most sophisticated online program I´ve seen. You can view in multi-wavelength views and see stars and planets in context to each other. But back to our main topic - Planet X. This book is a must-listen and a survival guide to the most important story of the century. I invite you to listen and experience it now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Wendt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062368/bk_acx0_062368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue, you’ll hear how Google+ differs from Facebook. You’ll learn about Facebook’s new video-calling service. You´ll hear how divorce lawyers are using social networks to gather evidence for legal cases. You´ll learn how one company has found a way to collect data on what people are actually saying about specific TV shows. You’ll hear how both Apple and Microsoft are updating their computers using elements from both mobile and desktop operating systems. You’ll learn how the internet may be changing the way we are able to retain information. And you’ll hear news from the worlds of Biomedicine, Technology and Communications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/110801/pe_trev_110801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value. Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship and love after his death in 2016. Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth - even in those at the pinnacle of their careers - inspired courage and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments. To honour their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide. Based on interviews with over 80 people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the coach´s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams and companies. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002179/bk_hodd_002179_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audio edition includes guided meditation exercises from the book and an exclusive 20-minute Stress Less Guided Meditation at the end of the audiobook.Foreword by Mark Hyman, MD. Preface by Andrew Huberman, PhD.In Stress Less, Accomplish More Emily Fletcher shares an ancient meditation technique designed for busy lives. The focus of the practice is stress relief, mental clarity and improved productivity, so it´s perfect for the fast pace of modern life. This style of meditation was developed specifically for people with a lot of demands on their time - those with busy jobs, lives and families - and so it has been designed to work anywhere, anytime. All you need is somewhere to sit, a little training and a few minutes to yourself. Throughout the audiobook, Emily explains what meditation is, how you do it and the many exciting ways that it can change your life. Stress Less, Accomplish More destigmatises meditation for the average person, making it attractive, understandable and easy to implement for all. This audiobook has a very simple message: do less - without the stress - and accomplish more.Emily Fletcher is a leading expert in meditation for high performance and has taught meditation to executives at global corporations like Google, Barclays and Viacom as well as busy parents, NBA players, Oscar winners, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Fletcher, Sean Pratt, Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001982/bk_macm_001982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Start Small, Stay Small is a step-by-step guide to launching a self-funded start-up. If you´re a desktop, mobile, or web developer, this audiobook is your blueprint to getting your start-up off the ground with no outside investment. This audiobook intentionally avoids topics restricted to venture-backed start-ups such as: honing your investment pitch, securing funding, and figuring out how to use the piles of cash investors keep placing in your lap. This audiobook assumes: You don´t have six million dollars of investor funds sitting in your bank accountYou´re not going to relocate to the handful of start-up hubs in the worldYou´re not going to work 70-hour weeks for low pay with the hope of someday making millions from stock optionsThere´s nothing wrong with pursuing venture funding and attempting to grow fast like Amazon, Google, Twitter, and Facebook. It just so happens that most people are not in a place to do this. Start Small, Stay Small also focuses on the single most important element of a start-up that most developers avoid: marketing. There are many great resources for learning how to write code, organize source control, or connect to a database. This audiobook does not cover the technical aspects developers already know or can learn elsewhere. It focuses on finding your idea, testing it before you build, and getting it into the hands of your customers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Walling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/136036/bk_acx0_136036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy - the ability to see the world through someone else´s eyes - could be what your business needs to innovate, connect and grow.Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as Google and Nike, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward.Empathy is not about being nice. It´s not about pity or sympathy either. It´s about understanding - your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself - and it´s a direct path to powerful leadership. As such, Applied Empathy presents real strategies on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally as well as externally.This groundbreaking guide lays the foundation to establish a diverse, inventive and driven team that can meet the challenges of today´s ever-evolving marketplace. If you want to connect to the people you work with and for, you first have to understand them.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ventura. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/002178/bk_hodd_002178_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Six powerful and informative audiobooks in one bundle! Python can be used for everything from video games, to server-side web applications, to fully fledged desktop applications. It’s a great first language to learn because it has a write once, run anywhere philosophy behind it, and it’s really simple for people to parse. Other books will hold your hand with Python programming. They’ll be so busy telling you exactly what to do, what buttons to press, and what code to type that they don’t let you actually learn what the buttons you’re pressing and the code you’re typing are doing. My goal is to teach you to program, not just program in Python. You’re going to understand the reason behind everything that you’re doing so that you can reproduce it as you need to, and not just in pretty little code snippets that are borrowed straight out of this or that programming book. Python for Beginners is the absolute best for everything you’re wanting to accomplish in the sphere of Python. We’re going to cover a great many beginner topics, such as the nature of variables and values, the many uses of methods, the logic behind control loops, and easily missable concepts within the realm of lists and strings. We also include broader tips, like becoming active within your local (and online) Python communities, to help you get the most out of the effort that you put into Python. I wrote this audiobook with one goal in mind - helping you, the listener, to progress - and I’ve worked hard on this in order to assure that is exactly what happens. When you listen to this audiobook, you aren’t just going to be getting copy-pasted tips from Google or carelessly written pop-tech articles. You’re getting actual ideas and tips from another Python programmer who’s been around the block more than once. In learning SQL, you are going to realize that it is pretty simple, although for a beginner, it is going to seem like a comple 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102634/bk_acx0_102634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.