In many ways, Google is the prototype of a successful 21st-century company. It uses technology in new ways to make information universally accessible; promotes a corporate culture that encourages creativity among its employees; and takes its role as a corporate citizen very seriously, investing in green initiatives and developing the largest corporate foundation in the U.S. Following in the footsteps of her best-selling Warren Buffett Speaks - written in a conversational style that successfully captures the essence of these business leaders - Janet Lowe reveals the amazing story behind one of the most important new companies of our time by exploring the people and philosophies that have made Google a global phenomenon in less than 15 years. She offers an engaging look at how its founders transformed their vision of a better Internet search engine into a business colossus with about $16 billion in annual revenue. Lowe discusses the values that drive Brin and Page - both living fairly modest lives despite each having a net worth of over $15.9 billion - and details how they have created a culture that fosters fun, yet keeps Google at the forefront of technology through relentless R&D investments and imaginative partnerships with organizations such as NASA. Examining Google´s breakthrough business strategies, which transformed online advertising and changed the way we look at corporate responsibility and employee relations, we see why Google may be a harbinger of where corporate America is headed. Also addressed are controversies surrounding Google, such as copyright infringement, antitrust concerns, and personal privacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000268/bk_gdan_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although popular culture certainly has its favorites in terms of rockstar companies, some of the rising giants within the business world don´t always get the credit or airtime they deserve. There are a number of recent growth engine companies that have challenged conventional paths to success and forged their own destinies through unique and innovative techniques that have resulted in huge success within a shockingly short time. This book pulls back the curtain on some of today´s rising business stars and reveals what essential tactics they´ve used to reach such impressive heights. Case studies included: Lululemon Alibaba Keurig Green Mountain Tesla Motors Fuhu This book includes a bonus material: How Google Did It, a best-selling book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Erickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030467/bk_acx0_030467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Well, you have been hearing a lot about DevOps lately. Wait until you meet a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)!Google is the pioneer in the SRE movement, and Ben Treynor from Google defines SRE as, ´´what happens when a software engineer is tasked with what used to be called operations”. The ongoing struggles between development and ops team for software releases have been sorted out by mathematical formula for green or red-light launches!Sounds interesting. Now, do you know which the organizations are using SRE? Apart from Google, you can find SRE job postings from LinkedIn, Twitter, Uber, Oracle, Twitter, and many more.I also enquired about the average salary of a SRE in USA, and all the leading sites gave similar results: around $130,000 per year. Also, currently, the most-sought job titles in tech domain are DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer.So, do you want to know how SRE works, what the required skill sets are, how a software engineer can transit to SRE role, how LinkedIn used SRE to facilitate the deployment process?Here is your chance to dive into the SRE role and know what it takes to be and implement best SRE practices. The DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and SRE movements are here to stay and grow. It´s time you to ride the wave!So, don’t wait! Take action! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin R Stoler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137643/bk_acx0_137643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Workplace to Playspace is about visionary, courageous, innovative, and persistent organizations that challenge long-held preconceptions about the incompatibility of workplace and playspace. Each day organizations across industries and with wide-ranging missions are discovering that playspace is the space they can and must create every day at work if they are to think creatively, question old assumptions, respond effectively to the unexpected, and engage all to work at the top of their talent. Filled with case examples from such organizations as Learning Curve International, Google, Chicago Public Schools, Umpqua Bank, and Threadless, the author provides both the conceptual framework and the principles to guide practitioners to create playspace for innovating, learning and changing in their organizations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000972/bk_acx0_000972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Learning to focus your attention can make the difference between your success and failure. Mindfulness can be the answer you are looking for.We all know how distractions and lack of focus can ruin a work day. Being able to focus means you can get things done faster and more efficiently. In the end, this means you will reach your goals much quicker! Whether it was the tangent google research search for a piece I was writing, or magically finding myself on Instagram screen-shotting a yoga tip, my attention would run off like a wild animal. And when you’re working from home, there’s no one there to help you tame this animal. No bosses hovering over your back. No nosey coworkers snooping around your desk.After one too many days of wasted time, and pushed deadlines, I decided I was going take control of my ability to pay attention. I will share some of what I did below, along with some brain science to help explain these tips. In the end, I slowly found a way to tame my mind with a conscious approach to focus and attention. There’s a time and place to let your mind run free, but you should be in control of when it does. Take control of your mind, and take control of your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zac Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/164721/bk_acx0_164721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lose weight for life with My Weight Loss for Life Wake UP Call® - Good Morning Messages, volume one. Weight loss expert and New York Times number-one best-selling author Victoria Moran has maintained a 65-pound weight loss for more than 30 years and shares with you her personal success tips for weighing less for life. Volume one: Meditation Exercise; Gratitude; Greens; My Personal Story; Sleep Yourself Thin; Grace; Sitting with Feelings; This Is true; Posture and Dance; Your Juicy Life; Reality Check; Recommended Books; Adventure; Fresh Ideas. How do you start and end your day? Research shows your mind is most receptive during your first and last five minutes of the day, while in alpha state. Making the most of these most important minutes of your day changes everything in between. Ironically, most people wake up with the buzzer and watch the news before bed. Now you can wake UP happy and sleep well every night! Broadway star Robin (Boudreau) Palmer invented My Wake UP Call® Motivational Alarm Clock® Messages & My Good Night Messages™--patented, five-minute messages with renowned experts, which bookend every day with inspiration to live your dreams when it matters most. Featured in/on Shape, Self, USA Today, Fox, and NBC-TV and in Robin´s TEDx Talk, ´´The Most Important Minutes of Your Day´´. Messages can also be played as Motivational Alarm Clock® Messages and My Good Night Calls™ bedtime reminders with most free alarm apps at the Apple Store or Google Play or with a list of recommended devices. Motivational Alarm: ´´Motivational Messages Plus Alarm, Not Restricted to Wake Up´´. My Wake UP Call®, My Wake UP Calls® and Motivational Alarm Clock® are three of eight registered trademarks of My Successables™ Inc. ©2014 My Successables™ Inc. All messages and message formats are copywritten. All Rights Reserved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victoria Moran, Robn B. Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/msuc/000012/bk_msuc_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.