Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of distributed prosperity, but so far it has been used to put industrial capitalism on steroids. It´s not technology´s fault but that of an extractive, growth-driven economic operating system that has reached the limits of its ability to serve anyone, rich or poor, human or corporate. Robots threaten our jobs while algorithms drain our portfolios. But there must be a better response to the lopsided returns of the digital economy than to throw rocks at the shuttle buses carrying Google employees to their jobs, as protesters did in December 2013. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and technology author Douglas Rushkoff calls on us to abandon the monopolist, winner-takes-all values we are unwittingly embedding into the digital economy and to embrace the more distributed possibilities of these platforms. He shows how we can optimize every aspect of the economy - from central currency and debt to corporations and labor - to create sustainable prosperity for business and people alike. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Rushkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002746/bk_peng_002746_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why doesn´t the explosive growth of companies such as Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? How could things be different? In this book, the author lays out a ground plan for a different economic and social future.
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus:How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity Douglas Rushkoff
Audie Award, Judges´ Award: Science & Technology, 2015 A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies — with hardware, software, and networks at their core — will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee — two thinkers at the forefront of their field — reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds — from lawyers to truck drivers — will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: Fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape. A fundamentally optimistic audiobook, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005757/bk_brll_005757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wake up to your prosperity with My Wealthy Wake UP Call™ Good Morning Messages with expert Mat Boggs - based on The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles. Volume 1: Abundance Affirmations; Money Affirmations; Prosperity Mindset; Right Actions; Unlimited Abundance; Abundant Resources; Prosperity Thinking; Clarity Is Power; Cooperate not Compete; Beneficial Partnerships; Receiving Abundance; Law of Compensation; Gratitude; Daily Gratitude List; Clear Vision. How do you start and end your day? Research shows your mind is the 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 the 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, Google Play or with list of recommended. 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 copy written. All Rights Reserved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mat Boggs, Robin B. Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/msuc/000010/bk_msuc_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wake UP to your prosperity with My Wealthy Wake UP Call™ Good Morning Messages with expert Mat Boggs and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, volume two: Steadfast Faith; Focus Your Mind; Write Goals; Faith and Purpose; Daily Success Actions; Creative Thoughts Actions; Prosperous Actions; Failure and Success; Successful Daily Actions; Your Right Business; Gratitude Exercise; Desiring Wealth; Law of Attraction; Power of Purpose; Think and Grow Rich. 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: Mat Boggs, Robin B. Palmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/msuc/000011/bk_msuc_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A freewheeling, sharpshooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture. With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley´s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade´s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes, its blind triumphs, and its unintended consequences. Carr´s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense. Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan. Social networks, diverting as they may be, are not vehicles for self-enlightenment. And ´´likes´´ and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse. When we expect technologies - designed for profit - to deliver a paradise of prosperity and convenience, we have forgotten ourselves. In response Carr offers searching assessments of the future of work, the fate of reading, and the rise of artificial intelligence, challenging us to see our world anew. In famous essays including ´´Is Google Making Us Stupid?´´ and ´´Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy´´, Carr dissects the logic behind Silicon Valley´s ´´liberation mythology´´, showing how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us - often at the same time. Drawing on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology, Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow. ´´Resistance is never futile,´´ argues Carr, and this audiobook delivers the proof. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002024/bk_gdan_002024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for May 12, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story: ´´Is This How We´ll Cure Cancer?” With a radical new treatment, Joseph Jimenez is dedicating Novartis to one overarching mission: vanquishing mankind´s ancient adversary. Its breakthrough might be the most tangible -- ever. . . . Also, ´´The World´s Largest Companies: Is This China´s Century?” The FORBES Global 2000 is a comprehensive list of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenues, profits, assets and market value. Next, ´´Nadella´s Bid to Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn´t Dare” 100 days in Nadella has established himself as the anti-Ballmer; there’s less talk about seizing billion-dollar opportunities or hitting financial targets — and more emphasis on investing profits to win hordes of new users. Then, ´´Amazon´s Wholesale Slaughter: Jeff Bezos´ $8 Trillion B2B Bet” Forget the delivery drones and TV deals. Jeff Bezos’ stealthy foray into the unsexy world of B2B distribution is likely his most disruptive move yet — and it has an $8 trillion swath of the economy running scared. We´ll also tell you how ´´Nielsen Is About to Help Programmers Profit from Your Online TV Viewing” Thanks to new partnerships with Google and Facebook, Nielsen can now track everything you view, even on your phone, laptop, or tablet. Followed by, ´´Why the Left Should Love Big Profits” French economist and darling of the left Thomas Piketty is the latest in an endless array of economists who are clueless regarding profits and what brings about prosperity and a higher standard of living. And in our final story, ´´Forget Piketty Data Fascism Is the Bigger Threat” A specter is haunting American capitalism. No, it’s not a French economist. Rather, it´s the ghost of Frederick Taylor, dressed up in the fashionable clothes of big data and predictive analytics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/140512/pe_forb_140512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions of readers and listeners are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture their imagination and inspire them to chart a course to personal happiness and success. There are no subjects more interesting to every individual than the subjects of success and happiness. All one needs to do is Google the words success and happiness, and more than 58 million hits appear. Success and happiness are not exclusive in terms of concrete goods, even though many view happiness on this basis only. Success and happiness are feelings of contentment, knowing that you have what you want out of life. Therefore, success and happiness can be defined in terms of both the intangible and the tangible. There are many happy people who are unknown, but they are accomplishing things. Some garbage collectors are happy; some millionaires are not. Success and happiness are not necessarily defined in terms of fame and money. Your Guide to Success & Happiness is a refreshing look at choice excerpts from the best motivational and prosperity material ever written. This audiobook is filled with ageless wisdom and time-tested principles that will help listeners tap the inner reserves they never knew they had. These great thinkers include James Allen, Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy, William Walker Atkinson, Robert Collier, Russell H. Conwell, Theron Dumont, Orison Marden, Louis M. Grafe, Earl Nightingale, Julia Seton, Elizabeth Towne, and Ralph Waldo Trine. Never have these gurus appeared together in this way. Here we see the most interesting points of the most fascinating writers, spotlighted and arranged in such a way as to support and enlighten each other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001999/bk_gdan_001999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.