The old adage is ingrained in us that if you don´t have anything nice to say then don´t say anything at all. While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen firsthand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the workplace. Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple, where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting-edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations. Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism - delivered to produce better results and help employees develop their skills and boundaries of success. Great bosses have strong relationships with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of firsthand experience, and distilled clearly to give actionable lessons to the listener, Radical Candor shows how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues and are motivated to strive to ever greater success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001255/bk_macm_001255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does the world want? According to John Battelle, a company that answers that question can unlock the most intractable riddles of both business and culture. And for the past few years, that´s exactly what Google has been doing. Jumping into the game long after Yahoo, Alta Vista, Excite, Lycos, and other pioneers, Google offered a radical new approach to search, redefined the idea of viral marketing, survived the dotcom crash, and pulled off the largest and most talked about initial public offering in the history of Silicon Valley. But The Search offers much more than the inside story of Google´s triumph. It´s also a big-picture book about the past, present, and future of search technology, and the enormous impact it is starting to have on marketing, media, pop culture, dating, job hunting, international law, civil liberties, and just about every other sphere of human interest. More than any of its rivals, Google has become the gateway to instant knowledge. Hundreds of millions of people use it to satisfy their wants, needs, fears, and obsessions, creating an enormous artifact that Battelle calls ´´the Database of Intentions´´. Combined with the databases of thousands of other search-driven businesses, large and small, it all adds up to a goldmine of information that powerful organizations (including the government) will want to get their hands on. No one is better qualified to explain this entire phenomenon than Battelle, who co-founded Wired and founded The Industry Standard. Perhaps more than any other journalist, he has devoted his career to finding the holy grail of technology. And he has finally found it in search. For anyone who wants to understand how Google really succeeded, The Search is an eye-opening and indispensable read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Battelle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000038/bk_adbl_000038_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Non-Bullshit Innovation, by David Rowan.David Rowan travels the globe in search of the most exciting and pioneering start-ups building the future. He’s got to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Didi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious entrepreneurs disrupting businesses in almost every sector. And yet too often the companies they’re disrupting don’t get it. They think they can innovate through jargon: with talk of change agents and co-creation gurus, ideas portals and webinars, make-a-thons and hackfests, paradigm shifts and pilgrimages to Silicon Valley. It’s mostly pointless innovation theatre - corporate nonsense that has little to do with delivering real change. But during this quest he´s also discovered some genuinely exciting and transformative approaches to innovation, often in places you might least expect. Get ready for:The airline that rewards passengers for walking their dogThe bank that performs surgeryThe country that’s an app storeAnd many morePacked full of tips for anyone looking for radical ways to adapt and thrive in the digital age, this carefully curated selection of stories will reveal ideas for creating genuine innovation from some of the world’s most inspiring leaders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rowan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004162/bk_rhuk_004162_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.
What do Google, Snapchat, Tinder, Amazon, and Uber have in common, besides soaring market share? They´re platforms - a new business model that has quietly become the only game in town, creating vast fortunes for its founders while dominating everyone´s daily life. A platform, by definition, creates value by facilitating an exchange between two or more interdependent groups. So, rather than making things, they simply connect people. The Internet today is awash in platforms - Facebook is responsible for nearly 25 percent of total Web visits, and the Google platform crash in 2013 took about 40 percent of Internet traffic with it. Representing the 10 most trafficked sites in the US, platforms are also prominent over the globe; in China, they hold the top eight spots in web traffic rankings. The advent of mobile computing and its ubiquitous connectivity have forever altered how we interact with each other, melding the digital and physical worlds and blurring distinctions between ´´offline´´ and ´´online.´´ These platform giants are expanding their influence from the digital world to the whole economy. Yet, few people truly grasp the radical structural shifts of the last 10 years. In Modern Monopolies, Alex Moazed and Nicholas L. Johnson tell the definitive story of what has changed, what it means for businesses today, and how managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners can adapt and thrive in this new era. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031886/bk_adbl_031886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:´´Stitch Fix´s Radical Data-Driven Way to Sell Clothes – 1.2 billion Dollars Last Year – Is Reinventing Retail´´: CEO Katrina Lake´s e-commerce retailer uses data science to find you the best-fitting clothes you´ve ever worn.´´The Tech Giant Fighting Anti-Vaxxers Isn´t Twitter or Facebook. It´s Pinterest´´: Pinterest is proving that content moderation doesn´t have to be all that hard.´´Here´s What Happened When I Watched Everything Netflix Told Me to for Two Weeks´´: To try to understand Netflix´s frustrating algorithm, I only watched what it told me to. Thank god that experiment is over.´´The Real Reason Why Facebook and Google Won´t Change´´: Facebook, Google, and other masters of the surveillance economy have bred a virulent mutation of capitalism, which explains why they aren´t interested in addressing their many scandals.´´The Real Reason Amazon, Apple, and Google Are Some of the World’s Biggest Companies´´: These companies use functional, if decidedly unglamorous, types of AI. The future of AI will be more of the same–not far-flung fantasies, like humanoid robots and machine consciousness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/190003/pe_fast_190003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Webster´s Dictionary Definition of Metamorphosis: In Biology. a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly. There also comes a time, in the evolution of a species where Metamorphosis of the entire genome of a species due to sudden and radical environmental change must take place in order for the species to survive in the new environment. There have only been a handful of such times in human evolution. This is such a time. In just a few short years, the Human Race will create the AI Cocoon. This is a Quantum Computer that is able to be the first Artificial Intelligence on this planet and it will be capable of storing the Human Consciousness. Many people such as Ray Kurzweil, research scientist at Google, are lining up to be the first to achieve immortality by actually leaving their fleshy brain behind and move their entire being into the realm of the AI Cocoon. I coined this term for what everyone else is calling the Artificially Intelligent Quantum Computer because the reality of the situation is that the human animal will go into this device as a caterpillar inhabits its cocoon. But, as we all know from childhood, the lowly worm emerges from the cocoon a few months later and takes the form of a beautiful Butterfly. When human beings enter our own cocoon, in the next few years, we will bring with us enough knowledge and technology to turn ourselves into anything we want to be, beautiful or horrible, for better or worse, each with earth shaking implications. The choice will be ours to make. We need to start asking the right questions and making the right decisions based on those answers before we we go down the wrong path that may be irreversible. In the billions of years of Evolution on this planet, there has never been such a sudden time of species Divergence as this. Even when humans made the divergence from the apes, t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Mathiesen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103988/bk_acx0_103988_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover why people like Russell Simmons Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Phil Jackson, and Brad Pitt all incorporate the life-changing practice of Buddhism into their lives. Mindfulness meditation is everywhere these days, from the therapy couch to the Google campus, from prisons to athletic events. But what are the origins of this surge in mindfulness? What kind of worldview and lifestyle went along with these ancient techniques of meditative training? And, beyond the questionable metaphysics and well-worn pop-psychology bromides, what is meditation actually for? This book explores the Buddhist ideas behind the mindfulness techniques that have seen such a groundswell of popularity. It covers meditation not just as a body of techniques for relaxation and stress relief to accessorize our busy modern lives, but as part of a radical system of self-transformation that offers the possibility of profound liberation. In this book, the Buddhist system and the ideas behind it are presented not as a religion that´s asking for your allegiance, but as a body of theory and practice geared toward fostering an inner revolution. Buddhism for Beginners will teach you : The worldview underpinning Buddhist meditation techniques, and what those techniques were actually intended for. The principles that guide a life lived genuinely, gracefully, and compassionately. What meditation is all about in the context of the Buddhist path, and how to get into the practice of working with your mind. A surprising vision of the self, the mind, and the nature of human experience that can fundamentally alter the way you look at the world. Don´t hesitate. To start on a journey that could deeply transform how you relate to your world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sonic-Script Productions. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062706/bk_acx0_062706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a powerful mystic steps on the hand of a radical young hippie doctor from Detroit, it changes lives and the world. Sometimes Brilliant is the adventures of a philosopher, mystic, hippie, doctor, groundbreaking tech innovator, and key player in the eradication of one of the worst pandemics in human history. His story, of what happens when love, compassion and determination meet the right circumstances to effect positive change, is the kind that keeps hope and the sense of possibility alive. After sitting at the feet of Martin Luther King at the University of Michigan in 1963, Larry Brilliant was swept up into the civil rights movement, marching and protesting across America and Europe. As a radical young doctor he followed the hippie trail from London over the Khyber Pass with his wife Girija, Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm commune to India. There, he found himself in a Himalayan ashram wondering whether he had stumbled into a cult. Instead, one of India’s greatest spiritual teachers, Neem Karoli Baba, opened Larry’s heart and told him his destiny was to work for the World Health Organization to help eradicate killer smallpox. He would never have believed he would become a key player in eliminating a 10,000-year-old disease that killed more than half a billion people in the 20th century alone. Brilliant’s unlikely trajectory, chronicled in Sometimes Brilliant, has brought him into close proximity with political leaders, spiritual masters, cultural heroes, and titans of technology around the world—from the Grateful Dead to Mikhail Gorbachev, from Ram Dass, the Dalai Lama, Lama Govinda, and Karmapa to Steve Jobs and the founders of Google, Salesforce, Facebook, Microsoft and eBay and Presidents Carter, Clinton, Bush and Obama. Anchored by the engrossing account of the heroic efforts of the extraordinary people involved in smallpox eradication in India, this is a riveting and fascinating epidemiological adventure, an honest r 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005598/bk_harp_005598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.