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.
After the monumental ´´Futurica Trilogy´´ comes a book that dares to describe individualism as the now defunct religion it always was and describe a reality that is primarily virtual, rather than physical. While the authors do not mind challenging the reader´s view of the self and the world, their main intention here is to induce passive receivers of the future to become more active participants. This work offers engaging observations and perceptive interpretations of contemporary society. Alexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist are Swedish philosophers and authors of the internationally successful ´´Futurica Trilogy´´. They lecture the world over about the current global internet revolution. Bard & Söderqvist are regarded as pioneers in the literary genre futurica, where philosophy, social theory and futurology merge. After joining forces in the late 1990s, Bard & Söderqvist argued that the interactive revolution is the most profound and radical of all technological revolutions in the history of mankind, that it completely transforms society in every aspect: politics, the economy, culture, social power structures, the collective world view and the whole concept of being human. Bard & Söderqvist demonstrated the effects of network dynamics on various levels of a globalised world. They not only made controversial predictions in the early years of the new millennium (and cleverly foresaw both the dot.com crash and the September 11 terror attacks), they have since then been proven right in virtually every aspect and even in the most minute of details. Not only did Bard & Söderqvist foresee revolutionary innovations such as Google, Facebook, Al-Qaida and Wikileaks; they also went deeper and looked into the very power struggle of the on-going revolution itself. Bard & Söderqvist are now back with a proposal for a complete new metaphysics for the digital age, and it is called ´´Syntheism: Creating God in The Internet Age´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bert Deivert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001889/bk_lind_001889_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.
Time and space. Genetics and robotics. Education and fashion. Possibilities limited only by our imaginations. The future is yours to create. Could you be the Leonardo da Vinci of our times? Most ideas are incremental, quickly copied and suffocated by conventions. ´´Future back´´ thinking starts with stretching possibilities then makes them a reality ´´now forward´´. The best ideas emerge by seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking like nobody else. Newness occurs in the margins not the mainstream. Solutions emerge through powerful fusions of the best ideas into practical, useful concepts. Creative people rise up. Visionaries, border crossers, and game changers: Engage your right brain; open your eyes; think more holistically...intuition rules. From Apple to Blackberry, GE to Google, innovative companies stand out from the crowd not so much for their exceptional products, despite what one might assume, but for the way they challenge conventions, redefine markets, and change consumer expectations. Apple didn´t just create the iPod; it envisioned the future of music and then made a product to service that future. And the same holds true for every highly innovative company. In Creative Genius, Peter Fisk presents 10 tracks for innovation and provides business blueprints for making that innovation happen. Creative Genius is inspired by the imagination and perspective of Leonardo da Vinci, in order to drive creativity, design, and innovation in more radical and powerful ways. It includes practical tools ranging from scenario planning and context reframing to accelerated innovation and market entry, plus 50 tracks, 25 tools, and 50 inspiring case studies. Creative Genius is ´´the best and last´´ in the Genius series by best-selling author Peter Fisk. Others include Business Genius, Marketing Genius and Customer Genius. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jay Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010406/bk_adbl_010406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for March 1st, 2010 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story, ´´A Star Is Reborn - The Virtual Acting Revolution´´ How the next generation of digital filmmaking will change Hollywood—and acting--forever. Also, ´´The Mathematics of Cancer´´ - Larry Norton is pushing a radical new theory of how cancer spreads--and how to cure it.Next, ´´Can UnitedHealth Find New Growth?´´ The health overhaul blew up. But that doesn´t mean UnitedHealth will return to glory. Then, ´´How to IPO Your House´´ - Sweating your mortgage? Maybe it´s time to bring in friendly outside investors. We´ll also tell you about, ´´FHA: The Feds´ Next Housing Debacle´´ - To prop up house prices, the government is becoming a lender of first resort. The results are predictable. Followed by, ´´Paying Public Pensions to Sue´´ - How do class action lawyers land public pension funds as clients? Broadway shows, cushy conferences and tailgate parties. And in our final story, ´´All Aboard the Bubble Express´´ – Bubbles sometimes do have a use. WorldCom might be the price we pay to get a Google. They´re not always easy to tell apart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/100301/pe_forb_100301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.