Whether it´s a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn´t our fault. Our brains simply aren´t designed to deal with the pressures and competing demands on our attention in today´s fast-paced, information-saturated, digital world. What´s more, he says, many of the ways in which our society is structured are outdated, imposing additional chaos that makes us feel stressed, scattered, and disorganized. But it doesn´t have to be this way. Luckily, we have a myriad of amazing new digital tools and technologies at our fingertips to help us manage the strains on our brains and on our lives; the trick is knowing when and how to use them. This is why Merrill, who helped spearhead Google´s effort to ´´organize the world´s information´´, offers a wealth of tips and strategies for how to use these new tools to become more organized, efficient, and successful than ever. But if you´re looking for traditional, rigid, one-size-fits-all strategies for organization, this isn´t the book for you. Instead, Merrill draws on his intimate knowledge of how the brain works to help us develop fresh, innovative, and flexible systems of organization tailored to our individual goals, constraints, and lifestyles. From how to harness the amazing power of search, to how to get the most out of cloud computing, to techniques for filtering through the enormous avalanche of information that assaults us at every turn, to tips for minimizing distractions and better integrating work and life, Getting Organized in the Google Era is chock-full of practical, invaluable, and often counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be more organized and productive - and less stressed - in our 21st-century world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Merrill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002206/bk_rand_002206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Programmer´s Rantings: On Programming-Language Religions Code Philosophies Google Work Culture and Other Stuff: Steve Yegge
Getting Organized in the Google Era:How to Get Stuff out of Your Head Find It When You Need It and Get It Done Right Douglas Merrill/ James A. Martin
Google Web Toolkit Solutions:More Cool & Useful Stuff David Geary/ Rob Gordon
Google Web Toolkit Solutions (Digital Short Cut):Cool & Useful Stuff David Geary
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talk to Me, written and read by James Vlahos. The next great technological disruption is coming.The titans of Silicon Valley are racing to build a single world-changing piece of software. They know that whoever gets there first will revolutionise our relationship with technology - and make billions of dollars in the process. They call it voice computing.Computers that can speak and think just as clearly as humans may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but they are mere years away from becoming a reality. In Talk to Me, veteran tech journalist James Vlahos meets the researchers at Google, Amazon and Apple who are leading the way to a voice computing revolution. He explores how voice tech will transform every sector of society, handing untold new powers to businesses, and fundamentally altering the way we understand human consciousness. And he even tries to understand the significance of the AI revolution firsthand - by building a robotic version of his terminally ill father. Vlahos’ research leads him to one fundamental question: what happens when our computers become as articulate, as compassionate and as creative as we are? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Vlahos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004120/bk_rhuk_004120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who is McLaren´s greatest nemesis? What disappoints Ocado about their competitors? What wakes the Google brand up at 4 am? Why does Wimbledon sweat the small stuff?Wild Thinking will provide listeners with the confidence to run their business differently, through unique access to thinking from the most original organizations in business today.The most successful businesses in the world are singular in their goals, yet they express them in many different and creative ways, allowing them to own a space that´s distinctly theirs. This book provides access to previously untold stories of how brand leaders at some of the most interesting global businesses solve their biggest challenges.Including interviews with Google, Ocado, McLaren, Comic Relief, V&A, National Trust, Dropbox, and more, each chapter of Wild Thinking explores a different question about life and work, ending with a single-minded point of view to help you consider your business from a new perspective.It´s hard to keep up and stand out in constantly growing and changing markets. To succeed, you need absolute clarity about what your brand and business offers; it´s time to break the rules. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Perring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156151/bk_acx0_156151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get the most out of Samsung?s Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung´s new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster. You?ll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done. The important stuff you need to know: * Get connected. Browse the Web, manage email, and download apps from Google Play through WiFi or 3G/4G network. * Keep in touch. Call, text, chat, videochat, conduct conference calls, and reach out with Facebook and Twitter. * Capture and display images. Shoot, edit, show, and share photos, slideshows, and high-definition videos. * Play and manage your music. Buy music from Google Play or Amazon and listen to it with Galaxy S5?s Music app. * Work anywhere. Access your files, company network, calendar, and contacts?and work with Google Docs. * Connect to Google Maps. Use geolocation and turn-by-turn drive directions to find your way. * Stay fit with S Health. Use this built-in app to keep track of fitness goals, walking, heart rate, blood pressure, and more.
In Understanding Software, Max Kanat-Alexander, Technical Lead for Code Health at Google, shows you how to bring simplicity back to computer programming. Max explains to you why programmers suck, and how to suck less as a programmer. There´s just too much complex stuff in the world. Complex stuff can´t be used, and it breaks too easily. Complexity is stupid. Simplicity is smart.Understanding Software covers many areas of programming, from how to write simple code to profound insights into programming, and then how to suck less at what you do! You´ll discover the problems with software complexity, the root of its causes, and how to use simplicity to create great software. You´ll examine debugging like you´ve never done before, and how to get a handle on being happy while working in teams.Max brings a selection of carefully crafted essays, thoughts, and advice about working and succeeding in the software industry, from his legendary blog Code Simplicity. Max has crafted forty-three essays which have the power to help you avoid complexity and embrace simplicity, so you can be a happier and more successful developer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003275/bk_gdan_003275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.