What’s the question every business should be asking itself? According to Jeff Jarvis, it’s What Would Google Do? If you’re not thinking or acting like Google – the fastest-growing company in the history of the world – then you’re not going to survive, let alone prosper, in the Internet age. An indispensable manual for survival and success that asks the most important question today’s leaders, in any industry, can ask themselves: What would Google do? To demonstrate how to emulate Google, Jarvis lays out his laws of what he calls ´´the new Google century”, including such insights as: Think Distributed Become a Platform; Join the Post-Scarcity, Open-Source, Gift Economy; The Middleman Has Died; Your Worst Customers Are Your Best Friends and Your Best Customers Are Your Partners; Do What You Do Best; and Link to the Rest Get Out of the Way; Make Mistakes Well… and More. He applies these principles not just to emerging technologies and the Internet, but to other industries - telecommunications, airlines, television, government, healthcare, education, journalism, and yes, book publishing - showing ultimately what the world would look like if Google ran it. The result is an astonishing, mind-opening book that will change the way listeners ask questions and solve problems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000757/bk_hcuk_000757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A bold and vital book that asks and answers the most urgent question of today: What Would Google Do? In a book that´s one part prophecy, one part thought experiment, one part manifesto, and one part survival manual, Internet impresario and blogging pioneer Jeff Jarvis reverse-engineers Google, the fastest-growing company in history, to discover 40 clear and straightforward rules to manage and live by. At the same time, he illuminates the new worldview of the internet generation: how it challenges and destroys, but also opens up vast new opportunities. His findings are counterintuitive, imaginative, practical, and above all, visionary, giving readers a glimpse of how everyone and everything, from corporations to governments, nations to individuals, must evolve in the Google era. Along the way, he looks under the hood of a car designed by its drivers, ponders a worldwide university where the students design their curriculum, envisions an airline fueled by a social network, imagines the open-source restaurant, and examines a series of industries and institutions that will soon benefit from this book´s central question. The result is an astonishing, mind-opening book that, in the end, is not about Google. It´s about you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001794/bk_harp_001794_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Almir Narayamoga Surui, the Amazonian tribal chieftain of the indigenous Surui people, is a leader in the fight to save the rainforest not only for the preservation of his land and people, but for the Earth´s and humanity´s survival as well. Joining forces with such high-tech corporations as Apple and Google Earth, Surui has become a guardian of his people and a global activist, despite death threats and million-dollar bounties on his head. A recipient of the Global Citizen Award in 2012, Surui has calculated the direct cost of the loss of our rainforests - ´´the lungs of the Earth´´ - in terms of the total amount of CO2 that their destruction would release into the atmosphere, and the monetary loss that this would entail, and by using this carbon deficit formula, has leased access to pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies who have joined him in the stewardship of these endangered lands, their flora, fauna, and people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011858/bk_tant_011858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson. Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world. Drawing on revelatory access, Abramson takes us behind the scenes at four media titans during the most volatile years in news history. Two are maverick upstarts: BuzzFeed, the brain-child of virtuoso clickbait scientist Jonah Perretti, and Vice, led by the booze-fuelled anarcho-hipster Shane Smith. Their viral technology and disregard for the long-established standards of news journalism allow them to build game-changing billion-dollar businesses out of the millennial taste for puppies and nudity. The two others are among the world’s most venerable news institutions: The New York Times, owned and run for generations by the Sulzberger dynasty, and The Washington Post, also family-owned but soon to be bought by the world’s richest merchant of all, Jeff Bezos. Here Abramson reveals firsthand the seismic clashes that take place in the boardrooms and newsrooms as they are forced to choose between their cherished principles - objectivity and impartiality - and survival in a world where online advertising via Facebook and Google seems the only life-raft.We are with the deal-making tycoons, thrusting reporters and hard-bitten editors, the egomaniacs, bullshitters, provocateurs and bullies, as some surf and others drown in the breaking wave of change. And we watch as the survivors confront the horrifying cost of their success: sexual scandal, fake news, the election of President Trump, the shaking of democracy.Exposing the people and decisions that brought us to now, Merchants of Truth is a major audiobook that breaks the ultimate news story of our times./ 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004021/bk_rhuk_004021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We are living in a world in which cows send texts to farmers when they´re in heat, where the most valuable real estate in New York City houses computers, not people, and some of humanity´s greatest works are created by crowds, not individuals. We are in the midst of a networking revolution - set to transform the way we access the world´s information and the way we connect with one another. Studying biological systems is perhaps the best way to understand such networks, and nature has a lesson for us if we care to listen: Bigger is rarely better in the long run. The deadliest creature is the mosquito, not the lion. It is the quality of a network that is important for survival, not the size, and all networks - the human brain, Facebook, Google, even the internet itself - eventually reach a breakpoint and collapse. That´s the bad news. The good news is that reaching a breakpoint can be a step forward, allowing a network to substitute quality for quantity. In Breakpoint, brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeff Stibel takes listeners to the intersection of the brain, biology, and technology. He shows how exceptional companies are using their understanding of the Internet´s brain-like powers to create a competitive advantage by building more effective websites, utilizing cloud computing, engaging social media, monetizing effectively, and leveraging a collective consciousness. Indeed, the result of these technologies is a more tightly connected world with capabilities far beyond the sum of our individual minds. Breakpoint offers a fresh and exciting perspective about the future of technology and its effects on all of us.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: Robert David Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016219/bk_adbl_016219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is a compendium of information from every sphere - astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics. It contains absolutely amazing revelations that direct us to one precise point in time in 2017. Planet X is a cryptogram and this book contains the keys necessary to decode it. When everything is considered together, it fits together perfectly like a watch. The existence of Planet X is beyond any reasonable doubt, to a moral certainty. We examine proofs of its existence. In fact, if you want to ask one simple question that posits the theory of the reality of Planet X, just ask yourself where did 2.2 trillion disappear to in the Pentagon´s budget that Rumsfeld said was missing, and why do we have over 100 underground deep bunkers throughout the US? Why are critical government infrastructures moving from their susceptible positions on the East Coast to the protected areas of Colorado? But let´s look at the astronomical evidence. I have seen Planet X on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) through WorldWide Telescope. This is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope, launched in December 2009. It is currently in the constellation Pisces, and is clearly marked as an Unidentified Object (but quite plainly visible dark red star) known as IC 5385. If you´d like to view it yourself, you can install WorldWide Telescope. Just Google it and you´ll be right at the page. It´s an observatory on your desktop and the most sophisticated online program I´ve seen. You can view in multi-wavelength views and see stars and planets in context to each other. But back to our main topic - Planet X. This book is a must-listen and a survival guide to the most important story of the century. I invite you to listen and experience it now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Wendt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062368/bk_acx0_062368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Make Money Online serves as a brilliant step-by-step guide for beginners on how to start and cultivate a lucrative freelance career online using platforms like Upwork to succeed.It is incredibly important to note that all the tips and career advice that you find in this book are not merely stolen from Google. These are real-life experiences painstakingly collected over the years by successful freelancers such as Yaroslav Brol, a video editing and animation specialist from Ukraine. He started freelancing with a simple goal to pay off all of his debt while doing something he loves and does well. This is relatable because we all are dreaming about similar things.Before he began his career path, his pockets were empty, and he didn`t speak English. In spite of this, after a couple of years, he now earns $50 per hour and is financially independent enough to travel the world with his wife and son. This freelancer`s survival guide may be extremely useful both for freelance newbies, and those who have been struggling with making mistake after mistake in the freelance world and wants to know how to correct them. Moreover, it will definitely come in handy whether you want to develop a designer career, try yourself as a data specialist, make money by freelance writing or marketing, or even sell your programming skills. From this freelance manifesto, you will find out how to:Deal with fears and finally step into freelanceComplete a profile that catches the eye of prospective clientsCreate an amazing proposal that helps you stand out in a crowdDeal with clients: how to spot difficult customers and how to find trusted long-term contractsManage your timeFigure out how much to charge for your timeAvoid scammers (and there are lots!) Want to be inspired to achieve greater success? The Make Money Online freelance guide will help you take charge of your own lif 1. Language: English. Narrator: Skyler Morgan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125445/bk_acx0_125445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mysterious disorder threatens to destroy the world in this high-concept thriller from Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel, which combines medical science, cutting-edge technology, and breathtaking suspense in the vein of Michael Crichton. An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Onboard, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus may have surfaced, threatening our survival, and now Martin - one of the most sought after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide - is at the center of the investigation. The symptoms are the most confounding the experienced doctor has ever seen. Is it the work of terrorists? A biological attack? A natural occurrence? As word of the deadly sickness spreads, panic leads to violence and chaos. Armed and terrified partisans and patriots, stoked by technology and social media, have dug in, unknowingly creating fertile ground for the deadly syndrome Dr. Martin has begun to identify. As the globe begins to unravel and paranoia and hatred take hold, Martin is forced to face a question as terrifying as this syndrome itself: Is the world better left unsaved? Moving at a breakneck pace from the labs of the Centers for Disease Control to the secret campus of Google X to the marble halls of the Capitol, Dead on Arrival is a brilliantly imaginative high-concept thriller that draws on Matt Richtel´s years of science and technology reporting for the New York Times and establishes him as one of the premier technological thriller writers working today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006242/bk_harp_006242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.