The Culture Blueprint is a systematic guide to building a company culture. This audiobook is about fostering committed, enthusiastic employees. Distilling his years of experience teaching culture-building to companies like Google, P&G, and Amazon, Robert Richman reveals: The Culture Blueprint includes: The complete Culture Toolkit to immediately upgrade your company culture How to make sure your culture attracts the right employees (and repulses the wrong ones) The Core Value Discovery Formula and how to use it to integrate your mission, vision, and values How to apply the 99% Rule to stop annoying your employees Why Unbreakable Rituals are the most underrated tool in your culture arsenal In order to thrive, companies must do more than satisfy their employees - they must create passionate ones. The Culture Blueprint will teach you how to develop a culture that does just that. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Richman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094538/bk_acx0_094538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence.Over the past few decades, there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialize on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment; and rely on Google for information. These firms sell their efficiency and purport to make the world a better place, but what they have done instead is to enable an intoxicating level of daily convenience. As these companies have expanded, marketing themselves as champions of individuality and pluralism, their algorithms have pressed us into conformity and laid waste to privacy. They have produced an unstable and narrow culture of misinformation, and put us on a path to a world without private contemplation, autonomous thought, or solitary introspection - a world without mind. In order to restore our inner lives, we must avoid being coopted by these gigantic companies, and understand the ideas that underpin their success.Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science - from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stewart Brand and the hippie origins of today´s Silicon Valley - Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate ambitions of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon, he argues, are trampling longstanding liberal values, especially intellectual property and privacy. This is a nascent stage in the total automation and homogenization of social, political, and intellectual life. By reclaiming our private authority over how we intellectually engage with the world, we have the power to ste 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003280/bk_peng_003280_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader´s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy. We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT´s Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives. In the tradition of agenda-setting classics like Clay Christensen´s The Innovator´s Dilemma, McAfee and Brynjolfsson deliver both a penetrating analysis of a new world and a toolkit for thriving in it. For startups and established businesses, or for anyone interested in what the future holds, Machine, Platform, Crowd is essential listening. 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: Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009210/bk_brll_009210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
C# in Depth, Third Edition updates the best-selling second edition to cover the features of C# 5, including the challenges of writing maintainable asynchronous code. It preserves the uniquely insightful look into the tricky areas and dusty corners of C# that only expert Jon Skeet can provide.If you´re a .NET developer, you´ll use C# whether you´re building an advanced enterprise application or just slamming out a quick app. In C# 5, you can do amazing things with generics, lambda expressions, dynamic typing, LINQ, iterator blocks, and other features. But first you have to learn it in depth.C# in Depth, Third Edition has been thoroughly revised to cover the features of C# 5, including the subtleties of writing maintainable asynchronous code. You´ll see the power of C# in action, learning how to work with high-value features that you´ll be glad to have in your toolkit. And you´ll learn to avoid hidden pitfalls of C# programming with the help of crystal clear explanations of ´´behind the scenes´´ issues.This book assumes you´ve digested your first C# book and are hungry for more!What´s Inside:Updated for C# 5 Async/await featureHow C# works and whyAbout the author: Jon Skeet is a senior software engineer at Google, and a highly visible participant of newsgroups, user groups, international conferences, and the Stack Overflow Q&A site. Jon spends much of his day coding in Java, but his heart belongs to C#.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ezra Simeloff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135087/bk_acx0_135087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate toolkit to build your online business empire. Two manuscripts in one!Audiobook one: The 8 Pillars of Social Media MarketingNever in the history of the world have people been more accessible. Never have you had more ability to zero in on your target market (no matter how small of a niche they are), find them, and market to them. However, the competition has never been greater. You no longer need a huge advertising budget to reach a lot of people. Nearly anyone with an Internet connection has that ability now. However, very few people know how to do social media marketing effectively. This is where you can crush your competition no matter how big their advertising budgets are.What makes this audiobook different?Completely modern and up-to-date: So many social media marketing guides are now outdated with the crazy amount of change that has happened even just in the past five yearsPractical and tactical: You will be shown concrete strategies and examples to help you make the most out of every platform and every toolDown to earth: This is not a super technical SEO or programming guide. This audiobook is in plain language and doesn’t overcomplicate thingsComprehensive: We cover all the major platforms you can use and how to use them differently while still streamlining your marketing effortsPlatforms you will become an expert in:FacebookFacebook adsYouTubeInstagramTwitterPinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, and so much more! Audiobook two: The 12 Best Ways to Make Money OnlineThe rise of the Internet and online business has created limitless potential. Now anyone can quit his or her job and start making money online to fund the life of freedom of which most people only dream. You don’t have to wait until retirement.This audiobook will teach you the 12 best meth 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Watkins, Eric Christensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128138/bk_acx0_128138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.