Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden´s observation that ´it´s what you learn after you know it all that counts´. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub ´smart creatives´. The management maxims (´Consensus requires dissension´, ´Exile knaves but fight for divas´, ´Think 10X, not 10%´) are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google´s corporate history. ´Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,´ says Rosenberg. ´The class slides all read ´Google confidential´ until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.´
You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world´s top employers, you´ll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Reveals the new extreme interview questions in the postcrash, hypercompetitive job-market and uncovers the extraordinary lengths to which the best companies will go to find the right staff. Bestselling author William Poundstone guides readers through the surprising solutions to over a hundred of the most challenging conundrums used in interviews, as well as covering the importance of creative thinking, what your Facebook page says about you, and what really goes on inside the Googleplex. How will you fare?
Finally, a business book for makers, not managers. Are you ready to ´´make a dent in the universe´´? As a creative, you no longer have to take a backseat. In fact, stepping up and embracing entrepreneurship is the fastest route to impact. But where do you start? And what sets the businesses that succeed apart? To find out, we asked the bright minds behind companies like Google X, Warby Parker, Facebook, O’Reilly Media, and more to share their startup wisdom. Featuring hard-won wisdom from 20 leading entrepreneurs and designers, 99U’s Make Your Mark will arm you with practical insights for launching a purpose-driven business, refining your product, delighting your customers, inspiring your team - and ultimately - making something that matters. Make Your Mark features contributions from: Will Allen, Rich Armstrong, Warren Berger, Sean Blanda, Neil Blumenthal, Craig Dalton, Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, Aaron Dignan, Andy Dunn, Joel Gascoigne, Seth Godin, Chris Guillebeau, Emily Heyward, John Maeda, David Marquet, Tim O’Reilly, Shane Snow, Sebastian Thrun, Keith Yamashita, and Julie Zhuo. Plus, a foreword from Behance founder Scott Belsky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Bean. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006571/bk_brll_006571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms - Facebook, Amazon, and Google - that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries. Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70 percent; book publishing, film, and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Google´s YouTube today controls 60 percent of the streaming audio business and pays only 11 percent of the streaming audio revenues. More creative content is being consumed than ever before, but less revenue is flowing to creators and owners of the content. With the reallocation of money to monopoly platforms comes a shift in power. Google, Facebook, and Amazon now enjoy political power on par with Big Oil and Big Pharma, which in part explains how such a tremendous shift in revenues from artists to platforms could have been achieved and why it has gone unchallenged for so long. The stakes in this story go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, music, and other forms of entertainment from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Taplin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003154/bk_hach_003154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
Kurzinfo: Creative Omni - Smart-Lautsprecher - tragbar - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - 6 Watt - weiß Gruppe Lautsprecher Hersteller Creative Technology Hersteller Art. Nr. 51MF8290AA001 Modell Creative Omni EAN/UPC 5390660191787 Produktbeschreibung: Creative Omni - Smart-Lautsprecher - tragbar Produkttyp Smart-Lautsprecher - tragbar Besonderheiten Mikrofon, microSD-Kartenleser Schutz Spritzwassergeschützt Lautsprechertyp Aktiv Nennausgangsleistung 6 Watt Max. Ausgabeleistung 12 Watt Frequenzgang 80 - 20000 Hz Schnittstellen Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Intelligenter Assistent kompatibel Siri, Google Now Streaming-Services Spotify Audio-Formate WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3, FLAC Lautsprecherdetails Lautsprecher - Stereo - 2 x 3 Watt - 80 - 20000 Hz - aktiv Farbe Weiß Eingebaute Decoder SBC-Decoder Energieoptionen USB-Ladefunktion Batterie Lautsprecherbatterie wiederaufladbar - Lithium-Ionen Abmessungen (Breite x Tiefe x Höhe) 20.08 cm x 6.85 cm x 7.11 cm Gewicht 460 g Ausführliche Details Allgemein Produkttyp Smart-Lautsprecher
Kurzinfo: Creative Omni - Smart-Lautsprecher - tragbar - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - 6 Watt - Schwarz Gruppe Lautsprecher Hersteller Creative Technology Hersteller Art. Nr. 51MF8290AA000 Modell Creative Omni EAN/UPC 5390660191695 Produktbeschreibung: Creative Omni - Smart-Lautsprecher - tragbar Produkttyp Smart-Lautsprecher - tragbar Besonderheiten Mikrofon, microSD-Kartenleser Schutz Spritzwassergeschützt Lautsprechertyp Aktiv Nennausgangsleistung 6 Watt Max. Ausgabeleistung 12 Watt Frequenzgang 80 - 20000 Hz Schnittstellen Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Intelligenter Assistent kompatibel Siri, Google Now Streaming-Services Spotify Audio-Formate WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3, FLAC Lautsprecherdetails Lautsprecher - Stereo - 2 x 3 Watt - 80 - 20000 Hz - aktiv Farbe Schwarz Eingebaute Decoder SBC-Decoder Energieoptionen USB-Ladefunktion Batterie Lautsprecherbatterie wiederaufladbar - Lithium-Ionen Abmessungen (Breite x Tiefe x Höhe) 20.08 cm x 6.85 cm x 7.11 cm Gewicht 460 g Ausführliche Details Allgemein Produkttyp Smart-Lautsprecher
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.