An incisive look into the world´s most innovative tech company and the man chosen to lead it On 10 August 2015, an unassuming product expert who learnt his ropes at IIT Kharagpur was declared the next CEO of tech giant Google. Sundar Pichai´s appointment was hardly an unexpected one. Pichai is a man known as much for his veritable Midas touch with every product he has developed or led for Google - Chrome, Chrome OS and Android, to name just a few - as for his superlative people skills and open-minded approach to innovation. Yet, the company´s decision to restructure its product lines and appoint Pichai as the head of a leaner, more focused Google, has raised inevitable questions: What does Pichai´s role augur for the future of the tech giant? Will Google consolidate its position for existing products or will they focus on creating new ones? And will Pichai transform the organization that Schmidt, Page and Brin created and led, or confirm the belief of a minority of naysayers that he is not yet ready for this daunting role? Pichai: The Future of Google provides answers to these questions while throwing light on Sundar Pichai´s childhood and education; his entry into the tech world and quick rise up the ranks in Google; and his key contributions as a leader and tech-guru to Google´s most successful properties. Timely and insightful, this book offers a rare glimpse into the fascinating ecosystem of a path-breaking company and shows us what it takes to be a dynamic leader in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reuel Ferreira. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029927/bk_adbl_029927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The organic guide to Google SEO Learn the proven organic search engine optimization methods and techniques The SEO industry and the rules for ranking on Google have completely changed in the past couple of years. It´s changed due to a new set of rules that have emerged in the wake of Google´s World Wide Web war that it waged in the silent digital abyss of cyberspace. This war that Google waged was against spammers and other websites that were bending and breaking the SEO rules to bully their ways to the top of search engine results pages (SERPs). In waging this war, Google dropped some atomic bombs in the form of changes to its algorithms (search formulas) that have completely transformed many of the strategies and techniques for ranking a website today. Gone are the easy days of instituting link schemes, keyword stuffing, and content cloaking, just to name a few of the ill-used techniques that led to this war. Today, the name of the game is relevancy. If Google doesn´t think you´re relevant, then not matter what techniques you use for search engine optimization from whatever SEO book you find them in, they won´t work. Why should you care about all this? Now that the digital dust has settled, it´s important for you to understand the new set of rules for ranking websites that now dominate the Web. Without the very important information contained in this SEO book, ranking today for any competitive keywords will be incredibly difficult. If you are going to make lasting changes on Google´s SERPs, then you have to have the knowledge and know-how of what works today and what doesn´t. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Smokey Rivers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017103/bk_acx0_017103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The cofounder of America Online and the presidential ambassador for global entrepreneurship shares a road map to success for future innovators. Steve Case was on the leading edge of the Internet revolution when he cofounded AOL in 1991. He was an entrepreneur in a business that hadn´t even been invented, yet he saw how significantly his efforts could change not only America but the world. In The Third Wave, Case uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessperson to chart a path for future visionaries. From his position as an investor in start-ups like Zipcar and LivingSocial, Case predicts the future of the economy and describes what he calls the ´´Third Wave of the Internet´´. AOL and other companies introduced early consumers to the Internet in the first wave; search giants such as Google and companies such as Apple have led us into the second wave, the app economy; and the third wave will be ´´the Internet of things´´, in which every experience, product, and service will be transacted online. Using his own experience and examples from companies he´s invested in, he lays out a vision for the future of success in a disrupted age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Case. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007421/bk_sans_007421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you find yourself often led astray by the temptations that everyday life harbors? Do you keep wondering why in the world you never seem to get the things you need to accomplish on time? Are you stuck in a proverbial rut that you just cannot seem to quite dig yourself out of? What if I told you that the main cause of all of the above negativity in your life is due to the lack of a life skill that no one gets taught in schools, colleges, or during those drug-out tutorial videos for work? You are likely in a rut in your life because you simply lack self-discipline. It is the fuel that drives the motivation that we all need to be successful and beat temptations, procrastination, and lack of willpower! Without it, well, you will be stuck in that same rut for a lot longer than you anticipated. You are here because you were more than likely using Dr. Google to ask how in the world can you change your life around. I am thankful you were led here today! Within this audiobook, you will find a wide array of information regarding self-discipline and what it can offer you in every aspect and stage of life. From teaching your beloved children and teens and how it affects them in school, to developing the need for self-discipline in college and in the workplace, you will find a plethora of tips, tricks, and strategies that will surely get you back on track! You only have one life to live, and you are the only one in charge of where it goes! What are you waiting for? It is time to get your life back and make the best even better! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Valerie Terranova. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110128/bk_acx0_110128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is time to put the sugar coating, empty promises, and spewing of hateful words to your beloved spouse aside. You are using Dr. Google to search for ways to fix your broken marriage, for which I am thankful that your search led you to reading this description. Despite popular belief, there are many ways that you can go to fix a marriage that seems lost and pointless to be in. We all tend to lose our way once the honeymoon phase wears off, which is the core in which many marital problems grow. Whether you have been unhappy within your partnership for a long time now or you are just starting to see red flags and have doubts, this book is a one-stop resource for all aspects of marriage, even the pieces you wish you could simply lock away. No one deserves to live their life cautiously stepping around their partner in fear of making things worse. This is the most awful way to live! Within the chapters of this audiobook, you will find: The reasons that marriages are in such turmoil in today’s world Signs that your marriage might be taking a turn for the worse How to break off affairs and rebuild after their devastation Out-of-the-box methods to fix your marriage Ways to bring love and passion back into your marriage How to learn to forgive Learning to rebuild a marriage with broken trust How to get over the past to move forward Learning to love yourself again And more! Whether you can admit it or not, a marriage takes the dedication, love, compassion, and trust of two people. If your marriage is privy to more bad times than good, it is about time that you start to think of your partner and the marriage you are both in together differently. It is only then that you can both mend and rebuild the crumbling foundation that could cause further emotional damage in the near future. What are you waiting for? Both you and your partner are toget 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Hartzog. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108443/bk_acx0_108443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A groundbreaking exploration of how finding one´s way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness. ´´What Yogi Berra observed about a baseball game - it ain´t over till it´s over - is true about life, and [Late Bloomers] is the ultimate proof of this.... It’s a keeper.” (Forbes)We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook - or even better, creating a start-up with the potential to be the next Google or Facebook or Uber. We see software coders becoming millionaires or billionaires before age 30 and feel we are failing if we are not one of them.Late bloomers, on the other hand, are undervalued - in popular culture, by educators and employers, and even unwittingly by parents. Yet the fact is a lot of us - most of us - do not explode out of the gates in life. We have to find our way. We have to discover our passions, talents, and gifts. That was true for author Rich Karlgaard, who had a mediocre academic career at Stanford (which he got into by a fluke) and after graduating, worked as a dishwasher and night watchman before finally finding the inner motivation and drive that ultimately led him to start up a high-tech magazine in Silicon Valley and eventually to become the publisher of Forbes magazine.There is a scientific explanation for why so many of us bloom later in life. The executive function of our brains doesn´t mature until age 25 - and later for some. In fact, our brain´s capabilities peak at different ages. We actually enjoy multiple periods of blooming in our lives. Based on several years of research, personal experience, and interviews with neuroscientists and psychologists and countless people at different stages of their careers, Late Bloomers reveals how and when we achieve our full 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006848/bk_rand_006848_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.
Curious to discover the revolutionary technology that is shaping our future and changing the world?Deep learning is a part of the field of computer science and a subset of machine learning that involves computer systems being able to ´´learn´´ unsupervised with data that is unlabeled or unstructured. In 2017, AlphaGo, which is AI developed by Google DeepMind and started off by only knowing the rules of the game, was eventually able to train itself and beat Ke Jie, the world´s number-one ranked player at the time. Although this may not seem that impressive at first, it is important to understand that Go is a very complex game that many programmers were not able to trump with AI in the past.Although Go is an interesting example, the possibilities of using machine learning are limitless. From retail to medicine to finance, machine learning has the ability to change each industry it comes into contact with. In fact, this revolution has already begun and will only continue to get bigger. According to statista.com, the artificial intelligence industry is set to grow exponentially in the next few years from seven billion in 2018 to $90 billion in 2025! This isn´t something you can afford to miss.Without a doubt, it is the future. However, it is as complex as it is revolutionary. If you do not have a background or any experience in the field, it is easy to get bogged down by all the complicated concepts and term. And if you are at a more advanced level, the information you find won´t be thorough enough. In this book, you will find the perfect balance between the information being very thorough and being able to understand it. Although tailored for beginners, it won´t contain simple and easily accessible information. You will dive deep into the field but will be carefully led through it in a way that will make everything easy to understand even if you do not have a technical background in computer programming. In this g 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Clyne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/134411/bk_acx0_134411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.