In this issue, you’ll hear about the future of the computer industry. You’ll learn why Google’s Nexus 7 is going to make plenty of friends. You’ll hear why the advertising industry is battling some of technology’s biggest companies. You’ll learn whether Europe´s strict stance on protecting people´s data is costing businesses or creating new opportunities. You’ll hear how candidates are matching voter records with sophisticated online tracking to target their ads. And you’ll hear news from the worlds of Biomedicine, Technology and Communications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/120801/pe_trev_120801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times reporter reveals what business leaders around the country are already discovering: Meditation may be the key to fostering a happier, more productive workplace. For the past few years, mindfulness has begun to transform the American workplace. Many of our largest companies, such as General Mills, Ford, Target, and Google, have built extensive programs to foster mindful practices among their workers. Mindful Work is the first audiobook to explain how all sorts of businesses and any kind of worker can benefit from meditation, yoga, and other mindful techniques. As a business reporter for the New York Times who has also practiced meditation for two decades, David Gelles is uniquely qualified to chart the growing nexus between these two realms. As he proves, mindfulness lowers stress, increases mental focus, and alleviates depression among workers. He also offers real-world examples of how mindfulness has benefited companies that have adopted it--from the millions of dollars Aetna has saved in health-care costs to the ways Patagonia has combined leadership in its market with a pervasively mindful outlook. Gelles´s revelatory audiobook picks up where best sellers like Thrive and 10% Happier leave off by detailing how mindfulness works in and for the companies that adopt it, revealing the profound impact mindfulness can have on the world of work. Mindful Work goes beyond other books on the subject by providing evidence for the practical benefits of mindfulness and showing listeners how to become more mindful themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/006798/bk_brll_006798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, what is an accelerator? And should you do one to grow your business? What´s an accelerator versus an incubator? How do you find a good one, get in, and make the most of it? If you´re running a program, how can you do that more effectively? Accelerate This! will cut through all the confusion so you can:Decide if you want to join a programLearn how to grow your idea into a businessCreate a program (or run yours better!) Accelerate This! covers the whole shebang, tip to tail, inside out, and outside in. We´ve collected quotes, insights, and best practices from the world´s best programs (Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Techstars, Cleantech Open, Google/Alphabet X, the Buckminster Fuller Institute, XPrize, Elemental Excelerator, Free Electrons, and a ton more), most interesting entrepreneurs (Justin Rosenstein, Casey Fenton, and more), gathered some of the most useful tools (Lean Startup, Four Steps to the Epiphany, and so on) and put it all together in a super not-boring format for you to learn, work smarter, and create change. The audiobook is authored by Ryan Kushner (the accelerator guru) and is full of anecdotes and perspectives from his experience working around the world in various industries and with hundreds of start-ups, corporate clients and accelerators, prizes, and incubators. Supported by New Energy Nexus (the global association of clean energy incubators and accelerators), the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the World Wildlife Fund, the audiobook takes a deep dive into clean energy/clean tech entrepreneurship as a test case for what accelerators can (and can´t) do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Bujnowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129489/bk_acx0_129489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.