Chaos Monkeys is a memoir of Antonio Garcia Martinez´s time working as a coder at Goldman Sachs, as a startup employee and founder, and as a product manager at Facebook. Martinez began working at Goldman Sachs after college as a pricing quant, which is industry slang for a programmer who builds models for pricing credit derivatives. Quants had low status at the firm and Martinez became disillusioned with employees´ reliance on the annual bonus and the gambling-heavy culture of the workplace. In late 2007, he applied for and was offered a job at Adchemy, a startup in California that was developing tools to buy advertising on Google´s real-time bidding engine, the system Google uses to determine which bidder gets advertising space for every Google search. Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Chaos Monkeys by Antonio Garcia Martinez: Summary of the book Important people Character analysis Analysis of the themes and author´s style About the author 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066392/bk_acx0_066392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Solve for Happy is a startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness, written by a top Google executive with an engineer´s training and fondness for thoroughly analyzing a problem. In 2004 Mo Gawdat, a remarkable thinker whose gifts had landed him top positions in half a dozen companies and who - in his spare time - had created significant wealth, realized that he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would, examining all the provable facts and scrupulously following logic. When he was finished, he had discovered the equation for enduring happiness. Ten years later that research saved him from despair when his college-age son, Ali - also intellectually gifted - died during routine surgery. In dealing with the loss, Mo found his mission: he would pull off the type of moonshot that he and his Google [X] colleagues were always aiming for - he would help 10 million people become happier by pouring his happiness principles into a book and spreading its message around the world. One of Solve for Happy´s key premises is that happiness is a default state. If we shape expectations to acknowledge the full range of possible events, unhappiness is on its way to being defeated. To steer clear of unhappiness traps, we must dispel the six illusions that cloud our thinking (e.g., the illusion of time, of control, and of fear); overcome the brain´s seven deadly defects (e.g., the tendency to exaggerate, label, and filter); and embrace five ultimate truths (e.g., change is real, now is real, unconditional love is real). By means of several highly original thought experiments, Mo helps listeners find enduring contentment by questioning some of the most fundamental aspects of their existence. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying photographs will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mo Gawdat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001006/bk_macm_001006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who is McLaren´s greatest nemesis? What disappoints Ocado about their competitors? What wakes the Google brand up at 4 am? Why does Wimbledon sweat the small stuff?Wild Thinking will provide listeners with the confidence to run their business differently, through unique access to thinking from the most original organizations in business today.The most successful businesses in the world are singular in their goals, yet they express them in many different and creative ways, allowing them to own a space that´s distinctly theirs. This book provides access to previously untold stories of how brand leaders at some of the most interesting global businesses solve their biggest challenges.Including interviews with Google, Ocado, McLaren, Comic Relief, V&A, National Trust, Dropbox, and more, each chapter of Wild Thinking explores a different question about life and work, ending with a single-minded point of view to help you consider your business from a new perspective.It´s hard to keep up and stand out in constantly growing and changing markets. To succeed, you need absolute clarity about what your brand and business offers; it´s time to break the rules. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Perring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156151/bk_acx0_156151_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This timely audiobook challenges conventional business wisdom about competition, secrecy, motivation, and creativity. Orly Lobel, an internationally acclaimed expert in the law and economics of human capital, warns that a set of counterproductive mentalities are stifling innovation in many regions and companies. Lobel asks how innovators, entrepreneurs, research teams, and every one of us who experiences the occasional spark of creativity can triumph in today´s innovation ecosystems.In every industry and every market, battles to recruit, retain, train, energize, and motivate the best people are fierce. From Facebook to Google, Coca-Cola to Intel, JetBlue to Mattel, Lobel uncovers specific factors that produce winners or losers in the talent wars. Combining original behavioral experiments with sharp observations of contemporary battles over ideas, secrets, and skill, Lobel identifies motivation, relationships, and mobility as the most important ingredients for successful innovation. Presented is a set of positive changes in corporate strategies, industry norms, regional policies, and national laws that will help talent flow, creativity, and growth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ginger White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119841/bk_acx0_119841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz tells a chilling tale through the data collected by Google and PornHub that will shatter your presumptions about everything from racism to sexual preference in his book, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. This Sumoreads summary and analysis offers supplementary material to Everybody Lies to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book´s content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you´d like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, this Sumoreads summary and analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 30 minutes! What does this Sumoreads summary and analysis include? An executive summary of the original book An editorial review Key takeaways and analysis from each section A short bio of the the authors Original book summary overview In this New York Times best seller, Harvard-trained economist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz shows how search data, social media, and other big, new sources of data can be mined to reveal fascinating insights into some of a ´´civilized” species’ darkest secrets. As captivating as it is revolting, Everybody Lies will change what you think about everything from your friends and the folks in the south to violent movies and government initiatives. Before you buy: The purpose of this Sumoreads summary and analysis is to help you decide if it’s worth the time, money, and effort listening to the original book (if you haven’t already). Sumoreads has pulled out the essence - but only to help you ascertain the va 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael London Anglado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106633/bk_acx0_106633_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs, (2018) by venture capitalist John Doerr, details a simple but highly effective goal-setting technique called ´´Objectives and Key Results´´, or OKRs. The OKR method is a management philosophy that pairs concrete objectives with actionable steps.... Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adrienne Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118429/bk_acx0_118429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of Sprint by Jake Knapp with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz | Includes Analysis Preview: A sprint is a lightning-speed process to isolate a company´s most pressing problem and find its solution within a week. This speedy process was developed by author Jake Knapp and his co-authors in their work with Google Ventures, which invested in startups and other companies and needed to bring them to success expediently and efficiently. While the Google Ventures team became experts in this process, Sprint was written to share the practice with other companies that typically rely on the traditional brainstorm to generate new ideas quickly. Instead, the authors view the brainstorm as a failed concept for effecting meaningful change. No longer does a company need the experts from Google Ventures to come in. The process is simple enough that any company or team within a company can conduct its own sprint. Please Note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Sprint: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057962/bk_acx0_057962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
California´s Silicon Valley is home to the greatest concentration of designers in the world: corporate design offices at flagship technology companies and volunteers at nonprofit NGOs; global design consultancies and boutique studios; research laboratories and academic design programs. Together they form the interconnected network that is Silicon Valley. Apple products are famously ´´designed in California´´, but, as Barry Katz shows in this first-ever, extensively illustrated history, the role of design in Silicon Valley began decades before Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak dreamed up Apple in a garage. Offering a thoroughly original view of the subject, Katz tells how design helped transform Silicon Valley into the most powerful engine of innovation in the world. From Hewlett-Packard and Ampex in the 1950s to Google and Facebook today, design has provided the bridge between research and development, art and engineering, technical performance and human behavior. Katz traces the origins of all of the leading consultancies - including IDEO, frog, and Lunar - and shows the process by which some of the world´s most influential companies came to place design at the center of their business strategies. At the same time, universities, foundations, and even governments have learned to apply ´´design thinking´´ to their missions. Drawing on unprecedented access to a vast array of primary sources and interviews with nearly every influential design leader - including Douglas Engelbart, Steve Jobs, and Don Norman - Katz reveals design to be the missing link in Silicon Valley´s ecosystem of innovation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Ptratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001761/bk_gdan_001761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Johannes Gutenberg was our first geek, the original technology entrepreneur, who had to grapple with all the challenges a Silicon Valley startup faces today. Jeff Jarvis tells Gutenberg´s story from an entrepreneurial perspective, examining how he overcame technology hurdles, how he operated with the secrecy of a Steve Jobs, but then shifted to openness, how he raised capital and mitigated risk, and how, in the end, his cash flow and equity structure did him in. This is also the inspiring story of a great disruptor - which is what makes Gutenberg the patron saint of entrepreneurs. Jeff Jarvis is the author of Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live and What Would Google Do?: Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World. He directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013696/bk_adbl_013696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.