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.´
Die passionierten Bergwanderer Ursula Bauer, Jürg Frischknecht und Marco Volken schnüren die Wanderschuhe für einmal in der Stadt. Sie haben Zürich von Nord nach Süd und von Ost nach West durchstreift, dabei die Stadt, in der sie seit Jahrzehnten zu Hause sind, neu entdeckt. In drei- bis fünfstündigen Wanderungen erschließen sie ein überraschendes Wanderparadies: Da wo Zürich am grünsten ist - auf dem Üetliberg und im Werenbachtobel, an der Sihl und am Zürichhorn. Wo Zürich am farbigsten ist - in den Rebbergen und botanischen Gärten, im Tropenhaus und in der Masoala-Halle. Wo Hügel zu Hügelchen werden - vom Entlisberg zum Lindenhof. Wo auf Industriebrachen das urbane Zürich boomt - vom Prime Tower bis zu den Freitagstaschen in Neu-Oerlikon, vom Google-Sitz bis zum Schiffbau. Wo Zürich am sonnigsten ist - vom Dolder Grand zu Vrenelisgärtli. Wo man im Wolfswinkel und im ´Kleeblatt´ schläft - die Gartenstadt Schwamendingen und das ehemalige Bauerndorf Affoltern. Wo sich die Katzen Gute Nacht sagen - am Katzenbach, am Katzensee und am Büsisee. Wo man auch in Wanderschuhen einkehren kann: vom Muggenbühl zum Adlisberg. Es darf auch flaniert werden, wo schon Gottfried Keller und James Joyce promenierten -im Platzspitz und am See.
Science is everywhere, and it affects everything! DNA and CRISPR. Artificial sweeteners. Sea level changes caused by melting glaciers. Gravitational waves. Bees in a colony. The human body. Microplastics. The largest active volcano. Designer dog breeds. Molecules. The length of the Grand Canyon. Viruses and a retroviruses. The weight of a cloud. Forces, motion, energy, and inertia. It can often seem complex and complicated, but it need not be so difficult to understand. Celebrating it´s twenty-fifth year and with over one million copies sold, the newly updated and completely revised fifth edition of The Handy Science Answer Book /b> makes science and its impact on the world fun and easy to understand. Clear, concise, and straightforward, this informative primer covers hundreds of intriguing topics, from the basics of math, physics, and chemistry to the discoveries being made about the human body, stars, outer space, rivers, mountains, and our entire planet. It covers plants, animals, computers, planes, trains, and cars. This friendly resource answers more than 1,600 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and most unusual science questions, including ... When was a symbol for the concept of zero first used? How large is a google? Why do golf balls have dimples? What is a chemical bond? What is a light year? What was the grand finale of the Cassini mission? How many exoplanets have been discovered? Where is the deepest cave in the United States? How long is the Grand Canyon? What is the difference between weather and climate? What causes a red tide? What is cell cloning and how is it used in scientific research? How did humans evolve? Do pine trees keep their needles forever? What is the most abundant group of organisms? How do insects survive the winter in cold climates? Which animals drink seawater? Why do geese fly in formation? What is FrogWatch? Why do cats´ eyes shine in the dark? Which industries release the most toxic chemicals? What causes most wildfires in the United States? Which woman received the Nobel Prize in two different fields (two different years)? What is the difference between science and technology? For anyone wanting to know how the universe, Earth, plants, animals, and human beings work and fit into our world, this informative book also includes a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It will help anyone´s science questions!
The Xamarin tool suite, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS, is a bridge from .NET into the world of native mobile development. These tools give C sharp developers a direct line into native Android and iOS development, allowing them to build business apps for the Google Play and iTunes app stores. This book helps a developer navigate Android and iOS architecture using .NET. Mobile development makes frequent use of traditional patterns such as MVC, MVVM, Delegates, and Singleton. Pattern-savvy readers will find familiar .NET foundations here with logical bridges into mobile platform-specific implementations. Newcomers to design patterns will find a mobile pattern guidebook. The iOS UI must still be written in Xcode. The Android UI rests on Activities. How are all of these built on a variation of the familiar MVC pattern? The reader will learn about mobile data binding and decoupling of UI and back-end logic for cross-platform code reuse. Application lifecycles on native platforms are unique as mobile and tablet apps spawn, live, pause, and die. The reader will learn how code must respond to changes in state and manage data transfer between views. Web services are the mainstay of mobile data and this is a primer for cross-platform client/service construction. It also explores background data-loading techniques and offline access using local data structures: blueprints for the mobile data layer. This comprehensive recipe and reference book addresses one of the most important and vexing problems in the software industry today: How do we effectively design and develop cross-platform native mobile applications?