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.
´´The nonfiction novel of our moment” (Jonathan Lethem): a wide-ranging, rule-bending collection reclaiming the power of attention in an age of constant distraction´´Joshua Cohen may be America’s greatest living writer.” (The Washington Post)Named one of the Best Books of the Year by WiredOne of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, Joshua Cohen arrives with his first collection of nonfiction, the culmination of two decades of writing and thought about life in the digital age. In essays, memoir, criticism, diary entries, and letters - many appearing here for the first time - Cohen covers the full depth and breadth of modern life: politics, literature, art, music, travel, the media, and psychology, and subjects as diverse as Google, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, fictional animals, Gustav Mahler, Aretha Franklin, John Zorn, landscape photography, fake Caravaggios, Wikipedia, Gertrude Stein, Edward Snowden, Jonathan Franzen, Olympic women’s fencing, Atlantic City casinos, the closing of the Ringling Bros. circus, and Azerbaijan.Throughout ATTENTION, Cohen directs his sharp gaze at home and abroad, calling upon his extraordinary erudition and unrivaled ability to draw connections between seemingly unlike things to reveal to us how to live without fear in a world overflowing with information. In each piece, he projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his, and a voice as witty, profound, and distinct as any in American letters. At this crucial juncture in history, ATTENTION is a guide for the perplexed - a handbook for anyone hoping to bring the wisdom of the past into the culture of the future.Praise for ATTENTION´´Dazzling in its scope . . . If curiosity is a writer’s greatest innate gift, Joshua Cohen may be America’s greatest living writer.” (The Washington Post)´´Cause for celebration and close study...[Cohen] will hunt after negl 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006326/bk_rand_006326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the visionaries, billionaires, professors, and programmers who are using groundbreaking technology to push the limits of the human body - our senses, our intelligence, and our lifespans Once relegated to the fringes of society, transhumanism (the use of technology to enhance human intellectual and physical capability) is now poised to enter our cultural mainstream. It has found adherents in Silicon Valley billionaires Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Google has entered the picture, establishing a biotech subsidiary aimed at solving the problem of aging. In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O´Connell takes a headlong dive into this burgeoning movement. He travels to the laboratories, conferences, and basements of today´s foremost transhumanists, where he´s presented with the staggering possibilities and moral quandaries of new technologies like mind uploading, artificial superintelligence, cryonics, and device implants. A contributor to Slate, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, O´Connell serves as a sharp and lively guide to the outer limits of technology in the 21st century. In investigating what it means to be a machine, he offers a surprising, singular meditation on what it means to be human. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Garnon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004943/bk_rand_004943_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Very evil...very funny. A lethal joyride into today´s new breed of technogeeks, Douglas Coupland´s novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five coworkers are bureaucratically marooned in jPod. jPod is a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company.The six jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheaded marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan’s personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. jPod´s universe is amoral and shameless - and dizzyingly fast-paced. The characters are products of their era even as they´re creating it. Everybody in Ethan´s life inhabits a moral gray zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes, and sideways jabs, this audiobook throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life. jPod is Douglas Coupland at the top of his game. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Cashman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000833/bk_rand_000833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you the next Steve Jobs? You can be as innovative and impactful - if you can change your behaviors to improve your creative impact. In The Innovator’s DNA, authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) build on what we know about disruptive innovation to show how individuals can develop the skills necessary to move progressively from idea to impact. By identifying behaviors of the world’s best innovators - from leaders at Amazon and Apple to those at Google, Skype, and Virgin Group - the authors outline five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers: Associating, Questioning, Observing, Networking, and Experimenting. Once you master these competencies (the authors provide a self assessment for rating your own innovator’s DNA), the authors explain how you can generate ideas, collaborate with colleagues to implement them, and build innovation skills throughout your organization to sharpen its competitive edge. That innovation advantage can translate into a premium in your company’s stock price - an innovation premium - that is possible only by building the code for innovation right into your organization’s people, processes, and guiding philosophies. Practical and provocative, The Innovator’s DNA is an essential resource for individuals and teams who want to strengthen their innovative prowess. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/003718/bk_brll_003718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you always wanted to sharpen up your memory? Think faster? Or even absorb information twice as fast? If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place. You see, self-improvement is something that we all strive for, but fixing our flaws and weaknesses is something we often tend to avoid, when really we shouldn’t. By now you’ve probably already looked at the many options out there, such as expensive online programs, doing endless Google research, and even buying extremely complex books. But still, you’re none the wiser. But by simply implementing the practical and highly effective methods of speed reading, critical thinking, and memory improvement taught in these books, you will finally be on your way to becoming the ultimate version of yourself. Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover inside: The biggest mistakes newbies make when learning to speed read Think your memory deteriorates with age? We’ll show you why it doesn’t The six main steps you’ll need to become a critical thinker Learn how to master the step-by-step process of decision making Practical techniques and exercises you can try without having to empty your wallet The most effective ways you can improve your problem-solving skills ...and much, much more!Take a minute or two to think about how much easier life could be. How would becoming a quicker, smarter learner impact your life? Can you really say this wouldn’t benefit you at all? So, why not put an end to your frustration of feeling average once and for all and finally make that big change in your life by investing in yourself and trying out this audiobook today? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150034/bk_acx0_150034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink´s Drive and Charles Duhigg´s Smarter Faster Better. Why has generating ´´flow´´ and getting ´´into the zone´´ become the goal of the world´s most elite organizations? Why are business moguls attending Burning Man? Why has meditation become a billion-dollar industry? Why are technology gurus turning to psychedelic drugs to unlock creativity? All of these people are seeking to shift their state of mind as a way of unlocking their true potential. Altered states, the authors reveal, sharpen our decision-making capabilities, unleash creativity, fuel cooperation, and let us tap in to levels of inspiration and innovation unavailable at all other times. Stealing Fire combines cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting to explore a revolution in human performance - a movement millions of people strong to harness and utilize some of the most misunderstood and controversial experiences in history. Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, this groundbreaking and provocative book examines how the world´s top performers - the Navy SEALS, Googlers, Fortune 100 CEOs - are using altered states to radically accelerate performance and massively improve their lives, and how we can, too. Ultimately, Stealing Fire is a book about profound possibility - about what is actually possible for ourselves and our species when we unlock the full potential of the human mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Sanders. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005805/bk_harp_005805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.