The simple revolution has begun. From the design of the iPod to the uncluttered Google home page, simple ideas are changing the world. Simple Church clearly calls for Christians to return to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required, so to speak. Based on case studies of 400 American churches, authors Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove that the process for making disciples has quite often become too complex. Simple churches are thriving, and they are doing so by taking these four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus. Each idea is examined here, simply showing why it is time to simplify. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000096/bk_hove_000096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new device, HomePod, offers an easy and amazing way for Apple users to enjoy AirPlay, Apple Music, and control their HomeKit devices from anywhere. HomePod was not created to be a competitor to Google Home or Amazon Echo, just as the MacBook Air was not designed to compete against the netbook. Of course, they do share a number of characteristics. For instance, the HomePod smart speaker can be voice-controlled and the MacBook Air is compact and lightweight. However, HomePod is just a $350 home assistant; much like the MacBook was a $200 laptop computer. The Fire Phone by Amazon was not much of a hit. Alexa, therefore, had to sell a lot so that Prime could stick into more people’s lives. This was a success, thanks to the priced-to-move Echo. Google, on the other hand, made a brilliant decision to follow in their footsteps because it had to satisfy its insatiable data thirst. When it comes to HomePod, something was a little different. The AirPod was designed to help you enjoy your favorite music on the go while HomePod was designed to help you enjoy your favorite music in a convenient way in your home. AirPods lacked wires and sufficient surface area for traditional buttons. Because of this, the Siri voice control was the only way to interact with the gadget, you have to be near the device. Listen to The Ultimate HomePod User Guide to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brandon Sukhu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146047/bk_acx0_146047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today’s work environment, the lines between our professional and personal lives are blurred more than ever before. Whatever is happening to us outside of our workplace - whether stressful, painful, or joyful - follows us into work as well. We may think we have to keep these realities under wraps and act as if we ´´have it all together”. But as Mike Robbins explains, we can work better, lead better, and be more engaged and fulfilled if - instead of trying to hide who we are- we show up fully and authentically. Mike, a sought-after motivational speaker and business consultant, has spent more than 15 years researching, writing, and speaking about essential human experiences and high performance in the workplace. His clients have ranged from Google to Citibank, from the US Department of Labor to the San Francisco Giants. From small start-ups in Silicon Valley to family owned businesses in the Midwest. From what he’s seen and studied over the years, Mike believes that for us to thrive professionally, we must be willing to bring our whole selves to the work that we do. Bringing our whole selves to work means acknowledging that we’re all vulnerable, imperfect human beings doing the best we can. It means having the courage to take risks, speak up, have compassion, ask for help, connect with others in a genuine way, and allow ourselves to be truly seen. In this book, Mike outlines five principles we can use to approach our own work in this spirit of openness and humanity and to help the people we work with feel safe enough to do the same, so that the teams and organizations we’re a part of can truly succeed. ´´This book will offer you insights, ideas, and tools to inspire you to bring all of who you are to the work that you do - regardless of where you work, what kind of work you do, and with whom you do it. And if you’re an owner, a leader, or just someone who wants to have influence on those around you, this book will also give you spe 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Robbins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hayh/000907/bk_hayh_000907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Toddler a**holery is a normal part of human development - not unlike puberty, except this stage involves throwing food on the floor and taking swings at people who pay your way in life. For parents of toddlers, it´s a ´´you better laugh so you don´t cry´´ period. Bunmi Laditan´s hilarious, satirical guide to toddlerhood offers parents instant (and very welcome) comic relief - along with the very good news that It´s Not Your Fault. Chapters cover the cost of raising a toddler, feeding your toddler, potty training, tantrums, how to manage the holidays, and ´´how not to die inside´´. Parents will see themselves in the very funny sections on taking your toddler to restaurants (´´One parent will spend their time walking your toddler around the restaurant and outside like a cocker spaniel, while the other, luckier parent will eat alone.´´), things you thought you´d never say that you now say as a parent of a toddler (´´I can tell you´re pooping because your eyes are watering.´´), and how to order pizza (´´Spend $40 on pizza delivery. Listen to your toddler cry for 30 minutes about how the pizza is all wrong. Watch your toddler take a small bite of crust. Google ´can anger give you a heart attack?´ Start the bedtime routine.´´). Laditan´s wildly funny voice has attracted hundreds of thousands of fans of Honest Toddler on social media; here she speaks parent to tired parent, easing the pains and challenges of raising toddlers with a hefty dose of adult humor and wit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004212/bk_rand_004212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.We like to think that we are in control of the future of ´´artificial´´ intelligence. The reality, though, is that we - the everyday people whose data powers AI - aren´t actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can´t see and have no input into - one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations - Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple - are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI - the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself - is broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don´t share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity.Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course, and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amanda Dolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/005069/bk_hach_005069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Invisible Advantage details how any organization can create a culture of innovation - an environment that promotes free thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. This book isn´t just about the importance of an innovation culture, nor how to emulate the ´´innovation untouchables´´ like Google and Apple. It´s a complete tool kit that anyone can use to uncover the unique, hidden drivers of innovation and then introduce fresh, intuitive approaches tailored to their organization´s specific environment. Dr. Soren Kaplan is the author of the best-selling and award-winning book Leapfrogging, an affiliated professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC´s Marshall School of Business, a contributing writer for FastCompany, a leading keynote speaker, and the founder of InnovationPoint. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077606/bk_acx0_077606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.