With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google´s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng´s job is to teach Google´s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world. With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Coming To Our Senses, Meng´s Search Inside Yourself is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.
Early Google engineer and personal-growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop. Created in collaboration with a Zen master, a CEO, a Stanford University scientist, and Daniel Goleman (the guy who literally wrote the book on emotional intelligence), this program is grounded in science and expressed in a way that even a skeptical, compulsively pragmatic, engineering-oriented brain like Meng´s can process. Whether your intention is to reduce stress and increase well-being, heighten focus and creativity, become more optimistic and resilient, build fulfilling relationships, or just be successful, the skills provided by Search Inside Yourself will prove invaluable for you. This is your guide to enhancing productivity and creativity, finding meaning and fulfillment in your work and life, and experiencing profound peace, compassion, and happiness while doing so. Search Inside Yourself reveals how to calm your mind on demand and return it to a natural state of happiness; deepen self-awareness in a way that fosters self-confidence; harness empathy and compassion into outstanding leadership; and build highly productive collaborations based on trust and transparent communication. In other words, Search Inside Yourself shows you how to grow inner joy while succeeding at your work. Meng writes: ´´Some people buy books that teach them to be liked; others buy books that teach them to be successful. This book teaches you both. You are so lucky.´´ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002843/bk_harp_002843_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An incisive look into the world´s most innovative tech company and the man chosen to lead it On 10 August 2015, an unassuming product expert who learnt his ropes at IIT Kharagpur was declared the next CEO of tech giant Google. Sundar Pichai´s appointment was hardly an unexpected one. Pichai is a man known as much for his veritable Midas touch with every product he has developed or led for Google - Chrome, Chrome OS and Android, to name just a few - as for his superlative people skills and open-minded approach to innovation. Yet, the company´s decision to restructure its product lines and appoint Pichai as the head of a leaner, more focused Google, has raised inevitable questions: What does Pichai´s role augur for the future of the tech giant? Will Google consolidate its position for existing products or will they focus on creating new ones? And will Pichai transform the organization that Schmidt, Page and Brin created and led, or confirm the belief of a minority of naysayers that he is not yet ready for this daunting role? Pichai: The Future of Google provides answers to these questions while throwing light on Sundar Pichai´s childhood and education; his entry into the tech world and quick rise up the ranks in Google; and his key contributions as a leader and tech-guru to Google´s most successful properties. Timely and insightful, this book offers a rare glimpse into the fascinating ecosystem of a path-breaking company and shows us what it takes to be a dynamic leader in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reuel Ferreira. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029927/bk_adbl_029927_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Eight was Enough´´, by Hendrik Hertzberg: Who really won in Iowa?THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Bombs Away”, by Andrew Marantz: Rick Santorum, Dan Savage, and Google.ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY´´Streaming Dreams”, by John Seabrook: YouTube takes on traditional television. PROFILES´´Writing the Revolution´´, by Wendell Stevenson: The novelist of Tahrir Square.A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Inquiring Minds´´, by Adam Gopnik: The unexpected Spanish Inquisition.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Lost Love´´, by David Denby: Reviews of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and We Bought a Zoo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/120111/pe_nyer_120111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Longlisted for the 2007 Victoria Butler Book Prize Arthur Black - best-selling author, three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, beloved radio personality, and newspaper columnist - proves in his latest sidesplitting collection of tales, Black to the Grindstone, that, without a doubt, you not only get better but funnier with age. Demonstrating once again why he is one of Canada´s most loved jokesters, Black masterfully captures the laughter that often bursts out of the seams of everyday life. From an unexpected drag race to a Google search for a picture of the illusive ´´Arthur the Meek´´, you just never know when a regular day is going to turn into comedic genius. Black provides uproarious insight into uses a matador might have for a teacup, mango, or simply some paper towel, the lengths one might go to defend the aural mishearing we´ve believed in for far too long, and the bitter deception felt upon discovering that the hootenanny´s bathroom really isn´t ´´on the right´´ after all. But be warned - adding these stories to your day-to-day listening may also double as a daily abdominal workout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Larkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010550/bk_adbl_010550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Workplace to Playspace is about visionary, courageous, innovative, and persistent organizations that challenge long-held preconceptions about the incompatibility of workplace and playspace. Each day organizations across industries and with wide-ranging missions are discovering that playspace is the space they can and must create every day at work if they are to think creatively, question old assumptions, respond effectively to the unexpected, and engage all to work at the top of their talent. Filled with case examples from such organizations as Learning Curve International, Google, Chicago Public Schools, Umpqua Bank, and Threadless, the author provides both the conceptual framework and the principles to guide practitioners to create playspace for innovating, learning and changing in their organizations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000972/bk_acx0_000972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please Note: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Summary, Analysis, and Review of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz´s Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are includes a summary of the book, review, analysis and key takeaways, and detailed ´´About the Author´´ section. In Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz cleverly manipulates Big Data to explore the dark underside of American consciousness. Using powerful new methodologies, the author analyzes anonymous Google searches across a wide range of subjects about which people tend to be secretive. From Internet pornography to medical diagnoses, Stephens-Davidowitz reveals startling truths about people´s desires, failures and fears. Published in 2017, the book begins with a memory that´s fresh for listeners: the unexpected ascension of Donald Trump to the US presidency. While pundits, including data journalists like Nate Silver, didn´t see it coming, the clues were planted in Big Data. Stephens-Davidowitz, who has been working with giant data sets of search-related data on sites like Facebook, Stormfront, Wikipedia, PornHub, and especially Google over the last decade or so, saw some intimation in the ´´tea leaves´´. Before the 2016 election, he had already uncovered troubling data about how flagrant racism had negatively impacted Obama´s elections, though of course the results were in the politician´s favor. Stephens-Davidowitz´s work in this area was rejected by a number of the journals at the time because so many pundits believed in a post-racial America, but his findings anticipated the white nationalism that propelled Trump into office. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098774/bk_acx0_098774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s fast-moving Information Age, traditional business-planning tools are rapidly becoming obsolete. Yet the competitive, ever-changing marketplace demands that executives move quickly or risk becoming relics.In Three Moves Ahead, business leader and chess expert Bob Rice offers an entertaining, practical response to this modern dilemma. He shows how the world´s top executives use chess tactics to thrive in the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change.Written for nonplayers, this witty, smart guide is filled with real-world examples of how to win the game of business by applying chess strategies honed from over 1,000 years of competition. With incisive prose, Rice clearly shows how to use these principles to attack competitors, defend turf, and crack new markets. He demonstrates how a ´´Strong Square´´ strategy drove Adobe´s rise from niche player to industry powerhouse, how Kodak is reviving its fortunes with an ´´Exchange Sacrifice´´, and how Google is creating holes in Microsoft´s position with a ´´Minority Attack´´.Most importantly, Three Moves Ahead also shows how to ´´Stay Ahead On the Clock´´ and avoid the fate of companies like Polaroid, Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000463/bk_brll_000463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the Best Books of the Year The San Francisco Chronicle * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Vox * The Globe and Mail (Toronto) From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) and who coined the term ´´net neutrality´´-a revelatory, ambitious and urgent account of how the capture and re-sale of human attention became the defining industry of our time. Ours is often called an information economy, but at a moment when access to information is virtually unlimited, our attention has become the ultimate commodity. In nearly every moment of our waking lives, we face a barrage of efforts to harvest our attention. This condition is not simply the byproduct of recent technological innovations but the result of more than a century´s growth and expansion in the industries that feed on human attention. Wu´s narrative begins in the nineteenth century, when Benjamin Day discovered he could get rich selling newspapers for a penny. Since then, every new medium-from radio to television to Internet companies such as Google and Facebook-has attained commercial viability and immense riches by turning itself into an advertising platform. Since the early days, the basic business model of ´´attention merchants´´ has never changed: free diversion in exchange for a moment of your time, sold in turn to the highest-bidding advertiser. Full of lively, unexpected storytelling and piercing insight, The Attention Merchants lays bare the true nature of a ubiquitous reality we can no longer afford to accept at face value.