Founders at Work recounts the early struggles for independence and acceptance of many of modern technology´s giants, through personal interviews that are at times hilarious, at times painful, and always inspiring. As human-interest stories they will interest the same audience that enjoys reading about the Google founders in PEOPLE magazine. These stories are exceptionally interesting, because they´re about the early stages, when the founders were younger and inexperienced. Most readers know startup founders only as confident millionaires. As novices trying to find their way by trial and error, they´re more human, and easier for the reader to identify with.
__________________________ ´Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.´ The Times __________________________ From the creator of hit podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat comes a revolutionary re-envisioning of how to enjoy your job. In the course of a career that has taken him from some of the world´s biggest media companies to Twitter, via Google and YouTube, Bruce Daisley has become fascinated by what makes great companies tick. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has dug right into the DNA of work, talking to leading experts about how we can make our jobs more fulfilling, more productive - and much more enjoyable. Now, in The Joy of Work, he shares the fruits of his discoveries in 30 succinct tips that range across all aspects of 21st-century office life and that combine inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? Why are meetings so often a waste of time, and how can they be fixed? And what are Monk Mode Mornings and Hack Weeks, and why do people swear by them? If you´re not happy with the status quo, if you want to find out how things could be done better, if you´re seeking greater fulfilment at work and a life that is less fraught, The Joy of Work will point the way. __________________________´´This is a warm, wise and funny book which provides a terrific summary of some of the science - and stories - behind what makes work a positive part of people´s lives. From the importance of lunch to the value of laughter, this book gives witty and practical advice. I loved it and I´ve already started changing some of the things I do at work, as a result!´´ - Professor Sophie Scott´´Don´t quit yet! In this book, Bruce shares remarkable advice that may well have you laughing while you work and truly loving your job.´´ - Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder´´Bruce Daisley´s The Joy of Work is a joy to read. It translates the best of workplace psychology research into practical ways of establishing creative and liveable cultures at work-a must read for all of us 9-5ers!´´ - Professor Sir Cary Cooper, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester´´Bruce´s The Joy of Work is an important reminder of simple everyday practices to improve how we all work together, which will lead to greater team and individual happiness and performance. Great results will follow.´´ - Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square´´With just 30 changes, you can transform your work experience from bland and boring (or worse) to fulfilling, fun, and even joyful. Bruce Daisley has pulled together threads of research and woven them into a tapestry of strategies that actually work, and that don´t depend on the CEO´s sign-off for implementation. You can begin changing your work culture today at the individual, team, and organisational levels with these tactics that increase creativity, productivity, and satisfaction.´´ - Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE
Google is now a dominant force on the Internet, guiding millions of searches and online purchases every day. Understanding how it works and how to make the most of it is therefore essential to anyone building or running a website, whether for business or as a hobby. This easy-to-follow guide explains not only how Google actually sifts the billions of pages of information its index contains, but shows you how you can improve the performance of your own website in Google´s search results, giving specific and detailed instructions about the sort of priority issues you need to address. 50 Ways to Make Google Love Your Website will teach you how to: - Use Google to help you understand how people search for the sort of things you are offering - Create a website that your customers will quickly find in Google - Make your website irresistible to links from other sites - Help Google understand what your site is about - Think like Google and win more traffic
This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. John Doerr met with the founders of a startup to whom he gave $12.5 million in 1999. This was the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and great ambitions-but they had no real business plan. To change the world or even simply survive, Google had to make strong choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They needed to know when to pull the plug or even fail fast. They needed timely, relevant data to monitor their progress-to measure what mattered. Doerr helped them with a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He discovered OKRs in the 1970s when he was an engineer at Intel, where Andy Grove, the greatest manager of his era, drove the amazingly run company. As a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove´s brainchild with more than fifty companies and whenever it was faithfully practiced, it worked. Objectives define what we want to achieve while key results are about how those goals will be attained through specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone´s goals-from entry-level to CEO are transparent to the whole company. Its benefits are profound as OKRs help with an organization´s most important work-they focus their effort and foster coordination. They help keep employees on track and they link objectives across teams to strengthen the entire company. OKRs eventually also improve workplace satisfaction and employee retention. Doerr shares a broad range of in-depth look into various companies including the Gates Foundation and Bono to show the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have created in the leading organizations. This book will create a new generation of leaders that capture the same magic. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
The team behind ´How Google Works´ returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value. Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle have codified his wisdom in this essential guide.
The Web changes how people use content; not just content on the Web, but all content. If your content is not easy to find and immediately helpful, readers will move on almost at once. We are all children of the Web, and we come to any information system, including product documentation, looking for the search box and expecting every search to work like Google. There is no first, last, previous, next, up, or back anymore. Every Page is Page One. For technical communicators, this Every Page is Page One environment presents a unique challenge: How do you cover a large and complex product using only topics, and how do you enable your readers to find and navigate topic-based content effectively? In this ground-breaking book, Mark Baker looks beyond the usual advice on writing for the Web, and beyond the idea of topic-based writing merely as an aid to efficiency and reuse, to explore how readers really use information in the age of the Web and to lay out an approach to planning, creating, managing, and organizing topic-based documentation that really works for the reader.
Google´s Site Reliability Engineering book ignited an industry discussion on what it means to run production services today. Now, Google engineers who worked on that bestseller introduce The Site Reliability Workbook, a hands-on companion that uses concrete examples to show you how to put SRE principles and practices to work in your environment.