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Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs The Innovators is Walter Isaacson s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities What led to their creative leaps Why did some succeed and others fail In his masterly saga Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace Lord Byron s daughter who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution such as Vannevar Bush Alan Turing John von Neumann J C R Licklider Doug Engelbart Robert Noyce Bill Gates Steve Wozniak Steve Jobs Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive It s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative For an era that seeks to foster innovation creativity and teamwork The Innovators shows how they happen
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future you must believe in secrets The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create In Zero to One legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation even if we re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice Information technology has improved rapidly but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master learning to think for yourself Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n adding more of something familiar But when you do something new you go from 0 to 1 The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won t make a search engine Tomorrow s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today s marketplace They will escape competition altogether because their businesses will be unique Zero to One presents at once an... optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places more
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day Chances are you don t All too often our natural talents go untapped From the cradle to the cubicle we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths To help people uncover their talents Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment StrengthsFinder in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents In its latest national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2 0 Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment language of 34 themes and much more see below for details While you can read this book in one sitting you ll use it as a reference for decades Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2 0 using the unique access code included with each book A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week month and year A more customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for... Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes more
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives At the time the company was already well-known for doing things differently reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business Today Google is a global icon that regularly pushes the boundaries of innovation in a variety of fields HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub smart creatives Covering topics including corporate culture strategy talent decision-making communication innovation and dealing with disruption the authors illustrate management maxims Consensus requires dissension Exile knaves but fight for divas... Think 10X not 10 with numerous insider anecdotes from Google s history many of which are shared here for the first time In an era when everything is speeding up the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale HOW GOOGLE WORKS explains how to do just that more
The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core free market ideology of our time restructure the global economy and remake our political systems In short either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world The status quo is no longer an option In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care It s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities re-imagine our broken democracies and rebuild our gutted local economies She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not and cannot fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging... extraction methods accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance but rather as a kind of gift a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next regeneration-based economies right now Can we pull off these changes in time Nothing is certain Nothing except that climate change changes everything And for a very brief time the nature of that change is still up to us more
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea the power of our mindset Dweck explains why it s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment but may actually jeopardize success With the right mindset we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades as well as reach our own goals personal and professional Dweck reveals what all great parents teachers CEOs and athletes already know how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area
This book has been FULLY updated to reflect PMI s changes to the PMP exam and should be used to prepare for all PMP exams delivered on or after July 30th of 2013 Can you imagine valuing a book so much that you send the author a Thank You letter Hundreds of thousands of project managers know and understand why PMP Exam Prep is a worldwide best-seller Years of PMP exam preparation experience endless hours of ongoing research interviews with project managers who failed the exam to identify gaps in their knowledge and a razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don t waste a single minute of their time studying are THE reasons this book is the best-selling PMP exam preparation guide in the world PMP Exam Prep Eighth Edition contains hundreds of updates and improvements from previous editions--including new exercises and sample questions never before in print Offering hundreds of sample questions critical time-saving tips plus games and activities available nowhere else this book will help you pass the PMP exam on your FIRST try
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality the concentration of wealth and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories In Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries ranging as far back as the eighteenth century to uncover key economic and social patterns His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II The main driver of inequality--the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth--today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values But economic trends are not acts of God Political action has curbed dangerous... inequalities in the past Piketty says and may do so again A work of extraordinary ambition originality and rigor Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today more
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