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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
The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can t resistValue Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business creating compelling products and services customers want to buy This practical book paired with its online companion will teach you the processes and tools you need to succeed Using the same stunning visual format as the authors global bestseller Business Model Generation this sequel explains how to use the Value Proposition Canvas a practical tool to design test create and manage products and services customers actually want Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations hunches and intuitions expensive new product launches that blew up or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions get closer to customers and avoid wasting time with ideas that won t work You ll learn the simple but comprehensive process of designing and testing value propositions taking the guesswork out of creating products and services that perfectly match customers needs and desires Practical exercises... illustrations and tools help you immediately improve your product service or new business idea In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on Strategyzer com You will be able to complete interactive exercises assess your work learn from peers and download pdfs checklists and more Value Proposition Design complements and perfectly integrates with the Business Model Canvas from Business Model Generation a tool embraced by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard 3M Coca Cola GE Fujitsu LEGO Colgate-Palmolive and many more Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success with value propositions that sell embedded in profitable business models more
Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries More than 4 million people have attended his live events Oprah Winfrey calls him super-human Now for the first time in his first book in two decades he s turned to the topic that vexes us all How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes Tony Robbins has created a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for financial freedom Robbins has a brilliant way of using metaphor and story to illustrate even the most complex financial concepts making them simple and actionable With expert advice on our most important financial decisions Robbins is an advocate for the reader dispelling the myths that often rob people of their financial dreams Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order MONEY Master the Game is the book millions of people have been waiting... for more
Me Inc features a black simulated-leather cover with gold foil stamping and a black ribbon bookmark The fact that KISS is one of the most successful rock bands in the world is no accident From the beginning Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had a clear-cut vision of what they wanted to do and how they wanted to operate KISS as a business well before they ever first took the stage Since deciding with Paul to manage the band themselves Simmons has proved himself to be a formidable businessman having sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide overseen over 3 000 licensed merchandise items and starred in the longest running celebrity reality show to date More impressive is that he handles all of his business ventures on his own no personal assistant few handlers and as little red tape as possible In Me Inc Simmons shares a lifetime of field-tested and hard-won business advice that will provide readers with the tools needed to build a solid business strategy harness the countless tools available in the digital age network like hell and be the architect for the business entity that is you Inspired by The Art of War the book dispenses Simmons in-depth insights via thirteen specific principles for success based on his own experience... triumphs and instructional failures in business from finding the confidence within yourself that s necessary to get started to surrounding yourself with the right people to partner with and learn from to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down These thirteen principles are a skeleton key into a world of success freedom peace of mind and most importantly financial success 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
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
Researcher and thought leader Dr Bren Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly to embrace vulnerability and imperfection to live wholeheartedly and to courageously engage in our lives It is not the critic who counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly Theodore Roosevelt Every day we experience the uncertainty risks and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly Whether the arena is a new relationship an important meeting our creative process or a difficult family conversation we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts In Daring Greatly Dr Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability Based on twelve years of research she argues that vulnerability is not weakness but rather our clearest path to courage engagement and meaningful connection The book that Dr Brown s many fans have... been waiting for Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth and trust in our organizations families schools and communities more
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