Innovators in Digital News: Lucy Kung
On October 5, 2011, the news of the death of technology innovator Steve Jobs rocked the world. The failing health of the Apple cofounder and Pixar CEO was no secret. Jobs had given up his role as Apple´s CEO just a few months prior because of his struggle with pancreatic cancer. But his death still drew a huge reaction. From Apple employees and fans to political and business leaders, people honored Jobs´ passing by reflecting on his prolific life that greatly influenced the way technology is used. In 1976, Jobs founded Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak. As the leaders of Apple, they developed concepts - such as navigating by using a mouse to click screen icons - that shaped the way we use and interact with computers. Jobs´ forward-thinking engineering also influenced pop culture, bringing us a music revolution with the iPod, the ultimate communication device with the iPhone, and some of the first computer-animated films through Pixar. Called by some ´´the da Vinci of our time,´´ Jobs used his innovation and vision to help advance technology like no other. He lived his life following a simple premise: ´´The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000700/bk_lrnr_000700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: ´´The New Origins of Technology´´: 3.3-million-year-old artifacts from Kenya upend the classic story of when and how humans became innovators. ´´Strange News from Another Star´´: Alien technology is probably not causing Boyajian´s star to dim mysteriously. But alternative explanations are hard to come by. ´´Missing Links´´: Loss of some DNA during evolution may have helped create big brains and our male-female relationships. ´´Schizophrenia´s Unyielding Mysteries´´: Gene studies were supposed to reveal the disorder´s roots. That didn´t happen. Now scientists are broadening the search. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/170501/pe_scam_170501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa´s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live. A New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
Learn the formula for infusing creativity into your organization Ever wondered where big breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss? Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not some mystical art that´s forbidden to mere mortals. The 4 Lenses of Innovation thoroughly debunks this pervasive myth by delivering what we´ve long been hoping for: the news that innovation is systematic, it´s methodical, and we can all achieve it. By asking how the world´s top innovators - Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and many others - came up with their game-changing ideas, best-selling author Rowan Gibson identifies four key business perspectives that will enable you to discover groundbreaking opportunities for innovation and growth: Challenging orthodoxies - what if the dominant conventions in your field, market, or industry are outdated, unnecessary, or just plain wrong? Harnessing trends - where are the shifts and discontinuities that will, now and in the future, provide the energy you need for a major leap forward? Leveraging resources - how can you arrange existing skills and assets into new combinations that add up to more than the sum of their parts? Understanding needs - what are the unmet needs and frustrations that everyone else is simply ignoring? Other books promise the keys to innovation - this one delivers them. With thought-provoking examples and features like the 8-Step Model for Building a Breakthrough, The 4 Lenses of Innovation will teach you how to reverse engineer creative genius and make radical business innovation an everyday reality inside your organization. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Roy Grimsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023784/bk_adbl_023784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of both The Lean Startup and Lean In, a manifesto about taking smart risks in pursuit of big dreams. Linda Rottenberg has spent her career helping innovators think big. ´´If people aren´t calling you crazy, you aren´t thinking big enough,´´ she says. These days taking chances isn´t just for young college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, or a mom-and pop store, everybody needs to think and act like a changemaker. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks and still achieve big success? That´s Rottenberg´s expertise as the CEO and cofounder of Endeavor, the world’s leading organization devoted to identifying, mentoring, and investing in fast-growing businesses. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000 candidates and handpicked 1,000 entrepreneurs in 20 countries - then helped them take the crucial steps to grow their organizations and transform their communities. In 2012, Endeavor entrepreneurs generated six billion in revenues and provided 225,000 jobs. Now Rottenberg draws on her unique experience to show how we can all take manageable steps to achieve our dreams. Crazy Is a Compliment offers a blend of inspiring stories and practical tools for getting started, going bigger, and integrating work and family. As she writes, ´´Since everybody has to take risks these days, we all need to be able to derisk risk.´´ Written with wisdom, wit, and passion, Crazy is a Compliment is a rallying cry for a new approach to business and a blueprint for personal change. The good news is that anybody can initiate those changes. ´´There are no admission criteria. There is no wardrobe requirement. There is no secret vote. Entrepreneurship is for everyone.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Rottenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002434/bk_peng_002434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Facebook´s founding is legend: In a Harvard dorm, wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg invented a new way to connect with friends...and the rest is history. But for the people who actually molded this great idea into a game-changing $300 billion company, the experience was far more tumultuous and uncertain than we might expect. Mike Hoefflinger was one of those Facebook insiders. As a computer engineer turned marketing innovator who worked with COO Sheryl Sandberg, Hoefflinger had a front-row seat to the company´s growing pains, stumbles, and reinventions. Becoming Facebook tells the coming-of-age story of the now venerable giant. Filled with insights and anecdotes from crises averted and challenges solved, the book tracks the company´s development, uncovering lessons learned on its way to greatness: How Facebook recovered from its ´´disastrous´´ IPO How the growth team achieved the impossible Why Facebook´s News Feed ads were the company´s most important business decision ever How Google+ attacked and lost Why - and how - Instagram and WhatsApp were added to the mix What the company does to win the talent wars What makes Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Cox, and other A-teamers tick Which products and technical advancements are on the horizon and why And much more Intimate, fast paced, and deeply informative, Becoming Facebook shares the true story of how Zuckerberg joined the ranks of iconic CEOs like Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Jeff Bezos - as Facebook grows up, overcomes setbacks, and works to connect the world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Techosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030119/bk_adbl_030119_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for January 7th, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about, ´´30 Under 30: Meet the Innovators, Disruptors, and Brightest Stars of 2012.” Also, ´´Tumblr: David Karp´s $800 Million Art Project” – Where others looked at the twin revolutions of blogging and social networking and saw new tools for communication, Karp saw possibilities for making them radically easier and more intuitive. Next, ´´Polaris Rides ATV and Snowmobile Success in Bid to Revive Indian Motorcycles” – Polaris is taking on Harley-Davidson in the lucrative motorcycle-as-a-lifestyle market. Then, ´´Breaking: A Local Newspaper Chain That´s Actually Making Good Money” – If you want to be in the news business and don’t have an online strategy, you ought to have your head examined–and your coffin sized. Unless you´re 37-year-old hyper-local Texas publisher John Garrett. We´ll also tell you about, ´´12 Insider Tricks to Pay for College” – Poor, brilliant students get a free ride at Harvard or Princeton. Rich families don’t care about costs. Everyone else–and that would be about 90% of America–has a problem. Here are a dozen techniques to make college degrees more affordable. Followed by, ´´Why the Treatment of Our Nation´s Mentally Ill Is an American Disgrace” – The horror of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut is igniting discussion and debate about one of the most deplorable, if not barbaric, moves the U.S. has made in the past half-century: the shutting down of most of our institutions that treat people with severe mental illnesses. And in our final story, ´´Meet the Startup Making Snap-Together Office Buildings, Schools and 7-Elevens” – You’ve heard of the big-box store. Get ready for the store in a big box. Prefab, long the province of double-wides and, more recently, eco-friendly designer homes, is going com 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/130107/pe_forb_130107_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2001, while vacationing on Panama’s Pacific coast, maritime archaeologist James P. Delgado came upon the hulk of a mysterious iron vessel, revealed by the ebbing tides in a small cove at Isla San Telmo. Local inquiries proved inconclusive: the wreck was described as everything from a sunken Japanese ´´suicide´´ submarine from World War II to a poison-laden ´´craft of death´´ that was responsible for the ruin of the pearl beds, decades before. His professional interest fully aroused, Delgado would go on to learn that the wreck was the remains of one of the first successful deep-diving submersibles, built in 1864 by Julius H. Kroehl, an innovator and entrepreneur who initially sought to develop his invention for military use during the Civil War. The craft’s completion coming too late for that conflict, Kroehl subsequently convinced investors that it could be used to harvest pearls from the Pacific beds off Panama. Delgado chronicles the confluence of technological advancement, entrepreneurial aspiration, American capitalist ambition, and ignorance of the physiological effects of deep diving. As he details the layers of knowledge uncovered by his work both in archival sources and in the field excavation of Kroehl’s ill-fated vessel, Delgado weaves the tangled threads of history into a compelling narrative. The original book is published by Texas A&M University Press. ´´A wonderfully entertaining and wide ranging foray into the past.´´ - David L. Conlin, archaeologist/chief, National Park Service Submerged Resources Center ´´A fascinating story of engineering, pioneering undersea exploration and America at the start of the Gilded Age. Delgado restores a forgoteen chapter in submarine development to history.´´ - The Daily News ´´Truly an original work...Delgado´s study is highly recommended. ´´ - Civil War Books and Authors 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirk O. Winkler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115109/bk_acx0_115109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.