Maschinen, die für uns arbeiten, damit wir mehr Zeit füruns haben! Was einmal wie ein Traum vom Paradies klang,hat eher albtraumhafte Züge angenommen. Statt auf dem Rücken liegend den Vogelflug zu bewundern, sind wir Sklaven von Email, Twitter und Facebook geworden. Wir sehen von allem zu viel und doch nie das richtige, da zuviele Welten gleichzeitig um unsere Aufmerksamkeit konkurrieren. Diagnose: Present Shock. Maschinen, die für uns arbeiten, damit wir mehr Zeit für uns haben! Was einmal wie ein Traum vom Paradies klang, hat albtraumhafte Züge ange nommen. Statt auf dem Rücken liegend den Vogelflug zu beobachten, sind wir Sklaven von E-Mail, Twitter und Facebook geworden. In der präsentistischen Moderne sehen wir alles und erkennen doch nichts. Diagnose: Present Shock. Douglas Rushkoff fasst in Worte, was wir alle erleben, aber kaum einordnen können. Seine kritische Bestandsaufnahme als Medientheoretiker und als Betroffener erklärt, wodurch wir den Augenblick verloren haben. Er eröffnet eine Perspektive auf das Leben im digitalen Zeitalter, die uns das gewaltige Ausmaß des Umbruchs vor Augen führt und uns auf geradezu kathartische Art und Weise damit versöhnt.
How are you changing my world today? The rules of consumer engagement have changed. Your customers no longer care about legacy - what matters to them is how you are innovating into their world today. The classic ´´solve a problem´´ approach that industry giants have always employed is no longer relevant. Consumers want switched-on, creative responses to their needs and desires. In Relentlessly Relevant - 50 Ways to Innovate, professional speaker and business guru Douglas Kruger explores the field of innovation, reducing its subject matter to the simple starting points you need to become an industry trendsetter. It pinpoints the levers within your own business crying out for innovation as well as the bits you should leave alone at all costs, and it teaches you to change your traditional way of thinking, altering how you relate to your customers´ immediate reality. Using examples from local and international brands, this book shows you don´t have to be a tech giant to innovate, but you do need to know how to think in the right patterns. This is a business imperative. Innovators of today will own their industries tomorrow by constantly asking, ´´How can we become relentlessly relevant?´´ Douglas Kruger is a global speaker and business author. He helps organizations untangle the unexamined thinking that makes them industry dinosaurs and shows them where all the levers are for real-world innovation. In addition to a score of business and growth books with Penguin Random House SA, his latest book on innovation is titled They´re Your Rules, Break Them!. See Douglas in action at www.douglaskruger.co.za or follow him on Twitter @douglaskruger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Kruger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dkru/000002/bk_dkru_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thinking like a poor person will keep you poor. Thinking like a wealthy person will make you wealthy. I would like to show you exactly what the differences between the two ways of thinking are and how you can use them in your favour. (Douglas Kruger) Being rich is not normal: most people never achieve wealth in their lifetime. The very word ´´rich´´ describes a state beyond the median, and therein lies an important lesson. To become rich, you will have to think radically differently from the way most people around you think. Do you know what those specific differences may be? Business and wealth guru Douglas Kruger strips away the feel-good hype and gets right down to the practical principles. He leads you through the types of thinking that hold individuals, families, and businesses in generational cycles of poverty. He explores the dramatically different approaches of the self-made rich and super-rich, showing you which behaviours to begin practising and which behaviours are traitorous to your wealth potential. Escape poverty. Raise your value. Change the trajectory of your story. It all begins with the way you think. Douglas Kruger is a business strategist, author and global speaker. He helps organisations untangle the thinking that makes them industry dinosaurs and shows them where all the levers are for real-world innovation and growth. Douglas is also the author of Own Your Industry, Relentlessly Relevant, How to Make Your Point Without PowerPoint, and They´re Your Rules, Break Them!, published by Penguin. View his videos on growth techniques at www.douglaskruger.co.za or follow him on Twitter: @douglaskruger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Kruger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dkru/000006/bk_dkru_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rules are not sacrosanct. They are human constructions imposed upon the world. When these constructions are not useful to us, we can and should transcend them, because results matter more. (Douglas Kruger) They´re Your Rules, Break Them! offers 50 innovative ways of looking at your business as a long-term, dynamic, progressive entity. Here you will find 50 ways to ditch the atrophying forces and create an exponentially achieving, high-performance culture in your organization. Disruption is everywhere. Rather than suffering its blows, what if you could institutionalize it into your business? What if, rather than being rigid and rule-bound, you could make your business ´´ever changing´´ within? Some rules help us, but some don´t. Do you know which ones to ditch? And do you know how to create a high-performing, dynamic learning culture that doesn´t rely on blind bureaucracy? Elon Musk did it with Tesla and Space-X. Pixar does it, too. The Israel Defense Forces and US Navy SEALs have been doing it for decades, and their results have been astonishing. In a world of exponential organizations, rule-bound dinosaurs will fall and fade. But you don´t have to. They´re your rules. Break them! Douglas Kruger is a business strategist, an author, and a global speaker. He helps organizations untangle the thinking that makes them industry dinosaurs and shows them where all the levers are for real-world innovation and growth. Douglas is the author of Own Your Industry, Relentlessly Relevant, How to Make Your Point Without PowerPoint, and Is Your Thinking Keeping You Poor?, published by Penguin. In 2016, the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa inducted him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. View his videos on growth techniques at www.douglaskruger.co.za or follow him on Twitter: @douglaskruger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Kruger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/dkru/000001/bk_dkru_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tessa O´Connell is a girl as ordinary as they come - or so she thinks. Her aim for senior year is to keep her head down yet somehow manage to convince her childhood love, Jay Stone, to love her back. What she isn´t prepared for is for Jay´s brother, Cole, to return to town and change the life she´s always been seemingly content to live. Tall, gorgeous as all hell, and a bad boy with ocean blue eyes and the perfect edge of adorability, he was her greatest tormentor, her number one enemy. But the guy who´s come back is like no one Tessa´s ever come across. He challenges her, he tests her limits, he forces her to bring out the girl she´s long ago buried under a veil of mediocrity, and, most of all, he compels her to consider that perhaps the boy who infuriates her to the point of no return might just be her guardian angel. Warning: The story comes with a bad boy notorious for making you swoon, inducing hysterical laughter, and making you question whether you could purchase a clone on eBay. Book two, The Bad Boy´s Heart, will be available November 2017. For updates on the series, find Blair on Twitter as @blairholdenx, on Facebook, on Instagram as @jessgirl93, and on her author page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Hopatcong, Douglas Berger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031065/bk_adbl_031065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Algorithms of the Intelligent Web, Second Edition teaches you how to create machine learning applications that crunch and wrangle data collected from users, web applications, and website logs. In this totally revised edition, you´ll look at intelligent algorithms that extract real value from data. Key machine learning concepts are explained with code examples in Python´s scikit-learn. This book guides you through algorithms to capture, store, and structure data streams coming from the web. You´ll explore recommendation engines and dive into classification via statistical algorithms, neural networks, and deep learning. Valuable insights are buried in the tracks web users leave as they navigate pages and applications. You can uncover them by using intelligent algorithms like the ones that have earned Facebook, Google, and Twitter a place among the giants of web data pattern extraction. This audiobook includes:An introduction to machine learningExtracting structure from dataDeep learning and neural networksHow recommendation engines work Knowledge of Python is assumed for the listener. Douglas McIlwraith is a machine learning expert and data science practitioner in the field of Online advertising. Dr. Haralambos Marmanis is a pioneer in the adoption of machine learning techniques for industrial solutions. Dmitry Babenko designs applications for banking, insurance, and supply-chain management. Table of Contents:1. Building applications for the intelligent web 2. Extracting structure from data: clustering and transforming your data 3. Recommending relevant content 4. Classification: placing things where they belong 5. Case study: click prediction for Online advertising 6. Deep learning and neural networks 7. Making the right choice 8. The future of the intell 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130626/bk_acx0_130626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It´s basically Murphy´s Law on steroids.... (Chris Turney) On Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy - the ship carrying earth scientist Chris Turney and 71 others involved in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition - in a densely packed armada of sea ice, 1,400 miles from civilization. With the ship´s hull breached and steerage lost, the wind threatened to drive the vessel into the frozen continent, smashing it to pieces. If nearby floating icebergs picked up speed, they could cause a devastating collision, leaving little time to abandon ship and potentially creating an environmental disaster. The forecast offered no relief - a blizzard was headed their way. As Turney chronicles his modern-day ordeal, he revisits famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton´s harrowing Antarctic expedition almost a century prior. His ship, Endurance, was trapped and ultimately lost to the ice, forcing Shackleton and his men to fight for survival on a vast and treacherous icescape for two years. Turney also draws inspiration from Douglas Mawson, whose Antarctic explorations were equally legendary. But for Turney, the stakes were even higher - for unlike Shackleton or Mawson, he had his wife and children with him. Yet there was another key difference: Shackleton and Mawson were completely cut off; Turney´s expedition was connected to the outside world through Twitter, YouTube, and Skype. Within hours, the team became the focus of a media storm, and an international rescue effort was launched to reach the stranded ship. But could help arrive in time to avert a tragedy? A taut 21st-century survival story, Iced In is also an homage to Shackleton, Mawson, and other scientific explorers who embody the human spirit of adventure, joy in discovery, and will to live. Cover photo courtesy of Chris Turney/Intrepid Science 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hodgson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029558/bk_adbl_029558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If the end of the twentieth century can be characterized by futurism, the twenty-first can be defined by presentism. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, explains award-winning media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, but we don’t seem to have any time in which to live it. Instead we remain poised and frozen, overwhelmed by an always-on, live-streamed reality that our human bodies and minds can never truly inhabit. And our failure to do so has had wide-ranging effects on every aspect of our lives. People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and connect with anyone, at any time. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this ´´now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock. Rushkoff weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture. He explains how the rise of zombie apocalypse fiction signals our intense desire for an ending; how the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street form two sides of the same post-narrative coin; how corporate investing in the future has been replaced by futile efforts to game the stock market in real time; why social networks make people anxious and email can feel like an assault. He examines how the tragedy of 9/11 disconnected an entire generation from a sense of history, and delves into why conspiracy theories actually comfort us. As both individuals and communities, we have a choice. We can struggle through the onslaught of information and play an eter 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013475/bk_adbl_013475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.