What You Need to Know about Project Management [Audiobook]
18 December 2013, 06:15
2011 | MP3@96 kbps | 4 hrs 37 mins | 194.75MB
Project Management is all about getting things done without spending too much or taking too long. But when you start hearing things like man-days, PSOs and stakeholders, it just makes it difficult to understand.
So what do you really need to know about project management?
- Why setting clear goals matters
- How to estimate absolutely everything.
- How to get things back on track after they’ve gone wrong
- How to track big projects
- Why work/life balance matters when you’re running a big project
This clear and simple approach will mean you’ll never panic when faced with a big project again.
The Everything Store [Audiobook]
18 November 2013, 16:28
2013 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs | 715.41MB
The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.
Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators--Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg--Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.
THE EVERYTHING STORE will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.
The Apple Way [Audiobook]
16 November 2013, 06:53
2007 | MP3@160 kbps | 4 hrs 25 mins | 303.69MB
With more than 10 million iPods sold to date, an unprecedented 250 percent stock value increase in just one year, and a net income increase of 530 percent, Apple has skyrocketed to dizzying heights of success. But the ride has not always been smooth, and the company’s legendary cofounder, Steve Jobs, has seen it all. From its early unveiling of the unreliable, clunky $9,995 “Lisa” computer in 1983, to its recent staggeringly successful breakthrough product, the iPod, this company has not only reinvented itself many times over, but it also has revolutionized the entire computer industry. What are its secrets? Find out in The Apple Way.
In today’s fast-moving technology world, Apple has learned--often through hard-won wisdom--that you can’t do it by yourself, no matter how smart you are. Markets move quickly, technologies grow complex, and too many intelligent people invest too much time and money in innovation. The Apple Way reveals the secrets and management principles that keep Apple ahead of the curve--including innovative product development, cutting-edge marketing strategies, sleek design and packaging, and a high-performance corporate culture. You’ll discover how Apple combines consistency with continuity and follow-through, and balances vision with practicality.
Follow Apple’s example and learn how to:
- Make the customer king
- Make the product king
- Break the marketing mold
- Build the learning organization
Although Apple is a technology company, this is not a story for computer buffs, but rather a book for managers who want to learn valuable lessons from both Apple’s mistakes and triumphs--all of which have led to its continuing evolution and ultimate meteoric rise to success. Because, for Steve Jobs and the visionaries at Apple, finding the future isn’t enough--you also have to deliver it.
Reveals the master plan behind Apple’s revolutionary business model
The Apple Way divulges the secrets and management principles that keep Apple far ahead of the curve. Find out how to implement these and other winning strategies in your organization to trigger a technological and stylistic revolution of your own:
- Make the customer and the product king
- Balance manufacturing with delivery logistics
- Motivate and inspire people outside the company to do your marketing and public relations
- Invent new distribution channels
- Decide on your company image and stick to your guns
- Leapfrog the competition
- Learn from both successes and missteps