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SCRUM MASTERY: A Direct Path to Professional Scrum Master. Scrum Framework Define an Outstanding Agi Audiobook

SCRUM MASTERY: A Direct Path to Professional Scrum Master. Scrum Framework Define an Outstanding Agi

Author: Eric Liker Narrator: Ross Pipkin Release Date: April 2020

Become a master at SCRUM and discover how to build the perfect business frameworks!Are you a team leader, project manager, or CEO of a small to medium enterprise? Are you looking for the best methodologies and proven strategies for building the perfect team and accelerating your performance? Then keep reading. SCRUM is a powerful, proven, and highly effective framework for rapidly improving your business processes. Whether you want to boost your team, streamline your project development, or accelerate your performance to get more sales and clients, SCRUM is your answer. Now, this audiobook breaks down exactly how you can implement SCRUM into your business. Containing a detailed exploration of how SCRUM works and what makes it different from other frameworks, as well as how you can become a SCRUM master, this guide is perfect for anyone looking to take their business to the next level. Here’s what you’ll discover inside this comprehensive guide: - SCRUM 101 – What Makes This Methodology So Different - Understanding The Roles, Processes, and Benefits of SCRUM - Must-Know Fundamentals of SCRUM (and How To Execute a SCRUM Project) - Step-By-Step Formulas For Implementing SCRUM Into Your Business - A Roadmap To Becoming a SCRUM Master - Technical Details, Advanced Strategies, and High-Level Applications of SCRUM - And Much More… No matter what industry you’re in, SCRUM is a proven framework which is guaranteed to streamline your business. Even if you’re a beginner to Lean methodologies, this audiobook explains everything in a simple, easy-to-follow way. Discover how you can accelerate your performance, run better teams, and manage your projects like never before. Buy now to discover how to become a master at SCRUM today!

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Augmented: Life in The Smart Lane Audiobook

Augmented: Life in The Smart Lane

Author: Alex Lightman, Andy Lark, Brett King, Jp Rangaswami Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen Release Date: August 2017

The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250-year-long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts, and changes that are unparalleled. While consumers today are camping outside of an Apple store waiting to be one of the first to score a new Apple Watch or iPhone, the next generation of wearables will be able to predict if we're likely to have a heart attack and recommend a course of action. We watch news of Google's self-driving cars, but don't likely realize this means progressive cities will have to ban human drives in the next decade because us humans are too risky. Following on from the Industrial or Machine Age, the Space Age and the Digital Age, the Augmented Age will be based on four key disruptive themes-Artificial Intelligence, Experience Design, Smart Infrastructure, and HealthTech. Historically the previous "ages" bought significant disruption and changes, but on a net basis jobs were created, wealth was enhanced, and the health and security of society improved. What will the Augmented Age bring? Will robots take our jobs, and AI's subsume us as inferior intelligences, or will this usher in a new age of abundance? Augmented is a book on future history, but more than that, it is a story about how you will live your life in a world that will change more in the next twenty years than it has in the last 250 years. Are you ready to adapt? Because if history proves anything, you don't have much of a choice.

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Analytics: The Agile Way Audiobook

Analytics: The Agile Way

Author: Phil Simon Narrator: Greg Tremblay Release Date: August 2018

For years, organizations have struggled to make sense out of their data. IT projects designed to provide employees with dashboards, KPIs, and business-intelligence tools often take a year or more to reach the finish line...if they get there at all. This has always been a problem. Today, though, it's downright unacceptable. The world changes faster than ever. Speed has never been more important. By adhering to antiquated methods, firms lose the ability to see nascent trends-and act upon them until it's too late. But what if the process of turning raw data into meaningful insights didn't have to be so painful, time-consuming, and frustrating? What if there were a better way to do analytics? Fortunately, you're in luck . . . Analytics: The Agile Way demonstrates how progressive organizations such as Google, Nextdoor, and others approach analytics in a fundamentally different way. They are applying the same Agile techniques that software developers have employed for years. They have replaced large batches in favor of smaller ones . . .and their results will astonish you.

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The Man Who Invented the Computer Audiobook

The Man Who Invented the Computer

Author: Jane Smiley Narrator: Kathe Mazur Release Date: October 2010

From one of our most acclaimed novelists, a David-and-Goliath biography for the digital age. One night in the late 1930s, in a bar on the Illinois–Iowa border, John Vincent Atanasoff, a professor of physics at Iowa State University, after a frustrating day performing tedious mathematical calculations in his lab, hit on the idea that the binary number system and electronic switches, com¬bined with an array of capacitors on a moving drum to serve as memory, could yield a computing machine that would make his life and the lives of other similarly burdened scientists easier. Then he went back and built the machine. It worked. The whole world changed. Why don't we know the name of John Atanasoff as well as we know those of Alan Turing and John von Neumann? Because he never patented the device, and because the developers of the far-better-known ENIAC almost certainly stole critical ideas from him. But in 1973 a court declared that the patent on that Sperry Rand device was invalid, opening the intellectual property gates to the computer revolution. Jane Smiley tells the quintessentially American story of the child of immigrants John Atanasoff with technical clarity and narrative drive, making the race to develop digital computing as gripping as a real-life techno-thriller.

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Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World Audiobook

Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World

Author: Geoff Mulgan Narrator: Julian Elfer Release Date: November 2017

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This "bigger mind"?human and machine capabilities working together?has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results? Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Big Mind reveals how collective intelligence can guide corporations, governments, universities, and societies to make the most of human brains and digital technologies. Geoff Mulgan explores how collective intelligence has to be consciously organized and orchestrated in order to harness its powers. He looks at recent experiments mobilizing millions of people to solve problems, and at groundbreaking technology like Google Maps and Dove satellites. He also considers why organizations full of smart people and machines can make foolish mistakes?from investment banks losing billions to intelligence agencies misjudging geopolitical events?and shows how to avoid them.

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The Road Ahead Audiobook

The Road Ahead

Author: Bill Gates Narrator: Bill Gates, Rick Adamson Release Date: September 2008

The founder of Microsoft presents his vision for the future, in which he sees the digital technologies of the coming years changing the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate.

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The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage Audiobook

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

Author: Cliff Stoll Narrator: Will Damron Release Date: January 2020

Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive US citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is 'a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping'-Smithsonian. Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a seventy-five cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was 'Hunter'-a mysterious invader who managed to break into US computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases-a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA . . . and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB.

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Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democra Audiobook

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democra

Author: Jonathan Taplin Narrator: Jonathan Taplin Release Date: April 2017

Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet, in the process creating three monopoly firms-Facebook, Amazon and Google-that now determine the future of the music, film, television, publishing and news industries. Taplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies, including Peter Thiel and Larry Page: tolerating piracy of books, music and film while at the same time promoting opaque business practices and subordinating privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now live. The enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story. Since 2001, newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70%, book publishing, film and television profits have also fallen dramatically. Revenues at Google in this same period grew from $400 million to $74.5 billion. Google's YouTube today controls 60% of the streaming audio business and pays only 11% of the streaming audio revenues. More creative content is being consumed that ever before, but less revenue is flowing to creators and owners of the content. With the reallocation of money to monopoly platforms comes a shift in power. Google, Facebook and Amazon now enjoy political power on par with Big Oil and Big Pharma, which in part explains how such a tremendous shift in revenues from artists to platforms could have been achieved and why it has gone unchallenged for so long. The stakes in this story go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist. As Taplin observes, the fact that more and more Americans receive their news, music and other forms of entertainment from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy. Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital, forward-thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together. Using his own half century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online, Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it.

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Dark Pools Audiobook

Dark Pools

Author: Scott Patterson Narrator: Byron Wagner Release Date: June 2012

A news-breaking account of the global stock market's subterranean battles, Dark Pools portrays the rise of the 'bots'- artificially intelligent systems that execute trades in milliseconds and use the cover of darkness to out-maneuver the humans who've created them. In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine created a computerized trading hub named Island where small traders swapped stocks, and over time his invention morphed into a global electronic stock market that sent trillions in capital through a vast jungle of fiber-optic cables. By then, the market that Levine had sought to fix had turned upside down, birthing secretive exchanges called dark pools and a new species of trading machines that could think, and that seemed, ominously, to be slipping the control of their human masters. Dark Pools is the fascinating story of how global markets have been hijacked by trading robots--many so self-directed that humans can't predict what they'll do next.

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Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence--and Where It's Taking Us Next Audiobook

Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence--and Where It's Taking Us Next

Author: Luke Dormehl Narrator: Gus Brown Release Date: March 2017

When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible-and possibly terrifying-future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to widen to include intelligent machines.

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Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do Audiobook

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

Author: Jeremy Bailenson Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Release Date: January 2018

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they're real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism?In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help listeners understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use?not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. In the world of VR, a football quarterback plays a game against a competing team hundreds of times before even stepping onto the field; members of the United Nations embody a young girl in a refugee camp going through her day-to-day life; and veterans once again walk through the streets where they had experienced trauma.There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it can also help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. Experience on Demand is the definitive look at the risks and potential of VR?a must-listen for navigating both the virtual and the physical worlds ahead.

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Communications Skills for Project Managers Audiobook

Communications Skills for Project Managers

Author: Michael Campbell Narrator: Paul Brion Release Date: July 2018

According to the Project Management Institute, over eighty percent of a project manager's job is communication-yet most project management books hardly discuss it. Communications Skills for Project Managers provides practical advice and strategies for ensuring success, even in the face of shifting organizational priorities, constantly evolving expectations, and leadership turnover. This important guidebook gives listeners the skills they need to keep everyone in the loop. Listeners will find out how they can: keep those on the project team-as well as upper management-involved and informed; establish a plan for communication; effectively present to stakeholders; compete with other initiatives within the organization; convey reasons for change; and more. Even a project that is brought in on time and on budget can be considered a failure if those outside a project team haven't been kept informed. This book provides listeners with the skills they need for ensured project success, every time.

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