Description : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group—a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp—and discovers that instilling a “bias toward action” can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney’s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe—until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.
Description : “Keluarga bahagia mirip satu dengan lainnya, keluarga tak bahagia tidak bahagia dengan jalannya sendiri-sendiri.” Novel Anna Karenina adalah kisah tentang tiga keluarga, salah satunya keluarga Karenin. Anna, istri Karenin, menyeleweng dengan seorang opsir muda yang mengaguminya, Aleksei Vronskii, dan akhirnya memutuskan tali perkawinan. Bagi Anna, penyelewengan itu merupakan petaka yang tak dapat ditolak dengan segudang alasan. Salah satunya, di mata Anna, Karenin hanyalah sepotong boneka tanpa jiwa dan harga diri meskipun dia seorang pejabat tinggi. “Dia itu bukan laki-laki, bukan manusia, tapi boneka!... Dia itu bukan manusia, tapi mesin kementerian,” kata Anna tentang suaminya.
Description : New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath asks what happens when we take our thinking upstream and try to prevent problems before they happen. Why 'solve' crimes when we could stop them being committed? Why treat chronic diseases when they could be prevented from developing? Why provide shelter for the homeless rather than working to keep people housed in the first place? Why do our efforts skew so heavily towards reaction rather than prevention? We all have a tendency to work around problems. We are resourceful. We improvise. We’re so accustomed to managing emergencies as they strike that we often don’t stop to think about how we could prevent crises before they happen. The notion of preventing problems is an evergreen need in our professional and daily lives. Which makes Upstream a book for skeptical optimists - across all sectors - who know it's not going to be easy, but who believe that we have the capacity to solve some of our thorniest issues, if only we start to think about the system rather than the symptoms. Drawing on insights from Dan Heath's extensive research, as well as hundreds of new interviews with unconventional problem solvers, he delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than simply reacting to them. 'Packed with vivid stories and practical examples, Upstream is the rare book that can both revitalize your business and make our world a better place.' - Daniel H. Pink, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of When, Drive and To Sell Is Human 'Informs, engages and, above all, entertains.’ – Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better
Description : Help your organization join the DevOps revolution About This Book Helps you skill up your DevOps knowledge without a strong set of prerequisites Deliver continuously improved software by showcasing the most advanced tools and techniques Acquire a deeper insight into implementing DevOps in your organization and deliver results from day 1 Who This Book Is For This book is written for engineers and companies that want to learn the minimum set of required technologies and processes to be successful in the DevOps world. This book also targets system administrators, developers, and IT professionals who would like to employ DevOps techniques and best practices to manage IT infrastructures or would like to acquire the necessary skills needed to work in DevOps teams. What You Will Learn Master development best practices. Understand how the Agile Delivery Methodology helps you ensure accuracy and quality. Analyze branching strategies such as branch creation, merging, and synchronization. Learn to automate builds to deploy and deliver code faster and more often Explore testing frameworks and how to automate testing Learn to put specific metrics in place to measure ROI of DevOps and monitor logs and events in a system In Detail This book follows a unique approach to modern DevOps using cutting-edge tools and technologies such as Ansible, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform. This book starts by explaining the organizational alignment that has to happen in every company that wants to implement DevOps in order to be effective, and the use of cloud datacenters in combination with the most advanced DevOps tools to get the best out of a small team of skilled engineers. It also delves into how to use Kubernetes to run your applications in Google Cloud Platform, minimizing the friction and hassle of maintaining a cluster but ensuring its high availability. By the end of this book, you will be able to realign teams in your company and create a Continuous Delivery pipeline with Kubernetes and Docker. With strong monitoring in place, you will also be able to react to adverse events in your system, minimizing downtime and improving the overall up-time and stability of your system. Style and approach This book takes a step-by-step practical approach to the implementation of DevOps. This book will teach you how to enable IT organizations to deliver faster and smarter through a unique approach using Code-Build-Test-Release-Configure-Monitor (CBTRCM).
Description : A new edition, packed with even more clever tricks and methods that make everyday life easier Lifehackers redefine personal productivity with creative and clever methods for making life easier and more enjoyable. This new edition of a perennial bestseller boasts new and exciting tips, tricks, and methods that strike a perfect balance between current technology and common sense solutions for getting things done. Exploring the many ways technology has changed since the previous edition, this new edition has been updated to reflect the latest and greatest in technological and personal productivity. The new "hacks" run the gamut of working with the latest Windows and Mac operating systems for both Windows and Apple, getting more done with smartphones and their operating systems, and dealing with the evolution of the web. Even the most tried-and-true hacks have been updated to reflect the contemporary tech world and the tools it provides us. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier by helping us work more efficiently. Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, Third Edition is your guide to making that happen!
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Description : Roselle faces a mind-reeling showdown with the deep state agent controlling her psyche in the Wall Street Journal bestselling conclusion to the Secondborn series. Roselle St. Sismode is many things: victim of a conspiracy, unwilling host of an ever-evolving mind algorithm, spy for a rebel army, and heir to the Fate of Swords. As a warrior, she's also the anticipated main event at the Secondborn Trials. When the opening ceremonies erupt in chaos, Roselle is abducted by a sadistic agent with a diabolical plan: transform Roselle into a mind-controlled assassin to topple society. But a rogue scientist has implanted Roselle with a genius technology that is far more powerful. It renders her untouchable. Faster. Stronger. And maybe immortal. With her enhanced abilities come the highest stakes yet, as Roselle confronts shifting realities at every turn as well as her own mother's stunning betrayal. Racing against time with a determined resistance group, can Roselle overthrow the forces of destruction and reclaim the most valuable of commodities--her humanity?
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Description : An invaluable resource for any manager or professional, this book offers a collection of proven, practical methods for simplifying any problem and making faster, better decisions every time.
Description : Most marketing agency owners struggle to grow their business. They often feel frustrated and overwhelmed because they lack the systems and processes to truly scale their business. Accelerating Your Agencyincludes the proven systems, strategies, processes, and best practices you can apply in order to increase your marketing agency's sales, avoid the common pitfalls, and work smarter rather than harder. It doesn't matter if you're small, big, startup, or just someone who wants to get better at business. This playbook will give you the formula backed up with data and anecdotal success from someone who's been where you are now. This powerful agency framework can be learned and implemented at your own pace. Each system builds on the one prior in order to lead to powerful changes and resulting in the growth you're seeking for your agency. System 1: CLARITY -Is it your goal not to deal directly with clients and individual accounts? Do you want to be able to set up an organization where you can concentrate on growing the business without all of those distractions? In this system you will discover how to how to create and clearly communicate your vision to your agency plus set a crystal clear path to get there. System 2: POSITIONING -Discover how to become an authority in your market, so you are attracting your ideal accounts, and not having to deal with the small accounts that eat up all your time. Learn how to establish authority and position your agency as "The Choice" rather than just "A Choice." System 3: OFFERING - Do you know the winning formula for the order of services and products you should offer? Ever wonder what you should charge for your services in order to be extremely profitable and meet your financial goals? This system helps determine your agency's offering and price it so that you can charge what you're really worth. System 4: PROSPECTING - Identify what and where you need to be in order to increase leads and convert those leads into opportunities. From the low hanging fruit that can bring in immediate revenue, outbound strategies, inbound strategies, how to build the right strategic partnerships, and how your agency can capture and convert the ideal leads and opportunities. System 5: SALES - Do you spend time spinning your wheels on the wrong prospects? Or feel as though you're wasting tons of time on your proposals? This system teaches how to qualify leads, as well as convert them at a high rate. It covers everything from drafting a proposal, objection handling and building a sales team in order to increase your sales. System 6: DELIVERY - Find ways to streamline your delivery for more profit, avoid scope creep, and learn how to take on more work utilizing fewer resources. Get the exact process for protecting yourself on delivering work to the client. Also, learn ways to interpret what the client really wants, obtain approvals/sign-offs, and other processes to systematize your delivery process. System 7: OPERATIONS - Running a business is hard! Discover how to increase your cash flow, ways to incentivize and bonus your team, without giving away shares of ownership. This system also covers who and when to hire as well as how to map out the organizational chart that's necessary to truly scale your agency. System 8: LEADERSHIP - Would you like to transition from Agency Owner to Agency CEO? Ultimately, you want to work on the business instead of the business. Learn what you can do to make that a reality. This system also addresses increasing agency valuation and positioning your agency for an eventual acquisition. , how to build an amazing culture that attracts the top talent, plus how and why to setup an advisory board. You can stop struggling with the challenges of growing your agency by implementing these 8 systems.