Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been hailed by Time magazine as one of the 100 greatest minds of this century. His creation has already changed the way people do business, entertain themselves, exchange ideas, and socialize with one another. With new online businesses and communities forming every day, the impact of Berners-Lee´s creation has yet to be fully realized. In Weaving the Web, this low-profile genius tells his own story of the Web´s origins - from its radical introduction and the creation of the now ubiquitous ´´www´´ and ´´http´´ acronyms to how he sees the future development of this revolutionary medium. Berners-Lee offers insights to help listeners understand the true nature of the Web, enabling them to use it to their fullest advantage. He shares his views on such critical issues as censorship, privacy, and the increasing power of software companies in the online world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Berners-Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000681/bk_harp_000681_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s always been something universalizing about the Internet. The World Wide Web has seemed both inherently singular and global, a sort of ethereal United Nations. But today, as Scott Malcomson contends in this concise, brilliant investigation, the Internet is cracking apart into discrete groups no longer willing, or able, to connect. The implications of this shift are momentous. Malcomson traces the way the Internet has been shaped by government needs since the 19th century - above all, the demands of the US military and intelligence services. From World War I cryptography and spying to weapons targeting against Hitler and then Stalin, the monolithic aspect of the digital network was largely determined by its genesis in a single, state-sponsored institution. In the 1960s, internationalism and openness were introduced by the tech pioneers of California´s counter-culture, the seed bed for what became Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple. But in the last 15 years, security concerns of states and the privatizing impetus of e-commerce have come to the fore and momentum has shifted in a new direction, towards private, walled domains, each vying with the other in an increasingly fragmented system, in effect a ´´Splinternet´´. Because the Internet today surrounds us so comprehensively, it´s easy to regard the way it functions as a simple given, part of the natural order of things. Only by stepping back and scrutinizing the evolution of the system can we see the Internet for what it is - a contested, protean terrain, constantly evolving as different forces intervene to drive it forward. In that vital exercise, Malcomson´s elegant, erudite account will prove invaluable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028154/bk_adbl_028154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The payoff on your organization´s Web site is nowhere in sight. Can you afford to make it better? Can you afford not to? In this case study, the hypothetical software company TradeRite faces the fact that their Web site has resulted unprofitably and the dilemma of what to do with it. Expert analysts offer their counsel. This article, which originally appeared in the March-April 1999 Harvard Business Review, is offered in audio form exclusively through Audible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/harv/000059/pe_harv_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is your world stuffed with clutter? Discover a simple method to get organized and take back your life! Overwhelmed by the constant pile of stuff that´s turned your every day into total chaos? Do you dream of getting organized but you have no idea where to start?Author and decluttering coach Christine D. Shuck has over a decade of experience working with clients to accomplish their organizational goals. Now she´ll teach you her step-by-step method to go from mess to success.Get Organized, Stay Organized is your essential guide to re-ordering your life. Inside, you´ll learn how to break your tasks down to manageable chunks to clean up the chaos and keep it tidy for good. By going room-by-room, Shuck´s perfectly organized guidebook provides the process you need to get the properly-placed life you deserve.In Get Organized, Stay Organized, you´ll discover:Guided actions to help you attack your clutter and create a home you´ll be proud ofThe true source of chaos and how to let it go and ease your mindHow to break down large jobs into manageable tasks to make cleaning stress-freeStrategies for tackling every room in your house to spread harmony throughout your spaceCase studies to guide you through your own processAnd much, much more!Get Organized, Stay Organized is the perfect tool to take your clutter down to zero. If you like easy-to-understand instructions, down-to-earth writing, and inspirational advice, then you´ll love Christine D. Shuck´s life-altering book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gretchen Conlon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150152/bk_acx0_150152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone knows that speakers have to have Web sites. Do you know what should be on your Web site to profit from your visitors? If content is king in the world of e-commerce, what´s the content that will help speakers book business, sell products, and establish expertise? Join Chris Clarke-Epstein, CSP, as she shares her research into what makes a speaker´s Web site work as a marketing tool. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Clark-Epstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/spnn/000028/sp_spnn_000028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Semantic Web´´ is certain to spark lots of debate; the father of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, along with James Hendler and Ora Lassila, predict the next step in the development of the Web. This article originally appeared in the May 2001 issue of Scientific American. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/010501a/pe_scam_010501a_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if the real power of the Web lay not in the technology behind it, but in the profound changes it brings to the way people interact with business? And what if these changes were altering the nature of your company as profoundly as they have changed your markets? With language as sharp and compelling as the observations, www.cluetrain.com burst unexpectedly onto the scene with 95 Theses to ignite a vibrant and viral conversation making hash of corporate assumptions about the nature of online business. Provocative, outrageous, and wickedly smart, the manifesto has challenged executives from Global 1000 companies to sign-on or risk missing a genuine revolution. Expanding on ideas and insights first nailed up on the Web, The Cluetrain Manifesto both signals and explores a sea change already nearing flood tide in today´s wired world. Through the Internet, people are discovering new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a result, markets are getting smarter faster than most companies. Whether management understands it or not, networked employees are an integral part of these borderless conversations. Today, customers and employees are communicating with each other in language that is natural, open, direct, and often funny. Companies that aren´t listening to these exchanges are missing a dire warning. Companies that aren´t engaging in them are missing an unprecedented opportunity. A rich tapestry of anecdotes, object lessons, parodies, insights, and predictions, The Cluetrain Manifesto illustrates how the Internet has radically reframed the ´´immutable laws´´ of business - and what business needs to know to weather the seismic aftershocks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Summer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000005/bk_adbl_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All managers today are Internet managers. It doesn´t matter if their business is large or small, old economy, or new. In a faster, electronic, and more direct economy, every manager needs help. The 10-Second Internet Manager offers quick, no-nonsense tips, tactics, and strategies for succeeding fast in the Internet age from Mark Breier, an online expert willing to share the practical lessons he learned as an executive on the front lines of the e-commerce wars. The 10-Second Internet Manager will show you how to improve productivity and accelerate growth. You´ll learn how to use email to keep everyone connected; how to use the Internet to get a quick customer response to your product, your plan, or even your business model; how to build teams now and how to make sure they´re moving forward instead of just around; and how to make effective meetings produce results that contribute to your bottom line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Breier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000092/bk_rand_000092_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chris Emmett has a talent for screwing up and landing on his feet. As a SEAL, he managed to evade bullets and court-martials alike. As an FBI agent, he dodged danger and disciplinary action - right up until he didn’t.With his career and freedom hanging in the balance, he’ll do whatever it takes to clean the slate...including an off-the-books deep cover solo mission.The objective: infiltrate the Hive, a complex crime syndicate operating on the dark web, and find out who’s trying to kill Piker, the organization’s enigmatic and strangely alluring modern day mob boss.The moment he’s pulled into the Hive, Chris enters a world where no one is what they seem, including the man he’s there to protect. Lines blur between moral and wrong, legal and criminal, ally and foe, and, as Piker’s seductive magnetism draws Chris in, straight and queer.Chris is running out of time to stop a killer. He has dangerous feelings for a dangerous man, and the deeper he moves into the realms of organized crime, the less he knows and the fewer people he can trust.And that’s before he learns the truth about Piker’s assassin.Warning: These books are for adult listeners who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150551/bk_acx0_150551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.