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  • "A bit outdated but still fascinating"

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    If you're like me you probably use a search engine numerous times a day without really thinking about it. Yet they are such an important part of the Internet - a gateway to all the content out there on the web.

    This is a fascinating history of search engines, from the early days through to about 2005. It is a bit outdated now as things in the search engine world, just as with the rest of the Internet, change and develop constantly. However, this is a minor niggle with what is otherwise an excellent book.

    It focusses inevitably on Google, but is by no means exclusively about Google. It's amazing to think that only 10 or 15 years ago the Internet as we know it was in its infancy. The book goes back to the very first search engines and traces the rise and fall of some sites you will have heard of and some you may well not have.

    It also takes a look at the future of search, much of which is still relevant despite the date of the book, and puts search in a wider context, referencing events such as the Dot Com bubble.

    It's well written and well read throughout. The author has clearly been paying close attention to the evolution of search since early on and has spoken to many of the key people involved at various times during the period covered by the book.

    Very much recommended.

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    The Search: How Google & Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business & Transformed Our Culture

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    • By John Battelle
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    What does the world want? According to John Battelle, a company that answers that question can unlock the most intractable riddles of both business and culture. And for the past few years, that's exactly what Google has been doing.

    Tom says: "A bit outdated but still fascinating"
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    Linked: The New Science of Networks

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
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    Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.

    Venice says: "So Good!"

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UNABRIDGED) by Louis V. Gerstner Narrated by Edward Herrmann

    Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Louis V. Gerstner
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.

    Jacob says: "Really enjoyed it."
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    The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community (






UNABRIDGED) by David C. Korten Narrated by Sandra Swafford

    The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David C. Korten
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    Vaughan says: "Very Very interesting"
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    The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few (






UNABRIDGED) by James Surowiecki Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few

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    • By James Surowiecki
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ABRIDGED) by Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki Narrated by John Dossett, Skipp Sudduth

    Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By John Dossett, Skipp Sudduth
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    Neil says: "Scarey"
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    Linked: The New Science of Networks (






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    • By Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
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    Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.

    Venice says: "So Good!"
  • 3.9 (11 ratings)
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    • By Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Erik A. Roth
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  • 4.2 (11 ratings)
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    • By Brian Tracy
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    Costas says: "Great choice!"
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ABRIDGED) by Seth Godin Narrated by Seth Godin

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    Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.

    Nick says: "Perfect when you need to boost your creativity"
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  • 3.2 (14 ratings)
    The Search: How Google & Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business & Transformed Our Culture (






UNABRIDGED) by John Battelle Narrated by John Battelle

    The Search: How Google & Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business & Transformed Our Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Battelle
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    Tom says: "A bit outdated but still fascinating"
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UNABRIDGED) by John P. Kotter Narrated by Todd Mundt

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    • By John P. Kotter
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.

  • Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message (






ABRIDGED) by Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki Narrated by John Dossett, Skipp Sudduth

    Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By John Dossett, Skipp Sudduth
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    (35)
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    Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.

    Neil says: "Scarey"
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UNABRIDGED) by James Surowiecki Narrated by Grover Gardner

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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Surowiecki
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    (6)
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    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    Jim says: "All of us are smarter than any of us"
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UNABRIDGED) by Robert G. Barrett Narrated by David Tredinnick

    Rider on the Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert G. Barrett
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    Robert G. Barrett is a master of political incorrectness. For more than a decade now, Robert G. Barrett has been entertaining Australians with the cocky Queenslander Les Norton and his outrageous exploits. In this collection, as well as more great Les Norton stories, Robert G. Barrett offers his views on getting published, getting famous, getting the dole and getting a date. Rider on the Storm and Other Bits is Les Norton at his worst and Robert G. Barrett at his best.

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  • The New Yorker, May 11th, 2009 (Philip Gourevitch, Malcolm Gladwell, Douglas McGray)  by Philip Gourevitch, Malcolm Gladwell, Douglas McGray Narrated by Todd Mundt

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UNABRIDGED) by Peter F. Drucker Narrated by Michael Wells

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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Peter F. Drucker
    • Narrated By Michael Wells
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    This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.

    Mr. P. A. Gower says: "Seminal work in Innovation but awful narration"
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UNABRIDGED) by Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, Kent Lineback Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Collective Genius (Harvard Business Review)

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UNABRIDGED) by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Erik A. Roth Narrated by Joel Leffert

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    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
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    HBR: Connect and Develop: Inside P&G's New Model for Innovation

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    For generations, Procter & Gamble generated most of its growth by innovating from within - building global research facilities and hiring the best talent in the world. Back when companies were smaller and the world was less competitive, that model worked just fine. But in 2000, newly appointed CEO A.G. Lafley saw that P&G couldn't meet its growth objectives by spending greater and greater amounts on R&D for smaller and smaller payoffs. So he embraced a "connect and develop" model.

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    "The New Science of Human Origins": Scientists have had to revise virtually every chapter of the human story. "Welcome to the Family": The latest molecular analyses and fossil finds suggest that the story of human evolution is far more complex-and more interesting-than anyone imagined. "Powers of Two": Monogamy helped humans evolve into the big-brained world conquerors they are today. "Still Evolving": For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly - and we're not done yet.

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