In the complex sport of American football, teams rely on playbooks as thick as the Manhattan phone directory. But when it comes to creating innovative growth businesses - which is at least as complicated as professional football - most companies have not developed detailed game plans. Indeed, many managers have concluded that a fog enshrouds the world of innovation, obscuring high-potential opportunities. The authors believe that companies can penetrate that fog by developing growth strategies based on disruptive innovations, as defined by Clayton Christensen. - From the May 2006 issue of Harvard Business Review. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harvard Business Review. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/hbsp/060501b/pe_hbsp_060501b_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Embrace Open Engineering, and accelerate the design and manufacturing processesProduct development is a team sport, but most companies don´t practice it that way. Organizations should be drawing on the creativity of engaged customers and outsiders, but instead they rely on the same small group of internal ´´experts´´ for new ideas. Designers and engineers should be connecting with marketing, sales, customer support, suppliers, and, most importantly, customers. The Art of Product Design explains the rise of ´´Open Engineering´´, a way of breaking down barriers and taking advantage of web-based communities, knowledge, and tools to accelerate the design and manufacturing processes. It explains how to establish open flows of information inside and outside an organization, increasing the quality and frequency of input from different groups and stakeholders.Open Engineering is crowdsourcing, it´s collaborating, it´s sharing and connecting. And it´s helping a growing number of companies create better products faster than they ever imagined. The Art of Product Design reveals how to harness its power for your company.Hardi Meybaum is the founder and CEO of GrabCad, the largest community of mechanical engineers and designers in the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003101/bk_gdan_003101_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a concise and compelling gospel message drawn from the world of snowboarding! Specifically, this little booklet explores the amazing history of the invention of the snowboard!Snowboarding is a mainstream winter sport and is one of the most popular winter sports in the world! In 1998, snowboarding made its grand entrance into the world of the Olympics at Nagano, Japan. Few other innovations have caught on so fast and have become a full-fledged Olympic sport so quickly!Who do we thank for such a beautiful idea? Who is the Genius behind this break-through innovation that has revolutionized the world of winter sports and why does it matter? Will the true Lord of the Board please stand up? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Brannon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100673/bk_acx0_100673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pro basketball player Rasheed Wallace often exclaimed the pragmatic truth ´´Ball don´t lie!´´ during a game. It is a protest against a referee´s bad calls. But the slogan, which originated in pickup games, brings the reality of a racialized urban playground into mainstream American popular culture. In Ball Don´t Lie!, Yago Colás traces the various forms of power at work in the intersections between basketball and language from the game´s invention to the present day. He critiques existing popular myths concerning the history of basketball, contextualizes them, and presents an alternative history of the sport inspired by innovations. Colás emphasizes the creative prerogative of players and the ways in which their innovations shape - and are shaped by - broader cultural and social phenomena. Ball Don´t Lie! shows that basketball cannot be reduced to a single, fixed, or timeless essence but instead is a continually evolving exhibition of physical culture that flexibly adapts to and sparks changes in American society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079455/bk_acx0_079455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr Freeman is a man of great integrity and kindness. His care has helped me through the good times and the hardships of competing in the highest level of sport. (Sir Bradley Wiggins)As team doctor for British Cycling and Team Sky, Dr Richard Freeman treated the world´s most successful cyclists, such as Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Victoria Pendleton. From 2009 until 2017, the ´Doc´ was part of the team who became national heroes with Olympic and Tour de France victories. In The Line, Dr Freeman reveals the medical principles and practices that helped lead these athletes to success - ideas that we now consider commonplace, but many of which were in fact the Doc´s own innovations. And in a sport where there´s an ethical line as well as a finishing line, Dr Freeman gives a frank and open account in response to allegations of misuse of medical treatment to enhance performance. ´´Without Dr Freeman, my career would have been shorter and less successful.´´ (Liam Phillips, BMX World Champion) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Burnip. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/001258/bk_head_001258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Would you love to explore the incredible and exciting history of baseball? Whether you want to (1) learn amazing and interesting facts about baseball history, (2) discover some of baseball´s greatest events and stories, or (3) be thoroughly entertained as you learn how baseball has evolved over the years, this audiobook will give you everything you need to know. Get an inside look at the game This audiobook is about what makes baseball the sport it is today. We´ll take you inside a game to see what individual players are thinking. Learn some of the early influences that have made the game what it is today. Discover the greatest innovations to baseball Baseball relies equally upon chance and skill. Find out what players have used over the years to improve their odds of success. Follow the struggle for advantage between pitchers and batters, offense and defense. The Rich Culture of Baseball Baseball is a sport rich in history, culture, and traditions. Gain both inspiration and a treasure of knowledge that add depth to the game. Learn some of the strategies that have made baseball so unpredictably fascinating. Trace the Development of the Sport Meet some of the interesting people who have contributed to the game. Learn from the ongoing legacy of practical innovation that has shaped baseball over its 100-plus years of history. Whatever your interest or level of knowledge, Baseball History will entertain, educate, and inspire you. Discover the incredibly entertaining history of baseball. Get inside the game: Buy It Now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Mackey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052892/bk_acx0_052892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Wider War´´ by Dexter Filkins: The Iraq crisis. THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Poll´´ by Ian Frazier: Thoughts on a sports controversy at a Brooklyn powwow. ANNALS OF ENTERPRISE ´´The Disruption Machine´´ by Jill Lepore: Rethinking the innovation craze. SHOUTS & MURMURS ´´Liner Notes´´ by George Saunders: The album that is but never was. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS ´´The Id Girls´´ by Nick Paumgarten: The new humor of Broad City. POP MUSIC ´´The Skeptic´´ by Sasha Frere-Jones: Chrissie Hynde goes solo. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Limited Partners´´ by David Denby: Reviews of Third Person and 22 Jump Street. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/140618/pe_nyer_140618_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling, award-winning historian S. C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach - two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s - changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL. Hal Mumme is one of a handful of authentic offensive geniuses in the history of American football. In 2015 ESPN Magazine, the nation´s leading sports magazine, called him the single most influential football coach in the last quarter century. Mumme spent 14 mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense strategy that would revolutionize the game. That transformation began at a tiny college called Iowa Wesleyan, where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach his assistant. It was there that Mumme invented the purest and most extreme passing game in the 145-year history of football, where his quarterback once completed 61 of 86 passes (both national records). His teams played blazingly fast - faster than any team ever had before. They rarely punted on a fourth down and routinely beat teams with 10 or 20 times Iowa Wesleyan´s students. Mumme did it all with average athletes and without even a playbook. In The Perfect Pass, S. C. Gwynne explores Mumme´s genius and the stunning performance of his teams as well as his leading role in changing football from a run-dominated sport to a pass-dominated sport. He also shares the history of a moment in American football when the game changed fundamentally and transformed itself into what tens of millions of Americans now watch on television every weekend. Whether you´re a casual or ravenous football fan, this is a truly compelling story of American ingenuity and innovation and how a set of revolutionary ideas made their way into the mainstream of sports culture that we celebrate today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying refer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Santino Fontana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007606/bk_sans_007606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Connectional intelligence unlocks the 21st-century secret to getting ´´big things done´´ regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do. We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion, and luck. But in today´s hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren´t enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called connectional intelligence. Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential and achieve breakthrough performance by developing this crucial ability. So, what is it? Put simply, Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition, and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as emotional intelligence was in the ´90s, connectional intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health, and politics by quickly, efficiently, and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies, and implement solutions to big problems. Can a small-town pumpkin grower affect the global food crisis? A Fortune 500 executive change her company´s outdated culture through video storytelling? A hip-hop artist launch an international happiness movement? Or a scientist use virtual reality games to lower pain for burn victims? The answer, you´ll hear, is a resounding yes. Each of these individuals is using connectional intelligence to become a power player to get big things done. Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni´s Get Big Things Done unlocks the secrets of how the world´s movers and shakers use connectional intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals - no matter how ambitious. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008407/bk_reco_008407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.