Product failures are never something that a product manager wants to talk about. We all live with the secret dread that someday the product that we are responsible for might turn out to be a failure. When that happens, we all expect that we'll be asked to leave the company. It turns out that we're all missing an important learning opportunity. Products do fail, and they end up failing for a wide range of reasons. Every product failure is loaded with fantastic learning opportunities for product managers. We just need to take the time and open our eyes to see what we can learn from each failure. Some of the biggest companies out there have suffered very public product failures. Talented product managers at companies like Coke, Dell, Pepsi, Cisco, and Microsoft have all done their best to bring a product to the market with the hopes of having a runaway success, only to fail. Given all of the resources at their disposal, these failures are even more surprising. As product managers, we need to carefully study what happened in each of these cases. The better that we can understand what went wrong at these well-funded and well-staffed firms, the better chance we have of avoiding making the same mistakes. Contained in this book are the tips and tricks that you are going to need in order to spot when a product is going to fail. As you read each chapter, think about how you can start to use this new information in your job immediately. I think that you are going to be both surprised and pleased with how much this information is going to help you avoid making the mistakes that have caused so many other products to fail! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013603/bk_acx0_013603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will becoming a millionaire really set you free? Americans continue to work longer and harder to pursue freedom based on the belief that more money and success will lead to a better life, yet most feel less free than ever. While the typical American trades the vast majority of their time and energy with the hope that someday in the future they will be free, they tragically fail to realize that their intense pursuit of financial success is the very thing robbing them of the freedom they desire. So where do we find freedom? What should we be pursuing? In Lifeonaire Steve Cook and Shaun McCloskey challenge you to explore and discover what it is that you really desire -- an abundant life. What we really desire is to become a Lifeonaire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Ahlborn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091638/bk_acx0_091638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the popular YouTube tastemaker Eva Gutowski comes a unique lifestyle and advice book on the ups and downs of life in her hilarious and earnest voice. What's up, guys? It's me, Eva! You may know me from my YouTube channel, MyLifeasEva. If that's the case, then you might also know that I have a munchkin cat named Paris, a weird obsession with patterned sock collecting, and the tendency to say "holy schnitzel!" at all the wrong moments. Like...embarrassing moments. I'm so lucky to have my fans - over seven million besties and counting! It has been amazing to meet so many of you since I started making videos. Growing up, books were what got me through life - a lot of the good times and the really, really bad times. And no matter how challenging life got, I promised myself that I would get through it, in hopes that someday I'd have chances to help people who need that one piece of great advice at just the right time. So here's a book by me, totally for you. I'll tell you a ton of my secrets, a lot of fail stories, and how I made it through - and you can, too! Think of my book like a best friend you can turn to at any time. Xo Eva. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eva Gutowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007734/bk_sans_007734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Short Story Press presents "Mage Finals", by David Beaver. The story of "Mages Final" revolves around Keldon, a dedicated student at the Academy of Magical Arts. The honor student often spends late nights studying, and most of his life revolves around his books. More than anything, he wants to be a great wizard, and he will sacrifice the human pleasures of fun, fellowship, and even sleep to achieve that dream. Things grow worse as finals approach. The pressure is on, and Keldon is studying more than ever. As he will find, however, no amount of studying will prepare him for this. The headmaster decides to administer a more practical final in lieu of tests and essays. Instead, Keldon will have to journey to a dark lair where many undead abominations await, and he will ultimately have to battle a dark and powerful necromancer in order to stop him from achieving his sinister dreams of immortality and lichdom. In order to pass his test, Keldon must not only survive by defeating the necromancer and his undead minions, but also by displaying selflessness and virtue. Perhaps he will be his own worst enemy as he faces a dark temptation. Will he survive and pass the test to become a mage and someday a great wizard? Or will he ultimately fail and face the possibility of defeat and oblivion? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118439/bk_acx0_118439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I believe marketing should be easy, fun, and very, very profitable. Unfortunately, most business owners struggle just to get enough customers to get by. Why do so many fail while others succeed? It's all about marketing! Your marketing will either make or break your business. In this book you will learn fifty-seven proven marketing strategies from successful entrepreneurs who have tried everything. Why struggle to "reinvent the wheel" of successful marketing when you can just learn from entrepreneurs who have tried and tested everything you could imagine? Marketing is easy when you follow proven marketing strategies! Why you should read this book: Over 70 percent of Americans say they want to start a business...someday. Many never do. If you've started a business or are considering starting one, I believe you deserve to have access to the world's greatest marketing strategies. I wrote this book to help entrepreneurs like you take their business to the next level. For me, I was born to be in business. I don’t know why or how, I just know that ever since I was young I never wanted a job. I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to help others live a better life. And so I started my first business at age 13, manufacturing SAD lamps out of my father’s garage. It was a good business but I was tired of manual labor. So I started several other small ventures until age 19 when I decided to get into sales. It was the best decision I’ve ever made! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Zarcone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019492/bk_acx0_019492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the heart of the nation, the Millennials will soon be in control of our future. The entire working class, judges, law enforcement, politicians, and decision-makers will be at the head of everything. One day soon, Millennials will be deciding our fates and where we go from here. Unfortunately, Millennials will be faced with problems and hurdles that other generations have not had to deal with. Millennials will be in a unique position to fail, as it were. This generation, and to no fault of their own, must overcome depression, addiction, and must find a purpose that holds meaning in their lives. Millennials are not satisfied with having a job and just getting by; they must find meaning in what they are doing on the daily. Many millennials have been over-parented and coddled to the extent that an entire generation will be negatively affected. This generation as children were helped too much as their parents just wanted a better life for their children, but what parent doesn’t? Not all parents were “helicopter” parents and always hovering over their child. There were plenty of parents that were just not there emotionally or were unavailable to Millennials. Experts think there are many negative effects that are now surfacing with current statistics. Are Millennials going to have children of their own someday? Will they be able to make it through a typical nine to five job? Are suburbs and the suburbia life coming to end? How does an entire generation find meaning in their work and life? How does a whole generation fend for themselves without being taught the skills to be successful and prosper independently? What will the future look and be like when Millennials take the helm of the ship of life? Find all of the answers in this audiobook. Millennial depression and addiction The experts say that Millennial depression and addiction are increasingly worse off than other generations. The “Baby Boomers”, or 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ann Bumbak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/186246/bk_acx0_186246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Published with the blessing of Cixin Liu, The Redemption of Time extends the astonishing universe conjured by the Three-Body Trilogy.Death is no release for Yun Tianming - merely the first step on a journey that will place him on the frontline of a war that has raged since the beginning of time.At the end of the fourth year of the Crisis Era, Yun Tianming died. He was flash frozen, put aboard a spacecraft and launched on a trajectory to intercept the Trisolaran First Fleet. It was a desperate plan, a Trojan gambit almost certain to fail. But there was an infinitesimal chance that the aliens would find rebooting a human irresistible, and that someday, somehow, Tianming might relay valuable information back to Earth.And so he did. But not before he betrayed humanity.Now, after millennia in exile, Tianming has a final chance at redemption. A being calling itself The Spirit has recruited him to help wage war against a foe that threatens the existence of the entire universe. A challenge he will accept, but this time Tianming refuses to be a mere pawn... He has his own plans.Published with the blessing of Cixin Liu, The Redemption of Time extends the astonishing universe conjured by the Three-Body Trilogy. You'll discover why the universe is a 'dark forest', and for the first time, you'll come face-to-face with a Trisolaran...