For almost a decade, search was the pre-eminent content discovery mechanism online. If you wanted to find something, you stuck a phrase in a search box, hit the button and hoped for the best. And for a long time, that worked just fine: Google refined their groundbreaking algorithm so it eventually seemed to know exactly what you were looking for.
E-Books Directory is a daily growing list of freely downloadable ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit and promote your own ebooks, add comments on already posted books or just browse through the directory below and download anything you need.
For years, web designers have been using graceful degradation principles to make sure visitors in older browsers can at least see the content on their websites, even if they don’t see it exactly how the designer intended.
Earlier this week, major news outlets ran with headlines about how a new microbe has been found eating up BP’s oil, and how microbes have degraded the hydrocarbons so efficiently that the vast plumes of oil in the Gulf are now undetectable. No joke.
Hiring your first employee is an important step. This is the first person you’re letting into your closely guarded domain and exposing to the inner workings of your startup, fueled by your passions – however organized, chaotic, or quixotic they may be.
Before the early nineteenth century, books were hand-bound using heavy materials such as wood, leather, gold, silver and jewels. Over the centuries, book binding had always serve as a protection to expensively printed or hand-made pages, and as embellishments tribute to the cultural authorities.
An elevator speech introduces you in the short span of an elevator ride. The theory behind this is that the introduction you make to a stranger, and potential client, needs to be short and concise, and an elevator ride is simply the best example of the time one should spend delivering this kind of speech.
How much time do you spend consuming knowledge, inspiration, or creative stimulation in a day? This drive to consume comes at a price, and research shows that satisfaction found in the search and consuming process stimulates the brain in a similar manner as acting on real creative activity.
Are you getting your “creative rush” by simply searching and consuming, or are you creating which rewards you in the long term?
“Watch out for people who have a situational value system, who can turn the charm on and off depending on the status of the person they are interacting with…Be especially wary of those who are rude to people perceived to be in subordinate roles.”—Bill Swanson, former CEO Raytheon
This is an unmitigated success for BP. Not so much because they have apparently managed to seal the well for good (though additional cement may also be poured in from the bottom, through the relief well that is nearing completion), but because they managed to do so without ever letting the flow of oil from the blown well be metered.