Getting Organized in the Google Era

Getting Organized in the Google Era

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Whether it's a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn't our fault. Our brains simply aren't designed to deal with the pressures and competing demands on our attention in today's fast-paced, information-saturated, digital world. What's more, he says, many of the ways in which our society is structured are outdated, imposing additional chaos that makes us feel stressed, scattered, and disorganized. But it doesn't have to be this way. Luckily, we have a myriad of amazing new digital tools and technologies at our fingertips to help us manage the strains on our brains and on our lives; the trick is knowing when and how to use them. This is why Merrill, who helped spearhead Google's effort to qorganize the world's information, q offers a wealth of tips and strategies for how to use these new tools to become more organized, efficient, and successful than ever. But if you're looking for traditional, rigid, one-size-fits-all strategies for organization, this isn't the book for you. Instead, Merrill draws on his intimate knowledge of how the brain works to help us develop fresh, innovative, and flexible systems of organization tailored to our individual goals, constraints, and lifestyles. From how to harness the amazing power of search, to how to get the most out of cloud computing, to techniques for filtering through the enormous avalanche of information that assaults us at every turn, to tips for minimizing distractions and better integrating work and life, Getting Organized in the Google Era is chock-full of practical, invaluable, and often counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be more organized and productivea€“and less stressed--in our 21st-century world. From the Hardcover edition.LOVE LIKE Apple MacBook Air ( Ita#39;s missing some features other laptops have, like a built-in DVD drive, and ita#39;s pricey. ... Theya#39;re light and have decent battery lives, and there are docking stations available if you have a regular place to settle down with it. ... given Jeannea#39;s story, Ia#39;ve been waiting impatiently for a tool that helps people organize important health care information.

Title:Getting Organized in the Google Era
Author:Douglas Merrill, James A. Martin
Publisher:Crown Business - 2010-03-16


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