Africa Elevate was founded by a group of young African academics who are executives in various organizations across the continent who served voluntarily for NAYD as Research leads for their countries. In this launch issue, Africa Elevate brings together voices from different African countries including Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Nigeria, Benin, Botswana, Rwanda, Malawi, Michigan and South Africa. Young people report on issues affecting rural communities in their countries, but most importantly they give a glimpse of what these communities would look like if these challenges are addressed collaboratively with the local community members by demonstrating successful development models. This is, without a doubt, the right step towards a more participatory and democratic development that values people's experiences and local knowledge. The book is a summary of the South African land issue, Botswana's Bokaa village successful development model, Energy Poverty Sustainable Solutions for the local Communities in Sudan, socio-economic conditions of women extracting salt from Djègbadji Benin, Youth in Agriculture in Africa, Improving Youth Livelihoods in Communities in Iganga and many more.
Please note: This is a summary, analysis, and review of the book and not the original book. In his invaluable guide to new product development, The Lean Startup, Eric Ries offers unconventional wisdom about the correct way to bring a product to market using the lean methodology - whether you are a startup with two employees, or a division of a huge multinational corporation. This Sumoreads summary and analysis offers supplementary material to The Lean Startup to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, Sumoreads summary and analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this Sumoreads summary and analysis include? An executive summary of the original book Editorial review Key takeaways and analysis from each section A short bio of the the author Original book summary overview: Eric Ries' The Lean Startup argues against waiting to launch the perfect product in today’s uncertain market. Ries contends that to minimize waste (in lost capital, duplicated efforts, and products no one wants), startups have to discard any activity that does not contribute to learning and make extensive interactions with their customers from day one: introduce products with minimum viable features to the market, use customer reactions and behaviors to gauge value and growth prospects, run multiple experiments and iterate, and then re-launch. Anyone creating new products for an untested market - whether at a startup or a large, established company - will find this book an invaluable guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael London Anglado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107225/bk_acx0_107225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his acclaimed memoir, 10% Happier, Dan Harris recounts the events leading to his televised panic attack and the series of events that followed — involving evangelicals, self-help gurus, Buddhists and neuroscientists — on his accidental quest to find himself. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to 10% Happier to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Summary & Analysis include?Executive summary of the original bookKey takeawaysChapter-by-chapter synopsesExposition & analysisOriginal Book Summary OverviewIn 10% Happier, Dan Harris makes a case for meditation that is so compelling that even the hardened skeptic can’t help but get drawn in. Mixing a true personal story with scientific research and the wisdom of renowned self-help gurus, this book takes an entertaining and refreshingly honest approach to overcoming the trappings of everyday life. The lessons Harris learns through his journey of self-discovery are a much-needed launch pad for anyone looking to live a more meaningful life. Please Note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, 10% Happier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Pica. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091329/bk_acx0_091329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn what it takes to start your own business and launch your dream in 60 minutes of conversation and instruction. These are the basic covered: Getting Started: Is This Career for You? Market Selection Seven Sources of Innovation Opportunity Partners and Employees Incorporation: Making It Official First Steps First Office First Communication What to Expect in the Early Days Planning, Business Plan, and Executive Summary Finance and Raising Money Operations Sales and Marketing ConclusionsThis product is part of the Simply Magazine Home and Office series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deaver Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/smag/000005/bk_smag_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations is a manual for technology companies looking to improve their ability to deliver high-value products to consumers. In the 1980s, Toyota revolutionized manufacturing with its application of the lean production philosophy. Today, DevOps seeks to apply the principles of lean manufacturing to the technology industry. To do so, DevOps unites the two traditionally clashing bodies of the corporate IT department: development and operations. In traditional IT departments, the development group builds products and then hands them off to operations to launch them and keep them up and running. This can lead to tension because products may be untested in real-world conditions when development builds them, which leaves operations to clean up the mess while trying simultaneously to keep the product afloat for customers after launch. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Jorgensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074990/bk_acx0_074990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis Preview: The Phoenix Project is a business allegory about how a fictional company becomes profitable after a crisis-driven change in its information technology management style. Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer's career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources. While working on projects for other department heads, who have varying levels of appreciation for IT and its challenges, Palmer meets a potential Parts Unlimited board member, Erik Reid, who urges Palmer to think of his IT department more like a production factory... Please Note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of The Phoenix Project Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dwight Equitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057486/bk_acx0_057486_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part one focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today's Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I've got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part two draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today's hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities - armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today's entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true. This summary is intended for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the time to devour it all. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Vann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072494/bk_acx0_072494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna "Jo" Gaines, with Mark Dagostino, is the true tale of how the husband-and-wife team, stars of the HGTV show Fixer Upper, built a life together in Waco, Texas. Starting with their first date, which was about 15 years before the book's publication in 2016, the couple traces the development of their romantic relationship and their home renovation business, Magnolia Homes. Along the way, they have four children, refurbish many "fixer-uppers", and launch a hit reality TV show. The couple met at Jo's father's auto shop where she worked as the office manager. Having recently finished college, 23-year-old Jo was still figuring out what to do with her life. One day Chip struck up a conversation with her outside the shop. He followed up the next day with a call to ask her on a date. Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078052/bk_acx0_078052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.