"Now, to my surprise, I use the Chrome operating system for all my nonmobile computing. Thanks to continuous improvements in its usefulness and power, I increasingly think it’s the future of computing... For most of what people need to accomplish on a computer, Chrome is just better."
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In a few weeks, I'm headed to Atlanta and Miami for a series of conferences, culminating in a PR News presentation. I also plan to finally meet , who more than 5 years ago, took 's previous role when I moved the gears on their careers from 3,000 miles away. In advance of the PR News event, they asked for some tips on how PR pros can use GA. Here's the simple result.
Individuals cannot be simply categorised into one of two groups. We're just way more complicated than that. But here, this article breaks down the science of why the left brain - right brain myth is untrue, explained through neuroscience http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/16/left-right-brain-distinction-myth
There are games. Then there is - the best immersive experience I've been participating in for the better part of 500 days. It's simple. You visit amazing places around the world and in your backyard. You walk. You bike. You conquer. Today, I just passed 5,000 kilometers walked in the game since I started, and it's really accelerated my stats. So you could watch more TV or play World of Warcraft. But you should be downloading Ingress. Get moving.
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"A few weeks back, Google announced that it would bring its Android app and Google Play Store ecosystems to Chromebook, dramatically improving the portable PC alternative. Now, the firm has released a video showing how these two platforms will work together. And this is bad news for Windows.
And as I expected, this Peanut Butter Cup pairing of two previously separate platforms—“two great tastes that go together”—is going to be disruptive."
You could keep buying a machine with local storage and apps that you have to install and documents that you could save locally and lose if something goes wrong or your laptop gets stolen... OR you could just use a Chromebook and have all your apps and data on every device you log in to. It's a simpler choice every day.
Using an individual's current salary level as impacting their next salary ensures that pay inequality sticks around. and others here at Google are working to fix it.
In other words, labor is like any other factor of production in that the most profitable substitute is purchased (note that this does not mean the cheapest employee is hired, since not all employees have the same productivity). Past salary is a quantified signal to a prospective employer as to what previous employers have felt it was profitable to pay the given candidate; i.e. a signal of past productivity. Ignoring it may be philanthropic, but it is not rational.
This article is basically the same as Ford (employer) going to Michelin (employee-candidate) and, instead of asking how much tire model X costs, simply saying "We'll pay you $25 each for tire model X, because we think that gives us a decent profit on the cars we sell that contain 4 of those tires". The likelihood that $25 is the optimal balance point for both parties is close to zero, and across millions of such purchase decisions, the likelihood is that Ford loses greatly.
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"The day had started innocently enough. I was hosting our company’s public relations firm at the office, as we worked with our product marketing and management teams on interacting with press. At a break, I stepped outside of the conference room and found the longtime senior vice president of HR waiting for me — usually not a good sign.
“Louis, please come into my office,” he said, with a tone that made it obvious this wasn’t really a choice. So I followed."
Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.
By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."
I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact and he will get you one." Less than an hour later, I had my hands on the Chromebook PIxel and I haven't used a Mac at work since.
Google is incredibly lucky to have Sundar as CEO. I bring up the story because while it's a small one, and I'm just one person, I know Sundar is friendly, approachable, humble and focused - all attributes necessary to earn and succeed the role he's found himself in today. Now, all of you know Sundar already, but this article will help you know him more, and see the person we already knew well.
Thanks for the piece.
- Program Manager, 2011 - presentGoogle Analytics Advocacy. Prior work at Google includes Developer Relations, Google+.
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- BlueArcDir, Corporate Marketing, 2001 - 2009
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