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Getting Organized in the Google Era

How To Get Stuff Out Of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, And Get It Done Right

By Douglas Clark Merrill, 1970-

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 What's more, he says, many of the ways in which our society is structured are outdated, imposing additional chaos that makes us feel stressed, scattered, and disorganized.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 "organize the world's information," 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 productive–and less stressed--in our 21st-century world.

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Format: Book
Author: Merrill, Douglas Clark, 1970-
Summary: Douglas C. Merrill, an organization dynamo and former Google CIO, reveals how listeners can utilize modern technology to better manage their time. From multitasking to being on time, Merrill's tips, which helped build the Google empire, will allow listeners to not only better their own lives, but help reshape and modernize the world.
Title: Getting organized in the Google era : how to get stuff out of your head, find it when you need it, and get it done right / Douglas C. Merrill and James A. Martin.
Publisher Date: New York : Broadway Books, c2010.
Subject: Google Memory Organization
Isbn: 9780385528177 0385528175
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Format: Book
Author: Merrill, Douglas Clark, 1970-
Summary: Douglas C. Merrill, an organization dynamo and former Google CIO, reveals how listeners can utilize modern technology to better manage their time. From multitasking to being on time, Merrill's tips, which helped build the Google empire, will allow listeners to not only better their own lives, but help reshape and modernize the world.
Title: Getting organized in the Google era : how to get stuff out of your head, find it when you need it, and get it done right / Douglas C. Merrill and James A. Martin.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Broadway Books, c2010.
Description: xiv, 257 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Google
Subjects: Memory
Subjects: Organization
Other Author: Martin, James A.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-248) and index.
Contents: A panoramic view of you. Cocktail parties & Cap'n Crunch : a journey inside your brain ; Summer vacations, suburbia & factory shifts : overcoming organizational challenges in a disorganized world ; Racecars, basketball shorts & opera : owning up to our personal constraints ; Climb that mountain or chill in the Barcalounger? : the importance of having clear goals -- The new organization--and how to achieve it. Beyond Taylorism & Trapper Keepers : why search matters ; Paris, France, or Paris, Vegas? : how to master the art of search ; Colored markers & filters : making information stick ; Day-timer or digital? : when, and when not, to go paperless ; Beyond send & received : turning your E-mails into a searchable history that's all about you ; Thanks for sharing ; why you should keep your calendar in the Cloud ; A browser, an operating system & some cool stickers : organizing your documents and web content -- Overcoming challenges, big and small. Avoiding brain strain : strategies for minimizing distractions and staying focused throughout the workday ; checking E-mail from the beach : how to integrate work and life ; Dealing with the unexpected ; Putting it all together -- Epilogue : Dude! Just turn off your brain and ski -- Stuff we love.
LCCN: 2009025578
ISBN: 9780385528177
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