Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better
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Author: Charles Duhigg
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0385680910
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Unknown

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From the bestselling author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book exploring the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think--rather than what you think about--can transform your life. Productivity, recent studies suggest, isn't always about driving ourselves harder, working faster and pushing ourselves toward greater "efficiency." Rather, real productivity relies on managing how we think, identify goals, construct teams and make decisions. The most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently--they envision the world and their choices in profoundly different ways. This book explores eight concepts that are critical to increasing productivity. It takes you into the cockpit of two passenger jets (one crashes) to understand the importance of constructing mental models--telling yourself stories about yourself in order to subconsciously focus on what really matters. It introduces us to basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps, where the internal locus of control is exploited to increase self-motivation. It chronicles the outbreak of Israel's Yom Kippur War to examine cognitive closure--a dangerous trap that stems from our natural desire to feel productive and check every last thing off our to-do lists, causing us to miss obvious risks and bigger opportunities. It uses a high-achieving public school in Cincinnati to illuminate the concept of disfluency, which holds that we learn faster and more deeply when we make the data harder to absorb. It shows how the principles of lean manufacturing--in which decision-making power is pushed to the lowest levels of the hierarchy--allowed the FBI to produce a software system that had eluded them for years. It explores how Disney made Frozen into a record success by encouraging tension among animation teams--a version of what biologists refer to as the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, which posits that nature is most creative when crises occur. With the combination of relentless curiosity, deep reporting and rich storytelling that defined The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg takes readers from neurology laboratories to Google's brainstorming sessions and illustrates how we can all increase productivity in our lives.

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better
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Author: Charles Duhigg
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385680929
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Doubleday Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the bestselling author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book exploring the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think--rather than what you think about--can transform your life. Productivity, recent studies suggest, isn't always about driving ourselves harder, working faster and pushing ourselves toward greater "efficiency." Rather, real productivity relies on managing how we think, identify goals, construct teams and make decisions. The most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently--they envision the world and their choices in profoundly different ways. This book explores eight concepts that are critical to increasing productivity. It takes you into the cockpit of two passenger jets (one crashes) to understand the importance of constructing mental models--telling yourself stories about yourself in order to subconsciously focus on what really matters. It introduces us to basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps, where the internal locus of control is exploited to increase self-motivation. It chronicles the outbreak of Israel's Yom Kippur War to examine cognitive closure--a dangerous trap that stems from our natural desire to feel productive and check every last thing off our to-do lists, causing us to miss obvious risks and bigger opportunities. It uses a high-achieving public school in Cincinnati to illuminate the concept of disfluency, which holds that we learn faster and more deeply when we make the data harder to absorb. It shows how the principles of lean manufacturing--in which decision-making power is pushed to the lowest levels of the hierarchy--allowed the FBI to produce a software system that had eluded them for years. It explores how Disney made Frozen into a record success by encouraging tension among animation teams--a version of what biologists refer to as the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, which posits that nature is most creative when crises occur. With the combination of relentless curiosity, deep reporting and rich storytelling that defined The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg takes readers from neurology laboratories to Google's brainstorming sessions and illustrates how we can all increase productivity in our lives.

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better
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Author: Charles Duhigg
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781473517653
Release: 2016-03-16
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In his international bestseller The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. Now he applies the same relentless curiosity and masterful analysis to the question: how can each of us achieve more? Drawing on the very latest findings in neuroscience, psychology and behavioural economics, he demonstrates the eight simple principles that govern productivity. He demonstrates how the most dynamic and effective people – from CEOs to film-makers to software entrepreneurs – deploy them. And he shows how you can, too. ‘Charles has some wonderful advice for increasing productivity . . . the tips he highlights have most definitely played a huge part in helping me to build the Virgin brand.’ Richard Branson ‘In Smarter Faster Better Duhigg finds provocative answers to a riddle of our age: how to become more productive (by two times, or even ten times) and less busy.’ Jim Collins ‘There are valuable lessons in Smarter Faster Better . . . I never felt like putting it down.’ Financial Times

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better
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Author: Charles Duhigg
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780679645429
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Random House

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think—with an appendix of real-world lessons to apply to your life. At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways. A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world. A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group—a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit. A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp—and discovers that instilling a “bias toward action” can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers. The filmmakers behind Disney’s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe—until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. What do these people have in common? They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive. In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can improve at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.

Lifehacker

Lifehacker
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Author: Adam Pash,Gina Trapani
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781118133453
Release: 2011-06-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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A new edition, packed with even more clever tricks and methods that make everyday life easier Lifehackers redefine personal productivity with creative and clever methods for making life easier and more enjoyable. This new edition of a perennial bestseller boasts new and exciting tips, tricks, and methods that strike a perfect balance between current technology and common sense solutions for getting things done. Exploring the many ways technology has changed since the previous edition, this new edition has been updated to reflect the latest and greatest in technological and personal productivity. The new "hacks" run the gamut of working with the latest Windows and Mac operating systems for both Windows and Apple, getting more done with smartphones and their operating systems, and dealing with the evolution of the web. Even the most tried-and-true hacks have been updated to reflect the contemporary tech world and the tools it provides us. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier by helping us work more efficiently. Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, Third Edition is your guide to making that happen!

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Summary Analysis

The Power of Habit  by Charles Duhigg   Summary   Analysis
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Author: Elite Summaries
Pages: 126
ISBN:
Release: 2016-06-13
Editor: Elite Summaries

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Detailed summary and analysis of The Power of Habit.

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter  Faster  Better
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Author: Karlin Sloan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0787985872
Release: 2006-06-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Fitter Faster Stronger Smarter

Fitter  Faster  Stronger  Smarter
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Author: Dr. Miranda Banks
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781118319659
Release: 2012-01-24
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through her work as a performance psychologist with elite professional sportspeople, Miranda Banks knows the challenges faced by those striving to achieve. Enriched by real-life stories from high-performing people in sport and business, Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter provides you with a cohesive and practical framework for reaching your full potential. Using a unique combination of performance psychology, mental-skills training and behavioural modification, Miranda will inspire you to bring out your best performances. Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, play a better game of tennis or feel fulfilled and happy, FFSS provides you with strategies and a pathway for reaching your goals.

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better
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Author: Kor Marton
Pages: 113
ISBN: 1520586493
Release: 2017-02-13
Editor: Unknown

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Why are some entrepreneurs extremely successful while others can barely scrape by? What do they do differently than the rest? Is there a pattern to success? As it turns out, successful people, too, have 24 hours in their day but they use effort multipliers and a smart combination of other productivity hacks to outdo everyone else. They also avoid the obvious and even the not-so-obvious pitfalls. Kor Marton is a bad boy street fighter turned revolutionary entrepreneur is now sharing his wealth of knowledge about the secret behind the superhuman productivity of successful people. Smarter Faster Better introduces readers to: Hacks, tips, and tricks to max out your productivity. Proven concepts to get more done with less effort. Working techniques to achieve great quality in less time. You Too Can Be Super Productive NOW! Learn how to shave hours, seconds and minutes off of your daily routine with simple, noninvasive adjustments. Discover how to wake up energized and ready to work smart. Uncover the modern world's biggest time wasters and how to avoid them. Become highly successful by making better choices regarding health and lifestyle. Properly applying the collection of secret productivity hacks found in this book will help you unfold your full potential in no time! You Too Can Work Smarter, Faster and Better This book gives readers: Actionable steps for erasing possible pre-existing limitations. Practical insights to create habits that promote success. Behavioral techniques used by the most successful people on the face of this planet. Proven productivity concepts that can be applied instantly. Become an Overnight Success in Business and Life! Follow in the footsteps of thousands of successful, wealthy entrepreneurs and become a successful, highly productive person! ”The time to master productivity is right NOW!“ Work Smarter, Not Harder Be Productive! Get your copy of Smarter Faster Better now!“

Smarter Faster Cheaper

Smarter  Faster  Cheaper
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Author: David Siteman Garland
Pages: 256
ISBN: 047093381X
Release: 2010-11-18
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

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Save time and money in building, marketing and promoting your business With huge recent shifts in the way enterprises are built, marketed, and monetized, these are "wild west" times for business. In this new landscape, entrepreneurs and small business owners actually have an edge in marketing without spinning their wheels or going broke. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper gives you an innovative, approachable new guide on how to market, promote and improve your business drawing on real world examples and offering practical advice as opposed to fluffy theory. It presents a complete roadmap for marketing and promoting your business with the latest techniques. Draws from author David Siteman Garland's extensive experiences as a successful entrepreneur Based on countless interviews with successful leaders, including conversations with entrepreneurs and owners of businesses large and small Strategies and ideas are easy to understand, digest, and immediately put to use From learning when to skimp and when to splurge to mastering the art of online schmoozing, Smarter, Faster, Cheaper will save you time, money, and aggravation whether you're building your tenth business or your first.

The Fasting Fix

The Fasting Fix
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Author: Andreas Michalsen
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781984880161
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Penguin

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Fasting: we've all heard of it. Countless celebrities and bestselling books have touted the benefits of fasting for weight loss, but what most of us don't know is that the benefits of fasting extend far beyond that--the latest scientific findings show that fasting is the best and easiest way for us to fight disease and slow aging. In The Fasting Fix, Dr. Andreas Michalsen--one of the world's leading experts on fasting--lays out the clear, indisputable science that fasting, when combined with a healthy diet, is the key to healing chronic illnesses and living longer. Dr. Michalsen draws from his decades of medical practice and original, cutting-edge scientific research, along with his deep knowledge about the human body and evolutionary history, to distill the simple truth about what and how we should eat in order to live healthier, longer lives. Learn which foods to eat and which we should avoid. And learn the specific fasting program--therapeutic fasting, intermittent fasting, or a combination of both--that will most benefit your specific lifestyle and health needs. With stories from patients he has successfully treated and detailed treatment programs for the most common chronic diseases--obesity, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, arthrosis, rheumatism, irritable bowel syndrome, skin diseases, allergies and asthma, migraines, depression, neurological diseases, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and cancer--Dr. Michalsen shows us why other diets have failed, and how we can finally be healthy.

Stronger Faster Smarter

Stronger  Faster  Smarter
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Author: Ryan Ferguson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780399173066
Release: 2015
Editor: TarcherPerigee

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After spending the last 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, the author, who advocates for wrongly accused people, shares the fitness program that kept him alive and healthy. Original.

Better and Faster

Better and Faster
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Author: Jeremy Gutsche
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780385346559
Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Out-innovate, outsmart and outmaneuver your competitors with tactics from the CEO of TrendHunter.com, Jeremy Gutsche. In our world of chaos and change, what are you overlooking? If you knew the answer, you’d be a better innovator, better manager, and better investor. This book will make you better by teaching you how to overcome neurological traps that block successful people, like you, from realizing your full potential. Then, it will make you faster by teaching you 6 patterns of opportunity: Convergence, Divergence, Cyclicality, Redirection, Reduction and Acceleration. Each pattern you’ll learn is a repeatable shortcut that has created fortunes for ex-criminals, reclusive billionaires, disruptive CEOs and ordinary people who unexpectedly made it big. In an unparalleled study of 250,000 ideas, Jeremy and his TrendHunter.com team have leveraged their 100,000,000 person audience to study what actually causes opportunity: data-driven research that was never before possible. The result is a series of frameworks battle-tested with several hundred brands, and top executives at some of the most successful companies in the world who rely on Jeremy to accelerate their hunt for ideas. Better and Faster will help you learn to see patterns and clues wherever you look that will put you on the smarter, easier path to finding those breakthrough ideas, faster.

Faster Smarter Greener

Faster  Smarter  Greener
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Author: Venkat Sumantran,Charles Fine,David Gonsalvez
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780262341882
Release: 2017-09-29
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A call to redefine mobility so that it is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized, as well as sustainable, adaptable, and city-friendly. The twentieth century was the century of the automobile; the twenty-first will see mobility dramatically re-envisioned. Automobiles altered cityscapes, boosted economies, and made personal mobility efficient and convenient for many. We had a century-long love affair with the car. But today, people are more attached to their smartphones than their cars. Cars are not always the quickest mode of travel in cities; and emissions from the rapidly growing number of cars threaten the planet. This book, by three experts from industry and academia, envisions a new world of mobility that is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized (the CHIP architecture). The authors describe the changes that are coming. City administrators are shifting from designing cities for cars to designing cities for people. Nations and cities will increasingly employ targeted user fees and offer subsidies to nudge consumers toward more sustainable modes. The sharing economy is coaxing many consumers to shift from being owners of assets to being users of services. The auto industry is responding with connected cars that double as virtual travel assistants and by introducing autonomous driving. The CHIP architecture embodies an integrated, multimode mobility system that builds on ubiquitous connectivity, electrified and autonomous vehicles, and a marketplace open to innovation and entrepreneurship. Consumers will exercise choice on the basis of user experience and efficiency, aided by “intelligent advisors,” accessible through their mobile devices. An innovative mobility architecture reconfigured for this century is a social and economic necessity; this book charts a course for achieving it.

Everyone Communicates Few Connect

Everyone Communicates  Few Connect
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Author: John C. Maxwell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781418554767
Release: 2010-03-28
Editor: HarperCollins Leadership

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

World-renowned leadership expert and bestselling author John C. Maxwell says if you want to be an effective leader, you must learn how to connect with people. While it may seem like some folks are just born with a commanding presence that draws people in, the fact is anyone can learn to communicate in ways that consistently build powerful connections. Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, helps you succeed by revealing Maxwell’s Five Principles and Five Practices to develop this crucial skill of connecting, including: finding common ground, keeping your communication simple, capturing people's interest, inspiring people, and staying authentic in all your relationships. Your ability to achieve results in any organization--be it a company, church, nonprofit, or even in your family--is directly tied to the leadership skills in your toolbox. Connecting is an easy-to-learn skill you can apply today in your personal, professional, and family relationships to start living your best life.

Faster Higher Stronger

Faster  Higher  Stronger
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Author: Mark McClusky
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780147516473
Release: 2015-01-28
Editor: Plume

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Faster, Higher, Stronger, veteran journalist Mark McClusky brings readers behind the scenes with a new generation of athletes, coaches and scientists, whose accomplishments are changing our understanding of human physical achievement and completely redefining the limits of the human body . Brimming with cutting-edge science and gripping anecdotes it is a fascinating, exhilarating look at how far we can push the boundaries of our bodies and minds.

Hacking Marketing

Hacking Marketing
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Author: Scott Brinker
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119183235
Release: 2016-03-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Apply software-inspired management concepts to accelerate modern marketing In many ways, modern marketing has more in common with the software profession than it does with classic marketing management. As surprising as that may sound, it's the natural result of the world going digital. Marketing must move faster, adapt more quickly to market feedback, and manage an increasingly complex set of customer experience touchpoints. All of these challenges are shaped by the dynamics of software—from the growing number of technologies in our own organizations to the global forces of the Internet at large. But you can turn that to your advantage. And you don't need to be technical to do it. Hacking Marketing will show you how to conquer those challenges by adapting successful management frameworks from the software industry to the practice of marketing for any business in a digital world. You'll learn about agile and lean management methodologies, innovation techniques used by high-growth technology companies that any organization can apply, pragmatic approaches for scaling up marketing in a fragmented and constantly shifting environment, and strategies to unleash the full potential of talent in a digital age. Marketing responsibilities and tactics have changed dramatically over the past decade. This book now updates marketing management to better serve this rapidly evolving discipline. Increase the tempo of marketing's responsiveness without chaos or burnout Design "continuous" marketing programs and campaigns that constantly evolve Drive growth with more marketing experiments while actually reducing risk Architect marketing capabilities in layers to better scale and adapt to change Balance strategic focus with the ability to harness emergent opportunities As a marketer and a manager, Hacking Marketing will expand your mental models for how to lead marketing in a digital world where everything—including marketing—flows with the speed and adaptability of software.

Executive Protection

Executive Protection
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Author: Robert Oatman
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1934696560
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Unknown

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The Power of Moments

The Power of Moments
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Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781501147760
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?) Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

Building the Network of the Future

Building the Network of the Future
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Author: John Donovan,Krish Prabhu
Pages: 427
ISBN: 9781351804691
Release: 2017-06-26
Editor: CRC Press

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From the Foreword: "This book lays out much of what we’ve learned at AT&T about SDN and NFV. Some of the smartest network experts in the industry have drawn a map to help you navigate this journey. Their goal isn’t to predict the future but to help you design and build a network that will be ready for whatever that future holds. Because if there’s one thing the last decade has taught us, it’s that network demand will always exceed expectations. This book will help you get ready." —Randall Stephenson, Chairman, CEO, and President of AT&T "Software is changing the world, and networks too. In this in-depth book, AT&T's top networking experts discuss how they're moving software-defined networking from concept to practice, and why it's a business imperative to do this rapidly." —Urs Hölzle, SVP Cloud Infrastructure, Google "Telecom operators face a continuous challenge for more agility to serve their customers with a better customer experience and a lower cost. This book is a very inspiring and vivid testimony of the huge transformation this means, not only for the networks but for the entire companies, and how AT&T is leading it. It provides a lot of very deep insights about the technical challenges telecom engineers are facing today. Beyond AT&T, I’m sure this book will be extremely helpful to the whole industry." —Alain Maloberti, Group Chief Network Officer, Orange Labs Networks "This new book should be read by any organization faced with a future driven by a "shift to software." It is a holistic view of how AT&T has transformed its core infrastructure from hardware based to largely software based to lower costs and speed innovation. To do so, AT&T had to redefine their technology supply chain, retrain their workforce, and move toward open source user-driven innovation; all while managing one of the biggest networks in the world. It is an amazing feat that will put AT&T in a leading position for years to come." —Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation This book is based on the lessons learned from AT&T’s software transformation journey starting in 2012 when rampant traffic growth necessitated a change in network architecture and design. Using new technologies such as NFV, SDN, Cloud, and Big Data, AT&T’s engineers outlined and implemented a radical network transformation program that dramatically reduced capital and operating expenditures. This book describes the transformation in substantial detail. The subject matter is of great interest to telecom professionals worldwide, as well as academic researchers looking to apply the latest techniques in computer science to solving telecom’s big problems around scalability, resilience, and survivability.