“The 2015 IKEA catalog comes fully charged, and the battery is eternal,” says an exec named Jörgen Eghammer, also known as Chief Design Guru. He explains that this catalog is not a digital book or an e-book, but a bookbook. “The navigation is based on tactile touch technology that you can actually feel,” he adds.
I'll have to read this and see how it compares to my own experiences. ;)
How Google Works
HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg learned as they helped build the company. The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers, and that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multiface…
Some interesting ebooks in this bundle. For literally any price, you can get a copy of American Gods with no DRM, which is alone worth the price of admission. Pay more than $7.50 or so, and you can get quite the collection.
38 maps that explain the global economy
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there’s no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.
I have a large collection of maps from National Geographic; my Uncle Jim Schmelzer worked there for many, many years, and as a result there was a constant supply of these colorful portrayals of our world in my house. It is fascinating to hear the back story on what got them started.