彭蒙惠英语：20110128 MP3在线课程 Stay Afloat in the Sea of Information
Stay Afloat in the Sea of Information
Review by Anna Welch / Getting Organized in the Google Era by Douglas C. Merrill and James A. Martin / (c) 2010. Book review used by permission of Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
Our brains and our work lives are often out of sync, according to authors Douglas Merrill and James Martin
Our nine-to-five workdays and our cubicle-based workstations are no longer helping us get done what we need to do. It's no wonder that we have trouble organizing ourselves to win the game when the entire playing field is poorly designed! Thankfully we have some new tools to help us manage our time better and do our best work. In Getting Organized in the Google Era, the authors compile hundreds of useful tips for getting more from our time at work and home.
Merrill knows this territory well. Before he was the chief operating officer of new music at EMI, he was the chief information officer at Google. Before that, he worked as a senior vice president at Charles Schwab and an information scientist at RAND. With a Ph.D. in cognitive science from Princeton University, he understands the human brain and the ways new tools can help to keep it sane amid today's technological tumult.
As a person with dyslexia, a learning disorder that causes the brain to reverse numbers and letters, Merrill has great empathy for people who are struggling with getting things organized. While researching the subject of brain cognition, he learned that the ways our brains are hardwired often work against what we are trying to accomplish. This makes getting organized an often difficult undertaking. Through his research and his work, he learned a vast array of techniques for getting past limitations and focusing on the right information. Now, Merrill and Martin have arranged these work tactics into a book that helps others get their own work and personal
lives in order.