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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business; Reprint edition (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385528183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385528184
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Getting Organized in the Google Era breaks new ground…guiding you to solutions that honor your unique personality.   Smart, non-judgmental and filled with practical advice.
-Julie Morgenstern, NY Times bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out and Never Check Email in the Morning.
 
“Douglas Merrill has worked a near-miracle: In short, simple steps, he shows how to become powerful and confident in a world of too much info and too little time. This isn’t just the book I wished I’d written, it’s the book I need to give to people I care about.”
-Quentin Hardy, Forbes Magazine.
 
This book has been a terrific resource for a messy-desked, attention-challenged thinker of random thoughts like me!  Thanks to Douglas Merrill, I now use digital tools to find almost everything and my transition from paper to digital is no longer awkward.  This is a marvelous book, with tremendous ideas on every page. 
-Susan Scott, NY Times bestselling author of Fierce Conversations, Achieving Success at Work & in Life – One Conversation at a Time, and Fierce Leadership, A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today.
 
“Perhaps only Douglas Merrill could take us from Frederick Winslow Taylor to cloud computing to getting organized in one helpful read. This is the book to help you stay ahead of your own avalanche of information so that it's always accessible and useful to you.” 
- Dave Girouard, President of Enterprise Group, Google, Inc.


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About the Author

DOUGLAS C MERRILL is the Founder & CEO of ZestCash - a financial services technology company committed to serving the underbanked - and was previously Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Google. Prior to Google, Douglas was a Senior Vice President at Charles Schwab and Co. and an information scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has a Ph.D. in cognitive science from Princeton University.

 

JAMES A MARTIN is a PC World technology blogger, whose articles have appeared in many publications and on web sites including Washingtonpost.com.

 




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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hollensbe on August 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you have a dyslexic child, you need to read this book. One of my four children is a brilliant dyslexic and wildly unorganized. On our rides to school, we took the time to disect the contents of the book in bitesize chunks to help us understand how our brains work and how we can use tools "in the Google era" to make the web work for us more efficiently for our family. This is not an ad for Google or the book, just a helpful suggestion that decluttering your brain will help you declutter your life and let you get more done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By meesha on March 3, 2012
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I found this book to be very helpful. Since I'm a little nervous about relying too much on technology, The author's insights, opinions and useful how-to's made a big difference for me. The 2010 edition is dated, though. Make sure to grab the updated version. His music reference's really helped make the book a fun kind of work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. Ruffing on October 28, 2011
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Author led development of many of the Google tools which constitute the core of his system, so pride in parenthood evident, but justifiable. Advocates relying on search rather than fooling with filing systems etc as central premise. Makes sense. Worth the time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chase on June 30, 2011
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This book has helped me to consolodate alot of disparate documents and important resources and make them portable. Now I can go to one place and get all my international communications and documents organized. The book has saved me a huge amount of time. I also find the writing style to be personable and witty. The authors make some pretty complex concepts simple enough that my grandmother could understand it. I recommend this book to any who travels or lives in a foreign country with limited cloud computing resources and internet savvy.
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