- Eye Opening
While the rating tells you how good a book is according to our two core criteria, it says nothing about its particular defining features. Therefore, we use a set of 20 qualities to characterize each book by its strengths:
Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
Alexa – Amazon’s personal assistant AI – has become ubiquitous in the half decade since the company introduced its Echo smart speakers. And developers have extended Alexa’s capabilities by creating roughly 100,000 Alexa apps – called “skills.” Yet Alexa remains underutilized: Most users haven’t discovered the wealth of skills available, and music and weather remain Alexa’s dominant uses. To remedy this situation, Bradley Metrock – CEO of Score Publishing, executive producer of the VoiceFirst Events series and host of the podcast This Week in Voice – presents a compendium of 200 useful, innovative and entertaining Alexa skills. For everyday users, Metrock offers an eye-opening introduction to new uses for Alexa, and for developers, his e-book provides valuable information and inspiration.
About the Author
Bradley Metrock is CEO of Score Publishing, executive producer of the Voice First Events series and host of the podcast This Week in Voice.