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Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
Apple
The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0812928512
Drawing on exclusive interviews with industry insiders, a journalist looks at the corporate intrigues, personality conflicts, and serious mistakes that led to the tumultuous fall of Apple from the pinnacle of the business world. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom
How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470740140
“If you want to understand why Wikipedia is changing the world, this book is a must read.” Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia “This book is a must read for all - social activists, politicians or managers - who have an interest in understanding how our society is morphing.” Professor C.K. Prahalad, #1 Management Guru and author of Competing for the Future Synopsis The rise of social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo is changing the way we see ourselves, how we interact with each other, how we work and how we do business on a daily basis. Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom explores the powerful forces driving the social networking revolution, the impact of these profound changes, and the far reaching consequences of social networking. Detailing the way social networks affects both individuals and societies as a whole, the book offers a detailed focus on the ways social networking affects the world of business and work. The generation entering the workforce today - and entering boardrooms everywhere - is fully engaged with social networking and its uses. Rather than feeling threatened and paranoid, today's business leaders need to understand this phenomenon, accept that it won't go away, and embrace its power in the world of business. Excerpts from Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: “Your next CEO’s most impressive job credential might be status as an online gladiator, honing valuable leadership skills mercilessly slaying mortal enemies on World of Warcraft. Why not, the skills necessary to hack your way to the top levels of virtual games – especially a killer instinct – are excellent pre-requisites for managing complex organisations.” ***** “Many senior managers mistakenly believe Enterprise 2.0 is a product, like the latest Microsoft office suite. They don’t realise that Enterprise 2.0 is not a cost centre, but a “state of mind” – a revolutionary new way of managing companies and conducting business. Web 2.0 tools have no regard for “organisational boundaries, hierarchies, or job titles”. Try telling a senior executive that, henceforth, there will be no job titles, reporting lines, and organisational boundaries in the company – and watch the reaction closely.” ***** “When someone calls a meeting, he or she is asserting authority over those who are invited to attend. Meetings are exclusive and closed. In most corporations, who gets invited to a meeting – and who does not – sends a signal about who’s ‘in the loop’. Meetings are a form of social grooming inside organisations. Meetings impose vertical authority. They establish status hierarchies. The Enterprise 2.0 model is feared in corporations because it threatens status hierarchies.” ***** “Harnessing the dynamism of horizontal networks, Web 2.0 social media are bypassing institutional forms of social organisation and directly empowering people. This book has attempted to tell that story with illustrations, which, we hope, have offered intriguing and instructive insights into the powerful transformations we described. What has interested us most, indeed, is the transformative impact – or “e-ruptions” – of Web 2.0 social media on the three dynamics that gave this book its structure: identity, status and power.” About the Authors:Matthew Fraser, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD and teaches at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. A recognised media industries expert, he also has long experience as a journalist, including weekly columnist, national television host, and Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s national daily newspaper, the National Post. Soumitra Dutta, PhD., is Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology at INSEAD. He is faculty director of elab@INSEAD, a center of excellence in the digital economy working in collaboration with organisations such as SAP and Intel. His research has been showcased in the international media such as CNN, CNBC, and the BBC. He is a fellow of the World Economic Forum.

The Internet Is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
The Internet Is a Playground
Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 1585428817
The Internet personality and creator of 27bslash6.com presents an uproarious collection of online mischief and comedy that includes such viral successes as "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead" and "Missing Missy." Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
IPAD Quicksteps: Covers 3rd Generation Ipad!
IPAD Quicksteps
Covers 3rd Generation Ipad!
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071803718
The third generation iPad is here, and customers are lining up around the block to get it. iPad QuickSteps is a perfect vehicle to learn about this category-defining tablet, with four-color illustrations throughout, and handy Tips and Shortcuts that make key points easy to understand and remember. QuickSteps numbered steps show readers how to use iPad's core features, while informative QuickFacts sidebars explain the how to get the most out of them.Veteran author Joli Ballew shows readers how to quickly set up and begin using the iPad, including customizing, loading content from the App Store and iTunes such as eBooks, movies, videos, and music, plus email and web surfing. Ballew also covers the best apps for extending the functionality of iPad.Step-by-step tutorials and quick-reference information with full-color graphics and colorful layouts throughout Landscape-oriented layout features graphics and text side by side, and the book lies open so readers can follow along as they type Contains key third generation iPad details to help readers maximize all the new tablet's features
Icon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Icon Steve Jobs
The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471720836
An examination of one of the greatest success stories of the digital age looks at the success Steve Jobs has had with Pixar and his rejuvenation of Apple through the introduction of the iMac and iPod.
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Professional Sharepoint 2010 Cloud-based Solutions
Paperback      ISBN: 1118076575
An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry—the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing—this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more. - Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions - Melds the hottest new trend in the industry—developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud—with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions - Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs - Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.
Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy
Profiling Machines
Mapping the Personal Information Economy
Hardcover      ISBN: 0262050730
In this book Greg Elmer brings the perspectives of cultural and media studies to the subject of consumer profiling and feedback technology in the digital economy. He examines the multiplicity of processes that monitor consumers and automatically collect, store, and cross-reference personal information. When we buy a book at Amazon.com or a kayak from L.L. Bean, our transactions are recorded, stored, and deployed to forecast our future behavior -- thus we may receive solicitations to buy another book by the same author or the latest in kayaking gear. Elmer charts this process, explaining the technologies that make it possible and examining the social and political implications. Elmer begins by establishing a theoretical framework for his discussion, proposing a "diagrammatic approach" that draws on but questions Foucault's theory of surveillance. In the second part of the book, he presents the historical background of the technology of consumer profiling, including such pre-electronic tools as the census and the warranty card, and describes the software and technology in use today for demographic mapping. In the third part, he looks at two case studies -- a marketing event sponsored by Molson that was held in the Canadian Arctic (contrasting the attendees and the indigenous inhabitants) and the use of "cookies" to collect personal information on the World Wide Web, which (along with other similar technologies) automate the process of information collection and cross-referencing. Elmer concludes by considering the politics of profiling, arguing that we must begin to question our everyday electronic routines.
Coding HTML & CSS Basics
Coding HTML & CSS Basics
Paperback      ISBN: 1783613920
Coding HTML and CSS is a great practical guide to the basics of HTML and CSS coding. It will help with starting small and medium projects, such as customising your blog or making your own website, and give practical examples of techniques that will aid you. Additionally you will be taken through the steps of adding images and video to your website, along with a troubleshooting guide for any problems that crop up and step-by-step guides to make coding easy.
Teach Yourself Visually Macs
Teach Yourself Visually Macs
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0470888482
Each illustrated resource offers visual learners a great beginner's guide to a particular topic, augmenting step-by-step instructions with full-color screen shots.
Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
Mastering VMware Infrastructure 3
Paperback      ISBN: 0470183136
A guide to VMware covers such topics as creating virtual networks, managing storage devices, protecting data, migrating virtual machines, and monitoring resource access.