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The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their disruptive ideas into realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his exciting saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He then explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so creative.
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Dot Complicated - How to Make it Through Life Online in One Piece
Technology and social media have changed, enhanced and complicated every facet of our lives. The technological revolution is not going away. We can't hide from it or pretend that it's not happening. So how do we deal with it? In Dot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg shows us how. Through first-hand accounts of her time at Facebook and beyond, she investigates the opportunities and obstacles, problems and solutions, presented by this new online reality. In the process, she establishes rules to bring some much needed order and clarity to our connected, complicated and constantly changing lives online. Invaluable, timely, and engaging, Dot Complicated reveals how to make it through your life online in one piece - from the etiquette of unfriending and the power of crowdsourcing to the perils of photo tags and the importance of teaching your kids how to be tech-savvy.
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The Business of Winning: Strategic Success from the Formula One Track to the Boardroom
Formula 1 is a microcosm of global businesses. To be successful in it requires strong skills; leadership, vision, communication, as well as the ability to design, manufacture, develop and bring to market a constantly improving high technology product, working to immoveable deadlines with hundreds of suppliers, demanding customers and all in the face of a relentless 20-event schedule around the world where your results are posted every fortnight and the successes and failures are there for all to see. The Business of Winning is the one stop management guide seen through the perspective of the high-profile, high-pressure world of Formula 1. The book is based on hard-won experience; practical examples and accounts of how owners, drivers, teams, technicians and sponsors deal with the full range of management questions and issues they face every day.
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The Mentoring Manual: Your Step by Step Guide to Being a Better Mentor
As a mentor you must be many things: role model, expert, advocate, cheerleader, enforcer and friend. Plus you must make a positive, lasting difference to the knowledge, skills and prospects of your mentee. So, being a mentor is a big responsibility. But with The Mentoring Manual, getting it right is easy. Based on methods developed - and proven - in business, this highly practical book will show you how mentoring works, take you step-by-step through everything you need to know and do, and show you how both parties can get the best from the relationship. * Understand what mentoring really is and how to do it well * Feel fully confident in your ability to be a great mentor * Develop key skills like listening, collaboration and coaching * Help your mentee feel more knowledgeable, confident and valued * Pass on your skills, experience and expertise to colleagues and contacts Get the most from mentoring: help your mentee, develop your skills and make a positive difference "A breath of fresh air compared with many books on coaching and mentoring.
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