Always Day One

Always Day One

"This is a terrific book" - Kara Swisher An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook.

Author: Alex Kantrowitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593083499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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"This is a terrific book" - Kara Swisher An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook. At Amazon, "Day One" is code for inventing like a startup, with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death." Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely, rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success in a business world where no advantage is safe. Companies today can spin up new products at record speed -- thanks to artificial intelligence and cloud computing -- and those who stand still will be picked apart. The tech giants remain dominant because they've built cultures that spark continual reinvention. It might sound radical, but those who don't act like it's always day one do so at their own peril. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with--and beat--the titans.
Categories: Business & Economics

Tech Titans Set

Tech Titans  Set

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Author: Essential Library

Publisher: Essential Library

ISBN: 1532116845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Today's major technology companies play significant roles in society. They make the smartphones and run the social media services that connect friends, families, and colleagues, and their capacity to collect and process data is unmatched in human history. Tech Titans examines the histories of these companies, discusses their activities today, and considers their futures. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tech Titans of China

Tech Titans of China

Determined to keep a lead in cutting-edge AI technology, Baidu budgeted $300 million for a second Silicon Valley research lab in 2017, supplementing its first in 2014, and the Beijing-based titan has set up an engineering office in ...

Author: Rebecca Fannin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529374506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 106

Featuring detailed profiles of the Chinese tech companies making waves, the tech sectors that matter most in China's grab for super power status, and predictions for China's tech dominance in just 10 years. The rise of China's tech companies and intense competition from the sector is just beginning. This will present an ongoing management and strategy challenge for companies for many years to come. Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China's grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is. Fannin, a leading expert on the Chinese tech sector, is an internationally-recognized journalist, author and speaker. Through her company, Silicon Dragon, Fannin hosts 12 live events annually for business leaders, venture capitalists, start-up founders, and others impacted by or interested in the Chinese tech industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Big Nine

The Big Nine

In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI -- the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself -- is broken.

Author: Amy Webb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541773745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 105

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we -- the everyday people whose data powers AI -- aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into -- one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations -- Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain. In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI -- the people working on the system, their motivations, the technology itself -- is broken. Within our lifetimes, AI will, by design, begin to behave unpredictably, thinking and acting in ways which defy human logic. The big nine corporations may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity. Much more than a passionate, human-centered call-to-arms, this book delivers a strategy for changing course, and provides a path for liberating us from algorithmic decision-makers and powerful corporations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Profiles 3 Tech Titans

Profiles  3  Tech Titans

Today, because of the groundbreaking work of these men, information of every kind is available at all times. Never before have so many facts and so much knowledge been at our fingertips. These six men are modern technology titans.

Author: Carla Killough McClafferty

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545564205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 925

Full-color series-six bios in one! It takes more than one person to bring about change and innovation. Explore the lives of the people who have had a huge impact on technology today. So much more than just your typical biography, PROFILES: TECH TITANS focuses on six of the most prominent figures in the technological world. This book includes all of the biographical information kids need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Jeff Bezos--the men behind Windows, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon! Photographs and quotes will be interwoven throughout the text.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tech Titans of China

Tech Titans of China

In this illuminating book, she provides readers with the ammunition they need to prepare and compete.

Author: Rebecca Fannin

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 9781529374513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 474

The rise of China's tech companies and intense competition from the sector is just beginning. This will present an ongoing management and strategy challenge for companies for many years to come. Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China's grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is. Fannin, an expert on China, is an internationally-recognized journalist, author and speaker. She hosts 12 live events annually for business leaders, venture capitalists, start-up founders, and others impacted by or interested in cashing in on the Chinese tech industry. In this illuminating book, she provides readers with the ammunition they need to prepare and compete. Featuring detailed profiles of the Chinese tech companies making waves, the tech sectors that matter most in China's grab for super power status, and predictions for China's tech dominance in just 10 years.
Categories: Business & Economics

Always Day One

Always Day One

Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success.

Author: Alex Kantrowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 0241459087

Category:

Page: 256

View: 866

'A gangster read!' Scott Galloway, author of The Four 'A must-read!' Charles Duhigg, author of bestselling The Power of Habit 'The tech giants are far from perfect, but Always Day One reveals the inventive elements of their culture that entrepreneurs can and should learn from' Mark Cuban, serial entrepreneur, investor, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks At Amazon, 'Day One' is code for inventing like a startup with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, is 'stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by excruciating, painful decline, followed by death.' Most companies today are set up for Day Two. They build advantages and defend them fiercely rather than invent the future. But Amazon and fellow tech titans Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are operating in Day One: they prioritize reinvention over tradition and collaboration over ownership. Through 130 interviews with insiders, from Mark Zuckerberg to hourly workers, Always Day One reveals the tech giants' blueprint for sustainable success. Kantrowitz uncovers the engine propelling the tech giants' continued dominance at a stage when most big companies begin to decline. And he shows the way forward for everyone who wants to compete with, and beat, the titans.
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The Platform Delusion

The Platform Delusion

Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues that the truth is much more complicated--but entrepreneurs and investors can understand what makes the giants work, and learn the keys to lasting success in the digital economy.

Author: Jonathan A. Knee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593189443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 452

An investment banker and professor explains what really drives success in the tech economy Many think that they understand the secrets to the success of the biggest tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google. It's the platform economy, or network effects, or some other magical power that makes their ultimate world domination inevitable. Investment banker and professor Jonathan Knee argues that the truth is much more complicated--but entrepreneurs and investors can understand what makes the giants work, and learn the keys to lasting success in the digital economy. Knee explains what really makes the biggest tech companies work: a surprisingly disparate portfolio of structural advantages buttressed by shrewd acquisitions, strong management, lax regulation, and often, encouraging the myth that they are invincible to discourage competitors. By offering fresh insights into the true sources of strength and very real vulnerabilities of these companies, The Platform Delusion shows how investors, existing businesses, and startups might value them, compete with them, and imitate them. The Platform Delusion demystifies the success of the biggest digital companies in sectors from retail to media to software to hardware, offering readers what those companies don't want everyone else to know. Knee's insights are invaluable for entrepreneurs and investors in digital businesses seeking to understand what drives resilience and profitability for the long term.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Energy Aware and Green Computing Two Volume Set

Handbook of Energy Aware and Green Computing   Two Volume Set

IEEE Spectrum. http://spectrum.ieee.org/ green-tech/buildings/tech-titans-building-boom 44. T. Takken. ... HPC Wire. http://www.hpcwire.com/features/Cray-Sets-Sights-On-Cascade-Supercomputer-ExascaleMilestone-96066794.html 54.

Author: Ishfaq Ahmad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482254440

Category: Computers

Page: 1284

View: 632

Implementing energy-efficient CPUs and peripherals as well as reducing resource consumption have become emerging trends in computing. As computers increase in speed and power, their energy issues become more and more prevalent. The need to develop and promote environmentally friendly computer technologies and systems has also come to the forefront
Categories: Computers

How to Live Forever

How to Live Forever

... the Silicon Valley set gets its way. Some of the biggest and wealthiest names in technology are driving the frenzy around life extension. ... A cadre of tech titans has set its sights on the ultimate prize, ending mortality itself.

Author: Marc Freedman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541767799

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Using this helpful book, learn how the secret to happiness and longevity can be found through mentoring the next generation. In How to Live Forever, Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors—a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the gym teacher who was Freedman's father. How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.
Categories: Family & Relationships