Archive for September 11th, 2005

September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

Title: Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change Author: Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, Erik A. Roth Hardcover: 312 pages Publisher: Harvard Business School Press (May 1, 2004) Language: English ISBN: 159139185 This book is written by the guy that wrote The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution. The […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Firefox Hacks

Title: Firefox Hacks Author: Nigel McFarlane Paperback: 398 pages Publisher: O’Reilly; 1 edition (March 11, 2005) ISBN: 0596009283 I saw a chapter of a similar book on line and wanted to improve the performance of the Firefox web browser on my Macintosh PowerBook. The book provides a good survey of things you can do with […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes

Title: The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes Author: Mark Urban Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Perennial (March 1, 2003) ISBN: 0060934557 This is the story of George Scovell and the British operations under the Duke of Wellington during the Napoleonic campaigns of the Peninsula (Spain) and the 100 Days (Waterloo). Scovell was a low ranking officer […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire

Title: Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire Author: Alan Axelrod Paperback: 274 pages Publisher: Prentice Hall Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2002) ISBN: 0735203571 This book reflects upon the reign of Elizabeth I of England from the perspective of her leadership traits. I found this book by accident – […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Title: Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Author: Mary Roach Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May, 2004) ISBN: 0393324826 This book was wonderful! I read it while on a vacation to Antwerp and Bruges . The book is full of interesting tidbits. For example, there’s a chapter on how plastic […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People

Title: Microsoft Secrets: How the World’s Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People Author: Michael A. Cusumano Paperback: 528 pages Publisher: Free Press (December 4, 1998) ISBN: 0684855313 This is a page of stuff copied from this book that I thought was interesting dealing with project/people management. Running a large team […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Three books on creativity

I have an active interest in creativity, and here are three books I read (pretty much in a row) on the subject: The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms , Margaret A. Boden, BasicBooks, 1992, 0-465-01451-8 Software Creativity , Robert L. Glass, Prentice-Hall, 1995, 0-13-147364-6 Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Business Creativity for the 90s , Michael […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Creativity

I’m interested in creativity and here are some books I recommend on the subject. Translate

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Aligning the Stars

Title: Aligning the Stars Author: Jay W. Lorsch, Thomas J. Tierney Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Harvard Business School Press; 1st edition (April 26, 2002) ISBN: 1578515130 This book is about how to align top performers in a professional services company. The PSF (Professional Services Firm) business model is based on helping the client make money, […]

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September 11th, 2005 by alephnaught

Software Craftsmanship: the New Imperative

Title: Software Craftsmanship: the New Imperative Author: Pete McBreen Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (August 23, 2001) ISBN: 0201733862 I had been looking for a book that captured some of the ideas that had been revolving round my head for the last couple of years.  I’ve been involved with a few software […]