Archive for September, 2005

September 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

A Beautiful Mind: the Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

A Beautiful Mind: the Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash Author: Sylvia NasarPaperback: 464 pagesPublisher: Simon & Schuster (December 4, 2001)Language: EnglishISBN: 0743224574 Translate

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September 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Maven: A Developer’s Notebook

Title: Maven: A Developer’s Notebook Author: Vincent Massol, Timothy M. O’Brien Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: O’Reilly; 1 edition (June 20, 2005) ISBN: 0596007507 This book is similar to others in the notebook series – it provides an example-based approach to learning from the first basic tasks undertaken to the more detailed and skilled ones required […]

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September 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

The Battle of Salamis

Title: The Battle of Salamis Author: Barry Strauss Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 28, 2005) ISBN: 0743244516 The battle of Salamis was a great naval victory for the Athenian-allied navy over the Persian navy, ultimately saving the Athenians from defeat and enslavement. This book is a very detailed account of the campaign […]

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September 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Hacking Mac OS X Tiger: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations

Title: Hacking Mac OS X Tiger: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations Author: Scott Knaster Paperback: 378 pages Publisher: Wiley (July 5, 2005) ISBN: 076458345X I’ve read it once and now need to work through it more carefully. There’s lots of good stuff inside this book, especially hands-on examples of working with the new Automator tool […]

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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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