Books

October 8th, 2005 by alephnaught

What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11

Title: What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 Author: Kenneth R. Feinberg Hardcover: 213 pages Publisher: PublicAffairs (May 13, 2005) ISBN: 1586483234 This is a must read book! I had two books left on my vacation, and decided to grab this one for the flight home. I read it […]

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October 5th, 2005 by alephnaught

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life

Title: Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Basic Books; Reprint edition (April, 1998) ISBN: 0465024114 This book was disappointing. There was a lot of raw information about flow (that state where you loose sense of time and become completely focused on achieving some goal), and […]

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September 29th, 2005 by alephnaught

Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers

Title: Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers Author: Jim Rogers Paperback: 440 pages Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (April 8, 2003) ISBN: 0812968719 This book was recommended to me by the instructor of the ABN AMRO leadership course I took in June. Its a very good book. It shows how an entrepaneur, Jim […]

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September 20th, 2005 by alephnaught

Managing IT as a Business: a Survival Guide for CEOs

Title: Managing IT as a Business: a Survival Guide for CEOs Author: Mark D. Lutchen Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (October 3, 2003) Language: English ISBN: 047147104 This book is a good overview of things a CIO should consider to make the CEO’s, and the company’s, life easier. I scanned three images […]

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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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