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1. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult
2. Internet Riches: The Simple Money-making
3. Fundamentals of Technology Project
4. The Search: How Google and Its
5. Linked: How Everything Is Connected
6. The Perfect Thing: How the iPod
7. Introduction to the Theory of
8. Only the Paranoid Survive
9. Ict Infrastructure Management
10. The Google Story: Inside the Hottest
11. MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training
12. Programmable Logic Controllers
13. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts,
14. The Business of Software: What
15. Digital Crossroads: American Telecommunications
16. Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive
17. Computers for Twenty-First Century
18. High Tech Start Up, Revised and
19. iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest
20. MATLAB Programming for Engineers

1. iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (25 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars the nice guy finaly finishes first
I just read the book iWoz. If you are a Mac-head, or just a computer geek who is intrigued by the origins of the PC industry, thisbook is definately a must-read. It gives a great, human approach to the subject of Steve Wozniak, inventor, and the people in his life who helped draw him out and create the Apple I, the computer that really signified the true arrival of small, affordable computers for the masses. The prose is written in a very informal and relaxed style, as if Steve is sitting across from you and telling you his story himself. I found it very engaging. I am a very tough critic, but this is definately a book I will read again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gives you a great sense of the Woz.
This is an excellent book about a truly interesting and innovative man. It provides real insight into his work, his style and his personality. I had the pleasure of seeing Steve on his speaking tour and I was really impressed by how the book captures his style, tone and spirit. Steve has a real childlike quality to him which shows through alternatively as playfulness, humor, goofiness and innocence.He also has a long history with promoting education and teaching.
3-0 out of 5 stars Great Promise but Poor Delivery
The real problem with the book is that it's packaged and sold as an adult book but it's actually a children's book. Stories are toned down for the child audience and at one point, even self-censored, as not being appropriate for a "family audience," as though Woz imagines the family drawn up around father's easy chair to listen to the evening reading. As if... The book ends, as all good children's books do, with the ending that he hoped his twelve-year-old audience will be as lucky as he was...sort of a go though and do likewise.
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2. Internet Riches: The Simple Money-making Secrets of Online Millionaires
Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars E-Business Demystified
Every chapter is very informative and applicable. It's packed full ofuseable information about how to enter into the new world of internet commerce.
5-0 out of 5 stars Step-by-step process for developing your own Internet site!

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than you'd think from the title!Really!
Give this one a chance in spite of the title.It really does break down the different types of web sites (and hybrid-types) that make money.And after such "what do I do on the net?" fundamentals, it does add simple, inexpensive nuts and bolts to get ideas up to speed almost immediately.Examples throughout, as well as specific resource recommendations.Good for confidence, as it reveals that internet money-making is neither rocket science nor spam hype. ... Read more

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3. Fundamentals of Technology Project Management
by Mc Press
Paperback (01 January, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best roadmap ever created for technology projects!
I have always wondered about how to effectively manage an IT project. I have experience on managing projects but as I needed to expand my horizons in regards to IT projects, this book allowed me to become very familiar with this process.
5-0 out of 5 stars The most comprehensive and easy to read PM book ever!
I love this book!!I have read quite a few PM books over the past few years. This is the first one that I have really been able to use to quickly increase my knowledge and understanding of project management.I use this book on a day to day basis to help me in my job. The document templates are outstanding. What a difference it has made to my project to be able to use these and feel confident that I have all my bases covered. A lot of the documents I had never created before as I was not really sure what information needed to be in them. These templates are great and make it really easy to ensure that your project is fully documented.I found other PM books lacking in information on "how" to implement the processes needed. Most them just tell you what you need to do and often do not cover the whole process from start to finish and leave some areas completely unaccounted for.This book however, tells me what needs to be done and then goes on to explain in detail how to do it.The book leaves no stone unturned.Every single step in the process is covered including the people aspect of project management. The examples are great - they have helped me to understand where I have been going wrong and with just a few adjustments to my management style, my projects are running more smoothly and my team is much happier! What I especially liked about this book is that the authors understand that no matter how well you plan, things will always go wrong. They give practical advice on how to track the health of your project and how to plan for the unplanned. The authors also understand that you need to know about other areas of the business in order to effectively manage and coordinate with other departments. The information on QA was invaluable to me. I had never fully understood the difference between white box and black box testing nor really understood what the QA manager meant when he talked about regression testing and acceptance testing. It was all just jargon to me. The concise and informative overview of how QA works has enabled me to have intelligent dialogue with the QA manager about testing without feeling intimidated or confused.I wish this book had been available when I started my first PM job - I would have done a much better job!!Since reading this book, I feel myself changing from a reactive project manager into a proactive project manager and it is truly amazing how much difference that makes. I feel calmer and less stressed about my project and don't panic when things go wrong. This book is very easy to read and has just the right amount of humor and real world examples to keep it really interesting. It is must have for any Technology Project Manager whether just starting out or a more seasoned PM like myself. ... Read more

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4. The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
by Portfolio Hardcover
Hardcover (08 September, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Material On Search History & Google
Extremely readable book. Good history of early seach companies like GoTo and their business models, in addition to Google

3-0 out of 5 stars Half the Battelle's book zips! Then journalism settles in
"The Search" by John Battelle is a casual and mostly entertaining walk through the last 10 or so years of digital search, mostly but not entirely centered around the phenomenon of Google.
2-0 out of 5 stars History of Google, Not Search Engines
Though I'm coming to a review of The Search a year too late, I can explain why. I bought the book on its release, very excited to read some good journalism about the hottest business topic of the day. I was sure that Battelle, who had been chronically his progress on the book on his own blog, would deliver. Halfway through the book (in a matter of three days - a possible sign pointing to its lack of depth) I'm realizing that this is not the case.
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5. Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means
by Plume
Paperback (29 April, 2003)
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How is the human brain like the AIDS epidemic? Ask physicist Albert-László Barabási and he'll explain them both in terms of networks of individual nodes connected via complex but understandable relationships. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Greate Read and Interesting New Perspective on How things work in this Jungle
I got registered onto a few networking sites like Linkedin, Orkut and Hi5 in March and suddenly started thinking about term Network in social context. Being a computer engineer by profession and having worked on communication networks for last 5 years it was quite obvious to find parallels. And then I stuck upon this book. I must say i wasn't disapponted. Each Ideas has been built with convincing examples and is well supported by results from ongoing research being done by author. I would wait for him to write something on dissemination of information through social networks and network dynamics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended for the Technical Practitioner
In an informal survey held in a recent webinar, over 50% of the (several hundred) participants ranked "Word-of-Mouth" as the most typical source for leads that convert to paying customers. Interesting...!
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent -Applicable to SOA Networks
I have been involved in telecommunications networking for years, and recently started up a "community of interest" web site around SOA Networks.
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6. The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (24 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent history and cultural analysis
I get an avalanche of technology-related books mailed to me, and it's rare when I actually try to read one. It's even rarer for me to read it all the way through with a smile pasted on my face the entire time. But that's what happened as I read Steven Levy's "The Perfect Thing."
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7. Introduction to the Theory of Computation, Second Edition
by Course Technology
Hardcover (15 February, 2005)
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"Intended as an upper-level undergraduate or introductory graduate text in computer science theory," this book lucidly covers the key concepts and theorems of the theory of computation. The presentation is remarkably clear; for example, the "proof idea," which offers the reader an intuitive feel for how the proof was constructed, accompanies many of the theorems and a proof. Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible
I do not understand why this book is rated so highly.
5-0 out of 5 stars Most appropriate for CS students
As a teacher of the subject, I have had the chance to evaluate numerous books on the theory of computation.Of all the available texts, I think this one is the most appropriate for CS students.In the past I taught out of Dexter Kozen's book, which is incredibly elegant, but had some resistance from the students.Thinking it over I decided that Kozen's text, although beautiful, may be better suited to students pursuing a degree in pure math.Sipser's book, on the other hand, is more gentle.I find that Sipser demands far less mathematical maturity from his readers, and thus allows the difficulty to be shifted from excessive formalism to the inherent challenges present in the material.In addition, following Sipser's treatment, I was able to cover finite state machines and pushdown automata in far less time, thus allowing me to concentrate on computability and beyond.The book really shines in its treatment of computability theory, eloquently directing attention to some of the most beautiful aspects.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent accessible textbook on the theory of computation
The theory of computation is the branch of computer science that deals with whether and how efficiently problems can be solved on a computer. The field is divided into two major branches: computability theory and complexity theory, but both branches deal with formal models of computation, and both of these subjects are dealt with in this book. This is an important subject because no matter what leaps forward computers make, something that is proved undecidable and not computable will always be so, thus the theory behind this subject is very important.
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8. Only the Paranoid Survive
by Currency
Hardcover (01 September, 1996)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Waste Of Time
This is by far the worst business book I have read in recent years.It is hard to believe that Andy Grove actually thought that this material was worth putting into a book.As other reviews have said, this book at most should have been a short article in Business Week...but even then it would require some actual content to make it worth reading.The best part of the book is the quotes on the cover from Steve Jobs et al.It makes me wonder if they even read the book.

1-0 out of 5 stars save several valuable hours of your life- skip this book
Maybe I haven't read enough "management" books (though I do have an MBA), but if this is considered "great" for this genre- WOW. This entire book could have been summed up in a couple pages without losing any major points, but I guess you can't have a bestseller that way! One reviewer said it was too technical. Are you living in a cave? I found it condescendingly written- absurdly simple and dumbed down. Granted, it's over a decade old, but I doubt everyone was really that much stupider ten years ago.

4-0 out of 5 stars All Fear the Status Quo
Andy Grove has verbalized the mindset that we must all develop to survive in the 21st Century.While his idea of constantly looking over your shoulder has always been applicable, the speed of the Internet economyrequires that we do it much more frequently and penalizes us much morequickly if we do not.Read more

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9. Ict Infrastructure Management (It Infrastructure Library Series)
by Stationery Office
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4-0 out of 5 stars Generic guidelines supporting ITIL
This is one of the more general books in the official ITIL series.It is more a generic framework that addresses specific infrastructure areas than a collection of key processes.Areas covered include: Read more

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10. The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time
by Delta
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Social phenomena happen, and the historians follow. So it goes with Google, the latest star shooting through the universe of trend-setting businesses. This company has even entered our popular lexicon: as many note, "Google" has moved beyond noun to verb, becoming an action which most tech-savvy citizens at the turn of the twenty-first century recognize and in fact do, on a daily basis. It's this wide societal impact that fascinated authors David Vise and Mark Malseed, who came to the book with well-established reputations in investigative reporting. Vise authored the bestselling Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A good (even if not always objective) overall view of Google
Google is nowadays known by a large percentage of people surfing the web. Surveys usually put Google as the first search engine in the world (before other Yahoo!, MSN and Ask Jeeves). Two journalists, D. Vise and M. Malseed, tell the whole Google story from its very beginning (even before Google starts in 1998). Their book tells you the story of Google from several points of views. They skip from search engine to financial as well as human ressource point of views. This gives to my mind a good overall view of Google as a whole. I will summarize by saying that this book is for you if you:
2-0 out of 5 stars Written by an obvious fanboy
I'm sorry, but I can't read this book without breaking out into incredulous laughter on just about every page. The author is so over-the-top in his adoring descriptions of Google and its founders that I sometimes have difficulty not believing that it's some kind of parody. For example, the first lines of Chapter One: "Sergey Brin and Larry Page cruised onto the stage to the kind of roars and excitement that teenagers normally reserve for rock stars.". Ok, so I think, maybe that's just an accurate description of the event. But how about these quotes from the introduction: "Googleware and the lucrative Google ad system are a reflection of their genius and foresight"... (um, I'm pretty sure Overture was doing the paid ads thing before google)... or how about this, from the very first lines of the intro: "Not since Gutenberg invented the modern printing press more than 500 years ago, making books and scientific tomes affordable and widely available to the masses, has any new invention empowered individuals, and transformed access to information, as profoundly as Google.". Um, ok. So I guess Tim Berners Lee inventing the Web itself was a relatively minor occurance in the Googleverse. And there's more - from page 11: "In the rich and storied history of American invention and capitalism, there had never been a meteoric rise comparable to theirs. It had taken Thomas Edison a quarter of a century to invent the lightbulb; Alexander Graham Bell had spent many years developing the telephone; Henry Ford created the modern assembly line and turned it into the mass production and consumption of automobiles only after decades of work...". Ok, so now they are inventors who outshine Thomas Edison. Wow. I'm thinking, get a grip. It's a search engine. It worked pretty well (but is now being overtaken by spammers and other people gaming the system). They built a huge parallel computer system, which is great. They grew at a fast rate, which is fantastic. But let's face it, making a search engine that worked better than the competition isn't anywhere on the same scale of achievement as inventing the lightbulb, telephone, or mondern mass production methods. They are smart guys, but they aren't God's gift to the world. I'm sorry, but the tone of this book just completely throws me off. I bought it because I'm honestly interested in how Google came to be. But I feel like I'm being bombarded on every page by so much adulation for Google and its founders, that it starts to feel more like a religious tract than the history of a company.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great reading!
Specially for those who didn't have the opportunity to read enough about Google and those who like the world of internet. ... Read more

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11. MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exams 70-292 and 70-296): Upgrading Your Certification to Microsoft Windows Server 2003
by Microsoft Press
Hardcover (10 September, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Nearly perfect, and surely the best prepguidethere is available
I've used two preparation guides, this one and the one from Sybex. MSPress is definitely the best of these two books. Covers it all, the sybex version is too superficial and just does not cover it all, it actually lacks some important material.
4-0 out of 5 stars Best Comprehensive Book Available but not without faults
I used this book as a primary study guide for the 2003 upgrade exams and although it doesn't cover all the material, it is an excellent book and in my humble opinion the single best source of prepartion.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
This book covers the essentials skills to upgrade to your certification to Windows Server 2003.However, it does cover many topics that you already knew from your Windows 2000 experience, which sometimes are topics you don't want to read about because for the most part, you expected to read only about the improvements and changes from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003.In spite of this, it is a GREAT source of information for people with little experience with Windows 2000. ... Read more

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12. Programmable Logic Controllers
by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Hardcover (06 January, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good reference but dated
Not a bad reference for most users. It is a little basic and some of the info is dated. It's a little weak in more advanced areas like indiredt addressing, use and construction of subroutines, but otherwise this is a good book to keep in a general library for technicians responsible for supporting PLC based systems.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for AB users
I have used this text in our PLC class for three years. I really like that it is specific to Allan Bradley products. The workbook that goes with this text has programming assignments to reinforce the concepts.As I train on AB SLC500s exclusively, it is almost ideal. I say almost becaue there are many references to obsolete instructions used with a PLC no longer manufactured. It is due for a new edition. But until then, it remains a very good text to teach from, or if you simply want to know more about the subject.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text for beginner students.
The text used in conjunction with the accompanny study guide were requiredtext for an automation and control class.No errors noted, very easy andcomprehensive reading.An excellent reference manual.One of the bestrequired text books I have used. ... Read more

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13. New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Comprehensive, Eighth Edition
by Course Technology
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14. The Business of Software: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad
by Free Press
Hardcover (02 March, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
The Business of Software is an excellent read and growth tool for seasoned practitioners. Organized in three major sections it explores:
4-0 out of 5 stars Book's value is in provactive questions
The most useful sections for technology marketers are in Chapter 2 about strategy, where Cusumano asks provocative questions that will give you a new way of looking at your products, services and company direction.
3-0 out of 5 stars OK, there are better out there...
I read Cusumano's book recently and was underwhelmed. It's an OK overview of the software business, but I certainly wouldn't put it ahead of a book like, "Four Steps to the Epiphany" by Steven Gary Blank.My sense is that if you are motivated sufficiently to buy a book like this, you proably already know this stuff. ... Read more

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15. Digital Crossroads: American Telecommunications Policy in the Internet Age
by The MIT Press
Hardcover (01 March, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good
I had to read this for a graduate class.It is written in a conversational manner.It does explain the topics in reasonable voice.Overall not a bad purchase.It is not something that I will keep but it is good for a library to have.

5-0 out of 5 stars Telecommunications for non-specialists
In Digital Crossroads, the authors, both lawyers with experience in telecommunications, offer a readable guide to the complex regulatory policies shaping electronic communication. Starting with the economic principles that have guided government agencies through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, they give a basic history of the development of wireline communication, primarily through telephone, and explain how the advent of wireless technology via radio, television, cell phones, and the Internet have affected policies and practices. Although it is not easy reading, both the technical and legal aspects of communication are made clear even to a reader who is neither a lawyer nor an engineer. The policies discussed in this book will affect every citizen who cares about obtaining and communicating information to individuals and groups. Understanding the background given here, will help individuals follow the current legislative news as Congress revises the 1996 Telecommunications Act. This is a book many community groups and activists should read and discuss.

5-0 out of 5 stars That rare combination: comprehensive and accessible
Digital Crossroads is that rare combination, a comprehensive and accurate -- but well-written and accessible -- presentation of the state of the technology, economics, and law driving today's complex telecommunications industry.I used it in my Albany Law School seminar on Telecommunications Law for the 21st Century, and students found it highly accessible--especially the technology chapters.The book is a real accomplishment: comprehensive, thoughtful, and forward-looking, without being swept away by the latest gimmick off the shelf.It is also an extremely well written and organized book, clear and authoritative.In addition, for either the practitioner or academic, the inclusion of relevant sections of the 1996 Telecommunications Act adds value and convenience. Making coherent sense of this industry, its history and trajectory, is a daunting challenge and one the authors met, apparently without flinching.
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16. Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
by No Starch Press
Paperback (January, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Jed Davis, Athletic Director/Girl's Basketball Coach, Filmmaker
This book is a very detailed and thorough history of Apple Computer. Two major points come out of thie book: First, for those of us who live by the Mac, it is shocking to read the journey of Apple in terms of how close they came to extinction in the discordant years when Michael Spindler and Gil Amelio were at the helm. Extinction, liquidation and absorption almost happened so many times that you really begin to believe that maybe there was some devine intervention. This is because like many people, I can't imagine a world without Apple. Second, Apple is a company of innovation and thinking out of the box. In order to survive and prosper, Steve Jobs is the only type of person that can make this happen. For whatever rumors you may hear, he is the right person to run Apple and I hope he is around a long time.
5-0 out of 5 stars The real story behind the myth of Apple
While I have rarely used Apple products, I know people who are evangelical about them. To such people, Gates and his group are evil incarnate and Jobs and his group is pure and untainted. However, like so many people who have achieved everlasting fame, a lot of what Jobs has achieved was taken from others.In this recapitulation of the history of Apple from the beginnings to Jobs' triumphal return, you learn a lot about Jobs that is not pretty. He is self-serving, mean, mercurial, deceitful and often wrong.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good read
I am a self-proclaimed geek who recently switched over to mac.I enjoyed this book and it offered a lot of insight into the company that I look up to.In all, I recommend it just for the fun factor, though you will leave with a lot of new facts you didn't knoe beofre (or at least I did). ... Read more

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17. Computers for Twenty-First Century Educators, Sixth Edition
by Allyn & Bacon
Paperback (31 October, 2003)
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18. High Tech Start Up, Revised and Updated: The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies
by Free Press
Hardcover (16 March, 2000)
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You've got a hot idea for a new dot-com, and you're itching to join the folks who regularly show up on CNBC and at the Lexus dealerships in Silicon Valley. But you also know your odds of big-time success are about as long as Bill Gates's position in MSFT. What do you do? John Nesheim, an adjunct professor at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, who has personally structured over $300 million in new-venture deals, lays out the step-by-step skinny in Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Start Up Business Bible
I lead the technology center for an up and coming online payment services company. To say that High Tech Start Up has been very helpful in our growth is truly an understatement. My boss lugs around his copy of the book and constantly quotes from it, calling it his bible. The book has guided him in positioning the company in the market accordingly and has helped him in making informed decisions. I would recommend the book to anyone wanting to carve a niche in the high tech industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, I highly recommend it.
I bought this book in early 2001 at the advice of a friend of mine who was working at a VC firm on Sand Hill Road.I have found it to be an invaluable reference over the years, and have recommended it to many friends.I also found the "Resources for Entrepreneur" section and VC discussions very helpful.Mr. Nesheim also provides an updated list of references, resources, and other recommended books on his website.If you are interested in starting a high-tech company, read High Tech Start Up and all the other books he recommends.If you read High Tech Start Up first, then the Clayton Christensen books, the Ries and Trout books, "Building Strong Brands" by David Aaker, the Geoffrey Moore books, and "The Secrets of Word of Mouth Marketing" by Silverman, you will see how it all dovetails nicely.There is much more to this business than just great ideas.

3-0 out of 5 stars generally good information, but misleading..
I took Nesheim's course at my school. I feel like the book is there mainly for him to make money off the students. I don't know if the business book genre is all like this, but the font is double spaced and large. You could shrink it to 120 pages and make it paperback since the book isn't worth the suggested $50.
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19. iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
by Wiley
Hardcover (23 May, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A good insight
A quick and fascinating read about one of the greatest business minds of our time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I am not the biggest Steve Jobs fan on planet earth but I will say that as biographies go, Bill Simon is one of the best of the best. I read Art of Deception and Art of Intrusion and even Profit From Experience and I have had the privildge of knowing personally the personalites of which Mr. Simon writes and I'm happy to say that his books are so good that you'd not know that the individuals in his work didn't write these books themselves. Buy it if you haven't. It's a very interesting view into the psyche that is Steve Jobs. I enjoyed it a lot.

1-0 out of 5 stars Basically, its a big, anti-jobs rant.Don't be conned.
I've been in the software industry for quite awhile, and I've watched as the personal computer industry evolved from one where there were dozens of machines being sold to consumers down to the two primary platforms of windows and macintosh.While there is no doubt that the macintosh is the minority platform, there is also no doubt that its continued survival has engendered an unexplained amount of hate from those who are not fans of the machine.
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20. MATLAB Programming for Engineers
by Thomson-Engineering
Paperback (12 August, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great from Basic to Advance
This is a great book for learning Matlab. It starts from very, very basic stuff, and picks up at a steady pace, teaching u tons of things with ease. This is the official book of my College Course "Computer Programming for Mechanical Engineers", and I'm doing great in it with the help of this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good first book for beginners
I am not a full time computer programmer.In spite of my limited programming experience, I was able to follow the lessons in this book.The information is presented in a logical sequence and fully explained and illustrated.As the title suggests, this book is for engineers who need answers for their own use and is not intended to show you how to make fancy illustrations for presentations.3-0 out of 5 stars It Could be Better.
The book is a good start to MATLAB students but there is a lot of errors in the text. Despite the author's appeal asking everybody to show him the errors, I think it would be better to rewrite the book, mainly because his work could be more useful if he insert a specific chapter about I/O operations, which is, in my opinion, the most dificult thing to do in MATLAB. Examples of I/O operations with several data formats would be useful too. ... Read more

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