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Mark Zuckerberg, the youngest Person of the Year named by Time magazine since Charles Lindbergh in 1927, has grown in prominence as rapidly as the company he founded in a Harvard dorm room in 2004. The public's appetite for insight into Facebook and its founder seems nearly insatiable. Curiosity abounds regarding Zuckerberg's personality and management style, since fictional Hollywood portrayals and Wall Street whispers have painted a broad-strokes portrait of the young CEO that is at best only a fraction of the truth.Given Facebook's current $58 billion market capitalization and 845 million worldwide users, there is clearly more to Zuckerberg than any over-simplified caricature could convey. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words is the first and only book to detail the visionary thoughts and opinions of Facebook's founder entirely through direct quotations from Zuckerberg himself. It is the most intimate and most authoritative look at the man behind Facebook's once-a-generation success, the tech heir-apparent to Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.Like those two pioneering entrepreneurs, Zuckerberg has proven to be a calculating and sometimes ruthless strategist with a steadfast commitment to his vision. Facebook exists somewhere between a social utility and a model of 21st century business, leading next-gen tech companies through an economic climate still scarred by the dot-com bubble of the early 2000s, but increasingly driven by the inevitability of a global marketplace built on social media technology.Facebook's potential is unknown, but the key to its success depends on Zuckerberg's own ideas and vision. This book serves up his most thought-provoking insights, as researched and chosen by George Beahm, the New York Times bestselling editor of I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words. The Boy Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg In His Own Words provides crucial illumination of Zuckerberg and the company he's created, emphasizing insights, business strategies, and lessons learned. It is essential reading for people who seek innovative solutions applicable to their business, regardless of size, and makes an ideal gift or reference item for anyone interested in this newest of American business icon.
If you want to find something on the World Wide Web, you "Google" it. With its 1 million servers located around the world, the company handles over a billion search requests daily. But when the Internet first came online, people struggled to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information. Enter two computer science graduate students from Stanford, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and the $229 billion behemoth we now know as Google was born. For the first time, the most thought-provoking, revealing, and inspiring quotes from Google's founders have been compiled into a single book. The Google Boys: Sergey Brin and Larry Page In Their Own Words is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of Google's founders. Hundreds of their best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, management, entrepreneurship, technology, innovation, and life lessons, provide an intimate and direct look into the minds of these modern business icons. They are now highly respected, established figures in the tech industry, but Page and Brin, unlike industry icons like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, have spent as little time as possible in front of the media. As a result, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin give time to speak, people listen. Carefully.
The quotes in "I, Steve" encapsulate everything I learned while I was at Apple: Paying attention to little details (because they matter). Relentless simplification. Knowing what to say 'no' to. These principles can apply to many aspects of business and reading them in Steve's words are an excellent reminder that we don't have to settle for mediocrity. This is not a biography, nor is it an exploitation of the man's death, as this book has been scheduled for publication for many months now. This book is an essential tool for how to think about the problems you wrestle with at work. Bring a copy to your office. Start off every meeting reading a random quote. See what happens.
Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage-print, electronic, and online-this book serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions and inspirations applicable to their business, regardless of size.Jobs, the longtime CEO of Apple, Inc., which he co-founded in 1976, stepped down from that role in August 2011, bringing an end to one of the greatest, most transformative business careers in history. Over the years, Jobs has given countless interviews to the media, explaining what he calls "the vision thing"-his unmatched ability to envision, and successfully bring to the marketplace, consumer products that people find simply irresistible.Jobs has made an indelible mark in multiple industries, and played an enormous role in creating others. Consider how Jobs and Apple shaped the following fields: personal computers (laptop and desktop), apps (for multiple electronic devices), computer animation (Pixar), music (iTunes), telecommunications (iPhone), personal digital devices (iPod), books (iBook), and, most recently, tablets (iPad). Jobs is the great business visionary of our era.I, Steve is the perfect gift or reference item for everyone interested in this great American original
Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop's upcoming 2015 titles, as well as some of our favorite backlist titles, with this preview volume of standalone essays, excerpts, and recipes!Volume Includes:"I Remember Star Trek"-D.C. FontanaFrom Boarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles, And the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Rodenberry's Star Trek"Whimsy Goes with Everything"-Heather SwainFrom Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest"Men and Monsters"-Alyssa RosenbergFrom Beyond the Wall: Exploring George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, From A Game of Thrones to A Dance with Dragons"From Factions to Fire Signs"-Rosemary Clement-MooreFrom Divergent Thinking: YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy"Team Katniss"-Jennifer Lynn BarnesFrom Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy"Charge 6: Star Wars Pretends to Be Science Fiction, but Is Really Fantasy"- Ken Wharton with David Brin and Matthew Wooding StoverFrom Star Wars on Trial: Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers Debate the Most Popular Science Fiction Films of All Time"Existentialism Meets Feminism"-C. Albert Bardi and Sherry HambyFrom The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and FireflyPlus, enjoy excerpts from Reacher: An Unofficial Companion to Lee Child's Reacher Novels, The Munchkin Book, and YA trilogy, The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant and delicious recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men and The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide.
REVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED!The Big Bang Theory - CBS's surprise hit sitcom - was recently renewed through 2017 after pulling in 19 million weekly viewers in its most recent season. Any fan who tunes in week to week wasn't surprised. The quirky show does what so few shows manage to do: straddle the fence between cult hit and mega-popular award-winner.Now, in Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory, longtime sf fan and author George Beahm has put together a guide with photographs for all fans of the show - mainstream tv viewers, sf and comics fans, and science enthusiasts alike. Whether you're a Penny or a Sheldon, whether you've just tuned in or been watching all along, this companion book will help you appreciate The Big Bang Theory to the fullest.Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory offers a full, comprehensive look at the series: from an analysis of the awful original pilot (that viewers may never get to see) to a tour of the real Cal Tech (which serves as one of the show's main settings), from a fandom terminology guide to enlightening analyses of the endearingly original main characters, all the show's quirkiest and most appealing elements are put under the microscope.This updated edition includes a focus on the show's female characters in addition to bringing the content up to date through the show's seventh season.
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