Sony vs Samsung: The Inside Story of the Electronics Giants' Battle For Global Supremacy

"Sony vs. Samsung is company historical past at its most sensible! It explores the divergent fortunes of those electronics giants within the final decade and identifies the real purposes in the back of Sony's decline and Samsung's upward thrust. opposite to well known trust, Chang indicates that luck (or failure) doesn't easily come up from assorted concepts. really, it emerges from significant judgements which are deeply rooted within the businesses' organizational strategies and their executives' political habit. This ebook is a must-read for any senior executive."
Constantinos Markides, Robert P. Bauman Professor of Strategic management and Chairman, technique division, London enterprise tuition

"Sea-Jin Chang has produced that rarity in a enterprise book--one that's as priceless to practising managers because it is insightful to educational researchers. during this interesting comparability of 2 smooth international giants, he applies his excessive solution learn microscope to their altering fortunes by means of dissecting their contrasting suggestions, and delivering attention-grabbing insights into their divergent organizational techniques and administration practices. this can be a very invaluable contribution to the overseas company literature. it is going to prove in as many company boardrooms as college seminars."
Christopher A. Bartlett, Thomas D. Casserly Professor Emeritus, Harvard enterprise School

"Sea-Jin Chang has written a desirable comparability of Sony and Samsung that may be important to somebody attracted to approach, corporations or foreign enterprise. The interwoven and intensely designated case reports of 2 very diversified businesses in overlapping industries remove darkness from difficulties comparable to variation to technological swap (analog to digital), organizational flexibility and globalization. His try and research either strategic improvement and implementation is winning and extremely valuable. either teachers and practitioners will study much from this book."
Stephen J. Kobrin, William Wurster Professor of firm administration, The Wharton university, college of Pennsylvania

"Refreshingly unique and unique, this booklet analyzes significant strategic judgements of Samsung and Sony and highlights organizational strategies and most sensible administration management that experience formed their performances. this can be a must-read for all executives who are looking to comprehend the strengths and weaknesses of Asian opponents. It additionally presents penetrating insights to different Asian businesses with international ambitions."
Myoung Woo Lee, President and CEO, iriver

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The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future

By Martin Ford

What is going to the economic system of the longer term appear like? the place will advancing know-how, activity automation, outsourcing and globalization lead? This groundbreaking ebook by means of a Silicon Valley machine engineer explores those questions and indicates how accelerating expertise is probably going to have a hugely disruptive impact on our economic system within the close to future--and might already be a major factor within the present international obstacle. THE lighting fixtures within the TUNNEL employs a robust notion scan to discover the financial system of the long run. An imaginary "tunnel of lighting" is used to imagine the industrial implications of the hot applied sciences which are more likely to seem within the coming years and a long time. The booklet without delay demanding situations traditional perspectives of the longer term and illuminates the risk that lies forward if we don't plan for the impression of speedily advancing expertise. It additionally indicates how the industrial realities of the long run could provide strategies to concerns akin to poverty and weather switch.

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The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)

By Siva Vaidhyanathan

In the start, the realm vast net used to be interesting and open to the purpose of anarchy, an unlimited and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this artistic chaos got here Google with its awesome mission—“To set up the world’s details and make it universally accessible”—and its much-quoted motto, “Don’t be evil.” during this provocative ebook, Siva Vaidhyanathan examines the methods we've got used and embraced Google—and the turning out to be resistance to its growth around the globe. He exposes the darkish facet of our Google fantasies, elevating pink flags approximately problems with highbrow estate and the much-touted Google ebook seek. He assesses Google’s worldwide effect, rather in China, and explains the insidious impression of Googlization at the approach we predict. ultimately, Vaidhyanathan proposes the development of a web surroundings designed to learn the full global and hold one exceptional and strong corporation from falling into the “evil” it pledged to avoid.

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Introducing GitHub: A Non-Technical Guide

By Brent Beer

If you’re new to GitHub, this concise ebook indicates you simply what you want to start and less. It’s excellent for venture and product managers, stakeholders, and different crew individuals who are looking to collaborate on a improvement project—whether it’s to check and touch upon paintings in development or to give a contribution particular adjustments. It’s additionally nice for builders simply studying GitHub.

GitHub has quickly develop into the default platform for software program improvement, yet it’s additionally perfect for different text-based files, from contracts to screenplays. This hands-on publication indicates you ways to exploit GitHub’s internet interface to view tasks and collaborate successfully along with your team.

  • Learn how and why humans use GitHub to collaborate
  • View the prestige of a project—recent adjustments, awesome paintings, and historical changes
  • Create and edit records via GitHub with out studying Git
  • Suggest alterations to tasks you don’t have permission to edit directly
  • Use instruments like concerns, pull requests, and branches to specify and collaborate on changes
  • Create a brand new GitHub repository to regulate who has entry in your project

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C# 4.0 in a Nutshell: The Definitive Reference

By Joseph Albahari, Ben Albahari

What individuals are asserting approximately C# 4.0 in a Nutshell

"C# 4.0 in a Nutshell is among the few books I keep it up my table as a short reference. it's a ebook I recommend." --Scott Guthrie, company vp, .NET Developer Platform, Microsoft Corporation

"A must-read for a concise yet thorough exam of the parallel programming good points within the .NET Framework 4." --Stephen Toub, Parallel Computing Platform software supervisor, Microsoft

"This marvelous ebook is a brilliant reference for builders of all levels." -- Chris Burrows, C# Compiler crew, Microsoft

When you have got questions about the best way to use C# 4.0 or the .NET CLR, this hugely acclaimed bestseller has exactly the solutions you wish. Uniquely geared up round thoughts and use instances, this fourth version contains in-depth insurance of recent C# subject matters comparable to parallel programming, code contracts, dynamic programming, protection, and COM interoperability. you will additionally locate up to date info on LINQ, together with examples that paintings with either LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework. This publication has all of the crucial info to maintain you on course with C# 4.0.

  • Get in control on C# language fundamentals, together with syntax, forms, and variables
  • Explore complicated themes corresponding to hazardous code and preprocessor directives
  • Learn C# 4.0 good points corresponding to dynamic binding, sort parameter variance, and not obligatory and named parameters
  • Work with .NET 4's wealthy set of beneficial properties for parallel programming, code contracts, and the code safeguard model
  • Learn .NET issues, together with XML, collections, I/O and networking, reminiscence administration, mirrored image, attributes, safeguard, and local interoperability

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Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (TED Books Book 15)

By Parag Khanna

Expertise futurists Ayesha and Parag Khanna (whom Esquire journal calls one of many seventy five those who will effect the twenty first century) claim that we're quickly relocating from some extent of co-existence with know-how to a section of co-evolution with it. within the Hybrid Age, expertise is ubiquitous (with trillions of sensors coating our environment), clever (devices speaking with one another in addition to with us), and social (encouraging us to advance emotional relationships with it). expertise now not simply procedures our guideline; it has its personal employer, and we reply to it up to it responds to us. What this implies for societies and contributors, in addition to groups and countries, is actually international altering. How can we reply and adapt?

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2050: Designing Our Tomorrow (Architectural Design)

By Chris Luebkeman

Envisioning a good destiny via design

2050: Designing Our the next day describes the ways that structure and layout can interact with the major drivers of swap and supply affirmative aspirations for a not-so far-off destiny. With a focal date of 2050, this factor of advert asks while and the way the layout neighborhood can, should, and must be taking motion. The dialogue centres on shifts within the city atmosphere and a longtime lifestyle in an international of depleted common assets and weather swap. that includes interviews with Paola Antonelli of MoMA and Tim Brown of IDEO, it comprises contributions from suggestion leaders, resembling Janine Benyus, Thomas Fisher, Daniel Kraft, Alex McDowell, Franz Oswold, and Mark Watts. High-profile designers like FutureCitiesLab, store, and UrbanThinkTank, are featured as examples of ahead considering and innovation within the box, highlighting the necessity for — and threat of — a shift within the international point of view. The dialogue comprises the demanding situations we are facing in making a confident day after today, and the recommendations that structure and layout can convey to the table.

Despite the proliferation of world crises in all probability threatening human survival, our present second presents the chance to jot down a brand new, optimistic tale approximately our destiny. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow describes how the layout neighborhood can give a contribution to that imaginative and prescient by way of saying optimistic aspirations for the worlds we create ourselves.

  • See how architects and architects motivate worldwide optimistic change
  • Consider architecture's function in shaping cultural outlook
  • Learn the main drivers of switch for the outfitted environment
  • Explore the views of top specialists and designers

Architects and planners over the centuries have positioned a stamp upon the planet during the actual manifestations in their trust constructions. modern layout neighborhood faces a emerging wealth hole, weather switch, moving paradigms of nationalism, and myriad different demanding situations. 2050: Designing Our Tomorrow words international concerns as a layout challenge, and describes how architects and architects can upward push to the problem of constructing a extra optimistic future.

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Thermal Deformation in Machine Tools

Proven guidance for lowering thermal deformation in laptop tools

Written via international specialists within the box of desktop software engineering, this authoritative paintings deals confirmed suggestions for decreasing thermal deformation in computer instruments. Analytical expressions and layout info for estimating the value of generated warmth and opting for the thermal boundary situation are supplied. The booklet offers treatments for reducing thermal deformation from structural layout and NC reimbursement expertise. Computational equipment for comparing and estimating thermal habit also are integrated during this distinct advisor.

Thermal Deformation in desktop Tools covers:

  • Fundamentals in layout of structural physique parts
  • Estimation of warmth resources and thermal deformation
  • Structural fabrics and layout for superior thermal balance
  • Various treatments for decreasing thermal deformation
  • Finite aspect research for thermal habit
  • Engineering computation for thermal habit and thermal functionality test

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Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room

By David Weinberger

With the arrival of the web and the unlimited details it comprises, we’re much less certain approximately what we all know, who understands what, or maybe what it capacity to grasp in any respect. And but, human wisdom has lately grown in formerly unbelievable methods and in unimaginable instructions. In Too giant to Know, David Weinberger explains that, instead of a systemic cave in, the web period represents a basic switch within the tools we've for realizing the realm round us. With examples from historical past, politics, enterprise, philosophy, and technology, Too enormous to grasp describes how the very foundations of data were overturned, and what this revolution skill for our future.

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

By Katie Hafner

Twenty 5 years in the past, it did not exist. this present day, twenty million humans world wide are browsing the internet. Where Wizards not sleep Late is the interesting tale of the pioneers chargeable for developing the main noted, such a lot influential, and so much far-reaching communications step forward because the invention of the phone.
In the 1960's, while pcs the place considered as mere vast calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT observed them because the final communications units. With safeguard division money, he and a band of visionary desktop whizzes all started paintings on a national, interlocking community of pcs. Taking readers behind the curtain, Where Wizards not sleep Late captures the labor, genius, and chuffed injuries in their bold, stunningly winning enterprise.

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