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Darknet
by Matthew Mather

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

March 11, 2015

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From the million-copy bestselling author of <i>CyberStorm</i> comes a frighteningly realistic new thriller, an adrenaline-fueled mystery with a noir/tech edge that will delight fans of Baldacci, Child, and Cussler. <br /><hr /><br /><b>A GLOBAL CORPORATION HIDES A DARK SECRET… </b><br /><br /><b>A TERRIFYING NEW ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY… </b><br /><br /><b>WILL BE REVEALED. </b><br /><hr /><br /><strong>Follow one man’s journey through a shadowy underworld that threatens the security of humanity. </strong><br /><br />In a world where corporations have the same rights as human beings…<br />Profit is everything and psychopathic executives call the shots…<br />Anything is possible. <br /><br /><br /><b>FROM THE BACK COVER - <i>DARKNET</i></b><br /><br />Jake O'Connell leaves a life of crime and swears he'll never return, but his new life as a stock broker in New York is ripped away when his childhood friend Sean Womack is murdered.<br /><br />Thousands of miles away in Hong Kong, scientist Jin Huang finds a list of wealthy dead people in a massive banking conspiracy. Problem is, some of the people don't stay dead. As Jin begins her investigation, she's petrified to discover her <i>own</i> name on the growing list of dead-but-alive.<br /><br />On the run, Jake O'Connell and Jin Huang race across continents to uncover a dark secret spreading like a cancer into the world. Why was Sean killed, and how is the list of wealthy dead connected? Are some of them really coming back to life? But all this becomes irrelevant when Jake's family is attacked... <br /><hr /> <br /><b>About the Author</b><br /><br />Translated into 18 languages, published in 23 countries, with multiple TV and movie contracts including 20th Century Fox developing his second novel, <i>CyberStorm</i>, for a major film release, Matthew Mather's books are worldwide bestsellers. He began his career at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines researching artificial intelligence before starting high-tech ventures in everything from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records to weather prediction systems. He now works as a full-time author of speculative fiction.<br /><br /><strong><i>Darknet</i> has ranked as a top best seller in Amazon’s techno thriller, conspiracy, and science fiction</strong> categories, and if you enjoy A.G. Riddle, Hugh Howey, and Michael Crichton, then you'll love this new thriller based in the world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency the New York Times called "the inspiration for Utopian dreams".
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
by Kai-Fu Lee

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<DIV><B>THE </B><I><B>NEW YORK TIMES</B></I><B>, </B><I><B>USA TODAY</B></I><B>, AND </B><I><B>WALL STREET JOURNAL</B></I><B> BESTSELLER</B><BR /><BR /><B>Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace.  </B><BR /><BR /> In <I>AI Superpowers</I>, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected. Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs. But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not.  But he provides  a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.</DIV>
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times </em>bestselling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.</strong></p><p>Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. <em>Building a StoryBrand</em> does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, <em>Building a StoryBrand</em> will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.</p>
Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal
by Ben Sasse

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English

Pages

287

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<p><b>* AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER *</b></p><p><b>From the </b><b>New York Times</b><i><b> bestselling author of </b></i><b>The Vanishing American Adult</b><i><b>, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation.</b></i></p><p>Something is wrong. We all know it.</p><p>American life expectancy is declining for a third straight year. Birth rates are dropping. Nearly half of us think the other political party isn’t just wrong; they’re evil. We’re the richest country in history, but we’ve never been more pessimistic. </p><p>What’s causing the despair?</p><p>In <i>Them</i>, bestselling author and U.S. senator Ben Sasse argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, our crisis isn’t really about politics. It’s that we’re so lonely we can’t see straight—and it bubbles out as anger. </p><p>Local communities are collapsing. Across the nation, little leagues are disappearing, Rotary clubs are dwindling, and in all likelihood, we don’t know the neighbor two doors down. Work isn’t what we’d hoped: less certainty, few lifelong coworkers, shallow purpose. Stable families and enduring friendships—life’s fundamental pillars—are in statistical freefall. </p><p>As traditional tribes of place evaporate, we rally against common enemies so we can feel part of a team. No institutions command widespread public trust, enabling foreign intelligence agencies to use technology to pick the scabs on our toxic divisions. We’re in danger of half of us believing different facts than the other half, and the digital revolution throws gas on the fire. </p><p>There’s a path forward—but reversing our decline requires something radical: a rediscovery of real places and human-to-human relationships. Even as technology nudges us to become <i>rootless</i>, Sasse shows how only a recovery of <i>rootedness</i> can heal our lonely souls. </p><p>America wants you to be happy, but more urgently, America needs you to love your neighbor and connect with your community. Fixing what's wrong with the country depends on it.</p>
Grand Theft Auto V - Game Guide Updated
by GameMainFrame Inc.

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English

Pages

213

Publication Date

November 25, 2017

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The smash hit from Rockstar North is not only about fleshed out characters, black humor, and captivating story, or enormous city filled with fun stuff to do. It’s also a game made with an astonishing attention to detail. Digital sandboxes have become pretty common in the last ten years or so. Most developers feel that right now open worlds are where the money is, providing us with a steady flow of gigantic productions that successfully bury their main storyline under dozens of side activities and secrets scattered across the vast maps.<br /> This unofficial player guide to Grand Theft Auto V is a complete guide to Los Santos and its vicinities, for help you experience all of the attractions that the game has to offer in the least painful way possible and to help you achieve 100% completion of the game. Apart from that, chapters devoted to the activities and mini-games available in the game (buying an estate, playing tennis, performance of stunts, diving and many more), describing all of the three playable characters and earning of achievements/ trophies will also be published.<br />Guide to Grand Theft Auto V inculdes:<br /> Amazing details of Grand Theft Auto V – you won't believe what's in the game<br />A complete walkthrough for the single player mode<br />Description off all side tasks and challenges available in the game<br />Description of all available activities and mini-games<br />Whereabouts of all the collectibles in the game<br />Description of abilities of all three playable characters<br />A list of all the achievements/trophies in the game<br /> All the games numerous cheat codes.<br />
CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide
by Darril Gibson

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English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><font>Pass the First Time.</font></b><br /><p>The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. </p><br /><p>It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he’s honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. </p><br /><p>You’ll understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what’s important.</p><br /><p>Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, you’ll be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.</p><br /><p>If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you’ll be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.</p><br /><p>The author supplements the book with blog posts here: http://blogs.getcertifiedgetahead.com/.</p><br /><p>This page provides a full listing of mobile device apps from the author: http://learnzapp.com/partners/darrilgibson/.</p>
Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in T...
by , Jackie Bavaro

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. <br /><br />Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch").<br /><br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Product Manager Role<br />What is a PM?<br />Functions of a PM<br />Top Myths about Product Management<br />Project Managers and Program Managers<br /><br />Companies<br />How the PM Role Varies<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Apple<br />Facebook<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter<br />Startups <br /><br />Getting the Right Experience<br />New Grads<br />Making the Most of Career Fairs<br />Do you need an MBA?<br />Why Technical Experience Matters<br />Transitioning from Engineer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Designer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Other Roles<br />What Makes a Good Side Project? <br /><br />Career Advancement<br />Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement<br />Q & A: Fernando Delgado, Sr. Director, Product Management at Yahoo<br />Q & A: Ashley Carroll, Senior Director of Product Management, DocuSign<br />Q & A: Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft<br />Q & A: Thomas Arend, International Product Lead, Airbnb<br />Q & A: Johanna Wright, VP at Google<br />Q & A: Lisa Kostova Ogata, VP of Product at Bright.com <br /><br />Behind the Interview Scenes<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Facebook<br />Apple<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter <br />Dropbox <br /><br />Resumes<br />The 15 Second Rule<br />The Rules<br />Attributes of a Good PM Resume<br />What to Include <br /><br />Real Resumes: Before & After<br /><br />Cover Letters<br />Elements of a Good PM Cover Letter<br />The Cover Letter Template<br />A Great Cover Letter <br /><br />Company Research<br />The Product<br />The Strategy<br />The Culture<br />The Role<br />The Questions <br /><br />Define Yourself<br />"Tell Me About Yourself" (The Pitch)<br />"Why do you want to work here?"<br />"Why should we hire you?"<br />"Why are you leaving your current job?"<br />"What do you like to do in your spare time?"<br />"Where do you see yourself in five years?"<br />"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"<br />Sample Strengths and Weaknesses <br /><br />Behavioral Questions<br />Why These Questions Are Asked<br />Preparation<br />Follow-Up Questions<br />Types of Behavioral Questions <br /><br />Estimation Questions<br />Approach<br />Numbers Cheat Sheet<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Example Interview<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Product Questions<br />About the Product Question<br />Type 1: Designing a Product<br />Type 2: Improving a Product<br />Type 3: Favorite Product<br />Preparation<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Case Questions<br />The Case Question: Consultants vs. PMs<br />What Interviewers Look For<br />Useful Frameworks<br />Product Metrics<br />Interview Questions <br /><br />Coding Questions<br />Who Needs To Code<br />What You Need To Know<br />How You Are Evaluated<br />How To Approach<br />Developing an Algorithm<br />Additional Questions & Solutions <br /><br />Appendix<br />Top 1% PMs vs. Top 10% PMs<br />Be a Great Product Leader<br />The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap<br />How to Hire a Product Manager
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and...
by , Gene Kim

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";"><strong>Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.</strong></span></span></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";">How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter―that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research <span><span style=" font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; white-space: pre-wrap;">to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet</span></span>, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.</span></span></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><br /></div><div style="text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-"><span><span style="Times New Roman";">Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.</span></span></div></div>
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Relia...
by Martin Kleppmann

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English

Pages

624

Publication Date

March 16, 2017

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<div><p>Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?</p><p>In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.</p><ul><li>Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively</li><li>Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools</li><li>Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity</li><li>Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built</li><li>Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures</li></ul></div>
But I'm Not An Expert!: Go from newbie to expert and radically sk...
by Meera Kothand

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

October 08, 2018

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<h3>How are some solopreneurs able to <strong>command attention</strong>?<br /><br />How do some become experts, while others fade into the background as simply white noise?<br /><br />How do you stop feeling like an imposter or fraud when you might as well be this tiny speck among the thousands of online businesses out there?<br /><br /></h3><h3>If you’ve ever said the words <strong>“But I’m not an expert!”</strong> this book is for you. <br /><br />This book will address the fears of thousands of newbies struggling to build an influence online. </h3><h3><br />You don’t have to fake it or feel like a fraud. The strategies and hacks you’ll discover are not gimmicks or secrets. These are intentional, calculated steps that you can take to get there. <br /><br />If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming known as an expert in your industry but aren’t sure how to get started, this book will show you how. <br /><br /><strong>Here’s what’s packed in this how-to guide:</strong><br /><br /></h3><ul><li><h3>The <strong>FASTEST </strong>way to position yourself as an expert and flaunt your credibilityand social proof (10,000 followers or subscribers NOT required)</h3></li><li><h3>My <strong>step-by-step roadmap</strong> to getting that coveted expert tag even if you‘re starting with no list or social media following</h3></li><li><h3>The<strong> MOST </strong>neglected aspect of the funneland how it affects your ability to build expertise</h3></li><li><h3>Why <strong>minimum viable concepts</strong>don’t just apply to products! Discover what an MVCP & MVEM are and how they could work magic for a time-starved solopreneur</h3></li><li><h3>Unlock the <strong>3-part expert quotient</strong>—ingredients that have propelled several solopreneurs to build a <strong>successful expert business</strong></h3></li><li><h3>How to create a marketing plan (it doesn’t need a huge ad spend or rocket science!)</h3></li><li><h3>The <em>exact </em>content formula to help you claim expert status QUICKLY (ingredients include 4 main content types and 3 content levers) </h3></li><li><h3>and more!</h3></li></ul><h3>Imagine describing yourself as an expert to others and not feeling the slightest twinge of anxiety…<br /><br />Imagine becoming highly sought after when you have the expert tag attached to a skill set that an audience is hungry for…<br /><br />That’s the power of building an expert business and the promise behind <strong>“But I’m not an expert!”</strong><br /><br />Whatever your reason for picking up a copy of this book, you willwalk away with ideas to market and “sell” yourself as an expert. <br /><br /></h3><h3>Intrigued yet?<br /><br /></h3><h3>Then scroll to the top and click or tap <strong>“Buy Now.”</strong><br /><br />You’ll be surprised at how quickly your audience starts to view you as an expert when you implement these strategies and techniques.</h3>

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