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Michael Saul Dell is a billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world's largest technology infrastructure companies.
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The Second Machine Age
Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson - 2016-01-25 (first published in 2014)
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The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explores the impact of digital technologies such as hardware, software and networks on our economy and personal lives. The authors reveal the challenges and opportunities these technologies bring and offer strategies for survival and prosperity in the face of change. They propose revamping education, embracing new collaborations, and adopting policies that address the radically transformed landscape. This book is fundamentally optimistic and changes the way we think about progress in technology, society, and the economy.
Michael Dell
They make a fascinating argument, and make me happier than ever that I ditched my dream of being a doctor to enter the unpredictable world of IT.      source
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Zero Marginal Cost Society
Jeremy Rifkin - 2014-04-01
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This book by a New York Times bestselling author describes the emerging Internet of Things and how it's leading us towards an era of nearly free goods and services. The author argues that this will cause the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism. With the plummeting of marginal costs, there will be a hybrid economy with far-reaching implications for society. The author concludes that capitalism will remain, albeit in an increasingly streamlined role, as an aggregator of network services and solutions.
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - 2014-03-04
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Learn the unfiltered truth about the challenges of running a business from Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ben Horowitz. Drawing from his own experiences founding, managing, and investing in technology companies, Horowitz offers essential advice for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. Using anecdotes from his own rise to success, he covers everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, and managing your own psychology while leading a company. With humor and candidness, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a must-read for both veteran entrepreneurs and those aspiring to start their own ventures.
Michael Dell
This book is loaded with great lessons and advice from a successful leader and innovator.      source
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Big Bang Disruption
Strategy in the Age of Devastating Inovation
Larry Downes - 2014-01-07
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Learn how to protect your business from being devastated overnight by something better and cheaper. Based on extensive research, this book analyzes the origins, economics, and anatomy of Big Bang Disruption. Discover four key stages of the new innovation life cycle and twelve rules for defending your markets, launching disruptors of your own, and getting out while there’s still time. Arm yourself with strategies and insights to thrive in this brave new world where even startups with no capital can unravel your strategy before you even begin to grasp what’s happening.
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Why the Web will Implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in Your Brain
Jeff Stibel - 2013-07-23
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This book delves into the subject of networking and biological systems, exploring how we can learn from nature to create effective networks. The author, Jeff Stibel, argues that bigger is not always better and that all networks eventually reach a breakpoint and collapse. However, he sees this as an opportunity to improve the quality of networks. Stibel takes readers to the intersection of the brain, biology, and technology, showing how exceptional companies are using technology to build competitive advantage. This book offers a fresh and exciting perspective on technology's future and its effects on society.
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The Outsiders
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike - 2012-10-23
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Discover the traits and methods of exceptional CEO performance in this insightful book. Author Will Thorndike evaluates the performance of companies and their leaders, highlighting the returns for shareholders over the long term. Meet eight individualistic CEOs whose firms’ average returns outperformed the S&P 500 by a factor of twenty, and learn their striking traits that put them on winning trajectories, such as a focus on per share value and a talent for allocating capital and resources. This eye-opening book offers a compelling alternative model for leading or investing in a company, with lessons that can reap extraordinary returns.
Michael Dell
A good read for any business leader but especially those willing to chart their own course.      source
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The Future Is Better Than You Think (Exponential Technology Series)
Peter H. Diamandis - 2012-02-21
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Discover how exponential growth in technology will help us solve the world's most pressing concerns, such as overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, and healthcare. In Abundance, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler introduce us to innovators and industry leaders making significant strides in each area. Don't miss this New York Times bestselling "riveting page-turner" that provides a promising future worth fighting for (The Christian Science Monitor).
Michael Dell
They make a fascinating argument, and make me happier than ever that I ditched my dream of being a doctor to enter the unpredictable world of IT.      source
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Physics of the Future
The Inventions That Will Transform Our Lives
Michio Kaku - 2011-03-15
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Step into the future with Physics of the Future. Michio Kaku's mind-bending exploration of innovative technology delves into what's in store for humanity. Discover how you'll be able to control computers with your mind, take an elevator hundreds of miles into space, and even rearrange the physical world. Strip away science fiction and glimpse at advancements in medicine, quantum physics, space travel, and computing based on 300+ interviews with top scientists who are inventing this future. Don't miss out on the chance to change the course of civilization.
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Business Adventures
Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
John Brooks
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Explore the highs and lows of corporate and financial life in America with this insightful and engaging business classic. From the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster to the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur, each notable account reveals how iconic companies were defined by particular moments of fame or notoriety. These stories are just as relevant today as they were when they happened, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the intricacies of corporate life. Through drama and adventure, John Brooks's reportage uncovers the fascinating machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance, offering critical detail and personality that brings these events to life.