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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 - Jan 25, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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In recent years, Googles autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBMs Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologieswith hardware, software, and networks at their corewill in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, an...
Michael Dell
Sep 04, 2014
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
Zero Marginal Cost Society
Jeremy Rifkin - Jul 07, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has pro...
Abundance
The Future Is Better Than You Think (Exponential Technology Series)
Peter H. Diamandis - Sep 23, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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The New York Times bestselling manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the worlds most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom (The Wall Street Journal).Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conven...
Michael Dell
Sep 04, 2014
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
Business Adventures
Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
John Brooks - Aug 12, 2014 (first published in 1969)
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This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in...
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - Mar 04, 2014
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
Michael Dell
Sep 04, 2014
This book is loaded with great lessons and advice from a successful leader and innovator.      source
Big Bang Disruption
Strategy in the Age of Devastating Inovation
Larry Downes - Jan 07, 2014
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It used to take years or even decades for disruptive innovations to dethrone dominant products and services. But now any business can be devastated virtually overnight by something better and cheaper. How can executives protect themselves and harness the power of Big Bang Disruption? Just a few years ago, drivers happily spent more than $200 for a ...
Breakpoint
Why the Web will Implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in Your Brain
Jeff Stibel - Jul 23, 2013
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New York Times Bestseller.USA Today Bestseller.How does the brain predict the collapse of the web? What can reindeer teach us about networks? How do ants use internet technologies? Why do sea squirts eat their brains to survive? We are living in a world in which cows send texts to farmers when theyre in heat and the most valuable real estate in New...
The Outsiders
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike - Oct 23, 2012
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”It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.” — John TempletonWhat makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a con...
Michael Dell
Sep 04, 2014
A good read for any business leader but especially those willing to chart their own course.     source
Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Michio Kaku - Feb 21, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Space elevators. Internet-enabled contact lenses. Cars that fly by floating on magnetic fields. This is the stuff of science fiction--it's also daily life in the year 2100.Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, space travel, and more, that are poised to happen o...