Showstopper!

The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

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Author: G. Pascal Zachary

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480494844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

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This “inside account captures the energy—and the madness—of the software giant’s race to develop a critical new program. . . . Gripping” (Fortune Magazine). Showstopper is the dramatic, inside story of the creation of Windows NT, told by Wall Street Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. Driven by the legendary David Cutler, a picked band of software engineers sacrifices almost everything in their lives to build a new, stable, operating system aimed at giving Microsoft a platform for growth through the next decade of development in the computing business. Comparable in many ways to the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper gets deep inside the process of software development, the lives and motivations of coders and the pressure to succeed coupled with the drive for originality and perfection that can pull a diverse team together to create a program consisting of many hundreds of thousands of lines of code.

The Showstopper

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Author: Robin Merrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781393437574

Category:

Page: 154

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Soccer mom Sandra and sports angel Bob are back! Peter has been cast as one of the Walton boys in a local play, giving Sandra a new chauffeur duty. When the two of them get stuck inside the remote theater during a snowstorm, and then find a dead body, Sandra calls on her old friend Bob to help. It's a kooky cast of suspicious characters, but one of them is a killer. Can Sandra and Bob figure out who it is before someone else gets hurt?

Will it Fly?

How to Know If Your New Business Idea Has Wings-- Before You Take the Leap

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Author: Thomas K. McKnight

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130462213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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Introduces a business tool, based on forty-four critical success factors, designed to assist with developing, initiating, and evaluating a new business.

The Great British Bake Off: How to turn everyday bakes into showstoppers

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Author: Love Productions

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446417948

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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The Great British Bake Off is a glorious celebration of Britain's favourite pastime. As the series has shown us, baking is the perfect way to mark an occasion - to celebrate, to congratulate and reward, and to lift spirits. This new book is inspired by the wonderful creations from The Great British Bake Off 'Showstopper Challenge'. Covering a wide range of bakes from large and small cakes, biscuits and cookies, sweet and savoury pastry, puddings, breads and patisserie, this book will show you how to bake beautiful, enticing recipes to wow at every occasion. There are dainty cupcakes for afternoon tea, quick bakes perfect for bake sales, school fairs or coffee with friends, mouthwatering desserts, breads and pastry recipes for lunches and dinner parties, and some really special bakes for birthdays and festive celebrations throughout the year. This recipe book will show you how to make your bake extra special, from exciting finishes using chocolate curls and ribbons and spun sugar to simple ideas for icing, shaping and decorating, so you can bring a touch of magic to any bake. Great British Bake Off also includes the 'Best of the Bake-off' - the finest recipes from the new set of Great British Bake Off amateur bakers, and all of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's Technical Challenges from the series. If you learned How to Bake from last year's cook book, Showstoppers will take you to the next level of skill, and combined with a dazzling new design and superb photography, this will be an irresistible gift for yourself or someone else.

The Winning Bid

A Practical Guide to Successful Bid Management

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Author: Emma Jaques

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749468335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1366

The Winning Bid is an easy-to-read practical guide which will teach the reader how to think like a professional bid manager. It gives essential advice on, amongst other things: PQQs and bid readiness, GIVE analysis, competitor analysis, grantwriting and funding bids best practice, freedom of Information as a research and continual improvement tool, a view from the buyer's side - featuring feedback from buyers on their experiences of being on the receiving end of bids, measuring bid performance over time, virtual team management, sharing bid best practice with other Bid Managers through APMP membership and accreditation, LinkedIn groups, the new Cabinet Office feedback channel. It will appeal to anyone engaged in bidding activity, from the bid novice to professional bid managers.

Somebody Scream!

Rap Music's Rise to Prominence in the Aftershock of Black Power

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Author: Marcus Reeves

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466822155

Category: Music

Page: 336

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For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see the unraveling of many of the advances fought for in the previous decades. Much of this occurred in the absence of credible, long-term leadership in the black community. Young blacks disillusioned with politics and feeling society no longer cared or looked out for their concerns started rapping with each other about their plight, becoming their own leaders on the battlefield of culture and birthing Hip-Hop in the process. In Somebody Scream, Marcus Reeves explores hip-hop music and its politics. Looking at ten artists that have impacted rap—from Run-DMC (Black Pop in a B-Boy Stance) to Eminem (Vanilla Nice)—and puts their music and celebrity in a larger socio-political context. In doing so, he tells the story of hip hop's rise from New York-based musical form to commercial music revolution to unifying expression for a post-black power generation.

PC Magazine

The Independent Guide to IBM-standard Personal Computing

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: IBM microcomputers

Page: N.A

View: 2007

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Author: D. M. Paige

Publisher: Darby Creek ™

ISBN: 1467733466

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 120

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Thea Roberts has loved making clothes ever since her grandmother taught her to sew. Now her designs have captured the attention of Harmon Holt, a wealthy alum from her high school. Before she knows it, Thea's landed an internship with a hot LA designer—and she's about to find out what lurks beneath all the glamour. Can she rise above and seize her opportunity?

1888 Dial India

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Author: Anuvab Pal

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184002394

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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2009—year of the slump. America is in the grip of severe economic hardship and unemployment. The only numbers that are on the rise is the suicide rate. Arun Gupta, entrepreneur, lothario, Aramis cologne user, evangelist of new India’s new dreams, sees a glimmer of a business plan form out of the American crisis. He wants to save lives. And he wants to do it sitting in his baroque Navi Mumbai office. His idea is simple. If everything can be outsourced to India, why not the saving of American lives? Part rant, part satire, 1888 Dial India documents, through the politically incorrect words of its anti-hero, the dreams of corporate India.

Crossroads of the Natural World

Exploring North Carolina with Tom Earnhardt

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Author: Tom Earnhardt

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960700X

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.