That Will Never Work

Author: Marc Randolph

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316530212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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In the tradition of Phil Knight's Shoe Dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company-all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph. Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought—leveraging the internet to rent movies—and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning. But Hastings was intrigued, and the pair—with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO—founded a company. Now with over 150 million subscribers, Netflix's triumph feels inevitable, but the twenty first century's most disruptive start up began with few believers and calamity at every turn. From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to server crashes on launch day, to the now-infamous meeting when Netflix brass pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, Marc Randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, gut instincts, and determination can change the world—even with an idea that many think will never work. What emerges, though, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies. Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even is success? From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, That Will Never Work is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable, but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.

Risk

Author: General Stanley McChrystal

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241481945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 473


'Brilliant and highly entertaining, this book is essential reading for every leader, regardless of age or experience.' - Admiral William McRaven, author of Make Your Bed -------- What if you could learn how to expect the unexpected? In business, like in life, foresight is crucial for avoiding pitfalls and disaster - and yet it's something we spend nearly no time developing. Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has lived a life associated with the deadly risks of combat; he has been forced to analyse and prepare for situations he didn't even know were possible. As a business consultant, he has seen how hundreds of individuals and organizations - too often and to great cost - fail to mitigate risk. Why? Because they focus on the probability of something happening instead of the interface through which any and all risks can be managed. In Risk: A User's Guide, McChrystal presents a new system of responding to risk. He lays out ten dimensions of control which we can adjust at any given time, no matter the context: narrative, bias, action, timing, adaptability, communication, technology, diversity, structure and leadership. Drawing on compelling examples ranging from military history to the business world, and offering infinitely practical exercises to improve preparedness, McChrystal illustrates how these ten factors are almost always in effect - and how, by considering them constantly, individuals and organizations can exert mastery over every conceivable sort of risk that they might face. We may not be able to see into the future, but Risk gives us a framework for improving our resistance and building a strong defense against what we know -- and what we don't. -------- 'A brilliant user's guide that demonstrates how managing risk is about how we lead, rather than getting mathematical equations right.' - Annie Duke, bestselling author of Thinking In Bets and How To Decide 'Measured, meticulous, and filled with practical, pragmatic wisdom from both war and peace, McChrystal's clear-eyed, unsentimental guidance cuts to the heart of our precarious existence. A must-read leadership bible.' - James Kerr, bestselling author of Legacy 'An essential playbook on mastering all dimensions of risk. For soldiers, educators, CEOs, entrepreneurs, government leaders, and everyone in between.' - Keith Krach, former Undersecretary of State and CEO of DocuSign

Love That Will Not Quit!

Author: Marilyn Kirk

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1098071042

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 4001


You’re walking down a path with Jesus. Discretion tells you to be quiet, allowing Him to talk. As you walk together the length of the path which leads, you know-not-where, Jesus begins to talk to you about yourself. He unveils God’s will for you, with each step of the way, allowing you to choose to walk further, or not. He shows you your current life as a believer, telling you where God wants to take you from where you now are. He begins by taking you back in history to His command to His disciples to love all persons as He and the Father loves them. An impossible assignment they conclude, unless it is realized by allowing oneself to be God’s vessel for His love to pass through. Becoming this vessel begins by prioritizing one’s life around the Word of God. In it, God empowers the believer to be His true vessel. As you continue walking, Jesus describes the criterion for discipleship as knowing God’s Word, and walking in it. You learn much as you listen and walk this long path with Jesus. Intellectual assent is not the same as surrendering to Him, Jesus explains; nor can one be a part-time believer. Discipleship requires a surrendering completely and consistently to God’s Word, which allows the Holy Spirit to engraft that Word upon the believer’s soul. Change results. The likeness of Jesus is birthed in the believer. You and Jesus arrive at the end of the path, which delivers you to His likeness.

The Handbook of Data Science and AI

Author: Stefan Papp,Wolfgang Weidinger,Katherine Munro,Bernhard Ortner,Annalisa Cadonna,Georg Langs,Roxane Licandro,Mario Meir-Huber,Danko Nikolic,Zoltan Toth,Barbora Vesela,Rania Wazir,Günther Zauner

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 1569908877

Category: Computers

Page: 573

View: 3376


Data Science, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence are currently some of the most talked-about concepts in industry, government, and society, and yet also the most misunderstood. This book will clarify these concepts and provide you with practical knowledge to apply them. Featuring: - A comprehensive overview of the various fields of application of data science - Case studies from practice to make the described concepts tangible - Practical examples to help you carry out simple data analysis projects - BONUS in print edition: E-Book inside The book approaches the topic of data science from several sides. Crucially, it will show you how to build data platforms and apply data science tools and methods. Along the way, it will help you understand - and explain to various stakeholders - how to generate value from these techniques, such as applying data science to help organizations make faster decisions, reduce costs, and open up new markets. Furthermore, it will bring fundamental concepts related to data science to life, including statistics, mathematics, and legal considerations. Finally, the book outlines practical case studies that illustrate how knowledge generated from data is changing various industries over the long term. Contains these current issues: - Mathematics basics: Mathematics for Machine Learning to help you understand and utilize various ML algorithms. - Machine Learning: From statistical to neural and from Transformers and GPT-3 to AutoML, we introduce common frameworks for applying ML in practice - Natural Language Processing: Tools and techniques for gaining insights from text data and developing language technologies - Computer vision: How can we gain insights from images and videos with data science? - Modeling and Simulation: Model the behavior of complex systems, such as the spread of COVID-19, and do a What-If analysis covering different scenarios. - ML and AI in production: How to turn experimentation into a working data science product? - Presenting your results: Essential presentation techniques for data scientists

15 Future Events That Will Shake the World

Author: Ed Hindson

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736953094

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 4083


What can people on Earth expect during the last days? In all the chaos that the Bible predicts, several events stand out as truly extraordinary—so much so that they arouse many questions from both Christians and non-Christians. What are these events, and what makes them so significant? Longtime Bible prophecy expert Ed Hindson surveys each one in detail and explains the impact they will have: millions missing in the rapture world power shifts after the rapture, including in the USA the rise of a global dictator God's two witnesses rising from the dead in full view of the world the rebuilt Jewish temple usurped by Antichrist the Holocaust eclipsed Christ's glorious return to earth as conqueror and king A riveting overview of events that truly will shake the world—how they will unfold, what they mean to us, and God's purposes for bringing them about.

Problem-Oriented Policing

Author: Michael S. Scott,Ronald V. Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429854471

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 4474


Problem-Oriented Policing: Successful Case Studies is the first systematic and rigorous collection of effective problem-oriented policing projects. It includes more than twenty case studies from among the thousands of projects submitted for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing. The volume describes in detail the case studies and explains the wider significance of each for effective, efficient, and equitable policing. This book explores a wide range of problems that fall under five general categories: gang violence; violence against women; vulnerable people; disorderly places; and theft, robbery, and burglary. The case studies tell stories of how police, in collaboration with others, successfully tackled real-world policing problems fairly and effectively. The authors have also drawn out of the case studies the cross-cutting themes and issues they illustrate. The authors prove that the concept can work, bring to life the context in which police and communities addressed these vexing problems, and, ideally, will inspire future problem-oriented police work that builds on these reported successes. Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to students and scholars of policing, criminology, and social studies; police practitioners and crime analysts; and all those who are interested in learning more about the reality of police problem-solving.

Tragedy in the Making

Author: Mzwandile P. Ntsonta

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466947535

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 9512


The book is entitled Tragedy In The Making. Its written after he the (author) experienced suffering, pain, struggle, and poverty for a very long time in his life because of wrong beliefs he subscribed to, wrong decisions and choices he have made. The truth is that people are overwhelmed by what they are going through in their daily living. People are trying so hard to make life work, and no matter how hard they try, they keep on failing. Because they are living their lives outside the parameters of Gods will for their lives. Tragedy in the Making is trying to live the life we have designed for ourselves versus failing to live the life that God has designed for us. When you keep doing things in your own way, instead of Gods way, you wont be able to manage your lifethat is a promise. The source of the suffering in this book is the result of mankind not comprehending the purpose and the plan of God for creating them. When I observe and look around in the world today, I see a lot of ongoing suffering, pain, struggle, and poverty in Gods people as well. I believe you can agree with me when I say, Some of the things we see daily in this world are heartbreaking. Most leaders are responsible for the suffering and struggle that we see in peoples lives. Whether be the heads of states, heads of institutions, or heads of families. Somehow, we are where we are today because someone has led us there. The solution in your suffering, sorrow, pain, and struggle can only be found in one man only, and his name is Jesus Christ. He came to reconcile us with the Father. He came to restore us into our original state and mend a broken relationship between us and God our creator.

Why Positive Thinkers Have the Power

Author: Ken Bossone

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 088391168X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3510


Aims to lead a next generation of positive self-help, business and success books by revealing the main ingredient that more than 500 World's Positive Thinkers Club Members--all-time top global leaders--possess, in a book based on 10 years of extensive research that was researched and written to be understood by people of every age race and creed. Original.

The Swami Love Love Guide

Author: Yogi Karmananda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978142940

Category:

Page: N.A

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That’S How It Seems

Author: Molly Stringer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524503061

Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 9607


This book is filled with stories about ordinary everyday life. One story is Does Butter Grow on Trees? It just seemed to me that most of our younger generation might just think that. I ended the story with being thankful that we are blessed with butter in the store without us having to do anything but pay for it, so maybe it does grow on trees! You just need to read that story, it will take you back to churns, cream, and milking cows. Some of the stories are funny. Some are sad; they brought tears to my eyes as I wrote them. A sad story shares the pain and sorrow that my good friend endured as she lost her young daughter to cancer. It moves from just surviving to being comforted; this is a must read. I get most of my funny stories from life with my sweet Bill. Just this week, I remember him getting up early. I asked why, and he said he couldnt sleep. He continued to be quiet and seemed sad. I asked why, and he replied that the hairdresser cut his hair too short. And if that wasnt bad enough, he did not know how we were going to get our riding lawn mower loaded to take it to the shopall really big stuff. Well, did I ever have some words of wisdom for him. That will one day be a story. His hair will grow, and we did get the mower loaded! And there are people right around us that really have problems! This book will not be boring. It moves from sad to glad; it moves from heartbreak to hope. I will take you on trips of understanding and bring you back smarter than when you left. Its a good book full of truth that will reflect Gods love right into your very soul!