Les succ s du web la fran aise
PriceMinister, Mille Mercis, Vente privée, Deezer, Seloger.com, Pixmania, Free, Viadeo, AssurOne, Criteo... Si nous n’avons pas en France de Google ou d’Apple, il existe néanmoins une réelle forme d’excellence « à la française » sur le web, comme le prouvent ces entreprises et leurs performances. A partir d’entretiens approfondis réalisés avec les fondateurs et dirigeants de ces entreprises, les auteurs analysent les secrets de leurs réussites, les différents modèles économiques du « web à la française » et l’esprit entrepreneurial que l’on trouve en chacun d’entre eux mais qui prend des formes variées. Ils expliquent ainsi quels sont les facteurs clés de succès de ces entreprises, quels sont les facteurs d’échec, comment elles peuvent réussir à s’exporter, quelles sont les conditions spécifiques du marché français et les modes de financement accessibles aux start-up, quelles sont les questions à se poser lorsque l’on veut lancer une start-up Internet.
Unidentified The UFO Phenomenon
"...fasten your seat belt. You are in for a fascinating ride." --Stanton T. Friedman, author of Flying Saucers and Science "Salas takes the reader on a compelling and heartfelt journey through the minefields and thickets of government secrecy and cover-ups as he experienced it from his own encounters with ET, while weaving into his page-turning narrative a concise history of the modern UFO phenomenon." --Thomas J. Carey, best-selling co-author of Witness to Roswell "Not only is Bob Salas an Air Force insider who had his ufological teeth cut by first-hand experiences, but he also possesses the scholarly background to analyze those events. With his tireless tenacity and no-nonsense mission towards disclosure, Bob is a genuine throwback to one of my own heroes, Edward Ruppelt." --Donald R. Schmitt, best-selling co-author of Inside the Real Area 51 In 1969 the U.S. Air Force issued a statement that read‚ "No UFO reported, investigated and evaluated by the Air Force was ever an indication of threat to our national security." This statement is patently false. It has been proven untrue by the testimony of many military officers and airmen and documentation of incidents involving UFOs and nuclear weapons, testimonies of which the U.S. Air Force was fully aware. Unidentified details many of these testimonies, some for the first time. As partial justification for its position, the Air Force cites a University of Colorado study that was contracted and paid for by federal funds. Unidentified reveals how this study was actually just another part of the plan to cover up the reality of the UFO phenomenon. For the first time, Unidentified publishes evidence that the investigators for the Colorado study knew about the UFO-related missile shutdown incidents but did not investigate them or include them in their final report.
Temptations of Power
In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the "end of history." The Berlin Wall had fallen; liberal democracy had won out. But what of illiberal democracy--the idea that popular majorities, working through the democratic process, might reject gender equality, religious freedoms, and other norms that Western democracies take for granted? Nowhere have such considerations become more relevant than in the Middle East, where the uprisings of 2011 swept the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups to power. In Temptations of Power, Shadi Hamid draws on hundreds of interviews with leaders and activists from across the region to advance a new understanding of how Islamist movements change over time. He puts forward the bold thesis that repression "forced" Islamists to moderate their politics, work in coalitions, de-emphasize Islamic law, and set aside the dream of an Islamic state. Meanwhile, democratic openings in the 1980s--and again during the Arab Spring--pushed Islamists back toward their original conservatism. With the uprisings of 2011, Islamists found themselves in an enviable position, but one for which they were unprepared. Groups like the Brotherhood combine the features of both political parties and religious movements, leading to an inherent tension they have struggled to resolve. However pragmatic they may be, their ultimate goal remains the Islamization of society. When the electorate they represent is conservative as well, they can push their own form of illiberal democracy while insisting they are carrying out the popular will. This can lead to overreach and significant backlash. Yet, while the Egyptian coup and the subsequent crackdown were a devastating blow for the Islamist "project," obituaries of political Islam are premature. As long as the battle over the role of religion in public life continues, Islamist parties in countries as diverse as Egypt, Tunisia, and Jordan will remain an important force whether in the ranks of opposition or the halls of power. But what are the key factors driving their evolution? A timely and provocative reassessment, Hamid's account serves as an essential compass for those trying to understand where the region's varied Islamist groups have come from and where they might be headed.
Free to succeed . . . Whether in troubled economic times or during years of prosperity, there is a proven way for companies to boost productivity, profits, and growth. Remarkably, it costs nothing––whether cost is measured in terms of monetary resources or time– –and is simply based on the belief that, if only people can be free to act in the best interests of their company, the results will be tremendous. Freedom, Inc. presents the evidence that this is not the Pollyannaish wish of a few dreamers, but a reality built by bottom-line-focused leaders. . . . The culture of freedom works–and Freedom, Inc. reveals the secrets of a successful business paradigm based on a trusting, nonhierarchical, liberated environment. The visionary leaders profiled here performed near-miracles in driving their companies to unheard-of levels of success, often from unlikely or disheartening beginnings. Businesses as diverse as insurance company USAA, winemaker Sea Smoke Cellars, Gore & Associates, advertising agency The Richardson Group, Harley-Davidson, and Sun Hydraulics have had the insight and courage to challenge long-held management beliefs about human nature and employees–and radically depart from the traditional command-and-control structures, rules, and policies. By freeing up the individual initiative and risk-taking instincts of every employee, these companies showed they could dramatically outperform their rivals in an array of fiercely competitive industries. By listening to employees instead of telling them what to do, by treating them as equals and not limiting information through a trickle-down hierarchy, and by encouraging a culture in which employees have commitments (something chosen) as opposed to jobs (something imposed), these companies liberated their workers to fulfill their own individual potential, which has led to more productive, loyal, and engaged workers, as well as significant measurable profits and growth.
Introduction to the Library and Information Professions
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A practical tutorial that covers the difficult design, implementation, and management of search solutions.Mastering ElasticSearch is aimed at to intermediate users who want to extend their knowledge about ElasticSearch. The topics that are described in the book are detailed, but we assume that you already know the basics, like the query DSL or data indexing. Advanced users will also find this book useful, as the examples are getting deep into the internals where it is needed.
Bitcoin: Is it a Boom or a Bubble? Hardly a day passes where Bitcoin isn't being discussed by the media. You need a high level of understanding and expertise to be able to swim safely in the Bitcoin pool. This book is the equivalent of the swimming lessons you took as a kid. Once finished, you'll be able to enter into the water safely, and be aware of both the potential dangers and thrills of the deep end. Bitcoin Decoded teaches you... What is Bitcoin How Bitcoin Works How You Get Bitcoin How to Make Money with Bitcoin How is Bitcoin created What is Bitcoin mining List of resources to find latest Bitcoin news and information online Don't worry about getting lost in technical terms. We are The Bitcoin Coaches and you will learn everything step by step in the only Bitcoin guide you will ever need. Bitcoin Decoded is packed with over 100 pages of up-to-date information about this new amazing way we pay for things and make money while doing it. We've updated the book with new information since the original was released early in 2014. In just a few months, the Bitcoin market has seen enough major changes that it we felt it important to keep our readers as up to date on developments as is possible. New information in this updated version of the book includes: Interviews with cryptocurrency pioneers Charlie Lee, Stan Larimer and Sunny King, shedding light on why so-called "altcoins" are so important How you can make money in the Bitcoin market and ... you won't read this anywhere else ... our EXCLUSIVE reasons why we believe Bitcoin's value will again skyrocket. (It's not a matter of IF, but WHEN.) You haven't read ... and won't read ... this anywhere else! You're here because you're looking for a way to understand more about Bitcoin. In "Bitcoin Decoded," you have discovered the book which has been and remains one of the top-selling books about Bitcoin on Amazon and Kindle. And now it's updated, so don't wait, order today! Scroll up and click "Buy Now" to access your book in under a minute!
Raspberry Pi Hacks
With more than 60 practical and creative hacks, this book helps you turn Raspberry Pi into the centerpiece of some cool electronics projects. Want to create a controller for a camera or a robot? Set up Linux distributions for media centers or PBX phone systems? That’s just the beginning of what you’ll find inside Raspberry Pi Hacks. If you’re looking to build either a software or hardware project with more computing power than Arduino alone can provide, Raspberry Pi is just the ticket. And the hacks in this book will give you lots of great ideas. Use configuration hacks to get more out of your Pi Build your own web server or remote print server Take the Pi outdoors to monitor your garden or control holiday lights Connect with SETI or construct an awesome Halloween costume Hack the Pi’s Linux OS to support more complex projects Decode audio/video formats or make your own music player Achieve a low-weight payload for aerial photography Build a Pi computer cluster or a solar-powered lab
The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality
The book is a compendium of thinking on virtuality and its relationship to reality from the perspective of a variety of philosophical and applied fields of study. Topics covered include presence, immersion, emotion, ethics, utopias and dystopias, image, sound, literature, AI, law, economics, medical and military applications, religion, and sex.