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Building Web Reputation Systems

Author: Randy Farmer,Bryce Glass

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449388690

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7539

What do Amazon's product reviews, eBay's feedback score system, Slashdot's Karma System, and Xbox Live's Achievements have in common? They're all examples of successful reputation systems that enable consumer websites to manage and present user contributions most effectively. This book shows you how to design and develop reputation systems for your own sites or web applications, written by experts who have designed web communities for Yahoo! and other prominent sites. Building Web Reputation Systems helps you ask the hard questions about these underlying mechanisms, and why they're critical for any organization that draws from or depends on user-generated content. It's a must-have for system architects, product managers, community support staff, and UI designers. Scale your reputation system to handle an overwhelming inflow of user contributions Determine the quality of contributions, and learn why some are more useful than others Become familiar with different models that encourage first-class contributions Discover tricks of moderation and how to stamp out the worst contributions quickly and efficiently Engage contributors and reward them in a way that gets them to return Examine a case study based on actual reputation deployments at industry-leading social sites, including Yahoo!, Flickr, and eBay

Building Web Reputation Systems

Author: Randy Farmer,Bryce Glass

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059615979X

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 9092

Readers can learn how a reputation system can enhance their business, and what it takes to design and develop their own system.

Building Successful Online Communities

Evidence-Based Social Design

Author: Robert E. Kraut,Paul Resnick,Sara Kiesler,Moira Burke,Yan Chen,Niki Kittur,Joseph Konstan,Yuqing Ren,John Riedl

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297396

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9645

Online communities are among the most popular destinations on the Internet, but not all online communities are equally successful. For every flourishing Facebook, there is a moribund Friendster -- not to mention the scores of smaller social networking sites that never attracted enough members to be viable. This book offers lessons from theory and empirical research in the social sciences that can help improve the design of online communities.The authors draw on the literature in psychology, economics, and other social sciences, as well as their own research, translating general findings into useful design claims. They explain, for example, how to encourage information contributions based on the theory of public goods, and how to build members' commitment based on theories of interpersonal bond formation. For each design claim, they offer supporting evidence from theory, experiments, or observational studies.

Programming Social Applications

Building Viral Experiences with OpenSocial, OAuth, OpenID, and Distributed Web Frameworks

Author: Jonathan LeBlanc

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449315275

Category: Computers

Page: 546

View: 9804

Social networking has made one thing clear: websites and applications need to provide users with experiences tailored to their preferences. This in-depth guide shows you how to build rich social frameworks, using open source technologies and specifications. You'll learn how to create third-party applications for existing sites, build engaging social graphs, and develop products to host your own socialized experience. Programming Social Apps focuses on the OpenSocial platform, along with Apache Shindig, OAuth, OpenID, and other tools, demonstrating how they work together to help you solve practical issues. Each chapter uncovers a new layer in the construction of highly viral social applications and platforms. Learn how to build applications on top of social containers, and leverage existing user data Map user relationships with a social graph, and extend social links between users Customize your application with user profile information and encourage growth through friendships Build a scalable social application container with OpenSocial and Shindig Dive into advanced OpenSocial topics such as templating and data pipelining methods Protect your container and its users against malicious code

People Will Talk

Author: John Whitfield

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715644874

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3415

What do psychopaths and expenses-fiddling MPs have in common? How can ebay save the economy? Why does a stranger influence your private life? The answer is reputation. 'This book is about how we work out how to trust people. And its flipside: how can I get other people to trust me? And if I can't, why not?' But there's plenty more to the essence of reputation. People Will Talk surveys experiments and theories of animal behaviour, economics, philosophy, sociology and literature in a deft explanation of our social behaviour - which holds some important lessons for everyday life. John Whitfield uncovers the central role reputation has always played, without us really noticing. He reveals exactly how much it influences human development and behaviour, including your reading of this book, and even explains some of the surreal social dynamics behind today's risk-taking bankers and obnoxiously-behaved celebrities.

Fame & Fortune

How Successful Companies Build Winning Reputations

Author: Charles J. Fombrun,C. B. M. van Riel

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130937377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 6770

Preface Knee Deep in the Reputation Bog As we go to press, corporate reputations are very much in the news around the world. Sadly, much of the reporting is negative and involves allegations of fraudulent behavior by senior executives accused of misleading investors and consumers. Witness the following news items from spring 2003: Ten of Wall Street's biggest financial firms agreed to pay about $1.4 billion and adopt reforms to resolve allegations that they issued biased ratings on stocks to lure investment-banking business.The unprecedented industrywide settlement called for one of the largest penalties ever levied by securities regulators. The settlement will change the way major investment firms do business, and focused particularly on Citigroup, Merrill Lynch. J.P. Morgan Chase, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Most significantly, the brokerage firms agreed to sever the troublesome links between financial analysts' research and investment banking, to pay a total $432.5 million over five years for independent stock research for their customers, and to fund an $80 million investor education program. A fund of $387.5 million is intended to compensate customers of the ten firms; $487.5 million in fines will go to states according to their population. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it planned to file civil-fraud charges against accounting giant KPMG LLP for its role in auditing Xerox Corporation, which last year settled SEC accusations of accounting fraud amounting to some $6.4 billion, one of the largest restatements in corporate history. At the heart of the SEC's investigation of KPMG's role as auditor of Xerox was an examination of whether the auditor had become so closely aligned with Xerox that its role as public watchdog had became largely secondary. KPMG is already a target of shareholder lawsuits involving drugstore chain Rite Aid Corporation, which admitted overstating income by more than $1 billion over a two-year period, as well as Lernout and Hauspie Speech Products NV, which collapsed after admitting to massive fraud, including fabricating 70 percent of the sales in its largest unit. The SEC charged US healthcare provider HealthSouth Corporation and its Chairman and CEO Richard M Scrushy with substantial accounting fraud. The Commission's complaint alleges that since 1999 HealthSouth systematically overstated its earnings by at least $1.4 billion in order to meet or exceed Wall Street earnings expectations. The false increases in earnings were matched by false increases in HealthSouth's assets. By the third quarter of 2002, HealthSouth's assets were overstated by at least $800 million. Weston L Smith, HealthSouth's chief financial officer pleaded guilty on March 20 to criminal charges of securities fraud, and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. He also pleaded guilty to criminal charges of certifying false financial records designed to inflate the company's revenues and earnings by hundreds of millions of dollars. Eight senior HealthSouthexecutives to date have admitted guilt in the fraud. The world's number two communications giant Interpublic demoted its chairman and CEO John Dooner following Interpublic's disclosure that the company would have to restate its earnings downward by $181.3 million because of accounting irregularities in its ad agency McCann-Erickson, spurring a federal investigation. In previous weeks, ratings services had downgraded its corporate debt numerous times, reducing it to one level above junk status. Email records appeared to demonstrate that Credit Suisse First Boston's star banker Frank Quattrone knew that the firm was under various regulatory inquiries and a criminal probe for its IPO practices when he urged colleagues to purge files and dispose of notes, valuation analyses, and other internal memos to protect the firm against lawsuits. Such destruction is strictly forbidden once a lawsuit or investigation has begun. Mr. Quattrone had gained fame as one of the most powerful investment bankers during the tech-stock boom when he and a cadre of investment bankers in Silicon Valley brought some of the era's biggest and most profitable IPOs to market, including those of Netscape, Amazon, and Linux. Ahold's chief executive officer Cees van der Hoeven and chief financial officer Michael Meurs resigned over assumed accounting irregularities at the Dutch grocery giant's U.S. operations. Ahold said the accounting problems caused it to overstate operating earnings by $500 million for 2001 and 2002. Its shares plunged 67 percent and are now worth only a tenth of their value at the peak of the company's fortunes in mid-2001. Ahold is now under investigation by the U.S. attorney's office in New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam. On May 8, 2003 the company reported that earnings at its U.S. Foodservice unit had actually been overstated by $880 million through the actions of two of its executives. That figure was $380 million more than the Dutch retailer had initially estimated. The German giant of chemicals and drugs Bayer A.G. announced continued efforts to settle over 7,200 lawsuits filed against the company because of its anticholesterol drug Baycol. Baycol was withdrawn in August 2001 after hundreds of deaths worldwide. Company documents, including email messages, memorandums, and sworn depositions, suggest that some Bayer executives were aware of the possible dangers of Baycol long before the company withdrew it from the market. If negligence is proven, the lawsuits are expected to expose the company to claims of over $5.4 billion. As a result, the company's shares have been on a downward spiral as investors flee the uncertain liabilities. German prosecutors confirmed charges against Deutsche Bank's chief executive, Josef Ackermann, charging breach of trust stemming from his approval of more than $100 million in payments to executives of Mannesmann in the final days of its takeover battle with the Vodafone Group of Britain. Mr. Ackermann is one of six former board members of Mannesmann accused of improperly using the conglomerate's funds to pay severance and bonuses to top managers. If the defendants are found guilty, they could face up to 10 years in prison. The list goes on, each one more damaging than the next. Reports of these alleged corporate crimes come on the heels of an avalanche of revelations throughout 2002 about executive excess and fraud that led to the demise of major corporate names such as Enron, Andersen, and Adelphia, jeopardized the continued existence of others such as WorldCom and Martha Stewart's Omnimedia, and produced a serious crisis of confidence in the corporate sector. Yet not all the news has been bad. In February 2003 the latest ratings of companies by a representative sample of American consumers were developed by Harris Interactive and the Reputation Institute. The results revealed some interesting findings. For one, despite awesome turmoil, a downbeat economy, corporate financial scandals, and growing prospects of war in Iraq, the American public continued to show confidence in many of its largest companies. Major corporate names such as Johnson and Johnson--the perennial leader on these surveys--as well as Coca-Cola, Maytag, Dell, Sony, PandG, FedEx, Disney, Wal-Mart, Anheuser-Busch, and Southwest Airlines maintained their strong reputations. Not surprisingly, as this book shows, these are also the companies that know the value of their reputations and manage them accordingly. Reputation is proving to be a resilient asset to some companies in a difficult marketplace. A second finding involved recognition of exemplary customer service. At a time when corporate focus and product reliability are being questioned by many corporate customers across sectors, who better to join the list of the highest rated companies in the United States than Harley-Davidson, a company whose single-minded devotion to customers brought it back from the brink of bankruptcy to reclaim an exemplary and dominant position in the motorcycle business. UPS's climb into the top 10 as well as Home Depot's upward surge to number eight also pointed to the company's success at pleasing the customer, whether in the reliable delivery of packages or in providing quality goods at an affordable price. General Mills also joined the list for its consistent and persistent emphasis on delivering quality products to happy consumers. Finally, despite a turbulent economic climate, some companies still managed to make gains in reputation in2002. They were Bridgestone/Firestone, DaimlerChrysler, Home Depot, Sears, UPS, and Xerox. Bridgestone/Firestone edged out of the tire debacle in slightly better form than its one-time partner Ford. Though still weak, the tire-maker gained ground since last year, whereas Ford did not. Retailers Home Depot and Sears both inched ahead, buoyed by cost-conscious consumers. Luxury automaker Daimler Chrysler got a boost from smoothing out its internal rifts between the United States and Germany. UPS successfully navigated past the threat of an employee strike, and Xerox settled its huge accounting irregularities with the government. Both got favorable and significant upward bumps in reputation. The electronic content analysis of media coverage of top U.S. companies in 2002 shows how the media (both print and broadcast) portrayed the corporate reputations of the top-rated companies in the consumer survey. The companies that topped the media ratings were Microsoft and Wal-Mart, with General Motors and Coca-Cola not far behind. The two sets of rankings obtained from consumers and from the media indicate that: Microsoft, Wal-Mart, and General Motors get better media coverage than consumers think they deserve. Assuming media have a better grasp of a company's real situation, it suggests that these three companies could improve their public standing by more carefully and effectively framing their communications with consumers. Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Dell Computer, Procter and Gamble, FedEx and PepsiCo earn more balanced reputations from consumers and the media. It suggests that their communications strategies are being consistently implemented across channels. Johnson and Johnson and UPS get relatively weaker media ratings than consumers think they deserve. It suggests the potential gains for these companies of focusing on improved media relations to reinforce the stronger perceptions in which they are held by consumers. They face significant reputational risk of losing ground with the public over time from not generating better media coverage. The combined analysis provides useful insights. It suggests the point of view we uphold in this book: That reputations reflect how companies are perceived across a broad spectrum of stakeholders,. And that's a function of how companies communicate both with the media and with the public. When authenticity, consistency, and transparency come through from a company, it earns kudos from both the public and the media. If Johnson and Johnson gets top marks from the public, it's because of powerful messaging that bring out emotions of customer care and emotional attachment -features that appear less relevant to the media. If Coca-Cola earns high marks from both the media and the public, it's for persuasive messaging that conveys its ubiquity and refreshment and appeals to both the public and the media. If FedEx earns balanced grades from both the public and the media, it's because of consistent and credible messaging that conveys the company's consistency, reliability, and service. That's the thesis we demonstrate inFame and Fortune: How the World's Top Companies Develop Winning Reputations.We hope you enjoy it.

RESTful .NET

Build and Consume RESTful Web Services with .NET 3.5

Author: Jon Flanders

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554330

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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RESTful .NET is the first book that teaches Windows developers to build RESTful web services using the latest Microsoft tools. Written by Windows Communication Foundation (WFC) expert Jon Flanders, this hands-on tutorial demonstrates how you can use WCF and other components of the .NET 3.5 Framework to build, deploy and use REST-based web services in a variety of application scenarios. RESTful architecture offers a simpler approach to building web services than SOAP, SOA, and the cumbersome WS- stack. And WCF has proven to be a flexible technology for building distributed systems not necessarily tied to WS- standards. RESTful .NET provides you with a complete guide to the WCF REST programming model for building web services consumed either by machines or humans. You'll learn how to: Program Read-Only (GET) services Program READ/WRITE services Host REST services Program REST feeds Program AJAX REST clients Secure REST endpoints Use workflow to deliver REST services Consume RESTful XML services using WCF Work with HTTP Work with ADO.NET Data Services (Astoria) RESTful .NET introduces you to the ideas of REST and RESTful architecture, and includes a detailed discussion of how the Web/REST model plugs into the WCF architecture. If you develop with .NET, it's time to jump on the RESTful bandwagon. This book explains how. "While REST is simple, WCF is not. To really understand and exploit this part of WCF requires a knowledgeable and experienced guide. I don't know anybody who's better suited for this role than Jon Flanders. ...Jon is first-rate at explaining complicated things. This book is the best introduction I've seen to creating and using these services with WCF."--David Chappell, Chappell & Associates

The Reputation Society

How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World

Author: Hassan Masum,Mark Tovey,Craig Newmark

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262297582

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In making decisions, we often seek advice. Online, we check Amazon recommendations, eBay vendors' histories, TripAdvisor ratings, and even our elected representatives' voting records. These online reputation systems serve as filters for information overload. In this book, experts discuss the benefits and risks of such online tools.The contributors offer expert perspectives that range from philanthropy and open access to science and law, addressing reputation systems in theory and practice. Properly designed reputation systems, they argue, have the potential to create a "reputation society," reshaping society for the better by promoting accountability through the mediated judgments of billions of people. Effective design can also steer systems away from the pitfalls of online opinion sharing by motivating truth-telling, protecting personal privacy, and discouraging digital vigilantism.Contributors Madeline Ashby, Jamais Cascio, John Henry Clippinger, Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Cory Doctorow, Randy Farmer, Eric Goldman, Victor Henning, Anthony Hoffmann, Jason Hoyt, Luca Iandoli, Josh Introne, Mark Klein, Mari Kuraishi, Cliff Lampe, Paolo Massa, Hassan Masum, Marc Maxson, Craig Newmark, Michael Nielsen, Lucio Picci, Jan Reichelt, Alex Steffen, Lior Strahilevitz, Mark Tovey, John Whitfield, John Willinsky, Yi-Cheng Zhang, Michael Zimmer

Enterprise Architecture A to Z

Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology

Author: Daniel Minoli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420013702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 6670

Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management. To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture. The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models. Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.

Creating Personal Presence

Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader

Author: Dianna Booher

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 160994013X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 5396

"Personal presence is difficult to define but easy to recognize. People with presence carry themselves in a way that turns heads. When they talk, people listen. When they ask, people answer. When they lead, people follow. Personal presence can help you get a date, a mate, a job, or a sale. It can help you lead a meeting, a movement, or an organization. Presence is not something you’re born with—anyone can learn these skills, habits, and traits. Award-winning speaker and consultant Dianna Booher shows how to master dozens of small and significant things that work together to convey presence. She details how body language, manners, and even your surroundings enhance credibility and build rapport. You’ll learn to use voice and language to demonstrate competence, deliver clear and memorable messages, and master emotions. You’ll learn to think strategically, organize ideas coherently, and convey to others genuine interest, integrity, respect, and reliability. Take her self-assessment to measure your progress. With Dianna Booher’s expert, entertaining advice, you can have the same kind of influence as the most successful CEOs, celebrities, and civic leaders. "

Working Effectively with Legacy Code

Author: Michael Feathers

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0132931753

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 8400

Get more out of your legacy systems: more performance, functionality, reliability, and manageability Is your code easy to change? Can you get nearly instantaneous feedback when you do change it? Do you understand it? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you have legacy code, and it is draining time and money away from your development efforts. In this book, Michael Feathers offers start-to-finish strategies for working more effectively with large, untested legacy code bases. This book draws on material Michael created for his renowned Object Mentor seminars: techniques Michael has used in mentoring to help hundreds of developers, technical managers, and testers bring their legacy systems under control. The topics covered include Understanding the mechanics of software change: adding features, fixing bugs, improving design, optimizing performance Getting legacy code into a test harness Writing tests that protect you against introducing new problems Techniques that can be used with any language or platform—with examples in Java, C++, C, and C# Accurately identifying where code changes need to be made Coping with legacy systems that aren't object-oriented Handling applications that don't seem to have any structure This book also includes a catalog of twenty-four dependency-breaking techniques that help you work with program elements in isolation and make safer changes.

Even Faster Web Sites

Performance Best Practices for Web Developers

Author: Steve Souders

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596555849

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 7023

Performance is critical to the success of any web site, and yet today's web applications push browsers to their limits with increasing amounts of rich content and heavy use of Ajax. In this book, Steve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance. Souders' previous book, the bestselling High Performance Web Sites, shocked the web development world by revealing that 80% of the time it takes for a web page to load is on the client side. In Even Faster Web Sites, Souders and eight expert contributors provide best practices and pragmatic advice for improving your site's performance in three critical categories: JavaScript—Get advice for understanding Ajax performance, writing efficient JavaScript, creating responsive applications, loading scripts without blocking other components, and more. Network—Learn to share resources across multiple domains, reduce image size without loss of quality, and use chunked encoding to render pages faster. Browser—Discover alternatives to iframes, how to simplify CSS selectors, and other techniques. Speed is essential for today's rich media web sites and Web 2.0 applications. With this book, you'll learn how to shave precious seconds off your sites' load times and make them respond even faster. This book contains six guest chapters contributed by Dion Almaer, Doug Crockford, Ben Galbraith, Tony Gentilcore, Dylan Schiemann, Stoyan Stefanov, Nicole Sullivan, and Nicholas C. Zakas.

Educational Recommender Systems and Technologies: Practices and Challenges

Practices and Challenges

Author: Santos, Olga C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161350490X

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 8485

Recommender systems have shown to be successful in many domains where information overload exists. This success has motivated research on how to deploy recommender systems in educational scenarios to facilitate access to a wide spectrum of information. Tackling open issues in their deployment is gaining importance as lifelong learning becomes a necessity of the current knowledge-based society. Although Educational Recommender Systems (ERS) share the same key objectives as recommenders for e-commerce applications, there are some particularities that should be considered before directly applying existing solutions from those applications. Educational Recommender Systems and Technologies: Practices and Challenges aims to provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices for ERS, as well as the challenges to achieve their actual deployment. Discussing such topics as the state-of-the-art of ERS, methodologies to develop ERS, and architectures to support the recommendation process, this book covers researchers interested in recommendation strategies for educational scenarios and in evaluating the impact of recommendations in learning, as well as academics and practitioners in the area of technology enhanced learning.

Ordering Disorder

Grid Principles for Web Design

Author: Khoi Vinh

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321713735

Category: Computers

Page: 192

View: 7150

The grid has long been an invaluable tool for creating order out of chaos for designers of all kinds—from city planners to architects to typesetters and graphic artists. In recent years, web designers, too, have come to discover the remarkable power that grid-based design can afford in creating intuitive, immersive, and beautiful user experiences. Ordering Disorder delivers a definitive take on grids and the Web. It provides both the big ideas and the brass-tacks techniques of grid-based design. Readers are sure to come away with a keen understanding of the power of grids, as well as the design tools needed to implement them for the World Wide Web. Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried-and-true principles of the typographic grid to the World Wide Web. He is the former Design Director for NYTimes.com, where he consolidated his reputation for superior user experience design. He writes and lectures widely on design, technology, and culture, and has published the popular blog Subtraction.com for over a decade. More information at grids.subtraction.com

Personality and the Fate of Organizations

Author: Robert Hogan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1351554492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 8629

Personality and performance are intricately linked, and personality has proven to have a direct influence on an individual's leadership ability and style, team performance, and overall organizational effectiveness. In Personality and the Fate of Organizations, author Robert Hogan offers a systematic account of the nature of personality, showing how to use personality to understand organizations and to understand, evaluate, select, deselect, and train people. This book brings insights from a leading industrial organizational psychologist who asserts that personality is real, and that it determines the careers of individuals and the fate of organizations. The author’s goal is to increase the reader’s ability to understand other people—how they are alike, how they are different, and why they do what they do. Armed with this understanding, readers will be able to pursue their personal, social, and organizational goals more efficiently. A practical reference, this text is extremely useful for MBA students and for all those studying organizational psychology and leadership.

Trust Management VI

6th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference, IFIPTM 2012, Surat, India, May 21-25, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Theo Dimitrakos,Rajat Moona,Dhiren Patel,D. Harrison McKnight

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642298524

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 4319

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference, IFIPTM 2012, held in Surat, India, in May 2012. The 12 revised full papers presented together with 8 short papers and the abstracts of 4 keynote talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 51 submissions. Building on the traditions inherited from the iTrust and previous IFIPTM conferences, IFIPTM 2012 is a multi-disciplinary conference focusing on areas such as: trust models, social, economic and behavioural aspects of trust, trust in networks, mobile systems and cloud computation, privacy, reputation systems, and identity management.

Democratizing Innovation

Author: Eric von Hippel

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262002744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 6880

The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and public policy.

Value Creation in E-Business Management

15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2009, SIGeBIZ track, San Francisco, CA, USA, August 6-9, 2009, Selected Papers

Author: Matthew L. Nelson,Michael J. Shaw,Troy J. Strader

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642031323

Category: Computers

Page: 322

View: 9905

Recent economic, political, and technological forces are changing the landscape of electronic business and electronic commerce. Although great strides have been made over the past in understanding, researching and advancing e-business, rarely have we witnessed its use so profound and yet its limitations so pronounced, than what has been on global public display for the past 18 months. As a result, new e-commerce strategies and techniques are emerging, collaborative value creation is essential and e-business models are being refined and developed, with special attention towards IS in financial markets, health care and related institutions. It is for these reasons (and many more) that we are so particularly excited and grateful for the collection of papers included in this Value Creation in e-Business Management LNBIP volume number 36. The papers selected in this volume address these emerging e-business issues and are organized into four research lines: Business Models for the Digital Economy, Electronic and Mobile Commerce Behavioral and Global Issues, IS in Financial M- kets and Institutions, Web 2. 0 and E-Commerce and Collaborative Value Creation. The first group, Business Models for the Digital Economy, provides a closer exami- tion of business models from a rich mixture of segments in the IT industry. They - clude Hoyer and Stanoevska-Slabeva’s business model types for enterprise mashup intermediaries, Riehle’s ‘commercial’ open source business model, Chen’s interesting comparison between i-Phone versus Kindles in electronic book sales, and Lyons and coauthors business models in emerging online services.

Building the H Bomb

A Personal History

Author: Kenneth W Ford

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814618810

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2685

IN THE NEWS Podcast — Building the H Bomb: A Personal History Hosted by Milt Rosenberg (1590 WCGO), 25 June 2015 Building the H-Bomb: The Big Idea APS News, June 2015 (Volume 24, Number 6) Behind the Making of a Super Bomb The Washington Post, 22 May 2015 Hydrogen Bomb Physicist's Book Runs Afoul of Energy Department The New York Times, 23 March 2015 More In this engaging scientific memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time when, in his mid-twenties, he was a member of the team that designed and built the first hydrogen bomb. He worked with — and relaxed with — scientific giants of that time such as Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and John Wheeler, and here offers illuminating insights into the personalities, the strengths, and the quirks of these men. Well known for his ability to explain physics to nonspecialists, Ford also brings to life the physics of fission and fusion and provides a brief history of nuclear science from the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 to the ten-megaton explosion of “Mike” that obliterated a Pacific Island in 1952. Ford worked at both Los Alamos and Princeton's Project Matterhorn, and brings out Matterhorn's major, but previously unheralded contribution to the development of the H bomb. Outside the lab, he drove a battered Chevrolet around New Mexico, a bantam motorcycle across the country, and a British roadster around New Jersey. Part of the charm of Ford's book is the way in which he leavens his well-researched descriptions of the scientific work with brief tales of his life away from weapons. Contents:The Big IdeaThe ProtagonistsThe ChoiceThe Scientists, the Officials, and the PresidentNuclear EnergySome PhysicsGoing WestA New WorldThe Classical SuperCalculating and TestingConstructing MatterhornAcademia CowersNew Mexico, New York, and New JerseyThe Garwin DesignClimbing MatterhornMore Than a Boy Readership: A memoir for general readership in the history of science. Key Features:It contains real physics, clearly presented for non-specialistsCombining historical scholarship and his own recollections, the author offers important insights into the people and the work that led to the first H bombPersonal anecdotes enliven the bookKeywords:Nuclear Weapons;Atomic Weapons;H Bomb;Thermonuclear Weapons;Nuclear Physics;Nuclear History;Thermonuclear History;Los Alamos;Edward Teller;Stanislav Ulam;John Wheeler;Project MatterhornReviews: “It was a great treat to read a book that's well-written, informative, and gets the science right. It is these personal recollections and descriptions; the fact that it is a personal and first-hand account of a unique time in history and a remarkable scientific and technical achievement that made this book so enthralling. This is an engaging account of a young scientist involved in a remarkable project.” P Andrew Karam The Ohio State University “Ford's book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of the H bomb and its role in the Cold War, and in how that work affected the life and career of an individual involved.” Physics Today "Personal memories are the book's greatest strength. Ford doesn't glorify, or apologize for, his work on the H-bomb. He simply tells it as it was. As a result, this is an engagingly human glimpse into the world of physics in the US in the early 1950s." Physics World

Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL

Building Effective Database-Driven Web Sites

Author: Hugh E. Williams,David Lane

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449396329

Category: Computers

Page: 820

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There are many reasons for serving up dynamic content from a web site: to offer an online shopping site, create customized information pages for users, or just manage a large volume of content through a database. Anyone with a modest knowledge of HTML and web site management can learn to create dynamic content through the PHP programming language and the MySQL database. This book gives you the background and tools to do the job safely and reliably.Web Database Applications with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition thoroughly reflects the needs of real-world applications. It goes into detail on such practical issues as validating input (do you know what a proper credit card number looks like?), logging in users, and using templatesto give your dynamic web pages a standard look.But this book goes even further. It shows how JavaScript and PHP can be used in tandem to make a user's experience faster and more pleasant. It shows the correct way to handle errors in user input so that a site looks professional. It introduces the vast collection of powerful tools available in the PEAR repository and shows how to use some of the most popular tools.Even while it serves as an introduction to new programmers, the book does not omit critical tasks that web sites require. For instance, every site that allows updates must handle the possibility of multiple users accessing data at the same time. This book explains how to solve the problem in detail with locking.Through a sophisticated sample application--Hugh and Dave's Wine Store--all the important techniques of dynamic content are introduced. Good design is emphasized, such as dividing logic from presentation. The book introduces PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1 features, while providing techniques that can be used on older versions of the software that are still in widespread use.This new edition has been redesigned around the rich offerings of PEAR. Several of these, including the Template package and the database-independent query API, are fully integrated into examples and thoroughly described in the text. Topics include: Installation and configuration of Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Unix®, Windows®, and Mac OS® X systems Introductions to PHP, SQL, and MySQL administration Session management, including the use of a custom database for improved efficiency User input validation, security, and authentication The PEAR repository, plus details on the use of PEAR DB and Template classes Production of PDF reports

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