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The Connected Company: Book review

The Connected Company: Book review

Traditional hierarchically organised businesses are ill suited to the modern reality of social media and connected customers. According to this book, companies need to become more flexible — like an adaptive biological system.

March 27, 2013 by in After Hours

The Apple Revolution: Book review

The Apple Revolution: Book review

A company with Apple's current level of profitability seems more like the establishment than the counterculture, no matter how many "Think different" adverts praising "the crazy ones" you've seen. This book charts the company's progress from garage to boardroom.

August 15, 2012 by in Apple

Book review: Broken Ballots

Book review: Broken Ballots

Few people — the security expert Rebecca Mercuri being the notable exception — thought much about the mechanics of voting before the Bush-versus-Gore presidential election in 2000. A few weeks of watching diligent poll workers holding up ballots to look for hanging chads changed all that.

July 6, 2012 by in Security

Book review: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th edition

Book review: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th edition

Whether you're writing a blog, a book, a website or the text for a program's user interface, the more consistent you are the clearer things will be. That's easier when you have a style guide, so you don't have to decide every time whether it's 'Web site', 'web site' or 'website' and whether to say 'sign in' or 'sign on' (sign in is better, unless you're talking about single sign on and getting access to multiple enterprise services with one login).

June 18, 2012 by in Reviews

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