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[9 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Book Review Good To Great Companies – Chapter 5 Summary

Collins begins this chapter by talk about an essay from Isaiah Berlin called “The Hedgehog and the Fox”, in this essay Berlin says the world is divided up into two groups, foxes and hedgehogs. With the fox, they are able to deal many complex situations and strategies, while the hedgehog only deals with one or rather “Foxes pursue many ends, at the same time and see the complexity…simplify a complex world into a single organizing idea, a basic principle-or concept that unifies and guess everything.” In other words, you need …

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[22 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Book Review Good To Great Companies – Chapter 4 Summary

This chapter in the sense of its title “Confront The Brutal Facts”, is the approach of two things when developing a good-to-great company, the first one being, if you do not change with the times and try to fight the change, your end up losing.  The second one being is that if you accept the brutal reality and do know the change and go with it, then you will be giving the status of being good to great.  Examples that are giving that followed this process were Great Atlantic and …

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[4 Oct 2009 | One Comment | ]
Book Review Good To Great Companies – Chapter 3 Summary

In chapter three, Collins would begin by saying when it comes to producing good to great companies it was the matter of putting the right people on the “bus” and getting the wrong people off the “bus”. However, had talk briefly about that in chapter one, chapter three would seem to get to the important aspect of defining the right people and wrong people. Collins talks about three truths when it comes to using the right people and the wrong people, the first one he talks about who can easily …

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[4 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Book Review Good To Great Companies – Chapter 2 Summary

I find chapter two to be of interest for those in the management area, the reason I say that because it would seem that Jim Collins is saying this is what you shouldn’t do when you are at a high level position. He talks about how some of the good-to-great leaders were humble and thought of the company and not themselves. Jim Collins talks about Level 5 Management, in short is a position that blends both personal humility with strong an professional will. Or another way to put it, those …

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[4 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Book Review Good To Great Companies – Chapter 1 Summary

For one of my projects in a management course, I had to pick out a book and read and then provide an overall summary to at the end of the course and so I thought I would share with every my thoughts about this book. It is called Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. Now each summary are based on notes I have taken in a essay like writing format to make the transition for the final paper a lot easier and so here …

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[18 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]
SitePoint – HTML Utopia Designing Without Tables Using CSS 2nd Ed. – Review

In the late 1990’s and early years of 2000, web designers begin to realize that tables needed to go and that there were not too many options to make that even possible.  I believe the use of Div’s did not come into play until well after CSS1 was accepted by the designers and software and CSS2 specs were in their beta stages. Either way, once web designers realize Div’s and CSS were the new way of life for a web designer, the hate for tables grew even more as people …

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[1 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
HTML: Your visual blueprint for designing effective Web pages with HTML, CSS, and XHTML

In my latest book review, I am going to cover is titled “HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Your visual blueprint for designing effective Web pages”.  In this eye pleasing set up with the use of blue and well detailed information this 370 page, 19 chapter book is geared towards those with a intermediate to strong background in (X)HTML and CSS.  Although a beginner might find this as a useful reference guide as well because of the detail information about all the syntax a design might use.  Therefore, I give a brief …

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[20 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Book Review: PHP Programming for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (3rd Edition)

Well I thought I give another book review as this is my forth book in the visual QuickStart Guide Series that I have.  If you have read my other reviews on this series you have a good idea what this book is about and this it is all about and that in this book you will be learning basics of PHP programming.  I would have to say this is a great book for beginners especially if you want to learn the basics pretty dark quickly without needing to vist a …

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[3 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Everything You Know About CSS Is Wrong- Book Review

That can’t be true, everything I know about CSS is wrong? Lies! Sitepoint.com it is all lies! Well maybe not all lies but I guess you would have to read the book to find out and thus I will give a review about what this book is about and see if the title of this book is correct or not.

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[23 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
A+ Guide to Software: Managing, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting, Fourth Edition Review

A person wanting to learn or study for the A+ exams on how to maintain, troubleshoot or manage various operating systems, then this is the book for you.  This book will be covering all the major windows operating systems from Windows 95 to Windows XP and they also will talk about Mac operating system as well as Linux.

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