In this collection of Jeff Bezos's writings - his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas - you'll gain an insider's view of the why and how of his success. Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this book provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us.Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers readers a master class in business values, strategy, and execution:The importance of a Day 1 mindsetWhy "it's all about the long term"What it really means to be customer obsessedHow to start new businesses and create significant organic growth in an already successful companyWhy culture is an imperativeHow a willingness to fail is closely connected to innovationWhat the Covid-19 pandemic has taught usEach insight offers new ways of thinking through today's challenges - and more importantly, tomorrow's - and the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one's laurels.
Harvard Business Review Press
How I Built This
By Raz, Guy
Great ideas often come from a simple spark: A soccer player on the New Zealand national team notices all the unused wool his country produces and figures out a way to turn them into shoes (Allbirds). A former Buddhist monk decides the very best way to spread his mindfulness teachings is by launching an app (Headspace). A sandwich cart vendor finds a way to reuse leftover pita bread and turns it into a multimillion-dollar business (Stacy’s Pita Chips).
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Windows 10 For Dummies
By Rathbone, Andy
Time-tested advice on Windows 10 Windows 10 For Dummies remains the #1 source for readers looking for advice on Windows 10. Expert author Andy Rathbone provides an easy-to-follow guidebook to understanding Windows 10 and getting things done based on his decades of experience as a Windows guru. Look inside to get a feel for the basics of the Windows interface, the Windows apps that help you get things done, ways to connect to the Internet at home or on the go, and steps for customizing your Windows 10 experience from the desktop wallpaper to how tightly you secure your computer. * Manage user accounts * Customize the start menu * Find and manage your files * Connect to a printer wirelessly Revised to cover the latest round of Windows 10 updates, this trusted source for unleashing everything the operating system has to offer is your first and last stop for learning the basics of Windows!.
By Macdonald, Matthew
Whether you're a budding blogger or seasoned web designer, WordPress is a brilliant tool for creating websites - once you know how to tap into its impressive features. The latest edition of this jargon-free Missing Manual shows you how to use WordPress's themes, widgets, and plug-ins to build just about any kind of site.The important stuff you need to know: Configure WordPress on your web host or get it running on your home computer. Get hands-on instructions for building all types of websites, from blogs to business sites with ecommerce features. Add picture galleries, slideshows, video clips, music players, and podcasts. Select from thousands of plug-ins to enhance your site's capabilities, from contact forms to a basic shopping cart.Build a truly unique site.
Cloud Computing For Dummies
By Hurwitz, Judith S.
Choose the best cloud solutions for your needs Cloud computing is a topic that technology pros need to know to stay ahead of the computing game. Cloud Computing For Dummies comes to the rescue of those still trying to sort out the many options in the world of cloud. Judith Hurwitz and her team of analysts share the cloud insights they earned by consulting with some of the world's largest companies. Peek inside to sort out topics like multi-cloud architecture, hybrid-cloud infrastructure, development in the cloud, and software as a service. Understand how the cloud can improve your business Explore cloud models including hybrid and multi-cloud environments See how infrastructure and software can be delivered as a service Discover best practices This edition is written for IT professionals, decision makers, and others who need general knowledge about cloud computing, how it works, and what options they have.
Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course
Learning to code has never been easier than with this essential guide to computer programming for beginners.Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. However, taking the first steps in learning more about this complex subject might feel daunting, and many of us feel left behind by the coding revolution. By using a graphic method to break code into small chunks, this book brings essential skills within reach.Terms such as algorithm, variable, string, and loop are all explained. The book also looks at the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the main applications of each language so you can choose the right one for you. Individual chapters explore different languages, with practical programming projects to show you how programming works.
Blowing My Way to the Top
By Atkin, Jen
From entrepreneur and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin comes a smart and spirited guide to finding your voice and creating the life and career you deserve - along with a behind-the-scenes look into Jen's own wild and wonderful road to success.Hailed by the New York Times as "the most influential hair stylist in the world," Jen Atkin is a celebrated businesswoman, influencer, and stylist and friend to A-list celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenners and Chrissy Teigen. But Jen's success didn't arrive overnight. Her glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle came from years of hard work, humility, and hustle. In Blowing My Way to the Top, Jen shatters the illusion of effortless, instant success that permeates social media to reveal the sweat, dedication, and drive it really takes to make it.