This book is a collection of my insights and analysis from the past 18 months. My work offers a data-rich, evidence-based analysis of real estate tech, with a healthy dosage of strategic insights. I cover the trends that are changing the industry and the major players gaining traction around the world. The scope is global, because we all have a lot to learn no matter where we live.
Can women have meaningful careers in tech? Are diversity efforts in Silicon Valley failing? Should women avoid working for technology companies? Alana Karen was annoyed every time she saw the latest headline questioning women's survival in tech. She pictured a new graduate deciding on her career and only having one-sided articles to help make her decision. She saw colleagues roll their eyes at books about C-level women in tech and heard jokes about how inaccessible those stories sounded. She wondered how women could feel like they belonged if they didn't see themselves reflected in the media. Inspired by women she knows in tech—women with diverse backgrounds, education, and ambitions—she wrote The Adventures of Women in Tech to fill that gap. A twenty-year tech company veteran and leader, Alana Karen brilliantly and systematically replaces what we think we know about women in tech with more than eighty women's stories of what it's honestly like to join, lead, and thrive in today's top technology companies. The Adventures of Women in Tech delves into why we join tech, the challenges we face, and the skills and support we need to succeed and stay in an often challenging environment. In twelve chapters filled with intimate stories, insights, and advice from women working in technology companies and start-ups, Alana Karen demonstrates that we all belong in tech.
Join a technology entrepreneur as he shares the challenges he faced while operating a high-tech think tank for twenty-five years. Author C. J. Rubis delivers a fascinating story-filled narrative of the Technology Think Tank business and its effects on many government and industry projects. The numerous adventures, challenges and learned wisdom demonstrate the opportunities for the technology-services entrepreneur in this exploding age of technology to develop services and product innovations. Technology educators, students, budding and struggling entrepreneurs, and others will find real-life stories and dozens of examples to illustrate business principles. Learn about the history of one company that operated as a microcosm of the think tank industry; ways to overcome problems of business continuity and stability; methods for company formation, staffing, and business development and management; and processes for research, analysis, and development of innovative products. Written as a memoir, this business narrative is meant to inspire and guide entrepreneurship. It shares how to successfully initiate and grow small business opportunities in the huge government and defense technology services industry. You'll be educated and amused by the lessons and stories in Technology Entrepreneur."
The Adventures of an IT Leader Updated Edition with a New Preface by the Authors
What does it take to lead and manage your company’s tech? Becoming an effective IT leader and manager presents a host of challenges—from anticipating emerging technologies, to managing relationships with senior executives, vendors, and employees, to communicating with the board. A good IT leader must also be a strong business leader. This book—now thoroughly updated with a new preface by the authors and current tech details and terminology—invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton as he steps up to leadership at his company. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the role of IT in your own organization as you see Jim struggle through a tough first year, handling (and fumbling) all kinds of management challenges. Although fictional, the scenarios are based on the authors’ long experience working with real-life companies across industries and sectors. The Adventures of an IT Leader is both an insightful story and an instructive guidebook. You can read it from beginning to end or treat it as a series of cases, skipping around to different chapters that address your most pressing needs. (For example, if you need to learn about crisis management and security, read chapters 10–12.) You can also test yourself and think about how to use the book’s lessons in your own company by reading the authors’ “Reflection” questions at the end of each chapter. This book is your indispensable manual for IT management and leadership, no matter what business you’re in.
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Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.