Decode and Conquer

Author: Lewis C. Lin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0615930417
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Employment interviewing

Land that Dream Product Manager Job...TODAYSeeking a product management position?Get Decode and Conquer, the world's first book on preparing you for the product management (PM) interview. Author and professional interview coach, Lewis C. Lin provides you with an industry insider's perspective on how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions. Decode and Conquer reveals: Frameworks for tackling product design and metrics questions, including the CIRCLES Method(tm), AARM Method(tm), and DIGS Method(tm) Biggest mistakes PM candidates make at the interview and how to avoid them Insider tips on just what interviewers are looking for and how to answer so they can't say NO to hiring you Sample answers for the most important PM interview questions Questions and answers covered in the book include: Design a new iPad app for Google Spreadsheet. Brainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followers. You're the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service. How do you respond to Uber? You're part of the Google Search web spam team. How would you detect duplicate websites? The billboard industry is under monetized. How can Google create a new product or offering to address this? Get the Book that's Recommended by Executives from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle & VMWare...TODAY

The Product Manager Interview

Author: Lewis C. Lin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0998120448
Release Date: 2017-11-06
Genre: Employment interviewing

NOTE: This is the NEWER 3rd edition for the book formerly titled PM Interview Questions. -- 164 Actual PM Interview Questions From the creator of the CIRCLES Method(TM), The Product Manager Interview is a resource you don't want to miss. The world's expert in product management interviews, Lewis C. Lin, gives readers 164 practice questions to gain product management (PM) proficiency and master the PM interview including: Google Facebook Amazon Uber Dropbox Microsoft Fully Solved Solutions The book contains fully solved solutions so readers can learn, improve and do their best at the PM interview. Here are questions and sample answers you'll find in the book: Product Design How would you design an ATM for elderly people? Should Google build a Comcast-like TV cable service? Instagram currently supports 3 to 15 second videos. We're considering supporting videos of unlimited length. How would you modify the UX to accommodate this? Pricing How would you go about pricing UberX or any other new Uber product? Let's say Google created a teleporting device: which market segments would you go after? How would you price it? Metrics Imagine you are the Amazon Web Services (AWS) PM in Sydney. What are the top three metrics you'd look at? Facebook users have declined 20 percent week over week. Diagnose the problem. How would you fix the issue? Ideal Complement to Decode and Conquer Many of you have read the PM interview frameworks revealed in Decode and Conquer, including the CIRCLES(TM), AARM(TM) and DIGS(TM) Methods. The Product Manager Interview is the perfect complement to Decode and Conquer. With over 160 practice questions, you'll see what the best PM interview responses look and feel like. Brand New Third Edition Many of the sample answers have been re-written from scratch. The sample answers are now stronger and easier to follow. In total, thousands of changes have made in this brand new third edition of the book. Preferred by the World's Top Universities Here's what students and staff have to say about the Lewis C. Lin: DUKE UNIVERSITY I was so touched by your presentation this morning. It was really helpful. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN I can say your class is the best that I have ever attended. I will definitely use knowledge I learned today for future interviews. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY I'd like to let you know that your workshop today is super awesome! It's the best workshop I have been to since I came to Columbia Business School. Thank you very much for the tips, frameworks, and the very clear and well-structured instruction! UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN I wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed your workshops today. Thank you so much for taking time out and teaching us about these much-needed principles and frameworks. I actually plan to print out a few slides and paste them on my walls! CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY I'm a very big admirer of your work. We, at Tepper, follow your books like the Bible. As a former associate product manager, I was able to connect your concepts back to my work experience back and Pragmatic Marketing training. I'm really looking forward to apply your teachings.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139472104
Release Date: 2008-07-07
Genre: Computers

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Bondage of the Mind

Author: R. D. Gold
Publisher: Aldus Books
ISBN: 9780979640605
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

Dismantles the whole mind-set of the religious fundamentalist. Important reading for anyone concerned about the insidious mind manipulation that cults and fundamentalist religious groups employ to gain converts.

Cracking the PM Interview

Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984782818
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Business & Economics

How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the interview: estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch."

In The Plex

Author: Steven Levy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN:
Release Date:
Genre:

Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best technology writers. Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes readers inside Google headquarters—the Googleplex—to show how Google works. While they were still students at Stanford, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revolutionized Internet search. They followed this brilliant innovation with another, as two of Google’s earliest employees found a way to do what no one else had: make billions of dollars from Internet advertising. With this cash cow, Google was able to expand dramatically and take on other transformative projects: more efficient data centers, open-source cell phones, free Internet video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and much more. The key to Google’s success in all these businesses, Levy reveals, is its engineering mind-set and adoption of such Internet values as speed, openness, experimentation, and risk taking. After its unapologetically elitist approach to hiring, Google pampers its engineers—free food and dry cleaning, on-site doctors and masseuses—and gives them all the resources they need to succeed. Even today, with a workforce of more than 23,000, Larry Page signs off on every hire. But has Google lost its innovative edge? With its newest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a successful competitor for the first time. Some employees are leaving the company for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the company that famously decided not to be evil still compete? No other book has ever turned Google inside out as Levy does with In the Plex

Cracking the Coding Interview

Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Publisher: Careercup
ISBN: 0984782850
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Business & Economics

Now in the 6th edition, the book gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book includes 189 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice.

Decide and Conquer

Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780133966879
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Self-Help

Make better decisions – every day, everywhere! Decide and Conquer, Second Edition brings together all the practical skills you need to do just that. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making and shows exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover how your personality impacts your decision-making, why instincts and experience can lead you astray, how to simplify complex decisions without oversimplifying them and much more. Renowned management author Dr. Stephen P. Robbins translates cutting-edge research findings about human behavior and decision-making into language anyone can understand – and act upon. In this Second Edition, he provides many new and updated examples, updated research, and new coverage, including these crucial new topics: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer – and what it means for your decision-making Overcoming the familiarity bias, adaptation bias, and fear-of-loss bias How to stop throwing good money after bad Knowing when doing nothing is your best option Accounting for gendered decision-making styles Decide and Conquer, Second Edition covers everything from goal-setting and risk-taking to overconfidence to procrastination, and offers indispensable insights for overcoming the multiple biases that are built into all human decision-makers. You'll use Robbins' powerful techniques to improve every decision you make – about your relationships, career, finances, everything!

The Antivirus Hacker s Handbook

Author: Joxean Koret
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119028765
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Genre: Computers

Hack your antivirus software to stamp out future vulnerabilities The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook guides you through the process of reverse engineering antivirus software. You explore how to detect and exploit vulnerabilities that can be leveraged to improve future software design, protect your network, and anticipate attacks that may sneak through your antivirus' line of defense. You'll begin building your knowledge by diving into the reverse engineering process, which details how to start from a finished antivirus software program and work your way back through its development using the functions and other key elements of the software. Next, you leverage your new knowledge about software development to evade, attack, and exploit antivirus software—all of which can help you strengthen your network and protect your data. While not all viruses are damaging, understanding how to better protect your computer against them can help you maintain the integrity of your network. Discover how to reverse engineer your antivirus software Explore methods of antivirus software evasion Consider different ways to attack and exploit antivirus software Understand the current state of the antivirus software market, and get recommendations for users and vendors who are leveraging this software The Antivirus Hacker's Handbook is the essential reference for software reverse engineers, penetration testers, security researchers, exploit writers, antivirus vendors, and software engineers who want to understand how to leverage current antivirus software to improve future applications.

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

Author: Zed A. Shaw
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780134693903
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Computers

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3

Cracking the Toughest Project Management Interview Questions

Author: Deepa Kalangi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1546324135
Release Date: 2017-05-05
Genre:

The intent of this book is to prepare someone for a successful interview and securing a project management job. Additionally, there is a section for aspiring PM's that want to build a career in the project management area. This is one ambiguous piece of this world and some light is thrown in this section for those questions. This book is not a comprehensive guide for either doing a PMP/CAPM or any such certification. What you need to know about the author. The author of the book is PMP and Scrum Certified Program Manager that has been in the IT field for about 17 years. She has driven several cross functional, large, complex projects to completion successfully. You can know more from her blog www.careerbuggy.com. What will this book do for you? This book is written with a pure and sole intention of helping the project managers crack the interview successfully. Being a PM is one thing and being successful in every interview is another. As any software professional, one can prove their skills only if they can get past the hump of an interview. This book is written for each and everyone that are looking for a strong knowledge base for a common, yet unique set of hard Project Manager interview questions. What differentiates this book from others in the same subject. This book is written as a guide and guidance to aspiring or experienced Project Managers and is a short, concise, straight forward practical advice with clear examples for each question. With short and clear practical examples, this book is unique in the subject area.

He Motions

Author: T. D. Jakes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101203005
Release Date: 2004-07-15
Genre: Self-Help

From the New York Times bestselling author and “one of the nation’s most popular evangelists” (USA Today) comes straight talk and strong spiritual guidance for men—and the women who love them… AS A MAN you may often feel the pressure of fulfilling many roles in life: husband, father, son, businessman, member of the church community. Now T. D. Jakes comes to your aid with a guidebook to help you understand your own needs for emotional and spiritual support. He offers practical, sound answers to assist you in expressing your needs and having them met in healthy and wholesome ways by those you love. This is a candid, no-holds-barred look at sexuality, spirituality, and the seldom mentioned but extremely important emotions that shape success in every area of a man’s life. Using examples from his own life, as well as from the lives of the thousands of men he has counseled, Jakes gives detailed advice on how to move from struggle to success, from victim to victory. AND LADIES, He-Motions is also for you. Inspirational and refreshingly honest, this is the ultimate source for women seeking to comprehend and care for the men in their lives. It helps you decode men’s often baffling behavior and provides eye-opening insights for greater intimacy and healing in your relationships. HE-MOTIONS brings clarity and hope to men and helps them strengthen their relationships with themselves, with the women in their lives, and with their Lord. It gives women the solutions they seek as they relate to the men they love. It is a book that will bring you closer together…and closer to God.

Liminal Thinking

Author: Dave Gray
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 9781933820620
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics

"Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book."

How to Build a Billion Dollar App

Author: George Berkowski
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 9780349401386
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BUILDING AN APP-BASED BUSINESS - NOW REVISED AND UPDATED FOR 2017 'A must read for anyone who wants to start a mobile app business' Riccardo Zacconi, founder and CEO King Digital (maker of Candy Crush Saga) 'A fascinating deep dive into the world of billion-dollar apps. Essential reading for anyone trying to build the next must-have app' Michael Acton Smith, Founder and CEO, Mind Candy Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope, through to finding a cofounder, building a team, attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition). If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five job to launch your own company, you're a gifted developer, seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar, mobile business.