Author: Adriana Gascoigne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2019-06-04
Genre: Business & Economics
The founder of Girls in Tech offers first-hand accounts of the realities of startup life, with the very best advice from top women entrepreneurs You know startups are hard, but what is it like to fail, or have a falling out with your co-founder, or to go through hundreds of pitches in an effort get funded? In Tech Boss Lady, Adriana Gascoigne dives into the gritty, raw side of startups. She shares her own story - of defying Silicon Valley's boy's club and founding the largest organization for female entrepreneurs in the world - as well as candid true tales from more than 20 leading women in tech. The result: a no-nonsense guide for the entrepreneur, intrapreneur and Tech Boss Lady within each of us. Gascoigne goes behind the scenes of some of Silicon Valley's hottest brands to discuss topics like failure, funding, growth hacking, and what it's like to be a first-time CEO. Rising entrepreneurs will find inspiration and actionable advice, and experienced tech employees will appreciate Gascoigne's refreshingly real take on Silicon Valley: the good, the bad, the ugly, and ultimately-the hopeful.
Too often, depictions of women's rise in corporate America leave out the first generation of breakthrough women entrepreneurs. Here, Edith Sparks restores the careers of three pioneering businesswomen--Tillie Lewis (founder of Flotill Products), Olive Ann Beech (cofounder of Beech Aircraft), and Margaret Rudkin (founder of Pepperidge Farm)--who started their own manufacturing companies in the 1930s, sold them to major corporations in the 1960s and 1970s, and became members of their corporate boards. These leaders began their ascent to the highest echelons of the business world before women had widespread access to higher education and before there were federal programs to incentivize women entrepreneurs or laws to prohibit credit discrimination. In telling their stories, Sparks demonstrates how these women at once rejected cultural prescriptions and manipulated them to their advantage, leveraged familial connections, and seized government opportunities, all while advocating for themselves in business environments that were not designed for women, let alone for women leaders. By contextualizing the careers of these hugely successful yet largely forgotten entrepreneurs, Sparks adds a vital dimension to the history of twentieth-century corporate America and provides a powerful lesson on what it took for women to succeed in this male-dominated business world.
Sydney Donovan was dubbed "BOSSLADY" on the streets of Raleigh, NC. She was a tall beautiful sophisticated young black woman with a lot of ambition. Introduced to the game at eighteen years old, Sydney met a woman named Karen who put her on to a whole new world and taught her everything she needed to know about the streets. She, along with her all female crew could not be touched. Not even by David Bell, Karen's jealous and insecure husband. David wanted nothing more than to take Sydney and her crew out of the game. He never liked Sydney, or her relationship with his wife but couldn't change it. Sydney always thought David was a "weak" man and she definitely wasn't afraid of him. He tried everything possible, including trying to turn one of her girls against her, to destroy the crew. But Sydney always stayed two steps ahead of him.
Author: Paul Meehan
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Performing Arts
This critical study traces the common origins of film noir and science fiction films, identifying the many instances in which the two have merged to form a distinctive subgenre known as Tech-Noir. From the German Expressionist cinema of the late 1920s to the present-day cyberpunk movement, the book examines more than 100 films in which the common noir elements of crime, mystery, surrealism, and human perversity intersect with the high technology of science fiction. The author also details the hybrid subgenre's considerable influences on contemporary music, fashion, and culture.
Author: Thomas Hoover
Publisher: Thomas Hoover
Release Date: 2010-08-19
Bantam 1992The Aegean, ex-agent Michael Vance pilots the Odyssey II, a handmade replica. A Russian gunship with Arab terrorists takes a tiny island where a U.S. corporation has a laser space facility. The renegades convert the launch vehicle into a ballistic missile that can deliver their stolen nuclear warhead to any city in the U.S. Can Vance stop them?Idea points: Aerospace, Ulysses,
Author: Ralph Giles Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Raised on the brutal Southside of Griffin, Gotti and his childhood comrades always dreamed of becoming American gangsters. On graduation night their future's looked so bright and promising but catastrophic events spiraled them into one of the country’s most notorious penitentiaries. Struggling to survive behind atrocious prison walls, death is the around the corner. Forced to be a predator or a prey, Gotti & his crew are scarred for life when things turn fatal. Back on the streets, the Goodfella's have one agenda and that is to be the boss of all Bosses’. When the federallies discover the DNA of the countries most ruthless enterprise the entire world will witness destruction beyond imagination.
"There is another patient being extracted from the other vehicle. They should be on their way in about thirty minutes." The charge nurse answered, "I will be standing by." For Dr. Kirk Frei, this would turn out to be the worst shift of his ER career so far. He heard the radio and was thinking of what was happening with the first patient, what he would have to do. Suddenly the radio crackled again. "We have the second patient from the accident, whose BP is 70 palpable. He has got chest and abdominal injuries, and we think a lung is down on the right. An IV has been established, his heart rate is 132, and he is having trouble breathing. We will be there in five." "Roger," said the charge nurse. Holy Jesus, thought Dr. Frei. The first patient isn't here yet-a severe head injury that was called in earlier from an MVC, and they said it would be thirty minutes before this one would arrive. Now he would have to think and act fast. This book is a memoir of Dr.Sabol who was reared in a dysfunctional family,who overcame many adversities,disappointments,and heartaches and took a troubled path to becoming a physician after hard work and a career as an officer in the U.S.Marine Corps.This first book takes him from childhood to his entrance into the Marine Corps interspersed with medical cases that he has been a part.