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A girl returns to her exclusive east coast boarding school and finds that she's no longer one of the cool kids on campus in this second novel from the author of For the Record. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Skylar Hoffman’s senior year at her preppy East Coast boarding school should have been perfect: amazing boyfriend the coolest friends the most desirable dorm But it’s far from it. To her dismay, Skylar’s not going to rule senior year because she’s stuck in Abbot House, a tiny dorm known for, well, nothing. Living with a group of strangers everyone thinks is lame is bad enough. Worse is that Skylar wasn’t exactly truthful about how she spent summer break in Los Angeles—and her little white lie is causing her once rock-solid romance to crumble fast. And when it turns out that Skylar’s best friend is the one responsible for having her booted from Lincoln? It’s an all-out war. Stepping out of her comfort zone never felt so scary—or necessary. But everything is different now. Including, maybe, Skylar herself . . . *** "A love letter--brimming with heart, soul, and wit--to everyone who's ever felt left behind . . . perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Rainbow Rowell." --Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King From the Hardcover edition.
Skylar Hoffman's plans for a perfect senior year at her East Coast boarding school go awry when she finds herself in a small dorm with unpopular strangers, facing romantic troubles and betrayal by her best friend.
Going Corporate: A Geek's Guide shows technology workers how to gain the understanding and skills necessary for becoming an effective, promotable manager or sought-after consultant or freelancer. Technology professionals typically dive deeply into small pieces of technology—like lines of code or the design of a circuit. As a result, they may have trouble seeing the bigger picture and how their work supports an organization’s goals. But ignoring or dismissing the business or operational aspects of projects and products can lead to career stagnation. In fact, understanding the larger business environment is essential for those who want a management job, a consulting gig, or to one day start a business. It’s also essential for those who have been promoted and find themselves flailing for lack of a business education. Going Corporate: A Geek's Guide to the rescue! This book is designed to help readers gain management skills, insight, and practical understanding of essential business and operational topics. Readers will learn to develop project and program management skills, deliver service efficiently and improve processes, implement governance, analyze financial statements, and much more. After reading this book, technology professionals will understand such things as enterprise architecture, IT operations management, strategic and financial management—and how each relates to the others. Detailed case studies help cement an understanding of how an IT organization and its workers succeed in the 21st century. This book: Illustrates how pieces of the business puzzle fit together to form a robust enterprise Prepares readers to get promoted into management Explains the key management skills and knowledge required for a successful IT career What you’ll learn The skills and knowledge it takes to be an effective project, program, or mid-level manager, in-demand consultant—or even a C-level executive How your current job fits into the bigger picture What your organization must do to create customers and make a profit How good governance turns strategy into effective action How understanding finances—corporate or departmental—can help unlock business potential The tools necessary for making sound operational decisions Who this book is for Workers in the technology trenches wondering how to improve career potential Technology professionals aiming for management positions Fresh graduates starting a career in the corporate world Recently promoted managers with little or no business education Students in technical or business programs This book will also be useful for practicing engineers and managers as a refresher course on operational challenges encountered in the day-to-day life of technology executives. Table of Contents Understanding Enterprise IT Project Management: A Different Perspective Delivery and Program Management Service Delivery Management Portfolio Management Presales, Bid Management, and Sales and Marketing Infrastructure Elements The Cloud: Fundamentals, Strategy, and Economics The Fascinating World of Finance IT and Business Processes IT and Business Analytics IT and Operations Management Corporate Governance in IT Companies IT in Modern Vehicle Development Programs Streamlining IT Using Service-Oriented Architecture Strategic Thinking and the Evolution of Information Systems What Managers Are Discussing What CIOs Are Discussing References and Suggested Readings
Geek + runway = a runaway UK hit! Geek Girl is the first book in a hilarious, internationally bestselling series that's perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and The Princess Diaries. Harriet Manners is a geek. She always has been, and she thought she always would be—but when she's discovered by a modeling agent, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself. There's only one problem: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Can she transform from geek to chic?
For every fan of manga, anime, J-pop, or Zen, A Geek in Japan is a hip, smart and concise guide to the land that is their source. Comprehensive and well informed, it covers a wide array of topics in short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous photographs, providing a lively digest of the society and culture of Japan. Designed to appeal to the generations of Westerners who grew up on Pokemon, manga and video games, A Geek in Japan reinvents the culture guide for readers in the Internet age. Spotlighting the originality and creativity of the Japanese, debunking myths about them, and answering nagging questions like why they're so fond of robots, author Hector Garcia has created the perfect book for the growing ranks of Japanophiles in this inspired, insightful and highly informative guide.
Describes the patterns and anti-patterns of the relationships of people, teams, and users in software development.