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Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave Is Driving New Business Opportunities
Data Crush: How the Information Tidal Wave Is Driving New Business Opportunities
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and approachable treatise on the future of business, 5 May 2014
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This is an excellent book in a number of ways, and should be required reading particularly for non-techy senior management in nearly any industry. Data Crush analyses and unpacks the mysteries behind "Big Data" in a way that is easily approachable even for technophobes, and explains the impact that recent technologies such as social media is having and will continue to have on much of the business world both today and in the future. The author does this is such a way that explains all of the key aspects of the technology and its impact from a layman's perspective, and provides effective current examples of how technology is affecting even the most non-technical businesses. This approach allows even the aforementioned non-techy senior management to take the lessons provided and apply these lessons to their own business, and the writing is crisp and engaging in a way that makes what is potentially a dry subject an interesting read. Five stars!


Ferrari: An Italian Legend
Ferrari: An Italian Legend
by Roberto Bonetto
Edition: Hardcover

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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful pictures, ordinary text, 1 Sep 2013
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The pictures of the cars are amazing, makes a great coffee-table book for a petrolhead. It would have been nice if, when they decided to publish it in English, the publishers had spent a few extra s and hired one of the world's 400 million-plus native English speakers, and someone to check for typos, to ensure that the writing made sense. From what I can tell, they put the Italian version of the book into Google Translate and left it at that. It has been distracting trying to figure out what Mr Bonetto meant to say. There are a number of typos in the book at well - when you keep catching incorrect dates, facts and figures in a book that is all about the dates, facts and figures, it seriously detracts from the overall experience.


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