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Software Abstractions: Logic, Language, and Analysis
Software Abstractions: Logic, Language, and Analysis

As a programmer working for Logica UK in London in the mid-1980’s, I became a passionate advocate of formal methods. Extrapolating from small successes with VDM and JSP, I was sure that widespread use of formal methods would bring an end to the software crisis.

One approach especially intrigued me. John Guttag and Jim
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Practical Methods of Financial Engineering and Risk Management: Tools for Modern Financial Professionals
Practical Methods of Financial Engineering and Risk Management: Tools for Modern Financial Professionals

Risk control, capital allocation, and realistic derivative pricing and hedging are critical concerns for major financial institutions and individual traders alike. Events from the collapse of Lehman Brothers to the Greek sovereign debt crisis demonstrate the urgent and abiding need for statistical tools...

Interest Rates and Coupon Bonds in Quantum Finance
Interest Rates and Coupon Bonds in Quantum Finance
The economic crisis of 2008 has shown that the capital markets need new theoretical and mathematical concepts to describe and price financial instruments. Focusing almost exclusively on interest rates and coupon bonds, this book does not employ stochastic calculus - the bedrock of the present day mathematical finance - for any of the derivations....
Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis
Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis

One of the country's most trusted leaders offers time-tested and real world advice for leading in economic hard times

From business giant Bill George, the acclaimed author of Wall Street Journal's bestseller True North, comes the just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's...

Corporate Hacking and Technology-Driven Crime: Social Dynamics and Implications
Corporate Hacking and Technology-Driven Crime: Social Dynamics and Implications
This book takes a novel approach to the presentation and understanding of a controversial topic in modern-day society: hacking. The term hacker was originally used to denote positively-motivated individuals wanting to stretch the capabilities of computers and networks. In contrast, the term cracker was a later version of the term,...
Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices (Voices That Matter)
Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices (Voices That Matter)
Explore the new design discipline that is behind such products as the iPod and innovative Web sites like Flicer. While other books on this subject are either aimed at more seasoned practitioners or else are too focused on a particular medium like software, this guide will take a more holistic approach to the discipline, looking at interaction...
Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG
Thinking Animation: Bridging the Gap Between 2D and CG
Learn how to think before you animate. Thinking Animation is a one-of-a-kind book that emphasizes how artists can use traditional animation techniques and principles with the computer generated animation technology of today. Written by seasoned animators with experience in both 2D and CG, Thinking Animation is an exquisite guide aimed at...
Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook (2nd Edition)
Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook (2nd Edition)
If you can think of the problem, Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook probably has the solution--at least when it comes to networking problems. This 714-page tome is absolutely phenomenal in scope. Though you may not find in-depth scholarly discussions of networking woes, you will find pragmatic tips that can help you through an...
Deficit: Why Should I Care?
Deficit: Why Should I Care?

At the turn of this century, the American national debt stood at just under $6 trillion and the deficit at a "mere" $86 billion. Today, the national debt has topped $14 trillion, and the yearly deficit for 2011 is projected at a whopping $1.4 trillion.

According to the U.S. Treasury Department's Annual...

Socially Responsible IT Management
Socially Responsible IT Management
"A recommended read for all IT professionals and a must read for those in management."Tom Molnar, business systems analyst

"The combination of practicality, ease of implementation, and positive return on investment is what makes this book work so well. The easy-to-implement action steps makes dealing with these ten social
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Strategies for Managing Is/It Personnel
Strategies for Managing Is/It Personnel

As IT staff shortages are being experienced worldwide, with a huge gap between the number of positions available for IS/IT workers and the number of available qualified workers to fill them. The major factors that have contributed to the IS/IT crisis include lack of understanding of the career orientations of IS personnel; high IS staff...

Investing Without Borders: How Six Billion Investors Can Find Profits in the Global Economy
Investing Without Borders: How Six Billion Investors Can Find Profits in the Global Economy

An insightful examination of the skills needed to be a proactive investor and find diverse investment opportunities in the emerging economy

There is no little league on Wall Street and no white belts. Here or abroad, you are put in immediately with the black belts – the best and the brightest. Think like an amateur and they...

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