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    Broad band

    004.092
    EVA

    Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet

    Evans, Claire Lisa, author.

    "The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they've often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can't imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Drive

    153.1
    PIN

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    Do you know who you are?

    155.2
    KAY

    Do you know who you are? : discover the real you

    Kaye, Megan, author.

    "Learn about your skills, dreams, desires, and personality with Do You Know Who You Are?, a guided journal for young adults who want to discover more about themselves. Part quiz book, part self-help book, and part activity book, Do You Know Who You Are? is packed with questionnaires, creative activities, fascinating analysis, and psychological wisdom. Created in collaboration with a professional psychologist who specializes in childhood and adolescence, this book provides an enjoyable and insightful journey for teenage girls who are interested in delving deeper into their true selves."--Amazon.com.

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    How to win friends and influence people in the digital age

    158.2
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    How to win friends and influence people in the digital age

    An up-to-the-minute adaptation of Dale Carnegie's timeless, commonsense approach to communicating. In today's world, where more and more of our communication takes place across wires and screens, Carnegie's lessons have not only lasted but become all the more critical.

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    The art of mingling

    158.2
    MAR

    The art of mingling : fun and proven techniques for mastering any room

    Martinet, Jeanne, 1958-, author.

    "- Opening lines that really work - Tips and tricks for the tongue-tied - The etiquette of escape - Mastering the fine points of eye contact, small talk, introductions, and more - Feel terrific at any party -- business or social Does the idea of talking to a lot of people you don't know make you weak in the knees? You may be suffering from mingle-phobia -- a secret fear of parties. The Art of Mingling will show you how to overcome your fears, meet new people with charm and confidence, and acheive social success at every kind of party -- business or pleasure. Filled with dozens of simple techniques, tricks, lines and maneuvers, The Art of Mingling will help you: - Develop the right mindset for entering a room full of strangers - Choose your first mingling target - Deliver opening lines that really work - Keep the conversation alive and interesting - Master the etiquette of escape - Circulate with grace and style - Use advanced mingling techniques such as body language, accents, props, toasts, and name tags for maximum effect - Recover from faux pas -- everything from spills and memory lapses to wrong attire - Negotiate tough rooms (too crowded, too empty, too "too") - Feel completely at ease at any kind of party"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Humble inquiry

    302.2
    SCH

    Humble inquiry : the gentle art of asking instead of telling

    Schein, Edgar H.

    "We live, says Ed Schein, in a culture of Tell. Rather than trying to genuinely relate to other people we tell them what we think they need to know or should do based on assumptions we've made about them. But telling makes people feel inferior--it shuts them down. This is particularly true of interactions between superiors and subordinates, and that's where it's particularly problematic. In today's complex, interconnected, rapidly changing world hierarchy means nothing--anybody anywhere could have that vital fact or insight that could mean the difference between success or disaster. A free flow of information is crucial. Humble Inquiry builds the kinds of positive, trusting, balanced relationships that encourage honest and open interactions in both our professional and personal lives. Schein defines Humble Inquiry as "the fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person." In this seminal work he explores the concept of humility, looks at how Humble Inquiry differs from other kinds of inquiry, offers examples of Humble Inquiry in action in many different settings, and shows how to overcome the cultural, organizational and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it. This is a major new contribution to how we see human dynamics and relationships, presented in a compact, personal, eminently practical way"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Adulting 101

    305.235
    BUR

    Adulting 101 : #wisdom4life

    Burnette, Josh.

    Basic life skills go mostly untaught in classrooms, so graduates are on their own to figure out how to live successfully in the world. Without any guidance, where do you start? This book will give you what you need to succeed and make a real impact, inspiring you to change the world and be the person you were meant to be. -- adapted from Amazon description.

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    The American Century & Beyond

    327.73
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    Give work

    338.7
    JAN

    Give work : reversing poverty one job at a time

    Janah, Leila, author.

    "Leila Janah, a dynamic social entrepreneur, shares the story of how she founded one of the hottest non-profit startups. Leila Janah has the solution for the world's bottom billions. She founded Samasource with the belief that giving dignified work to the world's poorest people is the most effective tool for fighting poverty. Fast Company named Samasource one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016 because they go into communities lacking living-wage jobs--from the refugee camps of Sierra Leone to rural Arkansas--and train people to do digital work, such as verifying data that makes Google's search algorithms smarter. Inspired by and then partnering with cutting-edge Silicon Valley companies, Janah bridges the divide between the nonprofit world and the tech and private sectors to help the world's poorest lift themselves out of poverty. The steady salary from these jobs from companies like Google, Getty, and Microsoft enables people to move to better neighborhoods, attain more education, and send their children to school. It changes the lives of the poor permanently, offering them dignity and independence in a way that aid simply cannot. Give Work is based on Janah's firsthand experience in all corners of the world, from a school for the blind school in Ghana to the World Bank. A Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah applies the scrappy, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset of a Silicon Valley startup. She shares her entrepreneurial journey as well as the poignant stories of the thousands of people who have benefited from Samasource's work. Like Blake Mycoskie's Start Something That Matters, Give Work offers a blueprint for social entrepreneurs"-- Provided by publisher.

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    How to choose your major

    378.2
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    How to choose your major

    Ghilani, Mary E., 1958-, author.

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