Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices that Deliver Remarkable Results

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In this book, project management expert Dr. Alexander Laufer leads an all-star team of practitioners and thought leaders in presenting a powerful project leadership framework. Laufer’s framework addresses the toughest challenges of new product development: large, complex projects composed of many diverse, geographically distributed, and highly interdependent components; organizational change; and repeated and risky tasks…. Read more »

Press Release: US Department of Defense Renews Contract with Safari Books Online

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DOD Offers Access to Safari Books Online to Active and Retired Military Personnel and Families for Job and Personal Improvement; Includes Access to More than 20,000 Books and Videos SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – July 9, 2012 – Safari® Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that… Read more »

Streaming Digital Books: IDPF Digital Book 2012 session

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The following presentation was given at IDPF Digital Book 2012. I recommend viewing the original HTML5 presentation (requires a recent WebKit browser, and was optimized for the 1024×768 projector). The source code can be downloaded and used according to the terms of the accompanying license. Audio of the original talk is kindly made available by… Read more »

A turn up for the books

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Welcome to the Safari Books Online tech blog! We’ve carved out this space to address our colleagues in publishing and technology, and to share some of the things we’re working on that excite us. In some aspects this site will cover much of the same material that Keith and I did on the Threepress blog,… Read more »

Laptop Shrimping Tip: Serial Control

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Last time, we saw how to shrimp an ancient Compaq Presario 700, combining HL1606 LED strips, Arduino and Lubuntu, building and programming an RGB lighting array attached to the back of the laptop’s screen. With that project, our Arduino drove the lighting array with standalone stock rainbow patterns as distributed with the HL1606-LED-Strip-PWM library. Next… Read more »