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The Resource Microsoft secrets : how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people, Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby

Microsoft secrets : how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people, Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby

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Microsoft secrets : how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people
Title
Microsoft secrets
Title remainder
how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on the world's 170 million computers. Beyond the unquestioned genius and vision of Bill Gates, what accounts for Microsoft's astounding success?" "For the first time, drawing on almost two years of onsite observation at Microsoft headquarters, eminent scientists Michael A. Cusumano and Richard W. Selby reveal many of Microsoft's innermost secrets. From this inside report based on forty in-depth interviews by authors who had access to confidential documents and project data, Cusumano and Selby identify seven complementary strategies that characterize exactly how Microsoft competes and operates. Bill Gates' "Brain Trust" of talented employees and exceptional management, "bang for the buck" competitive strategies, and clear organizational goals produce an orientation toward self-critiquing, learning, and improving; a flexible, incremental approach to product development; and a relentless pursuit of future markets." "Cusumano and Selby's masterful analysis successfully uncovers the distinctive way in which Microsoft has combined all of the elements necessary to get to the top of an enormously important industry - and stay there. Managers in many different industries, especially those concerned with rapidly evolving complex product features and high technical standards, will discover hundreds of invaluable lessons in this superbly readable book."--Jacket
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Also issued online.
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DLC
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1954-
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Cusumano, Michael A.
Dewey number
338.7/610051/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9696.C64
LC item number
M533 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Selby, Richard W
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  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MICROSOFT CORPORATION
  • Computer software industry
  • Computer software industry
  • United States
  • Microsoft
  • Computerindustrie
  • Computacao (aspectos socio-economicos e politicos)
  • Engenharia de programacao (software)
  • Industria de software computacional
Label
Microsoft secrets : how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people, Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-491) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organizing and managing the company : find "smart" people who know the technology and the business -- Managing creative people and technical skills : organize small teams of overlapping functional specialists -- Competing with products and standards : pioneer and orchestrate evolving mass markets -- Defining products and development processes : focus creativity by evolving features and "fixing" resources -- Developing and shipping products : do everything in parallel with frequent synchronizations -- Building a learning organization : improve through continuous self-critiquing, feedback, and sharing -- Attack the future!
Control code
ocm32698798
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 512 pages
Isbn
9780028740485
Lccn
95030341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32698798
  • (OCoLC)32698798
Label
Microsoft secrets : how the world's most powerful software company creates technology, shapes markets, and manages people, Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-491) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Organizing and managing the company : find "smart" people who know the technology and the business -- Managing creative people and technical skills : organize small teams of overlapping functional specialists -- Competing with products and standards : pioneer and orchestrate evolving mass markets -- Defining products and development processes : focus creativity by evolving features and "fixing" resources -- Developing and shipping products : do everything in parallel with frequent synchronizations -- Building a learning organization : improve through continuous self-critiquing, feedback, and sharing -- Attack the future!
Control code
ocm32698798
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 512 pages
Isbn
9780028740485
Lccn
95030341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32698798
  • (OCoLC)32698798

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