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  • Donnybrook

    Frank Bill

    Bienvenue au Donnybrook : un tournoi de combats à poings nus qui se déroule sur un terrain de cinq cents hectares dans les forêts du sud de l'Indiana. Vingt concurrents, un ring en fil de fer barbelé, et le match se prolonge jusqu'au dernier homme debout. Les spectateurs, saouls ou défoncés, misent sur leur favori.
    Marine est un père désespéré. Non seulement il est prêt à tout pour nourrir ses gosses, mais c'est aussi le pugiliste le plus redoutable du Kentucky. Le Donnybrook constitue pour lui une chance unique d'accéder à une vie meilleure. Le prix accordé en espèces au gagnant résoudra tous ses problèmes, il en est convaincu.
    Angus La Découpe, de son côté, a raccroché les gants depuis longtemps. Cette légende des combats clandestins, jusqu'alors invaincue, s'est reconvertie avec sa soeur, Liz, dans la fabrication de méthamphétamine. Leur dérive les mènera loin. Si loin que Liz décide de le trahir. Le Donnybrook sera le lieu de leur dernière confrontation.
    Des quatre coins de l'Amérique profonde, divers protagonistes, guidés par leurs propres obsessions - drogue, violence, sexe, argent, honneur -, vont converger vers les lieux de leur perdition. Ou de leur ultime rachat...

    Donnybrook est un livre féroce et explosif. Entre Donald Ray Pollock et Chuck Palahniuk, Frank Bill nous offre un voyage dopé aux amphétamines à travers une Amérique rurale en pleine débâcle.

  • The Analytics Revolution

    Bill Franks

    • Wiley
    • 16 Septembre 2014

    Lead your organization into the industrial revolution of analytics with The Analytics Revolution The topics of big data and analytics continue to be among the most discussed and pursued in the business world today. While a decade ago many people still questioned whether or not data and analytics would help improve their businesses, today virtually no one questions the value that analytics brings to the table. The Analytics Revolution focuses on how this evolution has come to pass and explores the next wave of evolution that is underway. Making analytics operational involves automating and embedding analytics directly into business processes and allowing the analytics to prescribe and make decisions. It is already occurring all around us whether we know it or not. The Analytics Revolution delves into the requirements for laying a solid technical and organizational foundation that is capable of supporting operational analytics at scale, and covers factors to consider if an organization is to succeed in making analytics operational. Along the way, you'll learn how changes in technology and the business environment have led to the necessity of both incorporating big data into analytic processes and making them operational. The book cuts straight through the considerable marketplace hype and focuses on what is really important. The book includes: An overview of what operational analytics are and what trends lead us to them Tips on structuring technology infrastructure and analytics organizations to succeed A discussion of how to change corporate culture to enable both faster discovery of important new analytics and quicker implementation cycles of what is discovered Guidance on how to justify, implement, and govern operational analytics The Analytics Revolution gives you everything you need to implement operational analytic processes with big data.

  • You receive an e-mail. It contains an offer for a complete personal computer system. It seems like the retailer read your mind since you were exploring computers on their web site just a few hours prior.... As you drive to the store to buy the computer bundle, you get an offer for a discounted coffee from the coffee shop you are getting ready to drive past. It says that since you're in the area, you can get 10% off if you stop by in the next 20 minutes.... As you drink your coffee, you receive an apology from the manufacturer of a product that you complained about yesterday on your Facebook page, as well as on the company's web site.... Finally, once you get back home, you receive notice of a special armor upgrade available for purchase in your favorite online video game.  It is just what is needed to get past some spots you've been struggling with.... Sound crazy? Are these things that can only happen in the distant future? No. All of these scenarios are possible today! Big data. Advanced analytics. Big data analytics. It seems you can't escape such terms today. Everywhere you turn people are discussing, writing about, and promoting big data and advanced analytics. Well, you can now add this book to the discussion. What is real and what is hype? Such attention can lead one to the suspicion that perhaps the analysis of big data is something that is more hype than substance. While there has been a lot of hype over the past few years, the reality is that we are in a transformative era in terms of analytic capabilities and the leveraging of massive amounts of data. If you take the time to cut through the sometimes-over-zealous hype present in the media, you'll find something very real and very powerful underneath it. With big data, the hype is driven by genuine excitement and anticipation of the business and consumer benefits that analyzing it will yield over time. Big data is the next wave of new data sources that will drive the next wave of analytic innovation in business, government, and academia. These innovations have the potential to radically change how organizations view their business. The analysis that big data enables will lead to decisions that are more informed and, in some cases, different from what they are today. It will yield insights that many can only dream about today. As you'll see, there are many consistencies with the requirements to tame big data and what has always been needed to tame new data sources. However, the additional scale of big data necessitates utilizing the newest tools, technologies, methods, and processes. The old way of approaching analysis just won't work. It is time to evolve the world of advanced analytics to the next level. That's what this book is about. Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave isn't just the title of this book, but rather an activity that will determine which businesses win and which lose in the next decade. By preparing and taking the initiative, organizations can ride the big data tidal wave to success rather than being pummeled underneath the crushing surf. What do you need to know and how do you prepare in order to start taming big data and generating exciting new analytics from it? Sit back, get comfortable, and prepare to find out!

  • Zukunftsorientierte Unternehmensgestaltung ist wichtiger denn je. Grund dafür ist der stetige Wandel in Technologien, Märkten und Kommunikation, der unsere Zeit prägt. Unternehmen stehen angesichts der steigenden Geschwindigkeit dieses Wandels vor der Herausforderung, schnell und flexibel auf sich rasch ändernde Umfelder und Situationen reagieren zu knnen. Mit Hilfe des 4-Ebenen-Modells der zukunftsorientierten Unternehmensgestaltung, bestehend aus Vorausschau, Strategien, Prozessen und Systemen, knnen Unternehmen dieser Herausforderung erfolgreich begegnen. Gleichzeitig gestalten zukunftsorientierte Unternehmen ihre wertschpfenden Prozesse end-to-end das heißt, von der Kundenerwartung bis zur Kundenzufriedenheit. Diese in der Theorie einleuchtenden Aspekte werden im vorliegenden Buch auf Anwendung und Umsetzung in der Praxis überprüft. Vorstände und Führungskräfte der Managementberatung UNITY führten dazu Interviews mit erfolgreichen Unternehmerpersnlichkeiten und Top-Managern. Der Leser erfährt, wie Unternehmen unterschiedlicher Grßen und Branchen auf den Ebenen Vorausschau, Strategien, Prozesse und Systeme vorgehen, um ihren Erfolg langfristig zu sichern. Dabei kristallisieren sich wichtige Trends und Entwicklungen heraus, die die Zukunft der Unternehmen tiefgreifend beeinflussen werden. Zudem kommen branchenübergreifende Gemeinsamkeiten zum Vorschein, die zukunftsorientierte Unternehmensgestaltung ausmachen. Das Buch gibt Entscheidern die Mglichkeit, anhand kurzweiliger Dialoge die verschiedenen Facetten zukünftiger Herausforderungen zu erkennen und gleichzeitig von Best Practices anderer Branchen und Unternehmen zu profitieren.