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Simon, William L. 1930-

Works: 127 works in 433 publications in 5 languages and 15,485 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Interviews  Autobiographies  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Other, Collaborator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William L Simon
Most widely held works by William L Simon
The art of intrusion : the real stories behind the exploits of hackers, intruders, & deceivers by Kevin D Mitnick( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four pals clean up in Vegas with a pocket-sized computer. A bored Canadian teen gains access to the wire transfers section of a major Southern bank. A couple of kids are recruited to hack into Lockheed Martin and the Defense Information System Network by a terrorist with ties to Osama bin Laden." "Kevin Mitnick, whose own exploits have made him a veritable hacker's hero, shares more than a dozen true stories of cyber-invasions - devilishly ingenious, highly effective schemes that kick up your pulse rate even as you marvel at their sheer audacity. Each is followed by Mitnick's expert analysis of how the attack could have been prevented. And he is uniquely qualified to recommend effective security measures. Both a legend in the hacker underworld and a general in the war on cybercrime, Kevin Mitnick holds the one weapon most likely to take down the intruder - intimate knowledge of the hacker's brilliant and tenacious mind."--Jacket
The art of deception : controlling the human element of security by Kevin D Mitnick( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented. Mitnick also offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security
Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker by Kevin D Mitnick( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and however fast the authorities were, Mitnick was faster, sprinting through phone switches, computer systems, and cellular networks. He spent years skipping through cyberspace, always three steps ahead and labeled unstoppable. But for Kevin, hacking wasn't just about technological feats-it was an old fashioned confidence game that required guile and deception to trick the unwitting out of valuable information. Driven by a powerful urge to accomplish the impossible, Mitnick bypassed security systems and blazed into major organizations including Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Pacific Bell. But as the FBI's net began to tighten, Kevin went on the run, engaging in an increasingly sophisticated cat and mouse game that led through false identities, a host of cities, plenty of close shaves, and an ultimate showdown with the Feds, who would stop at nothing to bring him down. Ghost in the Wires is a thrilling true story of intrigue, suspense, and unbelievable escape, and a portrait of a visionary whose creativity, skills, and persistence forced the authorities to rethink the way they pursued him, inspiring ripples that brought permanent changes in the way people and companies protect their most sensitive information. - Publisher
ICon : Steve Jobs, the greatest second act in the history of business by Jeffrey S Young( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the legendary success that Steve Jobs has had with Pixar and his rejuvenation of Apple through the introduction of the iMac and iPod
The Steve Jobs way : iLeadership for a new generation by Jay Elliot( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author gives the reader the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him, and the mystique of his management style, capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other. The author worked side by side with Steve as Senior Vice President of Apple and brings us his deep insider perspective of Steve's singular iLeadership style, which encompasses four major principles: product, talent, organization, marketing. He shares the lessons that come out of Steve's intuitive approach to show how the creative and technological brilliance of iLeadership can be utilized to drive breakthroughs in any organization, irrespective of size
The afterlife experiments : breakthrough scientific evidence of life after death by Gary E Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist reveals his discoveries about and evidence concerning life after death, offering revelations about the nature of life and death, the soul in the afterlife, and the meaning of eternity
Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer by Rob Manning( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts
Think India : the rise of the world's next superpower and what it means for every American by Vinay Rai( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With 1.1 billion residents, the world's largest democracy is poised to dominate the world stage. One of India's wealthiest men gives an insider's view into his country's dynamic transformation, revealing the forces and unique characteristics behind India's meteoric rise. India is not just software, outsourcing, and faraway call centers. With the economy soaring at 8 percent a year, India is a medical and pharmaceutical frontrunner, an R & D powerhouse, a rising manufacturing hub, and an up-and-coming cultural trendsetter in areas from fashion to film. And the world is taking note: Western companies from Lockheed Martin to McDonald's are moving in and research centers for Fortune 500 companies are popping up everywhere. Meanwhile, the U.S. military is forging close ties. Steel tycoon turned educator Vinay Rai, who now runs one of India's two private universities, couples with geopolitical writer Melissa Rossi to map out the rising new India.--From publisher description
Ghost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hacker by Kevin D Mitnick( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Mitnick is one of the world's foremost computer hackers. He infiltrated some of the most complicated and advanced computer systems before the law finally caught up with him. Here, Mitnick chronicles his three years on the run from the FBI, during which he worked odd jobs, kept tabs on his pursuers, and continued to hack into systems throughout the world
Lasting change : the shared values process that makes companies great by Rob Lebow( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The G.O.D. experiments : how science is discovering God in everything, including us by Gary E Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to highly esteemed scientist Gary E. Schwartz, Ph. D., there is compelling scientific evidence that we no longer have to accept God on faith alone. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Harvard University-educated Dr. Schwartz blends psychology, quantum physics, and mathematics to examine the science of spirit. Faith and science are not mutually exclusive, and a better understanding of their relationship can lead us to recognize how God operates in everything. Trained in the scientific method as an "open-minded skeptic," Dr. Schwartz was taught how to raise questions, turn them into hypotheses, and design experiments to test them. He was not trained to consider the nature of God. And yet, his scientific research led him directly to the discovery of God's existence in intelligent evolution and everyday life. Scientifically rigorous and spiritually reassuring, this eye-opening book is a wake-up call for anyone who wonders about life's true meaning and who longs to believe in the existence of a universal intelligence
On the firing line : my 500 days at Apple by Gil Amelio( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Firing Line: My 500 Days at Apple is Gil Amelio's recollection of what happened, told from his unique perspective as the occupant of Apple's hot seat. This is the revealing story of how a proven high-technology turnaround artist took on the biggest challenge of his career - and perhaps his life." "Nothing could have prepared Amelio for the chaos that greeted him when he took over as CEO. First there was the reversal he suffered at the hands of the in-house legal staff from day one that rendered his highly touted compensation package a sham. Then, rapidly, came the spiraling maelstrom of problems - financial, organizational, and creative - that threatened daily to sweep him and Apple into oblivion." "Amelio quickly uncovered the truth that the company was hemorrhaging both dollars and talent. He immediately plunged into a multifaceted rescue effort that included an extensive fund-raising campaign to solve Apple's cashflow problem and fevered negotiations for a new Macintosh operating system with luminaries such as Jean-Louis Gassee, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs." "In his own words, Amelio exposes a company that continually undermines its own best efforts, with financial officers using out-of-date systems that take weeks to process the most elementary data and sales executives being accused of "channel stuffing" - strong-arming retailers to buy computers they didn't need in order to make the company's quarterly sales look better."--BOOK JACKET
The truth about Medium : extraordinary experiments with the real Allison DuBois of NBC's Medium and other remarkable psychics by Gary E Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recounts four years of experiments at the University of Arizona with the real Allison DuBois--the inspiration for NBC's drama "Medium"--As well as the true-life cases Allison has worked on. These experiments clearly demonstrate the validity of psychic ability and mediumship"--Provided by publisher
The energy healing experiments : science reveals our natural power to heal by Gary E Schwartz( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citing additional near-miraculous cures using energy healing techniques, evaluates the healing capabilities of homeopathy and prayer while discussing how everyday people can use energy to positively influence the world
High velocity leadership : the Mars Pathfinder approach to faster, better, cheaper by Brian Muirhead( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Muirhead describes how his team built the Pathfinder spacecraft and landed it on Mars for one-twentieth the cost and in half the time of the previous Mars effort. "The Mars pathfinder mission has come to define the management approach of Faster, Better, Cheaper."--Jacket
Driving digital : Microsoft and its customers speak about thriving in the e-business era by Robert L McDowell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the numbers : how leading companies measure and drive success by William L Simon( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Beyond the Numbers, the co-author of the bestselling Profit From Experience gives you the opportunity to profit from the experiences of CEOs and CFOs at market leading companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, services, and high-tech. These are the people who are turning financial analysis into a powerful strategic advantage, and author William Simon presents their innovative approaches in the most direct way possible: in their own words. Here, in a series of in-depth, straight-shooting, information-packed interviews, 25 proven business leaders reveal the innovative financial strategies that are helping to propel their companies forward; describe reporting, measuring, and training systems that can make those strategies a reality; and provide solid examples and valuable insights to help you implement and monitor the strategies you need. Beyond the Numbers lets you benchmark against the best, adapting expert advice and real-life experiences to meet your company's needs. Whether you're looking to refine your current financials or thoroughly overhaul them, the information contained here will help you build a truly effective corporate financial system
Profit from experience : the National Semiconductor story of transformation management by Gil Amelio( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the transformation of National Semiconductor as told by the man who led it, CEO Gil Amelio. You'll learn how in just three short years, Amelio and his management team took National from its worst loss in 30 years to the highest earnings in its history. Presented in the book are specific, down-to-earth approaches that any chief executive can apply on a company-wide level, and that managers and supervisors can apply to revitalize their own organizations and improve their management style. The same principles and processes that worked at National can transform a failing organization or bring renewed strength to a healthy one. Amelio's management success at National is based on straight-forward tools and principles, not theories
Gorgeous disaster : the tragic story of Debra LaFave by Owen LaFave( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ex-husband of the twenty-three year old teacher convicted for having sexual relations with one of her middle school students describes the investigation, her childhood and psychological struggles, and possible reasons why she did it
The Steve Jobs way : iLeadership for a new generation by Jay Elliot( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, this is the real Steve Jobs: the true story of the 'Boy Genius' who transformed technology and the world
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The art of intrusion : the real stories behind the exploits of hackers, intruders, & deceivers
The art of deception : controlling the human element of securityGhost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hackerICon : Steve Jobs, the greatest second act in the history of businessThe Steve Jobs way : iLeadership for a new generationThe afterlife experiments : breakthrough scientific evidence of life after deathThink India : the rise of the world's next superpower and what it means for every AmericanGhost in the wires : my adventures as the world's most wanted hackerLasting change : the shared values process that makes companies great
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사이먼, 윌리엄 1930-

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English (187)

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Spanish (8)

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