Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha

Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha
  • Author : John Romaniello,Adam Bornstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-04-16
  • ISBN : 9780062220882

Man 2.0 Engineering the Alpha Book Review:

Every man has the potential for a great body, insane sex, and an unreal life. (Seriously) Want to lose body fat? That's easy—you can drop 20 pounds in 6 weeks. Want bigger muscles? Done. A 50-pound increase to your bench press, coming right up. Want to be smarter? Not a problem—the strategies in this book have been proven to increase brain function. Want an awesome sex life? Yeah, there's a fix for that, too—increased libido and improved performance are just weeks away. You were born to achieve greatness, to be a man. But somewhere along the way you started to live an ordinary life. Fitness experts John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein developed a system that targets hormone optimization; their approach is specifically designed to transform you into the Alpha you were always meant to be. Strong. Confident. Powerful. Based on cutting-edge, scientifically validated methods known only to the fitness elite, Man 2.0 provides a step-by-step road map to regaining your health, looking your best, supercharging your sex life—even reversing the aging process. The systems in this book have changed the lives of countless men who've worked with Romaniello and Bornstein. In this book, you will discover: Answers to all the questions you have about training and nutrition—and even ones you haven't thought of yet. An easy-to-understand plan designed to work with your body, not against it, to burn fat, and build dense, rock-hard muscle. A comprehensive nutrition program, fully customized for Alphas, complete with meal plans.

Engineering the Alpha

Engineering the Alpha
  • Author : John Romaniello,Adam Bornstein
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 0062220896

Engineering the Alpha Book Review:

Despite what most guys think, hormones are just as important for them as they are for women. However, by the age of 30, the typical man’s testosterone levels start to drop 1 percent each year, which can result in less muscle, less energy, more fat, and a flagging sex drive. After a decade of research, health and fitness expert John Romaniello has discovered safe, natural, and highly effective ways to produce more testosterone and bring about remarkable changes in a man’s body. His program is based on cutting-edge science that counters the online “noise” about male hormones. In Engineering the Alpha, Romaniello and Adam Bornstein, editorial director of Livestrong.com, present a powerful way to improve physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological health for men. From research in Olympic labs to real-life results with their clients, they are reinventing masculinity and showing every man how to be who he wants to be.

Man 2.0

Man 2.0
  • Author : John Romaniello,Adam Bornstein
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2013-04-16
  • ISBN : 006222087X

Man 2.0 Book Review:

Are you a guy who's interested in building rock hard muscle, erasing your belly fat, boosting your testosterone, and having more mind-blowing sex than you thought possible? If so, then Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha was written specifically for you... In his new book, celebrity trainer and Men's Health expert John 'Roman' Romaniello teams up with expert Adam Bornstein, former editor for both Men's Health and LIVESTRONG. Together, they reveal the secrets they've discovered that will give any man—no matter how old you are—a chiseled body that will turn heads everywhere you go. You know the kind of body I'm talking about. The kind of body that women seem to drool and stare at when they're at the beach with their girlfriends... As a former 'fat guy,' Roman struggled for years to find a workout and diet that would give him the body he always wanted. By using the very secrets you'll find in this book—techniques he's spent 10 years perfecting—he overcame his 'fat genes' and boasts a lean and ripped body—the kind that could be (and has been) seen on the cover of magazines. And the best part is—you don't have to kill yourself to get this body. Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha will show you exactly how to get the body you've always wanted without starving yourself and without spending 2 hours in the gym every day. And for all of the guys out there wondering... YES! Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha will even work for guys in their 30s, 40s, and 50s... Getting lean, ripped, and strong is not just for young guys! In Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha, Romaniello and Adam Bornstein present proven, powerful ways for men to improve physical, emotional, sexual, and psychological health. From research in Olympic labs to real-life results with their clients, they are reinventing masculinity and showing every man how to become exactly who he wants to be... If you're ready to build strong, defined muscles, burn away your belly fat, boost your testosterone, and start experiencing more mind blowing sex than you ever thought was possible—then grab your copy of Man 2.0: Engineering the Alpha now...

Layout Workbook

Layout Workbook
  • Author : Kristin Cullen
  • Publisher : Rockport Pub
  • Pages : 241
  • Relase : 2007-05
  • ISBN : 9781592533527

Layout Workbook Book Review:

New in Paperback! An inspired resource for creating excellent layouts Layout Workbook is one of five volumes in Rockport's series of practical and inspirational workbooks that cover the fundamental areas of the graphic design business. In this edition, author Kristin Cullen tackles the often perplexing job of nailing down a layout that works. More than a collection of great examples of layout, this book is an invaluable resource for students, designers, and creative professionals who seek design understanding and inspiration. The book illuminates the broad category of layout, communicating specifically what it takes to design with excellence. It also addresses the heart of design-the how and why of the creative process. Cullen approaches layout with a series of step-by-step fundamental chapters (a "how-to" of layout) addressing topics such as The Function of Design, Inspiration, The Design Process, Intuition, Structure and Organization, The Interaction of Visual Elements, Typography, and Design Analysis. The book offers inspirational quotations and a unique, progressive design that truly reflects its content.

Manhood

Manhood
  • Author : Terry Crews
  • Publisher : Zinc Ink
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2014-05-20
  • ISBN : 9780804178068

Manhood Book Review:

From NFL player turned film and TV star Terry Crews comes a wise and warmhearted memoir chronicling his lifelong quest to become a good man, loving husband, and responsible father. What does it mean to be a man? Terry Crews, TV’s iconic “Old Spice Guy” and co-star of the hit Golden Globe Award–winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has spent decades seeking the answer to that question. In Manhood, he shares what he’s learned, telling the amazing story of his rise to fame and offering straight-talking advice for men and the women who love them. A self-described “super-driven superstar alpha male,” Terry Crews embodies the manly ideal for millions worldwide. But as he looks back on his difficult childhood and shares hard-learned lessons from the many humbling experiences he endured to get where he is today, he shows how his own conception of manhood is constantly evolving. Crews offers up a lively, clear-eyed account of the ups and downs of his twenty-five-year marriage, revealing the relationship secrets that have kept it going—and the one dark secret that nearly tore it apart. Along the way, he shares his evolving appreciation for looking good, staying fit, and getting it done for the people you love. Being a man is about more than keeping your core strong. It’s about keeping your core values stronger. With insightful observations on spirituality, work, and family, Terry Crews shows men how to face their inner demons, seek forgiveness from those they’ve wronged, and tear down the walls that prevent them from forging meaningful relationships with others. From the NFL gridiron to the Hollywood backlot, Terry Crews has survived it all with his sense of humor—and his marriage—intact. In Manhood he shows men everywhere that real strength is not measured in muscle mass—unless that muscle is the heart.

The Alpha Bet

The Alpha Bet
  • Author : Derek Morrison
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 326
  • Relase : 2020-09-28
  • ISBN : 1734575808

The Alpha Bet Book Review:

The way we live, work and consume will massively transform soon. Do you see it happening already? The COVID-19 pandemic was just the first of many disruptions to come. Before year 2030, ecological thresholds will be surpassed, humanity will be fully connected via the internet, social inequalities will reach critical mass, and exponential technologies will become truly "smart." We have reached the inflection point in which all of humanity can-PAUSE-to reexamine and to redefine our "normal" mode of operation in business, politics, community, and life! The Alpha Bet is the culmination of three years of research on what's happening, how it's all connected, and how we can harness this opportunity to guide humanity toward the best outcomes. The Alpha Generation has a big role to play in all this. They will wield unparalleled technological powers, and we have the ability to influence the outcomes of those powers. The Alpha Bet predicts a new vision of the future and explains the foundational building blocks to get there. It all begins with simple actions that individuals can take to improve personal health and happiness in an increasingly complex society. The Alpha Bet aims to break the filters of our subjective realities, so that people like you can begin to feel the power you possess to truly change the world. #AlphaInfluencer #TheAlphaBet #Hindsight2020 #2020theory #GoodLifeGoals #GameB #Esoteric #ThinkTomorrowToday 100% of book proceeds support Think Tomorrow Today, a 501c3 nonprofit.

How to Become an Alpha Male

How to Become an Alpha Male
  • Author : John Alexander
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 285
  • Relase : 2005-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781411636606

How to Become an Alpha Male Book Review:

Dubbed "The lazy man's way to easy sex and romance with 20 or more women a month," How to Become an Alpha Male is the no-risk, never-fail blueprint on how to 'magnetically' attract an endless flow of horny, ready-for-sex women to you... without ever having to play their games or deal with rejection. Sold as an ebook at AlphaMaleMethod.com, John Alexander's guide is now available, for the first time ever, as a hardcopy book. You see, once you have these secrets all the 'work' of meeting women will be done for you... automatically! You can just 'flip on' your magnetic powers of attraction... so to speak... and instantly bring sex, romance and more roaring into your life! Why does the Alpha Male Method work so well? Because it's based on the same hush-hush psychological tactics advertisers have used for centuries to get filthy rich. They work for anyone, anywhere and at any time (no matter how desperate your situation is right now).

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods
  • Author : Paul J. Lavrakas
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 1072
  • Relase : 2008-09-12
  • ISBN : 9781506317885

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods Book Review:

In conjunction with top survey researchers around the world and with Nielsen Media Research serving as the corporate sponsor, the Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods presents state-of-the-art information and methodological examples from the field of survey research. Although there are other "how-to" guides and references texts on survey research, none is as comprehensive as this Encyclopedia, and none presents the material in such a focused and approachable manner. With more than 600 entries, this resource uses a Total Survey Error perspective that considers all aspects of possible survey error from a cost-benefit standpoint.

Zyzz's Shreddology

Zyzz's Shreddology
  • Author : Mt. Olympus Aesthetic Department
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 58
  • Relase : 2014-04-16
  • ISBN : 1497568994

Zyzz's Shreddology Book Review:

Your About to Find out Exactly How to Build the Ultimate Aesthetic God-like Physique! There's no doubt about it, Aziz Shavershian aka. 'Zyzz' had the most aesthetically pleasing physique of all time, this was made up by a combination of the correct amount of lean muscle mass, low body fat along with perfect proportions and symmetry these factors combined produced a god-like body. This book contains Zyzz's tried and tested advice on how you can achieve the same look! Here's What You'll Learn: The most shocking myths debunked about building lean muscle An explanation of different body types and how each type should train accordingly Dieting and advanced dieting explained A complete rundown on proteins, carbs, fats & macronutrients The key to successful bulking The key to a successful cutting phase - get shredded successfully! How to build your diet correctly The best exercise and training regime to annihilate your muscle, causing new growth An explanation of the essential supplements, and those that are a waste of time How to smash through plateaus with advanced lifting techniques A look into the aesthetic lifestyle

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051610437

The World Book Encyclopedia Book Review:

An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Surrounded by Idiots

Surrounded by Idiots
  • Author : Thomas Erikson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Essentials
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781250179951

Surrounded by Idiots Book Review:

Do you ever think you’re the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague’s abrasive manner rub you the wrong way? You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was ‘surrounded by idiots’, communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people. Surrounded by Idiots is an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with – in and out of the office – based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way we speak and share information. Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication, advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or shut up. Packed with ‘aha!’ and ‘oh no!’ moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and communicate with those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension. And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn’t you!

The Real Meal Revolution 2.0

The Real Meal Revolution 2.0
  • Author : Jonno Proudfoot,The Real Meal Group
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2017-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781408710180

The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 Book Review:

'I am almost two weeks into Restoration and I am feeling great. Went for a blood pressure check and my readings have dropped since I started the program. My GP is thinking that if I keep going the way I am that I will be able to come off the medication really soon which is fantastic.' Maxine, Launceston, Australia 'Halfway through week three of Restoration and weighed myself today!! I dropped 5.6 kgs so far. I can't tell you how elated I am. By this time next week if I stick to the plan and my daily walking target I could be in double digits instead of triple digits, that is such a big deal to me!' Michael Markoulides, United Kingdom 'At the time that I started with the Banting, I weighed 70.3 kg. My goal is to weigh 55 kg. After 13 weeks of strict Banting (and a little cheating) I have lost a total of 11.6 kg. So I am almost there.' Monique Pretorius, Rustenburg, South Africa 'I love this program EVEN MORE! I am not craving and feel full for a long time. I'm in week two [of Restoration] and I have to say Jonno's recipes are fantastic. I'm down four pounds.' Shari Kuntz, Kansas, United States 'I'm doing so well, I've lost 3 kg for the past three weeks [in Restoration] and 7 cm from my waistline.' Nthabiseng Mogosoane, South Africa The original book, The Real Meal Revolution, promoting a diet low in carbohydrates and unafraid of healthy fats has sold hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world, inspiring a profound and widespread change in eating habits and improved health for thousands. The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 provides the distillation of three years of data analysis from 120,000 online users and thousands of success stories, combined with the latest nutritional science and behavioural research. The result is a cutting-edge, four-phase approach that isn't simply about losing weight - it's about being healthy, happy and absolutely awesome! · Achieve your awesome weight quickly and without compromise · Save money by avoiding expensive supplements and medication · Conquer the weight-loss plateau and other pitfalls of dieting · Discover non-food related weight-loss techniques to make part of your daily routine · Enjoy supposedly taboo foods while maintaining a healthy lifestyle If you want sustainable weight loss (without cravings or side effects), boundless energy, improved blood readings, bulletproof gut health, increased mental focus, enhanced athletic performance and better sleep, then The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 is for you. www.realmealrevolution.com

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2006-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781609401085

Black Like Me Book Review:

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications
  • Author : Xin-She Yang
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-12-29
  • ISBN : 9780128099025

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications Book Review:

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications provides a compact and concise primer in the field, starting with the foundations, and then gradually developing to the advanced level of mathematics that is necessary for all engineering disciplines. Therefore, this book's aim is to help undergraduates rapidly develop the fundamental knowledge of engineering mathematics. The book can also be used by graduates to review and refresh their mathematical skills. Step-by-step worked examples will help the students gain more insights and build sufficient confidence in engineering mathematics and problem-solving. The main approach and style of this book is informal, theorem-free, and practical. By using an informal and theorem-free approach, all fundamental mathematics topics required for engineering are covered, and readers can gain such basic knowledge of all important topics without worrying about rigorous (often boring) proofs. Certain rigorous proof and derivatives are presented in an informal way by direct, straightforward mathematical operations and calculations, giving students the same level of fundamental knowledge without any tedious steps. In addition, this practical approach provides over 100 worked examples so that students can see how each step of mathematical problems can be derived without any gap or jump in steps. Thus, readers can build their understanding and mathematical confidence gradually and in a step-by-step manner. Covers fundamental engineering topics that are presented at the right level, without worry of rigorous proofs Includes step-by-step worked examples (of which 100+ feature in the work) Provides an emphasis on numerical methods, such as root-finding algorithms, numerical integration, and numerical methods of differential equations Balances theory and practice to aid in practical problem-solving in various contexts and applications

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering
  • Author : K. F. Riley,M. P. Hobson,S. J. Bence
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2006-03-13
  • ISBN : 9781139450997

Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering Book Review:

The third edition of this highly acclaimed undergraduate textbook is suitable for teaching all the mathematics for an undergraduate course in any of the physical sciences. As well as lucid descriptions of all the topics and many worked examples, it contains over 800 exercises. New stand-alone chapters give a systematic account of the 'special functions' of physical science, cover an extended range of practical applications of complex variables, and give an introduction to quantum operators. Further tabulations, of relevance in statistics and numerical integration, have been added. In this edition, half of the exercises are provided with hints and answers and, in a separate manual available to both students and their teachers, complete worked solutions. The remaining exercises have no hints, answers or worked solutions and can be used for unaided homework; full solutions are available to instructors on a password-protected web site, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.

The Modern Alpha Male

The Modern Alpha Male
  • Author : Patrick King
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 82
  • Relase : 2014-11-02
  • ISBN : 1503069664

The Modern Alpha Male Book Review:

Are you stuck in the friendzone with women... or stuck being a follower in your personal or professional life? Ever wondered how you can seize the lead and become a strong, confident ALPHA MALE? Has your masculinity been challenged, your strength questioned, or your inner resolve been put in doubt? Have you lost your mojo, swag, and need a manly pep talk?! You've found the right book. What the hell is an "ALPHA MALE," much less a MODERN one? I'll tell you what. An alpha male is strong, confident, self-assured and doesn't take bull from anyone. He's driven by inner confidence and the recognition that his potential is only bound by the limitations of his imagination. Women, friends, career? He's got it all figured out. Damn straight. Sound appealing? Sound TOUGH? Don't worry, The Modern Alpha Male doesn't need to imitate anyone else or conform to anyone else's expectations. He forges his own path with his own unique strengths and creates a truly authentic alpha version of himself... the version that only he can be. I'm not going to tell you be something you're not, or simply to "fake it 'til you make it" like any other book on the topic. You're more than that and you should embrace your own strengths! What's inside this book? Where an alpha male's true confidence stems from and how to unlock it. The secret to how an alpha male is never in the friendzone with women. The surprising way that Will Smith can help you on your journey and development. How leadership can come easily with a simple mindset shift. Also check out... The 28 day alpha male kickstart plan - a plan for how to kickstart your new life and begin dominating. How focus and discipline will defeat your fears time and time again. Secrets to blazing your own trail and finding your own version of contentedness. The best part is that these traits and mindsets are eminently learnable, and as an experienced dating and social skills coach, I'll show you how to shine the light on your inner strength and resolve. You'll see how a commitment to embracing these principles will significantly affect you and more importantly, how people treat you. What will you gain? An upgraded dating life. More true friends. Confidence growth. Charisma as a second nature. Leadership skills and prowess. Most importantly, you'll love the person you are... because you will be the man you were born to be. What are you waiting for? Don't delay the first step to your new, upgraded, authentic, alpha life. Scroll up and click BUY NOW now! P.S. FINALLY seize control of your life!

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE)
  • Author : Project Management Institute Project Management Institute
  • Publisher : Project Management Institute
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781628256888

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE) Book Review:

PMBOK&® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK&® Guide &– Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains.This edition is designed to address practitioners' current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes.This edition of the PMBOK&® Guide:•Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.);•Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes;•Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts;•Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and• Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.

Crossing the Quality Chasm

Crossing the Quality Chasm
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2001-08-19
  • ISBN : 9780309072809

Crossing the Quality Chasm Book Review:

Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Project Management

Project Management
  • Author : Harold Kerzner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2013-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781118415825

Project Management Book Review:

A new edition of the most popular book of project management case studies, expanded to include more than 100 cases plus a "super case" on the Iridium Project Case studies are an important part of project management education and training. This Fourth Edition of Harold Kerzner's Project Management Case Studies features a number of new cases covering value measurement in project management. Also included is the well-received "super case," which covers all aspects of project management and may be used as a capstone for a course. This new edition: Contains 100-plus case studies drawn from real companies to illustrate both successful and poor implementation of project management Represents a wide range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, finance and banking, and telecommunications Covers cutting-edge areas of construction and international project management plus a "super case" on the Iridium Project, covering all aspects of project management Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Project Management Case Studies, Fourth Edition is a valuable resource for students, as well as practicing engineers and managers, and can be used on its own or with the new Eleventh Edition of Harold Kerzner's landmark reference, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. (PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Alpha Girls

Alpha Girls
  • Author : Julian Guthrie
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Pages : 306
  • Relase : 2019-04-30
  • ISBN : 9780525573920

Alpha Girls Book Review:

An unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time. In Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital, an industry that transforms economies and shapes how we live. We follow the lives and careers of four women who were largely written out of history - until now. Magdalena Yesil, who arrived in America from Turkey with $43 to her name, would go on to receive her electrical engineering degree from Stanford, found some of the first companies to commercialize internet access, and help Marc Benioff build Salesforce. Mary Jane Elmore went from the corn fields of Indiana to Stanford and on to the storied venture capital firm IVP - where she was one of the first women in the U.S. to make partner - only to be pulled back from the glass ceiling by expectations at home. Theresia Gouw, an overachieving first-generation Asian American from a working-class town, dominated the foosball tables at Brown (she would later reluctantly let Sergey Brin win to help Accel Partners court Google), before she helped land and build companies including Facebook, Trulia, Imperva, and ForeScout. Sonja Hoel, a Southerner who became the first woman investing partner at white-glove Menlo Ventures, invested in McAfee, Hotmail, Acme Packet, and F5 Networks. As her star was still rising at Menlo, a personal crisis would turn her into an activist overnight, inspiring her to found an all-women's investment group and a national nonprofit for girls. These women, juggling work and family, shaped the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, actual punches, betrayals, and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley and in male-dominated industries everywhere. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love. In Alpha Girls, Guthrie reveals their untold stories.