It is a book that is based on everyday life experience. It is not an academic text, but a book to encourage you to act smart and wisdow. We do hope that you find in it useful,inspirational and motivatonal ideas and that it will positively impact you.
We are not facing complex times, but an exciting time, in which our great opportunity has not come yet. One way or another, all ages have been very difficult. You just need some historical perspective to realize that we now have the best technology, the best communication between humans and great knowledge of each other.
Director and founder of Argelich Networks, independent, international & innovative digital transformation boutique of consultancy.
He is a Telecommunications Engineer from the La Salle Bonanova Engineering School in Barcelona, Ramón Llull University.
He is professor of Innovation and Leadership at Lleida University (Barcelona)
He was one of the youngest project managers of the committee organizing the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, when he was the Technological Director for the 9th Paralympic Games. He also worked as a Telecommunications Manager at the Ascó nuclear power plant.
He served as lieutenant in the Spanish Air Force.
He was board member for 8 years of the Society of Communications Technology Consultants International, the world's largest association of independent telecommunications consultants.
He regularly attends national and international conferences as a speaker and teaches seminars on leadership, change, motivation, and negotiation related to information technologies, the knowledge society and the networked world.
He is married to María Eugenia. They have two daughters and four sons.
Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.
Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.
Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
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“Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.” – Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh
The New York Times bestseller Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.
Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO—one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul—transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders.
“Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains. “Empathy grounds and centers me.” Hit Refresh is a set of reflections, meditations, and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement—for himself, for a storied company, and for society.