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Hacker Ethic A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business

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ISBN-10: 037575878X

ISBN-13: 9780375758782

Edition: N/A

Authors: Pekka Himanen, Manuel Castells, Linus Torvalds

List price: $19.00
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You may be a hacker and not even know it. Being a hacker has nothing to do with cyberterrorism, and it doesn’t even necessarily relate to the open-source movement. Being a hacker has more to do with your underlying assumptions about stress, time management, work, and play. It’s about harmonizing the rhythms of your creative work with the rhythms of the rest of your life so that they amplify each other. It is a fundamentally new work ethic that is revolutionizing the way business is being done around the world. Without hackers there would be no universal access to e-mail, no Internet, no World Wide Web, but the hacker ethic has spread far beyond the world of computers. It is a mind-set, a…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Pekka Himanen, 27, earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Helsinki at the age of twenty. Since then he has worked there as an endowed researcher into the social effects of the network society and been a visiting scholar at Stanford and Cal Berkeley. He has advised governments, universities, and the world's leading information companies, from Nokia to small start-up IT companies, on human-oriented approaches to the network society.