Book Shelves – Business And References

Some books are so great and informative to skill up the business savvy and insights.

Free eBook Shelf

Book Shelves – Free eBooks

Free eBook Shelf           Here is some ebooks which you can freely download and read if you are interesting. Those books are very insightful and informative even though those books were written long time before. Obviously, those books are self-proven as we are still reading and seeking some advice and information.

Whenever there is any additional eBook available, I will also share and post it here.

Hope you find helpful and insightful.

Available books (as of January 2012)

  1. Napoleon Hill – Law of Success
  2. Napoleon Hill – Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude
  3. Napoleon Hill – Think And Grow Rich


10 cloud startups to watch in 2012

Updated: The past few years have been nothing if not a boon for entrepreneurs looking to cash in on venture capitalists’ lust for all things cloud.  All the activity has been great, and we’ve seen some exciting new companies emerge and prosper — companies such as Heroku, RightScale and New Relic — but it also means there’s precious little room on the playing field for newcomers. Startups that want to get noticed, get funded, and ultimately have a winning exit must either find their own unique niche or stake out ground on a different field altogether.

Here are 10 cloud computing startups that launched in 2011 and that have a chance to make it big in 2012.

1. AppFog 

AppFog is one of a handful of Platform-as-a-Service startups to launch in 2011, but AppFog is unique because it leverages the open-source Cloud Foundry code as its core. The switch to a Cloud Foundry foundation over the summer resulted in a name change from PHP Fog, as the company was immediately able to support numerous new programming languages. Going forward, AppFog can ride Cloud Foundry’s development wave, while focusing its own efforts on building the best user experience.

2. Bromium

Little is known about Bromium other than that is plans to use virtualization technology as a tool for securing the myriad endpoints (e.g., desktops, mobile phones and tablets) that connect to enterprise networks. While securing cloud servers, as other startups such as CloudPassage attempt to do, is important, the advent of consumerization means endpoints need security. Among Bromium’s founders is Simon Crosby, who co-founded XenSource and served as virtualization CTO at Citrix Systems.

3. Cloudability

Cloudability provides a simple service with a lot of value: it monitors customers’ spending on cloud computing resources. It might uncover something as commonplace as cloud-server sprawl because so many employees are spinning up instances, or it might find something nefarious such as hackers using a company’s instances serve boatloads of network traffic. As use of cloud services proliferates, companies will need an easy tool to help them keep track of what they’re spending and where.

4. CloudSigma 

The Infrastructure-as-a-Service space is a tough racket to enter because it means competing with the likes of Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, but CloudSigmahas a plan. The company is all about giving customers high performance and lots of control. CloudSigma sits in the impressive SuperNAP data center and offers 10 GbE interconnects as well as solid-state drives, and developers can buy and manage resources with the granular control normally found in co-location.

5. Kaggle
Kaggle, a crowdsourcing platform for solving big data challenges, is about the hottest thing going in big data right now. The idea behind the service is simple: although not everyone has data scientists in-house, there are plenty of them floating around the world perfectly happy to put their skills to work on a problem for cash prizes and a little bit of credit. It takes a lot of computing power to host hundreds of teams on any given competition, as well as the data sets, which is why Kaggle utilizes Amazon Web Services the cloud. It used to use AWS, but has since switched to Microsoft Windows Azure.
6. Nebula 

Nebula isn’t the only company pushing a commercial version of the open-source OpenStack cloud computing software — it isn’t even the only one founded by a former NASA employee — but it does have a unique approach and an impeccable pedigree. Nebula ties OpenStack to an optimized hardware platform designed to make building public clouds a plug-and-play experience. Among its founders are former NASA CTO Chris Kemp, and investors include Andy Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton and Ram Shriram.

7. Parse

Parse is trying to become a PaaS specialist for mobile apps, a laudable ambition given how many people now rely on their mobile devices just about everything. It will be difficult to distinguish itself from competitors such as Stackmob, as well as from web-app PaaS offerings such as Heroku and AppFog, but Parse seems to have the right ideas in mind. It has a backend focused on the needs of mobile apps, and a frontend designed for mobile developers that might not have extensive programming chops.

8. ScaleXtreme

What ScaleXtreme lacks in sexiness it makes up for in functionality. Everyone needs server-management software, but not everyone needs the big, expensive software offered from traditional software vendors, or even wants to manage software at all. ScaleXtreme gives users a cloud-based service to manage both physical and cloud-based servers, and, it says, has also garnered a lot of interest from cloud providers thinking it might be a good value-added service to their users who want more control.

9. SolidFire

SolidFire wants nothing less than to revolutionize cloud computing by making it palatable to large enterprises wanting to run mission-critical applications. The company targets cloud providers with SSD-based storage systems that make it possible to store virtual machine images in the cloud and still deliver high performance. Cloud providers utilizing SolidFire gear could find themselves hosting far more relational databases and other applications that presently remain in house.

10. Zillabyte

Zillabyte, still operating in private beta mode, wants to provide users with both data sets and the algorithms needed to process them. Data sets aren’t uncommon on the web, but they usually don’t come with algorithms and a processing backend. The service will initially focus on web data and text-based algorithms, but there’s plenty of room for growth into new types of data and algorithms as the service matures. Zillabyte was co-founded by two former Google software engineers and a former Intel engineer.

Startup and Business Opportunity – Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is not a new concept but it has been long time ago, I mean, in terms of its concepts. However, these days, many business owners or entrepreneurs are getting their attention toward a new trend of Business. From 2008 the number of inquiry traffic in line with Cloud Computing has been increased and these days we can see some of real software / applications such as for accounting and finance, customer relationship management, and invoicing and reporting etc.


Still there are many discussion and talks about proc and cons. However the future of Cloud Computing will be bright (as we experienced with Internet boom-up in early 2000). As always, an early starter have a huge advantage by securing the market in advance and building up comparably strong relationship with customers.

And the article linked below may give more sense of business opportunity with Cloud Computing. Venture Capitalists Flock To Cloud Computing Start-up


The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

The secret of adulthood
  • People don’t notice your mistakes as much as you think
  • It’s okay to ask for help
  • Most Decisions don’t require extensive research
  • Do good, feel good
  • It’s important to be nice to everyone
  • By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished
  • You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you like to do
  • What you do every day matter more than what you do once in a while
  • You don’t have to be good at everything
  • If you’re not failing, you are not trying hard enough

What They Teach You At The Wharton Business School

What They Teach You At The Wharton Business School: How To Be An Entrepreneur, Start A Successful Business, Sell More Than The Competition, Make More Money, ... Be A Better Person, And Live A Happier Life

1. Inspire Yourself
2. Power of Love
Love yourself first
  • feed yourself well
  • be a good person; if you do continuously righteous and positive things for people and the world, you will admire and love you for it
  • be a interesting person with genuine interest, passion, pursuit, hobbies, desires, goals
  • be a nice person. It’s simple. be nice to yourself and others

3. People are everything

  • People are everything
  • People make things happen
  • They come up with solutions
  • The right people are people you can depend on
  • They will make you money

* Unleash the Power within – by Tony Robbins

4. Food is life
What I learned at home was that food is not important
What I learned at Wharton was that food is one of important things in the world
=> living things can be a sort of business (my thoughts)
5. Get the money
The dollar today is more worth that the dollar tomorrow
6. Be a well-rounded person
Go out and sign up for a class or event that is completely out of your ordinary.
7. Dress for success
Dress like you care
Dress like you are on top of things
Like you are on top of your world
Dressing for success can become a foregone conclusion, a self-fulfilling prophecy. Being the best dressed person in the room always works for you.
8. Free new marketing power
The most powerful word in the marketing is “Free.”
The next on the hist list is the word “New.”
9. The Price
High Price, High Quality
It better be outstanding!!!
10. Customize for Customers
Customize to get Customers
11. The secret of Wharton School
“Assume the Rapport”
If you want to be somebody’s friend, just like act you already are friend.
12. What Really Matters?
13. $1000 Golden Nuggets
  • Work Smart, Not Hard
  • Never make a sideways move in business
  • The triple-it rule – however much time do you think a project is going to take, and however much money you think it’s going to cost; triple it
  • Shake with a firm grip
  • Be who you are
  • Use your full name
  • Be social
  • Don’t be a snob
  • Don’t be mean to people

14. $25000 Golden Nuggets

  • Lunch with people often
  • Don’t be jealous
  • Be a frequent flyer
  • Read lots of books
  • Don’t be intimidated by money
  • Stay close to your alma mata
  • Learn about wine
  • Be comfortable in formal attire
  • Play hard & have fun

16. Diamond

  • Use top technology
  • Be friend with your neighbor
  • Know and respect your body clock

17. Superstar

  • Have a dream
  • Have fun – if you are not having fun, you are doing it wrong
  • Have a really cool home
  • Read & Write well
  • The back of the envelope rule – simple!!!