How to Speak Tech: The Non-Techie’s Guide to Technology by Vinay Trivedi

By Vinay Trivedi

"A nice e-book every person can use to appreciate how tech startups work." —Rene Reinsberg, GM/VP at GoDaddy, CEO and Co-founder at Locu

"Finally a publication non-techies can use to appreciate the net applied sciences which are altering our lives." —Paul Bottino, government Director, know-how and Entrepreneurship heart, Harvard University

"Through the simplicity of his presentation, Vinay exhibits that the fundamentals of know-how could be straightforwardly understood by means of a person who places within the effort and time tolearn." —Joseph Lassiter, Professor of administration technological know-how, Harvard enterprise institution and Harvard Innovation Lab

In a fashion that any one can comprehend, How to talk Tech: The Non-Techie's advisor to Tech fundamentals in company spells out the fundamental technical phrases and applied sciences considering constructing a company’s web site or internet software. Nontechnical company readers will locate their electronic literacy painlessly more desirable with each one ten-minute bankruptcy of this illustrative tale of 1 winning expertise startup construction its Web-based enterprise from scratch.

Vinay Trivedi—a deepest fairness analyst and startup entrepreneur who works on the intersection of commercial and tech—employs the startup tale line as his body for explaining in simple language the expertise at the back of our day-by-day consumer studies, the profitable techniques of social media giants, the daring aspirations of tiny startups, and the aggressive variations of normal companies of all sizes and sectors. alongside the way in which, he demystifies all these tech buzzwords in our enterprise tradition whose distinctive meanings are so frequently elusive even to the folk utilizing them.

Internet undefined, software software program, and enterprise approach: the operating premise of this booklet is that none of it really is past the elemental figuring out of nontechnical company readers. Trivedi peels again the secret, explains all of it in least difficult phrases, and offers his readers the wherewithal to pay attention intelligently and communicate intelligibly while the topic turns to expertise in business.

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