This book is about the company culture that helped drive Arm Limited’s spectacular growth to become the world’s leading semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) company. Its extremely power-efficient processor technology has been licensed to hundreds of semiconductor chip manufacturers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Arm is still largely unknown to the broader public, yet Arm’s technology is nearly ubiquitous and has been a foundational building block of the global rise of the smartphone. Arm-based microprocessors power over 95% of the world’s mobile phones. However, this book is not about technology. It’s about how a company grew from being a small start-up in Cambridge, UK with 12 people and a £1.75m cash investment to a global organization with over 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and more than $1.5bn revenue in 2016 when SoftBank acquired it for $32bn. Arm Limited was founded as Advanced RISC Machines in November 1990, a joint venture between a British computer manufacturer, Acorn Computers Limited and its much larger US competitor, Apple Computers Inc. The purpose of the new venture was to develop and proliferate the uniquely power-efficient and high-performance RISC-based microprocessor technology that had been developed several years earlier by Acorn. Using first-hand interviews with founders and the author’s knowledge, this book charts some of the key people involved in the birth of the technology and the company Advanced RISC Machines. It considers how their behaviors and decisions led to the creation of the licensing business model and the strategy that underpinned Arm’s later success. This book reveals some of the layers that help explain how the combination of culture, strategy and execution built the world’s leading semiconductor IP company. It provides insight into ten essential ingredients of Arm’s success, including the company’s unique proposition, how the early business model and strategy were formed, the creation and evolution of the winning culture, the ecosystem of shared success and how Arm stayed unified throughout a period of extraordinary growth. The purpose of the book is to help readers create a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration and innovation within their own organizations. The book provides examples from Arm’s history which should provide inspiration and guidance for making the necessary changes to enable a winning culture. Additional details of interest to history lovers include the stories behind the BBC Microcomputer prototype, the Acorn RISC Machine microprocessor development, Advanced RISC Machines’ creation, the partnership-focused licensing business model’s development, the nearly lost design-win at Nokia for their new GSM mobile, the 20+ billion selling Cortex®-M product that almost didn’t happen and the battle for smartphones and tablets with Intel.
What could your company accomplish if it could attract and retain employees who buy into your organization’s mission 100%? Culture Wins is a practical yet challenging modern guidebook for organizations that want to own the future. Its firsthand insights into building a contagious culture will drive sustainable growth and innovation for any organization. You will build a healthy workplace, increase revenue, and change the world with the lessons you’ll learn. Stop losing employees, grow your team, and build a contagious company culture that outlasts the competition. There are books on general team building, there are books on workplace best practices, and there are books on leadership—but there is not a book that shows forward-thinking leaders how to integrate it into today’s new job-hopping culture. William Vanderbloemen uses his company’s proven experience in staffing and organizational consulting to provide a global perspective of effective, thriving cultures—and how to create them.
Reuniting white America after Vietnam. “If war among the whites brought peace and liberty to the blacks,” Frederick Douglass asked in 1875, peering into the nation’s future, “what will peace among the whites bring?” The answer then and now, after civil war and civil rights: a white reunion disguised as a veterans’ reunion. How White Men Won the Culture Wars shows how a broad contingent of white men––conservative and liberal, hawk and dove, vet and nonvet––transformed the Vietnam War into a staging ground for a post–civil rights white racial reconciliation. Conservatives could celebrate white vets as deracinated embodiments of the nation. Liberals could treat them as minoritized heroes whose voices must be heard. Erasing Americans of color, Southeast Asians, and women from the war, white men could agree, after civil rights and feminism, that they had suffered and deserved more. From the POW/MIA and veterans’ mental health movements to Rambo and “Born in the U.S.A.,” they remade their racial identities for an age of color blindness and multiculturalism in the image of the Vietnam vet. No one wins in a culture war—except, Joseph Darda argues, white men dressed in army green.
This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including selection, approach, and reception. The first section of this volume deals directly with cycles of influence involving prizes such as the Pulitzer, the Man Booker, and other major awards. The second section focuses on the juncture where adaptation, the canon, and awards culture meet, while the third considers alternative modes of locating and expressing prestige through adapted and adaptive intertexts. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of adaptation, cultural sociology, film, and literature.
This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Education Management and Management Science (ICEMMS 2014), held August 7-8, 2014, in Tianjin, China. The objective of ICEMMS2014 is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the wo
More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.