The Business of Changing Lives : How One Company Took the Information Superhighway to the Inner City

The Business of Changing Lives : How One Company Took the Information Superhighway to the Inner City


A unique guide showing how a company can achieve technological advances for the betterment of society that bridge the socioeconomic divide through edu-cation and enjoy profitable growth. Socially conscious entrepreneurs want to give in a way that makes a lasting impact on society, and author Allan H Weis shows them how to balance that desire with smart corporate management. Applying engineering acumen and social consciousness, Weis describes how he led his company as it designed and operated in record time the largest and fastest part of the Internet; sponsored an educational Olympics on the World Wide Web to introduce a new generation to the magic of computers, online learning, and the collaborative power of networking; spear-headed and funded a learning platform akin to the holodeck on Star Trek; closed the digital divide between the technologically privileged and the technologically destitute. With personal and funny anecdotes set in computer laboratories, congressional hearings, and corporate competitors' offices, Weis describes the unusual business model that enabled ANS to create the backbone of the Interior. Indicative of Weis's dual approach to business, he offers inspiring case studies and heart-warming stories of visionaries who helped low-income youth to find high-tech jobs and inner-city achievers who were given powerful opportunities.
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  • Hardcover
  • 198 pages
  • English
  • 1608320111
  • 9781608320110

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