Saturday, 16 July 2011

Managing Information Technology

This book discusses the management of information technology. What is the definition of information technology and whether the same information systems. Written by E. Wainright Martin et al (Prentice Hall, first printing 1999). In an introduction in Chapter I the author told the origin of the first computer. It is said that the first computer in 1946 called the ENIAC (Electric Numerical International Computer), initiated by Dr. John W. Manlchy & J. Presper (Moore School of Electrical Engineering; Univ. Pennsylvania). This book is an old, but good enough story in sequence. Because the author tells about the history and types of any picture of information technology, and then presented on management information systems. Starting from defining what a system. "System is a set of interrelated components must work together to That Achieve some common purpose (page 272)."

The Alchemist

The new print version of the excellent books written by Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. Type or book genre : fiction drama. Actually, first published in 1988. The Alchemist was originally written in Portuguese and has since been translated into 67 languages, winning the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author. The Alchemist details the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Santiago, believing a recurring dream to be prophetic, decides to travel to the pyramids of Egypt to find treasure. He then tells a lone gypsy about this treasure.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Textbooks for an industrial engineer, particularly with the concentration leads to production engineering. The author is Professor of Industrial And Systems Engineering from Lehigh University. Mikell P Groover. Publisher is Pearson in 2008, and the book has been entered in the third edition. In the prefix and Chapter 1 of this book, the author tries to give an overview and definition of what it is in general production systems and manufacturing systems. Chapter 2 will attempt an explanation detailing what the manufacturing system. Next is a pretty interesting discussion on the science of Industrial Engineering, namely Automation and Control Technology (including outlines of the CAD / CAM). Manufacturing systems can not be separated from the material handling system. Therefore, the authors also make a special chapter to provide examples of concepts and real about it. In the end, there is an explanation of Quality Control (Quality Control) in any manufacturing system that includes the type of Manufacturing Support System.
The first edition of this book is actually published in 1980 when the Department of Industrial Engineering has not so much in Indonesia. Prof.Groover manufactur explained that the term comes from the Latin. Which is composed of two words; Manus (hand) and factus (make). Its history began in the country Inddris in 1567 (page 41). Appears the term of handicraft enterprises. The development of manufacturing can not be separated from the production system. Since the manufacturing system has a wider scope than just the production system. And management of production systems should not merely a matter of 'knowledge management'. It just feels not enough. Because what better way is with a systemic approach and modeling.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Who Wants To Be A Smiling Investor

The book that is perfect for those of you who want to learn about investing. Cartoon book about ways to invest in stocks. How to pick stocks, how to buy and sell, and all the investment risks discussed in it. Written by a professor of finance from Prasetya Mulya and drawn by famous cartoonist Indonesia. The interesting thing in this book include : The concept of the company, how to stock transactions, and risk profile of investors, Calculate beta in excel, Calculate the annualized risk, Principles of Value Investing and a very simple example, and Likens investing in stocks such as raising cattle and likens the fundamental and technical analysis with the cattle.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Nagasasra Sabukinten

Nagasasra Sabukinten is  martial arts storym kungfu novels (including historical fiction, or epic), which tells the journey of a warrior kingdom of Demak ex-bodyguard named Mahesa Jenar (title Rangga Tohjaya). The main mission is to rescue a lost heirloom demak contested class black and white, in the form of two keris called nagasasra and sabukinten. Heritage is important as a symbol of royal power. The story starts since his escape from Demak because there is an upheaval of the time it involves the name of Sheikh Siti Jenar, and subsequently decided to become an ordinary person. Serve the community. This novel is, of course, brings romance love the main actors, with a girl named Rara Wilis. Ultimately a happy ending. Similarly, the end of kungfu is a happy ending. Some character names in this martial arts story, among others; Pandan Alas, Pasingsingan, Simo Rodra, Bugel Kaliki, Jake Soka, Arya Salaka, Ki Kebo Kanigoro, Sultan Trenggono and Mas Joko Karebet or Tingkir (which move the Kingdom of Demak to Pajang).
Author : SH Mintardja.

Monday, 27 June 2011

40 Days in Europe

Inspiring story about the struggle of the nation who studied at the country people; 40 Days in Europe. The authors are alumni of Industrial Engineering ITB 2001, which then go back to school masters and doctorate in mainland Europe. This is not a new story, but books published in 2007 tells of the journey spans Reader ESA (Expand Sound of Angklung) in 2003. Yes, in this book is a story about how it the name of the other nation in Europe with street music. Traditional music. The story begins with the author's experience as an injury while playing football. And then the story of the joys and sorrows are written in this book. This story not only tells one central person. However diverse, and that's unique.

Gajah Mada

Novel Gajah Mada series consists of five books. Author : Langit Kresna H., very worthwhile read for all walks to date. Especially for history buffs and puzzle. This novel tells of the famous duke of Majapahit; Gajah Mada. The first novel (Gajah Mada) tells the story of a Gajah Mada in Majapahit when he was installed as Bhayangkara (special forces guar the King). And managed to thwart the rebellion Ra Kuti and his allies in the era of  King Jayanegara. The second novel (Bergelut dalam Tahta dan Angkara) told about the seizure of power by both the King and Princess namely Dyah Wiyat Sri Gitarja. How intrigue conducted by their respective husbands;  Raden Cakradara and Kudamerta. The third novel (Hamukti Palapa) tells how to escape from Maling Wirogati Majapahit and Gajah Mada was appointed last MahaPatih Palapa oath is famous for. The fourth novel (Perang Bubat) tells the legend of war between the Javanese and Sundanese. The fifth novel (Madakaripura Hamukti moksha) tells how to end the history of the famous story of the duke of that.