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Product Details

  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451509103
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451509106
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,280,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ahmed Limam was born in France to an Arab father and a Romanian mother. He grew up between Africa and France, going to school in Britain and the US, before living in New York, Madrid and Paris where he currently resides. He speaks five languages fluently, studied English and law, and got a master's degree in management. His career includes working for the UN and fifteen years in the IT industry including five years as a director with Oracle and recently as a vice-president for the Fidelity group. A lover of the written word, several of his articles have been published in professional journals. "High-Tech Planet" is Ahmed's first book. A movie buff, Ahmed also enjoys traveling the length and breadth of the globe. Ahmed, who also writes the popular blog Ahmed's Universe, can be reached at: contact@AhmedLimam.com

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Vincent on August 2, 2010
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I just finished Ahmped Limam's book. A great novel, well written. Typically for readers who are familiar with the IT business... and if you worked in the same companies (as I did), you'll have many laughs! Fiction? No way! Characters seem to be caricatures, but beware: they aren't! Companies are fictious? OK, but only the names... HR policy, politics, "sales methods" to win huge deals, incompetence of high rank players... Everything will seem too unbelievable to be real, but sadly it is.

This book is a must read for anyone working in the IT business, and by extension for everybody who had (or will have) dealings with IT companies.

So: you'll have a great read, great laughs and you'll learn the real deal about IT business. So go buy it!

Thank you, M. Limam: until then, lots of people spoke about situations like the ones you describe, but nobody was ever able to show the whole nine yards the way you do.

I'm expecting the next book. On consulting, maybe?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anthony L. Mascia on June 20, 2012
"High Tech Planet" came up on an Amazon search relating to IT sales. I was a little reluctant at first to look at this, as I usually don't read fiction.

Taking advantage of the "search inside this book" feature, I was immediately drawn into the scenes involving various characters, representing employees of the fictitious IT firm, its clients and potential clients. Funny, funny, funny --- and, oh, so true. I've been in the IT field for 20 years; rarely has there been a book more accurate on the doings in this world. While it may be a bit much to compare this book to a "Liar's Poker" for life in and around the technology field, you get the idea.

The reviewer who gave this book 1-star clearly has not the experience nor frames of reference to have his words be accurate.

Whoever wrote the "pitch" for this book did it a disservice, using the word "rococo" to describe its language. Rococo, in art or in writing, connotes an ornate style, which can be translated to mean "hard to read in spots". That's not the case with High Tech Planet; some of the characters speak as I have heard others speak, whose first language is not English, but have been extensively educated, picking up the language that way.

While I got a special kick out of this "expose" of my field, anyone who enjoys stories on business life will find this book most rewarding.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel B on November 27, 2010
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Have you ever felt like your job is more surrealistic than a Dali painting? Have you ever felt like your company has gone totally nuts, and that you seem to be the only one who feels this way? Read Ahmed Limam's book and you will see that you are not alone. Ahmed has the guts to tell it how it is and show corporate life in all its tragicomic glory. Even if you do not work in the IT business, you will appretiate that corporate shennanigans are the same regarding of the industry.
A real entrataing read!!
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