Publications

Books by Crowdstory

Below you’ll find books published by Crowdstory that we either authored or provided significant writing contributions

A Vincent Vasquez
Timothy Chou

Precision Construction

Precision Construction introduces the digital transformation for construction, teaching the Internet of Things (IoT) fundamentals with a construction industry focus. Precision Construction provides a vendor-neutral, acronym-free framework for understanding IoT. Illustrated through eight real-world case story solutions, Precision Construction describes how IoT and emerging technologies like augmented reality and robotics are improving business for contractors, rental companies, manufacturers and suppliers. Precision Construction was written with the help, knowledge and experience from 22 leaders (whom we call co-storytellers) in the construction industry.

"Construction technology is undergoing huge transformation. Authors did a great industry analysis on how enterprises and startups are implementing the IoT, AR, VR and Bigdata. This is a must have for all the industry leaders."
Suresh Krishna (Amazon Buyer)

Timothy Chou

Precision

You may not be sure why your coffee pot should talk to your toaster, but precision technology powering an Internet of Things has the potential to reshape the planet. To help clarify, Dr. Timothy Chou has created Precision to introduce us to the basics of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT).

The first part – Precision: Principles and Practices – introduces a vendor-neutral, acronym-free framework. Dr. Chou then discusses the framework’s fundamental principles and these principles put into practice.

The second part – Precision: Solutions – puts Dr. Chou’s IoT framework into practice highlighting 14 real world solutions for manufacturers who are building precision machines and companies utilizing these machines to receive precision enhanced business outcomes. Case studies discussed span a number of industries such as power, water, healthcare, transportation, oil & gas, construction, agriculture, gene sequencers, mining and race cars.

"Dr. Timothy Chou's clear explanation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and his analysis of its impacts and significance is brilliant! The book presents a simple yet highly effective framework for understanding IoT, several examples of how the framework is being applied, and a good overview of where work needs to be done. As a software executive I now have a good grasp of why IoT software is different than enterprise software, and several ideas around building and optimizing IoT solutions."
- Jim (Amazon Buyer)

Timothy Chou

The Cloud

You can’t watch the Masters Golf Tournament, walk through San Francisco International Airport, or do a Google search without seeing an ad about the cloud. So what is the cloud? If I’m a seller of cloud services, what should I know? If I’m a buyer of cloud services, what questions should I ask? These are some of the fundamental questions The Cloud answers. Acronym-free and presented from a vendor-neutral perspective, The Cloud is based on a Stanford University class launched over a decade ago. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 describes the world of cloud computing through a six-layer framework: applications, network, datacenter, compute and storage, software development, and operations management cloud services. Part 2 provides a framework for turning strategic intent to move to the cloud into a tactical plan. For producers of cloud services, Part 2 outlines key availability, performance, change, and security management processes. For consumers of cloud services, it provides a framework for discussing security requirements in a detailed and specific way. Finally, Part 3 highlights how cloud computing is transforming industries like healthcare, financial services and cities.Cloud computing is definitely here to stay. If you’re a buyer or seller of cloud services, the time is now to get smarter about the cloud.
"It should be required reading for our entire sales organization."
Dennis Walczak, Enterprise Account Executive, Box

A. Vincent Vasquez

Relationship Workout for Men - The Man's Manual

We go to the gym to strengthen our bodies. We attend school to sharpen our minds. We focus our thoughts on a higher power to propel our spiritual well being. Yet, what do we do to focus our thoughts, feeling and actions to becoming ever stronger in our intimate relationships?

Put simply, building a strong, intimate relationship is one of the most important things you will do in your life. How do you get stronger at choosing a strong partner for you? How do you become an ever stronger partner for her? Where’s your relationship workout plan?

Welcome to Relationship Workout for Men.

Written by a man, Relationship Workout for Men speaks the language of one buddy talking to another: direct, straightforward, and at times even comical. Indeed, it’s the proverbial if I knew then what I know now.

Written for :

  • Single guys out there dating trying to find a long term partner,
  • Women who want to learn a man’s point of view regarding relationships,
  • Women and men in existing relationships who want to reduce the drama and improve their love lives, and
  • Parents who want to get ideas on how to give dating advice to their sons and daughters.

Relationship Workout for Men encompasses what I would tell myself about dating and being in a relationship if I could turn back time and benefit from my many lessons learned after twenty five years searching for seemingly elusive love and then progressing toward two decades of being married with children.

I figured I'd write a review for something that really help me. This book for once does not have a lot of fluff and looks relationships analytically and what you can do tactically to not only improve the relationship but yourself. It's a great perspective on how to make a relationship work and how to step outside the box. Additionally, its first book that I've seen or read thats actually tailored to a male. Excellent Read and strongly recommend.
Anonymous Amazon Buyer

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Just the Bullets (+)

Just the Bullets (+) includes much of the same content as “The Man’s Manual” but in 35% fewer words and without the locker room talk that might be offensive to some ears.

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