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Review: Career Superpowers

Posted in Engineering, Reading

Self-improvement books – at least the ones I read – fall into two categories. There are those who claim to unmask universal truths via research and corroboration across many different sources, and the rest draw …

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Review: The Alliance

Posted in Management, Reading

I enjoyed The Alliance. It’s Reid Hoffman’s second book on work and career management, with insights and many actionable points of advice to deal with our current job environment of shorter job stints and ambiguous …

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How to Read

Posted in Reading

I think it has been years since I’ve picked up and read a physical book – for better or worse, my reading habit has gone completely digital, and I prefer my Kindle and its backlight …

Too Many Loaded Terms; Did Not Read

Posted in Rant, Reading

Early in the year, I decided that not everything that looked interesting was actually worth reading. Instead of stubbornly sticking with an article or a book or a story to its miserable conclusion, I figured …

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Review: The Martian

Posted in Reading

The Martian is a fun little piece of science fiction. The setting is on the red planet, some decades in the future[1], with an astronaut stranded on the surface while the rest of his team …

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Review: The Science of Interstellar

Posted in Reading

I enjoyed Interstellar. Despite a few plot holes and questionable motives in the overall story, I was impressed by the grand spectacle of space, mixed with the relatable human elements embodied by its main characters. …

Skimming More and Reading Less

Posted in Rant, Reading

I’m used to reading a fair amount. Back in grade school, I carried these giant fantasy novels around the house, and re-read the series on a regular basis. When my family got AOL, I was …

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Review: The Startup of You

Posted in Reading, Work

The Startup of You is all about mapping the strategies and tactics that make startups – in theory – successful, and apply them to careers. The central tenets revolve around taking moderate amounts of risk, …