Book Reviews

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim N. Taleb

Buy from Amazon The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim N. Taleb. Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, commenting about this book, writes that “Our brains are wired for narrative, not statistical uncertainty. And so we tell ourselves simple stories to explain complex thing we don’t–and, most importantly, can’t–know. The truth is that we have no idea why stock markets go up or down on any given day, and whatever reason we give is sure to be grossly simplified, if not flat out wrong. Read more...
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Remote. Office not Required

Buy from Amazon Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are known for 37signals. David HH is also the creator of Rails, the most used framework for Ruby web programming. I’ve read and enjoyed both Getting Real and Rework, their previous books. This book shares practical experience about working remotely, taken from 37Signals and some other companies. The authors spend a lot of time explaining the benefits of remote work, the resistance one may encounter against it, and the most common excuses for not allowing remote work. Read more...
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So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Carl Newport

Buy from Amazon So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, by Cal Newport. “Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. (…) In addition to his academic work, Newport is a writer who focuses on contrarian, evidence-based advice for building a successful and fulfilling life in school and after graduation. Read more...
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Relationics. El poder de la red en las relaciones humanas

Buy from Amazon Relationics. El poder de la red en las relaciones humanas (2011) es el segundo libro de Iván Pasco (1969), consultor y director de Esfera e Intellinus, publicado por Editorial Planeta. El libro está dividido en tres partes. En las dos primeras, el autor analiza los cambios en medios de comunicación social y en los hábitos de las personas, revisa las consecuencias de estos cambios y cómo nos afectan. Read more...
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Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, by Staffan Nottenberg

Buy from Amazon Pomodoro Technique Illustrated by Staffan Nottenberg. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system method developed by Francesco Cirillo. It aims to provide maximum focus during establishing blocks of uninterrupted work (traditionally 25 minutes), and prevent burnout by taking short breaks between chunks and learning to prioritize your work and deal with distractions and interruptions. Find Pomodoro Technique Illustrated in Amazon. Read more...
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