Books

  • Content Inc: Joe Pulizzi

    CONTENTINC_COVER_1An interesting book about creating great content to attract business. One interesting take away is to first create great content. Then figure out what to do next.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Second Chances: Robert Kiyosaki

    51wtczlamal-_sx331_bo1204203200_Another neat book by Robert. Neat references to New Zealand and rugby. A few grammatical errors throughout the book but as Robert said, he’s not a best writing author, he’s a best selling author. And who can disagree with that!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Increasing your financial IQ: Robert Kiyosaki

    rich-dad-s-increase-your-financial-iq-get-smarter_1Interesting book. There is a common theme throughout all of Roberts books. Very readable and very relatable and most important of all. It’s not rocket science.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Blink: Malcolm Galdwell

    blink-malcolm-gladwellGreat book recommended by a friend. It talks about the power of your first impression. How to trust your gut instinct. When something feels not right, it probably isn’t right. About the ability to “thin slice” which means to draw accurate conclusions from short snippets of information instead of doing a deep analysis.

    Worth a read!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Quiet: Susan Cain

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    Fascinating read. The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. One of my favourite quotes in the book was:

    “He who knows, does not speak,
    He who speaks, does not know”.

    Highly recommended.

     

     

     

     

  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

    imagesA worthwhile documentary to watch. Summary from IMDB says it all:

    “The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.” ¬†–¬†http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3268458/

  • Deep Web: Alex Winter

    This documentary touches on a lot of fundamental principles around the right to privacy and anonymity. It brings to life and joins some of the dots that Digital Gold talked about. Definitely worth a watch. Deep web at IMDB

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  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

    By Arvind Narayanan, Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller, Steven Goldfeder. A wonderful free book in pdf format that explains lots of different concepts very clearly with great examples. If there were “answers” to the exercises at the end of each section it would be been even better. The best part was the way the conclusion tied everything together at the end of each section. Recommend reading.

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  • Predictably Irrational: Dan Ariely

    A wonderful book that was given to me back in 2013. Took me 3 years of procrastination before reading it. Highly recommend reading. Full of truisms and relatable stories.

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  • The Age of Cryptocurrency: Michael J. Casey and Paul Vigna

    The full title is actually: The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order.

    Excellent reading. 300 odd pages of delightful insight on the past, present and future. Recommend reading

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