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May
16

The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

The Signal and the Noise was an excellent book, it made you think about how accurate data and predictions can actually be. I’m a big advocate of data being able to lead to predictions, I think it’s reliable, and most of the time it will point you in the right direction. So, why is some data just that a signal that doesn’t necessarily lead to a noise? Silver explains this in great detail throughout the book talking about interesting subjects like the stock market, baseball, global warming, earthquakes, and poker. Silver goes into detail with facts, details, and theories as

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May
2

The Power Formula for Linkedin Success by Wayne Breitbarth

The Power Formula for Linkedin Success by Wayne Breitbarth was an excellent book for both Linkedin beginners and intermediates. It gives you a step by step guide of how you can use Linkedin for it’s full potential. There are twenty chapters (and a bonus chapter) in the book and Wayne shows you how to put together a Linkedin resume on steroids, joining groups, searching for perfect candidates, etc. Linkedin happens to be a very popular tool, and is quickly becoming the top networking and job seeking website on the net. One of the things that Wayne says in the book

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May
1

Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld

Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld was a fantastic book, one of the best books I’ve read recently. If you’re not familiar with David Cohen and Brad Feld they are the founders of startup incubator “Techstars” which has been quite successful for a number of years. They talk about several topics throughout the book and stress that people along with ideas and a vision can be the most vital to a startups potential success. When talking about the idea and vision they address many important topics like finding an idea, testing your idea, pivoting your idea (changing

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Apr
24

Screwed! by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

What a screwed up world we live in. These were my first thoughts after I read Screwed! by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. I will say this is a long book, but a very enjoyable book and it’s based on facts, not fiction. Why is it that our country does these things with regards to the way they handle foreign policy? Throughout this book we’re shown just how corrupt the politicians we elect are, they do what’s it their self interest, not what’s best for our country. Politicians are constantly changing their minds due to lobbyists, and some politicians even

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Apr
14

Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired–and Secretive–Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky

I really enjoyed this book a lot, it takes a deeper look at Apple as a company. This isn’t a book about Steve Jobs, it has a lot to say about Steve because he was a big part of Apple and the companies history. However, the book really tries to give you an inside look at Apple and what it’s all about. It does talk about the key players of Apple throughout history such as Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Mike Markkula, Tim Cook, and Sir Jonathan Paul “Jony” Ive. One thing I really enjoyed about reading the book is they

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