Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou is a true story about big plans and even bigger lies. The hero of the story is a company called Theranos, a health technology startup, that collected millions of dollars from investors to reinvent blood testing. The technology breakthrough wasn’t as simple as the founders expected and they ended up lying and faking their blood testing results for real patients.

Meeting Anti-Patterns

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I am following Scott Hanselman, and I am a regular listener of his Hanselminutes podcast. In one of the latest episodes, Scott talks with Sarah Cooper, the best selling author, comedian, writer, speaker and general trash-talker. Her book “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” (irony) is fantastic, and in this blog post, you’ll find my top 10 meeting anti-patterns.

The Phoenix Project Book

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“The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” is one of a kind. I haven’t read anything like that so far, and I’ve loved it.

The Importance Of Being Inauthentic by Mark Bowden

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Mark Bowden is an expert in human behavior and body language expert. Here are my notes from his TEDx Toronto talk about body language nuances.

Amazing Stories of the Space Age by Rod Pyle

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Amazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight.

Can't Hurt Me - Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

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Tell yourself the truth! That you’ve wasted enough time, and that you have other dreams that will take courage to realize, so you don’t die a fucking pussy. Call yourself out! Nobody likes to hear the hard truth. Individually and as a culture, we avoid what we need to hear most. - David Goggins

In December 2018, David Goggins started appearing as a guest on various Youtube channels. First, I noticed him on the Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, and that was the first time I saw David’s face: focused, military, somewhat bizarre. Later, I found him on Rich Roll’s and Joe Rogan’s shows, and that was a tipping point to search for more information about him. DAVID GOGGINS IS ONE OF A KIND.

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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Richard Feynman was an American theoretical physicist. For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin’ichirō Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.

“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” book shows that he was not only a genius but also a fun person to hang out with.

Making Data Scientists Productive in Azure

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Doing data science today is far more difficult that it will be in the next 5-10 years. Sharing, collaborating on workflows in painful, pushing models into production is challenging. Let’s explore what Azure provides to ease Data Scientists’ pains.

© Valdas Maksimavičius 2018