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Book: Oxford Guide to effective argument
Thinking critically is judging strength or weakness.
Book: Good strategy / bad strategy
What is Strategy Strategy is identifying the few challenges or opportunities and alining resources towards them. Example: General Petraeus and identifying in Iraq to support the populist, turn them against the insurgents.
Designing Data Intensive Applications
Most applications built from general purpose data stores, essentially end up building APIs that behave like bespoke data stores on top of them (cache, message queue, etc) service’s interface or application programming interface (API) usually hides those implementation details...
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12 Rules for life
Abandoned too preachy and don’t agree with many statements.
Thinking In Bets
Life is two things, quality decisions and luck. Resulting bias: Weighting quality of decision to the outcome, ie. sane football call is criticized based on outcome. Related to hindsight bias.
The Book of Why
No mathematical equations for Cause and Effect. Statistics pushed this aside, correlation is not causation. Path Analysis starts to help here. So does Casual Diagrams.
On Writing well
The transaction No right way, but all need to commit you write, find the real man behind the angst of writing. Good writing is alive, has humanity and warmth.