WTF – What’s the Future

WTF – What’s the Future and Why It’s up to Us,
By Tim O’Reilly, 2017

This book redefines the unicorn concept to be not “a $1 billion startup”, but a rather a technology innovation which is surprising but affects the whole world.
An inspiring book, I will have more to say on this soon.
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100-year Life

The 100-year Life – Living and Working in An Age of Longevity,
Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, Bloomsbury Business, 2017

The three phase life (education, employment, retirement) is history now: gone forever. Maybe we will have (learn, work, rest, learn, work, rest…).
Or (learn, work/learn, work/learn, ..). I hope resting time can be in the mix occasionally. This change is due to the gig economy and longer life expectations. This book shows how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
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Global Silicon Valley

The Global Silicon Valley Handbook
The Official Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Hottest Startup Scenes From Around the Globe
By Moe, Michael
Book – 2017

Can you tell by the kind of hoodie whether a startup worker is a founder or an intern? Read this to appreciate the ‘culture’ in the San Francisco area. What to do and what not to do when meeting Venture Capitalists. What to drink and … The book is hilarious for the first chapter, but slows down as it takes you on a tour of startup cities around the world including Waterloo and Montreal. After reading it you might find yourself content with your home in Ottawa.

Cracking the Coding Interview

Cracking the Coding Interview – 189 Programming Questions and Solutions, 6th Edition, Gayle McDowell, – 2015

Programmers, you will definitely want to read this book. It will help you get hired into a good programming job. Hiring managers will want to read it too, so they know how to conduct a better interview. Well written by a former Google employee. 500 pages.