Hacking: The Next Generation

By: simonguide

On: 2013.02.18

Tagged: life long learning, technology, amorphous_projects, reading list, risk management,

These are notes from:

Nitesh Dhanjani, Billy Rios, Brett Hardin (2009) ~ Hacking:The Next Generation ~ O'Rielly Media

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Interviews with Naveen Jain

By: simonguide

On: 2012.11.28

Tagged: technology, life long learning, reading list,

This is a really cool series of interviews with Naveen Jain of Infospace.

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How To Study Effectively

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2012.01.12

Tagged: life long learning, personal, reading list,

It came to my attention that one aspect to getting more done in a day is learning more effectively and making the most of my time studying for MBA courses. If I were to have to repeat a course its a waste of time, if I can spend 1 hour studying rather than 2 I can spend the second hour on other projects.

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The Two Cultures and A Second Look

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2012.01.12

Tagged: life long learning, personal, random, reading list,

The Two Cultures and A Second Look (C.P. Snow, 1959) is yet another one I stole off my fathers shelf. This book is so obscure I couldn't find a link on Google Books.

Proper citation:

Snow, C.P. (1959). The Two Cultures and A Second Look.

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The Plague of the Black Debt - How To Survive the Coming Depression

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.12.27

Tagged: life long learning, financial, personal, reading list,

I stole this book by James Dale Davidson and Lord William Rees-Mogg from my fathers bookshelf years ago. I'm really glad I did because, as expected, it has just as much relevance today.

Proper citation:

Dale Davidson, James. (1994). The Plague of the Black Debt: How To Survive the Coming Depression

I'll provide my post-read review here to save you skipping to the end - This is a fascinating, thought provoking book that shows just how similar the market crash of '87 and economic crisis of early 90's is very similar to today's issues. I highly recommend the book but I do warn it ultimately is a sales vehicle for the authors monthly investment newsletter.

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Who Moved My Cheese?

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.12.01

Tagged: business planning, leadership, life long learning, personal, random, reading list,

A friend of mine recently gave me Who Moved My Cheese? because she can see some of my frustration. I read the entire book in a single day and I can't thank her enough, she read my situation well and gave me a great tool.

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10 Predictions About Cloud Computing

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.11.03

Tagged: life long learning, personal, reading list,

This is yet another post in an ongoing series. I`m happy make it publicly known that I`m starting a technology company (amorphous_projects) and would like to be CTO, CIO, or CEO of a large organization. As such, I`m working hard to expand my formal, quantifiable knowledge of technology, information, and leadership. This post contains my notes on 10 Predictions About Cloud Computing.

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Reading List

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.08.08

Tagged: life long learning, personal, reading list,

Just like my post on my to-do list, this is an ever evolving list of books I intend to read. Part of the reason for this is, I haven't yet decided if Amazon/Kindle is the best ereading platform and/or if I should buy a tablet. If anyone has any suggestions on the best ereading platform I'd love to hear it. My main concern is I want to "own" the books, in other words I expect to be able to read a book at any time in the future if I buy it now.

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CAIB1 Key Terms

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.07.17

Tagged: caib1, insurance, life long learning, reading list,

The CAIB1 is the first course int he Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation. I've done the CAIB2 and CAIB3 but mistakenly skipped the CAIB1 early in my career. I'm now going back and completing it as the CAIB designation is a prerequisite for the MBA program I'm enrolling next year. I figured sharing my studying here might be helpful for other insurance professionals as well as a good resource for me and help the public understand what insurance brokers do. I've tagged all of my study resources with caib1.

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CAIB1 Ch. 1-1

By: Simon Le Pine

On: 2011.07.14

Tagged: caib1, insurance, life long learning, reading list,

The CAIB1 is the first course int he Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation. I've done the CAIB2 and CAIB3 but mistakenly skipped the CAIB1 early in my career. I'm now going back and completing it as the CAIB designation is a prerequisite for the MBA program I'm enrolling next year. I figured sharing my studying here might be helpful for other insurance professionals as well as a good resource for me and help the public understand what insurance brokers do. I've tagged all of my study resources with caib1.

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