I watched a YouTube video recently on writing a (nonfiction) book, and the vlogger was talking about this book. As an avide reader, I have been sometimes frustrated by some of the my reads’ storyline. Could this book help me?
I had to wonder. In my previous computer science positions, my coworkers were rarely computer scientist majors. They had a varied background, like chemistry, and I have myself an odd background (majored in signal processing, digital electronics and automation, then music and also a PhD in machine learning in partnership with a neuroscience lab).
In finance, lots of people are finance first and only, and they take everything at face value. Then came Epstein’s book. Could it explain what I was seeing?
I’m fascinated by startup founders. These guys decided to jump in the unknown, with an idea, and they battled through adversity. They don’t always succeed, but enough do so that we think “what if I had an idea?”.
I always wondered what was wrong with me, why I needed to sleep 8 hours a day, why less than that would make me insufferable, on edge and less productive that I’d like. And then I found this book.
And it seems I’m normal.
Have you even wondered what happen in 2008 on the markets? Why did so many people lose so much money? Why did the banks need saving? Behind all crisis, there is a story, this is what this book tells.
What’s the common point between the questions of cryptography (US and Australia), vaccines (and link to disease), vitamin C (to cure cancer), spending thousands on power cables for your sound system? Some people use their non-knowledge to bully experts. And I think this book answers the question of why this happens.
On my quest for a good Flask book, I saw this book from Tarek Ziade. We are more or less of the same generation, both from France and he wrote a far better introductory book to Python in French than mine. He also founded the French Python community (AFPY), so I always had a huge respect for the guy. And the book was appetizing.
I’m thinking of writing a Web service for a project of mine. For this purpose, I wanted to learn Flask (and a bunch of other technologies), as Flask seems well established and well documented. This is a book from Packt that agglomerates 3 previously released books. One of the main questions is the relevance of them as the Flask API evolves.