I work in an international company, and there are lots of people from different cultures around me, and with whom I need to interact. Out of the blue, it feels like it’s easy to work with all of them, I mean, how difficult could it be to work with them?
Actually, it’s easy, but sometimes interactions are intriguing and people do not react the way you expect them to react. And why is that? Lots of reasons, of course, but one of them is that they have a different culture and do not expect you to explicitly tell them what they did wrong (which is something I do. A lot).
Continue reading Book review: The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think and Get Things Done in a Global World
I have trouble with slides. I hate them. I’ve followed a training of presentation to make better ones, and with more or less no slides anymore. I liked that training very much, but it’s difficult to apply to scientific presentations. As such, I’ve decided to read this book who is about scientific presentations (published by IEEE-Wiley) and to see how other people apprehend slides.
Continue reading Book review: Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields
Google is intriguing and there are plenty of books on the company. Who did it grow to such a beast? What is their true purpose? This is one of these books, published 5 years ago. Is it still relevant today?
Continue reading Book review: Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
I’m a frustrated songwriter. I never managed to write that many songs, and a friend told me about this book. I actually read it before I started a master’s degree in songwriting.
Continue reading Book review: The Frustrated Songwriter’s Handbook
Between audio development, songwriting and a computer science day job, sometimes, there is a need for going to another dimension, escape to another reality. I think that is what books are for. And I found several series that are more than fun: they are addictive, and I can’t wait to read the next installment.
Continue reading Fun books: Heroic fantasy or space operas?
C++ Multithreading Cookbook in 2014 (publication year), that seems quite interesting, with all the new stuff from the current C++ standard. Is it what the book delivers?
Continue reading Book review: C++ Multithreading Cookbook
When I looked for an audio signal processing book, I found the classic DAFX: Digital Audio Effects, but the code is mainly Matlab. Was there a book with C++ examples? That’s how I found out about this book from Will Pirkle.
Continue reading Book review: Designing Audio Effect Plug-Ins in C++: With Digital Audio Signal Processing Theory
Yet another book that my colleague suggested me to read. I also discussed it with another colleague who told me the same: this is a book that anyone in the oil and gas field should read. And what about people not in this industry?
Continue reading Book review: The Prize – The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
I worked for a long time for the seismic department of my company, and switched to the reservoir department only last year. The problems that are tackled are quite different, and the way they are solved as well. So nothing to do with the book I reviewed a long time ago. So after 2 trainings in reservoir simulation, I also read this book that a colleague of mine labeled as the reference book.
Continue reading Book review: Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering
How to know whether or not to produce an oil field, and how to know how? The oil industry is used to make a lot of simulations to satisfy the SEC rules, and to know how much oil they can drill today and in the future. This book goes further than just the usual how much from a field under specific condition, by adding the development plan as well as the oil price in the equation.
Continue reading Book review: Intelligent Systems in Oil Field Development under Uncertainty