[Book Review] How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

How Google Works is hands down my favorite read of the summer so far. Written by Jonathan Rosenberg and Eric Schmidt, two top executives at Google for many years, this is probably the most accurate book about what is really happening in their “Californian campus”. Continue reading “[Book Review] How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg”

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[Blog Reads] July 2016

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There is a huge amount of information online, passionate professionals in their respective fields who are more than happy to share their knowledge and thoughts. Books are still my favorite medium to learn in-depth information compare to blogs (ten chapters on one subject vs 1000 words about someone’s opinion).  But blogs offer more diversity of point of view and that is a valuable ressource. Here are my picks for this first half of July 2016. Continue reading “[Blog Reads] July 2016”

[Book Recap] Analytics at Work by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison

The book I will be reviewing today is called Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions Better Results by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison. The book was an interesting read although it felt like it was missing deepness and actual concrete examples. Don’t get me wrong! The authors are obviously professionals in their fields of analytics, but except giving advices left and right, it didn’t leave me an ever lasting impression. Hence, instead of judging on the quality of the book, I will focus on the main points it was trying to deliver to the reader. Continue reading “[Book Recap] Analytics at Work by Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, and Robert Morison”

[Book Review] The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles by Jeffrey A. Hirsch

Here is the new book review of the week. I recently decided to tackle the book The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles: How to Take Advantages of Time-Proven Market Patterns by Jeffrey A. Hirsch. The title sounded promising and it looked like a short book to read (page size is small and there is only a total of 215 pages). Honestly, it was full of interesting facts. Continue reading “[Book Review] The Little Book of Stock Market Cycles by Jeffrey A. Hirsch”

[Book Dropped] The New New Thing by Michael Lewis

Here is my quick first impression review for the book The New New Thing by Michael Lewis. This week’s book was disappointing, but I still felt like writing a blog post for it. Michael Lewis is the author of the acclaimed book Liar’s Poker so I thought he would know how to write about Silicon Valley. It is not that he did a bad job, but the book in general just wasn’t a personally enjoyable read. Continue reading “[Book Dropped] The New New Thing by Michael Lewis”