[Book Review] The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos

This week’s book is The Master Alogirthm by Pedro Domingos. I wanted to read a machine learning focused book and this was named as one of the best introduction level book about the subject. And it sure was a great introduction level book, because it didn’t turn around and went right into the subject. It was obvious this man knew what he was talking about. Continue reading “[Book Review] The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos”

[Book Review] Women In Tech by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack

The book Women In Tech by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack had all the elements to be a good read for me. I was looking for a woman oriented book, about their success in the world of computing and technology. Sadly, my expectations were not met through it and although a few chapters were interesting, many didn’t appeal to me the right way. Continue reading “[Book Review] Women In Tech by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack”

[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”

[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”

[Book Review+Recap] Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessong from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

I recently decided to do a summer book review series where I will review one book I read every week and explain what I liked and learned through that say literature work. I will make sure to only recommed books that are worth reading or where you will find interesting new information that will make the reader more educated by the end. Kicking it off is the beautiful book “Strategy Rules Five Timless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs” by David B. Yoffie and Michael A.Cusumano. Continue reading “[Book Review+Recap] Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessong from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs”

[Book Review] Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

The book ‘Lean In: Women, work, and the will to lead‘ by Sheryl Sandberg was quiet an intersting book. It was on the top recommended reads for women on Amazon so I thought the book must be full of truth about how women should lead their lives for maximum self achievements. I brought it home and read it very fast. Continue reading “[Book Review] Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg”

[Novel recap] Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst

I recently went through the excellent book ‘Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst’ by Dan Reingold, published in 2006. As I was struggling with my choice of major and my temptation to go into finance, I decided the best way to see if this path would suit me is by reading about the first hand experience of an expert. And the best way to do so is to read an autobiography, right? Anyway, I actually am not 100% sure how this book came to my attention, but while I was randomly plugging search words on the library website, this book came across my attention. I first thought I would simply go through the content page to have a preview, but found myself really curious about it. So I brought it home and read it. Continue reading “[Novel recap] Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst”