Justin Bacon

Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Justin.

http://www.goodreads.com/justinbacon

Add as a Friend Follow Reviews   Send Message | Compare Books


John Adams
Justin Bacon is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Universal Traveler
Justin Bacon is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Justin’s Recent Updates

Justin Bacon is now friends with Lindsey Frey
17385289
Justin Bacon is currently reading
John Adams by David McCullough
Rate this book
Clear rating
Justin Bacon is now following
9226
Justin Bacon rated a book it was amazing
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Rate this book
Clear rating
Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Justin Bacon is now following
6551820
Justin Bacon is now following Matt and Dennis Taylor
1033675
Justin Bacon and 2364 other people liked Matt's review of The Catcher in the Rye:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
"I was worried as hell about reading this book again. The last time I read it was about a thousand years ago when I was just a kid. I was lousy with angst just like good old Holden back then. I really was. Now that I’m a crummy old guy I figured th..." Read more of this review »
Justin Bacon wants to read
The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Justin's books…
Charles R. Swindoll
“We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
Charles R. Swindoll

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“What you seek is seeking you.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

Ira Glass
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
Ira Glass

32992 Software Engineering — 329 members — last activity Aug 18, 2016 01:13AM
This group primarily supports the University of St. Thomas Graduate Programs in Software book club. We focus on a specific book for three months, star ...more
Michele
3,422 books | 144 friends

J Wynia
549 books | 87 friends

Colin W...
633 books | 554 friends

Angela ...
1,154 books | 1,564 friends

Emily S...
373 books | 50 friends

Lauren
1,860 books | 176 friends

Katherine
343 books | 21 friends

Nir Eyal
63 books | 956 friends

More friends…



Polls voted on by Justin

Lists liked by Justin