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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
4.27
liked it
3/5 stars, definitely.

I assume that my lack of knowledge about Professor Feynman is the reason I didn't really like this book. Frankly, I hate to admi
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Dec 04, 2019
 
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
4.10
it was amazing
Well I'll be honest. This book was recommended to me on a number of occasions by a person that, so far, recommended me a number of books that I loved. ...more
Nov 15, 2019
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Oct 08, 2019
 
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
4.36
really liked it
Initially I gave 3 stars to this book. Why? Well, honestly, because I found it just way too long and not that interesting. But yet, I made sure to rea ...more
Jun 17, 2020
May 09, 2020
 
The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
4.27
it was amazing
I guess that I'll be just one of the many who said - "Parts Unlimited is actually the same organization I'm working in!". But I'll claim it nonetheles ...more
Apr 12, 2020
Apr 08, 2020
 
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
4.09
it was amazing
Aside from being quick & fun read, some of the important ideas that I got from this book:

1. Conflicts are GOOD thing -- I always felt like DISCUSSION
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Jul 04, 2021
May 13, 2020
May 08, 2020
 
The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
4.39
liked it
tl;dr I enjoyed this book far less than I anticipated and universe less than Extreme Ownership. Almost gave it 2/5 but out of respect for Jocko, who I ...more
Nov 21, 2020
Apr 05, 2020
 
Walt Disney: An American Original (Disney Editions Deluxe)
4.32
it was amazing
Here's a funny thing - before I started reading this book I knew NOTHING about Walt Disney. Like, literally, NOTHING. Never even had the interest in t ...more
Oct 11, 2020
Jul 18, 2020
 
Steve Jobs
4.16
it was amazing
This was my second re-read. And I enjoyed it two times more than the first time. And I'm actually sure I'll enjoy THREE times more next time.

It's real
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Dec 13, 2020
Dec 13, 2020
Jul 28, 2017
 
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
4.38
really liked it
Definitely a good book.

In a way, I was already familiar with all the concepts mentioned here, mostly because I've been investing years now trying to f
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Apr 17, 2021
Mar 28, 2021
 
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems
4.72
it was amazing
I believe this is the first-ever professional book, especially of this size, that took me less than a month to read it. Literally, every single chapte ...more
Aug 22, 2019
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Jul 24, 2019
 
High Output Management
4.31
it was amazing
Honestly - just an awesome book which pretty much proved it's worth.

Indeed it's noticeable that he's talking a bit more about manufacturing plant, but
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Jan 23, 2021
Dec 17, 2020
 
Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus
3.84
really liked it
So I can totally see where the negative reviews for this book come from; and I'll elaborate on that.

For the people who read - Living with a SEAL --> w
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May 06, 2020
May 03, 2020
 
11.22.63
4.32
it was amazing
Well where do I start ...

Do I start with the fact that this is, by far, the longest book I've ever read? I don't think I ever went beyond 200 pages.

Or
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Mar 19, 2021
Mar 13, 2021
 
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
4.28
it was amazing
I think this is a first time ever that I'm rating a book before having it finished (I'm at 50% of it). The reason is that this book is threatening to ...more
May 03, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
 
Misery
4.20
really liked it
Frankly, I gave it four stars only because I enjoyed the last 15% of the book so much. Otherwise it'd surely be 3 stars.

So, I'm of a mixed opinion her
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Mar 28, 2021
Mar 23, 2021
 
The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else
4.04
liked it
I give this book three stars mostly because it seems that author went on and on about absolutely non-interesting stuff in order to make some points.

In
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Mar 07, 2020
Feb 10, 2020
 
Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems
4.20
it was amazing
Overall great book with plenty of useful information and hints on how to handle various scenarios when moving towards distributed setups.

I believe the
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Jan 06, 2020
 
Project Hail Mary
4.52
it was amazing
EDIT: I had to edit this review the day after I published it.

The beauty of this book is not in the fact that it's just an amazingly immersive story wi
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Dec 27, 2021
Nov 16, 2021
 
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
4.33
it was amazing
I loved this book. Honestly.

For whatever weird reason, but it literally served me as some kind of tranquilizer. If I had a bad day, I'd just open this
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Jun 29, 2021
Mar 10, 2021
 
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!  Adventures of a Curious Character
4.27
liked it
3/5 stars, definitely.

I assume that my lack of knowledge about Professor Feynman is the reason I didn't really like this book. Frankly, I hate to admi
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Dec 04, 2019
Oct 20, 2019
 
Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.18
it was amazing
In all honesty, aside the fact that it took me 4+ months to finish this book, I've gotta agree with one of my dear colleagues who said that this was p ...more
Oct 21, 2020
May 27, 2020
 
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
4.21
it was amazing
Before I dig into the details, let me do a quick review first -- WOW. That's a compressed version of how I feel after reading this book. And it got me ...more
Aug 13, 2020
Apr 07, 2020
 
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
3.91
really liked it
I avoided this book like a plague. I did have a plan of reading it some time, but I generally avoided it. Mostly because, as many do, I found the titl ...more
Apr 16, 2021
Oct 31, 2019
 
Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
4.15
really liked it
Took me almost a year to read this book cover to cover and I'm definitely happy that I did.

Parts I and II are must-read for anyone interested in DDD.
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Aug 31, 2019
Dec 15, 2018
 
Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #5)
3.97
it was amazing
So, Book #1 -- AMAZING. Book #2 -- still funny. Books #3 and #4 -- honestly, it took me a while to read them but I didnt really find them amusing ... ...more
Apr 18, 2020
Apr 15, 2020
 
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #2)
4.21
really liked it
This is my second re-read. Frankly, this one was okayish, but I much more enjoyed the first book. This one felt way longer with sort of boring scenes ...more
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Nov 30, 2019
 
Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager: How to Be the Leader Your Development Team Needs
4.35
it was amazing
Well, what can I say? One of the best books I started reading in 2020? Or the best one I read so far in 2021? :)

Joke aside now, this book was pretty m
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Jan 02, 2021
Dec 15, 2020
 
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
4.26
it was amazing
As many others have mentioned - it's the second part of the book that seems to deliver all the magic.

First part I found rather a bit tedious. It seems
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May 02, 2021
Jan 01, 2021
 
And Then There Were None
4.28
it was amazing
Not sure if I ever sat and read a book in one evening. If not, I guess this would be the first one ...

I actually struggled in the beginning. Like, I h
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Jan 10, 2021
Oct 31, 2020
 
The Martian
4.41
it was amazing
Well, this has got to be one of the best books I've ever read. Honestly.

This also has to be one of the first books that made me weep.

I laughed, I wept
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Mar 13, 2021
Nov 07, 2020
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