Database Design

Not a book, but found a series of videos on database design that I found pretty helpful. Link: Database Design What is a Database? stores data more complex than spreadsheets easily get what you want and secure What is a Relational Database? relation is connection between data entity: anything we store data about (e.g. person) attribute:… Continue reading Database Design

Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science

Computers and Programs A computer is a universal information-processing machine Computer science is the study of what can be computed: design, analysis, and experimentation Computer system comprised of: 1) CPU, the brain 2) CPU acts on data and programs in main memory (RAM), 3) More permanent memory in secondary memory devices All languages share property… Continue reading Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science

The Innovators

The Innovators( How a Group of Hackers Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution)[INNOVATORS][Hardcover] Ada, Countess of Lovelace Poetical Science Child of poet Lord Byron, Ada lived from 1815-1852 Met and friended Charles Babbage when she was 17. Babbage invented the difference engine which was a mechanical mammoth which could calculate polynomial functions and differential… Continue reading The Innovators

Complexity: The Emerging Science At The Edge of Order and Chaos

COMPLEXITY: THE EMERGING SCIENCE AT THE EDGE OF ORDER AND CHAOS Simple things organize into complex structures despite the world’s tendency to move towards chaos Neoclassical economics views the world as one of diminishing return, equilibrium and perfect rationality The science of complexity views economics as a global adaptive system made up of many agents constantly in… Continue reading Complexity: The Emerging Science At The Edge of Order and Chaos

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain Thinking like a Freak Trying to think more creatively and rationally Viewing things from different angles and with different expectations Hard to do because existing biases and herd mentality I Don’t Know Hard to really understand complicated things Studies on expert predictions… Continue reading Think Like a Freak

Tim Ferris Podcast – Maria Popova – 07/2015

Tim Ferris Podcast – Maria Popova Maria Popova runs Brainpickings.org. Knowing what you know now, what would you tell someone about starting a blog? Write for yourself. Once you write for other people for anything creative, you lose long game You must stay motivated by it to create something rewarding in the long-run Key to… Continue reading Tim Ferris Podcast – Maria Popova – 07/2015

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Systems are more important than having goals. Goal-orientated people exist in a state of continuous failure and lose purpose once the goal is achieved. Systems people succeed everyday they apply the system. Making your systems simple increases the odds that you… Continue reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love Rule #1: Don’t Follow Your Passion Passion Hypothesis: They key occupational happiness is figuring out what you’re passionate about and then find a job that matches this passion. Problem is most people don’t have pre-determined passions Passion usually takes… Continue reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You