Book of the Week #15 – Hitting Pause For Now

Introduction These past couple of weeks I've prioritised reading bits 'n pieces of books, blogs posts and academic articles related to a project I'm doing for a college night course and it has been great. It's been great to not worry about finishing a whole book before my weekly blog post. It's been great getting … Continue reading Book of the Week #15 – Hitting Pause For Now

Book of the Week #14 – A mixed bag of reading

Introduction This week's blog post is a bit different. When I set myself this goal back in July, the purpose of reading a book a week was to make reading a daily habit again. So although I didn't read an entire book this week, I still consider that goal met. This Week's Book Title [Week … Continue reading Book of the Week #14 – A mixed bag of reading

Book of the Week #13 – Getting Things Done

Introduction With no power on Monday thanks to Storm Ophelia, I didn't have much else taking focus away from my "book a week" goal (other than worrying about the contents of my freezer*). Or as this book would put it: since I had no way of moving any other action items forward, I could focus … Continue reading Book of the Week #13 – Getting Things Done

Book of the Week #12 – The Miracle Morning

Introduction I first found Hal Elrod and The Miracle Morning on YouTube a few months ago and was immediately captivated by Hal's enthusiasm for spreading the message that getting up before you have to and doing activities to improve yourself BEFORE you start your day is the best way to build your success. This Week's … Continue reading Book of the Week #12 – The Miracle Morning

Book of the Week #11 – Hadoop:The Definitive Guide

Introduction I have to be honest and tell you that I gave up on this book. I'm not working with Hadoop in college yet or in work, so it's been hard to get invested in learning the technology without having something to apply it to. Also, there was plenty going on in college and in … Continue reading Book of the Week #11 – Hadoop:The Definitive Guide

Book of the Week #10 – Life After Life

Introduction I know, I know...I was only supposed to read this book "if there was time" after reading the technical book about Hadoop. I was still sick though, so that's my excuse for letting myself get away with spending the weekend on a story-book instead of relentlessly pursuing my goals. I have been mildy pursuing … Continue reading Book of the Week #10 – Life After Life

Book of the Week #9 – A Dirty Job

Introduction Before we get in to this week's blog post, I have a confession to make: I've been reading other books on the side. I swear that during the week, I'm 100% focused on personal development in the traditional and/or technical sense (and I AM still working my way through the Hadoop book) but at … Continue reading Book of the Week #9 – A Dirty Job