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Richard Galambos, C.E.T.

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Computational artistry...

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Reviewed: 2019-11-09

I am a tech person. My occupation as an Electronics Technologist is an extension of my way of thinking. If you are a logical thinker, this book is for you.

My knowledge is in the hardware realm of technology, so for me, this book opened refreshing insights into the software realm. By comparing the thinking processes of man and the logical processes of algorithms--this book really drives home the principals of making decisions.

I feel this book offers a lot of "ah, ha" moments if you are seeking insight into decision making and human behavior. It also doubles as a resource for those seeking to better understand machine learning terminology and concepts.

Good geeky fun!

Why do we think education is broken?

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Reviewed: 2019-10-01

I found that this series was very helpful to give me the understanding of world education systems, how they work, why certain decisions are made and how we measure what is working or not. This series also exposes our biases toward education systems and explored the question of, is our education systems broken?

Good insight for fathers - and mothers.

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Reviewed: 2019-10-01

I found that the advice in this book was pretty sound. Some are common sense, some very insightful. All the information is good, however, the part on the Teen Daughter is priceless!

The narrator had kind of a dire tone throughout this book. It was almost condescending or maybe urgent. I am not sure. It was kind-of offputting. There also seemed to be a removal for the mother's role in this. As well as an undertone of 'fathers, don't F-up with your daughters."

It's a short book.

1UP your social media game

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Reviewed: 2019-10-01

This book, for me, was insightful. I hadn't a clue that ' Influencer ' was a career choice until I listened. I feel that anyone trying to make a career out of social media and blogging -- have a listen. It's a fun and informative book.

Is there room for God and Science to co-exist?

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Reviewed: 2019-10-01

This series was very interesting, not what I expected, but very interesting. Andrew brings us through a series of lectures that look at what is happening in the brain when we are Spiritual. These lectures bring about information and research that shows how positive spiritual living is for our mind and body. In some cases, spirituality is a necessary human need and denying ourselves a spiritual life can deprive us of joyous and life-altering experiences.

The main focus of the book is God and Christianity. Possibly, this is because the lecturer is based in the USA and it's easy to research Christianity in the USA. However, I feel these insights and philosophies could be applied to any spiritual presence.

Very informative - boost your critical thinking!

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Reviewed: 2019-10-01

I quite enjoyed this book, at least the first half. Daniel's models of System 1 and System 2 brains is really easy to follow and understand. Have your mind blown by how much you really are biased by your experience and by what your brain feels is important to know and store in memory. Learn how lazy the brain is when making a decision... are you quick to judge? Well, you could be dead wrong and still feel like you are right.

Now, the second half of this book, while very informative, slows right down. There is a lot of information about statistics and research and all manner of stuff. All of it very interesting, but I found it slow and hard to listen to at times.

Pick this one up. It's the beginning of a journey.

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Must read - before talking to crazy.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-28

This book is great! Mark Goulston is entertaining throughout, and the stories and topic are relevant and useful.

Classic George Carlin - emphasis on classic

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Reviewed: 2019-08-28

I have always loved Goerge's sarcasm, wit, in your face and profane perspective. As you laugh at the way he makes fun of us, you often realise he's right. Generally, we carry on after such insults and mocking comments. Funny how that is... apathy is an interesting thing.

These stories are mostly outdated, however, there are some bits n pieces that continue to this day (hooray apathy!)

Pick it up for a good laugh at yourself. You'll be glad ya did.

A great lesson in history - and a bit of Grammar

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Reviewed: 2019-08-28

John McWhorter is a wizard at keeping one interested in the story of English. This is a humorously executed trip back to the birth of our English language. John adds in a few tidbits of language usage here and there, so be alert! I never thought this story would be something that interests me. Curious? Give it a try.

Enjoy a trip into the seldomly talked about.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-26

This book hooked me from the title. It's a very surface level discussion of sociopathy and psychopathy. The author uses stories to illustrate the behaviours and actions a person without conscience might exhibit.