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Gene Kim is a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher and author, and has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years.
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Battle of the Linguist Mages
Scotto Moore - 2022-01-11
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In modern day Los Angeles, a shadowy faction led by the Governor of California develops the arcane art of combat linguistics, planting the seeds of a future totalitarian empire in Scotto Moore's Battle of the Linguist Mages.Isobel is the Queen of the medieval rave-themed VR game Sparkle Dungeon. Her prowess in the game makes her an ideal candidate ...
Gene Kim
2022-03-26T13:28:15.000Z
OMG. Just finished reading Linguist Mage by @scottomoore It's absurd, insane, ridiculous, brilliant. One of the wildest, most hysterical population of baddies ever. Like, seriously WTF. Like a cross between @cstross, Snow Crash, and Ready Player One.      source
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Invisible Sun
Charles Stross - 2021-09-28
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The alternate timelines of Charles Stross' Empire Games trilogy have never been so entangled than in Invisible Sun--the techno-thriller follow up to Dark State--as stakes escalate in a conflict that could spell extermination for humanity across all known timelines.A inter-timline coup d'état gone awry.A renegade British monarch on the run through t...
Gene Kim
2021-10-12T17:54:07.000Z
I so much enjoyed “Invisible Sun” by @cstross — brilliant work!!!! Maybe my favorite book from him ever! 🎉 - parallel universes - ultra beyond fathomable interstellar warfare - amazing Cold War detente/DEFCON 1 tropes - ultimate fog of war / diplomacy      source
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Getting Clojure
Build Your Functional Skills One Idea at a Time
Russ Olsen - 2018-05-09
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Behind every programming language lies a vision of how programs should be built. The vision behind Clojure is of a radically simple language framework holding together a sophisticated collection of programming features. Learning Clojure involves much more than just learning the mechanics of the language. To really get Clojure you need to understand...
Gene Kim
2021-09-27T18:25:50.000Z
@RhetTurnbull @clojuredesign @ndj @enigma2a @scottnasello I'd recommend: - get @intellijidea & @CursiveIDE - get a REPL running inside your editor, as per: - be able to replicate writing a simple program, as per: - fave book right now for beginners: @russolsen      source
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Grokking Simplicity
Taming complex software with functional thinking
Eric Normand - 2021-05-18 (first published in 2019)
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Distributed across servers, difficult to test, and resistant to modification—modern software is complex. Grokking Simplicity is a friendly, practical guide that will change the way you approach software design and development. It introduces a unique approach to functional programming that explains why certain features of software are prone to compl...
Gene Kim
2021-06-01T17:10:41.000Z
@bcamerongain @mtnygard @ericnormand Here’s a link to the fantastic book from @ericnormand — I think it’s the best books on functional programming, for programmers of any level. Uses concepts of Actions, Data, and Calculations to reframe programming. I think it’s brilliant.      source
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The Machine
A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function
Justin Roff-Marsh - 2015-10-01
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In The Machine, Justin Roff-Marsh shows readers how to follow the intrepid executives on three continents who have implemented his ideas over the last 15 years, building ridiculously efficient sales functions--and market-dominating enterprises--as a consequence.Roff-Marsh calls these executives his silent revolutionaries.This revolution has been br...
Gene Kim
2021-05-29T04:57:29.000Z
@DonDemcsak You're in luck! Those books have already been written! Both are quite good — first is in novel form and more specific to tech sales, second in more classic form. I remember finding both quite illuminating. 1. 2.      source
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The Cash Machine
Richard Klapholz - 2004-10-01
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A TOC Business Novel. The Cash Machine gives a real life method to simultaneously evaluate thousands of prospects, creat customers and complete sales. This process called the Theory of Constraints develops a critical chain for sales that can be applied to any organization....
Gene Kim
2021-05-29T04:57:29.000Z
@DonDemcsak You're in luck! Those books have already been written! Both are quite good — first is in novel form and more specific to tech sales, second in more classic form. I remember finding both quite illuminating. 1. 2.      source
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The Quantum Magician
Derek Kunsken - 2018-10-02
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Belisarius is a quantum man, an engineered Homo quantus who fled the powerful insight of dangerously addictive quantum senses. He found a precarious balance as a con man, but when a client offers him untold wealth to move a squadron of warships across an enemy wormhole, he must embrace his birthright to even try. In fact, the job is so big that he'...
Gene Kim
2021-02-26T20:35:07.000Z
One of most fun sci-if books I've read in years: Quantum Magician, by @DerekKunsken! Kudos! An exhilarating cross of Ocean's Eleven, grand quantum mechanic tales like Quarantine, Distress by @gregeganSF, & huge scale genetic engineering by Frank Herbert      source
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Sidewinder
Creative Missile Development at China Lake
Ron Westrum - 1999-09-01
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The story of how that unorthodox group of scientists overcame Navy bureaucracy and more heavily funded projects to develop the world's best air-to-air missile. The story of how that unorthodox group of scientists overcame Navy bureaucracy and more heavily funded projects to develop the world's best air-to-air missile. ...more...
Gene Kim
2021-02-21T22:33:19.000Z
Okay, I'm resuming note taking on Dr. Ron Westrum's fantastic book "Sidewinder: Creative Missile Development at China Lake", where he studied what factors led sustained greatness and innovation, outperforming almost every other air to air missile program at the time.      source
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The Jaws Log
Expanded Edition (Shooting Script)
Carl Gottlieb - 2012-08-07 (first published in 1975)
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Winner of three Oscars and the highest-grossing film of its time, Jaws was a phenomenon, and this is the only book on how twenty-six-year-old Steven Spielberg transformed Peter Benchley's number-one bestselling novel into the classic film it became.Hired by Spielberg as a screenwriter to work with him on the set while the movie was being made, Carl...
Gene Kim
2021-01-28T07:20:52.000Z
Holy cow. I’m so much enjoying reading “The Jaws Log: 30th Anniversary Edition (Shooting Script)” A chronicle of the movie Jaws, from its original book, to acquisition, casting, filming. It’s amazing to read about how films are systemically created!      source
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Elements of Clojure
Zachary Tellman - 2019-09-27
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This book tries to put words to what most experienced programmers already know. It provides a framework for making better design choices, and a vocabulary for teams to discuss the software they collaborate on....
Gene Kim
2020-11-21T22:48:54.000Z
@lhochstein @ztellman Agreed! It is an amazing book! Kudos @ztellman!      source
Transforming NOKIA by Risto Siilasmaa
Team of Teams by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
Beyond Inclusion by J. Goosby Smith