7 books on the list
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Engineering a Safer World
Systems Thinking Applied to Safety (Engineering Systems)
Learn about a groundbreaking approach to safety engineering, based on modern systems thinking and theory. This new approach, proposed by Nancy Leveson, is more effective, less costly, and easier to use than current techniques. Leveson challenges traditional models of causality and presents an extended model called STAMP. With real-world examples like the friendly-fire loss of a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter and the Vioxx recall, Leveson offers techniques for system safety engineering, accident analysis, hazard analysis, system design, safety in operations, and management of safety-critical systems. Her approach can even improve safety and manage risk in large sociotechnical systems.
@AccidentalCISO Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety. Check it. @CisoHelen recommended the book to me. I'm slowly catching up to both of you. Also, I'm including stories from Engineering a Safer World in my CircleCityCon talk. – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2022-09-11T15:09:05.000Z
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Increase your productivity and reclaim control of your time with Essentialism. This book isn't about doing more in less time, it's about doing only the things that matter most. Featuring a new 21-day challenge, Essentialism is a systematic discipline that helps you discern what is truly essential in your life, so you can eliminate everything that's not. This New York Times bestselling guide is perfect for anyone feeling overcommitted or stretched too thin. Start living a more intentional life with Essentialism.
@DavidGiard One of my favorite books. (I keep trying on essentialism but I always fail when it comes to fewer books.) – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2022-03-11T03:06:47.000Z
Also recommended bySteve HarveyKevin RoseRyan HolidayAnkur WarikooJustin KanElizabeth YinDanielle MorrillNoah KaganGreg McKeown2 others
Uncover the secrets of memory, forgetfulness, and what we can do to protect our minds in Lisa Genova's fascinating exploration of the intricacies of human memory. Learn about the distinction between normal forgetting and the signs of Alzheimer's, discover how emotions and sleep impact memory, and gain insights into how meaning and context shape our recollections. By understanding how memory functions, you can improve your ability to remember and foster a healthier relationship with your mind.
@DAkacki My favorite non-fiction book of the year: Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting, by Lisa Genova Helped me contextualize my memory (or lack thereof) and build strategies for learning. I also used the material when developing a zero trust workshop. Insightful. – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2021-09-04T14:06:27.000Z
Adventures in the Margin of Error
Explore the fascinating subject of human error with this insightful book by Kathryn Schulz. From ancient philosophers to modern economics, Being Wrong delves into the psychology and history of why we tend to believe we're right about everything. Schulz argues that mistakes are an essential part of the human experience and offers a new perspective on how to perceive and learn from them. This book will change the way you think about errors, both big and small.
@ScotF13 @MissIG_Geek Ha! If you haven't read it, I highly recommend the book Being Wrong. Eye-opening. – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2021-02-03T18:41:16.000Z
Also recommended byPeter AttiaRachel Botsman
Made in Russia
Unsung Icons of Soviet Design
Discover fifty iconic masterpieces of graphic and industrial design from the Soviet era in Made in Russia. From the Sputnik to Misha the Olympic bear and everything in between, this irreverent survey celebrates the enduring legacy of Soviet design on Russian life and thought. Edited by a Soviet-born journalist and featuring essays from top authors, Made in Russia reveals the fascinating backstory behind these culturally significant objects.
@magiceldridge Have you seen the book, Made in Russia? Many fascinating off-beat designs from that era. – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2021-01-22T18:07:02.000Z
Range is a must-read for anyone interested in improving their performance. David Epstein examines the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists and shows that generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel in complex and unpredictable fields. By cultivating inefficiency and embracing diverse experiences, people can thrive in a world where computer mastery is taking over. Epstein makes a compelling case for the importance of exploring multiple interests and juggling many passions rather than focusing on one.
@wendynather @Bosefina I read Range back in March while on vacation. Excellent book, filled with relevant stories, that spoke to value of generalists in connecting the dots. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, would recommend. – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2020-12-30T00:50:05.000Z
Also recommended byBill GatesVinod KhoslaKunal ShahRyan HolidayAnkur WarikooPatrick Bet-DavidBerci MeskóQuinn CummingsKelly VaughnHarini Calamur11 others
Barefoot Into Cyberspace
Adventures in Search of Techno-Utopia
Explore the world of radical hacker culture in Barefoot into Cyberspace, a comprehensive guide to the hopes and ideals that shape world events. With on-record material featuring Julian Assange, the book takes readers on a journey from the Chaos Communications Congress of 2009 to the realities of the web today, posing important questions about the impact of the internet on our lives. Will the internet make us more free? Can we live up to the potential of technology and its users? This insider's take on subversive geek politics is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of the internet.
@PhantomSpaceCop @seanfsez Nice! I’m in. If you’re on a history kick, might I recommend a book? “Barefoot Into Cyberspace: Adventures in Search of Techno-Utopia” does a great job of framing the early activist and counter-culture aspects of hacker culture. – source
J Wolfgang Goerlich2020-01-18T19:38:58.000Z