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Miguel de Icaza is a Mexican-American programmer, best known for starting the GNOME, Mono, and Xamarin projects.
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This guide addresses the common question of how to price software. In response to overwhelming demand for a session on software pricing, this handbook was created to help software entrepreneurs and product managers determine pricing strategies. Practical and to-the-point, this book is a must-read for anyone in the software industry looking to maximize profits.
Miguel de Icaza
@film_girl @gruber @cabel @Ilongmont I think it was, very good exercise given the challenge of launching a new product. This book shaped my thinking over the years on this, and I still recommend regularly to folks:      source
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Patrick OShaughnessy
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The First 5,000 Years
David Graeber - 2011-07-12
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Discover the fascinating history of debt and its impact on human society with this eye-opening book. Anthropologist David Graeber shows that credit systems were used for thousands of years before the invention of money, and that arguments about debt have sparked political debates and insurrections throughout history. Graeber's insights shed light on our modern economic struggles and reveal how ancient debates about debt continue to shape our ideas about right and wrong.
Miguel de Icaza
@simped @paul_rietschka I recommend the book “debt - the first 5,000 years” to get a better grasp of why this is the case.      source
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The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
Two of the most famous products of Berkeley are LSD and Unix. I don’t think that is a coincidence.
Simson Garfinkel, Daniel Weise, Steven Strassmann - 2022-05-15
In the tradition of 12-step programs that help people overcome their addictions by sharing stories, The UNIX-Haters Handbook is the self-help guide for people affected by the world's most esoteric and most widely used operating system....
Miguel de Icaza
This was a book that deeply influenced my thinking about Unix. It also has a great anecdote on C++ from Michael Tiemann (the original author of GNU C++).      source
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Updated For the Next Generation of Leaders
Dale Carnegie, Robert Petkoff, Donna Dale Carnegie, Simon & Schuster Audio - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1936)
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Discover the secrets to effective communication, building relationships, and achieving success in Dale Carnegie's timeless bestseller, How to Win Friends and Influence People. This updated edition, carefully restored and edited by Dale's daughter, Donna, offers readers priceless material from the original 1936 text. With practical advice and engaging storytelling, Carnegie teaches readers how to make people like them, increase their influence, and navigate any social situation. Learn from one of history's most influential motivational guides and transform your personal and professional life.
Miguel de Icaza
@xoofx What worked for me was this book:      source
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The Art of Possibility
Transforming Professional and Personal Life
Rosamund Stone Zander - 2002-01-01 (first published in 2000)
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Discover the remarkable power of possibility with this dynamic collaboration between a renowned conductor and a talented psychotherapist. The Art of Possibility outlines twelve innovative practices for bringing creativity to all aspects of life, providing a deep and meaningful understanding of how this concept can transform personal and professional fulfillment. Through inspiring stories, poignant parables, and personal anecdotes, readers are urged to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.
Miguel de Icaza
@Joseph_Izang1 That is a good question! There is a fascinating phenomenon that helps you get better at *anything*. Read this: and then, I love the book “art of possibility”.      source
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Seth Godin
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Deficit Myth
Stephanie Kelton - 2020-06-09
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A thought-provoking New York Times Bestseller that challenges traditional economic thinking and proposes a bold new understanding for creating a just and prosperous society. Stephanie Kelton's Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has the potential to transform how we deal with crucial issues such as poverty, inequality, healthcare, and climate change. Kelton expertly dismantles common myths surrounding deficits, showing how MMT can shift the focus towards broader economic and social benefits. Through innovative thinking about money, taxes, and deficit spending, Kelton offers a new vision for how to responsibly allocate resources, opening up a world of opportunity for society.
Miguel de Icaza
@wholemilk I love that book, so good.      source
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The Case for a Job Guarantee
Pavlina R. Tcherneva - 2020-07-07
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Discover the ultimate guide to one of the most transformative public policies being discussed today. In The Case for a Job Guarantee, expert Pavlina R. Tcherneva challenges the enduring idea that unemployment is both unavoidable and necessary. She proposes a blueprint for a voluntary employment opportunity in public service to anyone who needs it, banishing the phantom of unemployment and providing anyone who seeks decent, living-wage work with guaranteed employment. Learn about the advantages of the Job Guarantee and how it contributes to a fairer economy and social justice. This compact primer is essential reading for all citizens and activists committed to building a better future.
Miguel de Icaza
@tom_forsyth @ssylvan @mcnabbd @marcosalvi This is a good book:      source
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Cooking for Geeks
Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food
Jeff Potter - 2015-11-24 (first published in 2007)
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Discover the science behind cooking with Cooking for Geeks. This book is perfect for innovative and curious cooks who want to understand the reasoning behind traditional cooking methods. Over 100 recipes and labs allow you to experiment with cooking temperatures and flavors, while also learning from interviews with professionals in the culinary industry. Increase your knowledge and ability to cook delicious meals with this excellent resource.
Miguel de Icaza
@helje5 Cooking for geeks is the book that changed my life. Before that, I used to “optimize” and remove “redundant and unnecessary steps”      source
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Deep Learning for Coders with fastai and PyTorch
AI Applications Without a PhD
Jeremy Howard - 2020-02-04
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This guide demonstrates that programmers who are comfortable with Python can achieve impressive results in deep learning with minimal code and little math background. With fastai, the first library to provide a consistent interface to the most frequently used deep learning applications, authors Jeremy Howard and Sylvain Gugger show you how to train a model on a wide range of tasks using fastai and PyTorch. You'll also dive progressively further into deep learning theory to gain a complete understanding of the algorithms behind the scenes. With insights from PyTorch cofounder, Soumith Chintala, and coverage of computer vision, natural language processing, tabular data, and collaborative filtering, this book is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to improve their deep learning skills.
Miguel de Icaza
I love the new book - not only it teaches you AI in a quite novel way, the paper it is printed on is glorious and printed in full color. Just like “cooking for geeks” changed my life, this one did too. This is a book worth owning in paper:      source
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