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Nicholas C. Zakas

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Nicholas C. Zakas has been working on web applications since 2000, focusing on frontend development, and is known for writing and speaking about frontend best practices. He honed his experience during his five years at Yahoo!, where he was principal frontend engineer for the Yahoo! home page
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Young Bucks
Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues
Matt Jackson - Nov 17, 2020
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"The Young Bucks are two guys who not only beat the odds to become one of the greatest, most popular tag teams ever, but also two industry changing visionaries. Matt and Nick are two of the smartest, hard-working, passionate individuals I’ve met during my 28 year career. With the creation of AEW, The Bucks will definitely leave the pro wrestling in...
Nicholas C. Zakas
Jan 08, 2021
@jbandersoncpa Hehe, nice. By the way, have you read the Young Bucks’ book? I just finished it and it’s pretty good. Hope you are well.      source
Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain - Jan 29, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.In Quiet, Susan...
Nicholas C. Zakas
Dec 30, 2019
This book is must-read if you are an introvert. Also useful for extroverts to understand us better. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking      source
Getting Things Done
David Allen - Mar 17, 2015 (first published in 2001)
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Since it was first published in David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business titles of its era, and the book on personal organisation. 'GTD' has become shorthand for an entire way of approaching the professional and personal tasks everyone faces in life, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organisatio...
Nicholas C. Zakas
Nov 23, 2019
If you’re like me and have trouble sleeping because your mind keeps telling you all the stuff you need to do, this book is great: I’m amazed at how much less busy my brain feels, especially at night.      source
The Gift of Fear
And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
Gavin de Becker - May 11, 1998 (first published in 1996)
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True fear is a gift.Unwarranted fear is a curse.Learn how to tell the difference.A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trustand act onour gut instin...
Nicholas C. Zakas
Sep 01, 2019
If I had a daughter, girlfriend, or wife, I’d highly recommend this book to them. Less useful for men unless you have reason to fear assassination, but an interesting read nonetheless.      source
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Indistractable
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Nir Eyal - Sep 10, 2019
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You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and profess...
The Happiness Advantage
How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life
Shawn Achor - Jun 05, 2019 (first published in 2010)
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Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we'll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology ha...
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Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
Annie Duke - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result.In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a p...
Negotiating the Impossible
How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money or Muscle)
Deepak Malhotra - Jun 19, 2018
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Negotiating the Impossible guides readers through deadlock with practical advice, and shares stories of successful negotiation to make the hopeless feel hopeful!Some negotiations are easy. Others are more difficult. And then there are situations that seem completely hopeless. Conflict is escalating, people are getting aggressive, and no one is will...
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TED Talks
The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Chris Anderson - Apr 04, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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New York Times Bestseller  “Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” —Publishers Weekly“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take and Originals Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks c...
Understanding ECMAScript 6
The Definitive Guide for JavaScript Developers
Nicholas C. Zakas - Aug 16, 2016
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ECMAScript 6 represents the biggest update to the core of JavaScript in the history of the language. In Understanding ECMAScript 6, expert developer Nicholas C. Zakas provides a complete guide to the object types, syntax, and other exciting changes that ECMAScript 6 brings to JavaScript. Every chapter is packed with example code that works in any J...
Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport - Jan 05, 2016
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One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work ...
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership by Jim Dethmer
The Principles of Object-Oriented JavaScript by Nicholas C. Zakas
Maintainable JavaScript by Nicholas C. Zakas
Traction by Gino Wickman
Professional JavaScript for Web Developers by Nicholas C. Zakas
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr
Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone