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Books about Space

  To Space and Back Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth Letters from an Astrophysicist NASA Saturn V Owners’…

My book writing workflow

In this article I want to give you a short overview of my book writing process which I use in my current project “Level Up!” Content Overview For planning purposes I use Google Docs. Everything is tracked in a spreadsheet. I use task based planning.

Review Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo – Part 1

The author Jurgen Appelo is “an entrepreneur, speaker, and writer pioneering leadership to help innovative businesses survive and thrive in the 21st century.” The book This book is a beast! On almost 400 pages divided into 16 chapters Jurgen lays the foundation for his Management 3.0 concept. Chapter 1 Marty the M3.0 monster 6 views…

Thoughts on building a library

I’ve always loved to read as a child but what I read depended mostly on the books I got as birthday presents. As an adult I occasionally bought some books at book stores at train stations. But I never had a strategy how to build a library. Why do I need a library? Knowledge is…

Review Code Reading

If you learn a music instrument you have to learn riffs, licks and songs. No teacher will ever say “Here are all the chords and scales. Go into the world and make people happy” Does not work. But in software development sometimes it seems to look like that universities show you algorithms and data structure…

Ruby Day 1 – Seven Languages in Seven Weeks

My friend Timo recommended the book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” to me a couple of months ago. During my parental leave I’ve finally found time to read -and more important-  code the exercises. The first language is Ruby. Ruby is object-oriented, dynamically and strongly typed. It supports duck typing and is a good fit…

Review “Managing Oneself” by Peter Drucker

To call this book a book is a bit exaggerated. It contains only 60 pages which I assume you can read in under one hour. Nevertheless if you haven’t encountered the work of Peter Drucker yet, this is the place to start. The Author Peter Drucker is best known for his concept of “Management by…

My reading habits over the years

As a child and teenager I read a lot, mostly fictional books. I often went to the library and got lots of books as a birthday or Christmas present. Astrid Lindgren Tonke Dragt Wolfgang Hohlbein On of my favorite authors at that time was Ken Follet. I read through the 1000+ pages of the Pillars…