Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k

Posted on Wed 22 March 2017 in Review • Tagged with book, reviewLeave a comment

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Last month I had small trip to Netherlands, Rotterdam, at night I went to have a dinner with friends at EuroMast, it was windy day, we putted our bags in my friend’s car trunk, but unfortunately someone broken inside the car and took 2 bags and one of them was my bag. My travel backpack is stolen and I lost most of my gadgets (MacBook Pro, iPad, Amazon Kindle, Wallet, etc..)

After a night at the police station to report the incident, I went to hotel to get some sleep before flying back to home, next day I woke up, prepared my bags and headed to airport, but on my way to the airport I was thinking what to do during my long flight, I thought let’s read a book, so once I reached the airport I went to bookstore and bought The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k.

So Emad, Why you are telling us these story? Because while I'm reading this book I found this part

We don't always control what happens to us. But we always control how we interpret what happens to us, as well as how er respond.

which is what …

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Initial Review: Becoming Steve Jobs

Posted on Mon 18 May 2015 in Review • Tagged with book, reviewLeave a comment

Becomming Steve Jobs book cover

Until now I finished 35% of Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader book, and I don’t find Steve Jobs a successful entrepreneur or even a leader. Apple's first success because of Apple I which is Steve Wozniak idea and engineered by him as well, and Pixar was succeed because of its leader not Steve Jobs, in fact Steve Jobs was the reason for projects like (Apple III, Macintosh, and NeXT workstations) to fail, and was trying to make Pixar the next failure but its leaders keep him away and done what they knew it's right for Pixar. In the nutshell Steve Jobs is bad micromanager that you shouldn't dream to be like him, for me he is a fake leader.
I’ll continue the book to see How did he turn to be the visionary leader after that :)

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Book Review: Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers

Posted on Wed 30 April 2014 in Review • Tagged with book, bookreview, dotNet, powershellLeave a comment

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My academic colleague Sherif Talaat released his second book Windows PowerShell 4.0 for .NET Developers which is filling the gap between .NET Developers and Administration tool like Windows PowerShell, before reading this book I was having small information about PowerShell and I didn’t know it’ll help me in my development tasks. Target audiences of this book are .NET Developers.

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

It’s an introduction chapter with very basic information about PowerShell and the scripting environments.

Chapter 2: Unleashing Your Development Skills with PowerShell

From this chapter things start to get real and you’ll find script to do some job like Create .NET Object, parse and query XML files, create modules, etc..

Chapter 3: PowerShell for Your Daily Administration Tasks

Where things getting more excitement, in this chapter you will learn how to use execute PowerShell cmdlets remotely on other machine, execute your script as workflow, use PowerShell with SQL SERVER and IIS (Internet Information Services), and last but not least manage local users and groups with PowerShell.

Chapter 4: PowerShell and Web Technologies

In this chapter you’ll see that PowerShell can deal with Web Services SOAP or REST …

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