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Claudius Link

Joined 5 months ago

According to my daughter I'm "in love with books".

I read a lot of Nonfiction books related to Cyber Security, Organizational Development, and Software Development in general. I'm interested in the human side of technology.

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commented on Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Shock Doctrine (2008, Penguin) 4 stars

An introduction to "disaster capitalism" argues that the global free market has exploited crises, violence, …

It's such an infuriating read. Again an again neo liberalism patterns are applied leading to pain and suffering and to a few getting richer

It cause #MilitantDecency (referencing #TerryPratchett)

"Thematically speaking, the most important thing Terry Pratchett taught me was the concept of militant decency. The idea that you can look at the world and its flaws and its injustices and its cruelties and get deeply, intensely angry, and that you can turn that into energy for doing the right thing and making the world a better place. He taught me that the anger itself is not the part I should be fighting. Nobody in my life ever said that before."

Six Thinking Hats (Paperback, 2000, Penguin Canada) 3 stars

Used successfully by thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world, Six …

Very repetitive and full of self praise

3 stars

Disclaimer: i read it ages ago

I think the central ideas of the book is good and very useful for working with other people. The 6 thinking hats structures different perspectives and the technique is a good approach to value and utilize different opinions and to channel resistance productively.

That the good stuff. I found the writing style very annoying. The book is full of repeating examples and self praise were Edward de Bono tells again and again how he solved a problem by applying this method.

I remember thing "this book should have been 16 pages not 160" during reading it.

Scarcity (2014, Penguin Books, Limited) 4 stars

An examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and …

An eye opening and thought provoking read

5 stars

I read it done time ago but I'm still thinking about this book.

It describes psychological and economic mechanisms which keep people locked in a poverty cycle. I wasn't aware of that and am guessing a lot of things differently

Highly recommended red

Maurice, der Kater (German language, 2004, Goldmann) 5 stars

Studenten und Gelehrte der Unsichtbaren Universität sollten etwas vorsichtiger mit ihren Abfällen umgehen. Denn natürlich …

Einstieg in die Scheibenwelt von Terry Pratchett für Kinder

5 stars

Ich lese das Buch gerade meiner 9-jährigen Tochter vor und wir habe riesen Spaß. Terry Pratchett adaptiert eine ganze Anzahl von Märchen und fügt seinen Humor und seine Sozialkritik kindgerecht hinzu.

Das einzige Problem ist, dass ich nie aufhören darf vorzulesen :-)

Shock Doctrine (2008, Penguin) 4 stars

An introduction to "disaster capitalism" argues that the global free market has exploited crises, violence, …

Just learned that the US government awarded military contacts as cost+ contact. Meaning the private firms are paid the costs plus a guaranteed profit percentage. 🤯😱🤦🏻‍♂️