Free: Foot in the Door: My Self-Taught Journey Becoming a Software Engineer

Free: Foot in the Door: My Self-Taught Journey Becoming a Software Engineer
Want to break into the tech industry? Don’t have a computer science degree? About four years ago I was in your very shoes. I graduated college with an art degree and quickly realized that “professional artist” was not going to be a viable career path. Design seemed like a possible alternative, but I also found I did not enjoy working directly with clients.

What I did know was that I loved games ever since I was a little girl and I loved to build things and show them off. I applied to some entry level software developer positions, but nobody called me back. I knew I needed more training, a portfolio, connections, something more.

In this book you will learn how to adopt the programmers mindset to tackle difficult coding challenges, strategies to help figure out the best coding resources for you, what kinds of problems you are likely to face at different stages of your journey, and how to calibrate your bullshit detector to avoid abusive managers. You will also learn ways to solidify your knowledge by teaching and mentoring others, coping with imposter syndrome and transition anxiety, and options for learning to code with limited time at your disposal. Free on Kindle.

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Free: Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Free: Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Father, Blogger, U.S.Navy Veteran, and 20-year IT Professional Dean Cantave shares a very personal story on how he separated from the U.S. Military in 2006 and entered into civilian life to build his Information Technology career. He shares the strategy, the mindset, and the action plan that he used to go from $15 an hour to a 6-figure salary in Information Technology by the age of 35. Free on Kindle.

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Protecting Yourself In Our Advancing Cyber World

Protecting Yourself In Our Advancing Cyber World

This book is intended to help the average person bridge the knowledge gap and address the wide array of risks that many of us face in today’s world of complex and emerging technology; especially as we are often forced to integrate that technology into our daily lives more rapidly than we can gain sufficient competence to understand, utilize and control it.

Included is a comprehensive description of the various types of cyber threats and protective measures, along with case studies, an online self-evaluation, and over 200 link references for further study. $1.99 on Kindle.

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Free: HyperTurnaround!: Transforming a Tech Company on the Brink of Collapse into a World Class Global Leader

Free: HyperTurnaround!: Transforming a Tech Company on the Brink of Collapse into a World Class Global Leader
This book provides a rare insight into how you can rapidly turnaround a tech company on the brink of oblivion and then turn defense into attack by changing its growth trajectory from a death spiral to exponential global growth culminating in a takeover by a tech giant.

This book’s lessons are particularly important and relevant for anyone with a tech company that is failing or struggling to scale globally. It will illustrate what is real and achievable at a grassroots level, for tech entrepreneurs in particular. Not everyone is a behemoth like Facebook or Google or aspires to be. For every one of those, there are 10,000 tech companies that die or fail to scale. This book illustrates how you can fix and scale up a tech company at pace and achieve great success in the process.

The lessons from this book are applicable for any business that needs to be urgently turned around and /or has an ambition to scale up fast globally. Free on Kindle.

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