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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2 Hours Unplugged: Unplug & Reconnect – The Next 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle

2 Hours Unplugged: Unplug & Reconnect – The Next 90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle

Self Help Author Chris Edwards of Napa Valley, does it again, after the success of his “90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle” he returns penning a step by step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your life to reconnect with yourself and others to a more positive life. No matter your stage in life, or when you started, this book will provide an education and tools to help you achieve your goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible

Edwards’s has mentored hundreds of people in his professional career to believe in themselves and live a life of passion and success.

In this book, Edwards’ reveals how the smart-phone and apps suck the life around us making us Zombies without us even realizing it. He refers to the history of the technology, its adoption and crafts a plan with you to take back 2 hours of your life daily to reconnect with yourself and those around you.

In these pages, through plain conversational English and inspiring stories you’ll discover…

  • The story of smart-phone and Apps creation and their impact on us. 276.1 million automobiles are registered and on the roads in the US, with projected smart-phone adoption rates; the number of people owning and using a cell phone will exceed the number of Americans owning cars.
  • Strategies and benefits to unplugging for 2 hours a day and reconnect to yourself and others.
  • The 3 simple steps to reconnecting to yourself and your family.
  • The benefits of “me time”
  • 90 days of affirmations and a plan forward with a support workbook for success to help you master the mindset of positivity and experience the fulfillment in life you deserve.

This book is part 2 in the series that began with “90 Days to a Glass Half Full Lifestyle”; a book of affirmations and stories of individuals that overcame drugs, homelessness and incarceration and found a second chance through gainful employment and self love. This book is part education, part history lesson, part affirmation but all about a path forward to the positive. $6.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Mind Machines (Human++ Book 1)

Free: Mind Machines (Human++ Book 1)
With billions in the bank and my own venture capital firm, I’m living the American dream. My only problem? A car accident that leaves my mother with memory problems.

Brainocytes, a new technology that can transform our brains, could be the answer to all of my problems—but I’m not the only one who sees its potential.

Plunged into a criminal underworld darker than anything I could’ve imagined, my life-saving technology might be the death of me.

My name is Mike Cohen, and this is how I became more than human. Free 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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The Beauty of the Fall

The Beauty of the Fall

Dan Underlight, a divorced, workaholic technology executive, suffers lingering grief over the death of his ten-year-old son, Zack. When Dan’s longtime friend and boss fires Dan from RadioRadio, the company that he helped create, he crashes and isolates himself. Willow, a poet and domestic violence survivor, helps Dan regain his footing. With her support, Dan ventures on a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting Fortune 500 companies to flesh out a software start-up idea. He then recruits three former RadioRadio colleagues and starts Conversationworks, a company he believes will be at the vanguard of social change.
Guided by Dan’s leadership, Conversationworks enjoys some early successes, but its existence is soon threatened on multiple fronts. Will Dan survive the ensuing corporate battles and realize the potential of his company? Or will he be defeated by his enemies and consumed by his grief? $9.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Technical Minds: Fundamentals of Dynamic Team Leadership

Technical Minds: Fundamentals of Dynamic Team Leadership
A direct and user-friendly guide for on-the-move engineers, scientists, and technologists striving to be stronger leaders, better communicators, and experts in bringing out the best in others. In Technical Minds: Leading and Getting the Best Work from Your Technically-Minded Team, engineer and technology executive Ara W. Nazarian delivers a straightforward and highly applicable guide for scientists, engineers, and technologists moving up the corporate ladder and wishing to maximize leadership abilities. Weaving vignettes from real-life experiences, Nazarian inspires and energizes, teaching lessons on communicating effectively, recognizing potential, motivating, and maximizing productivity and employee confidence. Free on Kindle.

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Fractal Standard Time


Can Eden be built on another planet? Several pioneers, explorers, and inventors aim to find out by establishing a permanent colony on Mars. One mathematician stakes his career on the idea and inspires several generations to come. As his vision evolves through his descendents, so does the technology to implement it. With the technology comes an increasing mastery over the environment. In the wrong hands that technology may lead to their ultimate destruction. $0.99 on Kindle.
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