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Book Review: Soft Skills, The Software Developer's Life Manual

So I finished my first book of the year called Soft Skills, The Software Developer's Life Manual!  I talked about this book in an earlier blog entry and the rest of the book did not disappoint!

I would highly recommend Soft Skills as it gives great insight on how the author, John Sonmez, lived his life and how he became successful.  But he also points out that everyone's path might be a little different on how or when they become successful.

Since reading John's book I've started my own blog, I've gotten several recommendations on other books to read, I've started using Kanban flow and the pomodoro technique (staying more focused on tasks at work), I've learned some insight on real estate, and also a few things about nutrition!  Yes, John covers all the aspects of life and it's a great read!

The book has also convinced me that I've got a great skill because software development is not easy!  I'm starting to learn other code faster, as the book gives tips on what to learn first, then later.  And it's helped me stay focused on my goals!

So, the next book I'm reading is called The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz.  It's a book about how finding success is not only possible but simple.  I'll let you know how it is in a few months!


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