Favorite Books, Online Resources, and Apps

I read a lot of books and online articles. Every morning I always try to spend about 15 to 30 minutes reading news that might be relevant to my current responsibilities. I tend to look for trends, different perspectives and potential disruptions.

Entrepreneurism, Business and Technology

Pitch Decks

Term Sheets & Valuations – A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets & Valuations

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Startup Valuation

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Cap Tables

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Raising Angel Capital

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Friends and Family Funding

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Founder Equity Splits

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Term Sheets and Preferred Shares

Founder’s Pocket Guide: Convertible Debt

Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules

Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition

Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions

Venture Capital Due Diligence: A Guide to Making Smart Investment Choices and Increasing Your Portfolio Returns

Online OSIT

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t

Getting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business Model

Salesforce.com Secrets of Success: Best Practices for Growth and Profitability (2nd Edition)

The Definitive SaaS Financial Model Template for Startups

Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com

QuickBooks Online For Dummies

Bookkeeping All-In-One For Dummies

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)

The Memory Jogger 2: Tools for Continuous Improvement and Effective Planning

The Software Requirements Memory Jogger: A Pocket Guide to Help Software And Business Teams Develop And Manage Requirements

The Project Management Memory Jogger

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration by Handy, Charles

The Problem Solving Memory Jogger 2nd Edition

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors

OSINT Framework

Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High-Velocity Sales Machine

The Sales Development Playbook: Build Repeatable Pipeline and Accelerate Growth with Inside Sales

Assessment and Control of Software Risks

The Sales Bible, New Edition: The Ultimate Sales Resource

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge (HRBoK)

Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis

Software Cost Estimation with Cocomo II

How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Robert Half on Hiring

Organization Theory and Design 12 Edition

Don’t Do. Delegate!

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge

The BRMP Guide To The BRM Body Of Knowledge

In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions — When It Counts

Investing in Information: The Information Management Body of Knowledge

Enterprise Cybersecurity: How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Management of Information Security

Managing A Programming Project: Processes and People (3rd Edition)

The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)

Time Management for System Administrators: Stop Working Late and Start Working Smart

Mind Tools

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Wait But Why

Ethical Entrepreneurship, Larry O’Brien

Making Technology Happen, Denzil Doyle

Asking Questions – The Art of the Media Interview, Paul McLaughlin

Mastering the 7 Essentials of High-Growth Companies: Effective Lessons to Grow Your Business

Open Source Software – Best of 2017

General News

The Register

Google News

Computer World

PC World




IT World Canada


Beta News

Cybersecurity News

IT Security Guru

Security Weekly

Liquidmatrix Blog

Datagravity Blog

Infosecurity Magazine

CSO Online


Troy Hunt

Last Watchdog


Akamai Blogs

Krebson Security

Naked Security

TAO Security







Hacker News

Misc Books

Alas, Babylon

Earth Abides


The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. Edition

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

The Forever War

Terms of Enlistment

Fail Safe

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II

Last Battle: The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition

Salt: A World History

Battlefield Earth

The Stand

A Richard Rohmer Omnibus

The Hobbit

Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

Bordering on Aggression: Evidence of U S Military Preparations

Damnation Alley

The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, M ined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats

On the Beach

If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life

13 Things that Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

Cities in Flight

The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day

Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (MIT Press)

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Old Man’s War

Adventures in Innovation: Inside the Rise and Fall of Nortel

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment

Colossus The Boxset: Books 1-3

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Canadian History for Dummies

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

The Soul of A New Machine

Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine

Foundation (7 Book Series)

Lucifer’s Hammer


The Ringworld Engineers


The Mote in God’s Eye

The Ringworld Throne


Madness from the Inconstant Moon

Ringworld’s Children

A World Out of Time

Neutron Star

Flatlander: The Collected Tales of Gil “The Arm” Hamilton

Dream park

The Prophet

Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven

The Integral Trees and The Smoke Ring

A Gift From Earth

Movies and TV Shows


TV Shows

SaaS Applications

Salesforce – CRM

Quick Books Online – Book Keeping and Accounting

Freshbooks – Invoicing

G Suite – eMail, Collaboration

WordPress.com – WordPress CMS hosting

HootSuite – Social media automation

Assembla – Source code management

Open Source Applications

SuiteCRM – CRM

RT – Tickets

Xibo – Digital Displays

Metron – SIEM


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