Books

The Surprising Science Behind Greatness, reviewed

By @SimonCocking review of The Art of Performance, The Surprising Science Behind Greatness by Jeroen De Flander. Available to buy here. See more book reviews on Irish Tech News here. Most people believe the road to success is paved with passion, talent, and some luck. That’s a mistake, says Prof. De Flander. In The Art …

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Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin, revised ed 2019 reviewed

By @SimonCocking, review of Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin, the revised paperback edition by David Birch. Money is changing and this book looks at where the technology of money might be taking us in the future. Technology has moved our concept of money from physical things to unseen bits of information. With the arrival of smart …

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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, reviewed

By @SimonCocking review of an interesting and thought provoking book which has been shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Available here. Reviewed below. Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and …

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Looking for your next non-fiction read? Check out these top science books

These six stories of science and discovery are in the running to win ‘the Booker Prize of science writing’. Six writers are in the running for The Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019. The annual award of £25,000 honours popular science books from around the world, all of which are aimed at non-specialist readers. Seen …

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Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World, July 2019, reviewed

By @SimonCocking, latest Blockchain book review, this time of Commercializing Blockchain: Strategic Applications in the Real World, July 2019 by Antony Welfare. Available from Wiley here. See more Irish Tech News book reviews here. The accessible, non-technical guide to applying and benefiting from blockchain technology. Blockchain has grown at an enormous rate in a very …

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Tech sector needs to face up to responsibility and embrace regulation – GeekWire

Microsoft President Brad Smith called on the tech industry to “step up and do more to address the challenges” that technology has created, speaking in an interview for the GeekWire Podcast about his new book, Tools and Weapons, written with Carol Ann Browne. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft President Brad Smith has a light-up …

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