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  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-2017

required reading for everyone

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Reviewed: 14-04-2018

a fascinating and accessible explanation of computer science concepts and game theory that is pertinent to modern society

if you are a human being and want to understand decision making past present and future then read this book

  • The Phoenix Project

  • A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win 5th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
  • Narrated by: Chris Ruen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in 90 days, or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of the Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Ruby on 11-06-2015

Fantastic book. great narration

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Reviewed: 11-07-2017

loved the different voices the narrator puts on for each character. must have been hard to swap during the recordings. does this fantastic book a lot of justice.
speaking of which, the story is somewhat artificial but it provides a great stage to learn the lessons of achieving flow in IT