Luca Bolognese leaves Microsoft

This is my last post on this blog. My new blog is here: http://lucabolognese.wordpress.com/ I accepted a role as Director for Credit Suisse in London. I’m excited by the opportunity to work in the financial industry, a long-standing desire of mine. I’m also excited to write more F# code and to be closer to Italy,…

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Book review: The Halo Effect

When I read “Built to Last”, “In search of excellent” and “Good to great” I immediately thought: “What a bunch of BS!!”. But again, I think that about most business books. The content of these books seemed particularly ludicrous to me. I found both logical inconsistencies and methodological flaws in their process. For example, picking…

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Brief review of "Total Workday Control"

We get plenty of emails in Microsoft. Without a system to manage them you are dead. Or better, your mind plays strange tricks on you making you think that you still have work to do. You need to convince your mind that you are done for the day and to stop bugging you, please. Almost…

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Interesting 10 years retrospective on "The cathedral and the Bazaar"

  Interesting read on what open source has been good for, on the difference between Linux and Wikipedia and on how to best harness the power of crowds. Also a highly positively reviewed new book that formalizes in almost mathematical fashion what diversity is good for (I haven’t read it yet). The classical work on…

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A financial education (my ideas)

When I came to US, I wanted to get an introduction on personal finance. I needed to know what to insure, when, how to buy an house and all this sort of basic things. At the time I read Personal Finance for Dummies. I then discovered that very many US folks don’t know about these…

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Book: “Objects, Components, and Frameworks with UML”, Fedmond F. D`Souza

This is a book about Catalysis, an OO methodology. I read this book some time ago (like years…). It is a quite complex book. If you don’t like methodologists, it will easily put you to sleep. But if you stay awake, it is worth it. It is strange how this book crystallized one concept for…

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Book: “The coming crash in the housing market”, John R. Talbott

My wife and I are planning to move somewhere where you can walk to shops and restaurants. We were thinking about selling or renting our current suburbia home. So, as usual, I picked up a bunch of books from the local library. This is one of them. Amazon reviews are here.   My opinion on the…

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