Started reading “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (whoever he is). This item hit my reading list because of a recommendation regarding (believe it or not) BCDR (Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery) discussions in a recent training event.
The “hired gun” was pontificating (and doing very well, I might add) at some BCDR point, when, out came a reference to this book.
I try hard to learn from everything I do; I also admit that I have severe shortcomings in this area - but I work on it. So when this pontificator spouted this BCDR drivel, I wrote down the name of the book, and we moved on. However, by the end of the session, I had added the book to my shopping cart on Amazon.
Two reasons. Numero Uno, Andrew Ehrensing (the hired gun) impressed the hell out of me - if he thought this book was worth reading, maybe there was something to it. Number 2, the guns’ soliloquy made a tremendous amount of sense - I intend to make reference to it the next time I am in front of a customer. Ergo, I needed to at least skim the material so I could nominally refer to it.
Wow. I just finished the prologue. If the rest of this book is as good as the opening, then this is a real gem.
Thank you Andrew!