Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Reading List - 2017

I spend a lot of time commuting. In an attempt to make my commute as productive as possible, I like to read books. I thought it might be useful, for other people out there on the interweb looking for some interesting reads, to share my reading list. So here it is.

  • SmartCuts - Shane Snow
  • The Lean Start-up - Eric Ries
  • Articulating Design Decisions - Tom Greever
  • How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
  • Presence - Amy Cuddy
  • The Like Switch - Jack Schafer
  • Start with Why - Simon Sinek
  • The practice of cloud system administration (DevOps / SRE Practices)
  • Site Reliability Engineering - Heaps of people.
  • The Phoenix Project - Gene Kim and some others.
  • HBR Guide to persuasive presentation - Nancy Duarte

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A little about Me

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My name is Mitch Beaumont and I've been a technology professional since 1999. I began my career working as a desk-side support engineer for a medical devices company in a small town in the middle of England (Ashby De La Zouch). I then joined IBM Global Services where I began specialising in customer projects which were based on and around Citrix technologies. Following a couple of very enjoyable years with IBM I relocated to London to work as a system operations engineer for a large law firm where I responsible for the day to day operations and development of the firms global Citrix infrastructure. In 2006 I was offered a position in Sydney, Australia. Since then I've had the privilege of working for and with a number of companies in various technology roles including as a Solutions Architect and Technical team leader.