I'd like to say that my interests are pretty broad, but here is a list of areas in which I devote my attention. Just follow the links to find out more.



I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction. But in all honesty, my favourite reads include educational books from which you can learn and apply something in the real world. Other good reads include articles from magazines (IEEE, Popular Science, 2600) and the internet.


  • Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  • Originals: How Non-conformists Move the World by Adam Grant


  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland and J.J. Sutherland
  • The Investment Zoo by Stephen A. Jarislowsky
  • 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
  • Decisions: Making the Right Ones, Right the Wrong Ones by Jim Treliving
  • How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
  • The Little Book of Market Wizards by Jack D. Schwager
  • Moolala Guide to Rockin' Your RRSP by Bruce Sellery
  • The Elements of Investing by Burton G. Malkiel and Charles D. Ellis
  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • Software Architecture Patterns by Mark Richards
  • The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett in His Own Words by David Andrews
  • Team Geek by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman


  • Poor Charlie's Almanack by Charles T. Munger
  • Practical DevOps by Joakim Verona
  • Barbarians by Lauren Southern
  • The Little Book That Makes You Rich by Louis Navellier
  • The Little Book of Market Myths by Kenneth L. Fisher
  • Future Grace by John Piper
  • Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by Geoffrey West
  • Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
  • Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  • 21st Century C: C Tips from the New School by Ben Klemens
  • Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin
  • The Little Book of Economics by Greg Ip and Mohamed El-Erian
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap.. And Others Don't by Jim Collins
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace


  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondon
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  • Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander
  • Habits of Grace by David Mathis
  • C Pocket Reference by Peter Prinz and Ulla Kirch-Prinz
  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip A. Fisher
  • Expert C Programming by Peter van der Linden
  • The Education of a Value Invester by Guy Spier
  • Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


  • The God Who is There by D. A. Carson
  • The Richest Man Who Ever Lived by Steven Scott
  • The Art of Procrastination by John Perry
  • The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
  • The Little Book of Behavioral Investing by James Montier
  • David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Quick Python Book by Naomi R. Ceder
  • King Solomon's Ring by Konrad Lorenz
  • A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller


  • Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl by Jase Robertson
  • Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money by Daniel Lapin
  • Happy, Happy, Happy by Phil Robertson
  • How to Retire the Cheapskate Way by Jeff Yeager
  • Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert Hagstrom
  • Practical C by Steve Oualline
  • What Works on Wall Street, 4th Ed. by James O'Shaughnessy
  • The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton


  • The Last Canadian by William C. Heine
  • PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, & CSS by Robin Nixon
  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  • The Smartest Money Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
  • The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  • The Canadian Real Estate Action Plan by Peter Kinch and Don R. Campbell
  • Investing in Real Estate by Gary W. Eldred


  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  • Struck by Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
  • What's Stopping You? by Bruce R. Barringer and R. Duane Ireland
  • The Strategic Dividend Investor by Daniel Peris
  • Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment by James Montier
  • Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam
  • Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig
  • Embedded C Coding Standard by Michael Barr
  • The C Programming Language by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie
  • Moneyball by Michael Lewis


  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The Little Book that Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • Trump Strategies for Real Estate by George H. Ross
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Forbes Greatest Investing Stories by Richard Phalon
  • Hot Commodities by Jim Rogers
  • The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias
  • The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein
  • The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  • Value Investing for Dummies by Peter J. Sander and Janet Haley


  • The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
  • The Warren Buffet Way by Robert G. Hagstrom
  • The Little Book of Safe Money by Jason Zweig
  • One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch
  • The Little Book That Builds Wealth by Pat Dorsey
  • The Little Book of Value Investing by Christopher H. Browne
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  • Stock Investing for Canadians for Dummies by Andrew Dagys and Paul Mladjenovic
  • Principle-centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey


  • The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • The End of Reason by Ravi K. Zacharias
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Economics for Dummies by Sean Masaki Flynn
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Language of God by Francis S. Collins
  • Reinventing Jesus by J.E. Komoszewski, M.J. Sawyer,
    and D. Wallace
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman


  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Shack by William P. Young
  • Entrepreneurship for Dummies by Kathleen Allen
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman
  • Ajax for Dummies by Steve Holzner
  • The Revolution by Ron Paul
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Apt Pupil by Stephen King

Favourite reads:

  • Bible
  • Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson
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