My Self-Development in 2017
My corporate annual review period recently passed, and I was reminded of all the skills developed and completed tasks over the past year, both in and out of work. Sincerely, remembering what I've done over the past year makes me feel good, and really reminds me of how much I enjoy learning.
Although largely focused on reading to learn, I do partake of various streaming video resources via Pluralsight. The courses I've completed this past year:
Multiple courses on management and leadership
Quantitative & AI-related courses, accompanied by work in R, Python, or VBA
Work and Periphery
To avoid repeating myself, here are My Most Popular Posts of 2017
Review: Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life
Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life
John H. Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A thought-provoking introductory exploration to modeling social systems, covering ideas for rule-based agents within a variety of rule-based systems, moving onto evolutionary-like automata and organization of agents to solve problems. Underlying some of the ideas, one could see references to deeper concepts, e.g., nonlinearity, attractors, emergence, and complexity, none of which was explained explicitly. At times, I did find the writing tedious, as some ideas were too obvious to spend time detailing, but overall, a well-written easy to digest text.
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