Off-Topic: Tech Reads Worth Exploring

Hello, VyOS community members!

Let’s take a break from networking for a moment and dive into the world of books. Share your favorite tech-related books that have inspired you, expanded your knowledge, or simply provided an enjoyable read. Whether it’s a technical manual, a thought-provoking industry analysis, or a captivating memoir, I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Although I hold a degree in Marketing, my fascination with technology has always been present. Currently, I am engrossed in reading “Network Programmability and Automation: Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer” authored by Jason Edelman, Matt Oswalt. This book provides an extensive exploration of the tools, technologies, API’s, SDN, and network automation frameworks.

Feel free to provide a brief overview of the book and explain why you think it’s worth exploring.

Looking forward to discovering your book recommendations!


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It’s not directly tech-related, but “Thinking, Fast and Slow” (Daniel Kahneman) showed me a good many ways to think more effectively, but moreover gave me the habit of metacognition, which is substantially life-changing.

I’d recommend it to almost anyone, but especially those in our field. It’s profoundly useful for team meetings deciding about some course of action, when the motivations at hand are technical or otherwise nuanced.


Hi @igk,

Thank you for sharing your recommendation and insights! I appreciate your suggestion of “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. Great reviews on Amazon! I am ordering the book the now :raised_hands:.

I want to express my gratitude for sharing this recommendation with our community. Personally, I am inspired to delve into it myself, as it seems like a transformative read. Once again, thank you for your thoughtful contribution.

Have a GREAT day!


My pleasure.

I’m keen to hear later how you found it.

You too

Hi @igk!

Here are my thoughts on “Think, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman. It was an eye-opening and thought-provoking read that delves into the fascinating world of human decision-making and cognitive biases.

Kahneman’s exploration of the two systems that drive how we think - the intuitive, fast-thinking system 1 and the deliberate, slow-thinking system 2 - was particularly enlightening. It made me realize how often we rely on our instincts and fall prey to biases without even being aware of it. It made me reevaluate how I approach risk and make decisions in both my personal and professional life.

Overall, it has provided me with a deeper understanding of how our minds work and how we can strive to make better decisions by becoming more aware of our cognitive tendencies.

Once again, thank you for recommending this book!