Archive for the ‘Etc’ Category


2023 was a better year than 2022 for my Goodreads ‘To Read’ list, with 24 books out of an initial 12 book target read. I still have more than 300 books left in the list, so it might be time for a pruning. 2024 is also also going to be the year of revival for […]


2022 was an even busier year than 2021, so a book per month is what I could manage, as expected. Sohaib's bookshelf: 2022 The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity […]


2021 was a busy year, but I managed to read the 52 books that I had planned for 2021. As my new firm – Auxcube – started operations with full force in October, so 2022 looks like a year with twelve books to read. Sohaib's bookshelf: 2021 I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett tagged: […]


I met my reading goal of a book each week this year as well, thanks mainly to Terry Pratchett’s punny Discworld books. I had been putting them off for a couple of decades, so 2020 was the year it had to happen. I also managed to write an actual article after many many years, and […]

Résumé Rejection Reasons – An Illustrated Guide – Part 5 – Parting Tips

Part 5 – Parting Tips A few remaining aspects of résumé creation and submission that did not fit in the previous parts… Do Not Apply Everywhere The ‘Careers’ section of a large firm’s website list dozens of job openings at any given time, as it is hiring perpetually. Do not follow the urge of applying […]