Erkin Ünlü

Software Engineer

Date Read: May 31, 2021
Score: 8/10
This book is an epitome for busting the world changing/saving entrepreneur myth, which I am really glad to see it busted to be honest. Story in a nutshell The story is about an entrepreneur raising enormous sums of capital for inventing two different…
Date Read: May 09, 2021
Score: 9/10
First of all the book is much better than the movie, but it will help if you've seen the movie beforehand. This is basically an essential reading for "How the world actually works" series. Vice Joint stock companies meet Investment banking Author…
Date Read: April 12, 2021
Score: 8/10
Yanis Varoufakis tries to depict an alternative reality where the crisis of 2008 was actually used to bring structural change to the world and persuades us that a world without rampant capitalism (but still with markets) is possible and maybe much…
Date Read: March 14, 2021
Score: 8/10
Another eye opener - but for kind of worse this time. Before reading the book I was a firm believer in meritocracy, now I think we're doomed a bit for the short term. First, a quote from the author Michael Sandel: The tyranny of merit arises from…
Date Read: February 06, 2021
Score: 6/10
I really wanted to like this book, and to be fair, the book's predecessor The Phoenix Project was kind of ground breaking in the sense that when it was first published, DevOps movement was still in its early days. It talked about concepts like Three…
Date Read: October 18, 2020
Score: 9/10
This book was given to me as a gift last year. Despite its gorgeous red cover, I postponed my reading of the book until a week ago. And I really wish that I had read it last year, I could have changed my perspective a year earlier. Introduction The…
Date Read: September 19, 2020
Score: 6/10
First of all, these are not lessons at all, just views of a mixed dystopian future ahead of us. And the most important thing is, these are authors estimations about our future. Let me tell you one thing that Harari does not tell directly, humans are…
Date Read: September 13, 2020
Score: 10/10
My biggest take from the book is, although Britain advertises itself as a bastion of liberalism and democracy, where racism barely exists and a multicultural way of living is the status quo, an empire that spread this enlightenment and democracy…
Date Read: July 31, 2020
Score: 8/10
An autobiography from a delicate, kind, ever dreaming visionary and literature man of old and new Europe. For truly I have been detached, as rarely anyone has in the past, from all roots and from the very earth which nurtures them. I was born in 188…
Date Read: July 13, 2020
Score: 6/10
Being Highly Sensitive I started reading this book because as I grow older I discovered that I was becoming more sensitive to stimuli. The most basic example I can give is that I was much more sensitive to high volume sounds. I cannot stand any kind…
Date Read: June 28, 2020
Score: 8/10
8 out of 10 this time around. I had read the original book around 8-9 years ago. To be honest, it probably defined the engineer I am now, back then. I was kind of devastated with my first two professional experiences back in Turkey where there were…