What books have you been reading lately?  Anything to further your career?

Here are a few that are in my queue..

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  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Gain-Disorder-ebook/dp/B0083DJWGO%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dinvestipendin-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB0083DJWGO" target="new" class="product-title title">Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder</a>

  <div class="product-author author">By Nassim Nicholas Taleb</div>


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  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Windows-Debugging-Mario-Hewardt/dp/0321374460%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dinvestipendin-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0321374460" target="new" class="product-title title">Advanced Windows Debugging</a>

  <div class="product-author author">By Mario Hewardt, Daniel Pravat</div>


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  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Obvious-Questions-Game-Changing-Innovation/dp/1401324460%3FSubscriptionId%3D0ENGV10E9K9QDNSJ5C82%26tag%3Dinvestipendin-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1401324460" target="new" class="product-title title">Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation</a>

  <div class="product-author author">By Phil McKinney</div>


Or Listening To

Reading isn’t the easiest way for everyone to learn, so are there any podcasts or lectures or audio books that you are using to further your education?

A few of my favorite podcasts are…

Or Watching

Maybe audio isn’t your preferred medium.  Do you have a PluralSight subscription?  Maybe watch videos from the Khan Academy or Ted Talks?  How about the DevOpsDays recordings on Vimeo?

Or Working Through

Do you prefer to get hands on?  There are tons of opportunities outside of what you can do in a home lab.  You’ve got the Technet Virtual Labs and just about any cloud service has a trial period and running a vm for a short time is pretty cheap once you pass that..

As My Old High School Calculus Teacher Used to Say..

If you don’t know what to do, DO SOMETHING!

There are free or low cost options in all these spaces.  You need to make time to do this stuff if you want to maintain (not even necessarily advance) your career.  

Don’t be left behind.