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A Field Guide to Lies

This book is akin to calling bullshit, where it goes through all the ways people fool themselves and others. The book might make you too aware and skeptical of everything.


I am a Data Scientist in my 30s, working mainly with programming and machine learning. I have worked primarily on private business.

AI Strategy

AI strategy is about having a clear view of how to enable the organization to utilize AI capabilities. An AI strategy should encompass the following subsets of strategies.


This book is about the lack of knowledge and the dangers of trying to be "too" scientific. It goes into the different aspects of human nature that is difficult to explain.


Here I write about career and about how to better oneself in one's career.

Churn Analysis

- The churn rate measures a company's loss of subscribers for a given period of time.


Here, I write about communication and the topics around it. Communication is one of the most essential skills to have, and even though I struggle a lot with this, I want to improve considerably and become a skilled communicator.

Confident Learning

As you can see from the above image, confident learning is about estimating the likelyhood of the data being labeled correctly based upon the confidence of the model. If the model confidence is above the threshold confidence (The Tj parameter, tdog, tfox tcow) and if the confidence of the model prediction is higher than the threshold but the label is different, then we predict a wrong label


Penetration testing is essentially simulating attacks and investigating the consequences of said attacks. The end goal is not to get hacked.

Data Engineering with dbt

This is a book about data engineering, with a sprinkle of dbt as well. What it is not is a book on dbt, it most definitely is a book on data engineering. It contains data engineering knowledge and ways of working.

Data Science Project Start-Up Phase

The start-up phase of a data science project is, for me, one of the most exciting parts of the project, but it is also one of the most unclear phases. To have a fighting chance of making it to production, there are several factors that are extremely important and need to be addressed.

Data Science the Hard Parts

This book dives into the difficult aspects of data science. The difficult aspects are business value proposition, communication and measuring impact. These topics are discussed and methods for doing this the right way are presented.

Data Strategy

This book is about strategy, and data is the context in which strategy is discussed. There are some things like the McKinsey data maturity model that are discussed, but the main jist is the strategy. ‘Change is inevitable. … Change is constant.’ This is an important aspect of this entire book.


dbt is an open-source command-line tool that enables data transformation and modeling in a structured and efficient manner. It allows data engineers and analysts to define and manage the data transformation pipeline using SQL queries. With dbt, you can write modular and reusable SQL code, called "models," which define the transformations required to convert raw data into structured and analysis-ready data. These models can be organized, tested, and documented within the dbt framework. dbt leverages the power of SQL and provides a layer of abstraction on top of the data warehouse, making it easier to develop, test, and maintain complex data transformations. It promotes best practices such as version control, testing, and documentation, enabling collaborative and maintainable data modeling workflows. dbt integrates with various data warehouses and can be used in conjunction with other data tools and orchestration platforms to create a robust and reliable data pipeline.


In order to make better decisions, I try to structure and stabilize the process for making big decisions. I define a big decision as a decision that will affect you every day of your life for no shorter than 3 months or for a large duration of time every year (Every weekend for the rest of the year for example). This means that things such as accepting a job offer and moving in with your spouse to a new place are categorized as big decisions.


I "lived", aka commuted to Copenhagen for some time in 2024. It is quite possibly my favourite city in the world. It is the big brother of my hometown, Oslo, which also makes it better.

Discover and Sharing

I try to expand my musical horizon as much as possible. So that I can have music for all my moods and situations. Most of all, the music I discover is either through Spotify or YouTube, but sometimes I think that the best experiences are going to a festival or concert and getting introduced to new artists.


Here, I write a little about different types of drinks, non-alcoholic or alcoholic. I try to keep it simple and stupid, as most of my knowledge on this is to that level.


I think duck is one of the better ways of making haute cuisine food. And I very much prefer the french way of cooking duck.


I received my Master of Science in Hydrodynamics in 2019. I studied at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I studied at the Faculty of Marine Technology. I mainly studied computational numerical mathematics, most of which was in a field called Computational Fluid Dynamics. I loved this field partly because I loved working on technical problems and because it was so hard.


Evaluation is one of the most important aspects of machine learning development. It is the craft of understanding the model and how it works.


I like Fastapi as a backend service. It is very easy to learn and it is good when designing apis.

Feature Engineering for Machine Learning

This book is about how to make features for machine learning models and implement them into models. The book goes into natural language text, tabular data, and image data. It contains discussions about how to implement good engineering practices in feature engineering.


This book is about the history of mankind as a function of finance and economics. It was a good and interesting book.

French Cuisine

My personal favorite in French cuisine is the honey-glazed duck, the Boef Bourguignon.

Fundamentals of Data Engineering

This book covers the fundamentals of data engineering and how to solve problems. of data engineering without going to much into detail of the programming. It introduces concepts such as data warehouse and Kafka and data pipelines and ETL.

Getting Started with Streamlit for Data Science

This book gives a nice introduction to a module for Python that has grown out of proportion, meant in a good way. It gives a brief overview of the capabilities of the application as well as how the simplicity of the application leads itself to being a powerful tool for both newbies and experiecned data scientists.


Git was developed by Linus Torvalds, who also developed the operating system Linux. He jokingly said he named both tools after himself. Git was made because making changes and collaborating on Linux had become too challenging and a new way of doing version control was needed.

Good Strategy Bad Strategy

This book is about embracing the core of what a strategy is. It differentiates between strategy and wishful thinking, masquerading as strategy. It defines what a good strategy is with examples.


Habits are what you do automatically when a cue is triggered. There are two books on habit that I recommend. One is Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg, and another is Atomic Habits by James Clear. Both of those books are a good starting point.


Health is important, and fortunately, I have been relatively free from sickness and health problems, both mentally and physically.


Here, I try to write down some thoughts regarding history and share things and thoughts that I think are interesting from a historical perspective.

Homage to Catalonia

Orwell writes about the Spanish Civil War and occasionally touches on the fascists. He writes about the fractions that the government was more interested in fighting amongst themselves than the enemy. And with some indignation, tells on how lies travel half the world before the truth gets its shoes on.


I like to have an orderly home but with a soul. A home is a reflection of who you are and the experiences you have had.

How Big Things Get Done

This book explores how big projects succeed or fail and the underlying causes. Big things fail, and when they fail, they usually fail catastrophically. The book identifies the causes and explains how to fix them.


- Bureaucracy is like Pornography, it's hard to find anyone than won't pretend to be offended by it but there's a lot of it around."

I Moved Your Cheese

This book is a fairy tale about mice and labyrinths. The characters of Max, Big, and Zed are musing on the fact that the mice are all in the maze and looking for cheese when there is no one asking why the cheese is always being moved around.

Interpretable AI

Machine learning models are only as interpretable as their features. Interpretable features are those that are meaningful to users. This means that the features used in the model should be easily understood and relevant to the problem at hand. The interpretability of a model is crucial as it allows users to understand the reasoning behind the predictions made by the model.


To me, Milano is a city that is too big. If you go there, there are some cool things i recommned.

Job Searching

The interview is about practice; if you want to get good at interviewing, you must practice. Interviewing is 90 % practice.

Machine Learning Design Patterns

This book is about machine learning design patterns and discussions around those—concepts in machine learning for this. And therefore, it is a good reminder of the concepts and core tenants of machine learning.

Machine Learning Engineering

This book is about the practical implementation of machine learning models. It goes through why machine learning should be used, how to implement it, and how to execute in all phasers of the machine learning life-cycle.

Machine Learning Engineering with MLflow

Introduction to ML flow package and how to use it. It is basically an advanded user guide to help with understanding and applying MLFlow for machine learning projects.


Here, I write about my management learnings, both good and bad. I have been quite fortunate to work with great managers, and this has inspired me to incorporate a lot of their wisdom into the way I work.

Managing Humans

A nice little book about management from an IT manager's perspective. It is easy to read. It contains a lot of nuggets from a long career and helpful perspectives.

Material World

This book covers some of the most important materials in today's world. It covers the extraction, refinement, and use and explains why the material is important and its challenges. It is also, by extension, a book about the modern world.

Moral Mazes

This book analyses corporate culture from a sociological perspective and how organizations act. It is an interesting aspect of the corporate culture and how it behaves. As a bonus, there is a shitton of funny anecdotes.

Never Split the Difference

This book is about negotiating and the human aspect of negotiating. It recounts stories of hostage negotiating and other experiences less threatening and tells how this helps you become a better negotiator.


Obsidian is where I store my knowledge. I use it as a tool for writing, for storing information and knowledge, and for remembering. The main point of using obsidian is that it is living on your personal computer, can be treated as a good tool for writing quickly and also can be integrated with a lot of different tools, which probably is a huge advantage.

On Food and Cooking

One of the most comprehensive and scientific books on cooking available. All the foods and their origins, their etymology and their scientific composition, are discussed. A stunningly through work, it gives the reader a lot of knowledge on the subject of food.


In the other section, I want to write about stuff that is not necessarily directly related to me as a person but more stuff I can relate to but does not have a good place to live in the garden.


Here I write about good pasta dishes I have experimented with and my experiences and learnings related to pasta making.


This book addresses the elephant in the software room, that people, not tech, are the obstacle. Tech is just there to be applied; solving the problem requires a lot of people and knowledge to go the right way. It also addresses how to solve this problem for humans.


My Knowledge Wiki contains most of my knowledge (From 2023 onwards mainly). I gather all information I find interesting and my learnings in this wiki. The goal is to create a digital garden for my thoughts and share as many of the things I find interesting as possible. The goal is to have a comprehensive library for my thoughts and experiences to share with the world and look back on.

Personal MBA

A book with small but interesting stories and lessons. It is meant to concretize a master in business and administration into a single magnum opus. Its lessons are short but interesting.


Here I write about places I have visited, what I liked and other things.

Practical MLOps

This book is a no-nonsense book about practical MLOps and how you should approach it to solve business problems. The book takes an even more hardline approach to automation and focuses on the concept of Kaizen ML, where continuous improvement and striving to make the feedback loop even shorter and the process more and more seamless.

Practical Recommendation Systems

This book is an easy and good introduction to recommendation systems. It is meant to introduce the concept of recommendation systems and, from there, give concepts and methods on how to make them. This book is about usage rather than the theoretical background.

Practical Vim

This book is a practical introduction to VIM. It contains an introduction to Vim and help with the different modes and how to set it up properly.

Python Testing with Pytest

This book dive into all aspects of python test module Pytest. It describes using tests, patching, and fixture as well as advanced topics such as automatic testing, etc.

Python Tricks

This book is just a lot of neet tricks to use in python. It contains knowledge about structures in python, wrappers to use, and a lot of lot more. Nice for a developer with some python knowledge.

Recipes to try

- Carne Asada Looks like a good way to expand Mexican cuisine.


Learning Rust Journey

Sapporo and Niseko

Sapporo is a city in Hokkaido Japan. It is very far north, and it is cold there. It is also an excellent place to go skiing. Sapporo is quite a big City, Niseko is more of a village with skiing slopes and some large resorts nearby.

Seeing Like a State

This book is an investigation into the world of high modernism and an analysis of the consequences of high modernism.

Serengeti Rules

One of my favorite books I read in 2021; it is a nice book with good and interesting points and is kind of tied to systems thinking. It is about trophic cascades as well as other things.


Snowflake is a company providing a data warehouse.


Correlation: Any association between two random variables. Correlations are symmetric.

Stuff Matters

A book about a lot of stuff. It is a book about the stuff we make use of. It consists of a lot of information about everything we use in our daily lives.

Survival of the Savvy

This book is about navigating the corporate world of politics and still remaining a high-integrity individual. It contains guides on how to understand the world of corporate politics and not becomming a pawn. It contains realistic scenarios and is


This book is about systems, why they exist, and the rules that govern them. The book dives into the fundamentals of human-made systems and pokes fun at the tribulations of complicated systems and how humans often fail to comprehend the systems.


Systems are what we have around us, and instead of focusing on the thing itself, is about how things interact with other things. I got introduced to thinking in systems from the book Thinking in Systems and I have tried to explore those topics more in detail later.


Here i list the talks I have heard or found intersting. It contains some of the cool and intersting talks that I hear. Some might be interesting.

The Brothers Karamazov

It is a book that involves morality, love, and spirituality. It is a crime story with the morals of the characters being put on trial.

The Capitalist Manifesto

This book is a homage to the progress that capitalism has brought. It is an interesting comparison to the doom and gloom books. It is a book about the fantastic increase in wealth and prosperity that capitalism has brought.

The Evolution of Everything

THis book is about the growth of the world, and argues that the human society grows evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. It is filled with tidbits related to this theory.

The Fifth Discipline

This book is about apporaching the difficulties of organizations and businesses using system thinking. It goes through the issues at hand, and how some problems are related to the system in itself rather than people. The goal is to create organizations that learn to work in this context.

The Garden

Welcome to my Digital Garden. Here, I try to gather my personal knowledge and share it in the best way I know how. This not only helps me learn while working but is also a helpful place for me to gain knowledge and insights, as well as constantly review what I have done to improve each section. The garden might grow new branches, but adding more is not necessarily what I would like to accomplish, I would also like to prune and grow the branches I have. The growth, like in nature should be organic.

The Job Closer

This book is about CVs, resumes, interviews, and negotiating. It is sharp, to the point, and concise. It is focused on the science of job application and skips the fluff.

The Manager's Path

This book is for technical people who aspire to become great leaders. Camille goes through her experiences and discusses what is required of you at each step of the ladder to management. She discusses how to act as a technical manager, how to interact with people and direct reports and identify issues.

The Trusted Advisor

This book is about consulting. The book highlights that a consultant is not a seller, but rather an advisor who should be a trusted part of a company. The tools and ways for a consultant to gain this trust are discussed in this book.


Here, I write about ways of thinking about the world and the whys and hows. I am fascinated by how we as a species behave and act and how we can improve as a species.


Here I would like to write a bit about my travels and experiences from traveling that helped me on my journeys.

Turn the Ship Around

This book is about the leadership-leadership principle, where leaders are encouraged to enable other leaders below them in the hierarchy to evolve and take ownership. This book contains the implementation of the leader-leader principle onboard a nuclear submarine and how it went.


It is a book about learning, based a little bit on the Deep Work and the Atomic Habits style of book. IT is about learning effectively and fast.

Understanding Michael Porter

This book is a condensed and high-level walkthrough of the works of Michael Porter the strategist. It goes through the five forces, how to understand business and companies. It shows how to understand the business and its advantages and disadvantages.


I made a static web page to share my thoughts and the knowledge I have acquired. I wanted a place to share what I had learned with the wider world. Secondly, it was more of a learning experience creating and maintaining the web page over time.

Why Orwell Matters

Hitchens calmly and effectively demolishes the right, the left, and all others who have taken Orwell's name in vain. He delves into the absurd scenarios in 1984 and Animal Farm and highlights the same exact scenarios from real-life scenarios. Imperialism, Fascism, and Communism, the great calamities of the 19th century, are shown through the lens of Orwell, and also how he always lands on the right side of history.