Posts by Christopher Tso

A Short Story on "The Career Mystery"

You often find that to motivate people to take action, you need to tell a short and engaging story. Transforming experiences and knowledge into a story forces you to be succinct. It’s not a dissertation that explores every possible interpretation of the same facts and every insignificant detail to ensure factual accuracy. You’ll need to…

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Thoughts on Inheriting a Financial Model

I see financial modeling as a subset of software development, so software development principles also apply to financial modeling. Here are some quotes that reflects this perspective: The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids…

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Choice of Software Development Tools

There are 2 quotes that resonate well with me. There are more useful systems developed in languages deemed awful than in languages praised for being beautiful–many more. –Bjarne Stroustrup Remember how quickly our field [computer science] changes. That’s why you want to focus on learning things that don’t change: how to work well with other…

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