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About the Book

I don’t claim to have any credentials of any sort, nor can I back up anything I say with studies or books. But yet, I think this is something that will be very useful to people, if they read through it and are honest with themselves.

All of us have our ups and downs everyday, and deal with them in our own unique ways. Sometimes we make the right decisions, but other times we don't. Our emotions take over and we're unable to think clearly. That's where this book comes in. I attempt to use all the informal experience I have to help see things from a different angle, narrate a few episodes from my own life and give you something to think about - so YOU can make the best decision for yourself.

So why this book?

1. For starters I love writing the way I do and I love any problem which involves the human mind.

2. For whatever reason, for a very long time now, I’ve been a bouncing board for numerous people. Loads of guys who I’m close to in differing degrees have confided in me for numerous reasons. And I loved listening to people and talking to them, and then writing about my experiences

3. Lastly, maybe someday, this’ll help me if I want to stop being a white-hat hacker and get into psychology :)

So, thank you for reading - I hope you read at least a few of the chapters and find them interesting at the very least. All the best.

About the Author

Arvind Doraiswamy
Arvind Doraiswamy

I'm 34 years old of Indian origin and work as a white-hat hacker in Security Innovation, Seattle. Yes, my job and this book have absolutely nothing in common, if at all you wondered about that. I just love to write and felt that this was an area that I could contribute a lot to in some way. I had the energy to keep going over a period of 4 years, and thankfully - eventually managed to complete this.

My thanks to Peter Bregman whose articles on HBR a long time ago inspired me to write. All the rest is just me writing about my experiences as clearly as I could. I hope whoever reads it benefits a little.

All I ask is that if you like it, you pass it on or recommend it to someone else who might need it, someday, somewhere.

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