James Marcus Bach

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James Bach is an expert in the field of computer software testing who has taught critical thinking and software testing to rocket and nuclear scientists at such places as the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He lives in Eastsound, Washington with his wife and son.

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This unique and insightful book challenges our prevailing and often fallacious attitudes about schooling. In today’s volatile job market, ideas are more important than training, innovation is more important than credentials; traditional schooling may no longer be necessary or even useful. The ability to educate oneself—to learn how to learn—is crucial. In Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar, James Bach demonstrates how to nurture one’s natural curiosities and passions through...


Computer Scientist James Marcus Bach on Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar

James Bach's smart and empowering guide to self-education, which shows how leading a life in pursuit of passion can lead to fulfillment and success.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Testers Light The Way

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Lawrence of Arabia. He was an intellectual and a warrior, both.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Winston Churchill "Mr. Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, you're going to regret building battleships that depend on fuel oil from the Middle East. Also, can I talk to you about something we in the future call 'global warming'?"

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Cool!

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Spaghetti

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