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...

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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. What do you regret most?

A. I regret not quitting school at an earlier age.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I talk a lot.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. With a survey team on the nearest Earth-like planet, or else wandering on the campus of MIT. One of those. Assuming I can teleport back home at will...

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Among people outside my family, that would be Adam Savage, host of Mythbusters

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