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I post a lot of summaries here on this blog. Summaries of other people’s talks, blog posts, whitepapers, reports and books. See

For some, I may even create both an an abridged version (essentially a cut and paste of the most salient parts), and a shorter, more concise summary too.

I’m not trying to take credit for others’ work. I always include links to the originals. It’s simply that I’ve found the best way for me personally to understand something well is to copy, paste, summarize, and sometimes slice, dice and rehash too. In the worst cases I may have bastardized the sources into points the original authors likely never intended.  I hope the authors can forgive me.

I typically only do it for resources I really like. 

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”

― Oscar Wilde