Reading, Learning Shares

Updated: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2023, at 1:27 PM Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Time

Created: Sunday, September 18th, 2022, at 4:45 PM Arizona Time



Author: Dr.9 Mattanaw, Christopher Matthew Cavanaugh, Retired

Interdisciplinarian with Immeasurable Intelligence. Lifetime Member of the High Intelligence Community.6

Former Chief Architect, Adobe Systems

Current President/Advisor, Social Architects and Economists International.



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A living autobiography trending towards completeness would need to include the author’s history of reading and learning. Here you’ll find an increasingly comprehensive list of all the learning experiences of the author, particularly, and initially, reading experiences.

As stated elsewhere, the living autobiography has the intention of providing, as live progresses, more information, and recent postings, regarding each category that relates to the total experience of a person. This page is focused on learning, but clearly, learning events are also related to other experiences and ways of interacting with the world, including productions on the rest of the website. Here are the key categories in the living autobiography which do a good job of covering the ways in which the author would be sharing his experiences:

The author uses this website as his primary way of learning. The site includes his own writings which he finds to be of a quality of greater interest than what is found elsewhere, for his goals and purposes. As he writes he learns, but also, he reads and listens to what he has written. Likewise, his productions on scenic natural experiences, are for use in experiencing higher quality life-moments. Increasingly this website is for replacing media stimulation, with stimulation from his own mind, creations, and experiences.

Creating this list, and revising this list, is expected, and has, stimulated additional reading and desire to learn. My digital library includes digital books which are in progress or are intended to be started soon. This resource provides free books to interested readers, that directly relate to this writing, but also relate to the author’s intended future and present learning experiences. The Bibliography provides references to the author’s writings which the author has learned from and intends to self-reference in writings wherever relevant. The author’s resumé includes his prior education and work history, which culminated in his being a consultant guiding large enterprises globally as a business and digital strategist, and his work as former Chief Architect at Adobe Systems. This information can also be found on his linkedin profile. His brief bio includes some summary information about his education, successes, and background in giftedness and the high intelligence community. His personal form includes his data collections on his own behavior which served to provide needed self-learning and self-help over a period of several years, which is still in usage without taking records today.

More will be added as additional learning experiences are had.

U+2010 Mattanaw

November 28th, 2022, Cairns, Australia.

Reading History

Below is a list of some books I’ve read, to give the reader some understanding of my reading history. This list is not complete, but provides what I’ve shared previously on Facebook to others, and includes those volumes I can easily recall.

It should not be considered an exhaustive list of my readings, and does not include many readings from my successful career in technology. While working, in retrospect, I cannot recall any other colleagues having books on their desks, not to call them out, or to say they did not read! However, my reading was very obvious and open, and I really did depend on technical books to advance my career and would advocate greatly for reading to enable improvement in career growth. It also does not include textbooks I’ve purchased for the many classes I’ve had in my extensive education, that I also read with care and interest, preferring textbooks to instructors. Textbooks are typically written by very knowledgeable teachers from better universities, which is a reason, considering the choices and situations of others, I don’t advocate for attending the very best universities, but those that are most appropriate to conditions and the details about the person. Reading material will come from good instructors, very likely, and if one actually reads it, one has gotten and education partly from other universities.

If you really read a textbook completely from a university professor at Oxford, you have done what that instructors students at Oxford won’t do.

I would read while working out too, which is a cause of being able to complete as many books as I have.

While I’ve read extensively, I would argue that in comparison to what others claim regarding their reading, I have not read that much; however, there is an easy explanation for that. People don’t read as much as they say they do.

I’m an advocate of slow and careful reading, with interaction with works. Going by my own reading rate, and observations of the reading behavior of others (which is absent, at work, at the gym, where I also read, at coffee houses, and pretty much everywhere else I can think of, except maybe in private at home, which is conveniently unobservable), I know that a very small number of books can actually be completed, even with considerable time investment.

I believe since I’ve had so much time observing, that it is pretty certain people have completed very few books, and I’m not any kind of advocate of completion either. I should better say, that I don’t think people’s reading rates and reading behavior really substantiates any claims to quantity of text read and comprehended. I’ll stop reading a book if I’m not satisfying my reading objectives, since books are for me, for learning, and not for having a completion tally, to show off to others. Yet, here, I am showing off a little perhaps, on both completion, since I complete books, but also, total quantity comprehended.

I have also included some works that I’m reading now, slowly and surely, to a stopping point which might include no longer benefiting, if not finishing, which is the norm, but not the only way of stopping.

This list does not contain those works used specifically for developing my career in technology and software architecture, and does not include works read specifically for my college degrees, or all works of great interest for reference.

Author: Mattanaw, Christopher Matthew Cavanaugh

Former Chief Architect, Adobe Systems

Current President/Advisor, Social Architects and Economists International.


Newly in progress, to add the works soon.