My name is Mario Sanchez Carrion and this is my personal website. I work as a product manager for a large power tools company. Here's my LinkedIn profile.

While I'm not at work I can usually be found coding, investing, reading non-fiction, watching soccer or traveling.

Coding

I pursue coding and web development as a serious hobby, and it's what I enjoy doing the most when I'm not at work. I've managed to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, ReactJS and NodeJS, among other things, as well as the fundamentals of computer science, the Internet and algorithmic thinking.

For those beginning to learn I highly recommend the CS50 Introduction to Computer Science course from Harvard, which you can now take online for free at edX. Once you learn the basics, the Mozilla Developer Network is a great go-to resource for reference.

These are some projects I've completed:

Simple To Do List with ReactJS

eCommerce App with Flask and SQLite

Micro Blog Front End with ReactJS

Image Gallery with AJAX

Circular Progress Bar

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For info of the tools I'm using for web development go here. If you want to get an overview of how this site is made go here. If you're up to it, you can check out the site's source code. In the spirit of sharing, please feel free to use any part of the code or style sheet (just add your own content).

Investing

Personal finance and investing is another of my big areas of interest. I try to follow the value investing route, as advocated by Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. I like to focus on mid-to-large cap dividend-paying stocks of companies with great brands, and try to buy at market dips. I also like to invest in real estate. I'm sure there are more exciting ways to invest, but the conservative approach works for me and matches my personality and risk profile.

Regarding investment books I usually recommend those that focus on fundamentals and mental models, rather than tactics and fads. A few good ones are:

The Millionnaire Next Door

Rich Dad Poor Dad

The Intelligent Investor

The Compound Effect

Principles

Other than books, Warren Buffett's Letters to Berkshire Shareholders are also a classic and a must-read.

Finally, I recently came across Naval Ravikant's epic post How To Get Rich (available also in audio format via the same link). Also highly recommended.

Reading

I sometimes post highlights of books I read. You can find them here. These notes are just passages that resonated with me, not a book summary or review.

I got this idea from Derek Sivers. He has read hundreds of books and posted highlights of each of them. The articles on his blog are great too.

Travel

I've had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world either for work or for pleasure. These are some pictures of places I've been. You can find more at my Flickr page.

Contact

My presence on social media is almost non-existent. This article explains the reasoning behind that decision better than I ever could. My preferred way of communicating is through email.

Email:  mario (at) mariosanchez (dot) org

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