While there is an abundance information you can look up online for free, books are a great way to learn something in a coherent theme. Since I'm multidisciplinary by nature, I read books from various genre. Here is a partial list of books I read, hope some of them will spark an interest for you.
For Men Only
"Even if a woman knows in her head that her husband finds her beautiful, she still needs to hear it." "When things get personal, we need to resist the natural male instinct to run for cover, man the defenses, or--worst of all--reach for the big guns.
For Women Only
My wife asked me to read this book this morning and tell me if it is truth. I picked it up to get the gist of it and an hour and a half later I finished the book. I think it is a good book for couples that have been married for a while to read and discuss.
Startup / Innovation
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
Wow - this is a throbbing 5 star book, I am going to say it's the best book I have ever read. Easy to read, exceptional content regarding Wealth, Happiness and Philosophy and a great gateway to other media including a full chapter dedicated to recommended reading. God bless America.
The Launch Pad
"advice: "In general, don't hide your disasters. We're not going to take the money back." He says this lightly, as if delivering a joke, but it is reassuring for the founders to hear. They laugh, perhaps with a touch of relief."
The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup book. Read 3,479 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable....
The Innovator's Dilemma
"In contrast, investing time and energy in your relationship with your spouse and children typically doesn't offer that same immediate sense of achievement. Kids misbehave every day. It's really not until 20 years down the road that you can put your hands on your hips and say, "I raised a good son or a good daughter."
Good standard small business advice. Notes: Prioritize visually.Make tiny decisions.Do less. One downing not one updoing. Don't be a whore to our customers.build anaudeience Hold meetings at site of problem, not in meeting room. Invite as few as possible. Divide problems and projects into pieces small enough to easily estimate time and effort required.
Zero to One
No, this book, used as guide, is a trap. Read Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup, real stuff there, not entrepreneuriNo, this book, used as guide, is a trap. Read Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup, real stuff there, not entrepreneurial pseudo-philosophy.
The Passionate Programmer
I heard about this book when it was first published, in 2009. Fresh out of university, I was in the beginning of my career as a - very passionate, for the record - software developer. I remember reading The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master and a *lot* of other then-famous programming books, which were very useful then and are still worth reading now.
The Pragmatic Programmer
It's a great book, hands down. I rate it 5/5.It's a great book, hands down. I rate it 5/5. Vatsal Ambastha Having said that, it is not a very advanced book. Much of what it speaks would have become a part of ones' programming common sense if they have been writing code for 5 years or so.
Algorithms to Live By
If I was you, I would look for books that come under the heading of "Computational Thinking". Of course, it depends a bit on what you liked about the If I was you, I would look for books that come under the heading of "Computational Thinking".
Management & Leadership
First, Break All the Rules
Some notes: People don't change. Value talent, not experience. Value outcome, not steps. Cast people for fit, not the rung on the ladder. Focus on strengths, not weaknesses. Happiness at work:1. Do I know what is expected of me at work?2. Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?3.
Interesting insights on how Google works, Googlers make decisions and learn from their wins and losses. A couple things that stood out for me were 1) the willingness to experiment - there are always a number of small experiments running. Without the fear of, we may be stuck with this if it does not work.
If you've never been in a leadership position, this is a valuable read. Even if you have, the lessons here are practical reminders. It's also a good lIf you've never been in a leadership position, this is a valuable read. Even if you have, the lessons here are practical reminders.
"Women need to shift from thinking 'I'm not ready to do that' to thinking 'I want to do that - and I'll learn by doing it.'" This part of the book rea"Women need to shift from thinking 'I'm not ready to do that' to thinking 'I want to do that - and I'll learn by doing it.'" This part of the book really resonated with me, because so many opportunities can be unlocked with a bit of confidence!
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The author of this book does not mean it to be weak or vulnerable in that sense. In this context, he means that all parties drop walls that we put up The author of this book does not mean it to be weak or vulnerable in that sense.
Marketing & Sales
The acclaimed Wall Street Journal and Business Week Bestseller. You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or in...
New Sales. Simplified.
"You can bring tremendous value to your business, your customers, and yourself by becoming proficient at bringing in new business." "We'll identify and select strategic target accounts that give us the best chance of winning. Then we'll invest heavily in building the arsenal of sales weapons needed to successfully carry out the attack against our chosen targets.
The Coaching Habit
Summary: Kicking the advice habit, asking questions well, and using variations of seven key questions can lead to more effective leadership coaching. Over the next few weeks, I will be mixing in reviews of books on coaching, part of some reading I am doing for my own development.
Effective Communication Skills
I did this course as a DVD lecture before about two years ago. I found it outstanding. To review the content, I decided to read the transcript book rather than watch it a second time.I originally bought this lecture because I had taken on some new responsibilities at work.
Never Split the Difference
Never Split the Difference book. Read 5,028 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI...
Chris Anderson actually addresses this question in the book. He too noticed that while every talk was good, they were also too similar, and sometimes Chris Anderson actually addresses this question in the book. He too noticed that while every talk was good, they were also too similar, and sometimes the format was not the best for the speaker.
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
I absolutely love it when non-fiction books don't try to be so heavy in their content, and are able to communicate fascinating material with humour, tact and intelligence, and this book fits the bill to a tee.
Rocket Surgery Made Easy
Kudos for the Companion Book to Don't Make Me Think Rocket Surgery Made Easy is an excellent resource for anyone who facilitates usability testing. Steve Krug outlines all of the steps, from preparation to execution. He covers variations in the process, whether you are leading testing in the same room as the participant or by remote access.
Universal Principles of Design
Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many ...
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People
Reviewed as part of my 100 books challenge: http://jimmylongley.com/blog/books/ Run-on Sentence Summary A list of 100 takeaways from modern psychology relating to how people think, and their implications for design. Impressions This is a short, fun little book filled with lots of cool insights such as "51. Variable Rewards are Powerful", or "74.
The Creative Thinker's Toolkit
4.25 This audiobook published by The Great Courses was a fascinating overview of the research into the field of creativity. The author also gives his listeners many tips, strategies and exercises, which are summarized in a 100+ page PDF that comes with the audiobook.
The War of Art
It's more than worth the price of admission for anyone in a creative field. Clear, inspiring, and short. (Also, inexpensive, which seems remarkably fair in this era.) Yes, roughly half of the book is a little... ethereal, perhaps. More Pressfield's life philosophy and spirituality than anything, and not helpful to me.
A More Beautiful Question
Hi Steve,Hi Steve,Yes. I have been utilizing some of the RQI methods in my high school psychology, history and college peace studies classes. Instead of feedinYes. I have been utilizing some of the RQI methods in my high school psychology, history and college peace studies classes.
if a young person is curious and motivated to learn about space rockets, electric cars, and some related history, then i think someone as young as 11-if a young person is curious and motivated to learn about space rockets, electric cars, and some related history, then i think someone as young as 11-12 might read all or part(s) of this book.
Korrina gave Sally, Crystal and I copies of this book after Christmas, urging us to read it as a little homework to become inspired for 2018. I have never read a business book before because, well, I've never really had the cause.
The Productivity Project
A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet ...
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
No, in my experience so far, the book seems to encourage the reader and participant in this minimalist project to go by his or her own guidance systemNo, in my experience so far, the book seems to encourage the reader and participant in this minimalist project to go by his or her own guidance system and choose which things to keep based on the feelings he or she gets from each object.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
You've answered your own question. I agree with the author that my life is an example of what I did and did not give a fuck about. I, too, decided monYou've answered your own question. I agree with the author that my life is an example of what I did and did not give a fuck about.
Make Your Bed
"It is easy to blame your lot in life on some outside force, to stop trying because you believe fate is against you. It is easy to think that where you were raised, how your parents treated you, or what school you went to is all that determines your future.
As Marissa said in the other answer, this book does have a section on that and it is in a few other places. However, that really isn't the main focus As Marissa said in the other answer, this book does have a section on that and it is in a few other places.