Book Notes


Crossing the Chasm. Geoffrey Moore (1991)

✭✭✭ Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike. Phil Knight (2016)

Climate Change

✭✭✩ How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. Bill Gates (2021)

✭✭✩ Sustainable Energy—Without the Hot Air. David MacKay (2008)

✭✭✩ This Changes Everything. Naomi Klein (2014)


Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. Robert C Martin (2008)

Computer Lib/Dream Machines. Ted Nelson (1974, 1987)

Passionate Programmer, The: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development. Chad Fowler (2009)

Test-Driven Development by Example. Kent Beck (2000)

Web Scalability for Startup Engineers. Artur Ejsmont (2015)

Decision Theory

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business. Douglas W Hubbard (2014)

Signal and the Noise, The: The Art and Science of Prediction. Nate Silver (2013)

Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. Philip E Tetlock, Dan Gardner (2015)


Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph. Jan Swafford (2014)

Great Mortality, The. John Kelly (2005)

✭✭✩ Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Yuval Noah Harari (2015)

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything. David Christian (2018)


✭✭✭ Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. John Carreyrou (2018)

✭✭✭ Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made. Jason Reier (2017)

Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs. Ken Kocienda (2018)

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan (2002)

✭✭✭ Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age. Michael A Hiltzik (1999)

Developing Products in Half the Time. Preston G Smith, Donald G Reinertsen (1997)

✭✭✩ Do Lead: Share Your Vision. Inspire Others. Achieve the Impossible. Les McKeown (2014)

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Daniel H Pink (2009)

✭✭✩ Essential Drucker, The. Peter Drucker (2000)

✭✭✭ Failure Is Not an Option. Gene Kranz (2000)

✭✭✭ Five Dysfunctions of a Team, The. Patrick Lencioni (2002)

✭✭✭ Idea Factory, The: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. Jon Gertner (2012)

Innovators, The: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. Walter Isaacson (2014)

Secret of Apollo, The: Systems Management in American and European Space Programs. Stephen B Johnson (2002)

✭✭✭ Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed. Ben Rich, Leo Janos (1994)

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Richard Feynman (1985)

✭✭✭ Turn the Ship Around!: How to Create Leadership at Every Level. L David Marquet (2012)

✭✭✭ Rapid Development. Steve McConnell (1996)


Agile Coaching. Liz Sedley, Rachel Davies (2009)

Agile Estimating and Planning. Mike Cohn (2005)

✭✭✭ Art of Agile Development, The. James Shore (2003)

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process. Kenneth S Rubin (2012)

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. Ron Jeffries (2014)


✭✭✩ How to Lie with Statistics. Darrell Huff (1954)

How to Solve It. George Pólya (1945)

Joy of x, The: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity. Steven Strogatz (2012)

Maths on the Back of an Envelope. Rob Eastaway (2019)


Deep Work. Cal Newport (2016)

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. Scott Adams (2013)

Little Book of Confidence, The. Susan Jeffers (1999)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Carol Dweck (2006)

✭✭✩ Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Susan Cain (2012)

✭✭✩ 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The. Stephen Covey (1989)

Subtle Art of Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, The. Mark Manson (2016)


✭✭✩ Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Robert Sapolsky (2017)

✭✭✩ Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Carl Sagan (1980)

Sleep Solution, The: Why Your Sleep is Broken and how to Fix it. W Chris Winter (2017)

✭✭✩ Sociopath Next Door, The: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us. Martha Stout (2005)

✭✭✩ Why We Sleep. Matthew Walker (2017)


✭✭✩ Letting Go of the Words. Janice Redish (2007)