Book Notes


Crossing the Chasm. Geoffrey Moore (1991)

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


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)


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)

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)


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)

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

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

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


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