My Bookshelf

I enjoy reading. Check out the list - mostly English lang.

Product / Design

Escaping the Build Trap

Escaping the Build Trap

Melissa Perri

Practical advice thru engaging storytelling. By far the most actionable write up on product management I’ve read.
Gamestorming

Gamestorming

Dave Gray

Rich reference of patterns in the age of discovery. Highly recommended.
Beyond the prototype

Beyond the prototype

Douglas Ferguson

A bit too shallow. Never goes beyond the theoretical.
Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

John Doerr

Nothing to write home about, although still worth reading. Collection of case studies; some better articulated than others.
Product Roadmaps Relaunched

Product Roadmaps Relaunched

C.T. Lombardo, B. McCarthy, E. Ryan, M. Connors

Concise and structured. Emphasis on outcome-focused roadmaps.
Information Graphics

Information Graphics

Sandra Rendgen

Well-printed inspirational collection of infographics w/ stories in three languages.
Product Leadership

Product Leadership

R. Banfield, M. Eriksson, N. Walkingshaw

Time not well spent. Authors tend to overstate the obvious.
The Art of Design Thinking

The Art of Design Thinking

Jose Betancur

Subject matter is covered in an easy to read and practical manner. Short and sweet - 67p.
The Big Book of Dashboards

The Big Book of Dashboards

S. Wexler, J. Shaffer, A. Cotgreave

A must-read for data visualization practitioners.
The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

Don Norman

Excellent book. Much to explore in human behaviors, although the writing style may not connect well w/ all audiences.

Software Engineering

Algorithms to Live By

Algorithms to Live By

Brian Christian

Currently reading.
Decoupled Drupal in Practice

Decoupled Drupal in Practice

Preston So

Well laid out and comprehensive material w/ quality examples.
Fullstack D3 and Data Visualization

Fullstack D3 and Data Visualization

Amelia Wattenberger

Excellent D3 and data viz resource. One of the best technical books I've read.
The Road to GraphQL

The Road to GraphQL

Robin Wieruch

Good writing w/ practical demonstrations.
Relevant Search

Relevant Search

Doug Turnbull, John Berryman

Not as in-depth technically as I had hoped. A good refresher nonetheless.
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web

Peter Morville, Louis Rosenfeld

Hot and cold throughout this book. Authors fell short in following their own principles while assembling.
PHP: The 'Right' Way

PHP: The 'Right' Way

Phil Sturgeon, Josh Lockhart

A must-read for any PHP engineer.
Don’t Make Me Think

Don’t Make Me Think

Steve Krug

Practical, entertaining. Read the 2nd revision some time ago. The 3rd is likely more relevant to the times.
Hacking: The Art of Exploitation

Hacking: The Art of Exploitation

Jon Erikson

Well written. Comprehensive. Gets you thinking.
The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

The Unwritten Laws of Engineering

W.J. King

Time-tested advice to follow no matter the stage of your career. Not Engineering-specific.
The Pragmatic Programmer

The Pragmatic Programmer

Andy Hunt, Dave Thomas

A popular classic. Well worth the time to read.
PHP 5 Unleashed

PHP 5 Unleashed

Josh Coggeshell

A valued resource from my college days.

Business / Leadership / Psychology

Liminal Thinking

Liminal Thinking

Dave Gray

Reading soon.
The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures

The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures

Henri Lipmanowicz, Keith McCandless

Currently reading.
I Hear You

I Hear You

Michael Sorensen

Such a simple concept, yet often goes unmet. Enjoyed this easy read.
Turn the Ship Around!

Turn the Ship Around!

L. David Marquet

Achieve excellence. Empower those around you. Communicate early and often. Focus on outcomes rather than process. Incredibly engaging and insightful read.
Growth IQ

Growth IQ

Tiffany Bova

Not the most entertaining style, but full of case studies. Insightful and well conceptualized.
Radical Candor

Radical Candor

Kim Scott

Candor prevents miscommunications. Lots of takeaways from this book. Podcast is also great.
The Long Distance Leader

The Long Distance Leader

Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel

Common sense reminders. Good advice throughout.
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan B Peterson

Wicked smart. A provocative journey in challenging, or even discovering, your belief system.
Manage Your Day-to-Day

Manage Your Day-to-Day

Jocelyn K. Glei

Rather shallow. Those who have their act together, at least partially, won’t get much out of this book.
The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene

Adversarial and suddenly overpopular. The basis for immoral behavior in the 21st century.
Lead with a Story

Lead with a Story

Paul Smith

Full of examples and memorable stories that can be easily borrowed for your own inspirational message.
Start With Why

Start With Why

Simon Sinek

True: Success hinges upon a clearly articulated vision. Simon’s TED talk makes the book to be of less value, however.
Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep

Matthew Walker

An easy read formulated on decades of research. I sleep well.
The Coaching Habit

The Coaching Habit

Michael Bungay Stanier

Easy to digest. Provides a good framework for asking meaningful questions.
Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations

Patterson | Granny | McMillan | Switzler

Good concepts, but a bit watered down.

Fiction / Non-Fiction / Other

Metaphors be with you

Metaphors be with you

Dr. Mardy Grothe

An extensive catalogue of quotations w/ a bit too much academic theory upfront. Informative, but dry.
Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

J. E. Gordon

An entertaining read about the art of science.
A Treasury of American Folklore

A Treasury of American Folklore

B.A. Botkin

An incredible collection of short stories for fireside reading.
Code Girls

Code Girls

Liza Mundy

A fascinating story about women code breakers during WWII.
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1: Frontier Stories

The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 1: Frontier Stories

Louis L'Amour

Easy to read stories. Good to pick up when I need a brain reset.
Some Remarks

Some Remarks

Neal Stephenson

Highly stimulating, astute and humorous read for a geeky mind.
The Survival Medicine Handbook

The Survival Medicine Handbook

Joseph & Amy Alton

Easy to reference manual for various illness and injuries. Rather entertaining.
Viva la Repartee

Viva la Repartee

Dr. Mardy Grothe

I found the wit in this book rather outdated and unamusing.
A Theory of Justice

A Theory of Justice

John Rawls

A theory of an egalitarian society. I enjoyed it.
Profiles of the American West

Profiles of the American West

Clair Huffaker

Huffaker's writing style is good for painting vibrant pictures in the mind's eye.
Anarchy, State and Utopia

Anarchy, State and Utopia

Robert Nozick

Interesting formulations of political philosophies although framed within strict parameters of thinking.
The Cowboy and The Cossack

The Cowboy and The Cossack

Clair Huffaker

Cowboys, Cossacks. I've lived alongside both. This story put my imagination into hyperactivity.
The House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The writing style is too heavy and varied. Couldn’t finish this one.
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Anthoninus

Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Anthoninus

George Long

Simple but profound wisdom.
Outlander

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

An engaging multi-genre novel from an amazing writer.
Advanced Home Gardening

Advanced Home Gardening

Miranda Smith

Ultra-efficient reference w/ outstanding illustrations.
Hydroponic Food Production

Hydroponic Food Production

Howard M. Resh

An extremely thorough guide, mostly for commercial scale production.
The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

A fascinating framework of ideas best suited for microprocessors.
The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago

Solzhenitsyn

Antithetical and courageous. Best to avoid the Gulag.
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

A thrilling and captivating adventure. Meaningful book w/ messages relevant for even today.
War and Peace

War and Peace

Lev Tolstoy

History. Philosophy. Classic.
Taras Bulba

Taras Bulba

Nikolai Gogol

Tribes divide. Tribes unite. War, peace and love on the ancient borderlands.
The Master And Margarita

The Master And Margarita

Mikhail Bulgakov

True masterpiece! Wondering how translations would differ from the original.