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Readings

I would like to keep track of what I read. Here you can see what I read. The datetime on each book says when I finished it.

The challenge is simple: A book per month.


Leadership is Language
L. David Marquet

leadership people October 22, 2021

A radical playbook to empower your people and put your team on a path to continuous improvement.

In this book, the former submarine commander Captain L. David Marquet dives deep into one of the most investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.

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The Bitcoin Standard
Saifedean Ammous

financial September 20, 2021

The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.

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Turn the Ship Around!
L. David Marquet

leadership management September 12, 2021

The book is about his leadership theories to how he implemented a fresh leadership model.

Including the limitations of a hierarchical top-down model, why/how he failed to empower his team earlier in his career, and how the circumstances for Santa Fe were ideal for him to experiment with the new leader-leader approach.

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The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger

novel fiction August 08, 2021

It was originally intended for adults but is often read by adolescents for its themes of angst, alienation, and as a critique on superficiality in society.

The novel is a deeper reflection of Salinger’s own youth, his complicated relationship with growing up and the generational trauma affected by World War II.

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Lord of the Flies
William Golding

novel fiction July 10, 2021

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse. It has established itself as a true classic.

The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island, and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.

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Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager
James Stanier

software management June 27, 2021

A great compilation of all topics that are important for management: 1:1s, performance reviews, hiring and laying off, workplace politics, remote work, and others.

The book is divided into 3 parts: the first part covers things a new manager should know, the second and third parts go into topics that all managers should master.

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Peopleware
Tom DeMarco

people management May 28, 2021

Software development is about people: when, how and where they can best work together. Not about programming languages or tools. Not about fast computers, networks or internet access.

Soft skills are truly important in IT, more than people tend to think.

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The Art of Leadership
Michael Lopp

leadership management April 19, 2021

97 Things Every Engineering Manager should know
Camille Fournier

engineering management April 05, 2021

Zombie Scrum Survival Guide
Christiaan Verwijs, Johannes Schartau, Barry Overeem

scrum agile recovery March 01, 2021

Agile Product Management
Roman Pichler

management agile February 22, 2021

Stock market investing
Mark Atwood

financial investing January 31, 2021

One up on wall street
Peter Lynch

financial investing January 22, 2021

Who moved my cheese?
Spencer Johnson

management financial January 16, 2021

This book presents a tale inside the main story that consists of 4 characters: two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two little persons, Hem and Haw.

The tale is a beautiful metaphor of the different attitudes that people adopt as part of their identity in life when they have to confront any change.

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Rich dad poor dad
Robert T. Kiyosaki

business financial January 15, 2021

Principles of package design
Matthias Noback

software design November 12, 2020

Animal Farm
George Orwell

fiction dystopia novel November 02, 2020

Object design style guide
Matthias Noback

software design October 10, 2020

Objects are the central concept of languages like Java, Python, C#. Applying best practices for object design means that your code will be easy to read, write, and maintain.

This book captures dozens of techniques for creating pro-quality OO code that can stand the test of time.

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Advanced Web Application Architecture
Matthias Noback

software architecture August 16, 2020

This book helps you get your web applications back in shape. It contains many techniques for decoupling from infrastructure (like the framework or the database).

“The best guide that brings your coding and architecture skills a level up. All the modern PHP features combined with the elegance of a well-designed modular design.”

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Never split the difference
Chris Voss

carrier skills negotiation June 12, 2020

Scrum: The art
Jeff Sutherland

management business June 10, 2020

7 languages in 7 weeks
Bruce Tate

software programming May 21, 2020

The call of Cthulhu
H. P. Lovecraft

novel fiction short-story May 18, 2020

The metamorphosis
Franz Kafka

novel fiction May 16, 2020

1984
George Orwell

novel fiction dystopia May 13, 2020

High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove

management leadership April 03, 2020

The Manager Path
Camille Fournier

management leadership March 26, 2020

Clean Agile
Robert C. Martin

software agile basics March 12, 2020

Extreme Programming Explained
Kent Beck

software team-work March 05, 2020

Symfony 5
Fabien Potencier

software symfony February 20, 2020

Atomic Habits
James Clear

habits improvement November 12, 2019

Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Michael Feathers

software legacy testing July 01, 2019

Clean Architecture
Robert C. Martin

software architecture June 04, 2018

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

habits improvement March 20, 2017

The Pragmatic Programmer
Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

software pragmatic October 01, 2016

The Clean Coder
Robert C. Martin

software clean-code August 01, 2016

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
Kevlin Henney

software general wisdom July 15, 2016

Clean Code
Robert C. Martin

software clean-code May 01, 2016

Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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