Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Books I have read in the last 12 months


One year ago I started to work at TheMotion and at the same time I decided to recover my previous reading habit. I also discovered the audio books that are a very good choice for me, because I go for a walk (1-2h) every day... The only problem is that not all the books that I like are in this format....
In any case, these are the books I have read / heard during this time at TheMotion...
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Charles Duhigg   (Pending review)
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. Tony Hsieh   (Pending review)
  • Drive. Daniel Pink   (Review)
  • Designing data intensive applications. Martin kleppmann   (Review)
  • Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual. John Sonmez   (Pending review)
  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. Nassim Nicholas Taleb   (Review)
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. Ben Horowitz   (Pending review)
  • Start-Up Nation: The story of Isreal’s Economic Miracle.  Dan Senor, Saul Singer   (Pending review)
  • Por Un Scrum Popular: Notas para una Revolución Ágile. Tobias Mayer, Alan Cyment (Review)
  • Cómo vivimos y cómo podríamos vivir. William Morris (Review)
  • Un nuevo estilo de relaciones. Koldo Saratxaga (Review)
  • The Nature of Software Development. Ron Jeffries (Review)
  • I Heart Logs: Event Data, Stream Processing, and Data Integration. Jay Kreps (Review)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People. Dale Carnegie (Review)
  • The Agile Samurai: How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software. Jonathan Rasmusson (Review)
  • The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company. Rossman, John * (Review)
  • The Lean CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence. Stoller, Jacob (Review)
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. Eliyahu M. Goldratt  (Review)
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. Peter Thiel (Review)
  • The Lean Enterprise: How Corporations Can Innovate Like Startups. Trevor Owens (Review)
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow. Daniel Kahneman (Review)
  • Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation. James P. Womack (Pending review
  • Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams. Tom DeMarco (Pending review) (Second Read)
  • Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests. Steve Freeman (Pending review)
  • Inceptions. Enrique Comba (Review)
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Eric Ries (Review)
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. Gene Kim (Review)
  • How Google Works. Schmidt, Eric (Review)
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business. Clayton M. Christensen (Review)


For me, the most interesting books of this list are:

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman (Review)

    The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win
    Gene Kim (Review)



    Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. 
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb   (Pending review)
    The Nature of Software Development. 
    Ron Jeffries (Review)



    This books made me think, change some of my point of view, or inspired me...

    I will continue to enjoy my habit...
    And, of course, if anyone want to have a discussion about the topics in these books, I will be more than pleased... :)



    3 comments:

    Rubén Ch T said...

    Whoah! Those are a ton of books.

    I absolutely agree with you about "The nature of software development" as a great book. It's one of my favourite ones about software.

    Have you ever thought on keeping a list of read books? I keep my own here (sorry for a little spam), and I've heard some people like Good reads.

    Eduardo Ferro Aldama said...

    I use good reads... My list eferro-goodreads and my reviews at eferro-goodreads-reviews or reviews blog

    :)

    Rubén Ch T said...

    Ok, I didn't know. Never mind ;)