April 30, 2018 ·

Reading List

I used to be a voracios reader through primary school and high school, but it kinda stopped somewhere during campus days. I have rekindled it recently, especially with the ability to read on-line (my preference is Google Play Books on Android), although I have also still do read soft-cover books, that I have on my desk at work, or in the lounge at home.

It seems that my preference is to read the samples on Google Play, which is about 4 chapters or so of the book, then I purchase it if I like it. I sometimes will read samples of different books, and then purchase the one that really caught my attention the most, and come back to the others later.

My tastes

I really enjoy Scott Burken, and I have a few of his books below. A few of the others came from when I read Burkens Myth of Innovation, and he referred to other books on innovation, so I have a few of those in the list as well.
I enjoyed Gene Kim's Project Phonix, so I have his other DevOps handbook in the list.

Up-coming

This is the list of books I have in my Google Play bookstore, and have read most of the samples for, that I will choose from next to purchase:

Completed

This is the list of completed books: (most recent at the top)

2017

  • Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, then Ignored the Personal Computer - about real Innovation, leadership, structures and politics of companies, and how it influenced them.
  • Myths of Innovation - Scott Berkun:

2016

  • Project Phoenix - Gene Kim: This is the IT version of The Goal. It accurately describes what IT Operations people do. This also answers the question "what do you do" when asked by your grandmother
  • Crucial Conversations

2015

  • Making Things Happen - Scott Berkun
  • Critical Chain - Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • Its Not Luck - Eliyahu M. Goldratt
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