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.
This is brilliant article that talks about the way you read books and what is says about your intelligence.
I really enjoy Scott Burken, and I have a few of his books below. I discovered few of the others 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 Phoenix, so I have his other DevOps handbook in the list.
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. My two most favorite authors are Gene Kim and Scott Berkun, so I'm checking out their next books.
- ACCELERATE" The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations
- The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations
- The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work
This is the list of completed books: (most recent at the top)
- Build APIs You Won't Hate - Phil Sturgeon: Its not a normal book to read, but has code samples to follow along with, and parts that you really need to think about and apply to your API development. I wrote a review based on main points that really helped me with my API developement journey
- Huawei: Leadership, Culture, Connectivity. I have worked with Huawei so many times during my career and was always fascinated by their ethos. This provides a glimpse into what makes them tick.
- DevOps for Digital Leaders, Reignite Business with a Modern DevOps-Enabled Software Factory
- 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. I wrote a post that can act as a book review
- Myths of Innovation - Scott Berkun:
- 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
- Making Things Happen - Scott Berkun
- Critical Chain - Eliyahu M. Goldratt
- Its Not Luck - Eliyahu M. Goldratt