In which I post book summaries for career planning.


Range is a mediocre 2019 book by David Epstein that argues for the merits of being a generalist. Read this summary instead of the book, and subscribe to Epstein's newsletter instead.

Obviously Awesome

April Dunford's book on product positioning is awesome, and has some overlap with those of us who are interested in positioning an individual career.


Peak is a 2016 book from K. Anders Ericsson, the leading authority on deliberate practice. It covers 30 years of research into the field, but ultimately fails as a practical guide to putting it to practice.

Creative Selection

Ken Kocienda's book is about how Apple builds software in the time of Steve Jobs. Highly recommended, especially if you're a software engineer.