Books

In which I post book summaries for career planning.

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

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.


Teaching Tech Together

Greg Wilson's Teaching Tech Together is ostensibly about teaching computer programming, but contains a wonderfully written section on how humans learn.


The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg's 2012 book on habit introduces a bunch of valuable ideas from the academic literature of habit creation, but is ultimately not very useful to the practitioner.


Just F**cking Ship

Amy Hoy's guide to shipping side projects, books, businesses and software — basically, any product you'd like to launch.