Books

In which I post book summaries for career planning.

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.


All Marketers Are Liars

Seth Godin's 2005 book is about the practice of marketing in a world of noise. Most of these ideas are now conventional wisdom.


Radical Candor

Kim Scott's 2017 book is a how-to guide for the people-side of management. Read as a follow-up to Andy Grove's High Output Management.