I like to keep a list of books that I've read over the course of the year.


πŸ”Š = via Audible

⏳= WIP

πŸ’― = high recommend

2020 Books

  • ⏳ The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse by Tom Verducci
  • ⏳ Learning React by Alex Banks & Eve Porcello
  • πŸ’― Full Stack Serverless by Nader Dabit
  • Programming Elixir => 1.6 by Dave Thomas
  • Expert Systems in Prolog by Dennis Merrit
  • Adventures in Prolog by Dennis Merritt
  • Kitchen Confidential - Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  • πŸ’― The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future by Andrew Yang
  • πŸ”Š The Everything Store by Brad Stone
  • πŸ’― Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke
  • The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell by Paul Smith
  • Subscribed: Why the Subscription Model Will Be Your Company's Future - and What to Do About It by Tien Tzuo and Gabe Weisert
  • The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim
  • πŸ’― πŸ”Š Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
  • πŸ’― πŸ”Š Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • πŸ”Š Indistractable by Nir Eyal and Julie Li
  • πŸ’― We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time by Jose Andres
  • πŸ”ŠVerbal Judo, Updated Edition by George J. Thompson PhD and Jerry B. Jenkins

2019 Books

  • πŸ’―The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics by Bradley Tusk
  • πŸ’―πŸ”Š The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce and Alastair Smith
  • πŸ’―The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadershipby by John Wooden and Steve Jamison
  • Disrupted by Dan Lyons
  • πŸ’―Incident Management for Operations by Rob Schnepp, Ron Vidal & Chris Hawley
  • It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • πŸ’―πŸ”Š Sam Walton by Sam Walton
  • Company on One - Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing by Paul Jarvis
  • πŸ’―πŸ”Š It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by D. Michael Abrashoff
  • πŸ”Š Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  • Just Shut Up and Do it! 7 Steps to Conquer Your Goals by Brian Tracy
  • How to be a Capitalist without any Capital by Nathan Latka
  • πŸ”ŠTo Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Dan Pink
  • πŸ”ŠThe Startup Way by Eric Ries
  • πŸ”ŠBlitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh
  • Functional Swift by Chris Eidhof, Florian Kugler, Wouter Swierstra
  • Badass - Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra
  • πŸ’― πŸ”ŠNarconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright
  • πŸ’― Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willick
  • Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler
  • πŸ”ŠAll Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World by Seth Godin

2018 Books

  • Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  • Lean Branding: Creating Dynamic Brands to Generate Conversion by Laura Busche
  • Lean Customer Development: Building Products Your Customers Buy by Cindy Alvarez
  • πŸ’― Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  • πŸ’― The Virgin Way: Everything I Know about Leadership by Richard Branson
  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  • πŸ’― Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren PhD and Jez Humble
  • Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors by Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani
  • The Copywriter’s Handbook by Robert W. Blyl
  • How Leaders Fail by Peter Stark & Mary Kelly
  • The Matheny Manifest: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life by Mike Matheny and Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Hooked: How to build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover*
  • The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • How Google Works by Alan Eagle, Jonathan Rosenber, and Eric Schmidt
  • πŸ’― Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

2017 Books

  • The Founder's Dilemma's - Noam Wasserman
  • πŸ’― Turn the Ship Around - L. David Marquet
  • Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms - David S. Evans & Richard Schmalensee
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - Daniel H. Pink
  • πŸ’― The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company - John Rossman
  • Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job - Sean Wise and Brad Feld
  • Mob Rules: What the Mafia Can Teach The Legitimate Businessman - Louis Ferrante
  • Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions - Jon Taffer
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It - Chris Voss
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson
  • Leaders Eat Last - Simon Sinek
  • πŸ’― The Only Rule Is It Has To Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team - Ben Lindbergh
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Official Study Guide

2016 Books

  • Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising - Ryan Holiday
  • Do More Faster: TechStarts Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup - Brad Feld
  • Media Planning - From Recency to Engagement - Erwin Ephron
  • PostgreSQL: Up and Running: A Practical Introduction to the Advanced Open Source Database - Regina O. Obe
  • Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead - Laszlo Bock

2015 Books

  • The Healing of America: A Global Question for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care - T.R. Reid
  • Speaking JavaScript: An In-Depth Guide for Programmers - Axel Rauschmayer
  • Web Development with Node and Express: Leveraging the JavaScript Stack - Ethan Brown
  • The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
  • Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice - John Nagl

2014 Books

  • πŸ’― The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford
  • Scala for the Impatient - Cay S. Horstmann
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future - Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  • Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business - Malcolm Frank and Paul Roehrig
  • The Hard Thing about Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
  • πŸ’―The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time - Jeff Sutherland and JJ Sutherland