Escaping the Build Trap: How Effective Product Management Creates Real Value
Good perspective on the pitfalls of product management.
Nonviolent Communication: Create Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your World in Harmony with Your Values
Marshall Rosenberg PhD
Life saving book. The narrative is very calm and chill so it can be a slow start but worth the investment. The delivery though slow at first is a helpful way to deliver the content.
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer, narrated by Jason Culp, Allyson Ryan
Great takeaways. A must read for anyone in leadership over product teams. Not saying Netlix has the best process, but they their clearly defined principles and values are inspiring.
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Dan Rather , Elliot Kirschner
Dan's authentic and personal perspective is refreshing. A bit of optimism that we all need for today.
Really enjoyed this one. Kim has a unique background and uses that to provide really specific and good examples.
It doesn’t have to be crazy at work
Jason Fried & David Hansson
Back with good examples and well articulated cases. An inspiring read to do better.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry
A much needed read to become more aware of the hurry culture. Very impactful.
Fascinating behind the scenes look into his presidency.
A lovely narrative of his life. He openly shares nuggets of wisdom and profound experiences. Couldn’t put this down.
Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
University of Berkshire Hathaway
Daniel Pecaut, Corey Wrenn - contributor
The Five Keys to Mindful Communication
Susan Gillis Chapman
I randomly selected this book. I'm very curious about communication. It's so complex and it's so personal. Susan does a great job bring a new context to a We over Me mindset when it comes to conversations. She brought some helpful triggers I can use to help me focus in my conversations and keep them open when I find myself closing myself up.
William brings some practical advice and insights from his experience of building his own company. It's a good listen and is helpful for learning key cultural concepts
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Interesting look through an engineers eyes about the beginnings of Apple. There is a lot of technical jargon here, but Ken finds a way to make it relatable.
Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience
Tom has done a great job articulating the role and function of not only the designer but all the roles that are part of building great solutions. A great get back to the basics read.
Zero to One: Notes on startups or how to build the future.
Peter Thiel, Black Masters
This has provided me with missing context about the dot com era, globalization, economy, and much more.
Trillion Dollar Coach
Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
This book attempts to put into words principles that people learned through their relationship with Bill Campbell. Lots of great learns.
A beautifully narrated and written book. Phil Knight recounts his endeavor in turning his start up shoe company into a global icon.
The Ride of A Lifetime
Bob has lead one interesting life. His accounts of his time at Disney are memorable. The end of this book has valuable advice.
Making of A Manager
Julie provides a unique point of view and provides great advice for those who are wanting to be more than an individual contributor.
How To Win Friends & Influence People
Filled with practical take aways in improving how we connect with people.
Talking To Strangers
An eye opening experience to the racial tensions in America.
Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, Nate Walkingshaw
A staple at my work desk. It's been a foundational read. I'm constantly referring back to it as I run into ambiguity or challenges.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
This book is a mind trip. It took me a long time to get through this one. It's written with an academic tone, so it's a bit tough to get through end to end. But well worth the investment.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence
This has become a staple. It's a series of articles put together. Each provide insights on the topic of leading with empathy. Provides tables and charts to further communicate ideas. Very practical.
Remote: office not required
Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
Quintessential book for working remotely.