I’ve read some Dean Koontz books before and I’ve always thought he was a good writer. They weren’t the best books I’ve read, but still pretty good. Then I found out his latest book was published in June. Since I’m on a reading spree, I thought this would be an added value to my list!
“Those who were truly untrackable and yet remained able by various means to use the Internet undetected were said to be “in the silent corner.”
Recently I read Leadership and Self-Deception and I thought that was an amazing book! Since then, I’ve told several colleagues to read that book. And they have. They also think it’s an amazing book so if you haven’t read it yet, go read it!
And if you have read it, there’s The Anatomy of Peace. The follow-up book that further explains the concepts. I just finished it.
Last week, I was at Lean Agile Scotland. This work-related conference was a bulls-eye for me. It was fun, I learnt a lot and hope to use what I’ve learnt at my job. What I also got, was a goodie bag. Through this bag we were given a copy of Impact Mapping. This book by Gojko Adzic had come across me once already. Since I was in Scotland and had spare time in the evening, I decided to read the book immediately.
Yesterday, I was able to continue doing what has been on my mind for quite some time now. Instead of reading parts of a series spread out, when I want to, I’m now trying to read it sooner. That way I get the full experience of the series.
For that reason, I read The Program. It’s the second book in the Tim Rackley series I started reading a while ago. As I already pointed out, this series seems to lay out the foundation for Hurwitz’ Orphan X series. Which is fantastic, by the way. But now, are you ready? To… GET WITH THE PROGRAM.
I’m just kidding. I got no program for you. What I do have is a review!
At my work, I needed to write some Python scripts. At first I thought I’d be alright, since I’ve learnt about Python some five years ago. Soon however, my Python skills proved insufficient. And so I searched for a good book to teach it to me.
Thank the Heavens, I found a great book!
“Scott Meyer released his fourth Magic 2.0 book in May! How did I not know this?” That’s what I was wondering in July, when I added Fight and Flight to my list of books. Of course, I had to read it.
Have you not read – or listened actually, because it’s only released as an audiobook – the book? Then you might want to wait with reading this review. There is a spoiler coming up.
In May, I added Leadership and Self-Deception to my list of books to read. I don’t remember how. Did I get a suggestion by a friend? Was it suggested by Goodreads? Or have I found it on a list of similar books? I really don’t remember. What I do remember is that I wanted to read it. The last three days, I did. And here’s what I think of it.