Sometimes I read books about my work. Most of the times, I read fiction stories. And lately I’ve also been reading about writing. I’ve even started it. I read Writing Fight Scenes and was really happy with it. Rayne Hall apparently has a lot more writing help books.
Books that talk about innovation and have a title like this one, spark my interest. Also, it’s written by a guy who used to be a magician. Definitely. Worth. Reading. Here’s my review of F.I.R.E.: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation.
“10 to 1 is a good return. It’s even better if the 10 includes a trip to Mars.” – Dan Ward
I saw Luke Hohmann give a keynote in Scotland last year. What he said triggered a lot of things in my head. I already knew he had written a book and I was already a fan of it, but I hadn’t really taken the time to read it. Mostly, I used his games from materials I found online. Time to do what I do best, I thought. I read the book!
I have finished it. This might sound weird, given I finish a lot of books. But this one was special. First, it’s work related. In the way that it is about where I want my career to go. Second, I’ve been reading it for almost a year. I started it, then let it lie. Why? Because… Reasons.
Here’s my review of this great book by two great agile coaches.
As much as I love fiction, I also like to master new skills for my profession. This means I also read a lot software-related non-fiction books. Building Evolutionary Architectures is one I thought I should read. Because it’s about architectures, evolutionary ones even so. It’s been too long since I’ve read a good book about the topic. Here’s what I thought of the book.
Wow. This is going to be short post. I don’t know how I got this book on my list, but it surely was not what I had expected. It’s written by the COO of Facebook, together with a friend who happens to have written some books of his own. Here’s my review.
Hooray, I found a better book today! I read Leaders Eat Last. I should have known it would be a good book, as it’s written by Simon Sinek. The author of Start With Why is good at leadership. Here’s my review of his book about leaders and, interestingly enough, eating.