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Readings

The challenge is a book per month.

I want to keep track of what I read and share it with everyone. Here you can see that. The datetime on each book said when I finished it.


The Essential Drucker
Peter F. Drucker

management people October 29, 2022

A twenty-six selections on management in the organization, management and the individual, and management and society.

It covers the basic principles of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them.

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Dare to lead
Brené Brown

leadership people September 30, 2022

Leadership is not about titles, status, and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This book is for everyone ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference, and lead.

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Continuous Discovery Habits
Teresa Torres

management software August 21, 2022

This book explores how product managers and designers can keep making a positive impact on their customers’ lives. It explores an optimal decision-making process for product teams, so that they can continue to improve their offerings.

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The Great CEO Within
Matt Mochary

management business leadership August 01, 2022

Matt Mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. He shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world.

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The Starfish and the Spider
Ori Brafman, Rod Beckstrom

business leadership July 19, 2022

If you cut off a spider’s head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish’s leg it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but now starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world.

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Clean Craftsmanship
Robert C. Martin

software clean-code July 11, 2022

Modern Software Engineering
David Farley

software engineering June 29, 2022

Docker: SecDevOps
Fran Ramírez, Elías Grande, Rafael Troncoso

docker devops April 29, 2022

Team Topologies
Matthew Skelton, Manuel Pais

team-work management March 31, 2022

Team Topologies focuses on how to set up dynamic team structures and interaction modes that can help teams adapt quickly to new conditions, and achieve fast and safe software delivery.

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The Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel

financial investing February 27, 2022

Having more money will make you happier ONLY if that means you’ll have more control over your time.

“I did not intend to get rich. I just wanted to get independent.” Charlie Munger.

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Modern CTO
Joel Beasley

leadership people January 23, 2022

Leaders Eat Last
Simon Sinek

leadership people January 16, 2022

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach

spiritual self-help novel January 08, 2022

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick M. Lencioni

leadership management December 07, 2021

This book is a leadership fable about a tech company that is struggling to get more customers. The C level is not working as a team, and they have a hard time coming to any agreements which result in negative morale. Until the new CEO, Catherine Petersen, joins the team, and she is able to recognize the problems and help the team overcome them by understanding the situation.

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Start with Why
Simon Sinek

leadership entrepreneurship November 28, 2021

Start with Why asks (and answers) the questions: why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?

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Leadership is Language
L. David Marquet

leadership people October 22, 2021

A radical playbook to empower your people and put your team on a path to continuous improvement.

In this book, the former submarine commander Captain L. David Marquet dives deep into one of the most investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.

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The Bitcoin Standard
Saifedean Ammous

financial bitcoin September 20, 2021

Turn the Ship Around!
L. David Marquet

leadership management September 12, 2021

The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger

novel fiction August 08, 2021

Lord of the Flies
William Golding

novel fiction July 10, 2021

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse. It has established itself as a true classic.

The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island, and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.

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Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager
James Stanier

software management June 27, 2021

A great compilation of all topics that are important for management: 1:1s, performance reviews, hiring and laying off, workplace politics, remote work, and others.

The book is divided into 3 parts: the first part covers things a new manager should know, the second and third parts go into topics that all managers should master.

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Peopleware
Tom DeMarco

people management May 28, 2021

Software development is about people: when, how and where they can best work together. Not about programming languages or tools. Not about fast computers, networks or internet access.

Soft skills are truly important in IT, more than people tend to think.

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The Art of Leadership
Michael Lopp

leadership management April 19, 2021

97 Things Every Engineering Manager should know
Camille Fournier

engineering management April 05, 2021

Zombie Scrum Survival Guide
Christiaan Verwijs, Johannes Schartau, Barry Overeem

scrum agile recovery March 01, 2021

Agile Product Management
Roman Pichler

management agile February 22, 2021

Stock market investing
Mark Atwood

financial investing January 31, 2021

One up on wall street
Peter Lynch

financial investing January 22, 2021

Who moved my cheese?
Spencer Johnson

management financial January 16, 2021

This book presents a tale inside the main story that consists of 4 characters: two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two little persons, Hem and Haw.

The tale is a beautiful metaphor of the different attitudes that people adopt as part of their identity in life when they have to confront any change.

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Rich dad poor dad
Robert T. Kiyosaki

business financial January 15, 2021

Principles of package design
Matthias Noback

software design November 12, 2020

Animal Farm
George Orwell

fiction dystopia novel November 02, 2020

Object design style guide
Matthias Noback

software design October 10, 2020

Objects are the central concept of languages like Java, Python, C#. Applying best practices for object design means that your code will be easy to read, write, and maintain.

This book captures dozens of techniques for creating pro-quality OO code that can stand the test of time.

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Domain-Driven Design Distilled
Vaughn Vernon

software architecture September 10, 2020

Domain-Driven Design Distilled brings DDD to life. Whether you’re a developer, consultant, or customer, it will help you understand it, so you can benefit from its power.

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Advanced Web Application Architecture
Matthias Noback

software architecture August 16, 2020

This book helps you get your web applications back in shape. It contains many techniques for decoupling from infrastructure (like the framework or the database).

“The best guide that brings your coding and architecture skills a level up. All the modern PHP features combined with the elegance of a well-designed modular design.”

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Never split the difference
Chris Voss

carrier skills negotiation June 12, 2020

Scrum: The art
Jeff Sutherland

management business June 10, 2020

7 languages in 7 weeks
Bruce Tate

software programming May 21, 2020

The call of Cthulhu
H. P. Lovecraft

novel fiction short-story May 18, 2020

The metamorphosis
Franz Kafka

novel fiction May 16, 2020

1984
George Orwell

novel fiction dystopia May 13, 2020

High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove

management leadership April 03, 2020

The Manager Path
Camille Fournier

management leadership March 26, 2020

Clean Agile
Robert C. Martin

software agile basics March 12, 2020

Extreme Programming Explained
Kent Beck

software team-work March 05, 2020

Symfony 5
Fabien Potencier

software symfony February 20, 2020

Atomic Habits
James Clear

habits improvement November 12, 2019

Working Effectively with Legacy Code
Michael Feathers

software legacy testing July 01, 2019

The Art of War
Sun Tzu

psychology communication August 10, 2018

Clean Architecture
Robert C. Martin

software architecture June 04, 2018

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

habits improvement March 20, 2017

The Pragmatic Programmer
Andrew Hunt, David Thomas

software pragmatic October 01, 2016

Sprint
Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz

software management September 01, 2016

The Clean Coder
Robert C. Martin

software clean-code August 01, 2016

Programmers who endure and succeed amidst swirling uncertainty and nonstop pressure share a common attribute: They care deeply about the practice of creating software. They treat it as a craft. They are professionals.

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97 Things Every Programmer Should Know
Kevlin Henney

software general wisdom July 15, 2016

Tap into the wisdom of experts to learn what every programmer should know, no matter what language you use. With the 97 short and extremely useful tips for programmers in this book, you’ll expand your skills by adopting new approaches to old problems, learning appropriate best practices, and honing your craft through sound advice.

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Clean Code
Robert C. Martin

software clean-code May 01, 2016

Even bad code can function. But if code isn’t clean, it can bring a development organization to its knees. Every year, countless hours and significant resources are lost because of poorly written code. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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