Reading changes my life and enriches my understanding. On this page, I keep a list of the books that transformed my worldview and referred to when I feel stuck. I intend to keep it short.
Nonviolent Communication: A language of life – A different paradigm for approaching dialogue. I’m living by it every day.
Agile Conversations – Drawing from various schools of thought, it offers pragmatic solutions for improving conversations at work. All examples in the book are from the IT industry.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High – Completely changed the way I manage conversations. It introduces a coherent model of handling difficult conversations.
Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change – “The key to XP is integrity, acting in harmony with my true values”. “Unleashing the potential of the human spirit will lead to a future for computing that we can’t yet imagine.”
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship – Let’s face it, most of the time we’re not writing code, but reading. This whole book about how to write readable code.
Become an Effective Software Engineering Manager – The first book on the topic that I’ve read. It’s packed with practical, actionable advice.