Talk to any dev for long enough, and the subject of books will come up. I love books. I love them because they give rooms a comfortable warmth. They smell good, and there's often a satisfyingly substantial feel to them. What's undeniable though, is the astronomical amount I've learnt from books. From juggling to writing a quick sort in Assembler.

I think we've all got a list of must-reads, and this is mine (note that these are Amazon affiliate links).

Project Management

Peopleware: Productive Projects & Teams (2nd Edition)

Microsoft Solutions Framework Essentials


One Strategy: Organization, Planning, and Decision Making

The Art of War

Problem Solving

Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems: A Structured Process for Managers and Consultants

Personal Development

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence and Persuasion Through the Art of Storytelling


Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems

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