Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Book Recommendations?
Gabriel_h: y interpretation is that this book shows 'how to get what you want'. That sounds so far up the chain of abstraction and generality, that it’s easy to dismiss the book. Don’t! The book is impressive partially because it manages to distill useful truths which are applicable at such a general level.
Ask HN: What are the books you wish your colleagues had read?
tzhenghao: This is a good start for crafting better mental models and thought frameworks before engaging others in meetings.
Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?
DLA: Principles is fantastic. At the same time you may read and think "sure, common sense" but then did you think that before you read the item -- probably not. I feel this is a book to keep for a lifetime.
gorbachev: ...I do honestly think if all workplaces operated in the way the book describes there would be more successful companies in the world and happier people working in them.
Mentions by: mountbranch
Ask HN: As a technical founder what is the best business book you've read?
andersthue: If you have build a business and want to do it even better
Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?
james_s_tayler: Instant classic
febin: Great book that offers practical advice on how to improve one's life and work through reflection and iteration.
Ask HN: Favorite nonfiction books of 2018?
jordz: I found this really motivating to ensure our business sticks to and has a set of principles that evolve based on mistakes made (sounds obvious).
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Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?
luisehk: It provides a good principle-based decision making framework, and I also found his own principles to be interesting and insightful.
Mentions by: dm03514
Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?
ericzawo: Changed my life and really helped me better understand that inwardly looking at and analyzing my emotional responses to problems at work and home set me up for failure and since reading it I've had such profound clarity of thought. I recommend that book to literally everyone.
hliyan: ...it triggered (over time) a complete change in my leadership and management style.