Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Book Recommendations?
climber_mac: by Ed Catmull (co-founder of Pixar). A book on the structure and processes used at Pixar to sustain the creative process - It's one of the best books I've read on business/management and personal development.
Ask HN: What three books impacted your career the most?
benkarst: Fascinating stories and lessons from the man who ran Pixar, the animated film company with 11 straight number 1's at the box office.
Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?
josht: excellent stories and a unique POV on Jobs
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Ask HN: As a technical founder what is the best business book you've read?
chwolfe: A funny and insightful book that should be required reading for any technical leader who works with artists/designers.
raq2185: He talks in depth about managing a business where creativity is the most important aspect.
Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?
adroitboss: Great read about the interesting problems solved and the fight for survival to one day bring about a worthy ideal
psychotik: Re-read it this year, re-inspired.
Ask HN: Best book / resources on leadership, especially for tech teams?
hongzi: It's not a textbook but a really fun read for the inside stories that pushed Pixar to its success. Maybe it's just me personally but I found it hard to follow some syllabus to learn management --- instead, I enjoy being inspired by other great managers through their concrete stories.
aprdm: Pixar's president biography on how to manage creative teams, it is a bit repetitive but it is golden! Lots of good ideas and insightful chapters that make you think about how to build a successful culture.