Masters of Doom

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Comments and mentions from HN threads:

Ask HN: What book impacted your life the most and how?

markpapadakis: ...This book works wonders for when I am going through burn-outs, or I am not motivated enough to pursue a problem or a project. When I am done reading the book, I am excited and eager to get back into the game. I can’t recommend it enough.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?

alawrence: One of those books that makes you want to lock yourself in a room and program for hours. Carmack's dedication and intellect is especially awe-inspiring. recommended

kakarot: I cannot recommend Masters of Doom highly enough to anyone on this website. It's about the rise of Id games and the technological and cultural breakthroughs they made in the industry. Kushner expertly weaves a tale about video games, programming and entrepreneurship in a way that few can. ...

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Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?

lackbeard: The value of an unbalanced life and focused hard work. Also, how to start a startup. A really fun read, to boot.

Ask HN: Recommendations on books and documentaries on tech companies/people?

pomber: Great book about John Carmack and id software.

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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

chrisherd: Awesome story of how the game was made and what it led to

ctchocula: How Two Guys Created An Empire And Transformed Pop Culture. I read this book after someone wrote an excerpt on HN. It was fun to read about how two Johns created a revolution in video games and fun to learn tidbits about a legendary 100x dev like Carmack.

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Ask HN: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2019?

ellius: Reminded me what it means to care about work and have fun doing it

Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

aloukissas: Epically entertaining, super nostalgic

Mentions by: theatraine : textread