quantum_nerd: Taught me how to be more productive and simplify thinking about productivity. One of the books I re-read every year. read comments

RachelF: Fundamentally changed the way I look at the world in seeing so much of what people ascribe to skill or errors, just to randomness or bad luck. read comments

freddieoduks: I just recently read this book and I was met with gem after gem. Also made me start looking at the world in terms of feedback loops, is it a balancing, goal-seeking or reinforcing feedback loop? read comments

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... read comments

ivanmaeder: The story of Nike, told by the founder. I honestly don't care about Nike but that's not the takeaway—it's not about shoes or T-shirts or Michael Jordan. It's about a guy trying to keep a business alive... read comments

febin: Great book that offers practical advice on how to improve one's life and work through reflection and iteration. read comments

tashoecraft: Great CI/CD book disguised as a novel, inspired me to push heavily for an improved build/release pipeline at work. read comments

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... read comments

officemonkey: "Getting to Yes" is probably the shortest, most useful book I've ever read. If you have to negotiate anything, this book will help. I read it 22 years ago and it pays off regularly. read comments

matwood: As I have advanced in my career, it became clear that leadership and communication are the keys to success. EO (and related books by the same author) provides so many varied benefits... read comments

doyoulikeworms: Over time I've appreciated it as a way to both motivate me to work towards success, and also to cope with feeling not successful enough. The fact reflecting on that book is helpful for... read comments

nhumrich: Totally changed how I view budgeting/team management, etc. Helped me learn about my own productivity and how to improve it. Introducing flow and such to me. A lot of other books say... read comments

pcprincipal: Tracy Kidder's 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner I think is a brilliant case study on how engineers work together and the things that can go wrong and right with different personalities interacting... read comments

i_dont_know_: Breaks down how to have what might otherwise be an uncomfortable conversation about anything. I really think everyone should read it. read comments

photon_lines: Great overall book on UI design which definitely had an effect on how I approach designing user interfaces read comments