beat: Not creepy at all, despite how the title sounds in today's language. This book is the bible of how to get along with others. It's been in continuous print since before WWII, for good reason. read comments

jonathansorum: Meditations easily has my highest rate of highlighted words in relation to total book length. Seems like every page (almost) has some eternal and profound in it. read comments

myproductlaunch: Pretty much a must-read for anyone interested in sales, marketing, or "persuasion". However, even if you're not in that line of work it will blow you away. Lots of good examples and not a lot of fluff... read comments

krschultz: I'm not a startup founder, but I've been in a couple startups. It's really easy to say what the founders should have done (especially in hindsight). This book helped me understand the burden a bit more. read comments

beat: The best work you do is the work you find you don't need to do. Learn how to fail fast and save time on projects and product development, by building what customers want... read comments

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

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

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

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

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

darkerside: Timeless principles that boil down the ABCs of being an effective manager. No bells and whistles. This is a must-read for any new manager. read comments

CodyReichert: If you're a fan of 37 Signals and/or DHH, this is a succinct and enjoyable read about their principles on building and running a business. read comments

mmozuras: After reading it, I accepted my introversion and learned how to better use it, view it as a strength instead of weakness. read comments

scottlilly: Started my interest in Lean principles, along with how to apply them to programming - imagining my programs as little data "factories", that need to be made efficient and efficiently. read comments

keshav92: Highly Recommended. The fact that any skill can be learnt provided you work hard for it really impacted me. Also, it was one of the first books I read, which normalized the importance of hard-work... read comments