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2015 Reading List

So it's that time of year again when I look back over my goodreads list of books, and share the ones I've actually finished. Lots of good stuff this year, IMHO. If I had to pick, I think The Toyota Way and Holacracy are at the top of the list.

I'm a software developer, and I spend my days in the coding trenches. However I like to read about and understand the bigger picture, and how my work fits in with the rest of the company, and the rest of the world for that matter. Having said that, I'd read just about anything.

Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale, Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky, Barry O'Reilly

The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from The World's Greatest Manufacturer, Jeffery Liker

Understanding the Four Rules of Simple Design, Corey Haines

A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking

The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff

Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

Peace of Mind: Becoming Fully Present, Thich Nhat Hanh

Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results, Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen, Kenneth H. Blanchard

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, Dave Logan

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling

A Simpler Way, Margaret J. Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, Tony Hsieh

Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness, Frederic Laloux, Ken Wilber

Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World, Brian J. Robertson

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol S Dweck

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Start with Why, Simon Sinek

How to See Yourself as You Really Are, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Quality is Free, Philip Crosby

Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values, Fred Kofman

Soft Skills: The software developers life manual, John Sommez

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, Susan Scott, Kenneth H. Blanchard

Agile!: The Good, The Hype, and The Ugly, Bertrand Myer

The Software Craftsman: Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride, Sandro Mancuso

The Tao of Zen, Ray Grigg


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