PostHeaderIcon Books I’ve Read

As you can see, I like to read a lot! It actually got started about three years ago when I was commuting into NYC from CT on the New Haven line. The train ride alone was approximately an hour; if I got on the train at GCT early and waited, the ride was longer. I will only mention books that are relevant to this discussion:

  • “The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm”, Tom Kelley, Doubleday Business, 2001 (read twice)
  • “Joel on Software”, Joel Spolsky, Apress, 2004
  • “The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon”, Leslie Berlin, Oxford University Press, 2006
  • “Revolution in the Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made”, Andy Hertzfeld, O’Reilly Media Inc., 2004
  • “The Soul of a New Machine”, Tracy Kidder, Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1978
  • “iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It”, Steve Wozniak, W.W. Norton, 2007
  • “Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software”, Scott Rosenberg, Three Rivers Press, 2008
  • “Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days, Jessica Livingston, Apress, 2007
  • “Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the World’s Greatest Company”, Michael S. Malone, Portfolio Hardcover, 2007

Some other books worth mentioning:

  • “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values”, Robert M. Pirsig, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1974
  • “A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash, Sylvia Nasar, Faber And Faber, 2001
  • “The Making of the Atomic Bomb”, Richard Rhodes, Simon & Schuster, 1995
  • “The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century”, Thomas L. Friedman, Farar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005
  • “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, William Morrow, 2005

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