Hi there, a couple of people have asked me for this so I quickly put together this collage of my home office's bookshelf, as well as my e-books folder.
Some books I consider essential and read more than once, some I didn't like at all and some I haven't gotten to yet.
Click on the image to enlarge it.
Notably absent from the photo is "Getting Real", which I just lent out to a friend.
And here's my ebooks folder:
Sorry for the not-very-descriptive names.
If you have any questions about any of the books, ask away in the comments! :)
Now that you know what I read, are there any books you'd recommend?
I have been reading a lot of books in preparation for "the big jump". I thought I'd post links here for the ones that I keep going back to, since they might be useful to someone.
Keep these within arm's reach
Keep these on the nearest bookshelf
These were "just ok"
And these are on my bedside table, either half-read or waiting for me
You can also look at all the blog posts in the Books category.
One frustrating issue with these books is that they get my mind racing, so I can't read these at night or I won't be able to sleep. Which basically leaves no time for me to read, aside from a couple of nap-times during the week-ends and my weekly breakfast-alone outing (20 minutes). Oh I wish there were more hours in the day... :(
I just read this excellent PDF I found while thumbing through Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality again in preparation for my meeting with the branding gurus tomorrow. It made me like the name "balsamiq" even more. We'll see what Rob thinks about it tomorrow! :)
I am reading Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days, a collection of interviews to founders of some pretty famous companies, and some that failed famously like Visicalc.
The most interesting thing about the book for me is to see how clueless some of these people were when they started. But they made up for it by being young, single (i.e. could work 18 hour days, nothing to loose, etc) and persistent.
Still, I have definitely learned a few lessons from it, I recommend it.
Also, the link above is an Amazon Associates link. My first source of revenue? :)