Books Books Books
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
- Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality
- Eric Sink on the Business of Software (Expert's Voice)
- Getting Real
- Crossing the Chasm
- Joel on Software
Keep these on the nearest bookshelf
These were "just ok"
And these are on my bedside table, either half-read or waiting for me
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century - I read the first part, I wonder if I need to read more.
- Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days - so far I'd say this is "just ok", I'm having trouble finishing it
- Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software - I have been told this will scare me
- Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (2nd Edition) (The XP Series)
- The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything - Curious to see if Guy Kawasaki is worth his cult status
- Bootstrap: Lessons Learned Building a Successful Company from Scratch
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
- Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
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... :(