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Awaken the giant within by Tony Robbins

When I decided to read Awken the Giant Within, I was a bit surprised. I thought it’s much newer, but in fact, it’s from the very beginning of the 1990s. It doesn’t make it less relevant and this book is still very popular. Kind of a good sign. I find...

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't by Jim Collins

The first thing that is important to clarify about this book is that it’s not about self-development. It’s not about how to become better as an individual. It’s about companies. This book is the summary of a long research on why some companies who used to be average make the...

The best 9 books I read in 2020

There is barely any day for me without reading a book. And days I when I miss reading, it feels bad. It feels like my mind is hungry. Reading is as important as eating. When you eat you feed your body. When you read, you feed your mind. That’s an...

Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software Development by Scott Bain

Emergent Design was published in 2008, but even after 12 years, I still found it extremely relevant in 2020. In the first part of the book, the author Scott Bain discusses about software development as a profession and what an occupation needs in order to be considered as a profession....

12 Rules for Life - An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson

Human lives are built around rules for millennia. You can think about ten commandments to start with, the laws of Hammurabi and in fact all the laws, rules and regulations we have ever had to follow. What we do at work are guided by rules that we call processes. What...

Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Sandor, are you posting a book about web development? What are you having in mind? Are you changing from C++ to something else? No. Not at all. While it’s true that I’ve built some sites, such as Daily C++ Interview, I simply think that all developers should be familiar with...

Personality Isn't Permanent by Benjamin Hardy

Growth is not linear. Sometimes it seems like you grow little by little, every day a bit. Sometimes you hit plateaus and it feels like you can’t really achieve the levels you wanted. While other times you make your breakthrough and finally you skyrocketed to unimaginable levels. Of course, your...

Effective STL: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your Use of the Standard Template Library by Scott Meyers

I have learned, written and spoken a lot about the Standard Template Library during the course of the last years. My sources have been mostly websites such as cppreference.com, cplusplus.com, blogs, youtube videos, but not so many books. Last year I read The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference...

See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar

If you have spent some time reading modern self-improvement books, it’s almost for sure that you came across the name Zig Ziglar and his book called See You At The Top. Ziglar after dropping out of college started to work as a salesman of some cookware company in the US....

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold

If you have been reading my book reviews, you know that I like history. Recently I wrote about Sapiens and I quoted Churchill - you know the guy who pretty much led the fight against Nazis - saying that “a nation that forgets its history has no future”. John Kennedy...