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Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

During the last couple of years, I started to attend and present at more and more C++ conferences. Inevitably, I ended up listening to Phil Nash several times and he almost always spoke about something closely related to software quality. In these talks, he often mentioned Zen and The Art...

The best 8 books I read in 2021

Like each December, I share with you the best books I read this year. They represent a considerable chunk of my book reviews, but I don’t post reviews in all the books I read. And in any case, it’s nice to remind me and probably you as well on good...

How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard

We had some difficult times with my manager to set up my goals for this year. If you spent more than half a year in any “serious” corporation, probably you have already heard about what goals should look like. They should be all Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound. Our biggest...

Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors The Brave by Ryan Holiday

Courage Is Calling is dedicated to discussing courage which is one of the four most important stoic virtues: Justice Temperance Wisdom Courage This also means that we can expect at least 3 other books from Holiday in the coming few years. As we could get used to it with his...

The Ape That Understood The Universe by Steve Stewart-Williams

I read on Twitter recently that not understanding the masculine-feminine dynamic explains why society is so confused. I’d push this more forward by saying that we don’t really understand any dynamics. We think we are so smart that we are not led at all by biology except for basic physiological...

Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd by Frans Osinga

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you probably remember that I started to study Boyd’s thoughts a couple of months ago. It all started with a book recommendation from Ryan Holiday about Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. Since then I posted about...

The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch

This is not going to be like my regular book reviews. It cannot be. It was so long… It took me so much time. I’m reading almost every day after I wake up and before I go to bed. Okay, I was on vacation while I had this book in...

The Unicorn Project by Gene Kim

The Phoenix Project was a novel on the DevOps transformation of an imaginary company from the perspective of the new VP of IT Operations. The The Unicorn Project is a novel about the same transformation from a developer perspective. If you had a feeling while reading The Phoenix Project that...

The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim

The Phoenix Project is a fantastic book that is both a professional book aiming to guide teams and “a novel about IT, DevOps, and how to help your business win”. It’s written in a style I love the most and I think we have a clear lack of this type...

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram

I found this book in the monthly reading list I receive from Ryan Holiday. I was not sure what the biography of a fighter pilot would offer to me, but the subtitle of the book is The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War. A fighter pilot, who made...