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Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow

Smartcuts covers how to stimulate - mostly - professional development. Hence its subtitle is How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success. By example, the author Shane Snow analyzes how certain successful people move seemingly faster to the top than others. And while there is no overnight success, you have to...

The Legacy Code Programmer's Toolbox by Jonathan Boccara

The Legacy Code Programmer’s Toolbox is the quite fresh e-book of Jonathan Boccara, the person behind Fluent C++. Not surprisingly it’s about how to attack legacy code. The author gives practical examples of how we should digest such code and make it better for good. He doesn’t just propose to...

Drive: The Surprising Truth What Motivates by Daniel H. Pink

In his book called Drive: The Surprising Truth What Motivates us the author Daniel H. Pink leads us through the history of motivating people starting from what he calls Motivation 1.0 up to release 3.0. Motivation 1.0 is about survival. As simple as that. You have to obtain some food,...

Never split the difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Christopher Voss

Never split the difference is a great book on negotiations by a former international hostage negotiator from FBI. Christopher Voss shows us through various stories how and why hostage negotiation strategies changed over time at FBI where he was both a lead and an instructor. While at many points I...

Driving Technical Change by Terrence Ryan

If you don’t have initiatives, if you don’t like to nor want to change the status quo, if you don’t believe that you can or should have an impact this is not your book. Driving Technical Change is a book for the rest. For those who like to stand up...

The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference by Nicolai Josuttis

For each quarter, I define three goals for myself as described in Setting yourself up to success. In the previous quarters, I had personal goals related to the C++ Standard Library. As I was already recommended to read it, I started to consume the monstre 1100 pages long book The...

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

MJ DeMarco in his book offers to “crack the code to wealth” so that you can “live rich for a lifetime”. It sounds like a clickbait, doesn’t it? Far too often these books are written by people who by all means live a decent life, but that’s all. They are...

The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is The Way is the third book of Ryan Holiday and maybe the one with the biggest impact so far: a stoic life guide. Its title is so evident. I found it an entertaining book to read, but it might be enough to go back to a quiet...

Rome's Last Citizen by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Sonni

Who was it? It depends. If we were looking for a technically correct answer, it would be simply impossible to tell and someone who died long years later. But given his character, his stance, his acts and decisions and his legacy, it was Marcus Porcius Cato or if you prefer...

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

In an era when so many people want to have the next big shot when everyone wants to come out with the next big thing and suddenly find themselves at the top, this book, The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy has a very important message. Success comes from small actions,...