In a recent team meeting in Oregon, my team of Software Developers and Community Managers each shared a book we were planning to read. The intent was to learn a little about each other and some of the great books out there we may not have heard about.
The singular Josh Bancroft is on my team, and was kind enough to capture the list for everyone, which I am publishing here. It’s mostly for my own later reference, but I welcome any input on these books.¬† It should also give you a nice peek into the crazy dynamic that is my Intel team.
ASP.NET 3.5 in C# and VB by Scott Hanselman
Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (This was mine -Jeff)
An Introduction to Inner Fulfillment by Sridhara Deva Goswami
Poe’s Children by Peter Straub
Instructables, Vol. 1
Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman (Kindle Edition)
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
The Histories by Herodotus
The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
I think I got all the links correct, but let me know if any are wonky.¬† Enjoy!
Mike Stankavich says
Read twilight in an evening. Nice snack, author does great job of maintaining consistent level of suspense and capturing that high school popularity angst. I’d give it 4/5 – was a nice way to forget my troubles for an evening.
Also read Hot, Flat and Crowded. Similar style to The World is Flat. Good job of documenting just how unsustainable our current energy situation has gotten, and how urgently we need to address energy reserve depletion and climate change without being excessively shrill. Hopefully Obama and his advisors will take note.
I’ve been meaning to read The Last Lecture. Hopefully I’ll get to that soon.
The last lecture is an amazing book. It brought tears to my eyes. The Twighlight series is addicting. I’ve read all of them! Thomas Friedman is just to boring for someone like me to read. I tend to like things that make me laugh!