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Adrienne Porter Felt

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Adrienne Porter Felt is an engineering manager at Google, where she works on making Chrome easy to use. Currently, Adrienne leads Chrome’s data science and next generation user teams. Previously, Adrienne worked on usable security and HTTPS adoption, earning her recognition as one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35. Most of her academic publications are on usable security for browsers or smartphones. Adrienne earned her PhD from UC Berkeley, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
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The Culture Map
Erin Meyer - Jan 05, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds ...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
The Culture Map by Erin Meyer. For those who work across cultural differences. Although the book traffics heavily in generalizations and stereotypes, it can act as a tool for reflection about your communication style & those around you.      source
Faster, Higher, Farther
The Volkswagen Scandal
Jack Ewing - May 23, 2017
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A shocking exposé of Volkswagen’s fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal.In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world’s largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms. By early 20...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal by Jack Ewing. Ewing tells the story of VW, and how it culminated in Audi engineers installing devices to defraud an environmental agency. It shows how corporate incentives can lead to unethical behavior.      source
Smartest Guys in the Room
The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
Bethany McLean - Oct 13, 2003
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There were dozens of books about Watergate, but only All the President's Men gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance and exclusive reporting. And thirty years later, if you're going to read only one book on Watergate, that's still the one. Today, Enron is the biggest business story of our time, and Fortune senior writers Bethany ...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. Another illustration of how a company culture can become home to unreasonably aggressive and unethical business practices.      source
The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - Jan 05, 2016 (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M Christensen. A classic book on innovation, focusing on how large companies can be "disrupted" by new technologies.      source
The Manager's Path
A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
Camille Fournier - Apr 11, 2017
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Managing people is difficult wherever you work, but the tech industry as a whole is pretty bad at it. Tech companies in general lack the experience, tools, texts, and frameworks to do it well. And the handful of books that share tips and tricks of engineering management don t explain how to supervise employees in the face of growth and change.In th...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
The Manager's Path by Camille Fournier. An experienced engineering manager describes the core roles, relationships, and responsibilities of TLs, TLMs, and engineering managers. A strong recommendation for any new or mid-career engineering leader.      source
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A Leadership Fable
Pike Logan Series
Patrick Lencioni - Apr 10, 2002 (first published in 1998)
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In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of t...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. A classic book that talks about how to recognize and resolve dysfunctional team relationships. You can get most of the value from the framework at the end, but the case study helps to remember it.      source
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High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove - Aug 29, 1995 (first published in 1983)
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s le...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Apr 08, 2021
High Output Management by Andy Grove. The famed Intel exec describes his approach to running a tech company. This book has been foundational within Silicon Valley; it's worth reading to understand the origin of many modern tech management practices.      source
Klara and the Sun
A novel
Kazuo Ishiguro - Mar 02, 2021
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Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains ho...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Mar 04, 2021
Klara and the Sun was released yesterday, and I read it immediately. A beautiful book that I highly recommend; in my opinion, one of Ishiguro's best.      source
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Severance
A Novel
Ling Ma - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Maybe it's the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma's offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance.Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Ch...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Jan 24, 2021
@MikeIsaac this book is among my favorites      source
"My name is Marisol McDonald, and I don't match. At least, that's what everyone tells me." Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don't even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess--she...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Jan 20, 2021
@monicabrownbks I absolutely adore your book Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match. I'm in my 30s and this is the first time I ever saw a family like mine. thank you so much for this gift of a funny book      source
The Book of Koli
M. R. Carey - Apr 14, 2020
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Beyond the walls of the small village of Mythen Rood lies an unrecognizable world. A world where overgrown forests are filled with choker trees and deadly vines and seeds that will kill you where you stand. And if they don't get you, one of the dangerous shunned men will.Koli has lived in Mythen Rood his entire life. He knows the first rule of surv...
Adrienne Porter Felt
Nov 02, 2020
Need a distraction? Check out these delightful sci-fi books: The City in the Middle of the Night (Charlie Jane Anders) The Book of Koli (M R Carey) All Systems Red (Martha Wells) A Memory Called Empire (Arkady Martine)      source
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
City in the Middle of the Night by Anders
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Sapience by Alexis Lantgen
Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House? by Tom O'Connor