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Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - Oct 16, 2018
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The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad o...
Kelly Vaughn
Sep 08, 2020
@ChrisOwensDev First off, I love Atomic Habits and never shut up about it. Second, I haven’t read a bad Michael Lewis book yet! I haven’t read The Fifth Risk though, and that ones a fairly different direction.      source
HTML Goodies
Joe Burns - Oct 09, 2001 (first published in 1998)
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HTML Goodies, Second Edition is based on the most popular tutorials at HTMLGoodies.com. It starts with a series of short primers teaching the basics of building Web pages, then continues with detailed tutorials coveringLinking Adding images Using Tables and Frames Working with Style Sheets Later chapters move beyond HTML, demonstrating how to add s...
Kelly Vaughn
Aug 05, 2020
@prattm Best book!!!      source
Radical Candor
Fully Revised and Updated Edition
Kim Scott - Oct 03, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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From the time we learn to speak, we’re told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. While this advice may work for everyday life, it is, as Kim Scott has seen, a disaster when adopted by managers.Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google and then decamped to Apple, where she developed a class ...
Kelly Vaughn
Aug 01, 2020
@haven2dotnet There are tons of management books to help you learn how to become a better manager - Radical Candor, High Output Management, Crucial Conversations. Strategy comes with time and experience in the field.      source
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Kerry Patterson - Sep 09, 2011 (first published in 2001)
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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate"[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time."--from the Fore...
Kelly Vaughn
Aug 01, 2020
@haven2dotnet There are tons of management books to help you learn how to become a better manager - Radical Candor, High Output Management, Crucial Conversations. Strategy comes with time and experience in the field.      source
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...
Kelly Vaughn
Aug 01, 2020
@haven2dotnet There are tons of management books to help you learn how to become a better manager - Radical Candor, High Output Management, Crucial Conversations. Strategy comes with time and experience in the field.      source
The E-Myth Revisited
Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber - Oct 14, 2004 (first published in 1985)
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E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workVoted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.An instant classic, this revised an...
Kelly Vaughn
Jul 31, 2020
@davinbentti I’m still technically doing client work so there’s plenty of “in” there - it’s just not the development work anymore. But E Myth is a very good book!      source
It's About Damn Time
How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage
Arlan Hamilton - May 05, 2020
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“A hero's tale of what’s possible when we unlock our potential, continue the search for knowledge, and draw on our lived experiences to guide us through the darkest moments.”—Stacey AbramsFrom a black, gay woman who broke into the boys' club of Silicon Valley comes an empowering guide to finding your voice, working your way into any room you want t...
Kelly Vaughn
Jul 29, 2020
Highly, highly recommend reading this book!      source
The Win Without Pitching Manifesto
Blair Enns - Jul 06, 2010
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A manifesto of business practices for those who sell ideas and advice, The Win Without Pitching Manifesto lays out twelve steps--in the form of proclamations--that owners of creative businesses can take to distance themselves from their competition, regain the high ground in their client relationships and learn to win business without first parting...
Kelly Vaughn
May 15, 2020
@heyitstang That is a WONDERFUL book      source
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams - Sep 27, 1995 (first published in 1979)
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space ai...
Kelly Vaughn
Jan 30, 2020
In case you haven't read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, make it the one book you read this year. And then move onto The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, which is where this quote is from.      source
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
Kelly Vaughn
Nov 26, 2019
@devspeed @RachelAppel Great book!      source
Switch
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Chip Heath - Feb 16, 2010
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Why is change so difficult and frightening? How do you create change when you have few resources and no title or authority to back you up? Chip and Dan Heath, the best-selling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a ground-breaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives — how to change things whe...
Kelly Vaughn
Nov 26, 2019
@basket_mike Switch is one of my favorite books! We have Phoenix Project in paperback. My husband is finishing that one up now.      source
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried