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This is the book that made me want to create software products. It’s the original manifesto written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, and describes the philosophy they used to build Basecamp.
Anything You Want
Sivers is a master communicator. In this short book he distills the lessons he learned building CD Baby. I found his stories and anecdotes inspiring. It’s even better as an audio book.
The Power of Habit
A fascinating look into how habits are built, and how they can be changed. I find myself returning to my notes from this book quite often. There’s lots of insights into human psychology, and how we can improve ourselves and our teams.
Tech journalist and cofounder of @Contently. Author of http://sha.ne/Smartcuts . Lover of pizza, science, and stories. Latest work at http://shanesnow.contently.com
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The Confidence Game
Coming soon from Maria Konnikova, a fascinating nonfiction book about con artists
So you’ve been publicly Shamed
This book is about forgiveness and digital media, and showcases Jon Ronson’s ability to make reading easy.
Shane added : “If you haven’t seen my reading level analysis about why writing like these guys’ is so effective, check this post out: http://maneatingrobot.com/095/reading-level-how-much-does-it-matter/“