Justin Jackson

Let’s make some stuff. @mijustin

Getting Real

Getting Real

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

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

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.

Shane Snow

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

A full list of Shane’s most influential book picks can be found at shanesnow.com/booklist

The Martian

The Martian

Making engineering geekery accessible and entertaining!

The Confidence Game

The Confidence Game

Coming soon from Maria Konnikova, a fascinating nonfiction book about con artists

So you’ve been publicly Shamed

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/