Book Recommendations

Types of Books

Essential Books

This is a list of books that every consultant and coach should read. We try to keep the list short.

Insightful Books

These are more focused on particular topics. They are also fairly essential

Essential Books

The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander. This is the best book on overall design of complex systems. Here’s a pdf. The way to read this is to read the italicized parts first (about 20%) then go through the book at a leisurely pace taking time to digest it.

The Choice, Dr. Eli Goldratt. Dr. Goldratt discusses critical thinking and how to work in complex systems without becoming overwhelmed or sidetracked by complexity.

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday. This is a book on stoicism. Don’t avoid obstacles, use them to see what you need to do.

Principles of Product Development Flow: 2nd Generation Lean Product Development, Don Reinertsen. This iconic book describes what is going on from a principles point of view and what you can do about it. HOW TO READ THIS BOOK. Read the Principles of Flow, then read the introduction to each of the other sections up to the first principle. #core

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