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Updated by Patrice Kerremans on Dec 19, 2015
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Inspiring IT-ish Books

Books that somehow inspired me in business or IT

Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects

Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects - Kindle edition by Tom DeMarco, Tim Lister. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects.

Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency

Another entry in the small but growing management library that suggests purposely slowing down and smelling the roses could actually boost productivity in today's 24/7 world, Tom DeMarco's Slack stands out because it is aimed at "the infernal busyness of the modern workplace."

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Choice"Even classics can be updated and improved... Highly recommended.""This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are increasingly important. The new examples and ideas about design and product development make it essential reading."-Patrick Whitney, Dean, Institute of Design, and Steelcase/Robert C.

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity (2nd Edition)

The recurring metaphor in The Inmates are Running the Asylum is that of the dancing bear--the circus bear that shuffles clumsily for the amusement of the audience. Such bears, says author Alan Cooper, don't dance well, as everyone at the circus can see. What amazes the crowd is that the bear dances at all.