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The essential reading list

One can spend a lifetime reading only a certain number of books. This list is to keep that reading focussed. The idea is taken from many engineering focussed reading lists, but I have added a bunch of books by myself too. I will continue to update the list, both in terms of things left to read and the things I have read already. How to Ask Questions the Smart Way , Eric S. Raymond The Curse of the Gifted Programmer , Eric S. Raymond to Torvalds, 2000 On Bike Shedding , Poul Hennink-Kamp, FreeBSD list, 1999 No Silver Bullet , Fred Brooks (paper) How to become a Hacker , Eric S. Raymond HBR Guide to Managing up and Across Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Managing Down, Succeeding All Around  by  Matuson, Roberta Chinsky Principles, Ray Dahlio Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Hooked: H