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How Children LearnJohn Holt6This was more personalized and less clinical than I thought it would be. Falls into the schlock category a bit too much. Too many anecdotes?https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCHO65S/
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Kubernetes: Up and Running: Dive into the Future of InfrastructureKelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, Joe Beda7Kelsey is k8s incarnate. I don't think the format of this book transcends "informative" though; watch Kelsey present a talk though!https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075G373MJ/
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Terraform: Up and Running: Writing Infrastructure as CodeYevgeniy Brikman6"Informative".https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XKHGJHP/
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Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and ImprisonmentAngela Davis7"Informative". My stupid assumptions go unchallenged internally too much though and I need to keep challenging myself to face ugly truths.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018CHH2X0/
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All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The WireJonathan Abrams8Love the series. Love the insights. Generally not a fan of interview-style books though.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716W1WF7/
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Practical Monitoring: Effective Strategies for the Real WorldMike Julian7"Informative".https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076XZWQVW/
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The Kremlin's Candidate: A Novel (The Red Sparrow Trilogy Book 3)Jason Matthews10Like a fucking window into the nation's political soul. Except in real life they succeeded.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HMXRXSY/
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Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python (Effective Software Development Series)Brett Slatkin8"Informative".https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKGY0GU/
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Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake NewsClint Watts10People like Clint are why I do what I do. Absolutely fantastic online tactical operations.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072HLRW6Y/
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Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom 2016David L. Craddock8DOOM culture was formative to my life, even if I never DOOM multi'd much. I loved the DOOM reboot.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BK7G2SZ/
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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall DownJ.E. Gordon5Read this because Elon Musk had it on a list. "Informative" but I was not as interested in some of the details.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009G1PHP2/
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Monitoring with PrometheusJames Turnbull6Not sure I was ready to read this yet and it didn't address my use cases.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPH8MN9/
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The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber AgeDavid E. Sanger10Books like this are why you read journalism. I particularly liked the discussion of cyber policy, and the shout-out to my former classmate Pav.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076Z29HG7/
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Bandwidth (An Analog Novel Book 1)Eliot Peper6Recommended as similar to Daniel Suarez. It's not.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075CLV95J/
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Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and ReasonAlfie Kohn7Challenging assertions but I'm not going to stop telling my kid "good job!"https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GCFD72/
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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography WonksKen Jennings8A steward of trivia knowledge and this is an ode to maps. I love mapping and hope to return to working on Galapag.us.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IK98BK/
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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityKim Scott9A Silicon Valley meme at this point but damn, yeah, I need to speak bluntly more.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KTIEFEE/
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Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic LifeEric Klinenberg9Fantastic research on social infrastructure from an NYU prof. Concepts are research for Galapag.us to me.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078GCD9H3/
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Scaling Teams: Strategies for Building Successful Teams and OrganizationsAlexander Grosse, David Loftesness10Incredibly relevant book for scaling your company to the next level. Wrestling with this right now at work.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7RBP4P/
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It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at WorkJason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson7The Basecamp folks definitely have carved out a niche for themselves. Gotta respect 'em.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WV79TK/
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The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business WinGene Kim10Re-read. Treat your processes like a factory line. One of the most influential books I've ever read.https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Project-DevOps-Helping-Business-ebook/dp/B00AZRBLHO/
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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead ForeverMichael Bungay Stanier7Not as solid as Radical Candor or online 1:1 literature from people like Camille Fournier.https://www.amazon.com/Coaching-Habit-Less-Change-Forever-ebook/dp/B01BUIBBZI/
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How F*cked Up Is Your Management?: An uncomfortable conversation about modern leadershipJohnathan and Melissa Nightingale8Blunt, but not entirely relevant all the time, at least to me.https://www.amazon.com/How-cked-Your-Management-uncomfortable-ebook/dp/B075H32VMZ/
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JanesvilleAmy Goldstein6Not typically my thing; creative narration about small-town America. Gives Paul Ryan a pass.https://www.amazon.com/Janesville-American-Story-Amy-Goldstein-ebook/dp/B01MT2X3AD/
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Game Programming PatternsNystrom10re-read, in my opinion, one of the best nuts and bolts coding books out therehttps://www.amazon.com/Game-Programming-Patterns-Robert-Nystrom-ebook/dp/B00P5URD96/
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Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction While Embracing UncertaintyLombardo, McCarthy, Ryan, Connors8Very useful for figuring out how to structure roadmaps and OKRs.https://www.amazon.com/Product-Roadmaps-Relaunched-Direction-Uncertainty-ebook/dp/B076VX53K1/
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Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful TeamsBanfield, Eriksson, Walkingshaw6Business cliches, mostly.https://www.amazon.com/Product-Leadership-Managers-Products-Successful-ebook/dp/B07285Z141/
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