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Book Club, Volume 4

*The last time I posted a Book Club recap, I made a joke that I was going to have to start tracking my reading list in Jira. Excited to announce that it turned into an official edtech project that I'm currently working on as we speak! 

Currently Reading:

  1. Living with Complexity, Donald Norman (Psychology, Design)
  2. Practices of an Agile Developer, Venkat Subramaniam & Andy Hunt (Agile, Programming)
  3. Mindwise, Nicholas Epley (Psychology)
  4. Designing for Behavior Change, Steven Wendel (Psychology, Design) 
  5. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen (Productivity) *The fact that I’m still reading this book….

Just Finished:

  1. Don't Make Me Think, Steve Krug (Psychology, Design)
  2. Radical Candor, Kim Scott (Management, Communication)
  3. When Coffee and Kale Compete, Alan Klement (Product Development, JTBD)
  4. The Daily Stoic, Ryan Holiday (Stoicism, Philosophy)

Next Up:
This list is outgrowing my reading pace! Hopefully will make some more time to read in the next few weeks! 

  1. Systemantics: The Systems Bible, John Gall (Systems Thinking)
  2. Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, Dan Ariely (Pyschology)
  3. Communicating the UX Vision, Martina Schell & James O'Brien (UX, Communication)
  4. Extreme Programming Explained, Kent Beck & Cynthia Andres (Programming)
  5. Mastery, Robert Greene
  6. Dark Matter and Trojan Horses, Dan Hill (Design, Communication)
  7. Org Design for Design Orgs, Kristen Skinner & Peter Merholz (Org Design)
  8. Brand Thinking & Other Noble Pursuits: Debbie Millman (Branding)
  9. A Technique for Producing Ideas, James Webb Young
  10. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz (Business)
  11. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me), Caroll Tavris (Psychology)
  12. The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande (Productivity)
  13. Start with Why: Simon Sinek (Business, Leadership)
  14. Deep Work: Rules for Focussed Success in a Distracted World: Cal Newport (Productivity)
  15. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: Al & Laura Ries (Branding)
  16. Create, Convince, Connect: Fundamentals of Advertising, Branding and Communication: Jorg Dietzel (Marketing, Branding)
  17. Designing Brand Experiences: Creating Powerful Integrated Brand Solutions: Robin Landa (Branding)
  18. The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design: Marty Neumeier (Business, Branding)
  19. Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team: Alina Wheeler (Branding)
  20. Don't Make Me Think: Steve Krug (Information Design)
  21. Brand Sense: Martin Lindstrom (Branding)
  22. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences: Nancy Duarte (Branding)
  23. Rework: Jason Fried (Business)
  24. The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders & Leadership: John Wooden (Leadership)
  25. The Education of a Coach: David Halberstam (Leadership)
  26. A Technique for Producing Ideas, James Webb Young
  27. Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation, Suze Yalof Schwartz (Meditation, Mindfulness)