Recommended books

Every couple of days I get a question for recommended books to read. Here is a very incomplete list. One day I’ll update the list, add a summary and provide links to Amazon pages for maximum convenience. Today’s not that day ;)


  • Turn the Ship around by David Marquet
  • Extreme Ownership by ?

Systems & Complexity Thinking

  • HBR article on Cynefin by Dave Snowden et al
  • Team of Teams by McStanley
  • 5th Discipline by Peter Senge

Human beings & Teams

  • Drive by Daniel Pink
  • Progress Principle by Teresa Amibile
  • 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by

Finance / Management

  • Beyond Budgeting by
  • The Art of Action by Stephan Bungay
  • Personal MBA by

Product Development

  • Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • $100 Startup by Chris Gilliesomethingorother
  • LeanUX by Jeff Gothelf
  • Story Mapping by Jeff Patton
  • The Principles of Product Development Flow by Donald Reinertsen


  • The Toyota Way by
  • The Goal by Eli Goldrath

Agile (Coaching)

  • Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Atkinson
  • Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby & Diane Larsson
  • Switch by Chip & Dan Heath


  • Whoever Tells The Best Story Wins by Annette Simmons
  • Leadership Guide to Radical Management by Steve Denning
  • Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath

I probably forgot a whole bunch of classics. But those will do for now ;)

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