Transitioning to Tech: A Reading List

20 key resources I used to prepare for a career-switch from the military to tech.

Earlier this year I left the Army to join Facebook. As I prepared for the career switch, I read a lot. Along the way I kept track of the resources I found most helpful. This is that list.

Since joining Facebook, I’ve found myself sharing this list with friends new to tech in search of suggestions for books, articles, and online resources. I hope it’s helpful to you, and I hope you’ll share it with others in transition. Enjoy!

On Building & Shipping Software Products

On Companies & Culture

On Psychology, Influence, & Communicating

On Startups

Reading Lists to Bookmark

  • YC Startup Class’s Recommend Readings is the list to accompany the ‘How to Start a Startup’ course above.
  • This Master List of Growth Resources is a treasure trove of more books and resources, assembled by a former growth leader at FB & Snapchat.
  • This Reading List by Josh Kaufman is well organized and has a lot of breadth intended to replicate some of the readings in a business school curriculum.

I hope this is helpful! Feel free to let me know what’s missing so I can check it out (tylergmatthews@gmail.com). Thanks Tommy & Anthony for pointing me to many of these, and Josh for nudging me to make this post.