My Best of Books and Authors list in Digital Transformation

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If I can get one of you reading a book today, I'm the happiest guy. Chose from a list of over 50 books.

Oh my, have I been sucked in

For over two centuries I haven't really read a book, then 3 years ago I have become a book junkie from one day to another. It all started with The Phoenix Project, since then I've been literally eating books for breakfast. A great help was to discover the magic of audio books. They can follow you along while you're riding your bike to get to your job, on the train, while your shopping in the supermarket or as a good start into the morning while you prepare your breakfast. It has become such a strong habit that a day without a book feels like a wasted day.

Do you love it?

First I have to confess the following list of books and authors is a very personal one. These are the books I've read on my journey to this blog and I continue reading each day. If you want to get started too, simply pick any book title that jumps at your face. I think to follow your guts is much better than any boring plan. The journey is long, it might even never end. It's not crucial where you get started.

It's definitely crucial to have fun with it. Love it!

Enough talk, let's get started:

1. BOOKS

Theories, Methodologies & Frameworks


SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

by Jeff Sutherland (audio 7 h)
Wikipedia | Review on Henny Portman's Blog | Amazon

The Goal

by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox (audio 12 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Phoenix Project

by Kevin Behr, George Spafford, Gene Kim (audio 15 h)
Review | Amazon

Beyond the Phoenix Project

by John Willis, Gene Kim (Audible 7 h)
Review | Amazon

The Unicorn Project

by Gene Kim (Audible 13 h)
Summary | Amazon

The DevOps Handbook

by John Willis, Jez Humble, Gene Kim, Patrick Debois (Audible 13 h)
Review | Amazon

The Innovator‘s Dilemma

by Clayton M. Christensen (Audible 11 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Der Stille Raub

by Gerald Hörhan (Audible 4 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Sillicon Valley

by Christoph Keese (Audible 9 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Silicon Germany

by Christoph Keese (Audible 13 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Lean Startup

by Eric Ries (Audible 9 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The 1-Page Marketing Plan

by Allan Dib (Audible 6 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Das Feierabend-Startup

by Erik Renk (Audible 8 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Kopf schlägt Kapital

by Günter Faltin (Audible 8 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Made to Stick

by Chip Heath & Dan Heath (Audible 8 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Art of Innovation

by Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman (Audible 9 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

How to win friends & influence people

by Dale Carnegie (Audible 7 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Culture Code

by Daniel Coyle (Audible 7 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Measure What Matters

by John Doerr, Larry Page -foreword (Audible 8 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Peopleware – Productive Projects and Teams, Third Edition

by Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister (Book 237 S. | 10 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Culture Map

by Erin Meyer (Audible 7 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Start with Why

by Simon Sinek (Audible 7 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

AUDIBLE – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

The Pragmatic Programmer

by David Thomas , Andrew Hunt (10 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Complete Software Developer‘s Career Guide

by John Sonmez (20 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Clean Code – A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship

by Robert C. Martin (Audible 6 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software

by Eric Evans (Audible 16 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Domain-Driven Design: Tipps and Tricks

by Jim Lewis (Audible 4 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Software Engineering at Google

by Titus Winters, Tom Manshrek & Hyrum Wright (Audible 23 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

by Eric Steven Raymond (PDF 40 S. | 2 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Clean Coder: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers

by Robert C. Martin (Audible 6 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Clean Agile: Back to Basics

by Robert C. Martin (Audible 6 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

AUDIBLE – SOCIAL MEDIA

The New Rules of Marketing

by David Meerman Scott (18 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

SEO Fitness Workbook

by Jason McDonald PhD (10 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Social Media Marketing

by Jason McDonald PhD (14 h)
Total: 42 h Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

NACHSCHLAGEWERK

The Business Model Navigator Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger & Michael Csik (387 S.)
Detailtypografie Friedrich Forssman, Ralf de Jong (408 S.)

LEARNING FROM OTHERS

The Everything Store

by Brad Stone(Audible 13 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Innovators

by Walter Isaacson (Audible 23 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Steve Jobs

by Walter Isaacson (Audible 25 h). Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Shoe Dog (Nike)

by Phil Knight (Audible 16 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Der Facebook-Effekt

by David Kirkpatrick (Audible 17 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Wie Elon Musk die Welt verändert

by Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk (Audible 13 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Was Google wirklich will

by Thomas Schulz (Audible 11 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

AskGaryVee

by Gary Vaynerchuk (Audible 12 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Joe Biden. Ein Porträt

by Evan Osnos (Audible 5 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Keine Regeln: Warum Netflix so erfolgreich ist

by Reed Hastings , Erin Meyer (Audible 10 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Just for Fun

by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond (PDF 173 S. | 9 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

AUDIBLE – DEALING WITH YOURSELF

Atomic Habits

by James Clear (6 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Influencer

by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield (9 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Das trügerische Gedächtnis

by Julia Shaw (9 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

The Brain

by David Ealeman (5 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Deep Work

by Cal Newport (8 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

AUDIBLE – DEALING WITH PEOPLE

Das Harvard Konzept

by Bruce Patton, William Ury, Roger Fisher (10 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Menschen lesen

by Joe Navarro (5 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Miteinander reden 1: Störungen und Klärungen

by Friedemann Schulz von Thun (5 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

Miteinander reden 2: Stile, Werte und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung

by Friedemann Schulz von Thun (4 h)
Wikipedia | Review | Amazon

2. AUTHORS

Thanks, you guys are pure inspiration

I have to thank all the many authors and their supporters for this incredible investment of sharing their thoughts and knowledge to the world. It's like an exciting adventure to dive into the thoughts of other people and let them tangle with your personal life story. I don't know how you feel about it but in me these books and their stories enlighten a fire of inspiration, focus and creativity which follows me through all my projects like a great bunch of old friends.

When you remember good old friends it always brings a smile to your face.

Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Wikipedia
Sutherland, Jeff Wikipedia
Cox, Jeff [Wikipedia]()

See you next week for more

Johnnie

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