Believe it or not, I’ve been reading a fair number of books lately–some technical, some business, others fiction. Here’s quick summary of reads-in-progress that I recommend should your interests coincide:
- Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age by Tom Peters: this is probably the most engaging business book I’ve read in some time due in part to the use of color, graphics, side bars, pictures, etc. Soon I plan to blog the value I received from this read in more detail. (Lots!) As a kicker, I just discovered that I can even download Tom‘s PowerPoint slides!
- Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design by Alan Shalloway and James Trott: while I’ve been familiar with and have discovered my own design patterns for a couple of years now, I was drawn to this book (site) by the authors’ style and their (building) architectural references; I see now that they have a second edition on the way this year in August.
- Software Factories (pre-release copy) by Jack Greenfield and Keith Short: my brief remarks on this text are here.
- Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder by Bill O’Reilly: an engaging work of fiction from the producer of FNC’s The Factor and author of several other books.