Book recs

Has anyone read anything good lately? Personal, professional or otherwise? 

For those who are always on a hunt for a good book recommendation, see what books other members enjoy, have as favorites or have read recently. 

  • When I first took over IT for our company, I was recommended the book "The Phoenix Project". It was a good read with real world scenarios in a fictional format. Currently, as part of a work group, I'm reading Learning Leadership by Kouzes & Posner.

  • Those are very good suggestions Cody. The Phoenix Project seems especially relevant to anyone in IT and it sounds like you got some good stuff out of it. Thank you! 

  • I've lately been getting into Enneagram material. I find that the many different books and resources on it are a really helpful tool to life and self-awareness. 

  • Yes, the Phoenix Project is a good read especially if you're doing Agile/DevOps development work.  If your company is in the manufacturing industry, I'd highly recommend The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt.  I'ts a very similar read, tailored to manufacturing, and introduces the Theory of Constraints. However, it's tenets can be applied to any industry.

  • I recently finished How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur.  It's a fairly quick read that explains a process for studying the Bible, called inductive study.  Inductive study doesn't tell you what the Bible means or what you should believe.  Instead, it teaches you a method for studying the Bible.

  • We are currently trying to focus more on IT, thanks for the recommendation.  I will look into The Phoenix Project.

  • Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men

  • A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

  • Let Love Serve by Steve Wilkinson! Not tech-related but a good book reflecting on life!