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Wolfram Rittmeyer

Android, Google Assistant GDE

Design books to help you build better interactions

Wolfram Rittmeyer recommends:

  1. Designing Across Senses: A Multimodal Approach to Product Design: Christine W. Park, John Alderman: 9781491954249
  2. Designing Voice User Interfaces: Principles of Conversational Experiences: Cathy Pearl: 9781491955413
  3. Designing Bots: Creating Conversational Experiences: Amir Shevat: 9781491974827

Nitya Narasimhan

Flutter GDE

Books that explore our mind, motivation, behavior & passion

Nitya Narasimhan recommends:

  1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870
  2. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others: Daniel H. Pink: 9781594631900
  3. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters: Priya Parker: 9781594634925

Nitya Narasimhan

Flutter GDE

Must-read books about gamification

Nitya Narasimhan recommends:

  1. Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success: Aaron Dignan: 9781451611069
  2. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition: Jesse Schell: 8601419378326
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870

Mark Connolly

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

Books that can help you be productive & achieve your goals

Mark Connolly recommends:

  1. Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders: L. David Marquet, Stephen R. Covey: 8601411904479
  2. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: David Allen, James Fallows: 0884154584063
  3. Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results: Christina R Wodtke, Marty Cagan: 9780996006026

Mark Connolly

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

3 interesting books that any designers should read

Mark Connolly recommends:

  1. Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories: Steve Portigal, Allan Chochinov (foreword): 9781933820347
  2. How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built: Stewart Brand: 9780140139969
  3. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design: Henry Petroski: 8601405217448

Mark Connolly

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

Books about music and musicians worth reading

Mark Connolly recommends:

  1. Born to Run: Bruce Springsteen: 9781501141515
  2. How Music Works: David Byrne: 9781936365531
  3. Writings on Music, 1965-2000: Steve Reich, Paul Hillier: 9780195151152

Mark Connolly

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

15 best design books to learn UX

Mark Connolly recommends:

  1. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product: Jeff Patton, Peter Economy: 9781491904909
  2. Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams (9781491953600): Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden: Books
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870

Borrys Hasian

UX/UI GDE

UX reference books if you only have limited time to design

Borrys Hasian recommends:

  1. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design: Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel: 8601416801131
  2. The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life): John Maeda: 9780262134729
  3. Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems: Steve Krug: 0884951913790

Borrys Hasian

UX/UI GDE

Books to inspire your creativity

Borrys Hasian recommends:

  1. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition): Michael Michalko: 8601200635683
  2. Designing Interactions (The MIT Press): 9780262134743: Reference Books @ Amazon.com
  3. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All: Tom Kelley, David Kelley: 9780385349369

Borrys Hasian

UX/UI GDE

UX books on methods and processess

Borrys Hasian recommends:

  1. The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems: Jef Raskin: 9780201379372
  2. The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life): John Maeda: 9780262134729
  3. Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems: Steve Krug: 0884951913790

Borrys Hasian

UX/UI GDE

Psychology & behavioural economics books for UX designers

Borrys Hasian recommends:

  1. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions: Dan Ariely: 9780061353246
  2. Paradox of Choice, The: Barry Schwartz: 9780062449924
  3. 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People (Voices That Matter) (8580001054513): Susan Weinschenk: Books

Rachel Nabors

Award-winning cartoonist, Web GDE

Books about animations aspiring animators should read

Rachel Nabors recommends:

  1. The Art of Frozen (9781452117164): Charles Solomon, John Lasseter, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee: Books
  2. Cartoon Animation (Collector's Series): Preston Blair: 8601200620801
  3. Tezuka School of Animation, 2: Animals in Motion: Tezuka Productions: 9781569709948

Raymond Camden

Web Technologies GDE

Best Star Wars books I've ever read

Raymond Camden recommends:

  1. Aftermath: Star Wars (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) (9781101885925): Chuck Wendig: Books
  2. Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel (9781101967003): James Luceno: Books
  3. Star Wars Lost Stars (9781368013789): Claudia Gray: Books

Borrys Hasian

UX/UI GDE

Good books for UI/UX designers to read

Borrys Hasian recommends:

  1. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design: Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel: 8601416801131
  2. Designing for Emotion: Aaron Walter: 9781937557003
  3. The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life): John Maeda: 9780262134729

Christoffer Noring

Web Technologies GDE

Good books you can read on your Kindle

Christoffer Noring recommends:

  1. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship (Robert C. Martin Series) 1, Robert C. Martin, eBook - Amazon.com
  2. The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development (Pragmatic Life) 1, Chad Fowler, eBook - Amazon.com
  3. Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Fowler)) eBook: Martin Fowler: Kindle Store

Donn Felker

Android GDE

Recommended reading for developers

Donn Felker recommends:

  1. Agile Software Development with Scrum (Series in Agile Software Development): Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle: 9780130676344
  2. Working Effectively with Legacy Code: Michael Feathers: 8601400968741
  3. xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code: Gerard Meszaros: 0076092037590

Donn Felker

Android GDE

Manuals for your back, movement and life

Donn Felker recommends:

  1. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual: Jocko Willink: 9781250156945
  2. Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World: Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, Glen Cordoza: 9781628600582
  3. 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot: Esther Gokhale, Susan Adams: 8601400932636

Donn Felker

Android GDE

10 books Android developers should read

Donn Felker recommends:

  1. Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming: Peter Seibel: 9781430219484
  2. Working Effectively with Legacy Code: Michael Feathers: 8601400968741
  3. xUnit Test Patterns: Refactoring Test Code: Gerard Meszaros: 0076092037590

Ria Blagburn

Founder - GrowBeyond

Are the movies as good as these books it is based on?

Ria Blagburn recommends:

  1. The Walking Dead Compendium 15th Anniversary Box Set (9781534310230): Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Tony Moore, Stefano Gaudiano, Cliff Rathburn, Dave Stewart: Books
  2. Snowpiercer, Vol. 1: The Escape: Jacques Lob, Jean-Marc Rochette: 9781782761334
  3. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7): J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré: 9780545162074

Ryan Shook

Author of New York Times Bestseller, Firsthand

Recommended reads for anyone pursuing a creative career

Ryan Shook recommends:

  1. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?: Seth Godin: 0884828327729
  2. The Book In A Box Method: The Groundbreaking New Way to Write and Publish Your Book: Tucker Max, Zach Obront: 9781619613461
  3. Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way: Steven Pressfield, Seth Godin: 9781936891375

Harry Stebbings

Strive.VC, Podcast Host - The Twenty Minute VC

Books you should read to learn about venture capital

Harry Stebbings recommends:

  1. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (0001119259754): Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson: Books
  2. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition): Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig, Warren E. Buffett: 9780060555665
  3. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto): Nassim Nicholas Taleb: 9780812979688

Robleh Jama

Founder - Tiny Hearts (acquired by Shopify).

How to build better products and reach your customers

Robleh Jama recommends:

  1. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products: Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover: 9781591847786
  2. We Are All Weird: The Rise of Tribes and the End of Normal: Seth Godin: 9781591848240
  3. Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love (9781625274793): Jon Kolko: Books

Andrew Ettinger

Growth @ Atoms

Books to help you build products customers want & love

Andrew Ettinger recommends:

  1. The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback (0884906947504): Dan Olsen: Books
  2. INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love: Marty Cagan: 9781119387503
  3. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Lean Series) (9781449305178): Ash Maurya: Books

Murat Mutlu

Co-founder & CEO - Marvel

5 weird & unusual cookbooks with awesome receipes

Murat Mutlu recommends:

  1. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks): Thug Kitchen: 9781623363581
  2. Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks): Thug Kitchen: 9781623366322
  3. Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks): Thug Kitchen: 9781623366346

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

5 business books that will change your life

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick): Seth Godin: 8601400964804
  2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz: 8601404235832
  3. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (9780307887894): Eric Ries: Books

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

Business books every executive should read

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth (8601200550238): Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor: Books
  2. The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials): Peter F. Drucker: 8601420130388
  3. Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler: 8580001040288

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

5 books that every marketer should read

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter): Steve Krug: 9780321965516
  2. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!: Al Ries, Jack Trout: 0783324949971
  3. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition: Robert B. Cialdini: 8580001041766

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

Essential sales books for beginners

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million: Mark Roberge: 9781119047070
  2. From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue: Aaron Ross, Jason Lemkin: 9781119166719
  3. The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies: Chet Holmes, Jay Conrad Levinson, Michael Gerber: 8601400965528

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

5 books that have helped shape my career

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune: Conor O'Clery: 9781610393348
  2. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results: Gary Keller, Jay Papasan: 9781885167774
  3. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz: 8601404235832

Kate Segrin

Marketing - GitHub

Books you should read before watching the movies

Kate Segrin recommends:

  1. Me Before You, After You, and Still Me 3-Book Boxed Set (Me Before You Trilogy): Jojo Moyes: 9781524705923
  2. Bridge to Terabithia (9780064401845): Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond: Books
  3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia): C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes: 9780064404990

Kate Segrin

Marketing - GitHub

Amazing novels by African authors you have to read

Kate Segrin recommends:

  1. Homegoing (9781101971062): Yaa Gyasi: Books
  2. Stay with Me: A novel (9781101974414): Ayobami Adebayo: Books
  3. Kintu: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Aaron Bady: 9781945492013

Kate Segrin

Marketing - GitHub

Biographies that will make you laugh

Kate Segrin recommends:

  1. Tina Fey: Bossypants (9780316056861): Tina Fey: Books
  2. Why Not Me?: Mindy Kaling: 9780804138161
  3. Yes Please: Amy Poehler: 9780062268358

Nick Abouzeid

Partner - Shrug Capital

My favourites: I love reading science fiction, dystopian novels

Nick Abouzeid recommends:

  1. Brave New World: Aldous Huxley: 9780060850524
  2. Ready Player One: A Novel: Ernest Cline: 8601400490631
  3. The Complete Robot (Robot Series): Isaac Asimov: 9780586057247

Ben Lang

Serial Hunter. Forbes 30 Under 30 Israel 2016.

Fascinating story of a nation, creative entrepreneur & retailer

Ben Lang recommends:

  1. Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson: 9781451648539
  2. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal (9781591847083): Nick Bilton: Books
  3. Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle: Dan Senor, Saul Singer: 8580001065236

Ben Lang

Serial Hunter. Forbes 30 Under 30 Israel 2016.

3 must read books for young entrepreneurs

Ben Lang recommends:

  1. Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need: Harvey Mackay: 8601400554951
  2. Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke: Scott Gerber: 9780470643860
  3. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business: David Siteman Garland: 9780470647929

Chris DiBona

Director, Open Source - Google

Comics, comics, comics...

Chris DiBona recommends:

  1. DMZ Vol. 1: On the Ground (9781401210625): Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli, Brian Azzarello: Books
  2. Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile: Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, Sherilyn van Valkenburgh: 9781563899423
  3. Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl? (9781582401836): Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming: Books

Chris DiBona

Director, Open Source - Google

Recipes from Wolseley, Pizzeria Beddia & Italian South

Chris DiBona recommends:

  1. Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia: Joe Beddia: 9781419724091
  2. Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes: Katie Parla, Chris Bianco: 9781524760465
  3. Breakfast at the Wolseley: Recipes from London's Favorite Restaurant: A.A. Gill: 9781468308365

Parisa Tabriz

Browser Boss

Cybersecurity books recommended by security princess

Parisa Tabriz recommends:

  1. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition (0689145714418): Jon Erickson: Books
  2. The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications: Michal Zalewski: 8601200651461
  3. The Art of Software Security Assessment: Identifying and Preventing Software Vulnerabilities (Volume 1 of 2): Mark Dowd, John McDonald, Justin Schuh: 0785342444421

Kevin Fox

Designer of Gmail

Great books to gift to your favourite UI/UX designer

Kevin Fox recommends:

  1. About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design: Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel: 8601416801131
  2. Microinteractions: Full Color Edition: Designing with Details: Dan Saffer: 8601400897638
  3. Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter): Steve Krug: 9780321965516

Andrew Ng

Founder & CEO - Landing AI

Books about mindset, motivation and success

Andrew Ng recommends:

  1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Carol S. Dweck: 9781400062751
  2. So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love: Cal Newport: 8601420220263
  3. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (9780307956392): Chip Heath, Dan Heath: Books

Andrew Ng

Founder & CEO - Landing AI

Learn deep learning, and how AI impacts economy & society

Andrew Ng recommends:

  1. Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it: Martin Ford: 9781789131512
  2. Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series): Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville: 9780262035613
  3. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies: 0884313097076: Business Development Books @ Amazon.com

Andrew Ng

Founder & CEO - Landing AI

Books for entrepreneurs wanting to do something innovative

Andrew Ng recommends:

  1. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz: 8601404235832
  2. Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition (Collins Business Essentials): Geoffrey A Moore: 9780062353948
  3. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (9780307887894): Eric Ries: Books

Peter Norvig

Director of Research - Google

Books you can read to teach yourself programming

Peter Norvig recommends:

  1. Python Programming: An Introduction to Computer Science, 3rd Ed.: John Zelle: 9781590282755
  2. Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming (The MIT Press): Peter Van Roy, Seif Haridi: 9780262220699
  3. How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing (The MIT Press): Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt, Shriram Krishnamurthi: 9780262534802

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré

B2B SaaS Consultant, Top Product Hunter

Inspirational Books for Hands-on Startup founders

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré recommends:

  1. Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer): Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith, Trish Papadakos: 8601410712150
  2. Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People: Bonnie Siegler: 9781579658335
  3. Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World (9780735213326): Rand Fishkin: Books

Ryan Hoover

Founder - Product Hunt

Great books for designers to build compelling products

Ryan Hoover recommends:

  1. Mindful Design: How and Why to Make Design Decisions for the Good of Those Using Your Product: Scott Riley: 9781484242339
  2. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products: Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover: 9781591847786
  3. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses (8601300089522): Jesse Schell: Books

Ryan Hoover

Founder - Product Hunt

Books that can help introverts and inspire conversation

Ryan Hoover recommends:

  1. Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections That Count: Karen Wickre: 9781501199271
  2. Wall and Piece: Banksy: 8601404344732
  3. The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose: Richard Betts, Crystal English Sacca, Wendy MacNaughton: 9780544520608

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder - Initialized, Reddit

Books you should read if you like food, science & humour

Alexis Ohanian recommends:

  1. Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants: The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman: 9781449427702
  2. The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies: Patrick Buckley, Lily Binns: 9780061238680
  3. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: Randall Munroe: 4708364246039

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder - Initialized, Reddit

Biographies, incl. the book that inspired the birth of Reddit

Alexis Ohanian recommends:

  1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike: Phil Knight: 9781501135927
  2. Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office, Revised Edition (9781591848349): Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Steve Forbes: Books
  3. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (9780812972153): David Kushner: Books

Ben Tossell

Head of Platform - Earnest Capital

Reading list for building your community

Ben Tossell recommends:

  1. The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation: Jono Bacon: 9781449312060
  2. Community: The Structure of Belonging: Peter Block: 9781523095568
  3. The Culting of Brands: Turn Your Customers into True Believers: Douglas Atkin: 9781591840961

Ben Tossell

Head of Platform - Earnest Capital

Must read books for people working on side projects

Ben Tossell recommends:

  1. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days eBook: Jessica Livingston: Kindle Store
  2. Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking eBook: Shane Snow: Kindle Store
  3. Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today’s Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth eBook: Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown: Kindle Store

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