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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

Patricia Akpo Uyeh

Patricia Akpo Uyeh

What drives a blogger? - An interview with Patricia Akpo Uyeh

Patricia Akpo Uyeh recommends:

  1. Own Your Brilliance!: A Woman's Guide to Hiring Herself eBook: Tamiko Cuellar: Kindle Store
  2. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World eBook: Melinda Gates: Kindle Store
  3. The 'Girl' Entrepreneurs: Our Stories So Far eBook: Ibukun Awosika: Kindle Store

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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