As someone who is autistic, the one book at the top of my list, for everyone, is Unmasking Autism. If you give even just a little bit of a shit, please take the time.

Other than that, here’s the list:

For People

  • Thinking in Bets
  • Thinking in Systems
  • Thinking Fast and Slow
  • The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection

For Engineers

  • the first 3 of previous
  • Code Complete 2nd Edition
  • The Phoenix Project
  • The Lean Startup
  • Toyota Production System
  • Zen and the Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance

For Managers

  • everything the engineers read
  • Lean Enterprise
  • Accelerate
  • Burnout
  • Dare to Lead
  • The Toyota Way (Second Edition)
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There


  • Creativity Inc.
  • Becoming Steve Jobs
  • The Everything Store
  • The Big Short
  • Flash Boys


  • Don’t Make Me Think
  • Emotional Design
  • Living With Complexity

For Sociopaths (or those seeking to understand them)

  • The 48 Laws of Power
  • The Art of Seduction
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People