Rafferty here. Well, this page is more for me than for my readers. It is one of my ways to keep track of what I’ve read since 2018. As I read mostly using Amazon Kindle, a lot of these books are also tracked in my Goodreads profile.
Part of the reason I maintain a separate list is because I can’t depend on Goodreads to exist forever. I’ve read many books before this, but records are forever lost with the closing of Shelfari.
Well, you may read this list for one of 2 reasons:
- You want to know me more, and learning what books I read are a great way to do that.
- You are looking for a recommended reading list.
If not for the above two, then don’t waste your time and read something else 🙂
- Book List 2018
- Book List 2019
- Book List 2020
- Book List 2021
- Book List 2022
- Book List 2023 (in progress, published at the end of the year)
I enjoy reading a particular type of leadership/self-help/professional book. These are books about professional skills but written like a novel, or as Patrick Lencioni calls them, fables. In these books, you get to know a person going through their personal and professional life while being mentored by a very wise Jedi Master.
This is a list of books I’ve found that belong to this category:
The Arbringer Institute’s
- Leadership and Self-deception: Getting Out of the Box
- The Anatomy of Peace
- The Outward Mindset (a reference book to the previous two books)
Bob Burg and John David Mann’s Go-Giver Series
- The Go-Giver
- Go-Givers Sell More
- The Go-Giver Leader
- The Go-Giver Influencer
Patrick M. Lencioni’s
- The Five Temptations of a CEO
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
- Death by Meeting*
- The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive*
- The Truth About Employee Engagement*
- Silos, Politics and Turf Wars*
- Getting Naked*
- The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Familiy*
- The Advantage*
- The Ideal Team Player
Gene Kim, Kevin Behr and George Spalford’s
- The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps and Helping Your Business Win**
- The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations (a reference book to the previous two books)
* These are books that I’ve yet to finish reading. But the others are definitely RECOMMENDED! ** Unlike the other books, this one’s about DevOps! MUST READ for anyone involved in digital transformation.