Good Reads

Inspired by my good friend Thomas Lindqvist listing his good reads, here’s a some books that I have read and recommend—when the topic/category interests you.

Under construction; and far from complete at this time.

Product Management

  • Badass: Making Users Awesome, by Kathy Sierra
  • Business Model Generation, by Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
  • Competing Against Luck, by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Escaping the Build Trap, by Melissa Perri
  • Inspired, by Marty Cagan
  • Product Leadership, by Richard Banfield, Nate Walkingshaw, and Martin Eriksson
  • Testing Business Ideas, by David Bland, Alex Osterwalder
  • User Story Mapping, by Jeff Patton
  • Value Proposition Canvas, by Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

Product/Software Development

  • The Goal, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • Lean Enterprise, by Barry O’Reilly, Jez Humble, and Joanne Molesky
  • Impact Mapping, by Gojko Adzic
  • Product Development Flow, by Donald G. Reinertsen

Agile & Lean Software Development

  • Agile & Iterative Development, by Craig Larman
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development, by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile, by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS, by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
  • Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit, by Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck
  • Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, by Kent Beck and Cynthia Andres
  • Scrum and XP from the Trenches, by Henrik Kniberg
  • Kanban and Scrum: making the most of both, by Henrik Kniberg and Mattias Skarin

Consulting, Coaching & Facilitation

  • Clean Language, by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees
  • Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
  • Coaching Agile Teams, by Lyssa Adkins
  • Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, by Sam Kaner
  • Fearless Change by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns
  • Flawless Consulting by Peter Block
  • Gamestorming, by Dave Gray
  • Helping, by Edgar Schein
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dave Carnegie
  • Humble Inquiry, by Edgar Schein
  • Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg
  • The Secrets of Consulting, by Gerald Weinberg
  • More Secrets of Consulting, by Gerald Weinberg
  • The Satir Model, by Virginia Satir
  • The Skilled Facilitator, by Roger Schwarz
  • Training from the Back of the Room, by Sharon Bowman

Teams & Teaming

  • Coaching Agile Teams, by Lyssa Adkins
  • Creating Effective Teams, by Susan Wheelan
  • Kunskapsintegration, by Philip Runsten, Andreas Werr
  • Leading Teams, by Richard Hackman
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni
  • Teaming, by Amy Edmondson
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Wisdom of Teams, by Jon Katzenbach

Personal Productivity & Leadership

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
  • Drive, by Daniel Pink
  • Essentialism, by Greg McKeown
  • First Things First, by Stephen Covey
  • Getting Things Done, by David Allen
  • How Will You Measure Your Life?, by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Managing Oneself, by Peter Drucker
  • Pomodoro Technique Illustrated, by Staffan Nöteberg
  • Turn Your Ship Around, by David Marquet

Problem-Solving & Sense-Making

  • Problem Solving 101, by Ken Watanabe
  • Six Thinking Hats, by Edward de Bono
  • The Toyota Kata Practice Guide, by Mike Rother
  • Toyota Kata, by Mike Rother

Philosophy & Way of Life

  • Buddhism for Beginners, by Thubten Chodron
  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, by William B. Irvine
  • Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius (translated by Gregory Hays)
  • The Manual: A Philosopher’s Guide to Life, by Epicetus
  • The Choice, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt


  • On Writing, by Stephen King
  • On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
  • Weinberg on Writing, Gerald Weinberg