I started reading this book “The Effective Engineer” by Edmond Lau. I noted down these points while reading so that it can be kind of cheat-sheet for myself and others too. I strongly recommend buying the book and reading it at-least once.
This is concluding post of this series listing best books and blogs that can be helpful for effective engineers…
10 Books Every Effective Engineer Should Read
- Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by software consultants Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister
- Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman.
- High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove. Grove, the former CEO of Intel
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
- Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman
- Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi. In this book, Csíkszentmihályi
- Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals by Heidi Grant Halvorson
Recommended Blogs To Follow
- http://www.theeffectiveengineer.com/ writes about engineering habits, productivity tips, leadership, and culture.
- http://www.kalzumeus.com/ has written many excellent long-form articles on career advice, consulting, SEO, and software sales.
- http://katemats.com/ shares advice about tech, leadership, and life on her blog.
- http://randsinrepose.com/ writes about tech life and engineering management.
- http://softwareleadweekly.com/ curates a high-quality weekly newsletter on engineering leadership and culture.
- http://calnewport.com/ focuses on evidence-based advice for building a successful and fulfilling life.
- http://www.joelonsoftware.com/ provides all sorts of programming pearls of wisdom on his blog.
- http://martinfowler.com/ Martin Fowler writes about how to maximize the productivity of software teams and provides detailed write-ups of common programming patterns.
- http://pgbovine.net/ has written extensively and openly about his graduate school and work experiences.
A huge thanks to Edmond Lau for this book and all the recommendations. I urge all my readers to buy this book and read it without missing any points.