Alain De Botton: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Been there, doing that.
John Cassidy: How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities
And an excellent history of "utopian economism"
Robert Harris: Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Cicero on the make.
Victor LaValle: Big Machine: A Novel
new-ish NY writer
David Peace: The Damned Utd
Murder and soccer Yorkshire writer.
Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)
Not an Indian Horatio Alger story...
Thomas Pynchon: Inherent Vice
Why the sixties really didn't change anything.
Daniel Jackson: Software Abstractions: Logic, Language, and Analysis
Better living thru requirements
Deep experience with enterprise IT, software and the business of technology management.
Mr. Ward is a program and change management consultant for corporate IT, and an active advisor to startup businesses, particularly those founded by software engineers. To learn more, look him up on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbrianward
technology management techniques from the smallest to largest companies; business model innovation; literature & writing.