Victor Kropp

Books

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Children of Dune by Children of Dune

2024

Marcin Wichary

Shift Happens

Charles Munger

Poor Charlie’s Almanack

Stephen Hawking

The Theory of Everything

Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah

2023

Frank Herbert

Dune

Steve Jobs

Make Something Wonderful

2021

Ingo Siegner

Der kleine Drache Kokosnuss bei den Dinosauriern

Tim Harford

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

Julie Zhuo

The Making of a Manager

Adam Fletcher

How to be German in 50 Easy Steps

James Watt

Business for punks

Nikolay Toverovskiy

Project Management

Patrick Lencioni

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Anna Bykova

My child enjoys going to kindergarten!

2020

Artem Gorbunov

Typography and layout

Oleg Karpov

Kvyat

Aditya Y. Bhargava

Grokking algorithms

Forward
Randomize by Andy Weir You Have Arrived at Your Destination by Amor Towles The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay Emergency Skin by N. K. Jemisin Summer Frost by Blake Crouch Ark by Veronica Roth
Asya Kazantseva

2019

Ilya Birman

User Interface

Bartosz Milewski

Category Theory for Programmers

Alan Barker

Improve Your Communication Skills

2018

Neal Ford, Matthew McCullough, Nathaniel Schutta

Presentation Patterns

Lyudmila Petranovskaya

Secret support

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

2016

Ray Bradbury

Long After Midnight

Darrin Nordahl

Making transit fun!

Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Kathy Sierra

Badass: Making users awesome

2015

Don Fink

Be Iron Fit

Erich Maria Remarque

Heaven Has No Favorites

Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Robert McCloskey

Make Way for Ducklings

Andy Weir

The Martian

Venedikt Yerofeyev

Moscow–Petushki

Jon Kalb & Gašper Ažman

C++ Today

Golden Krishna

Best interface is no interface

Bill Karwin

SQL Antipatterns

Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Getting real

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Amélie Nothomb

Fear and Trembling

Everyone knows that Japan has the highest suicide rate of any country in the world. What surprised me was that suicides were not more common.
Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness

Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Jean Sasson

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

Scott Chacon

Pro Git

Terry Pratchett
Richard Feynman

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Pavel Sanayev

Bury Me Behind the Baseboard

Scott Jurek

Eat and Run

Bernard Werber
Robert Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Paolo Coelho

Manual of the Warrior of Light

David Allen

Getting Things Done

2014

Kate Fox

Watching the English: the hidden rules of English behaviour

John O'Farrell

The Best a Man Can Get

Mike Jackson

57 Minutes

Daniel Keyes

The Minds of Billy Milligan

Stephen King

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

Christopher McDougall

Born to Run

Joel Spolsky
Vadim Shefner

Kovrigin’s chronicles

Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer

Chi Running

Lee Kuan Yew

The Singapore Story

Don Norman
Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Sheila Taormina

Swim Speed Secrets

Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever

Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood

Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children's Crusade

Fazil Iskander

Rabbits and Boa Constrictors

George Orwell

Animal Farm

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Victor Pelevin

Numbers

Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Haruki Murakami
The Rat Trilogy

2013

Richard Feynman

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Paul Rand

Design, Form, and Chaos

Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Remote: Office Not Required

Stephen Covey
Rubén Gallego

White on Black

Vukan R. Vuchic

Transportation for Livable Cities

Chuck Palahniuk

Fight Club

Farley Mowat

The Dog Who Wouldn't Be

Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

Mikhail Bulgakov

Ivan Vasilievich

Franz Kafka

The Trial

Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged

Robert Sheckley

Immortality, Inc.

Neal Stephenson

Snow Crash

Ellen Coleman

Eating for Endurance

Kurt Vonnegut
Joseph Heller

Catch-22

Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Dale Carnegie

How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking

Jef Raskin

The Humane Interface

Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

2012

Jan Gehl

Cities for People

John Gray

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

George Orwell

1984

Steven Levitt
Fred Brooks

The Mythical Man-Month

Chinghiz Aitmatov

The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years

Dale Carnegie
Bernard Werber

The Tree of Possibles

Gordon Pirie

Running Fast and Injury Free

Haruki Murakami

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

At least he never walked.
Philip K. Dick
Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

The list before 2012 is incomplete and dates are approximate.

2011

Masaru Ibuka

Kindergarten Is Too Late!

2006

Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code

2003

Mikhail Bulgakov

The Master and Margarita

2002

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment

J. R. R. Tolkien

1999

William Golding

Lord of the Flies