‘Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life’ - Mark Twain



  1. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

  2. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

  3. Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond


  1. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg (my review and quotes from the book)

  2. Deep Work by Cal Newport

  3. Badass: Making Users Awesome

  4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  5. The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

  6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

  7. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

  8. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

  9. 삶의 정도 - 윤석철 저

  10. The Dance of the Possible: the mostly honest completely irreverent guide to creativity

  11. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

  12. Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman


  1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

  2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

  3. Ego Is the Enemy

  4. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

  5. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal (Business Skills and Development)

  6. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

  7. The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

  8. Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity

  9. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

  10. R Packages: Organize, Test, Document, and Share Your Code

  11. Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity

  12. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

  13. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

  14. The Screwtape Letters

  15. G.H. Hardy’s essay - “A Mathematician’s Apology

  16. Paul Lockhart’s essay - “A Mathematician’s Lament”


  17. The Road to Character

  18. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life

  19. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

  20. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

  21. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

  22. “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

  23. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

  24. The 48 Laws of Power

  25. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books)

  26. Mastery

  27. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t

  28. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose


  1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

  2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

  3. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

  4. A Short History of Nearly Everything

  5. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future