Zen Mind, Beginners Mind


Author: Shunryū Suzuki, Shunryu Suzuki
Publisher: Shambhala
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9781590308493
Pages: 148
Zen mind, beginner's mind

A bit to abstract for my taste. Perhaps I am not Buddha ready.
Bottom line:

  • Everything is transient
  • Take things as they are, focus on now
  • Practice Zazen
  • Problems are a delusion and perpetual
  • Work with a empty mind, focus only on one thing

Sales on a beermat


Author: Mike Southon
Publisher: Random House Business
Publish year: 2005
ISBN: 9781844138197
Pages: 150
Sales on A Beermat

Simple, comprehensive and a good starting point for any entrepreneur or organisation looking to get a grip on their sales efforts. Could do with an update.


Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business   

Author: David J. Anderson
Publisher: Blue hole press
Publish year: 2010
ISBN: 9780984521401
Pages: 261

You should not want to read this book for the authors writing skills, because it really badly written. But if you’re somehow able to read between the lines, you’ll discover quite a few gold nuggets. Not sure if there is a 30-minutes version of this book, but if there is then skip to that straight away.

Lean from the Trenches

Managing Large-Scale Projects with Kanban   

Author: Henrik Kniberg
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9781934356852
Pages: 157
Lean from the trenches

Henrik Kniberg once again was able to capture the essence of Lean with practical examples. Just like “Scrum from the Trenches” this book should be on your bookshelf if you’re into Agile and Lean software development.

Kanban and Scrum

making the most of both   

Author: Henrik Kniberg, Mattias Skarin, Henri Kniberg
Publisher: C4media
Publish year: 2010
ISBN: 9780557138326
Pages: 104
Kanban and Scrum

Not remotely as good as “Scrum from the trenches”. Lacks clear focus and depth.

Then again it’s does not require a lot of time to read through it, and it is available as free download.



Author: David Whitehouse
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publish year: 2012
ISBN: 9781847679826
Pages: 297

Every family has a story, Mal was ours.

Not bad for a first novel. Keep them coming…