Ask any software developer a list of things they dislike doing the most and chances are testing and documentation will make the top 2. Testing is one of those necessary … Continue Reading How’s your Software Insurance Policy?
If you are mildly interested in the history of Scottish whisky then you can go no wrong with this book written by Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. Lockhart, died 20 years … Continue Reading “Scotch: The Whisky of Scotland in Fact and Story” by Robert Bruce Lockhart
This book was recommended by my trusted colleague, Stefan Bauer, as a bit of light reading over the weekend. Weighing in at only 291 pages, it was a book that … Continue Reading “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
We all know (and love?) the humble LEGO brick – that 4 pegged indestructible plastic cube, that come a nuclear attack, along with the the cockroach will be the only … Continue Reading “Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation” by David Robertson
I’ve recently finished a fascinating book on the history of Walmart, as told by its founder, Sam Walton. Written in the last year before he died in 1992. At that … Continue Reading “Sam Walton: Made In America” by Sam Walton
“Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think” by: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier
This book was recommended to me by a colleague and after a few days it was read cover-2-cover and only now am I reflecting back on its message. First thing, … Continue Reading “Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think” by: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier