When Breath Becomes Air
At the end of 2018 Ryan Kulp told me to read this book.
It's about how doctors think and made me think about meaning and how to die with dignity. I strongly recommend.
Made in America
What really stuck with me was the first autobiography I ever read: “Made in America” by Sam Walton.
I think that the powerful ideas of “every penny we save is a penny our customers save” is the only way to keep a huge corporation lean and not wasteful.
In the Jeff Bezos biography they say that this book strongly influenced the culture of Amazon.
Hackers and Painters
This collection of essays by Paul Graham was a mind blowing read.
After reading this I started learning Common Lisp and eventually Clojure (as I couldn't figure out how to build anything useful with CL).
Reading Ryan's posts I fully embraced the idea that in communication the most important things is honesty.
Honesty shines through and brings trust.
It's a long term play, but it's worth it.