Request: If I have to start with one book from your field, what should it be?


#1

As the title states, a simple request that if there is one book / article / podcast / blog post from whatever you consider to be your “field” or “specialization” to get started with what would it be?

The intent here is clearly not to become a specialist but to maybe start a decent list for anyone to refer to in order to get started in whatever topic you think is worth having a baseline understanding of. Feel free to post links or just simply a title and author(s). Also don’t worry about the “field” or “specialization” thing. If you think there is a book about beekeeping with amazing lessons to apply to blockchain then you def get bonus points!

I’ll start. If you’re curious about product design / UX® / HCI one canonical reference to start with is Don Norman’s Design of Everyday Things. Don is a neuroscientist by training but effectively created the field of “UX” by applying principles from behavioral science to product design.


#2

Making it right https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Right-Product-Management-Startup-ebook/dp/B00M0KTVTO and UX Strategy https://www.amazon.co.uk/UX-Strategy-Innovative-Digital-Products-ebook/dp/B00XZF0J26/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1538564868&sr=1-1&keywords=UX+strategy

Both books contain a wealth of applicable detail.


#3

https://www.workrules.net/uk - by the former People Operations lead at Google (Laszlo Bock) - focused on balancing art & science to build better companies.