Jeff Atwood

Jeff Atwood

Indoor enthusiast. Co-founder of https://t.co/P7MEYP7MjF and https://t.co/rlk2RG61MA. Let’s be kind to each other. Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm talking about.

10+ Book Recommendations by Jeff Atwood

  • A Day in Code

    Shari Eskenas

    When it just feels like a C kind of day https://t.co/AD7Sv3RpdE

  • Elektra

    Frank Miller

    Meet Elektra Natchios. This intriguing young woman has played equally intriguing roles throughout her life: Gymnast. Martial artist. Ninja. Assassin! Trained in the deadliest of arts and renowned as the world's fi nest killer, Elektra remains an enigma even to herself. Now, relive her fi rst solo adventure, an epic crafted by two of comics' greatest innovators - Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz! An unconscious woman washes ashore off the coast of a small Central American country. Two policemen are strangled. A diplomat is assassinated. A S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is brutally dismembered. Unrelated events? Hardly. Elektra has returned - and she's back with a vengeance! Prepare for a psychological excursion through the mind, body and soul of the world's most dangerous woman! COLLECTING: ELEKTRA: ASSASSIN 1-8

    I had forgotten how amazing this was ... and it still is https://t.co/CVTxhUGs4q

  • "Your mind is now the ultimate gaming engine. Ditch the remote. Ditch the controller. Explore worlds and stories through a revolutionary single-player role-playing system that pushes your imagination beyond its furthest limits"--Back cover.

    This book is *profoundly* weird... next level galaxy brain weird. I mean that as a compliment! 🥴

  • Learn how to fight to the death utilizing the 100 most lethal kicks, shutos and blows known to the world's greatest karate masters. More than 100 dramatic photos cover snap kicks, heel kicks, vital points of the head and chest, shutos, palm heels, ridge hands and streetfighting with karate.

    @Seanbabydotcom YES I OWN THIS BOOK AND IT IS MAGNIFICENT

  • @Pg_Fonseca @DanMonteiroNit be sure to read the book! I enjoyed it! https://t.co/4qxPrUU8vv

  • "Your mind is now the ultimate gaming engine. Ditch the remote. Ditch the controller. Explore worlds and stories through a revolutionary single-player role-playing system that pushes your imagination beyond its furthest limits"--Back cover.

    Mind: blown 🤯 https://t.co/nnCBPUFP5w https://t.co/EoSeccYUvJ

  • This was a game so good it can't be overhyped https://t.co/Oq10zJD1T0 https://t.co/ZZjxfptjbj

  • The Little Price was the first book I remember reading as a kid that actually scared me. I wasn't ready for that level of insight into the human condition. https://t.co/mXxvIUESTB

  • Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    The Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Esquire, Fortune, Marie Claire, GQ, Mental Floss, Science Friday, Bloomberg, Popular Mechanics, BookRiot, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivings--from journalists to their own employees. Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron--a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

    @jongalloway @Alan01001011 Bad Blood is craaaaazy and I recommend it!

  • More Effective Agile

    Steve McConnell

    In this comprehensive yet accessible overview for software leaders, the author presents an impactful, action-oriented prescription-covering the practical considerations needed to ensure you reap the full benefits of effective Agile

    I also highly recommend Steve’s new book https://t.co/YDfjK1bXtO

  • "New stories & strategies based on 'How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk"--Cover.

    there's a new book from the authors focusing on younger kids. If you're about to be a parent, trust me, you *need* this book. https://t.co/BQC2sRQBpD

  • "From the author of The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea, an exploration of shame, one of our world's most overlooked forces. Public shaming as a form of social control, such a big part of our lives it feels weird when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? An examination of human nature and its flaws"--Publisher's website.

    @DivineOps oh there's a whole book based on that article https://t.co/zaitFlJpAR it is good but already out of date sadly

  • The latest investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and author James Mahaffey unearths forgotten nuclear endeavors throughout history that were sometimes hair-brained, often risky, and always fascinating. Whether you are a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear energy or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the world of nuclear science like never before. With clear explanations of some of the most complex scientific endeavors in history, Mahaffey's new book looks back at the atom's wild, secretive past and then toward its potentially bright future. Mahaffey unearths lost reactors on far flung Pacific islands and trees that were exposed to active fission that changed gender or bloomed in the dead of winter. He explains why we have nuclear submarines but not nuclear aircraft and why cold fusion doesn't exist. And who knew that radiation counting was once a fashionable trend? Though parts of the nuclear history might seem like a fiction mash-up, where cowboys somehow got a hold of a reactor, Mahaffey's vivid prose holds the reader in thrall of the infectious energy of scientific curiosity and ingenuity that may one day hold the key to solving our energy crisis or sending us to Mars.

    My Dad recommended this book Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science and it is indeed great -- and kinda nuts! https://t.co/ZKd0SmZwWL

  • "From the author of The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea, an exploration of shame, one of our world's most overlooked forces. Public shaming as a form of social control, such a big part of our lives it feels weird when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? An examination of human nature and its flaws"--Publisher's website.

    This book (recommended to me by @cwodtke) is quite good but it feels like the state of the art in public social media stoning has advanced so fast that it is already out of date https://t.co/8Y8cimE2Yn

  • Bad Blood

    John Carreyrou

    The Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Esquire, Fortune, Marie Claire, GQ, Mental Floss, Science Friday, Bloomberg, Popular Mechanics, BookRiot, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the next Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with its breakthrough device, which performed the whole range of laboratory tests from a single drop of blood. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.5 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. Erroneous results put patients in danger, leading to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. All the while, Holmes and her partner, Sunny Balwani, worked to silence anyone who voiced misgivings--from journalists to their own employees. Rigorously reported and fearlessly written, Bad Blood is a gripping story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron--a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

    Finally read Bad Blood, and it is difficult not to see David Boies as the linchpin figure in the Theranos story who made all the “trade” secrecy plausible and the bad stories go away for so long https://t.co/Bfl8hGTb8E