Tag: Book Review

  • [book report] Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far

    I’m a fan of Stormzy. I remember seeing the ‘Shut Up’ freestyle on YouTube. All aggression, Adidas and lyrics. I loved it. Which was actually more surprising than you might think as I never really liked Grime — the only artist I ever really rated was Kano. My tastes too ingrained in that NYC version of rap. […]

  • [book report] Make Time

    This is the new book by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky — ex of Google Ventures and the people behind the popular GV Design Sprint method (I’m not comfortable calling them inventors as I’m pretty sure that IDEO and others did something *really* similar before). I’m a fan of design sprints and their book Sprint so I […]

  • It doesn’t have to be crazy at work

    This the latest book from Basecamp founders DHH and Jason Fried. A few years ago they penned a pretty influential tome called ‘ReWork’ which effected a whole generation of start-up founders, small business owners and pretty much anybody involved in an internet related business. This seems to be seeking a similar place in the hearts […]

  • [Book report] The Startup Way

    ‘The Lean Startup’ by Eric Ries genuinely had a massive effect on me and my career. I read it in 2012 — about the same time as the whole GDS thing was really kicking off — and it was a heady mix of reading things that formalised a lot of what I had cobbled together as my own ways […]

  • [book report] The Upstarts

    How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World by Brad Stone I really enjoyed Brad Stone’s previous book — the Everything Store about the rise of Amazon and Jeff Bezos. I learned a lot from it and it is a must read I think for any aspiring product manager. That […]