Blimey I read a lot of books this year

A list of the books I read throughout 2009. (Perhaps I should find a hobby, go out and meet more people.)

Business, Marketing and Business Philosophy

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2: Cash Flow Quadrant – Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom – Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich – Timothy Ferris
  • E-myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It – Micahel E. Gerber
  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers – Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t (Hardcover) – Jim Collins
  • Tribes – Seth Godin
  • Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell

Project Management

  • Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management – Scott Berkun

User Experience and design

  • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design – Bill Buxton
  • Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World – Adaptive Path
  • Institutionalization of Usability: A Step-by-step Guide –  Eric Schaffer 
  • Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics – Tom Tullis and Bill Albert
  • Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions – Tim Ash
  • Thoughtless Acts? (Hardcover) – Jane Fulton Suri
  • Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories – Donna Spencer 
  • Prototyping: A Practitioner’s Guide – Todd Zaki Warfel

Philosophy and Self Development

  • The World as I See it – Albert Einstein
  • 59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot – Prof. Richard Wiseman

Biography

  • Einstein: His Life and Universe (Paperback) by Walter Isaacson

Travel

  • Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
  • Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson

Fiction

  • The Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Quartet) – Philip Pullman
  • The Tin Princess (Sally Lockhart Quartet) – Philip Pullman
  • The Straw Men – Michael Marshal
  • Moriarty – John Gardner
If you have any suggestions then please feel free to add a comment below – as you can tell I have wide ranging tastes.

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2 thoughts on “Blimey I read a lot of books this year

  1. Wow that is some list of books! I can barely catch up with my RSS feeds. Which ones do you recommend from the business, project, and design bunch?

  2. Hey There @ilkeryoldas really depends what you’re interested in reading. The books i enjoyed most are: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2”, 4 hour work week, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Measuring the User Experience. Drop me a mail if you want any further recommendations etc.Matt

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