A list of great books from various authors I’ve read on different topics.

These books, to some extend, have shaped my personal and professional career.

If by some reason I forget to add here, relevant books, you can follow me also on GoodReads.

Leadership & Management

  • The infinite game, Simon Sinek
  • The Psychology of Persuasion, Influence (Robert B Cialdini)
  • Never split the difference, Chris Voss
  • The 7 habits of highly effective people, Stephen R Covey
  • Turn the ship around!: A true story of building leaders, L. David Marquet
  • Start with Why, Simon Sinek
  • Leaders eat last, Simon Sinek
  • Radical Candor: Be a kickass boss without losing your humanity, Kim Malone Scott
  • Peopleware : productive Projects and teams – Tom Demarco
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell
  • Company of One : Why Staying Small Is the Next big Thing for Business, Paul Jarvis
  • Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman

Deep work / Focused work

  • Smartcuts, Shane Snow
  • Tribes of Mentors : Short Life Advices from the best in the World – Timothy Ferris
  • Tools Of Titans – Timothy Ferris
  • Atomic Habits, James Clear


  • 10% Happier, Dan Harris
  • Sapiens : A brief History of Humankind, Yuval Harari
  • The subtle art of not giving a Fuck, Mark Manson
  • Games people play, Erik Berne
  • First break all the rules : Marcus Buckingham
  • Talk Like TED : The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, Eliyahu M Goldratt
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Harari
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Harari

Parenting and life

  • ScreamFree Parenting, 10th Anniversary Revised Edition: How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less, Hal Edward Runkel


  • Clean Code + Clean Architecture, Robert C. Martin
  • The Pragmatic Programmer, Andy Hunt
  • Soft skills: the software developer’s life manual, John Sonmez