Best Things I've Read
This is a list of the best things I've ever read on various topics. The criteria for inclusion in this list are simple:
- Simple. It has to be approchable without a deep background on the subject material. Most of us don't have time to become experts before we read a great work.
- Engaging. There is plenty of worthy material in the world that I will never be able to plow my way through. I won't include anything on my list that I haven't read completely.
- Provokes Change. The greatest things I have read irrecovably change the way I think and the way I see the world. Often they provide me with new tools and approaches as I try to understand the world and to create new things.
Sorry that I haven't provided detailed descriptions at this time. I hope to come back and flesh this out with what each book/article covers, why it is profound, and what you will get out of reading it. In the meantime, trust me I guess? These are all great.
- README from the original commit of git (Text File)
- Git Book, Chapter 10: Git Internals (Online Book)
- The Log: What every software engineer should know about real-time data's unifying abstraction (Article)
- Machine Learning recommendation: Python Machine Learning by Raschka and Mirjalili (Buy from Packt)
- Machine Learning recommendation: Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras and TensorFlow by Aurélien Géron (Buy from O'Reilly)
- Feynman's Appendix to the Rogers Commission Report on the Challenger Disaster (PDF)
- The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering by Fred Brooks (Wikipedia Page)
- I would love to be able to include Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Abelson and Sussman on this list, but unfortunately I've never read it. I did watch their excellent MIT lecture series of the same material. (YouTube).
- Numerical Recipes in C++ (Website)
- The End of the World is Just the Beginning by Peter Zeihan (Author's Homepage)
- Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail by Ray Dalio (Author's Homepage)
- Goliath by Matt Stoller (Publisher's Page)
- The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe
- Red Plenty by Francis Spufford
- Factfulness by Hans Rosling (Author's Foundation's Page)
How to Live
- A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (Barnes & Noble)
- Deep Work by Cal Newport (Author's Page)
- A Man for All Markets - Autobiography by Edward O.Thorp (Author's Page)
- The Pleasures of Counting by T.W. Körner (Cambridge University Press)
- Algebra Volume 1 by P.M. Cohn (PDF)
- Elementary Probability by Stirzaker (Cambridge University Press)
- Stochastic Differential Equations by Øksendal (Springer)
- Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning by Rasmussen and Williams (Book's Website)
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- On Bull*** by Harry G. Frankfurt (Princeton University Press) ([PDF](