Books of 2010

I really didn’t read as much as I had hoped in 2010, but still averaged just over a book a month. The books I read were:

  • Pragmatic Programmer
  • Refactoring Ruby Edition
  • How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life
  • Socialism – A very short introduction
  • Rework
  • Rocket Surgery Made Easy
  • Jiu-Jitsu University
  • Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu: The Closed Guard
  • Infinite Intensity
  • The 4-Hour Workweek – Expanded and Updated
  • 10-Minute Toughness
  • Street Smarts
  • SQL Antipatterns
  • Foundation
  • The Paleo Solution
  • Switch
  • Making Ideas Happen
  • The Rspec Book
  • Web Analytics 2.0

“How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life”, “The Paleo Soution”, “Switch” and “Web Analytics 2.0” were the main highlights. “Web Analytics 2.0” especially being what I consider the most important book that any entrepreneur should read in this day and age. Gathering information about your customers and making decisions based on analysis are key to driving your business forward. With so many tools available to us, there’s no need to blindly make guesses about what to improve or what to do next.