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Books We Recommend

All at AKF Partners are heavy readers. We strive to stay abreast of the latest technology, organization, process, and leadership trends in order to bring the most pertinent advice to our clients.

Here’s a collection of our favorite books.

The Art of Scalability
Scalability Rules
The Power of Customer Behavior

Finance / Accounting
Analysis for Financial Management - Robert Higgins
Accounting Made Simple - Mike Piper
Financial Intelligence - Karen Berman

Process / Organization

The Mythical Man Month - Frederick Brooks
Site Reliability Engineering - Betsy Beyer
Inspired: How to Create Product Customers Love – Marty Cagan
The Soul of a New Machine - Tracy Kidder
The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
The Phoenix Project - Gene Kim
Work Rules! - Lazlo Block
Team of Teams - General Stanley McChrystal
Lean Enterprise - Jez Humble
Scrum - Chris Sims
The Manager’s Path - Camille Fournier
Sprint - Jake Knapp
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Patrick Lencioni
Resonant Leadership - Richard Boyatzis
Primal Leadership - Richard Boyatzis
Leading Change - John Kotter
Hooked - Nir Eyal

The Singularity Is Near - Ray Kurzweil
On Intelligence - Jeff Hawkins & Sandra Blakeslee
A New Kind of Science - Stephen Wolfram
Building Microservices - Sam Newman
Big Data - Nathan Marz
Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
NoSQL Distilled - Pramod Sadalage

Product / Business
Purple Cow - Seth Godin
The Dip, etc - Seth Godin
Good to Great - Jim Collins
Built to Last - Jim Collins
How the Mighty Fall - Jim Collins
Crossing the Chasm - Geoffrey Moore
Inside the Tornado - Geoffrey Moore
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
The Prince - Machiavelli
Blink and The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
The Innovator’s Dilemma - Clayton Christensen
The Innovator’s Solution - Clayton Christensen
Competitive Strategy - Michael Porter
The Hard Things About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
Creativity, Inc - Ed Catmull
Only the Paranoid Survive - Andy Grove
Hit Refresh - Satya Nadella
Insanely Great - Steven Levy
Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Peter Drucker

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Gamma et al
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture - Martin Fowler
Refactoring - Martin Fowler
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture - Martin Fowler
The C Programming Language - Kernighan & Ritchie
The C++ Programming Language - Bjarne Stoustrup
The Art of Computer Programming - Donald Knuth
Data Structures and Algorithms - Aho, Ullman, Hopcroft
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - Gamma et al