Holacracy

I have read this book as part of my participation in a book club. This is also related to something I read about Sociocracy 3.0. After reading it I have the feeling I have not understood how to implement these principles and ideas in real live. I miss a more concrete ways to implement it … Read more

Teams of Teams

This book written by General Stanley McChrystal is part of the readings I’m doing as part of a book-club readings. I have discovered things as: Scientific management by Frederick Taylor, Reductionist approach, Revision of the beginning of the manufacturing industry. The rest of the book is full of anecdotes and other stories that are very common … Read more

Never split the difference

This book written by Chris Voss is a classic recommended by a friend. I started reading without so much expectations, but there have been sections that are really interesting and that give concrete advice about how to negotiate. Negotiation is an art that needs to be practiced and understand how to do it better is … Read more

The Victory Machine

This book is good, not great, but good. It started being impressive with the story about the origins of the dynasty and with a fluent narrative that keep you engaged in the book. Then you start with the chapter “Kevin and me” and the book changes completely. It’s like a different author driving the phrases. … Read more

The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

This book is very interesting by two reasons: One, the stories are really diverse and well described, which help to remember the laws. Second because what Robert Greene calls “laws” is very similar to what I understand as gameplays (from Wardley Maps). The laws by category I have used some of the categories of Wardley … Read more

Team Topologies

These are some notes from the reading of this book written by Manuel Pais and Mathew Skelton. Chapter 1, the problem with Org charts Conway’s law Organization which design systems…are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communications structures of these organizations. Cognitive load of the teams: limit of information a team can … Read more

Good strategy bad strategy

I have read about 50% of the book, it took to me a lot of effort to continue till that 50% and I was expecting more insights from the book. Probably the book I should have taken 10 years ago, and it would be a different experience, but right now I expect more from a … Read more

Building Software Platforms

A guide to SaaS transition with AWS, this book written by Pablo Bermejo has been very appropriate to me, I have loved the chapters: Chapter 5, platform adoption Chapter 6, Technical Architecture Principles Chapter 7, Technology Principles I have learned a lot reading it,