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,

Ask your developer

The book “Ask your developer” written by Jeff Lawson, goes around so many things about how companies are evolving and how the presence or lack of presence of technology changes their ability to survive and thrive. “Ask your developer” is a mindset, very similar to what Simon Wardley calls as doctrine. What are the characteristics … Read more

Playing to Win, by Roger L. Martin

I just finished reading this book. I picked it because I wanted to find a different perspective about strategy and some of the posts I have read in Medium from the author where appealing to me. The strategy approach proposed by Roger Martin has thousand of details and I would like to save these diagrams … Read more

Crisis 2038, a novel by Gerald Huff

The name of this novel comes from the problem generated by 32-bit integer where the digital representation of the time in many digital systems goes from 00:00:00 UTC on 1 January 1970 to 03:14:07 UTC on 19 January 2038. After that time these systems cannot encode more seconds. The book covers different angles of the … Read more