Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

28 Nov 2005, 11:29 a.m.

Reading Lists

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

An alternative (of sorts) to Personal MBA. Of Mr. Spolsky's tentative list, I've read:

  • part of The Mythical Man-Month
  • The Design of Everyday Things (a.k.a. The Psychology Of Everyday Things)
  • Microserfs
  • Ben & Jerry's: The Inside Scoop
  • 21 Dog Years: A Cube Dweller's Tale (formerly 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @
  • Dale Carnegie's How To Win Friends and Influence People