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Books read in 2010

Tim Woods
 
Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
Sniper One: The Blistering True Story of a British Battle Group Under Siege
"An electric account of a sniper team In Iraq, must be one of the finest accounts of close contact war ever written, I thoroughly enjoyed it."
See No Evil
See No Evil
"Robert Baer is an interesting character, his history is intense, and his opinions on the middle east are very relevant to us today, it's a strong read."
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry
"If you're interested in SaaS or the future of software, this is a great book to read. SalesForce are a company to study for lessons and methods. Very snappy and lucid."
The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
"I found the writing pretty poor, and lots of repetition. But the story behind Facebook is a good one, so overall I enjoyed it."
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from "Edison" to "Google"
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from "Edison" to "Google"
"Mostly about Cloud Computing, with comparisons of the switch to mass electricity at the turn of the century. Decent read, if a little long perhaps."
The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
"Fantastically well written. Intimate, subtle, engaging, all of that. Absolutely no plot to speak of. Just a great work of literature. Inspiring."
Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love
Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love
"Specific to Product Management. A really good insight into doing things better. Lots of good reference points. I enjoyed it."
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
"Not as great as the hype. But it is interesting, and a good start for the two authors who will probably follow up with similar work soon."
Neuromancer
Neuromancer
"Not enjoyable. It was slow, and remained too esoteric throughout, I failed to get hooked into the story. I expected quite a lot, but was let down, a real bore."
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Identity
"Not like the film at all. But very good. A classic old school thriller of a book. Enjoyed it quite a bit."
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
"A classic marketing book. Although it's 30 years old, it's still extremely relevant today, some fantastic simple lessons to clear your mind, and find the 'position'."
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
"Daniel Pink is bang on the money. This is another insightful, rewarding, book. Especially for managers. I very much enjoyed it."
Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
"A brilliant book of base fundamentals in web design. Funny and engaging, and truly the perfect pace and size. A really seminal and brilliant book."
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
"A really fun book. More historical than I thought, some brilliant analysis of past cycles, and what the future may hold. Really enjoyed this."
The Invisible Gorilla
The Invisible Gorilla
"The experiment itself is quite brilliant. Unfortunately, the book is drawn out, and stretches into too many unrelated areas, to justify it's book length. Shame. But interesting to a degree anyway."
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Book 2)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Book 2)
"Probably not as good as the first book, but nevertheless a very good thriller. Looking forward to the last book."