No Dark Magic

books, Sweden, and computers, not necessarily in any order

Posted at — Jan 1, 0001 DRAFT

Jared Diamond «Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed» (Алексей Орап, CEO YouScan,
Fox (Encounters in the Wild) by Jim Crumley (goodreads started by a book from the book club)
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built by Stewart Brand( blog, i think from
The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs ( blog, i think from
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully by Gerald M. Weinberg ('what are you reading' thread on, user thirdtruck)
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall (Steve Waxler from Jason Forrest from some point in Øredev investigation)
How to take smart notes by Sönke Ahrens (Hynek)
Spinoza by Irvin Yalom (Malmö Non-fiction Bookclub)
Mostly Harmless Econometrics by Angrist and Pischke (Malmö Non-fiction Bookclub)
Hitlers svenska soldater by Bosse Schön (Malmö Non-fiction Bookclub)
Spineless by Juli Berweld (Malmö Non-fiction Bookclub)
Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems by Abhijit V. Banerjee
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham
Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence by Rory Miller
It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
Shape Up by Ryan Singer
The Nordic Secret: A European story of beauty and freedom by Lene Rachel Andersen (Malmö Non-fiction Bookclub)
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant (Malmö Non-fiction Bookclub)
Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgment to Calculation by Joseph Weizenbaum
An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management by Will Larson
Computer Lib/Dream Machines by Ted Nelson
Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down by J.E. Gordon
The Plague by Albert Camus (Ted from Øredev)
Threat Modeling: Designing for Security by Adam Shostack (Øredev)
Software Design X-Rays: Fix Technical Debt with Behavioral Code Analysis by Adam Tornhill (Øredev)
Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady (Øredev)
In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind by Bernard J. Baars (Øredev)
Accelerate: Building and Scaling High-Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren (Øredev)
The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Mann (Øredev)
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by Geoffrey B. West (Øredev)
Data and Reality (2nd edition, not later!) by William Kent
A Small Matter of Programming: Perspectives on End User Computing by Bonnie A. Nardi
The Second Curve: Thoughts on Reinventing Society by Charles B. Handy
The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else by Daniel Coyle
Брама Європи. Історія України від скіфських воєн до незалежності by Serhii Plokhy
How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
Дата Туташхиа by Chabua Amirejibi (mom)
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell (The Economist)
The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca by Emily Wilson
Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension by Matt Parker
Proofs from THE BOOK by Martin Aigner
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell (The Economist)
Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama by David Mamet
Victoria The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Оргуправленческое мышление: идеология, методология, технология by Георгий Щедровицкий
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis by Robert F. Kennedy
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran
The Principles of Psychology by William James
The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by David Eagleman
Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software by Eric Evans
Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott
The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam
Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Erica Wagner
Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry (The Economist)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie
Magellan by Stefan Zweig
Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day by Anthony Cave Brown
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by Charlamagne Tha God
Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures by Dan Roam
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Christopher M. Bishop
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connections and Courage by Brené Brown
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker
The Book of PoC||GTFO by Manul Laphroaig
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida
Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Stanley McChrystal
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power by Daniel Yergin
Fritz Heider"notebooks"vol 4, Balance Theory by Fritz Heider
Auction Theory by Vijay Krishna
The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson
But You Did Not Come Back by Marceline Loridan-Ivens
Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones
Half - Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India by Vinay Sitapati (The Economist)
The Man Who Never Was by Ewen Montagu
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (The Economist)
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley
Black Tickets: Stories by Jayne Anne Phillips
In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector (Hand Lettering Books, Learn to Draw Books, Calligraphy Workbook for Beginners) by Jessica Hische
Summa Technologiae by Stanisław Lem
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us by Jesse Bering
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas R. Hofstadter
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom
Forty Stories by Donald Barthelme
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1) by Liu Cixin
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal About the Mind by George Lakoff
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker (Nissa)
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (The Gonzo Papers, #1) by Hunter S. Thompson (Tobi)
Evidence-based Software Engineering (
Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume set) by Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier (r/permaculture)

How to be a leader by Plutarch (Ryan Holiday)

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