Some of my favourite books that I would recommend reading (or listening!). I listen to books in Audible, helping me to effectively use the time when I am driving or walking. Another website I have discovered is Leanpub, a lean publishing platform with an agile approach to writing books.




  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford
  • The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations by Gene Kim, Patrick Debois, John Willis & Jez Humble
  • The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • Infrastructure as Code: Managing Servers in the Cloud by Kief Morris

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) - Google SRE books

Self Development (soft skills)

  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
  • How Google Works by Jonathan Rosenberg, Eric Schmidt
  • The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company by John Rossman
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox
  • The Brand You 50 by Tom Peters
  • Beyond Code: Learn to distinguish yourself in 9 simple steps! by Rajesh Setty
  • Lead Quietly - Building a community of leaders who lead quietly with focus on community and collaboration, learning, vision, and balance. This is a blog by Don Frederiksen. I have found Don’s writings resonating with my thoughts and the blog is immensely resourceful. The last post was few years back but the writings are of relevance today as well.


  • The Photographer’s Mind by Michael Freeman
  • The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman
  • The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression by Bruce Barnbaum