I have rediscovered the joy of learning through reading books. The product of these lectures are notes written by hand. These are the notes shared on this page. I want to share them for two reasons:

  • this constitutes a personal backup copy in case I lose my notebook
  • this could be useful to someone who wants a summary of the main ideas (that jumped at me) in a specific book.

I find it interesting to notice the evolution of my note-taking patterns over time. Never stop learning, especially while learning! “You are never the best at being better.”

Index My Notes Title (Author) Thumbnail Release Year Finished Date My rating
33 My Notes (wip) The Fifth Discipline (Peter M. Senge)
1990 TBD TBD
32 My Notes Unlearn (Barry O’Reilly)
2018 2023-06-05 πŸ‘ - My favorite quote: “To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
31 n/a Mon Cerveau a encore besoin de lunettes (Dre Annick Vincent)
2022 2023-05-24 πŸ‘ - Je crois que j’ai un TDA…
30 My Notes Mastery (Robert Greene)
2012 2023-05-15 πŸ‘ - Reading this was an almost religious experience. As I was taking my notes, I could feel myself going through some of the mental steps and blockages outlined in the book. This was probably my most challenging read yet, as it truly tested my reading system. Now that I made it through, I feel stronger than ever. What a ride! (Thanks Marcel for this recommendation!)
29 My Notes The Fearless Organization (Amy C. Edmondson)
2018 2023-05-08 πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Incredibly relevant. I want to work for an organization that values psychological safety. The author makes it clear that it is one of the best investments money can’t buy.
28 My Notes Execution (Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan)
2002 2023-04-28 πŸ€” - Has some useful quotes, but I don’t know what to think about the book itself. This is aimed at CEOs in manufacturing in the 2000s. I wonder how relevant some parts of the book are in today’s reality. (Thanks Karim for this recommendation!)
27 My Notes The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz)
2014 2023-04-22 πŸ‘ - Gives good insight about how it feels like to live the reality of a CEO.
26 n/a Dis-moi qui tu aimes, je te dirai qui tu es (Marc Pistorio)
2017 2023-04-17 πŸ‘
25 My Notes Start With Why (Simon Sinek)
2009 2023-04-18 πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Truly inspiring. The book made me realize the importance of aligning WHAT we do with WHY we do it.
24 My Notes Sooner Safer Happier (Jonathan Smart)
2020 2023-04-14 πŸ‘πŸ‘ - Mind-blowing. Incredible. Reading this felt exactly like reading The DevOps Handbook for the first time. What I love about BVSSH is that there are no buzzwords to get confused about: this is simply solid advice that every organization should follow.
23 My Notes Influence (Robert Cialdini)
1984 (revised 2007) 2023-04-07 πŸ‘ - A bit too long-winded for its own good, Influence still contains powerful insight about what influences our decisions. (Thanks Dan for this recommendation!)
22 My Notes Psycho-Cybernetics (Maxwell Maltz)
1960 (revised 2015) 2023-04-04 πŸ‘ - Great tips about how to form a mental self-image. “You can do anything you set your mind to.” (Thanks Dan for this recommendation!)
21 My Notes Shape Up (Ryan Singer)
2019 2023-03-14 πŸ‘πŸ‘ – Really clever framework that has the potential to replace Agile and Scrum. I hope I’ll get to try it out someday. Everything just clicks! (Thanks Benoit for this recommendation!)
20 My Notes How to Win Friends & Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
1936 (revised 1981) 2023-03-07 πŸ‘ – Groundbreaking for its time, and still relevant today. Good tips about how to listen to people and get them to think about your ideas. (Thanks Raymond for this recommendation!)
19 My Notes Radical Candor (Kim Scott)
2019 2023-02-28 πŸ‘πŸ‘ – Essential reading for anyone who has to interact with a manager or employees on a daily basis!
18 My Notes Accelerate (Nicole Forsgren PhD)
2018 2023-01-24 πŸ‘ – The science behind the ideas that were first featured in the DevOps Handbook. A much appreciated look behind the curtain.
17 My Notes Building Successful Communities of Practice (Emily Webber)
2016 2023-01-14 πŸ‘
16 My Notes Project to Product (Mik Kersten)
2018 2022-12-18 πŸ‘πŸ‘ – Revolutionary. The author gives a true recipe for connecting IT with the business in any organization.
15 My Notes Making Work Visible (Dominica DeGrandis)
2022 2022-12-03 πŸ‘
14 My Notes The Unicorn Project (Gene Kim)
2019 2022-10-30 πŸ‘Ž
13 My Notes Remote Team Interactions (Matthew Skelton & Manual Pais)
2022 2022-09-21 πŸ‘
12 My Notes Continuous Delivery (Jez Humble & David Farley)
2010 2022-09-01 πŸ€”
11 My Notes The DevOps Handbook (Gene Kim et al.)
2016 2022-08-01 πŸ‘πŸ‘
10 My Notes Team Topologies (Matthew Skelton & Manuel Pais)
2019 2022-07-10 πŸ‘
9 n/a La Facture amoureuse (Pierre-Yves McSween)
2022 2022-02-21 πŸ‘
8 n/a Four Thousand Weeks (Oliver Burkeman)
2021 2021-11-06 πŸ‘πŸ‘
7 n/a En as-tu vraiment besoin? (Pierre-Yves McSween)
2018 2021-09-21 πŸ‘
6 n/a LibertΓ© 45 (Pierre-Yves McSween)
2020 2021-08-29 πŸ‘
5 n/a The Wealthy Barber Returns (David Chilton)
2011 2021-07-20 πŸ€”
4 n/a Millionaire Teacher (Andrew Hallam)
2011 2021-02-25 πŸ‘
3 n/a Les Millionaires ne sont pas ceux que vous croyez (Nicolas BΓ©rubΓ©)
2019 2021-02-10 πŸ‘πŸ‘
2 n/a The Four Agreements (Don Miguel Ruiz)
1997 2020-01-01 πŸ‘
1 n/a The Phoenix Project (Gene Kim et al.)
2013 2019-03-02 πŸ‘πŸ‘