Book Reviews

Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

Book Review: Inspired

In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love

Book Review: The Democracy Project

After a number of perverse political events that 2021 has already offered and the at the time of writing we had barely taking 4 months in of the new year. I was reminded of this book by David Graeber, one of my favourite authors, also in my opinion one of the most under rated under appreciated political/academic and anthropological philosophers of our time.

Book Review : Building Microservices

Developing Micro-Services is all the rage now, and there is certainly a lot of hype around the key concept. Possibly many teams are engaged in the process of splitting their monolithic applications down and re-implementing them as Microservices. The trouble is there are so many conflicting idea, philosophies, ideologies and misunderstandings of what the hell Microservices even are!

Product-led growth

Book Review: Product-Led Growth

Technical Director at threenine.co.uk
Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Threenine's Denizon product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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Why I read this book? Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been engaged for the past year, in developing a side… Read More »Book Review: Product-Led Growth

Mindf*ck: Inside Cambridge Analytica’s Plot to Break the World

Book Review: Mindf*ck

a must-read if you care about the power of disinformation campaigns and psychological warfare to disrupt western democracy in the era of Big Tech firms that know everything about us

Book Review: Debt – The First 5000 years

Technical Director at threenine.co.uk
Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Threenine's Denizon product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
Latest posts by Gary Woodfine (see all)

Why I read this book? I have been initially introduced the David Graebers work, after reading Bullshit Jobs: A theory a book which I found… Read More »Book Review: Debt – The First 5000 years

Zero To One

Book Review: Zero To One

Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

Book Review: The Pragmatic Programmer

examines what it means to be a modern programmer. Topics range from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse

Book Review: Bullshit Jobs – A theory

There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs.

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Book Review : Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Technical Director at threenine.co.uk
Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Threenine's Denizon product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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If you’re into collecting classic books across multiple genres, then this would have to be the book you collect to put in your Software Development… Read More »Book Review : Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software

Book Review : Soft Skills

Technical Director at threenine.co.uk
Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Threenine's Denizon product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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I have published a few book reviews now and apparently some people really enjoy reading them while finding them useful too. I have been fortunate… Read More »Book Review : Soft Skills

Book Review: The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup method, is designed to teach you how to drive a startup, So instead of drawing up complex plans based on assumptions and guesses, entrepreneurs are encouraged to employ the Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop.

Book Review: Rework

Technical Director at threenine.co.uk
Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Threenine's Denizon product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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Why I read this book? I initially read this book a few years ago – my amazon order history states I originally bought this book… Read More »Book Review: Rework

5 dysfunctions of a team

Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Technical Director at threenine.co.uk
Gary is Technical Director at threenine.co.uk, an independent software vendor specialising in IoT, Field Service and associated managed services,enabling customers to be efficient, productive, secure and scale-able in a way which helps them address and reduce their ecological impact.

Threenine's Denizon product line successfully integrate IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology to enable efficient, productive, secure and scalable solutions to help organisations address increasing energy demands, ecological impact and Health & Safety concerns of their staff.
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team A leadership fable Patrick Lencioni  reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even… Read More »Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Book Review: Java by Comparison

Java by Comparison leads you step by step to new insights on good coding practice. Instructive examples compare the do’s and dont’s and make it easy for beginners to get the key points.